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Our postal workers live up to the creed: Whit & Whimsey

BRUNSWICK, Ohio – “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor the gloom of the night keeps these couriers from swift completion of their designated tours” is a dogma that has been tested to the limits this year, isn’t it?

As I watched the snow build up on Thursday (February 3), our postal carrier, Kevin, climbed up our unpacked street to deliver our mail. I asked him how he even got close to the mailboxes, and he said he was trying not to get too close because of the ice banks.

That means he gets in and out of that truck hundreds of times.

We’ve already shoveled once by the time he got here, but you’d never know. Of course, this wasn’t the first time this year that the weather had been this bad.

I didn’t realize that the creed was not official. When I was researching the exact words, I learned several things I definitely didn’t know. The phrase with its inscription originated in the New York City General Post Office building, which opened in 1914.

The explanation I found on Wikipedia indicated that the inscription was added to the building by William M. Kendall of McKim, Mead & White Architects, the building’s architects.

The phrase is derived from a passage in George Herbert Palmer’s translation of Herodotus’ History, referring to the express mail service of the ancient Persian Empire.

However, it turns out that every postal employee is obligated to take an oath just as representatives of your government or the President of the United States – to support and defend the Constitution of the United States.

I can say for sure that I’m glad I don’t have to do their work, and I’m grateful for those who do.

Selling alternative: Leadership Medina County returns to Cleveland Cavaliers Vice President for Diversity, Inclusion and Participation, Kevin Clayton.

“Within a few days, the February 25th event was nearly sold out,” said Colin Rice, CEO of Leadership in Medina County. “This topic has resonated with a lot of people in the city district, so we’ve decided to offer a free zoom opportunity to more people to learn about the main meals from February 25th.”

The new Zoom event will be from 2 to 3 p.m. March 2.

Amy L. Dimlow, Managing Director of Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston, Ltd. will join. , to Clayton for this important discussion of how companies incorporate diversity, equity, and inclusion into their organizations.

Space is limited and registration required at https://leadershipmedinacounty.org/calendar/ or call 7118-721-330.

This event is sponsored by Critchfield, Critchfield & Johnston Ltd. , supported by the Medina County Community Fund. For more information, please visit www.leadershipmedinacounty.org, email info@leadershipmedinacounty.org, or call 7118-721-330.

Pat found it: Retired Brunswick teacher Pat Cox was researching Buckeye news and found a great picture of Uptown Medina being among the top 20 safe cities in Ohio. Brunswick also made the list. Hooray!

Grant time: The Brunswick Rotary Foundation will award four scholarships of $1,000 to senior 2022 high school graduates residing in the Brunswick City or Valley City school district who intend to be full-time students at an accredited college or technical school.

You can download the app and the directions from https://www.brunswickrotary.com/. Return the completed application by March 17 to the Brunswick Rotary Foundation, PO Box 252, Brunswick, Ohio 44212, Attn: Scholarship Committee.

Winners will be notified by April 8th.

Grants and Scholarships: Applications are now being accepted by the City County Council of Arts for grants for local organizations focusing on the arts, grants for city county art teacher projects and scholarships for graduating high school seniors.

The board will provide a total of $5,000 to county organizations that focus on the arts or arts-related projects. To be eligible, applicant organizations must have 501(c)(3) status or be affiliated with educational, religious, or payback organizations. The application window runs until March 31.

The board will also provide $1,600 in grants to district art teachers to support arts-related projects for their students. This includes, but is not limited to, music, visual arts, theater, dance, and language arts majors. Grants are intended to help teachers fund an innovative and objective project that may be out of their principal’s budget. The application window runs until March 15th.

The board will also provide $3,000 in various scholarships to city-district graduating seniors who were actively involved in the arts during high school and continue their education at a two- or four-year art school or institution. A declaration of a major in arts is not required to be eligible for this scholarship. The scholarship application window lasts until March 31.

Online applications for each of these opportunities can be found at www.medinacountyartscouncil.org or by sending an application to medinacoartscouncil@gmail.com.

Auditor Scholarship: The city’s county auditor, Mike Kovac, announced that his office will provide a $500 citizenship scholarship to Brunswick High School seniors who represent participation in and giving back to their community.

To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must reside in the Brunswick City school district and plan to attend a two- or four-year degree program from an accredited community, public or private college or university. In addition, they must have a grade point average of 3.0 or better.

The winning applicant must complete an application form and write an essay, discussing an issue or event that made them think about injustice or fairness in their world.

For complete information about the citizenship scholarship, students can go online and download application instructions from the “Scholarships” link on the Auditor Kovack website, www.medinacountyauditor.org. The form is also available through the Brunswick High School Guidance Office. For more information, call 844-722-3800, ext. 9143.

The application deadline is March 25th.

Gym Scholarships: The Medina Breakfast Kiwanis Club Board of Directors is seeking applications from community organizations that wish to receive grants to use funds generated from the annual Medina County Sports Hall of Fame event.

The club accepts grant applications, which will be from $1,000 to a maximum of $5,000, depending on the availability of funds and the number of recipients selected for the scholarship.

The focus of the grants will be on organizations that support children and families in the Medina Province. The deadline for applications is March 1.

All applicants must agree to have their organization included in all newsletters, social media, cable television publications, and notifications of potential Hall of Fame sponsors. Grants will be awarded after the Sports Hall of Fame event, scheduled for June 17.

Interested community organizations should contact Alan Penn at alanpenn99@gmail.com or call or text 330-421-3283 for the grant request and any questions.

Center Cafe: Good thing the Center Café at the Career Center isn’t planning to open until February 9. The café will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday (February 9-11).

As the popularity increases, Chef Tony Stanislaw suggests that you call ahead to make your reservations. Make a reservation by calling Beeline – 0229-721-330.

Don’t forget, the café now offers online ordering so your food is ready and waiting for you, dine in or take out. Once you go to the website, you can choose to create an account or just place an order. Here is the web link: https://www.toasttab.com/the-center-cafe-medina-county-career-center.

dance line: Did you read your copy of the Brunswick Entertainment Center newsletter, “The Stream”? How about getting into some line dancing? Line dancing is a great way to exercise while having fun!

Class fees are paid directly to the instructor. For more information, contact Eunice Kollar at 330-273-2765.

Eunice and the class members have been to Heritage Farm a few times during our fall festivals, and everyone really loves to watch and join in (noting that it’s harder than it sounds).

Laura Toth was happy to present a cup of thanks to Roger Nair, who came to the rescue of the elderly. (Photo courtesy of Marsha Pappalardo)

Good deeds: When Brunswick Rotary Club member and Seniors Office manager Laura Toth reported that seniors who serve them their meals need their lanes after Martin Luther King Day’s blizzard, fellow Rotarian Roger Nair came to her rescue.

For this, he got a Wizbang Cup (which apparently comes with a fudge candy).

Dad/Daughter Dances: The Brunswick Entertainment Center event is always a favorite with families and usually takes place on Valentine’s Day. This year due to COVID-19, the dances have been postponed until April 23. Tickets will go on sale on March 1.

Another favorite: Senior Expo 2022 will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on February 18. This is a free event featuring a variety of top local service providers, including medical, fitness, health, legal, community and financial services, housing and more.

Also includes Expo Bake Off: Taste and Vote! You decide which of the patrons has the best baked goods.

And get the new Journey 2022 book.

room chomps: The Northern City District Chamber Alliance features a restaurant in the area on the first Wednesday of every month, to encourage members (and others) to visit.

The Cracked Egg at 1480 Pearl Road (across from Brunswick Middle School) is scheduled to be the restaurant on March 2. You can join roommates for lunch (or come alone).

Support our local restaurants.

Contact Boyer at samboyersunnews@yahoo.com

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