A tiny Christmas Tree gives window shoppers a festive treat. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

A tiny Christmas Tree gives window shoppers a festive treat. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

Aaron’s Lens – Season’s Trimmings

It would be inappropriate not to have some seasonal images this time around, so I decided to get some shots of the many “trimmings”, wreaths, and trees that adorn the streets this time of year. I wanted to stay on topic, so my apologies for not including images from other holidays.

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  •   Yellow Springs Schools’ open enrollment acts as a stabilizer

    THUMB_SchoolsThis year Yellow Springs schools currently have the highest enrollment the local district has seen since 1984. However, 23 percent of the students are commuting to Yellow Springs from their homes in other districts. That number of open enrollment students is also the highest it has been in the district’s history.  The Yellow Springs school […]

  •   Rain on the parade

    Mills Lawn School came alive with stuff of dreams and nightmares Friday, Oct. 31 at the annual Halloween Parade. The parade was held indoors because of inclement weather. (Photos by Matt Minde)The seasonally decorated students (and teachers) of Mills Lawn School had to make do with holding the annual Halloween Parade indoors.

  •   Yellow Springs High School students to try alternative tests

    THUMB_SchoolsYellow Springs High School students are scheduled to try out the first of a bevy of alternative standardized tests that the school district is considering for next year.

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  •   Food pantry seeks holiday donations

    Food Pantry director Patty McAllister, left, will this month hand over the job to Paula Hurwitz, center. Ruth Paige, right, will coordinate volunteers for the effort. Donations are welcome during the holiday season, and all year long.Demand at the Yellow Springs Food Pantry always goes up during the holidays, and donations are welcome.

  •   Ash trees felled in John Bryan State Park

    The emerald ash borer, an invasive species native to Asia, was discovered in North America in 2002, and has been infecting Ohio trees since as early as 2003. (Photo: http://www.agri.ohio.gov/eab)The Ohio Department of Natural Resources, or ODNR, began removal of a number of ash trees impacted by the invasive emerald ash borer, or EAB, from John Bryan State Park yesterday, Dec. 8.

  •   A day of disability awareness at AUM

    Yellow Springs resident Debra Williamson, here with her son Alex Oliver, is organizing a conference on the issues facing those with mental and physical disabilities. “Valuing Diversity: A Day of Disability Awareness and Education” is Friday, Dec. 5, at Antioch University Midwest. (Submitted photo)Antioch University Midwest will host an all-day conference on disability on Friday, Dec. 5, aimed at raising awareness about the issues facing those with physical and mental disabilities.

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  •   Wanda Rebecca Johnson

    121814_wanda-johnsonWanda Rebecca Johnson passed away on Dec. 5, at the Springfield Masonic Home in Springfield, Ohio. She was 84. Wanda was born in 1931, the daughter of Earl and Gladys Glass of Xenia, Ohio, the third of seven children. After completing school in Xenia, she went to work as a legal secretary in the law […]

  •   Arlene Motter

    121814_arlene-motterArlene Motter passed away on Dec. 6 after a courageous three year battle with non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. Arlene was born on Jan. 19, 1935, in Boston, Mass., to Vincent and Catherine (King) DeBonis. After graduating from Winthrop High School, Arlene worked as a telephone operator. She met Joe Motter while he was stationed at Fort Banks […]

  •   Donald J. Davidson

    121114_donald-davidsonDonald J. Davidson, New York, N.Y., died Dec. 3 after a battle with cancer. He was 80. Born Sept. 24, 1934, in Gentryville, Ind., to the late Dorothy Eberhardt Davidson and Harvey Harrison Davidson, Donald graduated from Farmland High School and earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from Antioch College. Drafted into the Army, he […]

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  •   Antioch College student organizes vigil for slain Mexican students

    Odette Chavez-Mayo, in foreground, organized a candlelight vigil after she found out about the murders of 43 Mexican students who were headed for a protest. She points out the similarity between police brutality in Mexico and the shooting of an unarmed African-American youth in Ferguson, and notes the need to "stick together." (Photo by Matt Minde)Last Friday, Dec. 3, several Antioch College students, faculty and townspeople participated in a candlelight vigil in a display of solidarity with Mexico for the disappearance and subsequent murder of 43 students.

  •   A day of disability awareness at AUM

    Yellow Springs resident Debra Williamson, here with her son Alex Oliver, is organizing a conference on the issues facing those with mental and physical disabilities. “Valuing Diversity: A Day of Disability Awareness and Education” is Friday, Dec. 5, at Antioch University Midwest. (Submitted photo)Antioch University Midwest will host an all-day conference on disability on Friday, Dec. 5, aimed at raising awareness about the issues facing those with physical and mental disabilities.

  •   Antioch College ‘needs more’

    THUMB_HigherEdAntioch College President Mark Roosevelt summarized the significant challenges involved in remaking the college, now at the start of its fourth year of operation: “You can see it from here, but it’s still just slightly out of reach.”

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  •   Bulldog sports round-up

    YSHS point guard Elizabeth Smith sped around a Springfield defender during her team’s 45–40 home victory last week. Smith led her team with 18 points. She is averaging nearly 20 points per game this season. (Photo by Megan Bachman)BASKETBALL Boys remain undefeated The YSHS boys varsity basketball team got a big win at Xenia Christian on Friday night to remain undefeated at 4–0 (1–0). The Bulldogs destroyed the Ambassadors, 68-37, thanks in part to junior guard Devon Perry’s six three-pointers. Perry finished with a game-high 18 points, followed by Kaner Butler with 17, […]

  •   YSHS boys race to 4–0 start

    The YSHS boys varsity basketball team opened its season by winning the championship title at the Ben Logan Tournament on Saturday. From left, front row, is Manager Stewart Miller, Cameron Miles, Bryce White, Jared Scarfpin, Joe Plumer and Devon Perry; back row, Assistant Coach Jordan Glaser, James Browning, Kaner Butler, JT Clark, Liam Weigand, Ethan Dewine, Isaiah Taylor, Assistant Coach Bob Crawford and Head Coach Steve Grasso. (Submitted Photo)On the heels of an season-opening tournament victory, the Bulldogs crushed Xenia Christian on Friday night.

  •   Bulldog sports round-up

    The YSHS boys varsity basketball team opened its season by winning the championship title at the Ben Logan Tournament on Saturday. From left, front row, is Manager Stewart Miller, Cameron Miles, Bryce White, Jared Scarfpin, Joe Plumer and Devon Perry; back row, Assistant Coach Jordan Glaser, James Browning, Kaner Butler, JT Clark, Liam Weigand, Ethan Dewine, Isaiah Taylor, Assistant Coach Bob Crawford and Head Coach Steve Grasso. (Submitted Photo)YSHS BASKETBALL Boys crowned tourney champs In the opening weekend of its season, the YSHS boys varsity basketball team was crowned champions of the Ben Logan Tipoff Classic. On Friday night, the Bulldogs took down host Ben Logan in a physical contest 60–48. Leading the team were juniors Kaner Butler (17 points, 7 rebounds), Isaiah […]