Local kids piled into the gazebo to greet Santa after the annual Tree Lighting last Saturday. The event was moved to The Grove this year after the city’s official tree at the west end of town succumbed to a spider mite attack. Plans for replacing the living tree are up in the air, says Councilwoman Julie Pierce. The official site for the tree is on the property where plans to build senior housing are underway. The council is looking at alternate sites for the official tree. Photo by Pete Barra.