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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The architect and inventor Buckminster Fuller often used a metaphor to illustrate how small targeted actions can move massive systems. Fuller noted that the “trim tab,” a tiny mechanism of a ship’s rudder, can change the ship’s course with a minute movement. At the Agraria Center for Regenerative Agriculture, soil is seen as that “trim tab.”
On Feb. 14, 1919, the Yellow Springs News published a long list on its front page, spanning the entire length of the paper. It was the “Roll of Honor,” a list of all villagers who had served, or were serving, in the Army during the First World War, which had recently ended.
The annual “Share the Joy” tree, which aims to provide holiday gifts for Yellow Springs and Miami Township residents who may need assistance in buying them, will be going up soon at the YS Community Library.
Land and water preservation and management, soil conservation and other environmental matters will be explored at the Landowner Resource Fair hosted by the Tecumseh Land Trust this weekend.
While Mike Montgomery is the executive director of Friends Care Community, he takes a modest position regarding how critical he is to the functioning of the local continuing care center.
“Over There: Yellow Springs and the War to End All Wars,” will be the topic of a talk Sunday, Nov. 11, commemorating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I.
This year’s Beggars Night will be held Wednesday, Oct. 31, 6–8 p.m. throughout the village.
It’s been 16 years since Vernay Laboratories began working under order of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop a plan to clean up contamination at and around the company’s former manufacturing facility at 875 Dayton St. But Vernay has more work to do before its final cleanup plan is approved.
The public is invited to attend a landowner resource fair on Saturday, Nov. 3, 11 a.m.–5 p.m., at the John Bryan Center. A number of private and public organizations with conservation, land management, legal and financial skills and resources will be on hand in the gym, with speakers and resource specialists addressing ways to make land more productive and green throughout the day.