Baby, is it cold outside? Pentecost and fantasy

BRUNSWICK, Ohio – It was normal to see snow the day after Thanksgiving, but if you live in Alaska, the weather in Medina County is downright mild. At least that’s what my niece thinks. She wore flip flops on Thanksgiving Day. As a resident of Alaska, she also loved our short days – she only has a few hours of daylight in Fairbanks and soon there will be almost none left.

It was nice to have her here as she continues to finish work on my brother-in-law’s estate. Her sister, meanwhile, will move to the south. So. we’ll have one in the far north and one in the deep south.

Now anyone want to buy a huge collection of LGB model trains? I was amazed to go through them all.

Big anniversary to come: I can’t believe that 2022 will mark the 30th anniversary of the opening of the Brunswick Recreation Center. If you have not yet subscribed to the centre’s newsletter, The stream, now is the right time to do it. Look for a calendar of events that will be released soon. You can register at

Meanwhile, this newsletter edition highlights fun events like Christmas Drive, Christmas Karaoke, Tricks to Win, Daily Giveaways and more. If you haven’t noticed, Brunswick Recreation Center has added a community bulletin board. Bring a flyer that says what you would like to post and, if approved, it will be hung. The bulletin board is located right next to the elevator outside the basketball gym doors.

Club activities: Another anniversary is also approaching. The Medina Breakfast Kiwanis Club celebrates its 50th anniversary on September 19, 2022. Newsletter editor Alan Penn plans to include items from the archives to help prepare for the big celebration.

It kicked off last week with a former Alarm Bell newsletter, edited by founding member Gary DeHass. Some interesting articles about the members and the club. Alan said he would use the original banner as this year’s header.

The 50th Anniversary Planning Committee is: co-chaired by DeHass and Penn plus Ray Fain, Dennis Diso, Paula Majoros, Elaine McCarroll and Chet Simmons. The club was established on September 28, 1972. The sponsoring club was the Medina Kiwanis Club. They had a charter dinner on January 22, 1973. The organizing president was Michael Singleton and the secretary was Thomas Karvassale. The first official club president was DeHass and the secretary was Karvassale.

It’s really fun to read about it, especially since I remember those years. (As usual, my reaction was: where did the time go?)

And don’t forget that the club has light fixture kits for the annual event where people line the sidewalks in their neighborhood with light fixtures. You can contact Tom Borror at [email protected] for more details.

A lot to do: Even if you haven’t attended the Candlelight Walk this year, there is a whole lot of great things to do in Medina. The holiday driving lights are on from 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays until December 26. Please enter the display on Fair Road located next to West Smith Road and follow the signs.

Admission: Cars – $ 10; 15 vans / small buses – $ 20; Large buses – $ 50. Cash or check only, so bring bills (they don’t ask for change and no credit cards are accepted.)

And of course, the shopping and the decorations continue in the place of the Medina. You can get the full schedule at

Lights, of course: Johnny Raymond Horrocks posted a video of his Christmas decor and invites everyone to walk past the exhibit on Delaware Drive in Brunswick. This should definitely be in the running for the Arts Council Deck the House Challenge. You can vote for your favorites from December 1 to 19. Meanwhile, everyone is invited to walk past the houses and pick their favorite, then head to the Medina County Arts Council Facebook page to vote. A list of candidates with their addresses will be available on the MCAC Facebook page

A Facebook Live event during the week of December 20 will surprise the winning family with a visit from Santa and the presentation of the coveted Deck the House Lighting Challenge bulb trophy. Watch Facebook posts for the date and time of the live event.

An understatement: One of the area’s favorite musicians, Ed Pauli, shared a photo of himself with his cousin from “out of town”. Then he explained, it’s REALLY out of town – she’s from Russia!

Openings: We are starting to open more and more businesses in Brunswick (and I’m sure all over the county). Brunswick will once again have a pet store with the upcoming opening of Pet Supplies Plus. It’s great to see things pick up. Now it’s up to us to buy locally to keep them here!

Optimistic: If you’re worried about the proposed steeple for Heritage Farm, you’ll be happy to hear that the concrete slab has been poured. Also the sidewalk and the entrances to the new “old school” building on the farm. The online auction helps the Historical Society get through the winter months, so take a look and shop if you can. Not a dime goes to anyone who helps preserve the history of the community. You can view the catalog at

And in Medina: This is your last chance this year to visit the homes of the Medina County Historical Society: the John Smart House Museum, 206 N. Elmwood St. will be open from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on December 5 and the McDowell-Phillips House Museum at 205 S. Prospect The street will also be open from 1 pm to 4 pm on December 5th. There is a small admission donation to each. You can see more at

Contact Boyer at [email protected]

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