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 [...]

A chilly, rainy Saturday in March. What to do? A vegetarian cooking class at Root Candles (623 West Liberty Street) sounds like the perfect way to spend the lunch hour. And then, there is always the opportunity to browse through Root’s spectacular assortment of gifts and holiday items — and to take advantage of [...]

As a bonus to Root Candles, step outside and walk around to the back of the huge, red-brick Root store to discover Medina’s best-kept secret – the Root Factory Outlet.  Aromatic candles and seasonal decorations overflow from cardboard boxes and industrial-style shelving – and all are sold at greatly discounted prices.
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Cool Beans, located in an 1871 building on the northwest corner of Public Square, offers an extensive menu of coffees, teas and pastries, as well as lunches.  They are noted for serving especially good soups, but the sandwiches and salads excel as well.  All are made daily in the state of the art kitchen visible [...]


Alas, the Medina Farmers Market on the square is finished for 2009, but you still have three more weeks to visit the Indoor Farmers Market at Medina Contractor Connection, 941 N. Court St. The market runs 9am-1pm for three Saturdays in November (7, 14, 21) with local farmers, bakers, and craftspeople.