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DECEMBER 2018

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LIFESTYLE LETTER

DECEMBER 2018 PUBLISHER

Joe Violi | joe.violi@lifestylepubs.com Richard Mellert | richard.mellert@lifestylepubs.com EDITOR

Emily Shea | emily.shea@lifestylepubs.com ACCOUNT MANAGER

Lifestyle Letter AS THE SAYING GOES, TIME FLIES WHEN YOU’RE HAVING FUN. And time sure has flown by this year as we can’t believe we’ve put together the final issue of Medina County Lifestyle in 2018! It seems like just yesterday we were sitting down

Martha Doyle | martha.doyle@lifestylepubs.com CONTRIBUTING WRITERS

Emily Shea and Warren Watkins CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS

Blue Heron Brewery, The City of Medina, Smartickles and Warren Watkins

to write our January letter to all of you—talking about resolutions and renewal—and yet, here we are, almost time to do it again. There’s a unique perspective that working in publishing brings. While we certainly don’t want to wish our lives away, we’re always looking toward the future. Whether it’s planning our next issue or developing story ideas for the next year, we’re often already fast forwarded to future months before the current month has even begun. The fast-paced lifestyle this industry calls for can often make it difficult to really settle down and absorb what’s going on around us and, before we know it, the year is over and it’s time to move forward again. So this December, we hope you take the time to slow down a little bit. With the holiday season upon us, we hope you make the time to take it all in. Enjoy your time with family and friends, bask in the magic of the winter season, reflect on past memories you hold closely in your hearts and keep the new ones you create in the present for as long as you can. We’ll take your lead, and we can’t wait to see you next year! Happy Holidays, Your Medina County Lifestyle Team

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FEATURES 12 Happy New Year! Ring in the new year at the fabulous Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center.

18 Your Complete Holiday Gift Guide The ultimate guide for finding the best

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gifts for everyone on your list.

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DEPARTMENTS 4

Lifestyle Letter

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Good Times

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GOOD TIMES

LabTies & Tails Gala Dog and Labrador lovers alike gathered on Saturday, October 6, at Medina Country Club for Lake Erie Labrador Retriever Rescue Inc.'s third annual LabTie & Tails Gala. Two hundred people enjoyed the Year of the Dog celebrations, complete with a silent auction, raffle, buffet supper and dessert. The gala raised funds to provide veterinary support for the rescue's dogs.

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ELF LABS: FUN WITH SANTA

county in the state to be recognized with this dis-

Don't forget to join Santa and his elves at Castle

tinction, and the achievement was marked when

Noel's Christmas-themed Elf Labs before it's too late!

the county registered its 400th habitat garden–

There are only three dates remaining: December 1, 8

the number required to become certified.

and 15. Each Elf Labs event allows children to enjoy six different unique stations where they will experi-

MEDINA CHRISTMAS TREE FARM

ence the magic of Christmas. They will be able to

The Medina Christmas Tree Farm offers a vari-

visit Mrs. Klaus for a special story time, do arts and

ety of trees including Scotch Pine, White Pine,

crafts with the elves and even meet Santa himself.

Austrian Pine, Blue Spruce, White Spruce, Norway

Spots are extremely limited. Visit castlenoel.com to

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ARTICLE WARREN WATKINS | PHOTOGRAPHY BLUE HERON BREWERY WHAT A YEAR 2018 HAS BEEN FOR BEN ERJAVEC, PART-OWNER AND EXECUTIVE CHEF OF BLUE HERON BREWERY & EVENT CENTER. Erjavec and partners, Bill Rini and Mike Piazza, have watched their hard work and years of planning take a giant leap forward in 2018. This only adds to the excitement of what 2019 has to offer for them. The Blue Heron Event Center has been open since 2017 and has become a popular venue for weddings and corporate events. Now with construction of the Blue Heron Brewery (their most recent vision) nearly finished, the grand opening for that part of the business is right around the corner. 12

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After relocating to the Baltimore/D.C.area for 10  years, Ben Erjavec, a native of Cleveland’s east side, returned home  to Northeast Ohio  to pursue his dream of opening up his own business back home. When the chance to purchase the property and buildings that make up the business became available, Erjavec and his partners knew they had an opportunity to bring locals something that Medina County has been longing for.  With the already amazing reputation that the Cleveland area has as one of the best cities in the country for food and craft breweries, The Blue Heron Brewery & Event Center is sure find its way to the top of many “Best Of” lists in 2019.  Come see for yourself why so many in the area are already talking about the elegance and splendor that await you! 

The owners would like to see it up and running by

With all the success that the Event Center has

the end of the year to truly cap off a very successful

had hosting corporate events, holiday parties, wed-

year for the business.    

ding receptions and even weddings, word is quickly

To celebrate the past year and bring in the new year with a bang, the Blue Heron Event Center is hosting

spreading about what a great venue Blue Heron is and all that it has to offer.

its first New Year's Eve party on Monday, December

“Business has been great for the Event Center,”

31, from 8 p.m.- 1 a.m. Tickets are $95 per person (21

said Erjavec. “We don’t have any Saturday’s left for

& over). Prime rib and chef-attended pasta stations

booking next year and our Fridays and Sundays

will make up the dinner entree's. A late night snack

are filling up fast.”

and a breakfast feast will be offered after the ball

Excitement is also running high among locals

drops at midnight. A full, top-shelf open bar, featuring

and

Blue Heron Brewery beers will also be available.

Northeast Ohio who are eager to see what the

craft

beer

enthusiasts

throughout

In addition to the New Year's Eve party, the

new brewery will bring to the site. The property

Event Center is offering a Breakfast with Santa

offers picturesque views of rolling hills and trees

on Saturday, December 8. The breakfast will have

that used to make up a golf course. It’s fair to

two different seatings, one from 9-11 a.m. and the

say that the Blue Heron Brewery will be a truly

second from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Admission is $25

unique experience with just the setting alone. The

for adults and $15 for kids. Children three  and

Event Center and Brewery occupy the former Blue

under are free. A full breakfast buffet and kid's

Heron Clubhouse, meaning the views from both

Christmas activities will be provided as well as a

inside the building  and  outside on the  patios  are

picture with Santa himself.  

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LOCALLY OWNED THE BEST TOY STORE EVER

STEVE AND JULIE BENNETT, OWNERS OF SMARTICKLES TOY STORE AND BENNETT'S ROUTE 18, HAVE BUILT THEIR FAMILY-OWNED-AND-OPERATED BUSINESS INTO A ONE-STOP DESTINATION THAT HAS A LITTLE SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE IN THE ENTIRE FAMILY, INCLUDING YOUR PETS. Bennett's Kennels originally started business on the property in 1976. From there the Bennett Family began selling amish-style gazebos, lighthouses, wooden bridges and other home furnishings. In 1995 Bennett's Route 18 began manufacturing and installing custom-made swing sets. 

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"My husband, Steve, originally installed other people's play sets for

"Also, you can shop, leave your presents behind, and go out to dinner

the family business and saw how they could be made better, so he

or have a date night, come back and your gifts are all ready for you.

started making them himself," said Julie. "He designs and we manu-

We wrap and label everything so you don't have to!"

facture all the play sets ourselves now." Bennett's Route 18 sells barns, sheds, gazebos and outdoor furniture as well.  Conveniently located on Route 18, between Interstate Highway 71

With such a great family-owned specialty toy store so close to home, do yourself (and your kids) a favor this year and do your Christmas toy shopping at Smartickles Toy Store in Medina.

and Interstate Highway 77, Bennett's Route 18 and Smartickles Toy Store is just a short drive for most in Medina and the surrounding counties. 

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on the property, just in front of the pet grooming and kennel business. Smartickles isn't your ordinary chain or department toy store either. Once inside, you can find thousands of educational, creative, unique and award-winning toys, games and puzzles.  "We opened  the toy store in 2010 when my kids were little.  I wanted good quality toys for them and for others too," said Julie.  "We have toys and gifts for everyone, from infants to adults."  When Julie gave me a tour of the store, she introduced me to a couple of the employees and was  quick to point out that most of them have been on board for several years. She believes that family comes first and even the employees that aren't "officially" family are still treated and loved like family.  The Bennett's even go on vacation with their employees every year in the Carolinas!    Aside from their great variety of children's toys and strong family values, Smartickles stand outs from other stores by offering personal shopper services and free gift wrapping. "If you come in and you just don't know what to buy that little 5-year-old boy who has everything, we can ask a few questions about what the child likes to do and then we’ll show you all the things that we know would fit that category," Julie explained to me. 

Be sure to visit the Smarticles Facebook page for monthly specials, promotions and sales. And as we are approaching Christmas, stop in and take advantage of their year-round gift wrapping and personal shopper services. Come see for yourself why Smartickles Toy Store is the "Best Toy Store Ever."   986 Medina Road (Route 18), Medina, OH 44256 330.239.4847

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YOUR COMPLETE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ARTICLE EMILY SHEA

ONE OF MY BEST FRIENDS HAS A SIXTH SENSE FOR INTERIOR DECORATING. She’s so talented, but she’s not even an interior decorator. (She’s actually a nurse.)  I, on the other hand, like to wing it. My apartment follows no color scheme and is basically a conglomerate of items I’ve bought over the years simply because they look cool. And whether the person that you’re shopping for is like me or my best friend, one thing we have in common is that we want our homes to be warm and inviting to our friends and family. Much like other people, we want our space to welcome our guests with open arms, especially during the holidays. So here are five items that bring a sense of warmth and love to a space during such a time of gathering. Enjoy!

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For The...

Foodie

We all know this type of person. You know, the one that loves all things food. Sometimes referred to as a gourmand, a gastronome or even an epicure, a foodie is someone who takes a particular interest in food and drinks. Whether it's in the kitchen or out in the community–although, it's typically both– foodies are curious souls that often take interest in food-oriented activities such as wine tastings, restaurant openings and closings, brewery tours and beer samplings, cooking classes, food fads, food science and culinary tourism. This list

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1. Timber Lodge Gift Certificate, $25-$100, Timber Lodge or TimberLodgeMedina.com 2. Bearded Butcher Blend 4 Pack, $32.99, White Feather Meats 3. Sugarwish, $18.50-$168, Sugarwish.com 4. Custom Order  from Honey Bee Bakery, Prices Vary, Honey Bee Bakery 5. Something’s Popping Holiday Tin, $26.75-$34.95, Something’s Popping or SomethingsPopping.net

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YOUR COMPLETE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE (CON TI N UED)

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1. Luna and Stella Flower Locket, $325, LunaAndStella.com 2. Airpods, $159, Apple.com 3. Go Girl Designs Boho Collection in Rose Gold, $20, GoGirlDesign.com 4. Something special from Medina Gem Company, prices vary, Medina Gem Company 5. Instant Pot Duo Plus80 9-in-1 Multi-Use Programmable Pressure Cooker, 8-Qt, $159.99, Williams Sonoma 20

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a picnic in the park with birthday cake, fireworks,

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historic movies, a visit from an astronaut and old fashioned games for kids organized by Main Street Medina. The Friends of Memorial Pool honored those who built the pool and park with a day-long party, S WE NEAR THE CLOSE OF 2018, I

free swim and Frisbee tournament.

LOOK BACK ON A YEAR FILLED WITH

Our own Medina Community Band that dates

PARADES, CONCERTS, HISTORICAL

back to 1859 played a series of summer concerts

PROGRAMS, RE-ENACTMENTS, OCCA-

that featured many historic eras of music, while the

SIONS OF REMEMBRANCE AND TIMES

Medina American Association of University Women

OF FESTIVITY, DURING WHICH THE

(AAUW) and Miss Molly’s Tea Room brought us the

CITY OF MEDINA CAME TOGETHER TO

Mystery Women of Medina.

CELEBRATE ITS BICENTENNIAL.

Author Gloria Brown shared her research on the

Chaired by Roger Smalley, former

Medina City Schools and Dr. James Banks gave us

councilman and now the curator of the

the difficult history of World War I. We heard from

Town Hall and Engine House Museum,

Miles Reed and the Greater Medina Chamber of

every month featured a different segment of

Commerce about the businessmen and women that

the community’s history. Smalley worked with a

built our city. The Community Design Committee

Bicentennial Committee and many community

reminded us that the restoration of the Medina

groups to bring us a year to remember.

Square is one of the things that makes us unique.

With the help of Medina County Show Biz

We owe this wonderful celebration to the

Company, we heard personal accounts of the life and

abounding spirit of Medina, from the generosity

times from many of our founding fathers and historic

of numerous sponsors who stepped up to under-

figures. Politicians, business owners, soldiers, slaves,

write these experiences, to the hundreds of hours

educators, women of mystery and philanthropists told

of volunteer time that went into the planning and

tales of early Medina. The Friends of the Cemetery

execution of the events, we honored a community

under the leadership of Teresa Merkle brought the

that appreciates its rich history. Thanks to all for a

Civil War to life with re-enactors, including President

Bicentennial to remember.

Lincoln, and their daylong encampment. Homecoming Week featured the Fourth of July Parade, with historian Bob Hyde as the Grand Marshall. Marchers, floats, a NASA space capsule and antique vehicles, kicked off the week which included

Respectfully, Mayor Dennis Hanwell

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DECEMBER

LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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TOMÁSEEN FOLEY'S A CELTIC CHRISTMAS

Medina Performing Arts Center

Tomáseen Foley's A Celtic Christmas

Medina County Police Activities League

and tickets can be purchased at

(PAL) for a special trip to the Playhouse

castlenoel.com.

Square's Connor Palace to see the beloved TV classic, "Rudolph the Red-

8-9

offers a traditional Irish performance

CHRISTMAS IN THE VALLEY

that celebrates this festive time of

Valley City, OH

year. With over 20 seasons complete,

This two-day Christmas celebration

this joyous tour is not to be missed.

takes place in the heart of Valley City,

To reserve your ticket, call 440-554-

OH. There will be a Reindeer Dash Fun

2394 or visit kbbproductions.net.

Run/Walk, a chili cookout, Christmas

1 AND 8 KRAFTS WITH MRS. KLAUS Castle Noel

Kids of all ages and their parents can enjoy this fun, hands-on crafting event with Mrs. Klaus as they make something memorable that the entire family will love. There will also

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Kraft time will begin at 11:30 a.m.

carolers, meet and greet with Santa Claus, cookie decorating and much

are $40 per person and a portion of proceeds will go toward the Medina County Police Activities League

8 13TH ANNUAL CHRISTMAS COOKIE SALE & RAFFLE

Our Savior Lutheran Church, Hinckley, OH

more! The festival is free to attend. For

The Women (WELCA) of Our Savior

more information, visit valleycity.org.  

Lutheran Church in Hinckley at 1605 Center Road, will host their Homemade

8 NO FRILLS BUS TRIP: RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER Montville Police Station

be story time with Mrs. Klaus and

Join Ohio Regional Music Arts and

a delicious snack will be provided.

Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) and the

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Nosed Reindeer: The Musical." Tickets

Christmas Cookie Sale & Raffle on Saturday, December 8, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. or until all goodies have been purchased. All proceeds will be used for church projects. For more information, call Valerie at 330-278-4114. CONTINUED >


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LIFESTYLE CALENDAR

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Outreach (ORMACO) and Western Reserve Playhouse's joint production

A CELTIC CHRISTMAS, FEATURING CLASH OF THE TARTANS

of Jean Genet’s "The Maids". The play is based on a true story about French maids that escape their

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Wadsworth Public Library

doldrums by entering into a vicious

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural

game of role play and fantasy. Tickets

Medina, OH 44256

Outreach (ORMACO) ends its 2018

are $18 and can be purchased at

Join the All Fired Up crew for a

free concert series with A Celtic

westernreserveplayhouse.org.

family-friendly

folk band that will put Celtic twists to popular music and expose similarities between American and Celtic folk music. Visit ormaco.org to reserve your seat before it's too late. 

celebration

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and paint your own pottery at a discounted price. Spots are limited, so

ADULT UGLY SWEATER PAINTING PARTY & CONTEST

call 330-723-1112 to reserve your spot and avoid disappointment. 

All Fired Up, 233 South Court Street, Medina, OH 44256

14-16

Get out your favorite ugly sweater for this one-night crafting event with

We are always accepting sub-

All Fired Up. There will be delicious

missions for events you'd like to

snacks

cookies,

see included in our Calendar sec-

Western Reserve Playhouse

drinks and the option to paint a

tion. Submissions are accepted

Don't miss the opportunity to witness

sweater plate or join All Fired Up's

via

Ohio Regional Music Arts and Cultural

step-by-step canvas class.

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Christmas, featuring Clash of the Tartans, a female Celtic and American

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PAGE TURNERS

Snuggle Up With a Good Book THE CONSTELLATION OF VITAL PHENOMENA ANTHONY MARRA

BarnesAndNoble.com

$16

This beautifully haunting novel depicts the bleak and brutal times experienced by many during the wars in Chechnya, Russia. Set in December 2004, it details ordinary people trying to live authentic, meaningful lives in the midst of violence and ethnic strife. Anthony Marra delivers rich storytelling, elegant prose  and memorable characters, making “The Constellation of Vital Phenomena” a literary masterpiece. 

PHENOMENAL: A HESITANT ADVENTURER’S SEARCH FOR WONDER IN THE NATURAL WORLD LEIGH ANN HENION

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$18

This powerful read will bring you up close and personal with some of our planet’s most dazzling and awe-inspiring natural wonders. Escape the colder weather and enter a world as seen through the eyes of author Leigh Ann Henion as she chases eclipses, lightning storms, auroras and other natural phenomena, describing each in utterly magnificent detail. 

THE BOOKSHOP ON THE CORNER JENNY COLGAN

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$14.99

Enter the life of Nina Redmond, a librarian that unexpectedly loses her job and finds herself transforming an old van into a mobile bookshop. Set in the rolling hills of Scotland, “The Bookshop on the Corner” is a fine, light-hearted novel about adventure, magic, books and living happily ever after. 

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