Village Life Section :: Page 76

  • Green Fair touts Earth care

    “We’re trying to change our lives,” event organizer Rob Content said in a recent interview. He looked at Jorie Sieck, a youth organizer, and added, “as grownups, this is a challenge.” Content thinks that events like the Earth Day Fair bring people together, and that working together is what makes personal change possible.

    Living Green co-owner C.J. Williams defines “green” as anything with a focus on sustainability that is good for the Earth and good for individuals. More than 20 tables representing green individuals, green businesses and green non-profits are confirmed for the day, she said.

  • Brother Bear brews cup of kindness

    Patrick (aka “Brother Bear”) and Mindy Harney recently sat with their children, from left, Gracie, Elesha, Sophie and Molly on the steps outside Brother Bear’s Café, 118 Dayton Street. The café will be celebrating its grand opening Friday–Monday, April 17–20.

    “Last call on espresso bar!” That’s what patrons will typically hear just before closing time at Brother Bear’s Café, the new coffeehouse located at 118 Dayton Street (formerly the site of the Epic Book Shop). To know how the coffeehouse came to be (and how it almost never was) adds a unique cocoa-mocha twist to […]

  • Board, not bored

    On a recent spring afternoon local skate park enthusiasts showed off their moves. Pictured are, from left, Cole Honeycutt of Yellow Springs, Xenia resident Jason Francis and Hayden Franz. A conversation on skate park issues, bringing together young people, local police and Village management, will take place soon, organized by the Village Human Relations Commission. An article on recent skate park concerns is on page 8 in this week's issue.

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  • Small businesses weather economy

    The health of the local economy is tied not only to the village’s largest employers, but also to the many smaller ones that together contribute substantially to Village coffers. With the many entrepreneurs educated at Antioch College, Yellow Springs has a rich legacy of fostering start-ups, and that small-business diversity is a critical part of the stability of the local economy, according to Village Manager Mark Cundiff.

  • Gardens yield more than green

    Some members of the loosely-networked community gardening group are shown in the FCC garden. Pictured from left to right are: standing, back row: Meranda Pelzl, Corinne Pelzl, Daniel L. Pelzl, Rob Content and Doug ‘Thor’ Bailey. Middle row, seated: Faith Morgan, Eric Johnson, Jenny Haack, Max Banaszak-Moore, Bob Moore. Front row: McKenna Banaszak-Moore and Christine O. Roberts, Sally Palmer and Paul Webb.

    Some say starting a garden is an act of faith, a passive act done best when the moon is right. Others, like a new local community gardening group, plan for a good crop by building beds of e-mail list serves and germinating ideas at community potlucks.

    This loosely networked bunch of area gardening enthusiasts and hopeful amateurs has scattered seeds of intention across the village and Miami Township that just might sprout up in the form of shared gardens, seed swaps and educational activities near you.

  • Little folk dancing

    Yelping and hooting to the beat of their dancing feet this week, Mills Lawn students were helpless to resist the call to folkdance with workshop leaders Cristian Florescu and Sonia Dion, who visited the school on Friday and Monday, March 27 and 30. Professional folk dance teachers and performers from Montreal, Florescu and Dion used traditional choreography and cultural concepts of Romania, Quebec, Israel, Dominican Republic and Bolivia to foster the discovery of dance as a mode of self expression and to open the students to a global vision. Their residency was made possible by a grant from the Dayton Foundation, sponsored by Leslie Hyll and Edmund Cordray, of the Miami Valley Folk Dancers.  Above, clockwise from top, Florescu led a warm up to a delighted bunch of second and third graders, just before Nathan Davis and Kennedy Young participated in a snaking line dance to the sound of a French Canadian Farandole.

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  • Springfield man robs US Bank

    Due largely to the testimony of a village resident and information from a security tape, on Tuesday, March 31, Yellow Springs police arrested a Springfield man who confessed to having robbed US Bank last week.

  • Way opening for family in YS

    The Gravley-Novellos left the frenetic pace of the Washington, D.C. area and moved to Yellow Springs in July 2008. From left are: Tony, Lori and Connor with their dogs Cody, Olive and Maggie.

    Four years ago, Tony Novello was a visitor to Ohio, en route to a golf tournament with a colleague from Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. While his friend drove, the Maryland resident took in the sights.

  • First fling of spring

    Michael Kalter, left, and Doug Hamilton performed a lively acoustic set of rock and roll, bluegrass and Eastern European music to the delight of dancing patrons at the Emporium’s Underdog Café on Friday, March 20. The musicians performed with their Miami Valley-based band, Wildwater Band, as part of the Spring into the Arts weekend, which was organized by members of the Yellow Springs Arts Council.

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  • 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.