Friday, May 31, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013


YS-Opoly – Get Your Game On!

Pre-Launch Party, June 2, 2013, 2-4pm, Antioch University Midwest
After Party, June 2, 2013, 4-6pm, Yellow Springs Brewery
Official Launch, June 8, 2013, YS Street Fair

You are invited to PLAY at the YS-Opoly Pre-Launch Party for the new customized game about the Village of Yellow Springs on Sunday, June 2 from 2-4pm at Antioch University Midwest.  Show your YS-Opoly Spirit by representing your favorite aspect of the game – “Be The Board”!  The YS Brewery will be hosting an After Party from 4-6pm, with music from local buskers and Ringo’s North Star Mobile Eatery serving up stone hearth pizza, gourmet burgers & quesadillas.  Bring your lawn chairs and hang out on the MillWorks patio.  Let the games & festivities continue all afternoon!

From 2-4pm, enjoy food & festivity with an array of VIP guests including Young’s Jersey Cow Barnabe, the YS Schools Bulldog and several of our favorite local musicians including Will C, Ryan Stinson and Warren Kearney (a.k.a. That Uke Guy).  Games will be set up in the YSI Multipurpose Room if you cannot wait until you get home to play, and make sure to get your pictures with the Corner Cone Golf Cart and RE/MAX Balloon.  Notably, the “Project Peace: Confronting Bullying through Art” student-produced artwork will be on display, and tour the YS Arts Council’s Permanent Collection housed at AUM.  A special treat will be a mini-performance from the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse!  Don’t miss this opportunity to have fun with the YS community!

We invite everyone to “BE the Board” with awards for the best costumes, and enter our “Free Parking” lucky draw for a chance to win such fabulous prizes as an autographed print of Kathy Moulton’s YS-Opoly board artwork, a Main Squeeze Brewing Kit, Art by Sandi Sharp, YSAC’s “Keep Yellow Springs Weird” t-shirts & Permanent Collection Notecards, Johanna Mosaics Garden Cookies, Sessions with Yogini Marie Hertzler, a YS Brewery Goodie Bag, and an autographed NFL football from RE/MAX Victory, The Chris K Group.  One winner will choose a Yellow Springs nonprofit to receive the Free Parking lucky draw donations.  Several local organizations such as the YS Bicycle Enhancement Committee, YS Senior Center, Yoga Springs Studio, Village Cyclery and Reiki Gong Dynamic Health will be highlighting their work, and there will be loads of Free Art from around the world to enjoy!  Meet Behrle Hubbuch and other artists who have made YS-Opoly a true work of art.

Don’t forget to wear your official YS-Opoly Button!  The YS Brewery will be giving discounts on its local craft brews to button wearers – pick one up at the Visitors Center in the Yellow Springs Station.  And, make sure to Grab a “Piece” of Yellow Springs with your YS-Opoly “Get Your Game On!” t-shirts screen printed using eco-friendly practices by Basho Apparel, A JCox Company.  At the Party, Bing Design will unveil the YS-Opoly Box Top, highlighting the intense creative effort involved in making the game.

Through a collaborative creative community effort involving over 200 business, organization, family and individual sponsors, Yellow Springs has created a customized Monopoly-themed game representing the true flavor of our cultural oasis, promoting the many wonderful aspects that make YS “Everyone’s Favorite Place.”  YS-Opoly maintains the classic feel of the original Monopoly game while embodying the unique character of our Village.  Ultimately, YS-Opoly provides a cool experience reflective of personal interactions that Villagers & Visitors have with Yellow Springs.

With a charitable giving goal of $5000, YS-Opoly has already generated proceeds to benefit more than 15 local nonprofit organizations, including the YS Arts Council, YS Kids Playhouse, YS Schools, YS Senior Center, Tecumseh Land Trust, YS Skatepark, YS Bicycle Enhancement Committee, Community Children’s Center, YS Center Stage, Friends Care Community, John Bryan Community Pottery, Children’s Montessori Cooperative, YS Heritage, Little Art Theatre and Yellow Springs Home, Inc.

There are a limited number of first edition YS-Opoly games available (retail price $25), so make sure to reserve your copy by contacting Brian Housh at or 937-319-1116.  You can order games online at or send your payment to “YS-Opoly” at PO Box 735, Yellow Springs, OH 45387.  Follow us on Facebook!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Books, Bees and Blooms - June 15

Saturday, June 15th, is the date for the Books, Bees and Blooms event at the Yellow Springs Library. Join us outdoors on the library grounds from 10 to 1.  In case of rain, the programs will be indoors in the meeting room. Representatives from the Greene County Beekeepers' Association and Greene County Master Gardeners will be present with exhibits and information on beekeeping and composting. There will also be children's activities including face painting, seed planting, crafts, coloring, cornhole and a storybook reading corner. Volunteers who maintain the flower gardens will also be on hand to answer questions. Join us on the 15th for information and fun. This is a collaboration of Greene County Public Library, Yellow Springs Library Association and Greene County Master Gardeners.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Library usage survey

Dear Patron of the Greene County Public Library –

We want to know what you think! In an effort to further improve the library’s award-winning service, Greene County Public Library is conducting a week-long survey beginning May 28.

Questions focus on how you use the library.
  • Do you check out ebooks?
  • Do you like browsing our magazines?
  • Do you renew materials online?
  • What do you find most valuable?

We want to know. The survey should take less than ten minutes.

We value our patrons’ ideas and want to continue serving you to the best of our ability. Taking ten minutes to complete the survey will help us serve you even better in the future.

» Take the survey

Friday, May 24, 2013

Street Fair 5K

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Destination YS

Arts & Culture    
Antioch College Herndon Gallery One Morgan Place 937.768.6462
Appetite: An American Pastime  3/16-5/24; Hours Tu-Sa 1-4p

Emporium Wines 233 Xenia Ave. 937.767.7077
Spring Ahead, Fall Back: Jenny Haack; 5/17-6/2
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery 405 Corry St., 937.769.1902
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:30p, Sat & Sun 10a-4p
Tall Trees by GB Web  5/2-6/30
John Bryan Community Pottery 100 Dayton St. 937.767.9022
Gallery & Open Studio Sat & Sun 1-4p; Classes Available
Village Artisans 100 Corry St., 937.767.1209
Spring in the Springs - 4/1-6/9

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery 111 Corry St., 679.9722
Figure Objects: Gerry Fogarty, Palli Davis, Beth Holyoke
5/17- 6/9; Gallery Hours We-Su 1-4p.

Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.; 937.769.1902

Full Moon Hike - 5/25, 9p; Trailside Museum
Wildflower Walk - 5/26, 1-3p; Trailside Museum 
Edible & Useful Plants - 5/26, 4-6p; Trailside Museum
5/25, 9a-5p; Glen Helen Auditorium; $75 members, $100
non-members, materials included.
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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Writers' Workshop back again in July

28th Annual Antioch Writers' Workshop
Scheduled for July 6 -12
Featuring a Pulitzer-prize nominated keynoter and fiction instructor, top New York agents, and many other highly successful publishing and writing professionals, the 28th annual summer program of the renowned Antioch Writers' Workshop will help attendees develop their creative writing skills in fiction, poetry and nonfiction, as well as learn how to take the next steps toward publication.

Lee Martin
Lee Martin, Pulitzer-Prize nominated author, to keynote Antioch Writers' Workshop
The deadline to register for the Antioch Writers' Workshop's 28th Annual flagship summer program Full-Week Experience is June 9. The workshop will take place July 6-12 at Antioch University Midwest and various venues in Yellow Springs, Ohio.

The 2013 event commences for Full-Week participants on Saturday, July 6 with a dessert and wine reception and Keynote by Lee Martin, Pulitzer Prize nominated author of "Break the Skin," and wraps up in the evening of Friday, July 12.

The Antioch Writers' Workshop offers tools and inspiration for beginning, intermediate, or advanced writers. Executive Director Sharon Short said, "We work to help writers of all levels obtain the tools and inspiration they need to advance their writing. Whether it's a participant's first or tenth time to the Workshop, new and excited faculty are here to provide the skills and connections for success in the publishing world."

This year's workshop offers a traditional Full-Week Experience and A La Carte options.

The traditional Full-Week experience includes morning classes led by authors Lee Martin, former North Carolina poet laureate Cathy Smith Bowers, and creative nonfiction author Dinty W. Moore. Following these classes, participants break off into smaller afternoon seminars focusing on fiction, poetry and creative nonfiction, led by additional expert faculty including Roxane Gay, Matthew Goodman and many others. At the afternoon seminars, participants share their work for review and feedback, and also receive creative writing guidance. The "Getting Started in Fiction or Nonfiction" afternoon seminar is an option for participants who do not wish to share a manuscript for workshopping.

The Full-Week Experience also includes individual pitch sessions with visiting agents Suzie Townsend of New Leaf Literary and Hannah Brown Gordon of Foundry Literary + Media. Full-Week participants also enjoy lunch opportunities with faculty, share their work in an evening participant reading, and, for a small additional fee, can take advantage of one-on-one manuscript consultations.

The summer program also offers "A La Carte" options, which enable participants to attend smaller portions of the workshop. These options include a Saturday Seminar, a one-day writing seminar in craft and inspiration, Morning-Only classes, or the Afternoon "Getting Started on Fiction or Nonfiction." The deadline to register for A La Carte Options is July 2.

"The A La Carte options are a tremendous opportunity for writers to test the waters of the workshop before diving in completely," said Communications Coordinator Tobin Terry, who will attend the workshop for the third time this summer. "And, we get it. Not all writers have the time or resources to dedicate the entire week. Flexibility makes these options great for packed schedules and all levels of budget. There's really something for everyone."

2012 Master Class
Antioch Writers'Workshop participants gather for morning classes.
For more information about the Antioch Writers' Workshop, 2013 faculty, and registration information, visit or email

The Antioch Writers' Workshop will be held July 6-12, 2013 in partnership with Antioch University Midwest and with support from the Yellow Springs Community Foundation; Ohio Arts Council; The Frank Pace, Jr. Foundation; and WYSO (media sponsor).

YSKP Creative Arts Camps

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse will offer four Creative Arts Camps for children going into Grades 1-3 and a Song and Dance Intensive for Grades 3-6. Camps will be offered at The Playhouse, 910 Corry St. in Yellow Springs. Complete schedule can be found at or by calling 937-767-7800.

In the Creative Arts Camps, children dance, bring stories to life, do art projects, sing songs, make masks and create an informal performance for family and friends. Jill Becker is the lead teacher with YSKP alumna Alex Thorpe. The camps meet Monday-Friday from 9-noon on: June 17-21, 24-28, July 15-19 and August 12-16th.

A new YSKP offering, the Song and Dance Intensive, is for youth entering grades 3-6 who want to improve their dancing and singing skills. Participants will work with Cameron Stuart (Hip Hop), Vanae Pate (Dayton Contemporary Dance Company) and Sally Dennis (singing). The Intensive meets July 22-26th from 10-1:30 and will culminate in an informal performance on Friday at 12:30.

Complete schedule for all camps, including registration fees and scholarship information, can be found by visiting or by calling 767-7800. All programs will be held at The Playhouse, 910 Corry St. next to the Antioch College Amphitheater. Register at or by calling 937-767-7800.

The YS Kids Playhouse is a theater by and for youth in Yellow Springs. The YSKP's Summer Theater Program is funded in part through the Ohio Arts Council, the National Endowment for the Arts, the Yellow Springs Community Foundation, the Morgan Family Foundation and individual supporters of the YS Kids Playhouse.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Young Writers' Workshop

Scholarships Available
Presented by Antioch Writers' Workshop

The May 29 deadline for area writers ages 15-18 to apply for the Antioch Writers' Workshop Young Writers program is fast approaching!

For the fourth year in a row, Antioch Writers' Workshop--a nationally recognized creative writing workshop since 1986--offers an opportunity for young writers (those entering 10th-12th grades in fall 2013, or ages 15-18) to attend the workshop held at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs, July 6-12.

Young writers must submit three pages of creative writing and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, librarian, coach or youth program leader, to the workshop by May 29. Selected writers receive an AWW Young Writers' Scholarship in the amount of $375.00, reducing the total cost of attending to $300.00 for a full week of writing classes, a special writing seminar, and lunches provided by Dayton Daily News sponsors.

The Young Writers' program includes attendance to the workshop's morning classes with all participants and the Young Writers' Afternoon Seminar led by Trudy Krisher, award winning author of several Young Adult novels including Spite Fences, Uncommon Faith and Fallout. During the seminar, selected writers will work on individual projects and develop their creative writing craft.

This opportunity is limited to 12 participants and open to students who live in the Ohio counties of Greene, Miami, Montgomery, Clark, Clinton, Fayette, Madison and Warren.

"When we introduced this program three years ago, we wanted to help develop the next generation of creative writers of fiction, poetry and nonfiction" said Sharon Short, Director, Antioch Writers' Workshop. "The Young Writers' program continues to give young writers an opportunity to learn from outstanding mentors, create long-lasting friendships, and make a nice addition to their college applications."

Accepted applicants will be notified shortly after May 29. To apply or for more information about the program, please visit the Young Writers page at or email

The Antioch Writers' Workshop and Young Writers' program is held in partnership with Antioch University Midwest and with support from Dayton Daily News; Ohio Arts Council; Books & Co. at The Greene; and WYSO (media sponsor).

Burglary suspects indicted

According to WHIO-TV, the local couple arrested for a string of burglaries in the village has been indicted - both on multiple counts of theft related charges.


Monday, May 20, 2013

Street Fair - June 8

June 8th is the date to remember for the Yellow Springs Street Fair, a unique festival that fills the streets of Yellow Springs with people enjoying a wonderful mix of vendors, food and performers. But remember it’s only one day, from 9 am to 5 pm with the Music Festival starting at noon and lasting until 7pm.

Take what is already special about Yellow Springs and multiply it on Street Fair day when over 200 vendors join the 50 shops and galleries selling one of a kind art, beautiful hand-crafted items and unique imports. You’ll find old favorites like Crazy Uncle Jester’s hot sauces and new vendors such as 240 Sweet selling handcrafted artisan marshmallows, along with local favorites like Asanda Imports, Urban Handmade and Toxic Beauty.

Food from around the world is featured at Street Fair including fair favorite Jeet with delicious Indian cuisine, La Pampa showcasing Argentinean Bar-B-Q along with Greek, Lebanese and even New Zealand from Cheeky Meat Pies. Relax at the Jackson Lytle Lewis Food Tent where you can also enjoy entertainment throughout the day. Acoustic musicians will perform beginning at 10am and go all afternoon, with the Egyptian Breeze Belly Dancers. You can also slip into one of the local restaurants for a delicious dining experience.

For a break from shopping, stop by the Music & Beer Fest at the Bryan Center from noon to 7. Sample a domestic or craft beer, including some delicious seasonals as you listen to the great musical line-up all presented by Peach’s Grill. An exciting addition this June is a special mobile food court next to the Music & Beer Fest.

To make getting to Street Fair easier, use our free shuttle service from Young’s Dairy at 6800 Springfield-Xenia Rd. or Yellow Springs High School at 420 E. Enon Rd. The shuttle service is available from 9 am to 7 pm. Check for alternate routes also.

The event is free and open to the public. Handicapped parking is available at the Municipal Lot on Corry St . PETS are not allowed at Street Fair by ordinance and owners will be asked to leave. The Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce thanks sponsors Antioch College , Wagner Subaru, Greene/Soin Hospitals and WesBanco for their support of Street Fair. For more information contact the YS Chamber at (937) 767-2686 or visit

Back Story: Talking 10-Minutes

It was heartening to see the fine turn out for the Center Stage open-to-the-public meeting, Saturday afternoon. Of course, it was heavily populated by the usual suspects, but there were also some enthusiastic, experienced newcomers there, offering some promising possibilities for the upcoming production of "Three Penny Opera" and, down the road, "The Women."

My interest, of course, is the annual 10-minute play festival, the third of which will be held this year on Oct. 25 & 26. According to the agenda, I am officially the "10-Minute Play Coordinator," and that is just fine with me. As such, I reported that I will be making an open call for scripts on or about June 1, with a submission deadline of the day after Labor day.

If you have ever attended one of the 10-minute play productions, the energy put forth by your friends and neighbors likely prompted you to think, I would like to try that. You could be thinking acting. writing or some other involvement. I know a lot of you have been thinking about writing a script, because some of you have mentioned it to me - and a few you have actually done it. But many of you, for whatever reason, have procrastinated - like two years in a row. Well now, you have had plenty of notice. Get writing! And try not to run too much over the 10-minute suggested limit. If you have already written something, don't be shy. Send it in.

You've got two ways to do this: email to or mail to Center Stage, P.O. Box 544, YSO. Don't be afraid of rejection. If your play doesn't make the cut, you will be let down easily, and with suggestions as to how you might improve your script. I look forward to reading your work.


Sunday, May 19, 2013

Student-led Hunger Simulation - May 23

There will be a student-led Hunger Simulation from 5:30-6:45 on Thursday, May 23 in the McKinney / Yellow Springs High School cafeteria.  This simulation is part of a student-organized “Spring Festival to Benefit Hunger” from 5:00-7:00 PM.  The goal of the simulation is to have participants experience the reality of hunger and poverty by putting our own faces on hungry people in the world and to call us to reflection & action.   This free simulation (with free child care) is appropriate for individuals ages 11 to 101.  If simulations aren’t your thing, there will be plenty of carnival games and even a screening of the recently-released documentary A Place at the Table in the school library (starts at 5:20).  Hope to see you there!

To register yourself or your group for the simulation, please phone the school at 767-7224 

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Center Stage open meeting today at 1 pm

Have you thought of joining the local theater community and using your talent as an actor, director, writer or producer? Yes you can!   Come and be a part of the magic! On May 18th is a general meeting for all interested parties to discuss submission suggestions, the 2013 season, upcoming opportunities and all around participation! There's a LOT in the works--make sure you join us at May 18th (Saturday) at 1 p.m. at the YS Presbyterian Church!

Any questions call Kay Reimers at 767-8401

TLT Annual Meeting open to public

On Sunday, June 2nd, Tecumseh Land Trust will be holding its 23rd Annual Meeting beginning at 2pm!  The meeting will take place on John and Lynda Pauley’s beautiful farm, composed of wetlands, prairies, and woods - truly a Clark County treasure.  There will be a brief business meeting, followed by a short skit performed by the kids of the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse from their upcoming season’s play, Gaston Boudreaux: The Cajun Robin Hood, as well as light refreshments. Afterwards we will explore the various landscapes of this farm.  The Pauley farm is located at 13813 East National Road, in South Vienna, Ohio. This event is free to the public’s enjoyment thanks to the generous donation from the Springfield Foundation.

Friday, May 17, 2013

Destination YS

Arts & Culture    
Antioch College Herndon Gallery One Morgan Place 937.768.6462
Appetite: An American Pastime  3/16-5/24; Hours Tu-Sa 1-4p

Glen Helen Atrium Gallery 405 Corry St., 937.769.1902
Gallery Hours: Mon-Fri 9:30a-4:30p, Sat & Sun 10a-4p
Tall Trees by GB Web  5/2-6/30
John Bryan Community Pottery 100 Dayton St. 937.767.9022
Gallery & Open Studio Sat & Sun 1-4p; Classes Available
Village Artisans 100 Corry St., 937.767.1209
Spring in the Springs - 4/1-6/9

Yellow Springs Arts Council Gallery 111 Corry St., 679.9722
"3": Works of Sandi Sharp, Debbi Kampel, Leanne Foley
Gallery Hours We-Su 1-4p. Gallery Opening - 5/17, 6-9p

Nature & Recreation
Glen Helen Nature Preserve 405 Corry St.; 937.769.1902

Wildflower Walk - 5/19, 1-3p; Trailside Museum 
5/18, 4p; Glen Helen Auditorium
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Cyclops pre-party event - Saturday

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Meet the Alpacas - May 18

North River Alpacas will host an open farm day on Saturday, May 18th from 10am - 4pm.  Come out and meet the alpacas!  Check out Toby’s new Mohawk haircut and Alex’s bangs!  They were all sheared in April and are sporting new hairdo’s!
Farm day will include free admission.  The farm store carries alpaca products, crafts and goodies.  Kids are welcome.  The alpacas LOVE visitors and carrots; they especially like visitors bringing carrots, what a combination!
North River Alpacas is located at 2800 North River Road in Clifton.  (3rd house on the left off of SR72.  Call 937-767-2343 for more information.