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Village Life Section :: Page 22

  • 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.

  • Pirates, Reds lead Minors, Majors

    It was a close call as the Tom’s Market Pirates barely escaped what would have been their first loss to remain atop the Minor League standings.

  • Talk local food at potlucks

    Local food potlucks will be held on the last Sundays of June, July, August and September.

    On Sunday, June 26, the YS Local Food Group will hold the first of a series of local food potlucks, beginning at 2 p.m. in the basement of the United Methodist Church.

  • Back to the wild — Raptor Center owl release

    Glen Helen Raptor Center will be releasing young screech owls back to the wild at the School Forest Meadow this Thursday, June 23, from 8 to 9 p.m.

  • From ‘the last frontier’ to Ohio

    The Oberg family, from left, Eric, Cole, Kelley and Sage (plus 17-year-old dog, Larsen), moved to Yellow Springs in 2014 seeking an open and tolerant community. Intrepid adventurers, Eric, born and raised in Alaska, and Kelley, who lived there for many years, are “homesteading” on a small scale at their Fair Acres residence, including by planting the gardens pictured here. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Before moving to Yellow Springs, Eric and Kelley Oberg had never owned a home with a doorbell.

  • Grandson’s heart-breaking question inspires a new book

    Villager Julia Davis, former Yelliow Springs High School history teacher, recently published her new book, “I Like My Brown Skin Because... Celebrating the Heritage of African American Children.” (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    What began as a letter written to her 4-year-old grandson while he napped has become a 142-page, 12-chapter, hard-cover book earning praise from prestigious review boards and lay readers alike for its author, villager Julia Davis.

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