Village Life Section :: Page 41

  • Council to vote on natural gas

    The challenge of meeting local energy needs with non-polluting energy sources presented itself in a new form to Village Council on May 16, as Council considered whether to use natural gas as an intermediate energy source.

  • A radical, rooted farm vision

    A layer hen perched on top of a motorcycle was not a strange sight at Amy Batchman’s new Radical Roots Farm on West Jackson Road, where Batchman plans to grow perennials, teach mechanics courses for women and move old barns. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Where can you learn how to repair a tractor, help move a barn, have chicks raised for you and eventually pick your own strawberries and buy fresh-pressed apple cider vinegar and hazelnut oil, all from a 29-year-old woman?

  • UPDATE: Census shows rising age, declining diversity

    As the total population in Yellow Springs dropped to 3,487 residents over the last 40 years, its share of people of color fell as a percentage of its population.

    Yellow Springs is aging and becoming less racially-diverse, according to the latest U.S. Census Bureau figures. Join the conversation and see more graphs after the jump.

  • Efficiency program benefits businesses in many ways

    Local businesses looking to save money by cutting their fuel use now have an extra incentive to do so. Money that began as a fine against the Village for buying power from a polluting coal plant is coming home to help Yellow Springs businesses get energy-efficient.

  • “Radical” farm takes root

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    Amy Batchman started Radical Roots Farm outside of Yellow Springs with big plans for the seven-acre homestead.

  • Owens masterpiece, now available for sleepovers

    Erik and Deirdre Owen are turning their palatial Glen Road home into an “art bed and breakfast” to accomodate overnight visitors and showcase local art. (Submitted photo by Oona Owen)

    Erik and Deirdre Owen had looked for ways to support the local arts community as well as share their home, an Italian villa on an historic estate. By turning their spacious home into an “art bed and breakfast,” they believe they now have accomplished both.

  • YS tree man keeps planting at 96

    At age 96, Lloyd Kennedy is still planting trees and serving as inspiration for others on the Yellow Springs Tree Committee. The group has planted 2,000 trees in the village since it formed in the early 1980s. (Submitted photo)

    Lloyd Kennedy wants to give credit where credit is due. For instance, he makes clear that he was not the one who floated the idea, almost three decades ago, of organizing a volunteer group to plant trees in the village.

  • Taking helm of historic A.M.E.

    Timothy Liggins has recently been appointed pastor of the historic Central Chapel A.M.E Church. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    Timothy Liggins has been the pastor of the Central Chapel African Methodist Episcopal, or A.M.E., Church for a short time — only about five weeks. Yet as he greets people after worship on a recent Sunday, the bond he appears to share with members seems to have been in place much longer.

  • First Summer Fun

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    Last Sunday was a high point at High and Whiteman Streets. View the slideshow.

  • Annual spring cleaning arrives

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    The annual spring clean-up week will be held May 9-13.

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