Village Life Section :: Page 60

  • Green towns offer new ideas

    As sustainability gains ground as an integral component of city planning, many municipalities across the country are creating ways to use less energy and ensure that the energy they use comes from renewable sources.

  • A festive 4th of July

    Spectators check out a vintage motorcycle as it drives through town during the annual 4th of July parade. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Villagers and visitors alike lined Xenia avenue on Sunday afternoon for the annual 4th of July parade. A steady stream of antique cars, patriotic musicians, youth groups, community organizations, police cars and firetrucks came through downown. Children scattered through the streets in pursuit of candy, and water gun-toting teens drenched onlookers. See more photos of the holiday’s festivities in the upcoming print edition of the News.

  • The 3 percent solution for energy use

    When the Village’s electric power supplier looks into the future, its leaders assume that the village’s need for electricity will increase by about 1 percent each year. But with much of the supply currently coming from carbon–emitting coal plants, villagers and Village leaders have been looking for ways not to be such predictable power consumers.

  • Last moth treatment complete

    The crop duster that flew over the village several times last week wasn’t aiming for crops, but rather the furry brown and white gypsy moths that have been dining voraciously on the area’s oak trees.

  • All the cool is in the pool

    Maria Penrod, right, was all about the water, while Olivia Hale and Maleigha Young, left, sunned themselves before diving in. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Gaunt Park pool was a popular place on Friday, June 25, for both Yellow Springers and area residents.

  • Farmers Market not just for Saturdays

    Ronald Funderburg advises a costumer while overlooking his army of plants (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Yellow Springs offers a second Farmers Market every Thursday at 2pm in the parking lot of Dollar General.

  • The ‘can man’ recycles as ‘homage to Mother Nature’

    Longtime villager and former Antioch College faculty member Michael Kraus recently collected several hundred discarded aluminum cans on a 50-mile trip down the bike trail, a typical load for the ride he takes three times a week.

    While a high school Latin teacher in Cincinnati, Michael Kraus couldn’t stand to watch students throw their soda cans in the trash. So he spent his afternoons digging through garbage bins to retrieve and recycle them.

  • World Cup fever reaches Yellow Springs

    Soccer fans

    Local soccer fans filled Dino’s Cappuccinos to cheer the U.S. men’s national team to victory against Algeria at the World Cup Wednesday. Crowds have been gathering throughout the village over the last two weeks to watch the World Cup, taking place this year in South Africa.

  • Friends drops plans for Barr property

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    Leaders of Friends Care Community announced this week that they will not pursue the senior apartment building they had planned for the Barr property downtown, due to the economic downturn and Friends’ commitment to keeping the rent affordable.

  • Juneteenth a Scrumptious Affair

    Juneteenth pies lined up for the judges during the Juneteenth celebration

    Juneteenth celebrations included a pie contest and Motown dancing last Friday night at the Bryan Center.

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