September 1, 2014

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Community Builders: David Lytle Memorial Foundation gives back

By Angela Huston Special to The Gazette David Lytle grew up in Litchfield Township, graduated from Buckeye High School in 1986, went to ITA and became an arborist, then moved to Atlanta, Georgia, where he was involved in a car accident in 1992 that left him a quadriplegic. The accident so threatened his life that Read More…

Social Scene: SPCA organizes first gift basket auction

By Angela Huston Special to The Gazette The Medina Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals held its first Pre-Holiday Gift Basket Extravaganza Nov. 8 at the Medina Eagles. The brunch buffet was sponsored by Helyn and Bob Connelly, Sandy Dudas of 701 Medina Street Inc., Martha Pierce with Char Klimko, Joanne and Lloyd Read More…

You better not pout: Mr. and Mrs. Claus could be calling

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette Impersonating Mr. and Mrs. Santa Claus over the phone was never the intention of Liverpool Township residents Toni and Jack Winget. However, that’s exactly what the married couple has been doing for the past few years for family and friends. Now feeling as though they’re ready for the Read More…

Home for the holidays — and open to hundreds of YWCA tour visitors

By SANDY CIUPAK Special to The Gazette Many people panic at the thought of getting their homes ready for holiday entertaining. But what about hosting literally hundreds of holiday visitors instead of just a handful of relatives or friends? For the owners of five Medina-area homes, the stress and preparations are all part of the Read More…

Annual Boar’s Head Festival presents medieval Christmas

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette YORK TOWNSHIP — For that person looking for something different or who hasn’t upgraded their wardrobe in centuries — and we’re talking since the 13th and 15th century — the Buckeye Community Theatre has the perfect night out planned with its annual Boar’s Head Festival Dec. 6 in Read More…

Comedy duo returns for Christmas charity show

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette A former touring stand-up comedian who dabbled in local theater and improvisational troupes, Brunswick native and Medina resident Jim Dove decided to get back into the funny game a few years ago by teaming up with Lodi resident Rick Rudolph to create their own comedy duo. In the Read More…

Brunswick ACT bridges Christmas past, present

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — As a Newton D. Baker School of the Arts teacher in Cleveland, Brunswick resident Stayce Nabors feels she knows the ins and outs of providing a performing arts foundation for youth. It’s for this reason the Brunswick Alumni Community Theater Board of Trustees member Read More…

Support disaster relief on National Day of Giving

By Beth Kilchenman American Red Cross In early September, the American Red Cross launched a $100 million nationwide fundraising campaign called the Campaign for Disaster Relief: Disasters Change Lives. You Can Too. We are past the halfway point, raising more than $60 million in cash and pledges. In support of our Campaign for Disaster Relief, Read More…

Savory Subs Café and Pizza slices a third-place victory in national contest

By LISA HLAVINKA Staff Writer BRUNSWICK — Mama mia! A local restaurant placed third in the semifinal of the 2008 America’s Pizza Championship held in Orlando, Fla., on Sept. 5. Savory Subs Café and Pizza, 3840 Center Road, beat out competitors from around the country. Only the first-place restaurant, however, moved on to the final Read More…

Social Scene: Habitat for Humanity opens a new door

By Angela Huston Special to The Gazette Nov. 2 was a beautiful day for Habitat for Humanity of Medina County’s Celebration of a Home. The Rev. Carlson Hall of Grace Baptist Church in Brunswick delivered an invocation, then several members of Habitat welcomed and thanked those who made this new Wadsworth home possible for Jami Read More…