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  • Tom Gray of Tom’s Market — 50 years in the grocery trade

    Tom Gray, owner of Tom’s Market, has been with the store 50 years, and the store will celebrate the anniversary with free hot dogs on July 17–18. Gray is shown here in the store’s produce department, which underwent extensive renovation last year. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Tom Gray was a high school freshman when he got his first job, as a bag boy at Luttrell’s, the grocery store on Xenia Avenue. In 2001, Gray purchased the grocery, which is now Tom’s Market.

  • Celebrate Tom’s 50 years in the grocery business

    Tom Gray of Tom's Market celebrates 50 years with the store this Friday and Saturday, July 17 and 18, with free hot dogs from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

    Tom Gray celebrates his 50 years with the local grocery store this weekend.

  • Stylish hair, stylish clothing at Wildflower Boutique

    Danyel Mershon, seated, and Emily Anglemyer recently opened Wildflower Boutique and Salon at 232 Xenia Ave., the former home of Iona Boutique. Both women grew up in Springfield but now live in Yellow Springs. Mershon sells women’s clothing and jewelry in one section of the store while Anglemyer cuts, styles and colors hair in another. (Photo by Diane chiddister)

    Recently, Danyele Mershon reached her dream in downtown Yellow Springs with the opening of Wildflower Boutique and Salon, which she owns with her good friend Emily Anglemyer, a hair stylist.

  • Urban Gypsy for gypsy in us all

    Last month Brenda Kennedy, owner of the Dayton Street vintage clothing store Dirty Fabulous, opened Urban Gypsy in the former location of Sweet Sanaa, 138 Dayton St., offering a wide variety of one-of-a-kind products from small businesses. While Iona Boutique has taken over the former Dirty Fabulous location, vintage clothing from the store is still available. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The tiny store, Urban Gypsy, is housed at 138 Dayton St., and it wasn’t easy to fit everything inside.

  • A new Ha Ha Pizza is born in downtown Xenia

    Ha Ha Pizza owner B.J. Walters, center, opened a second restaurant in Xenia last month with help from employees Misty and John Howell.

    Yellow Springs original Ha Ha Pizza opened a ringer in downtown Xenia across from the courthouse.

  • ‘Sew’ exciting: new youth sewing school to open

    14-year-old villager Lilly Sipe cuts fabric at the Mad Hatter Sewing Studio, which is set to open this month.

    The Mad Hatter Sewing Studio, a new sewing school for kids and teens, will open its doors to the village with an open house on Dec. 13.

  • Peifer’s opens for summer

    Peifer's veggies

    Peifer Orchards opened earlier this month, selling local fruits and veggies, supplying Antioch College with produce and hosting an Argentinian barbecue on Saturday.

  • New sandwich and pizza cafe opens


    The village’s newest restaurant is now open. Aleta’s Café, at the Oten Gallery, 303 Xenia Ave., serves hot Panini sandwiches, pizzas made with Naan bread and salads for lunch and dinner seven days a week.

  • May 6, 2014 primary election: Restaurant seeks liquor option


    The 2014 primary election will take place on Tuesday, May 6. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The polling location is Antioch University Midwest (formerly McGregor), 900 Dayton St. for village precincts 440, 441, 442, 443 and Miami Township precinct 456 (west). For voters in township precinct 455 (east), polling […]

  • Wellness doctor hopes to return to Village

    Dr. Donald Gronbeck hopes to open a family practice at the former Creative Memories building. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Donald Gronbeck, a 2002 Antioch College graduate, hopes to start his first practice, Yellow Springs Primary Care, the first week of May at the former Creative Memories building, fronting on Dayton Street.