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Articles From March 2011

  • Energy efficiency within reach

    Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy of Community Solutions are completing a new film, A Building Revolution: The Super-insulated Passive House, about ways builders and engineers around the world have developed to reduce home energy use by 80–90 percent. The film features local builders, such as Chris Glaser, above, working on a deep energy retrofit of the carriage house behind Community Solution in 2008. (Submitted photo)

    When Pat Murphy came to Yellow Springs in 2003, he said he could build a house that operated with 50 percent less fossil fuels than a conventional home, but his partner, Faith Morgan, didn’t believe him. Now, 10 years later, the couple is wrapping up a new film about homes built in Yellow Springs and around the country that use 90 percent less energy to heat and cool than conventional dwellings.

  • Roadside read

    On Sunday Regina Brecha and Max Mullin restocked the Mullin family’s Little Free Library on State Route 370. (Photo by Suzanne Ehalt)

    On Sunday Regina Brecha and Max Mullin restocked the Mullin family’s Little Free Library on State Route 370.

  • Dec. 13, 2012 Bulldog sports round-up

    Guard Bryce White made a move on a Troy Christian defender during the YSHS boys basketball team’s 67–47 loss at home on Friday. The defeat put somewhat of a damper on a week in which the Bulldogs beat Jefferson at its home court for the first time in YSHS history. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Dec. 13, 2012 Bulldog sports round-up

  • Mills Lawn puts on 1940s radio show

    The canteen girls sing "Corns for My Country" in Mills Lawn's all-school musical, The Albert Brown Show, which opens on Friday. Pictured are, from left, Zoe Williams, Lily Rainey, Maggie Knopp, Ateerys Wagner, Julia Hoff, Anastasia Cooper and Sophia Bottelier. Not pictured are Shaylee Smith and Ashley Shaffer. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The silly laughs and sensational songs heard on 1940s radio will be re-performed live in the Mills Lawn biennial all-school musical, The Albert Brown Show, which opens Friday.

  • BLOG – Yellowpedia: The Union School House

    The exterior of the building has remained unchanged for over a century.

    Yellowpedia is the weekly blog of Aaron Zaremsky. It attempts to document the cultural and natural history of Yellow Springs while also covering current events and trends. This week’s entry is on The Union Shool House

  • BLOG – Ohio Vintage


    The nooks and crannies throughout the Village that often get overlooked. Today’s blog showcases the new store above The Winds.

  • SPORTS SUNDAY — Bulldog fall in home opener

    Roland Newsome went hard to the hoop, drawing a couple of foul shots for his effort. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The home stands at Yellow Springs High School were packed for the team’s home opener, but the Bulldogs couldn’t pull off a win.

  • BLOG-A Show of Love


    This week my husband Jeremy takes a crack at the writing and our five year old at the photography. Let’s see what they’ve cooked up.

  • Two versions of a public arts policy for Yellow Springs

    Local artists Beth Holyoke and Migiwa Orimo (shown sitting along the bike path on the newest tiled bench by Holyoke and local artist Kaethi Seidl) are two of the three winners of the recent Yellow Springs Outdoor Sculpture competition, sponsored by the Yellow Springs Arts Council, the Yellow Springs Center for the Arts Steering Committee and the Community Information Project. The third winner is Olga Ziemska of Cleveland. By the Fall Street Fair, public artwork by all three artists will be on display around the village.

    Village Council returned to the discussion on drafting a policy for art in public spaces at Council’s regular meeting Monday, Dec. 3. The local Public Spaces Resource Group came up with a very different proposal than the one the Village had in mind.

  • Presbyterians host a musical cabaret for the holidays

    Jim Felder and the 'Presbees'

    The Holiday Extravaganza will feature musical performances, wine and refreshments.

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