Articles From March 2011

  • There is water on Mars…

    Looking a little bit like waterlogged Martians, Yellow Springs residents, from left, Elijah and Judah Williams and Liam Cooney, splashed around in the shallow end at Gaunt Park this month, seeking a little relief from the heat. It was so hot  at the beginning of the month that the weekend’s 80 degree days sounded cool. But temperatures are expected to climb back up to 94 degrees this week with a humidity factor that makes it feel like 101. In that kind of heat, the only thing to do is get back in the water. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the Yellow Springs News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri. RELATED POSTS: Water you waiting for? Spring has sprung; the Fling has flung Dousing the dog days Street Fair fare Feature photo: […]

  • Board approves GCESC contract

    At its July 8 meeting, the Yellow Springs Board of Education approved the renewal of a contract with the Greene County Educational Services Center, or GCESC, for special education services for the coming school year, although most board members expressed a reluctance to do so, given the high price tag.

  • Some tax drop, but hope for future

    The income tax decline in the Yellow Springs school budget has been news in recent weeks, and Village government has also seen a downturn in income tax in the past two years. However, the Village tax loss is significantly less than that of the school district, and Village Manager Mark Cundiff sees reason to believe that the worst is over.

  • Rabbit Run Farm house to burn

    Three months after Vernay Laboratories purchased Rabbit Run Farm on Dayton Street, the company has decided to raze the eight-room farmhouse on the property. The controlled burn is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, and will be performed as a training operation for the Miami Township Fire-Rescue…

  • All but big top on Dayton Street

    Dayton Street welcomes one and all to its first Cirque Carnival on Friday, July 16, beginning with a yogi sun salute performance at 6 p.m. The street party includes three stages with music, dancers, clowns, artist booths and food from the local restaurants. Shown are Mindy Harney, Patrick Harney (kneeling), Pierre Nagley and Lara Bauer.

    If just for one evening, Dayton Street is taking back its historic main street status when it opens the first Yellow Springs Cirque Carnival on Friday, July 16, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The street party featuring musicians and performers on a three-ring circuit…

  • Glen Helen fundraiser dinner—Finally, a use for honeysuckle

    Villager Dennis Moore is shown with the three chairs he constructed from honeysuckle that was pulled from the Glen. The chairs will be auctioned this Saturday, July 17, at the “Whoo Cooks for You?” fundraiser event at Glen Helen. While the dinner tickets are expected to be sold out, preregistered callers may bid on the chairs. Register to bid by calling 769-1902 or online at www.whoocooksforyou.org.

    When the barred owl sings its inquisitive call “whoo cooks for you?” this weekend, the folks at Glen Helen will have an answer. At a long dinner table at the Raptor Center on Sunday, July 18, area diners in support of the Glen will sit down to enjoy a meal whose origins are both known and local with the area chefs and farmers who grew and prepared the food.

  • BLOG – This year’s Ireland

    BLOG - Gadding About - Ireland (barn)

    As you may know from my previous post or from seeing me then not seeing me then seeing me again on the streets, I recently returned from my yearly trip to Ireland. Here is an illustrated, partial reflection…

  • Sea Dogs fry Fighting Fish

    The Yellow Springs Sea Dogs swam strongly against the Forest Ridge Fighting Fish. It was easy to see the Sea Dog teamwork in the meet’s relay events; the Sea Dogs won 11 of the 16 that they swam.

  • Football begins soon

    YSHS football practice will begin Wednesday, August 4, 5–7 p.m. Those interested in playing should call coach Craig McCann at 532-5111. Physicals will need to be completed by that time, and will be offered on Thursday, July 29, 6–8 p.m. at Greene Memorial Hospital.

  • YSHS golf begins

    Practices for the upcoming Yellow Springs High School golf season begin on Monday, Aug. 2, with matches beginning 10 days later. Those interested in being on the team are asked to contact Varsity Golf Coach Mike Reichert to be part of the season’s roster.

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