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  • Macbeth offers up the Oten for sale

    After several decades of creating art with the bricks and mortar at his Xenia Avenue Oten Gallery, Alan Macbeth is putting his building on the market. The Yellow Springs Arts Council resides in part of the building, and the Asian Collection rents another space. MacBeth lives in a basement apartment.

    The brick archways of the Oten Gallery have been a labor of love and obsession for Alan Macbeth, the owner and creator of the distinctive structure on Xenia Avenue. But after several years testing the sound of his voice saying he feels ready to sell, he is sure that he is no longer in a position to steward his master work.

  • YS works to get clinic back

    Maintaining a local medical clinic at the site of the former Wright State Physicians Family Health Center is the best use for the property at the corner of Xenia Avenue and Herman Street, according to Village Planning Assistant Ed Amrhein.

  • Council urged to make low-cost homes efficient

    In Village Council’s first discussion of a draft agreement for a proposed affordable housing project at its Jan. 3 meeting, Council was urged to require from the developer tighter energy efficient building practices than currently specified.

  • Sun warms homes at Thistle Creek

    Jonathan Brown, left, and Roy Eastman are building three passive houses in the Thistle Creek development. The passive house uses a variety of energy-efficient building techniques, including double-thick walls to retain heat. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Home building may not be his primary career, but Yellow Springs electronics distributor Roy Eastman is no novice either, as he has spent the last several years researching energy-efficient building and retrofitting his company’s office.

  • Mildred Engle

    Mildred Alice (Neer) Engle died at her home in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Dec. 24. She was 87. Mildred was born July 13, 1923, in Champaign County, Ohio, to Lester William and Goldie Faulkner Neer. She was married in 1946 to Ernest Lee Engle, who preceded her in death in March of 2003. She was […]

  • Roosevelt ready to lead, and sink roots into community

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    To some of Mark Roosevelt’s colleagues, leaving a job as superintendent of the 30,000-pupil Pittsburgh school district to lead a reopened small-town college hoping for 25 students next fall did not seem wise. But Roosevelt said he could not pass up the chance to become the first president of a revived Antioch College.

  • Village Council— Year ends with transitions

    2011 Year in review: Village Council

  • Increase in need seen among villagers

    According to the Village Utility Department Clerk Susie Butler, as of this week 181 local households are over 60 days behind in their utility bills.

  • A place for wellness, connections among women

    Holistic bodyworker Marybeth Wolf, left, recently joined doula, massage therapist and trauma healer Amy Chavez at Bhakti House on East Herman Street. In addition to continuing their separate practices, they will co-run workshops for women on herbalism, bodywork and birth care. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Marybeth Wolf and AmyCchavez will jointly run Bhakti House on East Herman Street, and focus on bodywork, botanicals and birth care.

  • Year-round harvest— A field of greens among the white

    John DeWine and Michele Burns stood amongst the prolific kale of the wood-heated greenhouse at their Yellow Springs-Fairfield Road farmstead, Flying Mouse Farms. Their farm is the only source of local greens for direct purchase in the winter.

    At Flying Mouse Farms in Yellow Springs, there is no off-season.