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Lifestyle Letter

Spring Has Sprung!

MARCH 2017

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t is finally March, and the first day of Spring is right around the corner. I think after this particularly unpredictable winter, we definitely deserve the warm days and flowers that are getting closer and closer. I do not know about you, but as the earth awakens from its winter dormancy, my creative juices seem to kick into overdrive. All this life and vibrancy after the dull grays of winter makes this the perfect month to celebrate the arts! 

I am always amazed by the creativity I discover within Northeast Ohio. This region is so culturally rich that it seems one will encounter an artistic twist everywhere they turn. From the artful entrées of Chef Jennifer Drumm that almost look too good to eat to Painting With a Twist's awesome spin on a night out to Richard Doyle's mission to hang his art around the world, there is something going on in all regions of the county.  It is evident to Medina County residents that our local culture is rooted in art. Downtown Wadsworth and Medina Square in particular really embody that artistic atmosphere, and I think it is safe to say that our architectural gems and rolling landscapes are a great source of inspiration to local artists. As such, it is also a constant source of inspiration to the Lifestyle team!  As always, we are inspired by our community. Keep in touch!

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Departments 8

Good Times

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Around Town

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Artist’s Palette

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Hot Spot

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Healthy Lifestyle

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Lifestyle Calendar

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Parting Thoughts

12 Painting a Legacy

Rich Doyle has painted his way into local history.

20 The Cosplay Queen

Makeup, body paint, fashion design, and acting—what doesn’t cosplay have?

24 Shale Creek: Artful Entrées and Entertainment

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ARTICLE NIKKI RHOADES

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ichard Doyle is an artist of paint and words. The Medina-born artist and

writer is a full time financial advisor—a Renaissance Man with the “ol' right-brain left-brain thingy going on.” What started out as a hobby has since solidified his art a revered piece of local culture. “I am inspired by the legacy of art,” he explains as he sips his hot chocolate (extra chocolately with the works!). We met in a coffee shop in Wadsworth, the city we both call home, and had been discussing the area's unique culture and its indescribable appeal to artists. “I'm inspired by its ability to leave a lasting footprint when I am long gone.” Doyle was always a decent artist growing up, but he never regarded art as a remarkable factor in his life until he earned his final financial degree and rewarded himself with a set of watercolor paints. He could not imagine that those pigments would help him launch a career. “The first collage I created was of Sharon Center. My father in law had passed and I wanted to do something in his memory, so I did a collage. I included my in-law's family barn as well as other local landmarks in the

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painting and donated it to his church on the circle in his name. People started asking about it, and pretty soon I did Medina, and Wadsworth... it launched my art career.” His art career took his family and friends by surprise. When showing his creations, he is often met with an incredulous, “You did that?” In fact, he was met with that response so frequently that he originally intended to name his website, DoyleArts.com, after the expression of disbelief, but to his dismay the domain name was already claimed. “My family is amazed and shocked. No one believes that I am actually a painter. I was never 'that guy.' I was an athlete in high school. Senior year I was a three sport athlete, and I was in the fall play and spring musical. I didn't have any time to paint.” Today, Doyle's biggest challenge continues to be finding the time to indulge in his hobby. The collages for which he has gained acclaim take 40 hours to complete. As a result, his primary creations are smaller paintings, which can take between a day and a week to create. Recently, he has found inspiration to travel and paint landscapes of different cities around the world; this dream was formed when he first arrived Florence, Italy last fall to visit his daughter who was studying abroad. “One day, in maybe 10 or 15 years, I would like to do a travel book,” says Doyle. “I have a list of probably 100 different paintings I have to do. What I'll probably do is gift each painting to different landmarks. Hopefully I'll have a painting hanging up everywhere around the world.” Until then, he is content with the legacy he has established in our county. “When an artist goes into a town, they see it differently than most people. They see beauty from an artistic point of view. Our local scenery always inspires me. This whole area is such a positive place to be, and I think there is a reason so many artists call it home.”

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Tough as Milk ARTICLE NIKKI RHOADES | PHOTOGRAPHY CHELSEA BRADY

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or many people, yoga is an  art form. For some people, like  Bilyana  Simonoski, it

On August 21, 2011, he attacked her and her mother with an ax.

is much more than that. It is a lifestyle. It is

On her nonprofit website, toughasmilk.org ,

a therapeutic and healing force. That healing

she writes, “I grabbed the ax with my right

force has a very powerful and personal impact

hand, but not before he hit my left hand with

on  Simonoski, who uses yoga as a vehicle

it, splitting it in half. He brought the ax down

for change in her nonprofit organization

on my head. I pushed up on the handle, so it

Tough as Milk. Through yoga, she empowers

couldn’t make complete contact. He swung at

and inspires victims of domestic violence.

my mother and hit her in the head. Down went

“I grew up in Middleburg Heights, but

the most important person in my life.”

we moved around a lot. I've lived in every

Her mother was lifeflighted to a Level 1 Trauma

west side suburb. I went to high school in

Center where she underwent 6 hours of brain

Brunswick and I went to college at Ashland.

surgery and was placed on life support. Still in a

I've been athletic my whole life. When I was

coma after a week, a CAT scan was administered

younger I did soccer, tennis, and horseback

and revealed that the damage to her brain was

riding. Then the attack of 2011 happened, and

extensive and might impact her ability to compre-

it basically tore my world apart.”

hend or even breathe. But the brave and tough

The incident impacted Simonoski and her

Milky never stopped fighting, and she began to

mother,  Milka (affectionately called “Milky”

defy the odds. Today, nearly six years later, she is

by her friends and family).  Simonoski  fondly

living in a nursing home. She is fighting to find her

recalled her mother painting and baking,

words and to learn to walk without a walker.

creating landscapes across canvases and

In the last six years, Bilyana Simonoski has

decorating cakes. Milka hosted a radio show,

undergone remarkable recovery as well. She

and off air she often created silly lyrics to well

has a streak of humility, though, and I do not

known  songs with her children.  Milka  show-

believe she understands what an inspiring

ered her children with love, and she shared a

person she is. As petite and delicate as she

particularly special bond with Simonoski.

appears, she radiates strength. She has

“My mom and I were best friends from the beginning. As I grew up we got closer. It was

harnessed that strength to inspire and heal others through her unusual art form.

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In 2015, she first conceived the idea for Tough

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TOUGH AS MILK (CON TI N U ED)

“I realized how much yoga helped me subsequent traumas had pushed her to a breaking point. She was diagnosed with PTSD, for which she met with a therapist weekly. Through her therapist she learned of the importance of meditation, and she transitioned from dabbling in yoga to practicing it daily. “I realized how much yoga helped me heal and relax, so I got a group fitness instructor certification and set out to make a difference. I always wanted to be in the nonprofit industry. I wanted to create a way for people to feel that they had control. After everything that happened, I had felt like I was not in control of my own life. The name Tough as Milk just came to me, and it's been guiding me since. I believe that you can still be kind and cope in a healthy way even though life  has not been kind to  you.  That is what my mother shows me and what I want our clients to know. We had our first class in January.” Yoga has ancient roots in the IndusSarasvati civilization and dates back thousands of years. The word “yoga” comes from the RigVeda (one of the sacred Vedic Sanskrit texts in Hinduism) translates as “spiritual discipline,” and involves the use of postures and breathing to increase strength and flexibility. It takes the regrets of the past and the uncertainty of the future out of the equation by encouraging practitioners to focus on their breathing and the here-and-now, says Simonoski. “That is such a powerful moment,” she explains, “To focus on self-awareness and to find the strength to begin the healing process. It will open the door to healthy relationships and higher self-esteem, and it will make it easier to find help. I view Tough as Milk as a supplement. It's one tool they have in their toolkit to help them learn to love themselves again.” Since early January,  Simonoski  has been celebrating her mother's legacy with a creative and artistic flair through Tough  as Milk. She has been offering free classes to survivors of domestic violence through shelters and referrals from licensed agencies, as well as offering low-cost classes to members of the community to fund survivor classes and further expansion of services. She hopes to one day have a physical space through which she could offer a variety of fitness and cooking classes to those impacted by domestic violence. “Your confidence goes up when you're in a healthy environment,” she says. “And 18

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THE COSPLAY QUEEN

COSPLAY, NOUN. A COMBINATION OF ARTISTIC ENDEAVORS USED TO BRING FICTIONAL CHARACTERS TO LIFE. A lot of cosplayers hone their craft by designing and making costumes, complete with makeup, bodypaint, and props. Much to Medina County's credit, we are home to the Cosplay Queen herself.  "Cosplay is literally a mesh of costuming and role playing," says Morgan Paige, Founder of Princess Morgan Cosplay and an acting major. It is the perfect hobby for her, as she is an artist, dancer, and actress that is taking the world by storm. "I have been doing cosplay as a hobby for 5 years, but for the past two 20

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"I have been doing cosplay as a hobby for 5 years, but for the past two I have approached it much more professionally.  Cosplaying is a good way to combine all the artistic

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take upwards of five hours to put on. Like many cosplayers, though, she first started out wearing premade costumes. Her first was of Lenalee Lee, a character from the D.Gray-man anime. It was a gift from her grandmother. She attended her first comic convention with her older cousins five years ago, and with the help of her family her passion took off.  "My first convention was just an amazing experience, and I knew I was hooked," she admits. "It was an awesome experience, and everybody was just open and accepting. They understand that everyone starts somewhere and offer support to newbies and pros alike. And we all share tips, because it seems like everybody has a particular forte that they excel in."  Some seamstresses, she continues, are exceptionally talented at sewing gowns. Other cosplayers make armor and props. Morgan, however,  believes

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event,” says Food and Beverage Manager Debi McNab. “We host Bridal and Baby showers,

Though the golf course closes in the winter

weddings, birthday parties and different corporate events.  No matter the occasion, we are

off-season, the clubhouse and restaurant remain

the perfect size for banquets that cater up to150 people. Our simple and tasteful décor has a

open to serve you. In fact, this past February, the

neutral color scheme to highlight the beauty of the property and your special event.

Granite Grille debuted a brand new expanded menu developed by Chef Jennifer Drumm. It is

Guests can stay inside in the ballroom or head outside to the covered patio, which seats roughly 100 and overlooks the 18th hole.

described as a healthy mix of finger foods, fresh

The clubhouse frequently hosts its own events, too, and you won't want to miss them.

salads, and interesting entrees with a daily twist

Past dinner shows have featured music, magic, or mindreading accompanied by a gour-

of innovative specials.

met buffet. This month The PopTarts, a sassy 60's girl group, will be performing March 18.

Chef Jennifer believes that guests are quite perceptive and appreciate when care and thought

THE GOLF COURSE TURNS 10 THIS YEAR!

are put into each dish.  “I enjoy the freedom to cre-

Though the clubhouse and grille opened in 2013, the golf course itself is quite a bit

ate new and exciting specials”, says Drumm.  “Our

older. The course is a beautiful combination of Medina County's natural features, includ-

goal is to create an exceptional guest experience,

ing streams that cascade through the property and flow into the nearby Rocky River. Its

and become their regular dining destination.”

natural terrain creates a uniquely Ohio experience, complete with a wetland and woods.

The food offered at the Granite Grille, which opened in May of 2013, features food that

In fact, its unique destination has made it a highly anticipated tourist destination for visiting out-of-state golfers.

is fresh, handmade, and customizable. It is

Over the past 10 years, Shale Creek has gained quite a bit of acclaim. Many reviewers

described as “guest friendly and non-intimi-

have listed it among the top 5 golf courses in the state. There is no saying what exciting

dating,” and of course, delicious.

milestones Shale Creek will reach over the next decade, but one thing is for sure; you will

The creativity of Chef Drumm combined with

want to be a part of it.

the beautiful dining space make the Granite Grille perfect for a casual lunch with coworkers

Shale Creek is located at 5420 Wolff Road in York Township. For more information, visit ShaleC-

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improve metabolism, control cravings, increase energy and aid in the transition to clean eating without any withdrawal symptoms. Sugar can be just as addicting as nicotine. Eating chronic amounts of sugar raises your insulin level, then selectively converts energy from the food and stores it as fat. It is very possible to suffer from withdrawal when eliminating this from your diet completely, just as with any other addictive substance. Laser therapy will assist in the sugar detoxification, which is vital to fat loss, by allowing for a smooth transition from sugar-filled eating to clean eating with minimal withdrawal and craving symptoms. Cortisol influences most of the changes that occur in your body due to stress, such as rising glucose levels, blood pressure and the breakdown of fat, protein and carbs. By using a low level laser we can stimulate the pressure points associated with relaxation so your body is able to naturally lower its cortisol levels and increase your metabolism. This will in turn enable you to burn calories at a more accelerated and efficient rate without tearing down your body by attacking muscle tissue.

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Energy is vital to fitness, and fitness is necessary to improve your strength and endurance level allowing your metabolism to

ave you ever uttered these words? My diet starts TODAY. I’ll start

work at optimum capacity. Without energy,

exercising TODAY. Yet by the end of the day, it begins to sound more

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like, MAYBE TOMORROW. Most of us have been there when trying to

procrastination, which is why during a laser

lose weight and get fit. You probably feel tired and lacking in motivation to

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accomplish those goals; however, it’s no longer a cycle you cannot break.

will be targeted making it easier for you to stay

One of the reasons is this: we focus so much on weight loss and how to

motivated not only for daily exercise, but to go about

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your normal routine. With the benefits of LLLT, clean eating,

we improve our weight health index, weight loss becomes an outcome

and exercise your metabolism will be revved up and your body on its

rather than the focus.

way to wellness.

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I have more energy now that I am no

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longer a sugar junkie. I never thought I

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could live without my soda!” she says.

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“Achieving your ultimate healthy goal

perfect stepping stones for those who are committed to changing their

takes time and commitment but the

lives for the better.  With the aid of low level laser therapy (LLLT), targeted

use of laser therapy makes it easier to

pressure points on your body are stimulated to assist you in gaining con-

stay motivated and on track.”

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Laser therapy targets many of the

dles, laser therapy stimulates your meridians and triggers the increase of

issues that cause a person to fail, and has

your body’s own endorphins and cortisol hormones reducing stress levels

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Parting Thoughts

Using Creativity to Enhance Culture ARTICLE AND PHOTOGRAPHY NIKKI RHOADES

“I

have always had a fascination

“The first thing you wanna do is ask

with music,” says Simon Russell.

what they are insterested in, if they like

“My dad was a radio disc jockey, so I've always been in the music scene.” Simon is a familiar face in Wadsworth. As the Store Manager of Larry's Music Center in the city's Downtown, he has helped establish a comfortable environment in which young people are welcome to come express themselves. The indie

electric or acoustic or if there is something in particular they do not like,” he explains. “Then we talk about the aesthetic of the instrument and a price range. All the while, it is imporant to help and encourage kids to be excited about the arts.” As it turns out, art is a great educational tool and its

music store has a homey arrangement of furniture in its center, which is

impact on children is of particular interest to psychologists. Both print and

surrounded by some unique guitars—I catch a glimpse of Taylor, Reverend,

online periodicals like the Journal of Research in Music Education and the

Washburn, and Vintage brand names as I sit down on one of the couches.

Journal of Artistic Research have heavily researched the importance of skill

Simon hands me a banjo, which I pluck away at. I remark that I like the

acquisition and overall exposure to the arts on the developing mind. There

sound, and he nods knowingly.

is, it seems, a definite correlation between academic achievement and

“My favorite part about working here is being able to meet so many peo-

artistic pursuit. This year, Larry's Music Center hand-delivered about 50

ple from different walks of life, and to watch as their interest is sparked by

instruments to the Wadsworth Central Intermediate School's band room

music,” he says. As a drummer and member of The New Rangers, a local

to ensure that our local schools are benefiting from academic arts.

musical group, he finds the arts to be an important aspect of American

“Though I have met musicians of all ages, there seems to be a definite

culture. He values the moments when he is able to help introduce people

appeal to kids,” says Russell. “A lot of high school kids come into Larry's

(and children in particular) to a musical instrument as they are contemplat-

Music Center with big dreams, and they treat it like a home away from

ing what they want to learn to play.

home. I love that. When it comes to the arts, it is important to offer support

“I do see from time to time where parents are kind of reluctant to let

and encouragement, because it advances our local culture. I am seeing

their kids get a guitar, for example,” laments Russell. “They see it as an

a notable push towards enriching local culture, especially in Downtown

investment in something their child will lose interest in. But I have to

Wadsworth, and that's exactly what we need. The goal is to keep inspiring

say when it comes to the arts—any kind of art—you have to give it a

others to enhance their creativity and to dream big, and I hope local par-

chance. While everyone may not stick with it, there is always something

ents continue to inspire future generations to do just that.”

to learn from artistic hobbies. It's culture, and a form of self-expression. Individuality is underrated.” When an aspiring musician comes in, he aims to ignite a passion. 34

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