June 24, 2016


Fourth of July events

Tuesday through Sunday

• Brunswick — Summer Celebration, formerly known as Old Fashioned Days, will kick off Tuesday and continue through the holiday weekend. The event features rides, food, entertainment and contests.


• Brunswick — The Patriot Party will take place at the Brunswick Recreation Center, 3637 Center Road, from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. Activities include free admission to the recreation center, snow cones and a DJ. Fireworks will start at 10 p.m.
• Medina — Fireworks will go off at dusk at Medina Senior High School, 777 E. Union St.
• Wadsworth — Fireworks will take place at Memorial Park, 274 Grandview Ave., at dusk.
Wednesday through Sunday
• Spencer — The village will hold a Fourth of July Festival at J.B. Firestone Park. The parade starts at 1 p.m. Thursday at the municipal building and ends at the park. Each day is filled with activities from carnival rides to a traveling zoo. On Sunday there will be a car show from noon until 5 p.m.


• Medina — The annual Twin Sizzler Races, from 6 to 11 a.m., includes a 5K Run, a 10K Run, a 1-mile Fun Run, 5K walk and 27-mile bike races. Race day registration is at Garfield Elementary School, 234 S. Broadway St.
The parade will begin at 6 p.m. on Union Street and will finish behind the court house.
Medina Community Band will perform at 8:30 p.m. at the gazebo in Public Square.
• Wadsworth — “Land of the Beautiful” band concert at 7 p.m. at the OJ Work Auditorium lawn, 151 Main Street.
• Liverpool Township — The parade will assemble starting at 10 a.m. and step off at 11 a.m. from the depot in Valley City, 6615 Center Road, and then head west down state Route 303 to Mill Stream Park. There will be an antique car show in the afternoon at the park. At 7 p.m. the Litchfield Town Band will perform and fireworks will follow at dusk.
• Chippewa Lake — Lions Club 4th of July Parade at 1 p.m. at the Gloria Glens Town Hall on Lake Road. It will continue about a mile down Lake Road to Lions Park. The event is free and parking is provided at Lions Park.

Additional activities

Medina Creative Housing’s fourth annual Independence Walk — The half-mile walk on Wednesday will raise money to support the Resident Enrichment Program. The program gives the opportunity to the people that Medina Creative Housing serves a chance to socialize and form a community. The event starts at 6 p.m. at

Rubbish collection

Residential rubbish removal will be on normal pickup schedule today through Wednesday. Due to the holiday, Thursday and Friday pickup will be delayed one day.

Fourth of July travel

According to AAA this year approximately 40.8 million Americans will travel more than 50 miles to celebrate the Fourth of July.
Independence Day is typically the busiest holiday of the summer-travel season with six million more Americans traveling than Memorial Day just two months ago.

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