Joy of Medina County Magazine Jan-Feb-Mar 2024

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The best stories in Medina County!

INSIGHT TO SUCCESS

Set aside the goal, focus on the how. by Bob Arnold

PG. 14

THEY’RE BACK!

The next chapter in our Western serial of two brothers. by D.J.

PG. 11

BIKE RIDING IN THE CHILL

How to stay warm and dry by Robert Soroky

PG. 18

When history speaks

Riding high on the success of the McDowell-Phillips House project, the Medina County Historical Society is gearing up for another historic project. PG. 6

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Time for Change

Sometimes, as a business owner, you have to stop, regroup and admit things just did not go as planned. We recently had to do that in the Joy home office.

It was not easy and some decisions were much harder than others. One of the hardest parts to being an independent publisher is that you do not have a big outof-town corporation to provide support or a franchise company to lean on.

You have to figure out how to pull your company’s fanny out of the fire on your own and many times that is when you will get hit from all sides by incoming shots and jabs. That is when you learn who your true friends are because they will stand with you, tissues at the ready.

Due to several acts of God, equipment failures, labor issues, and other assorted sticks-in-the-spokes-of-our-bicycle-tires, that were out of my control, we ended up having to pull to the side of the road and regroup.

So, for the first time in the magazine’s history, this is a combined three-month issue of January, February and March. You might want to order a print copy of this one (https://www.blurb.com/user/BlakeHouse) , it just might end up being a collector’s item!

This radical temporary turn in the road inspired us to do a couple of other things

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we have never done before. Page 3, which always had the Table of Contents, has been opened up for advertising.

The good news is that the Table of Contents has moved to a two-page spread on Pages 4 and 5. This gives our poor layout department room to breathe and to make the point size larger so the contents can more easily be read.

Some changes come with losses. We have sadly temporarily lost our bicycle columnist, Robert Soroky, who was the manager of Century Cycles in Medina until it closed March 1, 2024. The good news is that he has promised that wherever he lands, he will be back with more for us, just on a different topic (or maybe some creative writing pieces for our “Reading Nook”).

We are planning to add a couple of serials within the next month or two, one is fiction and one is non-fiction and there are a couple of new columnists warming up in the wings, getting ready to show off their stuff.

There are other changes coming, but they are on the planning and prep deck right now, so you will just have to stay tuned to find out what they are.

So sit back, relax and let us add Joy to your life! We will be back to monthly publication with the April issue.

Tyler

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SHARING YESTERYEAR

Countless hours, almost $700,000, and the collective determination of a team of volunteers saved one of Medina County’s premier historic homes, now there is a new goal.

THE READING NOOK A SIMPLE MAN

The new year brings reflection.

THE READING NOOK SPRINGTIME IN THE BACKWOODS

Anticipation for spring begins to surge.

THE READING NOOK FAMILY TIES

The brothers are at it again in the next saga of the beloved characters we met in “The Death of Jimmy Two Guns.”

BUSINESS

THE INBOX SETTING A NEW BUSINESS VISION

Learn how to guide a business intentionally and how to make goals achievable.

APPLAUSE!

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered by the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

THE NETWORKER NETWORKING WITH INSIGHT by Bob Arnold

Focus on the process instead of the goal when networking.

INVENTION CONVENTION

Patents recently granted to Medina County residents.

the front and back covers: photos
by Amy Barnes
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HOME AND GARDEN

VEGAN VITTLES VEGAN VEGGIE KABOBS

Bring a rainbow kabob to your table.

CRITTER CRAWL AXOLOTL BREEDING CONTROVERSY

Is solitary or community philosophy the most successful?

DIG IT!

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OBSERVATION MAKES A DIFFERENCE

The interaction of a garden with its environment can mean life or death for a plant.

BITE ME!

SAGE AND SAUSAGE GRAVY

Respond to cold weather with sausage gravy and biscuits.

HEALTH

HEALTHY TRAILS RIDING IN LATE SEASON CHILL

Tips for the best methods of staying warm on your ride.

OF MIND AND BODY DISTRACTIONS SHAPE HEALTH SUCCESS

It is not just willpower that affects healthy lifestyle attempts.

COMMUNITY MUNCHING WITH JOY

A different area of Medina County each month!

OUT OF THE BOX

Guidelines on submitting letters to the editor for publication.

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

OFF THE SHELF FREEDOM FROM THE WOUNDS

Contestants hope for a new life in “The Wishing Game.”

GETTING REEL ALL THE BUZZ

When you have thousands of bees as costars, you had better know what you are doing.

JOYFUL WORD SEARCH DAY AT THE MUSEUM

Find the words that lined the path from house to museum.

MIRTH AND JOY

Our monthly cartoon by a former Disney cartoonist

LET’S DO IT!

Be like a bunny and spring into action with these great events.

JOYFUL LETTER DETECTIVES

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Read the clue, collect the magnifying glass letters, and solve the puzzle!

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A clickable directory of vetted businesses who bring you Joy!

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Sharing Yesteryear

In our July 2019 issue ( http://tinyurl. com/4j8yckuj ), we shared the story of how the Medina County Historical Society was holding its collective breath, hoping they would accomplish their loftiest goal: raising enough funds to purchase and rehabilitate one of the county’s premier historic homes, the McDowell-Phillips House at the end of West Washington Street in Medina.

They had just hosted a tour of the home so the community could get a taste of the history they would be able to explore if MCHS acquired the house.

The effort to energize fundraising efforts worked.

Looking back, Brian Feron, MCHS president, well remembers the amount of work that went into raising the funds for the project and the determination of volunteers to succeed.

Now, almost four years and a pandemic later, not only did MCHS raise enough to purchase the home for $300,000, as well as the original goal of $200,000 for restoration work, the group went on to invest approximately $200,000 more in the crown jewel of the society’s holdings.

At that time, Joy of Medina County Magazine, with the permission of the then-current owner, Miriam Phillips, was the only publication to get photos inside the house, showing the opulent beauty and rich history within its walls.

MCHS also owns the John Smart House Museum, 206 N. Elmwood, Medina.

During the restoration work at the McDowellPhillips House Museum, paver stones had been carefully removed and saved in one of the barns on the property, with plans to use the old stones when it was time to rebuild the patio.

“About a third of a pallet of the paver stones was stolen,” Feron said.

The theft was a setback, not only in the loss of

the stones themselves but also in funds that then had to be used to replace them.

Restorations at McDowell-Phillips included updating the electrical wiring, plaster work, and work typically needed in a historic home, said Feron.

Videos of the restoration work can be seen at http://tinyurl.com/mhw5thaf

Now, MCHS is dreaming of adding an interpretative center to the grounds of the McDowell-Phillips House Museum.

The proposed 3,000-square-foot center, which has a projected estimated cost of $700,000 to $900,000, is currently going through the approval process with the City of Medina, Feron said.

Plans for the center include having archive/ artifact storage in the basement of the center, which would help with the growing pains MCHS has been feeling, said Feron.

He added that the center would be built in keeping with the style of the McDowell-Phillips House Museum with a post-and-beam interior.

‘We wanted to stay in the character of the house,” said Feron.

He said he would really like to see the center ready for visitors in 2025 but noted it is contingent on many things, including city approval, availability of materials, and the success of fundraising efforts.

“Our organization doesn’t carry any debt,” Feron said.

In honor of the upcoming eclipse on April 8, MCHS will be selling viewing glasses that include a claim to space to set up a lawn chair behind the McDowell-Phillips House Museum. Feron said it will be open to MCHS members first, with others to be invited as space allows.

For more information about the eclipse viewing fundraising event and the special two-for-one

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tickets to tour both the John Smart House Museum and the McDowell-Phillips House Museum, go to https://www.medinacountyhistoricalsociety.com/ or call 330-722-1341.

Information about upcoming events at McDowellPhillips can be found at http://tinyurl.com/ypkk2h79

The historic World War II War Bond Headquarters building, built in 1942 in Uptown Park in Medina Public Square, then moved to property next to Cleveland Clinic Medina Hospital, has come to rest at the McDowellPhillips House Museum property in 2022.

With the assistance of Armstrong and Main Street Medina, a docuseries of the restoration of the McDowell-Phillips House Museum is available at https://tinyurl.com/5xzyw3ft

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The back of the McDowell-Phillips House Museum property, future home of the proposed educational interpretative center. The proposed 3,000-square-foot Medina Interpretative Center, to be located on the McDowell-Phillips House Museum grounds, 205 S. Prospect, Medina, as submitted to the Historic Preservation Board and Planning Commission.

Although a time of resolutions and reflections, at my age, while I have no great resolutions, I would like to reflect upon my past.

A Simple Man

I’m just a simple man, I lead a simple life. Live in a simple house, My dog, my kids, my wife,

I worked hard every day, I always did my best. I stood up tall and proud, To face life’s every test.

My Dad, he told me son, Work hard to earn your pay. I was young I wanted, Some fun along the way.

True, they say the road is Paved with good intentions. Done my share of roadwork, More than I should mention.

l never meant no harm,

In all the things I’ve done

I ask to please forgive, If I hurt anyone.

And though there are some dreams, I never did achieve. My life has had a purpose, Of that I do believe.

This isn’t a sad song, I am proud of my life. I know that I am loved, My kids and my dear wife.

Now when my course has run, And I am at the end. When I am remembered, I hope it was as friend.

When I die, my ashes, Put in a coffee can. Write upon the outside, He was a simple man.

D.J. Barnett lives in Hinckley with his wife, April; his son, Robert; and daughter, Skylar. He is 1975 graduate of Highland High School and recently retired from Century Cycle’s Medina location after being there for 20 years. He enjoys cycling and other outdoor activities.

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THE READING NOOK

Springtime in the Backwoods

Springtime in the backwoods, Buds are popping on the trees, It won’t be long until, They burst forth in full blown leaves.

The Dogwoods are in bloom, Their sweet perfume in the air. A call to all the bees, Their sweet nectar is to share.

The birds up in the trees, Sing their mating calls so sweet.

The squirrels so newly woke, Looking for their nuts to eat.

The Buzzards and the Hawks, Lazy circles in the sky.

Riding the Spring thermals, Hoping for a meal to spy.

Sit here on my back porch, As I watch it all unfold.

Till sunset on the hill, All ablaze in red and gold.

And as the twilight falls

The day creatures all retire.

The crickets and the peepers, Serenade us with their choir.

Gaze into the night sky, At the moon and stars above.

So thankful for these gifts, That we are unworthy of.

D.J. Barnett lives in Hinckley with his wife, April; his son, Robert; and daughter, Skylar. He is 1975 graduate of Highland High School and recently retired from Century Cycle’s Medina location after being there for 20 years. He enjoys cycling and other outdoor activities.

THE READING NOOK
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Want to read the first installment of this old West saga? Go to “The Death of Jimmy Two Guns,” Page 16 of the August 2023 issue of Joy of Medina County Magazine! Or click on this link: https://tinyurl.com/7hzxdejt

THE READING NOOK

Family Ties

Three years into statehood, two years into his first term, Governor Sam Willows was working late in his office, buried in paperwork.

The years had worn on him. Slightly more gray and a few more lines in his face, but still an imposing figure of a man.

The oil lamp burned bright on his desk, casting dark shadows in the corners.

At times like these, while he was content as governor, he looked back nostalgically on his time as a marshal. Life was simple then. Easier to tell right from wrong, the good guys from bad guys. Still, it had its perks as he sipped his 20-year-old Scotch whiskey, a gift from the president at his inauguration.

Just then, there was a knock at his door.

“Come in, Louis,” he called out.

His long-time friend and now personal assistant Louis Wellsley opened the door and stuck his head in.

“What is it at this late hour, Louis?” he asked.

A quiet, nervous man, Louis pushed his round spectacles up and timidly said, “I’m sorry, sir, but security says there is a man asking to see you. He says he knew your mother and gave us this to give to you. He said you would know what it meant. He said his name is Henry Winslow.”

Louis stepped in and handed a silver heartshaped locket to Sam.

“What does he look like, Louis?”

“It’s hard to say, sir. As you know, there is a snowstorm. He appears to have been riding for some time and he is heavily bundled up. It’s hard to see his face, but something about him seems familiar.”

Sam opened the locket to see a beautiful woman on one side and two boys about 8 and 10 years old on the other. One fair haired, the other dark.

“Tell the man I will see him, Louis.”

“Are you sure that is wise sir, with all the rumors, I mean?” Louis quietly asked.

“Yes, it will be fine Louis, show him in. I can still take care of myself,” Sam replied, with a chuckle.

“Yes, sir. As you say, sir,” Louis said as he walked out the door.

A few moments later, a roughly dressed man entered the room and immediately stepped to the fireplace.

It was hard to see him clearly. His hat was pulled low, and he still had a scarf wrapped around his lower face. Only his eyes were visible, but Sam knew who he was in an instant.

“You have a lot of nerve showing your face around here. I thought we had an agreement,” Sam stated, a little more forcefully than he intended.

“Well, it’s good to see you too, brother,” Jimmy paused as he shook from a violent coughing spell. He wiped a trickle of blood from his lip and continued.

“I wouldn’t have come, but I have some very important news for you. Could you spare a glass of that whiskey for a cold and tired messenger, Sam?”

“I’m sorry, have a seat Jimmy, you don’t sound well,” Sam said, as he poured a generous glass of Scotch. “But you’re supposed to be dead. If anybody recognizes you, there will be a lot of questions. I think Louis is a little suspicious.”

“I’m not dead yet, but the doctor tells me I’ve probably not got long. I’m not worried about Louis talking. You’ve kept your pet around, I see. I don’t think he wants to risk his great job and comfortable

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continued from page 11 life,” Jimmy laughingly said.

“Be that as it may, what is so important you had to risk being seen, as well as your health?” Sam asked, as Jimmy took a seat by the fire.

“Well Sam, you won your election by a landslide, but you’ve made some enemies since you took office,” Jimmy stated, quite matter of factly, as he settled further into his chair.

“The members of the Cattlemen’s Association are quite upset that you have opened up the public Grazing lands to the sheepherders.”

“I’ve heard of a few small disturbances. But do you think there will be any real trouble between them? The sheepherders are every bit my constituents, as are the cattlemen. Times are changing, Jim. I’ve even heard they are forming their own association,” Sam calmly replied.

“Oh, I don’t think that is your worry,” Jimmy chuckled. “You know that I have changed my ways and settled down, but I still hear things. I hear tell that there may be an attempt on your life. I know we have rarely seen eye to eye on many things, but I was concerned. After all, we are family. Mom would want me to watch out for my little brother.”

“Ah yes, Mom. I see you have her locket and I see you’ve taken her maiden name as your alias,” Sam said as he handed the locket back to Jimmy. “I’m sorry I didn’t make it to the funeral.”

“That’s okay,” Jimmy replied, as he tucked the

locket back into his pocket. “I know you tried to get there. I never done much right by her in my life, but I was there when she passed. I made sure she had a proper funeral and all. It was the least I could do for all the grief I caused her.”

“Well, thanks for that and thanks for the heads up Jimmy, we’ve heard those rumors also. I’ve got good security around me, and I’ve still got some friends in the marshall service, too. I think I’ll be OK.”

“As I said before, I still hear things. I’d be remiss as a brother if I didn’t share what I heard. Mom always talked about family ties. If I hear more, I’ll be in touch,” Jimmy stated as he stood up to leave.

“Thanks for the whiskey, Sam, I’d best be on my way.” Wrapping the scarf back around his face, he turned and walked out the door.

Sam sat back down and called for Louis.

As Louis entered, Sam quickly said, “Yes, that’s who you thought it was and he brings some troubling news. It seems the rumors are true, There are people who want me dead. Tell the marshalls to be alert for anything out of the ordinary, especially with the top members of the Cattlemen’s Association. Please add more security around my house and Mindy.”

“Yes sir, first thing in the morning, should I have Mr. Winslow followed?” Louis asked.

“No, that won’t be necessary, Louis. I don’t expect to see him again.”

Louis nodded and quickly left.

Not much more to do, Sam thought, as he turned down the lamp, finished his drink and went home.

Continued in the upcoming April 2024 issue of Joy of Medina County Magazine!

Don Barnett lives in Hinckley with his wife, April; his son, Robert; and daughter, Skylar. He is 1975 graduate of Highland High School and recently retired from Century Cycle’s Medina location after being there for 20 years. He enjoys cycling and other outdoor activities.

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BUSINESS: THE INBOX

Setting a New Business Vision

At the beginning of each year, we often set ambitious personal goals for the new year.

These goals may be related to fitness such as weight loss or gaining muscle. The goals also may be related to finances, personal relationships or spirituality.

If you are like me, you also set goals for your business.

When we get in the car, we often have a destination in mind. While there may be detours along the way, we eventually make it to our desired destination.

In business, it is necessary to have an ultimate vision for your company. This vision should reflect the desired future outcome for the business (our destination). This vision will help guide when setting goals.

Goals should be S.M.A.R.T., meaning that they are Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant and Time Bound.

For example, instead of writing, “I want to read more books on business in 2024,” rephrase this goal to: “I want to read two books per month for a total of 24 books in 2024.”

According to Dr. Gail Matthews of the Dominican University of California, people who write down their specific goal will be 42 percent more likely to achieve it.

Harvard’s Office of Employee Development suggests that S.M.A.R.T. goals provide evidence of forward motion and progress toward an outcome using sample language such as: increase, provide, improve, decrease, and save.

Once a list of goals is made, break these goals down into actionable tasks. Each task should have a timeframe, an understanding of resources, milestones, and measurable results.

What are the benefits of setting S.M.A.R.T. goals?

They can boost energy and provide motivation. They provide a way to measure progress and improves accountability. It may positively impact creativity and problemsolving abilities. It also may help to manage resources by understanding priorities.

When goals are set, it is a choice to live intentionally. By living intentionally, it is possible to then create the desired life, relationships and business. Intentionally setting goals, allows us to dream big and go beyond our comfort zone.

Motivational speaker Les Brown once said, “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

Rachel Shepard is the founder of LonaRock, LLC, and a Medina County resident. She specializes in helping businesses understand financials and access capital. Learn more about Shepard at https://bit.ly/3h0LFEY Shepard can be reached by email at rshepard@lonarock.com

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New hires, promotions, certifications earned, and announcements

A $1,500 scholarship is being offered to a local high school senior by the Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

The scholarship recognizes and supports those pursuing a career that serves individuals with developmental disabilities. Funds for the scholarship are raised by the Donated Funds Committee through a variety of fundraisers.

Applicants must be a current high school senior and have been accepted into an accredited training program in a field that provides services to individuals with developmental disabilities. (i.e. special education, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, social work, behavioral sciences, and more).

Involvement in or having provided services to individuals with developmental disabilities through activities such as, but not limited to, Special Olympics, classroom activities, volunteering, and job shadowing is a must to be considered.

Application forms are due before Friday, March 29, 2024, and are available by calling 330-725-7751 Ext. 318 or by visiting www.mcbdd.org/donor-scholarship/

Has your business or an employee done something that should get applause or does your nonprofit have an announcement? E-mail the information to Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com and put “Applause” in the subject line.

BUSINESS: THE NETWORKER Networking With Insight

Life’s twists and turns are sometimes exhilarating and at other times frightening. No matter what, they come upon us at unexpected times and in variable intensities.

My first book was a book of insight that focused on where the ‘real’ power is in networking. This was a result of hearing from a variety of networkers who believed that networking is scary.

I found that real power rests in one simple observation at the beginning of a relationship. Then the scary feelings simply melt away.

The exhilarating times come when we find out something that makes our day and brings a truth to mind that makes so much sense for us to engage with.

Over the last three months, I have found that there are those who recognize and accept that change is a constant. They seek to help others change their world in ways they never imagined.

In fact, it is becoming very clear to me that change is a superpower; a power that sees through the fog of the obvious to expose our presence.

Networking insight involves listening, being present and gathering ideas.

Instead of starting with the end in mind, we should focus on the process and see how we can arrange, and build, the pieces that will grow our network. This is the result of listening, presence, and gathering.

Insight is not stagnant. One of the reasons we should not start with the end in mind is because the end should never arrive. We should reach destinations which become stepping stones to other destinations.

Reaching these destinations opens up whole new worlds for our networks, worlds they did not know prior to knowing you.

I see someone I just met as one who can teach my network new ways of seeing and reaching new opportunities.

Instead of shying away from those in your network or avoiding the new person at a gathering, consider how you could help them to change. Who knows, you may find out they were the destination you were seeking.

That is the power of networking with insight!

Business Owners and Decision Makers: You know reputation is everything and whom you hang out with matters. Want your company to be seen with the very BEST area companies and get your message to our readers?

Call 330-461-0589

Bob Arnold is the founder of ONward Networking and the international best-selling author of “The Uncanny Power of the Networking Pencil,” which can be purchased at https://amzn.to/2KSy3Xm. Learn more about Arnold at https://bit.ly/3VLzr1S Contact Arnold at TheNetworkingPencil@gmail.com

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Invention Convention

Patents recently granted to Medina County residents. Only county residents are included, although there may be additional people listed as patent grantees.

Patent for: Utilizing a Machine Learning Model to Determine Real-Time Security Intelligence Based on Operational Technology Data and Information Technology Data

Number: 11,870,788

To: Bradford Henry Hegrat

City of Residence: Montville

Patent for: Vehicle Tire Tread

Number: D1,010,558

To: Jeremy Throener

City of Residence: Brunswick

Patent for: Portable Gas Monitor

Number: 11,872,609

To: Charles Elkins

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Crib

Number: D1,011,115

To: Joseph A. Lawlor

City of Residence: Medina

To: David Stitchick

City of Residence: Wadsworth

Patent for: Passive Self-Adjusting Seat Assembly for a Lawn Maintenance

Vehicle

Number: 11,877,537

To: Jeff Kucera

City of Residence: Medina

To: Michael Gretchko

City of Residence: Valley City

Patent for: Sound Reducing Airflow System for a Blender System

Number: 11,877,698

To: Eugene J. Kozlowski

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Supplement Composition

Number: 11,877,998

To: Helen M. Torok, Heather L. Funk

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Glove or Handwear

Closure and Tightening System for Improved Fit to a User’s Hand

Number: 11,849,786

To: Nicholas Adam Husser

City of Residence: Brunswick

Patent for: Rubber Composition for Stiffness Number: 11,851,553

To: George Jim Papakonstantopoulos

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Wheelchair Suspension

Number: 11,857,470

To: Robert A. Bekoscke

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Method of Silica

Pretreatment

Number: 11,858,821

To: George Jim Papakonstantopoulos

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Crib

Number: D1,009,535

To: Joseph A. Lawlor

City of Residence: Medina

To: David Stitchick

City of Residence: Wadsworth

Patent for: Crib

Number: D1,009,541

To: Joseph A. Lawlor

City of Residence: Medina

To: David Stitchick

City of Residence: Wadsworth

Patent for: Auxiliary Cooling Fan for a Blending System

Number: 11,865,504

To: Fred H. Mehlman

City of Residence: Brunswick

Patent for: Lawn Mower Fender

Number: 11,878,735

To: Mike Taylor

City of Residence: Spencer

Patent for: System and Method for Beverage Line Cleaning Number: 11,878,902

To: Justin Carson, Arthur J. Geigel III, Christopher Armenio

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Two Terminal Corrosion Protection Device, System and Method

Number: 11,598,010

To: Petros Z. Giatis

City of Residence: Hinckley

Patent for: Dynamic RFID Portal Modulation

Number: 11,880,737

To: Charles Edwin Dressler

City of Residence: Wadsworth

Patent for: Protective Cover Number: D1,012,163

To: Michael Wade Lawrence

City of Residence: Medina

Patent for: Damper Assembly Cover Plate

Number: 11,885,397

To: Kyle Nelson

City of Residence: Wadsworth

Patent for: High Voltage Connection for Busbar Assembly

Number: 11,888,257

To: Jeremy Vanni

City of Residence: Medina

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HOME AND GARDEN:

VEGAN VITTLES

Vegan Veggie Kabobs

Feeling the winter doldrums and like spring will never arrive? Fixing these brightly colored, fresh veggie kabobs can help lift spirits and give bodies a boost.

• 1/2 cup of each of the following:

broccoli

sweet peppers

tofu pineapple

mushrooms

cherry tomatoes

onions

• marinade

6 tablespoons barbecue sauce

1 teaspoon liquid smoke or soy sauce

2 tablespoons nutritional yeast flakes

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. As oven heats up, cut each vegetable into 1-inch squares or larger (trying to keep pieces close to the same size). Alternate cubes onto skewers. Combine marinade ingredients. Brush cubes with marinade. Bake until vegetables are tender.

Chris Pickens, a vegan since 2016, is a certified holistic nutrition coach, a health and wellness coach, a holistic health practitioner, and a holistic health coach. To learn more about Pickens, go to https://bit.ly/3FqhEId Email her at momof4chris@gmail.com, with “The Joy of Medina Attn: Chris” in the subject line.

HOME AND GARDEN: CRITTER CRAWL

Axolotl Breeding Controversy

When breeding axolotls, the biggest controversy is whether to raise them together or raise them individually.

There are many pros and cons to these methods, and it causes a large divide in the axolotl community on which option is better.

When raised individually, axolotls are kept in individual enclosures. When kept alone, it ensures that they do not receive any nips. It also allows monitoring of how much each axolotl is eating.

However, due to being kept in their own enclosures, the amount of time that goes into water changing their enclosures is much, much more than when kept communally. This is a massive issue for breeders who have more babies than smaller breeders who raise only a few at a time.

There also have been reports of axolotls being more likely to nip each other as adults due to not being exposed to their siblings when younger.

When raising communally, the axolotls are kept together in one large enclosure.

This allows the breeder to change the water all at once, meaning the amount of time required drops exponentially. There is a slight risk for babies nipping each other, however, this can be combated by providing the babies with excess live food while they are kept together.

All in all, both options have their own advantages and disadvantages. There is not a right or wrong way to raise them, as long as the axolotls are being well cared for.

Paris Deeter lives in Brunswick and has raised a wide variety of critters from spiders to rats. She welcomes questions and column suggestions, which can be sent to Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com with “Critter Crawl” in the subject line. Deeter also can supply information on where to obtain pets mentioned in her column.

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Observation Makes the Difference

Being under observation changes that which is being observed, science identifies this as the observer effect. This phenomenon is very prevalent in the garden.

Observation or lack thereof can change the way the garden interacts with the environment, which can be life or death for the plant.

I have seen lack of observation happen repeatedly, and I choose to believe it happens innocently enough, but it can cost a homeowner time and money.

One does not have to complete an in-depth experiment to know that plants that are cared for (observed) survive and thrive much better than those who are not.

For example, an 80-year-old oak tree may be tall and mighty but subject it to a prolonged drought and it will suffer repercussions for years to come.

Dahlias are a beautiful addition to the summer garden, but they tend to want to be obsessively observed and fed to bloom well.

Many ornamental pines add a dramatic flare but can become defoliated rather quickly by an array of pests.

Azaleas can be devastated by lace fly and magnolias infested with scale. Iris borer can chow through a field of irises and blight can destroy an apple tree in a single season.

Pest and disease are usually secondary issues brought on by an environmental factor that caused stress to the plant.

When a plant is under severe stress, it loses the capacity to ward off viruses or bacterial attacks, and it exudes a stress chemical which attracts pests.

An entire landscape or vegetable garden can be compromised or even killed by lack of observation.

Want the garden or landscape to thrive? Observe it. Every plant has unique needs, understanding these needs and meeting them is the difference between a gorgeous plant and a dying plant.

Water the garden when it is dry, understand the soil pH and the pH needs of the plants. Be on the offense against pests, understand the foe.

Proper prevention makes gardening a fulfilling experience and it begins with observation.

Michelle Riley is a local horticulturist, landscape designer, and consultant. She is the founder of the gardening subscription service, the Plant Shorts Posse; https:// michellerileyhorticulturist.com ; and https://neohiogarden. com . She also is the president of All About You Signature Landscape Design, Inc. Learn more about Riley at https://bit.ly/3BavKLk Riley can be contacted at Info@ MichelleRileyHorticulturist.com or by calling 234-678-8266

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HOME AND GARDEN: BITE ME!

Sage and Sausage Gravy

It is cold outside. If you are in Ohio, then just about every day lately is the perfect weather for some hot sausage gravy over fresh biscuits. If you are not in Ohio, well just about every day is perfect for sausage gravy over fresh biscuits!

● 1 pound ground sage pork sausage (see tip below)

● 3 tablespoons butter

● 3 tablespoons flour

● 3 cups milk (adjust for consistency)

● small bundle of fresh sage leaves or 1/2 teaspoon ground sage

● salt and pepper

One important fundamental of being a good cook is being organized and prepared. Start by gathering all ingredients and tools necessary to prepare this dish. Brown sausage over medium-high heat in a large skillet or saucepot. Once the sausage is cooked, add the butter, stir until melted. Lower the heat to medium once the butter is added to avoid the pan becoming too hot and browning the butter. Once the butter is melted with the sausage, add flour, preferably through a fine sifter. Using a whisk, mix and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. (Combining equal parts butter and flour and cooking is called a roux, how long this combination is cooked will determine its thickening capabilities and flavor. For this recipe we are making a white roux, so we are cooking the mixture just enough to combine the two.) Next add the milk and whisk together over medium heat. Add fresh sage and simmer for 20 minutes. When cooking with a roux, it is advised to cook it for at least 20 minutes to cook it thoroughly or it could taste like flour. Once the dish has simmered for the proper time, add salt and pepper to taste and serve over fresh-made biscuits. To elevate this dish to the next level, add some eggs and top with fresh chopped sage and parsley.

Tip: If you do not have sage sausage or fresh sage or just do not want to buy it, add some ground sage to the sausage when browning it. Ground sage will not go bad as fast as fresh and it can be used for other recipes in the future.

Jordin Bragg is a classically French-trained chef who spent years in the restaurant industry as a professional cook. His recipes are his original creations. Bragg’s recipe and menu writing services can be found at https://writers.work/ thewritingmarine or he can be emailed at jordin.bragg@snhu. edu for any food-related requests or questions.

HEALTH: HEALTHY TRAILS Riding in Late Season Chill

Even when there are not 6 inches of snow and bitter cold temps to deal with, rain and a chilly breeze can still make for a challenging afternoon.

So, here are a couple tips to help you stay warm, dry and safe out here.

1) Layer up: Face it, riding in wind and rain is the worst, but if you layer your clothes, you can fight off the wetness and the chill.

Start with a base layer that has moisture-wicking properties, like a standard cycling jersey, to ensure sweat is pulled away from you and not trapped against your skin.

Next, for colder days, wear a thermal layer. This should be a material that can trap warmth but also has some moisturewicking properties to continue to pull that sweat away from your body.

Finally, be sure to have a barrier layer, which can repel the wind and rain, but is also breathable.

Nothing is worse than having all that sweat wicked through the base and thermal layers, only to get trapped just inside the barrier layer.

For all of these, I recommend using cycling-specific clothing. The materials are specifically designed for the aforementioned conditions, are significantly lighter in weight, and very packable. This matters when it comes time to shed some of those layers throughout the course of your ride.

2) Be visible: Fall and winter months tend to be cloudier, drearier and shorter, so wear bright colors, especially if you ride on the road.

As motorists, we know how hard it is to see other cars when it is raining, so imagine how invisible you are as a cyclist.

You may not necessarily be a fan of that “screaming yellow” safety vest color, but it is a color that can save your life.

Cycling jackets, jerseys and helmets will come in these brighter colors and, in some cases, also will have reflective material to enhance visibility.

Finally, consider lights on your bike, both front and back. Flashing lights catch people’s attention, so spend a few extra bucks and get a nice set of head and tail lights that have high lumen (brightness) numbers.

Be safe, be warm, be dry and have fun!

Robert Soroky is a lifelong cyclist who regularly participates in long-distance charity rides.

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Distractions Shape Health Success

The first month of every year motivates millions of Americans to improve their health, but by mid-February 50 percent of those who engaged in New Year’s Resolutions find themselves completely starting over. Why?

The answer may be hidden in plain sight: distractions.

In the battle between willpower and distractions, it is becoming increasingly evident that the latter plays a more significant role in shaping health success.

Willpower is finite, a fleeting resource that is easily depleted when faced with the constant bombardment of distractions in busy lives.

From the constant buzz of electronic notifications to work pressures and social commitments, our attention is constantly divided. Maintaining focus on health goals amidst this chaos requires more than sheer willpower, it demands a strategic approach to minimize distractions.

Distractions do not just steal our time; they erode the consistency needed for successful health habits. It is not about having an iron will to resist every temptation but about creating an environment conducive to health.

By reducing distractions, it is inherently easier to make healthier choices without relying solely on willpower.

To achieve lasting health success, consider a shift in focus.

Invest energy in identifying and mitigating distractions.

Start by taking inventory.

What types of things are stealing your focus? Is it scrolling on social media, all-day work calls or overcommitting to volunteer activities?

Decide if those things deserve your attention this year. If they are not, delegate them or delete them.

These micro-changes will gradually pave the way for a more active lifestyle without overwhelming your schedule. They will help you designate time for workouts, preparing healthy meals, mindful time, and other self-care.

In essence, the new year should be about doing less, not more. This is indeed the key to achieving health this year.

Amanda Liptak is a registered dietitian nutritionist with more than 20 years of experience. She is the owner of Nutrient Rich Life Nutrition Coaching, a functional nutrition coaching company that provides comprehensive weight loss support for men and women. Visit www.nutrientrichlife.org and learn more about Liptak at http://tinyurl.com/32zfajue

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COMMUNITY: MUNCHING WITH JOY Munching With Joy

Congratulations to these restaurants!

Each month the focus will be on a different area of Medina County’s sit-down eating facilities. Only those restaurants that pass the Medina County Health Department’s inspection with a perfect score of 0 critical and 0 non-critical issues will be included.

Food trucks and those with no inspections will not be included.

Keep in mind that an inspection is only a snapshot in time, so a restaurant not listed this month may make the list the next time. Inspections are based only on what the inspector observes at the time of inspection. Information for this list is taken from public records.

Time to chow!

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Knowledge regarding animal rights has become more prevalent throughout the world and while this does aid in the protection of animals, many people are still unaware of the struggles that animals are facing. Starvation, disease, abuse, overpopulation in shelters, and lack of general resources are only a few of the battles that animals encounter.

The mission of Rescue Me Pawsome Style, Inc. is to bridge this gap and to shine a light on the plight of unwanted and abandoned dogs by providing them with stable and loving homes. We are interwoven with our rescue partners, transporters, and veterinarians. We educate and are forever grateful for the compassion and care of our many fosters and adopters.

Please help us to continue our work:

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Book: “The Wishing Game”

Author: Meg Shaffer

Rating (out of 5 possible):

“The Wishing Game” by debut author Meg Shaffer is a warmhearted, nostalgic story about a young woman, a reclusive author, and the books and contest that bring them together.

Lucy is a 26 year-old teacher’s aide with very little to call her own.

Alienated from her parents and sister and stuck in an apartment with three roommates, Lucy wants nothing more than a family of her own. She has a special bond with a young boy in her classroom.

Christopher’s parents were killed in an accident, leaving him traumatized and alone. He bounces from one foster home to the next, but Lucy wants to adopt him.

Lucy and Christopher share a love of books, especially the Clock Island series, written by the mysterious Jack Masterson. Jack has not been seen or heard from in five years, but now there is a new book in the series that is promised to the winner of a contest Jack has designed.

Four lucky readers will be invited to Clock Island to compete for the rights to own Jack’s latest novel. When Lucy is notified she will be competing, she races to the island to meet her rivals, determined to win and to earn a way to provide a home for herself and Christopher.

But this is not the first time Lucy has visited Clock Island, nor is it her rivals’. All of the competitors had written to Jack when they were children, hoping he could help them out of terrible situations in their home lives.

At first glance, this novel appears to be a light read about a contest of wit and memory. Yet, it is much richer and more nuanced than a simple adventure story.

Lucy and most of the other characters have deep childhood wounds and have found escape in Jack’s stories.

Competing in the contest and winning the rights to the book would give each of them the freedom and means to create the lives they want, lives that have, to this point, not gone as they had dreamed.

“The Wishing Game” is a novel for everyone who has dreamed of entering the world of their favorite book. Its rich detail, mysterious setting and courageous characters will win the hearts of all kinds of readers.

ENTERTAINMENT: GETTING REEL

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Movie: “The Beekeeper”

Seen: movie theater Rating (out of 5 possible):

While it only takes a few words to sum up this movie, it is easy to fall in love with a movie that delivers exactly what so many of us crave with a solid punch: an old-school answer to a high-tech problem.

This movie is a deeply satisfying response to all of the phone scams and scammers who dedicate themselves to tricking us into giving them information that enables them to wipe out our financial accounts and futures in seconds.

Jason Stratham shines as knowledgeable beekeeper, Andrew Clay, who enjoys the simplicity of his bee hives and extracting the golden honey for others, but Clay has a secret.

While Clay wants nothing more than to focus on his bees and hives, the world is about to interrupt.him and cause him to do what he was taught: Protect the hive.

There is one highly ridiculous part of the movie, when Clay’s successor from the top-secret government program is sent to kill him. It was, without doubt, over-the-top, and obviously scenes that were poking fun at other action movie story lines that take dips into crazy.

It almost was like it was considered to make this entire movie a farce just long enough to film these scenes and then we resumed our regular scheduled program.

An interesting side note: Yes, those are real bees that Stratham is handling. He asked for real bees to be used and he took the time to learn about beekeeping in preparation for the role. Reports are that he was not stung by his costars.

Mary Olson is the readers’ advisory librarian at the Medina County District Library. To learn more about her, go to https:// bit.ly/3gZ1mg1

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Listings in calendar must be events hosted by or benefiting a Medina County nonprofit organization or hosted/ sponsored by a magazine advertiser. Send submissions to Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com and put CALENDAR in the subject line. Information is not accepted by phone. The calendar is also available online at JoyOfMedinaCounty. com on the Community Calendar tab at the top of the page or on the drop-down menu on mobile devices.

Friday, March 1

National Welsh Corgi Day http://tinyurl.com/yrxkz28x

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Holy Martyrs Church, 3100 South Weymouth Road, Medina. http://tinyurl.com/5avzfskc

Preschool Art Show, 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. View local art made by children in our community. Information at http://tinyurl.com/2dx3wesr

Saturday, March 2

International Rescue Cat Day http://tinyurl.com/3tamspke

Flute Choir, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Moon Raven Studios presents a flute ensemble of local musicians. Information at http://tinyurl.com/wec6pwvw

Tabletop RPG One Shots: Humblewood, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Play as a woodland creature working to protect and save your home in the trees. Register at http://tinyurl.com/mr48u32a

Medina County Home & Garden Show, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Medina County Community Center, 735 Lafayette Road, Medina. The 37th annual home and garden show presented by Fixler Roofing. Information for admission at https:// tinyurl.com/2ze2thaz

March Melodies: From Bach to Broadway, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Medina Performing Arts Center, 851 Weymouth Road, Medina. Come experience a

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variety of music, from old classics to new favorites. Purchase tickets at http:// tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Sunday, March 3

World Wildlife Day http://tinyurl.com/477d4rmr

Monday, March 4

National Waltz Dance Day http://tinyurl.com/5esrxsh7

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Trinity United Church of Christ, 215 High Street, Wadsworth. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd Woven Bowls - Art in the Afternoon, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Craft a colorful bowl with string and a paper plate. Information at http://tinyurl.com/ apjtxkyw

Anglophiles United, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Games, trivia and conversation on British culture. Information at http://tinyurl.com/mr37xtev Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Part 1, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Watch a presentation on AI. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ycsd4dyn

Tuesday, March 5

Reel Film Day http://tinyurl.com/5349n7xt

Tech Tuesday: Drop-In Device Help, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Drop in and conquer your digital dilemmas. Information at http://tinyurl.com/yxbm73m5

Wednesday, March 6

Discover What Your Name Means Day http://tinyurl.com/mvzccn3a

Natural Discoveries, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Green Leaf Park, 1674 S. Medina Line Road, Sharon Center. Join a nice easy walk in nature. Information at http://tinyurl.com/3mahj427

Create a Keychain, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buckeye Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Make your own unique accessory. Information at http://tinyurl.com/yhnd8xsx

Introduction to Chess, 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn chess with Damon Rucker. Register at http://tinyurl.com/bdzfwapu

Sock Gnome, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lodi Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Create a sock gnome at this springtime craft lesson. Register at http://tinyurl.com/7vxv8saj

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Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Put on pajamas and listen to a story. More information at http://tinyurl.com/3ys6a988

Novel Ideas - The Measure by Nikki Erlick, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Meet with other book nerds for discussions and reading. Register at http://tinyurl.com/2f2zhzzs

Thursday, March 7

Sock Monkey Day http://tinyurl.com/2h5sdt6a

Camp Wired, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Medina Computer Lad, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Information at http://tinyurl.com/4k4uxuyu Book Discussion Group, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Join the discussion about “Rock Paper Scissors” by Alice Feeney. Information at http://tinyurl. com/2j77y7pb

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., Saint Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Tween Thursday: Save My Spot, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Make cute bookmarks. Information at http://tinyurl.com/525bxyvd

Art of Fermented Food, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn about food fermentation and the health benefits of it. Register at http://tinyurl. com/279rvsxn

Writing Workshop, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Local author Seth Borgen helps with creative writing process in a trio of workshops. Bring your material and jump into discussions. Register at http://tinyurl.com/3xt3mpwd

Friday, March 8

National Proofreading Day http://tinyurl.com/zcjfzv9d

A list of art shows in Medina County

To have a show 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.

20th Annual Aquarius Exhibition

Through March 3

Medina County Art League member works, vote for People’s Choice

B. Smith Gallery

Third Floor, Medina Library 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina

Teen Juried Art Competition and Scholarship Show

March 11 through April 7

Reception: March 20, 6 p.m.

Prizes and scholarships

B. Smith Gallery

Third Floor, Medina Library 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina

Saturday, March 9

International Fanny Pack Day http://tinyurl.com/43xftvhd

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saint Mark Church, 1330 N Carpenter Street, Brunswick. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Tales and Tails, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Therapy dogs visit to help children with reading out loud. Information at http://tinyurl.com/ycvv4f2e

Tales to Tails, 11 a.m. to noon, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Practice reading out loud to Dixie the dog. Register at http://tinyurl. com/5xv5f4k4

Duck, Duck, Goose!, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Stop by for ducks and duck activities. Information at http://tinyurl.com/bdd8caet

Broad Street Independent Writers, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Meeting Room

A, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Connect with a network and sounding board of fellow people of the pen. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/4uk29ua5

Sunday, March 10

International Bagpipe Day http://tinyurl.com/2mns6xuk

Duck, Duck, Goose!, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Stop by for ducks and duck activities. Information at http://tinyurl.com/bdd8caet

The Classic Songs of Folk-Rock, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Jerry Popiel plays live music at the library. Register at http://tinyurl.com/22b853sk

Monday, March 11

Debunking Day http://tinyurl.com/ynd72xv5

Five Senses Week, all day, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. All week long stop in for an experience with the five senses. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/yppr45a3

Teen Juried Art Competition and Scholarship Show, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., B. Smith Gallery, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Art show for grades 6-12. Information at http://tinyurl.com/5cehyv88

Morning Book Discussion, 11 a.m. to noon, Sycamore Room North, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Join the discussion on “I Let You Go” by Clare Mackintosh. Information at http://tinyurl.com/25kc8a85

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Monday Movie Matinee, 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Robert De Niro stars in “About My Father”. Information at http://tinyurl.com/yct8pv5f

Teen Homework Help, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Teens in grades 6 to 12 can come in for school help, snacks provided. Information at http://tinyurl.com/y5f4w8aj

Beginners Sign Language, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Introduction into American Sign Language and the Deaf culture with Jean Cormany. Register at http://tinyurl.com/27kdev6u

Hypnosis Series, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn stress relieving self hypnosis. Register at http://tinyurl.com/3vr7xyjb

Intermediate Sign Language, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Medina Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Intermediate lesson on American Sign Language and the Deaf culture with Jean Cormany. Register at http://tinyurl.com/3yzcac94

Monday Night Intrigue: A Lethal Legacy, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Discover the story of Jeffrey MacDonald. Information at http://tinyurl.com/29khbwr9

Tuesday, March 12

National Plant Flower Day http://tinyurl.com/3pze2mrh

Five Senses Week, all day, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. All week long stop in for an experience with the five senses. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/yppr45a3

Knit and Crochet Drop-In, 10 a.m. to Noon, Brunswick Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Come share and learn tips and tricks for knitting and crocheting. Group donates to Warm Up Medina County initiative. Information at http://tinyurl.com/ykbdb6ct

STEAM Day, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Buckeye Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Create a trap for catching leprechauns. Register at http://tinyurl.com/mr4kpzn5

Afternoon Movie, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Watch and discuss a movie. Information at http://tinyurl.com/5xfe2hcr

Book Discussion, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville.

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Join a discussion on “Mary Poppins” by P.L. Travers. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/7khwer94

Make Way For Ducklings, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Listen to stories about ducks followed by duck activities. Register at http://tinyurl. com/49ymdh64

Wednesday, March 13

National Open An Umbrella Indoors Day http://tinyurl.com/5y86prx7

Five Senses Week, all day, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. All week long stop in for an experience with the five senses. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/yppr45a3

Waterfowl Wednesday, 10 a.m. to noon, Lake Medina - Granger Road, 3733 Granger Road, Medina. Use spotting scopes to spot local water birds in the parks. Information at http://tinyurl.com/53hnuus8

Genealogy Discussion Group, Noon to 1 p.m., Small 2nd Floor Conference Room 2A + 2B, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Connect with fellow genealogists! Information at http://tinyurl.com/2f96u9du

Rational Pie Day, 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Buckeye Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Celebrate Pi Day with pie. Information at http://tinyurl.com/3nw4bpfu

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 5 p.m., Wadsworth YMCA, 623 School Drive, Wadsworth. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd Computer Maintenance, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Register at http://tinyurl. com/yc7b6ne8

Hidden No More, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn about women who shaped our space program. Information at http://tinyurl.com/bdnyrkaz

Women’s History Month Concert, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina Community Room A and B, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Information at http://tinyurl.com/2ryne749

Music History, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Register at http://tinyurl.com/yshpcu5j

Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Put on pajamas and listen to a story. More information at http://tinyurl.com/5n6tz8wz

Author Visit with Raina Telgemeier, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Medina High School, 777 E Union St, Medina. Meet book author Raina Telgemeier. Book sale and signing included. Information at http://tinyurl.com/4rfyyex4

Wadsworth Area Historical Society, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn how the Northern Ohio Railway shaped the local area. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/2fthvvp3

Thursday, March 14

Pi Day http://tinyurl.com/yc55r6vm

Five Senses Week, all day, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. All week long stop in for an experience with the five senses. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/yppr45a3

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., National Design Mart,

2255 Medina Road, Medina. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Camp Wired, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Medina Computer Lad, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Information at http://tinyurl.com/ yzautb9w

Push and Pull Stroller Walk, 10:30 a.m., Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina. Pull up invasive plants and spend time with your little ones. Register at http://tinyurl.com/5e6fxrr4

Who Are You? - Tween Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Take personality tests and play games. Information at http://tinyurl.com/3a789995

Ladies Night Out, 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 39 Public Square, Suite 305, Medina. Socialize and explore Medina’s mainstreet shops and diners. Information at http://tinyurl.com/2evjrapy

Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Buckeye Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Learn about First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis from Rose Gabriele. Information at http://tinyurl. com/py7aautw

Steel Magnolias, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/ mpwhke6n

Friday, March 15

World Sleep Day http://tinyurl.com/5n7tbpur

Five Senses Week, all day, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. All week long stop in for an experience with the five senses. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/yppr45a3

Music and Movement, 10 a.m. to 10:45 a.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Celebrate music with dancing, singing, playing with instruments, and more. Information at http://tinyurl.com/4rz6zacd American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd Enchanted Evening, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., The Link Medina, 4281 Paradise Road, Medina. Join The Society for an evening of dining and dancing. Information at http://tinyurl.com/bddeftxm

Cozy Mystery Series: Amanda Flower, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Join Amanda Flower in a discussion about “Crime and Cherry Pits”. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ysfddfau

Steel Magnolias, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/ mpwhke6n

Saturday, March 16

National Quilting Day http://tinyurl.com/455dacur

Catch a Leprechaun, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Listen to a leprechaun story and make a leprechaun trap. Register at http://tinyurl. com/4wyshmck

Duck, Duck, Goose!, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473

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Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Stop by for ducks and duck activities. Information at http://tinyurl.com/3jhky42y

Sock Puppet Theater, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Put on a show with your own crafted sock puppet. Register at http:// tinyurl.com/znw84cuu

VolunTEENS, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Help to prepare crafts for upcoming library programs. Information at http://tinyurl.com/wxywzk3c

Discover Discography- Taylor’s Version, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Join other Taylor Swift fans for discussion and music. Information at http://tinyurl.com/4fez6yk3

Steel Magnolias, 2 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/mpwhke6n

Crafternoon: Clovers, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Craft clovers fromvarious materials. Register at http://tinyurl.com/mrdadmv9

Steel Magnolias, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/ mpwhke6n

Sunday, March 17

St. Patrick’s Day http://tinyurl.com/yv6p88sz

Duck, Duck, Goose!, noon to 5 p.m., Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Stop by for ducks and duck activities. Information at http://tinyurl.com/3jhky42y

Steel Magnolias, 2 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/mpwhke6n

Monday, March 18

Awkward Moments Day http://tinyurl.com/23kkcv43

Healthy Eating and Nutrition, noon to 1 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Discover how to maximize energy and about food quality. Register at http://tinyurl.com/yckx46u8

Make It Monday: Paper Flowers, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Makerspace, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Create colorful paper flowers. Register at http://tinyurl.com/237v6nbf

Teen Homework Help, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Teens in grades 6 to 12 can come in for school help, snacks provided. Information at http://tinyurl.com/5e9zz7ks

Beginners Sign Language, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Introduction into American Sign Language and the Deaf culture with Jean Cormany. Register at http://tinyurl.com/jnnr8w4a

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.

Sunday, March 2

Shamrock Run, 9 a.m. start, Second Sole, 122 Public Square, Medina. For fees, registration and more information, go to https:// tinyurl.com/cty3umus

Let’s Explore - The Science of Birds, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Register at http://tinyurl.com/4cxdvfxe

Intermediate Sign Language, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Medina Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Intermediate lesson on American Sign Language and the Deaf culture with Jean Cormany. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ym8runjr

Introduction to Artificial Intelligence - Part 2, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Watch a presentation on AI. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ehbt5aw5

Tuesday, March 19

Spring Begins http://tinyurl.com/2d4tj8wv

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., The Chapel Wadsworth Campus, 1391 State Road, Wadsworth. http://tinyurl.com/ mr3fd9nd

Pressed Flower Lanterns, 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Create a candle holder with flowers and mod podge. Register at http://tinyurl.com/2ufru27y

Dog Man Party, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lodi Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Play games, do activities, and enjoy treats to celebrate “Scarlett Shredder” of the “Dog Man” series by Dav Pilkey. Register at http:// tinyurl.com/5dz9k3tt

Wednesday, March 20

Won’t You Be My Neighbor Day http://tinyurl.com/ynwckfvx

Swirls, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buckeye Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Play with swirls using ink and water. Information at http://tinyurl.com/bdh2mdcm

Teen After-School Fun, 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Eat ramen, play trivia, and more to celebrate National Noodle Month. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/k2m49krm

Dog Man Release Party, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Play games, do crafts, and get a limited copy of a new book at checkout. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ edsmeny9

Egg Games, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Lodi Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Test your skills and win prizes in several plastic-egg based games. Register at http://tinyurl.com/3zthuw3n

Women in History Presents: Sojourner Truth, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Community Room A and B, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Robin Echols Cooper shares about Sojourner Truth. Information at http://tinyurl.com/bdhz34rc

Teen Juried Art Show Reception, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., B. Smith Gallery, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/y9thvmw5

Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Put on pajamas and listen to a story. More information at http://tinyurl.com/28w6z7fu

Evening Book Discussion, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Brunswick Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Discuss “Yellowface” by R.F. Kuang. Information at http://tinyurl.com/5n8wmxvs

Healing Through Holistic Bodywork, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn self-care and holistic remedies from Yvonne. Register at http://tinyurl. com/29zut9h6

Eliot Ness’ Search for a Serial Killer, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Explore the mysteries and the Cleveland shaped by Eliot Ness. Information at http://tinyurl.com/ yrt68vut

Thursday, March 21

International Color Day http://tinyurl.com/afbsfjyx

Camp Wired, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Medina Computer Lad, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Information at http://tinyurl. com/2zjh7nvp

Spinning Top CD - Tween Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Craft a spinning top. Information at http://tinyurl.com/4kx8azuw

Raised Garden Beds, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Discover the benefits and basics of raised bed gardening from master gardeners. Information at http://tinyurl. com/2s3v8ufx

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Friday, March 22

National Goof Off Day http://tinyurl.com/3y3awwpk

Music and Movement, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Join a Music Therapist from Music Izz Groovy for singing, dancing, and more. Register at http://tinyurl.com/2j8kah4h

Music and Movement, 11:30 a.m. to noon, Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Join a Music Therapist from Music Izz Groovy for singing, dancing, and more. Register at http://tinyurl.com/4w6vt8yw

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m., Medina United Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd Sweetheart Dance, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Medina County Achievement Center, 4691 Windfall Road, Medina. Enjoy snacks and dancing at the annual Windfall Sweetheart Dance. Register at http://tinyurl.com/mt7j8c8n

Steel Magnolias, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/ mpwhke6n

Saturday, March 23

Cuddly Kitten Day http://tinyurl.com/hcvennwp

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m., St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 400 N Broadway Street, Medina. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Adapted Storytime, 10:30 a.m. to 11 a.m., Story Time Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Storytime in a supportive environment for children with autism and sensory integration challenges. Register at http:// tinyurl.com/4scxsnvb

Spring Teachings of the Medicine Wheel, 10:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m., Oenslager Nature Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Sharon Center. Join Jo Oklessen as he teaches about the medicine wheel and more. Register at http://tinyurl.com/vd8jtv7v

Therapy Ranch Easter Egg Hunt, noon to 2 p.m., Medina Creative Therapy Ranch, 5200 Lake Road, Medina. Bring the family for an egg hunt at the ranch. Information at http://tinyurl.com/44drv364

Broad Street Independent Writers, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Connect with a network and sounding board of fellow people of the pen. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/wjtkhavh

Steel Magnolias, 2 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/mpwhke6n

Steel Magnolias, 7:30 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/ mpwhke6n

Sunday, March 24

International Day for Achievers http://tinyurl.com/59yd9cep

Steel Magnolias, 2 p.m., Haddad Theater, 144 N Broadway, Medina. Witness a comedy-drama about a group of women in Louisiana who are tough as steel and as delicate as magnolias. Tickets at http://tinyurl.com/mpwhke6n Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Invasive Species, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m., Holmesbrook Park, 660 College Street, Wadsworth. Learn about invasive plant life and what to do about them. Information at http://tinyurl.com/ ya8x9n3f

Monday, March 25

Tolkien Reading Day http://tinyurl.com/2p9bp9ws

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W Main Street, Seville. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Marshmallow Peep Houses, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Create houses for peeps with candy. Register at http://tinyurl.com/37dntsmv

Paint by Sticker, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Enjoy music and paint by numbers with stickers. Register at http://tinyurl.com/3ktturhw

Sensory Friendly Story Time, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad, Wadsworth. Prepared especially for children on the autism spectrum, those with sensory integration challenges, and their families. Register at http://tinyurl.com/2t8t3cun

OSU Master Gardeners: Growing Poppies, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Small 2nd Floor Conference Room 2A + 2B, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Learn about poppies from master gardeners. Information at http://tinyurl.com/r6k8d4mp

Prep Your Bike for Spring, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., Meeting Room A,

Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Join a presentation about for to prepare and fix up your bike. Information at http://tinyurl.com/2nmrrcxz

Tuesday, March 26

Wear A Hat Day http://tinyurl.com/3tww247w

Knit and Crochet Drop-In, 10 a.m. to Noon, Brunswick Hickory Room, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Come share and learn tips and tricks for knitting and crocheting. Group donates to Warm Up Medina County initiative. Information at http://tinyurl.com/a7kkur6m

Dungeons and Dragons, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Create a level 5 character and embark on an adventure. Information at http://tinyurl.com/3w7s7m2y

Otaku Tuesdays: Button Making, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Make your own buttons and badges. Register at http://tinyurl.com/tkfm7n8p

Movie Discussion, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Watch the movie on your own then join for discussion. Register at http://tinyurl.com/2xfk7x5p

Whiz Bang Science! - Great American Eclipse, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Meeting Room B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Dr. Dave explains the history and science of the eclipse. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ymuu6er3

Hide & Seek, 7:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m., Buckeye Community Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. After hours play time in the library, lights out. Register at http://tinyurl.com/4evb4cp2

Wednesday, March 27

Scribble Day http://tinyurl.com/43zsjnmd

Broad Street Independent Writers, 1:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Connect with a network and sounding board of fellow people of the pen. Information at http:// tinyurl.com/4z9djmdd

Art for Homeschool Families, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn about Jennifer Bartlett and her art. Register at http://tinyurl.com/27uyhzfe

Oobleck Lab, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Explore the science of oobleck. Information at http://tinyurl.com/28ds2adh Pajama Story Time, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Put on pajamas and listen to a story. More information at http://tinyurl.com/5a23zres

Thursday, March 28

World Piano Day http://tinyurl.com/mrbsx7mz

Camp Wired, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Medina Computer Lad, Medina Library, 210 South Broadway Street, Medina. Information at http://tinyurl.com/ ynfarnmv

American Red Cross Blood Drive, noon to 6 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd Peeps Diorama - Tween Thursday, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Tell a story with a peeps diorama. Information at http://tinyurl.com/6z55e5yb Family Game Night, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Public Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Come enjoy board games new and old! Information at http://tinyurl.com/bpamt9mj

Total Solar Eclipse, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Highland Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. David DeFelice, NASA retiree, gives a presentation on the solar eclipse event. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ mswzkvt7

Local Author: William Krejci, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Listen to William G. Krejci’s “Ghosts and Legends of Northern Ohio”. Information at http://tinyurl.com/yyn6hwfy

Friday, March 29

Mermaid Day http://tinyurl.com/53yynnc9

Read to a Therapy Dog, 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Practice reading to a sweet therapy dog. Information at http://tinyurl.com/mrx5a2ay

Nailed It, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Do your best to recreate a culinary masterpiece. Register at http://tinyurl.com/ bdhjmcev

Saturday, March 30

Take a Walk in the Park Day http://tinyurl.com/hm3e99zv

American Red Cross Blood Drive, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Hinkley Fire Old Station, 1410 Ridge Road, Hinckley. http://tinyurl.com/mr3fd9nd

Sunday, March 31

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Joy of Medina County Magazine thanks and celebrates these great companies who believe in community and make it possible for readers to enjoy this magazine for free.

Please thank the following companies for bringing Joy to you!

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Armstrong

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Contact: Sam Pietrangelo

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Phone: 330-722-3141

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4691 Windfall Road, Medina

Contact: Patti Hetkey

330-725-7751

Website: https://www.mcbdd.org/

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