October 22, 2014

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Sap flows during Gene Fulton’s final maple syrup season

By SANDY CIUPAK Special to The Gazette 2009 will be the first sugaring season at Maple Valley Farm without patriarch Gene Fulton, who passed away last March after a long illness. With Gene in Hospice care, last year’s season was an emotional one for his wife, Grace, and the rest of the family, but they Read More…

It takes a family to operate Maple Valley Farm

By SANDY CIUPAK Special to The Gazette Maple Valley Farm started out as a family operation, and that’s how it continues today. After the death of his father, Gene, Steve Fulton took on the farm’s major responsibilities, along with his wife, Beth. But the rest of the family plays a big role in the day-to-day Read More…

Pure Passion: Maple Valley Farm joins March tour of Northeast Ohio sugaring operations

By Sandy Ciupak Special to The Gazette GUILFORD TWP. — The Fulton family’s Maple Valley Farm may be on the March Maple Madness Tour for the first time this year, but their maple sugaring experience goes back more than a century. In the late 1800s, Isaac Fulton established the Guilford Township farm at 8701 Hubbard 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…

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…

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…

Goodbye analog TV, welcome to the digital world

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By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette Goodbye analog, hello digital. The time is almost here for the Congress-mandated full analog-to-digital conversion of our television sets. In a nutshell, that’s what those annoying and incessant news crawls running during your favorite television show over the last year have been promoting. (Merrill Rainey illustration) While this Read More…

Age of Aquarius: Annual Medina County Art League exhibition transitions to its new location at Medina Library

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By JOHN BENSON Special to The Gazette To celebrate its fifth annual Aquarius Exhibition, Medina County Art League officials felt the time was right for a change of venue. This year’s art display opens Feb. 7 and runs through Feb. 27 at the Medina Library. “We had it at the Western Reserve Masonic Community for 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…