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  • Kyleen Downes sings — A popular musical ‘Friend’

    Musician Kyleen Downes on the streets of Yellow Springs, where she frequently performs and also hosts the weekly open mic night at Peach's. Downes will perform at the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton on April 14. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    Kyleen Downes is my friend.” More than just a T-shirt slogan, it’s an inevitable vibe that results from meeting the ebullient singer-songwriter or hearing her perform.But yes, you can get the T-shirt, too.

  • Doctors see cannabis as medicine

    Proponents of medical marijuana met after the Q&A session following the screening of the 2018 documentary “Weed the People” at the Little Art Theatre in February. Left to right: Kimberly Cornell, Lotus Health medical assistant and director of media and public relations; Dr. Josh Short of Stillwater Medical; Lotus Health owner/provider Teaera Roland; and Dr. Stuart Leeds of Wright State Boonshoft School of Medicine. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    Last month, Villager Paul Beck came to the screening of “Weed the People” to learn more about medical marijuana.

  • Guilty Pleasures to play, Litterally

    Local singer Rachel Litteral will open for Dayton-based band John Dubuc and The Guilty Pleasures at the Emporium this Friday, March 22. Pictured here, Litteral recently performed a solo set in Dayton; members of John Dubuc and The Guilty Pleasures including, from left, Brian Hoeflich, Dubuc, Tom Rastikis and Rich Reuter, posed during a recent rehearsal. (Photos by Gary McBride)

    Villager Rachel Litteral will open for Dayton band John Dubuc and The Guilty Pleasures this Friday, March 22, at the Emporium’s weekly wine tasting.

  • As markets open, Cresco has room to grow

    Cresco Labs's application for processing medical marijuana was not approved by the state. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Despite being the state’s first licensed medical marijuana growing facility, Cresco Labs of Yellow Springs last month was not granted a processing license by the state.

  • YS School Board — Superintendent search begins

    Following the announcement that Superintendent Mario Basora would be taking the job of superintendent of Huber Heights schools, the Yellow Springs School Board held a special meeting to authorize the hiring of Susan Griffith as a consultant to facilitate the search for a new superintendent.

  • School Board—Principal selection begins

    From left, YSHS/McKinney Interim Principal Jack Hatert and Superintendent Mario Basora at last week’s school board meeting. Basora is heading to a job in Huber Heights, while Hatert has applied for the principal position at YSHS/McKinney. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    The hiring process for a permanent principal for Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School was a main topic at the Yellow Springs Board of Education’s Feb. 14 meeting.

  • Trivia’s a-brewin’ with the Doctor

    Christie Finney, Mary Taylor and Emily Rigsbee, in the foreground from left, are friends and have attended Trivia Nights at the Brewery fairly regularly for three years. They say they’ve never won, but have come close a few times. They welcomed this reporter to join their team, and we came in a respectable fourth place. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    There are plenty of places in the area to play team trivia, but as usual, things are a bit different at the Yellow Springs Brewery. For one thing, there’s Dr. Dudek.

  • Faculty celebrates end of strike

    To celebrate the end of the strike on Monday, around 200 faculty, union organizers, supporters and friends assembled at strike headquarters in the Wingate Hotel across Col. Glenn Highway from the WSU campus.

  • Miami Township Fire-Rescue — Lifesaving squad braves thin ice

    Firefighter/EMT Nick Miller-Jacobson warming up with rescued dog, Sissy, who, at right, is shown struggling in the frozen pond. (Photos by David See)

    Monday, Feb. 4, was a beautiful sunny day, with temperatures in the 50s. Around 11 a.m., motivated by the unseasonable weather, David See decided to wash his Jeep’s floor mats, so he took them behind his house on Clearcreek Trail in Bath Township to hose them off. He happened to look at the half-acre pond —  still mostly iced over — about 50 yards back on his four-acre property.

  • Hungry for jazz

    Lunchtime Jazz at the Emporium is a weekly session hosted every Wednesday.

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