March 31, 2015

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    Fisher earns gold medal from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

    From Shannon Kapp, McNicholas High School McNicholas High School senior Lauren Fisher has earned a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. Fisher, editor-in-chief of The McNicholas Milestone, was identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young writers in the nation based on her critical essay, “The Great and Terrible F-Word: Exploring society’s disdain for and desperate need for feminism.” She will be recognized at a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 11. Over 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted to Scholastic, and in January, Fisher…

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    2015 Youth Soccer Development Camp

    Anderson High School Men’s Soccer presents the 2015 Youth Development Camp! Anderson High School Men’s Varsity Soccer coach, Adam Jones, brings his passion for the sport to the 2015 Youth Development Camp for boys. Held at the AHS soccer stadium June 8th through June 11th, the camp is open to all boys 1st through 8th grade. The 1st through 4th grade camp will run 9:00 to 11:00, and the 5th through 8th grade camp will take place from 11:30 to 1:30. The cost for this camp experience is $60. Joining Coach Jones as camp instructors this year: Jack Clark –…

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    Group helps parents deal with addiction in children

    ‘Parent Helping Parents’ helps parents deal with addiction in their children From Irene Linton, Clough UMC Parents Helping Parents is a new support group coming to the area for parents whose children are currently addicted to drugs or alcohol, are using drugs or alcohol in a problematic manner or are in recovery from addiction.  This group will begin meeting Tuesday, April 7th from 7:00pm – 8:00pm in the Cafe at Clough United Methodist Church, 2010 Wolfangel Road in Anderson Township.  Meetings will be held every other Tuesday evening.  Interested parents are invited to attend. Parents Helping Parents is a confidential…

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    Local Student Collects Shoes to Cover the Globe

    From Matt Robinson, Parkside Christian Church Rachel Menzel is a senior at Anderson High School. She has the symptoms of senioritis just like nearly every other member of the class of 2015, but she has decided to treat those symptoms a little differently. Instead of checking out and phoning things in this year, Rachel decided to leave a big impression in her community and the world. Growing up, Menzel, attended Woodland Lakes Christian Camp in Amelia. The camp made such an impression on her and her twin sister Rebecca that they started volunteering there in their free time. Last summer,…

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    2015 Heart of a Champion Scholarship

    The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce has created the “Heart of a Champion Scholarship” to be awarded to an outstanding local high school senior. This scholarship was created for an individual who has overcome personal struggles and shown exemplary leadership in the face of adversity. This first $100 of the scholarship was funded by a donation of the Chamber and will include matching or greater donations by local businesses and anyone who wishes to participate. If you would like to help out and donate click here. The 2015 Heart of a Champion Scholarship recipient will be Robert Hunt, team manager…

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Neighborhood Watch Program Reaches Milestone

Mar 29, 2015

Community policing’s cornerstone effort in Anderson Township, the Neighborhood Watch program, recently hit a significant milestone as the Watch Hill subdivision became the 100th Neighborhood Watch group here. Started in 1972, the national Neighborhood Watch program is said to be one of the oldest and most effective crime prevention programs in America, recruiting citizens to keep a trained eye on their own neighborhoods and communities. In Anderson, the program was revitalized starting in 2001, and now covers a significant portion of the township. Cpl. Dave Boiman of the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has headed up the local program since 2001….

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Forest Hills named one of Best Communities for Music Education in nation

Mar 29, 2015

From Erika Daggett, Forest Hills School District The National Association of Music Merchants has named Forest Hills School District as one of the Best Communities for Music Education in the nation for displaying an exceptionally high commitment to providing students with a comprehensive music education. This is a distinction that only 388 districts across the nation and 25 of Ohio’s 615 districts have earned. A non-profit that promotes lifetime music participation, NAMM works with The Institute for Educational Research and Public Service to determine which districts will receive the prestigious honor by conducting an annual nationwide search to identify communities…

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Business Spotlight: Medical Massage by Jessica Reed LMT

Mar 28, 2015

Jessica Reed is passionate about massage therapy and customer satisfaction Among the wonderful new businesses that have recently opened in Anderson Township is Medical Massage by Jessica Reed LMT. Jessica is passionate about her profession and bringing her business to the Anderson area. I stopped in to talk to Jessica shortly after she opened her business, and we talked about her background and her goals for the new venture. When did you know that you wanted to start your own business? “I have always wanted to have my own business, but I felt I needed to take the time and…

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Fisher earns gold medal from Scholastic Art & Writing Awards

From Shannon Kapp, McNicholas High School McNicholas High School senior Lauren Fisher has earned a Gold Medal in the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards of 2015. Fisher, editor-in-chief of The McNicholas Milestone, was identified by panels of creative professionals as one of the most talented young writers in the nation based on her critical essay, “The Great and Terrible F-Word: Exploring society’s disdain for and desperate need for feminism.” She will be recognized at a ceremony at the world-famous Carnegie Hall on Thursday, June 11. Over 300,000 works of art and writing were submitted to Scholastic, and in January, Fisher…

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Local Student Collects Shoes to Cover the Globe

From Matt Robinson, Parkside Christian Church Rachel Menzel is a senior at Anderson High School. She has the symptoms of senioritis just like nearly every other member of the class of 2015, but she has decided to treat those symptoms a little differently. Instead of checking out and phoning things in this year, Rachel decided to leave a big impression in her community and the world. Growing up, Menzel, attended Woodland Lakes Christian Camp in Amelia. The camp made such an impression on her and her twin sister Rebecca that they started volunteering there in their free time. Last summer,…

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2015 Heart of a Champion Scholarship

The Anderson Area Chamber of Commerce has created the “Heart of a Champion Scholarship” to be awarded to an outstanding local high school senior. This scholarship was created for an individual who has overcome personal struggles and shown exemplary leadership in the face of adversity. This first $100 of the scholarship was funded by a donation of the Chamber and will include matching or greater donations by local businesses and anyone who wishes to participate. If you would like to help out and donate click here. The 2015 Heart of a Champion Scholarship recipient will be Robert Hunt, team manager…

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School Media Center dedicated to former Ayer principal

On March 22 at 1 p.m., Ayer Elementary students, faculty, retirees and former students, as well as Forest Hills School District friends and administrators, will gather with family and friends of Don Stringfield, the first principal of Ayer Elementary, to honor his memory and dedicate the Ayer media center in his name. Stringfield was principal of Ayer from 1973-82. “Dedicating this space to Don is very appropriate.  Don was an exemplary educational leader who embodied the idea of a lifelong pursuit of learning,” said Cathy McCarthy, a member of the Friends of Ayer who coordinated the dedication.  “As part of…