Articles From March 2011

  • Village schools earn top rating from state

    Keldon Harker and Eli Baker walked out into blue skies after finishing their second week of school this year at Mills Lawn. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Yellow Springs Village School District achieved an excellent with distinction rating, the highest possible grade, on the 2009–10 report card from the Ohio Department of Education last week.

  • The Kieth’s Alley gallery

    Pierre Nagley and his companion Beetoe relax under her likeness in Keith's Alley (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Pierre Nagley’s new mural in Keith’s alley is of his Chihuahua Beetoe.

  • Dousing the dog days

    Villagers have one more chance before the end of this long, hot summer to cool off at Gaunt Park pool, which will be open regular hours this weekend before season’s close at 8 p.m. on Labor Day, Monday, Sept. 6. Last Saturday the toddler pool was full of mischief, with Madeline Wall pouring water on the head of her brother, Dimitri; both were at the pool with their grandmother, Niki Sage. Behind is Lori Blankenship of Fairborn.

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  • Affordability is top concern in attracting new families

    Creating more entry-level housing, keeping living expenses affordable and more aggressively marketing Yellow Springs to the region — these were some of the ideas offered at a recent meeting that focused on how to attract more young families to the village.

  • Scott welcomes village’s young-old

    David Scott is the new director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

    In a town with a growing demographic of healthy retired people with skills to offer, the Yellow Springs Senior Center has an important role to play, according to the center’s new executive director, David Scott. During his first day on the job last week, Scott talked about his idea to broaden the center’s membership…

  • Visioning results presented

    At a special meeting with Village Council and the Miami Township Trustees on Monday, Aug. 30, the two governmental bodies were presented with a written draft for public review of the year-long Yellow Springs/Miami Township visioning process.

  • Blues, jazz energize village at Fest

    Beginning Wednesday, Sept. 11, and continuing through the weekend, AACW puts on the 13th annual Blues and Jazz Fest at the Antioch College amphitheater. This year’s lineup features five bands, including 5YZ Men from Lagos, Nigeria; Memphis bluesman Daddy Mack; Andrew “Jr. Boy” Jones, from Dallas, Texas; and local musician Nerak Roth Patterson and son Nerak, behind, shown above in 2007. (News file photo)

    The mighty influence of African Americans in American music — from blues, jazz and rock-and-roll to hip-hop and R&B — is annually celebrated at the Blues and Jazz Fest put on by African-American Cross-Cultural Works, or AACW, each fall.

  • Murphy examines cars, consumption

    Recently Pat Murphy of Community Solutions published his third book on energy conservation, Spinning Our Wheels, in which he examines myths about the electric car.

    Electric cars may not be the answer to reducing our dependence on fossil fuels, says local author Pat Murphy in his recently-released book, Spinning Our Wheels. Instead, Murphy proposes, we should share rides to increase transportation’s efficiency and reduce the number of total cars on the road.

  • Eden World offers escape, serenity

    Jennifer Horner has opened Eden World, a Xenia Avenue business that provides a place to relax, create art and get a massage. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Visitors and residents alike can walk right off the street into an oasis of health and rejuvenation at Eden World Center for Wellness and Discovery at 253 Xenia Avenue. The roster of practitioners, who serve both scheduled and walk-in clients, includes a licensed massage therapist, a reflexologist and two astrologers.

  • Musical renewal for Havurah

    The spiritual activities of the Yellow Springs Havurah have always been done in an organized but less than dogmatic manner. The group of 15–20 active members observes the Sabbath each week on the Antioch College campus that informs its friendly tone.

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