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  • The best way to Spanish, French is absorption

    Quinn Creighton listened intently to his instructions in  Spanish.

    Laura Skidmore started her Primary Language school located in a classroom above the Winds Cafe and will continue with a new session in January.

  • A day honors unique toy stores

    Mr. Fub’s Party owner Priscilla Moore will introduce the season’s newest toys at her downtown store on Neighborhood Toy Store Day, Saturday, Nov. 13, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The national day is sponsored by the American Specialty Toy Retailing Association, or ASTRA. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    A Solar Rover, made from a recycled soda can and powered by the sun, allows children 8 and up to not only create a fun vehicle, but learn about green-energy use. A Perplexus, a three-dimensional maze game, helps kids 6 and up develop dexterity skills and eye-hand coordination by providing barriers to overcome.

  • Corner-copia: saag paneer in winter, the homemade way

    Akhilesh and Pratibha Nigam recently opened the Indian Food Corner at the Corner Cone restaurant. The couple, who formerly owned Nigam’s in Beavercreek, serve freshly made Indian food from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays. (photo by Diane Chiddister)

    When Akhilesh and Pratibha Nigam arrive at the Indian Food Corner — located at Corner Cone on Dayton and Walnut Streets — in the morning, they start each dish from scratch. If they’re making saag paneer — which they undoubtedly are, since the spinach/cheese favorite is one of their five menu items…

  • Indian food comes to the village

    On Thursday, Oct. 21, Askhilesh Nigam opened the Indian Food Corner, a new take-out restaurant on the Corner Cone premises.

    The Nigam family has opened the Indian Food Corner at the Corner Cone site, selling take-out Indian food from 11 a.m.–7 p.m. each Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The restaurant’s first day was Thursday, Oct. 21.

  • GCCC upgrades are good for the earth and pocketbook

    Local architect Ted Donnell recently led the design of an energy upgrade at the Greene County Career Center. From the center’s new insulated roof, Donnell stood proudly before the just-installed geothermal well field (left) and a natural wetland to process waste, both of which he conceived. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When local architect Ted Donnell began working with the Greene County Career Center five years ago, he brought with him an environmental ethic that culminated in a $6.1 million energy upgrade over the summer, replete with geothermal heating and cooling and an insulated roof.

  • Hatching New Liberty Farm

    Local residents Richard Taylor and Kat Krehbiel launched the first phase of their local food and independent living corporation with a chicken and water buffalo farm on Mosier Road in Yellow Springs. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The butter-yellow chicks twittering about in their baby blue swimming pools look and sound happy and healthy. Though in about six weeks, most of them will become someone’s dinner, their brief lives will be spent frolicking with their brothers and sisters with plenty of grains, bugs and grass to eat. The folks at New Liberty Farms would have it no other way.

  • Books and cobblers at new cafe

    Brenda Stone Browder’s newly-opened Rolling Pen Book Cafe on Corry Street features inspirational titles and Browder’s famous fruit cobblers. Ice cream and live music will also be available at the grand opening on Friday evening, Sept. 17. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    At the new Rolling Pen Book Cafe, patrons can relax, read a book and enjoy a cup of coffee with some homemade cobbler. Newly opened in the space formerly occupied by Dolbeer’s Cleaners, the book cafe is the vision of Springfield residents Brenda Stone Browder and her husband, Loren.

  • A chicken farm to save the planet

    The chicks on New Liberty Farms on Mosier Road live in kid-size swimming pools lined with wood shavings and chirp sociably under warming lamps. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    When local resident Kat Krehbiel hatched the idea for a local food farm, chickens were only a small part of the plan.

  • Scott welcomes village’s young-old

    David Scott is the new director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

    In a town with a growing demographic of healthy retired people with skills to offer, the Yellow Springs Senior Center has an important role to play, according to the center’s new executive director, David Scott. During his first day on the job last week, Scott talked about his idea to broaden the center’s membership…

  • Eden World offers escape, serenity

    Jennifer Horner has opened Eden World, a Xenia Avenue business that provides a place to relax, create art and get a massage. (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. The roster of practitioners, who serve both scheduled and walk-in clients, includes a licensed massage therapist, a reflexologist and two astrologers.

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