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Economy Section :: Page 2

  • A day for community giving

    #YSGivingTuesday committee members, from left, Kathryn Hitchcock, Jeannamarie Cox, Dawn Boyer and Ara Beal, are preparing for the village’s second year participating in the charitable giving campaign that falls on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving. While the initiative is focused on online giving, the local effort also will accept in-person donations from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the Yellow Springs Senior Center. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After collecting $75,000 in a single day last November, an effort to raise money for local nonprofit groups is returning to the village for a second year this holiday season.

  • Community Solutions — Agraria vision takes root

    Locally based poet Ed Davis read some of his work during a community dinner in August to celebrate Community Solutions’ Agraria project. The dinner, featuring locally sourced foods, was held in the property’s 7,000-square-foot barn. (Submitted Photo)

    More than six months after the Arthur Morgan Institute for Community Solutions signed the necessary papers to purchase its new 128-acre property on the western edge of the village, a comprehensive vision for the land is solidifying.

  • A tiny market, holding its own

    Tom Gray, the owner of Tom’s Market, in front of the store’s produce department, which was upgraded several years ago. A small independent grocery in competition with the recently built Kroger Marketplace in Fairborn, Tom’s Market keeps its focus on responding to customers’ needs. (Photo by Diane Chiddister

    om’s Market owner Tom Gray knows his customers love their vegetables, so he wants to keep produce fresh. Thus, he has trucks deliver produce five times each week, rather than the one or two deliveries that most groceries receive.

  • Village solar field goes online

    Rows of shiny new solar panels on the Glass Farm are the latest and most visible symbol of the Village of Yellow Springs’ commitment to green energy.

  • Shifting money to ‘Main Street’

    Michael Shuman (Submitted photo)

    Could local investing be a tool for strengthening the Yellow Springs economy? Community economist Michael Shuman thinks so.

  • Villagers asked to weigh in — Housing survey launched

    Yellow Springs residents are being asked by Village government to take part in a survey about local housing and housing needs.

  • 40,000 feet in the street

    Street Fair dancer (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Fall Street Fair drew an estimated 20,000 to 25,000 people last Saturday for Yellow Springs’ semi-annual extravaganza.

  • Beloved Mr. Fub’s Party to close

    Word that Mr. Fub’s Party toy store is closing with the retirement of owner Priscilla Moore, left, brought longtime patron and former villager Donna McGovern into the shop with her granddaughter, Kennedy, this past weekend to wish Moore well. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The party’s over. Priscilla Moore, owner and proprietor of Mr. Fub’s Party toy store, has decided to call it a day after 37 years in business.

  • Beloved Mr. Fub’s Party soon to close

    Word that Mr. Fub's Party is closing with the retirement of owner Priscilla Moore, left, brought longtime patron Donna McGovern into the shop with her granddaughter, Kennedy, this past weekend.

    Good-bye, Mr. Fub’s! One of the area’s most distinctive independent toy stores is closing with the owner’s retirement.

  • Comfort, self-care at Blue Butterfly

    Brian and Eileen Petri of Springboro and their daughters Bridget and Allie recently opened The Blue Butterfly, a store offering home décor and items of personal comfort, at the former location of Urban Gypsy on Dayton Street. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Written in chalk on a small blackboard outside the recently opened Blue Butterfly boutique on Dayton Street, the message captures the new shop’s thematic focus on home décor and personal items that offer self-care or emotional comfort.

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