Village Life Section :: Page 29

  • McKee group updates examination of cost of living

    One of about 50 sets of data on Yellow Springs included in the 2012 Cost of Living.

    The 2012 Yellow Springs Cost of Living Study looks at how the village has changed demographically and economically over the past 30 years.

  • Reading a summer portal for all ages

    Kids gathered on the library steps on Saturday morning during Street Fair to hear Dorie Phillips sing and dance at the library. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    How can a person meet the woman behind Tiffany’s glass, learn Arabic, relive the Apollo 11 lunar landing, unravel the secret plot against an ophanage in Botswana and travel through time and space in one summer?

  • GMHA gardens on chopping block

    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)

    Patricia High is dejected because she has until July 1 to transplant most of her beautiful garden at her Lawson Place unit, or the Greene Metropolitan Housing Authority will remove the plantings.

  • Stalled greenspace funds released

    Boy Scouts at Camp Birch cheered at the news that Clean Ohio finally received funding for its open space and agricultural easement purchase programs. Last year Camp Birch used more than $600,000 from the statewide program to permanently protect the farms and wetlands at the 400-acre, 80-year-old camp. Pictured is Springfield Troupe #311, along with, front center, Don Hollister of Environment Ohio and Krista Magaw of Tecumseh Land Trust.

    Thanks to the tireless efforts of Krista Magaw of the Tecumseh Land Trust, Don Hollister of Ohio League of Conservation Voters and several other environmental groups, Clean Ohio’s open space and agricultural easement purchase programs are once again fully funded.

  • Flush with water— Thinking conservation amidst plenty

    Laurie Dreamspinner used the water from one of the four rain barrels connected to her downspouts to water the marigolds, peas and herbs she grows in her front and side yards. The stormwater reclamation saves her money and the already wet area unneeded runoff. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Ask villagers about their experience with Yellow Springs water and the stories will flow.

  • McKee Association to present report

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    The James A. McKee Association will present the 2012 “Yellow Springs Cost of Living Report” on Thursday, June 14, 7-9 p.m. at the Senior Center.

  • Animal magnetism on the ’Fridge

    "Hobbes hides", submitted by Robin Suits, is the winner — by a hair — of the Yellow Springs News's People's Pets photo contest.

    What have we gotten ourselves into? That is what I’m wondering, as I look at all the wonderful submissions of animal companions.

  • Plan dropped; wellhead likely safe

    Sometime in 1988, a host of volatile organic chemicals were found deep in the aquifer that feeds the Village’s municipal drinking water wells. Around the same time, the federal government mandated safeguarding the quality of the groundwater.

  • Borer likely dooms ash trees

    Nick Boutis, director of Glen Helen, last week identified some of the ash trees downtown, including this large ash outside the Jackson Lytle and Lewis Funeral Home on Xenia Avenue. The trees are at risk from the Emerald Ash Borer, and experts believe that if the insects ­ — which have killed millions of trees in Michigan and Ohio — aren’t already in the village, they will be soon. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Many majestic canopy trees around the village are ash trees. And if they’re not already infested with the Emerald Ash Borer beetle, they will be soon. Within a few years, they’ll be dead.

  • Villagers weigh in on their water

    Ask villagers about their experience with Yellow Springs water and the stories will flow.

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