Youth Section :: Page 2

  • YSKP pulls for summer season

    YS Kids Playhouse will hold its annual fundraiser to help save the summer season at its new space on the Antioch College campus next month. Pictured are, clockwise from top left, production coordinator Tom Clevenger, board member Nadia Malarkey, director John Fleming and board member Roger Beal. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Every summer for the past 15 years, YS Kids Playhouse, the little theater that could, has put on at least one musical and often two original productions. But what if suddenly there wasn’t a YSKP summer season?

  • Saturday Storytime at Pass it On

    Fatou Reed and Arielle Johnson goof off on the play equipment during Saturday Storytime (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Pass it On hosts Saturday Storytime for kids every Saturday in the store.

  • Old game of chess captures youth

    Check, mates!— Omar Durrani coached local chess enthusiasts on the smart moves at the Emporium last Sunday over a game between Amelie Maruyama, left, and Olivia Ling. Observing and trying so hard not to give away the answers were from left, Zenya Miyazaki, Jacob Woodburn, Eliana Ling and Kai Maruyama. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the Emporium last Sunday, a group of local youth gathered around several tables in the back to play the age-old game of chess. At one table, Eliana Ling slid her white pawn out to start the match, and Amelie Maruyama moved a black pawn to mirror her adversary across the checkered grid. Soon two […]

  • Youth linen drive aids women’s shelter

    Theresa Mayer, Libby Rudolf, Lilli Rudolf, Hilary Smith, Angelina Smith and David Walker help collect items in the linen drive.  Not pictured are Juanita Johnson, Kay Reimers and Elizabeth Smith, who are also helping. (Submitted photo)

    The youth of First Presbyterian Church are holding a linen drive throughout the month of November, collecting new, white linens for the Family Violence Protection Center of Greene County.

  • Students, teachers jam to their own success

    School librarian Marianne Christopher and McKinney social studies teacher Shawn Jackson boogied at the fringe on Friday. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    During Friday’s all-school assembly, Principal Tim Krier asked all the teachers to stand and be recognized for their hard work over the past two years of continuous improvement for the district.

  • YSKP invites adults to join the fun

    Local youth, from left, Joseph Minde-Berman, Phillip Diamond, Eliza Minde-Berman and Eve Diamond tried some of the dance movements they learned from YS Kids Playhouse dance teacher Jill Becker, right, with partner Doug Hinkley. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    YS Kids Playhouse is widening its scope this fall by opening up some of its youth dance classes to adults who want to boogie too.

  • All’s fair in cows and chickens

    Kaliyah Fulton led her holstein steer Frankie to a filtered watering hole at the Greene County Fair on Thursday in preparation for the big sale the following day. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In the shade of the barn at the Greene County Fair on Thursday, Yellow Springs youth tended to their animals between shows. The Husky Hustlers 4-H club was represented by Anna Semler, who brought two yearling heifers and two heifer calves. Also part of the club, Keturah, Corbett and Kaliyah Fulton were busy caring for […]

  • Yellow Springs kids play Fair to win

    Preparation for the annual Greene County Fair brings out the worker in Yellow Springs youth, who spend months to years on their living and non-living-projects. Above, Rachel Hammond and her dad Scott practiced leading Winnie, her year-old heifer who eats 25 pounds of grain a day and weighs in at 900 pounds. Below, Austin Pence nuzzled his heifer Mabel on his family’s 130-acre farm on Xenia Avenue just south of the Village water towers. The fair starts Sunday, Aug. 1. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

    At his family’s farm last week across from Dollar General, 16-year-old Austin Pence was using the cool of the dusk to wash and blow dry two of his favorite animals. Mabel, a year-old heifer, and Bart, a 17-month-old steer, hung by the white barn calm and collected as their black coats began to take on a fluffiness.

  • New building, same scouts

    A cardboard recruit proudly supports the newly dedicated Camp Birch facility (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Camp Birch has recently remodeled its facilities thanks to the Turner Foundation of Springfield.

  • YSKP rehearses for ‘Oceans of Notions’

    Nia Stewart, right, Reese Elam, Marya Weigand and the 14-member cast of 'Oceans of Notions' rehearsed the snake dance at the Presbyterian Church on Monday. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    YSKP rehearsed for the summer’s second production, Oceans of Notions (Lakes of Mistakes), with visiting director Lenard Petit this week at the Presbyterian Church.

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