P.O.Box 136 Vermilion, Ohio 44089 440.522.0433 May 24 - June 6, 2013
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Memorial Day is a United States federal holiday which occurs every year on the final Monday of May.
Memorial Day is a day of remembering the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces. Formerly known as Decoration Day, it originated after the American Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War. By the 20th century Memorial Day had been extended to honor all Americans who have died while in the military service. It typically marks the start of the summer vacation season, while Labor Day marks its end. ...Read More >>
North Central EMS was presented with a mayoral proclamation from Vermilion Mayor Eileen Bulan at the Vermilion city council meeting on Monday, May 20th.
Mayor Bulan read the proclamation designating May 19-25, 2013 as Emergency Medical Services Week and thanked North Central EMS for their service. EMS Week, which was observed May 19th through 25th, honors the men and women who deliver pre-hospital 911 emergency medical care throughout the United States.
President Gerald Ford declared November 3 – 10, 1974 as the first "National Emergency Medical Services Week." This annual observance continued for four more years and was then reinstituted and moved to May in ...Read More >>
Rabies has been detected in a third raccoon in Northeast Ohio.
Erie County Board of Health advises county residents to protect their families and domestic pets from rabies exposure by using the following precautions:
Do not feed, touch or adopt wild animals and be cautious around stray cats and dogs.
Teach children to leave wildlife alone and be sure that your child knows to tell you if an animal bites or scratches them
Have your pet cats, dogs, and ferrets vaccinated for rabies and keep their vaccinations current.
Keep trash can lids secure. Open containers can attract wildlife.
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Friends of Ritter Public Library’s annual book sale coincides with Vermilion’s Festival of the Fish each year.
Before the sale begins, donate your gently used books and videos during the drive-up, drop-off Saturday, on June 8th from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm at the east entrance.
The sales kicks-off on Tuesday, June 11th from 4:00 – 8:00 pm in the Community Room with a special members only pre-sale. Join at the door for just $5. No scanners this day only, please.
The sale is open to the public Wednesday and Thursday from 10:00 am until 8:00 pm; Friday from 10:00 am until 5:00 pm; Saturday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The popular buck-a-bag sales ...Read More >>
Emphasize Service to Retain Customers
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So how do you achieve a great retention rate? A Gartner Group study found that committing to a great customer experience can result in up to 25% more customer r ...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.
Last weekend for Spring Arts Show
The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild's Spring Arts Show will wrap up this weekend on 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 features 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 jew ...Read More >>
Main Street to Receive Awards
Main Street Vermilion received two awards from Heritage Ohio on Thursday, May 23rd in Columbus.
Judy Kernell is being recognized as Volunteer of the Year and Sue Hunt and her Design Committee are being awarded the Design Project of the Year.
Both Judy and the Design Committee project were nominated by Executive Director Linda Tallitsch. Judy is being honored for her service as MSV's Secretary, Farmers Market Manager and as a member and volunteer in the Arts Guild.
The Design Committee project was one Sue and her committee developed to ...Read More >>
Pictured is June Rini trying out the new beach wheel chair with Dana Corogin and Reenie Rak at Main Street Beach. Photo by Debbie Petcher.
The Shore Thing is a sub committee of Vermilion in Bloom and has been selling beach glass jewelry to raise money for a beach wheel chair to be used by mobility challenged visitors to Main Street Beach this summer. The Shore Thing are Vermilion's goodwill ambassadors at Main Street Beach in the summer.
Save The Date!
VIB's annual Summer Wine and Cheese Reception will take place on Thursday, June 20th fro ...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 >>
Holiday ClosingRitter Public Library will be closed Monday, May 27 for the Memorial Day holiday. The library re-opens Tuesday, May 28 at 9:30 a.m.
Reading Buddy at Ritter
School is almost over but Rusty the reading dog will be available all summer long at Ritter Public Library to keep kids reading. Rusty is an Australian Shepherd who is specially trained to listen patiently while children practice their readings skills. He’s in the children’s department every first Saturday morning and first Monday evening of the month. Look for him June 1 from 10 to 11 a.m. and June 3 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. To reserve your own 10-minute time slot, call 967-3798. ...Read More >>
YMCA News Feature of the WeekThere are two ladies who come into the Y several times a week. They come in during the quieter time, after the morning crowd has come and gone, and before the evening crowd gets off of work. They do their workouts on the recumbent bikes, They talk and laugh the whole time. They workout and socialize. It sure seems like they are having fun. Having a workout buddy is always a good thing.
Gymnastics Demo ClassTry It! You'll Like It!! Starting the week of May 27, 2 weeks of classes to try gymnastics and find out if you like it. Mondays, 4 PM, ages 3-6. Mondays, 5 PM, ages 7-12. Wednesdays, ... Read More >>
Vermilion Schools Receives Safety Award
The Vermilion Local School District was recently recognized for its efforts in preventing accidents and injuries in the workplace from March, 2010 through May, 2012. Safety awards are given annually by the Ohio Bureau of Worker Compensation, in cooperation with local safety councils, to honor businesses that reduce or eliminate workplace accidents within a specified time period.
The Vermilion Schools is a member of the Lorain County Safety Council, which is co-sponsored by the Lorain County Chamber of Commerce. To qualify for premium rebates and awards, member employees are required to attend at least 10 saf ...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 >>
May 2013 Programs & Events
ROOT BEER FLOAT - Friday, May 24th, 6:00 pmCoupling MetroPark. Meet at the Coupling equipment shed to start the paddling season with a canoe trip on the Huron River and finish with a Root Beer float in the Coupling Depot. Those who own their own paddle craft are welcome to join us on this or any float.
PARK PALS, THE GREAT LAKES - Saturday, May 25th, 10:00 amDo you know how the Great Lakes were created? By a glacier! Come learn about all the Great Lakes, including the one we live on!
DINING 'OUT’ IN THE ERIE METROPARKS - Saturday, May 25th, 7:00 pm Picnic, 9:00 pm HikeFrost Center ... 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 and Saturday, May 24th and 25th, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, DAN ROBERTSON
Friday, May 31st, 6:00 - 9:00 pm, BOB LAWITZKE
Saturday, June 1st, 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. We finished C.S. Lewis' "Screwtape Letters." and we're taking next Monday (Memorial Day, May 27) off. Come join us on Monday, June 3. We'll spend some time in Bible study and discussing what we want to do next.
Monday Evening Fellowship - We're taking next Monday (Memorial Day, May 27) off. Then the following week, June 3 is our monthly prayer walk. We'll meet again for fellowship, study, discussion and prayer on Monday, June 10.
IHN Families at Sunset Shores - May 26 - June 2. Please email or call Karen Ros ...Read More >>
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 >>
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 >>