Village Life Section :: Page 17

  • Dharma Center celebrates 20 years

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    The path toward enlightenment in Yellow Springs has been a shared one. The 50-year history of Buddhism in the village teems with stories of residents coming together to advance the solitary practice of meditation.

  • A prom re-do, with spiked punch

    At an adult prom, the punch comes pre-spiked. Chaperones encourage attendees to show more skin and dance a little closer. And no one has a curfew.

  • Little Art celebrates last reel

    It’s the end of the reel for the Little Art Theatre. The 84-year-old theater will play its last 35-millimeter film print before dismantling its ancient projector during a special film festival beginning this weekend, after which the theater will close for three months to undergo a half-million-dollar renovation and digital upgrade.

  • YSSC full of members, not funds

    The Yellow Springs Senior Center, which serves vital health, transportation and social needs for the area’s senior citizens, for the first time in 2011 and 2012 budgeted for a 6 percent deficit. While the local center is serving more seniors than ever before, around 700 individuals per year, revenue has not kept pace with the expenses needed to serve a growing population of elders.

  • Adult prom offers prom redo

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    Villagers will have a chance to relive — or redo — the greatest night of their lives at “Enchantment Under the Springs” on Saturday night.

  • Gear up for the village’s own winged migration

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    Glen Helen invites the village’s bird watchers and watching enthusiasts to come out on Saturday, May 11, and help count the number of feathered friends that have chosen the local preserve as either a home or a migrant’s favorite stop-over.

  • The 2013-14 Community Directory is here!

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    The 2013-14 Redbook is here and is FREE with the purchase of the April 25 issue of the News. After Wednesday, May 1 you can pick up the community directory for $2.50 at the News office, 253 1/2 Xenia Ave.

  • World House Choir to perform at Central Chapel AME

    A performance of the World House Choir will take place at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, April 27, at the Central Chapel AME Church.

  • Spills threaten Springfield aquifer

    About three-and-a-half miles northwest of Springfield’s municipal well field is a landfill where 51,500 barrels of industrial waste were buried in the 1970s. Laid end-to-end, the barrels would stretch for 28 miles.

  • Barr property burn delayed

    Twenty-seven members of the Miami Township Fire-Rescue squad participated in a controlled burn of the Rabbit Run farmhouse on Dayton Street all day Saturday, Aug. 7. The event was a training exercise led by Fire Chief Colin Altman, which lasted from 9 a.m. until about 4 p.m. and included four new fire instructors, including locals Chris Kitts and Lee Gillespie, who recently completed courses taught by Assistant Fire Chief Denny Powell at the Greene County Career Center. The department brought two fire engines, a tanker, a rescue truck and an ambulance for safety in the face of temperatures that climbed to 800–900 degrees. Five firefighters from Xenia and Sugarcreek Townships also participated.

    The controlled burn of the Barr property on Xenia Avenue has been rescheduled for May 5.