Support local businesses, grow the community

I love Medina County. It's such a lively place, with so many activities, I can never get to them all. Our county library, recreation centers and beautiful parks offer exciting programs daily. There are charity balls, progressive dinners, fundraisers and volunteerism happening throughout the county. Artists perform on Medina's gazebo, at the restaurant down the street, and on a neighbor's…

Around Town

Enjoy a relaxing evening at The Lodge at Allardale with free, live musical entertainment on Wednesday, July 20, 7 pm to 8 pm, featuring guitarist Brian Henke. Brian Henke's unique guitar style has been called everything from folk to new age to neoclassical to pastoral. CDs will be available for purchase after the concert. All ages welcome. No registration required.…

Let’s rock it out with Boyert’s Greenhouse & Farm

Mike and Patti Boyert have a passion for family, farming and growing in Medina County. Carrying on their family legacies in the garden business, they built their first greenhouse in 1985 at their Farm on Paradise Rd. As their family grew with the addition of 6 children, their business grew with the addition of the Garden Center located at the…

Ten things you didn’t know about Root Candles

If you live in Medina County, no doubt you've visited Root Candles -- the gift shop, the eagerly anticipated yearly sale, or maybe even a tour of the sweetest-smelling plant in the world. Since 1869, Root Candles of Medina has been an industry-leading, family-owned company renowned for innovative ideas, aesthetic enhancements and the highest standards of quality. Now in its…

Locally Owned 
and Fabulous

Following are just a few of the locally-owned businesses that bring glitz, glamour, goodies, gifts and more to Medina County. Miss Molly’s Tea Room and Gift Shop is located in Medina's historic district at 140 W. Washington St. On one floor, the Victorian tea room takes guests back in time to a gentler, more relaxing period in our county’s history…

Donna’s Picks * Carla’s Picks

Shoot from the hip: an expression which suggests the described person: to be brutally honest; tell it like it is; to pull no punches. I have been accused of that a time or 10! Here’s a topic I feel strongly about -- self defense and conceal carry.

Your Life in Letters

Like many busy working mothers, Brynne Watkins had every intention to update and add to her children’s baby books as they grew up. “For Luca, my first child, I half-filled his baby book and kept a scrapbook for him until he was two. Then Blake came along. Blake got his name on the first page of his baby book,” says…

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.

Tips for Tip Top Tablescapes

As an Interior Designer and creative mind, I'm sometimes presented with some unusual project requests. At a committee meeting to discuss fundraiser ideas, the topic of Tablescaping was presented. What in the world is that?

Strengthen Medina County, buy local

As a lifelong Medina County resident I am always tremendously impressed by the people and institutions that make this a great place to live. We have outstanding schools, outstanding non-profit organizations and most importantly – people who are willing to step in and help when needed. A question I often hear from people when I’m out and about in the…