Village Life Section :: Page 30

  • Green space funds waning

    A state program used to preserve area farmland for a decade has been halted, hindering a local land trust’s efforts to protect land from development.

  • Clean-up Week starts Monday

    The annual Yellow Springs Clean-up Week takes place next week, Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. Villagers may put most household items out by the curb to be hauled away.

    The annual Yellow Springs Clean-up Week will take place this year from Monday, May 14, through Friday, May 18. Villagers can put most unwanted household items out by the curb, and they’ll be hauled away.

  • Life of a century, and some change

    Herbert Pencil, the oldest male resident at Friends Care Community, is shown with his family, his wife, Ida, and the couple’s two sons, all of whom predeceased him. (Submitted photo)

    Herbert Pencil, Friends Care Center’s oldest male resident, was born in North Hampton, Ohio, on Sept. 25, 1909. On that day, America had 46 states, and William Howard Taft was the country’s 27th president.

  • Coast-to-coast walkers come to the village

    Kait and John Seyal brought their therapy dogs, Grace and Max, to the Friends Care Center last weekend to visit with residents, including, from left, Jeanette Wiggins, JoJo Campbell and Homer Williams. The couple is walking across the country with their dogs to promote dog therapy and animal rescue.

    Kait and John Seyal visited Yellow Springs last weekend with their rescue dogs on their walk across the country.

  • The village’s own Rocket Man

    From his home office on Allen Street, local aerospace engineer Jake Freeman designs the instruments for life science experiments in outer space. In his work for BioServe, Freeman, a Yellow Springs High School graduate, has contributed to experiments that have led to new antibiotics and vaccines and added to an understanding of plant and animal behavior. Here Freeman tinkers with a container used in testing the behavior of Monarch buttlerflies in space. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Jake Freeman’s work is not rocket science — but it comes pretty close. The local aerospace engineer designs experiments to work in microgravity some 200 miles above the Earth.

  • Pitstick land purchased for agricultural use

    The 100 acres of farmland just north of the Center for Business and Education sold last month to the area farmers who had been farming it. While the local farm does not have a conservation easement on it, its use for agricultural purposes is likely to remain stable for now.

  • Teacher Lasater draws yoga practitioners to village

    Local yoga teachers Patricia Schneider, left, and Andrew Junker are shown with nationally known teacher Judith Lasater, who will lead a five-day yoga workshop at Bryan Center beginning Saturday, April 28. Laseter is one of several well-known yoga teachers who Schneider and Junker bring to town for workshops. (Submitted photo)

    Internationally known yoga teacher Judith Lasater will teach a five-day workshop in Yellow Springs beginning Saturday, April 28.

  • Bounty of village Earth Day events

    To commemorate the 42nd annual Earth Day this weekend, a mix of fun and education are on hand as an environmentally conscious village steps up to raise awareness about the beauty, and fragility, of the global ecosystem.

  • Health aide admits to theft

    After a three week investigation, Yellow Springs police arrested Fairborn resident LaRhonda Phillips for stealing and forging checks from an elderly resident in Yellow Springs.

  • YS a bright star on yoga map

    About 100 yoga practitioners from all over the country and other countries as well are descending on Yellow Springs to study yoga with Judith Lasater, a California-based and internationally-known yoga teacher.

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