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Preserving progress

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60 years of art and social change at YS Arts Council Photo: Antioch College’s 1960s production of Shakespeares Rape of Lucretia By Tara Pettit It’s no secret that Yellow Springs harbors a deeply rich cultural arts community. Creative collaboration is truly the lifeblood of this town and the foundation of a 60-year history that has […]

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Use it up, wear it out

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Up-Cycled Art Show in Yellow Springs Photo: Sara Gray, slumped wine bottle; photo: Sara Gray. By Tim Smith If you’re of a certain age, you may have heard the terms junk sculpture or found art in reference to art objects fashioned from everyday items that have outlived their usefulness. The art form had its origins […]

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Animal farms

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Agri-animals at Antioch College, the Menagerie Ranch, Young’s Jersey Dairy Photo: Pet animals, like goats, at Young’s Jersey Dairy By Terri Gordon Animals figure big in three Yellow Springs enterprises—Antioch College’s farm, the Menagerie Ranch, and Young’s Jersey Dairy. Antioch Farm Antioch College has a long history as a traditional liberal arts college with sustainability […]

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Living Art

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Receive a neighbor’s welcome at the Art House Hop ‘Toucan Island,’ featured at this year’s Art House Hop June 25; photo: Doug McLarty By Megan Constable The Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) knows the only thing better than an art museum is viewing art in the comfort of a welcoming home. The fifth-annual Art House […]

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Moon children

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YS Kids Playhouse looks skyward with Luminous Luna: Myth and Imagination (l-r) Miles, Yanne, and Kian in YS Kids Playhouse’s original musical Luminous Luna, running through July 2; photo: Matthew Collins By Tim Smith We gaze at it, write songs about it, blame it for erratic behavior, and occasionally howl at it. And we have […]

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Steeped in history

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YS Arts Council overhauls tea time with ‘bling! tea’ By Lisa Bennett Photo: Historical fashion expert Bill White talks ties and hats at YS Arts Council Elevenses or afternoon? Both refer to tea: the delightful, hot beverage steeped in a surprising and rich history. While many of us here in America tend to think of […]

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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: 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 […]