The month of April is associated with three significant events in Medina’s history — the 1945 world premiere of a Hollywood movie (actually a 30 minute short subject) describing the village as the quintessential American small town, and two devastating fires: the first on April 11, 1848 and the second on April 14, 1870.
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February falls under the astrological sign of Aquarius, hence the Medina County Art League’s designation for their annual show of works by member artists.  Approximately 64 area artists are currently exhibiting over 100 works in oil, watercolor, acrylic, ceramic, jewlery, photography and mixed media.
Bath artist Lawrence Churski, president of Churski Gallery, 3850 Granger Road, Bath, [...]

When you sit at one of the tables  in the front alcove of Brian Hilberg’s restaurant, Marie’s Cafe, you are surrounded by two walls of murals representing the east and west sides of Medina’s 1870’s- era Square.  Gaze out the front window and you see the real thing.
This winter morning with snowflakes drifting out of [...]

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 [...]

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.

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).

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.

Medina’s historic downtown district is lined with shops offering a wide variety of elegant and unique gifts.  During these last three days before Christmas, let’s look at one special offering from each of 12 stores on or near the Square.  (If you are looking for a last minute gift, you may even find a bargain.)
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