Articles From March 2011

  • Village Council— New law bans texting while driving

    At their April 2 meeting, Village Council members unanimously passed a new ordinance that would make it illegal to text while driving in Yellow Springs.

  • Council eyes economic plan

    Village Council members at their April 2 meeting heard a review of the recent Economic Sustainability Plan by several members of the Village Economic Sustainability Commission.

  • Yoga Springs stretches to Springfield

    Starting its eighth year, Yoga Springs is expanding into Springfield, with a new studio in the Bushnell building downtown. Shown above in the studio is business owner Monica Hasek. Yoga Springs is offering free yoga classes on the hour at its Springfield studio this Saturday, April 14, as a grand opening event. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yoga Springs is now 8 years old and stretching out into a new old space at the heart of downtown Springfield.

  • Ruth Varner

    Ruth Varner

    Ruth Elizabeth Gribble Varner died at her home in Yellow Springs on April 14 after a brief illness. She was 94 years old.

  • Dining a la cart in village

    Last week Mindy and Patrick Harney, former owners of Brother Bear’s Coffeehouse, set up their Lot Dogs food cart at the corner of U.S. 68 and Corry Street, in the parking lot of the Dragon Tree. They plan to sell beef, turkey and veggie dogs most days from about 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Theirs is one of several food carts that have begun appearing downtown. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    New eateries are popping up all over Yellow Springs this spring, but don’t expect to sit down for dinner. The vendors are mobile, and so are their patrons, who have no trouble walking, talking and eating their cheesy hot dogs and fresh-cut fries on the street.

  • YSHSTAA’s Curtain Warmer­— Keeping theater alive for the kids

    The Yellow Springs High School spring musical, Grease, will be presented this weekend and next at the Mills Lawn gym, with performances Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2. This Saturday, April 14, the Yellow Springs High School Theater Arts Association presents its annual Curtain Warmer fundraiser, with food and drink at the Morgan House, beginning at 6:45 p.m. Tickets are $25. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Performing in theater helps students feel a part of a team, learn to memorize lines and organize information, respect deadlines, develop empathy and build self esteem. And above all, it’s fun.

  • April 19, 2012 Bulldog Sports Round-up

    YSHS batter Eric Lawthorn prepared to knock in an RBI during Bulldogs’ 7–5 loss to Ponitz Career Center on Monday. Austin Pence, on third base, scored on the ensuing play, an in-field single. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    April 19, 2012 Bulldog Sports Round-up

  • BLOG — The bitter truth about taste

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    It is my notion, from a combination of collective wisdom and personal experience, that bitterness in food is good for you.

  • Judge favors Struewings in case against Village

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    The lawsuit between the Village and local residents Ken and Betheen Struewing reached a milestone last week when a Greene County Common Pleas Judge decided in favor of the Struewings.

  • BLOG—this year in Yellow Springs

    A Passover Seder Plate showing (clockwise, from top): Maror and chazeret — Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness of slavery which the Hebrews endured in Egypt; Z'roa - A roasted lamb or goat shankbone, symbolising the Passover sacrifice; vegetarians often substitute a beet; Charoset — Apple, nut and honey paste representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses; Karpas — A vegetable which is dipped into salt water representing tears shed by Hebrew slaves; Beitzah — A hard-boiled egg, symbolizing the festival sacrifice and roasted and eaten as part of the Seder meal. Some Seder plates also include an orange to represent those considered out of place in more conservative Jewish teachings. (Photo from Wikipedia)

    The room of 20-some people, seated around a festively decorated table, falls to a hush as the voice of a 6-year old, reading, asks, “why is this night different from all other nights?”

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