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Articles by Matt Minde

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  • 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

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream,’ an oratorio that tells the story of a central, yet little-known, figure of the civil rights movement. Composer Steve Milloy was present, along with a standing-room-only crowd at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. The piece was conducted by Jeremy Winston; narrator and soloists La’Shelle Allen and Keith Dean told the story in word and song. (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.

  • Ernest ‘Ernie’ Russell Heston

    Ernest ‘Ernie’ Russell Heston

    Ernest “Ernie” Russell Heston passed away on June 30, 2018, at 7:40 a.m. at his home in Yellow Springs, at the age of 91.

  • Heroic collaboration

    Seventh-grader Olive Cooper elaborates on her superhero character, a project that required pulling together history, art, narrative and a bit of theatrical flair. It was just one of the many projects on display at McKinney Middle School and YSHS Project-Based Learning Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 16. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Many projects were on display at McKinney Middle School and YSHS Project-Based Learning Exhibition Night on Wednesday, May 16.

  • 2018 Election results: strong showing against school levy

    In the past few weeks signs for and against the school facilities levy have sprouted up around town, as shown above. The “Vote No’ signs won the day. (Photos by Megan Bachman)

    Villagers strongly expressed their opposition to a school district plan to fund a rebuilt/renovated Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School on Tuesday, May 8. “No” voters prevailed by a wide margin.