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Mills Park Hotel was named "Ohio Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year" by the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association in November. Pictured are Mills Park Hotel owners Katie Hammond, Libby Hammond and Jim Hammond and assistant general manager Monika Lindsay, with award presenters Joe Savarise, executive director of Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, and Kip Vreelend, senior vice president of Marriott International.

Mills Park Hotel was named "Ohio Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year" by the Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association in November. Pictured are Mills Park Hotel owners Katie Hammond, Libby Hammond and Jim Hammond and assistant general manager Monika Lindsay, with award presenters Joe Savarise, executive director of Ohio Hotel and Lodging Association, and Kip Vreelend, senior vice president of Marriott International.

Mills Park Hotel wins leadership award

The management and staff of The Mills Park Hotel in Yellow Springs were named “Ohio Hospitality Leadership Team of the Year” at a recent conference of the state’s hotel and lodging professional association.

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  • YS mother focuses family’s Christmas on helping asylum seekers

    The ongoing tense situation at the U.S.-Mexico border and the critical circumstances of as many as 15,000 Central American people seeking asylum in the U.S. at the Tijuana port of entry — part of the so-called “migrant caravan” — is sparking deep concern among Yellow Springs residents who are spearheading humanitarian aid responses and working to raise wider awareness about the crisis. 

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  • A Tour of Yellow Springs Murals

    The VIDA award presented Dec 12, 2018, recognizes the collective efforts of muralists working in Yellow Springs over the past two decades. Note that while individual artists may be credited here as creators, often the work of painting the murals is a collaborative effort among multiple artists. Here is a photo tour of some of the prominent works currently around the village.

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  • VIDA awarded to muralists of YS

    The murals that brighten many walls in the business district of the village are receiving formal recognition — the Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA. The public is invited to a ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the site, with a reception following at the Emporium, including free coffee and Greene Canteen pretzels.

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Arts (archives)

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Local plays selected for state conference

    This fall's YSHS/McKinney Bulldog Theater Festival productions of "Romeo and Juliet" and "Girls Like That" are headed to Ohio Thespian Association state conference in March.

  •   Circle of life, twice in one day

    Mills Lawn Elementary School performed its all-school musical on Thursday, Nov. 15. More than 200 first- through sixth-grade students brought “The Lion King KIDS” to life. Pictured above, the lion Mufasa, top, played by sixth-grader Conor Anderson, speaks from the afterlife to his son, Simba, played by sixth-grader James White. (Photo by Matthew Collins)This year’s tri-annual all-school musical — with more than 200 Mills Lawn School students participating —  was an adaptation of the popular Disney movie and later Tony-award winning musical “The Lion King.”

  •   Gallery from YSHS/McKinney Exhibition Night, Nov. 19

    During their annual fall Exhibition Night on Monday, Nov. 19, students from Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School demonstrated the project-based learning, or PBL, units undertaken so far this year. See more photos after the jump.

Economy (archives)

  •   Millworks changes hands

    New villagers Jessica Yamamoto and Antonio Molina, pictured with their nine-year-old twin daughters, Sophia and Jessie, are the new owners of Millworks Business Center. The couple buys and rehabs properties that they resell or maintain as rentals. (Photo by Carol Simmons)After being on the market for more than 18 months, the Millworks Business Center has new owners.

  •   Encore Fellows spark collaboration

    The Yellow Springs Community Foundation recently launched the Encore Miller Fellowship, through which local retirees and “late-career” villagers mentor Antioch College Miller Fellows and support collaboration among local nonprofits. Jeannamarie Cox, executive director of the Community Foundation (center), met recently with the first group of Encore Fellows, at left, Jalyn Roe and Kat Walter, and, to her right, Melissa Heston and Len Kramer. Not pictured is Scott Geisel. (Submitted photo)When Nolan and Dick Miller bequeathed $3.6 million to the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, they wanted the funds to go to Antioch College students who would serve the local community. Now, the Millers’ intentions are being revisited in a planned expansion of the program.

  •   Greene Canteen’s clean, green cuisine

    In addition to her other businesses, Brittany Baum has been busy supervising the construction crews at work on her new bistro, the Greene Canteen, at 134 Dayton St. The colorful exterior was designed by Slagle Design in Columbus, with painting done by the Mural Machine of Dayton. (Photo by Gary McBride)Yellow Springers can look forward to the healthy fare of very veggie-oriented salads, smoothies, juices, sandwiches, soups and more when Brittany Baum opens the Greene Canteen in early 2019. 

Village Life (archives)

  •   See what’s happening this Holiday

    Shop, dine, give and enjoy local activities around the holidays in the village.

  •   Home, Inc. senior apartments— A closer look at developer

    The grand opening of the Riverside Senior Lofts, a Dayton affordable senior housing project developed by St. Mary Development Corporation, took place Friday, Nov. 16. The project, shown above, includes 48 units, both apartments and cottages. St. Mary Development Corporation will also be the developer and property manager of the proposed affordable senior rental project in Yellow Springs, in collaboration with Home, Inc. That project would feature 54 units on 1.8 acres on Xenia Avenue, behind the new fire station and across from Friends Care Community. (Submitted photo)Created in 1989, St. Mary Development Corporation grew from a partnership between a Catholic nun and a Centerville parishioner. Within a few years, they had purchased their first site for affordable senior housing. For the pending Yellow Springs project, Home, Inc. will provide most of the service component.

  •   Dementia caregiver support group offered

    As part of an effort to support the growing number of local families with a family member experiencing dementia, the Dementia Friendly Yellow Springs Project, in collaboration with the United Methodist Church, will host a caregiver support group meetings on Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Government (archives)

  •   YSPD warns of automobile break-ins

    A rash of vehicle break-ins prompted Yellow Springs Police to issue a Hyper-reach Alert to villagers Saturday afternoon, advising them to remove valuables and lock their vehicles.

  •   Election 2018 — Dems revived despite losses

    On their face, the results of the Nov. 6 midterm elections in both Greene County and the state maintained the Republican-dominant status quo. But a deeper look shows that change is occurring.

  •   Sanford selected for Council

    Kineta Sanford has been appointed to fill the vacant seat on Village Council. Council approved the 26-year-old villager in a 5-0 vote at its Nov. 19 meeting. Sanford fills the seat vacated by Judith Hempfling, who announced her resignation in September citing personal reasons. Sanford will serve through 2019, when Hempfling's term was set to expire.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Kay Liane Webster

    Kay Liane (Brown) Webster, of Beavercreek, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2018.  She was 61.

  •   Malawi Lee Huntington

    Malawi Lee Huntington, 15, passed away on Monday afternoon, Dec. 10, of unknown causes. 

  •   Alan Winhouse Macbeth

    Alan Winhouse MacbethOpen memorial service to be held in honor of local artist Alan Macbeth — Friday, Dec. 14, 6–10 p.m., at 309 Xenia Ave., on the side terrace.

Higher Education (archives)

  •   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.

Sports (archives)