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  • Scented organic soap, naturally made

    A soap maker for more than 20 years, Chris Entler and his partner, Jessica Wyant, recently opened the Soap Bar in Kings Yard, in the space behind Asanda Imports that was once the bar of the old Winds Cafe. Entler uses organic and natural ingredients in his products, which he has previously sold only at the street fair and Kings Yard farmers market. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Recently Chris Entler could be found in his new soap shop and studio in Kings Yard working on a new challenge: creating, with spearment leaves, an intricate design in a soap bar.

  • Baldwin buys Kings Yard

    The sale of the long building of shops in Kings Yard that was auctioned off in April was finalized last week by the purchaser, Bob Baldwin.

  • Sale of Kings Yard north closes

    Kings Yard

    Local resident Bob Baldwin purchased the string of shops on the northern edge of Kings Yard yesterday.

  • Apprender a new language

    Laura Skidmore’s Primary Languages school for Spanish and French will begin a winter session in January above the Winds. Skidmore is pictured with students Quinn Creighton, right, and Brady Clark and his dad Jason. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    “Te gusta mas agua, Quinn?” the teacher asked Quinn Creighton, who sat at the table with the others, coloring. Creighton, 4, looked up at her thoughtfully, and nodded, holding out his cup for more water. People begin their language acquisition skills from birth, and as early as eight months…

  • 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.

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