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  • 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…

  • Big trees wanted in the village

    Yellow Springs Tree Committee members Macy Reynolds, left, and Kathy Beverly are part of a summer effort by the committee to identify the biggest trees in the village. Villagers are invited to submit their contenders for the town’s biggest trees by calling Beverly at 767-2586.

    This summer the Yellow Springs Tree Committee is scouring the community for the next state champion tree. Several weeks ago, committee members Kathy Beverly and Macy Reynolds measured a 37-inch-circumference shagbark hickory at Mills Lawn School and a 55-inch-circumference oak tree on the Antioch campus, the largest yet.

  • Jim Parker

    Jim Parker

    James Lowell Parker, a stroke survivor of 11 years, died July 27 at Friends Care Community. He was 76. Jim was born July 1, 1934 to Sam and Aline Parker in Versailles, Ill.

  • Weekly Sports Announcements

    The Yellow Springs High School boys soccer team will begin pre-season practice on Monday, Aug. 9, with two practices a day: 10:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m. and 4:30–6:30 p.m. All those interested in playing soccer should bring a soccer ball, water to drink, cleats, running shoes and shin guards to each practice.

  • Sue Seely

    Sue Seely died July 22. She was 83. Sue was born March 9, 1927 in East Lansing, Mich. to Harlan Murray Hungerford and Sarah Irene Prichard. She grew up in Kent, Ohio, where her father was a professor of English at Kent State University.

  • Fun with a frisbee

    A group of locals, including Andy Peters and Nick Eastman, played a hard game of pick-up frisbee at Gaunt Park last week.

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  • Yellow Springs Youth Baseball

    The Twins managed to win their last two games of the season and maintain an undefeated record to win the major league regular season championship for the second year in a row. The first of their final two games was a 6–2 win over the Athletics on Monday, July 26. The teams were tied at 2 through the fourth inning…

  • T-ballers move with panache

    We had a great turn out for our penultimate night of t-ball on Friday, July 30. Eight-year-old Eamonn Cary came, his mom Callie Cary said, “To help out Jim-Jim.” He is a strong batter now, hitting the ball easily over everyone’s head. And he was and is a terrific helper, catching balls for me at home plate and spending part of his evening throwing balls out with Erica Lindemann…

  • 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.