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  • Mister Omar’s Chess Academy— Yellow Springs chess team seeks new players

    Right now in this peace-loving village, battles are waging in the form of a 1,000-year-old military game. No, not the animated, simulated gory gun battles of modern video games, but a noisy game of classical chess.

  • Artists’ lasting legacy — Miller brothers at Herndon

    Local artists Jennifer Haack, left, and Faith Morgan, curated an exhibit highlighting the work and honoring the legacy of Dick and Nolan Miller, brothers who lived and taught in the village for more than 50 years and whose bequest started the Miller Fellows program. Some of Dick Miller’s charcoal drawings of rural scenes hang behind them. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Now hanging at the Herndon Gallery are sketches of nudes done with the sure hand of a master draftsman, dozens of ink sketches in small notebooks documenting the travels of the artist Dick Miller and charcoal sketches of farm scenes in rural Ohio.

    Meanwhile, in a small reading area, sits a desk and reading lamp along with a bookcase of the published works and favorite books of local author and longtime Antioch writing professor Nolan Miller.

  • Live from Mills Lawn, it’s Tuesday morning!

    Mills Lawn student Aiden Gustafson works the camera as, from left, Stella Platt, Gabriella Kibblewhite and Tiger Collins get ready to broadcast the news on WMLS. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    “Good morning, amazing MLS students!” announced Mills Lawn sixth-grader Tiger Collins on a Tuesday last month. Flanked by fellow students Gabriella Kibblewhite and Stella Platt, she began broadcasting the daily news at Mills Lawn.

  • Bulldog Theatre Festival — Two plays address timely issues

    Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School performing arts teacher Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp directed students in English teacher Desiree Nickell’s class as they studied “Romeo and Juliet” recently. From left to right are students Dezmond Wilson, Matt Duncan, Carina Basora and Vera Roberts. Shakespeare’s classic work is one of two plays being performed as part of the Bulldog Theatre Festival. The first play, “Girls Like That,” runs Nov. 2–4; “Romeo and Juliet” is the following weekend, Nov. 9–11.(Submitted photo by Desiree Nickel)

    The two productions — one contemporary, one classical — on the docket for this fall’s Bulldog Theater Festival deal with social pressure, expectations and violence.

  • Home Groan

    Beware the yard of Drake and Lynda Love Highlander... (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Beware the yard of Drake and Lynda Love Highlander…

  • CMYS concert series— Attacca Quartet’s ‘all-Beethoven’

    Attacca Quartet will present an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, as the second installment of Chamber Music Yellow Springs’ 2018–19 season. (Submitted photo by Shervin Lainez)

    The New York-based Attacca Quartet will bring their “uncommon vibrancy” — as described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer — to an all-Beethoven program when they take the stage for Chamber Music in Yellow Springs on Sunday, Nov. 4.

  • Author and professor writes on comics, cats

    Local author, illustrator and English professor Kate Polak recently showed off some watercolor paintings of cats as part of a children’s book project. Polak recently authored, “Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics.” (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Wittenberg College English professor Kate Polak is the author of a book on comics, “Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics,” which this year became a finalist for the prestigious Eisner Award.

  • A co-op grocery comes to a Dayton food desert

    Lela Klein, who grew up in the village, is the executive director of Co-op Dayton, a nonprofit starting a cooperative grocery store in a food desert in West Dayton. Yellow Springs residents can aid the effort by becoming supporting or voting members, and by attending Co-op Fest Dayton from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday, Oct. 19, at the Yellow Cab Tavern in Dayton. (Submitted Photo by Steve Bognar)

    On the corner of Salem Avenue and Superior Street in West Dayton sits a vacant building with signs advertising a former artist supply and picture framing shop. By the end of next year, this humble corner will be transformed into a co-operative grocery store.

  • New family doctor joins practice

    Last month, Dr. Jessica Gallagher, M.D., joined Dr. Donald Gronbeck at Yellow Springs Primary Care, where she specializes in family medicine. Yellow Springs Primary Care is an independent primary care provider that opened in May 2014. (Photo by Anne Day)

    In the effort to serve more patients from in and around the village, a local medical office has added a new doctor.

  • October 4, 2018 Bulldog Sports Round-up

    Once again, they are the champions. The Yellow Springs High School girls volleyball team clinched a share of the Metro Buckeye Conference title in straight sets on their home court on Thursday, Sept. 27. After winning back-to-back MBC titles in 2015 and 2016, the team lost it last year, to the very team they bested last Thursday — Emmanuel Christian. The victory was sweet, but the team still has its sights set on winning the conference outright. From left are Annlyn Foster, Ateerys Wagner, Angie Smith, Ava Schell, Tyler Linkhart, Olivia Snoddy, Alex Ronnebaum (with arms raised) and Aaliyah Longhsaw. Not pictured is Emma Ronnebaum. The team hosts Dayton Christian at YSHS at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in its final regular season game. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    October 4, 2018 Bulldog Sports Round-up