Congrats to Catherine Owen, Medina County Veteran of the Year
Congratulations to Catherine Owen of Brunswick who is being
honored by the Joint Veterans Coalition of Medina County. She will
receive her award at the third all-veterans banquet Oct. 3 at Williams
on the Lake.
She is a retired Naval Reserve chief petty officer, having
spent 21 years in the Naval Reserves. Owen helped shape many young lives
and instill patriotic values in the U.S Naval Sea Cadets. She has held
several positions in the organization, including chief trainer, managing
more than $400,000 in training and logistical funds and serving as the
She is a life member of Brunswick's American Legion Post 234
and its honor guard and is co-owner of Hollo's PaperCraft Inc. in
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Medina Mayor Gives State of the City Address
Mayor Dennis Hanwell presented his annual State of the City
address to the Greater Medina Chamber of Commerce, Tuesday, where he
talked about the importance of embracing business and maintaining
industrial roads in the city.
He explained how Public Square has a very positive impact on
everything the city does and how the city wants to do everything in its
power to help businesses on the square be successful. He also sets
aside one day a month to attend ribbon-cuttings and the city makes a big
deal about every new business that opens.
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Project: LEARN Seeks Tutors in Lodi
Project: LEARN of Medina County is looking for volunteer
tutors in Lodi to help residents prepare and study for a GED
certificate. The nonprofit will have an informational meeting 10
to 11:30 am, Sept. 11 at Lodi Library, 635 Wooster St.
The group received a $7,000 grant from the Dollar General
Literacy Foundation in May to provide the programs for literacy and
English as a second language for adults in Lodi. Lodi has a higher
percentage of adults without their GED than anywhere else in the county,
according to executive director Carla Robinson.
The Dollar General grant will allow for the tutoring program
to run until June of 2016 and will provide equipment, workbooks,
calculators, GED prep work and computers.
Read Gazette Writer Katie Anderson's whole story.
Recently, we marked
the10-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, the costliest natural
disaster in U.S. history, taking more than 1,800 lives and causing $100
billion in total economic damage. This week kicks off National
Preparedness Month. We encourage you to make a plan with your
community, your family, and for your pets. Plan how to stay safe
and communicate during the disasters that can affect us in Medina
County. Go to
to learn how.
Fall Kick Off!
Pumpkin Village officially kicks off on September 5 and 6 for the 2015
season. With early fall atmosphere it's sure to be fun for the whole
family. All attractions will be open, which means you'd better get ready
to ride the cow and pig trains, the hayrides, America's longest slide,
bounce on Ohio's largest jumping pillow, and trek through the 7-acre
corn maze. There is plenty of great food and drink available too!
10 am - 10 pm & SUN 10 am - 6 pm
55 & OLDER: $6 2 &
Mapleside Farms is
also hosting a 5k
adventure run, Sunday September 6, 9 am to noon. Take
the 100-acre challenge through Mapleside's dense forests, old orchards
and encounter the vigorous test of the 10-acre corn maze. At the finish
line starts a celebration with live music, food and drink options and
the award ceremony!
This is a journey for
the entire family. You will also receive FREE admission to Mapleside
Farms "Pumpkin Village" to enjoy the attractions after the race! This
event will also be a fundraising opportunity for local, public school
JAF's 10th Annual Horse Show
JAF's Therapy in Motion of Medina will host a horse show
fundraiser at the Lewis Road Riding Ring, Rocky River Reservation in
North Olmstead at
9 am on Saturday, September 5.
Entry booth opens at
8:30. Entry fee is $5 per class. Spectators are welcome at no charge.
Refreshments will be available throughout the day and raffle drawings
will be held.
Proceeds will benefit
JAF's Therapy in Motion, a non-profit therapeutic horseback riding
program for youth with special needs. For more information visit their
Second Annual Car Show
Firestone Complete Auto Care of Medina will be holding a
fundraising event benefiting Medina Hospital, a Cleveland Clinic
Hospital. The funds raised through this effort will improve the lives of
children and families in our area and support pediatric services at
Medina Hospital and in the communities the hospital serves. The Second Annual Car Show will
be on September 6 with a large variety of beautiful
cars, great food, fun and prizes. Check with
for more information.
Dine & Donate
Dominic's Pizzeria & Italian Restaurant and JoJo's Sports Bar & Grille
will be donating 15% of each diner's bill to Friends of the Medina
County District Library on
September 8 starting at 11 am. The restaurant is located
at 221 S. Jefferson Street in Medina. You must present the
to your server. Good on dine-in and pick-up orders.
Medina Chorus Needs
Medina Chorus will begin rehearsing for its winter
concert on Tuesday,
Sept. 8, and Monday evenings thereafter from 7 to 9 pm.
Rehearsals will be held at the Medina Presbyterian Church located at
5020 Burgundy Bay Blvd in Medina. Sign-ups are half an hour prior to the
start of rehearsals through Monday, Sept. 28. The winter concert will be
Sunday, December 6 at 3 pm. Visit
Medina Chorus for more info.
Music in Medina
Friday, September 4, 7-10 pm Liverpool Lads, a
Beatles Tribute Band at Mapleside Farms, 294 Pearl Road. $2 admission,
children 16 & under free
Saturday, September 5, 9 pm War Pigz, $5.
42Eighty Concert Club
Friday, September 4, 7-10:30 pm
Rally in the Alley, Mr. Speed, KISS Tribute Band, Main Street Cafe
Friday, September 4, 9:30 pm Steeltown Religion, at
Thirsty Cowboy. Cover Charge
Saturday, September 5, 7-10:30 pm Rally
in the Alley, Green River, CCR Tribute Band, Main Street Cafe (rear)
Saturday, September 5, 9:30 pm Northern Whiskey, at Thirsty
Cowboy. Cover Charge
Saturday, September 5, 7-9 pm
ORMACO wraps up Jazz under the Stars with Bobby Selvaggio on alto sax and
Sunday, September 6, 7-10:30 pm Wish
You Were Here, Pink Floyd Tribute Band, Main Street Café (rear) ADMISSION IS REQUIRED
Friday, September 4 9 pm Sue Minton Project at The
Friday, September 4
7:30 pm Kristy Lee Burky at Sonnets Coffee House
5 6 pm The Scenic Route at Sonnets Coffee House
Wednesday, September 9 7 pm Open mic
night at Sonnet's. Sign ups start at 6:30 pm.