Health & Wellness Section :: Page 6

  • New Liberty raises local food IQ

    Area goat farmers, from left, Caroline Mullin, Abby Dant, Jill Dant and Owen Betts, pictured here with the Dant’s goat Sampson, gave a workshop on raising the ruminant last weekend as part of New Liberty Farms winter workshop series. Beth Bridgeman, on right, is organizing the food and farming series from her new post at the farm, located north of Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Seven-year-old Sampson is one lucky goat, according to his caretaker, Abby Dant of Xenia. Sampson was the demonstration goat at a workshop last weekend at the United Methodist Church, the first of six winter food and farming events organized by New Liberty Farms.

  • A therapy dog in need of some help

    Diane Davis is trying to raise $2,500 for surgery for her certified therapy Sheltie/Corgi mix, Raskel, who has a congenital malformation in her leg that makes walking painful. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Recently, Diane Davis discovered that her dog has a congenital malformation on her left knee, which causes pain and lameness. Consequently, Raskel can’t walk on slippery hospital floors like other service dogs.

  • Connect through yoga to goals for the new year

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    Jen Ater will lead a yoga workshop at the library this Saturday to welcome in the new year.

  • A passion for women’s health

    Dr. Jennifer Frey has joined the Yellow Springs practice of Dr. Keith Watson, specializing in obstetrics and gynecology. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    When she talks about why she chose to specialize in women’s health, Dr. Jennifer Frey frequently uses the word “empower.” She wants to empower women to give birth in the way that they want and beyond that, to make the choices that keep them healthy and strong.

  • Singing from, and for, the heart

    Organizers of the upcoming community singing event, “Singing from the Heart,” are, from left front, Denise Runyon and Theresa Horan-Sapunar, and from left back, Linda Griffith and Jannirose Fenimore. The event takes place next Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7–9:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Singing brings people together in a way that unites and enriches, according to the organizers of “Singing from the Heart,” a Yellow Springs Community Sing that takes place next weekend.

  • Shake your booty for good cause

    Zumba instructors Melissa Vanzant, Melissa Beard-Blair, Alisia Smith and Aurelia Blake got their groove on at a recent class. The four instructors will lead Latin-inspired dances during a two-hour Zumbathon at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11, with proceeds going to the McKinney School Power of the Pen creative writing team that Blake coaches. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Zumba is exercise in disguise. The fitness classes feel more like a dance party than grueling workout

  • Create the power to grow

    Urban farmer Will Allen will speak at next weekend’s Food Power Summit in Fairborn on how to get real food back into communities. (Submitted photo)

    Local food has many meanings, but to Bob Jurick, having access to food locally is a social justice issue. People should be able to walk or drive a couple of blocks and buy fresh, healthy food at a reasonable cost.

  • Vigilant for good, quick food

    Wendy Copper of Yellow Springs, pictured above, and her business partner, Doug Siegal of Bloomington, Ind., have launched a new business, Vigilant Eats. Their first product, Organic Superfood Oat-based Cereal, is being sold at the Emporium/Underdog Café. You can find the cereal beside the oatmeal on the cream stand. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Wendy Copper and her business partner have taken an initial step toward their goal by releasing their first food product, Organic Superfood Oat-based Cereal.

  • Voters to decide on healthcare

    Health insurance reform in Ohio and the quality of local healthcare services will be affected by the outcome of two election issues on the Nov. 8 ballot.

  • Local vendors support the purchase of a service dog

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    Area vendors are holding a fundraiser to help local resident Ashton Gueth get a service dog for his diabetes.

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