Village Life Section :: Page 71

  • The Riding Centre celebrates 50 years—Louise Soelberg’s legacy trots on

    At the edge of the Glen next to a recently refurbished barn, the 8- to 10-year-olds tack up their horses. They stand on their toes to brush the horses’ backs, stoop to clean their hooves and then wind up to hoist their bulky saddles up and over in hopes that they’re centered enough to ride. Too small to mount from the ground, the young riders climb on from a set of steps in the outdoor ring and wait for Carolyn to check their stirrups. They sit high up in the air on Whisper, Honeypepper, Salty and Chipper, animals 20 times their size, which they are learning to lead and care for.

    For 50 years the Riding Centre in Yellow Springs has operated for this purpose, to teach people how to be with horses.

  • Village is ‘best hometown’

    If you think Yellow Springs is a wonderful place to call home, the editors of Ohio Magazine agree with you. They recently announced that the village has been selected as one of five “Best Ohio Hometowns” for 2010. “It’s a great opportunity,” Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Karen Wintrow said of the selection […]

  • Uncle David makes new life in YS

    The glass jar of Mardi Gras beads that sits on David Fleming’s living room shelf reminds him of the city in which he was born, raised and expected to live out his years. But among the many things that Hurricane Katrina upended were Fleming’s plans for his life.

  • Patterson honor: celebrating others

    You could call Faith Patterson a woman with a passion for bringing people together. As a leader of the African-American Cultural Works, or ACCW, she’s been pursuing that passion for more than a decade, spearheading such community-building events as Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner, the recent Roots brunch, and the upcoming annual AACW Blues/Jazz Fest.

  • Duckwall buys gallery space

    Longtime Yellow Springs chiropractor Mark Duckwall has recently purchased the building that formerly housed the Shirley/Jones Gallery, where he plans to open a new office space this fall.

  • ‘Red Pants’ dance

    Hillary and Rick Wagner, performing as Jim’s Red Pants, played to an appreciative audience on a hot summer night last Saturday at the 100 Corry Street plaza. The event was a part of Summer in the Springs, which winds up this weekend with a variety of activities, including JuJu’s Dance Piazza. The dance event takes place this Saturday, Aug. 22, from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Corry Street plaza.

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com, or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5: 30 p.m., Mon.–Fri. RELATED POSTS: Dancing near the streets First fling of spring Fair weather festivities Entirely ‘Too Much Fun’ Feature photo: Table for two…hundred?!

  • Skaters, music at park fundraiser

    Andrew Morris leaned into a ride on the half pipe at the Village Skate Park last week — a vision to whet villagers’ anticipation of the Yellow Springs Skate and Music Festival to be held at the skate park this Friday evening. The fundraiser will feature a skateboard competition and four area youth bands.

    Festival line-up The 3rd annual Skate and Music Fest will take place on Friday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Yellow Springs Skate Park in conjunction with the Third Friday Fling. There will be music and skating to benefit the YS Skate Park. A $5 to $10 donation is requested to help […]

  • Better food for village schools?

    On Aug. 5 school board members voted for the first major change to the school lunch program since 1994. The board unanimously chose Sodexo, one of the largest multinational food service providers, over Child Nutrition Services, which had been providing the service. Parents in attendance urged the board to try the new vendor, but also […]

  • 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.

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com, or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5: 30 p.m., Mon.–Fri. RELATED POSTS: Little folk dancing ‘Red Pants’ dance First fling of spring Fair weather festivities Entirely ‘Too Much Fun’

  • 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.