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Nari Home Improvement show is at the IX Center this month

See What Your Home Can Be at the Nari Show

It’s time for homeowners to start thinking about updating the home inside and out, from small projects to full-scale home remodels. Whatever the situation warrants, all the help you’ll need is under one roof at the 2016 NARI Home Improvement Show at Brookpark’s IX Center, Thursday Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 24.

Celebrating 35 years, the show is where you’ll meet the most talented and respected remodelers and home improvement professionals in Northeast Ohio, all under one roof.

“The theme this year is Come See What Your Home Can Be and our features will more than live up to that,” says Kathy Masterson, executive director of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) of Greater Cleveland.

Masterson said this year’s show promises to present the hottest trends and latest products in exciting new ways and displays. “One of the stand-out features will be the “She Sheds” feature area,” Masterson says. “These individual outdoor buildings are designed to cater to the gardening and getaway needs of women and are all built with attention to the latest design styles.”

Since 1962, NARI has been dedicated to being the best resource for knowledge and training in the remodeling industry and bills itself as The Reliable Remodeling Resource. NARI serves the Northeast Ohio consumer by providing the most up to date home improvement and remodeling  information and contractor resources available.

For more information about the largest remodeling exclusive event in the Midwest, visit

Wine, Fitness and Fun

Have you heard about CrossFit but were a little anxious to try it out?  What if you got an introduction with a few of your friends and a glass of vino? Advanced Performance Fitness is offering a Workout of the Day (WOD) & Wine night to introduce CrossFit on January 8 at 6:30 pm. The event, for women only, 21 and over, will be $15 or free if you bring a friend.  Call 330.388.4717 to register.

Advanced Performance CrossFit will host its 3rd annual WOD Wars on Saturday, January 30 and Sunday, January 31.  The event offers competitions for men, women and teens and allows athletes to compete either individually or as a team. WOD Wars will bring several hundred athletes to Wadsworth as well as an additional hundred spectators from the athletes’ “boxes” along with friends and family who will be on hand to cheer and support the competitors. The event will also offer wellness products from CrossFit and other vendors. If you’ve never been to a CrossFit competition or would like to see what all the hype is about, plan on dropping by – WOD Wars is open to spectators. Advanced Performance Fitness is at 201 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth.

Brass Band Brings Big Music to Medina

Brass Band Of The Western Reserve (BBWR) presented a concert of Thanksgiving music at Medina Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 28. Nearly 300 audience members enjoyed Symphony Of Thanksgiving (Goffin), Glorifico Aeternum (Jones) and lighter fare including the ABBA hit Thank You For The Music. Featured soloists were Chris Lichtler (cornet) with This Is My Story, Anthony Chiporo (flugel horn) with Nice To Have You With Us and Matt George with Schubert’s Serenade.

BBWR will be back to Medina Performing Arts Center to present A Night At The Movies on Saturday, March 19 and Brass Band, Big Band on Saturday, May 21. For tickets and information call 330.756.2335 or visit

Carve Out Some Time for the Medina Ice Festival

Oh, the weather outside is frightful — and that’s a good reason to visit the Medina Ice Festival on Medina Square from Friday, February 12 through Monday, February 15. Prepare to be amazed at this free family event as ice carvers compete to build the most beautiful and intricate ice sculptures you’ll ever see. For more information, call 440.717.1940.