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Lighting Up The Night

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Local Artists Thank The Community With Fiery Performance By Lara Donnelly Flames rise up in the dusk, illuminating painted faces and elaborate costumes. The thump of dance music beats beneath the mesmerizing flicker of fire. The Yellow Springs performance group, Soul Fire Tribe, will illuminate downtown this Friday with another one of their incendiary shows. […]

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Shop small. Buy big. Give unique.

Shop in Yellow Springs.

Get all of your holiday shopping done locally in Yellow Springs By Lara Donnelly Forget Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Maroon Wednesday, or whatever colorful offers of bargains you’ve seen cropping up in “big box” stores and online retailers. This holiday season, Dayton-area residents and visitors have the chance to give gifts from that really stand […]

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Liar, liar

How a local group of men called the Liar’s Club inspired a Yellow Springs artist By Lara Donnelly In many parts of the country, breakfast at MacDonald’s means more than just hash browns and McMuffins. Socializing seniors are grouping together at their local Mickey D’s to swap stories and keep in touch. One such group […]

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A creative peek

Local artists open their studios for the Artist Studio Tour and Sale By Lara Donnelly Yellow Springs is a town known for its eclectic and elegant art scene. But how many times do visitors get to meet the artists? The Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour and Sale makes that possible, and art-lovers in the area […]

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A festival for the season

Troy’s Fall Farm Fest gives visitors fall fever By Lara Donnelly The leaves are turning color, the temperature is falling and autumn is on its way. As the seasons change, people in the Dayton area have a chance to get outside and breathe the newly crisp air at Miami County Park District’s third annual Fall […]

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Yellow Springs: An everyday life

An everyday look at an exceptional town By Lara Donnelly Yellow Springs usually gets written up in the Dayton City Paper for its cultural happenings, its exciting street art and its all-out awesome events, like Art Stroll and Street Fair. Tourists come to see the funky shops and eat in the fancy restaurants. Hikers come […]

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Ringmasters, belly dancers and fire-eaters, oh my!

Yellow Springs gets freaky with Cirque Carnival By Lara Donnelly With Yellow Springs in the running for Rand McNally’s “Best of the Road” as the “most fun” town in America, people from far and wide want to know what makes this small town so out of the ordinary. Friday, July 15 will be a good […]

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Sending art strolling

An evening promenade among the artists By Lara Donnelly Fine art. Catered hors d’oeuvres. Gallery shows. A graffiti-splashed gum wall. If you’re thinking to yourself, “One of these things is not like the other,” good catch. But at Yellow Springs’ semi-annual Art Stroll, things like the Jafa Girls’ Traveling Gum Wall are par for the […]

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Tiny Town Takes to the Streets

Four blocks of food, fun and arts By Lara Donnelly It’s getting to be that time of year again in Yellow Springs: the weather is heating up, the sun is coming out and the annual Yellow Springs Street Fair is coming down the pike at precipitous speed. Already, local vendors are stocking up on popular […]

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Come for the local color

… stay for the local food By Lara Donnelly On any given day in Yellow Springs, a visitor is likely to find surprising art, experimental theatre, unique retail and a vibrant street life. That same visitor will also find, and hopefully partake in, a local food experience of a lofty caliber. Restaurants, coffee shops, non-profits […]

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Heard and Heard

WYSO bringing new voices to the airwaves with Community  Voices project By Lara Donnelly Radio station 91.3 WYSO has long been a source of independent voices in the Miami Valley. The public radio station, which began broadcasting on only 10 watts of electricity in 1958, is a favorite of many denizens of the Dayton area. […]

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A passive state of mind

Yellow Springs green builder reveals the passive house By Lara Donnelly If you’ve driven through Yellow Springs any time in the last year, you’ve probably noticed the unique house going up on Dayton Street, near the west end of town. The Passive House, as it’s called, is a green building with a goal: energy efficiency. […]

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Let’s all go to the movies

A preview of the 2011 Yellow Springs Short Film Festival By Lara Donnelly The snow is lying thick and frozen on the streets of downtown Yellow Springs and while hiking in Glen Helen is still an option for the brave among us, most people are looking for indoor entertainment this time of year. Luckily, the […]

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‘Press’ing the boundaries

Changing Dayton’s conceptions about coffee, one cup at a time By Lara Donnelly Brett and Janell Barker are coffee people. Brett has worked as a barista at Pacchia in Dayton and Gimme! Coffee in Brooklyn and opened a Gimme! Coffee franchise location in Ithaca, New York. The couple recently returned from a tour of “coffee […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]