Economy Section :: Page 24

  • Zoning issue stymies infill

    The denial of a density variance last month by the Board of Zoning Appeals is motivating some Village officials to reconsider the criteria the board uses to grant variances and to review the overall effectiveness of the Village’s zoning code.

  • New firm aims big for local solar

    From left, Scott Lindstrom, Shannon Lindstrom and Paul Wren launched their new company, Yellow Springs Renewable Energy, at a public forum last month. The local company, here with a solar photovoltaic panel, aims to provide residential, commercial and village-scale solar power.

    In October, a new local company, Yellow Springs Renewable Energy, held a public forum to educate the community on the renewable energy revolution taking place in the country and state their goal of leading that renewable energy revolution locally.

  • Sustainable, affordable properties— Land trust for the long haul

    While legally, the property beneath Cathleen Tong’s home on Xenia Avenue is leased rather than owned, it feels to her like her own land.

  • Living green at Purple Moon Farm

    Sophie Entler and some of her hoofed friends at the Purple Moon Farm, which her parents, James Entler and Jessica Wyant, run on Meredith Road.

    On a recent afternoon, the sheep and goats at Purple Moon Farm are dozing in their pens. A hen wanders by, two middle-sized chicks close behind her; other chickens rest in the shade of the raspberry bushes planted in parallel rows.

  • 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…

  • Governor’s energy advisor promotes renewables at local forum

    Dr. Mark Shanahan told a local audience at the Glen building that Ohio's emissions from coal were among the worst in the nation yet the state has recently been aggressive in promoting renewables. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Last Friday, Governor Ted Strickland’s energy advisor Dr. Mark Shanahan told a crowd of renewable energy enthusiasts at the Glen building that Ohio was undergoing an energy revolution.

  • 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.