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  • 180th Greene County Fair set to open

    Rides, food, entertainment and agriculture exhibitions will be on tap when the Greene County Fair opens it 180th run Sunday July 28 through Saturday, Aug. 3, at the Greene County Fairgrounds and Expo Center in Xenia.

  • Orioles clinch Major League title

    By Tim Sherwood

    The Sunrise Café Orioles wrapped up the 2019 Major League championship with a pair of wins in last week’s final games of the season.

  • Perry League — A vibrant gang of children

    Nora Carr runs merrily off the field in full T-ball regalia at Perry League on Friday, June 21. (Submitted photo)

    Fiona Garcia, 5, came to bat without her Perry League cap. “She doesn’t want to wear it,” Laura Byrnes said. “It musses her hair too much.” “I feel the same way,” I said, and noticed, as if for the first time, Fiona’s fabulous head of hair.

  • Pirates, Orioles still lead

    Rain continued to create challenges last week for local rec baseball teams, with the Minor and Major Leagues each postponing a pair of games. 

  • Major League Baseball—Pirates jump to early lead

    The clouds parted and rain stopped long enough for a beautiful opening day to the 2019 Minor League rec baseball season on Saturday, June 1.

  • Perry League T-ball to begin

    Jimmy Chesire discusses “dog, dog, deer. dog, dog,” with Maggie Bullock at home base at Friday night’s Perry League game. T-ball continues Friday evenings at 6 p.m. through August 7. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    It’s nearly June — and that means it’s time for the Perry League, Yellow Springs’ all volunteer, 10-week T-ball program for all kids, 2–9 years of age.

  • Winter hike through Little Miami River Gorge slated

    Clifton Gorge in winter. (Photo from Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Facebook page.)

    The Ohio Department of Natural Resources will host its fourth annual winter hike through the Little Miami River Gorge, which runs through John Bryan State Park and Clifton Gorge State Nature Preserve, on Saturday, Jan. 26.

  • Loving the mud, and T-ball

    It was cloudy and rainy Friday night, June 8, our second night of T-ball. It had poured heavily for five minutes at 6:10 p.m., but it was not raining at 6:30 p.m., our start time.

  • Youth baseball’s blazing bats

    The Tom’s Market Pirates looked impressive, taking the Minor League season opener over the Peach’s Dodgers 16–8 on Saturday, June 9. 

  • Hike with a guide at John Bryan this Saturday

    Clifton Gorge in winter. (Photo from Ohio Division of Natural Areas and Preserves Facebook page.)

    Explore the history and geography of the gorge, with the guidance of experts this Saturday morning.

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