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    Members of the Shazzbots (from left) Dianne Hummel, Ian Hummel, Josh Tully, Mike Heslop and Steve Fry pose for a portrait in their warehouse studio on East Fifth Avenue. The band is preparing the studio to serve as a set for its first TV pilot.

    Shazzbots reach for the stars

    Odds are good that the Shazzbots will sing their song Comic Book Shop when they perform Oct. 25 at the Laughing Ogre.
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    Paul Herbeck, president of the Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club, poses with his work. The Chippers and the Whetstone Woodcarvers will hold a show and sale Nov. 1 at the Whetstone Community Center.

    Woodworkers carve niche in Clintonville

    More than two dozen woodcarvers will display their creations during an event put on by the Columbus Chippers Woodcarving Club and the Whetstone Woodcarvers early next month.
    Lisa Daris, owner of Olentangy Paddle, demonstrates proper paddling technique before beginning a tour Friday, Sept. 26, on the Olentangy River. Daris is wrapping up her first season of operating the kayaking tours, most of which launch from Clintonville.

    Getting kids, adults back outside? That's a paddlin'

    Lisa Daris went from publishing to paddling. Actually, the Mount Air resident has been kayaking central Ohio waterways for the past decade, so when she got laid off from McGraw Hill, she decided to turn an avocation into a vocation.
Issues 6, 7 and 8

City voters face three choices, 19 charter changes

Columbus voters will face Issues 6, 7 and 8 -- all amendments to the City Charter -- on the Nov. 4 general election ballot.
24th Ohio House District

Kunze faces challengers Hoff, Noble on Nov. 4 ballot

The Nov. 4 general-election ballot will include three candidates vying to represent the 24th Ohio House District.

Pumpkins help build awareness for resources center

A few small seeds sprouted into great big pumpkins more than three decades ago from the compost pile at a community garden off what is now state Route 315.
Police beat

Man robbed at knifepoint in Neil Avenue apartment

A Neil Avenue man said he was robbed by someone who held a knife to his throat in his apartment at 11:30 p.m. Oct. 8.

Volunteer of the Year nominations sought

Direct Energy and ThisWeek Community News are seeking nominations for the third annual Columbus Volunteer Citizen of the Year award.
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