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In a state of experimentation

Studio visit with michael casselli by Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kurt Miyazaki and Michael Casselli, Appetite: An American Pastime I first met Yellow Springs artist Michael Casselli as a resident artist as part of 2009’s Blue Sky Project. He had relocated to Yellow Springs from New York in 2008 to fight the closure of his alma […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 11/03/15

A tough cell By Marsha Bonhart “You have lung cancer.” It’s one of the most dreaded phrases in a diagnosis. Five years ago, Kathleen Fennig of Beavercreek got that message. “A non-smoking relative was diagnosed with lung cancer and because I had been a smoker, I wanted to be screened,” she said. That was one […]

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Ask Rocco 11/03/15

The truth about your ‘natural’ diet By Rocco Castellano When people hear the term GMO I’m not sure they understand what an actual GMO is. For years, a certain segment of the population has been on a terror streak to stop what they call “Frankenfood.” For the most part, I’m with them when it comes […]

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Ask Rocco 10/27/15

Holy CrossFit, Batman By Rocco Castellano This is the first time I am coming out against CrossFit. Many of the business clients I coach are CrossFit studio owners and many fans of mine are CrossFit participants. Normally, I believe that any kind of movement is good for you, but, recently, I have seen too much […]

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Be Well, Marsha: 10/27/15

 The gland that rules By Marsha Bonhart It’s shaped like a butterfly, but if it’s out of order, it can sting like a bee. The right and left lobes create its wings, and the other element of that grouping is cone-shaped. All three of those parts rest against and around the trachea and larynx. At […]

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Health, Wellness, and Fitness: 10/20

One flu over the cuckoo’s nest By Marsha Bonhart Being hit by a truck is not the way I want to leave this world, but my sister insists because I am never sick, something traumatic will happen to me. Not a pleasant thought, but I understand what she is saying. I caught a cold last […]

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Health, Wellness, and Fitness: 10/20

Are you skinny fat? By Rocco Castellano I see them and hear from these kinds of people all the time. I know it seems like an oxymoron or just plain moronic but there really are skinny-fat people out there. Years back, I started writing a book called, “Fat People are Stupid… Then They Die.” It […]

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Be well, Marsha: 10/13

What some kids eat makes them sick By Marsha Bonhart P-E-A-N-U-T. Readers of this paper already know what those letters spell. Darryl and Patricia Griffin taught their toddler son to identify those letters in that same arrangement because they wanted to make sure he knew how to save his own life. Jared Christopher Griffin, at […]

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Ask Rocco: 10/13

The salt soap opera By Rocco Castellano For over 25 years I’ve been telling people that I have consulted or trained that salt, like sugar, is a vital part of our well-being, but still people ask the dumbest questions. Back in the ‘70s—I know most of you reading this don’t remember the bell-bottom days… actually […]

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Be well, Marsha: 10/06

The month of pink and purple By Marsha Bonhart Statistics this and statistics that. For a lot us, the numbers in those mathematical probabilities become names of people—some of whom we know, some of whom we love. This month, we address two health issues that tell us every day 113 people die from one and […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]