Village Life Section :: Page 76

  • Teens wield tools for library mural

    “Help create a teen space mural for the Yellow Springs Public Library. Make new friends! Wear fashionable safety glasses! Learn how to master a jigsaw, cutting intricate shapes out of wood with the blade only inches from your fingers! Amaze your friends! Worry your parents!

  • Lawn art calls to Village Walkers

    There’s a secret club in Yellow Springs that’s been meeting for 10 years. Walking and chatting all over town, club members are almost indistinguishable from the rest of the villagers.

  • Blazing her own trail, with cancer

    In her fight with a rare cancer, Esther Damaser found she has had to become her own expert on the disease.

    In her 28-year journey as a person with cancer, Esther Damaser has learned many things. Like many cancer survivors, she learned to not sweat the small stuff, and to spend time doing what she loves, rather than what she feels obligated to do.

  • Faculty launches Nonstop

    Some small towns, if they’re lucky, are home to a liberal arts college. But Yellow Springs may be the first village that is a liberal arts college, or at least that will become one on September 4, when the many doors of the Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute…

  • Grinding rails, tunes at park benefit

    Anthony Colletti of Springfield was recently seen practicing his moves at the Yellow Springs Skate Park. A Skate-Music Fest will take place this Sunday, July 27, from 3 to 9 p.m. at the park to raise money. Six bands will play at the event.

    Once viewed as a subculture of miscreants and thugs, skateboarding has come a long way. The proliferation of elaborately designed and well-used public skate parks, indoor and outdoor, nationally and internationally, has redeemed the skateboarder’s reputation and the sport overall.

  • Glen reaches out for support

    Trailside Museum staffers Anne Marie Long and Geno Luketic’s mission is to help visitors to know and love the Glen, as well as to protect the preserve and its vulnerable ecology. The museum’s summer hours are from 1 to 7 p.m. Monday–Thursday, 10 a.m.–8 p.m. on Friday, and 9 a.m.–8 p.m. Saturday–Sunday.

    Fear of snakes is common, but visitors who have held gentle Pepper, the black rat snake who resides at Glen Helen’s Trailside Museum, know that most local snakes are harmless.

  • Bakari had charisma, talent

    Iddi Bakari was a sportsman with unparalleled fashion savvy. He was a charismatic jokester who could talk his way out of a tight spot. He prayed a lot and loved his family.

  • Park flowers into its first decade

    Volunteer gardeners at the Yellow Springs Women’s Park include, from left, Liz Milburn, Macy Reynolds, Helen Eier, Mary Cargan and Judy Williams. The park will celebrate its 10th anniversary this Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4 p.m., at the garden on Corry Street.

    What if you were given the task to create a lasting monument to commemorate the contributions of a significant number of people? Instead of a bronze statue or marble marker, however, you decide to construct something different…

  • Village gardens bloom with summer sights this Sunday

    The home of Krista Magaw and her daughter Anna Carlson is featured in this Sunday’s Summer Bloom and Bounty tour. The event, a fundraiser for the Antioch School, costs $10. Tickets may be purchased at Current Cuisine, Sam and Eddie’s Open Books, Greenleaf Gardens and Stutzman’s Garden Center.

    The flower names from the various gardens read like a class roster from Antioch School. In one “classroom” there is Veronica, Spiraea, Yarrow and Daylily along with the Hosta triplets — Janet, June and Francee.

  • Community response to Dayton Daily News article—YS ‘drug culture’ overstated, some say

    Ask an adult who was raised in Yellow Springs and returned here to live what the village is about, and many will say it is a safe, progressive community that accepts people for who they are.

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