Oct
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2019
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Yellow Springs lost an additional 7.3 percent of its population in the last decade, continuing a 40-year population plummet.

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  • Ha Ha Pizza up for sale— What price a slice?

    Ha Ha Pizza is up for sale. Villager B.J. Walters, who’s owned the popular pizzeria since 2005, is looking to pass the business onto another owner.

  • Young entrepreneurship — Friends launch DIY clothing line

    Friends Lucas Hudson and Zoren Egea-Kaleda, who this summer launched an original brand they call Soupçon, will present their new fashion line of silk-screened T-shirts and one-of-a-kind clothing items at a pop-up show Friday, Aug. 2, from noon to 7 p.m., at Wildflower Boutique downtown. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Friends Lucas Hudson and Zoren Egea-Kaleda  knew that launching a new DIY brand from Zoren’s basement bedroom would present a variety of challenges.

  • Lending local farmers a hand

    Yellow Springs Farmers Market coordinator Michele Burns sold maple syrup at her stall at the weekly market earlier this season. More recently, her Flying Mouse Farms booth has also featured greens, beets, broccoli and cauliflower. Burns sees the farmers market as a key part of the local food system. (Photo by Luciana Lieff)

    Over the last few weeks, the News interviewed farmers who raise livestock and grow produce for the local market. They spoke to the joys and challenges of farming, both brought into sharper detail with this season’s stormy weather. This week, the News covers what local organizations are doing to grow the local food movement.

  • Yellow Springer Tees is open

    The father-daughter team of Mark and Morgan Heise opened the doors to Yellow Springer Tees & Promotions on June 3. Three weeks and one Street Fair later, the business is doing better than ever as a brick-and-mortar shop. (Photo by Reilly Dixon)

    In downtown Yellow Springs, business is often a family affair. Yellow Springer Tees & Promotions, one of the village’s newest shops, makes no exception.

  • Bugs life: EnviroFlight’s open house

    EnviroFlight CEO Liz Koutsos spoke to local residents and area officials at a tour of the company’s facility in Yellow Springs last Tuesday. About 40 local residents attended the event, which ended in a gathering at the nearby YS Brewery. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    EnviroFlight CEO Liz Koutsos spoke to local residents and area officials at a tour of the company’s facility in Yellow Springs last Tuesday.

  • 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.

  • Small change—the sudden popularity of the ‘tiny, tiny house’ movement

    One of the half-dozen tiny, tiny houses springing up in backyards and front lawns all over the village. Its occupant is safely ensconced inside. (Submitted photo)

    Make some room, but not too much, for the Tiny, Tiny House movement.

  • Launch party slated for ‘The Can Hand’— Local inventor shows can-do spirit

    The patent is pending for local entrepreneur Jon Horvath’s latest invention, The Can Hand, an ingenious way to hold a beverage while keeping one’s fingers free for other tasks, such as texting or holding an umbrella. Horvath will host an open launch party for The Can Hand at Yellow Springs Brewery on Saturday, March 2, from 4 to 8 p.m. with games, raffles and refreshments. The brewery was Horvath’s first customer and will start selling their logo-printed Can Hands this weekend. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Local inventor presents a multi-tasking tool for the beverage wielder, a coozie worn on the back of your hand, freeing fingers for other uses.