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Recreation Section :: Page 2

  • Clifton to host music festival

    Rob Heiliger at Clifton Opera House

    In celebration of the land and water that conceived the village, Clifton will host its first annual Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival the weekend of Aug. 24–26.

  • Quirky tales of village history

    The Octagon House on Whiteman Street was one of several historical buildings highlighted on last Sunday’s walking tour, led by local historian Robin Heise, at right. About 25 people took part, including villagers Zo Meister, second from right, and Linda Rudawski, second from left. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Some of the colorful people and places of Yellow Springs history came alive last Sunday, during a walking tour of the village led by local historian Robin Heise.

  • A overly-hot village keeps its cool

    Summer-saults: Even though the temperature rose to a lethargy-inducing 96° last Thursday, July 5, jumpers rose to the occasion to show off for the camera at Gaunt Park pool’s deep end. Pool officials cited heavy use during the heat, and a record attendance that Friday. (Photos by Suzanne Ehalt)

    Villagers took the second week of scorching heat like champions last Friday and Saturday, when temperatures soared to record highs. The Village pool was well utilized.

  • 2012 Fourth of July festivities

    Yellow Springs will celebrate Independence day with a parade, a patriotic band concert and, of course, fireworks.

  • Ice cream and ukuleles beckon early summer

    Gracie Wilke and Allison Bothwell plucked away in the back.

    Ukulele lessons at Corner Cone on Friday afternoon drew a crowd.

  • Funderburg Farm— Asking horses to trust people

    Laura Funderburg uses the natural horsemanship technique when she trains and teaches at her family’s farm on the southern edge of the village. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the place where east Hyde Road ends and unspoiled farmland begins, Pat Funderburg has his own practice of asking, not telling, and working with instead of against, the horses on his family’s farm.

  • Glen adjusts course of events

    The annual Glen Helen pancake breakfast is one of several that Glen leaders are evaluating this year in order to streamline their activities

  • Of sharing food and company

    Ruth Bent and Al Denman want to keep the local potluck tradition going by throwing community feasts on March 14, April 11 and May 9, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall, 314 Xenia Avenue. All villagers are invited and should bring a dish to share and their own service. Here Antioch College students dine with villagers Tony Bent and Bev Price at weekly potlucks held last fall. (Submitted photo by Dennie Eagleson)

    At three upcoming potlucks, starting next week, villagers can share their cooking and enjoy the “luck of the pot.”

  • Pumpkins soar above the fields

    American Chucker pumpkin chuck team out of Dayton at their first pumpkin chucking competition in 2004.

    Young’s Jersey Dairy hosted the first Midwest Pumpkin Chuck on Saturday.

  • Yellow Springs quite the Experience

    A colorful hula hoop was the perfect prop for the Cirque Carnival last Friday night (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Cirque Carnival was a colorful spectacle of Yellow Springs creativity.