Made in Medina County

The Made in Medina County Manufacturing Expo was held on Oct. 4, at the Community Center at the Medina County Fairgrounds. The expo welcomed actor and manufacturing advocate, John Ratzenberger, as the keynote speaker, over 60 exhibitors, a robotics showcase and hands-on demonstrations. 

“Faces of Sacrifice” – A Tribute to Medina’s Veterans

The “Faces of Sacrifice” was a visual tribute to the men and women who served our country, including eight veterans living at Western Reserve Masonic Community in Medina. The gallery was captured by local photographer Nick Hoeller, and was on display on the third floor of the Medina County Administration building in November and December 2019. 

Third Annual Heroes for Hospice Charity Clays Outing

The Third Annual Heroes for Hospice Charity Event took place Sept. 10 at Hill N’ Dale Club. The day was filled with fun, clay shooting, prizes, full hearts and great food. Through community sponsors, donations and event participation, they surpassed their goal of $15,000, donating $20,000 to Hospice of Medina.

Medina County Historical Society’s Open House

The Medina County Historical Society's Open House is held on the first Sunday of every month at the John Smart House Museum. The theme this year is the Women’s Suffrage Movement. They are focusing on the passing of the 19th Amendment by the U.S. Congress in the year 1920 while exploring the role of prominent women in Medina County. 

46th Annual Art in the Park Fine Art Show

The 46th annual Art in the Park Fine Art Show featured more than 130 different art vendors and exhibits. People from all across the county gathered to enjoy the beautiful weather, fine art and a good time with friends and family.

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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  

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…

The Christmas Groove Benefit Concert

The Annual Christmas Groove Benefit Concert was a huge success. Approximately 5,700 people attended and they collectively donated $50,223.57 to Safe Families. The Christmas Groove Benefit Concert has generated over $190,209 for local charities since beginning in 2010. Photography courtesy of Aleks Lozovskiy.


The 2018 BASH (Benefiting a Superior Hospital) committee thanks everyone who made the night a great success. The BASH raised nearly $98,000 for innovative patient programs at Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital. Betsy Kling, WKYC’s Chief Meteorologist, was a great MC and shared her family’s great experience at Medina Hospital. Photography courtesy of Nancy Gatsios.

LabTies & Tails Gala

Dog and Labrador lovers alike gathered on Saturday, October 6, at Medina Country Club for Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc.'s third annual LabTie & Tails Gala. Two hundred people enjoyed the Year of the Dog celebrations, complete with a silent auction, raffle, buffet supper and dessert. The gala raised funds to provide veterinary support for the rescue's dogs.

Medina Fest

It was a perfect summer day as thousands came out to visit this year’s Medina Fest. The festival regularly has the highest turnout of all the Downtown Medina Square events and features vendors that specialize in international food and goodies. This year there was a special focus on showcasing local businesses unique to Medina. Fun was had by all!

Affair On The Square

Sunday, August 12, was a perfect summer day to spend in downtown Medina for the Affair On The Square Craft Festival.  Over 150 artisans put their arts and crafts on display for all to enjoy and there was great local food trucks as well as live music from Hollywood Slim and blues artist, Wallace Coleman. 

10th Annual Medina Bee Festival

On July 21, the Medina Library hosted the 10th Annual Medina Bee Festival. The festival provided family-friendly activities and education about the importance of bees. There were many different activities and interactive booths set up both inside and outside the library including fun bee crafts, a balloon artist, Beeswax comic creator John Martin and much more. 

Friends of Medina County District Library Book Sale

On June 1 and 2, The Friends of Medina County District Library held a book sale at the Medina County District Library. The Friends of Medina County District Library help support youth programs at the library by volunteering time and money earned from their monthly book sales at the Medina and Brunswick libraries. 

Memorial Day Parade

Downtown Medina kicked off the season of summer with a bang this year. Hot weather and a patriotic crowd converged at Medina Square and welcomed those participating in the annual Memorial Day Parade, which ended at Spring Grove Cemetary to honor our local service men and women who served and died for their country. 

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.

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

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

The Museum That Makes Spirits Bright

"Those of us who are 50, 60, or 70 enjoyed a very different childhood then children today," says Dana Klaus, who owns Castle Noel and Alien Vacation Mini Golf with her husband, Mark. "You would go downtown, and it didn't matter where you lived. Everybody had a downtown somewhere, full of fantastic stores. You would be dressed to the nines.…

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…

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!

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.

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!

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.

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."

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…

Painting With a Twist

Every day is a party at the Fairlawn Painting With a Twist, where artists offer easy-to-follow group painting classes. In this session, they painted some uniquely-Ohio images. This design is just one of roughly 8,000 pieces of art that the franchise offers (they're too cool—watch for their article in April)!

Winter Wonderland at Lodi Library

Lodi Library teamed up with Lodi Village and the Lodi Harrisville Historical Society to bring Santa to Medina County 
in December. Over 500 people gathered to greet him!

Christmas Groove Benefit Concert

The Christmas Groove Benefit Concert is an annual tradition that seeks to raise awareness while helping those
 in need in Northeast Ohio. For years, thousands of dollars have been donated to help families in Cuyahoga, 
Medina, Summit, and Stark counties.

Shop With a Cop

Fraternal Order of Police Lodge #15 made a difference to community kids by escorting them via a cop car caravan to go shopping for holiday presents. What a way to spread Christmas cheer!

CATS Dinner

The Community Assessment and Treatment Services (CATS) hosted a "roaring" fundraiser event at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo in late September, drawing many Medina County residents.

Medina Hospital’s BASH!

The Medina Hospital Foundation hosted their annual BASH and raised more than $92,000, which will be used to purchase mechanical chest compression devices for the Life Support Team ambulances.

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.

Starry, Starry Nights

The Medina County Park District teams up with the Cuyahoga Astronomical Association to offer Starry, Starry Nights at Letha House Park West in Spencer. The Cuyahoga Astronomical Association opens the observatory and sets up telescopes to help attendees peer at deep-sky objects.

Medina International Festival

Main Street Medina celebrated the 8th annual Medina International Festival with hours of dance, music, and demonstrations that helped the hundreds of attendees travel the world without leaving their home town.

Medina County Fair

For 171 years, the Medina County Fair has remained a beloved part of late summer. The event, which took place the first week of August, drew thousands of visitors from across Northeast Ohio.

Medina Farmers Market

At the heart of Medina County culture is the esteemed Farmers Market, which takes place in Medina Public Square's Uptown Park every Saturday through October 15.

Medina Library Bee Fest

Medina Library was "abuzz" with excitement at the annual Medina Bee Festival, which drew in 1100 people with honey samples, balloon animal creations, a live hive, and beekeeping seminars.

People and their Pets

They say love is a four-legged word. But for many of us, our loved ones may have two legs, four, or even more. Check out these photos of our readers and their furry friends.

Jack Vigneault Memorial Golf Outing

Hundreds of golfers attended the 21st annual Jack Vigneault Memorial Golf Outing at Fox Meadow Golf Course to benefit the Medina Hospital Foundation, who will use the funds to enhance services offered through Medina Hospital.

Medina Half Marathon Runners

Beauticians from Salon Evangelene in Medina joined forces to participate in the Medina Half Marathon. The event drew hundreds of people from around the county.

Habitat For Humanity Celebrates 25th Anniversary

Habitat for Humanity celebrated its 25th Anniversary with 350 guests in attendance. The work and dedication of many 
Medina County residents is in every Habitat home. Volunteers work with a common goal in mind: to help another family build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.

Family Fun Night at the Medina Rec

The Medina Community Recreation Center hosted Family Fun Nights this year, kicking off the fun with The Amazing Race Heart Healthy Challenge in February. Families were given clues to complete challenges. In April, families competed in Family Game Show Night with a trivia game and Minute To Win It.