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Neighborhood of Joy by Amy Barnes Few believed me (but many questioned my sanity!) when I said that only companies that passed our vetting process would be able to advertise in the magazine. After all, with publications in trouble all over the country, what publication can afford to have the audacity to turn away an advertiser? Recently, I had to turn away a company that was ready to sign a one-year contract for a full-page ad. It was painful to turn away those advertising dollars, but I had no choice. The company did not pass our vetting process. Every day there is a promise to our current advertisers that only high-quality companies with great feedback and a solid reputation will be invited to advertise in the magazine. They know without a doubt that their ads, their companies and their reputations are part of a great neighborhood in the magazine. Our advertisers and columnists know they can send referrals to each other with confidence, and they do. They know they can hire or shop with each other without a qualm, and they do. As other publications around the country are swallowed by corporations interested only in writing about advertisers instead of people and pleasing shareholders instead of readers and find readers turning away from them, Joy of Medina County Magazine continues to rise and delivers a dedication to quality and innovation that is unmatched.

PUBLISHER Blake House Publishing, LLC EDITOR Amy Barnes ART DIRECTOR Danny Feller PHOTOGRAPHERS FlashBang Photography CARTOONIST Jerry King CONTRIBUTORS Bob Arnold Kelly Bailey Hunter Barnard Tyler Hatfield Michelle Riley Robert Soroky 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.

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BITE ME!

GRANDMA’S BEEF SOUP recipe by Charlene Valvoda As office administrator for a local chamber, Charlene Valvoda keeps the office humming, but at home she keeps her family yumming.

HEALTH

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OF MIND AND BODY

LOOKING FOR THE REAL SUPERFOODS by Kelly Bailey It is easy to be misled when searching for healthy foods, help is here!

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HEALTHY TRAILS

RIDING TOO YOUNG CAN CAUSE INJURY by Robert Soroky Safety tips for the best way to take your little one bike riding, as well as determining when they are ready.

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A WEEK OF SMILES When Kory Lamphear decided to plant sunflowers beside his new facility, he hoped people would enjoy them. He was not expecting this.

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FROM A TECHNICAL MIND by Tyler Hatfield

ARTS AND ENTERTAINMENT

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JOYFUL LETTER DETECTIVES CLUE BOX

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JOYFUL WORD SEARCH

THE NETWORKER

THE IN BOX

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A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

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by Michelle Riley Not all creepers are foes, some can be friends in the garden.

On the front and back covers: photos by Amy Barnes Kody Lamphear stands among the 2 acres of sunflowers he planted.

ROLL ’EM!

OPPOSITES LEARN TO WORK TOGETHER by Hunter Barnard

OH, SNAP! photos by FlashBang Photograpy Having fun with Santa at a local farmers market.

DIG IT!

CHARLIE COMES CREEPING

See if you can find the hidden words faster than it takes to plant 2 acres of sunflowers.

Find out what our reviewer thinks about this twist on the traditional Hansel and Gretel story that includes magic, a kidnapped king and spies.

by Amy Barnes

HOME AND GARDEN

SUNNY FACES

by Jerry King

by Bob Arnold

For a business to succeed, it is important to keep a broad focus and resist turning focus inward.

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Read the clue, collect the letters trapped in magnifying glasses, and solve the puzzle!

MIRTH AND JOY

NETWORKING WITH BOOKS Our networker shares how he uses a wide variety of books to make easy connections.

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ERASING YOUR FINGERPRINT Everything you do online leaves a digital trace, but there are ways to decrease how much of your information is stored.

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POPPIN’ AROUND If you have pop tabs from any kind of can, this family is waiting for them.

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Find events that will bring smiles and an enjoyment of the county’s wonderful communities!

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Liz and Kory Lamphear enjoying their 2 acres of sunflowers as the sun varied from eye-squinting bright to hiding behind clouds. Kory chose to plant sunflowers because they are Liz’s favorite flower. The couple has been together for 15 years, married for 10.

story and photos by Amy Barnes

look nice enough for Lamphear’s standards, and it bothered him. He kept looking at that field and ory Lamphear started with brush hogging the thinking there had to be something better than just 2 acres of open field beside his newly built facility at mowing it. Something he could do to make it more 3344 Pearl Road in Medina. After all, he could not attractive. The natural turn of thought was to have the lot beside his landscaping company looking flowers. like it needed a landscaper. The next thought was that If he were to plant While brush hogging kept the field cut, it did not flowers, out of the endless options, which one would

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A bee is on the job, with many more flowers to go.

be low maintenance, easy to plant and easy to see from the road? His wife’s favorite flower came to mind. Liz loves sunflowers. So, in 2020, Lamphear planted sunflowers on the entire 2 acres. He hoped that it would bring smiles to people as they drove by and bring some bright, sunny cheer to a very challenging year. Maybe a few people would stop in and visit the flowers close up. With help from Crocker Family Farms, located nearby at Hamilton Road, the seeds were planted, and the sunflowers grew, filling the land with their

bright, sunny yellow heads and a sweet fragrance, and people came. They took photos, they laughed, they smiled, and for a little while there were only the bright yellow flowers filling their thoughts. Lamphear was delighted. “We didn’t realize how many happy people would come,” Lamphear said. He said the flowers last only 10 to 12 days, but it is all worth it. “It’s a week of smiles,” he said, with a huge grin as continued, Page 6


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Michael, Connor and Alison Dempsey visited from North Royalton. Yellow is Connor’s favorite color. Two bees share the nectar from a sunflower. Look closely, and you can see fat pollen pouches, also known as corbiculae, on the legs of one of them. Bees move the pollen from their mandibles to the pouches as they collect nectar.

Lindsay Lowrie, left, and Brittney Kiesel, both from Brunswick, looked like they were swimming through the flowers as they picked their favorite of the blooms.


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Lilly, Abbey, Isabella, and Chris Kerper came from Cuyahoga Falls to pick sunflowers. Isabella already had found clovers and a morning glory to harvest.

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From left, Frank and Carrie Leciejewski, Abbey and Alex Hedegore, and Danielle Keiper pause for a photo before diving into the field. Upgrades to the field this year included a graveled entry and benches were added for photos.

An added treat this year was a lemonade stand, which Kory built at 6:30 a.m. to have it ready in time for the day’s visitors. Vendors were Kaydence Neuman, sandwiched in between Izzy and Kolton Lamphear. continued, Page 8


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his eyes scanned the tops of the bobbing sunflower heads. Last year, when the flowers faded away, he brush hogged the area, causing millions of seeds to be released from the flowerheads and a whole new group of happy visitors arrived. Doves, redwing blackbirds, barn swallows, and birds from all over descended on the field to feast and finish cleaning the field. Inspired by the smiles from people last year, this year, he did it again. “Now it has become a thing. People just enjoy it so much,” Lamphear said. In June, with 50 pounds of sunflower seeds and help from Crocker Family Farms, Lamphear once again filled the field with sunflower seeds and waited. Mother Nature was not going to cooperate as easily this year. The heavy rainfall that fell in June and July caused the sunflowers to grow slowly, stop at about 3 to 4 feet tall, and have flowers that are 5 inches wide,

about half the size as last year. Lamphear said sunflowers need dry heat to grow well, but that has not deterred any visitors, which include humans and a wide variety of bees and butterflies. While a vast majority of the flowers were blooming in the field by mid-August, there still were many working to grow tall and form flower heads. A second field is expected to bloom sometime in October.


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BUSINESS: FROM A TECHNICAL MIND

Erasing Your Fingerprint

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by Tyler Hatfield As our world progresses, so does technology. In just the last decade, we have seen a massive growth in social media platforms, file-sharing sites and e-mail with more than 4billion active users. However, a growth in use also comes with a growth in risk. Every website and connected device collects data, and breaches that leave this information vulnerable are more common than you might expect. The kind of data collected depends on what you are using. For example, many major search engines will collect details like approximate location and key words frequently searched. Social media platforms may track age, gender and topics followed, like fashion or sports. Shopping networks often track a little bit of everything. All of this data is organized into your online “fingerprint” and is used to provide more personalized recommendations for websites or apps, and it can be sold. Large and small companies alike sell data to advertisers to boost profits and build a larger network. This is what causes things you may have recently searched for to pop up in ads, or why you may start seeing more clothing in your social media apps when shopping for a new dress online. As more of your personal information ends up on the internet, the higher the risk is that it will be stolen in a breach. Online data management is becoming increasingly more difficult as websites ingrain collection tactics deeper in their most common services. One of the most common methods is one of the simplest. On the first visit to a website, there will be a request to allow “cookies,” usually on the bottom of the page. Cookies are small bits of data that store things like login approvals so you are logged in when returning to a website, items added to an online store’s cart, or some of the data mentioned above. Cookies are stored locally on your device, but they can be copied or sent to other sites as well. So, what can be done to protect data? Luckily, more data privacy laws and regulations have been passed over how

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websites can collect and use data. Some major cases and disputes have ended up in federal courts as this topic is being taken seriously, more now than ever. Websites now have to provide you with a way of controlling how much data they collect, how they use it, or a way of destroying all the data they hold about you. It varies by site and device, and some may make it particularly difficult to find, but there are services that can help in the effort to reclaim your personal data and take control of who can use it, and there are some who do it for free. In the end, there are no easy ways to avoid some of your data or online habits from getting into the advertising network, but there are ways to minimize it. Avoid giving your email address to sites that you do not frequently use, shop online only with companies you trust, and never give out your name, phone number, address, or other personal details unless you absolutely must. While it is likely some of this data already exists about you, it is never too late to start reclaiming and cleaning up your online fingerprint. If you need help finding a company that assists in data removal for free, contact me at the e-mail below. Tyler Hatfield has a passion for technology that he would like to someday turn into his own business. He runs a small media group, hatsmediagroup.com, and works on computers on the side. He can be contacted with questions and for recommendations at hatsmediagroup@gmail.com


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BUSINESS: THE NETWORKER

Networking With Books

Bringing good people good companies

by Bob Arnold Reading is a journey. It is an action that blazes a trail to places the reader cannot physically go to at the moment A book is both an enjoyment and a heavy burden. Enjoyment because the reader is taken places not thought of and a chance to be a part of this new place. The enjoyment surfaces as the possibilities open up in the reader’s mind. Maybe to build something, maybe to help someone, maybe to look at a new way of doing something, or maybe to inspire a new product or service that can take a business further. Heavy burden because there is something to react to that will make the reader a better person or something that provides a way of helping another person. Reading can lead the reader through briar patches at times and strawberry fields at others. Part of the burden is the need for action, and we all know action is a hard thing to do. For me, I find books a necessary and enjoyable part of my life. I wish I could read all the books I see that I want to read. The book reading I do also provides much to talk about with others. I cannot count how many times a topic of conversation with a person I just met centers around the contents of a book. Reading often brings out affinities between people and for that we should be grateful. Books are freedom and a distraction; they also can be uplifting or open up a topic that makes you mad or sad. Use your book reading wisely, and let it feed your life, not control it. I would like to hear your thoughts on how reading helps your networking efforts, contact me at the e-mail below.

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. More 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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BUSINESS: THE IN BOX

A Sense of Community by Amy Barnes Festival and fair season, something that never had a chance last year, is happening this year by a whisker, as the number of COVID cases continues to rise. It is understandable that those whose income depends on fairs and festivals would be especially concerned that this year’s events bring top dollar. If their efforts do not result in increased sales, frustration quickly can become a part of the equation and cause business owners’ focus to narrow. Focusing on only one part of a picture (or situation) can cause a business owner to miss the whole picture and overlook important factors. For instance, for any kind of store, while focusing only on having a lot of foot traffic may seem to be the golden ticket to increased sales, is it really? What is the quality of customer being attracted? Of all who enter your store, how many are actual buyers and how many are window shopping? How much do they spend? Do they later return the product and demand a refund? This year, because of vendor infighting and a poll of some of the building’s vendors conducted by a vendor, it was decided in the last few days of the Medina County Fair that the air conditioner would be off and doors opened in the Community Center, the fairgrounds’ only air-conditioned building. There were a variety of reactions.

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Vendors who wanted the doors open and the air conditioner off celebrated and said they immediately saw an increase in people entering the building. Those who wanted the air conditioner on and doors closed said they saw no increase in foot traffic, but when the air conditioner was off, people were not stopping to shop and were quickly leaving the building, saying they were returning to the outdoors where it was cooler. Turning off the air conditioning affected more than just the building’s vendors. It also affected those who depend on the building for a respite from the heat, enabling them to stay longer at the fair; those getting COVID vaccines at the clinic in the building; and the nursing moms who avail themselves of the privacy provided at the curtained nursing station in the building. Business owners who flourish are the ones who maintain a broad focus that takes in a wide range of factors before making a decision, often putting community ahead of profits. When a business owner’s focus is turned inward, a sense of community is lost. Those businesses who look at the whole picture also are the ones that find, when times are tough, their communities support them. Have small business pointers you would like to share as a columnist? 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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HOME AND GARDEN: DIG IT!

Charlie Comes Creeping

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column and photos by Michelle Riley There are a lot of creepers hanging around the lawn and garden lately. Some are friend and some are foe. Petunias are draping the landscape in their final blossom, as Euonymus wintercreeper prepares for fall. Groundcover sedum scuffles around rocks and crevices as Creeping Jenny drifts in and out of the annual garden. You do not need to worry about her, but Jenny’s second-cousinremoved, Charlie, is a sneaky landscape nuisance. If you turn your back for one moment, Charlie will creep right in. He loves to run his viny little fingers through the lawn,

almost as if he is trying to use his flash of flower power hoping for an invite to an extended stay. Native to Europe and Asia he can now be found through much of North America. Creeping Charlie is a vigorous grower that spreads readily and can spread rapidly when mowed, shredded or pulled, as the broken stems can root out into new plants and vines. Should you find this creeper lurking in your lawn, the best way to rid yourself of this unwanted guest is to apply a broadleaf herbicide when he is actively growing in the early fall. Looking for an organic solution? Try your hand at pulling this

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HOME AND GARDEN: BITE ME!

Grandma’s Beef Soup

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recipe and photo by Charlene Valvoda This month’s recipe has been passed down through Charlene Valvoda’s family and is frequently requested at family gatherings. She said that when her 50-plus family members gather for the holidays, everyone goes home happy. Valvoda, the office administrator for the Northern Medina County Chamber Alliance, and her husband, Ken, love to travel and venture to new places. They enjoy snorkeling, bike riding and reading. The couple is celebrating 44 years of marriage this month. They live in Hinckley and have two married daughters, six grandchildren, five granddaughters, and one grandson. • • • • • •

2 pounds chuck roast with bone 5 carrots 4 celery sticks 1 onion 1 6-ounce can tomato sauce angel hair pasta

Rinse meat, add to soup pot with water almost to the top of the pot. When water begins to boil, skim off foam. Lower heat to medium. Add vegetables and sauce. Cook for three hours. Cool soup, strain meat and vegetables. Cut up meat and put back in the broth. Cut up some of the carrots and mash the rest. Put carrots back into the soup. Squeeze juice from celery and put the juice back in broth. Refrigerate broth. Discard celery and onion pieces. Remove fat from the top of the soup. Heat the soup. Add

broken angel-hair pasta to soup. Cook until pasta is done. Serve with shredded Parmesan cheese. Want to have your recipe featured in a future issue? Send it with your name, phone number (in case we have questions), the city you live in, and some information about you to: Joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com with “recipe” in the subject line. Recipes MUST be your original recipe or one you have highly modified and thus made your own. By submitting a recipe, you are guaranteeing it is one you have developed or modified and used. This is open to all ages who would like to submit a recipe.


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HEALTH: OF MIND AND BODY Looking for the Real Superfoods by Kelly Bailey If you have been trying to eat healthy, you likely have come across the term “superfood.” The technical definition of a superfood is any food that offers maximum nutritional benefit for minimal calories. These foods tend to be packed with vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It is important to remember that there are no standard criteria or legal classification for superfoods. That means a food company could pack a bunch of synthetic vitamins into a low-fat high-sugar cereal and call it a superfood. Buyer beware. My definition of a superfood is any unprocessed plant in its natural state that is high in vitamins, minerals, water, and fiber, while being relatively low in calories and sugar. These plants are often brightly colored, and usually do not need a package or label screaming, “SUPERFOOD!” Bottom line is, if your overall diet is not healthy, adding in a few superfoods is not going to save you. So do not fall for the hype and start buying fancy supplements or some crazy fruit that came from Arcadia. Start simple with superfood fruits and vegetables that are easy to find and incorporate them into your diet. Four superfoods that offer great nutritional benefit are blueberries, microgreens, kiwi fruit, and garlic. Blueberries are deeply colored berries packed with antioxidants, phytoflavinoids and Vitamin C. Microgreens are baby plants. They contain up to 40 times more of the vitamins and carotenoids as their older siblings and parents! Kiwi fruit is a bright green fruit that is high in fiber and contains more Vitamin C than an orange. Garlic is high in selenium and other micronutrients. It also is a source of allicin, a bioactive compound that reduces inflammation, and garlic makes culinary dishes taste good! A certified personal trainer and certified holistic nutrition coach, Kelly Baily owns and operates Kelly Bailey Wellness. Find her blog, visit the Food Freedom page, and contact her at https://www.kellybailey.fit/ Following any recommendations are solely at your discretion and responsibility. Consult your medical professional prior to undertaking any suggested diet, lifestyle or exercise change or routine.


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HEALTH: HEALTHY TRAILS

Riding too Young can Cause Injury

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by Robert Soroky If you are a parent, you know the joy of having your kids participate in sporting activities that you are passionate about. Whether that is running, hiking, kayaking, playing baseball, or riding a bike, it is always a proud moment when those little ones finally pick up the torch. Knowing when to get children involved is key. For some activities, like cycling, bringing kids along for the ride at too early an age can have damaging physical consequences. The prevailing thought is that any child younger than one year old should not really participate in any activity involving a bicycle. In fact, there have been numerous articles written by pediatricians and consumer safety commissions alike on this topic. Dr. Tord Alden of Children's Memorial Hospital in Chicago wrote: "It's not about crashes at all, it's about the potential for repeated mild trauma to the brain because of bumps associated with everyday road conditions. What is undocumented is what is happening to the brain during the bumps. Think of the movement of a bobble head doll in slow motion--that's what may be happening to the brain in the skull inside the infant's head after some big bumps." (“Carrying Your Infant by Bike: How Young is too Young?” https://bikeportland.org/) The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s position is that “… children under 1 year of age should not be on bicycles. Children are just learning to sit unsupported at about 9 months of age. Until this age, infants have not developed sufficient bone mass and muscle tone to enable them to sit unsupported with their backs straight. “Pediatricians advise against having infants sitting in a slumped or curled position for prolonged periods. This position may even be exacerbated by the added weight of a bicycle helmet on the infant's head. Because pediatricians recommend against having children under age 1 as passengers on bicycles, the commission does not want the certification label to imply that children under age 1 can ride safely.” (“Bicycle Helmets for Babies?”) Safety concerns are not limited to just bikes and helmets, but also include bike trailers and child carriers, as well. As someone in the bicycle industry myself, I constantly encourage overly anxious parents to hold off a little while longer when considering bike riding with their kids. Showing patience and restraint in that first year will pay off with decades of fun family biking adventures!

photo by Daniel Cheung

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.


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COMMUNITY: GEMS

Petrey because her grandfather, Dino Forlini, had collected pop tabs for donations. Forlini died in June 2014, six months before H Poppin’ Around Mahrianna’s birth. by Kent Von Der Vellen While Mahrianna was still in the NICU, Helen Forlini, ForliniIt was December 2014, Theresa Forlini-Petrey was only 26 Petrey’s grandmother, gave her a jar of Dino’s pop tabs. That weeks pregnant and her baby decided it was arrival time. was the family’s first donation to RMH. Mahrianna was born weighing only 2 pounds and spent the In October 2015, when Mahrianna was 10 months old, the next 70 days in the Akron Children’s Hospital Newborn Intensive family participated in the Akron Children’s Hospital Walk for Care Unit getting help breathing and feeding while her organs Babies to support the NICU. After the walk, they visited the RMH continued to develop. they had stayed at years before and made their second Today, Mahrianna is a healthy 7-year-old girl, but those first donation of pop tabs. weeks were a scary time for Forlini-Petrey and her husband, Now, participating in the walk and donating pop tabs have Tom. become an annual event for them. Forlini-Petrey said it is their During the time Mahrianna was in the hospital, her parents way of paying it forward and wants Mahrianna and her sister, spent much of their time living at the Ronald McDonald House Julianna, to understand its importance. near Akron Children’s Hospital where they received free room Forlini-Petrey said they coordinated with organizations such and board and comfort. as the Girl Scouts and 4-H and with RMH so the groups receive While at RMH, Forlini-Petrey developed relationships with the thank-you letters and the participants qualify for badges. staff, volunteers and other families staying there. She learned In the beginning, Forlini-Petrey would pick up donated pop how the house operated and that it depends on volunteers and tabs, but the donations and community participation have sponsors. grown, and it is difficult to find the time for pickups. She also discovered that one of the fundraisers for RMH was They now have drop-off locations, although a pickup can be collecting and selling pop tabs. This resonated with Forliniarranged. Tabs can come from pop cans, soup cans, beer cans, or any other can that has a pop tab. Pop tab collection does not end in October; after making its donation, the family immediately starts collecting for the next year. In 2020, they weighed the pop tabs for the first time and found they had collected 350 pounds of tabs. It takes 1,267 pop tabs to make a pound. The October 2021 goal is 500 pounds. ForliniPetrey has a good feeling they will beat their goal and there is still time to donate. Details on where to drop off pop tabs and more information can be found at https://bit.ly/ 3D4Bcic . 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!

Opposites Learn to Work Together by Hunter Barnard

“Politics is the only job where you are supposed to hate your coworkers.”—a Cleveland political candidate.

This month’s movie, Secret Magic Control Agency, is about Hansel and Gretel and magic. I thought the movie was funny, creative and silly. The two main characters are Hansel and Gretel, except, in this movie, they do not want to work together. They are actually total opposites, and it is pretty funny. Gretel works for the Secret Magic Control Agency. They watch all the people who practice magic and where it happens. Hansel is one of the people who practices magic illegally. They do end up having to work together to save the king, who was kidnapped by the bad guy. At first. they did not like working together at all, they fought a lot and did not like each other. But then, they did all sorts of cool stuff together and fought some bad guys along the way to find the king, and they started to get along again. My favorite part was when they started to work together, and everyone got along. I did not have one favorite character in this movie, I liked them all and thought they were all cool. Hansel and Gretel were super cool spies. They had a cute and funny dog that followed them around. He was one of my favorites, too. I really like movies that have good and happy endings, and this one was just like that. There was lots of cool fairy tale stuff in the movie, and the story was really good and had a happy ending. I think everyone should check out this movie if they want to watch something fun! Hunter Barnard is an energetic 8-year-old who is a former Brunswick resident who now attends Berea City Schools and likes to share his opinion. He is assisted in writing his column by his mother, Jessica Rapenchuk.

“You know, they used to smack women for that (screaming during labor).” -- a new emergency room male doctor to a woman in labor.

“I don’t currently remember.”—a teenager trying to avoid trouble.

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Santa Bob Peters pauses to pose with Heather Goshia and 2-year-old son Noah Goshia, while dad Chris Goshia pets Zaza, a 3-yearold Newfoundland

The Wadsworth Farmers Market recently enjoyed a lighthearted observation of Christmas, complete with a visit from Santa. For market times, look for the “Eat It” box on Page 27.

photos by FlashBang Photograpy


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A summertime Christmas tree featuring sunflowers and lumps of coal below, created by JZ Flowers

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From left: Bea; Ace; Erin Bluey; and Finley Bluey, Erin’s 4-year-old daughter

Nicole Moore, deputy director of Wadsworth Public Library, was all smiles while waiting for customers. continued, Page 24


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Porter McIlvaine whizzes past while his grandpa, Steve McIlvaine, watches.

Adrianna Taylor, left, and Jenesia Taylor visit Kevin Keiper of Keiper Farms and Greenhouse.


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Teri Peters, Main Street Wadsworth market director, talks with Karen Lapidakis, a JKL Honey vendor, and Kelly Kruft, who was collecting treasures from around the market.

Bruno watches Samantha Smith, while Eric Smith waits nearby.

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September 2021 Nonprofit Calendar Wednesday, September 1

South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Open to all antique, classic or collectible cars. Weather permitting. Free. Leave the Leaves, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room A, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Medina County Soil and Water Conservation District provides information on supporting pollinators, gardening and backyard conservation. History of Wadsworth’s Woodlawn Cemetery, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Robert Havens presents the past, present and future of the cemetery. No registration.

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National Chicken Boy Day https://bit.ly/2VBf6T5 This is one worth reading about! Zen Scribbles, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Learn meditative doodling. Supplies provided. For Grades 6 through 12. South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Open to all antique, classic or collectible cars. Weather permitting. Free. Family History and Learning Center and Makerspace Tour, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

National Teddy Bear Day Legal Resource Center, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina. Domestic Relations Court volunteers help those not represented by a lawyer in family court. First come, first served. Masks required. Forest Therapy Walk, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Hubbard Valley Park, 8600 Hubbard Valley Road, Seville. Relaxed walk with Jason of Whisper Friday, September 3 Shifter to experience sensing, embodiment and appreciation for the National Lazy Moms Day American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Medina Community natural world. Register at https://bit.ly/2Vvz2Hw Chair Yoga, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Recreation Center, 855 Weymouth Road, Medina. Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Can improve https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Holy Martyrs flexibility, concentration and strength and reduce stress. Led by Lisa Church, 3100 S. Weymouth Road, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Berardinelli. https://bit.ly/3Apc2bP Bison-Ten-Yell Day https://bit.ly/2U6hDo2 Time to let your imagination run wild! American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp

National Swap Ideas Day Pancake Paddle, 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m., Chippewa Yacht Club, 5878 Longacre Lane, Chippewa Lake. Bring your own kayak, canoe, SUP, Sunday, September 5 paddle, and personal flotation device (required) and have a morning Be Late for Something Day paddle followed by breakfast. All ages. Free. Register by September 8 at https://bit.ly/2VG5oyY Monday, September 6 American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Medina United Read a Book Day Methodist Church, 4747 Foote Road, Medina. All libraries closed for Labor Day. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Bluegrass Jam and Dinner, 5:30 p.m. till ?, Lafayette United Methodist Tuesday, September 7 Church, 6201 Lafayette Road, Medina. Kitchen opens at 5:30 p.m., music National Another Look Unlimited Day https://bit.ly/3ywA2cE Knitting and Crocheting Circle, 10 a.m. to noon., Hickory Room, starts at 7 p.m. Donation admission $3, dinner is additional donation Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Beginners welcome. request. Bring favorite dessert to share. Bluegrass/country bands welcome, arrive early to be scheduled. Making Warm Up Medina County donations. Create! Painting With Paper, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn how to use Saturday, September 11 National Make Your Bed Day paper to create collages, make them look like paintings. FULL Clay Art, 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. For Grades 3 through 5. Register September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, at https://bit.ly/2VC2H1B Candy Wrapper Picture Frame, 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., Seville Library, 45 scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Center Street, Seville. Create art for room or locker. Register at Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural https://bit.ly/3iwkQGC Autumn Floral Door Hangers, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Buckeye Community Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to Room, Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Create a door https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Rise and Shine Yoga in the Park, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Sharon Center decoration using fall-themed accents and a straw hat. Register at Circle, intersection of State Routes 94 and 162, Sharon Township. https://bit.ly/3CtQFI5 Donations requested. 9/11 Memorial Ceremony, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Medina 9/11 Memorial Wednesday, September 8 Park, next to Medina Fire Station No. 1, at 300 West Reagan Parkway. National Ampersand Day Locker Magnets, 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Community Room, Highland The park has a part of the World Trade Center as part of the memorial Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Create something for your new structure. Family Tie Dye, 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and locker. Register at https://bit.ly/3AroZBM Teen Movie Afternoon: “Dunkirk,” 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Meeting Room South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Dying supplies A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. WWII drama about provided but must provide own shirt. Call 330-273-4150 to schedule 15minute time slot. troops surrounded by the German army. No registration. Eat an Extra Dessert Day


Joy of Medina County Magazine | September 2021 Mousing Around, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., Medina Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Discover what a computer mouse is, practice basic functions. Register at https://bit.ly/3xBZOut Tales and Tails, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Therapy dogs visit the children’s area to be read to. Roblox Day, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Spend an afternoon playing Roblox. Prepackaged snacks provided.

Sunday, September 12

National Day of Encouragement and National Hug Your Hound Day We always feel encouraged after we hug our hounds! Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK

Monday, September 13

National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day Uh oh! Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Life-Sized Candyland, 11 a.m. to noon, Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Be the game piece! Register at https://bit.ly/3AmxfmK Monday Movie Matinee: “Judy,” 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Cosponsored by Soprema Senior Center. To reserve a space, call Soprema at 330-3351513. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 7 p.m., Brunswick United Methodist Church, 1395 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Makerspace Mondays: Laser Engraver Demo, 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m., Family History and Learning Center, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. See a demonstration of how to use new equipment in the Makerspace. Register at https://bit.ly/3yKqomw Art in the Afternoon: Dot Grid Art, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Create geometric shapes, color them in, keep your mathematical art. No registration. History of Indigenous People in Ohio, 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. In partnership with the Medina Diversity Project. Learn about the indigenous people of Ohio, what happened between 1930 and 1970, more from the executive director of the Cleveland American Indian Movement SUNDANCE. Register at https://bit.ly/3Cxpw76 Monday Night Intrigue: “The Killer’s Shadow,” 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Examines the pursuit of a white supremist serial killer and the prison confrontation. Register at https://bit.ly/3jGifta

Tuesday, September 14

National Cream-Filled Donut Day YAAAYYYY!!! Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Afternoon at the Cinema: Classic Edition, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Showing is “His Girl Friday” from 1940, starring Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell. Gearheads: Button Making, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn how to make buttons, from printed art to using button makers. Register at https://bit.ly/3AtNsGU Alphabet Adventure: O is for Owl, 6:30 p.m. to 7:15 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn about owls by making a fall decoration and painting with celery. FULL Cleveland at War, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Learn about Cleveland’s contributions

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to both world wars. Hear stories of prominent Clevelanders and local heroes, view items from Western Reserve Historical Society’s military collections.

Wednesday, September 15

National Felt Hat Day Adult Craft Kit: Felted Fox Cozy, all day, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Make a felted fox cozy for your cup, all supplies provided except for scissors. Pick up kit at library, after registering at https://bit.ly/3fQ97ku Spice World Kit: Germany, all day, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Kit includes all of the dry ingredients needed to make an authentic German dish. Pick up kit at library, after registering at https://bit.ly/3s84eZg Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Seasonal Discoveries, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., Chippewa Inlet Trail North, State Route 42, Lafayette Road, Medina. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award, naturalist will initial form at end of hike. For form and more information, go to https://bit.ly/3pD5P71 Kindness Rocks, 2:15 p.m. to 3:30 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Paint rocks and share with friends, decorate your garden or hide for someone to discover. Grade 6 through 12.

P Brunswick 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays, June 13 through October 2, 2020 Produce, consumables and crafts Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/2I4I5DV Medina 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 1 through October 30 Produce, consumables, crafts, and knife sharpening Front parking lot, May 1 through 22 Main Market behind VFW Post, May 30 through October 30 Medina VFW Post 5137 3916 Pearl Road, Medina 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturdays, May 15 through October 16 Produce and consumables Medina Public Square Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/3vLZY2W Seville 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, May 29 through September 25 Produce, consumables and crafts Gazebo at Maria Stanhope Park, 73 W. Main Street, Seville Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/3r1v9ni Wadsworth 9 a.m. to noon Saturdays, June 12 through September 25 Produce, consumables and crafts Central Intermediate School, 151 Main Street, Wadsworth Vendor registration information at https://bit.ly/3r8trRd


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P A list of golf outings that benefit area non-profit organizations. To have your golf outing listed, send the information to joy@BlakeHousePublishing.com at least two months in advance. There is no such thing as too early, but there is too late. Contact the hosting golf course for pricing, registration and sponsorships.

Address Guide: Bunker Hill Golf Course 3060 Pearl Road, Medina 330-722-4174 or 216-469-9241 Cossett Creek 4900 Center Road, Brunswick 330-225-7370 Shale Creek Golf Course 5420 Wolff Road, Medina 330-723-8774 Weymouth Country Club 3946 Weymouth Road, Medina 330-725-6297 Monday, September 20 The Trinity Rose Foundation 15th Annual Golf Outing 9:30 a.m. registration 11 a.m. shotgun start Weymouth Country Club Friday, September 24 HDSA North East Ohio Fore-A-Cure Golf Outing 8:30 a.m. Benefits: Huntington’s Disease Society of America Shale Creek Golf Club Monday, September 20 The Trinity Rose Foundation 15th Annual Golf Outing 9:30 a.m. registration 11 a.m. shotgun start Weymouth Country Club Monday, September 27 Give Back on the Green Golf Outing 5:30 a.m. to noon Benefits: Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities Weymouth Country Club Saturday, October 2 Putts for Pets 2021 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Benefits: SPCA Bunker Hill Golf Course Scrambling Fore a Cause Charity Golf Outing 8 a.m. Benefits: Medina County Police Activities League Cossett Creek

South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Open to all antique, classic or collectible cars. Weather permitting. Free. Exploring Windows 10, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Beginners hands-on class. Register at https://bit.ly/3lLkXQT Medicare 101: Navigating the Medicare Maze, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Medicare and its plans explained by Sharon Honroth. Register at https://bit.ly/37tA9K6

Thursday, September 16

Collect Rocks Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Can You Escape? The Lost Letters of Liberty, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Meeting Room A, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. While visiting a historic inn, you find a locked box and letter written by Abigail Adams. Work as a team to solve the mystery of what is in the box. FULL

Friday, September 17

International Country Music Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK

Saturday, September 18

National Dance Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Medina Ride 4 Recovery, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Heartland Community Church, 3400 Weymouth Road, Medina. Collect Celebrate Recovery chips, live music, T-shirt, food, giveaways, meal, more to celebrate 100mile ride. Ends back at church. Tickets are $25 per rider at https://bit.ly/3hyabL6 18th Annual Valley of Cleveland Walk to Help Children With Dyslexia 5k, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. start, Western Reserve Masonic Community, Inc., 4931 Nettleton Road, Medina. For more information or to register, contact Don Moll, 330-225-6307, or e-mail dmoll@aol.com Keep on Truckin’, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Buckeye Library, 6625 Wolff Road, Medina. Working vehicles fill parking lot, including the new bookmobile. Inside the library will be variety of vehicle-related activities for children and tweens. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Hinckley Fire Department, 1616 Ridge Road, Hinckley. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Family History and Learning Center and Makerspace Tour, 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway, Medina.

Sunday, September 19

International Talk Like a Pirate Day Shout out to our columnist Bob Soroky! Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Mill Street Makers’ Market, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mill Street alleyway between South Court and South Elmwood Streets, Medina. Handmade arts and crafts and food. More information and vendor form are available at https://bit.ly/3gagvrA 17th Annual Wooster Music/Arts Fest, noon to 8 p.m., downtown Wooster. Artists, jazz, food, New Orleans-style parade, free children’s art activities. Free.


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Monday, September 20

National Punch Day https://bit.ly/3jAyfNh Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Let’s Explore: Fairy Tale Science, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Help Jack grow a beanstalk, build houses for the three little pigs, make a Humpty Dumpty egg drop, use math skills to build a Cinderella castle. FULL

Tuesday, September 21

Miniature Golf Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Nature Mash-Up, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3640 Center Road, Medina. Collect pieces of nature and create something. Register at https://bit.ly/2U5DsEd American Red Cross Blood Drive, 1 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., The Chapel Wadsworth Campus, 1391 State Road, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Bookish Bites: “Beyond the Bright Sea,” 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Games, crafts, hands-on activities. Learn to talk like a pirate, craft a pirate ship, lots more. FULL Saving for Your Child’s Future, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Community Room B, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Edward Jones financial advisor covers options available.

R 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.

Art of the Heart Through September 26 Works by women in art. Medina Library 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina Views of Lodi September 1 through 30 Brad Rice’s watercolors and acrylic views of Lodi Lodi Library 635 Wooster Street, Lodi 38th Annual Medina Needlework Guild Show September 18 through 19 Enter needlework in juried show September 16, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Entry fee: $3 guild members, $5 general public Call 330-220-6971 or 330-483-4134. Brunswick Library 3649 Center Road, Brunswick

Wednesday, September 22

Elephant Appreciation Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK Romare Bearden: Art for Homeschool Families, 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Learn about American Harlem Renaissance Painter Romare Bearden. Students will make a collage. No registration. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wadsworth YMCA, 623 School Drive, Wadsworth. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Open to all antique, classic or collectible cars. Weather permitting. Free. Amate Painting, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Community Room, Lodi Library, 635 Wooster Street, Lodi. Create an amate painting in celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month. Register at https://bit.ly/3ix8iif Cast and Crew Club, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn moviemaking basics and make a short film. Register at https://bit.ly/3xFQxSw Intro to Arduino: Building and Coding a Circuit, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn coding and wiring basics for an Arduino microcontroller, which is used in electronic hobby projects. Register at https://bit.ly/3CHMmt9 Charcuterie Workshop, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., Community Room, Highland Library, 4160 Ridge Road, Medina. Learn the art of charcuterie, making a plate of smoked meats and cheese, and how to balance flavors. Register at https://bit.ly/3s6hRry Dark Journeys: Urban Legends, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., virtual. Hosted by Medina Library, Explore folklore with author Jeff Belanger. Meeting link sent after registration at https://bit.ly/3fK4Grl

Thursday, September 23

National Snack Stick Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on

Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK American Red Cross Blood Drive, 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., St. Ambrose Church, 929 Pearl Road, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Transitioning Work Environments, 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., Computer Lab, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Ohio Means Jobs leads workshop on how to mentally and physically prepare yourself for changing from remote to in-person work. Register at https://bit.ly/3jIhZtC Cubism Painting, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn about Cubism painting techniques and create a masterpiece. Grades 6 through 12. Register at https://bit.ly/2U69XCf Local Author Susan Scandlon, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Meeting Rooms A and B and virtual, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Will read from her book, answer questions and share her writing process. No registration. Call 330-334-5761 for more information on virtual link.

Friday, September 24

Schwenkfelder Thanksgiving https://bit.ly/3yzmGwf Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK

Saturday, September 25

National Comic Book Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, through September 26, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK 8th Annual British Car Day, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Bring your British car or your passion for them.


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Car owners must register for free by calling 330-273-4150 or e-mailing croghan@mcdl.info. American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., St. Mark Lutheran Church, 1330 N. Carpenter Street, Brunswick. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Falconing, 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., virtual. Discover falconry with licensed falconer, Audrey Sohikian. Link sent after registration at https://bit.ly/2XefdVy What’s New for Fall? 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Learn what is new for fall at the library. Register at https://bit.ly/3s50cR5 Oktoberfest 4, 1 p.m. to 9 p.m., 317 E. Liberty Street, Medina. Rain or shine. Benefits St. Paul’s Episcopal Church Outreach Programs. Two live bands, food, Kids Corner, German costume contest, biergarten, Weingarten, stein holding contest. Tickets: adults, $6 in advance, $10 day of event; ages 11 to 20, $5; kids under age 11, no admission charge. Advance tickets available at https://bit.ly/3z9FGRM For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3Beq6WR or call 330-725-4131. Midnight Magic Masquerade, 6 p.m., Gymnasium, Sacred Heart School, 110 Humbolt Avenue, Wadsworth. For ticket prices and more information, go to https://bit.ly/37zTp8A

Sunday, September 26

National Pancake Day and National Dumpling Day Self-Guided Natural Discoveries Hiking Series: Plant Foes, last day, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Allardale West Parking Lot, 401 Remsen Road, Medina. Walk the Blue Trail to learn about plants that are itchy, scratchy, sneezy, or poisonous, and learn about why they do what they do. Follow trail

O 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, September 12 Tunnel to Towers 5k Run and Walk, 8 a.m. to 10 a.m., Public Square, Medina. Benefits Stephen Siller Tunnel to Towers Foundation. For more information: https://bit.ly/3iHkUnK Saturday, September 18 Friends of MCDL 2021 Unrun, Start times 1 p.m. from Sully’s Irish Pub, 117 W. Liberty Street, Medina, and 3 p.m. from Lager Heads Brewing Company. Benefits Medina County District Library’s Summer Reading Game. For fees and to register, go to https://bit.ly/2UpwWrL 18th Annual Valley of Cleveland Walk to Help Children With Dyslexia 5k, 10 a.m. registration, 11 a.m. start, Western Reserve Masonic Community, 4931 Nettleton Road, Medina. For more information or to register, contact Don Moll, 330-225-6307, or email dmoll@aol.com Sunday, September 19 through Sunday, October 17 Healthy Kids Running Series: Medina, 11 a.m., Cobblestone Park, 4765 Cobblestone Drive, Medina. Five-week run program for kids pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Non-refundable fee is for entire five weeks. For details, fees and to register, go to https://bit.ly/3CDUv1C Sunday, September 19 through Sunday, October 24 Healthy Kids running Series: Brunswick, 11 a.m., Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road, Brunswick. Five-week run program for kids pre-Kindergarten through Eighth Grade. Non-refundable fee is for entire five weeks. For details, fees and to register, go to https://bit.ly/3CzK1Aj

and read signs. One sign has a code word to list on Natural Discoveries form, next to the hike title. Counts toward Natural Discoveries award. Ages 7 to adult. For more information, go to https://bit.ly/36XdMfK ORMACO Live at the Library: Elisabeth Shafer: The Versatile Trombone; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Meeting Room A and B, courtyard; Wadsworth Library; 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Accompanied by keyboardist Timothy Shafer. Variety of musical styles. Due to space available, registration is recommended. For more information, call 419853-6016. Register at https://bit.ly/3iz9u4I

Monday, September 27

National Scarf Day 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 Sensory Friendly Story Time, 6:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Designed for children on the autism spectrum or with sensory integration challenges and their families and caregivers. FULL

Tuesday, September 28

Ask a Stupid Question Day https://bit.ly/2U6pIsS Otaku Tuesdays, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. A discussion of all things anime, for Grades 6 through 12. Do geekcrafts, learn about Japanese culture, cosplay welcome! Register at https://bit.ly/3yGU4kQ Podcasts With Pieri, 1 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sycamore Room Left and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Learn how to find and access podcasts. Bring device, class is interactive. Can attend to just listen. Class led by Pieri. Sculpture for Kids, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Use a variety of materials to create art. FULL

Wednesday, September 29

Confucius Day South Town Cruise-In, 4 p.m. to 8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity parking lot, 233 Lafayette Road, Medina. Open to all antique, classic or collectible cars. Weather permitting. Free. Cast and Crew Club, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Medina 1907 Room, Medina Library, 210 S. Broadway Street, Medina. Learn moviemaking basics and make a short film. Register at https://bit.ly/37xLkkO Dungeons and Dragons, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Activity Room, Seville Library, 45 Center Street, Seville. Use characters you create to embark on an adventure. Have characters at Level 1, the 5e edition will be used. Register at https://bit.ly/3iyDfTr Candy Apple Craft, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Create a faux candy apply. Register at https://bit.ly/3fNTRVp Absolutely Pure: A History of American Name-Brand Foods, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m., virtual. Hosted by Medina Library. Learn the history foods, why certain things became so popular, sanitation, war, labor movement, more. Register at https://bit.ly/2VGCK0u

Thursday, September 30

National Love People Day Look for acts of kindness and commit some yourself! American Red Cross Blood Drive, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Root Candles, 640 Liberty Street, Medina. https://rdcrss.org/2ybO4Rp Cultivating a Readership With Instagram, 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., virtual. Sponsored by Medina Library. Learn how to create an Instagram curation program, learn how it can help your writing career, develop a posting schedule unique to you. Get link after registering at https://bit.ly/3s2mwLo Drum Circle, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Sycamore Room North and South, Brunswick Library, 3649 Center Road, Brunswick. Board-certified music therapist leads drumming session. Register at https://bit.ly/37wwjzS Tween Scene, 4 p.m. to 5 p.m., Children’s Activity Room, Wadsworth Library, 132 Broad Street, Wadsworth. Crafts, games, more for ages 9 through 14. No registration.


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Joy of Medina County Magazine September 2021  

Acres of smiles, a pop tab collection, a recipe from grandma, the dangers of biking too young, using books for networking, Santa pops into a...

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