Village Life Section :: Page 79

  • Mitzi Manny, a heart lifted by music

    A community potluck on Saturday, Sept. 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. will honor Mitzi Manny, who will celebrate her 90th birthday. The event will take place at the Senior Center great room.

    Mitzi Manny swipes her 15-pound accordion out of its tattered case as though it were a ragdoll and slips her arms through the straps like an old friend. She sways just slightly as the squeeze box sings out “When I Grow Too Old to Dream,” and the two look fit to be together.

  • Dealing with the storm aftermath

    Due to the unusually high volume of tree damage caused by Sunday’s high winds, the Village of Yellow Springs has expanded its efforts to collect branches and limbs in local neighborhoods.

  • YSI contaminants still linger

    Several vigilant groups of environmentalists received satisfactory news last week when they met with the team leading the bioremediation of contaminants spilled at the YSI campus on Brannum Lane in the early 1990s.

  • Women’s Threshold Choir sings for healing and for pleasure

    Local Threshold Choir members, from left, Teresa Sapunar, Sylvia Carter Denny, Paulette Olson and Mary Donahoe sing to each other when they rehearse.

    Their voices floated in with soothing softness and a power to calm the rumbles of anxiety. Sylvia sang as close as a mother to her baby, while Mary cooed her part and Theresa led the choral rounds from an arm’s length away.

  • 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.

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