Village Life Section :: Page 42

  • Honoring AME’s rich local history

    The Central Chapel AME Church is celebrating its 145th anniversary next weekend, Sept. 17–19, with a Friday evening banquet, Saturday afternoon picnic and two worship services on Sunday. Members of the organizing committee, from left, Carolyn Walker-Kimbro, Nan Harshaw and Denise Lennon, met last week at the chapel on High Street to finalize the festivities. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In 1886, as the area’s educational opportunities continued to attract African Americans 23 years after the Emancipation Proclamation, 13 families from Yellow Springs and Miami Township formed a local chapter of the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

  • Council to consider senior housing plan

    Over the summer Home, Inc. came to the Village with a plan to develop a senior apartment building on the Barr property, with the help of development partner, Buckeye Community Hope Foundation, based in Columbus.

  • “Radio Rounds” takes an in-depth look at medicine

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    WYSO recently began airing “Radio Rounds,” a program produced and hosted by Wright State University students at the Boonshoft School of Medicine.

  • Wright State clinic won’t return

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    Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine leaders recently stated that the former Wright State family health clinic located in Yellow Springs will not return to the village due to a lack of fund-raising success.

  • 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.

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