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Village Life Section :: Page 8

  • Black Lives Matter marks a year — Message of justice carries on

    Dozens of people participated in a rally and die-in at the Beavercreek Walmart on Wednesday, Aug. 5, to commemorate the life of John Crawford III, who was killed by police in the store a year ago. The event was organized by Black Lives Matter Miami Valley and included many local residents. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    On Aug. 5, 2015, over 200 people gathered in the parking lot of the Beavercreek Walmart to commemorate the life and mourn the death of John Crawford III.

  • Glen now protected into perpetuity

    After a nine-year effort, Glen Helen is now officially preserved as forever a green space. A collaboration of federal, state and local agencies assisted in the process of raising funds to purchase conservation easements for the Glen. Shown above are leaders Krista Magaw, executive director of Tecumseh Land Trust, and Glen Director Nick Boutis. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A nine-year effort to protect Glen Helen finally came to a successful conclusion last week, with the Glen now preserved as a wild place into perpetuity.

  • Children’s Center hires new director— Lowry initiates swift changes

    Last month the Community Children’s Center hired Rebecca Lowry of Beavercreek as the new executive director. She has 37 years experience teaching and leading in public schools and will pursue a master’s in business while serving the Yellow Springs community. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Last month, nearly a year after the Community Children’s Center lost its director, the local preschool and daycare hired Rebecca Lowry as its new executive director.

  • Book Fair to celebrate 35th year

    The 35th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair will take place this Saturday, Aug. 15, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the grounds of Mills Lawn School. Shown is a scene from last year's fair.

    The 35th Annual Yellow Springs Book Fair will take place this Saturday, Aug. 15, at the Mills Lawn School grounds.

  • Cherished trucks evoke a past era

    Organizer and publisher Patrick Ertel bids farewell to a few of the vintage trucks at the 14th annual vintage truck show last Saturday, Aug. 1, at Young’s Dairy. His magazine Vintage Truck hosts the event, which draws truck enthusiasts from across the country. Over 150 trucks were exhibited, from antique firetrucks to pickups to military transports. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    For some truck aficionados, nothing beats the sight of a good restoration. For others, it’s a nice winch or the unmistakable roar of an engine they just don’t make like they used to.

  • Bahá’í camp immersed in virtues

    Ursula Kremer, left, a Youth Helper at this summer’s Bahá’í day camp, leads a group of campers in a game called “The Knot,” in which children must untangle themselves without breaking hands. The game enacts the virtues of happiness and unity. (Submitted photo)

    A small sign on Linden Qualls’ bright red door sets the tone for both her home and the children’s camp she’s run here for nearly 30 years. “If there is right in the soul, there will be beauty in the person.”

  • Village manager Bates takes on cancer

    Village Manager Patti Bates, a four-time cancer survivor, is training for a three-day, 60-mile walk she’ll make in November as part of the annual Susan G. Komen for the Cure fundraiser. She’s shown here at her first three-day event several years ago, with her friend Lois McNight. (Submitted photo)

    In her first year in the position, Village Manager Patti Bates has shown what some view as uncommon equanimity in a demanding job. And it turns out she’s come by that equanimity naturally. A four-time cancer survivor, Bates knows what’s worth getting steamed at, and what’s not.

  • Camp out with the Perseids

    Night sky photo by Eddie Pavlu published by Astronomy Magazine in 2011.

    Glen Helen will host a camp-out for stargazers during the Perseid meteor shower Aug. 14.

  • ‘Ghouls on wings’ bug Yellow Springs

    Mosquito

    The abundance of mosquitos in Yellow Springs is not the punchline to a cruel celestial joke but the result of an unusually wet June and July.

  • Yellow Springs Scouts for Equality celebrate victory

    Cub Scout Bobby Wyatt holds an "Inclusive Scouting Award" distributed by the Scouts for Equality. The symbolic badge signals a scout is tolerant and inclusive. (Submitted photo by Lake Miller)

    The local chapter of Scouts for Equality celebrated a victory Monday as the national chapter of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) announced it would remove the ban on gay and lesbian adults from joining.