Articles From March 2011

  • Teachers agree to pay freeze

    The Yellow Springs school board unanimously approved a new contract with the Yellow Springs Education Association at its meeting Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Jacoby headwaters land preserved

    Dairy farmer Jim Semler and Tecumseh Land Trust associate director Michele Burns celebrated the closing of an easement on the 171-acre Semler farm on Snypp Road, one mile west of Yellow Springs. The farm, which contains the headwaters of the Jacoby Creek, is the first property in the Jacoby Greenbelt preserved with Village funds.

    The Semler farm on Snypp Road, one mile west of Yellow Springs, is one of only four remaining dairy farms in Greene County and contains the spring-fed headwaters of the Jacoby Creek, a source of the Village’s drinking water

  • New, lush tunes on village streets

    Street musician Ben Hemmendinger can often be found in front of Tom’s Market playing his accordion. He returned to the village about six months ago, having lived here until he was 7. Scroll to the bottom of the post to hear Ben play an Irish tune. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Ben Hemmendinger says that his mom insists that when he bought his first accordion at age 8 (with a $20 gift from his grandmother), he said someday he’d play the instrument in the street.

  • Center seeks input on new vision

    Yellow Springs Senior Center leaders seek feedback from the community following a presentation of a newly designed vision for the center on Thursday, Aug.11 at 7 p.m. in the center’s great room. Shown above is Director David Scott. (From the Yellow Springs News Archives)

    While riding on the bike path one weekend, out-of-town architect Doug Gallow and his gerontologist wife, Ellen, who specialize in designing senior centers, just happened to pass the Yellow Springs Senior Center and stop in.

  • Block parties next weekend

    Kids and adults alike had a good time at last year's neighborhood block parties, including this one on Winter and Cliff Streets. This year's block parties take place the weekend of Aug. 19–21.

    Neighborhood block parties, sponsored by the Village Human Relations Commission, will take place next weekend, Aug. 19–21, with most taking place from 5–8 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 21. Many neighborhoods are already organized for parties, but some are not; interested villagers should contact Joan Chappelle at 767-7056.

  • T-ball love, Yellow Springs style

    Eve Diamond handed off a ball to Mia Campbell to toss back during the Perry League t-ball’s final game of the season last Friday, Aug. 5, at Gaunt Park. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Someone put a hundred dollar bill in our donation jar Friday night. A hundred dollars! It stuns and gratifies us.

  • Rebuilding YSHS football

    Football may return to Yellow Springs High School this year if efforts to organize a team by new Head Coach Clayton Wolfe and new Athletic Director Steve Rossi are successful.

  • BLOG — One year

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    This time last year, I didn’t know that, in a week, everything I knew about everything would turn out to be nonsense.

  • Weekly Wildlife: Cardinal Flower

    A Cardinal Flower (lobelia cardinalis) is a strikingly beautiful plant (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Today’s weekly wildlife is a cardinal flower

  • VIDEO: The talented tots of Perry League t-ball

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    The Perry League t-ball season closer on Friday showcased the local tot talent. See a video of the action and a gallery of photos.