Village Life Section :: Page 70

  • Dancing near the streets

    Many villagers celebrated dance last weekend, with two special Summer in the Springs events. Former Nonstop Institute dance teacher Jill Becker and friends entertained an appreciative audience Saturday afternoon with whimsical and dramatic improvisations on the Train Station lawn. Shown at top are, from left, Ali Thomas, Jamie Wilke, Dimi Reber, Tricia Gelmini, Melissa Heston, Sandy Mathern, Becker and Marybeth Francesca Wolf. Villagers also enjoyed dancing to the tunes spun by DJ Juju at the dance piazza on Saturday night at the 100 Corry Street plaza. Shown above left, Manzara Reed tried out swing moves with Jade Turner; center, Heston and Mathern improvised on Saturday afternoon; at right, Becker in a humorous piece.

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  • Caring for earth unites new YS family

    NEW FACES SERIES: Several of Volker Bahn’s colleagues suggested Yellow Springs as an ideal place to relocate when he accepted a faculty position at Wright State University, and it seems that they were right. The rustic feel of the Greene County countryside and proximity to Glen Helen has been a perfect fit for Bahn and wife Deanna Newsom’s lifestyles. Newsom works from home for the Rainforest Alliance, a New York-based conservation group that focuses on involving businesses and consumers in efforts to get responsibly produced goods and services into the global marketplace.

  • Xenia Ave. walks to be fixed

    At its Aug. 3 meeting, Village Council voted to enhance walkability in the village by moving ahead with a long-planned project to repair sidewalks on the east side of Xenia Avenue between Friends Care Community and downtown. In accordance with a current Village ordinance, property owners whose walks are deemed subpar will be held responsible for the repair costs.

  • Recession knocks local nonprofits

    Almost a full year after the national economic seizure, nonprofit organizations in the village are feeling the squeeze in their budgets. The crash affected most markedly the heftily endowed, and it hurt most cruelly the service-oriented groups. While contraction to reduce expenditures is an option, many local nonprofits are choosing to maintain or expand their programs in hopes of riding out a temporary financial slump.

  • Going down

    While thunderstorms kept swimming to a minimum at Gaunt Park pool last Saturday, on Sunday warm weather attracted many takers. On a recent summer day Greg King, above, appears to plunge from the heavens into the pool.

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  • What are Friends for?

    These 11 local young musicians will perform this Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mills Lawn gym, as part of the annual Friends Music Camp concert in Yellow Springs. The event is a fundraiser for Glen Helen. Pictured are, back from left, Hollister Fitch, Annabel Welsh, Oona Owen, Erin Grote, Rory Papania, Joshua Seitz, Porter Fitch and Maeve Korkan-Laughlin. In the front row, from left, are Saul Fairlie, Sam Holman Smith and Noah Winold. The local youth are among more than 70 young people attending the camp, which is in its 30th year in Barnesville, Ohio. An article on Friends Music Camp is on page 7 of this week's issue.

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  • Some villagers are in need

    In some ways, Yellow Springs has been insulated from the most profound aspects of the current economic turmoil. Overall, local housing prices have remained steady, foreclosures are few and several of the village’s largest businesses are linked to the relatively recession-proof industries of education and health care.

  • Life’s richness continues at 100

    On Tuesday, July 21, longtime villager Ruth Bean celebrated her 100th birthday. She is shown here at a party held last Sunday at Ruth’s home at Friends Care Community Assisted Living, with longtime friend and fellow North Dakotan Bev Price.

    Ruth Bean has lived long and fully, from teaching in a midwest country school to walking among lions in Africa. And if she doesn’t remember every detail, given that it’s been 100 years this week since her beginning, she is happy to relive parts of that journey with visitors who do.

  • Pool pass

    On a recent hot and humid summer day, lots of villagers, young, old and in-between, cooled off at the Gaunt Park pool. Shown here, Jyden Shuler tossed a ball to Sulayman Chappelle, who made a splash in his attempt to catch it.

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  • Cordell guilty in Harris death

    Just before his jury trial began on Monday, July 13, former Yellow Springs resident Phillip Cordell pled guilty to the 2004 murder of local resident Timothy Harris. Cordell, 48, was sentenced to a mandatory five years in prison, with no chance for judicial release, which is the maximum sentence for his plea, according to Greene County Prosecutor Suzanne Schmidt on Tuesday.

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