Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 70

  • Some construction expected

    While the majority of homes sold in the village each year are existing structures, new construction continues to add housing stock to the village. And even during this construction off-season, interest is picking up for new housing.

  • YSHS’s O’Brien retiring after 33 years — A passion for lifelong fitness

    Yellow Springs High School and McKinney School teacher Kevin O’Brien retires this Friday after 33 years teaching physical education and health. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Retiring Yellow Springs High School teacher Kevin O’Brien hopes that he inspired students to commit to lifelong fitness as he worked to create a strong physical education program in the Yellow Springs School District.

  • Sun warms homes at Thistle Creek

    Jonathan Brown, left, and Roy Eastman are building three passive houses in the Thistle Creek development. The passive house uses a variety of energy-efficient building techniques, including double-thick walls to retain heat. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Home building may not be his primary career, but Yellow Springs electronics distributor Roy Eastman is no novice either, as he has spent the last several years researching energy-efficient building and retrofitting his company’s office.

  • Roosevelt ready to lead, and sink roots into community

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    To some of Mark Roosevelt’s colleagues, leaving a job as superintendent of the 30,000-pupil Pittsburgh school district to lead a reopened small-town college hoping for 25 students next fall did not seem wise. But Roosevelt said he could not pass up the chance to become the first president of a revived Antioch College.

  • A place for wellness, connections among women

    Holistic bodyworker Marybeth Wolf, left, recently joined doula, massage therapist and trauma healer Amy Chavez at Bhakti House on East Herman Street. In addition to continuing their separate practices, they will co-run workshops for women on herbalism, bodywork and birth care. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Marybeth Wolf and AmyCchavez will jointly run Bhakti House on East Herman Street, and focus on bodywork, botanicals and birth care.

  • Year-round harvest— A field of greens among the white

    John DeWine and Michele Burns stood amongst the prolific kale of the wood-heated greenhouse at their Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road farmstead, Flying Mouse Farms. Their farm is the only source of local greens for direct purchase in the winter.

    At Flying Mouse Farms in Yellow Springs, there is no off-season.

  • Antioch’s ‘white knight’ moves

    Departing Antioch College Interim President Matthew Derr was humbled by an outpouring of support from staff and supporters at a reception held in his honor last Thursday.

    Departing Antioch College Interim President Matthew Derr never tired or wavered in his successful three-year effort to save his alma mater. Now Derr makes way for incoming president Mark Roosevelt, who starts on Jan. 1.

  • Schools look at fiscal crisis

    In order to avoid a projected negative cash balance by the end of the 2013 fiscal year, school board members at their Dec. 9 meeting discussed ways to reduce the district’s 2010–2011 budget.

  • Whey to go: local cheese arrives

    Nick Mronzinski stirred curds at Young’s Jersey Dairy in a cheese vat that has been used to turn the farm’s fresh milk into local cheese for the last 18 months. The yellow cheddar cheese made on a recent visit will be used to top burgers and salads at Young’s restaurants.

    Those who prefer local foods can now add a variety of locally-produced cheese to their diets, thanks to two area dairies that have recently been turning fresh milk into cheese.

  • FCC’s new wing aims to fulfill needs of rehabilitation patients

    At a ceremonial groundbreaking on Monday, Friends Care Community Board President Mary White and Director Karl Zalar raised their shovels to the new $2.25 million rehabilitation wing being built at the facility.

    Friends Care Community officially broke ground on Monday on a $2.25 million rehabilitation wing at its Herman Street campus.

  • Faces of first-time buyers in YS

    Geno and Krystal Luketic are the sort of young couple that local leaders hope will settle in the village. However, while Geno continues his work at the pottery shop, the Luketics are no longer village residents.

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