Articles From March 2011

  • A festive 4th of July

    Spectators check out a vintage motorcycle as it drives through town during the annual 4th of July parade. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Villagers and visitors alike lined Xenia avenue on Sunday afternoon for the annual 4th of July parade. A steady stream of antique cars, patriotic musicians, youth groups, community organizations, police cars and firetrucks came through downown. Children scattered through the streets in pursuit of candy, and water gun-toting teens drenched onlookers. See more photos of the holiday’s festivities in the upcoming print edition of the News.

  • YSKP show a dazzling desert display

    Cast members of the latest YSKP musical, "Conference of the Birds," practice with their puppet props during rehearsal last Thursday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While the Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse summer musical, “Conference of the Birds” doesn’t open until Thursday, July 8, the News got a sneak peak during rehearsal last Thursday. Watch an audio slideshow, featuring the sounds and stagings of cast members, below, and see next week’s print edition of the Yellow Springs News for a full article on the latest production in YSKP’s 16th season of youth theater.

  • Art exhibit kicks off Glen 50th celebration

    Bill Hooper and Jane Baker were among the many villagers who attended the Friday night reception for the art exhibit that features artwork inspired by the Glen. They are looking at "Glen Helen Raptor" by local sculptor Jon Hudson, created from scrap metal found in the Glen. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A well-attended exhibit of original art created by artists inspired by the Glen kicked off the Glen’s weekend celebration of its 50th anniversary on Friday evening.

  • Brickson joins national race walking team

    2010 YSHS graduate Reini Brickson earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross Country Team. (submitted photo)

    Last weekend recent Yellow Springs High School graduate Reini Brickson qualified as the sixth and final member of the USA National Team for race walkers. She claimed that position after finishing sixth in the race walk at the USA Track & Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, June 26. After […]

  • Sea Dogs take on Oakwood

    The Yellow Springs Sea Dogs swam against the Oakwood Dolphins at the village’s Gaunt Park pool last Thursday, June 24. This home meet was a tough meet, but the Sea Dogs met the challenge with strong swimming and excellent sportsmanship.

  • Baseball! baseball! at Perry League

    Colin Lindemann is the first child on the diamond. “How old are you, Colin?” I ask. He’s left his glove with his mom until after we do our stretches. “I used to be 4,” he says.

  • Yellow Springs Youth Baseball

    Since Major League play finally got under way on June 16, the Twins have taken the lead at 4–0, with the Athletics and Royals tied for second, each at 1–3.

  • Owl in a day’s work

    On the first day of this week’s Ecocamp schedule, the night camp crew joined Naturalist Rebecca Deatsman for a talk with Otus, the screech owl, who eyed his observers, from left, Sami Adler, Danielle Williamson, Micah Lindsey, Grace Doyle, Bailey Gallion and Zoe Caswell. This weekend the Glen Helen Association celebrates its 50th anniversary and the thousands of volunteers who have helped shape the preserve and continue to support its educational and recreational missions. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

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  • School income tax up slightly

    The recession kicked Yellow Springs hard in 2008, according to state income tax figures, and the school district is still reeling from a significant drop in income tax revenue from that year, which schools received in 2009.

  • The 3 percent solution for energy use

    When the Village’s electric power supplier looks into the future, its leaders assume that the village’s need for electricity will increase by about 1 percent each year. But with much of the supply currently coming from carbon–emitting coal plants, villagers and Village leaders have been looking for ways not to be such predictable power consumers.

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