Village Life Section :: Page 79

  • Web site profiles life in village by and for young families

    Fiber artist, Antioch University McGregor and Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute student, and “Why Here/Why Now” Web site creator Brooke Bryan does her homework with her children, left to right, Lily, Kaden, and Vivian.

    “When the Village Council convenes in the small space at the Bryan Center, most Yellow Springs families are busy fixing dinner, attending after-school functions and extracurricular activities, and bathing and putting their youth to bed.”

  • Tidings of joy, babe born in stable van

    Exhausted but very happy after Gabriella Kibblewhite’s memorable birth are, in front, Jalana Lazar; in back, Naysan McIlhargey; Lee Kibblewhite holding daughter Lily; Molly Lunde holding her new baby; Aimee Maruyama and Miranda Lloyd.

    Last Thursday Jalana Lazar and her husband, Naysan McIlhargey, had not been home long when the phone rang. They had just spent the evening with long-time friends Molly Lunde and her husband, Lee Kibblewhite, Molly’s sister, Aimee Maruyama, and Molly’s childhood pal, Miranda Lloyd.

  • Youth, elders dialogue about drug dogs, trust

    According to several Yellow Springs youth, the schools and the village are not as supportive and inclusive of youth as they should be, and the youth need more of a voice in making the decisions that affect them.

  • Original music, home grown musicians in FMC benefit

    The Friends Music Camp chorus is shown here performing at a concert during the summer of 2007, led by choral director Brendan Cooney. Friends Music Camp staff will perform in concert Tuesday, Dec. 30, 7 p.m. at the Friends Care Extended Living Facility dining room in an event to raise funds for the camp’s scholarship fund.

    A benefit concert to raise money for Friends Music Camp scholarships will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 30, at the Friends Care Extended Living Center dining room, 150 East Herman Street in Yellow Springs.

  • 25 days of Christmas kindness

    Villager Matt Ishihara was surprised by two secret Santas, who brought him 25 gifts to open each day until Christmas. The gifts have helped to lift his spirits during the first holiday season since the death of his wife.

    Tenderly opening the squeezably soft and lightweight tube-shaped present wrapped in snowflake paper, Matt Ishihara’s face lit up when the contents were finally revealed.

  • Give the gift of services

    The pearly downtown lights may beckon shoppers to charming storefronts, but shopping locally for the holidays doesn’t have to mean objects wrapped in big packages. Especially for the person who already has everything, think envelopes with gift certificates for a yoga class…

  • Couples synchronize their smooches

    Many villagers took part last Saturday in “The Kiss,” a performance art piece by local artist Nancy Mellon that was part of the Yellow Springs Holiday Festival. As conceived by Mellon, at 3:07 p.m. Saturday 80 couples — romantic, familial, or other — kissed at one of many kissing stations around town. Shown above are, from left, Ryan Berning and Emma Robinow at Current Cuisine, Moya Shea and Marianne MacQueen, Ed and Nancy Vernot at Friends Care Extended Living Center, and Leon Holster and Flo Lorenz, also at Current.

    Years from now, as they look back on the event, residents and visitors to Yellow Springs might not remember the exact date or year, but they’ll remember the time. 3:07 p.m. At least, that’s when the official kissing began.

  • Building expenses spark Presbyterian finance woes

    The Emporium was lit up on Saturday night with the music and enthusiasm of over 100 congregants and supporters of the Yellow Springs First Presbyterian Church, who were partying at a fund-raising benefit.

  • Yellow Springs stocked with hidden holiday treasures

    It may not be self-evident that the jewelry store known as Rita Caz is selling canes, umbrellas, a collapsible telescope with 40x magnification, and eight-pound copper rings used as West African currency at the turn of the century.

  • Feature photo: Table for two…hundred?!

    Organizers of the Yellow Springs Community Thanksgiving dinner ran out of turkey when 250 villagers, about twice the number of people as came last year, showed up last Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church. But no matter — there was still plenty of food and everyone seemed to have a good time. Shown at the near end of the table are Tom Osborne and Susan Gartner, left, with Gayle Gyure and Anne Randolph, right.

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