Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 59

  • Yellow Springs kids play Fair to win

    Preparation for the annual Greene County Fair brings out the worker in Yellow Springs youth, who spend months to years on their living and non-living-projects. Above, Rachel Hammond and her dad Scott practiced leading Winnie, her year-old heifer who eats 25 pounds of grain a day and weighs in at 900 pounds. Below, Austin Pence nuzzled his heifer Mabel on his family’s 130-acre farm on Xenia Avenue just south of the Village water towers. The fair starts Sunday, Aug. 1. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    At his family’s farm last week across from Dollar General, 16-year-old Austin Pence was using the cool of the dusk to wash and blow dry two of his favorite animals. Mabel, a year-old heifer, and Bart, a 17-month-old steer, hung by the white barn calm and collected as their black coats began to take on a fluffiness.

  • Council agrees to smart plant

    At its meeting Monday, July 19, Village Council approved the first reading of an ordinance committing to a “Smart Power Plant” program of American Municipal Power. The program allows the Village’s residential and commercial power consumers to take advantage of consulting services on how to reduce energy consumption.

  • College receives $1.5M bequest

    Antioch College became the recipient of a $1.5 million bequest last week from alumnus Bernard West, who attended the college from 1932–33. The gift is part of a total $17 million in funds the college has raised since it gained its independence from Antioch University last September, college communications director Gariot Louima said last week.

  • Council pursues levy renewal

    Continuing a discussion they had last month about the Village property tax levy, Village Council members at their meeting Monday, July 19, voiced a general preference to renew the five-year levy at its current rate.

  • YS Kids Playhouse ‘Oceans’ moves to the power of dreams

    The YSKP players from Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes) reached for their dreams this week during a rehearsal at the Presbyterian Church. They are, from back left, Annabel Welsch, Nia Stewart, Jonah Trilliana, McKenna Banaszak-Moore, and in front, Lorien Chavez.

    At a YS Kids Playhouse rehearsal last week in the Presbyterian Church, the cast members of the newest show, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), were laughing hysterically as they ran through the passageways of Westminster Hall.

  • Summer basketball campers earn awards

    Bulldog basketball campers gathered at the Bryan Center outdoor courts last week. (submitted photo)

    Bulldog Basketball held a fundamentals of basketball camp for youth last week at the Community Bryan Center outdoor courts.

  • YSKP rehearses for ‘Oceans of Notions’

    Nia Stewart, right, Reese Elam, Marya Weigand and the 14-member cast of 'Oceans of Notions' rehearsed the snake dance at the Presbyterian Church on Monday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    YSKP rehearsed for the summer’s second production, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), with visiting director Lenard Petit this week at the Presbyterian Church.

  • Yellow Springs to host Miami Valley Track meet

    The 20th annual Miami Valley open Track and Field meet will be held Thursday evening, July 22, at the Yellow Springs High School track. First-time racers are welcome.

  • 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)

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  • 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…

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