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VOLUME 3 NUMBER 12 JOYOFMEDINACOUNTY.COM

New, Empty Pages by Amy Barnes I keep old calendars. But not just any ones. I keep only the tattered, tired out,

to get into trouble. I know there are digital calendars and

really used up ones. The ones with all of

apps but it is a giant paper calendar on the

the notations of dental appointments,

wall for me. One glance and I know what my

celebrations, medical visits, birthdays, and week holds, and it is completely events.

independent of whether my phone’s battery

The blame for this lies partly at the feet of is charged or if WiFi is available. the mystery shows I watched as a kid. “Where were you on July 12th at 9 p.m.?”

While my family ridicules my used calendar collection, I smile, because while

the growling officer demands from a

those calendars may provide great alibis, in

belligerent suspect.

reality what they provide are timelines of

“I was at the zoo at 2, then the movies, and home around 11,” says the suspect,

my family’s life. Milestones, heartbreaks, the birth of a

who we are all hoping cracks and

child, the addition of a pet, deaths,

dramatically confesses to the crime.

weddings, divorces. They are all there,

Here is the thing, though. Can anyone really do that? Does anyone really remember, in a normal year, anything they did three months ago?

summed up in 12 pages a year, the heartbeat of events that linked the months together. As I take 2020 down from the wall and hang up the empty pages of 2021, I have

What if you cannot?

hope and a strong faith that this year will be

What if you can only say, “Well, gee,

better.

officer, that was a long time ago, I don’t even remember breakfast”? “No alibi, hum, bub? It’s into the clinker

So many were left behind in 2020, so many whom we had no idea we would lose and fears we never dreamed we would face as

for you!” gloats the triumphant police

2020 hung as new, empty pages on the wall

officer.

a year ago.

But I am prepared. I have this one in the bag.

We all carry degrees of heartache and weariness into 2021, my hope is that we all

What was I doing on July 12, 2000 at 9

also carry hope and determination with us

p.m.? It says it right on my calendar. I was

and not give in to defeat or sorrow. We can

busy keeping a nursing schedule for a

do this.

newborn. No way did I have time or energy

PUBLISHER Blake House Publishing, LLC EDITOR Amy Barnes ART DIRECTOR Danny Feller PHOTOGRAPHERS Allison Waltz-Boebel FlashBang Photography CARTOONIST Jerry King CONTRIBUTORS Bob Arnold Kelly Bailey Hunter Barnard Kariem Farrakhan II Michelle Riley Robert Soroky Austin Steger Kent Von Der Vellen MASCOT Rico Houdini ADVERTISING SALES AND OFFICE 330-461-0589 E-MAIL Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com WEBSITE JoyOfMedinaCountyMagazine.com Learn more about the staff at Behind The Scenes, JoyofMedinaCountyMagazine.com Open positions are listed on the website at Open Positions. JOY of MEDINA COUNTY MAGAZINE is published monthly by Blake House Publishing, LLC, 1114 N. Court, #144, Medina, Ohio 44256. It is distributed as an e-edition and in a print edition. Both editions can be found at JoyofMedinaCountyMagazine.com Copyright 2020 by Blake House Publishing, LLC. All rights reserved. Reproduction or use of editorial or pictorial content without written permission from the publisher is strictly prohibited. Any unsolicited materials, manuscripts, artwork, cartoons, or photos will not be returned.


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HOME AND GARDEN

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DIG IT!

LUCK OF THE ORCHID by Michelle Riley Legend says orchids are good luck, but are you lucky with orchids?

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BITE ME!

AMISH DUMP CAKE recipe by Mark Bollinger How about an easy dessert after all of the holiday hubbub?

HEALTH

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HEALTHY TRAILS

TREADS ON THE TRAILS by Robert Soroky There is more than just the type of bike that influences how well a trail will be traveled.

OF MIND AND BODY

RESOLUTION SUCCESS TRICKS by Kelly Bailey Tired of even trying to keep resolutions? Use these tips to succeed.

COMMUNITY

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GEMS

HEART, HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY by Kent von der Vellen

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STEPPING FORWARD, LOOKING BACK

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OH, SNAP!

An update on one of our features from 2018

photos by Amy Barnes and Allison WaltzBoebel Our lens captured one of the season’s last farmers markets, the first snowfall and a place for teens.

BUSINESS

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One act of kindness led a Brunswick couple to build a foundation of caring.

by Amy Barnes

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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by Austin Steger There is another option for device screens, but it can be pricey.

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January is a good month to evaluate the message your business communications are sending. On the front and back covers: photos by Allison Waltz-Boebel Stacey Stender runs That Place for Teens in Brunswick, which provides a safe hangout, despite the pandemic.

MIRTH AND JOY by Jerry King

Artists are still creating works and holding shows despite the pandemic.

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PERCEPTION IS EVERYTHING by Amy Barnes

by Hunter Barnard

by Kariem Farrakhan II

by Bob Arnold

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MOVIE EXPLORES WHAT MAKES A FAMILY

THE ART GOES ON

WHAT OTHERS ARE HEARING

THE IN BOX

ROLL ’EM!

IN THE STUDIO

THE NETWORKER What is happening in the background when you are on a call?

Read the clue, then gather and unscramble the magnifying glass letters to solve the puzzle.

Odd characters, a talking cat, mean parents, and a nanny with answers make for an interesting story.

FROM A TECHNICAL MIND

ON DISPLAY

JOYFUL LETTER DETECTIVES CLUE BOX

JOYFUL WORD SEARCH

HANGING OUT Can you find all of the words that are helping teens?

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LET’S DO IT!

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CELEBRATE!

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fter reading a story, have you ever wonder what happened next? In November 2018, we featured a local turkey farm, Stein Farm, also known as Tim’s Turkeys. We recently checked in with them to find out what the next chapter held for the farm and learn what has changed in the lives of the Stein family. If you are not familiar with the original story, it is available at https://bit.ly/2LKMwKa or, if you are seeing this as a digital copy, you can click on the cover photo for the original feature story.


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Family and Heritage Without Hannah’s help, Tim does not foresee continuing to raise turkeys. The workload is more ather and daughter team, Tim and than he wants to handle alone. Hannah Stein, discovered that Tim’s desire for a They sold 50 turkeys this year and could have easily tastier Thanksgiving dinner turkey and Hannah’s sold 50 more. They have lost money every year on curiosity about genetics would result in not only a the turkeys, despite a loyal following. tastier bird for their own table but also in the Unless something changes, Tim is ready to retire. development of a small turkey farm. “This may have been my last year,” he said. They specialized in Bourbon Red turkeys and found He chuckles when recalling Hannah’s reaction to there was a very strong market for farm-fresh their losing seven turkeys to racoons earlier this year. heritage turkeys, and they gained loyal customers. He said Hannah grabbed a gun and waited for the Time has passed, bringing with it changes. raccoons to return the next night and plucked them Tim turkey, the farm’s mascot, still lives at the farm off one by one. She was not about to lose any more with his daughter Ollie. Veronica and Featherhead of their turkeys. were given to a woman who wanted pet turkeys. Tim said he would like to travel with his wife, Tinker turkey now enjoys the company of Tim and Jennifer, and raising turkeys keeps him from being Ollie. able to do so. Hannah became seventh-ranked in the country for “I’m tired of being tied down all the time,” Tim said. her position in lacrosse, but the COVID-19 pandemic His only regret if he closes down turkey production ended her college lacrosse career early. is not being able to provide turkeys for his loyal She now has left the family’s small Granger Vietnamese customers and getting to visit with Township farm for the corporate world, said her customers each year. father. She is working for Goodyear Tire, as part of its He is turning 67 this year, though, and thinks that leadership program. maybe it is time to relax, enjoy life, and let go of the Hannah is facing a possible transfer in fall of 2021, father-daughter hobby that occupied so much time, depending on what happens with the COVID-19 space and energy. pandemic and the world. She is now fluent in “Everything is good,” he said. Chinese, opening the possibility that Goodyear could send her to China, said Tim.

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Schleman Nature Preserve in Buckeye Woods Park, 6335 Wedgewood Road, Medina, showed off its ice and snow courtesy of Medina County’s first big snowfall. photos by Allison Waltz-Boebel


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While some vendors braved the cold, others enjoyed the warmth of the veterans hall for one of the last Farmers Market of Medina County markets of 2020 on December 5 at the Medina Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5137 at 3916 Pearl Road, Medina. Organizer Nancy Romans said she was planning one more farmers market for December 19 and then would close until around April 2021. photos by Amy Barnes

Kana was a very fluffy weekly visitor to the farmers market throughout the season.

Deb and Gordon Cordes give their recommendation for the nut butters by Sherry K. Letzelter of Sherry’s Classic Cuisine.

Jimmy Myers of Front 9 farm counts out change for a customer.

Beth and Steve Fulton from Maple Valley Farm tempt Michael Romans with their maple syrup. continued, Page 8


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Ilene Hackett anticipates enjoying baked goods Nancy Romans is packaging for her, while Susan Smith contemplates her choices.

Pete and Kristen, left, with daughter, Teagan, Gonzales proudly show their macarons to Jessie Pritchard.

Cowboy George Seres of Blaze Gourmet demonstrates to Pam Mazzone what can happen if she eats his hot sauces. Jane Papke watches Caroline Compton order sausages from Jennifer Yohe while Yohe’s daughter, Magdalene, considers the selection available.

Paul Graham brought his homemade Wootown Bagels to the market.


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Linda Seaver, left, and Ruth Prater of KG Studios had wreaths and holiday decorations for sale.

From left, Jessica Frazier and Linda Hudson get a tour of fresh lettuces from Stephen Brown of Oak Tree Hydroponic Farms, LLC.

Robin Gray purchases fresh vegetables from Cody Grey.

Melanie Leonardi, left, crafter of dog bandanas, shares a laugh with Carol Vaccariello.

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That Place for Teens offers a supervised hangout for Brunswick teens in grades six through 12. Meals, after-school programs, and help learning life skills and critical thinking are provided by the volunteers. It is located next door to Faithwalk Church at 1480 Pearl Road, Unit 9, Brunswick. The program is a nondenominational outreach of Campus Life, a Youth for Christ ministry. photos by Allison Waltz-Boebel

Samantha Macaulay, 17, a Medina County Career Center junior from Brunswick, is greeted by Roscoe, a registered therapy dog, who is often at That Place for Teens. His owners, Sue and Roger Seward, are volunteers.

Sue Seward (left) and Krista Caruth, both of Brunswick, serve meals to Ben Nowagarski, a Brunswick High School sophomore, and Samantha Macaulay.

Roger Seward, Brunswick, and Stacey Stender, the Brunswick area director of Youth for Christ, welcome teens who are joining in through a virtual call to a recent Campus Life gathering.


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After dinner, attendees play a variety of games. Ben Nowagarski is being shown a clue for charades by Stacey Stender. Charades is one of the games that all attendees can participate in, including those attending through a virtual call.

Stacey Stender passes out cards to Samantha Macaulay and Ben Nowagarski. The cards were written by senior citizens from a local assistedliving senior center to provide words of encouragement to the teens.


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BUSINESS: FROM A TECHNICAL MIND

BUSINESS: THE NETWORKER

On Display

What Others are Hearing

by Austin Steger

by Bob Arnold

As tech constantly evolves and improves to better fit our everyday needs, one of the most important features that has changed is the display. For most people, the display or screen of a device is the main point of interaction. Currently, there are two main types of displays competing with each other, LED LCD (LCD) and OLED. These screens use completely different types of technology, so they work in different ways and offer unique advantages. LED stands for light-emitting diode. It is the most common type of display out there right now. If a screen states it has an LED screen, it is an LCD. LCD stands for liquid crystal

There are the usual interruptions: a dog barks in the background, a kid interrupts with their latest important issue, or you drop it. I am speaking of cell phone calls. Recently, I was in my backyard when my phone rang with a call from a consultant. I set down the rake I was holding and took a seat on my patio. However, on his end, there were beeping noises, people talking in the immediate background, and he was talking so fast I had a hard time following him. The complete saturation of cell phones in our lives has caused a conundrum in networking. Not only are we interrupted by the ringer or a notification beep while talking with someone, but our etiquette on a phone call has been sacrificed. Effective networking suffers! As the consultant and I talked, my thought was, ‘I don’t want to talk with him on the phone anymore.’ Our networking relationship was affected. Many of us do not realize this when we are talking on the phone, especially since phones are so available now. We even let it interrupt us when we are talking with someone else. Admit it, you look to see who is calling while you are talking on the phone. That causes a distraction in your attention to the other person, or it causes you to abruptly end your conversation and talk with the person who just called. Sometimes that is necessary; most of the time, it is not. I need your attention when we are discussing something over the phone; please pay attention. I need to be able to understand you over the phone, please slow down your talking speed. I want our networking relationship to grow each time we are in contact with each other. In the interest of phone conversation success, I usually text someone and ask if it is a good time to call. That lets them decide if they can take a call and also gives them a heads up that I will need their full attention. The bottom line: Attention is golden on phone calls, and networking relationships are at stake when a phone call is not treated with proper etiquette and attention.

display. The LED part just refers to the lighting source, not the display itself, so the terms LCD and LED can be used interchangeably. LCD screens use a backlight to illuminate their pixels. They also are much brighter than OLED screens, which is important when viewing content in ambient light or sunlight. OLED displays also have some unique advantages. Because they can turn off individual pixels, they can display truly perfect black, which means an infinite contrast ratio is available. Also, because OLED displays do not use a backlight, they are much more power-efficient, which will save battery power. They also display more vibrant colors than an LCD does. The largest advantage that LCD has over OLED currently is cost. Because OLED is still a newer technology, the cost can be double or even more than that of an LCD. This makes repair costs of devices with OLED screens very high. However, since some of these devices are compatible with both types of screens, if a repair is needed, it is worth checking to see if repair costs can be decreased by changing to an LCD screen instead.

Austin Steger is a local computer and mobile electronics technician and technical communicator. He can be contacted at repairs.riztech@gmail.com or by calling 330-952-1225.

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 zMore networking tips are available at “Bob’s Pencil Points” blog at http://onwardnetworking.com/ or by contacting Arnold at TheNetworkingPencil@gmail.com


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Perception is Everything by Amy Barnes A few years ago, a local business, with absolutely no connection to alcohol, decided to celebrate Mother’s Day with a sign that randomly stated: “You are the reason your mother drinks.” The sign was located directly outside of the business’s door. While this was a funny sign to some, it was highly offensive to others, making it a perfect illustration of a business misstep. One of the most important things a business owner can do in developing a successful business is to have as wide a customer base as possible. That is not achieved by offending potential or current customers. Before hanging a sign or picture or posting on social media as Business X’s owner, take a minute to think and ask the following questions. Is this something that will help the business? Does it accurately communicate the business’s philosophy and personality? Does the value of this outweigh any loss of business it may cause? Finally, the most important question to ask: Does this make a customer feel special and valued?

By no means should a company be bland or try to do the impossible and please everyone, but why do something that shows your sense of humor is more important to you than the comfort of customers? How much more inclusive and welcoming that sign would have been with something like: “Happy Mother’s Day! 20 percent off storewide!” or “Gifts for mom, discounts for you!” or, even better, “Let us show you how special you are!” A business needs to have an attractive, welcoming appearance and show concern for everyone’s comfort in all of its communications, from the signs in the storefront to social media posts to the actual décor of the establishment and the attitudes of employees. To do this, it is necessary to separate personal opinions, politics or questionable humor from the business and reserve it for the owner’s personal life.

Interested in writing this column? Contact Amy Barnes at Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com Be sure to include information about your business experience and a sample column of no more than 350 words.

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HEALTH: HEALTHY TRAILS

HEALTH: OF MIND AND BODY

Treads on the Trails

Resolution Success Tricks

by Robert Soroky

by Kelly Bailey

If you are one of the thousands who went shopping for a new bike last year, you probably noticed the plethora of different types and styles that covered everything from road, hybrid and cruiser to mountain, adventure and electric bikes. You also likely noticed the vast range of tire sizes and tread patterns on all of those different bikes. Why so many tire options? Bikes tend to be job specific, and tires are one indicator as to what that job is. For example, casual mountain, comfort and cruiser bikes are typically ridden on multiple surfaces, so they are equipped with 26-inch or 27.5-inch tires ranging in width from 1.5 inches to 2.5 inches and have less aggressive or less knobby treads. These treads allow them to roll more smoothly over paved surfaces, while still providing enough bite on towpath trails. High performance mountain bikes, by contrast, can have up to 29-inch tires with widths up to 5 inches across. These treads tend to be significantly knobbier for rougher off-road trails. Knob layout can vary depending on the trail. Smaller, closely positioned knobs are best for dry, flat trails. Rough and steep trails call for larger, more spread out knobs. Although these wide, lower-pressure tires tend to create more drag for the rider, they also provide greater surface coverage for better control, stability and comfort. On the road-bike side, tire nomenclature changes from inches to millimeters with tires becoming significantly narrower, providing less rolling resistance over harder surfaces. Tires are typically 700-mm in diameter with tread widths from 23 mm for smooth, paved roads, up to 45 mm for multisurface paths and trails. Head spinning yet? There is even a difference between tires that have decimal sizes versus fraction sizes. For example, 2 ½ inches and 2.5 inches may be the same mathematically, but they are not the same when it comes to how these two tire sizes seat themselves to a wheel rim. So, when purchasing a bike, make sure you have thought about where and how you want to ride, as that decision will influence the type of bike, as well as the type of tire.

It is time to make New Year’s resolutions! Cue the eye rolls! Humans are notoriously bad at keeping New Year’s resolutions. Statistics suggest that less than 8 percent of those who make resolutions will actually see them through. Whether you want to lose weight, save money, or get organized in 2021, there are a few techniques to ensure resolution success. One plan is to not make resolutions at all. By not holding to resolutions, you can actually wire your brain for failure. Every time you say you will do something and then do not do it, it makes it that much easier to fail yourself the next time. If you are thinking of making resolutions, but already know you will not follow through, you are better off not making them at all. But, if you are truly serious about keeping your resolutions, the first step is to choose one. Resolving to go back to school, lose 50 pounds and run a marathon by June is a recipe for failure. Choose the most important goal and go with it. Next, write it down. It sounds so simple and silly, but research shows that people who write things down (with real pen and paper) are more likely to reach their goals. Now, break it down. If your goal is to go on the trip of a lifetime by next January, you need to know how much to save and then you need to break it down. How much do you need to save each month? Each week? Each day? And where is that money going to come from? Daily Starbucks habit? Impulse spends at Target? Then, share it. A person shows a serious commitment to weight loss when she/he shares a vulnerable photo. It is scary to share a big goal, but you are more likely to stay accountable when you know others are watching. Finally, align yourself with others. You are the product of the five people you hang out with most, so start making friends with like-minded people and those who have achieved what you want.

Robert Soroky is a lifelong cyclist regularly participating in long distance charity rides and manager of the Century Cycles Medina location. Contact Soroky at robert@centurycycles.com to suggest column topics, for further information or to chat about bikes.

As a certified personal trainer and certified holistic nutrition coach, Kelly Baily owns and operates Kelly Bailey Wellness. Read her blog, visit the Food Freedom page, and contact her at https://www.kellybailey.fit/

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COMMUNITY: GEMS

Heart, Hope and Opportunity by Kent Von der Vellen

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H2O Foundation, Inc.

2927 Nationwide Parkway Fifteen years ago, Jim and Carrie McClellan reached out to Brunswick 44212 Brunswick City School counselors and asked if there was a family 330-273-2222 they could help for Christmas. http://h2ofoundation.net/ U The Brunswick residents found it such a rewarding experience that they quickly turned it into a Christmas tradition. In following years, Jim McClellan would involve business partners Date of formation: 04/01/2016 Organization type: 501(c)(3) Eric Engelke, Mark Svozil and Aaron Rasmussen and others in the Description of Organization’s Purpose: Services/support effort. the poor By 2016, they had formed a 501(3) nonprofit and named it H20, Is the organization's registration status current? Yes which stands for Have Heart, Have Hope = Opportunity. Reporting Year: 2019 Each year, McClellan contacts Brunswick school counselors and Reporting Start Date: 1/1/2019 asks them for a list of families who may need assistance. The Reporting End Date: 12/31/2019 counselors send notes to the chosen students’ homes asking if Total Revenue: $55,968.00 there is an interest and connecting them with McClellan. H2O has assisted approximately 50 families a year for the last five Total Expenses: $32,229.00 Total Program Expenses: $32,229.00 years. McClellan interviews the parents or guardians to get details Percent of Total Expenses: 100% such as favorite colors, hobbies and favorite foods and if anyone Total Assets: $53,372.00 has food allergies. Director or Board Members: Each family is connected with a sponsor who is responsible for the Christmas shopping. The sponsor purchases presents, food and Mark Svozil Eric Engelke other supplies for the family. James McClellan The H2O Foundation hosts a wrapping party at the Coppertop Aaron Rasmussen Golf Club, which provides the wrapping supplies. On Christmas Eve morning, the sponsors meet for a group picture before making deliveries to their Christmas families. When the need has arisen, the H2O Foundation also has helped families at other times during the year. Four years ago, they started awarding scholarships to Brunswick High graduating seniors. Last year, they gave away four $1,000 scholarships. The foundation also helps with school supplies. Last fall, 125 students received supplies and free haircuts. Every summer, the H2O Foundation hosts its annual fundraiser, a clay shoot at Hill ’n Dale Club, 3605 Poe Road, Medina. For more information about the H2O Foundation and how to help, go to https://bit.ly/38mo75i 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 Gems@BlakeHousePublishing.com or by calling 330-421-0863. Learn what other area nonprofits need by visiting Giving Hearts at JoyofMedinaCountyMagazine.com.


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ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: ROLL ’EM!

Movie Explores What Makes a Family by Hunter Barnard This month, I decided to review “The Willoughbys,” and it was a pretty cool movie. There are six people in the Willoughby family, which includes a mom, dad and four kids. The parents were not really like parents, they did not pay attention to their kids and they were not very nice. The kids had to learn to do all sorts of things on their own. Tim is the oldest, and he always tries to keep people out of trouble. He is a little weird, but I think that is a good thing. Jane loves to sing, but her parents do not let her, so she is quiet. There are twins who are a little creepy, but they are kind of funny because they both are named Barnaby. They are really inventive. Sometimes their parents make them stay in the coal bin, and the kids do not like that. The kids try to bring home a baby who did not have a mom, but their parents made them leave it on someone’s doorstep. The kids did not like that, so they made up a brochure of dangerous places to go on vacation and convinced their parents to go. It was sad when the kids were happy their mean parents were gone. When their parents hire a nanny, the kids learn that adults can be nice, will not put them in a coal bin, and will take good care of them. She lets Jane sing and helps Tim and the twins with all of the things they like to do. She even helps them visit the baby they were forced to leave on a doorstep. The movie was kind of sad in the beginning because the kids were unhappy all the time and did not know how to be a family. After going on an adventure together, they realize that all they need is each other, and they find new parents who love them, which was nice. My favorite part of the movie was the cat that narrated the story and is in the movie, too. I think the movie was really good and even if it is a little sad, I think everyone should watch it. Hunter Barnard is an energetic 7-year-old who attends Berea City Schools and likes to share his opinion. He is assisted in writing his column by his mother, Jessica Rapenchuk.

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MIRTH AND JOY

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT: IN THE STUDIO

by Jerry King

The Art Goes On column by Kariem Farrakhan II The art world has definitely been impacted by the pandemic. Artists around the world have had to adjust in an industry that has always relied on live events, exhibitions and in-person viewings. With the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to forget about all of the wonderful art that is still being exhibited. Here are a few exhibits from artists who have not quit, no matter what. Alicia Grullón: Please Don’t Let it Be Too Close (January 22 – March 19, 2021) Commissioned by SPACES, 2900 Detroit Avenue, Cleveland, this project is centered around the presidential election and people coping during the pandemic. I am excited to see this work culminate, especially because the artist communicated with everyday people in order to compose the narrative of the artwork. It will be expressed as a compilation of film, music and elements of theater. It also will contain pieces from her collection of self-portrait series, “From March to June: At Home with Essential Workers.” Brittni Hall: Abstracts (through January 5, 2021) This free virtual solo exhibit features abstract artworks from Central Ohio artist Brittni Hall, displayed at the Highline Coffee Art Space, 693 High Street, Worthington. Inspired by nature, Hall uses a variety of established and experimental art techniques to explore the combination and interplay of colors. Second Careers: Two Tributaries in African Art (through March 14, 2021) At the Cleveland Museum of Art, 11150 East Boulevard, Cleveland, this project explores the secondary purpose that African art objects are serving, after serving their cultural purposes. In this way, these objects are living somewhat of a second life, and the artworks in this exhibit explore this concept. Art is a vehicle for expression that often depends on support from the public. It is still feasible to attend and enjoy art shows as long as safety protocols are followed. Kariem Farrakhan II is a Wadsworth artist who has experience creating art using a variety of media and enjoys sharing his knowledge, while continuing to learn. He is the art director for The Spirited Palette, https://thespiritedpalette.com/, and maintains his own solo platform at The Indigo Kid, https:// theindigokid.com/. He can be reached at kariem@thespiritedpalette.com or by calling 330-3293930.


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Joyful Word Search Hanging Out

TEENS VOLUNTEERS DINNER LIFE HACKS CHARADES FOUR SQUARE VIRTUAL VISITS

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January 2021 Nonprofit Calendar Friday, January 1 New Year’s Day 2020 is finally over! Gingerbread Journey; 6 a.m. to dark; Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Through January 3. Follow trail with gingerbread people along the way. Lean how gingerbread is made. All ages. Monthly Makers: Wreaths Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Through January 2, 2021. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view wreaths created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Yule Lads, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Through January 9, 2021. Seek 13 mischievous yule lads along the trail. Saturday, January 2 National Personal Trainer Day (our columnist Kelly Bailey likes this day!) and National Cream Puff Day Eat a cream puff and then go for personal training! Gingerbread Journey; 6 a.m. to dark; Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Through January 3. Follow trail with gingerbread people along the way. Lean how gingerbread is made. All ages. Monthly Makers: Wreaths Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Final day. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view wreaths created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Yule Lads, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Through January 9, 2021. Seek 13 mischievous yule lads along the trail. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Sunday, January 3 Festival of Sleep Day https://bit.ly/3nxYtRo Gingerbread Journey; 6 a.m. to dark; Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Final day. Follow trail with gingerbread people along the way. Lean how gingerbread is made. All ages. Photo Gallery: Park Photos on Display, 6 a.m. to dark, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Final day. Look in the windows of the nature center to view nature photos. Center is closed due to COVID-19.

submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Tuesday, January 5 National Bird Day https://bit.ly/3ajj6gq Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Yule Lads, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Through January 9, 2021. Seek 13 mischievous yule lads along the trail. Wednesday, January 6 Bean Day https://bit.ly/34sFq3v and Cuddle Up Day https://bit.ly/2WvbhMl Uh, yeah, do not think so! Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Yule Lads, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Through January 9, 2021. Seek 13 mischievous yule lads along the trail. Create: Make a Calendar, 4 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., virtual. Make a perpetual calendar. Watch video at https://bit.ly/2Wx3ttu Thursday, January 7 Old Rock Day https://bit.ly/3aqAmAm Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Yule Lads, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Through January 9, 2021. Seek 13 mischievous yule lads along the trail. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Virtual MCDL Scribbles Society, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Discuss all things writing, for Grades 3 through 12. Register at https://bit.ly/3mAiLbJ

Friday, January 8 National JoyGerm Day https://bit.ly/34qGhlj and National Snuggle a Chicken Day https://bit.ly/2WqwMhh Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Yule Lads, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Through January Monday, January 4 9, 2021. Seek 13 mischievous yule lads along the trail. National CanDo Day https://bit.ly/2Wr5jMq Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holy Martyrs Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp


Joy of Medina County Magazine | January 2021 Saturday, January 9 National Static Electricity Day https://bit.ly/3nyVgkD Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Yule Lads, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Final day. Seek 13 mischievous yule lads along the trail. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hinckley Old Fire Station, 1410 Ridge Road, Hinckley. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

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Wednesday, January 13 National Sticker Day Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Monthly Makers: Snowmen, through January 16, Wednesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. For more Sunday, January 10 information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/3nuEJhs Peculiar People Day https://bit.ly/3apcSLZ American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wadsworth YMCA, Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; 623 School Drive, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by Virtual Introduction to Zoom, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtual. Learn how submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s to use Zoom. Register for meeting link at https://bit.ly/3pbV8HV website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to Thursday, January 14 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 National Dress Up Your Pet Day https://bit.ly/2Kis8j5 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to Monday, January 11 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 National Step in the Puddle and Splash Your Friends Day Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Monthly Makers: Snowmen, through January 16, Wednesday through Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Wadsworth. Registered households are provided outdoor space each Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. For more on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/3nuEJhs For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. Tween Scene: DIY Notecards, 4 p.m. to 4:20 p.m., virtual. Sponsored by https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Wadsworth Library. Learn how to make easy notecards. Register at American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina Fire Station https://bit.ly/3mzRypi 1, 300 W. Reagan Parkway, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Art in the Afternoon: Easy Batik, 4 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., virtual. Friday, January 15 T Sponsored by Wadsworth Library. Lean how to use wax and dye to National Hat Day (One of our publisher’s favorite days!) create patterns on cloth. View at https://bit.ly/2IHBJyK https://bit.ly/2K9OOSN Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Tuesday, January 12 Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by National Marzipan Day submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list Monthly Makers: Snowmen, through January 16, Wednesday through on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Wadsworth. Registered households are provided outdoor space each Alphabet Adventure: D is for Dot, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month Sponsored by Wadsworth Library. Stories, count pretend gumballs, art is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. For more with dots. Materials pickup available at library with registration at information and to register, go to https://bit.ly/3nuEJhs https://bit.ly/38kV2qF View program at https://bit.ly/3nWWoPC


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American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina United American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Northside Christian Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina. Church, 7615 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Let’s Explore: The Science of Chickens, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. O Sponsored by Wadsworth Library. Lean all about chickens. Materials Saturday, January 16 pickup available at library with registration at https://bit.ly/2LTau63 Appreciate a Dragon Day https://bit.ly/3nwMVO9 View program at https://bit.ly/3nWWoPC Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by Tuesday, January 19 submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s National Tin Can Day https://bit.ly/3gYFxsB You knew you were saving website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR them for a reason! Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s special adaptations to survive. Free. website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list special adaptations to survive. Free. on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Monthly Makers: Snowmen, last day, Wednesday through Saturday. Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Portable restroom is available in parking lot. For more information and American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Chapel to register, go to https://bit.ly/3nuEJhs Wadsworth Campus, 1391 State Road, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Sunday, January 17 Virtual Zoo School With Akron Zoo, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. Learn International We are not Broken Day https://bit.ly/3rcTAPI why animals are becoming endangered worldwide and in backyards. Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; Register for meeting link at https://bit.ly/3p66cGx Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s Wednesday, January 20 website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Penguin Awareness Day https://bit.ly/37wAOv1 Just in case you were Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West not aware of penguins! parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; last day; Wadsworth self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by submitting special adaptations to survive. Free. recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s website and Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. special adaptations to survive. Free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Monday, January 18 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what National Thesaurus Day https://bit.ly/2LH2tRq makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list Comfort Food Recipe Showcase Submissions; through January 20; on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Share recipes by For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh submitting recipe and photo of finished product for display on library’s Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., website and social media. More information at https://bit.ly/3reRWNR Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlparking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided special adaptations to survive. Free. outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 parking lot. Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list Thursday, January 21 on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. National Hugging Day https://bit.ly/2J6k2to and Squirrel For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Appreciation Day https://bit.ly/38iqUw5 Be careful if you decide to Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., observe both days at once! Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl- parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided special adaptations to survive. Free. outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 parking lot. Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what


Joy of Medina County Magazine | January 2021 makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlthemed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Virtual Escape Room: Winter Wonderland, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., virtual with Wadsworth Library. Learn how animals adapt and thrive in winter. Solve puzzles. Register to receive link and instructions. No download or special software needed. See tutorial at https://bit.ly/345sWiL Register at https://bit.ly/2KbzR2A Explorastory: Beautiful Oops!, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., virtual. Sponsored by Wadsworth Library. Learn how to turn mistakes into something beautiful. Materials pickup available at library with registration at https://bit.ly/3nB5twX View program at https://bit.ly/3nWWoPC

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Abandoned Ohio: Ohio’s Forgotten History, 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., virtual. Photographer Johnny Joo shares photos, stories of places such as Mike Tyson’s mansion, malls, stadiums, more. Register for meeting link at https://bit.ly/34tz6Zt

Sunday, January 24 Global Belly Laugh Day https://bit.ly/34qdoFw Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free. Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., last day, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlthemed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider Friday, January 22 becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided National Celebration of Life Day https://bit.ly/2J6ko3c outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on parking lot. self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using N special adaptations to survive. Free. Monday, January 25 Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to Opposite Day https://bit.ly/2Kiv2Ev 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. special adaptations to survive. Free. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlRidge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl- themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Community Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Saturday, January 23 Measure Your Feet Day https://bit.ly/3mwwBvy Hopefully, it does not take the whole day! Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free. Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Snowflakes, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through January 24, Susan Hambley Nature Center, 1473 Parschen Boulevard, Brunswick. Signs along the nature trail teach what makes snowflakes fascinating with one sign having a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3mDq7eh Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlthemed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot.


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becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Seville United Methodist Church, 74 W. Main Street, Seville. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp A Brief History of British Teas, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtual. Evolution of British tea and traditions. Register for meeting link and free tea sampler at https://bit.ly/3aotGCQ Virtual Sensory Friendly Story Time, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., with Wadsworth Library. Designed for children on the autism spectrum or sensory integration challenges and their families and caregivers. View at https://bit.ly/2H62Naj Tuesday, January 26 Spouse’s Day https://bit.ly/38gmi9T Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free. Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlthemed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Virtual Nature Break: Birds and Beaks, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., online. Talk about birds and their beaks, learn how to be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Register to receive meeting link information, https://bit.ly/3asQv8C Bullet Journaling, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtual. Introduction to bullet journaling. Register for meeting link at https://bit.ly/34tciZK Virtual Otaku Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A discussion of all things anime, for Grades 6 through 12. Register for required meeting link at https://bit.ly/3rbpEDK Wednesday, January 27 Punch the Clock Day https://bit.ly/37yCl3T Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlthemed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Root Candles, 640 Liberty Street, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Thursday, January 28 National Kazoo Day Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free. Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlthemed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s

theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Virtual Nature Break: Birds and Beaks, 3:30 p.m. to 4:15 p.m., online. Talk about birds and their beaks, learn how to be part of the Great Backyard Bird Count. Register to receive meeting link information, https://bit.ly/3h3vEK5 Friday, January 29 National Big Wig Day Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free. Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, through January 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owlthemed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Saturday, January 30 National Seed Swap Day Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free. Monthly Makers: Snowmen Walk, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, last day. Wolf Creek Environmental Center, 6100 Ridge Road, Wadsworth. Walk the Monthly Maker trail to view owl-themed scarecrows created by local families. Get inspired and consider becoming a Monthly Maker family. Registered households are provided outdoor space each month to set up displays according to that month’s theme. This month is snowmen. Portable restroom is available in parking lot. Sunday, January 31 National Inspire Your Heart With Art Day https://bit.ly/3nzTgbH Ice Age Adventure; 6 a.m. to close; through January 31; Allardale West parking lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Follow Inner Loop Trail signs on self-guided tour to go on interactive adventure with animals using special adaptations to survive. Free.

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Joy of Medina County Magazine January 2021  

We have everything from a turkey tender update, art shows, and That Place for Teens to what is being heard on business calls, a funeral dire...

Joy of Medina County Magazine January 2021  

We have everything from a turkey tender update, art shows, and That Place for Teens to what is being heard on business calls, a funeral dire...