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  • Rolling Pen Book and Cafe to serve up inspiring titles, cobbler

    Brenda Stone Browder, a Springfield native and author, opened her new bookstore, The Rolling Pen Book Cafe at 111 Corry Street. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Rolling Pen Book Cafe, now open in the former home of Dolbeer’s Cleaners, is a place to relax, read a book and enjoy a cup of coffee with some homemade cobbler.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Rabbit Run Farm house to burn

    Three months after Vernay Laboratories purchased Rabbit Run Farm on Dayton Street, the company has decided to raze the eight-room farmhouse on the property. The controlled burn is scheduled for Saturday, July 17, and will be performed as a training operation for the Miami Township Fire-Rescue…

  • 2 For 1 business reduces energy use

    Local residents Dan Rudolf, at left, and Bob Brecha (not pictured) have joined with business partners Dan Swank, center, and Lieb Lurie, right, to start 2 for 1 Energy, a one-stop energy audit and home retrofit business in the village.

    Trying to change the mindset of the masses is a mass production job — at least that’s how the new business 2 For 1 Energy is approaching the task. The object: getting residents to pay to retrofit their homes for greater energy efficiency.

  • Friends drops plans for Barr property

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    Leaders of Friends Care Community announced this week that they will not pursue the senior apartment building they had planned for the Barr property downtown, due to the economic downturn and Friends’ commitment to keeping the rent affordable.

  • CJ’s to cook up ‘Bama food

    Soon food hounds can get a taste of Yellow Springs’ new restaurant, CJ’s Southern Cooking, located in the building formerly occupied by Kentucky Fried Chicken. Owners Jim Zehner, left, and Carl Moore, both longtime villagers, plan to serve what they call ‘Bama Food, from Moore’s Alabama childhood, including fried bologna sandwiches, gumbos, collard greens and sweet potato pie. They hope to open June 27.

    f you’ve traveled along the south end of Xenia Avenue recently, you may have noticed the banner hanging from the former Kentucky Fried Chicken building: “CJ’s Southern Cooking Coming Soon.”

  • Gala for downtown’s ‘heart’

    A group of Little Art Theatre supporters organized the theater’s first fundraiser, an auction gala, “Clooney at the Movies.” While the event is sold out, villagers can still buy raffle tickets to get a year’s worth of free movies. In the top row are Jenny Cowperthwaite-Ruka and Kipra Heerman, and in the bottom row, from left, are Dorothy O. Scott, Diane Foubert, John Geri, Alice Earl Jenkins, Maureen Lynch and Jane Scott. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Little Art Theatre, which recently turned non-profit, now asks for the community’s support with its first fundraising event, an auction gala on Friday, June 25, at 5:30 p.m. at Antioch University McGregor, which also commemorates the theater’s 80-year anniversary.

  • Spend a night in an historic grain mill

    Inkeeper Donna McGovern has been hosting more guests each year at the historic Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast since the restoration of the mill was completed in 2007.  (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Back in 2004, the Miami Township Trustees envisioned the ideal way to save the historic but decrepit Grinnell Mill. They hoped to restore it to its original design and use it as a bed and breakfast that could serve locals as well as attract visitors from afar. The vision wasn’t far off.

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