Level Up

Outdoor golf is typically weather-dependent, although now, one creative invention, in particular, allows people to get their golf fix in the rain, snow and other harsh conditions. 

Meet American Entertainment Owner:

Recently, we had the opportunity to sit down with DJ extraordinaire and American Entertainment owner Scott Hanna. Aside from being one of our great friends, Scott DJed our most recent Readers' Choice Awards Banquet in February 2019. And with the holidays quickly approaching, we know how important it is to have not only the best music but also the best entertainment for…

November 2019 Around Town

New Senior Living Neighborhood Planned in Medina Western Reserve Masonic Community is building a new neighborhood on its 229-acre campus in Medina. The neighborhood is intended for adults ages 55 and up who are looking to maintain their independence, purpose and lifestyle by being connected to a thriving social community. The Palmary at Western Reserve Masonic Community will … Continued

Let’s Give Thanks

It’s that time of year again: the department stores are stocked with Christmas lights and chachkies galore, children are preparing their letters for Santa, the sweetly distinct smell of warm apple cider and freshly baked pies cascades from the local bakeries, and there seems to be a little extra magic in the air.  Maybe it’s just me, … Continued

Medina County Historical Society’s Open House

The Medina County Historical Society's Open House is held on the first Sunday of every month at the John Smart House Museum. The theme this year is the Women’s Suffrage Movement. They are focusing on the passing of the 19th Amendment by the U.S. Congress in the year 1920 while exploring the role of prominent women in Medina County. 

Cozy Up Your Home

Take a cue from the Scandinavian concept of hygge and welcome the transition of summer to autumn with a relaxing refresh Pumpkin spice, apple cinnamon and a hot cup of cocoa. Fall is all about getting warm and comfy as a chill hits the air—preparing yourself for winter, and cherishing those final moments of summer.  … Continued

Premier Craftsmanship with an Affordable Price Tag

It's unfair to assume that as a business grows and expands, the quality of its product or service will suffer and it increases the output or quantity of said product or service. At least, that's definitely the case for locally owned and operated Medina Flooring. 

Hassle-Free Holidays

Finally, the holiday season is upon us! Time to head into the basement and go through all those large plastic storage containers filled with Christmas decorations to see which ones need to be replaced and which of your old favorites will be put up again to give the holidays that special, festive feel. 

A Very Special Place to Call Home

Jill and Jeff Risner, owners of The Echelon of Medina, an independent and assisted living/memory care complex, have so much to be thankful for this year, as their facility approaches its first full year in the business. At the top of their list is The Echelon's amazing location, situated just four blocks from the center of town, as well as the facility's passionate and skilled employees who…

Eating Emerald City

This Pacific Northwest city, dubbed the Emerald City for its abundance of greenery, offers one of the most unique and notable culinary experiences in the United States. One of the main reasons for this is Seattle's community of forward-thinking chefs that have an unwavering commitment to sourcing only the finest fresh and locally grown ingredients. From mom-and-pop shops that have been doing business for more than a…

Meet the Owner:

 How long have you owned Riverstone Taverne?  Twelve years.  What’s your favorite thing about owning your own business?

Food, Glorious Food

Are you hungry, Medina County? We’re sure you will be when you read—or should we say devour—this issue, the most drool-worthy one of the year: the Foodie issue! We spent the last few months scouring the streets in search of the most delicious bites Medina County has to offer, and we found more than enough … Continued

46th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art Show

The 46th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Show featured more than 130 different art vendors and exhibits. People from all across the county gathered to enjoy the beautiful weather, fine art and a good time with friends and family.

October 2019 Around Town

Medina Hospital’s Emergency Department Receives Award This summer, Medina Hospital’s Emergency Department was awarded with the Emergency Nurses Association Lantern Award for demonstrating exceptional care and performance in advocacy, education, leadership, practice and research. The emergency department will hold this distinction for three years. For more information about the award, visit ENA.org. Avon Brewing Co. Opening New Location … Continued

Keeping Things Fresh

When longtime Timber Lodge Steakhouse owner Ron Levitt decided it was time to retire and step away from the restaurant business, he knew he needed to bring in someone local (and private) who was committed to keeping the restaurant's fine reputation as one of the premier steakhouses in Northeast Ohio. 

Let’s Get Cookin’

 25 minutes plus 1 hour to marinate  6 servings  Ingredients

Love in a Brewery

Hundreds of white chairs line the neatly manicured grass in a circular motion. 

Drink Tea and Shop in Style

Ed Wright and his wife, Dinah, the owners of Miss Molly’s Tea Room, Gift Shop, Fashion Boutique and Medina Funtastic Toyz, operate the businesses with a professional team of managers and employees. They are now in their 21st year of ownership of Miss Molly’s. The fashion boutique opened in November 2014, while the toy store opened in May 2013. In addition…

Falling Into Fashion

In the magazine world, the September issue is the most anticipated arrival of the year. It’s the unofficial first look at this season’s fashion trends and predictions for the upcoming year. It’s the issue fashionistas can’t wait to get their hands on. So it is with much excitement that we present you, dear reader, with … Continued

Uncorked Medina Wine Festival

In July, the Uncorked Medina Wine Festival returned for its third year at Buffalo Creek Retreat. The two-day event featured Ohio wines, locally crafted beers, food trucks, live music and the option to attend the Friday night Sip & Savor event and the Saturday evening Twilight Dinner (for an extra price). All proceeds supported the Friends of Medina … Continued

September 2019 Around Town

Medina Hospital Cereal Drive Supports Feeding Medina County In June, Medina Hospital nursing staff teamed up with nurses at Lodi Hospital and the Life Support Team to deliver more than 600 boxes of cereal to Feeding Medina County. Feeding Medina County is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works to feed families in need in Medina County … Continued

48 Hours in the Fashion Capital of the U.S.

New York City is the place to go for all things fashion. It's been long deemed one of the big four fashion pillars in the world, along with Paris, Milan and London. Being that it's the only fashion mecca in the United States and direct flights are easy to come by (and typically decently priced), visiting the Concrete Jungle is a no-brainer—especially…

The Echelon of Medina

Members of the brand-new independent and assisted living community The Echelon of Medina have all the amenities (and more!) that one could hope for when searching for the perfect place to call home. 

Six Generations of Fine Craftsmanship

Celebrating 160 years in business, Leopold's Fine Home Furnishings is one of the oldest furniture retailers in the nation. It has been continuously operated by the Leopold family for six generations. 

Kids + Pets

As summer draws to end and nights that were spent around the campfire roasting marshmallows become all too quickly replaced by quiet evenings preparing for school the next morning, it’s easy to feel melancholy as we bid this sunny season farewell. While the days of sitting poolside outstretched on a lounge chair are quickly dwindling, the … Continued

Medina County Lifestyle Mixer

On Thursday, May 24, Medina County Lifestyle hosted a mixer event at one of Modern Home Concepts' beautiful model homes. We had such a great time with our clients, friends and members of the community. 

August 2019 Around Town

“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. … Continued

Hope Recovery Community’s Ride 4 Recovery

On June 22, Hope Recovery Community hosted the Ride 4 Recovery event. More than 250 people, including more than 100 riders who rode 100 miles. The ride started at Heartland Community Church and ended at Cornerstone Chapel, where the Recovery Festival took place. The festival included community resource tables and more than 60 different organizations. The … Continued

Fido-Approved Funhouse

When it comes to finding a Fido-approved pet groomer and boarder, Dog Gone Crazy: A Canine & Feline Funhouse! is the place to go in Medina County. As the name suggests, Dog Gone Crazy offers a fun and worry-free experience for you and your pets, removing the stress from an ordeal that may typically cause distress. Whether you need to board your pet for a…

Art, Food and … Aliens?

 1. Alien Vacation Mini Golf  I think ET would most definitely feel at home in this golf course.   Alien Vacation Mini Golf, Northeast Ohio's premier 3D mini golf experience, is conveniently located right beside Castle Noel, the Christmas attraction that opened in November 2013. Alien Vacation opened just a few months later in April 2013 and is owned by Dana and Mark Klaus. It offers an indoor 3D virtual…

Give Your Backyard Purpose

On a beautiful sunny afternoon, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Steve and Julie Bennett, owners of Bennett's on Medina Road, to discuss the secret to their success and their longevity in the business. 

Lions, Expansions and Beers?! Oh My!

Everyone loves the idea of a family vacation, but the reality may sometimes fall a bit short of perfect. Once you’ve packed the bags, assembled the snack bag, found the sunscreen, rounded up the kids and gotten everyone into the car, many times you are still facing hours of driving and several rest stops before your final destination. Why invite…

Jilbert Winery & Brewery

As I sit next to Dave Jilbert, owner of Jilbert Winery & Brewery, on a pleasant "Thirsty Thursday" evening, it was easy for me to see that his attention wasn't solely focused on me for the purpose of our meeting. Instead, Dave's eyes were, for the most part, concentrating on his guests to make sure their every need was being taking care of. 

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Sweet Summertime

Summertime is a magical season. The kids are out of school, the sunshine seems never-ending and there’s no shortage of adventures that await. For many, summer evokes fond memories of childhood—sleepaway camp, family vacations and swimming until your fingers shriveled like prunes. In this issue of Medina County Lifestyle, we want to remind you why … Continued

July 2019 Around Town

Brunswick Library Hosts Another Successful Pet Palooza The Brunswick Library held its 11th annual Pet Palooza in April. The event welcomed more than 900 people who had the opportunity to meet friendly barnyard animals, including cows, goats and roosters. There will also several therapy dogs that participants were able to cuddle and play with. Also in attendance was … Continued

Golf, Sun and Fun

 I bet Tiger Woods would eat and compete here.   Bunker Hill Golf Course + Bar and Grille, established in 2001 and reopened in April 2017, is owned and operated by Arnold and Cheri Ingraham in Medina, Ohio.  Complete with a 40-person deck, a lounge, an 80-person patio, a covered 120-person pavilion with an additional 100-person space outdoors—totaling 220 people—this establishment is the…

Flea Market of Collectibles

The Medina Flea Market of Collectibles was created in 1977 by individuals who cherished collectible objects and wanted to share their passion with the community. Since its inception, the flea market has been held on every third Sunday of the month (with a few exceptions). It offers everything from cool trinkets and toys to fun watches and … Continued

Maximizing Potential

Your garage should be a place you enjoy, not dread. Growing up, my family used our two-car garage as a storage space for all things old, new, out-of-season, dirty, rusty and even moldy. Aside from my parents' two cars and my father's toolbox, the room was unpredictable in nature because you never knew what you would come across while simply…

Dude, Let’s Go to Denver

 The Foodie  You must begin your day exploring the Denver Union Station. This 100-year-old historic landmark serves as a watering hole for locals and visitors alike. It has more than a dozen shops and places to dine, as well as a luxury hotel, and, of course, Amtrak trains and Denver's transit system.  One of Union Station's most recognizable diners is Snooze: An A.M. Eatery. The vibrant orange…

Words of Wisdom

Turn 100 years old and inevitably you get asked, “What’s your secret?”

Sound and Vision

 Everywhere people look, technology is readily available.   Sound and Vision, a locally owned smart home technology company, was established in 2001 by owner Mike Woods. Currently, the business has three locations: Beachwood, Columbus and Cuyahoga Falls.   Vice President Jason Dietrick has been involved with the business since January 2009. Working with Mike during their college years in the industry, Jason knew…

Fire Up the Grill

 Ingredients   1 1/2 to 2 pounds skirt steak  Extra-virgin olive oil for grill grates

June is for Gents

OK, gentlemen. You’ve waited patiently for your turn. Last month, we brought you our Ladies issue—it is ladies first, after all—and this month, we present our “Gents” issue, celebrating all things masculine. Of course, there’s Father’s Day on June 16, but there are so many more reasons why it’s great to be a guy this … Continued

Main Street Medina First Friday

On the first Friday of every month, Main Street Medina hosts an evening of fun activities, entertainment and live music, special deals and more in conjunction with the businesses in Medina's historic district. Each month the First Friday theme is different–May's was "The Medina Derby." June's First Friday theme is "Summer Splash" on June 7 from 5–9 … Continued

June 2019 Around Town

MCDL’s Steam Day at Highland Library The Medina County District Library held Steam Day at Highland Library in March. The science-themed event welcomed more than 300 people who enjoyed stop motion animation and robotics building activities courtesy of the MCDL tech department, a live performance from Mr. Science and six different interactive stations set up by the Mad … Continued

Need for Speed

Summer: the season for so many things guys love to do—outdoor projects at home, fishing, baseball, smoking meat, golfing ... the list goes on and on. But nothing says to me that warm weather has officially arrived here in Northeast Ohio like the sight of someone who has taken their motorcycle out of the garage for the first time in months. 

From One Woman to Another

“She believed she could, so she did.” –R.S. Grey Ladies, this one’s for you. In this issue, we highlight all the wonderful women in our community—artists, business owners and women in the medical field, just to name a few. The following pages are filled with stories to inspire us all to appreciate the women in our lives and to … Continued

The Ladies of OBGYN Associates of Akron

OBGYN Associates of Akron, the only local all-female group of OB/GYN physicians in the area, is celebrating its 50th year in business. Medina County Lifestyle sat down with a few of the individuals who help make the practice one of the top OB/GYN offices in Northeast Ohio.

May 2019 Around Town

City of Medina Building Department Receives Recognition The City of Medina Building Department was the recipient of the 2018 Dave Smith Building Department Award. The accolade was presented by the Ohio Department of Commerce Board of Building Standards on March 4 and recognized the department for its excellent customer service and work toward furthering the Board’s mission and goals.  Cleveland … Continued