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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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  • ‘I want to be able to vote’— YSHS teens sound off on amendment

    Over the last several weeks, villagers of legal voting age have taken to public forums to share their opinions on a portion of a proposed amendment to the Village charter that would allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote on Village issues. On Nov. 5, those same adult voters will head to the polls to decide whether or not the amendment will pass.

  • YSHS, McKinney theater— ‘Bigfoot’ takes to the stage

    “The Bigfoot Letters” is a comedy presented by McKinney Middle School and Yellow Springs High School for four performances, Thursday–Saturday, Sept. 26–28, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, Sept. 29, at 2 p.m. All performances will be held at the Foundry Theater at Antioch College.

  • YSHS and MMS present “The Bigfoot Letters”

    A rural Southern Ohio woman takes a little Bigfoot home to raise it as her own. Now what? YSHS and MMS present “The Bigfoot Letters” Sept. 26–29 at the Foundry Theater.

  • World House Choir performs— ‘Earth Mass’ reprised, with new works

    Performances are slated for Sept. 18 and 21 in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College; the choir will also perform on Sept. 19 and 22 in Dayton and Springfield (see sidebar on page 10 for full details).

  • World House Choir performs — ‘Earth Mass’ reprised, with two new works

    World House Choir and DCDC dancers

    The 100 voices of the World House Choir will reprise their celebration of “the earth, forever turning” with “Missa Gaia” and two new, commissioned pieces as part of “Our Planet — Our Lives” this month.

  • The Riding Centre at 60 — Soelberg’s legacy lives on

    The Riding Centre, located at 1117 E. Hyde Road, is a nonprofit organization that provides riding lessons for students ages 8 and older, as well as horse boarding services, clinics and the Therapeutic Riding Program.

  • 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.