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  • LORRIE CECIL/THISWEEKNEWS
    Gina Perry leads a group in a painting class called the Paint Mixer, held Monday, April 14, at the Garden Cafe, 4057 Broadway, Grove City. Participants gather to paint and have fun with no artistic experience necessary. The Garden Cafe's next Paint Mixer is set for April 28.

    'Paint Mixers' brush off hustle-bustle

    Gina Perry has returned to her geographic and artistic roots.
  • MARK DUBOVEC/THISWEEKNEWS
    After settling in Grove City to ride at Beulah Park, former jockey Lenny Frazzitta has made the city his home and now works for Huntington National Bank.

    Jockey turned banker will miss Beulah Park

    When Lenny Frazzitta first arrived as a jockey at Beulah Park in 2002, a valet warned him not to drink the water; those who said they wouldn't stay long had a tendency to settle.
  • Encouraging young readers

    A guest reader shares a story with Darbydale Elementary School students Kimberlee Kaiser, Gage Corwin, Caydence Cook, Dana Andrews, Jackson Cerino, Kennedy Tiech, Caden Casto and Garrett Crosby.

    Student athletes share stories at Darbydale

    Second-graders at Darbydale Elementary School had some special visitors recently.
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.
Franklin County Ballot Issue 6

Levy not about downtown zoo, official says

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

Library employees recognized for their service

Several employees of the Grove City Library were recognized for their years of service last week by the Southwest Public Libraries Board of Trustees.

SWCS board presents teachers with School Bell Awards

Two teachers were presented with School Bell Awards at the South-Western Board of Education meeting Monday, April 14.
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 direct energy.com/heroes.

'Cancer Crew' at Richard raises funds to battle disease

Inspired by the courage of one of their mothers in her fight against breast cancer, a group of local fourth-grade girls is leading a campaign to raise funds for efforts to find a cure.
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