Village Life Section :: Page 31

  • 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.

  • Ice cream and ukuleles beckon early summer

    Gracie Wilke and Allison Bothwell plucked away in the back.

    Ukulele lessons at Corner Cone on Friday afternoon drew a crowd.

  • Donate clothes to women for work

    Clothes That Work donations must be clean and ready to wear, and preferably be on hangers. (Photo from clothesthatwork.org)

    The First Presbyterian Church in the village is serving as a drop-off point for “Clothes That Work.” Clothes may be dropped off at the church this week Monday through Friday, April 23-27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Oil and water— Drilling stirs new concerns

    West Bay Exploration, a Michigan oil and gas company, had received a permit from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to drill an exploratory oil well on a Miami Township property. Shown is a temporary drilling rig in southern Michigan, which is somewhat larger than what would be used in this area. (Submitted photo by West Bay Exploration)

    In the late 1800s northwestern Ohio was at the center of an oil boom, and Ohio became the world’s largest oil producer. Soon drilling moved to eastern and central Ohio, which is today at the center of another fossil fuel boom

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