BRUNSWICK, Ohio – You’ve probably heard me say something about the contrast of how our communities look now compared to when I arrived here in 1958. When I’m talking to people about the history of Brunswick, my usual line is that we used to grow crops and now we grow houses.
That contrast came to mind when I downloaded a couple of photos in Brunswick City I had taken recently. The first is the farm equipment picking up the bales of hay that had been harvested in the field at Heritage Farm. That hay goes to feed the animals at Spring Mist farm. The second is of the construction on the Meijer store being built on Route 303.
If you go to a Roadside History of Medina OH on Facebook, you’ll see those same contrasts around the county. Life is a pretty interesting journey.
Festival winner: Congratulations to the winners of the prizes from the Summer Festival Raffle at Saint Ambrose.
The winner of the grand prize – a new car from Brunswick AutoMart is Jennifer Engel. Wow!
You can see all the winners if you go to the festival page on the parish web site https://stambrose.us/
A long time: Congratulations of Marsha Pappalardo for reaching 32 years as a member of the Rotary Club of Brunswick.
Trike & Bike: This a community initiative invites children, ages 3-12 to get involved in an important mission: raising money for lifesaving pediatric cancer research at Cleveland Clinic Children’s.
Since the inaugural year of Trike & Bike in 2018, 1,780 children have collectively raised $369,862 in 18 community rides.
We all have the opportunity to sponsor the Medina County Trike & Bike on Friday, Sept. 24 at a variety of levels. What better way to make a difference in the fight against pediatric cancer than helping those in your own community?
Learn more at https://my.clevelandclinic.org/giving/get-involved/trike-and-bike
It’s back! Hooray, Art in the Park returns after the pandemic hiatus. This Medina County Art League will be the 47th edition of the fine art show and sale on Courthouse Square in Medina. The array of artwork will be there from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. rain or shine on Sunday, July 18.
It’s the grand finale of the 2021 Arts Week Festival that starts July 12 and there are events throughout Medina County aimed at all age groups. Most of the action is around the Medina Gazebo where you can add your own artistic touch to a community mural. Brunswick Library will be distributing take-and-make activity day art grab bags for teens during the week. The Medina County Arts Council is providing free art classes for under-represented children at Sand & Lace Gallery in Medina and Brush Tips Studios in Wadsworth. Ge the entire schedule at http://www.medinacountyartscouncil.org/
Teen Health Fair: Young women from Girl Scout Troop 90545 has several of its members working toward the Silver Award. They decided to host a Teen Health Fair from 1-3 p.m. July 31 at Heritage Farm, 4613 Laurel Road. Leader Sarah Miller said the girls are planning an outdoor vendor fair with professions who can help you keep your mind, body, social and emotional health.
No registration is required and the cost is a donation of 1 can of food per person to be donated to the food pantry. Among the participants are Half Moon Yoga, Brunswick Police and Fire departments, That Place for Teens, Ohio Guidestone, plus a dietician, dental hygienist, therapy dogs and more. The Brunswick Area Historical Society farmhouse will be open for tours, the children’s garden and butterfly garden are open to view and the society will have the big red barn open to sell snacks and beverages.
Combined meeting. Alan Penn tells us that all Four Medina Kiwanis clubs are invited to a fifth Thursday social and picnic starting at 6 p.m. July 29 at the Medina Creative Therapy Ranch on Lake Road. It begins with social time and tour of facilities. At 6:30 p.m. a picnic dinner will be served by the Grande Café and Roastery. RSVP to your local club secretary by July 23. Cost for the event is $15. Want more information? Contact n Penn at email@example.com or 330-421-3283.
New board members: Leadership Medina County welcomed two alumni as board members. Cindy Phillips is a senior personal banker at Huntington National Bank and Cheryl Murrin is a lending specialist at Westfield Bank.
Rotary welcomes director: Colleen Rice, Executive Director of Leadership Medina County joined Medina Sunrise Rotary recently to share her organization’s mission. Leadership Medina County is a local nonprofit, educational and leadership development organization which exists to build and maintain a county-wide network of talented, responsible, and dynamic leaders, who learn first-hand about issues facing Medina County, and who serve by utilizing local resources to assist in addressing those issues.
Leadership Medina County carries out this mission through civic programs, leadership courses, professional development courses, and events.
These programs, for both adults and high school juniors, are designed to inspire, challenge and connect people at all levels of leadership development. Since its founding in 1990, Leadership Medina County’s innovative curriculum and experiential learning opportunities are available for all levels of leadership. This is a unique classroom-without-walls where leaders can make new friends, build long lasting relationships, learn to work together, and take action to drive positive social impact.
Get better Tim: Hudson-Wise Foundation director and musician, Tim Richisson, hasn’t been doing much playing this year. He is facing a major surgery this month, but has a wonderful attitude. He says “I’m the most blessed man on earth: Two grand kids due in December, celebrating my 40th wedding anniversary in August and working on the Hudson-Wise Fundraiser on Oct. 8. Can’t complain. I’m doing some recordings with local artist and managing the Raspberries Tribute Band, The Eagles Tribute, Out of Eden and Neil Zaza and Bill March.”
Let’s all direct good thoughts and prayers his way.
He also wanted to everyone to know that the foundation just lost Barb Lewis was a very big part of helping children in the area not only as a teacher in the Brunswick School District, but served as President of the Hudson-Wise Foundation for a number of years.
Summer Breezes: The HANDS Foundation will hold its popular Summer Breezes fundraiser at The Oaks Lakeside at 6 p.m. July 24 in Chippewa Lake. Without sponsorships and donations, the HANDS Foundation would not be able to provide the many wishes for our county seniors.
There will be live music, silent auction, side boards, wine pull, great food and a cash bar
If you have not yet RSVP’d for the event but would still like to attend, they’d LOVE to have you. You may RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take a walk: The Northern Medina County Chamber alliance welcomes Nathan D. Eppink, executive director of the Medina County Park District, who will give a tour of Brunswick Lake from 4-5 p.m. at the July 21 meeting followed by a social at Winking Lizard from 5-8 p.m.
And don’t forget Chamber Chomps. The next one will be for lunchtime Aug. 4 at Samosky’s in Valley City. For more information, go to http://nmccalliance.com/
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