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  • PAUL VERNON/THISWEEKNEWS
    Woodworking artist Mike Trucco works Wednesday, March 18, on cutting a burl that formed on a tree that was removed from Schiller Park in 2013. Trucco will make bowls out of the burl wood to be sold by the Friends of Schiller to raise money for the arboretum fund.

    Hurl the burl? Knot so fast, German Village residents say

    Wearing earphones, safety goggles and protective clothing, Mike Trucco tears into the tree burl like a butcher breaking down a side of beef.
  • Village Connections

    LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    German Village resident Sally Levy gets tips about how to use her iPhone5 from Ohio State University graduate student Lauren Post March 11. The program was part of the Village Connections program Gerentechnology.

    Technology program helping senior citizens with basics

    When Sally Levy bought her iPhone 5 in August, she didn't know how to use it.
  • Neal Raffensberger is the owner of Raffensberger Photography & Framing, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary in German Village and 55th anniversary overall.

    Photographer reflects on family's life in pictures

    At the age of 14, Neal Raffensberger was a newly minted professional photographer, taking pictures on his first wedding assignment.
  • Sole man

    JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Larry Smith poses for a portrait Feb. 18 in his Brewery District residence in Columbus. Smith, who moved from Gahanna with his wife, started the German Village Walking Club, which meets Sundays at 8 a.m. at the Schiller statue in Schiller Park.

    Walking club founder takes exercise in stride at Schiller

    Whether it's hot and muggy or cold and snowy, Larry Smith puts his best foot forward.
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