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Village Life Section :: Page 4

  • Preserving vital local black history

    Local historians and 365 Project members John Gudgel and Kevin McGruder are preserving and sharing village history in their collaborative encyclopedia project, “Blacks in Yellow Springs,” as well as black history walking tours that involve local youth as guides. Pictured here, from left, are Steve McQueen, McGruder, Malaya Booth, Gudgel and Amani Wagner, all members of The 365 Project. (Submitted photo)

    John Gudgel has had family in Yellow Springs since the 1890s; Kevin McGruder came to the village via Antioch College only five years ago. Together, these two historians are trying to preserve some vital local history that is in danger of being lost.

  • Annual Vintage Truck Show to return

    The annual Vintage Truck Show will return to Young's on Aug. 6.

    Vintage Truck magazine will host its 16th annual Vintage Truck Show on Saturday, Aug. 5, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Tick talk: biting insects abound this summer

    Fig. 1: The common blacklegged or deer tick, Ixodes scapularis.

    As the summer gets into full swing, one of the biggest irritations is the profusion of mosquitoes and ticks.

  • Focus on racial incidents at Yellow Springs schools

    Yellow Springs school district leaders were urged to hire more people of color and provide more racial sensitivity training for school staff and students at a meeting Monday, June 26, at First Baptist Church.

  • July 4th in my hometown

    Up next was the YS Kids Playhouse in the long line of 4th of July paraders down Xenia Avenue. The day was rounded out by a spectacular fireworks display at Gaunt Park (Photo by Matt Minde)

    For many years—though my parents live a block from downtown, where the parade takes place—I didn’t go to it. I’m not a big parade person.

  • T-Ball: Blasting Coach and other adventures

    Why don’t you come on out and let our kids throw some baseballs at you, Friday nights, 6:30 at Gaunt Park? You might like it. Then again, you might not.

  • NAACP board member to speak at Antioch College

    NAACP vice-chair Derrick Johnson will speak Friday, July 14.

    Derrick Johnson, vice chair of the NAACP National Board of Directors, will give an address on Friday, July 14 in the Wellness Center at Antioch College.

  • Yellow Springs Sea Dogs take on Oakwood

    Results of last week’s Sea Dog meet with Oakwood.

  • Major League Baseball: Orioles pound out hits

    Last week’s rains took a heavy toll on local rec baseball league schedules, with both the Minor and Major leagues able to complete only one official game each.

  • Rediscovered guide to lead hikers through Glen, history

    This weekend, hikers will get the chance to travel through a bit of Glen Helen history, following a recently rediscovered scripted guide to the Inman Trail that’s nearly 60 years old.

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