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REMOVING WHAT MOLD NEEDS PG. 16

VIEW FROM THE TOP PG.16

A PLACE OF COMFORT AND FOOD PG. 18

RISING TO THE TOP

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VOLUME 1 NUMBER 7 J O Y O F M E D I N A C O U NTY.C OM PUBLISHER Blake House Publishing, LLC E D I TO R Amy Barnes

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n the farm, when I was a kid, there were times when things got to the point where there was a huge buildup of emotions, tensions and unfinished disagreements. At such times, my mother and aunt would go outside and face off with a dozen raw eggs each. At least, that is how it would start. They would stand about 10 feet apart, looking like old-time gunfighters, and would toss an egg in their hands, up and down, taunting each other until one had had enough and would lob an egg at the other, and it was on! Our job, as kids, was to stay out of it and fetch fresh dozens of eggs as ammo ran low. The eggs would soar through the air like rockets, ending in satisfying cracks and ooze. Eventually, we would run out of eggs or my mother and aunt would tire, and the battle would end with them

laughing at each other as eggs dripped from their noses, fingers and shirt hems. But you know what? Those moments of crazy, no-rules egg throwing released the anger, stress and frustration of trying to survive. It was after such crazy moments that they found a common ground and could agree on issues they could not previously. And, just as importantly, they kept us kids out of it. We fetched eggs, but we were not allowed to join in because, oddly enough, the whole thing was about the grown-up world, even though, for just a few moments, they acted like children to get there. Looking at the world today, I cannot help but think how wonderful it would be to see adults let their guards down, lob a few eggs, get hit by a few, and laugh. Laugh like they haven’t since childhood and reconnect with the humanity that we have all misplaced and need to find.

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Contents

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OH, SNAP! photos by FlashBang Photography

We caught you doing that! THE READING NOOK

LITTLE TRUTHS

by Christopher Barnes

Our adventurous trio takes off for England to search for Lea. T H E N E T WO R K E R

HEART OF NETWORKING by Bob Arnold

Learning what is at the core of networking makes it easier to help others. I N V E S T I N G I N T E L L I G E N C E : S E C R E TS OF A M O RT G A G E B A N K E R

NO TIME IS A BAD TIME by Rich Bailey

If you think this is a bad time to sell your house, you might want to reconsider.

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J O Y F U L WO R D S E A R C H

SCHOLARSHIP

Earning scholarships is tough and a wide variety of interests can help. ADVENTURES OF DARING DANIELLE

LAYOVER OPENS DOOR TO EXPLORE by Danielle Litton

A long layover in Mexico City leads to climbing a pyramid. TA L E S O F A M O L D WA R R I O R

WATER, WATER EVERYWHERE

UNSTOPPABLE ALEXIS b y Am y Bar nes

From soap box derby racer to scholar, Alexis Willard was taught to stand tall, even if she is one of the few girls on the track.

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ON THE COVER: Alexis Willard at Buckeye Public Library carrying books covering just some of her interests.

by Paul McHam

Several sources cause moisture in a house, giving mold just what it needs.

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GEMS

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BITE ME!

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BICENTENNIAL BITES

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LET’S DO IT!

A CUP OF CARING b y K e n t Vo n D e r Ve l l e n

A recipe for helping those in need.

ZESTY ZUCCHINI BREAD by Amy Barnes

A quick bread to enjoy today and great for freezing for winter.

SAUTÉED CALF’S LIVER WITH BACON by C.L. Gammon

A coveted dish in the past, liver has protein, B12 and essential amino acids.

Great non-profit events throughout the county, including golf outings, runs, walks, and farmers markets. Why, there are more things to do than you can shake a stick at!

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lexis Willard was attending soap box races with her mother, Carrie Gerber, and her uncle Wayne Gerber, long before she was able to compete. Her mother and uncle had raced cars as children at Derby Downs in the Akron Soap Box Derby, and they had a deep love of the sport. “They used to take me to the races to watch. You can’t participate until you are 7,” said Willard, adding that she started racing as soon as she was old enough. She participated in the National Derby Rallies, which changes locations annually, as well as in the All-American Soap Box Derby in Akron. Willard and her mother built her derby cars from kits, with her mother also teaching her how to use weights to achieve the perfect racing balance for the car. Even though her first race was not successful, she did not give up and eventually soared to the top of the competition to become second in nationals and fifth in the world. By 2011, when Willard was between her fifth and sixth grade years, she was named top point earner and Rookie of the Year at the

National Derby Rallies in Akron. As a Masters soap box racing champion, Willard participated in the Parade of Champions in 2015, when 450 soap box racing champions paraded down Akron’s Main Street to Lock 3 Park prior to competing in the 78th Annual FirstEnergy All-American Soap Box Derby. It could be said that racing and winning runs in the family. Her mother was rookie of the year for the National Derby Rallies in 1985. In 2010, derby officials decided to feature a race for parents, and provided cars large enough for adults. Thomas Willard, Alexis’ father, won the race. When someone needs soap box racing advice, Gerber is the one they turn to, said Willard. She said when her mother was racing there were very few girls who were doing it, and even when Willard participated, it still was a male-dominated sport. Willard learned her never-give up attitude and to handle being in the minority while racing on the soap box derby track. Her proudest accomplishment was finally being taken seriously in the soap box derby world. “For a while there, we were the

ones to beat,” she said, with a huge smile. After her years of being a tough competitor in the soap box derbies, Willard decided to pursue a law degree with which she planned to help women and to also learn Russian. Plans, as they tend to, changed when her father broke his leg in a skiing accident in New York last winter. There were numerous complications for Thomas Willard, including the installation of a rod along his leg and an infection that necessitated another operation to remove infected tissue. In order to move him from New York to a Cleveland hospital, a friend’s car was borrowed that was roomy enough so Thomas Willard’s leg, forced by the rod to be straight out from his body, would fit into the car. Following her father’s accident, Willard rethought her future. After spending time visiting her father in the hospital, she realized she always had liked being in a medical atmosphere, and she loves science. While she still is considering including Russian in her studies, she has changed her major to neuroscience.


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“I want to do something in the medical field,” said Willard. “I want to help people.” Her mother’s career might have had some influence on Willard. Carri Gerber is a biology professor for Ohio State University at the Wooster campus. Throughout high school, Willard volunteered for Big Brothers Big Sisters, Project Care, the school library, and as aide to school administrators. Although she currently is preparing and packing for college, Willard previously has worked at Bob Evans, the Regal Medina Stadium 16 and Pet Supplies Plus. Her interest in learning Russian comes from her love of the language and culture, she said, even though she is not Russian. Willard said she might trade Russian for sign language because she is fascinated with it as well. Russia is not the only culture she is interested in, Sweden also has been in her focus because her boyfriend, Philip Jansson, lives there. He visits as often as he is able. Recently, Willard was counting down the days until his next visit. She is planning to travel to Sweden during her college winter break. Willard and Jansson have been friends for five years and started dating 1 ½ years ago. She said they met on Instagram through interests they had in common. Jansson is employed as a high-voltage electrician in Sweden. Willard is a 2018 graduate of Buckeye High School and has earned approximately $28,000 in scholarships to attend DePaul University in Chicago. She said the scholarships almost cover tuition but do not cover any other expenses, such as housing. With a graduating grade point average of 4.2, more than 29 college credit hours earned, numerous scholarships, and her not believing in letting anyone slow her down, in August, Willard will start showing DePaul University just how determined she can be. When she was interviewing for one of her scholarships, Willard said it was older men conducting the interview. When they started asking about her soap box derby competition, they were in for a surprise. “They assumed my dad had helped me build my cars, and they were shocked when they found out it was my mom,” Willard said. She remembers her soap box derby days with a big smile and is looking forward to conquering the challenges ahead.

Alexis Willard and her mother, Carri Gerber, pose after Willard's 2012 Winston Salem win. Photo provided.

In 2011, Alexis Willard was the top point earner and rookie of the year for the National Derby Rallies. Photo provided.

Thomas Willard, Alexis Willard and Carri Gerber after Alexis placed fifth at a DQ race in 2015. Photo provided.

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Gardening is hard work, but there is always time for some fun! Kobe Walter gives his sister Kali Walter a break. Bethzaely Head guides her sons, Andre Head, left, and Antonio Head in the Feeding Medina County garden.

Feeding Medina County recruited teenagers to grow food for the hungry in its garden at 901 Lafayette Road, Medina.

With a smile and a shovel, Ron Maitland, Feeding Medina County garden coordinator, enjoys his work.

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Volunteers work spreading newspapers topped with compost to deter weeds. From left: Kitty Hinkle, Buckeye Public library associate; Bethzaely Head; Andre Head; Mohammad Rashid, standing in the background; 10-year-old Kali Walter; and 13-yearold Kobe Walter. Mohammad Rashid, 16 years old, spreads compost in the garden.


Eight-year-old Nora Palumbo practices her newly learned knitting skills with Eleanor Gentry, who taught Palumbo to knit during a Knitting and Crocheting Circle meeting at the Brunswick Public Library.

Edwin Ortiz, 12 years old, hauls and spreads compost while his 14-year-old sister, Olivia Ortiz, supervises.

Having fun at the Knitting and Crocheting Circle are Derek Corniello, his grandmother Donna Sherman, and his brother 10-year-old Travis Corniello.

All aboard and off they go!

Derek Corniello, 14, models a dialysis sleeve while showing a basket of completed sleeves to Angela Palumbo. The sleeves are one of the items the Knitting and Crocheting Circle donates.

All aboard and off they go! People of all ages wait for a free Northern Ohio Live Steamers miniature train ride, 3654 Lester Road, Medina. For a list of upcoming ride dates, go to http://neols.net/ publicrundates.php Loving the miniature trains!

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CHAPTER 13

TH E READ I NG N O O K

Catch up on previous chapters of our story in the Joy Magazine e-edition! Go to JoyofMedinaCounty.com for links to past issues.

In the days following our decision to go to London, I waited with bated breath for a call from my newfound sister, Lea, that never came. It occurred to me that her radio silence could mean all sorts of things, but I chose to ignore my own common sense because I needed to get away from everything one way or another. Meanwhile, Marissa convinced her parents she’d be at her friend Cindy’s house for a few days and made sure Cindy would cover for her at the cost of a new pair of shoes Cindy had been wanting. As for Devin, he didn’t have much trouble getting his parents on board with the story that he and a couple of friends were going to London for “an educational trip to a historical city,” as he put it. He also made sure everything was in order for us to be able to make the trip. He reviewed our passports to see if they were still active and usable, which they were, thankfully. He even made reservations at a hotel. It was great to have Devin on board, and I knew that as long as I had him on my side, things couldn’t go wrong. Finally, after several pretty busy days of planning and logistics, Friday came around, and we all packed to leave that night. My heart was racing as we loaded Devin’s car with our luggage and headed out to meet Marissa at the library. We couldn’t pick her up from her home since she was supposedly at Cindy’s, so we stopped at the library to meet up with her, packed her suitcase and carry-on into Devin’s car, and then headed to the airport. I formally introduced them, and they exchanged pleasantries while Devin drove and Marissa stared out the open window in the backseat.

Suddenly, I felt a gentle tap on my shoulder from the back seat. “Hey, Cam?” said Marissa. “Yeah, Marissa?” “Look.” I turned around to find her holding up her hand. For a moment I didn’t understand what was so amazing about her fingers, and then I noticed a small speck moving across her fingertips. “What the - ,” I began, but stopped myself as the little creature stood still at the end of her middle finger, seemingly staring at me. “Y’know, they say ladybugs bring good luck,” Marissa told me. “Oh, come on, that’s not true,” Devin laughed. “Maybe, maybe not. But I think everything has a little truth in it,” she replied. A moment passed, then we watched the ladybug fly back out the window while we waited at a stoplight. Marissa giggled, and my heart glowed. This was what life should’ve been like as a teenager. Taking risks, spending time with friends, and enjoying life. The three of us didn’t get that life as much as we deserved, but that made moments like this even more special. My mind stayed on that ladybug. It seemed like a forgettable moment that would just blow away once I had other things to think about, but for some reason it stuck with me. Or, more precisely, Marissa’s words stuck with me. I decided to ask her later, in private, if she really believed what she’d said. At the moment, my mind was on getting aboard our plane on time. “Why do girls always have to pee at the most inopportune times?” Devin asked as we stood outside the airport restrooms, waiting for Marissa. “Maybe she’s nervous,” I said, defending her. She’d never been on a plane before, and although I hadn’t either, I knew Devin had been on one a million times, so I felt safe with him there. “Are you nervous?” he asked me,


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staring at my fidgeting hands. “Not about the ride. I just don’t know what to expect when we get there. I still don’t know where in London they live,” I told him, checking my phone again to see if Lea had called. Marissa stepped out of the bathroom and bounced up to us. “Ready!” “Finally. Come on, we’re cutting it close,” Devin said, grabbing her arm and pulling her toward the gates. We all rushed over and halfway there heard the last call for Flight 559. Our flight. Devin cursed under his breath and we picked up the pace. Once we got close, he snatched the tickets from my hand and waved them in the air. “That’s us! That’s our flight!” The attendant at the booth looked uninterestedly at us, half-glanced at our tickets, and let us through. We boarded the plane, found our seats, and, after Marissa’s objection to the aisle seat, got situated. “I just wanted to be next to you,” she whispered to me, once Devin turned away. She smiled softly, and I would’ve kissed her if Devin hadn’t been there. She was beautiful in the simplest way. Instead, I smiled back, yawned, and looked out the window as we took off. It was pretty cool to watch the ground fall out from underneath us. We were thousands of feet in the air, and I felt like we could do anything. We weren’t Cam, Devin and Marissa from some lame high school. We were superheroes. Soaring through the sky, heading to an unknown land with nothing but our minds, our suitcases and each other. After about half an hour, Marissa nudged my elbow and handed me a napkin. I read silently: Take to the skies, See if you can fly. We all have to try Before we die, And say goodbye.

We must ask why. Why do we try? Why do we die? Why must the sky Be up so high? Why do we lie? Why do we hide? Why are we scared of What we feel inside?

“Are you okay?” I asked in a hushed tone. Devin was busy with a crossword, but I was sure he could hear us if he strained. “Yeah, I think so. I just hope this is the right thing to do,” she replied. “Why wouldn’t it be?” I asked, a little confused. She didn’t respond, and my mind went to the worst thing I could think of. “What? You’re regretting coming with me?”

Our whole section of the plane went silent. “Well, no. I just don’t know if this was the best idea right now, you know? So many things could go wrong, and I could get in some serious trouble with my parents.” “Oh, okay, so you wanted to come, just not right now. When I needed it,” I spat back. “Cam. Don’t be like that. You know I care about you, I just don’t think I should’ve given in to my urges.” “Like the urge to kiss me? Or how about the urge to talk to me or be there when I needed you? Those kinds of urges?” Devin was looking at us now, no longer trying to pretend like he wasn’t listening. The people in nearby seats were probably eavesdropping, too. “You know that’s not what I meant! Why are you being like this?” she asked me, clearly hurt. “I don’t know. Why are you ques-

tioning this trip? I need to see my sister. You could’ve stayed home, but you came with us. It was your choice, so you can’t blame me for that,” I said. “I’m not blaming you! I just wish I had thought about it a little more,” she said, defensively. “My mom’s trust is important to me, Cam.” “And I’m not?!” Our whole section of the plane went silent. Not a single cough or a crinkling of a bag of peanuts. My teeth were clenched as I waited for her to answer, but I began wondering if she ever would. Her eyes were filled with tears, and although they hadn’t started falling yet, they were about to. Deep down I knew she loved me, but in that moment, it felt like she couldn’t care less. “You know you’re important to me,” she said finally, through gritted teeth. Devin got out of his seat before she even turned toward him and the aisle, and she practically ran to the lavatory in the back of the plane. Somewhere, someone yawned loudly, and the rest of the passengers returned to their small, noisy tasks. I, on the other hand, was frozen in that moment of Marissa’s look of pain. A look I had caused. I hated myself. “Hey, what was that all about?” Devin asked, taking Marissa’s seat. “I don’t know. Girl stuff,” I lied. He just glared at me. “Fine,” I said, rolling my eyes, “She was wondering if she’d made the wrong choice of coming with us. Like, I thought she cared about me.” “Of course she does, dude. Are you stupid? She’s here, isn’t she?” Devin looked at me as if I were the one who was questioning myself. “Well, she’s back there,” I said half-sarcastically, motioning toward the lavatories.

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c on t i n u e d f ro m P a g e 9 “Yeah, and who else is?” “Well, you’re here, and I am,” I answered, unsure of what he was getting at. “Mhmm, and who isn’t here?” he asked. “I mean, there are a lot of people who aren’t here.” “Exactly. Because they don’t care about you like we do. You’re my best friend, and, as far as I can tell, Marissa loves you a lot for knowing you for only a few days. You need to just take a moment and remember the world doesn’t revolve around you. But I’m here. And so is Marissa. She’s allowed to look back and wonder if she made the right decision. The only important thing is that she’s here.” “She is here. For me,” I agreed quietly. I knew he was right, I’d known everything he’d told me all along. I had felt so betrayed at first that I had forgotten it all. I’d never been good at apologizing, but I had to. My dad had taught me to apologize only when you really meant it, and then it’d be easier. He told me to think about who I was apologizing to, what I was apologizing for, and why I felt badly about it before actually saying sorry. I thought about all of this as I waited for Marissa to return, and eventually I began to wonder if she ever would. Maybe she was just going to hide in the lavatory for the last nine hours of the flight. I wouldn’t really blame her for it. Eventually, she emerged. Her mascara was smeared, her eyes were puffy, and her cheeks were red. She came down the aisle slowly, one step at a time. I couldn’t take my eyes off her. Finally, she reached our seats. Devin stood up, and she sat down between us. I leaned over and whispered in

her ear. “I didn’t mean to hurt you, Marissa. I thought you were telling me you changed your mind on not only coming with me, but how much you cared too, and I felt betrayed. But I know you didn’t mean it like that, and I’m sorry.” She turned toward me and frowned, cocking her head ever so slightly. “What?” “I said I’m sorry.” “Nobody else has ever been sorry for it, why should you be?”

Her words hit me like a semi truck filled with an overweight load of cinder blocks, and suddenly I understood. Her parents hurt her, and she blamed herself for it. She wasn’t good enough. She had done something wrong. It was her fault. I felt sick to my stomach. Luckily, we were so tired after it all that we just fell asleep. The next thing I knew, I was waking up to Devin shaking my shoulder. “We’re almost there, you should eat while you have the chance,” he said, offering me a Styrofoam plate with what looked like a plastic breakfast on it. I took it graciously as my stomach rumbled, and I motioned toward Marissa’s empty seat with a frown. “Bathroom,” Devin replied with a chuckle. “The most inopportune times,” I commented through a mouthful of eggs, trying to grin back.

CHAPTER 14 The plane landed in the London City Airport at around three in the afternoon, even though it felt like it should be the middle of the night. Fortunately, all three of us were tired enough to go right to bed and sleep through until the next morning. We grabbed a taxi to take us to our hotel, booked ahead of time, thanks to Devin. The taxi driver was a friendly British man who made small talk with us as we rode. The hotel was by no means a five-star hotel, but it was a decent place. We walked in, and Devin headed straight to the receptionist. She handed Devin a key card and pointed down the hallway to our left, saying something about the fourth floor. I noticed her accent was quite different from the taxi driver’s at the airport but didn’t think much of it at the time since he could’ve been from anywhere. He was at an airport after all, where planes from all around the world land and take off every day. “Come on, we’re on the fourth floor and she said the elevator’s busted, so we’ve gotta’ drag these heavy things up the stairs,” Devin said grumpily, already dragging his suitcase across the nice carpet. We eventually made it to our room and Devin swiped us in. It was very spacious, and I found myself quite happy that we ended up getting a double. The beds were big enough for two people each, but definitely not three. And I, for one, didn’t want to sleep on the floor of a mildly cheap hotel in another country. “I call this one!” Marissa shouted, jumping into the bed in the room on our right. The other room was straight in front of us and looked exactly the same, just a few feet farther away. Devin headed toward the other room, and I realized that I wasn’t


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sure how we were splitting the beds. Devin was my best friend, and I knew he wouldn’t mind me sleeping next to him, but Marissa was kind of, sort of, almost my girlfriend, and I would’ve preferred to sleep with her. But then again, I didn’t want to impose or invade her privacy, so I started following Devin. Before I could get to his room though, she grabbed my arm and pulled me back into her room, shutting the door behind us. My heart skipped as I realized how alone we were, and how much we could get away with. “Don’t be silly, I want you in here,” she said, smiling and kissing my chin. “You sure? I can sleep with Devin if you want, I don’t mind,” I said, trying to make it clear that it was her choice. The last thing I wanted to do was to make her feel uncomfortable when she was in this position of such reliance on Devin and me. “Of course, I’m sure. I don’t think I’d be able to sleep alone anyway,” she said, hugging me tightly. “So, you’re not mad about that thing on the plane?” I asked, finally. Our little fight had been in the back of my mind ever since I woke up on the plane, and it was nice to finally get it off my chest.

“No. Not really. I know you were hurt, and that’s why you said what you did. It’s okay, Cammy.” She kissed my chin again and then my lips. She had to stand on her tiptoes to reach since I didn’t tilt my head down for her, but she still kissed me for a long time. “I really am sorry, though,” I said, once she pulled away. “Shh. Shush. I don’t want to think about anything right now. I just want to get in bed and relax,” she said, ignoring my apology altogether. I didn’t get why she couldn’t take an apology, but I didn’t really like it. Someone, at some point, had hurt her worse than any sort of apology could ever make up for and that hurt me.

Maybe I didn’t even know myself as well as I thought I did. As she turned around and pulled her shirt off right in front of me, I began to understand that I still didn’t truly know Marissa Colt. I knew her better than anyone else at our high school, but I still had much more to learn about her. Even though we’d talked about a lot in the park, all of

it very personal, Marissa was still an enigma. She had walls put up so high around her deepest secrets that I didn’t know if I’d ever get past them. “Come on, aren’t you tired?” she asked, before crawling into the soft, white bed. “Yeah, just gimme’ a minute,” I said, heading to the bathroom. I stripped to my boxer briefs and took a leak. As I washed my hands, I looked at myself in the mirror. I looked tired. The bags under my eyes were so bad that I almost wished it was socially acceptable for guys to wear makeup. I washed my face with water, sighed, and looked at myself again. Maybe I had walls up, too. Maybe Marissa didn’t know me as well as she thought she did. Maybe I didn’t even know myself as well as I thought I did. After all, I never had told anyone about how much I had hated my mom when she first left. I was just a kid, but I had thoughts of murder on my mind. After the initial sadness, of course. A knock at the door jolted me out of my thoughts. “Cam? You done yet?” Devin’s voice rang out from the other side. “Sorry, yeah, I’m done.” I wiped

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c on t i n u e d f ro m P a g e 11 my face off with the fluffy towel and opened the door. Devin was standing there with his own towel draped over his arm and smiled at me. “Don’t do anything dumb tonight, Cam,” he warned. “I’m too tired to be dumb anymore. But thanks,” I replied with a grin. We passed each other, and again, I felt comfortable. Anxious of what was to come in the following days but comfortable with Devin and Marissa at my side. I headed back to the room I was sharing with Marissa, and by the time I got back to her, she was dozing off already. A small smile crept across my face as I watched her steady breathing. I slid in behind her and wrapped my arm around her, pulling her against me. It turned out our curves fit each other’s perfectly, like we were two puzzle pieces, lost long ago, and then

rejoined like we were meant to be. She made a little noise, grabbed my hand, and kissed it. “I love you, Cameron,” she whispered into my fingers. “I love you, too, Marissa,” I replied, kissing the back of her head.

I passed Devin, on his phone, in the common room and he looked at me questioningly.

I’ll never forget how well I slept that night. It was the most perfect sleep I ever had and probably ever will have. Which was good, because the next morning was when everything started to go downhill. “Cam, Marissa, c’mon! They’re almost done serving breakfast. If you want to eat, you’ll get going!” Devin called from the other side of the door. I opened my eyes and found Marissa’s arm Want to be a part of draped over me bringing Joy to Medina with her head bent County? down into my chest. She looked peaceful, almost like an angel. But I knew that this was just a façade. She was deeply hurt and disturbed, and I was just beginning to understand this. “Hey, Marissa,” I whispered lightly, rubbing her arm. “Hmm?” She wriggled closer to Call 330-461-0589 me and leaned her head against my to make your reservation shoulder. now, before space is gone. “Breakfast time,” I said.

“I’d rather just stay here,” she replied, finally opening her eyes and looking up at me. “Well, I need food, and we need to find my mom and sister, so I have to get up.” “Aww,” she whined, pulling away and letting me get out of bed. She rolled onto her back and stretched, yawning. “I guess I’ll come, too, then.” I smiled, grabbed fresh clothes and slid away to the bathroom. I passed Devin, on his phone, in the common room and he looked at me questioningly. “Nothing happened,” I said quietly, so Marissa wouldn’t hear. I didn’t want her thinking that I only wanted one thing from her because that couldn’t have been further from the truth. “Better not have,” Devin commented, going back to whatever he was doing on his phone. I just shook my head at him and went to shower and change into clean clothes. I wasn’t sure why he was being so parental toward me, but it was kind of weirding me out. We were the same age, and yet, he was basically a father figure for both me and Marissa while we were in London. I figured it was because he was the only one of us who had done a decent amount of traveling, and so we already were looking up at him (figuratively of course, since he was shorter than both of us). Whatever the reason, I had mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it was nice to have him looking out for us but, on the other, this was supposed to be a fun trip to London with friends. Yeah, it had an important purpose, but there was no reason we couldn’t have fun. Christopher Barnes is a graduate of Medina High School/Medina County Career Center and Ohio State University. Find his stories of realistic fiction and magical realism at http://cbthesurvivor.


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T HE NE T W O R K E R

Heart of Networking by Bob Arnold

To achieve a successful mindset prior to attending a networking event, it is important to remember that at the heart of a true networking interaction is the art of meeting people and taking an interest in them. Most of the time, we do not go to a networking event with the intention of challenging someone, but it is easy to get into a situation where we may, especially since we want to get to know someone better in order to help steer potential customers their way. Often, my interest in how someone’s work helps others results in asking them questions that could sound like a challenge to what they do. It is not that at all, but it can easily sound like it. My key to keeping questions from seeming like a challenge is to make sure the person knows I have a genuine interest in knowing how they help others. It also is important to not appear challenging through your countenance, facial expressions, the look in your eyes, or tone of voice. Genuine care and interest should be beaming through. A favorite question in networking and marketing is asking someone how they differ from their competitors. Their response is usually exactly what their competitors say. Their explanation does not set them apart; it sets them amongst their competition. You want them to stand apart and be successful, so carefully drill down into their message to see if what I call the “sweet spot” can be found that sets them apart. What sets someone apart is what will be remembered when a great contact for them is standing in front of you. Challenges must be set aside, and your genuine interest must prevail for a successful networking interaction. Bob Arnold is the founder of ONward Networking and an international best-selling author. More networking tips and information are available at “Bob’s Pencil Points” blog at OnwardNetworking.com or by contacting Arnold at TheNetworkingPencil@gmail.com.

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No Time is a Bad Time by Rich Bailey

You spent all summer repairing your house, manicuring the gardens, and painting the garage to get the house ready to sell, but now it is the end of summer and school is starting. Who wants to buy a house at this time of year? Actually, everybody! One of my past articles discussed that there was a housing shortage (Page 16, April issue, https://bit. ly/2rDimeP), and there still is a shortage. The past couple of years, it has been difficult for a lot of buyers to find homes to buy. Because of that, there really is not a bad time to sell a house. Sellers are likely to get everything they want and more. If you do not have a real estate agent, get a referral for one from someone you know that had a good experience with an agent. House prices are going up due to the stellar demand, so a good realtor will be invaluable in helping to determine the sale price, as well as assisting in the search for a new home. Realtors have a tough job. It may seem like they make a lot of money for what they do, but they do a lot and at least half of it is behind the scenes. Before listing a home for sale, it is important to be pre-approved for a home loan. You may have an excellent credit score and long-term employment, but there are many things that can cause a wrinkle in the purchase of a home that most people do not think about. Allow plenty of time in the contract for the sale of your current home to be able to find your next home and complete the transaction for it. Preparation is the key to a successful real estate transaction that will begin the next chapter in your family’s life. Happy house hunting! Rich Bailey is a licensed mortgage loan originator with First Security Mortgage Corporation and has 15 years of conventional, FHA, VA, and USDA mortgage financing experience for purchase and refinance transactions. Contact Bailey at rich.bailey@fsmc.net or by calling 330-571-2692. First Security Mortgage Corporation 15887 Snow Road, Suite 200 Brook Park, OH 44142 www.FirstSecurityMortgage.net NMLS 258602, 289425 MB.802718, LO.015405


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TA LES OF A MOLD W A RRIO R

Water, Water Everywhere by Paul McHam

A DV E N T UR ES OF DARI N G DAN I E LLE

Layover Opens Door to Explore Text and photo by Danielle Litton

A 13-hour layover in Mexico City? Yes please! Now I know what you are thinking, who in their right mind would want a 13-hour layover in an airport that does not have free WiFi? Well, for starters, I am not claiming to be in my right mind and, secondly, I see this as an opportunity to explore, and that is exactly what I did. After getting through customs, I took the train to the bus station and off I went: destination Teotihuacan, home of the Pyramid of the Sun and the Pyramid of the Moon. After the hour commute and 2 ½-mile walk, I was standing at the bottom of the largest structure in Teotihuacan and one of the largest pyramids in Mesoamerica. It was built before 300 A.D. At this point, I had to make a decision, was I going to admire this world wonder from the ground or climb the 248 stairs with swollen feet and ankles? It may have taken me longer than most, but that hike is something I will never regret. The view from the top is something that cannot truly be captured in a picture, even though I tried. Then I realized this was a moment to put the camera away and just take it all in. On the way back to the airport, I decided to make a stop at Zocalo, the main square in central Mexico City, for some authentic food. That may have been the best part of the day! I have no idea what I ordered, but it was definitely the most delicious Mexican food I have ever experienced! I am so glad I was not afraid to explore.

Seriously don’t drink the water, and don’t brush your teeth with it. Climb the pyramids even if your feet are swollen, take some pictures but do not forget to put down the camera and really take it all in. I highly recommend the authentic Mexican food.

Danielle Litton has an energetic, adventurous spirit and is always ready to jump into her next escapade. Friends know she will be ready to hit the road with them within minutes of their call. To see more of her travel pictures, please go to https:// www.instagram.com/dani_litton Following any or all of the suggestions made in this column is done so at your own risk.

It is well known that if you control the moisture, you control the mold. There are many points of moisture accumulation in a home, with basements likely leading the way in most homes. The second highest area of moisture accumulation would be the attic and points of water use such as toilets, tubs and sinks. In the attic, conditions such as poor ventilation can cause condensation on the roof deck, allowing mold to grow as a result. On other floors, kitchens and bathrooms allow for overflows, drain leaks, drips of many sorts, and even frozen and broken pipes galore. The basement is still perhaps the most complicated area to try to keep dry. Besides the piping and drains that run in and out of the basement, the foundation also is often a source of water. When it comes to the foundation, there are three sources of water. There is the surface runoff that most of us are familiar with and unprotected low spots, areas of reverse slope or houses that sit well downhill from the rest of the area, and cracks in the foundation wall where freezing ground and tree roots have put pressure on them. The two problem areas often forgotten are the water capillaries that have been in the ground since forever and the water table that often rises and falls in given areas. When the foundation begins to let water in, regardless of the cause, many homeowners run out and look for the least expensive means of waterproofing. Although any form of waterproofing is better than none, keep in mind that for the inside system to work, water must flow into and through the existing foundation wall. As it does, water will pass through the wall and add to the humidity in the basement. Some waterproofing companies will put up a vinyl wall, but that wall is not sealed at the top and relative humidity will simply flow out the top of that vinyl sheeting. It can then grow mold, despite the money spent. When possible, I recommend an outside waterproofing application over an inside one. Paul McHam is a local expert on mold remediation. For more information, visit his website at http://myairxperts.com/ and his Facebook page Moldsporewars http://bit.ly/2E2Fj3y or call 330-331-7500.


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A Cup of Caring by Kent Von Der Vellen

OR F G N I K LOO ING TO DO? SOMETH It's time to take a look at Joy Magazine's calendar of events and LET'S DO IT! The fun starts on Page 22!

Just north of Medina’s square, at 126 N. Court Street, sits Cups Café, where area youth can stop in for a cup of coffee, a warm meal or a place to stay and get out of the elements for an afternoon. The cafe gives students a safe place to go after school lets out where there is no charge for food or beverages or to hang out. There are even some board games to help pass the time. Support for Cups comes from several local businesses, 14 area churches, the school system, and numerous Medina residents. The cafe is not connected to a specific church and does not preach or hold Bible study, although there is a Bible and other literature on a shelf for anyone who is interested. What Cups does offer is a place to find food, comfort and conversation. Those who visit Cups find there also are shelves where nonperishable food, bread and personal hygiene items are available for free to those in need. Cups Café allows adults in for coffee or a warm meal during the day, but they must leave when school lets out. The free cafe serves an average of 70 people a day and is busier during the school year, especially during cold weather. Cups has helped individuals find a place to stay and has made referrals to appropriate organizations or government agencies to help those in need. Created by Tim van Arsdale in 2007, the mission of Cups Café is to help people ages 12 to 25. Van Arsdale has lived in Medina for most of his life, graduating from Medina High School in 1993. After graduation, van Arsdale joined the Navy and served for eight years, including reserve duty. He also earned a business degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. From 1999 to 2005, van Arsdale worked for Youth for Christ, but he said he felt Jesus was calling him to do something else for Medina’s youth. He spent the next two years researching his cafe idea, developing a business plan, and raising funds leading to the creation of Cups Cafe. To learn more about the cafe and how to help, go to http://cupscafe.org/ Kent Von Der Vellen is a 20-year Medina resident. He has been a volunteer for various youth sports teams, is a member of the Medina Lions club, and, with his wife, Kim, founded the Jakob F. Von Der Vellen Memorial Foundation. Contact Von Der Vellen by e-mailing von106@gmail.com or by calling 330-4210863. Learn what other area non-profits need by visiting Giving Hearts at JoyofMedinaCounty.com


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by C.L. Gammon

In honor of Medina and Medina County’s bicentennials, Joy Magazine will be publishing a recipe each month based on recipes from the same approximate period as when the two were founded. Enjoy! In his diary entry on March 31, 1778, John Adams wrote of a fine meal he had. He stated that he was served “. . . the Lights (lungs) of a Calf, dressed one Way and the Liver another.” Liver is very healthy and, if prepared correctly, very succulent. Below is a terrific recipe.

• 8 thick slices lean bacon • 4 slices calf’s liver (about 1 ½ pounds) • 1/4 teaspoon salt • 1/4 teaspoon pepper • 4 tablespoons flour for dredging • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Cook the bacon, turning as necessary, until crisp. Drain on paper towels and keep warm. Sprinkle the liver with salt and pepper to taste and dredge in flour, shaking off the excess. Heat oil in a non-stick skillet large enough to hold the slices of liver in one layer. Do not overlap them. When the oil is hot, add the liver. Cook over medium-high heat until nicely browned, about 2 minutes on each side for medium rare. This author prefers it cooked well done to the point of being crispy. However, to each his own. Remove the liver to a heated plate and keep warm. Pour out the cooking oil, wipe out skillet with a paper towel, and add the butter. Cook by shaking the skillet until the butter starts to brown. Add the Worcestershire sauce. Pour the foaming butter mixture over the liver, sprinkle with parsley and garnish each serving with two slices of crisp bacon. Publisher’s note: Grass-fed cattle that has been organically raised without hormones is the best source for calf’s liver. There are local sources, to find them either go to your local farmers market (list is available in this magazine’s Let’s Do It! section) or Google: grass fed beef Medina Ohio.

• 4 tablespoons butter • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce • 2 teaspoons finely chopped parsley

Recipes are reproduced with permission from “A Revolutionary War Cookbook (and More)” by C.L. Gammon, an award-winning and internationally known bestselling author. To see Gammon’s books, go to https://amzn.to/2ITqTBx


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Wednesday, August 1

Girlfriend’s Day https://bit.ly/2yI0v7R 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Medina County Fair Kids Day; 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. Ages 12 and up, $6; ages 11 and younger are free. Senior Citizens, 65 years and older, $3. 30-Minute Gate Passes until 3 p.m. Return pass within 30 minutes, $6 is refunded. Fair schedule at https://bit.ly/2sYMfX3. Fair office, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 330-723-9633. 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Natural Discoveries Program: Nature Through the Seasons; Carolyn Ludwig Mugrage Park, 4985 Windfall Road, Medina. Award-based hiking series. Ages 7 and up. No registration. Free. 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. Music Together; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Ages birth to 4. Music and movement. Register for 10 a.m. at https://bit.ly/2JObUwOor or for 11 a.m. at https://bit.ly/2tiuDpe 6 p.m. Personal Safety 101; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Montville police share tips for increasing awareness and personal safety. Register at https://bit.ly/2MArdqE 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Computer Classes; Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Photo management. Register at https://bit.ly/2l8p9JR 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chippewa Lake Water Ski Team Show Practice; Emerald Lake, 3196 Clark Mill Road, Norton. Team is based at Chippewa Lake. Bring blanket or chair to sit on hillside and watch show. Cancelled if there is lightning. https://chippewaskiteam.com/

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Road, Wadsworth. Explore how varied cultures show respect for Mother Nature through music, stories, creative movement, and more. Ages 7 to 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2KjQPdG 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Highland Library: Legal Resource Center; 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served. 6:30 p.m. to 7 pm. Walk15:Total Body Workout; River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Low-impact aerobic workout, use resistance bands. All fitness levels. Ages 16 and up. Register by August 1. Fee $5. Register and more information by calling 330-416-8355 or e-mail jgrasso.livingwell@gmail.com 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Master Gardener Decaf Coffee Chat; OSU Extension Office, Professional Building, 120 W. Washington Street, Medina. $5 For topic, more information, and to register go to http://bit.ly/2DDEYQw

Friday, August 3 Grab Some Nuts Day https://bit.ly/2z7K2in 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Medina County Fair; 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. Ages 12 and up, $6; ages 11 to 2, $3; under age 3 Is free. Senior Citizens, 65 years and older, $3. 30-Minute Gate Passes until 3 p.m. Return pass within 30 minutes, $6 is refunded. Fair schedule at https://bit.ly/2sYMfX3. Fair office, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 330-723-9633. 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Master Gardener Coffee Chat; OSU Extension Office, Professional Building, 120 W. Washington Street, Medina. $5 For topic, more information, and to register go to http://bit.ly/2DDEYQw

8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Medina County Fair; 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. Ages 12 and up, $6; ages 11 to 2, $3; under age 3 Is free. Senior Citizens, 65 years and older, $3. 30-Minute Gate Passes until 3 p.m. Return pass within 30 minutes, $6 is refunded. Fair schedule at https://bit.ly/2sYMfX3. Fair office, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 330-723-9633.

11 a.m. to 4 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/ northeast

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Camp Wired; Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn and refresh computer skills. Ages 55 plus. Call for topics, 330-7250588.

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10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Songs of the Earth; Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge

Saturday, August 4 8 a.m. to noon. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Wadsworth YMCA, 623 School Drive, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Medina County Fair; 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. Ages 12 and up, $6; ages

11 to 2, $3; under age 3 Is free. Senior Citizens, 65 years and older, $3. 30-Minute Gate Passes until 3 p.m. Return pass within 30 minutes, $6 is refunded. Fair schedule at https://bit.ly/2sYMfX3. Fair office, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 330-723-9633. 8 a.m. registration, 10 a.m. ride begins. Hottwheels’ Dice Run for MDA. Register and begin ride at Warren Harley, 2102 Elm Road, Cortland. Arrive at 2 p.m. at Stinger Harley, 3053 Eastpointe Drive, Medina. Benefits MDA. Lunch, prizes. For complete route and stops information, call Stephanie Royster, 216-978-4259, or go to https://bit.ly/2K0ZrF3 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Medina County Park District: Healthy Strides; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Physician talk and oneto three-mile walk. All ages. Free. 9 a.m. to noon. 2018 Giddy Up 5k Coach Hunter Scholarship Run; Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road, Brunswick. Benefits Brunswick High School graduates college scholarship and high school cross-country team. https:// register.chronotrack.com/r/34150 11:30 a.m. Book Lovers Luncheon; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Potluck, bring favorite food and book to share. Register at https://bit.ly/2HYs2G1 Noon to 4 p.m. Computer Support, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Help removing viruses and malware from laptops. Library tech department will assist. Ages 55 and up. First come, first serve. NO PHONE CALLS. 1 p.m. Superheroes and Royalty; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Dress in costume for stories, games, treats, crafts. Register at https://bit.ly/2M4CIWn

Sunday, August 5 Forgiveness Day https://bit.ly/2lMxeUY 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Medina County Fair; 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. Ages 12 and up, $6; ages 11 to 2, $3; under age 3 Is free. Senior Citizens, 65 years and older, $3. 30-Minute Gate Passes until 3 p.m. Return pass within 30 minutes, $6 is refunded. Fair schedule at https://bit.ly/2sYMfX3. Fair office, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 330-723-9633. Fireworks at 10 p.m., no admission charge.

Monday, August 6 Wiggle Your Toes Day https://bit.ly/1vaa5fL 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. Yoga Inspired by Nature; Brunswick Lake, Parschen Road, Brunswick. Bring yoga mat. Ages 10 to adult, children must be accompanied by adult. Fee $10. Register by e-mailing at lastevenson02@gmail.com or by calling 440-888-9865.


Joy of Medina County Magazine | August 2018 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Veterans Roundtable; Medina Library, Community Rooms A and B, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Veterans’ stories of survival. All Ages. No registration.

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Tuesday, August 7

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Camp Wired; Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn and refresh computer skills. Ages 55 plus. Call for topics, 330-725-0588.

Book Lovers Day https://bit.ly/UqBXeV

Lighthouse Day https://bit.ly/2tFIJmQ 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/ local/ohio/northeast

11:30 a.m. Back to School Picnic; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Bring picnic lunch and blanket. Stories and songs. https://bit.ly/2lhJ21h

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Our Saviour Lutheran Church, 1605 Center Road, Hinckley. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Sharon Township Administration Building, 1322 Sharon-Copley Road, Sharon Center. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/ northeast

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Snack Attack; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Quick, easy recipes. Grades 3 to 6. WAITING LIST. Register at https://bit.ly/2HQgpB3

3 p.m. to 8 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/ northeast

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays: Sidewalk Foam Paint; Lodi Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/2t9Zeoy

6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Origami and Mindfulness; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/2yjEuAA

6 p.m. Writers Series: The Poetry Process; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Joe Cheslock, local poet, discusses writer’s block, instincts, getting published. Register at https:// bit.ly/2JXHVlc

6:30 p.m. to 7 pm. Walk15: Total Body Workout; River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Low-impact aerobic workout, use resistance bands. All fitness levels. Ages 16 and up. Register by August 8. Fee $5. Register and more information by calling 330-416-8355 or e-mail jgrasso.livingwell@gmail.com

6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Ride; Lake Medina, Highway 18, Medina. Meet in trailhead parking lot. Basic tips on cycling and bike maintenance, helmets required. Ride is 6 to 10 miles. Ages 16 and up. Free. No registration.

Friday, August 10 Lazy Day https://bit.ly/2IFhSdP and National S’mores Day https://bit.ly/2uDae0x

Wednesday, August 8

Noon to 5 p.m. All About Bats! Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn batty facts through crafts and activities.

Happiness Happens Day https://bit.ly/2qTnau0 and Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor’s Porch Day https://bit.ly/1mupZbu 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Computer Classes; Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Computer Basics 1. Register at https://bit.ly/2l9SIdV 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chippewa Lake Water Ski Team Show Practice; Emerald Lake, 3196 Clark Mill Road, Norton. Team is based at Chippewa Lake. Bring blanket or chair to sit on hillside and watch show. Cancelled if there is lightning. https://chippewaskiteam.com/ 7 p.m. Jewelry Making; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Wire wrap lava stones, make pendant. Register at https://bit. ly/2MABToY EVENT IS FULL.

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1 p.m. Craft it Forward: Cork Boards; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Grades 3 to 5. Create personalized memo board for back to school. Register at https://bit.ly/2JPvjNE 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Medina Runs Down Cancer Series: Collin Cares Glow With the Flow; Medina County Career Center, 1101 W. Liberty Street, Medina. Kids mile run starts at 7:45 p.m. https://bit.ly/2KMOunq

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Joy of Medina County Magazine | August 2018 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bluegrass Jam and Dinner; Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Donation admission $3, dinner is additional donation request. Bring favorite dessert to share. Bluegrass bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. End of Summer Party; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Games, contests, button making, more. Register at https://bit.ly/2ymRpC3 9 p.m. to midnight. Moths and Meteors; Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Watch Perseid meteor shower and moths. Bring flashlight to moth hunt and chair or blanket to watch meteors. Park closes at midnight. Free. No registration.

Saturday, August 11 Presidential Joke Day https://bit.ly/2IFOAM8 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Northern Ohio Railway Museum streetcar rides; 5515 Buffham Road, Seville. Admission to museum is free, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Streetcar rides are $4 for adults and children 13 years old and up; $2 for children 6 to 12; and no charge for children under 5. http://www. trainweb.org/norm/ 11 a.m. Rockin’ Tots With Excel; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Story, performance, learn jazz moves, get photo with dancer. Ages 2 to 5. Register at https://bit. ly/2MraDcH 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sustainable Medina County Picnic; River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Adults, $10, and children 12 years old and younger, $4. For more information, call Kathie Jones, 330-524-4474.

Sunday, August 12 Middle Child Day https://bit.ly/2snCGz3 9 a.m. to 1 pm. American Red Cross Blood Drive; St. Martin of Tours, 1800 Station Road, Valley City. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. An Affair on the Square Craft Fest and Vintage Fair; Public Square, Medina. Arts. Jazz music and arts and crafts show and sale. Free admission. https://bit.ly/2Kmujx1 Noon to 5 p.m. All About Bats! Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn batty facts through crafts and activities.

2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Kids; Brunswick Lake, Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Meet in Cleveland Clinic parking lot, next to Panera. Ages 8 to 17. Learn basics, strokes, balance. Fee: $15 for class only, participant brings board, leash, paddle, life jacket or $25 for class and equipment lease. Register by contacting Christine, ccancianadventures@ gmail.com, 216-210-7449. 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Tween Crafternoon; Story Time Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Upcycle and create a gift or something for yourself. Grades 3 to 5. https:// bit.ly/2JEYdjy 6 p.m. Card Making; Sycamore Room North, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create 10 cards. $10, bring adhesive. Adults. https://bit.ly/2HNlWZ4 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stand-Up Paddle Boarding for Adults; Brunswick Lake, Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Meet in Cleveland Clinic parking lot, next to Panera. Learn basics, strokes, balance. Fee: $15 for class only, participant brings board, leash, paddle, life jacket or $25 for class and equipment lease. Register by contacting Christine, ccancianadventures@ gmail.com, 216-210-7449. 6:30 p.m. Calligraphy; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Jack Stoll reveals secrets to great calligraphy. Register at https://bit. ly/2yjqSWd

Tuesday, August 14 National Creamsicle Day https://bit.ly/2KBjUO1 10 a.m. to noon. Brunswick Library: Knitting and Crocheting Circle; Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations.

Wednesday, August 15 Relaxation Day https://bit.ly/2tO50Pu 1 p.m. Movie Matinee; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Popcorn and a movie. Movie to be determined. All ages. Register at https://bit.ly/2lgvtz2 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Advanced Health and Wellness Center, 201 Great Oaks Trail, Wadsworth. http://www. redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Computer Classes; Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Computer Basics 2. Register at https://bit.ly/2LQzy8j 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chippewa Lake Water Ski Team Show Practice; Emerald Lake, 3196 Clark Mill Road, Norton. Team is based at Chippewa Lake. Bring blanket or chair to sit on hillside and watch show. Cancelled if there is lightning. https://chippewaskiteam.com/ 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. Music at The Lodge: Brian Henke and Ginger Ackley; Lodge at Allardale, 141 Remsen Road, Medina. Folk, New Age, Celtic. Free.

Thursday, August 16 National Tell a Joke Day https://bit.ly/XhpOen

11 a.m. Volunteen Days: The Seventh Most Important Thing. For teens entering grades 6 through 12. Help make displays. Register at https://bit.ly/2JLYkpq

9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Camp Wired; Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn and refresh computer skills. Ages 55 plus. Call for topics, 330-7250588.

1 p.m. Volunteen Days: Pizza Party. For teens entering grades 6 through 12. Thank you for those who volunteered during the summer Volunteen program. Register at https://bit. ly/2MqFVAp

10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Summer Wildflower Walk; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk with naturalist. All ages. Free. No registration.

1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Making Music; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Create instruments from household materials. Grades 3 to 5. Register at https://bit.ly/2lljK21

1 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High Street, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/ local/ohio/northeast

Left-Handers Day https://bit.ly/2ter2cS

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Snack Attack; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Quick, easy recipes. Grades 3 to 6. WAITING LIST. Register at https://bit.ly/2Mt215i

9 a.m. to 3 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Cleveland Clinic, 3574 Center Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast

1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays: Insects That Sing! Lodi Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/2JPCzoE

1 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina Fire Station 1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/ local/ohio/northeast

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Root Candles, 640 W. Liberty Street, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/ northeast

Monday, August 13

6 p.m. Color Me Beautiful; Buckeye Library, 625 Wolff Road, Medina. Learn to dress to compliment your complexion, discover color season. Register at https://bit.ly/2JXtRs5

5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Medina Library: Legal Resource Center; 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served. 6:30 p.m. to 7 pm. Walk15: Total Body Workout; River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Low-impact aerobic workout, use resistance bands. All fitness levels. Ages 16 and up. Register by August 15. Fee $5. Register and more information by calling 330-416-8355 or e-mail jgrasso.livingwell@gmail.com


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Friday, August 17 Thrift Shop Day https://bit.ly/2sDaYT7 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cut It Out; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Bring paper, use die cut machine. Call 330-948-1885 to reserve a time. 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Sit, Stay, Read; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Practice reading with Griffin, a trained therapy dog. Ages 4 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/2JISzcd

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Noon to 5 p.m. All About Bats! Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn batty facts through crafts and activities. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Wadsworth City Hall, 120 Maple Street, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast

A list of runs and walks that benefit area non-profit organizations.

2 p.m. Bingo; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Join in for a few rounds of Bingo.

To have your run listed, send the information to joy@blakehousepublishing.com at least two months in advance. There is no such thing as too early but there is too late.

2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Crickets and Katydids in Concert; Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Introduction to insect musicians by Dr. Lisa Rainsong, Cleveland Institute of Music. Starts indoors, then go to an outside meadow. Bring flashlight. Free. No registration.

Saturday, August 18 National Honey Bee Day https://bit.ly/2z499Tc 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Cut It Out; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Bring paper, use die cut machine. Call 330-948-1885 to reserve a time. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Highland Schools Alumni Art Show Reception; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sensory Storytime; Story Time Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. For children with autism, sensory integration challenges, or who have difficulty sitting still or focusing. Ages 2 to 6. Register at https://bit.ly/2HPzRhj Noon to 4 p.m. Computer Support, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Help removing viruses and malware from laptops. Library tech department will assist. Ages 55 and up. First come, first serve. NO PHONE CALLS. 1 p.m. History of Transportation Lecture; Community Rooms A and B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. From pioneer travel to current transportation, a Medina Bicentennial event. Register at https://bit. ly/2JXzxPi

Sunday, August 19 Aviation Day https://bit.ly/1mcx3bP and

Saturday, August 4 9 a.m. to noon. 2018 Giddy Up 5k Coach Hunter Scholarship Run; Brunswick High School, 3581 Center Road, Brunswick. Benefits Brunswick High School graduates college scholarship program and high school cross-country team. https://register. chronotrack.com/r/34150

Sunday, September 16 9 a.m. Medina Runs Down Cancer Series: Race With Grace 5k; Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina. https://bit. ly/2KMOunq

Sunday, October 7 9 a.m. to noon. 4th Annual Harry Potter 5k Fun Run and Walk; The Book Store and Handmade Friday, August 10 Marketplace, 109 W. 7:45 p.m. and 8:15 p.m. Washington Street, Medina. Medina Runs Down Cancer Runners invited to dress Series: Collin Cares Glow in costume. Benefits Ohio With the Flow; Medina literacy programs through County Career Center, 1101 grants, scholarships, W. Liberty Street, Medina. book donations. https:// Kids mile run starts at 7:45 www.facebook.com/ p.m. https://bit.ly/2KMOunq’ events/903194836485785/ Register at https://bit. ly/2yaS3lV

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Joy of Medina County Magazine | August 2018 National Potato Day https://bit.ly/2IDltch 11 a.m. 57th Valley City Frog Jump Festival. More information, http://valleycity.org/ Noon to 5 p.m. All About Bats! Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Learn batty facts through crafts and activities.

Monday, August 20 National Radio Day https://bit.ly/2sDzUds and World Mosquito Day https://bit.ly/2MAXHA1 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Quilting for Warm Up Medina County; Sew Much Happens, 445 W. Liberty Street, Suite 223, Medina. Bring 100-percent cotton fabric. Bring machine, if possible. Learn how to sew for free while making quilts for those in need. For more information, call 330648-3335.

Tuesday, August 21 National Spumoni Day https://bit.ly/2KBszmE 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. OSU Homeowner Series; Community Room, A.I. Root Candle Store, 640 W. Liberty Street, Medina. Topics vary. $10. http://bit.ly/2FdOtKV

Wednesday, August 22 Be an Angel Day https://bit.ly/2tQaR4H 1 p.m. Afternoon at the Cinema; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Recent movie releases, light refreshments. Call for movie title, 330-273-4150. 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. http://www. redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Rustic Hills Country Club, 5399 River Styx Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Wadsworth YMCA, 623 School Drive, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chippewa Lake Water Ski Team Show Practice; Emerald Lake, 3196 Clark Mill Road, Norton. Team is based at Chippewa Lake. Bring blanket or chair to sit on hillside and watch show. Cancelled if there is lightning. https://chippewaskiteam.com/ 7 p.m. Craft Beers in Ohio; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Booming craft beer

scene in Ohio discussed. Register at https://bit. ly/2JRooTE

Thursday, August 23 Ride Like the Wind Day https://bit.ly/2tGv5Qf 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Camp Wired; Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn and refresh computer skills. Ages 55 plus. Call for topics, 330-7250588. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/ northeast 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cycling Makes Sense Fitness Ride; ball field parking lot, Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Basic tips on cycling and bike maintenance, helmets required. Ride is 6 to 10 miles. Ages 16 and up. Free. No registration.

Friday, August 24 Pluto Demoted Day https://bit.ly/2tOqPhX 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. Bluegrass Jam and Dinner; Lafayette United Methodist Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., music starts at 7 p.m. Donation admission $3, dinner is additional donation request. Bring favorite dessert to share. Bluegrass bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled.

Saturday, August 25 Kiss and Make Up Day https://bit.ly/2uHeOYa 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Medina County Park District: Healthy Strides; River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Physician talk and oneto three-mile walk. Ages 10 and up. Free. No registration. 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; The Key Church, 1825 Reimer Road, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 9 a.m. to 4 pm. Medina Fest; Public Square, Medina. Music, food, made-in-Medina business showcase, kids games. 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Brunswick Community Recre-

ation and Fitness Center, 3637 Center Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Hula Hoop Dance Class; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. No waist hooping required. Bring hoop or borrow library’s. Adults. Qualifies for Healthy Medina, get started by e-mailing sarend@ccf.org. Register at https://bit.ly/2JOPZ8H

Sunday, August 26 Dog Appreciation Day https://bit.ly/2uHEq7b 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Summer Wildflowers; Chippewa Inlet Trail North, St. Rt. 42, Lafayette Road. Awardbased hiking program. Walk with naturalist to learn about flowers and pollinators. Dress for weather. Free. Ages 7 to adult. No registration.

Monday, August 27 The Duchess Who Wasn’t Day https://bit. ly/2tewzQR 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; First Congregational Church, 114 Church Street, Lodi. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast

Tuesday, August 28 Race Your Mouse Day https://bit.ly/2KyobVr 10 a.m. to noon. Brunswick Library: Knitting and Crocheting Circle; Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Otaku Tuesdays; Medina Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Teen anime, cosplay, learn about Japanese culture, more. 6:30 p.m. Understanding Your Teen’s Brain; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Brain development and communicating with teens discussed. . Qualifies for Healthy Medina, get started by e-mailing sarend@ccf. org. Register at https://bit.ly/2t8d63z

Wednesday, August 29 According to Hoyle Day https://bit.ly/2tngzKy

Submitting Calendar Events Events listed in the calendar must be a festival or fair or hosted by or benefit a non-profit organization in Medina County. Send submissions to Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com and put CALENDAR in the subject line. Event information is not accepted by phone. The calendar also is available online at JoyofMedinaCounty.com, where it is regularly updated with additional event information.


Joy of Medina County Magazine | August 2018 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Church of the Nazarene, 743 High Street, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 2;30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Neon Pens and Painted Pencils; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Make pencils and neon pens. Grades 6 to 12. No registration.

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6:30 p.m. Emotional Freedom Through Tapping; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/2td7c0m 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Chippewa Lake Water Ski Team Show Practice; Emerald Lake, 3196 Clark Mill Road, Norton. Team is based at Chippewa Lake. Bring blanket or chair to sit on hillside and watch show. Cancelled if there is lightning. https://chippewaskiteam.com/

Thursday, August 30 National Marshmallow Toasting Day https:// bit.ly/2bGI110 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Camp Wired; Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn and refresh computer skills. Ages 55 plus. Call for topics, 330-7250588. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; First Christian Church, 116 E. Boyer Street, Wadsworth. http://www.redcross.org/ local/ohio/northeast 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/ northeast 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Lodi Library: Legal Resource Center; 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served. 6:30 p.m. to 7 pm. Walk15: Total Body Workout; River Styx Park, 8200 River Styx Road, Wadsworth. Low-impact aerobic workout, use resistance bands. All fitness levels. Ages 16 and up. Register by August 29. Fee $5. Register and more information by calling 330-416-8355 or e-mail jgrasso.livingwell@gmail.com

Friday, August 31 Eat Outside Day https://bit.ly/2tGrJMU 10 a.m. to noon. 4th Annual Medina County Clerk of Courts Senior Walk; Medina Public Square, Medina. Benefits Medina County Office for Older Adults Home-Delivered Meals Program. Free. Contact Sue Becks, 330-242-1541. 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina Hospital, 1000 E. Washington Street, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/ local/ohio/northeast

A list of golf outings that benefit area non-profit organizations. To have your golf outing listed, send the information to joy@blakehousepublishing.com at least two months in advance. There is no such thing as too early but there is too late.

Address List Bunker Hill Golf Course 3060 Pearl Road, Medina 330-722-4174 or 216-4699241

Friday, August 10 Noon to 7 p.m. Hugs Fore Mugs Benefits: Alzheimer’s Association Bunker Hill Golf Course

Medina Country Club 5588 Wedgewood Road, Medina (330) 725-6621

Thursday, August 23 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Annual Casino Summer Social & Golf Outing Benefits: Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance Bunker Hill Golf Course

Thursday, August 16 8 a.m. 2018 ORBAA Scholarship Golf Tournment Benefits: Ohio Regional Business Aviation Association Scholarship Fund Medina Country Club

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Joy of Medina County Magazine August 2018  

Speed racer turned scholar, egg fights and a cup of caring are just a few of the great stories and columns in the Joy of Medina County Magaz...

Joy of Medina County Magazine August 2018  

Speed racer turned scholar, egg fights and a cup of caring are just a few of the great stories and columns in the Joy of Medina County Magaz...