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.Click here to read more >>
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.[More]
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.[More]
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.[More]
Eldgridge’s Western Swing comes to The Emporium
This Friday, Dec. 14, the Emporium will present Kyle Eldridge and the Rhythm Rounders during the weekly wine tasting from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 233 Xenia Avenue. Eldridge is a virtuoso guitarist in the Western Swing style, with plenty of rockabilly, vintage country and "Ameripolitan" sounds in the mix as well, backed by upright bass and drums.
REVIEW — Cromers take center stage in ‘A Christmas Carol’
Tony Dallas reviews the Cincinnati Playhouse's annual production of "A Christmas Carol."
A blues-rock fusion—Claudettes to jazz up Emporium
The Chicago four-piece band the Claudettes are returning once again to play at The Emporium this Friday, and they couldn’t be happier.
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
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.
Millworks changes hands
After being on the market for more than 18 months, the Millworks Business Center has new owners.
Encore Fellows spark collaboration
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
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
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.
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.
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
Open 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 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
Antioch College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index.