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  • A glorious finale for t-ball

    Sixty children and their families and friends came out for our season finale to play ball with us, eat a hot dog or two and collect themselves a lovely little Perry League trophy. It was a perfect end to Jason Newsome’s successful first year as the league’s new program coordinator.

  • Ruth Yellowhawk

    Former Yellow Springs resident and WYSO employee Ruth Yellowhawk died Saturday, Aug. 7, in her home in the Black Hills of South Dakota. Her husband, Jim, and other family members were with her. Ruth spent her last few days in the glass-walled living room of her home where she had a panoramic view of the skies and evergreens surrounding her home.

  • Frank Betcher

    Frank Hubert Betcher died peacefully in his home on Saturday, Aug. 7. He was preceded in death by his wife, Louise Oehl Betcher, in 1986. He is survived by his daughter, Maria Cernota, granddaughter Naomi Cernota and son-in-law William Cernota. They currently reside in Yellow Springs in the family home.

  • Jim Parker memorial

    A celebration of the life of Jim Parker will be held Aug. 22, 2–4 p.m. at the Glen Helen Building. Those attending are asked to bring memories to share. The family requests that, in lieu of flowers, gifts and contributions in his memory be made to Friends Care Community and the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Yellow Springs.

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  • CATS to prowl distant streets

    Since the public bus system was abandoned in the early 1970s in favor of omnipresent personal vehicles, Yellow Springs has not had a regular public transportation system connecting it to towns and cities in the region. But starting this week, the Greene County Transit Board, known as Greene CATS, and several regional partners launched a one-day-a-week bus route…

  • Village Council—Sidewalk fixes to move ahead

    At their Aug. 2 Village Council meeting, Council members unanimously approved a resolution that allows the Village to move ahead with assessing local property owners on the east side of Xenia Avenue the cost of repairing sidewalks deemed substandard and unsafe. “This project has been on our radar a long time,” said Council member Karen Wintrow.

  • Forest gardens in your own yard

    Permaculturist Dave Jacke hugged a stinging nettle plant at a farm homestead on Hustead Road, where he will teach a seven-day workshop on creating edible forest gardens next week. Jacke will also give a free public lectures at the Glen Helen building on homescale food production and enhancing soil fertility on Aug. 9 and 11.

    Growing food in a backyard garden can be a lot of work. But by designing a “forest garden” of trees and shrubs, aligned with ecological principles, gardeners can achieve a food yield sustainably, with less maintenance. This is the essence of a seven-day forest gardening workshop from Aug. 9 to Aug. 15 on a farm homestead north of Yellow Springs on Hustead Road…

  • YS Experience deemed success

    Doug Christen of Smaller Footprint Organics, a three-acre farm two miles north of Yellow Springs, shares his approach to sustainable farming at a tour of local farms organized as part of the Yellow Springs Experience by the Tecumseh Land Trust.

    That Yellow Springs would attract visitors to arts, wellness and eco-tourism activities didn’t surprise the organizers of the Yellow Springs Experience. But the nearly 20 local organizations that put together the 10-day educational event in mid-July did learn ways to improve upon its first effort.

  • Anthropologist studies island AIDS

    Township resident Lawrence Hammer, an anthropologist, recently published Sin, Sex and Stigma: A Pacific Response to HIV and AIDS, a book that recounts his research on Papua New Guinea. He’s shown signing his books at a recent reading in Xenia.

    Of the 26 countries in the insular Pacific, Papua New Guinea has the highest rate of HIV infection: 98 to 99 percent of new cases occur there, according to anthropologist and Wittenberg professor Lawrence Hammar. Yet, he said, the state can’t effectively address the problem because it fears offending outside aid organizations…

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