Test Driving The 
Hot Wheels Issue

I don't know much about cars. Putting together this month's magazine was a bit of a challenge for me; that is, until I started interviewing some of our county's savviest car experts. Now I know a lot more about cars, although you won't find me test driving a race car any time soon.

Medina County Lifestyle Networking Mixer

Our advertisers mingled at the Medina County Lifestyle mixer April 27 at 111 Bistro. Our sponsors rock -- The Interior Design Studio decorated the 111 Bistro party room, Midnight Music provided the tunes, Honey Bee Bakery baked the cake, Salon Evangelene and Legacy Hair Studios donated the giveaways.

Hot Wheels

Whether vintage or brand new, we love our wheels. Check out the photos of these cool rides, submitted to us by our readers.

Bread for Brunswick 

About 250 people enjoyed the 2016 Bread for Brunswick concert at the Brunswick Recreation Center in April featuring classic rock from The Polaris Band and high energy country-rock from Jumpsack. Brunswick resident Mark Simonitis orchestrated the concert with the help of 30 volunteers. Proceeds benefit the Brunswick Food Pantry.

Around Town

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…


Men have always had their go-to getaway spot, usually the garage. But trending these days, more homeowners are choosing to make their basements become the "man cave," whether that be a bar, a game room or theater type environment. Men entertaining their friends has become a bigger part of our culture as well, or they just use the man cave…

Doors and More

“Our employees separate us from the competition. Our success comes down to our people. We care about what we do,” says Bob Habeger, general manager for Wayne Garage Door Sales and Service, Inc.

Donna’s Picks: 
Looking for adventure

I was raised as a tomboy – my dad had two girls but we were the boys he didn’t have. Living on a mini farm, back a long lane in the country, the days before internet and cell phones, we spent our days outdoors. We grew up on dirt bikes and tractors, doing crazy things, hearing my mom telling my…

Slingshot into summer adventure

Stop in at State 8 for a Slingshot test drive and receive a voucher for two free Romeo's pizzas. Take to the outdoors and add adventure to your life with the Polaris Slingshot. If you're looking for a way to unwind from the day to day stresses of life, get behind the wheel with your best friend, let the wind…

Put the pulse back into your ride

If you're a car enthusiast who cares about the value of your vehicle, there are good reasons to choose a professional detailer. They have the time, energy and resources necessary to keep your car in tip-top shape. Ed and Kim Awada own Nip Tuck Auto Detailing, a business that details your vehicle top to bottom, inside and out, so that…

Take to the 
open road 
with the 
Buick Cascada

The open road just got more inviting with the all-new Buick Cascada convertible. Attention to detail and purposeful technologies elevate your open-air experience and let you enjoy the pure fun of driving. Thoughtful features like luxurious leather-appointed 8-way power-adjustable seats, electronic safety belt presenters and dual-zone climate controls add comfort, convenience and even more joy to your joy rides.

Life in the fast lane

It all started when I was a youngster. My father owns R/C Hobby, the local hobby shop in Medina where remote control (R/C) vehicles are sold. When I was a kid, on his days off my dad would have me lay in the front yard, while he drove over me with the R/C monster trucks he had built. It didn’t…

This is The Place

If you’re in the market for a hot tub, The Place on Route 18 is the place to go. The Place has an expansive showroom of hot tubs and swim spas to fit any budget. They're not a pool store, offering just a few hot tubs.