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Articles by Lauren Shows

Lauren Shows was born to a preacher and a preacher's wife, and spent the majority of her earliest childhood years rollin' 'round the bible belt, to end up in Panama City, Florida. After graduating from Florida State University in Tallahassee, she spent the next several months in existential crisis, making lattes for snowbirds and spring-breakers, before moving to Kentucky to get an MFA in writing from Spalding University. A chance meeting at Spalding landed her in Yellow Springs. She was graciously hired by the News, though her only previous dealing with newspaper publication was in third grade, when she wrote a story about a bunch of skeletons rising from the dead on Halloween, which was printed in the Owenton News-Herald. Lauren enjoys cheese, giant squid, and Michael J. Fox.

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  • Sketch comedy show to debut

    Eliot Cromer and Adam Zaremsky will present a sketch comedy show, “Wistful Meanderings of the Petty,” on Friday and Saturday, Aug. 23 and 24, beginning at 8 p.m. at the YS Arts Council.

  • An afternoon fair’s fare

    The 4-H-sponsored rabbit costume contest — in which youngsters and their pet rabbits dress in tandem, themed costumes — was held on Wednesday night last week during the Greene County Fair. Above, 11-year-old Mackenna Spur, of Caesarscreek Township, and her rabbit, Pumpkin, were “on vacation.” (Photo by Lauren “Charles” Shows)

    At 8 a.m. on Sunday morning at the fairgrounds, there were no crowds, food booths were closed and the rides were dark and still. In the livestock buildings, however, the 180th Greene County Fair was in full swing.

  • Scenes from the Greene County Fair — Rabbit costume contest

    Last Wednesday during the Greene County Fair was the 4-H-sponsored rabbit costume contest — in which youngsters and their pet rabbits dress in tandem, themed costumes.

  • Review— YSTC debuts compelling ‘Othello’

    Elias Kelley, left, gave a powerful performance as the titular character in the Yellow Springs Theater Company’s production of “Othello.” Here, he stands beside an indignant John Wysong, who played the roles of citizen, soldier and senator. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    For those who don’t know, “Othello” concerns the secret machinations of the evil Iago against the titular Othello, “the Moor,” one of the few Shakespeare characters written as a person of color. This year’s Summer Shakespeare features a smaller cast and a strong group of leads.

  • ‘Interrupted Motherhood’— The juggling act of single motherhood

    Felicia Chappelle as Vanessa in her one-act monologue, “Interrupted Motherhood.” The show debuts in Yellow Springs on Friday and Saturday, July 19 and 20, at the Foundry Theater. (Submitted Photo by Khalil Nasar)

    For playwright and actor Felicia Chappelle, art is therapeutic — whether it’s being received or created.

  • SpringsFest’s diverse line-up

    Crowds gathered on the grounds of the Bryan Center early in the day at last year’s SpringsFest. The music festival will return this Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m.–11 p.m., with a new lineup of acts, as well as food, beer and art vendors. (YS News archive photo by Megan Bachman)

    The fourth annual SpringsFest will return to the village on Saturday, July 6, with 12 hours of music, craft beer and food vendors on the grounds of John Bryan Community Center. 

  • ‘Othello’ outdoors

    Yellow Springs Theater Company’s annual Summer Shakespeare Shindig returns with a staging of “Othello.” Performance times are 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, July 12–13 and 19–20. Elias Kelley, pictured here, appears in the title role, and Anna Knippling plays his ill-fated wife, Desdemona. Bring a lawn chair or blanket. Alcohol is not allowed on school grounds. The show runs about two and half hours. (Photo by Lauren "Chuck" Shows)

    Yellow Springs Theater Company’s annual Summer Shakespeare Shindig returns two weekends this month with a staging of “Othello.”

  • Artist’s work graces magazine cover

    The American Psychologist magazine recently featured the work of villager and artist David Battle, a triptych entitled “Trauma Reshaped,” on the cover of its May-June issue. (Courtesy of the artist)

    The American Psychologist magazine, published by the American Psychological Association, recently featured the work of villager and artist David Battle on the cover of its May-June issue.

  • Fourth of July events slated

    The annual Independence Day festivities will take place Thursday, July 4.

    The annual Independence Day parade and fireworks are planned for Thursday, July 4.

  • Donations needed for fireworks display

    Fireworks from the 2012 display at Gaunt Park. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)c

    The Odd Fellows depend on donations from the community to help cover the roughly $7,700 cost of the event.