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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Columbus Alternative High School students Eliza Steffen and Julius Allen enjoy a walk through the Whetstone Park of Roses on Friday, April 11. The park was a popular place in the afternoon once the rain moved out of the area.

    Spring stroll

  • Columbus Dance Theatre

    CHRIS PARKER/THISWEEKNEWS
    Columbus Dance Theatre is now in its 16th season.

    Troupe's yearly benefit show moves to new Northland venue

    Columbus Dance Theatre is now in its 16th season, "which is a pretty long time for a professional dance troupe to keep going," founder, artistic director, choreographer and dancer Tim Veach said last week.
  • RYAN M.L. YOUNG/THISWEEKNEWS
    Todd Williams helps Naomi Mustapha, 5, with reading at the Karl Road Branch of the Columbus Metropolitan Library on Monday, March 3. Williams, a former teacher, volunteers with the library’s new Reading Buddies program.

    Former teacher happy to help with library Reading Buddies

    Time on his hands and a teacher's knowledge of the worlds that reading can unlock led Todd Williams to volunteer for a program aimed at helping third-graders move on to the fourth grade.
  • JOSHUA A. BICKEL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Charlene Lamprecht of Columbus (center) lifts weights during the Active Older Adults Fitness class Feb. 12 at the North YMCA, 1640 Sandalwood Place. Lamprecht's Silver Sneakers class meets from 9-10 a.m. every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and involves a combination of stretching, weight training and mobility exercises. Participants must be at least 65 years old.

    Age-appropriate exercise advice for seniors: 'Just move'

    When Margaret McCullough prepared to start a new session of the Active Older Adult Program she leads at the North YMCA, one of the participants breathed a sigh of relief and commented, "At least you're not one of those skinny young things."

Community leaders react to shooting at YMCA

Northland community leaders expressed shock and sadness about the April 16 shooting death of a man in the parking lot of the North YMCA on Sandalwood Place.
Port Columbus

Official: New direct flights require customer demand

What does it take to add new direct routes to other airports?

Proposed permanent levy not about downtown zoo, official says

Tom Stalf is adamant: Issue 6 is not about a downtown zoo.

NCC asked to back group-home legislation

Northland Community Council representatives were urged at a meeting earlier this month to back legislation that would more strictly regulate group homes.
Cycling in Columbus

Online survey will help city frame improvements

Columbus' investment in new amenities for bicyclists includes a public survey meant to make the city a more bike-friendly community.
Small Business Community Heroes

ThisWeek , Direct Energy to recognize community service

Direct Energy and ThisWeek Community News announce the launch of the first-ever Columbus Small Business Community Heroes award program. Nominations are being accepted until May 29. The online nomination form can be found by visiting directenergy.com/heroes.

Seasonal Concepts will close in June

After four decades in Clintonville and a 2012 move to the Northland area, Seasonal Concepts is calling it quits.
Police beat

Student attacked while walking home from school

A girl told officers she was punched repeatedly by two people who jumped out of a car to attack her as she was walking home from school at 3:15 p.m. April 7.
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