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    Eighth-grader Kevin Gonzalez, 14, plays with bassist Derek DiCenzo before band class Nov. 19 at Ridgeview Middle School in northwest Columbus. As part of a Jazz Arts Group of Columbus program, professional musicians, such as DiCenzo, go to area schools to practice and play with student musicians.

    Ridgeview Middle School students learning creativity through jazz

    Budding middle school musicians are working with members of the Jazz Arts Group of Columbus to help the young people tap into their creativity.
    Pens such as these will be crafted during the "Turn for Troops" event.

    Turn of the lathe aims to harness power of the pen

    Woodcraft stores throughout the country, including the one on Bethel Road in Columbus, plan to take away any excuse servicemen and -women stationed abroad have for not writing home.
    Dr. Donn Griffith of Dublin, performs acupuncture on Stanley, a 5-year-old French bulldog, as veterinary technician Margo Amrine holds him steady Friday, Oct. 9, at the Animal Medical and Emergency Hospital, 2527 W. Dublin-Granville Road, in Columbus. Griffith offers routine pet care along with other holistic procedures including allergy treatment, acupuncture and pulsed magnetic therapy.

    Veterinarian's alternative holistic care gaining popularity

    The first year Dr. Donn W. Griffith worked up enough courage to begin using acupuncture on patients in his Northwest Side veterinary practice, six dogs that had to be carried into the office walked out with their grateful owners.
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