Village Life Section :: Page 31

  • 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

  • BLOG—this year in Yellow Springs

    A Passover Seder Plate showing (clockwise, from top): Maror and chazeret — Bitter herbs, symbolizing the bitterness of slavery which the Hebrews endured in Egypt; Z'roa - A roasted lamb or goat shankbone, symbolising the Passover sacrifice; vegetarians often substitute a beet; Charoset — Apple, nut and honey paste representing the mortar used by the Jewish slaves to build the storehouses; Karpas — A vegetable which is dipped into salt water representing tears shed by Hebrew slaves; Beitzah — A hard-boiled egg, symbolizing the festival sacrifice and roasted and eaten as part of the Seder meal. Some Seder plates also include an orange to represent those considered out of place in more conservative Jewish teachings. (Photo from Wikipedia)

    The room of 20-some people, seated around a festively decorated table, falls to a hush as the voice of a 6-year old, reading, asks, “why is this night different from all other nights?”

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