Village Life Section :: Page 62

  • Nonstop dialogues seek the new

    In March Nonstop presented Ashley Dawson of the City University of New York and Malini Schueller of the University of Florida who, via video teleconference, interacted with audience members in the Nonstop series on higher education. (Submitted photo by Migiwa Orimo)

    Never ones to be constrained by conventional thinking, members of Nonstop Institute are taking an unusual approach to bringing interesting thinkers to Yellow Springs in their series of talks this spring on higher education.

  • Spend a night in an historic grain mill

    Inkeeper Donna McGovern has been hosting more guests each year at the historic Grinnell Mill Bed & Breakfast since the restoration of the mill was completed in 2007.  (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Back in 2004, the Miami Township Trustees envisioned the ideal way to save the historic but decrepit Grinnell Mill. They hoped to restore it to its original design and use it as a bed and breakfast that could serve locals as well as attract visitors from afar. The vision wasn’t far off.

  • From Beirut to a bicycle village

    Author and Central State professor Jayson Iwen and yoga teacher Jovana Bouche Iwen are new residents of Yellow Springs. They’re shown with their son, Marlow. (Photo by Brooke Bryan)

    The Iwens are used to feeling the air move against their faces, and to these new villagers, the air in Yellow Springs has seemed sweet since the first encounter.

  • A new leader for Methodists

    Yellow Springs native Sherri Blackwell, the new pastor at the United Methodist Church, gives her first sermon on Sunday, June 6, at 10:30 a.m. Blackwell plans to lead the church with a focus on “faith in action.” (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the last eight years the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church has transformed from a small, aging congregation to an active and renewed church under the leadership of Pastor Charles Hill. As the 76-year-old Hill retires, the church looks to a new pastor, Yellow Springs native Sherri Blackwell, to build on his accomplishments.

  • CSAs for good food, local focus

    Doug Christen plants summer squash seeds at Smaller Footprint Farm, a certified “naturally-grown” farm that supplies vegetables for 30 local families. Farm shares, which cost $425 for 20 weeks of fresh produce, are available for the 2010 season. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Both Smaller Footprint Farm and Heartbeat Community Farm have thrived since going into business in 2006 by growing vegetables directly for their members using a model called Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA for short.

  • Pastor Hill’s Final Sermon

    Pastor Charles Hill walks to the pulpit on Sunday morning to give his final sermon at the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Eight years ago, Pastor Charles Hill came out of retirement to serve at the Yellow Springs United Methodist Church. Today, he gave his final sermon at the church and in his 52-year career as a pastor.

  • Rodney Bean Day

    Rodney Bean receives a roaring round of applause for his 11 years of service at the Senior Center executive director at a reception in his honor on Friday. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Mayor Dave Fobert declared May 28, 2010 to be “Rodney Bean Day,” in honor of Bean’s 11 years of service as the Executive Director of the Yellow Springs Senior Center.

  • Benefit honors former YS musician

    This Saturday, May 29, Peach’s Grill will host a benefit for musician and long-time Yellow Springs resident, J.J. Yates, who was brutally attacked last month in Cincinnati.

  • Grand Prix Criterium canceled

    The Yellow Springs Grand Prix Criterium that was scheduled for Friday night May 21 has been canceled due to scheduling difficulties, according to the Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce. However, Friday night is still a Third Friday Fling, so from 6–9 Yellow Springs will be lively with music, dancing, wine tasting, gallery openings, shopping and […]

  • Getting a bigger life, in Cuba

    Jeanne Lemkau, shown here on a trip to Cuba last January, has recently published a memoir, Lost and Found in Cuba: A Tale of Midlife Rebellion.

    Clinical psychologist Jeanne Lemkau went from a windowless office at the Wright State Medical Center to living with nuns inside a leprosy sanatorium in Cuba, and from a career track in academic medicine to international activism and public education.

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