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2022

Articles by Carol Simmons :: Page 49

  • Antioch School Forest Kindergarten— Where the wild things are

    In Antioch School’s Forest Kindergarten program, the outdoors serves as laboratory and playground. Pictured, Kaede Eto took water samples from the river last month — while also holding fast to her doll. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    the Kindergarten group at Antioch School has succeeded in beginning every school week exploring, playing and learning out-of-doors. They call it Forest Kindergarten.

  • Students explore, learn and play in Forest Kindergarten

    As the 2015–16 school year heads into its final month, the Kindergarten group at Antioch School has succeeded in beginning every school week exploring, playing and learning out-of-doors. They call it Forest Kindergarten.

  • New art gallery opens— A dream, no longer deferred

    Art school graduates Chris and Katie Brandt recently launched the Brandt Gallery on Xenia Avenue as a studio and exhibition space, fulfilling a dream to put art back at the center of their lives after 20 years working in corporate fields. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The opening of a new art gallery downtown has been “a labor of love” for owners Katie and Chris Brandt, who describe their venture into full-time art-making and exhibition as the realization of a dream deferred.

  • A new voice on the air at WYSO

    “This was my dream job,” April Laissle said of becoming a news reporter and morning on-air host at WYSO radio in January.

  • Coward’s Fresh, fun ‘Blithe Spirit’ on stage

    The ghost of socialite Elvira Condomine (played by Ellen Ballerene) calmed the troubled brow of her remarried husband, Charles (portrayed by Robert Campbell), in The Yellow Springs Theater Company’s new production of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit.” Performances begin this weekend, April 8–10, and conclude April 15–17 at First Presbyterian Church. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After two years of presenting a diverse array of plays to area audiences, the members of Yellow Springs Theater Company felt the time had come to add a strong comedy to the mix.

  • A taste for travel sparks new job

    Villager and retired nonprofit director Toni Dosik recently launched a new business, Perfectly Planned Travel, offering customized vacations for villagers to Great Britain, France and Portugal. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    A taste for travel struck early for Antonia “Toni” Dosik, who points to a trip to Europe with her mother and sister when she was 13 as opening a door on the possibilities of the world.

  • The unity and diversity of community dance

    Katy Gaines, Angie Bogner and Sasha Mrozinski are among about 30 dancers performing this weekend in the annual Community Dance Concert at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. Here they rehearse at the theater while Foundry technicians set lighting for the show. Performances will be 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 26 and 27. Tickets are $10 at the door. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    About 30 dancers will be participating in this year’s annual Community Dance Concert to be presented this weekend at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus.

  • From Liberia to the village

    Exchange student Levi Jackson. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Seventeen-year-old Levi Jackson, from Liberia, has lived through a brutal civil war and the devastating Ebola epidemic, giving him compelling reasons to seek educational opportunities in the United States.

  • Antioch School fundraiser— Comedy gala returns

    Nationally touring comedian Suzanne Westenhoefer will be performing at the Antioch School’s annual auction gala and comedy show Saturday, Mar. 5, at the Foundry Theater. (Submitted photo © Ellie Perez)c

    In its 20th year — and its fifth including a comedy show segment — the 2016 Antioch School Auction Gala & Comedy Show will be Saturday, March 5, at the college’s Foundry Theater.

  • FMC concert features Seitz, Bakari

    The annual holiday season fundraising concert by Friends Music Camp staffers and campers takes place on Monday, Dec. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus. Shown above, Yellow Springs native, FMC staff member and Juilliard graduate Martin Bakari performed with fellow staff members Francis Yun, piano, and Lisa Liske-Doorandish, cello, at last year’s event. (YS News archive photo by Matt Minde)

    Friends Music Camp has become something of a Yellow Springs institution, though the month-long residential experience doesn’t actually take place here.

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