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  • Lindsay Alyce Jones

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    Tom, Kathy and Reilly Harrington look at the floragraph of their daughter and sister, Lindsay Jones, which was unveiled during a ceremony Friday, Dec. 12, at Dublin Scioto High School.

    Student's organ donation honored on parade float

    To honor the late Lindsay Alyce Jones, her family invited students and staff to help decorate her floragraph, which will be displayed on the 2015 Donate Life Tournament of Roses Parade float.
  • Larson's Toys and Games

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    Greg Larson, who is retiring and moving to Florida, plans to close Larson's Toys and Games in the Shops on Lane Avenue.

    Owner retiring, will close popular UA store

    An old-fashioned Upper Arlington toy store that has sold classic, hands-on playthings to generations of children will close its doors in January -- or possibly sooner, if the stock is sold before then.
  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Ava Kellar, 9, relights the candle of friend Sophie Bordron, 10 as they stand in front of the Christmas tree in the courtyard of the Westerville Municipal Building, 21 S. State St., during the city's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony Friday evening, Dec. 5.

    Slideshow: Happy holidays

    Highlights from local community celebrations.
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  • Weather where you live

    Dreaming of a white Christmas

    If you ask me, if it's going to snow this time of year, it better snow on Christmas Day. But historically the chances of "white Christmas" are rather low here in Central Ohio. And there is no guarantee of a white Christmas this year.
  • NORAD Santa tracker

    The North American Aerospace Defense Command is tracking Santa Claus again this Christmas, and ThisWeek is watching.
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Sports

  • Football

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    Bowling Green's Roger Lewis, with pressure from Indiana's Tim Bennett, catches the winning touchdown pass Sept. 13. The former Pickerington Central player signed with the Falcons last February.

    Area players getting ready for bowl games

    Roger Lewis took advantage of a second chance.
Wrestling

Thomas forced to make late adjustment

Less than three weeks before the start of the season, the Thomas Worthington High School wrestling team underwent a coaching change.
Boys Swimming & Diving

Darby returns two state qualifiers

The Hilliard Darby High School boys swimming and diving team has returned only two of its five Division I state qualifiers from last season.
DeSales Roundup

Swimmers have high expectations

First-year DeSales High School swimming and diving coach Katie Mathews can identify the best strokes for each of her swimmers.
Commentary

State success won't elude area football teams for long

For the first time since 1993, the Central District had no representatives in any of the state finals. So is central Ohio football really as bad off as it seems at the state level?
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Arts.Food.Fun

  • Table Talk

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    Chen Xue presents chicken with wok-glazed ginger at his new restaurant, Typhoon, 10 N. Sandusky St. in downtown Delaware.

    Asian restaurant with scratch kitchen opens in Delaware

    Typhoon takes over the old Chandra’s Kitchen location 10 N. Sandusky St.
  • Papadosio will host its two-night Earth Night celebration Dec. 19 at Park Street Saloon and Dec. 20 at Lifestyle Communities Pavilion.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    If Josh Krajcik, the Columbus-via-Wooster singer, has gotten over that he should have won the 2011 edition of TV's The X Factor rather than be its runner-up, perhaps The Beat should too.
  • Mannheim Steamroller's 30th anniversary Christmas tour, featuring percussionist Tom Sharpe, will visit the Palace Theatre Sunday, Dec. 21. Tickets are $38-$93. Visit ticketmaster.com.

    Steamroller's journey testament to Davis' perseverance

    Perhaps Chip Davis never set out to invent a genre of music, revolutionize and reinvigorate the idea of modern Christmas music, start the largest independent record label in the business, win a Grammy Award and sell a host of records (19 gold, four platinum and nine multiplatinum records among them).
  • VIDEO

    Harlem Globetrotters dribble their way into town Dec. 29

    Sure The Beat loves writing about the arts, but, like most of you, we love our sports, too. And before the calendar turns to 2015, the ultimate in performing arts-meets-sports, the iconic Harlem Globetrotters, make a stop at the Schottenstein Center Monday, Dec. 29 at 1 and 6 p.m.

'Nutcracker' parody is BalletMet's bonus gift

BalletMet Columbus' annual holiday-season production of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition, and this year the company has a bonus gift to the community at the close of the ballet's run.

Kids' Club members reveal themselves via art

The Grandview Heights City School District's Kids' Club before- and after-school child-care programs at Stevenson and Edison schools are serving as art galleries this week.

Stonybrook to present 'Darkness into Light'

Stonybrook United Methodist Church invites the community to performances of its Christmas cantata, Darkness into Light: A Christmas Musical Journey, at 4 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 20, and 9 and 11 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 21, at Stonybrook church, 485 Cherry Bottom Road.
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