Articles From March 2011

  • Summer open gym for girls basketball players

    The McKinney School and Yellow Springs High School girls basketball program is offering open gym sessions on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 6 p.m. The sessions are open to any middle and high school girls interested in playing basketball. Players or parents with questions can contact Coach Duncan Thomas at 937-580-0152.

  • Dancing near the streets

    Many villagers celebrated dance last weekend, with two special Summer in the Springs events. Former Nonstop Institute dance teacher Jill Becker and friends entertained an appreciative audience Saturday afternoon with whimsical and dramatic improvisations on the Train Station lawn. Shown at top are, from left, Ali Thomas, Jamie Wilke, Dimi Reber, Tricia Gelmini, Melissa Heston, Sandy Mathern, Becker and Marybeth Francesca Wolf. Villagers also enjoyed dancing to the tunes spun by DJ Juju at the dance piazza on Saturday night at the 100 Corry Street plaza. Shown above left, Manzara Reed tried out swing moves with Jade Turner; center, Heston and Mathern improvised on Saturday afternoon; at right, Becker in a humorous piece.

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  • Caring for earth unites new YS family

    NEW FACES SERIES: Several of Volker Bahn’s colleagues suggested Yellow Springs as an ideal place to relocate when he accepted a faculty position at Wright State University, and it seems that they were right. The rustic feel of the Greene County countryside and proximity to Glen Helen has been a perfect fit for Bahn and wife Deanna Newsom’s lifestyles. Newsom works from home for the Rainforest Alliance, a New York-based conservation group that focuses on involving businesses and consumers in efforts to get responsibly produced goods and services into the global marketplace.

  • Xenia Ave. walks to be fixed

    At its Aug. 3 meeting, Village Council voted to enhance walkability in the village by moving ahead with a long-planned project to repair sidewalks on the east side of Xenia Avenue between Friends Care Community and downtown. In accordance with a current Village ordinance, property owners whose walks are deemed subpar will be held responsible for the repair costs.

  • Recession knocks local nonprofits

    Almost a full year after the national economic seizure, nonprofit organizations in the village are feeling the squeeze in their budgets. The crash affected most markedly the heftily endowed, and it hurt most cruelly the service-oriented groups. While contraction to reduce expenditures is an option, many local nonprofits are choosing to maintain or expand their programs in hopes of riding out a temporary financial slump.

  • Armocida takes interim job

    On Wednesday, July 29, the Yellow Springs Board of Education approved former longtime Yellow Springs superintendent Tony Armocida as the district’s interim superintendent for one year.

  • Youth KTC basketball open gym for girls

    The Yellow Springs Youth KTC Select girls basketball program offers open gyms on Wednesday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., at the Bryan Community Center. Sessions are open to any girl going into fourth, fifth or sixth grade. For more information, contact Ann Ridgeway at 767-2074 or apoortinga {at} gmail(.)com.

  • Dick Miller memorial

    A memorial service for Richard (Dick) Miller will be held Sunday, Aug. 30, at 3 p.m., in the Glen Helen Building. After the service all are invited to a reception in the lobby to view a retrospective show of Dick’s long art career.

  • Barbara Davis

    Barbara Hamilton Davis died of heart failure on June 6, in Los Angeles, Calif. She was 80. Born Barbara Retta Hamilton on Jan. 7, 1929, in Yellow Springs, she was the third child of Etta Belle Perry and Kenneth James Hamilton.

  • Footballers to meet

    The Yellow Springs McKinney School football program will hold a meeting on Monday, Aug. 10, at 7:15 p.m. at the high school practice field for students and parents of students interested in playing on this year’s junior high football team. The coaching staff will discuss the team’s schedule and address questions and concerns regarding the season. For more information, contact head Coach Craig McCann at 532-5111.

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