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 [...]

It’s a sure-fire sign that summer is here: White tents bloom on the green lawns of Public Square Park and the vendors arrive from all over the county to sell their wares. It’s Farmers’ Market Season in Medina  and it will continue every Saturday morning from June 5 to October 9,  9:00 A.M. to 1:00 [...]

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Photos courtesy of the Medina Community Design Committee

Dennis Hanwell, who won the mayoral election by an 80% margin this fall, was sworn into office Tuesday, January 5, 2010. The swearing-in ceremony at Medina City Hall was followed by a festive reception at Rustic Hills Country Club. Over one hundred Medinians attended the reception, despite the snowy conditions.

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).