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  • 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.

  • ‘Careful man, there’s a beverage here…’ Little Art, Yellow Springs Brewery team up for ‘Big Lebowski’ event

    Brewer Jon Vanderglas, Little Art Theatre Executive Director Jenny Cowperthwaite, and Paul Herzog of Yellow Springs Brewery at the recent “brew day” where the White Russian Milk Stout was crafted for the “Big Lebowski” event on Feb. 10. (submitted photo by Lisa Wolters)

    There are two types of people: those who love the film “The Big Lebowski” and those who don’t.

  • ‘Best Ice Cream’— Young’s Dairy celebrates 150 years

    Some of the Young family who are on staff at the dairy. From left: Jay Young, Deb Young Whittaker, Kelly Young Green, Ben Young Back row, from left: Stuart Young, Dan Young. (photo by Gary McBride)

    Coming off their recent accolades in a “Best of Dayton” survey, this weekend Young’s Jersey Dairy is celebrating the 150th anniversary of the farm and its landmark red barn on Route 68.

  • Keeping it traditional— Guitarist Mark Babb brings the blues

    Guitarist Mark Babb performing recently at the Mills Park Hotel during Porch Fest.

    Villager Mark Babb is living in the past, at least musically. His influences are people like Blind Blake, Rev. Gary Davis, Leadbelly and Robert Johnson, from nearly a century ago.

  • Cresco readies first harvest for dispensaries

    Last week, Dennis Plamondon, director of cultivation at Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, stood before some of the first crop of cannabis harvested a few days before Christmas. The plants will dry before they are “deboned,” packaged and sold as flowers to dispensaries around the state. Medical marijuana has yet to hit the shelves as several aspects of Ohio’s program are not yet fully operational. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    The inaugural harvest of close to 400 cannabis plants was completed a few days before Christmas at Cresco Labs in Yellow Springs, and its medical marijuana products will soon be available to dispensaries around the state.

  • Eldridge’s Western Swing comes to The Emporium

    Kyle Eldridge

    This Friday, Dec. 14, the Emporium will present Kyle Eldridge and the Rhythm Rounders during the weekly wine tasting from 6:30 to 10 p.m. at 233 Xenia Avenue. Eldridge is a virtuoso guitarist in the Western Swing style, with plenty of rockabilly, vintage country and “Ameripolitan” sounds in the mix as well, backed by upright bass and drums. 

  • A Tour of Yellow Springs Murals

    The VIDA award presented Dec 12, 2018, recognizes the collective efforts of muralists working in Yellow Springs over the past two decades. Note that while individual artists may be credited here as creators, often the work of painting the murals is a collaborative effort among multiple artists. Here is a photo tour of some of the prominent works currently around the village.

  • VIDA awarded to muralists of YS

    The murals that brighten many walls in the business district of the village are receiving formal recognition — the Village Inspiration and Design Award, or VIDA. The public is invited to a ceremony at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 12, at the site, with a reception following at the Emporium, including free coffee and Greene Canteen pretzels.

  • A blues-rock fusion—Claudettes to jazz up Emporium

    Chicago combo The Claudettes bring their rollicking roots rock to the Emporium this Friday. From left are pianist Johnny Iguana, singer Berit Ulseth, bassist/guitarist/singer Zach Verdoorn and drummer Michael Caskey. (Submitted photo by Marisa Klug-Morataya)

    The Chicago four-piece band the Claudettes are returning once again to play at The Emporium this Friday, and they couldn’t be happier.