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Village Life Section :: Page 19

  • Merry marchers, friendly fire on the Fourth

    Richard Zopf whipped up patriotic fervor for the Odd Fellows, who organized 4th of July parade and fireworks. (PHhoto by Diane Chiddsiter)

    Villagers and visitors didn’t let gloomy skies and the occasional raindrop thwart their Fourth of July on Monday.

  • Pirates, Indians lead Minors, Majors

    Despite suffering their first defeat of the season, the Tom’s Market Pirates managed to hang on to first place in the Minor League standings as the 2016 season enters its final weeks of play.

  • International night at t-ball

    They’re considerate, these T-ball kids. Cruz Drew, 6, took me aside around 7:30 p.m. to explain to me he was sorry.

  • Celebrate Fourth of July with parade, fireworks

    The annual Independence Day festivities will take place Tuesday, July 4.

    The Odd Fellows Lodge 279 will again host this year’s Fourth of July parade and fireworks on Monday, July 4.

  • Bulls on Parade – Cattle behavior on an organic farm

    I studied the behavior of a herd of cows, calves, and bulls on an organic farm and here are the images and results of my studies.

  • En route to equality: the 5th annual YS PRIDE parade

    Under a hot summer sun several hundred villagers celebrated diversity and equality Saturday during Yellow Springs Pride events. Shown above at the fifth annual parade are Andi and DeLaine Adkins and Chris Wyatt of Scouts for Equality. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Under a hot summer sun several hundred villagers celebrated diversity and equality Saturday during Yellow Springs Pride events.

  • Join YS Pride Parade this weekend

    The fifth annual YS Pride Celebration will take place downtown on Saturday, June 25. The day will be packed full of events, such as live music, guest speakers and an interfaith service of affirmation. Dayton-area drag performers, The Rubi Girls, will perform at Peach’s. Shown above are revelers from last year’s Pride parade, marching proudly in the rain. (News Archive Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Although the recent events in Orlando have prompted outpourings of support and affirmation to the LGBTQ+ community, it doesn’t take tragedy for people to appreciate the beauty of life and love.

  • Revisiting Crawford, two years on

    Yellow Springs residents played a large role in calling for justice after the 2014 police shooting of John Crawford III in a Beavercreek Walmart. Here, from left, villagers Joan Chappelle, Cheryl Smith and Bomani Moyenda were among area residents demonstrating at the Greene County courthouse in Xenia in December of 2014. Nearly two years after Crawford’s shooting, many questions remain. (News archive Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    First article in this series: The shooting of John Crawford and other young African-American men by police raised urgent questions about use of force, police relations with African-American communities and the role of race and racism in the justice system.

  • T-ball’s constantly moving maelstrom

    We had so many kids show up for T-ball last Friday that I asked a mom-and-grandmom sitting on the bench with the kids to count.

  • A spotlight on local black history

    Antioch Professor of History Kevin McGruder, left, and Mills Lawn School Counselor John Gudgel, former principal of Yellow Springs High School, helped develop the new brochure, “Blacks in Yellow Springs,” highlighting the rich history of African Americans in the village. Undertaken by the 365 Project, the brochure is available at the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce, the Train Station and elsewhere in the village. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    “If it weren’t for the role blacks have played in Yellow Springs, Yellow Springs wouldn’t be what it is today,” noted Yellow Springer John Gudgel recently.

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