Village Life Section :: Page 31

  • 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?”

  • Yellow Springs Buffet to close

    The Yellow Springs Buffet and Diner will close at the end of the day today, April 13, after almost six months of business, due to disappointing sales, according to owner Don Bowling. Villagers can still eat at the restaurant's $5 buffet during business hours today.

    The Yellow Springs Buffet and Diner will close at the end of the day today, April 13, due to disappointing business.

  • Canadian David Suzuki speaks after film— Environmental icon comes to YS

    Canadian environmentalist Dr. David Suzuki will speak at the Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs following the screening of his autobiographical film, Force of Nature, at 7 p.m. on Sunday, April 15. (Submitted photo)

    If you had one last lecture to give, what would you say? In the film Force of Nature, Dr. David Suzuki, known as the godfather of the environmental movement in Canada, delivers a legacy lecture indicting humanity for undermining the planet’s life support systems.

  • Water pollution we all create— Catching up with runaway runoff

    There is a gully in the Glen at the northeast edge of the village, not far from the Glen Helen Building. When it rains, water comes rushing into the Glen, carrying with it the runoff from the village, its street oils, its lawn chemicals, and its trash.

  • Funderburg Farm— Asking horses to trust people

    Laura Funderburg uses the natural horsemanship technique when she trains and teaches at her family’s farm on the southern edge of the village. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the place where east Hyde Road ends and unspoiled farmland begins, Pat Funderburg has his own practice of asking, not telling, and working with instead of against, the horses on his family’s farm.

  • Politics divide local Catholics

    Recently, some parishioners have made public their distress that St. Paul Catholic Church has become more politically conservative and at the same time less welcoming to Yellow Springs residents.

  • Toxic sites are under control

    Over the past two decades, Vernay, along with Morris Bean & Company, YSI, Inc. and the Village Water Reclamation plant, have all been point sources of pollution to local ground and surface water. But through their efforts and work with the U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agencies, all four point sources of area water pollution have made strides to control and mitigate the damage they caused to the local watershed.

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