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Basim Blunt has been named executive director of the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices in Yellow Springs. He began his role July 1. (Photo courtesy of basimblunt.com)

Basim Blunt named Eichelberger Center executive director

Basim Blunt — the host of WYSO’s weekly funk program “Behind the Groove” and a longtime radio producer at the station — was recently named the new executive director of the Eichelberger Center for Community Voices at WYSO.

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  • Free event to promote women’s health

    The locally based Feminist Health Fund will host Women’s Health & Wellness Day on Saturday, Sept. 30, 1–4 p.m., at the Wellness Center, 240 E. South College St., on the Antioch College campus.

  • Water colors

    On Friday, Sept. 22, the News caught local artist and meter reader Travis Hotaling working on an unusual canvas: the Village recently tasked the painter with beautifying some of the downtown fire hydrants.

  • Action, laughs and heart in ‘She Kills Monsters’

    In the upcoming Yellow Springs High School production of “She Kills Monsters,” comedy and drama come together to examine loss through a unique — and for its main character, unexpected — lens: the tabletop roleplaying game Dungeons and Dragons.

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  •   World House Choir to celebrate a decade of song, social justice

    The World House Choir — a multicultural and intergenerational musical group whose decade-long repertoire has embraced songs that put forward messages of unity, solidarity and social justice — will perform its 10-year anniversary concerts Thursday–Saturday, Sept. 21–23, at the Foundry Theater.

  •   New Little Art Theatre manager is old hand

    Next time you go to the movies, you can join the longtime Yellow Springs resident Caleab Wyant in celebrating his new position at the Little Art if you greet him by his new title: Theater Manager.

  •   40 years of Chamber Music in Yellow Springs

    Chamber Music in Yellow Springs, or CMYS, will mark its 40th anniversary this season, which opens Sunday, Sept. 24. Established in 1983, CMYS was founded by a handful of devoted classical music lovers.

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  •   Community, tea at CommuniTEA

    For local mother-daughter team Amy and Modjeska Chavez of CommuniTEA Love, the making and drinking of tea is itself the grand affair.

  •   Fine lines at Studio Uncommon

    True to its name, Studio Uncommon, Yellow Springs’ newest tattoo parlor, specializes in a unique and infrequent style. It’s located in Suite L at 305 N. Walnut St., in the Millworks business park.

  •   Yellow Springs Home, Inc. awarded $1.5 million for senior housing

    Yellow Springs Home, Inc. announced that the Ohio Housing Finance Agency has reserved approximately $1.5 million to fund a 32-unit senior rental housing unit slated to be built on 1.8 acres along Marshall and Herman streets.

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  •   Carolyn Louise Bradford

    Carolyn Louise Bradford peacefully passed away at 81 years young after battling lung cancer that was diagnosed earlier this year.

  •   Jasiah H. Zinger-Mitchell

    Jasiah H. Zinger-Mitchell, 21, of Yellow Springs, passed away Sept. 19, 2023, in Yellow Springs.

  •   Martin Stromberg

    Martin Stromberg, 70, of Yellow Springs, passed away peacefully on Sept. 11, 2023, in Dayton, Ohio. He was born on April 17, 1953, to the late Fredrick and Marie (Wood) Stomberg in Broadstairs, England.

  •   Marilyn Berryman

    Marilyn Berryman passed away on July 26, 2023, due to natural causes after a fall.

  •   Shoji ‘Sho’ Maruyama

    Shoji “Sho” Maruyama, beloved father of Jeff, Benji, Drew and Mike Maruyama, passed away peacefully on Aug. 12, 2023. He was 96.

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  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Sept. 29, 2023

    After a few losses, the varsity girls soccer team pulled out two at-home wins last week, besting Miami Valley School 6–2 on Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Belmont, 7–0, on Thursday, Sept. 21.

  •   Bulldog Sports Round-Up | Sept. 8, 2023

    With near perfect running weather, the Yellow Springs High School and McKinney Middle School cross-country teams performed admirably at the annual Fairborn Skyhawk Invitational on Wednesday, Aug. 30.

  •   Blunt gets 7th place at state track meet

    Graduating senior Malcolm Blunt capped off his stellar track career by earning a medal with a seventh-place finish in the 200 meters at the Division III state track meet.

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