Oct 25 2012
The Medina County Gazette — The Medina County Gazette is a community newspaper serving Medina County, Ohio, since 1832.
By Sandee LeMaster
The Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band will kick off the third season of the popular World Tour of Music concert series on Saturday, September 11 with rousing Dixieland showboat jazz. Based in the heart of Cincinnati, this group of well-seasoned musicians, whose specialty is Classic Traditional Jazz, has a musical effect that is at once entertaining, humorous and infectious.
The Buffalo Ridge Jazz Band will provide listeners of all ages with a thoroughly enjoyable experience. The band has performed for jazz clubs, on cruises, at park concerts and jazz festivals, always drawing rave reviews. Its recordings have received critical acclaim, according to Main Street Medina, the sponsor of the concert series.
Individual concert tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for Main Street Medina members, seniors 60+, students, and groups of 10 or more. Season tickets are $80 for all four shows in the series, a savings of $20 off the regular price.
Tickets may be purchased by calling 330-952-0910. all performances are held in Broadway Street Hall, 144 N. Broadway. Free parking is available behind the hall.
Seating is general admission only. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the performance will begin at 8 p.m.
The World Tour of Music concert series also features N’Dias (The Mix), which is an African traditional beat band that will illustrate the beauty of West African drumming and dancing, on November 6; love Songs with Australian tenor Brad Cooper making his North American debut on February 5; and the Oberlin Brass Ensemble on April 2.
The Medina County Farmers’ Markets continue on Public Square every Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. with even more bountiful offerings as the fall harvest kicks in. in addition to fruits and vegetables, herbs and flowers, you will see jellies, soaps, bakery, hand-made cards, art and jewelry. The farmers markets, complete with background music in the gazebo, will continue through October 9, which is the weekend of Medina County’s Fall Foliage Tour.
Historic District retailers offer back to School goodies and Halloween treats
Fundamental Creative Toys is getting great Halloween and autumn yard spinners and hot air balloons to place out front at 140W. Washington Street.
Fundamental Toys was voted the Gazette’s First Place Toy Store in the recent best of the best contest.
Owner Ken Young said, “I sincerely appreciate your support and good wishes. I hope that you feel it is always returned to you by our great toys, product knowledge, and excellent customer service.”
He said he now has the Lego brand toys in stock and Ravens burger games and puzzles have just arrived. they include the “nearly unbreakable” WOW vehicles, all friction-powered, which are great for the one to fiveyear- old child, and when you purchase $25 worth of WOW vehicles, you get a free set of “family” members or “workers.”
Homework Helper books and educational place mats are also available.
Located in the same building, miss Molly’s Gift Shop is now carrying its own brand of lip gloss, lotion cubes and soaps. The gift shop has also gotten in an already popular, new line of colorful children’s sweaters hand-made in Ecuador.
While you are shopping at miss Molly’s Gift Shop, take time to have a delicious meal at miss Molly’s Tea Room. The restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Monday through Saturday, reopening on Fridays at 5 p.m. and seating guests until 8 p.m. Owner Ed Wright said the tea room will open any other evening of the week for parties of 25 or more. Sunday hours are noon to 4 p.m.
Now that school has started, students who keep up their grades will be rewarded with a “Topps of the Class” free pack of collectible cards at Medina Sports Cards, 110W. Washington Street. Amazing Bandz and Zany Bandz have been really popular now that school has started, owner bill Panchak said.
He said the 2010 football cards have arrived. Medina Sports Cards carries not only sports cards and memorabilia but also coins and movie-based collector cards for boys and girls. Yu-Gi-Oh tournaments are held every Saturday at noon and Magic the Gathering tournaments are held on Sundays.
Potomac Bead Company
at 109W. Washington Street has gorgeous fall colors in their stock of beads from all over the world. This would be a good time to schedule a “girl friends” party to make jewelry together. be sure to check out the class listings as some Christmas projects that would be unique gifts for your loved ones will be coming up.
All Fired up! paint-yourown- pottery studio is thinking of Christmas, too. The studio at 233 S. Court Street is having a “Christmas preview sale” from September 27 through 30. The studio is also offering “Paint Me a Story Time” sessions for preschoolers on Tuesdays, September 14 and 28 at 1 p.m.
The little ones will hear a story and then paint a related item.
Ladies, all Fired up!’s Diva Night will take place this month on Friday, the 24th from 6 to 9 p.m. Bring your girlfriends and paint all evening, spinning the “Diva Wheel” to learn your discount. Call the studio at 330-723-1112 to reserve your spots for any of the scheduled events. Moms might want to treat themselves to back-toschool yoga classes at Half Moon Yoga, located at 253-B South Court Street. The fall schedule can be found at halfmoonyogamedina. com. Owner Joanie Andrews welcomes Melissa Ferrato to the staff. Melissa will be teaching Slow Flow Yoga on Monday mornings and Wednesday afternoons.
Square 42 Salon and Spa
at 251 South Court Street is offering “sugaring” as an alternative to “waxing.”
Using natural products, the salon can remove hair from eyebrows, lips or bikini lines. to find out more about this process or to make an appointment, please call 330-764-3220.
Square 42 Salon and Spa is the only salon in Medina featuring Aveda products, which are made from natural substances.
Mark your calendars and invite your friends to Ladies Night Out in the Historic District on Thursday, October 7. from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m., you can stroll the Historic District, treating yourself to an evening out with your girlfriends. Most shops in the Historic District will be open late and will offer snacks and special deals.
For instance, The Dress Bridal Boutique invites the ladies to come into the shop at 241 S. Court Street to vote on the new prom line and mother of the bride/groom line. Voters will receive a free T-shirt and their names will go into a drawing for a grand prize. One can check out current designers and styles at thedress-bridalbou-tique.com.
The Blue Man Party Bus, which is a fundraiser for Main Street Medina, has been re-scheduled to Wednesday, October 13.
Tickets are $55 each and include round-trip motor coach transportation, the Blue Man Group show ticket at the Palace Theater at Playhouse Square, a box lunch and wine on the way up to Cleveland and chocolates and wine on the way back. Buses will leave the River Styx Buehler’s parking lot at 5:45 p.m. promptly for the 7:30 p.m. curtain time and will return by 10 p.m. to make reservations, please call Main Street Medina at (330) 952-0910.
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