Every restored Victorian building surrounding the greensward of Medina’s Public Square has its story.  And occasionally, some remnant, some souvenier from the past, hidden away in an attic or a dusty corner finds the light of day, and it too has a story to tell.
There is, for example, Gramercy Gallery at 221 South Court Street, [...]

Medina’s living room — Public Square Park — continues to be heavily used this summer. On Sunday, August 8th,  the white tents blossomed under the spreading trees once again, and the crowds spilled forth, this time for the large annual craft show called “An Affair on the Square”. It’s not exactly “art”  you find there [...]

Art in the Park began 37 years ago with a handful of artists selling their works on the Square. It was sponsored by the Medina County Arts Council and it was an immediate success. Since then, it has evolved into Medina’s premier summer event, attracting artists from across the country and thousands of spectators and [...]

A few steps from Medina’a Public Square is a popular, Victorian-themed restaurant — Miss Molly’s Tea Room and Gift Shop.  It is pretty, feminine and very, very floral. Roses predominate — they are found on all the teapots and teacups, they spill out of vases and adorn the wallpaper. There are also lace table cloths [...]

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So, it’s Christmas Eve and there are still gifts to be purchased?  Check out these four Medina stores for gifts that are delightful, unique, beautiful or useful. (Or perhaps all of the above.)
Here are suggestions nine through twelve  — the final four from Everything Medina’s list of 12 Wonderful Gifts from Medina Shops.

Toy trains and Christmas — a long cherished tradition.  Ormandy’s on Public Square carries a huge number of toy trains in every size and make. And there’s a toy museum on the second floor.

The beads are dazzling and available in vast profusions.  But it’s what you can do with them that is the fun part.  The Potomac Bead Company offers classes in earring, necklace and watchmaking — as well as gift certificates for all of the above. Perfect for the creative soul on your list.

Candles from A.I. Root — a “one-size-fits-all-and- delights- everyone” kind of Christmas present.  Visitors  all over Northeast Ohio come to shop here. 

Select something useful for the outdoor lover on your list. Camouflage, cold weather and camping gear — Whitey’s has  it all. (See the post of Dec 19).

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But there’s still time.  Medina’s  shops offer a wide variety of gifts from the sleek and sophisticated to pioneer era rustic — and everything else in between. Gift certificates are available, as well as pre-Christmas mark-downs.
Shop in an atmosphere of by-gone America.  Enjoy the Victorian ambiance as well as the Christmas decorations.
Here are gift ideas [...]