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Articles by Gary McBride :: Page 2

  • Wright State faculty goes on strike

    Yellow Springs resident Opolot Okia, a professor of African history, said the administration is not negotiating in good faith with faculty. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    As of 8 a.m., Jan. 22, the Wright State University faculty represented by the American Association of University Professors, or AAUP, went on strike as planned, picketing at the campus entrances, despite the 17 degrees Fahrenheit temperature and brisk winds.

  • ‘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

    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.

  • Help spread the word— Find food, utility assistance

    Alongside the signs of holiday prosperity in the village, Yellow Springs has its share of people in need. Fortunately, there are numerous programs in the area that are ready to help and are looking to assist as many people as possible.

  • A clean sweep— Decluttering help is here

    Before and after of a client’s bedroom closet. “It’s not a process of being shamed into anything, it’s a co-operative process,” said her client. “There’s still some to go but I can say anything that’s gone from this room and the house, I don’t miss it.” (Submitted photos by Anne Eberhardt)

    As the new year approaches, one of the most common resolutions is to finally “get organized” and simplify your life by simplifying your space.

  • An evolving tradition — VIDA awarded to muralists of YS

    Mural artists Sarah “Golden Child” Dickens and Dylan Sage pose by Sage’s recently completed mural on Xenia Avenue. A VIDA is being awarded at a ceremony Wednesday, Dec. 12, at 6 p.m. at the Emporium to recognize the many muralists who have beautified the village over the years. (Photo by Gary McBride)

    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.

  • 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.