October 2, 2014

Medina
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Local artists display winning ways in cover contest

By JUDY A. TOTTS Senior Living Editor Every year The Gazette invites professional and amateur senior artists to enter the Senior Living cover art contest. Senior Living featured the winners in the professional division in December. This month’s issue honors the amateur artists. First place: Hallie Hetrick Hallie Hetrick’s room at The Inn at Medina Read More…

And the cover art contest winners are …

By JUDY A. TOTTS Senior Living Editor First place, professional: Frank Geric, 75, of Westfield Center When did you start to paint? “I started to paint just before I retired, about 15 years ago. My wife, Elsie, told me she didn’t want me just sitting around. I was doing stained glass, and I got tired Read More…

Game is not for grandkids

By JUDY A. TOTTS Editorial Staff Right off the bat, I have to say that unless you want the grandkids to get an early education about the enhancement of certain personal body parts, The Baby Boomer Retirement Game isn’t for them. While not any more offensive than the commercials on prime time TV, there is Read More…

Senior centers struggle to keep programs, services

Editor’s note: This is the first in a series about Medina County senior centers and the services provided by the centers and the Medina County Office for Older Adults. By JUDY A. TOTTS Senior Living Editor Bingo games, inexpensive meals served in a congregate setting or delivered to the door, a table in one corner Read More…

Senior Living Writing Contest

Senior Living invites seniors 55 or older in Medina County to submit poems, essays or short fiction for a contest with a patriotic or summer nostalgia theme, your choice. Poems may be rhymed or free verse and no longer than 20 lines. Essays and short fiction must be 500 words or less. Entries must include Read More…

Jammin’ at the center

By JUDY A. TOTTS Senior Living Editor MEDINA — A little ripple of music threaded its way around the dining room at Medina County Office for Older Adults Senior Center. People sitting at the tables sported St. Patrick’s Day shamrocks and sipped green punch, waiting expectantly as the Jolly Jammers warmed up. Thirteen musicians revved Read More…

Vithous continues her winning ways

This year, Medina Township resident Mary Ann Vithous, who won second place in Senior Living’s cover art contest amateur division, said she tried some new techniques. Like Evelyn Garver, who took top honors in the division, Vithous, 74, learned the basics by participating in Bob Ross technique classes, studying with Terry Anthony. “But I tried Read More…

Garver takes top honors in amateur division

Evelyn Garver can’t remember a time when she didn’t like to paint and draw. The 72-year-old Lafayette Township resident liked art in high school, but after she married and had children, she set aside her paintbrush for awhile because “paint and babies don’t go together.” But talent doesn’t dry up just because you take a Read More…

Libengood captures second place with winter landscape

Ray Libengood, 80, of Medina, took second place honors in Senior Living’s cover art contest. Libengood worked as a commercial artist for eight years before teaching high school art classes. He taught for 10 years at Brookside High School in the Sheffield/Sheffield Lake School District and 25 years at Medina Senior High School. It wasn’t Read More…

Ferry receives

Horses frolic across a wintry landscape, a lighthearted moment of a foal’s first snowy day that Bernice Ann Ferry captured in watercolor. The painting took first place honors this year in the professional division of Senior Living’s cover art contest. Ferry, 76, an avid animal portrait painter, doesn’t have far to look for inspiration, with Read More…