Village Life Section :: Page 28

  • 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.

  • Historian seeks local stories

    Historian Robin Heise is shown at right talking about the historic Octagon House at a recent walking tour. Heise hopes that villagers will contribute stories about local history to her Web site at ysheritage.org.

    Historian Robin Heise seeks stories of local history from villagers.

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  • If pears are removed, what should succeed them?

    Crimson spire oak trees line a city street.

    Local arborists suggested a few species of trees that might possibly be effective replacements for the Bradford pears downtown.

  • YS News press runs again, in Iowa

    The Yellow Springs News' Miehle press at the Printer's Hall in Mount Pleasant, Iowa.

    A little known fact about the YS News’ old press: it’s still printing!

  • Bubbles and Beer

    From the Yellow Springs News, 1966

    Well, the bubbles were then and the beer is now. Check out the bicycle on the far left of the ad, you can sit there now and order a beer at Peach’s on Xenia Ave.

  • A overly-hot village keeps its cool

    Summer-saults: Even though the temperature rose to a lethargy-inducing 96° last Thursday, July 5, jumpers rose to the occasion to show off for the camera at Gaunt Park pool’s deep end. Pool officials cited heavy use during the heat, and a record attendance that Friday. (Photos by Suzanne Ehalt)

    Villagers took the second week of scorching heat like champions last Friday and Saturday, when temperatures soared to record highs. The Village pool was well utilized.

  • Main Squeeze under new ownership— A smooth blend of old, new

    Xenia couple Debi Yawn and David Lee purchased Main Squeeze last week from Donna Lynn Johnson, who opened the juice bar in 2006. Yawn and Lee said they plan to keep selling Main Squeeze’s signature smoothies and juices while they add more food items to the menu. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When Main Squeeze went on sale at the beginning of the year, customers may have worried about the fate of the local juice bar. But smoothie addicts can still get their fix at Main Squeeze.

  • Car dealerships in the Village

    An old postcard of the Village Ford which lived on Dayton Street before moving to Xenia Ave. in 1962 (postcard courteous of Bob Baldwin Jr.)

    Who would have thought there was enough room for two car dealerships in town?