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  • New lodgings with homey touch

    Bob Swaney and his wife, Susan Rogers-Swaney, have transformed the historic Yellow Springs jail on Winter Street, into the Jailhouse Suites, an efficiency apartment for short-term rental. The Swaneys are among several villagers who in recent years have opened lodging space with a personal touch. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs, long a popular tourist destination, can now accommodate even more overnight visitors with a host of new lodging options springing up in recent years. Villagers are opening their homes, apartments and guesthouses to share an authentic Yellow Springs experience with visitors.

  • The guesthouses of Yellow Springs

    From left are Marianne MacQueen and Patti Dallas, co-owers of the new Village Guesthouse, an accessible duplex suite on Whiteman Street.

    Several new guesthouses in and around Yellow Springs have recently opened to accomodate overnight visitors. For detailed descriptions of the latest local lodging options, see a full article in this week’s issue of the News. An extended photo display of the accommodations is below.

  • 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.

  • FCC drops apartment plans

    The Friends Care Community Board of Trustees announced last week that the care center has withdrawn its proposal for a new senior apartment building downtown, according to a letter board president Mary White sent to community members.

  • 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.

  • Council looks at affordability

    Village Council needs to decide whether it intends to make affordable housing a priority before moving ahead with a specific project, John Davis told Council members at their June 7 meeting.

  • 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.”

  • College gets stimulus funds

    Antioch College was identified last week as one of 13 Ohio institutions of higher education chosen to receive federal stimulus funds for energy conservation projects.

  • 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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