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Village Life Section :: Page 34

  • At 83, she’s no longer invisible

    Two years ago Joan Champie left her home of 30 years in Texas and moved to Yellow Springs, knowing only one person in the village. She says she’s glad she made the move. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    For her 60th birthday, Joan Champie jumped out of a plane. “I grinned all the way down,” she said of her first tandem parachute jump.

  • Cascading Leaves – A sea of green

    The swimming green leaves of late spring provide an oeuvre of color.

  • Cutting Bee to kick off annual Strawberry Festival

    The annual Strawberry Festival will be held on Friday and Saturday, June 8 and 9, and will be kicked off with a Cutting Bee on Friday morning.

    The annual Strawberry Festival will return this year on Friday and Saturday, June 10 and 11, at the First Presbyterian Church. Volunteers are needed to help prepare strawberries at a Cutting Bee on Thursday, June 9.

  • Senior Center presents third annual flash mob

    The Senior Center presented its third annual flash mob on Wednesday, May 25. (Photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    On Wednesday, May 26, the YS Senior Center presented its third annual flash mob performance in recognition of National Senior Health and Fitness Day. Click for photos and video of the event.

  • A Yellow Springs man’s quest for a kidney

    After years on dialysis, Yellow Springs resident David Spyridon is being recommended for a kidney transplant from a living donor. Spyridon, the husband of Angela Wright, who died last August, looks forward for many more years of life thanks to a “special person” he hopes will donate a kidney. Among Spyridon’s interests are music, flying, cars and ham radio, pictured here. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    David Spyridon’s nights are spent in a recliner. Sleep comes a little harder that way, but the position aids the work of his dialysis machine.

  • Breast cancer screening in village— Mobile mammogram coming

    Yellow Springs women have the opportunity to obtain two critical health screenings locally when the OhioHealth mobile mammography and bone density unit visits Yellow Springs on Friday, May 27.

  • Rebirth of a garden center

    Master gardeners Steve and Karen Reed are the owners of Stoney Creek Garden Center, located just north of Yellow Springs on Route 68. Deeply aware of the legacy of Stutzman’s Nursery, which occupied the spot for many years, the Reeds are both bringing the Village-owned property back to life and making it their own. Their greenhouses include these hanging pots of fragrant double cascade petunias. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    Gardens are lessons in rebirth, and a local garden center is exemplifying this truth in more than the usual ways.

  • Free CFL bulbs offered to local seniors

    Local senior citizens who participate in YS Senior Center programs are eligible to receive five free CFL bulbs through Energy Smart. (Photo by Lauren Shows)

    Village of Yellow Springs electric customers who participate in programming from the Yellow Springs Senior Center can receive five free CFL bulbs through the Yellow Springs Senior Center and Efficiency Smart.

  • Guerilla Poultry – A study in backyard farming

    There is a burgeoning flock of backyard farmers in Yellow Springs who have set out to raise chickens for eggs. Obstacles to the project include ravaging predators and a few neighbors who don’t share the enthusiasm. All in all though, the hens are well contained and healthy and the “guerilla” farmers are enthusiastic about their birds.

  • Addressing LGBTQ health

    A longtime area HIV/AIDS resource, Equitas Health, is expanding its mission to serve the full spectrum of health needs in the LGBTQ community.

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