Friday night in Medina –  a study in contrasts.
In the Victorian-style gazebo on the Square, the Medina Community Band  plays tunes that float sweetly in the summer air.  It is serene and nostalgic –  pure, old fashioned Americana straight out of  “The Music Man.”
Off the Square, exactly one block west –  the roar of Harley-Davidsons [...]

The Friday evening band concert — Medina’s most charming and most enduring tradition — played to a large crowd gathered on lawn chairs and blankets around the Victorian confection of a gazebo in the center of Public Square Park last night.
This year marks 151 years since the Medina Community Band has played on the village [...]

This year the conditions were perfect for the Annual Ice Festival. Cold temperatures and a lazy but constant sprinkling of snowflakes, combined with a holiday weekend — Presidents’ Day and Valentine’s Day — attracted crowds of heavily bundled visitors to Medina’s colorful mid-winter tradition.
The ice sculptures, created by Elegant Ice Creations, <www.elegantice.com>,  were great in [...]

The Largely Literary Theater Company’s performance of  “A Christmas Carol” on Sunday December 6, in  St. Paul’s Episcopal Church lacked the 3-D pyrotechnics of the version currently running in the cinemas, but was undoubtedly closer to Charles Dickens’ original vision. The 1884 Gothic Revival church with its arched ceilings and stained glass windows was an [...]

The Potomac Bead Company, located in a spare, loft-like space at 109 West Washington Street ( in what was once part of the old Ziegler’s Department Store) opened one week ago.
Bert White, owner of the imported bead emporium said, “We are located in Medina because of the great, historic Square. Not only is it attractive, [...]

Matt Wiederhold, Executive Director of Main Street Medina, is feeling pretty good. The 25th annual Medina Candlelight Walk is over and it exceeded his expectations.  He and a small committee of ten worked tirelessly to make that happen.
“It was huge,” said Matt.  “There were between eight and ten thousand people attending.  On Saturday evening the [...]

AAUW of Medina County presents Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, performed by the Largely Literary Company at the historic St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on Sunday, December 6th at 2:00 P.M.  The event is a fundraiser for AAUW’s Scholarship Fund, which provides financial aid to non-traditional women college students.
AAUW has awarded two scholarships annually since 1991.  [...]

The lights on the tree in the Gazebo came on.  The luminaria lining the paths in the park were lit.  And so, Medina’s 25th annual Candlelight Walk began, heralding the beginning of the holiday season.
To see more photos of the first night of the 25th Candlelight Walk, click here.
Click here to see a slide show [...]

An outstanding art show is on exhibit at the Medina County District Library during the month of November — the Ohio Watercolor 2009 Exhibit.  This exclusive travel exhibition is comprised of 40 paintings by Ohio’s foremost water color artists and can be viewed on the third floor of Medina’s spacious new library on Public Square.
In [...]