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  • Art Jumble brightens season

    Welcome to the Yellow Springs Arts Council’s annual Art Jumble, running now through Dec. 31 at the council’s building, 111 Corry St.

  • Senior Center offers Medicare open enrollment consultations

    This is more than the holiday season — it’s the season for Medicare open enrollment. And while that doesn’t have the same allure as Thanksgiving or Christmas, it carries a healthy significance for people aged 65 and older.

  • The Patterdale Hall Diaries | On hats and sticks

    We are teetering on the brink of fall. It is absolutely my favorite season in Ohio. Last year I discovered delicata squash, which changed my life. Goodness, they are delicious. This year, however, we haven’t planted any: they are exploding everywhere, and I reckon we have about 20, ranging from almost a foot long to about three inches.

  • Yellow Springs Community Thanksgiving to return

    Foodstuffs — and people — were plentiful at the 2017 Community Thanksgiving Dinner. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The Yellow Springs Community Thanksgiving Dinner will be 2–4 p.m. Nov. 23 — yes, Thanksgiving day — at First Presbyterian Church, 314 Xenia Ave. The event will feature turkeys, traditional sides and vegan and vegetarian dishes, and is open to all.

  • Honoring the dead on Día de los Muertos

    Los Días de los Muertos take place Nov. 1–2 each year. On those days, homage is paid to our loved ones who have passed away, and offerings are made for a deeper communion between the living and the dead.

  • Barbara Fleming’s ‘African American Mothers’ nudges policymakers

    Local resident Barbara Fleming, Ph.D., recently released her new book, “African American Mothers: Their Children and Their Poverty in America in the First Quarter of the Twenty-First Century.”

  • Poke Island under new ownership

    Jessica Alt, a 1987 graduate of Yellow Springs High School whose family lives in the village, completed the purchase of the restaurant, renamed Jessica’s Poke Island, at 135 Dayton St. last month.

  • Antioch College | Exhibition honors grunge legend Mia Zapata

    The exhibition is the first-ever retrospective centering Zapata’s visual art and the first time many of these pieces have been shown publicly since their creation in the late 1980s. Zapata is best known for being the lead singer and frontwoman of The Gits.

  • The Patterdale Hall Diaries | Tempus fugit

    “As a professor I am on a nine-month academic salary, and while this means I don’t have a lot of money, it does mean I can spend May, June and July pottering about at the Hall.”

  • The Patterdale Hall Diaries | Mice and moles and shrews, oh my!

    “One lasting memory of my time at Oxford was watching a cricket match between the Bodleian librarians and some local captains of industry.”

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