Violi Golf Outing

At the Inaugural Jimmy Violi Memorial Golf Outing, hosted at Shale Creek, attendees raised over $10,000 to benefit the National Parkinson's Foundation. Now that's a hole in one!

October 2017 Lifestyle Letter

As it grows colder outside, our homes suddenly feel so much 
 cozier. Autumn is a season in which people thrive on coziness, so in celebration of warmth and family we've brought our magazine a little bit closer to home. From cover to cover, you will discover who's who in the world of interior design, and you'll learn hear some…

All Decked Out

Toward the end of this month, boutique fashion meets the beauty of the Medina County countryside at Buffalo Creek Retreat. Save the date for October 26, because from 4 to 9 p.m. a glamorous ladies night out will benefit an amazing cause.

October 2017 Around Town

It was in the Summer of 1997 that it became known that the experienced and successful brass band director, Dr Keith M Wilkinson, had moved from Britain and was residing in the area. This knowledge inspired a group of brass and percussion players to invite Keith to direct a couple of sessions reading brass band literature. The enthusiasm generated by…

Architectural Justice

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but photos just don’t do these two spaces justice. “You must see it in person to take it all in,” explains James Justice, Owner and Founder of Architectural Justice. “Our showroom space is composed of kitchen and bath vignettes, fireplaces, and a wine room, all of which mix styles and materials…

Lighting the Way With Whitmer’s Lighting

For decades, Whitmer’s Lighting has been serving Northeast Ohio. With locations in Akron/Montrose, Westlake, and North Olmsted, totaling over 30,000 feet of showroom space, the Whitmer family is uniquely equipped with the selection to bring any bright ideas to life.

Tom Batiuk

In 1972, area artist Tom Batiuk debuted syndicated comic Funky Winkerbean in the Elyria Chronicle-Telegram. The comic drew from the community and environment he thrived within, and through real-life situations he encounters, he has developed and matured his characters. Employing a slice-of-life approach, he flawlessly creates a narrative that allows him to tackle sensitive subjects such as teen pregnancy, alcoholism,…

Brunswick’s Scene 75 is the Scene to Check Out

Scene 75 opened its entertainment complex doors on August 25 to many excited customers of all ages — from toddlers in the 12-and-under bounce room, to teens enjoying the gaming venue, to adults sipping beverages in the restaurant area.

Changing the Season with Color

Fall Solstice: The changing of seasons from summer to fall. Days are getting shorter, and evenings are growing cooler. The beauty of the seasonal shift can be reflected in your home through the employment of a few simple color techniques. Colors become brighter with Fall while our houses grow quieter, a combination that creates feelings of warmth, beauty, and calmness…

Chippewa Stone

Long gone are the days where granite countertops were a luxury reserved only for the wealthy. Now, it is one of many affordable options available to Northeast Ohioans, and the Grubers wouldn’t have it any other way. “Granite is a really special stone,” says Courtney Gruber, who owns and operates Chippewa Stone with her husband Oskar. “It can last forever,…

September 2017 Around Town

On Thursday, October 12, 2017, Weymouth Country Club will once again open its doors and host the premiere networking event of the year! Come for a night of fun, food, and philanthropy! Fabulous "tastes" will be provided by some of Medina County's favorite restaurants and highly regarded chefs.

September 2017 Lifestyle Letter

Now that autumn is upon us, it's finally time to don cozier apparel. As the Medina County landscape transitions into a world of golden hues and pumpkin flavored everything, our wardrobe seems to transition into a collection filled with longer sleeves and rich colors. Area fashion experts aren't scared off by the cooler months that have descended upon our region...…


In the heart of Strongsville's economic district is perhaps one of the most fashionable restaurants in Northeast Ohio. With a sophisticated color scheme, a pleasant atmosphere, and food that is out of this world, Trivs easily brings a touch of chicness to cuisine.

Fashion Says

Your style is as unique and free as your spirit. You go through your day with the flow and your clothing and accessories match your easy-going attitude.

Medina Gem

Anneliese Nefos is a fashion icon in Medina County. Her infectious positivity and dazzling products help locals shine, and after decades of serving the community, she knows what it takes to stand out. "I found my love of jewelry thanks to a long history that goes back to Switzerland," she explains. "I come from a very large family. My father…


Creatively Tagged Boutique, located in Downtown Wadsworth, is the perfect destination for fashionistas of all ages. Both men and women will adore the selection of upscale goods, clothes, and household accessories. And, you will love the cause it supports: Creatively Tagged Boutique, through Medina Creative Housing, offers vocational opportunities to students and other individuals with disabilities.

Party ‘N With Plants

Party'n With Plants is bringing style to homes everywhere—all it takes is a dollop of pixie dust. Party'n With Plants has spent the past year and a half beautifying and unifying Northeast Ohio through the use of fairy gardens. Fairy gardens are enchanting scenes built around a miniature and a succulent in a small container, and they are spectacularly magical.…

Passion For Fashion

Lularoe provides comfortable fashion choices for the modern woman. The clothes are colorful, chic, and empowering. “I am 26, single, and I recently quit my other jobs to pursue Lularoe full time,” explains Lularoe Fashion Retailer Amanda Violi. “Lularoe provides stylish pieces that will complement a large range of shapes and sizes. The company actually collects pictures from their retailers,…

Save the Date for the BASH

Mark your calendars for Oct. 21 at 6 p.m. because this is one night of celebration you won't want to miss!

August 2017 Around Town

The nonprofit organization The Yellow Creek Foundation is hosting a fundraiser event. RSVP to The mission on The Yellow Creek Foundation is to be an advocate to protect and restore water quality, habitats and the beauty of the Yellow Creek Watershed through engagement and education.

Medina Creative Housing Anniversary

Medina Creative Housing celebrated their 25th anniversary this year, and the community and MCH residents alike took part in the festivities. From everyone at Medina County Lifestyle, happy birthday, and here's to another 25 years!

August 2017 Lifestyle Letter

As we enter late summer, it becomes evident that, sometimes, you just gotta kick back and enjoy a beer. After all, the days are getting shorter, and fall begins next month. While it is still warm and the scents of flowers still perfume the air, you might as well take advantage of a citrusy pale ale that tastes just like…

Canine Companions for Independence

"It isn't easy, letting them go after watching them grow up," says Mary Jane McGinnis, Puppy Raiser for Canine Companions for Independence. "But we always say to ourselves, somebody else will love them as much as we do, but they need 'em more."

Craft & Cocktail

Add a half cup of cucumber slices and 2 tablespoons of basil ribbons to 1 cup of gin.
Refrigerate overnight. 
Strain the gin and reserve 4 ounces. 
Divide ice between two tall glasses. 
Add gin and divide the grapefruit juice 
between glasses. 
Top with ginger beer and garnish with grapefruit wedges, cucumber slices and thinly sliced basil ribbons. 
Enjoy. Cheers!

Wonderful Wines

Wines are impacted greatly by the areas in which their grapes grow and the palates of those that carefully craft them. Whether you are looking for a local winery that produces uniquely-Ohio wines or a chic destination to try something new, there is a local business that caters to your needs. 
Check out these destinations we adore:

Whimsical Wadsworth Brews

"We have lived here for 18 years, and we are in love with the quaintness of the community," says Ericha Joy, who owns Wadsworth Brewing Company with her husband, Ernie. "We aimed to create a small, comfortable brewery where people could enjoy a beer or two and play games."

Why 17 is the “Perfect” Number

The number 17 is special in Ohio history. In 1803, we became the 17th state in the union. This year, the number has even more meaning for homeowners in northeast Ohio, as Perfect Power Wash celebrates its 17th anniversary by offering a 17% on their entire menu of services. The anniversary offer allows you to enjoy big savings on power…

The Flavors of Filia

The countryside of Wadsworth is, in a word, enchanting. The historic community is tucked in the southeastern corner of Medina County, and it features lovely architecture, stunning landscapes, and a whole lot of small town charm. One building rises above the landscape, though, possessing all of these qualities as well as a secret.

Endless opportunity 
for adventure

Now that we seem to have escaped the tumultuous weather leading up to summer, it's time to kick back, relax, and have fun! Fortunately, there are endless opportunities for adventure right here in our own backyard. From local golf courses to an epic scavenger hunt for kids and adults alike, you will never be bored. The best part is, with…

Saving Communities From Boredom

Since 2012, Scene 75 has been fulfilling its mission of saving communities from boredom. With two locations south of Medina, one in Cincinnati and one in Dayton, only a handful of Northeast Ohioans knew the pleasures of the largest indoor entertainment centers in the country. That is, until now.

Summer at Shale Creek

It's July, and it's officially summer! While it may be easy to dream of adventure on a championship-caliber golf course complete with a full service bar, restaurant and a patio second to none, it is difficult to find one locally. When it comes to group outings, it is even harder to find such a course that is also open to…

July 2017 Around Town

The BASH (Benefitting A Superior Hospital), is an annual event hosted each year to support programs of the Medina Hospital Foundation. This year, the event will take place October 21 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Weymouth Country Club. This event features cocktails and gaming, dinner, raffle prize drawings, and dancing to live music. Funds raised this year will support…

Saving Bucks With Budget Blinds

Thousands of looks, hundreds of colors, one very stylish home. That's what budget blinds is all about—helping you personalize your home space with a customized window covering solution. Whether you are dreaming of draperies, searching for shutters, or looking for luxury blinds, the Certified Smart Home Consultants of Budget Blinds of Medina are here to help.

Coffee as a Lifestyle

Coffee, it seems, is a powerful beverage. It has the power to make a busy morning tolerable, to foster friendships with its warmth, and to shape a community. It also has the power to fuel an adventure, as demonstrated this month by one very special event.

Keep Your Eyes Peeled: Northeast Ohio Rocks!

Recently, an artistic adventure began to take the State of Ohio by storm. This rockin' addiction spread across social media, including Facebook and YouTube. 
“I started Northeast Ohio Rocks! In July 2016,” says Nancy Powell Pierson. “My grandparents created the crafter in me. My daughter-in-law knows I am always doing some sort of a craft. She became involved with Whidbey…

Three Cheers for 90 Years at Bunker Hill Golf Course

Arnold Ingraham approached Manager Chad Gibson and I where we sat at Bunker Hill Golf Course. He had a generous smile and a twinkle in his eye that bore evidence to the fondness he had for his family business and the community it serves. “This is Nikki,” introduced Gibson. “We were just talking about how Bunker Hill is celebrating its…

Through the Lens of An Artist

Jacqueline Zema, Owner of ISO Photo Studio, may appear sweet as can be, but underneath her gentle smile is a fearlessness and an undeniable sense of adventure. “I’ve jumped out of an airplane,” she told me over coffee. I sat, transfixed, as I drank in her enthusiasm. “It was a lot of fun, and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I always…

Peters Professional Landscaping

Since 1992, Peters Professional Landscaping, of Medina, has been beautifying landscapes across Northeast Ohio. Offering landscape design and year-round maintenance services, the Peters Professional team will tackle any of your outdoor projects.

June 2017 Around Town

Come out, have a good time, and support a great cause! On July 8, 2017, experience a 120-mile run that starts in Medina and ends in Lodi with stops in Lafayette, Jeromesville, Butler, and Lakeville. The ride starts at Stingers Harley Davidson, 3503 Eastpointe Drive, Medina, with registration beginning at 10 am. The last motorcycle will go out at 11…

Uncorked Medina Wine Festival

Imagine a backdrop of fine wine, local microbrews, irresistible food, and entertainment all set in the sleepy Medina County countryside. This setting will soon be a reality at Buffalo Creek Retreat in Seville when the first-ever Uncorked Medina Wine Festival debuts in July.

A Month of Celebration

It's June, and a lot of exciting things are happening this month. Spring is in the air now, but pretty soon we will be celebrating the longest day of the year on the first day of summer. The first week of June is Fishing Week, and, interestingly, it is also National Gardening Week. Best Friends Day is June 8, and…

Brunswick’s Largest Man Cave: Havana’s Choice Cigars

“We consider ourself Brunswick's Largest Man Cave,” says Don Raimondo of Havana's Choice Cigar. The lounge, located on the northern end of Brunswick off of Pearl Road, exudes all the qualities that a man cave should: comfort, camaraderie, and, of course, cigars.

Feature Fishing Spots

As we move closer to the Summer Solstice, sunny days in the Medina County wilderness are growing longer. Of course, longer days mean more opportunity for outdoor adventure in the Medina County Park District. “I love the parks,” says Park District Communications Coordinator John Gladden. “We have 18 open parks, preserves, or trails, and 12 of those locations include fishing…

Style Your Space

When it comes to home design, professionals have noted a shift toward turning your home space into your own personal getaway. For many, this means making the space both more practical and beautiful. But how can one make, say, a garage into a stunning, stress-free space?

Every Thing Coming Up Roses

Rosewood Grill brings the outdoors in and exists in perfect harmony with its lush, natural surroundings. Pull up a cozy Adirondack rocking chair or two alongside the curving, free-form fire pit tucked underneath cedar-planked pergolas on the patio. “There’s a party on the patio around the fire pit each night,” quips Chris Kneeland, Managing Partner of Rosewood Grill. “It’s the…

Choose Your Brew

Mix-and-Match the Perfect Six Pack for Summer

Celebrating Young Professionals

For the past two years, Brunswick City School’s nationally award winning backpack journalism and video production program, the BEAT, has been inducting alumni into their newly established Hall of Fame. This year, two more alumni were inducted in May; “Disco” Gabe Wasylko and Rohan Srivastava.

Baldwin Wallace Student String Camp Offered in June

Music has many benefits in life that help your body and mind. That is why, in Brunswick, orchestra students practice playing music every day. They even have the opportunity to practice music outside of school. Orchestra students from grades four to nine with a minimum of four months of playing experience also have the opportunity to go to String Camp.…

Fifth Annual Bread For Brunswick

This year, the Bread For Brunswick benefit concert was hosted at the Barn at Mapleside. An estimated 330 people attended for music, raffles, and games... and to make a difference. The concert generated roughly $8,800 for the Brunswick Food Pantry. (Photos by Jackie Fedak)

Architectural Justice

"I’ve always loved designing and building with natural materials," says James Justice, Owner and Founder of Architectural Justice. "I find inspiration from nature, architecture, traveling, antiquities. Inspiration can come from so many places and combining all of these experiences drives many of our designs."