Mackenzie Horton, age 9, is raising money to help rehabilitate manatees, which are often injured by boats. She's shown at the Columbus Zoo.

Mackenzie Horton, age 9, is raising money to help rehabilitate manatees, which are often injured by boats. She's shown at the Columbus Zoo.

Only 1 birthday wish: save manatees!

Mackenzie Horton of Yellow Springs, age 9, is raising money to help save manatees.

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Arts (archives)

  •   Council approves new policy on street music

    072414_buskersThe local street music scene may soon change with a new, self-regulating policy approved Monday by Village Council. Read the new policy here.

  •   Council examines ‘busking’

    THUMB_GovernmentAt their July 7 meeting, Village Council members continued an earlier discussion on how best to balance the needs of buskers and business owners in a way that doesn’t put a damper on what many villagers see as a source of downtown uniqueness.

  •   ‘Superhuman Happiness’ at YSKP

    Gods and goddesses of Roman myth will do battle in the Antioch Amphitheater during this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production, “Superhuman Happiness.” Some of the 49 youth in the show are, from left, Nia Dyer (Helen), Sammie Woolley (Clara), Zoe Williams (Arachne), Chekinah Williams (Ceres), Reese Elam (Juno), Jaylen Mitchell (Jove). “Superhuman Happiness” runs July 10–13 and July 17–20. (Photo by Megan Bachman)Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse explores the theme of transformation in its new original music, "Superhuman Happiness," an adaptation of Roman poet Ovid's magnum opus “Metamorphoses.”

Village Schools (archives)

  •   Yellow Springs schools aim to opt out of tests

    THUMB_SchoolsThe Ohio legislature recently approved an education bill that gives Yellow Springs schools a chance to apply for a waiver from any and all state and federally mandated standardized tests.

  •   Sports budget at 10-year low

    THUMB_SportsOn any given day during the school year, dozens of students from McKinney and Yellow Springs High School can be seen releasing their energy on the soccer field, sprinting for a lay up on the basketball court, diving for a run on the baseball field, or participating in the many other sports the school has traditionally offered.

  •   Bulldogs Walking, 2014

    Rachele Orme, Nicholas Miller-Jacobson and AnnDee Pettiford (photo by Lauren Heaton)57 Yellow Springs High School seniors who graduated last Thursday, May 29. As usual the high school gym was steaming, but that didn’t bother the many parents, family members and friends who cheered the graduates on. Also pictured here are valedictorian Rachel Meyer and salutatorian Zoey McKinley. RELATED POSTS: ’14 YSHS award recipients Sea Dogs […]

Economy (archives)

  •   Ohio Brass & Electric to play Emporium tonight

    Ohio Brass & Electric, which plays tonight at the Emporium, performed last Saturday at the Yellow Springs Street Fair. Shown in front is guitarist Skip Leeds. The group was joined by 11-year-old Sean McDonald on saxophone.The local horn band Ohio Brass & Electric will perform tonight, Friday, June 20, from 7 to 10 p.m. at the Emporium during the Summer Art Stroll.

  •   New sandwich and pizza cafe opens

    aletas2The village’s newest restaurant is now open. Aleta’s Café, at the Oten Gallery, 303 Xenia Ave., serves hot Panini sandwiches, pizzas made with Naan bread and salads for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

  •   Villagers rate ED strategies

    THUMB_PrintAs an adjunct English professor at Clark State Community College, Cyndi Pauwels is among the one-third of Yellow Springs residents who work in the field of education and four-fifths of working villagers who commute.

Village Life (archives)

  •   Architectural bike tour— Builder Kline left mark on village

    Local residents Martha Kline, Jack Kline’s daughter, and her son, Andrew, recently visited one of the best known Yellow Springs homes designed by Martha’s father. On Saturday, July 26, Turner Foundation historian Kevin Rose will lead an architectural tour of some of Kline’s local works, including Yellow Springs High School and the Vernet Ecological Center at Glen Helen. Due to popularity, this month’s bicycle tour will be followed by a second tour in September, at a date to be determined. Visit ­ westcotthouse.org for details or to purchase tour tickets. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)Perched on a cliff side in the woods on Old Mill Road sits a house made almost entirely of glass and so close to the trees that its designer and original owner, John L. (Jack) Kline, had only to reach out his window to touch the birds.

  •   Spotlight on mental health

    The “NAMImobile,” a traveling educational bus to fight stigma of mental illness visits the Yellow Springs Village BP at the corner of U.S. 68 and Corry Street from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 22. The event is hosted by the National Association on Mental Illness Yellow Springs affiliate. (Submitted photo)Formed in the wake of last summer's tragic shooting event, the Yellow Springs affiliate of the National Association of Mental Illness, or NAMI, runs support groups for those with mental illness and their family members and friends.

  •   ‘Japanese Festivals: Cooking and Culture’ rescheduled

    THUMB_VillageLife“Japanese Festivals: Cooking and Culture,” originally scheduled for Friday, July 18, at the library, has been rescheduled due to illness. It will be held on Tuesday, Sept. 16, 6:30–8 p.m. Registration opens Aug. 24. RELATED POSTS: Trick-or-treat postponed until Friday NAMImobile to educate on mental illness Mental health gathering Youth rec soccer registration open Village […]

Government (archives)

  •   Village road paving set

    THUMB_VillageLifeThe village’s Greene County Paving Contractor has started the milling process of various streets around town.

  •   Council examines ‘busking’

    THUMB_GovernmentAt their July 7 meeting, Village Council members continued an earlier discussion on how best to balance the needs of buskers and business owners in a way that doesn’t put a damper on what many villagers see as a source of downtown uniqueness.

  •   Bates begins Village manager job

    Village Council President Karen Wintrow swore in Patti Bates as the new Village manager at Council's July 7 meeting.Patti Bates was sworn in as the new Yellow Springs Village manager at Village Council's July 7 meeting.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Rebecca Teilhet

    Becky TeilhetRebecca Teilhet died July 11, 2014. She was 41.

  •   Jim Williams Jordan

    Jim Williams JordanJames (Jim) William Jordan, former resident of Yellow Springs and Antioch College faculty member, died June 5 in Fairfax, Calif., at the age of 73.

  •   Hazel Sweeney

    ObituaryHazel Sweeney, née Wright, died on Monday, July 7, following a long illness. She was 90.

Higher Education (archives)

Sports (archives)

  •   Soccer mania comes to village

    071714_YSHSSoccerYobs02The World Cup may have ended on Sunday, but a massive local soccer championship is just kicking off.

  •   Rain doesn’t dampen players’ spirit

    THUMB_SportsLast Friday’s soaking rain played havoc with last week’s Minor League schedule, wiping out both Saturday games, leaving only a single completed game for the week as the only other scheduled contest was a forfeit.

  •   T-ball’s no joke, but fun abounds

    THUMB_SportsWe’re doing knock-knock jokes. I don’t know who started this. We were doing our exercises. We were about to get on our hands and knees and crawl around two other people when someone said, “Knock, knock.”

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