Articles by Megan Bachman :: Page 79

  • In search of big trees

    Macy Reynolds, left, and Kathy Beverly of the Tree Committee measured the large oaks, hickories and locust trees of Mills Lawn on a recent summer day. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    It’s no a surprise that Yellow Springs has an abundance of large trees. This summer the Yellow Springs Tree Committee seeks the largest in their update to a 1972 report, “The big trees of Yellow Springs.” See a 1972 map of the largest trees in Yellow Springs here.

  • Antioch alumna draws spotlight

    Before rural farming and land trust crusader Shirley Miller Sherrod was thrust into the national spotlight when she was forced to resign last week from her position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), she studied at Antioch University Midwest. The Obama Administration, admitting it was wrong, quickly offered to rehire her.

  • Heat a cool job for Southtown

    Terri Trame, left, the co-owner and vice president of Southtown Heating and Cooling stood with office manager Carol Gibson in front of the Moraine company’s new branch location at 108 Cliff Street. The business expects to add six employees at the local branch and will host an open house there on Monday, Aug. 2, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

    Helping villagers stay cool in the summer and warm in the winter is the aim of a new business in town, Southtown Heating and Cooling. From its new office in Yellow Springs, the 22-year-old Greater Dayton company will install and service heating and cooling equipment as well as do plumbing, electrical work and building maintenance for residential and commercial customers.

  • Standing up Saturdays for peace since 2002

    Terry Snider stands at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Limestone Street every Saturday with his Earth flag and peace sign to oppose U.S. military action abroad. He is part of an informal group of protestors that has gathered at that corner from noon to 1 p.m. since late 2002. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    For an hour every Saturday, a small group of Yellow Springs residents takes to a street corner near downtown with a message of peace. Waving flags and holding signs with such sayings as “War is terrorism” and “Schools not bombs,” the peace activists get honks and hollers from passing motorists, along with the satisfaction that they are standing up for what’s right.

  • Eden World a place for creativity, relaxation

    Jennifer Horner relaxes in the lobby of her business Eden World, a walk-in wellness space on Xenia Avenue. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Visitors and residents alike can walk right-off-the-street into an oasis of health and rejuvenation at Eden World Center for Wellness and Discovery at 253 Xenia Avenue.

  • Vindicated local grad Shirley Sherrod pioneered land trusts adopted here

    Shirley Miller Sherrod graduated from the institution now known as Antioch University Midwest in 1989 (Photo courtesy of Rural Development Leadership Network).

    Before rural farming and land trust crusader Shirley Miller Sherrod was thrust into the national spotlight when she was forced to resign this week from her position at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), she studied at Antioch University Midwest in Yellow Springs.

  • Food Pantry feeds local families in need

    Patty McAllister fills the food pantry in the basement of the Yellow Springs Methodist Church with food donated locally. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In troubled economic times, the Yellow Springs Community Food Pantry continues to offer free food and household goods to local families.

  • Village commissions serve community

    Dedicated local volunteers who serve on Village commissions do much of the work to preserve and enhance the community. With vacancies on three key commissions, others have the opportunity to step up.

  • Antioch College to receive $1.5 million bequest

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    A $1.5 million bequest to Antioch College from alumnus Bernard A. West was announced today by the college in a press release.

  • Women’s group teaches sacred self-care

    Amy Chavez (left) and Marybeth Wolf of the Yellow Spring Red Tent group shared practices for womb and belly self-massage at the Bhakti house on Herman Street.

    The women who participated in a womb and belly self-care workshop on Friday learned more than massage techniques – they discovered the healing potential of a circle of women.

  • Southtown Heating and Cooling to open branch in town

    The new branch of Southtown Heating and Cooling will be located in Yellow Springs on Cliff Street. The company is pursing more green technologies like solar and geothermal. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Dayton company Southtown Heating and Cooling is opening a new branch in Yellow Springs.

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