2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue
2020 Holiday Giving and Gifting Catalogue
Nov
24
2020

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.

More Articles by Lauren Shows
  • Bookplate Ink— The village’s history in bookplates

    Printed bookplates — also referred to as “ex libris,” after the Latin for “from the library of,” which often precedes the name of a book’s owner on a bookplate — are nearly as old as Gütenberg’s printing press itself.

  • Yellow Springs Halloween amid COVID-19

    In late September, the Village of Yellow Springs announced that the usual community Halloween activities — bonfires and trick or treating — would be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

  • New tiles at Women’s Park

    Though the flowers in the Women’s Park on Corry Street have begun to wither as fall deepens, something new has just bloomed there: in early October, a collection of 124 new tiles bearing the names of local women emerged.

  • Senior Center to reopen Monday

    That door will open again on Monday, Oct. 19, as the Senior Center welcomes seniors back with a “Coffee and Donuts with Friends” event.

  • Gary waves goodbye— Wavelength Salon & Spa closes after 27 years

    The inability to maintain this closeness over the past six months of the ongoing pandemic helped Glaser make the decision to close Wavelength after 27 years.  The business closed in September.

  • ‘The Timeline Show’— Exhibition tells story of Yellow Springs theater

    History tells a different story about Yellow Springs — one about a town that’s had a long, sometimes fraught, but always loving relationship with the theater. That story is being shared with the community by the YS Arts Council, the Arts and Culture Commission and the YS Historical Society in “The Timeline Show,” which opens at the Bryan Center on Jan. 18.

  • They’ve got game— Yellow Springs family helps create board games

    Collins and Van Ausdal were hired to generate content for “Bye, Felicia!” and “Who’s the G.O.A.T.?” — games created by Nashville-based game company Big G Creative.

  • Little Art Theatre to close again until 2021

    On Tuesday morning, Sept. 15, the Little Art Theatre's marquee displayed a note of gratitude after closing again following its Monday night screening. The Little Art's board of directors made the decision after low attendance over the last eight weekends of the theater's operation, and plan to reopen the theater again some time in 2021.

    After reopening for eight weeks, the Little Art Theatre has closed again due to low attendance, with a goal to reopen sometime in 2021.

  • Connie Collett to retire— A chapter comes to a close

    After more than 30 years as head librarian at the Yellow Springs branch of the Greene County Public Library, Connie Collett is retiring from the position.

  • ‘A Small Thing to Want’— Cawood explores desire, regret

    ‘A Small Thing to Want,’ a collection of short stories by author and YS native Shuly Xóchitl Cawood, was published in May.