Village Life Section :: Page 21

  • West Nile Virus found in village mosquitoes

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    Local mosquitoes tested positive last week for West Nile Virus, a potentially serious illness, prompting the Greene County Combined Health District to begin spraying insecticide in one village neighborhood.

  • Tour Lawson Place gardens

    Daniel Pearson planted a low-maintenance cover crop of violets in the backyard of his Lawson Place residence. The violets don’t need to be mowed, keep the ground from getting waterlogged and provide a tasty treat to Pearson, he said. Pearson worries herbicides will be used to kill the vegetation, which is out of compliance with the property owners, Greene Metropolitian Housing Authority. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Friends of the Lawson Place gardens invite the community to attend a garden tour on Thursday, Aug. 16 at 4 p.m.

  • Clifton to host music festival

    Rob Heiliger at Clifton Opera House

    In celebration of the land and water that conceived the village, Clifton will host its first annual Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival the weekend of Aug. 24–26.

  • A bit of summer street magic

    The annual Neighborhood Block Parties, sponsored by the Human Relations Commission, or HRC, will be held on Saturday or Sunday, August 18–19, in neighborhoods throughout the village. Shown above is last year’s Davis/Phillips/Whiteman streets party, with Stephanie Cooper sitting at the piano provided by local musician Mark DeLozier. (Submitted photo by Susan Gartner)

    Susan Gartner is one of several residents of the Davis/Whiteman/Phillips Street area who have made block parties a spirited annual event in their neighborhood.

  • Council considers drilling ordinance— Ban would be first in Ohio

    Yellow Springs, though far from the epicenter of natural gas fracking in Ohio, could nevertheless become the first town in the state to ban all oil and gas drilling and waste wells within its municipal limits through passage of what is described as rights-based legislation.

  • Yellow Springs youth lead their cattle to fair glory

    Austin Pence with a show steer.

    Yellow Springs and Miami Township youth showed the animals they raised this year at this week’s Greene County Fair.

  • Block parties coming soon

    Last year's Davis/Whiteman/Phillips street block party resembled a cafe, with tables covered with tablecloths and fresh flowers. The Human Relations Commission urges villagers to organize a partiy for their neighborhood on either Saturday, Aug. 18, or Sunday, Aug. 19.

    The annual Yellow Springs neighborhood block parties, sponsored by the Human Relations Commission, will take place either Saturday or Sunday, Aug. 18 or 19. Those interested in organizing a party for their neighborhood should contact Patti Dallas at pattidallas22 {at} sbcglobal(.)net.

  • Drought affects crops, lawns

    The soybeans at Craig Corry’s Miami Township farm only reach to his knees, when they should be nearly waist high at this point in the season. The moderate drought in the Dayton area has stunted the growth of area soybeans and corn, threatening to cut into yields. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The hot and dry weather this summer has no doubt stressed local homeowners whose lawns have turned brown from lack of rain. But even more stressed are area crops.

  • Choice of replacement trees complex

    “The right tree for the right location” is a phrase oft repeated by arborists dispensing long-term landscaping advice. It was used several times last week by those focused on deciding how to replace the trees that line the downtown.

  • Quirky tales of village history

    The Octagon House on Whiteman Street was one of several historical buildings highlighted on last Sunday’s walking tour, led by local historian Robin Heise, at right. About 25 people took part, including villagers Zo Meister, second from right, and Linda Rudawski, second from left. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Some of the colorful people and places of Yellow Springs history came alive last Sunday, during a walking tour of the village led by local historian Robin Heise.

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