July 28, 2014

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Medina historic homes open for tours

IF YOU GO The South Court Street Twilight Stroll Home Tour will be from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 14. Advance tickets are $7 per person, and $10 after Tuesday, Aug. 10. Tickets are available at Cool Beans Café, Gramercy Gallery, Miss Molly’s Tea Room and the Medina County Convention and Visitors Bureau. For Read More…

Splash … pause … repeat

Becky Tener The Gazette MEDINA — “I have to get water,” 6-year-old Alexa Travis shrieked before running through the splash pad at Fred Greenwood Park on Wednesday. “I love this,” the Wadsworth resident screamed as a jet of water soaked her. Alexa said the only way to cool off in Wednesday’s 90-degree weather was to Read More…

Getting a makeover

Members of the Lodi Rotary Club and Village Council are attempting to get the statue popularly known as "Chief Lodi" in Memorial Park refurbished, but will need to raise $10,000 first. (Lisa Hlavinka / Gazette)

LODI — The statue in Memorial Park, popularly known as Chief Lodi, might be moved from its spot for the first time since 1888 for a once-in-a-lifetime makeover. Chief Lodi and his supposed tribe, the “Lowatha” — an amalgam of Hiawatha and Lodi — never existed, but the statue still carries an interesting history, much Read More…

Brunswick man killed in crash on I-71

BROOK PARK — A Brunswick man died Monday night following a crash on Interstate 71 near Snow Road. Robert W. Skalos, 52, was northbound in a 2000 Chevrolet pickup truck and traveling at a high rate of speed and changing lanes and passing other traffic, according to Brook Park police. The rear of his pickup Read More…

Medina grad competes in online contest for Red Carpet coverage

By John Benson Special to The Gazette And the Oscar goes to? For 2005 Medina High School graduate Chad Courtney, who is currently a senior at Bowling Green State University majoring in film production, the eventual goal is attending the Academy Awards ceremony and perhaps hearing his name read as winning cinematographer. While this dream Read More…

Medina grad competes in online contest for Red Carpet coverage

By John Benson Special to The Gazette And the Oscar goes to? For 2005 Medina High School graduate Chad Courtney, who is currently a senior at Bowling Green State University majoring in film production, the eventual goal is attending the Academy Awards ceremony and perhaps hearing his name read as winning cinematographer. While this dream Read More…

Maidens IV: Celtic folk quartet reinvents traditional stage performance

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette After wowing audiences last November at the Christmas in the Colonies fine crafts show at the Medina County Fairgrounds, Celtic folk act Maidens IV returns to the area for its first proper Medina theater date. Main Street Medina has booked the quartet — sisters Havilah, Heather, Abigail and Read More…

‘Vaudeville’: Stage Left Theatre Company performs variety show fundraiser to benefit the local nonprofit

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By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette MEDINA — When times are tough, families come together to offer support and enjoy each other’s company. This simple idea is the driving force behind the nonprofit Stage Left Theatre Company’s debut fundraiser, “Vaudeville Revue,” which takes place Jan. 30 and 31 at the Drake Center for the Read More…

Bounty of backyard art

By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette Picture-perfect photos are what naturalist Meredith Krajewski said the Medina County Park District’s annual Nature Photo Exhibit is all about. This year’s entries can be voted on from Jan. 17 to Feb. 19 at the Wolf Creek Environmental Center exhibit, with the winners being announced Feb. 20. “The 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…