Birds on a Wire

One of my dear friends is a painter who sees the world through her amazing artist eyes. When she was the newbie in our neighborhood, her heart was sensitive to how to integrate her family into the community. Driving one day she noticed how birds perched on a telephone wire seemed to choose when to gather, and who to pause…

Inspired by Community

The day I drove past Coquette Boutique, I had to take a minute, turn around and pop in to meet boutique owner Carolyn and check out her beautiful store, where you can find all the latest fashion trends and styles. There’s no need for that shopping trip to New York when Coquette Boutique is just minutes from Medina! Carolyn quickly…

Health Care Made Simple

Optimum health in the New Year begins with good quality healthcare. But finding the right health care insurance can be a confusing process. Licensed insurance agent Patrick Althof of HealthMarkets Insurance Agency is aware of the frustration and uncertainty we experience when choosing the right healthcare for our needs and budget.

The Art of Pampering

For a new look in the New Year, Legacy Hair Studios offers pampering services designed to leave every guest feeling refreshed, relaxed and beautiful. Owner Dolly Hanreck, who operates four Legacy Hair Studios in Medina, Wadsworth, Middleburg Heights and Northfield, recommends three different treatments in 2016.

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind

Christina Manousogiannakis believes a healthy body and a healthy mind are what you need to achieve the best quality of life. Celebrating her third year as the owner of Mediterranean Fitness in Medina, Christina is a fitness advocate who ran track and played baseball and volleyball in school. "I have a bachelor's degree in physiology with a concentration in cardiovascular…

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…

Dancing with the Medina Stars

Husband and wife team Ric and Meg Benninger of Medina took home the Mirrored Ball Trophy at the Dancing with the Medina Stars fundraiser at Weymouth Country Club in November. More than $20,000 was raised to benefit Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers. Photography Tim Smith

Candlelight Walk Lights Up Medina

Despite rainy weather, Santa came to town for Medina's 31st annual Candlelight Walk, presented by Main Street Medina. The event, in Medina's historic district November 20 through November 22, drew about 4,000 people and marked the kickoff to the holiday season. Photography Main Street Medina

Beautiful You

Caring for your skin is crucial to looking and feeling beautiful at any age. We all know we should wear sunscreen during the day and wash our face every night, removing all traces of makeup. But what else can we do to maintain healthy skin throughout the decades? And where do we begin?

Butternut Squash Soup

Inspired by the butternut squash soup served by Chef/Co-owner Anthony Scolaro at One Eleven Bistro, this dish is easy to make and delicious. For ease of preparation, pick up packaged butternut squash cubes, although you can peel, seed, and dice whole butternut squash. You’ll need about 3 - 4 cups of diced squash. Pepitas is the Spanish word for "pumpkins…

2016 Will Be Your Healthiest Year Ever

How many times has improving your health, working out, getting fit or losing weight been a New Year’s Resolution for you? Why isn’t once enough and why do you have to resolve to get healthy at the start of every year?

Let a Spa Put the Ah in Your Next Vacation

After turning 40, I made the conscious decision to become passionate about wellness. My goals included adding exercise, eliminating processed foods, reducing stress, and most important, embracing the world of travel. And now I've discovered that reaching the age of 50 isn't so bad after all!

See what your home can be

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.

Put Up Your Dukes

Title Boxing Club opened its doors at a new Medina location on November 23. The club offers a free one-hour class for first-time visitors, including warm-up, 8 rounds of boxing and core workout. Co-owners are Bryon Crane and John Swartz. Located at 5155 Buehlers Drive, Suite 100, Medina, 330.952.2582