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

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

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

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

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

February 2019 Around Town

Adult Winter Reading Celebration The Medina County District Library’s Adult Winter Reading Celebration is currently underway, and will continue until March 2, 2019. The celebration allows adults the opportunity to read for the chance to win gift cards. Adults can enter the title of every book, eBook, audiobook, downloadable audiobook or Playaway that they read in throughout February … Continued

January 2019 Around Town

Medina Experienced High Voter Turnout in 2018 Midterm Elections According to The Medina Gazette, voters in Medina County cast almost 75,000 ballots in the 2018 midterm elections, equating to approximately a 60 percent voter turnout within the county. This is a higher voter turnout than the state average. The Gazette also reported that Medina County “voted at a higher … Continued

December 2018 Around Town

Elf Labs: FUN WITH SANTA Don’t forget to join Santa and his elves at Castle Noel’s Christmas-themed Elf Labs before it’s too late! There are only three dates remaining: December 1, 8 and 15. Each Elf Labs event allows children to enjoy six different unique stations where they will experience the magic of Christmas. They will be able to visit … Continued

November 2018 Around Town

MCDL 2018 Summer Reading Game Experienced Record Number of Participants Medina Country District Library enrolled over 9,000 children and teens in their 2018 Summer Reading Game. According to the MCDL, they experienced a 3.88 percent increase in children’s registrations and a 6.23 percent increase in the number of teen registrations. System-wide, teens read for 1,175,103 minutes, the equivalent of reading … Continued

October 2018 Around Town

New Assistant Director at MCDL In early August, Medina County Library District welcomed Julianne Bedel as their new Assistant Director.  Bedel has worked in libraries since she was fifteen and is a member of the American Library Association and the Ohio Library Council where she serves in leadership roles and on committees.  Prior to MCDL, Bedel was the … Continued

September 2018 Around Town

Keeping It Historic In July, the Medina City Council passed two ordinances by emergency clause that prohibit any new cellphone towers around the city’s historic square. The ordinances were passed in response to the Substitute House Bill 478, which amends Ohio’s law regarding small cell antennas. Ohio Gov. John Kasich signed the bill in May and the … Continued

August 2018 Around Town

Medina County Fair This year marks the 173rd birthday of the Medina County Fair. Open for just seven days (July 30-August 5), this historic fair will offer traditional fair rides and games, concessions, the Medina County Bicentennial Picture Contest, Pick-Up Stix Stilt Walkers, special guest Kane Brown and much more! Shakespeare In The Square A Medina … Continued

July 2018 Around Town

Sandridge Celebrates New Addition On April 20 Sandridge Food Corporation celebrated the expansion of its Soup Kitchen. The 19,000 square foot project added several pieces of new equipment and infrastructure that have helped expand its capabilities and capacity. Sandridge is headquartered in the City of Medina and the expansion is expected to bring new employment … 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

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

April 2018 Around Town

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

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?

November 2017 Around Town

All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt. On January 19, 2018, Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers proudly presents the 21st Annual For The Love of Chocolate Festival. The For the Love of Chocolate Festival will be held at the Medina County Fairgrounds Community Center, 735 Lafayette Road, Medina from 6 pm to…

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…

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.

August 2017 Around Town

The nonprofit organization The Yellow Creek Foundation is hosting a fundraiser event. RSVP to info@yellowcreekfoundation.org. 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.

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…

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…

April 2017 Around Town

Join Tough As Milk April 22 from 11 am to 12:30 pm at Transformer Station to Shift for Survivors of domestic violence! Tough as Milk is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to helping survivors move toward healing through fitness and self-love by providing free yoga classes while they are in shelter. We are also committed to providing every client with their…

March 2017 Around Town

Shale Creek Golf Club will host a Dinner With A Show featuring The PopTarts, a 60's girl group that puts on an unforgettable show, on March 18 from 8 to 11 pm. Tickets are $25 per person and include a buffet dinner and hours of fun. To book a reservation call 330.723.8774.

February 2017 Around Town

The Christmas Groove Benefit Holiday Concert raised $31,685.67 to be donated to Rahab Ministries. The annual concert strives to give back to Medina, Cuyahoga, and Summit counties, and this year it raised more than ever before thanks to the generosity of both the audience and participants.

January 2017 Around Town

Are you looking forward to spending those long winter months cozied up with good books? We are too! Since you’ll be reading anyway, why not win some prizes? For every book, eBook, audiobook, downloadable audiobook or Playaway you read in January and February, enter the title for your chance to win. This year we’re giving away over 80 gift cards!…

December 2016 Around Town

Cloverleaf Animal Hospital is offering a free Voyce collar for 60 days. A Voyce collar monitors your dog’s heartrate, breathing rate, amount of calories burned, distance travelled, and amount of sunlight. We use it for weight loss, rehabilitation and pain monitoring. We also place it with dogs that have heart problems, need more exercise, or when we need to monitor…

November 2016 Around Town

On December 31, 2016, a position will become available on the MCDL Board of Trustees. Advocates of the library should consider applying for this seven-year term. Board members are volunteers that must also serve on committees, which will meet throughout the year. Board meetings take place on the third Monday of each month.

October 2016 Around Town

Cloverleaf Animal Hospital is working to decrease the stress and anxiety for both clients and patients during appointments. Dr. Linda Randall and her staff have adopted new techniques that decrease inter-pet interactions and encourage a positive interaction with all staff. They provide delicious treats as reinforcement for a pet’s great behavior throughout the exam, and a relaxing environment for all.…

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AcuLaser combines FDA approved low level laser and phototherapy light patches to stimulate pressure points on the body, a process called "light therapy." The points stimulated controls your appetite and reduces food cravings, resulting in an increased metabolism and weight loss. The therapy uses no drugs or chemicals in the body. 440.740.1020

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National Carpet Mill Outlet broke ground in June for their new facility on Route 18 in Medina. Set to open in 2017, this location will feature a wide selection of flooring, a children’s play area, furnished room vignettes with working kitchens, an in-store interior design workshops, a café, and so much more. The store will feature the largest selection of…

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Enjoy a relaxing evening at The Lodge at Allardale with free, live musical entertainment on Wednesday, July 20, 7 pm to 8 pm, featuring guitarist Brian Henke. Brian Henke's unique guitar style has been called everything from folk to new age to neoclassical to pastoral. CDs will be available for purchase after the concert. All ages welcome. No registration required.…

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What do you get when you combine a love of art and a supportive former director? The B. Smith Gallery at Medina Library. On April 19 a group of friends and art supporters gathered on the third floor of the Medina Library for the dedication of the B. Smith Gallery in honor of former Medina County District Library director, Bob…

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Graduation and wedding season are upon us. Feel your best with a beautiful, bright smile. Hendricks Family Dentistry is offering a custom teeth whitening special for a discounted rate of only $175 (normally $285). The offer runs from April 1 through August 31. Call their office today to get the smile you deserve. 330-225-1433. HendricksDentistry.com

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Three Medina County Business Network International (BNI) groups attended the 4th Annual Awards Banquet in Independence, Ohio. Members from the “The Buzz,” “Core Connections” and “Opportunity Knocks” attended. “The Buzz” captured the 2015 Champion Charter Award. www.BNI.com

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Medina County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, the county's official humane society, purchased a 13-acre property in Seville with the help of more than $400,000 in donations from the community. As moving day approached, the community rallied to foster the animals so they weren't subjected to the stress of moving. Several families grew so attached to their…

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All you need is love. But a little chocolate now and then doesn't hurt either. Save -- and savor -- Saturday, February 6 for the 19th Annual For the Love of Chocolate Festival presented by Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers at the Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina from 11 am to 3 pm. Tickets are $10…

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It’s time for homeowners to start thinking about updating the home inside and out, from small projects to full-scale home remodels. Whatever the situation warrants, all the help you'll need is under one roof at the 2016 NARI Home Improvement Show at Brookpark's IX Center, Thursday Jan. 21 through Sunday, Jan. 24.