Village Life Section :: Page 21

  • Villagers share the holiday spirit

    Debbie Henderson is one of the community volunteers who helps to organize Share the Joy, a holiday gift-giving project located at the Yellow Springs Library that provides gifts for needy villagers. See page 4 for details. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

    What began more than 20 years ago with a small group of local volunteers collecting fruit baskets for low-income families has evolved into a program—Share the Joy—whereby struggling families in Yellow Springs can request essential gifts for themselves and their children.

  • Energy efficiency within reach

    Faith Morgan and Pat Murphy of Community Solutions are completing a new film, A Building Revolution: The Super-insulated Passive House, about ways builders and engineers around the world have developed to reduce home energy use by 80–90 percent. The film features local builders, such as Chris Glaser, above, working on a deep energy retrofit of the carriage house behind Community Solution in 2008. (Submitted photo)

    When Pat Murphy came to Yellow Springs in 2003, he said he could build a house that operated with 50 percent less fossil fuels than a conventional home, but his partner, Faith Morgan, didn’t believe him. Now, 10 years later, the couple is wrapping up a new film about homes built in Yellow Springs and around the country that use 90 percent less energy to heat and cool than conventional dwellings.

  • Presbyterians host a musical cabaret for the holidays

    Jim Felder and the 'Presbees'

    The Holiday Extravaganza will feature musical performances, wine and refreshments.

  • Let furniture rise from the ashes

    The coming decimation of the village’s ash tree population by an invasive Asian beetle — a kind of “Arborgeddon” for a tree that represents about one out of every 10 in our canopy — is a dismal story. Many beloved trees — on Mills Lawn, at the Antioch College campus, in the Glen — have already died. Others are showing signs of stress.

  • Take a book, return a book

    A new Little Library on Dayton Street. (photos by Suzanne Ehalt)

    There are now three Little Free Libraries in the village. Pictured below are the two can be found within walking distant from downtown, at 330 Dayton Street and at 310 S. High Street. The third one is hiding on the edge of town at 4300 State Route 370 and can be seen in next week’s issue of the News, or you can go check it out for yourself.

  • Doomed ashes find second life as furniture

    AshTree

    The coming decimation of the village’s ash tree population by an invasive Asian beetle is a dismal story, but the ashes could have a second life as furniture, cabinets, flooring and artwork.

  • Growing church is just the beginning

    Bill Randolph, the new pastor of the First Baptist Church gave a stirring sermon at Sunday’s worship service. Randolph, who was installed on Nov. 11, is a longtime villager who raised his five children in town. He hopes to grow the church’s dwindling congregation. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Newly appointed Pastor Bill Randolph’s enthusiasm for the Lord — and reviving the historic local church — is welcome news to its parishioners.

  • YSHS senior hostsWalk for lymphoma

    Image courtesy of the American Cancer Society.

    Yellow Springs High School senior PJ Russel will host an awareness and fund-raising event for a local cancer patient this weekend.

  • Senior Center director resigns

    Yellow Springs Senior Center Director David Scott resigned his position on Oct. 31 after two years at the helm of the organization, citing personality differences between himself and the board of trustees. Scott, 63, said he plans to remain in Yellow Springs and enjoy his retirement spending time with his 95-year-old mother and walking his dog, Suzette.

  • Rededication honors Vernet

    It’s been a long time coming — and a bit of a mess. But this weekend the public will have the opportunity to see firsthand an investment that was well worth the wait.

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