Articles by Lauren Heaton :: Page 62

  • 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.

  • Last moth treatment complete

    The crop duster that flew over the village several times last week wasn’t aiming for crops, but rather the furry brown and white gypsy moths that have been dining voraciously on the area’s oak trees.

  • BLOG — Weathered l’Auberge a Dayton institution

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    When Kirk and I got engaged in 2006 we went to l’Auberge to celebrate. Dayton’s renowned French restaurant had just remodeled in nouveau Art Deco with bold colors, soft high-back chairs and theatrical salt and pepper shakers. We had a cozy corner table with a direct view of the newly glassed-in kitchen, where we could […]

  • Mayer and friends play for Presbyterian Church

    Brian Mayer and his musical friends performed at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday night. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Musicians shared their talents at “A Summer Spectacular,” concert held at the Presbyterian Church on Saturday. A variety of instruments were showcased, including natural horn, trombone, piano, English horn and euphonium, in addition to the vocal skills of a soprano. Listen below for concert excerpts.

  • All the cool is in the pool

    Maria Penrod, right, was all about the water, while Olivia Hale and Maleigha Young, left, sunned themselves before diving in. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Gaunt Park pool was a popular place on Friday, June 25, for both Yellow Springers and area residents.

  • 2 For 1 business reduces energy use

    Local residents Dan Rudolf, at left, and Bob Brecha (not pictured) have joined with business partners Dan Swank, center, and Lieb Lurie, right, to start 2 for 1 Energy, a one-stop energy audit and home retrofit business in the village.

    Trying to change the mindset of the masses is a mass production job — at least that’s how the new business 2 For 1 Energy is approaching the task. The object: getting residents to pay to retrofit their homes for greater energy efficiency.

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