Sweets and music are winning combination in Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 8 August 2015 at 12:00 am

MEDINA – Businesses served up sugary treats today as part of the second annual Sweets in Summer dessert-tasting event that included 24 stops in the downtown business district, including the Book Shoppe.

The store owner, Sue Phillips, holds a tray coffee-flavored cupcakes.

The Medina Business Association organized the event, which drew about 125 participants, up from the 100 in the debut Sweets in Summer last August.

Phillips said the tasty treats helped bring more people to her store.

These cupcakes with chocolate frosting were available at the English Rose Tea Shoppe. The site also served up biscuits with honey, and scones with raspberry curds.

Hans Rosentreter, an employee for the Creekside Floral and Design, holds some of the treats that were at the store.

Today’s festivities in Medina also included a concert by the Mercury Blues Band. Lead singer Denny Hayden sings one of the band’s blues rock songs. Myron Sharvan plays the guitar at right.

The Mercury Blues Band includes, from left: Myron Sharvan, Denny Hayden and George Bidleman. Bob Granfield plays the drums in back.

The band, Blind Leading the Blind, also performed in the Canal Basin.