Youth Section

  • Books for kids, thanks to Dolly, Greene County Public Library

    Greene County Library Director Karl Colón and Youth Services Coordinator Kay Webster helped to launch the Dolly Parton Imagination Library locally last month. All children under five can sign up to receive a free book mailed to their home each month as part of the program. Some of the books being sent are in the foreground. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Every child under five in Greene County is now eligible to receive a free book in the mail once a month thanks to a partnership between country music legend Dolly Parton and the Greene County Public Library.

  • Community helps fight a cancer

    Chase Barclay, left, with his mother, Mills Lawn Elementary School fifth-grade teacher Dionne, and younger brother, Tucker. Chase, a 15-year-old Yellow Springs High School sophomore, was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer in April. Over the last six months the community has supported him and his family by fundraising, printing T-shirts and sending prayers. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the six months since her 15-year-old son, Chase, was diagnosed with a rare form of lung cancer, Dionne Barclay has felt the full range of emotions one would expect —panic, disbelief, misery, guilt.

  • Youth rec soccer registration open

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    Yellow Springs Soccer Inc’s youth recreational soccer season kicked off with a registration and clinic on Saturday, Aug. 24. Players are still being accepted.

  • Over 40 kids at tball

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    With over 40 kids at tball on Friday, Jimmy Chesire did his best to split the kids onto 2 ball diamonds. It didn’t really work, most kids preferred Jimmy’s diamond, but everyone still had fun!

  • Hop to it! It’s the annual Easter egg hunt

    The Easter Bunny will grace the slopes of Gaunt Park again with hundreds of brightly colored Easter eggs this Saturday.

    It’s that time of year, where the Easter Bunny once again mysteriously leaves hundreds of brightly-colored treasures for the Village’s little ones to find.

  • Village a good host for babies

    The Yellow Springs Library hosts a toddler story hour every Thursday from 2–3 p.m., one of the many ways in which the village supports gatherings for families and their young children. Last week Paige Clark and Alex Finney, foreground, hung out with Ann Fay and her son David, Laura Funderburg and her son Carson, and Carrie Finney and her infant son Tommy. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When Laura Funderburg had her son, Carson, now almost 2, she knew the village was a better fit for the way she wanted to raise her son. And the warm community of parents and children she has found in the village erased all doubt in her mind that she made the right decision.

  • Students cultivate strong voices

    YSHS student facilitators Ben Green and Lucy Callahan, background, moderated a discussion for McKinney Middle School students on problem-solving school issues. The facilitators are part of an effort to train student leaders who can advocate for themselves and others to solve issues that youth find important. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs High School students have been learning how to give voice to those who want it and to help students and adults share their views with each other.

  • Wheels debuts homegrown sound

    From left, local teens Sam Crawford, Rory Papania, Jamie Scott and Sam Salazar are Wheels, a homegrown band celebrating its first CD. Wheels will perform at a release party for “Fields of Fire” on Sunday, May 29, at 8 p.m. at the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton. (Submitted Photo by Savanah Amos)

    One may not believe that this group of teenagers, Wheels, have played their instruments for just a few years. Now the quintessential homegrown four-piece band has a full-length album to its name.

  • First Summer Fun

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    Last Sunday was a high point at High and Whiteman Streets. View the slideshow.

  • Kids wellness day at Children’s Center

    Organizing a kids wellness day at the Community Children's Center are chiropractor Erika Gushon, left, and massage therapist Keri Speck, here holding a triangle pose with their kids Isaac Gushon and Izanna Speck. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local health practitioners Erika Grushon and Keri Speck have organized a kid’s wellness day on holistic health alternatives for children.

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