“In the Style of Masters” Art Show

The Medina County District Library is currently holding its “In the Style of Masters” Art Show at the Medina Library B. Smith Gallery. The show began on July 29, and artwork will remain on exhibit until Aug. 25. It features paintings in a variety of mediums, all created by The Clever Artisans.

50th Anniversary of Woodstock

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Woodstock, a new New York music festival that has become a cultural touchstone over the decades. To celebrate the festival’s anniversary, the Medina County District Library invites you to the Brunswick Library anytime between 1–3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 12, where they will be playing live concert footage.

Community Volunteer Fair

Come out to the Medina Library on Aug. 24 to learn about ways you can make a difference with local community organizations at the Community Volunteer Fair. The fair will be held from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. and will offer the opportunity for all attendees to meet local agencies looking for volunteers. It’s the perfect place to build connections, learn about becoming involved with local agencies and build new skills while making friends. 

Wadsworth Creates New Economic Development Director Position

In May, the city of Wadsworth appointed Jim Gray to the newly created position of economic development director. According to The Medina Gazette, Jim most recently served as director of marketing, business development and legislative affairs for ORA Consulting Engineers. He’s also served as the executive director of the Enid-Garfield (Oklahoma) Development Alliance as well as the executive director for the Fayetteville-Lincoln County (Tennessee) Industrial Development Board. 

Medina Relay for Life Raises More Than $70,000

Members of the community, cancer survivors and caregivers gathered at the Medina County Fairgrounds for the Medina Relay for Life June 8. The large attendance and outpouring of support resulted in more than $72,000 in donations for the American Cancer Society. The event featured an opening ceremony, an honorary first lap for cancer survivors and caregivers, 24 hours of walking the track at the Fairgrounds, games and family-friendly activities, entertainment and a dance party. 

Local Church Receives Historical Marker

According to The Medina Gazette, the Medina United Church of Christ, Congregational, has received a historical marker for being the first congregational church in Medina. The Gazette reported in June: “The process of getting the marker began two years ago. The Medina County Historical Society, Ohio History Connection and the William G. Pomeroy Foundation, which helps people celebrate community history, as well as church officials and members,  worked together to verify historic events and complete other steps for the project.”

You Can’t Rain on Their Parade

Even rain couldn’t stop the beautiful music provided by Hip to That, a Cleveland-based jazz quartet, at Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach’s Jazz Under the Stars June 1. Although the jazz wasn’t technically under the stars, the group played for a the polite crowd at the United Church of Christ, Congregational.