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  • New YSAC exhibit — Practicing the art of self-acceptance

    Deborah Dixon with a papier maché sea goddess and other original work in her home studio. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Curvy, energized, colorful nude women wriggle and writhe joyfully across a black T-shirt that Deborah Dixon designed, and wore, in a recent interview.

  • Glen Helen’s own superheroes

    From left, Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith picked up litter and cleaned graffiti in the nature preserve with volunteers Dean Alkire, Dave Alkire and Brad Arledge on one Saturday this summer. The weekly cleanup crew, known as Guardians of Glen, assembles every Saturday from 1–3 p.m., meeting at Trailside Museum. It is open to all, and gloves are recommended. (Photo by Nakia Angelique)

    A group of three volunteers arrived one recent rainy Saturday afternoon to help Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith clean up litter and graffiti in the nature preserve.

  • Festival celebrates music, kindness

    Sharon Lane, an organizer of this weekend’s Fancy Fest music festival just outside of Yellow Springs, played a blues number in the Emporium this week. Lane, a singer-songwriter, is also one of the event’s featured performers. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    A two-day, low-key, family-friendly, good-vibing music festival, Fancy Fest is taking place this weekend in a private wooded area just outside of Yellow Springs on Jacoby Road.

  • Pulling the wool before our eyes

    Marybeth Hobson, of Hamilton, Ohio, played the recorder while Nancy Treselic, of Liberty Township, spun wool into skeins at the 2018 Wool Gathering at Young's Jersey Dairy. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    The 23rd Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy last weekend. The two-day event brought in over 100 vendors and participants from the region and surrounding states.

  • With an eye for the handmade, Cyclops returns

    Christopher Weyrich and Tiffany Clark of Dayton’s Mural Machine, pose with Weyrich’s Cyclops Fest mural in 2016. (Submitted photo)

    Festivals are a dime a dozen in this area, but the mass-produced goods on offer leave something to be desired. That drove one local artist and shop owner to co-create a different kind of festival.

  • Baker inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame — Publisher, music-lover, volunteer

    Jane Baker is being inducted into the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame, with a reception for its 2018 honorees slated this month. She recently showed off some of the books she designed in her home office on Phillips Street. Baker is a local book publisher, editor and designer and has been a dedicated volunteer to many local nonprofit organizations, including Chamber Music in Yellow Springs, which she cofounded. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    A gentle smile played across the face of Jane Baker when she confessed to being surprised by her nomination for inclusion in the Greene County Women’s Hall of Fame.

  • Company turns trash into treasure

    Matthew Lawson sees a treasure trove of biodiversity in rotting organic waste. His company, Trillium Organic Services, will soon offer curbside composting in the Village. (Submitted Photo )

    Matthew Lawson is passionate about compost. Where some see stinky, rotting waste, Lawson sees a renewable resource. What is worthless trash to some is, to him, a rich biodiversity.

  • Unsung civil rights activist remembered

    In an effort to bring civil rights activist Bayard Rustin’s story out of the shadows of history, a series of events, including multiple performances of an oratorio about the activist’s life, will be presented in early September.

  • Old, new friends return to CMYS

    The Akropolis Reed Quintet, “old friends” from CMYS in years past, will open the season on Sept. 23. (Photo by Gary Norman)

    Chamber Music in Yellow Springs has announced its 35th season, bringing a variety of ensembles — “Old Friends, New Friends” — to audiences in the Miami Valley.

  • Antioch College recognized for sustainability practices

    The college’s first crew of four-legged lawnmowers in 2015, shown with Farm Manager Kat Christen and then-student and Farm Assistant Alli King. (YS News file photo)

    Antioch College has been recognized as a top performer in the 2018 Sustainable Campus Index, achieving a second-place rating in top performing institutions for grounds.