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‘Bosom Buddies’

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YS Arts Council exhibition creatively copes with breast cancer By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Susan Gartner’s painted head courtesy of the Jafagirls, whose Bosom Buddies exhibition runs April 21-May 14 at the YS Arts Council Breast cancer. The diagnosis is always devastating and its treatment is nearly as dreadful as the disease. How do you […]

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Spring StitchEscape

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Retreat with 614 Knit Studio at Mills Park Hotel By Laura Jones Photo: Columbus-based 614 Knit Studio brings its colorful wares and mission to Mills Park Hotel, March 17-19 If you think knitting and crocheting are just for grandmothers—think again. Both pastimes, which fall under the larger category of “stitching,” are increasingly considered unique artistic […]

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Darkness beckons

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Gaze at the stars with Miami Valley Astronomical Society at John Bryan State Park By Lisa Bennett Photo: Amateur astronomers gather at John Bryan State Park to view the skies; photo: Glenn E. Johnson   Darkness—it beckons the far reaches of imagination and taunts us with nightmares both real and intangible. Though darkness sometimes shields […]

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Help scientists put a bird on it

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Join the global Great Backyard Bird Count at Glen Helen By Megan Constable Photo: A Carolina Wren spotted at Glen Helen If you have ever wanted to join a worldwide research project, Glen Helen has you covered. Glen Helen will host the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), where participants help scientists by documenting birds they see […]

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Steward of the Springs’ scenery

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Artist Christine Klinger explores the ‘Nature of Yellow Springs’ By Brennan Burks Photo: Christine Klinger paints the natural beauty of her surroundings during Tecumseh Land Trust’s Paint-Out; photos: Christine Klinger For artist Christine Klinger, place begets art, and there is no place like Yellow Springs. Just outside of town, in any direction, you will find […]

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Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an aircraft cable all have in common? They are all elements used by artist Landon Crowell in his upcoming Yellow Springs Art Center exhibition, Altered. “In my work for Altered, the materials are basic construction materials […]

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Spring into comics

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Comic culture in Yellow Springs By Josher Lumpkin The village of Yellow Springs is a quaint college town that manages to meld the old and the new into anachronistic bliss.  As you jaunt through downtown Yellow Springs, you might have a difficult time figuring out what decade it is, and that’s the appeal. And what […]

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Sew what?

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I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a little material can go a long way. All it takes is heart and imagination to make a beautiful piece of work. I’m not quoting something from a Care Bears card, I’m just showing appreciation for […]

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Huff and puff

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Energy efficiency in practice In YS straw homes By Lisa Bennett Roughly 2.6 million years ago, our ancient ancestors began building straw homes on the vast African Plains. Over time, other cultures also began using straw as a construction material in their homes. From Germany, to England, from Asia to North America and beyond, anywhere […]

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Grind and unwind

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Spring in Springs skateboarding, music and art skate park event By Josher Lumpkin This weekend, Yellow Springs Skate Park will come to life, as skaters from all over the Miami Valley will convene there to bust gnarly tricks.  Spring in Springs, a fundraiser for the skate park, will be in full effect.  With seven bands […]

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Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]