Dr. Harry M. Berley died at the Yellow Springs Friends Care Assisted Living unit on Friday, April 24. He was 91. Born in Cambridge, Mass., on December 14, 1917, he was the son of the late Hyman and Anna Budin Berley. Raised in Kingston, Pa., he was a graduate of Antioch College and Northwestern University Medical School.
Competing in blustery, rain-swept conditions, the Bulldogs boys track team put forth a solid effort at the London tri-meet on Tuesday, April 21, to come in second with 59 points. London won the meet with 93 points, and Fairbanks took third with 15.5.
Massive logs lay outside the artist’s workspace, quietly waiting their turn to be carved, chiseled, shaped, shaved, sanded, planed and polished into a gallery of finely finished forms. The logs were recently recovered from a fallen Catalpa tree on the grounds of the Westcott House in Springfield, a unique example of the prairie-style architecture made famous by Frank Lloyd Wright.
At their April 20 meeting, members of Village Council unanimously approved a resolution that establishes an energy task force for Yellow Springs. The task force, or ETF, will be charged with working with Village staff to develop a strategic plan toward Council’s 2009 goal to “develop a comprehensive policy that addresses global warming and seeks to reduce the carbon footprint of our community.”
The 90-day deadline that the boards of Antioch University and the Antioch College Continuation Corporation, or AC3, had set as a goal to reach an agreement on the transfer of Antioch College passed last week without a final agreement. However, principals of the negotiations met in Queens, New York, to extend their negotiations for another two months.
On Monday, May 4, Village Council will continue a conversation it began in early April on how best to move forward with economic development. One of Council’s six 2009 Village goals is to “establish a plan that improves the economic condition of the community.”
Morning may be considered a quiet time for humans, but for birds it’s all about chatting. Male red-winged blackbirds call to their drably dressed counterparts, downy woodpeckers impound their beaks for breakfast nibbles, and goldfinch streak through cedars in their chase as cardinals try to drown them all out with unsubtle piercing refrains.
This Saturday, May 2, from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at Gaunt Park in Yellow Springs, the Challenger Sports British Soccer organization will offer a free soccer clinic and a chance for a free half-day, week-long summer camp in Yellow Springs. Raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 each at the Saturday clinic.
The Yellow Springs girls basketball program is sponsoring a 3on3 tournament for boys and girls on Street Fair day, June 13, at the Bryan Community Center outdoor courts.
Eugene F. Pitstick of Cedarville passed away Tuesday, April 21, at Greene Memorial Hospital. He was 84. Eugene was born January 18, 1925, on the family farm outside Fairborn, a son of Paul and Marie (Heider) Pitstick.