2021 Merch
Jun
17
2021

Articles by Carol Simmons :: Page 30

  • Cello Springs returns to village

    Cello Springs Festival, an 11-day cello extravaganza, returns to Yellow Springs with a series of public, semi-public and private events through Saturday, Jan. 13. From left, are co-directors Miriam and Lisa Liske-Doorandish and Chiara Enderle. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Like snowbirds of a sort, cello players from far and away have descended on Yellow Springs in recent days for the second annual Cello Springs Festival.

  • 2017 Year in Review: village schools

    Layla Walland, 5, was ready for her first day of kindergarten. Her father, Matt Walland, and 2-year-old brother, Finn, looked on. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    2017 Year in Review: village schools

  • School board seeks levy, tax increase for facilities improvements

    by Yellow Springs School Board The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously at its Dec. 14 meeting to seek a May 2018 levy for a proposed $18.5 million rebuild/renovation of McKinney Middle/YSHS. Pictured here is a concept design, prepared by Ruetschle Architects and presented at the meeting, showing the buildings targeted for demolition, as well as those where renovations only are planned. (Rendering submitted)

    The Yellow Springs school board voted unanimously Thursday, Dec. 14, to seek  $18.5 million for the “renovation and partial replacement of existing 7–12 facilities” through a combination income tax and bond levy request to be put on the May 8, 2018, ballot.

  • Board eyes school enrollment

    Fewer students are leaving the Yellow Springs school district to attend other area school settings than in the past couple of years, but the number is still of concern.

  • An artful jumble of surprises awaits

    A hand-crafted sake set is one of the many items on display — and for sale — at the annual Holiday Art Jumble, presented by the Yellow Springs Arts Council at the group’s gallery through Dec. 31. The Jumble serves as the Arts Council’s final show of the calendar year as well as its biggest fundraiser. (Submitted photo)

    Introduced in 2012, the Holiday Art Jumble serves as both the Arts Council’s final show of the calendar year and its largest fundraiser.

  • Atomic Fox moves to online, auction sales

    Terry Fox, auctioneer and owner of Atomic Fox, which specializes in selling mid-20th-century furniture and décor, has closed his Dayton Street retail store to focus on his growing business in the online market. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The nearly empty storefront on Dayton Street doesn’t mean that Atomic Fox, the retro furniture and décor shop that has occupied the space for nearly three years, is going out of business. It does mean, however, that the business is transitioning.

  • Inspired by nature, and each other

    Ed Davis, poet, novelist and educator, will host the sixth annual Winter Solstice Poetry Reading on Friday, Dec. 8, at Glen Helen’s Vernet Ecological Center. Bomani Moyenda is one of 14 poets scheduled to read their original work as part of the Winter Solstice Poetry Reading, co-presented by Tecumseh Land Trust and Glen Helen Nature Preserve. (submitted photos)

    The Winter Solstice marks the astrological moment when humans experience the shortest period of daylight and the longest dark of night. But it also signals the end of deepening darkness, as light begins to lengthen incrementally each day until June.

  • 70 years of Christmas trees

    A Yellow Springs News photo from December 1973 shows resident Ethel Bender and her son, Michael, with the Christmas tree they selected at that year’s School Forest Festival. (Photo courtesy of Scott Sanders, Antiochiana)

    Now a Yellow Springs holiday tradition, and arguably the high school’s most popular extra-curricular activity, School Forest is celebrating its 70th annual outing this year.

  • Kingian nonviolence at CS King center

    Mila Cooper, director of the Coretta Scott King Center at Antioch College, co-led a Kingian Nonviolence Conflict Reconciliation training last weekend at the center. The two-day training was for students, staff and community members. (News Archive photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The first of six principles distilled from the writings of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. establishes the foundational precepts of King’s philosophy of nonviolence.

  • 2017 #YSGivingTuesday donations on track to top last year

    #YSGivingTuesday committee members, from left, Kathryn Hitchcock, Jeannamarie Cox, Dawn Boyer and Ara Beal, are preparing for the village’s second year participating in the charitable giving campaign that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. While the initiative is focused on online giving, the local effort also will accept in-person donations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The numbers are still coming in, but with 19 of 24 participating local nonprofit groups reporting their 2017 #YSGivingTuesday results, the money raised during the 24-hour charitable event Nov. 28 is on track to top last year’s $75,000 mark.