The Oberlin Review

High school students rally at last September’s Climate Strike.

From Oberlin High School to Kendal: Climate Activism Across Generations

April 22, 2020

Looking back on his decades of climate activism, Vice President of Communities for Safe and Sustainable Energy John Elder, OC ’53, remembers that his passion for environmental activism grew out of his childhood love of the outdoors. “I was ingrained with an appreciation of our oneness with the environment,” he recalled. The activism of Oberlin High School Sustainability Club President Sacha Brewer has different roots: a recognition of the pressing need for action in the face of the globa...

Oberlin Community News Bulletin

November 9, 2018

Underground History Tour Highlights Freedom Seekers The Oberlin Heritage Center will lead two walking tours through town, sharing the stories of some of the over 3,000 African Americans who passed through and hid in Oberlin while escaping enslavement. The two tours are being offered Parents’ Weekend, Friday Nov. 9 and Saturday Nov. 10 at 3 p.m. Tours will last 90 minutes and begin at the First Church in Oberlin, UCC. Tickets are $6.00 per person. IGA Plastic Bag Swap Encourages Sustainable Shopping In honor of America Recycles Day, which is Nov. 10, Oberlin IGA Foodliner is repeating its successful bag swap, launched during Earth Week last April. IGA will exchange free reusable bags for three plastic...

Kendal Supports Community with Taxes

Barbara Thomas, Chief Executive Officer, Kendal at Oberlin

November 2, 2018

First, I want to extend compliments to the students of Oberlin College who invest their time to provide a weekly newspaper offering important communication for students, faculty and staff, but also the larger community. Kendal at Oberlin is fortunate to have The Oberlin Review delivered each week for residents and staff. In November, citizens will vote on consolidation of the schools, an important issue that could have lasting impact for generations to come. Yes, it will impact taxes, and citizens must weigh the benefits and personal cost. I applaud all those studying the issue thoroughly before voting. My reason for writing is a quote that was made by a local citizen, stating incorrectly that Kendal at Oberlin is not...

A new tree stands tall after being planted for the grand opening of the John Bartram Arboretum at Kendal at Oberlin. The arboretum has become a new avenue for studying and maintaining the community’s diverse flora.

Kendal Unveils City’s Second Arboretum

May 6, 2016

Residents of Oberlin’s retirement community had the chance to show off their handiwork earlier today, when Kendal at Oberlin held a tree-dedication ceremony honoring the official opening of the John Bartram Arboretum. Over 1,100 trees have been planted at Kendal since the retirement community opened 25 years ago. The namesake of the greenery is John Bartram, a Pennsylvania Quaker from the 1700s who is considered to be the first American-born botanist. Kendal resident Larry Dunn said the planting...

Day of Service Benefits Kendal Community

Kate Pilacky, Associate Field Director, Western Reserve Land Conservancy

September 25, 2015

To the Editors: Western Reserve Land Conservancy would like to thank the Bonner Center for Service and Learning and the wonderful group of students who once again worked diligently on the Day of Service. The hardworking students cleared invasive plants and trees on two wooded areas, transforming them to lovely wooded garden areas for folks of all ages to enjoy. These groups of students join a tradition of past Day of Service participants that have made a transforming effect on the two areas — one on campus and one in the community. Residents at Kendal at Oberlin, as well as staff, volunteers from Western Reserve Land Conservancy and past Day of Service students, have worked for several years clearing an area and...

Stories of Kendal

Stories of Kendal

April 17, 2015

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