Dude Food

Whether You’re Cooking for One or Cooking for Many, These Easy Dishes are Sure to Impress Anyone Gathered at Your Kitchen Table Article Nicolette Martin FRIED CHICKEN SANDWICH WITH JALAPEÑO SLAW   INGREDIENTS (SANDWICH) 1 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon ground paprika 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder Cayenne pepper, to taste Boneless, skinless chicken breasts Vegetable … Continued

Become a Stronger You

 Article Emily Shea  Whether you're still aiming to perfect your physique or just want to get in a quick sweat before hitting the pool, this workout will leave you feeling stronger than ever. With a variety of upper body, lower body and core movements, no muscle is left behind. Take the workout up a notch by adding weight to the…

Meet the Mayor

 Article Emily Shea | Photography City of Medina  Where are you originally from?  I grew up in the Brunswick area of Medina County, but moved to the town of Medina shortly after working for the police department.

Golf, Steak, Cigars

 Article Emily Shea  Lose the suit and tie because it's time for a day with the guys. Whether it's been a stressful week at work or you just want to chill with the guys for a day, these three hot spots have all the necessary elements for a guys only daycation. Start your day off at the Shale Creek Gold…

A Job Always Well Done

 Article Emily Shea  Wise Words From Owner Ray Petrime  In March All Weather Heating & Cooling celebrated 20 years of business. Owner and operators, Ray S. Petrime & Joseph P. Brezovsky, Jr., said that their business's success and what makes All Weather Heating & Cooling stand out from its competitors is that Ray and Joe and their 22 employees always stand behind their…

Lifestyle Letter

Allow me to introduce myself, as I am an unfamiliar face. My name is Emily Shea and I am the new editor of Medina County Lifestyle Magazine. I have come into this position rather quickly, but feel as if I couldn’t have started at a better time. June’s theme, and my first issue with Medina … Continued

June 2018 Around Town

Siedel’s Barber Shop Grand Opening Celebration The Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce and Main Street Medina held a grand opening ceremony for Siedel’s Barber shop in April. Owner Jim LaMarca opened the shop three months prior to the celebration, but said that he scouted out countless locations before deciding on a spot close to Buehler’s … Continued

6th Annual Bread for Brunswick Benefit Concert

On Sunday, April 29, Mapleside Barn in Brunswick, OH, hosted the 6th Annual Bread for Brunswick Benefit Concert. The event raised $8,800 for the Brunswick Food Pantry and over 270 people were in attendance. Featured bands and singers included Camille Marie, Polaris Band and 42 South.

A Mother and Daughter, An Unstoppable Force

 Article Nikki Rhoades  Elegant Red Petticoat  Amazon, $19

The Ladies Behind The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund

 Article Nikki Rhoades  The President  Mary Isaac

Girlfriend Getaway: Why Women Love Wadsworth

 Article and Photography Nikki Rhoades  Wadsworth has a reputation for being a rural community, which is partially true. Yes, the city is overflowing with rolling fields and other scenic attractions, but it has also become an enchanting tourist destination in recent years. Its lovely Victorian Downtown, its local parks and wine cellars, and the pleasant people that call it home…

The Bond Of Sisterhood

If there is one thing that is certainly worth celebrating, it’s sisterhood. And I don’t mean just the bond between siblings! The bond that we share as women is an integral part of our community. We come from all sorts of backgrounds and walks of life, and yet we can all still relate to the … Continued

May 2018 Around Town

Severance Hall Party Bus: The Cleveland Orchestra All Beethoven Concert The world-renowned Cleveland Orchestra performs Beethoven’s Leonore Overture No. 3, Symphony No. 6 (Pastoral) and Symphony No. 2. Franz Welser-Möst conducts.   Hop on the bus at Buehler’s River Styx in Medina May 13 at noon. Enjoy a box lunch, flowing wine, homemade cookies and … Continued

Willetts BB8 Robotics Team Innovates Its Way to State Competition

Earlier this year, the Brunswick Bots (also known as the BB8s) competed at the state level F.I.R.S.T. (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Lego League (FLL) competition at Wright State University in Fairborn, Ohio near Wright-Patterson Air Force base.Though they didn’t advance in the competition, these first year competitors learned a lot. Photos and … Continued

DIY Duotone Statement Earrings

Shake up your jewelry box with these handmade geometric earrings— perfect for yourself or as a gift for your best ladies Article and Photography Nicolette Martin Piece by Piece Use both your bent nose forceps and needle nose pliers to secure each end of the jump ring. Gently twist the jump ring to open the … Continued

Spring Has Sprung!

It's finally April, and things are looking up here in Medina County. The sun is shining (in between the gloomy days, of course), warmth is returning to the region, and summer fun is starting to feel more like a distant reality than a cabin fever-induced day dream.

April 2018 Around Town

Your favorite “all the time” events are still at your local libraries! Mark your calendar for these events:

Spring Into A Yard You’ll Love

"My favorite time with the maintenance end of landscaping is when I'm out there with my hands in the dirt planting flowers," reminisces Kristin Bishop, Officer Manger/Maintenance Manager of JTS Landscaping in Seville. "When it's May and the sun is shining... a beautiful day is especially accented by those gorgeous annuals that really make the colors of the landscape pop."

Artist’s Palette: Getting To Know Mark Blake

Spring is in the air, and it seems that color is finally returning to the region. While lush greenery and floral blooms may finally be gracing Medina County's landscape, the interior of one local coffee shop has been alive with color and art since March. We sat down with local artist Mark Blake to talk about his first-ever art exhibit…

Grow Your Own!

Medina County is a splendid place to call home. Its landscape is breathtaking, its residents are friendly, and life in general is laid back here. However, while the county was once largely rural, much of that space now features neighborhoods and smaller yards. This spring, don't let a petite plot of land stop you from growing your own goods! There…

Preservation Instinct

My garden is official going wild. From now until October it will be a part-time project to upkeep, harvest, cook and preserve all the goodies that our harvest is giving us. First up in our garden preserving process are PICKLES. The cucumber vines are going off, and I couldn’t be happier. This is my third year growing cucumbers and, finally,…

Medina County Markets

With summer just around the corner, locals are gearing up for the promise of summertime produce. While a few veggies are beginning to pop up now, the true splendor of the seasonal harvest is awaiting in the near future. Fortunately for locals, Medina County is overflowing with local produce and homemade goodies. You can pick up your favorites at these…

K9s of Valor

Nate King grew up around dogs. He always knew he wanted to be a K9 Officer, so when Canton K9 Jethro was killed in the line of duty, King knew he could no longer sit back in silence.

Readers’ Choice

Congratulations to the winners of Medina County Lifestyle’s first-ever Readers’ Choice Competition! We had a great time celebrating with the best businesses in the community. For a full list of winners, visit MedinaCountyLifestyle.com.

Cru High School Cleveland Reaching Local Students

High schoolers love to get together to eat, play games, and have fun, so why not do it in a spiritually supportive environment? Cru High School is a program that helps students to do just that.  

Brunswick’s Bierman Leads Memorial’s Mad Scientists

One of the many after-school activities at Memorial Elementary School is the M&M’s Club, also known as Memorial’s Mad Scientists. The club provides hands-on activities for fourth and fifth-graders at Memorial. 

Hunter Insurance Agency: A Small Town Family Legacy

Hunter Insurance Agency has long been a community fixture. Locals fondly remember Howard and Joy Hunter, who started their business from scratch in 1962. Their son and current agency president Dan Hunter, when a kindergartener, spent mornings at Ella Canavan Elementary School and afternoons at the Hunter Agency office, which at the time was a rented space above the former Old…

Live Like Never Before With Smart Technology

The future is here, and you won't believe how user-friendly it is. Budget Blinds, which helps you personalize your home space with a customized window covering solution, has seen it first-hand, and they're eager to welcome the new technology into the Medina community. 

March 2018 Lifestyle Letter

Life in Medina County is a dream, and it's certainly worth celebrating. Our county has some of the most picturesque communities in the entire state, and we are greeted to a beautiful scene every single time we step out our front door. No matter if it's still snowing or if flowers are finally breaking through the dirt--we've made our home…

March 2018 Around Town

Did you know the Friends of MCDL have regularly scheduled book sales and ongoing book sales in the lobby of every library location?  Did you know these include recently discarded books from the library’s collection and donations from the public?

The Interior Design Studio

For many of us, making a change in our home space is a big decision. You may wonder, how can I choose colors that I won't get sick of and accent pieces that will say trendy while keeping my space cozy and practical? With help from an interior designer, sorting through all of those decisions can feel a lot less…

A Memorial In Medina

The Medina Rotary Club has been keeping a secret for years, and on July 28, a masterpiece Memorial that's been in the making since 2009 will finally be unveiled to the public. 
At the time, Kelly Low was president of Medina Rotary Club, which is actually one of two Rotary Clubs in the city. Other notable members at the time included…

Make America Green Again

Correy Petz had worked in landscaping and land care through college while he studied business and finance. After graduating, he was finally able to put on a suit and tie every day for work. However, when he was at work, he found that he missed the freedom of being in the great outdoors.

MINIMALIZE YOUR SPACE

 Five ways you can show the clutter in your life who’s really in charge.

February 2018 Hometown Hero

Choir is a time where you can sing and have fun, so why not create an honors choir? That is exactly what Adam Albright, the choir director at Visintainer Middle School, did.

February 2018 Lifestyle Letter

2018 is a big year for Medina County. Our county seat, the City of Medina, is celebrating its 200th birthday, and locals are feeling festive. The tone that this year has already set is overwhelmingly one of community, and all that warmth has made it so much easier to brave the cold that this winter has brought.
 

Readers’ Choice

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DIY Vanilla Orange Sugar Scrub

Create your own DIY sugar scrub for a perfect Mother's Day gift for the women in your life. 

Local Students Earn Their Wings

In Brunswick, 2017 ended on a high note thanks to some local kids who earned their wings as selfless 
volunteers. On December 9 at 11 a.m., Willetts Middle School National Junior Honor Society (NJHS) students volunteered their Saturday to spend $5,000 at the Medina Target to buy Christmas presents for over 50 Brunswick area children in need of some holiday cheer. 

A Spring Roadtrip in Southern 
Medina County

It is no secret that the northern half of our county is home to some pretty fantastic places. When Scene 75 first opened its doors last year, the community hype was incredible, and many have found themselves returning to the coolest entertainment center around again and again. And, of course, when the snow finally melts, locals flock to Hinckley Reservation…

HILL WORKOUT

We don’t grow when things are easy. We grow when we have to overcome challenges. This alone is reason enough to exercise. Forget about the crop tops and short shorts. Most of us have moved past the “bikini as my goal” motivation, thank goodness. By all means, rock it if you got it, but also, show off that incredible resting heart…

New Year, New You!

Happy 2018, Medina! It's great to be kicking off another year here in the most picturesque community in the state. And this year is a big one!
 
There are so many milestones that we as a community are going to reach this year. For starters, a new year means a new you. It's another opportunity to accomplish goals that you have…

Diet by Color

In the plant world, color and hue rule in terms of disease-fighting capability. Each color represents different benefits and the deeper the color, the more benefit there is. 

This Year, Reach Your 
Maximum Potential

How important is it that the nervous system is working as efficiently and optimally as possible? That may seem to be a silly question, but the truth of the matter is that many of us neglect that aspect of our health, and it is due to nothing more than a lack of understanding.  
Like many of us, Dr. Matthew Hamilton,…

Medina Ice Festival 2018

For over two decades, the Medina Ice Festival has been gracing Medina Square with an incredible kick-off to the new year. The festival features over 85 sculptures designed Elegant Ice Creations and sponsored by local businesses, and skilled ice carvers from all corners of the nation travel to the Historic District to compete in both individual and team competitions. The festival is a…

Timeless And Trendy

"I believe you are chosen for this kind of work," says Cheryl Basilisco, co-owner of Esbi International Salon. She and her husband, Nuccio, provide services that beautify clients and enhance their lifestyle. "Everyday, you meet different people. They have different personalities and they face different situations. As a stylist, you have to put yourself on the back burner and focus…

“Stick With What You Love!”

It’s the New Year, the time of year when people are setting new goals. Of course, common goals for the New Year center around health and wellness. Yay!

What’s In Store For Medina In 2018?

On November 30, 1818, the community of Medina was formed. The quaint Medina Township, which was originally named Mecca, was made the county seat that day when its Public Square area was deeded by Elijah Boardman to the county. To bring the era into perspective, the Great Hinckley Hunt would take place less than one month later. The hunt is…

Magical Holiday Memories: Medina Tree Farm

“We don't sell trees,” explains Charles Albert Reichheld III, Ph.D, who locals affectionately know as “Doc,” of the Medina Christmas Tree Farm. “We sell a Christmas experience.”

Happy Holidays!

Finally, the most magical time of the year has arrived. While the holidays are doubtlessly a magical time around the globe, there is something about the quaint Midwestern atmosphere of Medina County that just feels extra special around this time of year. Perhaps it is because certain areas, like Medina Square and Downtown Wadsworth, could easily make picture-perfect model train…