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FEBRUARY 2020

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A ROMANTIC GETAWAY TO GERVASI VINEYARD

AWARD-WINNING FLAVOR AT SAMOSKY'S PIZZERIA


LIFESTYLE LETTER

FEBRUARY 2020 PUBLISHER

Joe Violi | joe.violi@lifestylepubs.com EDITORIAL COORDINATOR

Emily Shea | emily.shea@lifestylepubs.com

All You Need is Love—and Art FEBRUARY IS OUR MONTH OF ART—MAKING, COLLECTING, ADMIRING AND LEARNING. We love art because it gives us a glimpse of someone’s heart, the part of them we don’t see on the surface. We are all drawn to art in different ways. And in this issue, you will find we don't confine art to its traditional forms; we're highlighting everything from the art of pizza to the art of photography. We've also got a very special feature about the historic McDowell-Phillips House! So as you read about the local makers in our community and their stories of passion

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Miranda Williams LAYOUT DESIGNER

Dana Rudolph CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Emily Shea, Warren Watkins CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Bill Beuther, Kingfish, Hoeller Photography, Samosky's Homestyle Pizzeria, Medina County Historical Society, Gervasi Vineyard

and self-expression, we hope that you too are inspired to pursue what you love. After all, February is the month of love. So, Medina County, while you fill your home with chocolate truffles and roses this month, remember to fill your heart too. Find what makes you feel alive—and don’t forget to share it with us.

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INSIDE THE ISSUE FEBRUARY 2020

FEATURES 14 Award-Winning Flavor Samosky’s Homestyle Pizzeria Celebrates 20 years in Valley City

18 A Tuscan-Inspired Romantic Getaway Relax With a Loved One at Gervasi Vineyard

22 Meet Nick Hoeller Local Photographer With a Passion for Capturing Northeast Ohio

26 Preserving a Medina Treasure Medina County Historical Society

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Raises Money to Purchase the Famous McDowell-Phillips House

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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Around Town

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Hot Spot

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Local’s Choice

22 Local Limelight 26 City Scene 30 Renovate & Refine 32 Culinary Creations 34 Lifestyle Calendar


GOOD TIMES

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MEDINA COUNTY DISTRICT LIBRARY IS NOW FINE-FREE On Jan. 1, 2020, the Medina District Library officially became fine-free. This means that  library materials will no longer accrue late fees, with the exception of their Tools and Tech collection and Wi-Fi Hotspots. The hope is to remove financial barriers and get more books into the hands of children. Visit Mcdl.info for more information. 

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HOT SPOT

AWARDWINNING FLAVOR SAMOSKY’S HOMESTYLE PIZZERIA CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN VALLEY CITY

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RESTAURANTEUR, JASON SAMOSKY, IS A BIT OF A LOCAL CELEBRITY. Maybe you’ve seen the Samosky’s Homestyle Pizzeria founder on several of his Fox 8 New Day Cleveland appearances over the years showcasing their specialty pizzas. But unless you’ve visited the restaurant to see their impressive wall of awards, you may not realize that Samosky’s has been recognized on a national level five times.  Their Philly Cheesesteak Pizza was their first and most awarded pizza on the menu. “That was the award, the pizza, that built the restaurant. The Philly Cheesesteak Pizza is, by far, our No. 1 best-seller,” says Adam Kravec, a partner at Samosky’s. But Samosky’s isn’t only a pizza shop. They offer a full homestyle dinner menu as well. “We’re not only pizzas,” says Adam. “We have a vast menu and even do our own smoking in-house. We smoke brisket, pork and ribs for our dining menu and we use the pork for our pulled pork pizza as well.”  Other items such as clams and the newly-added stuffed peppadews are included on their appetizer menu.  The stuffed peppadews, which are filled with bacon, ricotta cream cheese and chives, are already a big hit with customers. Another newly added feature to the menu is the Pork-on-Pork nachos.  This different dish is served with a huge helping of smoked pulled pork over homemade pork rinds. “We truly are

ARTICLE WARREN WATKINS | PHOTOGRAPHY WARREN WATKINS AND SAMOSKY’S HOMESTYLE PIZZERIA

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homestyle cooking. We do everything from scratch,” Adam adds as he talks about the unique pork nacho entrée.  “Another big thing that we do, and we do very well,” he says, “is a hand-breaded fish fry, along with pierogis, that we start in February every year and run through Lent.”

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HOT SPOT (CONTINUED)

As we talk, Adam makes it very clear that Samosky’s has built its stellar reputation and successful business by catering to their long-time customers while continuously pushing forward with additions to the menu, kitchen, restaurant and property. For instance, this summer the restaurant will add a new, wood-fired pizza oven to their outdoor area, which will allow them to feature even more newly created specialty pizzas.   Another thing that Samosky’s has never lost sight of is their roots. In 1910, Samosky’s  opened as a bakery located  on Fleet Ave. & E. 61st St. in Cleveland.  To  this day, the bakery side of the business does incredibly well as they stick to old favorites like their snuggle  puff pastries, scones, decorated cookies and whoopie pies. If you haven’t made the trip out to Samosky’s in Valley City yet, do you and your family a favor and make the drive out to 6738 Center Rd (Rt. 303) to discover  for yourself what unique and award-winning pizzas taste like!

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LOCAL’S CHOICE

A TUSCAN-INSPIRED ROMANTIC GETAWAY RELAX WITH A LOVED ONE AT GERVASI VINEYARD

LESS THAN ONE HOUR FROM THE HISTORIC MEDINA SQUARE LIES GERVASI VINEYARD, A PREMIER VINEYARD AND RESORT IN CANTON, OHIO. The village-like estate boasts nine buildings, including three restaurants, a boutique inn, villas, a vineyard and a craft cocktail house and distillery. It is best described as a Tuscaninspired getaway right here in Northeast Ohio. But the upscale destination for couples, wine connoisseurs and dining enthusiasts, has not always been this way. When Ted Swaldo purchased the land in 2009, it was an overgrown tree farm and a 55-acre estate in need of some major renovations.  His dream was to create a distinguished winery in Northeast Ohio, and most importantly, a legacy for his family. So after a year of renovations and landscaping, Ted opened Gervasi Vineyard, complete with a small winery and bistro that offered house-made Italian cuisine. A few months later he expanded the property to accommodate weddings and a beautiful outdoor pavilion was constructed as well as The Piazza, a casual, al fresco restaurant.  And he didn’t stop there. In 2011 came the addition of the Gervasi Vineyard Villas, 24 luxury suites offering old-world charm and Tuscan-inspired décor. Each Villa has a spacious lobby with comfortable living and dining areas and access to a shared patio,

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as well as four upscale suites with cozy fireplaces, heated traver-

PHOTOGRAPHY GERVASI VINEYARD

tine floors, walk-in showers and more. The Villas received national

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recognition in 2016 and 2017 when they were named

biking trail and more. Each suite’s private patio has a

Best Wine Country Hotel by USA Today.

magnificent view of the Gervasi’s courtyard and pond.

In 2013, the original winery received a major upgrade

You can also enhance your stay by adding floral

and moved to its current location called The Crush

designs, wine and chocolate packages, hand-crafted

House, a state-of-the-art restaurant and wine bar. The

gift baskets and in-room massage services–the per-

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fect way to curate a quintessential romantic getaway

outdoor seating options, and expansive bar menu and

with your loved one.

wine list and a variety of appetizers, soups, salads, sandwiches, pastas and select entrées.

Gervasi also offers ample activities to do throughout your stay at the vineyards. They have culinary classes,

Most recently came the additions of The Still House,

tastings and wine pairings, concerts, live music,

a distillery and craft cocktail lounge complete with a

yoga classes, and other special and seasonal events.

heated outdoor cigar lounge that opened in December

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LOCAL’ S CHOICE (CONTINUED)

They also offer winery and distillery tours that provide exclusive access to their state-of-the-art facilities and even a winery pairings tour–a more in-depth, intimate tour of the winery, enhanced by a tasting of popular Gervasi wines paired with small bites. Complimentary public winery tours are offered every Saturday at noon, 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. There are also winery pairings tours every Saturday at 3 p.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the cost of $22 per person. For a more intimate experience, Gervasi offers private winery tours that are ideal for groups of 24 or fewer people. The private winery tours can be enhanced with a bottle of Gervasi wine and several different tasting pairings. Complimentary public distillery tours are offered on Sundays at noon and 1 p.m. Distillery tasting tours are offered every Sunday at 2:30 p.m. and cost $19 per person. 

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT

MEET NICK HOELLER LOCAL PHOTOGRAPHER WITH A PASSION FOR CAPTURING NORTHEAST OHIO

WHERE DID YOU GROW UP? I grew up in Parma, Ohio. I eventually moved to Medina and I’ve lived here for fifteen years now. 

DID YOU STUDY PHOTOGRAPHY IN COLLEGE? I went to Cuyahoga Community College to study photography. I received my Associate’s degree in December 2018.

WHEN DID YOUR INTEREST IN PHOTOGRAPHY BEGIN? When I bought my first DSLR camera.

TELL ME A LITTLE BIT ABOUT THE PROCESS THAT GOES INTO DOING A

I was 13, and at the time I really enjoyed

SHOOT FOR A PRINT PUBLICATION OR

making videos. But after using a camcorder

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for a while, I wanted something new. So,

My process pretty much completely

I went with my mom  to a store that was

depends on what I am shooting. But nor-

going out of business and they had a cam-

mally, I start by getting in contact with the

era section. To my surprise, they had a great

client or they’ll reach out to me. We’ll discuss

deal on a Canon DSLR that was in my price

what they want, when they want it and for

range. I decided to buy it, brought it home

how much. After all that is finalized, next

and got going on making videos. It wasn’t

comes the process of selecting the correct

until later that I decided to explore the

equipment to get the job done. When I arrive

photo side of using the DSLR. After that,

at the location of the shoot, I talk to the client

everything really took off.

and go over once again what their vision is. CONTINUED >

ARTICLE EMILY SHEA | PHOTOGRAPHY HOELLER PHOTOGRAPHY

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Senior Portraits at Medina Public Square Historic District.

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LOCAL LIMELIGHT (CONTINUED) Nick Hoeller

Then I set up and start shooting. At home, I go through all the photos and process them in my photo editor. After a few days, the final photos are uploaded on my site for the client to see and make any changes if needed. WHAT TYPE OF PHOTOGRAPHY DO YOU ENJOY MOST? I  love shooting real estate and events. For those types of shoots, I get to meet a ton of great new people and establish connections. But I love being flexible and shoot whatever comes up. WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT MEDINA COUNTY? I love the  community and our parks. A good handful of my followers are from Medina and they’re always so supportive of my work. It feels great when you see that from a community. I love the parks because I have taken some of my favorite photos there.  IF YOU COULD HAVE ANY OTHER JOB IN THE WORLD, WHAT WOULD YOU BE? Nothing. There’s no other job in the world that I would enjoy as much as I do photography.

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CITY SCENE

MEDINA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY RAISES MONEY TO PURCHASE THE FAMOUS MCDOWELL-PHILLIPS HOUSE

ARTICLE WARREN WATKINS | PHOTOGRAPHY WARREN WATKINS AND MEDINA COUNTY HISTORICAL SOCIETY

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THE CAMPAIGN Because of such incredible backing from the community, MCHS was able to purchase the home in mid-December 2019 and begin renovations on the home much sooner than expected. Feron adds, “When we started the campaign in April 2019, we planned a two-year campaign to raise $500,000. We were very pleasantly surprised when some of the local foundations stepped up big for us right away. And to raise that amount of money in just eight months was really a phenomenal success.”  Brian is also quick to mention that a major reason for such impressive and swift results was the placement of a highly-effective steering committee that was formed the year before the campaign was officially launched. SINCE IT WAS BUILT IN 1890 BY ROBERT M.

The committee was able to form a strategy and focus

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the effort a lot of momentum once fundraising began.

BEEN CONSIDERED BY MANY TO BE ONE OF, IF NOT THE MOST, DISTINGUISHED HOMES IN THE

THE RESTORATION

CITY (AND COUNTY). The 5,000-square-foot home

Now that the home belongs to the MCHS, the first

has stayed in the family for 130 years and was recently

order of business is to update the electrical in the home

turned over to the Medina County Historical Society

as well as reconditioning a lot of the exterior aspects

after a very ambitious and well-organized fundraiser

of the house such as paint, siding, gutters, trim and

campaign headed by MCHS President Brian Feron.

molding repairs. As those improvements are taking

“There has been such overwhelming support

place, a team of volunteers and members of the MCHS

for this campaign,” Brian says. “Such broad-based

have a huge task ahead of them–to go through all the

support from all aspects of the community; from

artifacts, keepsakes and antiques, and  decide how

individuals, to foundations, to local businesses…

they should be put on display in the house once it is

they have all supported this project!”

open to the public as a museum.

And thank goodness for that, because this was no

Medina County historian and former MCHS curator

ordinary undertaking. Brian continues, “Of the last

Joann King says, “The Historical Society has given their

23 years that I have been on the board, this is, by far,

commitment to the community to turn the house into a

the most significant project that the Medina County

quality museum experience and community events center.”

Historical Society has taken on.”

Because the house sits on nearly two acres of land, there are many opportunities for the property to be used for more than just the museum. Eventually, weddings and official city functions will be able to take CONTINUED >

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CIT Y SCENE (CONTINUED)

place at the home. Joann is one of the MCHS members who has been given the honor of sifting through the 130 years of the aforementioned artifacts within the house.  “One of the great things that we are discovering about the house now the Historical Society has access to it is that the family never threw anything away. The house is full of boxes of letters, pictures, furniture…everything really,” she says.  Joann and Brian  both expressed  the importance of having access to the treasure trove of keepsakes that were left behind by the family so that the house could someday be preserved as it once was and displayed for the community to cherish and enjoy. THE FAMILY HISTORY  The McDowell Family has a deep-rooted presence in the history of Medina and Medina County.  Both Robert M. McDowell and his son, Blake McDowell, established themselves as leaders in the banking community in the late 1800s and early 1900s.  Robert M. McDowell married Elizabeth Blake, who was the daughter of local historical icon H.G. Blake, U.S. Congressman and founder of Old Phoenix Bank that still stands on the square in downtown Medina.  It was here  that Robert M. McDowell got his start in the banking business and eventually took over after his father-in-law, H.G. Blake died.  After great success at Old Phoenix, Robert built his dream home with the help of a well-known architect from the Detroit area that grew up in Medina.  The original blueprints to the house are still intact and have been preserved in the home for all these years. It is speculated that Robert really wanted to make a statement with the size and beauty of his newly-constructed 14-room mansion that, back in those days, would overlook the square from several blocks away.  With tentative plans to have the museum open to the public in June, the restoration portion of the project is now well underway. Brian can hardly contain his excitement for the opportunity the community will have to experience the history and the home for themselves: “The project is going to be so good for Medina. It’s really going to be a presence that, I think, everyone is going to be proud of when we are done.”

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Don’t be afraid to do something different, and don’t take things too seriously. If the piece you’re working with doesn’t have any real value, you have so many options to liven it up, including paint, finish and hardware.

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CREOLE STYLE M U S S E L S INGREDIENTS + 2 lb of fresh mussels  + 2 tbsp bacon fat  + 1⁄4 cup diced yellow onion  + 1/8 cup diced celery  + 1/8 cup diced green pepper  + 1 tbsp finely chopped garlic  + 1 tsp smoked paprika  + 2 tsp creole seasoning  + 1 cup crushed Roma tomatoes  + 2 cup dry white wine  + salt and black pepper to taste  DIRECTIONS 01 In a stockpot over medium high heat add bacon fat and saute onion, celery, peppers and garlic until wilted. Next add in smoked paprika, creole seasoning, tomatoes and white wine and cook for 10 minutes. 02 Add mussels and place lid on the pot and cook until mussels are opened. Garnish with chopped green onion.

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K I N G F I S H G U L F S H R I M P JA M B A L AYA INGREDIENTS

DIRECTIONS

+ 2 pounds 16-20 shrimp in the shell

01 Peel and de-vein the shrimp. The shells are used

+ 2 tablespoons corn, peanut or vegetable oil

to make stock

+ 1 cup finely chopped onion + 1 cup finely chopped green onions or scallions 

02 Heat the oil in a Dutch oven or large saucepan with

+ 1 cup finely chopped green pepper

a heavy bottom over medium heat. Add the andouille

+ 1 cup finely chopped celery

sausage cook, stirring constantly, until lightly browned. 

+ 1 tablespoon finely minced garlic + 1 cup smoked turkey leg (shredded) 

03 Add the onion, green onions, green pepper, celery

+ 1 cup andouille sausage (diced)

and garlic. Cook, stirring until wilted. Add smoked tur-

+ 2 cups crushed Roma tomatoes

key and stir. Add the tomatoes, thyme and oregano, and

+ 1⁄2 teaspoon dried thyme

bring to a boil. Stir in the uncooked rice. Add salt, pepper

+ 1 teaspoon dried crushed oregano

and shrimp broth. Reduce heat to medium-low, and sim-

+ 2 1⁄2 cups uncooked long-grain rice

mer, uncovered, 45-60 minutes; add the shrimp and stir.

+ Salt to taste if desired

Cook about 10 minutes longer or until it has thickened.

+ Freshly ground pepper to taste + 2 cups shrimp stock  + 1⁄2 cup finely chopped green onion or scallions, optional, for garnish 

These delicious recipes have been provided by our friends at Kingfish in Akron. Join them for their Taste of N’Awlins specials throughout February and March at 115 Montrose W Ave, Akron, Ohio, 44321. Visit them online at KingfishAkron.com to learn more and make a reservation.

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FEBRUARY

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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There are two shows: 1-2 p.m. or 3-4 p.m. Visit MedinaCountyParks.com for more information.

PLAYHOUSE SQUARE PARTY BUS : CLUE Buehler's River Styx

Hop on the Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural Outreach's (ORMACO) Party Bus as they travel to The

FLEA MARKET OF COLLECTIBLES

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Medina County Community Center

The

of

ible objects and wanted to share

Ohio

and

their passion with the community.

Clue, the play based on the popular

Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) con-

Since its inception, the flea mar-

1985 Paramount movie and inspired

tinues its Wadsworth Public Library

ket has been held on every third

by the classic Hasbro board game.

concert series with Medina-based

Sunday of the month (with a few

The bus will leave from Buehler's

singer Val Jones. In this program, Val

exceptions). It offers everything

River

Visit

will tell the inspirational story of how

from cool trinkets and toys to fun

Ormaco.org for more information

he followed his dreams, which lead

watches and decorations.

and to purchase tickets.

him to sign a recording contract with

Styx

at

1

p.m.

Arts

Market

individuals who cherished collect-

Wadsworth Public Library

Music

Flea

Collectibles was created in 1977 by

VAL JONES: SONGS OF LOVE Regional

Medina

Cleveland Playhouse to experience

MCA Records. He will also enter-

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tain attendees with several musical selections. Visit Ormaco.org for more information.

GREAT MEDINA COUNTY CHILI COOK OFF

20 THE BOBBY SELVAGGIO QUARTET Chippewa High School,

Medina Eagles,

696 Lafayette Rd, Medina

Join the Fraternal Order of the Eagles, Medina Aerie #2224, for their 26th Annual Medina County Chili Cook Off!

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466 South Portage Street, Doylestown

26TH ANNUAL MEDINA ICE FESTIVAL

ents The Bobby Selvaggio Quartet,

Ohio

Regional

Music

Arts

and

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Medina Public Square

jazz without losing sight of its historic

Chefs from all around Northeast Ohio

The Medina Ice Festival is one of

traditions. Bobby and his band mates

will compete for this year's title while

the most loved Medina traditions. It

have performed together for over

supporting their favorite charities.

includes a speed ice carving compe-

five years, even touring throughout

The champion will receive $1,000 to

tition, an individual carving competi-

the United States. Tickets are $12 in

donate to their charity of choice, sec-

tion, group carving competition and

advance or $15 at the door. Book by

ond place will earn $500 and all other

the lighting of the fire and ice tower.

calling 330.722.2541.

participating cooks will earn $250.

Visit

MainStreetMedina.com

for

more information.

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PUPPET SHOW: ANIMAL OLYMPICS 2020

SWEATHEART HIKE

23 PLAYHOUSE SQUARE PARTY BUS : ANASTASIA Buehler's River Styx

Susan Hambley Nature Center

Hop on the Ohio Regional Music

Medina County Park District is this

Medina County Parks invites you

Arts

year’s host of the fictitious 2020

to bring your sweetheart to enjoy a

(ORMACO) Party Bus as they travel

Animal

Timmy

romantic stroll along the snow‑cov-

to The Cleveland Playhouse to expe-

Turtle on his hilarious journey to dis-

ered trails at Brunswick Lake. After

rience Anastasia, the play based on

cover his adaptations and experience

the hike, you and your loved one

the story of a brave young woman

the greatest competition of the animal

will be able to enjoy hot beverages

who seeks to discover her past.

kingdom. The event is intended for

and delicious treats by a cozy fire.

The bus will leave from Buehler's

children ages 4-10, and they must be

This event is free and for adults only.

River

accompanied by an adult. No registra-

Visit MedinaCountyParks.com for

Ormaco.org for more information

tion is required and the event is free.

more information.

and to purchase tickets.

Wolf Creek Environmental Center

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