Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 56

  • Yellow Springs to host Miami Valley Track meet

    The 20th annual Miami Valley open Track and Field meet will be held Thursday evening, July 22, at the Yellow Springs High School track. First-time racers are welcome.

  • There is water on Mars…

    Looking a little bit like waterlogged Martians, Yellow Springs residents, from left, Elijah and Judah Williams and Liam Cooney, splashed around in the shallow end at Gaunt Park this month, seeking a little relief from the heat. It was so hot  at the beginning of the month that the weekend’s 80 degree days sounded cool. But temperatures are expected to climb back up to 94 degrees this week with a humidity factor that makes it feel like 101. In that kind of heat, the only thing to do is get back in the water. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the Yellow Springs News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri. RELATED POSTS: Water you waiting for? Spring has sprung; the Fling has flung Dousing the dog days Street Fair fare Feature photo: […]

  • Rabbit Run Farm house to burn

    Three months after Vernay Laboratories purchased Rabbit Run Farm on Dayton Street, the company has decided to raze the eight-room farmhouse on the property. The controlled burn is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, and will be performed as a training operation for the Miami Township Fire-Rescue…

  • All but big top on Dayton Street

    Dayton Street welcomes one and all to its first Cirque Carnival on Friday, July 16, beginning with a yogi sun salute performance at 6 p.m. The street party includes three stages with music, dancers, clowns, artist booths and food from the local restaurants. Shown are Mindy Harney, Patrick Harney (kneeling), Pierre Nagley and Lara Bauer.

    If just for one evening, Dayton Street is taking back its historic main street status when it opens the first Yellow Springs Cirque Carnival on Friday, July 16, from 6 to 10:30 p.m. The street party featuring musicians and performers on a three-ring circuit…

  • Glen Helen fundraiser dinner—Finally, a use for honeysuckle

    Villager Dennis Moore is shown with the three chairs he constructed from honeysuckle that was pulled from the Glen. The chairs will be auctioned this Saturday, July 17, at the “Whoo Cooks for You?” fundraiser event at Glen Helen. While the dinner tickets are expected to be sold out, preregistered callers may bid on the chairs. Register to bid by calling 769-1902 or online at www.whoocooksforyou.org.

    When the barred owl sings its inquisitive call “whoo cooks for you?” this weekend, the folks at Glen Helen will have an answer. At a long dinner table at the Raptor Center on Sunday, July 18, area diners in support of the Glen will sit down to enjoy a meal whose origins are both known and local with the area chefs and farmers who grew and prepared the food.

  • Running champs start camp

    Running may be one of the most natural, intuitive sports there is, but doing it well isn’t as easy as it seems. Two recent Yellow Springs High School graduates, Sam Borchers and Evan Firestone, learned a lot about distance running before going on to win state and national championships in their track and cross country events.

  • Green towns offer new ideas

    As sustainability gains ground as an integral component of city planning, many municipalities across the country are creating ways to use less energy and ensure that the energy they use comes from renewable sources.

  • BLOG — The ranch dressing challenge

    Lauren Heaton

    I’m not a mom, but I am a step-mom. I’m a step-mom who likes to cook all manner of new and surprising dishes and try them out on my captive consumers. Well, actually they wouldn’t eat it any other way.

  • Brickson joins national race walking team

    2010 YSHS graduate Reini Brickson earned a spot on the Capital One Academic All-District Women's Track/Cross Country Team. (submitted photo)

    Last weekend recent Yellow Springs High School graduate Reini Brickson qualified as the sixth and final member of the USA National Team for race walkers. She claimed that position after finishing sixth in the race walk at the USA Track & Field Championships at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, June 26. After […]

  • Owl in a day’s work

    On the first day of this week’s Ecocamp schedule, the night camp crew joined Naturalist Rebecca Deatsman for a talk with Otus, the screech owl, who eyed his observers, from left, Sami Adler, Danielle Williamson, Micah Lindsey, Grace Doyle, Bailey Gallion and Zoe Caswell. This weekend the Glen Helen Association celebrates its 50th anniversary and the thousands of volunteers who have helped shape the preserve and continue to support its educational and recreational missions. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Copies of this and other photographs may be purchased from the Yellow Springs News; please contact us via e-mail at ysnews {at} ysnews(.)com or by phone, between 9:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m., Mon.–Fri.

  • The 3 percent solution for energy use

    When the Village’s electric power supplier looks into the future, its leaders assume that the village’s need for electricity will increase by about 1 percent each year. But with much of the supply currently coming from carbon–emitting coal plants, villagers and Village leaders have been looking for ways not to be such predictable power consumers.

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