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  • New Year’s eve 2010 in the Village

    Click here to listen to the audio (Quicktime): Yellow Springers offer their New Year’s predictions for the Village in 2010. Read also Brooke Bryan’s story in the News or click here. By Brooke Bryan Click here to listen to the audio (Quicktime): Learn about the Ball and other interesting observations about New Year in Yellow […]

  • 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.

  • 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’

  • Going down

    While thunderstorms kept swimming to a minimum at Gaunt Park pool last Saturday, on Sunday warm weather attracted many takers. On a recent summer day Greg King, above, appears to plunge from the heavens into the pool.

    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 ‘Red Pants’ dance Street Fair fare Feature photo: The blues and all that jazz Spring has sprung; […]

  • Pool pass

    On a recent hot and humid summer day, lots of villagers, young, old and in-between, cooled off at the Gaunt Park pool. Shown here, Jyden Shuler tossed a ball to Sulayman Chappelle, who made a splash in his attempt to catch it.

    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 ‘Red Pants’ dance Street Fair fare Feature photo: The blues and all that jazz Spring has […]

  • 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.

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