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    Waggoner Road Middle School fifth-grader Jordan Garvey inspects a dissected lima bean seed during a meeting of the school's Garden Club on Friday, Feb. 6.

    Young gardeners get head start on spring

    Despite the fact their school garden is covered with snow, students in Waggoner Road Middle School's Garden Club are "greening up" a classroom, starting seedlings under grow lights and preparing to plant in a hoop house.
  • Meadow Park Church of God

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    The Rev. Diane Thatcher is pastor of multisite development for Meadow Park Church of God. The church opened a satellite facility last year at Liberty Tree Elementary School, 6877 Sawmill Parkway and will hold an anniversary worship service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, March 1, at the Powell campus.

    Satellite campus anniversary to be celebrated

    Members of Meadow Park Church of God will be celebrating the one-year anniversary of establishing a Powell campus on Sunday, March 1.
  • VIDEO

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    Open Door Art Studio artist Mark Taylor works on his interpretation of the "Mona Lisa."

    Open Door Art Studio lets disabled artists shine

    Tacocat Cooperative hopes its collaboration with the Open Door Art Studio will be sweet for art lovers and the artists themselves.
  • Happy 18th birthday, Madison

    RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Madison Reed and her mother, Annette, pose for a portrait in their home Feb. 19. Madison, who has SMA, just celebrated her 18th birthday.

    Dublin girl defying odds in battle with disease

    Like many teen-age girls, Madison Rose Reed likes going to concerts, spending time on the computer and shopping.
  • Weather where you live

    Calling all young winter artists

    Do you have a young aspiring artist at home? If so, we invite his or her participation in the second ThisWeek Community News-10TV News coloring contest.
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Sports

  • Fred Squillante | Dispatch
    Steve Hall, left, was an assistant to boys basketball coach Ray Corbett at Grandview. Hall also had served as girls tennis and girls basketball coach.

    Hall was 'rock' for athletes he shepherded

    Steve Hall always seemed to have a smile on his face and time for others.
  • Basketball

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    Ready girls basketball coach Joe Lang is among some coaches who wonder if a "mercy rule" should be added in the second half of blowouts. "In that situation, you can't really win, and I'm not into demoralizing the other team," he said. "It's not fair to the kids."

    Adding mercy rule 'worth a conversation'

    Since taking over as Ready High School girls basketball coach in 1981, Joe Lang has won five Division III district finals and more than 450 games.
Club Hockey

Newark captures Blue Jackets Cup title

The Newark club hockey team didn't win the Greater Columbus High School Club Hockey League regular-season championship, but no other team from the league is rolling like the Generals.
Boys Basketball

Westerville South shifts focus to tourney

Westerville South High School boys basketball coach Ed Calo gave his team a little time to celebrate after it clinched the program's first outright league championship since 2011.
Boys Basketball

Baich nears scoring mark for Jerome

Mason Baich needs just one point to take sole possession of the career scoring record for the Dublin Jerome High School boys basketball team.
Swimming & Diving

Liberty's Thatcher aims high at state

Cameron Thatcher already has set a pair of records this season, earning the highest diving scores in state and Division I district meet history.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Araceli Montano poses with two platters of food at Taqueria Guadalajara, 6140 Cleveland Ave. Montano owns the restaurant, which took over the old Jeddo Kabab space, with her brother, Alfredo, and other family members.

    Taqueria Guadalajara concentrates on classics

    The old-school Mexican restaurant has opened on the North Side of Columbus.
  • Pianist Thomas Lauderdale joins the Columbus Symphony Orchestra for concerts in the Southern Theatre Feb. 27-28.

    Fischer's Fab 10

    CSO's American Roots Festival, Nickelback, Barry Manilow and more round out the Fab 10.
  • Joe Cocker

    Shadowbox pays homage to legendary bluesman

    The recent passing of Joe Cocker touched his legion of fans worldwide, including Shadowbox Live founder/CEO/executive producer Stev Guyer, a longtime fan who, rumor has it, has performed the singer's tune in the past with his own special flair.

Clintonville getting Chipotle-style Vietnamese restaurant

6-1-Pho, offering Vietnamese-style street food, is opening July 1 in Clintonville.

Random Notes

Darlings of America's Got Talent, the young musicians and dancers of the Willis Clan will return to Dublin for a Feb. 27 show at Dublin Scioto High School with the school's Irish Fiddle Fetish and the Otterbein University Orchestra. The concert is a fundraiser for the Scioto High School music program.

Film festival accepting entries

The Wexner Center for the Arts is accepting submissions for the Ohio Shorts 2015 juried short film and video festival, for both the Adult and Youth divisions.
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