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Articles by Matt Minde

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  • Figures of speech — the first Fearless Forensic Festival

    In its second year, the Yellow Springs Debate Team played host to 13 other schools in the first Fearless Forensic Festival, Saturday, Jan. 26. Lined up to present the awards are, from left, coach Brian Housh, and students Eva Vescio, Mackenzie Horton, Conor Anderson, Kian Barker, Miles Gilchrist, Payton Horton, Maggie Wright, Gini Meekin, Solan Palmer, Ashlyn Bailey, Luka Sage-Frabotta, Galen Sieck, Oliver Bahn and Sydney Roberts.

    Halls, rooms, chairs, nooks and crannies were filled to capacity at both the high school and grade school this last Saturday, Jan. 26, as Yellow Springs hosted its first ever speech and debate tournament, the Fearless Forensic Festival.

  • Village schools closed Thursday, Jan. 31

    Subzero temperatures and fine dry snow blew across fields Wednesday morning, Jan. 30. The weather caused schools and businesses to close. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Village schools, the Antioch School, the Community Children’s Center and Friends Preschool will all be closed on Thursday, Jan. 30, due to continuing extreme low temperatures. 

  • Super Blood Wolf Moon over the village

    The Super Blood Wolf Moon, captured at around 11:50 p.m., Jan. 20–21. This full lunar eclipse — the last one until May, 2021 — lived up to its lengthy monicker in several ways.(Photo by Matt Minde)

    The first — and final — full lunar eclipse of 2019 appeared overhead in the hours between Jan. 20 and 21.

  • Mahler’s “Titan” to be performed at the Foundry Saturday, Nov. 17

    Perhaps the most famous association with Mahler's Symphony No. 1 is that of the whimsical engraving "The Hunter's Funeral Procession," cut in 1850 by Austrian artist Moritz von Schwind.

    The YSCO, under the direction of James Johnston, will present Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan” Saturday, Nov. 17, at 7:30 p.m., at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater.

  • Michael Hitchcock

    Michael Hitchcock

    Michael Hitchcock, a longtime resident of the village, died on Nov. 1, 2018.

  • Bringing peace to all

    The 15-year-old weekly Saturday morning peace vigil at the intersection of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue was elevated by the voices of more than 80 singers intoning a simple round to the words, “Hate has no home here.” The singers, all of them women, were participants in the annual Midwest regional Threshold Choir gathering. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The 15-year-old weekly Saturday morning peace vigil at the intersection of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue was elevated by the voices of more than 80 singers, participants in the annual Midwest regional Threshold Choir gathering.

  • World in the house

    The World House Choir, pictured at its Sept. 8 performance of "Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream," will welcome new singers on Dec. 3. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of the oratorio, ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream.’

  • Story Chain connects incarcerated parents with their children

    Local resident Jonathan Platt started Story Chain, a project that helps inmates in local correctional facilities connect with their children through the stories they record themselves reading. Platt has run the program at several local prisons and jails, including the Greene County Jail. (Photo by Morgan Beard)

    Krista Vandyke was a participant in Story Chain, a program that gives inmates the opportunity to read to their children from the confines of incarceration. 

  • While you were sleeping…

    The soon-to-be-retired utility pole illuminated against the night sky by work lights (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A report and photo essay on the the back-alley ballet of removing and replacing an aging utility pole.

  • Chappelle, Gavankar host ‘Blindspotting‘ screening in Yellow Springs

    Comedian/actor Dave Chappelle and musician/actor Janina Gavankar host a Q&A session at the Little Art Theater,Thursday, July 19, at screening of "Blindspotting." (Photo by Robert Hasek)

    Local resident Dave Chappelle hosted actor Janina Gavankar at a screening at the Little Art Theatre Thursday, July, 19, of her new feature film “Blindspotting,” a timely comedy-drama.