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Village Life Section :: Page 7

  • 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

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    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.

  • Pastor Jones joins Yellow Springs Methodist Church

    UMC Pastor Rick Jones

    Pastor Rick Jones joined the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church this summer.

  • BLOG— Perseid report: what we didn’t see

    What we didn't see: High-drama skies like the above shot of Perseid in Cassiopeia, August, 2014. Photo by John Flannery.

    We were peering into the universe — back through time, as my grandfather loved to tell me when I was a girl.

  • Seeding a food revolution

    Here in the heart of industrial agriculture, a quiet revolution has begun. It’s small-scale, and plans to stay that way. Its dimensions are measured not in acres, but millimeters. (Submitted photo)

    Here in the heart of industrial agriculture, a quiet revolution has begun. It’s small-scale, and plans to stay that way. Its dimensions are measured not in acres, but millimeters.