Village Life Section :: Page 50

  • Young minds, bodies take to yoga in the schools

    This month local yoga instructors Jen Ater, above, top right, and Gail Lichtenfels launched a program to teach yoga in village public schools. Shown above are McKinney Middle School students at a yoga class this week. (Photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    A group of 19 students sits cross-legged on purple mats in Sarah Lowe’s classroom at McKinney Middle School; they’ll be spending the next 50 minutes practicing yoga.

  • Friends plans to sell Barr property

    This week a Friends Care Community task force announced plans to sell the Barr property, which the Morgan Family Foundation had gifted to the care center in November.

  • Cemex fined, to cut emissions

    Cemex, Inc. agreed to pay a $1.4 million fine for Clean Air Act violations at its cement plant off of Dayton-Yellow Springs Road in Fairborn.

  • Tree-trimming policy eyed

    At the Feb. 7 Village Council meeting, a citizen urged the Village to reconsider its tree-trimming policy in the wake of the recent ice storm that knocked out power for 80 percent of village homes.

  • Villagers rally on ‘fracking’ concern

    At a public meeting on oil and gas drilling, Vickie Hennessy of Green Environmental Coalition explained to Maureen Dawn how to educate her neighbors on the dangers of hydraulic fracking. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local residents are gearing up to educate themselves and the community about the potential hazards of oil and gas drilling.

  • Presbyterian church gets a makeover

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    The First Presbyterian Church is repairing structural damage to its 150-year-old sanctuary and the 57-year-old Westminster Hall.

  • The skunks are out!

    The weather has let up. You let the dog out. A few moments later you hear a scuffle, a tell-tale yelp.

  • Seeking way forward on affordability

    Since villagers began discussing the need for affordable housing in Yellow Springs in the 1970s, the issue has fostered lively and forceful debate that has sometimes divided the community.

  • Drillers ask for land leases

    An energy company began contacting landowners in Miami Township last week about leasing their land for oil and gas drilling.

  • Ice will melt, but the stories linger

    Not going anywhere soon: Last Wednesday morning a van on W. Davis Street seemed to shrink under the weight of the ice-covered tree that had toppled over during the ice storm the night before. Hundreds of limbs and branches fell during the storm, causing power outages all over the village. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    The Great Yellow Springs Ice Storm of 2011 had a silver lining, as the warmth of community softened Mother Nature’s blow.

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