Village Life Section :: Page 41

  • No-fracking event aims to mobilize

    Yellow Springs will host a regional meeting of community organizers working to prevent hydraulic fracturing, a controversial drilling technique linked to groundwater contamination.

  • Village road-paving continues

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    Roads around town continue to be closed today, Sept. 8, while the Village re-paves.

  • At 90, a wealth of memories

    At age 90, Frank Kakoi looks back on a long and happy life, although it included a period in a U.S. government relocation camp during World War II, since Kakoi and his family are Japanese. Ernest Morgan brought Kakoi to Yellow Springs to work at the Yellow Springs News in order to release him from the camp. Later, Morgan brought the rest of his family to the village. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At age 90, Frank Kakoi has a good head for numbers, especially those that were meaningful in his life.

  • The village is breaking out in hives

    Brian Johnson checked in on one of his hives on a recent warm afternoon, when the bees would be happy enough to let him take a peek. Lifting up a comb on a top-bar hive on Yellow Springs-Fairfield Pike, Johnson said the honey is forming well and will soon be ready to harvest. Johnson is one of a growing group of local beekeepers. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Thanks to village beekeepers, the town’s flowering trees and vegetation might be healthier, backyard gardens more productive and fruit trees more fruitful.

  • New senior center considered

    About 60 villagers came out Thursday, Aug. 11, to consider the best way to respond to the needs of the growing population of local senior citizens.

  • Alley event to support women’s rights

    Sarah Jones and Lori Askeland are organizing a pro-choice rally to raise awareness about legislative attacks on women’s reproductive rights. The event, Back in the Alley, takes place at 7 p.m., Friday, Aug. 19, in Kieth’s Alley behind Ohio Silver, 245 Xenia Avenue. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Legislative attacks on women’s reproductive rights are pushing them “back in the alley,” according to organizers of a local event to protest state and federal efforts to limit abortion.

  • VIDEO: Back in the Alley pro-choice rally in YS

    Organizer Lori Askeland laid out Ohio's legislative attempts to restrict women's reproductive choice at a rally on Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Women’s reproductive rights are threatened, pushing them “back in the alley,” according to organizers of a local event last Friday. See a video recap.

  • Rehab wing opens at Friends Care

    Karl Zalar, director of Friends Care Community, stands in the center’s recently completed rehabilitation wing. An open house for the new wing will take place Saturday, Aug. 20, 2–5 p.m. at the FCC campus. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When the new $2.25 million rehabilitation wing at Friends Care Community officially opens next week, the organization will have much to celebrate.

  • Parties bond neighborhoods

    Kids and grown-ups alike appeared to enjoy themselves at one of last year’s 19 neighborhood block parties, sponsored by the Human Relations Commission. This year’s block parties take place the week-end of Aug. 19–21, with most on Sunday, Aug. 21, 5–8 p.m. Check the accompanying article for the list of the neighborhoods having parties, and if you wish to host one in your neighborhood, contact Joan Chappelle at 767-7056. (Submitted photo by Susan Gartner)

    Organizers of the annual neighborhood block parties want participants to have a good time. But beyond that, they aim to strengthen the ties between those who live close to each other in Yellow Springs.

  • First small step for senior apartments

    The most recent senior housing complex proposed for the Barr property downtown got its first nod from Village Planning Commission during a packed public hearing on Monday, Aug. 8.

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