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  • Yellow Springs’ own Woodstock returns

    Legendary Dayton indie rock band Guided by Voices will headline this year’s Springsfest. Front, from left: Bobby Bare, Jr. Rear: Kevin March, Robert Pollard, Doug Gillard and Mark Shue. (Submitted photo)

    For the third year, Yellow Springs is going to celebrate its own version of Woodstock or Lollapalooza with Springsfest, a 12-hour music festival.

  • Sea Dogs win, break records

    The Yellow Springs Aquatic Club — a.k.a. Sea Dogs — soundly defeated the Champaign Family YMCA (Urbana) Flying Fish 481 to 113 at a home meet on Thursday, June 28. Seven team records were broken. 

  • Taming a wild horse Funderburg’s latest challenge

    Local horse trainer Laura Funderburg is shown here with Queso, a formerly wild horse from Virginia that Funderburg is training on her family’s farm on Hyde Road. Funderburg is one of 14 trainers nationwide taking part in the Appalacian Trainer Face Off, a competition for horse trainers that highlights the plight of wild horses. (Photo by Kayla Graham)

    Funderburg has been training horses for 15 years, and it is evident that the learning is a two-way street. Horses are very straightforward, she said; they are what they are: the animal becomes a mirror.

  • Love and a feel-good jam band

    The Gin-Soaked Angels played a moving album release show at Peach’s Grill on Saturday, June 9. From left is Ryan Stinson, Tony Powers, Jacob Riley, Micah Mapes (on drums) and David Rivera. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    On Saturday, June 9, a local band and its cohort gathered in a circle, each with one arm around another and a cup in each one of their other hands at Peach’s Grill, toasting the show before it began.

  • Tales of a forgotten music star

    A lesser known famous musician with ties to the village is rock ‘n’ roll and country musician and producer Brien Fisher, here photographed with a Gibson CF-100 acoustic guitar sometime in the 1950s. Fisher was living on Livermore Street when he appeared on American Bandstand in 1957, and went on to become a successful Nashville producer. (Submitted photo courtesy of Kevin Fisher)

    The list of famous musicians who have lived in Yellow Springs is long. Of that list, Brien Fisher is probably the most successful, but least known.

  • Tales of a forgotten music star

    A famous musician with ties to the village is rock ‘n’ roll and country musician and producer Brien Fisher, here photographed with a Gibson CF-100 acoustic guitar sometime in the 1950s. Fisher was living on Livermore Street when he appeared on American Bandstand in 1957, and went on to become a successful Nashville producer. (Submitted photo courtesy of Kevin Fisher)

    The list of famous musicians who have lived in Yellow Springs is long.

  • Paul’s Apartment together again

    Recently the popular local band Paul’s Apartment re-united at a performance at Peach’s Grill. Shown above are, from left, Brian Kelley, Neil Thompson, Donna Browne, Oliver Simons and Tim Callahan. Not shown is drummer “Duke” Dewey, at rear. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    On Friday, May 4, Peach’s Bar and Grill hosted its signature band, Paul’s Apartment, for the first time in seven years.

  • Inspired by nature, and the village

    “I paint color and light in watercolors because it is a way to directly connect with the beauty surrounding us here in Ohio and in the world," says Libby Rudolf, whose paintings will be on display at the Winds from Tuesday, May 8, through the end of June. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    A feeling of unmitigated joy suffuses the work of painter Libby Rudolf. While she has painted a range of subjects, including portraits, street scenes and close-ups of flowers, she prefers to paint nature scenes and people in a natural setting. 

  • Rose and Sal Company Mercantile — More than an antique store

    The Rose and Sal Company Mercantile is now open for business at 136 Dayton St. in Yellow Springs at the former location of Atomic Fox.

  • Art inspired by nature, Yellow Springs

    “I paint color and light in watercolors because it is a way to directly connect with the beauty surrounding us here in Ohio and in the world," says Libby Rudolf, whose paintings will be on display at the Winds from Tuesday, May 8, through the end of June. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Paintings by Yellow Springs-based artist Libby Rudolf, along with the work of her friend Diana Hoke, of New Paris, Ohio, will be on display at the Winds Cafe from Tuesday, May 8, through the end of June.

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