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JULY 2018

NIGHT AND DAY:

CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT PHOTOS PG. 12

NEW! TRAVEL ADVENTURES PG.20

A CULTURAL CALLING

VOLUME 1, NUMBER 6

PG. 22

GO,CAT,GO! WITH A SPLASH OF DEFIANCE, BOUNDLESS COURAGE, AND A TOUCH OF HUMOR, LT. DAN PROVES HE WILL NOT BE STOPPED. PG. 4

NEW FOR SUMMER Swing for It! Run for It! PG. 27


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VOLUME 1 NUMBER 6 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

by Amy Barnes Danielle Litton is the kind of person who is always open to adventure and friendship. She has a huge smile and warm personality and purple hair. If you are lucky enough to be honored with her trust and friendship, you have a friend for life and a place in her heart forever. The idea of her writing an adventure column came from a story she once shared in a networking meeting, explaining why she had been out of touch. It turned out that one of her friends had called very late one night and suggested they drive to Florida. Danielle, being Danielle, was on board with that and within a couple of hours, she and two friends were in a car driving straight through to Florida. She is famous among her friends for her sudden trips to anywhere and the adventures she has. More information about Danielle can be found on the Meet the Columnists page, https://bit. ly/2JnpXoI .

Starting with this month’s issue, readers will be able to enjoy her travel trials and discoveries by reading her travel column. No, make that an adventure column, a far more accurate name. Her first column focuses on a sudden trip she took to Costa Rica and what she found there. Because of space limitations, we can publish only one of her travel photos, but more can be seen at https://www.instagram.com/ dani_litton For now, she will be writing about her recent trips, but starting this fall, Danielle will be sharing her trials and triumphs as she travels the world with only a vague travel plan, no time limit, limited funds, and her sense of adventure firmly in her grasp. We hope readers enjoy the Adventures of Daring Danielle and perhaps are inspired to enrich their lives with wonderful, wild and unplanned trips.

P H O TO G R A P H E R FlashBang Photography A R T D I R E C TOR Ryan Burdzinski C O N T R I B U TO R S Bob Arnold Rich Bailey C. L. Gammon Danielle Litton Paul McHam Kent Von Der Vellen MASCOT Rico Houdini OFFICE 330-461-0589 EMAIL Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com JOY of MEDINA COUNTY MAGAZINE is published monthly by Blake House Publishing, LLC, 1114 N. Court, #144, Medina, Ohio, 44256. Send change of address cards to above. It is distributed for free in a print edition and as an e-edition that can be found by clicking on Free E-Edition at JoyofMedinaCounty. com. Copyright 2018 by Blake House Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or pictorial content without written permission is strictly prohibited. Printed in the United States. Any unsolicited materials, manuscripts, artwork, cartoons, or photos will not be returned.

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Contents

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

CAT’S WHISKERS

Search for hidden words in this cat’s meow of a puzzle! N E W! A D V E N T U R E S O F D A R I N G D AN IEL L E

SCRATCHING THAT ITCH by Danielle Litton

Sometimes there is only one cure for that itch! TA L E S O F A M O L D WA R R I O R

MOLD EXPOSURE MIMIC by Paul McHam

They say imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, but in this case, it is not very flattering.

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T H E N E T WO R K E R

FINDING THE WHY by Bob Arnold

A tip for making networking conversations easier to start and carry. BICENTENNIAL BITES

SARDINE FRITTERS by C.L. Gammon

When households had leftovers, a way to serve them with a change of pace was to turn them into fritters.

KITTEN COURAGEOUS by Amy Barn es

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Shot by a pellet gun and deserted by his caretakers, Lieutenant Dan did not have a much of a future, but with love and expert care, he found a job and a home worth meowing about.

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OH, SNAP!

ph oto s b y Flas hBang Phot ogr aphy

Children around Medina County were having fun on a plant scavenger hunt, building robots, and creating art. THE REA DI NG NO O K

LITTLE TRUTHS

by Christ opher Bar nes

A phone call leads to a possibly impossible plan and Devin reveals a secret.

THE CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT

ph oto s b y Flas hBang Phot ogr aphy

From camping in Spring Grove Cemetery the night before to the public display the next day, the reenactors who visited went above and beyond the call of duty. INVESTING I NTELLI G ENCE: SECRETS O F A MORTGAG E BANKER

JOB CHANGE CAN AFFECT HOME BUYING by Rich Bailey

The importance of communication when changing jobs and buying a home.

IN DEED

AN ENVELOPE OF KINDNESS

When two local residents found an envelope thick with cash, they knew there was only one thing to do. GEMS

EXPANDING A CULTURAL LEGACY b y K e n t Vo n D e r Ve l l e n

His parents instilled a love of culture, and he is sharing it with others.

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BITE ME!

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LET’S DO IT!

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EAT IT!

GLORIOUS GUACAMOLE by Amy Barnes

Supposed to bring something to the family picnic? Try this quick and easy favorite. Festivals, streetcar rides, quilt making, celebrations, music, and more wait in the county for you to explore! The county’s farmers markets are open and waiting for you.

RUN FOR IT!

A guide to local runs that help non-profit organizations.

SWING FOR IT!

A guide to local golf outings that benefit non-profit organizations.

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kitten would walk again since the pellets had severely damaged his spinal cord. Extensive rehabilitation was attempted, but there was nothing that could repair the damage. The kitten would never be able to use the back half of his body again. After having invested so much time and effort and having a very soft heart for the kitten, Dr. Dane could not bear to put him to sleep. Instead, Dr. Dane made him the office mascot for the Wadsworth Veterinary Hospital. The kitten was promptly named Lt. Dan after the wheelchair-bound character in “Forrest Gump.” While the Lt. Dan in the movie eventually got prosthetic legs, there would be no prosthetic legs for kitten Lt. Dan. However, it soon would be learned that mobility was not going to be an issue. He learned to move around the veterinary office by pulling himself around with his front legs. Once he was fully grown, he was fitted with a wheelchair so he could be taken out to meet and inspire people at such places as the senior citizens center and schools. He helped throw out the first pitch at Bark in the Park in Canal Park in 2012. Dr. Dane and a man in Streetsboro, who built mobility devices for animals, teamed up to create a special, lightweight wheelchair for Lt. Dan. The wheelchair is made of aluminum rods, remotecontrol airplane wheels, and foam padding. There is a harness that helps to keep Lt. Dan in the chair. With the chair supporting his back half, Lt. Dan is able to travel with ease over rough surfaces. When he is in the clinic, Lt. Dan moves with amazing speed and agility using his front legs to drag his back legs across the smooth floor. He continues to show his never-give-up spirit that helped save his life when he stretches up off the floor, balancing against a door, to

KITTEN COURAGEOUS

by A m y B ar n e s P hot ogr aphs b y F l a s h B a n g Ph o to g ra p hy

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t took only a few pellets to change Lieutenant Dan’s life. Up until the moment those pellets hit his spine, he was a fluffy kitten that could run, jump and play like other kittens. After the pellets were shot into his little body, he was rushed to the emergency vet clinic in Cleveland. While he was whisked into an exam room so Dr. Cynthia Arends could examine him, the young couple who brought him in quietly slipped out the door and abandoned him. He was four months old, abandoned, and so badly injured that no one was sure if he would survive. It did not look good for the kitten, but it just so happened that Dr. Cynthia was married to another vet, Dr. Dane Arends. Dr. Dane examined the little kitten and what he found was grim, but he had faith that the kitten had enough spirit to pull through. After the kitten proved he would survive, the second To see Lt. Dan in action, go to question was https://youtu.be/DkirtBk_gng whether the


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aggressively chase a feather toy. He once even caught a mouse, which he presented to the staff when they arrived at the office the next morning. Apparently, the mouse had underestimated Lt. Dan. Lt. Dan is listed as the morale officer and comedy relief at the office. His Facebook page says that he studied at the School of Life and Hard Knocks. “He is my Wal-Mart greeter, slash Swiffer Sweeper,” said Dr. Dane, with a smile. He added that they have a very clean office floor, thanks to Lt. Dan. “We have to dust him off.” Patients and their owners at the clinic are greeted by Lt. Dan, who insists on checking out each cat who comes into the office. Pet owners look for the spunky cat, smile when they see him, and worry if they do not see him as soon as they walk into the clinic. “He gets really excited when another cat comes in a carrier. He has to run right over and investigate,” said Dr. Dane. As energetic and happy as 9-year-old Lt. Dan is, his is not a life without continuing health issues. One of his more serious issues is hypertrophic obstructive cardiomyopathy, which causes a heart valve to malfunction. He is on medication for it. Since being shot, he has not been able to use a litter box like other cats, he needs assistance to have bowel movements and to have his bladder vacated several times a day. Whenever the office is closed, Dr. Dane goes in to give Lt. Dan the care and assistance he needs numerous times each day. If Dr. Dane is not available, staff members take care of Lt. Dan. While Lt. Dan did not find a cure for his injury, he did find love and people who will never abandon him and he found a job inspiring people to do all they can because he does not let anything stop him.

Lt. Dan’s wheelchair

ABOVE, LEFT: Lt. Dan is helped into his wheelchair by Dr. Dane Arends. BELOW: Got it! Lt. Dan shows off his agility and skill by using a feather toy on a string to demonstrate how he once caught a mouse.

Due to the pellet gun injury, Lt. Dan’s legs do not work the way they should. His back legs are to the right of him. To see updates on Lt. Dan, go to https://www.facebook.com/lieut.dan.9

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Enjoying the inflatable slide at the Wadsworth Salvation Army Carnival are, from left, Blake Gal, Skyler Smiechowski, and Maggie Ciccolini.

Oh,! Snap

P hotos by FlashBang Photography

Despite the paintbrush’s tickle, Emmalyn Lockhart is trying to stay very still as Sue Saathoff, Salvation Army volunteer, paints a butterfly on her face as part of the Salvation Army Carnival at Franklin Elementary School in Wadsworth.

Matthew Cornell concentrates on assembling his robot at Highland Library, Medina.


Joy of Medina County Magazine | July 2018 Hey, Mom! We found algae! Wonder if that was on the list for a recent plant scavenger hunt at Wolf Creek Environmental Center.

It is pretty serious suncatcher work for Adelina White at the far end of the table. She is joined by (from left) Maeve Krystowski, Claire Krystowski, and Rosalia White. Supervising their endeavors are Connie Ogilvie, an 18-year volunteer at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center, and Anna White.

Can you find the tail of Wolf Creek’s corn snake?

Hunter Van Scyoc (left) gets guidance from Jacob Rodgers on controlling his robot built using a Legos Mindstorms set.

Great minds think alike, from left, twins Allie Miller and Andie Miller, Luke Butcher, and Nina Srbinoski brainstorm while building Mindstorms robots.

As part of the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) program, Mike Gemmer teaches Jacob Rodgers how to create a computer program to control his robot at Highland Library, Medina.

Sara Srbinoski assembling her robot.

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CHAPTER 11

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.

Devin had just asked me what was in Marissa’s secret room in the bowling alley. I didn’t want to tell him the truth, but lying to him would’ve been just as bad. He deserved the truth, but I didn’t know if I could give it to him. Luckily, I didn’t have to make the decision just yet. My cell phone rang, going crazy in my pocket. “Oh! Sorry, Devin, Marissa said she’d call me. I’ll explain after,” I spat out, already answering my phone and holding it up to my ear. “Hey, Marissa,” I said, with a sigh of relief. “Marissa? This is Lea,” said the voice that was very much not Marissa’s on the other end of the line. “Who is this?” “This is Cam, I think you have a wrong number.” “Wait! You said Cam? As in Cameron?” the mysterious voice asked. “Yes…do I know you?” I tried to rack my brain for a Lea that might have my number, but I couldn’t think of any. “You’re Cameron Kizinsky?” “How do you know who I am?” “I found you after my mom finally told me what city you lived in! All I had to do was check out the Internet phone listings for San Diego, and you were the only Kizinskys, so I called the phone listed but I got an answering machine, but the message said I could reach you at this number, so I tried it and it worked!” I could hear the excitement in her voice as she replied, but I was still baffled. I also heard something else in her voice that made this whole ordeal even more suspicious. There was an unmistakable British accent. “Okay, who the heck are you and why are you stalking me?”

Across the table, Devin looked concerned and wouldn’t take his eyes off me. “I’m Lea! Lea Collette!” “That name means nothing to -,” my voice trailed off as my brain finally recalled the only person I knew named Lea. I would’ve thought it was a prank call if it weren’t for the accent. “Lea? My little sister, Lea?” “Yes!” she squealed in my ear. Devin’s jaw dropped, and my heart stopped. This was impossible. “How? Why? Where are you?” I said quickly, a million and one thoughts bouncing around my head. I could hardly comprehend what was happening, and all I knew was that Lea was not Marissa. “Can you call me back in like, a couple hours? Or I can call you or something.” “What! Cameron, you can’t be serious! It’s been over 10 years, I don’t even remember what you look like, and you want to call me back?!” She sounded exasperated, although I couldn’t blame her. “Sorry! I’ve been waiting for a really important call, and I thought you were it, but you weren’t, and I don’t know when she’ll call, but I really need to be available, and - .” “Cam! Stop being an idiot,” Devin interjected from across the table, looking at me like I had the IQ of a moldy carpet. “If that’s your little sister, Marissa would understand.” I thought about it for a moment, realized Devin was completely right, and then felt like I might just lose a game of “Jeopardy” to a moldy carpet. “Lea?” I asked into my phone, hoping she was still there. “Yes, Cameron?” “S-sorry. I’m just really confused at the moment. A lot has been happening recently, and I just … don’t hang up.” “Never. I’ve been waiting a long time to talk to my big brother,” she said with something like elation in her voice. It was strange to hear her voice, so grown up, when the last time I’d seen her she had just started speaking


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in full sentences. “I didn’t know I’d ever get to talk to you,” I replied, my heart pounding against my chest. I almost shivered with excitement. “Are you here? In California?” “Of course not! I’m only 13, Cameron. How would you expect me to get there? I mean, I want nothing more than to meet you face to face, but I don’t have any way of reaching you,” she said solemnly. “You’re 13 now? I missed your whole childhood,” I replied as my voice faded to a whisper. Lea was my little sister, and I was supposed to be there for her as much as her parents, if not even more so. I was supposed to be there to teach her what I knew about school and friends and life and which foods were edible at the school cafeteria and which ones weren’t. I was supposed to be there to always have her back, to always be someone she could count on, to beat up any little snot that broke her heart. I was supposed to be there, but I wasn’t. All because of my mom. I swallowed hard. “I’m still a kid. Maybe you could come here and see me?” she suggested. A suggestion that grabbed my heart and squeezed it like a lemon. “Yes! I mean, I want to. But I don’t think I can. I don’t even know where you are,” I reminded her shyly. I was almost four years older than her, yet I felt like the younger sibling. “Oh right! We’re in London now! Mom and dad split up a long time ago, and she said she’d always wanted to live in London, so we moved here.” At first, I was confused at her mention of our parents splitting up. It took me way too long to put it all together. After all, there had to be a reason my dad never really talked about Lea and a reason my mom had been so adamant about leaving

with this European guy. “He was your dad, wasn’t he?” I said quietly, the revelation hitting me like a truck. “Who? Louis? Well yeah, who else would be my … oh. They never told you?” She seemed as surprised as I was.

It was impractical, and nigh impossible, and I had no clue about how I’d do it. “No,” I replied, shaking my head, even though she couldn’t see me, “All this time I thought you were my real sister.” “I am! Just … just a half-sister. We have the same mom, and I love you like any other brother,” she said, consoling me. Again, I felt like the younger sibling. Half-sibling. I happened to glance over at Devin only to find him staring at me in amazement. He looked away the moment he saw me glance at him, but I knew he was listening to my half of the conversation. Devin was smart, he could figure out the other half. “I guess I can’t be upset that you took his name then, since he is your real dad and all,” I said bitterly. I had been wondering why she’d introduced herself as Lea Collette rather than Lea Kizinsky. “Cameron, I’m sorry mom did what she did to you. She told me she’d never meant to hurt your dad and you, but she knew she was no longer in love with him. So, she went with my dad, and eventually fell out of love with him, too, and now we’re here in London, and I’d really like to meet you if it’s possible.” There was a long moment of silence as I thought about how hard it would be to just get up and go to London for a while. I really wanted

to, but I didn’t have the money for it, nor did I have a way to get to the airport without getting a ride from Devin. It was impractical, and nigh impossible, and I had no clue about how I’d do it. But I was going to. “Cameron?” Lea’s voice pushed itself into my thoughts. “Okay. I’m coming to London,” I told her. Once again, Devin’s jaw dropped, but I ignored him. “Really?!” Lea squealed again, exploding in excitement. I had to pull the phone away from my ear so my eardrum didn’t get pierced. “Yes. I’ll find a way to get there. I promise,” I told her, my heart beating like a bumblebee’s wings. Lea squealed again, then suddenly I heard voices in the background and some sort of commotion. “Lea? Is everything okay?” “Shoot, I have to go, Cameron. I’ll call you later! I love you! Bye!” She hung up before I could even reply, but that “I love you” hung on my heartstrings like wet laundry on a clothesline. I slowly laid my phone down on the table and looked up at Devin. “Cam, you’re insane.” “No, Devin. I’m desperate. And I’m going to London.”

CHAPTER 12 Devin and I argued about my mental state for a while, but I assured him that whether he wanted to help me or not, I was going to London. Finally, he gave in and agreed to help me. “I’ll get us plane tickets, and we’ll get to London as soon as school lets out. We only have a week left anyway. You’ve been excused from school, but I still have to finish off my perfect attendance

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c on t i n u e d f ro m P a g e 9 record.” “Fine, but until then, I’m going to figure out how we’re going to do this.” “Good, we need a plan.” That night, I pulled up map after map of London. Lea hadn’t given me an address, but when I tried to call her back some random guy answered and told me I was calling a payphone. So, it was up to her to call me back and give me an address. I tried searching her name on social media, but I couldn’t find her there either. Our mom probably wouldn’t let her have an account since she was only 13. I wasn’t discouraged though, because she had promised to call me back, and as soon as I got that call, I’d get her address and we’d be set. Eventually, I fell asleep face down in a pile of maps I’d printed out and woke up the next morning to a bright sun shining through the window. It was far past time for school, and the whole house was empty. I returned to my personal geography lesson of London and focused on that until late afternoon, when my phone finally rang. I answered immediately. “Hi! I knew you’d keep your promise and call me back!” On the other end, Marissa giggled, “Of course I would, Cam.” I’d completely forgotten Marissa was supposed to call me after Lea had intercepted my thoughts. “Oh! Marissa! I have so much to tell you!” I practically shouted, trying and failing to contain my excitement. “Oh yeah?” she laughed, “Did you want to hear my idea first? Or do you want to go first? You seem to be bursting.” “Right, no, you can go first,” I replied, still working on controlling myself. “Okay, so I was thinking maybe

we could go on some sort of trip after school lets out to get you away from everything. Since all this bad stuff has happened here, in this city, we should leave it for a while,” she explained, clueless to the irony of her idea. I lost it, laughing like a hyena into the phone. At first, she tried to ask me what was so funny but eventually succumbed to my contagious laughter. Once I regained my composure, I explained Lea’s call to her, and we talked for a while about how insane it was but also how perfect it was. In the middle of our conversation, Devin walked in, home from school, and silently asked me who it was. I mouthed, “Marissa,” and he nodded and walked away, probably disappointed that it wasn’t Lea with an address for us.

Eventually, I fell asleep face down in a pile of maps ... . “So, Cam, do you think I could come with you guys?” Marissa asked. “Wait, really? Would your parents even let you?” “They will if I tell them I’m going to be staying at Cindy’s house. Don’t worry about them, I just want to come with you. If nothing else, I can be there for emotional support,” she explained. I could hear the smile in her voice and realized she really wanted to come with me, or maybe she just wanted to see London. I wouldn’t blame her, and I would definitely appreciate the company. “I’d love for you to come with us, but Devin’s buying the tickets, so let me ask him first.” “Okay! Call me back?” “Of course.”

“Yay! Go ask him! Bye, Cam,” she said. “Bye, Marissa,” I said and hung up. True to my word, I immediately went up to Devin’s room and asked if he wouldn’t mind buying a third ticket for Marissa. “For you, Cam? Definitely. But on one condition,” he replied, looking at me over the comic book he was reading. I wasn’t sure I would like the condition, but I had to agree to it. I wasn’t about to leave Marissa behind on this trip. “I’ll buy that third ticket, if you tell me what was in Marissa’s secret room.” I’d hoped he’d forgotten but apparently, he hadn’t. He was just waiting for the right time to ambush me. “Devin, it’s not even a big deal, you’ve gotta’ let this go, man.” He glared at me. “Okay, fine.” I sat down on his bed and sighed. I told him about the room and everything in it. Except the blades, of course. It wasn’t a lie, it was just a lack of information. Or at least that’s what I was telling myself when he cleared his throat. “Was that all that was in there?” he asked blatantly. How he knew there was more, I’ll never know, but I couldn’t lie to him when he was buying me plane tickets. “No.” He nodded and came over to sit next to me on his bed. “What made you go back?” I took a deep breath, hoping this wouldn’t ruin anything, and showed him the cuts on my fingers. “Razors.” He took my hand in his, but was silent. Then all I heard was a sharp intake of breath and then a similar exhale. I looked over to find Devin crying. “Look, Devin, I’m sorry. I didn’t know what else to do. There was just so much pain and distress and


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agony, and I looked at those blades, and felt the suffering in my heart, and wanted to open myself up so that-” “No, Cam,” he interrupted, sniffing away his tears as he pulled at his pant leg. He pulled it up, just above the knee, and revealed scars that looked far too similar to the cuts on my fingers. “I know what it’s like.” My breath caught in my throat, shocked more than anything. “But, Devin. You’re so happy. You’ve got like, everything you could ever want. Why would you do this to yourself?” “That’s exactly it. People look at me and see a kid with a rich family who can buy himself happiness. And sure, I can get myself nice things, buy my friends cool stuff, get the newest video games, see the hottest movies, go to the wildest concerts, and so on, but there is something I can’t buy that even you had up until recently.” We were both silent, and I knew exactly what he meant, but I think he needed to say it out loud. “I can’t buy my parents’ love, Cam. I can’t even get them to pay attention to me.” I stared at the scars on Devin’s leg and looked at the cuts on my fingers. We weren’t so different,

Devin and I. Maybe that’s why we were best friends. “I think this trip will be good for both of us,” I said finally, unsure of how to address the fact that we both had hurt ourselves in such a way. Devin nodded, resting his head on my shoulder. “Marissa too.” My heart sank. I’d forgotten that telling Devin about the blades in Marissa’s room would mean he would know that she used them, too. I hadn’t meant to do that.

I stared at the scars on Devin’s leg and looked at the cuts on my fingers. “Please don’t tell Marissa I told you about the blades,” I said. “I won’t. It’s her choice who to share that with. I’m glad she shared it with you at least.” “She knows about mine, too,” I told him. “I figured. It’s okay. We’ll get away, go to London, and forget all about this forsaken place.” “Until we have to return,” I said, with a sigh. “Let’s focus on getting there first. I’ll go buy the tickets. How does

leaving Friday night sound?” “Let me ask Marissa, but it works for me.” He stood, wiped his eyes, and swallowed hard. “Thanks, Cam.” After he left, I texted Marissa to make sure Friday was good for her, and she said it was. It was set, in just a few days, the three of us were going to take a leap of faith, with no clue what was lying in wait for us at the bottom. All I knew was that whatever was there, whatever obstacles and problems we were going to face, we were going to face them together, and we’d be fine. I held up one of my many maps of London and stared at it for several minutes without looking for anything in particular. “This is crazy,” I whispered to myself. Then I thought of Lea’s voice with that cute British accent, and I didn’t care how crazy it was. “I’m coming, Lea. I promise.”

Our st ory cont in u es next mont h! 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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Banners and flags greeted those attending the Civil War Encampment at Spring Grove Cemetery, 115 N. Spring Grove Street, Medina.

Private Christopher Wesp

From left, Colonel Tom Downes, Captain Rick Betley and Private Ross McNerney.

Private Don Boyer

Colonel Tom Downes, left, and Captain Rick Betley work to gain recruits for the war.


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The sun sets on camp as Colonel Tom Downes sets up a recruitment table and Captain Rick Betley relaxes.

Private Christopher Wesp, left, and Captain Rick Betley pitch a tent.

The Friends of the Cemetery hosted the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) as part of Medina's yearlong bicentennial celebration. OVI members arrived at Spring Grove Cemetery, Medina, on the evening of May 25 and camped in the cemetery overnight. The next day, the public arrived to observe an accurate depiction of life for soldiers during the Civil War. The 8th OVI is based in Cleveland. Photos By FlashBang Photography


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From left, First Sergeant Chuck Smith and Private Christopher Wesp.

Colonel Tom Downes and Captain Rick Betley use a lantern as night falls at the cemetery.

First Sergeant Chuck Smith

First Sergeant Chuck Smith

To view a video of the encampment, click above or go to https://youtu.be/GIJs-87LLps


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Private Christopher Wesp, left, and Private Eric Tanko

Harold Waite, in hat on the left, shared historical information about Waite & Son Funeral Home and its 1892 horse-drawn hearse.

Micheal Rhodes of Medina took tintype photos of attendees who borrowed costumes for posing.


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Ladies dress up for their tintype photographs.

Brian “Sugarpops” Hartzell is part of the Ohio Village Muffins, a reenactment Civil War-era baseball team. “Muff” means to drop the ball. The pictured ball is called an “orange peel” because of the orange stitching.

Union Major General Rick Blevins, left, and Chief Mustering Guard Officer of the Ohio Light Guard Elmer Otis Ignatius of Camp Chase, Columbus, portrayed by John Staziani

From left to right: Lisa Ann Maxwell, Janice Maxwell, Bud Maxwell, Kathy Divella, and Brian Hartzell


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INVESTING INTELLIGENC E: SEC RETS OF A MORTGAGE BA NK ER

Job Change can Affect Home Buying by Rich Bailey

“It’s important to have some idiots in your life,”

from a 17-year-old

“Anything that’s big enough to eat me gets my attention.”

On the last day of school, a mom asks why her daughter’s backpack is so full. The response?

“I carry everything with me, just in case the teachers decide to teach.”

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As a mortgage lender and a past chamber president, there are two things I have been seeing a lot of the past several months: sold signs on homes and help-wanted signs everywhere! Both are signs of a growing economy. But what happens when the perfect job opportunity comes along when contemplating buying a house or, worse, when in the midst of a home purchase? It is the opportunity you have been waiting for, but it could not have come at a worse time! This is not too uncommon. The rules are a little different depending on the type of loan, but typically, as long as you stay in the same line of work, it is usually fine. It just has to make sense. If you are in IT (information technology) and you switch to a different job in the same company, you typically will be OK. However, switching from IT to managing an IT department at another company would likely be a problem. Another problem that could be faced is how you get paid in the new position. If changing from hourly to hourly or to salary, it would likely be OK. The problems arise when someone leaves a job where there was a history of getting overtime and it is needed to qualify. Unless overtime has been received for one to two years, depending on the type of loan, none of it can be used to qualify for a loan. It is the same for other types of income, like commissions and bonuses. They cannot be used unless received for one to two years and then they are averaged. The key is to communicate with the loan originator and ensure that your new job title and how you will get paid are known. 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 RRI O R

Mold Exposure Mimic by Paul McHam

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

Scratching That Itch Text and photo by Danielle Litton

I have an ITCH…you know, the one that is satisfied only by traveling. In the midst of selling my house and quitting my job, this itch became so intense that I stopped packing and started looking for flights “anywhere.” Oh, boy, did I hit the jackpot! Round-trip flight to Costa Rica, $280. When do we leave? In 12 days. Luckily, one of my best friends had the same itch and, within minutes, our flights were booked! After doing some research, we knew we had to experience La Fortuna, for the jungle and beautiful volcano backdrop, and Jaco, for the beach life, and that is exactly what we did. When we arrived in La Fortuna, I had to ask myself if this were real life. This hidden oasis in the jungle offered breathtaking views of the Arenal Volcano from our balcony, and that was just the beginning. Our accommodations were sitting on 10 acres of land with two natural pools and a waterfall. We had plenty to explore. Our next stop, Jaco! After a dreadful 3-hour ride on the twisty, hilly roads, we finally could see the ocean. I wanted nothing more than to go crash some waves. The rocky beach was absolutely beautiful, but water shoes made it more enjoyable! Use a ride service in San Jose, it is much cheaper than renting a car. If you get car sick, take plenty of motion sickness preventative or you will get sick. I took advantage of the natural hot spring, it is so relaxing. The tap water was delicious. The sushi was the best I have ever had. The surf lesson was harder than it looked, but it was so worth catching a wave. As delightful as the trip was, I learned not to walk down the streets of Jaco alone at night, as they are a bit sketchy. Most importantly, take the trip!

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.

What are the symptoms of mold exposure? There are so many possible symptoms that you would do well to be examined by a doctor. While I am not a doctor, I can provide some worthwhile information. It is said that 80 percent of all human ailments are caused by the environment, which can be affected by mold. Of the many thousands of species of mold, approximately 90 percent are considered allergens, while the balance is considered potentially toxigenic. Since most molds are allergens, the typical reaction to exposure includes the usual allergy symptoms: allergic rhinitis, coughing due to extra mucus, runny noses, itching, throat clearing, sneezing, and a whole lot more. Some may even come down with asthma from the exposure to mold. Once you have asthma, dust in the home is another environmental issue that can create an allergic reaction. I have mentioned in past articles that a Maglite flashlight (turned on and laid on its side against a surface) will highlight the profile of mold on a wall. Now, try laying the flashlight it on a table, nightstand or dresser and every particle of dust will become visible. The dust can produce symptoms that are similar to mold exposure. Dust is often one of the major aggravators of allergies and asthma. It is important when looking for mold, to look for dust as well. Regular inspections of your home often will uncover both the mold and the dust that may be creating symptoms. If necessary, a HEPA (High Efficiency Particulate Air) vacuum that is 99.97 percent efficient at .3 microns can be purchased and used to reduce or even eliminate symptoms. If having difficulty locating a vacuum with these specifications, please contact me for recommendations. 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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T HE N E T W O R K E R

Finding the Why by Bob Arnold

Why me! In the networking world, this is usually a question. Today, it is a statement. As we network with many people, it becomes much more evident that we try to get them to understand our business by telling them its features and benefits. This just does not work for most businesses anymore. People are more interested in how you are tied into the business and how you can help them. They are very interested in how much interest you have in their business. Do you express interest in understanding their business? Are you interested in understanding how they attract new clients? Do you express interest in exploring how to recognize a prospect they would be interested in? Most of the time, we are so focused on what we think new friends want to hear that we gloss over what they have to offer. With a little bit of listening, we can glean a lot of information. When I say listening, I mean actually focusing on what they are saying and not thinking about what you are going to say next. Let your next words grow from what they just said. Try this at the next networking event you attend, conversations with new friends will be much easier to start and carry. Here is an example: “Hi, I’m Bob, and you are?” “Hi, Ashley. So, how does your work help another business person, like me, for example?” After they answer: “Now, since you would look into my records and find where I left money on the table, how would you communicate that to me?” “Well, that sounds really interesting.” I hope that example helps show why the Why Me! principle is so important today. 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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If you are in management, surprise workers with an extra 30 minutes for lunch as a show of appreciation for their hard work.

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! While in Spain, John Adams wrote on January 14, 1780, that the Spaniards had plenty of “Salt Fish, Sardines, Cod. During the Revolution, most households did not have plenty of anything. This being the case, they used leftovers to make fritters. Fritters are easy to make, and they are a good change of pace.

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Drain sardines. Mix flour, salt, pepper with whisk or fork. Add egg yolk and enough milk to make a smooth batter. Beat thoroughly. Beat egg white, and fold into batter. Put a sardine on a spoon and dip into batter, continue until all sardines are coated. Fry on both sides in pre-greased skillet. 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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IN DE E D

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An Envelope of Kindness

Expanding A Cultural Legacy

When 11-year-old Kaitlyn Riordan, and her mom, Jennifer Arnold, came out of the Forest Meadows Buehler’s in Medina and headed for their car, they did not know their day was about to take a small detour. Riordan spotted a bank envelope thick with money lying on the ground between their car and another car. After handing the envelope to her mother, Riordan kept watch by the car to make sure they did not somehow miss the owner of the envelope in case he or she came out of the store to look for it. Meanwhile, Arnold took the envelope to the customer service desk inside the store. After an employee announced the find over the store’s loudspeaker system, the very grateful owner arrived to claim her envelope. She thanked and hugged Arnold and Riordan. Joy of Medina County Magazine appreciates the motherand-daughter team’s honesty and caring and arranged for them each to be rewarded. Arnold was awarded a Sparrow Art Gallery gift certificate kindly donated by the gallery. Sparrow Art Gallery sells a variety of artwork and offers painting classes, as well. The gallery is located at 44 Public Square 3 and 4, Medina. Riordan was awarded a gift certificate to The Bookshelf, a used bookstore that supports Project Learn, a literacy program. The Bookshelf is located at 831 Pearl Road, Brunswick; 5 W. Liberty Street, Medina; and 130 Main Street, Wadsworth.

HOW TO GIVE BACK Businesses that donate gift cards or certificates to be used as In Deed rewards will receive notice in the column when their donation is awarded. Interested businesses should call 330-461-0589 or e-mail joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com

by Kent Von Der Vellen

While he was growing up, Thomas Sigel’s parents made the arts and culture an integral part of his life by taking him to concerts, the theater and other cultural activities. When Sigel returned to the Medina area after traveling the world as an economic policy analyst and book publisher, he wanted others to have the chance to add culture to their lives. Between 2008 and 2010, he worked with Main Street Medina to create the Jazz Under the Stars concert series. The concerts started in 2011 and bring professional jazz musicians to perform on Medina’s square. While Sigel was developing Jazz Under the Starts, people repeatedly asked him to bring culture to the schools. In response, Sigel founded the Ohio Regional Music Arts Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) to bring the arts to schools and the greater Medina community. ORMACO programs combine professional musicians and education. One of the most well-known ORMACO programs is the World Tour of Music. Every spring and fall, a world-class musician visits county library branches and a different school each season Last spring, Australian tenor Brad Cooper visited Brunswick’s Applewood Elementary School and high school. Students learned about Australia’s culture, animals, history, and traditional aboriginal music. Cooper also did outreach programs at four Medina County District Library branches and performed at Copley-Fairlawn High School. This fall, musician and composer Steven Gross will be the guest performer and will focus on the music of Leonard Bernstein. ORMACO and Jazz Under the Stars are dependent on donations, sponsorships and grants. Recently, the Jazz Under the Stars series faced cancellation due to a lack of funds and was saved by donors. Sigel said he is thankful for the many individuals, businesses, organizations, and artists who have given their time and money to make the many ORMACO programs a success. For more information, visit ormaco.com. To donate, visit http://ormaco.org/make-a-donation/ 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 330-421-0863. Learn what other area non-profits need by visiting Giving Hearts at JoyofMedinaCounty.com


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BI T E ME !

Glorious Guacamole by Amy Barnes

1 avocado, choose one that is slightly firm but not mushy

2 to 4 whole, peeled, canned tomatoes (or dip fresh tomatoes into boiling water for approximately 2 minutes, then peel and use)

1/2 teaspoon dried lemon peel

1 ½ tablespoon lemon juice

1/4 teaspoon chili mélange

1/4 teaspoon dried onion (or use 1 tablespoon fresh, chopped onion)

Peel avocado and remove pit. Place all ingredients in food processor and blend on low speed until smooth and creamy. Enjoy with vegetables, chips and tacos. Kid project: With adult help, push four toothpicks into avocado pit that has had all avocado flesh removed. Place pit in cup of water, with water halfway up pit, resting the toothpicks on the rim of the cup. The toothpicks will help keep the top half of the pit suspended above the water. Make sure it is the wider end of the pit that is in the water. Wait for pit to sprout, then plant in pot of soil. We have a 4-foot tall avocado tree that was sprouted from a pit using this method. Keep in mind, avocado trees are not winter hardy and must be brought inside for the winter months.

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Let's do it! Sunday, July 1 International Joke Day https://bit.ly/2t0AX4k

Monday, July 2 I Forgot Day https://bit.ly/2JutbLm and World UFO Day https://bit.ly/2LIVB0F 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.

Tuesday, July 3 Compliment Your Mirror Day https://bit. ly/2JK756U 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. Noon to 4 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Deer Pass Golf Course, 5886 Greenwich Road, Seville. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays: LifeSized Battleship; Lodi Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/2y8IdBe 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge 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, http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 6 p.m. Medina Creative Housing Independence Walk; Medina Creative Living I and II complexes 1120 N. Huntington Street, Medina. Pets invited. Walk pauses at Creative Living III and IV, 4100 Creative Way, Medina. Ribbon cutting for new units. Snack station, pet costume contest, pet obstacle course, photographs. Walk returns to starting point where there will be food, music, balloon animals, face painting, games. Event ends with watching city’s fireworks and making s’mores. Donations accepted. Register by calling 330-723-7415. 7 p.m. Wadsworth Community Band Concert; Central Intermediate School, 151 Main Street, Wadsworth. Variety of music. Free. http://WadsworthCommunityBand.com Dusk (approximately 9 p.m.) Medina Fireworks; Medina High School, 777 E. Union Street, Medina. Start of Homecoming Week for the Medina bicentennial.

July 2018

Non-Profit Calendar

Dusk. Wadsworth Fireworks; High Street, downtown Wadsworth.

Wednesday, July 4 Sidewalk Egg Frying Day (Read before trying) https://bit.ly/2y2zC2M 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Valley City Fourth of July Parade and Fireworks; Medina County bicentennial-theme parade, car show, music, fireworks, more. Parade starts at 11 a.m., follows State Route 303 to Mill Stream Park, 1262 Maple Street, Valley City. http://valleycity.org/independence-day/ 4 p.m. Official Medina Bicentennial Celebration Parade; begins at Medina High School, 777 E. Union Street, travels west on Liberty to Medina Public Square, ends in parking lot of Medina County Courthouse. Parade will be filmed for prosperity. Register to be in parade at https:// bit.ly/2xZr9NG 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. Fourth of July Chippewa Lake Ski Team Show; Chippewa Lake, Longacre Drive, Chippewa. Cardboard boat race follows. 8:25 p.m. Medina Community Band, outdoor Summer Concert Series, Medina Public Square. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, snacks are available. Free, donations accepted. http://www. medinacommunityband.org/

Thursday, July 5 National Bikini Day https://bit.ly/2J5NEpo and Work-a-Holic Day https://bit.ly/2sNE40g 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. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Summa Health Center at Wadsworth-Rittman, 195 Wadsworth Road. http://www. redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. NASA Astronaut Mike Foreman Presentation; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Meet and greet, presentation, more. Foreman will sign autographs at the “NASA Journey to Tomorrow” interactive display trailer, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Medina County Administration Building parking lot on East Liberty, close to the square. Trailer will be open 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and is wheelchair accessible.

Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 2 p.m. Math Magic; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Puzzles, games, magic. For those entering Grades 3 to 5. Register at https://bit. ly/2LSFJce 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Buckeye Library: Legal Resource Center; 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served. 7 p.m. Travels With Peter: India; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Peter Balunek shares photos and tales from his travels to India. https://bit.ly/2LPipvG 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 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Medina Police Department Vehicle Display, Broadway Street between Liberty and Washington, Medina. Officers on hand to answer questions. A Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Celeb/Pro Disc Golf Doubles Tournament and Vintage Car Display; Memorial Park, 410 E. Homestead Street, Medina, near pool. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 9 p.m. Historic Medina Videos; Public Square, Medina. Videos from 1917 and more with narration. Shown on big screen. Free popcorn. A Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event.

Friday, July 6 International and National Kissing Day https://bit.ly/2GZzdlS 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 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Rockin’ the Park n’ Pool Bicentennial Homecoming Party and Picnic; Memorial Park outdoor pool, 410 E. Homestead Street, Medina. Music, crafts, Recycle-a-Bike, MHS alumni gathering, free swimming, free food (hot dogs, chips, beverages), reunion of pool and park employees. For more information, call 330-722-9029. 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


Joy of Medina County Magazine | July 2018 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. “NASA Journey to Tomorrow” interactive display trailer; Medina County Administration Building parking lot on East Liberty, close to the square. Wheelchair accessible. Moon rock and more. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event.

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8:30 p.m. Medina Community Band, outdoor Summer Concert Series, Medina Public Square. Historical music selections. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, snacks are available. Free, donations accepted. http://www.medinacommunityband.org/

Math 2.0 Day https://bit.ly/2umPbwt and Body Painting Day https://bit.ly/2JsbM5T

Saturday, July 7 Tell the Truth Day https://bit.ly/2tmHrdS and International Cherry Pit Spitting Day https:// bit.ly/2HEeqjd 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Brunswick Reformed Church, 3535 Grafton Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross. org/local/ohio/northeast 10 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/2LPwJUY 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. “NASA Journey to Tomorrow” Interactive Display Trailer; Medina County Administration Building parking lot on East Liberty, close to the square. Wheelchair accessible. Moon rock and more. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 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. 1:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. Opening of 1924 Masonic Temple Time Capsule and Cornerstone Laying Reenactment; Medina Public Square, Medina. Medina Masonic Lodge started in 1819 by a Medina founder and first settlers of Medina. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Music, Magic and Balloons; Medina Public Square, Medina. Music by Erin Nicole Neal and Chill Factors. Magic and balloon animals with Nate the Great. Oldtime children’s games, balsa wood and paper airplanes, hoop races, and water balloon catch challenge. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Service and Parks Departments Vehicles and Gear Display; Broadway Street between Liberty and Washington Streets. Employees on hand to answer questions. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Board Gamers United; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. https://

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7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Jazz Concert; Medina Public Square, Medina. Bring blankets, chairs. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event.

Sunday, July 8 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Picnic in the Park; Medina Public Square, Medina. Bring blanket, plates, utensils, drinks, personal food. Hot dogs, buns, fixings, piece of Medina’s 200th birthday cake provided. Pie and hot dog eating contests. Magic and balloon animals with Nate the Great. Music by Noel’s Latin Guitar Duo. Medina Fire Department will display vehicles and gear with firefighters doing demonstrations and on hand to answer questions. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event.

Monday, July 9 National Sugar Cookie Day https://bit. ly/1Lv4sQt Noon. Arts Week Festival Chalk Art for Children; Medina Public Square, Medina. Paper and sidewalk creations. Sponsored by Medina County Arts Council. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 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/2laxr45 5:30 p.m. Teen Iron Chef; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Compete against other teens creating best food using provided ingredients. For those entering grades 6 to 12. EVENT IS FULL. https://bit.ly/2t81NaL 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Kids; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Preparation for kindergarten. WAITING LIST. Register at https://bit.ly/2l8wtoP 7 p.m. Arts Week Festival Concert by Grady Miller; Medina Public Square, Medina. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event.

Tuesday, July 10 Clerihew Day https://bit.ly/2JscmR7 and Teddy Bear Picnic Day https://bit.ly/2McJ5aV

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2018 Brunswick 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, June 10 through October 14 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/2I4I5DV Medina 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 19 through October 13 Medina Public Square 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesdays, beginning June 20 A.I. Root Candles, 623 W. Liberty Street, Medina Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/2HzA34O Seville 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 26 through September 29 Gazebo at Maria Stanhope Park, 73 W. Main Street, Seville Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/2r4Hmvk Wadsworth 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 30 through September 29 Central Intermediate School, 151 Main Street, Wadsworth Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/2JykOKc

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Joy of Medina County Magazine | July 2018 10:30 a.m. Akron Steel Drum Duo; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Register at https://bit.ly/2sXMORG Noon. Arts Week Festival Buckeye Community Theater; Medina Public Square, Medina. Sponsored by Medina County Arts Council. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Northside Christian Church, 7615 Ridege Road http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/ northeast 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Terrific Tuesdays: Giant Monopoly; Lodi Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Register at https://bit.ly/2HPkgyc 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Robotics Challenge; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Use Rasperry Pi, coding, hardware to create STEAM projects. Also July 17, 24, 31, must attend all sessions. Open house July 31 to demonstrate creations. 7 p.m. Arts Week Festival Concert by John Husbands and Friends; Medina Public Square, Medina. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event.

Wednesday, July 11

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. Noon to 2 p.m. Printmaking for Kids; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Use Styrofoam to make prints. Grades 3 to 5. Register at https://bit.ly/2JVewrY 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 2 p.m. Math Magic; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Puzzles, games, magic. For those entering Grades 3 to 5. Register at https://bit. ly/2tadRZ0 6:30 p.m. History of the A.I. Root Company; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Register at https://bit.ly/2JBXVKm 6:30 p.m. Right Rose, Right Place; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn which roses thrive in Northeast Ohio. https://bit. ly/2MrjQ4J

Friday, July 13

Cheer Up the Lonely Day https://bit.ly/2snBVq3

Embrace Your Geekness Day https://bit.ly/ 2Jt8xeC and Barbershop Music Appreciation Day https://bit.ly/2JGHjAi

11 a.m. to noon. Teddy Bear Picnic; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Bring favorite stuffed animal for storytime with snacks and craft. Register at https://bit.ly/2l80iFU

10:30 a.m. Mr. Eric’s Music; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Join with Mr. Eric in building a band. Ages 2 to 6. https://bit. ly/2LQeuyQ

11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Annual Medina High School 50-plus Reunion Luncheon; Weymouth Country Club, 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina. Medina Bicentennial Homecoming Week event.

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

Noon. Arts Week Festival Drum Circle for Children; Medina Public Square, Medina. With Mary Jo Oklessen. Sponsored by Medina County Arts Council.

1:30 p.m. Watercolor Masterpieces; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Grades kindergarten through third. WAITING LIST. https://bit.ly/2sXFWDV

2 p.m. Code T: Volcanoes & Geysers & Catapults…Oh, my!; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. WAITING LIST.

6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wine and Canvas Night; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Age 21 and older. Bring wine, take home your 11x14 painting. Fee $15, payable to Artists Uncork’d. WAITING LIST. Register at https://bit.ly/2l9zXHC

https://bit.ly/2JRUVsI 2 p.m. Games & Grub; Lodi Library,635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Snacks, video and board games. Register at https://bit.ly/2t3vU3c 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Women’s Self Defense; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Qualifies for Healthy Medina partnership. WAITING LIST. Register at https://bit.ly/2sYWxqN

8:30 p.m. Medina Community Band, outdoor Summer Concert Series, Medina Public Square. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, snacks are available. Free, donations accepted. http://www. medinacommunityband.org/

Saturday, July 14

7 p.m. Arts Week Festival Concert by Jim Gill; Medina Public Square, Medina.

National Nude Day https://bit.ly/2y2Hxx2 and Shark Awareness Day https://bit.ly/2t0RV2J

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/

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/

Thursday, July 12 Different Colored Eyes Day https://bit. ly/2HEquB5

Noon to 3 p.m. Lego Tournament; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. For grades kindergarten through ninth. Creations on dis-

play for voting July 16 through July 21. Prizes for winners. Register at https://bit.ly/2sYsmzS 1 p.m. Store Bought vs. Pasture-Raised Food; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Learn the differences between factory farms and pasture raised. Tasting samples available from grill. Register at https://bit.ly/2JJfHYc

Sunday, July 15 Be a Dork Day https://bit.ly/2JvFB5F and Cow Appreciation Day https://bit.ly/2JAglXH

Monday, July 16 Global Hug Your Kids Day https://bit. ly/2sR8iPW and World Snake Day https://bit. ly/2t0JUdW Wanted: Young Inventors; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Pick up bag of items, return by July 31 with invention. Inventions will be displayed during National Inventors Month in August. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ocean Commotion: Polymer Clay Session 1; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. In partnership with Medina County Arts Council. For grades 4 and up. Register by calling 330-242-4452. 1 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 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 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main Street, Seville. http://www.redcross.org/ local/ohio/northeast 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. 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Kids; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Preparation for kindergarten. Register at https://bit. ly/2MuEh0q 6:30 p.m. The Beatles off the Record; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Discussion of influences, meaning, innovations behind Beatles songs. Live performance by Rick Iacoboni. Register at https://bit.ly/2LRfpz6 6:30 p.m. Echoes of 9/11; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Debbie Chitester shares experience at Ground Zero. Register at https://bit.ly/2JVZ8eP

Tuesday, July 17 Yellow Pig Day (celebration of the number 17) https://bit.ly/2sD82pH 10 a.m. Baby Art; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Ages birth to 2 years.


Joy of Medina County Magazine | July 2018 Messy art for young artists. Register at https:// bit.ly/2JMOxiU EVENT IS FULL. 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. 10 a.m. to noon. Drawn to the Arts: Drawing and Cartooning; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn to draw cartoon characters. Register by calling 330-242-4452. 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road Parkway, Medina. http:// www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 1:30 p.m. Readers Rock! Magical Library Show; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Performance with Drip E. Faucet, magician, juggler, plumber. Register at https://bit. ly/2JU0EOx 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tea Bag Art; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Turn used tea bags into art. WAITING LIST. Register at https://bit.ly/2Muhgeb 6:30 p.m. Guided Meditation Through the Chakras; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Learn tips for practicing guided meditation. 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, July 18 National Caviar Day https://bit.ly/2LHzibF and National Hot Dog Day https://bit.ly/2uHjn4P 10 a.m. to noon. Drawn to the Arts: Drawing and Cartooning; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn to draw cartoon characters. Register by calling 330-242-4452. 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. Ocean Commotion: Polymer Clay Session 1; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. In partnership with Medina County Arts Council. Grades 4 and up. Register by calling 330-242-4452. 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, July 19 Stick Out Your Tongue Day https://bit. ly/2teeKBb Celebrate 200; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. It is the 200th day of the year and the 200th year for Medina. 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. 10 a.m. to noon. Drawn to the Arts: Drawing

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A list of runs and walks that benefit area non-profit organizations. 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. Wednesday, July 4 7:30 a.m. Medina Twin Sizzler 2018; Public Square, Medina. 5k, 10k, Fun Run, Kid’s Run, Bike Race. Benefits Faith in Action Medina County Caregivers. Runners/riders tickets at bit.ly/twinsizzler2018 Activities for participants and non-participants include DJ, balloons, face painting, food. Contact Deb Poland at dpoland@fiamedina.org or visit http://fiamedina.org/sponsor/ Saturday, July 21 8:45 a.m. Lodi Sweet Corn Fest 5k and 1 k; 301 Mill Street, Lodi. Benefits Cloverleaf Cross Country Team and Colt Pack CC Scholarship Fund. Register by July 7, $20, includes shirt. Late and race-day registration, $25, no shirt. Information at https://www.facebook.com/ events/449884832126647/ Online registration at www.lodicornfest5k. com Sunday, July 29 8 a.m. 4th Annual Nate Vermote Run to Freedom; Medina Public Square, Medina. Registration 8 a.m.; run and walk start, 9 a.m. Benefits the Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. First 200 to register get T-shirt. Registration, $25. Online registration at http:// hermescleveland.com/

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 Friday, August 10 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 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 Marketplace, 109 W. Washington Street, Medina. Runners invited to dress in costume. Benefits Ohio literacy programs through grants, scholarships, book donations. https://www.facebook. com/events/903194836485785/ Register at https://bit.ly/2yaS3lV

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and Cartooning; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn to draw cartoon characters. Register by calling 330-242-4452.

Saturday, July 21

2 p.m. Math Magic; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Puzzles, games, magic. For those entering Grades 3 to 5. Register at https://bit. ly/2tauxzG

8:45 a.m. Lodi Sweet Corn Fest 5k and 1 k; 301 Mill Street, Lodi. Benefits Cloverleaf Cross Country Team and Colt Pack CC Scholarship Fund. Information at https://www.facebook. com/events/449884832126647/ Online registration at www.lodicornfest5k.com

2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Pearlview Rehab and Wellness, 4426 Homestead Drive, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Medina County Economic Development Corporation’s Bicentennial Celebration and Cookout; Blue Heron Event Center, 3227 Blue Heron Trace, Montville Township. History of Medina County will be featured. 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Brunswick Library: Legal Resource Center; 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served. 6 p.m. Knife Skills Movie Premiere; Regal Cinema, 200 W. Reagan Parkway, Medina. Benefits the Recovery Center of Medina and Serenite Restaurant and Culinary Training Institute. Tickets, $25, include hors d’oeuvres and drinks. Movie is about people released from prison running the Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute in Cleveland. Tickets at https://bit.ly/2Mq1bGA 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Drive-In Movie Night; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Pick up cardboard box between July 12 and 18 to decorate as a car, then bring it back to watch a car movie with your family. Ages 2 to 5. Register at https://bit.ly/2y8MrZv 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Seville Schoolhouse Tour; Seville Historical Society, 70 W. Main Street, Seville. Tour of replica 19th Century schoolhouse. When registering, include all members in your group. Register at https://bit.ly/2JCZqb1

Friday, July 20 Ugly Truck Day https://bit.ly/2l2a0tr 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/2JCwwrx 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Wadsworth United Methodist Church, 195 Broad Street, Wadsworth. http://www. redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Uncorked Medina Wine Festival; Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. First day of two-day event. Benefits Friends of Medina County Parks. Wine from local and international wineries, craft beers, food trucks, entertainment and marketplace. Ticket prices vary. Information at https://bit. ly/2Ihfcn1 and tickets at https://bit.ly/2q0NhQS 8:30 p.m. Medina Community Band, outdoor Summer Concert Series, Medina Public Square. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, snacks are available. Free, donations accepted. http://www. medinacommunityband.org/

National Junk Food Day https://bit.ly/VFmqZT

10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Medina Bicentennial: Old Time Country Fair; Medina Public Square. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Buehler’s Fresh Foods, 3626 Medina Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 11 a.m. Bee Festival; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. More information at https://bit.ly/2JYaMFU 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. Uncorked Medina Wine Festival; Buffalo Creek Retreat, 8708 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Second day of two-day event. Benefits Friends of Medina County Parks. Wine from local and international wineries, craft beers, food trucks, entertainment and marketplace. Ticket prices vary. Information at https:// bit.ly/2Ihfcn1 Tickets at https://bit.ly/2q0NhQS

Sunday, July 22 Ratcatcher’s Day https://bit.ly/2sYpqTb 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Jake Von Der Vellen Memorial Fundraiser; Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Road, Medina. Funds scholarships. Chinese raffle, 50/50 raffle. Free. Contact Kent Von Der Vellen, 330-421-0863, for more information.

Monday, July 23 Vanilla Ice Cream Day https://bit.ly/2xZ7iyl 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. All Creatures Great and Small With the Akron Zoo; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Ages 3 and up. https://bit.ly/2HNZdw9 1 p.m. Bad Art; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Grades 3 to 5. Materials provided, attendees create bad art. Art will be displayed and voted on. Winner gets trophy. https://bit.ly/2HO2Sd2 2 p.m. Mr. Science; Seville Library event at United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main Street, Seville. Explanations and demonstrations of crazy chemistry, amazing electricity, more. Ages 5 and up. Register at https://bit.ly/2LO2ePu 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Grace Baptist Church, 3480 Laurel Road, Brunswick. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast 6 p.m. Mr. Science; Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Explanations and demonstrations of crazy chemistry, amazing electricity, more. Ages 5 and up. Register at https://bit. ly/2sSCHgX 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Scrapbooking; Brunswick Library; 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create eight pages. Fee $8. Bring adhesive. Register at https://bit.ly/2HOH6pI 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Kids; Brunswick

Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Preparation for kindergarten. Register at https://bit. ly/2JM3lyo

Tuesday, July 24 Tell an Old Joke Day https://bit.ly/XhpOen and Cousins Day https://bit.ly/2tJxMjo 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Ocean Commotion: Polymer Clay Session 2; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. In partnership with Medina County Arts Council. Grades 4 and up. Register by calling 330-242-4452. 1 p.m. Volunteen Days: Mill Stream Park Clean Up. For teens entering grades 6 through 12. Help clean park and find out what pulling garlic mustard entails. Register at https://bit. ly/2JB5lgR 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/2JN5AVB 1:30 p.m. Start Your Engines; Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Ages 3 and up. Turbo charge cardboard box at home, race decorated car at library. Register at https://bit.ly/2HP46VM 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.

Wednesday, July 25 Thread the Needle Day https://bit.ly/2sJILFK 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Computer Classes; Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Social media safety and privacy. Register at https://bit.ly/2Mt4lZV 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, July 26 Uncle and Aunt Day https://bit.ly/2tJsJ2N 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 3 p.m. Ocean Commotion: Polymer Clay Session 2; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. In partnership with Medina County Arts Council. Grades 4 and up. Register by calling 330-242-4452. 2 p.m. Math Magic; Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Puzzles, games, magic. For those entering Grades 3 to 5. Register at https://bit. ly/2y9pxB2

Friday, July 27 Take Your Houseplants for a Walk Day https:// bit.ly/2eQSEA2 and Take Your Pants for a Walk Day https://bit.ly/2l6G8vX 2 p.m. Bingo; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway


Joy of Medina County Magazine | July 2018

SWING FOR IT!

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. Contact the hosting golf course for pricing, registration and sponsorships.

Address List Bunker Hill Golf Course

3060 Pearl Road, Medina 330-722-4174 or 216469-9241

Coppertop at Cherokee Hills 5740 Center Road, Valley City 330-225-6122

Ironwood Golf Course 445 State Road, Hinckley 330-278-7171

Sunday, July 1 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Mimi and Chadly 13th Annual Golf Outing Benefits: American Cancer Society Bunker Hill Golf Course

Friday, July 20 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Medina Football Fundraiser Golf Outing Benefits: Medina football Bunker Hill Golf Course

Monday, July 9 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Legends of Medina Golf Fundraiser Benefits: Local small non-profits Bunker Hill Golf Course

Saturday, July 28 11 a.m. Putt for Paws Golf Outing Benefits: Save Ohio Strays Ironwood Golf Course Call 440-567-3585 or go to saveohiostrays.org

Saturday, July 14 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Marine Corps League 569 Golf Outing Benefits: U.S. Marine Corps League 569 Bunker Hill Golf Course Sunday, July 15 11:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. July 16 Autism Speaks Fundraiser Golf Outing Benefits: Autism Speaks Bunker Hill Golf Course Monday, July 16 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Team S.H.A.R.O.N. Relay for Life Fundraiser Golf Outing Benefits: Relay for Life Bunker Hill Golf Course

Medina Country Club

5588 Wedgewood Road, Medina (330) 725-6621

Sunday, July 29 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Cloverleaf Girls Golf Fundraiser Benefits: Cloverleaf girls golf Bunker Hill Golf Course Monday, July 30 10 a.m. Shotgun start 11 a.m. COTA Golf for Life in Honor of Kate B. Benefits: Children’s Organ Transplant Association (COTA) Medina Country Club Saturday, August 18 Noon Playing Fore Papas Annual Golf Outing

Pleasant Valley Golf Course 3830 Hamilton Road, Medina 330-725-5770

Benefits: Playing Fore Papas Coppertop Golf Club Thursday, August 23 Contact Jeanne Merchant, 330-2258411, for time. Annual Casino Summer Social & Golf Outing Benefits: Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance Bunker Hill Golf Course Friday, September 21 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Trav Travers Memorial Golf Outing Benefits: Baldwin Wallace Racquetball Bunker Hill Golf Course

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Street, Medina. Join in for a few rounds of Bingo. 5:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. A Night at Hogwarts: Lock-In; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Dress in costume, take magical classes. Grades 5 to 12. WAITING LIST. https:// bit.ly/2HQPXXV 6 p.m. Horse Soldiers Dinner; Williams on the Lake, 787 Lafayette Road, Medina. Sponsored by Medina Rotary Club, benefits Medina 9/11 Memorial. Guest speaker Green Beret Master Sgt. Chris Spence, one of the Horse Soldiers who story was told in the movie “12 Strong,” about the first soldiers deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. $45 per person. Buffet, open bar, dessert, challenge coin and autographed photo with Spence. Call 440-915-5404 or e-mail stacyneumeyer@howardhanna.com. 8:30 p.m. Medina Community Band, outdoor Summer Concert Series, Medina Public Square. Bring lawn chairs and picnics, snacks are available. Free, donations accepted. http://www. medinacommunityband.org/

Saturday, July 28 National Day of the Cowboy https://bit. ly/2LIfapM 9/11 Memorial Dedication; Fire Station 1, 300 W. Regan Parkway, Medina. Go to https://www. medinarotary.org/ for time and details. 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Writers Conference; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Free workshops, agent/editor panel. Writing, marketing covered. Bring first page of your novel for feedback. For more information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/2JBAHUt 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Celebration of Past Medina County Fairs; Medina Public Square. 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Medina County Park District: Northern Ohio Live Steamers, All Aboard! Miniature Train Rides, Lester Rail Trail, 3654 Lester Road, Medina. All ages. Free.

No registration.

Sunday, July 29 National Lasagna Day (Hey, Garfield!) https:// bit.ly/1iXXLd5 and International Tiger Day https://bit.ly/2sNLQHu 8 a.m. 4th Annual Nate Vermote Run to Freedom; Medina Public Square, Medina. Registration 8 a.m.; run and walk start, 9 a.m. Benefits the Medina County Coalition Against Human Trafficking. First 200 to register get T-shirt. Registration, $25. Online registration at http:// hermescleveland.com/

Monday, July 30 Father-in-Law Day https://bit.ly/2HEl74A and International Day of Friendship https://bit. ly/1e404d1 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Medina County Fair Opening Day; 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. Veterans get in free today with proper id. 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 office, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 330-723-9633. 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Healthy Grilling; Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Using fruits, vegetables, herbs to enhance grilled meat. Samples will be shared. Register at https://bit.ly/2sV7OIQ 6:30 p.m. Kindergarten Kids; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Preparation for kindergarten. Register at https://bit. ly/2sV7p9k 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Diversity Film Series: “It’s Kind of a Funny Story;” Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Film is about undocumented high school students who form robotics club and take on MIT. Light refreshments served. https://bit.ly/2HQ1R4d

Tuesday, July 31 Uncommon Musical Instrument Day https:// bit.ly/2snC4tr and Mutt’s Day https://bit. ly/2JKEGgY 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 noon. Brunswick Library: Knitting and Crocheting Circle; Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Beginners welcome. Making Warm Up Medina County donations. Noon to 5 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Hospice of Medina County, 5075 Windfall Road, Medina. http://www.redcross.org/local/ ohio/northeast Noon to 5 p.m. American Red Cross Blood Drive; Medina County Sheriffs Department, 555 Independence Drive, Medina. http://www. redcross.org/local/ohio/northeast 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. Native Seed Balls; Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Seed balls with native flowers for bees, butterflies, birds. Register at https://bit.ly/2JVbqnN 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/2HP0Z05 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Clay Art; Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create art from clay, paint at second session. Attendance to both sessions is required. WAITING LIST. Register at https://bit.ly/2JBRqHs

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