April 17, 2014

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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…

Cavaliers earn some top grades

By RICK NOLAND Assistant Sports Editor The Cavaliers were an NBA-best 35-8 going into a game in Orlando on Thursday, so Professor Noland was all smiles as he handed out midseason report cards: Daniel Gibson: Boobie has been one of the few downers in this amazing season, as he’s been unable to consistently knock down 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…

‘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…

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…

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…

Review: ‘Good Intentions’ explores options for daily obstacles

By Kathryn Popio Special to The Gazette The “justice bra” is not among hot topics for 2009. Or is it? As readers take a longer look at Charles M. North and Bob Smietana’s book, “Good Intentions, Nine Hot-Button Issues Viewed Through the Eyes of Faith,” they realize the “justice bra” legitimately belongs on the list. Read More…