December 2016 Lifestyle Letter

Since Christmas is always a chilly time of year, it is the perfect time to read some news that makes you feel warm and fuzzy. This month, I had the opportunity to hunt down some warm stories to fill this issue with festive content. From cops and kids to Christmas coffees, we found a variety of local news to help…

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.

December 2016 Around Town

Cloverleaf Animal Hospital is offering a free Voyce collar for 60 days. A Voyce collar monitors your dog’s heartrate, breathing rate, amount of calories burned, distance travelled, and amount of sunlight. We use it for weight loss, rehabilitation and pain monitoring. We also place it with dogs that have heart problems, need more exercise, or when we need to monitor…

Clean Cars for Christmas

Cloverleaf Animal Hospital is offering a free Voyce collar for 60 days. A Voyce collar monitors your dog’s heartrate, breathing rate, amount of calories burned, distance travelled, and amount of sunlight. We use it for weight loss, rehabilitation and pain monitoring. We also place it with dogs that have heart problems, need more exercise, or when we need to monitor…

Christmas Coffee

Stepping into the Coffee Colony in Medina is like stepping back in time. One is instantly hugged by the warmth and coziness of the house, and the many decorations make it easy to envision the original owner, P.C. Alcott, celebrating an intimate family Christmas in 1846. It is also very easy to imagine his niece, Louisa May Alcott, penning one…

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.

Don Basch’s Five Favorite Holiday Gifts

For the last five years, Don Basch Jewelers has been bringing sparkle and smiles to area residents. With a background in jewelry repair that spans decades, Don Basch Jewelers continues their dedication to quality service and products.

Christmas Treasures: A Thrifty Gift

For a decade, Hospice of Medina County (HMC) has been operating Life's Treasures Thrift Shop just south of Medina Square. The store is operated by three managers, Patty Conklin, Theresa Daniels, and Stephanie Furey, along with a team of over 80 volunteers. The store provides a unique shopping experience and all proceeds benefit Hospice of Medina County patients and their…

Caring Cops & The Christmas Spirit

Imagine waking up on a snowy December morning in first grade knowing that you will soon be going Christmas present shopping. However, instead of shopping with your parents, a police officer will personally escort you (lights, sirens, and all) to the store, where he will give you $125 to spend on your gifts. 
Then, you will enjoy lunch while Santa…

What Christmas Means to Me

Imagine waking up on a snowy December morning in first grade knowing that you will soon be going Christmas present shopping. However, instead of shopping with your parents, a police officer will personally escort you (lights, sirens, and all) to the store, where he will give you $125 to spend on your gifts. 
Then, you will enjoy lunch while Santa…

December 2016 Local Limelight

As one of the managers of the Brunswick City Schools Video Program, I work with students in grades six through 12 to teach them the basics of print journalism. As you can imagine, we encounter a great deal of creativity in the students. I recently had the chance to talk with the sixth grade students about how they choose Christmas…