Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 56

  • BLOG — Super sumac, soulful shiso

    Sumac Fruit

    Two reddish-purple herbs from two Eastern countries share some interesting properties and add fabulous flavor to complement the taste formula.

  • Sale of Kings Yard north closes

    Kings Yard

    Local resident Bob Baldwin purchased the string of shops on the northern edge of Kings Yard yesterday.

  • An ‘Uncle Vanya’ that kids can get

    In 1979 a writer and teacher named Phillip Lopate decided to have his fifth- and sixth-grade students at PS 75 in New York City stage a production of Uncle Vanya on Broadway. Thirty years later, one of those students, Sasha Waters Freyer, has made a film, Chekhov for Children.

  • Yellow Springs could recycle more

    Rumpke’s recycling facility on Monument Drive in Dayton whirred with the movement of belts, lifts, pulleys and crushers last month operating to support the sorting, mashing and packaging of waste materials to be shipped off and repurposed for another use. Recycling is alive in Yellow Springs, but it could be better. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Yellow Springs has a relatively good recycling track record; Yellow Springers recycle about twice as much as residents of Germantown and about three times as much as Xenia residents.

  • Recycling grows at Rumpke

    Pure glass at the end of Rumpke's recycling process. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    Several Village Environmental Commission members paid a visit to several Rumpke sites last month, including the recycling center in Dayton, to get an update on what happens to the waste and recycling materials that get collected curbside in Yellow Springs. (photos by Lauren Heaton)

  • National Merit Scholars, 2010

    Three Yellow Springs High School seniors were recognized as National Merit Commended Students this fall. Megan Hammond, Philip Kellogg and Lauren Westendorf were selected largely based on their performance on the preliminary SAT test they took last year. The three honor roll and National Honor Society members are in the top 2 percent of the approximately 1.5 million students who took the test. (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.

  • AUM to train caregivers

    A patient in the American health care system has many needs, only some of which can be met by a doctor. In fact, before even seeing a physician, some patients must make a dozen decisions regarding health care options, providers and facilities, insurance, transportation and home front support…

  • Mills Lawn students wound up on homemade windmills

    Seen through the inside of a homemade plastic wind tunnel, Mills Lawn sixth graders can view and measure how efficiently the tiny windmills they are making this week function to produce energy. Last week, Ms. Amin’s sixth-grade class experimented with scientist-in-residence Eric Lang and Dan Rudolf. The class will make a public presentation on Monday, Dec. 6, 6:30–7:30 p.m. at the school. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    In groups gathered around their model windmills last week, students discussed the probability that the tilt angle of the blades was steep enough that the wind would propel them without knocking them down completely.

  • Invasion of the tall tree snatchers

    Honeysuckle leaves

    This month is the best time to get rid of the invasive honeysuckle throughout the village, when the shrub is at it’s most vulnerable period.

  • A closer look at fluoridation

    At a Village Council-sponsored forum on fluoridated water last weekend, some lesser known facts were shared by several scientists who were invited to speak on the sometimes controversial issue. While ingesting fluoride is not recommended for infants, for example…

  • Apprender a new language

    Laura Skidmore’s Primary Languages school for Spanish and French will begin a winter session in January above the Winds. Skidmore is pictured with students Quinn Creighton, right, and Brady Clark and his dad Jason. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    “Te gusta mas agua, Quinn?” the teacher asked Quinn Creighton, who sat at the table with the others, coloring. Creighton, 4, looked up at her thoughtfully, and nodded, holding out his cup for more water. People begin their language acquisition skills from birth, and as early as eight months…

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