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Oct
31
2020

Articles by Carol Simmons :: Page 30

  • Focus on racial incidents at Yellow Springs schools

    Yellow Springs school district leaders were urged to hire more people of color and provide more racial sensitivity training for school staff and students at a meeting Monday, June 26, at First Baptist Church.

  • After 26 years, Yellow Springs mayor calls it a day

    Yellow Springs Mayor Dave Foubert has announced that after 13 consecutive terms in office, he has decided not to run for re-election in the fall. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After 13 consecutive terms in office, Yellow Springs Mayor Dave Foubert is preparing to hand the gavel to someone new.

  • Marianne Britton’s fabric art now on exhibit

    The multi-layered wall hanging Black Veil is one of about 50 works by the late fabric artist Marianne Britton on display in a new exhibition at Springfield Museum of Art. (Submitted photo)

    A memorial exhibition representing a wide selection of works by Marianne Britton, including quilts, wall hangings and fabric pictures, is currently on display through late September at the Springfield Museum of Art.

  • School board— Fundraiser’s 1st year update

    Longtime friends Sam Bachtell, left, and Wally Sikes were honored Thursday, June 8, during the Yellow Springs Board of Education meeting for their decades of individual volunteer service to the school district. Recipients of the second-annual Bulldog Backers Award, each man was recognized for contributions that included working with the district’s levy committees through the years. They are shown here at a recent lunch. (Submitted photo)

    Dawn Boyer, the Yellow Springs School District’s director of advancement and community relations, reported on her first year in the position during the Board of Education’s regularly scheduled meeting Thursday, June 8.

  • After 41 years, the end of a reel

    Villager Andy Holyoke, left, has retired from the Little Art Theatre after nearly 41 years working at the local cinema. A public celebration of his tenure will be Thursday, June 15, beginning at 7 p.m., at the theater. Little Art Executive Director Jenny Cowperthwaite, right, said she couldn’t let the milestone pass without honoring her longtime friend and co-worker. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After nearly 41 years, give or take a few in the middle, Andy Holyoke, aka “Mr. Thursday” by his co-workers, has retired from the Little Art Theatre.

  • Lady Loom’s classic styles

    Danyel Mershon, owner and clothes buyer at Wildflower Boutique downtown, will celebrate the official opening of her second store, Lady Loom, which she says is “geared to a more elevated style.” (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    There’s no denying that villager Danyel Mershon loves what she does. The owner and clothes buyer at Wildflower Boutique downtown, she recently opened another shop on Xenia Avenue, Lady Loom, where she also selects the apparel and accessories on sale there.

  • Fresh produce for all incomes

    A visit to the Saturday morning Yellow Springs Farmers Market is an act of community engagement as much as commerce.

  • Arnold Adoff: A shared life and love of literature

    Author and poet Arnold Adoff moved to Yellow Springs in 1969, putting down roots in the hometown of his wife, celebrated children’s book author Virginia Hamilton, who passed away in 2002. Now nearing 82, Adoff is still writing and receiving strong reviews for his work, as well as enjoying life in Yellow Springs near his son, granddaughter and Hamilton’s extended family. (Submitted photo)

    Author and poet Arnold Adoff suggests that a more apt descriptor for the Yellow Springs News’ elders series might be “survivors series.”

  • Jennifer Rosengarten at Springfield Art Museum— Artist’s ‘exuberance’ in nature

    A solo show by local artist Jennifer Rosengarten is opening at the Springfield Museum of Art this Saturday, April 22, with a reception from 5:30 to 7 p.m. “Jennifer Rosengarten: Gardens & Ponds” will run through Jan. 7, 2018. Pictured here in her Dayton Street studio, the artist is increasingly well-known for her evocative paintings of the natural world. (Submitted photo by Bill Franz)

    Artist Jennifer Rosengarten’s biggest show thus far, “Gardens & Ponds” set to open this weekend at Springfield Museum of Art. It will run April 22 through Jan. 7, 2018, in the museum’s special exhibition gallery.

  • YSHS production of ‘Oklahoma!’ has legs — about 90

    Yellow Springs High School is presenting the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “Oklahoma!” this month, with performance dates April 21–23 and 28–30 at Antioch’s Foundry Theater. Directed by Ed Knapp, the musical is still relevant to contemporary teens, according to several of the Yellow Springs actors stepping into starring roles. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The Yellow Springs High School musical production of ‘Oklahoma!’ has legs — about 90 of them