December 22, 2014

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The Gazette’s annual Christmas story contest

  Christmas story contest rules We started the story, now it’s your turn to finish it. Here are the rules: 1. Entries must be received by 4 p.m. Dec. 14. 2. Each entry must include the following: Name, address, daytime phone, age and e-mail address. 3. E-mail submissions must have the entry form information at Read More…

Brunswick’s ‘Mr. Fix-It’ finally gets to fly like an eagle

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By Sandy Ciupak Special to The Gazette On Feb. 15, Ken Dudas of Brunswick was one of 150 new Eagle Scouts honored by the Greater Cleveland Council of the Boy Scouts of America in a ceremony at Cleveland’s Renaissance Hotel. Unlike the other recipients of scouting’s highest honor, Dudas wasn’t wearing his uniform. Even if Read More…

Craving mouth-watering chocolate?

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By Angela Huston Special to The Gazette Brownies. Fudge. Tortes. Caramel candy enrobed in chocolate. The recent Red Cross of Medina County Chocolate Festival, held Feb. 7, might make it seem as though we tout its delectable goodness more during the month of love, but for many, no day is complete without chocolate, no occasion Read More…

Addicted to adventure: Medina native tackles tall peaks around the world — and names a couple along the way

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By Sandy Ciupak Special to The Gazette In search of adventure, Anna Pfaff moved to Colorado from her hometown of Medina in 2003. There, she discovered the mountains, and ever since, her life has revolved around her next expedition. From El Capitan in Yosemite National Park to the distant peaks of Argentina, this 28-year-old registered Read More…

Breaking bread: Members of Brunswick club meet to share a love of loaves

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By Kristen Nowak Winn Accent Editor The best thing since sliced bread? For a group of local amateur bakers, it’s having a community to share it with. Exchanging recipes and tips — and of course, tasting bread — form the bulk of the Brunswick Bread Bakers’ monthly meeting agendas, which were started by a Brunswick Read More…

Master of metal: Medina artist designs sculptural furniture with an edgy, industrial look

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By Sandy Ciupak Special to The Gazette MEDINA — Inside the Busta Sheet Metal shop, an unobtrusive building on West Liberty Street, artist Kevin Busta takes a break from transforming industrial shelving material into a coffee table and offers his visitor a chair of sorts: a stool reminiscent of a tractor seat, complete with an Read More…

Community Connection: Former teacher deals with spinal injury

By Angela Huston Special to The Gazette Editor’s note: Today we’re introducing Community Connection, a new monthly feature that focuses on insights and stories of local individuals from all walks of life. MEDINA — On July 22, 2008, 61-year-old Vietnam veteran Al Barge and his wife, Brenda, found themselves facing a 180-degree change in their Read More…

Four area high school bands compete in annual Rock Off

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette A lucky year 13 is what organizers of the annual Tri-C High School Rock Off are expecting in 2009 at the popular battle of the bands event, which takes place weekends Jan. 9 through 31 at the House of Blues. “Every year is lucky 13 with this thing,” Read More…

Cheers to the New Year

By Kristen Nowak Winn Accent Editor What will be in your hand as you toast to 2009? A glass of champagne is the easy answer, but Tom Virosteck, owner of the new Cana Wine and Martini Bar, 113 W. Smith Road, Medina, offers some other advice. “Absolutely something different, because it’s the New Year,” Virosteck Read More…

Santa goes green

By KRISTEN NOWAK WINN Accent Editor In this year’s Christmas story contest, we gave readers the challenge of saving Christmas by somehow conserving energy at the North Pole. Entries piled in like presents under the tree, and the creative solutions stunned us. Here are a few excerpts from some of our favorites: “Mrs. Claus can Read More…