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  • Open Door Art Studio

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    Open Door Art Studio artist Mark Taylor works last Thursday, Jan. 15, on his interpretation of the "Mona Lisa," which will be part of the upcoming show, "Eye Candy: A Collection of Portraits." An artists' reception will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. Jan. 31 at Tacocat Cooperative, 987 Burrell Ave.

    'Eye Candy' 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.
  • Endangered species

    U.S. DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE
    The endangered Indiana bat weighs about one-quarter of an ounce.

    Bats play into city's hotel plan

    Local governments are no strangers to red tape. Laws governing how and why municipalities can begin work on their projects are wide-ranging and often complicated.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Steven Kenworthy, right, coordinator of the Homework Help Center, tutors a student at the Northern Lights Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Thursday, Jan. 15. Much of the collection will move temporarily to Brookhaven High School this spring while the branch at 4093 Cleveland Ave. undergoes a major renovation.

    Brookhaven will become temporary library site

    Columbus Metropolitan Library officials are so eager to secure space inside the former Brookhaven High School as the temporary site for the Northern Lights Branch, they chose not to wait for the next meeting of the board of directors to finalize an agreement with Columbus City Schools.
  • Weather where you live

    Blizzard of '78 remembered

    This weekend marks the anniversary of the biggest winter storm so far in my life and probably yours as well.
  • Winter Park, Fan Fair highlight NHL All-Star Game related events

    With Columbus hosting the National Hockey League All-Star game this year, a bevy of special events are planned to show off the city.
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Sports

  • Bowling

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    Luke McLaughlin (left) and teammate Alex Fox are members of the Haugland Learning Center's bowling team. HLC is an educational program focused on helping students diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders and other developmental disabilities.

    Haugland students thriving in team setting

    Armed with energy drinks and a cheerful spirit, Luke McLaughlin couldn't have been more excited to finally return to competition Jan. 9 after a three-week break.
  • Centennial Roundup

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    Centennial's Joe Thomas, a 6-4 senior who was averaging 19.4 points through 12 games, has developed into one of the top power forwards in the state.

    Thomas takes game to next level

    When Roosevelt Osborne first saw Joe Thomas play basketball four years ago, he wasn't overly impressed with his skill level but was optimistic he would develop into a better athlete.
  • New Albany Roundup

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    Camille Emanuely, a 5-10 sophomore guard, is an exchange student from Pornic, France, who has "fit in nicely" with the New Albany girls basketball team, according to coach Jeff Blunt. The Eagles are 7-8 overall entering a league contest at Mount Vernon on Friday, Jan. 23.

    Emanuely adapts, aids girls team

    New Albany High School girls basketball coach Jeff Blunt attributed a recent four-game winning streak at least in part to an effective man-to-man defense that helped fuel the Eagles' offense.
Boys Basketball

Pickerington Central shocks Northland at Play-By-Play Classic

The victory it earned in the Jared Sullinger Play-by-Play Classic on Jan. 24 felt like a long time coming for the Pickerington High School Central boys basketball team.
Basketball

Royster, Blacksten nominated for McDonald’s game

Newark High School senior Kym Royster and Newark Catholic senior Jill Blacksten are among the nominees for the 2015 McDonald’s All-American game, which will be held April 1 at Chicago’s United Center.
Whitehall-Yearling Roundup

Boys bowlers eye league title

After falling short of winning another Central Ohio High School Bowling Conference-South Division title last year, the Whitehall-Yearling High School boys bowling team has used that as motivation this season.
Canal Winchester Roundup

Scott provides boost for boys team

Skyler Scott has given the Canal Winchester High School boys basketball team a boost after missing last season with a shoulder injury.
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • The J. Geils Band will perform with Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band Thursday, Jan. 29, at Nationwide Arena. Tickets are $89/$69. Visit nationwidearena.com.

    J. Geils Band revisiting older material on new tour

    Peter Wolf and the rest of his J. Geils Band mates still like to get together every so often and blow your face off.
  • Table Talk

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    The Angry Bear Kitchen, operated by (from left) chefs Jarod Norris, Tyler Minnis and Daniel Scalzo was chosen the recipient of the Best New Restaurant of 2014 award in food & wine's online poll.

    Voters pick Angry Bear Kitchen as Best New Restaurant

    The University District spot bests the competition in our online poll.
  • PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKNEWS
    Owner Derek Maklezow is ready to serve specialty sandwiches and beer at Prost Beer and Wine Cafe on Friday, Jan. 16. The restaurant at 7354 E. Main St. is located in a building that was once a city fire station.

    New cafe is 'family affair' for Arizona transplant

    Diners have a new choice for "high casual" dining in Olde Reynoldsburg, with the opening of the Prost Beer and Wine Cafe in a building that once housed a fire station.
The Beat

Fischer's Fab Five

Joyous, raucous and plaintive at all the right times, throwback honky-tonk country outfit Margot and the Pricetags hits all the right notes, figuratively speaking.
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Random Notes

It's NHL All-Star Weekend in Columbus.

Dublin Village Tavern chef joins F&W

Matt Sheskey says customers appreciate the quality of the tavern’s scratch-made food.

Longtime pastry chef launches her own bakery

What's the secret ingredient to a really good pastry? According to a local expert in crafting the confections, it truly is love.

Band turns spotlight on top-selling album for tour

Commit This to Memory remains the highest-selling album from power-pop quintet Motion City Soundtrack.
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