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Edith Espinal and her son, Brandow Gonzalez, at the Columbus Mennonite Church. Espinal sought sanctuary there under threat of deportation in September of 2017. (Photo from themennonite.org)

Edith Espinal and her son, Brandow Gonzalez, at the Columbus Mennonite Church. Espinal sought sanctuary there under threat of deportation in September of 2017. (Photo from themennonite.org)

Pastor Joel Miller to discuss sanctuary in the village

Guest speaker Joel Miller, pastor at the Columbus Mennonite Church, will speak at Rockford Chapel. on Saturday, Oct. 20, beginning at 7 p.m. The church has made a home for Edith Espinal, an undocumented mother who sought refuge in the U.S. more than a decade ago and is working to stay united with her family in Columbus.

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  •   Little Art, Big deal

    Actor, director and co-writer Bradley Cooper and supporting actor Dave Chappelle sat on the front stage of the Little Art Theatre, to speak about and answer questions on Bradley's new release of “A Star is Born” (Submitted photo by Frédéric Yonnet)Several hundred villagers enjoyed a Hollywood moment last Friday, Oct. 5, when actor, director and co-writer Bradley Cooper of the just-released “A Star is Born” appeared with local celebrity and film supporting actor Dave Chappelle at two private screenings of the film at the Little Art Theatre.

  •   Surround sound: 2018 PorchFest in Yellow Springs

    PorchFest, a musical round-robin affair, had villagers and visitors walking to porches, driveways and backyards to hear a wide array of local musicians perform. (Photo by Matthew Collins)Yellow Springs inaugurated its first PorchFest last Saturday, Oct. 6, a musical round-robin affair.

  •   New YSAC exhibit — Practicing the art of self-acceptance

    Deborah Dixon with a papier maché sea goddess and other original work in her home studio. (Photo by Carla Steiger)Curvy, energized, colorful nude women wriggle and writhe joyfully across a black T-shirt that Deborah Dixon designed, and wore, in a recent interview.

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  •   Wright State shuts down Fels study

    An unidentified Fels Longitudinal Study doctor is shown here circa the 1950s examining a young participant. The longest and largest longitudinal health study in the world, the Fels study, for many years based in Yellow Springs, still has more than 1,000 participants in the area, who had yearly appointments beginning in childhood to gather information on body composition. Last month Wright State closed down data collection for the Fels study, which would have turned 90 next year. (Photo courtesy of Antiochiana, Antioch College)The Fels Longitudinal Study, the world’s longest and largest longitudinal human growth study, has recently come to a close due to actions by Wright State University, which for decades has housed the study.

  •   Fitness class keeps seniors moving

    Jane Blakelock, center, stretched during a Sit Strong senior fitness class at the John Bryan Community Center this week. From the stage, fitness instructor Lynn Hardman called out and modeled the next move. Hardman, who is passionate about senior wellness, is starting a new workshop in the village focused on balance. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Two years ago, Jane Blakelock struggled to navigate subway stairs and keep up on long walks on a visit to her daughter in New York City. But multiple classes each week of Lynn Hardman’s Sit Strong changed everything.

  •   A partnership for Wilberforce and Antioch

    Antioch College and Wilberforce University are both small, private liberal arts colleges in Greene County. They were both founded in the 1850s. And in recent years they’ve both been trying to bounce back from financial and accreditation woes.

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  •   John Bernard Christian

    John Bernard (Chris) ChristianJohn Bernard (Chris) Christian; Jan. 2, 1927–Sept. 26, 2018. Husband, father and friend; distinguished scientist, inventor, entrepreneur and veteran.

  •   Robert C. Fisher

    Robert C. FisherRobert C. Fisher, 76, of Fairborn, Ohio, passed away at Forest Glen Health Campus on Saturday morning, Oct. 6, 2018.

  •   Rev. J. Ray Tyson

    Rev. J. Ray TysonThe Rev. J. Ray Tyson, 86, of Yellow Springs, went home to be with his Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, on Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, at his residence.

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  •   A partnership for Wilberforce and Antioch

    Antioch College and Wilberforce University are both small, private liberal arts colleges in Greene County. They were both founded in the 1850s. And in recent years they’ve both been trying to bounce back from financial and accreditation woes.

  •   Antioch College: new class, new hope

    A group of incoming Antioch students dined on Mediterranean-style food at the Birch Hall’s dining hall last week. From left is India Nunn, Bre Chaver, Akili Hayden, Ashanti Walker and Amanda Seigel. (Photo by Megan Bachman)A decade after Antioch College closed, and seven years after it reopened to students as an independent institution, rebirth has been slow. But those struggles didn’t dampen spirits on campus last week, where the mood was one of optimism and excitement.

  •   Antioch recognized for sustainability practices

    The college's first crew of four-legged lawnmowers in 2015, shown with Farm Manager Kat Christen and then-student and Farm Assistant Alli King.Antioch College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.

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