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A close up of Sherraid Scott's cat in the center of her board that she's carving as part of the Fence Art Gallery. (photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

A close up of Sherraid Scott's cat in the center of her board that she's carving as part of the Fence Art Gallery. (photos by Suzanne Szempruch)

BLOG — New Fence

Today’s blog showcases a not so over looked corner of downtown, Limestone Street and Xenia Ave. Construction on the new hotel is about to begin and to help hide the mess, Jim Hammond teamed up the Yellow Springs Arts Council and the Yellow Springs Community Foundation to build a temporary art gallery fence.

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  •   High foreclosure rate prompts workshop

    imageThough Yellow Springs has weathered the housing crisis well with only a small dip in home sale prices, foreclosure rates are relatively high here and may be on the uptick. A workshop hopes to address the problem.

  •   At time, home is where the work is

    THUMB_PrintLike many of today’s college graduates, Emma Woodruff left Antioch College under a mountain of debt and with few job prospects. So she fell into a growing local industry catering to tourists and residents — accommodation and food service — working stints as a Sunrise Café server and in the kitchen of the Emporium Café.

  •   Workshop to talk mortgages, housing

    homeinc-logo-imageA free workshop hosted by YS Home, Inc. and Neighborhood Housing Partnership of Greater Springfield will be held from 6–7:30 p.m. at the library on Tuesday, April 15.

Village Life (archives)

  •   St. Paul’s Palm Sunday Service correction

    THUMB_SpiritualPalm Sunday service on Saturday evening, April 12, at 5 p.m.

  •   ESC focuses on early intervention

    Friends Preschool Program teacher Janice Kumbusky serves lunch to students at Friends Care Community, including from left, Elaina Gilley, Cara Rodin-Brewer, Vann Gleadell, Donovan Cooney, Payton Mulley, David Torres. The local school will benefit from a grant the Greene County Educational Service Center received to focus on early childhood mental health intervention. (Photo by Carol Simmons)“There’s a rising epidemic of anxiety,” fueled by a culture of fear and the ubiquitous presence of technology, says Timothy Callahan, a clinical psychologist and the director of mental health programming for the Greene County Educational Service Center (GCESC), which is based in Yellow Springs.

  •   Bike meeting to be held

    bikesThe YS Bicycle Enhancement Committee and Safe Routes to School will hold a meeting on Tuesday, April 8, 7:30–8:45 p.m., at Mills Lawn.

Government (archives)

  •   Village road crew— Parting the frozen waters

    Village road crew members, from left, Scott Gochenouer, Tanner Bussey, Kent Harding and Jason Hamby, spent massive hours behind their plows this winter. Aside from snow removal, the road crew is also responsible for waste water management and maintaining Village buildings and parks and recreation facilities. (Photo by Carol Simmons)In his nine years working for the Village, Superintendent of Streets Jason Hamby says this winter was the worst he’s experienced on the job.

  •   Water rate hike approved

    THUMB_PrintAt the March 17 Village Council meeting, Council approved in a 4–0 vote a 15 percent hike in local water rates, the largest single year increase in years.

  •   Village Council approves deficit budget

    THUMB_PrintThe Village of Yellow Springs will spend about $200,000 more than in takes in receipts in 2014, according to an operations budget Council unanimously passed at its meeting on Monday, March 17.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Deirdre Roche

    ObituaryDeirdre Roche, of Bass Harbor, Maine, died on April 5, after a period of declining health.

  •   Roberta Dodds Alexander

    Roberta Dodds AlexanderRoberta Dodds Alexander, née Postle, long time Yellow Springs resident, passed away Feb. 19, at Friends Care Community Center. She was 88 years old.

  •   Edythe Okun Powers

    Edythe Okun PowersEdythe Okun Powers, of Yellow Springs passed away early on the morning of March 20 at the Friends Care Community Center. She was 86

Higher Education (archives)

  •   Leading the college to wellness

    THUMB_PrintFor the past six months there’s been a gaping hole at the back of Antioch College Curl Gym, where the pool used to be. But the renovation of the 85-year old building is closing in on a completion date sometime in July.

  •   AUM president at home at Midwest

    THUMB_PrintWhen Karen Schuster Webb became president of Antioch University Midwest in January, she had been here for less than two months. But she had a pretty good idea what she was getting into.

  •   Meet new Antioch Midwest president

    Karen Schuster Webb is the new president of Antioch University Midwest.Antioch University Midwest will host an open house event tomorrow, March 14, where the community can meet the school's new president.

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