This month, members of Junior Leadership are going to be introduced to eight (8) community projects called “Ventures” that they can sign up for and work on throughout the year. How does it work? Programs that provide services to Medina County residents come forward with ideas that the Juniors can work on. The ideas are…

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Zeus had a splitting headache. Yes, I’m talking about Zeus: thunderbolt-wielding-Mount-Olympus Zeus. It’s kind of gratifying to hear that even the most powerful of the Greek gods got headaches. In any case, he had a whopper. Back in the day, before Tylenol or Advil, they dealt with these things differently. Zeus called upon his pal…

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“Are kids these days really interested in philanthropic programs?” Of course they aren’t. And neither would you be if I asked you if you wanted to join a philanthropic program. But if I asked you to join a program that offered you skills to enhance your own leadership capabilities, allowed you to examine how well…

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The Chippewa Lake Lions are a force to be reckoned with. When they are not jumping into the icy, cold waters of Chippewa Lake in January for their annual Polar Bear Plunge, you can find them quietly lurking in the background of Medina County doing good deeds. And they have struck again. Junior Leadership Medina…

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Sprinkles aren’t just for donuts. I’m passing along a technique that Shelly Wharton, LMC ’16, uses in her role as Clinical Operations Director at SHC/The Arc of Medina County. When she wants to reward her staff, she gives out Sprinkles. It’s generally a small token of appreciation; a word, a card, a lunch. Something that…

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Come to the Human Library! I’ll be the first to admit, it sounded a little creepy. This was the class project presented by one of the groups in this year’s Signature Leadership program. On Saturday, March 26th, the class arranged for ten citizens of Medina County to be available at the Medina County Library for…

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What’s your favorite thing? How about second? Third? What if I asked you what you’re seventh favorite thing is? You’d probably say, get to the point. So, I will. The 7th Most Important Thing is the novel that the Medina County Library has chosen to be its focus for “One Book, One Community” this year.…

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As parents, we can only stack the deck in our children’s favor. Nothing is a sure thing when it comes to the adolescent mind. Think back to your own teenage years. There were probably one, if not two, close calls in the area of judgment. You’re chuckling right now at that thought, aren’t you? Even…

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Last month, as part of its Community Education series, Leadership Medina County invited people to come together and discuss the issue of race. The Title: Are you Color Blind? A Conversation on Race in Medina County. The presentation was facilitated by Dr. Tameka Taylor of Compass Consulting Services. Race? Were they crazy? Could you get…

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“I’m going to email you tons of sludge.” Amy Lyon-Galvin is wonderful that way. Shortly after our discussion, she made good on her promise and sent me the statistic for the amount of sludge the Liverpool Waste Water Treatment Plant produces: 2,000 tons of Class A dry sludge per year approved for land application to…

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