Youth Section :: Page 4

  • Parents start local Montessori

    Chaos reigned on a recent Wednesday in the Bryan Center gym, where a toddler play group meets each week. Balls were flying and kids caromed off of each other as mothers stood by watchfully. Then a box of curious looking toys were spread out, and one by one, the children came to sit on their mats and check out the shapes, colors and moving parts of the materials before them. The children were rapt, and according to Nacim Sajabi, they were learning in the Montessori model.

  • Bench talk gets new legs

    A recent mediated dialogue between local young people and downtown business owners has increased understanding between the two groups and will likely result in a new public bench downtown, Village Council members were told at their Oct. 5 meeting. “The message to the youth is that they’re important to the community and that we want […]

  • Skaters, music at park fundraiser

    Andrew Morris leaned into a ride on the half pipe at the Village Skate Park last week — a vision to whet villagers’ anticipation of the Yellow Springs Skate and Music Festival to be held at the skate park this Friday evening. The fundraiser will feature a skateboard competition and four area youth bands.

    Festival line-up The 3rd annual Skate and Music Fest will take place on Friday, Aug. 21, from 5 to 10 p.m., at the Yellow Springs Skate Park in conjunction with the Third Friday Fling. There will be music and skating to benefit the YS Skate Park. A $5 to $10 donation is requested to help […]

  • What are Friends for?

    These 11 local young musicians will perform this Saturday, July 25, at 7:30 p.m. at Mills Lawn gym, as part of the annual Friends Music Camp concert in Yellow Springs. The event is a fundraiser for Glen Helen. Pictured are, back from left, Hollister Fitch, Annabel Welsh, Oona Owen, Erin Grote, Rory Papania, Joshua Seitz, Porter Fitch and Maeve Korkan-Laughlin. In the front row, from left, are Saul Fairlie, Sam Holman Smith and Noah Winold. The local youth are among more than 70 young people attending the camp, which is in its 30th year in Barnesville, Ohio. An article on Friends Music Camp is on page 7 of this week's issue.

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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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  • YS Kids Playhouse spotlights Bond, parkour movement

    YS Kids Playhouse kicks off its summer programming beginning Thursday at 7:30 p.m. with the opening show of A Price to Pay: Before Bond Became 007. Running for two consecutive weeks, Thursday through Sunday, the production, written by YSKP alum Daniel Malarkey, tells the story of the teenage James Bond and how he earned his lucky 007.

  • The Great Strike of ’09

    Local slugger Eliza Minde-Berman exhibited profound determination as she eyed the ball in preparation for a big hit at a recent Perry League t-ball evening. Perry League, the noncompetitive beginners’ baseball program, continues each Friday evening from 6:30 until 8:30 at Gaunt Park; all local girls and boys aged 2–9, along with their parents, are invited.

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  • YSHS computer guru powers down

    Longtime Yellow Springs High School teacher James Ventling is retiring this year after 35 years teaching arts and computer science in the district.

    In an unseasonably warm third-floor classroom humming with rows of PC computers and hulking monitors, veteran teacher James Ventling surveyed the space, occasionally forced to peer around bundled groups of wires fed down from the ceiling. On the walls were maps of constellations, renderings of virtual landscapes and examples of graphic design.

  • Commencement conviviality

    Seventy-two members of the Yellow Springs High School class of 2009 commenced on Thursday, June 4, carrying with them high spirits and attitude as they exited the stage. Amber Singleton, bottom left, flashed her diploma and a smile; Principal John Gudgel, center, was bejeweled by graduates as a ceremonial gesture of their affection for him; and at bottom right, Steven Scott, left, and Kevin Sikes-Gilbert turned their tassels at the end of the commencement ceremony.

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  • Run, walk for kids’ center

    Last summer Children’s Center kids enjoyed the company of three big kid volunteers. Pictured are, top row, from left to right, Jordan Wood, Pete Freeman, Makayla Douglas, Isaac Grushon, Malaya Booth and Jonah Kintner. Bottom row, Isabelle Ellis and volunteers Ben Green, Cory Thompson and Daniel Collett. Children’s Center substitute teacher Andrea Hutson is in top row, back.

    Most daycare centers raise their rates from 3 to 5 percent a year, according to Marlin Newell, director of the Community Children’s Center of Yellow Springs. But even in these trying economic times, the Children’s Center, which has raised rates only twice in the past five years, has decided against increasing fees.

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