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

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

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

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. 

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

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. 

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

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…

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. 

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…

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. 

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…

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

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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

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

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

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

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. 

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.

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

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

Medina County Home & Garden Show

The Medina County Home & Garden Show was held at the Medina County Community Center Mach 2–3. There were more than 130 exhibitors from the home and garden industry, as well as many beautiful flower and plant displays. The weekend event was a wonderful kick-off to spring. Photography by Hannah Predojev

Tru Destiny

Meet Sue Costigan, local businesswoman and owner of Medina County's only Barre fitness facility, Tru Barre Studio. Since opening in June, Sue's studio has experienced immense success due to her passion for Barre fitness and her tenacious spirit. This month, Medina County Lifestyle sat down with Susan to learn a little more about Tru Barre and the story behind her success.

Diving into the Art Realm

Walking into the breathtaking gallery, dozens of canvases are showcased throughout the room. People silently admire each piece and take in the beauty of what is before them. Art is a celebration of one’s vivid imagination, where various colors, textures and images are explored. Art is an expression, where thinking is not confined and one has the ability to expand their…

Timeless Beauty

With just a few products and a few minutes, these quick makeup routines add a little something extra when you don’t have time to spare Makeup brush 101 Your guide to must-have makeup brushes   01 | ANGLED CONTOUR Use this to apply blush, bronzer or highlighter. The angled cut flawlessly defines and highlights your features. … Continued

Stress and the Skin: Psoriasis, Eczema and Rashes

As if you needed one more thing to worry about: your skin, hair and nails can be directly affected by the amount of daily stress you’re experiencing. How is that possible? Stress can cause a chemical reaction or defense response in your body. It can also make it harder for skin irritations and diseases to heal.

Going Green

Do you hear that? It’s the sound of nature springing to life after a long winter’s nap. Birds are chirping, flowers are blooming and children are playing outside as the weather gets warmer and the days grow longer. This month at Medina County Lifestyle, we bring you our Eco issue in honor of Earth Day … Continued

April 2019 Around Town

86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks The 86th Annual Series of Spring Bird Walks begins on April 13 and will be held every Saturday at 7:30 a.m. through May 18. Guests will have the opportunity to watch as many beautiful migrating spring birds return or travel through the area to their summer breeding grounds. The spring … Continued

It Pays to Be Eco-Friendly

 Energy Tax Credits  Many of the residential Energy Tax Credits for improving your personal residence are gone for 2018. However, the remaining ETCs are available for Solar Water Heating, Solar Electric, Small Wind Energy, Geothermal Heat Pump and Fuel Cells. The credit is equal to 30 percent of the costs, including labor (Fuel Cells limited to $500). The credit is available to new…

Only the Good Stuff

All-Ohio Beef, Beer & More. What more could you ask for? I guess that's why Ohio-based burger bar The Rail made it not only its slogan but its namesake.

Medina County Lifestyle’s Readers’ Choice Celebration

The winners of Medina County Lifestyle's Readers' Choice Awards gathered for an evening celebration at Jilbert Winery Feb. 7. Award winners were recognized, and delicious appetizers, drinks and dinner were served. Medina County Lifestyle would like to thank Buehler's, Jilbert Winery and Blue Heron for helping us create such a special event. Photography by Warren Watkins  

Attractions and More in Medina Square

Traveling on foot throughout Medina Square, I spent the afternoon browsing shops with tea in hand, bundled up in snug winter apparel. Letting my sense of wonder and adventure take over, I came to find four attractions that I could not wait to tell my friends and family about once I arrived home. 

Eco-Friendly Must-Haves

 1. Matt & Nat Raylan Med Diaper Bag, $195, MattAndNat.com  This chic diaper bag is made with vegan leather and recycled nylon, materials that are less harmful for the environment than traditional textiles. The recycled nylon lining of the bag is made with 100 percent recycled plastic bottles–21 to be exact. Plus, it has an adjustable and removable strap, a changing pad,…

How to Be an Effective and Supportive Long-Distance Caregiver

Loving a senior from far away can pull at your heartstrings. Too often, you might feel you are hindered by the miles between you and unable to provide the kind of care you would in person. However, there are many ways you can bridge the distance, ensuring your loved one has the necessary support for good health and quality of life.…

This Is Home

Warm sunlight streams throughout the room, as if spreading its arms wide and saying, “hug me” in the most gentle way. A furry friend finds comfort in the chestnut brown hardwood floor and lies outstretched on an eggshell-colored carpet, sleeping soundly. In one corner, a tall fern leans against the wall like a shy child at a school dance. A stone…

Perfect Power Wash

One of the most cost-effective ways you can keep up the value of your home is with a thorough exterior cleaning, adding curb appeal and making a great first impression on friends, family and all passers-by. According to the National Association of Realtors, a complete power washing of a home’s exterior can increase resale value by more than $15,000. For such a…

Home Sweet Home

“Home is where the heart is.” It’s a common phrase meaning that our homes are a central place in our lives—where we rest our heads, nourish our bodies and make fond memories with loved ones. It’s the epicenter of our worlds, where we start and end each day, and where we keep our most prized … Continued

March 2019 Around Town

Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs The Medina County Show Biz Company presents Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs at the Haddad Theater in the Medina County Administration Building on weekends from March 8 until March 24. (There will be no show on March 17.) The play is directed by Bob Kenderes and will be offered at 7:30 p.m. … Continued