Welcome Spring

I love spring…I am not referring to moving or jumping suddenly or rapidly upward or forward; nor am I referring to a resilient device, typically a helical metal coil…not even a place where water or oil wells up from an underground source.

Hendricks Family Dentistry

As soon as you walk through the doors of Hendricks Family Dentistry, you feel at home. The newly remodeled, state-of-the-art office is clean, comfortable and filled with a team of dental professionals who are prepared to care for you with a customized plan that addresses your dental needs and budget. Dr. Jamison Hendricks and team pride themselves on taking meticulous…

For the love of chocolate

Faith In Action's For the Love of Chocolate at the Medina Performing Arts Center on Saturday, February 6 featured 33 vendors serving more than 700 pounds of chocolate to 1,800 attendees. The event raised funds to benefit Medina County older adults and those with disabilities. FiaMedina.org. Photography Nancy Johnson

Friends refer friends to Kasidonis

A clean and tune regularly costs $90 but by mentioning this article Medina County Lifestyle readers will get a special rate of $49. If your AC unit needs service, enjoy $35 off or 10% off, whichever is greater. Ah, beautiful spring. You’re ready to clean the grill, plant the flowers and bring out the lawn chairs. You’re ready for the…

Your beautiful outdoor space begins with Bennett’s

Steve Bennett worked for his father for ten years selling and installing swing sets from other companies. He recognized the structure and safety of the sets could be improved. He also thought the sets should be made modular, allowing parents to add features as their children grew for years of interactive play. Steve's idea became UltraBuilt, Bennett's own line of…

Donna’s Picks

Log onto MedinaCountyLifestyle.com to enter to win one of our two April Giveaways. Win a mother/daughter makeover with Salon Evangelene or an oil /filter/lube/tire rotation plus a car wash at Medina Auto Mall. From a fabulous makeup makeover to negotiating a deal for a great new car, I've learned a lot of new tips this month, which I'm passing along…

Around Town

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

The Big Chill

An estimated 30,000 guests braved frigid mid-February temperatures to enjoy the 2016 Medina Ice Festival, sponsored by FirstMerit Bank and Main Street Medina. Ice carvers, competing for cash prizes in individual and team carving competitions, filled historic Medina Square with frozen artistic creations.

Father figure

Wadsworth High girls' basketball coach Andrew Booth and wife Rachel have two biological children, but their extended family runs into the hundreds. Daughter Peyton, a standout player for her father at Wadsworth and 2014 Medina County Senior Female Athlete of the Year, is a sophomore playing basketball at the University of New Hampshire, and son Alec is a senior on…

Polar “Brrr” Jump

Brrr...hundreds braved chilly weather to participate in The Chippewa Lake Lions Club sixth annual 5k Run/Walk and Polar Bear Jump on January 30. The event raised $20,000 to support the Lions Club, SHC/The Arc of Medina County, CrossePoint Community Church’s meal program and Lafayette Township Fire Department.

Swiss Country Lawn & Crafts

If you're looking for something interesting to do this spring, take a drive to beautiful Sugarcreek, Ohio in Amish country. The township, originally settled by immigrants from Switzerland, has a rich blend of Swiss culture. Check out the world's largest cuckoo clock and the Alpine Hills Museum, comprising three floors of displays and exhibits of the Swiss and Amish cultures.…


Spring is the time to get those outdoor projects started. If a new roof is on your to-do list, Bill Lonjak Jr., co-owner of Gridiron Guys in Brunswick and an expert in roof installations, discusses the steps to a new, safe and secure roof installation.