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Articles by Carol Simmons :: Page 40

  • Pop Wagner, homegrown cowboy, to perform

    Folk music performer and Yellow Springs native Pop Wagner returns home next week for a concert with The Corndrinkers, a regionally based oldtime stringband, Thursday, July 20, at Little Art Theatre. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15, available at the theater. (Submitted photo by Dale Hanson)

    Musician and storyteller Pop Wagner makes no claim to being an actual cowboy, though he certainly looks the part, with his thick mustache, wide-brimmed hat and Western attire.

  • Winds exhibit honors all-important pollinators

    Photographer Dennie Eagleson, a volunteer with Tecumseh Land Trust (left), and TLT Executive Director Krista Magaw recently posed by two of Eagleson’s lumen prints on display in “The Pollinator Show” at The Winds Café through August. A public reception will be Sunday, July 16, 5–7 p.m. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A new art exhibit features works by local and regional artists whose images are inspired by pollinators and the plants that best feed them.

  • Politics, music (and blood) in YSTC’s Caesar

    Aaron Saari (left), in the title role of Julius Caesar, and Jared Mola, as Brutus, rehearse the moment Caesar learns of his trusted comrade’s ultimate betrayal, in preparation for Yellow Springs Theater Company’s presentation of Shakespeare’s political tragedy, July 14–15 and 21–22, under the stars on the grounds behind Mills Lawn School. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Inspired by the renowned Antioch Shakespeare festivals of the 1950s, the YSTC performances of ‘Julius Caesar’ will be presented Fridays and Saturdays, July 14–15 and 21–22, in the field behind Mills Lawn School, with live music starting at 7 p.m. and the play’s opening at 8.

  • Loves me like a rock …

    Brooke Rodgers, 7, of Yellow Springs, paints a kindness rock at YS Library, under the guidance of Elizabeth Russell, the library’s new part-time youth services librarian. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The Kindness Rocks Project, which swept the country this spring after its start by a life coach in Massachusetts, has hit Yellow Springs as well.

  • Writers with deep Yellow Springs roots speak

    Former YSHS classmates Shuly Cawood, author of ‘The Going and Goodbye,’ and Denise Jacobs, author of ‘Banish Your Inner Critic,’ will talk about their new books at an event Saturday, July 1, at the Little Art Theatre, beginning at 1 p.m. Admission is free. (Submitted photos)

    YSHS graduates Shuly Cawood and Denise Jacobs both have newly published books that are similar only in that they each, in individually distinct ways, involve self-discovery.

  • 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.

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