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Yellow Springs lost an additional 7.3 percent of its population in the last decade, continuing a 40-year population plummet.

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  • Support young readers with ‘Books and Beer’

    Enjoy beer in support of books for kids on Tuesday, Oct. 6.

    The Greene County Public Library Foundation will host “Books and Beer,” a fundraiser event, at Yellow Springs Brewery tomorrow night, Oct. 6, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The event will support the Dolly Parton Imagination Library program, which provides books for young children.

  • Meditate with heart


    The Friends of the Heart Center will hold an open house and Peace Day meditation on Sunday, Sept. 20, 2-4 p.m.

  • Share stories with Nuns on the Bus

    Sister Mary Wendlen, one of four nuns on a 2012 "Nuns on the Bus" tour, waves goodbye to supporters in Fox Lake, Ill., in 2012.

    Share your story at a potluck dinner with the Nuns on the Bus, who are stopping at the Senior Center this Saturday on their way to Washington, D.C.

  • A home that’s hard to leave

    Jeanne and Hardy Ballantine stand in front of the extensive library of their North Walnut Street home. The couple have lived in Yellow Springs since 1973 and are relocating to Amherst, Mass., to be closer to their three children. Despite the excitement of a new place, bidding goodbye to Yellow Springs isn’t easy. “We’ve spent most of our lives here,” Hardy said simply. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    How does one sum up what constitutes home? A place? A dictionary definition? A combination of family and comfort and growth? The term is as complex as the sensation it attempts to define.

  • Longtime raptor caretaker retires

    Betty Ross with one of the Raptor Center’s permanent residents, a barn owl named Louie. Barn owls are not native to Ohio, but moved in after the forests were cleared for farming. After nearly 30 years as the Raptor Center’s director, Ross retired last month. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    A conservative estimate of the number of birds Betty Ross has handled in her nearly 30 years at the Raptor Center might be 4,500.

  • The Cyclops Festival – An Eye for Talent

    Christopher Etch stands before his creation - a graffiti mural that spells out "Cyclops". (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The fifth annual Cyclops Festival was a success; drawing artists, musicians, craftspeople, and food vendors from all around to showcase their merchandise and talents. Local and non-local festival attendees enjoyed DJs, music, handcrafted wares, sizzling provisions and local beer, all on a beautiful fall day.

  • BLOG— The ends of things

    Cornfield along Fairfield Pike, Labor Day 2015

    It’s 90 fierce degrees outside, but summer is done. Labor Day arrives to wake us from the green dream.

  • BLOG— Block party, circa 1984


    Time was wrinkling. I was leaving one party and stepping into another, long past.

  • Villagers revel at block parties

    Leonard Kramer hosted a neighborhood gathering at Kingsfield Court.

    Music, food and friendship sprouted at this weekend’s many Yellow Springs block parties.

  • Youth rec soccer to kick off on Friday

    The spring season for Yellow Springs Soccer Inc. will begin in April; teams are forming now, and those with kids interested in playing are encouraged to call a coordinator soon. Details below.

    Yellow Springs Soccer, Inc. Recreational Youth Soccer kicks off Friday, Aug. 28, at Morgan Fields, with registration at 6 p.m. and a clinic for all players at 6:30 p.m.