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May 17 - 24, 2013
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All too often, alcohol and drugs play a role in prom and high school graduation events. In an effort to encourage substance-free year-end celebrations, AAA Ohio Auto Club awards ten $250 Year-End Celebration Grants, each year, to area schools. This year, Vermillion High School received one of these grants.
The school will use the grant money to purchase prizes for its substance-free after prom celebration, scheduled for Saturday, May 18th @ German's Villa.
"It gives students a place to go where they can have a great time and win prizes that they feel are valuable," said Heidi Riddle, principal of Vermillion High School. "This makes it attractive and easier to s ...Read More >>
Local resident John Hill is loading his backpack for his next sojourn on the Appalachian Trail.
Before he heads out, he’ll share stories from his hiking adventures at an exciting program at Ritter Public Library Tuesday, May 21st at 7:00 pm.
Hill, whose trail name is "Next Year", has already hiked more than 1,000 miles on the trail and plans to log more trail time this summer.
Firelands Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is proud to participate in this year’s Memorial Day parade on May 27th. The group will also be placing a wreath, at 9:00 am at Maple Grove Cemetery, before the parade.
DAR invites everyone to the parade and the placing of the wreath as well as helping to place flags on graves in this same cemetery at 9:00 am on Saturday, May 25th.
The Firelands Chapter DAR asks that wherever you are at 3:00 pm, on Memorial Day, you might join us in pausing, in an act of national unity for the duration of one minute, to honor those who died in service to the United States. This National Moment of Remembrance ...Read More >>
A group of local licensed drug counselors are inviting and offering their help to the Vermilion area community. The counselors are sponsoring an open community discussion on Thursday, May 30th in Community Room A of Ritter Public Library.
If you or anyone close to you have been touched by the abuse and or addiction of opiates and other drugs, the group encourages you to attend the meeting.
The community must open its eyes to the huge problem effecting Vermilion and other local communbities today in astounding proportions. No one is alone in this battle. Solution may be the goal...but it starts with discussion.
Th ...Read More >>
Each year, local Fire Departments and firefighters duke it out with hoses and water. All-in-all it is a whole lot of wet fun but one lucky Department gets to take home the trophy and bragging rights for that year as being "Top Dog" with water and hose.
Who will take home that honor this year? Who knows.
Come and find out on Sunday, June 16th following the Festival of the Fish Father's Day Parade.
The water fight fun will begin at VFD Station #1 on Ohio Street right across from Victory Park and all the festival happenings. This is always one of the highlights of the Festival of the Fish.... Read More >>
One of the highlights of the annual Festival of the Fish is the Lighted Boat Parade on the Vermilion River. This year it will take place on Saturday, June 15th at Dusk, approxiamately 9:30 to 10:00 pm. The theme this year is an open theme...surprise us!
All boaters in Vermilion and surrounding areas are welcome to participate. Get your family, friends, dockmates, and neighbors together to decorate a boat for this annual event.
Awards presentation for contestants will be after the parade at the "HAR BAR" which is located at the Valley Harbor Marina. Prizes will be awarded for all entries!
Entry forms ar ...Read More >>
Trinity Lutheran Church of Vermilion and the Lutheran Outdoor Ministries of Ohio invites children to a free day camp which will be held June 23rd through June 28th at Trinity. The church is located at 3747 Liberty Avenue.
The day camp is for chilren completing K through 12 years old.
Call 40.967.4225 for registration information. Pre-registration deadline is June 21st.
Updates on the Vermilion Schools new facility project can be found at the district's website, www.vermilionschools.org AND at www.vermilionfacilities.blogspot.com.
An independent traffic study was completed during the planning stages for the new facility. The traffic study was important to ensure that school bus and parent traffic could move quickly and efficiently through the area. The results of the study indicated that it is not necessary to widen the roads at this time.
Separate car and bus areas included in the new traffic pattern will enhance and improve traffic flow during the peak pick-up and drop-off hours. A gate ...Read More >>
A portion of West Lake Road, U S Route 6, will continue to be closed to all traffic in order to replace a culvert pipe.
The closing will be for approximately three weeks, ending about June 3rd. The closing will be just west of the entrance to Beulah Beach and Kingston Residence.
The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild's new Spring Arts Show continues through Sunday, May 27th.
The Arts Guild Gallery is located in the Main Street Building, 685 North Main Street, Vermilion. Gallery hours are Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm.
The Spring Arts Show will feature all art mediums and personify Spring in all of its glorious colors. Stop by the gallery and find unique paintings in oil, watercolor, acrylic, (some numbered prints available), pencil, pastels, pen and ink, original hand fired ceramics, one of a kind original jewelry pieces and much more.
New artists interested in ...Read More >>
Vermilion Open to be June 20th
The 4th Annual Vermilion Open will be held on Thursday, June 20th at the Vermilion Boat Club from 2:00 until 5:00 pm.
Main Street Vermilion invites those looking to live in Vermilion, from young urban professionals to active seniors. Vermilion has it all!
This fair-type event will highlight living, working and enjoying an active lifestyle in Vermilion, which is attractive to young urban professionals to those active seniors who want more information about living in Vermilion.
The event is free to attend.
Farmer ...Read More >>
Hey Vermilion.......Vermilion In Bloom now has a Facebook page!!!! YAY! Be sure to "Like" their page so you can keep up with what is going on with VIB!!!
Pride Day is Saturday!
Pride Day is Saturday, May 18th meet in Victory Park 8:30 am for Coffee and Donuts and volunteer assignments. VIB volunteers will be doing a special Pride Day Project in Showse Park ...planting over 1,000 plugs of Maritime Switch Grass! Please come to the north parking lot next to the lake around 9:00 am. Bring gloves and a small shovel or trowel. (Showse Park is located on Edg ...Read More >>
Get Your Application for Crazy Craft Regatta!
This year's Festival of the Fish will take place Friday, June 14th through Sunday, June 16th.
The Crazy Craft Regatta, which takes place on Saturday, June 15th at 1:00 pm, features a Disney Nautical theme this year. The race start location is the picnic area at the Public Boat Ramp on W. River Road. The race finish will be at the Water Works Public Boat Docks on Main Street. Parking is limited to one vehicle per craft.
The official schedule for the event is as follows: Registration is 11:00 am until 12:30 pm; Race starts PROMPTLY at 1:00 pm; Awards ...Read More >>
Ritter Public Library's fun series of wacky science experiments continues Saturday, May 18 at 2 p.m. when we take a look at static electricity. For ages 7 to 12, in the craft room. Please let us know you’re coming so we can plan. Call 967-3798 or sign up on the calendar at ritterpubliclibrary.org.
Apps for Kids
Discover some great apps for preschool, elementary and middle-school-age children at a free program at Ritter Public Library Monday, May 20 at 7 p.m. Get an overview of terrific apps even a parent will love and learn more about the new Clevnet app too.
Upgrade your library experience b ...Read More >>
YMCA News Feature of the WeekThe YMCA recently started a golf clinic at the Vermilion Country Club under the direction of Terry Pena. This is a 4-week instructional golf clinic for boys and girls ages 7 to 16. All the participants came ready to learn the art of golfing and seemed to really enjoy themselves. One little girl was so enthusiastic that when she went home, her grandfather found her digging holes in the yard. When he asked what she was doing, she told him that she was making her own 9-hole golf course so she could practice. Now that's dedication.
Gymnastics Demo ClassTry It! You'll Like It!! Starting the week of Ma ... Read More >>
Film Festival May 23
Please join us as we screen the best films created by VHS students during the 2012-2013 school year on Thursday, May 23 at 7:00 PM in the Vermilion High School auditorium. Admission is free and free popcorn will be available to all who attend.
Students submit their original films for consideration by category. The best films in each category are chosen to be shown at the Film Festival. Some of the fun titles from the "Children's Book" category that will be shown are: "Jack and the Beanstalk", "No David!" and "Shark vs. Train".
Bring the family and help salute these creative individuals!
VHS Summer School ...Read More >>
Activities of the Lorain County Metro Parks Vermilion River Reservation during the month of May 2013.
Saturday, May 25th
BLUEBIRD BOUND - 10:00-11:30am, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn. Explore unique habitats and search for Bluebirds. Easy Hike. Hiking Stick Program.
Sunday, May 26th
BUTTERFLY HIKE - 10:00-11:00 am, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn. Use nets to catch and learn about butterflies in the area. Easy Hike.
BACON HOUSE MUSEUM TOURS - 1:00-4:00 pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Benja ...Read More >>
Activities of the Lorain County Metro Parks Schoepfle Garden during the month of May 2013.
Saturday, May 18th
CAROUSEL RIDES - 1:00-4:00 pm, Schoepfle Garden, Children’s Garden. Every Wednesday, Saturday, and Sunday.
PLANT SWAP - 10:00-11:00 am, Schoepfle Garden, Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center. Bring a labeled potted plant to swap with another gardener or from the garden. Call Matt at 440-967-7273 for more information.
HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR - 2:00-3:00pm, Schoepfle Garden, Schoepfle Garden Visitor. Tour Mr. Schoepfle’s house and garden. Easy Hike. Hiking Stick Program.
Sunday, May 19th
RIDES - 1:00-4:0 ...Read More >>
May 2013 Programs & Events
FROGGY FRIDAY - Friday, May 17th, 7:00-8:30 pmDuPont Marsh State Nature Preserve. One Join the Naturalist as we listen and look for frogs. These amphibians have come out of hibernation and their breeding calls are getting loud! Listen for and try to catch spring peepers, chorus frogs, American toads, and leopard frogs! Plan to get wet if you want to catch frogs! Nets provided. Registration appreciated.
PARK PALS, YELLOWSTONE - Saturday, May 18th, 10:00 amYellowstone was declared the first National Park in 1872, preserving this amazing ecosystem for generations to come! Let’s explore what this park has ... Read More >>
May Shot of the Month is Crown Maple, $4; May Sauce of the Month is Medium; and May Beer of the Month is Yuenginling Light, $3 talls..
Happy Hour is Monday thru Friday 11:00 am until 7:00 pm featuring $3 Domestic Talls, $2.50 Domestic Bottles, and $3.00 Well Drinks.
Check out the Great $1, $2, FR3E, and $4 Food and Beverage Specials Sundays thru Thursdays 9:00 pm until close, Fridays and Saturdays, 10:00 pm to close.
Be at the Vermilion Quaker Steak & Lube every Wednesday for their Bike Nite starting May 1st. Register to win a Harley!
QSL Boat Night is every Thursday beginning at 5:00 pm. ...Read More >>
Friday, May 17th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, JOHN BURROW
Saturday, May 18th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, BOB LAWITZKE
Friday and Saturday, May 24th and 25th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, DAN ROBERTSON
Friday, May 31st, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, BOB LAWITZKE
Paper Moon Vineyards is located at 2008 State Road, OH St Route 60 in Vermilion, Phone 440.967.2500, web site www.papermoonvineyards.com.
Summer Services for Grace United Methodist Church, Worship by the Water, will begin Sunday, May 25th from 9:00 to 9:45 am.
Worship by the Water and Children’s Nature Activity will be held at Sherod Park each week beginning Sunday of Memorial Day weekend, May 15th through Sunday of Labor Day weekend, September 1st.
There is a special children’s time with Pastor Joan followed by a supervised Kids’ Nature Activity during the sermon; peaceful listening time for parents! The service is informal; bring your lawn chairs or blankets. Family and pet friendly, all ages are welcome; open to all.
For more information, phone 440.967.5206.
Grace Uni ...Read More >>
Monday Morning Bible Study - Mondays, 10:00am. Currently studying C.S. Lewis' "Screwtape Letters". Come join us in the lounge. We'll pick it up with chapter 28.
Monday Evening Fellowship - Join us next Monday for some great fellowship, support and discussion as we continue to read The Acts of the Apostles, listening as God continues to speak to us through these ancient words which we're finding to be both contemporary and inspiring.
Food Pantry - This Friday, 10:00 to 11:30. A reminder to all that the food pantry will be distributing food to members of our commun ...Read More >>
Worship Cafe takes place on the third Sunday of each month at 9:00 am.
Coffee and pastries will be followed by 9:15 am worship.
Children’s crafts will also be offered.
For more information, visit www.VermilionChurch.com
The MOPS Group will meet on Monday May 20th from 9:30-11:00.
Vermilion Evangelical and Reformed Church is located at 752 Grand Street in Vermilion, Phone 440.967.3559, web site www.vermilionchurch.com.
Vermilion Fire Company is hosting another one of it’s famous Pancake Breakfasts at Station #1 on Sunday, May 19th from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm.
The menu consists of Pancakes, Sausage, Orange Juice, Coffee, and Milk. The cost is a donation. Come out and support your local Fire Department and Firefighters!
The subject is Hexagons, Part II at the next meeting of the Sit and Stitch Quilt Guild.
The Guild will meet Monday, May 20th, at 7 P.M., in the fellowship hall of the E & R Church on the corner of Ohio and Grand Streets. (PLease note - this is a week earlier than the usual meeting date.) The program will be a demonstration of making hexagon blocks in a Quilt-as-you-Sew method. This is a method that can produce everything from table toppers and table runners to full size quilt.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For information about the quilt guild, please contact Sandy Neiding at 967-4190.... Read More >>
As seniors or seniors-to-be, do you want ideas for remaining active and independent?
Join the board members of the Mildred Early Senior Center and Vermilion's Share-a-Ride bus on Tuesday, May 21st , at 11:30 am for a free light lunch, music, and information about both programs.
The meeting will be held at the center in Valley View School, 1230 Beechview Drive in Vermilion.
Reservations will be helpful, but your presence is the most important. Call Judy Williams at 967-2606 or Sandy Eakin at 258-9014 to ask questions or let her know you will be there.
The 63rd Annual vermilion Teacher Association's Banquet will be held at the Vermilion Boat Club on Thursday, May 23rd beginning at 5:30 pm.
The Association invites the public to join them as they celebrate the retirement of Doug Brown, Elane Mattmuller, Frank Horvath, Sheryl Gregg, Lynne Miller, and Martin Plas.
Recognition will be also be given to those members of 5, 10, 15, and 20 years. The Friends of Education Award will be presented the same evening as well as the VTA Service Award.
The evening begins at 5:30 pm with cocktails ( a cash bar will be available); a buffet dinner at 6:00 pm; Retirement Honors and ...Read More >>
SafetyTown 2013 for students entering kindergarten this fall will be June 10th through June 21st. Morning and afternoon sessions are available.
Registrations can be picked up at anytime at Vermilion Police Department or (after May 7th) at Vermilion Board of Education.
For more information visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/City-of-Vermilion-Police-Department/146240428754329?fref=ts
This year will be the fifth year that the Vermilion Summer Lunch Bunch reaches out into our community attempting to help those in need in our neighborhoods. The Vermilion Summer Lunch Bunch was created by the Salvation Army & the USDA to provide the children of Vermilion a place for supervised summer activities and a healthy FREE LUNCH.
The program provides a free lunch, fund activities, story time, and crafts and is available to children ages 1 to 18 years old. It is held at First Assembly of God Church, 4931 Southview Street, Make the turn off Sanford from Vermilion High School.
The programs begins Monday, June 10th and runs Mondays through Fridays with the ...Read More >>