Aug
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2015
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Recreation Section :: Page 4

  • Grand Prix Criterium canceled

    The Yellow Springs Grand Prix Criterium that was scheduled for Friday night May 21 has been canceled due to scheduling difficulties, according to the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce. However, Friday night is still a Third Friday Fling, so from 6–9 Yellow Springs will be lively with music, dancing, wine tasting, gallery openings, shopping and […]

  • Birding by ear, Glen tallies 80 species

    A great horned own perched in the cavity of a sycamore along the river in the south Glen about two weeks ago, waiting like the mice it hunts for spring to warm all creatures out of their hovels. (photo by Patricia Perry)

    Though the whipping, chilly wind didn’t feel like early May, the birds of Glen Helen puffed out their down and went ahead and sang anyway for the fourth annual Make It Count for the Birds fundraiser bird count on Saturday.

  • Tricksters skate to springtime tunes

    The YS Skate Park will complete its first phase of renovations on May 30, to be unveiled at Skate Fest on June 13, during Street Fair. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    About 100 people from the village and region showed up for music and tricking at Saturday’s Super Spectacular Extraordinarily Energized Skarstic Festival at the Yellow Springs Skate Park.

  • Kids, dogs and spring

    Corner Cone Kids

    Isaiah Marley Search and Sophia Love Search found the small chairs at the Corner Cone to be just the right size and the veggie dogs and cones just the right choice for their supper.

  • 3…2…1…’10!

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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