Awards come in bunches for Buckeye grad: Whit & Whimsey

BRUNSWICK, Ohio — This is enjoyable news, in particular if you experienced your ebook signed by former Medina County resident Stephen Tako at Heritage Farm June 6.

His movie dependent on his most up-to-date reserve, “Junga the Dancing Yeti Fulfills Heidi,” has acquired six awards from the Global Impartial Film Awards (IIFA).

IIFA is devoted to showcasing and celebrating the lots of gifted impartial filmmakers and artists from all-around the entire world who share their visions in a effective, artistic and entertaining way.

There were a complete of 41 classes (15 primary and 26 resourceful) and 7 award amounts. If you check out the IIFA world-wide-web webpage, you will see hundreds of submissions, so it is a seriously huge deal. And Diamond Winning Films and Videos are guaranteed a spot in the Summertime Los Angeles screening agenda.

Tako’s Diamond awards were being for narration and notion and his Platinum awards have been for animation, directing and two authentic tunes: “I Do not Know Why” and “I’ve Acquired a New Buddy.”

Tako, a Buckeye Significant University graduate who now lives in Los Angeles, stated, “I’d like to give a unique many thanks to the whole forged and crew for building this come about and for supporting us adjust lives for youngsters who are struggling from bullying and related troubles.”

The online video is available on YouTube and the publications are readily available on Amazon and

Wonderful trainer: The Brunswick City Educational institutions group is mourning the demise Barbara Lynn Lewis, who passed absent June 23.

Barb was a Brunswick Middle University and High Faculty teacher for lots of decades and labored in education and learning for 35 a long time.

A colleague, Pat Cox, claimed: “I admired her braveness so considerably. She fought off numerous ailments in current decades and ultimately misplaced the struggle. Her sons moved her to Cincinnati just a few weeks in the past so she could be closer to them. She touched so lots of life and will be missed.”

Barb was active with multiple charities. She served as an officer on the board of the Hudson-Clever Foundation for God’s Specific Young children and volunteered at the Medina Community Products and services Middle and the Battered Women’s Shelter.

And then: The Kiwanis local community also has missing one of its most energetic volunteers, Robert “Bob” L. Perry, a prolonged-time resident of Brunswick who passed away June 21.

In addition to Kiwanis, Bob was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Brunswick for over 40 yrs, the place he served as 1-time AWANA commander, Keenager kitchen crew and head usher. He was also included in Boy Scouts as a Scoutmaster.

Our honest condolences to spouse and children and buddies.

Mugrage Park furnished the track record for the passing of the gavel for the Medina Sunrise Rotary. Shown below are, from still left: Major — Dr. Bob Hlasko, Kerry Gregoire, Kevin Lauterjung, Will Koran, Ed Jakubick, David Samuelson, Dr. Mike Davanzo, the Rev. Dr. Reid Miller, Leon Skowronski, Don Spickler and Frank Festi. Bottom: David Lariviere, Brendan Rose, Doug Leohr, David Sheldon, Anna Guy-Leach, Prosperous Speed, Dr. Shail Jain, SSG Jeff Cain, Kent Morgan, Toby Butt, Kevin Wermer and Dr. Mike Carlson. (Picture Courtesy of David Lariviere)

Passing the gavel: Medina Dawn Rotary collected very last week at Mugrage Park for the once-a-year induction of officers. Medina Rotarian Dr. Shail Jain, who is also Ohio Rotary District 6630 assistant governor, officiated the Passing of the Gavel Ceremony, an honored Rotary tradition signifying the accountability connected with the office of club president.

Outgoing President Kevin Wermer handed the gavel to Jain, who handed it to incoming President Kent Morgan, hence demonstrating confidence in the president’s capability to take care of the accountability of the office of president and maintain or greater the club and satisfy the Rotary motto of “Service Earlier mentioned Self.”

Induction ceremonies: The Medina Kiwanis’ 36th yearly Sports Corridor of Fame Banquet and induction ceremony was held June 18. All those who had been inducted are Brian Ensign, Emlyn Knerem, James Farley, Taylor Burke and Nikki Boltja.

The prestigious Al Thomas Award recipient was Grant D. Relic. The team award went to the 2010 Wadsworth Substantial Faculty wrestling state champions. Exclusive Olympics inductees are Scott Rockhold and Ashley Shook. And the 2020-21 coaches of the calendar year were, slide, Simon Spelling wintertime, Chris Hassinger and spring, Mark Kelly.

Congratulations to all.

Students can chalk it up: Artist Adam Michel brings Chalk It Up! to the Brunswick Lake walkway at 10:30 a.m. July 14 all through the county’s Arts Week celebration. This remarkable artist will give kids a lesson, then the college students will have the possibility to build on the walkway.

This software is open up to all learners at no charge. Just occur to satisfy outside the Susan Hambley Mother nature Centre. All you have to do is demonstrate up. All provides will be furnished.

E-book sale: The Black River Ruritan Club will hold a made use of guide sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. July 10 at the Homerville Group Middle, 8964 Spencer Highway, Homerville. Proceeds will benefit neighborhood outreach courses, as properly as assist fund Black River Universities scholarships. For much more data, get in touch with 330-421-8921.

Conserving animals: 1 of my beloved businesses is Help you save Ohio Strays, and they have declared that they will not be keeping fundraising outings this year. But they want participants to know that they will be resuming golf outings up coming yr.

If you generally donate to the golfing outing, they undoubtedly would respect your aid to help you save deserted and abused animals. You can donate on the net or mail checks to SOS, PO Box 16, Wadsworth, OH 44282.

When you donate your cash or time to SOS, you can relaxation confident your investment will be properly put in. And appreciated! With no compensated staff, all donations go to aid preserving life. These volunteers have a wish checklist, as well.

Master all about the group and how to assist (and see some adoptable pets) at

All that jazz: Ohio Regional Songs Arts and Cultural Outreach (ORMACO) carries on its Jazz less than the Stars summer time live performance collection at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 10, in Medina’s Uptown Park, with NEO (North East Ohio) Dixie.

Be part of saxophonist Tom Lempner, trombonist Jimmy Redmond, tuba participant Drew Kreiger and percussionist Darren Allen as they provide you these merry melodies and increase a “new” (NEO) twist to some of these Dixieland treats.

Then, listen to Lempner showcasing the saxophone and keyboardist Eli Manos in a Live performance in the Place at 2 p.m. Sunday, July 11, at HeARTland, 8187 Camp Highway, Homerville. The software will consist of authentic classical new music compositions affected by the Baroque, Classical and Intimate eras. Both equally instrumentalists are members of the award-winning Cleveland Winds.

Bring garden chairs, blankets and picnics to both of those of these no cost gatherings. In the event of rain, NEO Dixie will go to The United Church of Christ, 217 E. Liberty St., Medina, and Lempner/Manos will go to the Homerville Community Center, 8964 Spencer Street, Homerville.

For additional details, visit or connect with 419-853-6016.

Goodbye and hi there: As one more Rotary yr will come to an end, The Rotary Club of Brunswick reported farewell to Mike Sheppard and welcomed new President Carl DeForest.

Rotarians liked the event at the house of Roger and Lynn Nair, and bought a unique treat with a song performed by Monthly bill Wilkinson and Don Kammer to roast Sheppard.

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