The weather on the weekend of the 17th annual Key Bank Ice Festival was weird and unpredictable — as it has been all winter.
After bitter cold all week, suddenly on Friday the temperature shot up to fifty degrees. The ice carvers, who were scheduled to carve on Friday evening, couldn’t work.  They had to wait [...]

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, [...]

To see more photography of the Medina Public Square decorated for the holidays by Medina lawyer Denis Kucharski (Medina High School class of 1995), click here.

Art 101 Gallery is an elegant new showplace for the work of local artists located in the Town Square Commons on the Square.  Through January, gallery owner Lisa Bond is offering a 20% discount on gift certificates and 10% off all inventory.

A Holiday Open House this past weekend at the home of Mud Mothers Pottery founder, Elaine Lamb featured a colorful variety of crafts. Click here for the slide show.

Elaine Lamb founded Mud Mothers Pottery in 1975.  It remains a Medina institution…

“The name Mud Mothers is so seventies,” Elaine observes.
But at the time it was very appropriate.  She and a friend, Sarah Jane Ingraham, were both mothers of young children and were both drawn to the delights of turning mud into beautiful pots.  Eventually, [...]

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 [...]

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.  [...]

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 [...]