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Village Life Section :: Page 18

  • Village a great place to raise children

    Bob and Olga Harris live in the same Miami Drive home they purchased (for $24,500) almost 50 years ago. They found Yellow Springs an excellent place to raise their three children, whose photos, along with those of their three grandchildren, are proudly displayed in their home. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    In the late 1960s when Robert and Olga Harris moved to the village, racial segregation and prejudice was a reality in most cities and towns. But in Yellow Springs, they found a place where their children were free to be who they wanted to be without the burden of racial prejudice.

  • Scrap tires to be accepted for disposal

    The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has awarded a grant to Greene County enabling the collection of scrap tires in 2016 and 2017. Scrap tires will be accepted from Greene County residents on Thursdays, Oct. 27 and Dec. 15

  • The Fair

    This season’s Street Fair had all the makings of a combination of Burning Man and a country folk festival. It was a unique experience for anyone involved.

  • Support pipeline protest at Standing Rock

    The Missouri River. An oil pipeline is slated to run across four states and near the Missouri River, the main source of water for those on the Standing Rock reservation. (By aimee castenell - Flickr: missouri river, CC BY-SA 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=18058625)

    Children’s Montessori Cooperative and representatives from Antioch College are showing their support for the “water protectors” at Standing Rock, a Native American reservation in North Dakota and South Dakota, by organizing an equipment collection drive during the month of October.

  • Support young readers with ‘Books and Beer’

    Enjoy beer in support of books for kids on Monday, Oct. 3.

    The Greene County Public Library Foundation will host the “Books and Beer” fundraiser, which supports the Dolly Parton Imagination Library, at Yellow Springs Brewery on Monday, Oct. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

  • Volunteers needed for Apple Bee

    An Apple Bee will be held on Oct. 7 to prepare for the annual Apple Fest.

    In preparation for the annual Apple Fest, the First Presbyterian Church will hold a volunteer Apple Bee on Oct. 7.

  • Join Senior Center in taking “10 Million Steps”

    All are invited to participate in a community walk to raise fall prevention awareness on Sept. 22.

    The Senior Center will sponsor a “10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls” walk on Thursday, Sept. 22, and the community is invited to attend.

  • 2016 Blues Fest to honor Faith Patterson

    The AACW Blues, Jazz & Gospel Fest returns to the village this weekend with diverse performances and activities. At the heart of this year’s festival is a community memorial service for Faith Patterson, the festival’s founder and a beloved Yellow Springs community member who died in January. Patterson will be honored at 3 p.m. Saturday on the 2016 festival grounds at the John Bryan Center. Here, she is pictured watching her son, musician Nerak Roth Patterson, perform at the festival in 2006. (News archive photo by Robert Hasek)

    Remembering, honoring and celebrating the life of teacher and community organizer Faith Patterson will be at the forefront of this year’s AACW Blues, Jazz & Gospel Fest, the music festival she founded here in 1997.

  • Pop culture

    Justin and Jennifer Stafford of Oakwood, kneeling and at right, and their daughter, Harper, left bottom corner, were among the bubble-lovers who visited Yellow Springs on Sunday to take part in the annual Bubblefest. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Yellow Springs annual Bubblefest was held on Sunday, Sept. 3. The event brought hundreds of visitors for hours of soapy diversion.

  • Still seeking justice for Crawford

    John Crawford III

    In this final article of the series, “Justice for John Crawford,” the News will address the current status, two years after Crawford’s death, of remaining legal efforts around the case, the effect of the shooting on local activists, and reflections from Crawford’s father.

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