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Linda Kohanov, horse trainer, author and leader in the fields of Equine Experiential Learning and Equine Facilitated Psychotherapy, photo via eponaquest.com

‘Horse Sense for Challenging Times’ workshop this weekend

Equine-facilitated learning pioneer Linda Kohanov will lead “The Power Behind Nonviolence: Horse Sense for Challenging Times,” in Yellow Springs this Friday–Sunday, June 28–30.

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  •   EnviroFlight to host tour

    EnviroFlight will host a tour of its Yellow Springs' operation and meet and greet with employees on Tuesday, June 18.

  •   Get a whiff of this—Awaken Essential Oils set to open

    Stephanie Palmer, the only registered aromatherapist in Ohio, will open the doors of Awaken Essential Oils to the public beginning June 8. In addition to her wide array of hand-blended and fragrant oils, Awaken Essential Oils offers a diverse collection of tea blends, gemstones, crystals, incense, jewlery and an assortment of spiritual tools. Here, she holds a pearly hunk of apophyllite. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)Grapefruit, sandalwood, mandarin, sweet orange, lemon, clary sage, ylang ylang and rose. The organic extractions rush to meet the senses when opening one of Stephanie Palmer’s hand-blended essential oils. She calls it “Injoy.”

  •   Forest Village Homes—Home, Inc. expands to rentals

    Nick Cunningham and his Japanese bobtail cat, Manny, in the fully accessible kitchen of Cunningham’s new rental apartment at 511 Dayton St. The apartment, one half of a newly built duplex, is part of Forest Village Homes, an affordable, accessible rental project developed by Home, Inc. to meet local rental housing needs. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)How hard is it to find an affordable, accessible rental in Yellow Springs? Ask Nick Cunningham, a medal-winning Paralympic athlete and the current president of the Village’s Human Relations Commission, or HRC.

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  •   Heaving a ball at Agraria

    Two weeks ago, 36 educators from public schools in Yellow Springs, Xenia, Fairborn, Springfield, and Dayton attended a two-day workshop at Agraria to create lesson plans around concepts like soil, regenerative agriculture and ecological restoration. Here, the educators threw “seed balls” (Submitted photo)Two weeks ago, 36 educators from public schools in Yellow Springs, Xenia, Fairborn, Springfield, and Dayton attended a two-day workshop at Agraria.

  •   Juneteenth in Yellow Springs — A tribute to emancipation

    The first of the two Juneteenth celebrations will be held Saturday, June 15, 2–5 p.m., at Mills Park Hotel. The celebration is coordinated by villager Carmen Lee through her event planning business, Yokel.

  •   Good green from bad green

    Not all green is “green.” That’s the message from local land managers who are combating a host of non-native invasive plant species that menace locally preserved and reclaimed lands. 

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  •   Helping the helpers at MTFR, YSPD

    Local fire and emergency medical service personnel and law enforcement officers are paying closer attention to the secondary trauma experienced by first responders in the line of duty. Ready to answer the next emergency call on a recent Tuesday morning was a five-person Miami Township Fire-Rescue crew, from left, recently promoted Lieutenant Joe Panuto, Explorer Gavin Sweet, firefighters/EMTs Josh Sweet and Cassady Brewer and Chief Colin Altman. (Photo by Carol Simmons)In the last two weeks of May alone, Miami Township Fire-Rescue crews responded to 40 calls for emergency medical service and 15 reports of fire. When a call comes in, local first responders never know exactly what they might find when they arrive. The result is that the work is physically demanding and emotionally taxing.

  •   Village to raise pool rates

    The first rate hike in a decade at Gaunt Park Pool will likely take effect later this summer, with most of the increase to be paid by out-of-town visitors and day pass users.

  •   Natural causes suspected in villager’s death

    A villager found unresponsive in the bathroom of a downtown business was later pronounced dead.

Obituaries (archives)

  •   Tim Hackathorne

    Tim HackathorneWe are shocked and saddened to share that Tim Hackathorne passed away this weekend.

  •   Carl Douglas

    Carl DouglasCarl Douglas, of Yellow Springs, passed away peacefully on June 14, 2019, in Dayton. He was 79.

  •   Ralph E. Ramey

    Ralph E. RameyRalph E. Ramey died Monday, April 29, 2019, in Federal Way, Wash., from complications of pneumonia after a prolonged decline in health. He was 90.

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  •   Perry League— Where everybody knows your name

    I told Aspen Reitsman, 4, to touch her toe to the home base plate, telling her this gave her a run. “A what? You want me to run?” she asked.

  •   Pirates keep up winning streak

    Despite last week’s return of wet weather playing havoc with the rec baseball schedule, the Tom’s Market Pirates solidified their early season minor league lead, winning a pair of games to remain undefeated at 4-0.

  •   Adorable new season tees off

    Fiona Garcia, Violet Ficke and Amber Ficke cheesed for the camera at last Friday’s Perry League game — Coach Jimmy was able to fit them into the batting line-up at the proverbial bottom of the ninth. (Submitted Photo by Heather Hunter)I got to Gaunt Park later than I planned and was delighted: there were 120 people spread out on their blankets, in their chairs, on both diamonds.