Village Life Section :: Page 9

  • New pastor preaches ‘radical love’

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    The new pastor of the First Presbyterian Church is a hometown man who preaches about “radical love” and progressive Christianity.

  • Yellow Springs village peacemakers of 2013

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    In December, the News, inspired by a suggestion from the Human Relation Commission’s Linda Rudowski, asked villagers to name local residents who had acted as peacemakers or had helped to create harmony in the community in the past year.

  • Founders Award nominations open

    Long time Police Chief James A. McKee, who passed away Jan. 18, 2003.

    The James A. McKee Association, is seeking nominations for its Founders Award for Distinguished Community Service. The deadline to submit is Feb. 15. Find out who to nominate and how, also learn more about former Police Chief McKee.

  • ‘Auld Lang Syne’ at New Year’s eve, 2013

    A red lantern bounces among the crowd of revelers New Years Eve on Xenia Avenue. (Photo by Matt MInde)

    We all know that iconic New Year’s eve melody. Or do we?

  • Demand is up at food pantry for food and coats

    Recent donations piled up at the Yellow Springs Food Pantry at the United Methodist Church, which is seeing increased demand this year for food and household goods. The pantry is expecting a donation of 1,500 food items from Mills Lawn later this week. Non-expired non-perishable food can be dropped off at the church. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    In Yellow Springs, those who serve the needy are seeing the holiday spirit of solidarity with generous donations of money, food and gifts from villagers so far this season.

  • Do’s and don’t’s of holiday recycling

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    During the holiday season, Rumpke trash and recycling services will be a day late, both this week and next. Rumpke expects to see as much as 25 percent more trash and recycling. While many holiday items can be recycled, check here to see what can or can not be recycled.

  • Hip hop holiday

    Audrey Creighton became the self-appointed star of the Holiday Fest in the Springs show on Saturday when she climbed up on stage as the elves gave their seasonal admonition about pouting and crying. The afternoon’s performance at the Vernet Ecological Center featured a chorus of the Mills Lawn fifth and sixth graders and dance and vocal concerts by each of YS Kids Playhouse classes in hip-hop, ballet and singing. (Photos by Lauren Heaton)

    Saturday afternoon’s holiday fest at the Glen Helen’s Vernet Ecological Center was buzzing with activity — and Santa!

  • Glen Helen makes bid for Girl Scout camp

    The 3,200-square-foot lodge and the surrounding Girl Scout’s Camp Greene, located off of Grinnell Road, could soon belong to the Glen. The Glen Helen Association has applied for grant funding with the Clean Ohio Fund to help purchase and permanently protect the 28-acre camp with a conservation easement. (Submitted photo)

    It’s been nearly 50 years since Glen Helen has expanded its borders, but the preserve recently entered into an agreement that its leaders hope will result in the acquisition of 28 acres.

  • Opening minds for inclusive town

    A group of villagers are offering a series of events this Saturday, Dec. 7, to highlight the perspectives of people with disabilities. A documentary, Shooting Beauty, will be shown at the Little Art at 2 and 4:30 p.m., with a panel discussion on the topic of inclusion at 3:30 p.m. at the theater. A potluck dinner at the First Presbyterian Church will follow at 6 p.m. The above couple, Cathy and Dana Culkin, are two of the film’s subjects. (Submitted photo by Courtney Bent)

    When Debra Williamson and her 15-year-old son, Alex, recently put up flyers in downtown stores for an upcoming event, she was pleased that several people, saying hello, called out to Alex by name.

  • New Community Physicians doctor welcomes families

    Dr. Neha Patel joined Community Physicians of Yellow Springs last month when Dr. Paul Van Ausdal retired. Patel, who specializes in internal medicine and pediatrics, said her focus is on educating patients about their health and how they can make lifestyle changes to fight disease. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    When patients leave her office, new local physician Dr. Neha Patel wants to make sure they have their hands full.