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The 10th annual YS Zombie Walk will return Sept. 22.

The 10th annual YS Zombie Walk will return Sept. 22.

YS Zombie Walk returns this weekend

The 10th annual YS Zombie Walk will be held Saturday, Sept. 22, 3–9 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature arts and crafts vendors, food trucks, zombie face painting, live music, costume contests, games and crafts for kids and more.

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  •   Festival celebrates music, kindness

    Sharon Lane, an organizer of this weekend’s Fancy Fest music festival just outside of Yellow Springs, played a blues number in the Emporium this week. Lane, a singer-songwriter, is also one of the event’s featured performers. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)A two-day, low-key, family-friendly, good-vibing music festival, Fancy Fest is taking place this weekend in a private wooded area just outside of Yellow Springs on Jacoby Road.

  •   Pulling the wool before our eyes

    Marybeth Hobson, of Hamilton, Ohio, played the recorder while Nancy Treselic, of Liberty Township, spun wool into skeins at the 2018 Wool Gathering at Young's Jersey Dairy. (Photo by Carla Steiger)The 23rd Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy last weekend. The two-day event brought in over 100 vendors and participants from the region and surrounding states.

  •   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.’

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  •   Company turns trash into treasure

    Matthew Lawson sees a treasure trove of biodiversity in rotting organic waste. His company, Trillium Organic Services, will soon offer curbside composting in the Village. (Submitted Photo )Matthew Lawson is passionate about compost. Where some see stinky, rotting waste, Lawson sees a renewable resource. What is worthless trash to some is, to him, a rich biodiversity.

  •   Plans for investing in the village

    Community economist Michael Shuman brainstormed with Yellow Springs Federal Credit Union Executive Director Sandy Hollenberg after three days of local meetings last week with those representing government, education, business and nonprofit sectors. Shuman and Hollenberg are planning to launch one local investment project here to jumpstart the local economy. (Photo by Megan Bachman)A local debit card with rewards for shopping locally. A business incubator on the Antioch campus. Crowdfunding for local businesses. Student debt refinancing for those who live here after graduation. These ideas and more were explored in a series of conversations last week spearheaded by the Yellow Springs Federal Credit Union, or YSFCU.

  •   Local businesses plagued by shoplifting

    Danyel Mershon, who opened Wildflower Boutique three years ago this weekend, has been plagued by shoplifters at the store. She and other local shop owners are joining together to alert each other when shoplifting occurs. (Photo by Morgan Beard)On Wildflower Boutique’s opening day  three years ago, owner Danyel Mershon placed an expensive necklace on display. At the end of the day, she realized it was gone. 

Village Life (archives)

  •   Glen Helen’s own superheroes

    From left, Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith picked up litter and cleaned graffiti in the nature preserve with volunteers Dean Alkire, Dave Alkire and Brad Arledge on one Saturday this summer. The weekly cleanup crew, known as Guardians of Glen, assembles every Saturday from 1–3 p.m., meeting at Trailside Museum. It is open to all, and gloves are recommended. (Photo by Nakia Angelique)A group of three volunteers arrived one recent rainy Saturday afternoon to help Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith clean up litter and graffiti in the nature preserve.

  •   Festival celebrates music, kindness

    Sharon Lane, an organizer of this weekend’s Fancy Fest music festival just outside of Yellow Springs, played a blues number in the Emporium this week. Lane, a singer-songwriter, is also one of the event’s featured performers. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)A two-day, low-key, family-friendly, good-vibing music festival, Fancy Fest is taking place this weekend in a private wooded area just outside of Yellow Springs on Jacoby Road.

  •   Soybean, corn farmers challenged by price drops

    Several local farmers cited Chinese tariffs on soybeans and an anticipated robust harvest as factors contributing to significantly lower prices for local crops, which spell diminished profits for farmers. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)While they differ in their assessment of causes, several local farmers agree on their current situation: it’s a challenging time to be a farmer in Ohio.

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Obituaries (archives)

  •   Don Brezine

    Don BrezineDon Brezine, of Kettering, a loving husband and wonderful father, died peacefully on Aug. 31, 2018. He was 83.

  •   Janet E. (Hamilton) Gay

    Janet E. (Hamilton) GayJanet E. (Hamilton) Gay, age 71, passed away Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018, at her home in Springfield.

  •   Dora Baker

    Dora BakerDora Baker, age 92, of Yellow Springs, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, at Friends Care Center Assisted Living.

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