Village Life Section :: Page 75

  • New rules to help regulate farmer’s market

    In an effort to better organize and provide security for the Yellow Springs Farmer’s Market in Kings Yard, this year market organizers have for the first time created a set of guidelines for vendors. Among the new rules are that vendors must apply for and pay for a space, they must have liability insurance, and they are limited to selling items that were either grown or made in their home county.

  • Women voice triumphs, traumas, common struggles — out loud

    Liz Hale, left, will read an excerpt of a piece written by Gladys Wessels, longtime women’s rights activist, former professor at Wright State University and early member of Women, Inc., at the Women’s Voices Out Loud event on Saturday, March 28. Wessels cannot attend the event in person due to her health.

    One woman speaks of her individual experience of growing up in the late 1920s. And as she voices her testimonial, other women recognize in her story, a shared struggle to be heard and to be empowered.

  • Entirely ‘Too Much Fun’

    Dancers recently rehearsed “Too Much Fun,” a piece that was choreographed by Yellow Springs residents Ali Thomas and Lara Bauer, for the Valerie Blackwell-Truitt Community Dance Concert. According to Thomas, the piece is about, “a bench, teens, townies and peace officers.” The dance concert, which will showcase eleven original works, will be held on Friday, March 20, and Saturday, March 21, at 8 p.m. at the Mills Lawn Elementary School auditorium. Clockwise from bottom left are Crystal Reedy, Amelia Tarpey, Dylan Sage, Rick Walkey, Charlotte Walkey, Lara Bauer, Jade Turner, Jason Sine, Andrea Hutson, Keri Speck, Valerie Blackwell-Truitt, Jennifer Johnson and Ali Thomas.

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  • Arts Council springs ahead

    With the first toll of spring, the village will be transformed into an organized arts and culture hop as the Yellow Springs Arts Council jump-starts another year of seasonal programming.

  • Large YS employers holding steady

    While the turbulent economic climate has affected all regions of the country, some municipalities are faring better than others. So far, Yellow Springs seems to be one of the relatively fortunate towns, as most of the largest employers in Yellow Springs report overall stability, even as they face the coming year with caution.

  • Creativity keeps contractors afloat

    Illustrating how money circulates through small economies, area contractors can often be found downtown on early weekday mornings and around the lunch hour. When local property owners support local contractors, the contractors in turn support downtown merchants, whether it’s a few extra parts from the hardware store or lunch from the deli.

    Amidst a national economic recession that has led to job loss, lower housing values and less-accessible consumer credit, all contractors surveyed in recent interviews were looking at creative ways to stay afloat. While many felt Yellow Springs is spared of the gravest economic fallout, each has encountered economic ripples in some aspect of their business.

  • Planning Commission news—Senior apartments approved

    After lengthy consideration over what most of the Village Planning Commission members said was a “disappointing” response from the developers to their concerns about the project, planners at their meeting Monday, March 9, approved final plans for the Friends Care Community senior apartments.

  • Youth group finds voice in old village tradition of discourse

    Yellow Springs Youth Council, a new youth advocacy group for local residents, welcomes any and all villagers to its regular meetings on Sundays at 3 p.m. at Pass It On Kids on Dayton Street. At a recent Youth Council meeting, from left, John Hempfling, August Millman, Ramón Bieri, Amelia Tarpey, Crystal Reedy and Dylan Sage talked about community service and the drug dog issue.

    It’s 3 p.m. on a Sunday, and many Yellow Springs youth are shooting hoops at the gym, playing SingStar at a friend’s, procrastinating on homework assignments or lounging at home, soaking up the week’s last hours of freedom from responsibility.

  • Hey! Let’s put on a show!

    In its biennial all-school musical extravaganza this weekend, Mills Lawn School will present ‘MLS on Broadway’ at the Paul Robeson Cultural and Performing Arts Center at Central State University on Saturday, March 7, at 7 p.m., and Sunday, March 8, at 1 p.m. The production includes, front row, left to right, Chelsea Horton, Cait Lloyd, Alice Miller, Molly Hendrickson and Abby Dawson; middle row, Kaila Russell, Keith Briggs, Modjeska Chavez, Kara Edwards, and Zane Pergram; back row, Molly Brown, Madison Robinson, Ahmad Wagner, Maddie Robinson, Ashley Longshaw, Isaiah Taylor and Jaylen Roe.

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  • Merchants wait out downturn

    In a village that has seen five retail shops close in the last six months, it is no small feat to keep a business thriving, especially during a recession. A sampling of business owners interviewed last week agreed for the most part that trade has been slow this whole past year, and some have been hit by 10 to 25 percent losses over the past few months.

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