Village Life Section :: Page 32

  • License plate to benefit the Glen

    A new specialty license plate will benefit the Glen.

    Ohio residents can support Glen Helen on their bumper.

  • Claus or Haws? — In search of the real Santa

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    I must have been about eight years old when my older brother showed me the pile of wrapped Christmas presents in my parents’ closet, thus dashing my belief in Santa Claus. When, what to my wondering eyes should appear, but a man in a red-and-white suit walking through downtown Yellow Springs last weekend!

  • New doctor comes to town

    Dr. Jennifer Frey has joined the obstetrics and gynecology practice of Yellow Springs doctor Keith Watson.

    Dr. Jennifer Frey has joined the Yellow Springs obstetrics and gynecology practice of Dr. Keith Watson.

  • Birds a little shy of Christmas count

    Birders flocked to Glen Helen Saturday to help count the feathered friends that call the Glen home, at least for the season.

    Glen Helen’s Christmas Bird Count yielded smaller numbers this year than last.

  • Two ways to share in the holidays

    Food pantry volunteers Jean Shook, Patti McAllister, Jackie Hammond, Don Rudolf and Don Fulton put away donated items this week at the Yellow Springs Community Food Pantry in the basement of the Methodist Church. Demand for food and household goods at the pantry rises during th holiday season, and so do community donations. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    While it took several hauntings for Ebenezer Scrooge to transform from a stingy miser to a charitable giver, villagers have already embodied the holiday spirit this season with generous donations of food and gifts to two long-time local projects.

  • The Glen in winter home to many birds — count on it

    The red bellied nuthatch is a hardy bird that winters in Ohio.

    Join the Glen’s efforts next weekend to count the birds of Yellow Springs.

  • Village welcomes all for a holiday tradition

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    Come start the holiday season this weekend with a Holiday in the Village.

  • Clifton Winterfest underway

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    The third annual Clifton Winterfest is officially open.

  • Occupy sparks local dialogue

    Village resident Eric Wolf, right, organized an Occupy protest in Yellow Springs last Friday in front of US Bank on Xenia Avenue to criticize the bank’s practices. Bill Houston, left, was one of the 34 local people who raised their voice with Wolf to draw attention to wealth disparity and economic injustice in the U.S. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Money, like religion, politics, and sex, is a sensitive topic of public conversation. But as Occupy Wall Street protesters lambast commercial banks, the decision of where to bank has become increasingly public.

  • A civil rights milestone, 50 years on

    Hundreds of local and area students, residents and law enforcement officials jammed downtown Yellow Springs on Xenia Avenue during a chaotic March 1964 demonstration against Lewis Gegner for refusing to cut the hair of black people at his barbershop. Fifty years ago this month, African-American resident Paul Graham began a legal case against Gegner that reached the Ohio Supreme Court. (Photo courtesy of Scott Sanders, Antiochiana)

    Fifty years ago this month, African-American villager Paul Graham walked into Lewis Gegner’s barbershop on Xenia Avenue, sat down in his barber chair and asked for a haircut. “I can’t cut your hair,” the white barbershop owner replied, according to Graham’s account. “I don’t know how. That’s all there is to it.” That day Graham […]

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