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Keeping Up with Medina Matters

by Bev Barr

Gourmet hot dogs for summer nights
The Old Timer will stay open until
The Rusty Dawg Weeny Wagon at The Old Timer in Medina will stay open until 8 pm, Saturdays, during the summer months. The grounds have plenty of picnic tables, shade and an open mic for local musicians and entertainment. This is the place to get gourmet hot dogs at economical prices. The Rusty Dawg also serves Frito Chili Pie and corn dogs. The food stand is also open Friday through Monday, from 11 am to 2 pm, making it a great place for lunch, too.
All ages of curious people are welcome to explore the mobile science museum, courtesy of the Medina Community Library.
Next week’s summer reading program will be longer and geared toward more ages than typical summer reading programs. The Trailblazer — a 40-foot trailer housing a mobile, hands-on science museum — will be in Medina at the library from 10 am to 2 pm, Tuesday, June 20. Knowledgeable volunteers will be available to introduce visitors to several scientific subjects, including energy, space, weather, biotechnology and aerodynamics.
The nonfiction book club selection for July is “Grandma Gatewood’s Walk: The Inspiring Story of the Woman Who Saved the Appalachian Trail,” by Ben Montgomery. This is the story of a hiking celebrity and her lasting influence. The year was 1955, and the 67-year-old Gatewood hiked approximately 800 miles of the Appalachian Trail. A few years later she hiked the 2,000-mile Oregon Trail. Author Ben Montgomery researched newspaper and magazine articles, Gatewood’s personal diaries and interviewed her family and fellow-hikers to tell the story of this remarkable woman and her legacy.
The club meets from 2:30 to 5 pm the second Tuesday of the month in the community room.
Eastern Star installs new officers
Sherrie Keese was installed as Worthy Matron for the Medina Chapter of Eastern Star last Saturday, June 10, at the Masonic Lodge community building on Highway 16 in Medina.
Tuesday, June 20
The Medina Quilters are an informal group of people who enjoy quilting and fabric arts. Anyone interested is welcome to attend from 4 to 5 pm in the community room at the library. Please save selvages in 1 inch and ½ inch strips for this program.
Thursday, June 22
MVFD Board of Directors meeting
The Board of Directors and volunteers for the Medina Volunteer Fire Department will meet at 7 pm at the community center. The public is invited and welcome to attend.
Thursday, June 29
The Astronomy Club meets at 7 pm at the library.
Story Time at the library
Spend quality time with your little one from 10:30 to 11 am at the library.
Alcoholics Anonymous
Anyone who wants to change their drinking behavior is welcome to attend the Alcoholics Anonymous support group that meets at 7 pm every Thursday in the Cottage of Medina United Methodist Church, 266 Reed Avenue.