2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue
2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue
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Villager Kane Stratton is debuting a film vignette, “Caesar’s Redemption,” this Thanksgiving. Pictured during filming of the local historical drama with a largely Shanwee cast are, from left, Noah Proctor, as Tarhe; Talon Silverhorn, as Shawnee war chief Blue Jacket; and Vince Moorman, as the title character Caesar, a formerly enslaved person who escaped bondage and joined the Shawnee in southwestern Ohio. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

‘Caesar’s Redemption’— Local history, authentically imagined

Local playwright Kane Stratton is debuting an eight-minute film vignette drawn from a longer script that explores the life of a Black man named Caesar, a “maroon” among the Shawnee people of southwestern Ohio in the 1770s and beyond.

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Local COVID-19 response— Village steps up enforcement

As the third wave of the coronavirus rages through the state and county, the Village of Yellow Springs is cracking down on behaviors that could further spread COVID-19 in town.

Protest held outside Gov. DeWine home

On Friday, Nov. 20, nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside Gov. Mike DeWine’s home in Cedarville Township to protest his and the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19-related mandates, including the statewide mask order and the 10 p.m. curfew.

COVID-19 contact tracing— More cases, more contacts

The local health department’s contact tracing team now includes nine people, including employees from the Ohio Department of Health, part of the state’s scaled-up contact tracing workforce.

New state order: businesses must enforce mask wearing

The governor on Nov. 11 issued a revised mask order for businesses in Ohio with a penalty for non-compliance, as well as indicating that the state would shut down restaurants, bars and fitness centers if COVID-19 spread doesn’t improve by the end of next week.

COVID-19 update— ‘There is no place to hide’ in Ohio

October brought a whirlwind of bad news about COVID-19 spread in Ohio. New cases soared statewide, hospitalizations increased and more counties than ever flipped to “red” on the state’s COVID-19 heat map.

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  •   Bookplate Ink— The village’s history in bookplates

    Printed bookplates — also referred to as “ex libris,” after the Latin for “from the library of,” which often precedes the name of a book’s owner on a bookplate — are nearly as old as Gütenberg’s printing press itself.

  •   More local Chappelle shows OK’d

    The series of ticketed shows, which began in early June and ran for four months — as allowed by a temporary use permit for the agriculturally zoned property — may now continue through Aug. 5, 2021.

  •   Mural to honor Virginia Hamilton

    Local artist Pierre Nagley recently started painting a new mural honoring the life and works of famed local author Virginia Hamilton. The mural, located on the wall of the Yellow Springs News building, is being spearheaded by Help Us Make a Nation, or H.U.M.A.N., a recently revived local human rights organization founded here in the ’70s.

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  •   Local COVID-19 response— Village steps up enforcement

    As the third wave of the coronavirus rages through the state and county, the Village of Yellow Springs is cracking down on behaviors that could further spread COVID-19 in town.

  •   Protest held outside Gov. DeWine home

    On Friday, Nov. 20, nearly 200 demonstrators gathered outside Gov. Mike DeWine’s home in Cedarville Township to protest his and the Ohio Department of Health’s COVID-19-related mandates, including the statewide mask order and the 10 p.m. curfew.

  •   COVID-19 contact tracing— More cases, more contacts

    Photo: CDC/Dr. Fred Murphy, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Public Health; public domain.The local health department’s contact tracing team now includes nine people, including employees from the Ohio Department of Health, part of the state’s scaled-up contact tracing workforce.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   Robert Paul Gabrielsky

    Robert Paul Gabrielsky, known to all as Gabe, died in his adoptive home of Los Angeles, Nov. 19 of 2020.

  •   Mae Dorsey-Brown

    Mae Wagstaff Dorsey-Brown went to be with the Lord on Nov. 19, 2020, at her home in Yellow Springs.

  •   Virginia Slone

    Virginia Slone, of Yellow Springs, passed away Nov. 16, 2020. She was 94.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Antioch College— Manley to leave in December

    Antioch College President Tom Manley is leaving the presidency earlier than planned due to health issues. Manley will become “president emeritus” as of Dec. 1, he announced in an email to the college community on Friday, Oct. 30.

  •   Tom Manley to step down from Antioch College presidency Dec. 1

    About 85 villagers and Antioch College faculty and staff turned out to “meet Tom” last Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Herndon Gallery, where the exhibit “Image: The Public Face” is currently on view. Antioch President Tom Manley, who began at the college in March, chatted with many individual villagers during the event. Here, he spoke about college-community collaboration with the Rev. Aaron Saari, of First Presbyterian Church, and Village Manager Patti Bates. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)Antioch College President Tom Manley will step down from the presidency on Dec. 1, ahead of a previously announced departure. Interim leadership of the college will be shared by three trustees.

  •   Antioch University Midwest absorbed, building for sale

    Antioch University is selling its Midwest building, located at 900 Dayton St. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Antioch University Midwest, or AUM, has been largely eliminated as a separate campus in the Antioch University system, and the Yellow Springs building is once again for sale, after being taken on and off the market several times in recent years.

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