Finding Serenity

The mission seems simple enough: to eat well and to do good. Sérénité Restaurant & Culinary Institute on West Liberty Street in Medina not only brings a new choice for locals to eat at a fine, quality restaurant, but also an incredible program for their employees. 

Brunswick University Center Welcomes Three New Programs

Cuyahoga Community College’s Brunswick University Center is welcoming three new programs to its offerings.

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…

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.

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!

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.

2017 Fashion Show

In 2014, The Women’s Auxiliary of The Salvation Army of Medina hosted their first fashion show and brought in over $3,500 to support their various community-based programs. These programs include Learning Zone (an after school tutoring program for elementary aged children), Kids Club (children work on life skills such as cooking), Bible Study, Women’s Ministries, M.U.N.C.H. (a hot meal program…

February 2017 Giving Back

In August, I was sitting in a coffee shop in Medina Square discussing my mother's optimism in her battle with cancer. I was enjoying coffee with my boyfriend's mom, and the conversation inevitably grew a little more animated as the subject moved from gourmet coffee to lymphoma.

What About the Watershed?

In March of 1913, Ohio experienced the worst natural disaster in its history as a state. Three days of heavy rain resulted in a flood that destroyed thousands of acres of farmland and killed over 450 people. Damages were estimated at $143 million, which equates to over $13 billion in today's currency. The Ohio State Legislature enacted the Conservancy Act,…

RED Day 
with Keller Williams

Introduced in 2009, RED Day, which stands for Renew, Energize and Donate, is Keller Williams Realty's annual day of service. Each year on the second Thursday of May, Keller Williams associates celebrate Keller Williams Vice Chairman Mo Anderson's birthday by spending the day away from their businesses to serve worthy organizations and causes in their communities.

Bringing Italy Home

James Violi, who lives with his wife, Barbara, in Columbia Station, has vivid memories of a youth spent working in his uncle’s olive orchard in Calabria, located on the toe of the Italian peninsula. Known for its pristine beauty, the region is bordered by the crystal blue waters of the Ionian and Tyrrhenian Seas. The interior is framed by spectacular…

The Story behind
 Medina’s Christmas Tree

Julie Bender wasn't crazy about the pine tree in her Medina front yard. Overgrown at 20 feet, the Norway Spruce cast a dark shadow through her living room window. "The first year we lived in our home, my husband strung lights to the very top of the tree," Julie says,"By the following year, it was too big to decorate." In…

Get Into the Groove

It started as a group of Medina County friends looking for a way to share their musical talents with the community. Eleven years later, the Christmas Groove has become a wildly popular benefit concert performed every December to thousands of audience members. Co-founders Robb and Joni Colbrunn of Hinckley organized the first Christmas Groove concert in 2004 with friends Eric…