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Articles by Carol Simmons

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  • YSTC’s ‘Midsummer’ magic

    Continuing the tradition of presenting Shakespeare under the stars, the Yellow Springs Theater Company will present “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” this weekend and next, July 13–14 and 20–21, at 8 p.m., on the grounds behind Mills Lawn School. At a recent rehearsal, from left, villagers Ali Thomas, who plays Fairy Queen Titania; Amy Magnus, the fairy Cobweb; and Brian Upchurch, who as Nick Bottom finds himself in a temporary lamentable circumstance. (Photo by Carol Simmons )

    Fanciful, magical and at times uproariously funny, William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” is a popular go-to production for summer outdoor theater.

  • Yellow Springs shows its pride colors

    The village’s LGBTQ comnunity and allies will celebrate YS Pride this Saturday, June 30, with a festival beginning at noon and continuing through the day until 5 p.m. in the parking lot of Peach’s. The Pride Parade begins at 5 p.m. from Peach’s parking lot, and continues downtown. Pictured above is Zay Crawford, a proud participant who led last year’s parade. (News archive Photo By Aaron Zaremsky)

    Downtown Yellow Springs is awash in rainbows. The annual local celebration — YS Pride — will be celebrated this Saturday, June 30, with a free festival and march through downtown.

  • School board— Facility visit prompts optimism

    The building structure of the Yellow Springs High School/McKinney Middle School facility appears to be in better condition than school district leaders feared, according to the initial feedback of two structural engineers who toured the school campus Wednesday, June 13.

  • 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb registration open

    Registration is open for the fifth annual Yellow Springs 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb.

  • YSAC to spotlight beauty of wood

    Lowell Converse will have his wood turnings on display along with work by nine other wood artists and artisans in a new exhibition at Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, Friday, June 15, through July 15. An opening reception June 15, from 6-9 p.m., will coincide with the village’s twice-yearly Art Stroll. (Submitted photo)

    The beauty and aesthetic harmony of wood will be on display this month in an invitational exhibition hosted by Yellow Springs Arts Council.

  • YSHS sports heroes to be honored

    Submitted Photo Yellow Springs Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Charlie Coles, front row center, led the 1972 YSHS boys basketball team to a district title as its coach. Coles, who died in 2013, went on to win more games at Miami University than any other coach. (Submitted photo)

    State champions, accomplished coaches, professional players. Yellow Springs has cultivated a roster of significant athletic achievement over the decades.

  • Yellow Springs Dharma Center celebrates 25 years

    The Yellow Springs Dharma Center marked its 25th anniversary on Sunday, June 3, with a Buddha’s Enlightenment Day celebration at the center on Livermore Street. The day began with participants circumventing the center in a walking meditation. Pictured are Kumasi Hampton, Joe Mader, Carol Young, Madison Sheets, Krista Sheets and Arati Cacciolfi. (Submitted photo)

    “Gratitude.” The feeling infused the air as trustees of the Yellow Springs Dharma Center sat down recently to talk about the center’s 25th anniversary this year.

  • Schools analyze levy defeat

    In the wake of the school facilities levy loss May 8, the Yellow Springs School Board met Thursday, May 24, to discuss what the schools’ contracted architect described as a “decisive” defeat, and consider next steps in addressing the needs of the district’s aging buildings. 

  • Board reflects on levy loss

    The defeat of the combined 4.7-mill property tax and 0.25 percent income tax levy in the May 8 election was a painful blow, Yellow Springs District Superintendent Mario Basora said during the regular school board meeting two days later, Thursday, May 10.

  • Whimsy, mystery on exhibit

    “Dreamscapes,” an exhibition of art works by Carla Steiger, will open Friday, May 18, at the Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery, with a reception from 6–8 p.m. Steiger creates assemblages, which she then photographs, in a studio space on the second floor of her art-filled home. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Both the passage and absence of time play significant roles in the art of Carla Steiger.

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