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Articles by Diane Chiddister :: Page 74

  • Arts community, arts policy

    Village Council members and local artists and arts supporters this week began a dialogue on the arts and a potential Village government arts policy at Council’s regular May 21 meeting.

  • Borer likely dooms ash trees

    Nick Boutis, director of Glen Helen, last week identified some of the ash trees downtown, including this large ash outside the Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home on Xenia Avenue. The trees are at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer, and experts believe that if the insects ­ — which have killed millions of trees in Michigan and Ohio — aren’t already in the village, they will be soon. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Many majestic canopy trees around the village are ash trees. And if they’re not already infested with the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, they will be soon. Within a few years, they’ll be dead.

  • June 1 deadline for wind, bike project

    At Council’s May 7 meeting, Council members continued discussion on both issues, one a project aimed to make the village more attractive to cyclists, and the other adding more renewable energy to the Village energy portfolio.

  • Public arts forum coming

    A community forum on local arts and arts policy will be held this Monday, May 21, at 7 p.m. at Bryan Center in Council chambers, during the regular Village Council meeting.

  • A tale of two waters

    Soon, Council will choose between upgrading its aging water plant or purchasing water from Springfield. It seems timely, then, to compare various aspects of Yellow Springs and Springfield water.

  • Make It Count for the Birds counts for the Glen

    About 25 birders tallied 85 bird species in the Glen last Saturday, during the annual “Make It Count for the Birds” event, which also raised about $10,000 for the nature preserve.

  • Tackling hard water, hard choices

    Of all the critical decisions made by municipal governments, perhaps no decisions are more important than those concerning water.

  • Clean-up Week starts Monday

    The annual Yellow Springs Clean-up Week will take place this year from Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. Villagers can put most unwanted household items out by the curb, and they’ll be hauled away.

  • Coast-to-coast walkers come to the village

    Kait and John Seyal brought their therapy dogs, Grace and Max, to the Friends Care Center last weekend to visit with residents, including, from left, Jeanette Wiggins, JoJo Campbell and Homer Williams. The couple is walking across the country with their dogs to promote dog therapy and animal rescue.

    Kait and John Seyal visited Yellow Springs last weekend with their rescue dogs on their walk across the country.

  • Small towns, bigger water bills

    The price we pay for the water that flows from our taps is determined by a variety of factors, including a bit of guesswork

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