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EDITION OF VON
September 26 - October 2, 2014
VON does not publish New Year's week, Easter Good Friday,
the Friday after Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July week, the Friday before Labor Day, Thanksgiving Friday, week before Christmas, or the week of Christmas. The dates for 2014 that VON will not publish are: April 28, May 30, July 4, August 29, November 28, December 19 & 26, January 2, 2015.
This Week's Happenings
Today, Sept 26: St. Mary Preschool Free Monthly Playgroup, 10-11 am
Terror in the Field Corn Maze, 7-11 pm
WE 3 @ Paper Moon Vineyards, 6-9 pm
Sat. Sept 27: Arts Guild Autumn Art Show & Sale begins
National Estuaries Day @ Old Woman Creek, Huron, 10:00 - 4:00
VHS Sailor Marching Band Festival, 7 pm
VFD Steak Fry @ German's Villa, 6-11 pm
Mark Gridley Trio @ Paper Moon Vineyards, 6-9 pm
Sun, Sept 28: Woollybear Festival, downtown Vermilion
Ritter Public Library CLOSED
Mon, Sept 29: Sit & Stitch Quilt Club, 7 pm
Tues Sept 30: Grace's Kitchen, Free Hot Meal, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:30 - 7:00
Homeless Outreach Drop-Off @ VOL Clubhouse, 3-6 pm
Thurs,Oct 2: Grace's Kitchen, Free Hot Meal, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:30 - 7:00
For more information and details on these on other Vermilion Happenings, read the articles below. Be sure to check in the "Upcoming Events" column!
A Note from the Publisher
Change in Vermilion……hmmm
In the last few months and more recently, I’ve noticed that a few surveys have been making their way around town; to business owners and residents alike. These surveys are asking opinions and what is needed in Vermilion. I’m sure the goal of these questionnaires is to try to improve life and business in the Vermilion community.
I’m not a born-here, life-time Vermilionite but rather a “transplant”. I grew up here during childhood summers spent at my grandparent’s cottage and I’ve been active in the Vermilion community for the past 11 years. My husband and I maintain a home here, as well as our farm in Pennsylvania, just over the Ohio/PA state line.
I am a steadfast supporter of the Vermilion community and this beautiful town. As the “Great Recession” (2008 – 2012 or so) seems to have eased up, I sense that Vermilion is at a crossroads. Several new small businesses have opened in the area, but several have also closed their doors for various reasons, many of these reasons being financial.
The great advances in technology have greatly impacted small business in this country. Internet shopping has never been more popular; this takes away from the “Mom and Pop” local stores…and that hurts….especially in a community like Vermilion. The big box stores don’t help matters.
In my position here at VON, I receive a lot of feedback and opinions are expressed to me; from VON’s advertisers, the local businesses, residents and VON’s subscribers. I’m sad to say, I hear a lot of negativity.
It is my opinion and the opinion of many others, that there needs to be some changes occur in the Vermilion business community in order to not only survive, but to thrive in this cut-throat world. Maybe it is easier for me to see (as a “transplant”)…but the biggest thing I think needs to change is attitudes. We all need to stop thinking about what has been tried and didn’t work in the past; we all need to stop negatively viewing and criticizing new ideas and suggestions; we all need to forget grievances of the past and come together, work together, support each other.
If a change in attitude doesn’t happen….it won’t matter what community group or organization leads the charge or who is serving in local government; whatever new ideas and projects are tried,will fail. If this happens, there won’t be change or progress, and Vermilion will not move forward or progress into the future.
I urge all of us to take a risk…speak out positively, let your ideas and suggestions be heard. Get involved….help….donate time and elbow-grease…this can be done! It’s up to us, me and you!!!!....don’t count on someone else to do it for you and then complain about it!
We have the benefits of the physical and environmental beauty of Lake Erie and the Vermilion River to help us. We have wonderful community groups and volunteers that are very active. All of us, residents and business owners alike, want to succeed! Combine these attributes and there is a tremendous potential to succeed as a community! Let’s put all of this and our talents together! WORK TOGETHER!
HOPE…..Have Only Positive Expectations! Come on Vermilion, let’s get this done, together!
Karen Miller, Publisher
Vermilion Area Harvest Happenings
Listed below are Harvest Happenings for the Vermilion area.
For details on each event, see the October Calendar page on this web site.
Terror in the Field: A Corn Field Maze
Friday & Saturday nights, Sept. 26 thru Oct. 31
Novotny’s Farm Market, 1809 State Route 60, Vermilion
Dusk (7:00 pm-ish) until 11:00 pm
Admission $10 Adults; Children under 48 inches $5; Group rates for 20 or more in an organization is $2 off per ticket - Group of 10 or more in an organization $1 off per ticket.
Harvest Happenings, Erie MetroParks
Saturday & Sunday, October 4th & 5th 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron
College Club Explores The Paranormal
Speaker on the Paranormal
Tuesday, October 7th 7:00 pm
Ritter Public Library, Room A
Annual Halloween Parade
Sponsored by the American Legion
Thursday, October 23rd
6:15 Line Up, 6:30 Parade begins
Vermilion High School “Sailorway” Stadium
YMCA's Halloween Fun Fair
Friday, October 24th 6:30 - 8:30 pm
Vermilion YMCA, 320 Aldrich Road, Vermilion
Annual Children's Halloween Costume Parade
Sponsored by the South Shore Plaza Merchants
Saturday, October 25th, 2014 Parade Line-Up is at 12:00 Noon
South Shore Plaza, 4705 - 4813 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 25th 2:00 - 3:30 pm
Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
Halloween Costume Ball
Saturday, October 25th Doors open at 5:30 pm
German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
Mill Hollow @ Vermilion River Reservation
Sunday, October 26th 1:00 - 4:00 pm
Haunted Prison Farm Tour
Tuesday, October 28th, , 6:30 pm & 7:15 pm
Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave. Huron.
Annual Kids Carnival
Wednesday, October 29th 5:00 - 7:30 pm
Harbourtown Community Church
873 State Street, Vermilion
Historic Ghost Tour
Sponsored by Main Street Vermilion (MSV)
Thursday, October 30th 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Starts @ 685 Main Street, MSV Building
Trick or Treat - CORRECTED DATE
Thursday, October 30th 6:00 - 7:30 pm
(Last VHS Home Football Game is Fri Oct 31)
Trick or Treat hours for the City of Vermilion have been set for Thursday, October 31st from 6:00 until 7:30 pm. Please turn your porch light on if you will be handing out treats.
Celebrate National Estuaries Day!
Lake Erie’s estuaries form where rivers or creeks meet and mix with the Lake itself. Freshwater estuaries like Old Woman Creek are critical to the health of Lake Erie and Ohio’s wildlife. Old Woman Creek is a National Estuarine Research Reserve, part of a network of 28 protected areas in which innovative research and education promote stewardship of our nation’s estuaries and coasts.
Celebrate National Estuaries Day with Old Woman Creek National Estuarine Research Reserve staff and partners on Saturday, September 27. Discover research projects ongoing at the Reserve including those linked to the health of Lake Erie and the other Great Lakes during inside behind-the-scenes tours of the laboratories, research, and educational facilities at 2514 Cleveland Road East, Huron.
Explore the trails among various habitats on guided tours! The estuary consists of diverse habitats including marsh, swamp and upland forests, scrub-shrub, creek, barrier beach, and near-shore Lake Erie. The estuary attracts waterfowl and wading birds such as wood ducks, great blue and green herons, great egrets, belted kingfishers, and shorebirds. Several rare plants and animals, including the American bald eagle, thrive near the estuary. To grow and reproduce, some organisms depend on functioning estuarine wetlands. Others spend their entire life cycle in estuaries, part of intricate food webs that begin at the microscopic level.
Explore the estuary by canoe! We’ll provide the equipment when you join us for a 2:00 p.m. guided canoe tour of the estuary where some of the plants, birds, and other animals may be viewed from a unique perspective. Preregister (10 years and up with adult) by calling 419-433-4601.
Conservation is cool and beautiful! Estuaries and other wetlands minimize the impact of stormwater runoff by slowing it down and allowing suspended sediments to settle out. As good stewards of Lake Erie we can all participate in minimizing the effects of stormwater, conserve water, and prevent further erosion by installing rain gardens and rain barrels to slow the stormwater from our individual residences. On National Estuaries Day, Rain Barrel Artist Linda Zolton Wood from the Collinwood Rain Barrel Project will be conducting a workshop/demonstration from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. In addition, several previously painted full-size rain barrels will be on display in the OWCNERR visitor center from September 3 – September 30. This event is sponsored by the Friends of Old Woman Creek.
Make your own rain barrel! At 3:00 Breann Hohman will conduct a workshop providing all materials to make a rain barrel to take home and use in your lawn or garden. Registration ($45 payable to “Erie SWCD”) is required. Call Erie SWCD at 419-626-5211 to reserve your kit.
A day at the Estuary will reveal the crucial role wetlands have in maintaining the health of Lake Erie and highlight our role in minimizing impacts on the all the Great Lakes.
Inside tours begin at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Outside guided hikes exploring the trails among various habitats will depart at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m.
Canoe the estuary on a guided tour (10 years of age and older). Preregister for the canoe tour only by calling the Reserve at 419- 433-4601.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
10:00 a.m. Tour of Laboratories, Research, & Education Facilities
OWC Visitor Center, 2415 Cleveland Road East, Huron, OH 44839
11:00 a.m. Rain Barrel Art Demonstration Classroom, OWC Visitor Center
12:00 noon Eagle Scout Project Dedication at Beach Access 2005 Cleveland Road East, Huron,
1:00 p.m. Hiking Tour of outside Trails, meet on porch of OWC Visitor Center
2:00 p.m. Guided Canoe tour of the Estuary (PREREGISTRATION REQUIRED)
2:00 p.m. Tour of Laboratories, Research, & Education Facilities (repeat)
3:00 p.m. Hiking Tour of outside Trails, meet on porch of OWC Visitor Center
3:00 p.m. Rain Barrel Workshop (preregistration required) meet at front barn
The 43rd Annual Vermilion Sailor Marching Band Festival
The Vermilion High School Sailor Marching Band will host the 43rd Annual Band Festival on Saturday, September 27th at 7:00 pm in the VHS stadium. Bands participating with the Sailor Band this year are Elyria, Fremont Ross, Loudonville-Perrysville, Toledo Northwood, and as always the mighty VHS Alumni Band!
Admission to the festival is $5.00 for Adults and $4.00 for Students and Senior Citizens.
Vermilion Fire Company
German's Villa will once again be hosting the Annual Vermilion Fire Department's Steak Fry on Saturday, September 27th from 6:00 pm until 11:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available from any Vermilion firefighter. All money raised will help support the Vermilion Fire Company Social Club & Scholarship Fund.
VOL Hosts Homeless Outreach Drop-Off
Vermilion on the Lake Historical community center, 3780 Edgewater Blvd in Vermilion, is the drop off location for homeless outreach every Tuesday from 3:00 to 6:00.
Donations of the following items are needed: baggies, plastic shopping bags, deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, bar soap, shampoo, paper lunch bags, blankets, tents, cloths, and shoes.
Your donation will be delivered to the homeless by Great Lakes Church every other Saturday. If you have any questions or would like to be part of the outreach team call Melissa Marie 440-610-7380.
Main Street Vermilion
Main Street Vermilion is proud to announce that on Tuesday evening, Vermilion was the recipient of 4 Main Street awards, presented by Heritage Ohio. The event took place at the annual 25th Heritage Ohio Anniversary Conference in Kent.
The Main Street Vermilion office received 4 out of 15 awards that were given. The honors were:
Best Downtown Beautification Project:: Friendship Park; Main Street Business of the Year: The Olive Scene; Main Street Volunteer of the Year: Dana Corogin; and Best Main Street Event: Ice-A-Fair. Congratulations all!
Let's Get Real Organization
Let's Get Real, Inc. is located at 5541 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion (440.963.0147). It is an information and referral community center assisting families and loved ones in their journey from addiction to recovery.
Their mission is to provide information, education, and resource assistance to families and loved ones through the entire recovery process, from addiction to recovery. The phone lines are open to family members as well as those struggling in addiction. All phone callare are confidential. Appointments can be made and walk-ins are accepted. The group also has a Facebook page,
www.facebook.com/letsgetrealvermilion. The email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday: Ala-non 7:30 pm
Tuesday: Family/Children 6:00-7:30 pm
A member of SOLACE will be volunteering from 3pm-5pm followed by a FAMILY CLOSED CURTAIN discussion. These groups cover a variety of supportive topics. Also, every other Tuesday “MEETING OF THE MINDS”, recovering addict(s) will be joining the discussion. They will be here for any questions and provide feedback on how they feel the families can best help or hinder their loved ones recovery. Open to the public. **Children's support group at same time**
Wednesday: AA open discussion meeting for men 6:30 pm
Friday: HA Open discussion meeting 6:30pm
***Let's Get Real Inc. is a (501 c 3) non-profit public charity organization.
LCCC Awarded Military Friendly Schools Title
Lorain County Community College has been named to the 2015 Military Friendly Schools list by Victory Media, Inc. for a fourth consecutive year.
The Military Friendly Schools list honors the top 15 percent of colleges, universities and trade schools that are doing the most to embrace America’s military service members, veterans, and spouses as students and ensure their success on campus. LCCC was once again recognized for its service to military personnel.
LCCC utilizes a one-stop shop environment, where busy veterans can enroll, utilize their financial aid benefits and visit with a Veteran’s Certifying Official.
“Everyone at LCCC was immediately warm and friendly. The Veterans Services staff is great and I was able to work with a success coach right from the beginning,” said veteran Esperanza Correa.
Correa spent seven years in the Navy and achieved Petty Officer E-4 rank, along with many awards. She is now studying social work at LCCC and Youngstown State University through the University Partnership. Her goal is to become a veteran’s representative at a college.
“I want to help other veterans navigate from military life to college life,” she said.
Since opening its doors in 1963, LCCC has served more than 5,000 veterans, most of who have served in Vietnam, Iraq and Afghanistan. Stephanie Sutton, LCCC Dean of Enrollment and Financial Services, said the college puts a great deal of importance on serving veterans.
“At LCCC, we are committed to assisting our veterans in reaching their educational goals and we will continue to do all we can to make their transitions to being a student as smooth as possible,” Sutton said.
In addition to financial aid services, LCCC offers veterans tuition forgiveness when military personnel are called to active duty; text book buy back services before they leave for deployment; counseling services; and designated sections of student development classes for veterans only. LCCC also has a student veteran club and a new veteran lounge area will be opening soon.
For more information on services for veterans at LCCC, visit www.lorainccc.edu/veterans.
College Club Explores
On Tuesday October 7th , Matt Stillwel, Vice President of the Ohio Exploration Society (a group of urban explorers who visit both well-known historical locations and those forgotten with time) will share with the College Club of Vermilion, information on local haunts, ghost-hunting equipment, and some of the evidence of the paranormal collected over the years.
The meeting begins at 7:00 pm in Ritter Public Library Conference Room A, 5680 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion. Guests and prospective members are welcome. Info: 967-9813 or 967-4493 or email@example.com
Don Parsons to
Speak at Archival Society
The Vermilion Area Archival Society welcomes back Don Parsons, owner/operator of the "Mystic Belle", and riverfront businessman and developer. The Parsons family has, for many generations, been involved with shipbuilding, sailing, and marina development, and Don will address the many faces of his business.
The Archival Society will meet Monday, October 13th, in the community room of the Ritter Public Library, at 7:oo pm. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information on the Society and its programs, please contact Sandra Neiding at 967-4190.
Historic Ghost Tour
Anyone walking through Vermilion's historic downtown can imagine some of the history hidden behind the walls of our beautiful buildings. There are lake captain's houses, former hotels and lodging establishments, merchants, fishing history along the river and shipwrecks out in the lake. What tales could be told?
To learn a little of what has occurred here over the years, Main Street Vermilion has enlisted the services of historian and paranormal, Annie Tarpley. Ms. Tarpley has done extensive research on Vermilion's history and has interviewed numerous individuals in town. Everything to be learned in our first annual Historic Ghost Tour is factual.
The tour will be held on Thursday, October 30th from 7:00 pm until about 8:30, weather permitting. Rain date: Saturday, November 1st. Cost to join the tour, for 16 year olds (with an adult) and up is $20. The fee is non-refundable. There is a limited number (25 - 30) who can join this special tour. Participants will meet at Main Street Vermilion by 6:45 pm and should be dressed warmly, wear comfortable walking shoes and bring a flashlight.
To reserve your spot or if you have questions, please call or email Main Street Vermilion at 440-963-0772, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are a few ideas
to help make your household a little
more green friendly!
Green tips to use at the Office
Using the "standby" button on your copier will lighten your energy load by 70 percent. It costs about $50 million to power the nation's copiers annually. Cut that by 7-% and save $35 million and enough energy to provide a month's worth of electricity to more than 100,000 homes.
Try using a correction pen as opposed to bottled correction liquid. It won't dry out as fast, and you'll likely use less. Also, make sure the correction fluid you use is water based. If every office assistant used one less bottle of correction fluid per year the savings could coat the White House.
Use postconsumer recycled envelopes. Just 17 workers in an office go through a tone of paper, including envelopes and copy paper, each year. If offices used recycled envelopes instead of envelopes made from virgin paper, each of those 17 workers would save enough paper materials to mail a letter to every one of their 10,000 closest friends
@ the Arts Guild
Vermilion Main Street Arts Guild brings fall colors into their “Autumn Arts Show” which begins on Saturday September 13th. The collection is being shown at the Gallery which is located in the Main Street Vermilion building at 685 Main Street Vermilion and will run through Sunday, October 26th.
Stop in to enjoy the new show filled with all mediums of fine art. Various artists will be at the building on weekends to help you with your selections.
There is no better gift than a piece done by a local artist. Thank you for supporting your local artists.
@ Main Street Vermilion
Upcoming Main Street Events
October 17 and 19 - Bowl-A-Thon, Lake Erie Lanes
October 30 - Ghost Tour in downtown Vermilion
Smiley Automotive Bowl-A-Thon
October 17 & 19 @ Lake Erie Lanes
Bowl for fun, prizes and community! Main Street Vermilion is signing up teams now for our first annual Bowl-A-Thon, to be held at Lake Erie Lanes on October 17 and 19. Register a team today! For more information about the event, see our website at MSV Website, call our office at 440-963-0772 or Molly Romp at 440-541-8268.
Captain's packets are available now. The Smiley Automotive Bowl-A-Thon is a Main Street Vermilion event.
Time to Join Main Street Vermilion!
Whether you are already a member, a volunteer or just want to support our programs , now is the time to join! Main Street Vermilion is beginning our 2015 calendar year membership campaign. Your membership will extend through December 31st, 2015. $35 Individual - $50 Family - $125 Business----Every new member receives a MSV Cling for your car or business! Call, email or stop in to join! You may now pay for your membership online on our website! 440-963-0772, email@example.com
Lighthouse Passports and Stamps now at MSV
Many people travel around the country, visiting lighthouses in each state. Ohio has 19, and Vermilion's lighthouse is now registered with the United States Lighthouse Society. To keep track of lighthouses visited and to earn patches, Vermilion now has available for sale from the USLHS, passports that look similar to United States passports. We also have 2 stamps depicting our Vermilion lighthouse. The passports are $14 + tax. It is free to have your passport stamped. Stop in soon to see the passports, or if you already have one, we will be pleased to stamp your passport with our 2 stamps.
Main Street Downtown Statistics for August:
Volunteer Hours - 986
In kind donations - $1,134
2014 memberships to date: 274 (218 Individual/family and 56 businesses
Thank you for your support of Main Street Vermilion.
Main Street Vermilion is an Ohio Main Street Program dedicated to the preservation of Vermilion's historic commercial and residential district.
Located at 685 Main Street, Vermilion, OH 44089, Phone: (440) 963-0772,
@ Vermilion In Bloom
Hanging Basket RemovalThe hanging baskets are being removed on Saturday, October 4th beginning at 8:00 a.m. Volunteers who are interested in helping should plan to meet in Victory Park.
Fall Wine & Dine Event
There is no Wine & Dine Event this year.
Ritter Public Library will be closed Sunday, Sept. 28 for the Woollybear parade. The library re-opens Monday, Sept. 29 at 9:30 a.m. Access all kinds of library services even when the library is closed at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org. Shop the Clevnet catalog, which gives Ritter cardholders access to the collections of 44 libraries across Ohio, and download digital materials immediately at no cost!
Jazz Up Your Documents
Once you know how to create a document with Microsoft Word, you can jazz it up with special touches! Learn how to use clip art, AutoShapes, WordArt, text boxes and Smart Art Monday, Sept. 29 at 6:30 p.m. at a free, hands-on class in the computer lab at Ritter. You must already be familiar with using Word for this class. Sign up today. Call 967-3798 or go to the calendar at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org.
Make the Most of Your Money
Get great tips for stretching your budget by making the most of easily available coupons. Rachel Krych, the coupon queen, shares her dollar-saving mojo at a free program at Ritter Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 30 at 6:30 p.m.
Start Your Family Tree
If you’ve been thinking about starting your own family tree, now's the time. Learn genealogy basics Wednesday, Oct. 1 at 6:30 p.m. in the computer lab at Ritter Public Library. We’ll show you easy-to-use research sites including Ancestry.com. Ritter subscribes to this valuable tool and makes it available free to card holders. Reserve your seat today.
What Do You Really Know?
Socrates Café is a community discussion group devoted to the Socratic concept that the more we question, the more we learn. The group meets the first Wednesday of the month at 7 p.m. at Ritter Public Library. On Wednesday, Oct. 1, the topic will be “What does it mean to truly know something?” Ritter’s group is moderated by Jarret Pervola, professor at Lorain County Community College.
Read to Rusty
Kids will love to practice their reading skills with Rusty, Ritter’s friendly canine pal who visits the children’s department Saturday, Oct. 4 from 10 to 11 a.m. and Monday, Oct. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Every child who signs up will receive a free prize. Call 967-3798 to book a 10-minute time slot.
Learn a new skill and enhance your employability! We’ll show you the basics of the Microsoft spreadsheet program Excel at a free, hands-on class in the computer lab at Ritter Monday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. We’re using the 2007 version and familiarity with Word 2007 is helpful for this class. Reserve your seat today on the calendar at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org or call 967-3798.
Evening Book Club
The Stephen King classic horror story “Carrie” marks its 40th anniversary this year. If you’ve never read it, now’s the time! The Classics Plus Book Club, which meets the first Tuesday evening of the month, is now reading this title, which is one of the most frequently banned books in U.S. schools. Pick up a copy today and join the discussion Tuesday, Oct. 7 at 7 p.m.
Ritter Public Library is located at 5680 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion. Telephone number is 440.967.3798, website address is www.ritterpubliclibrary.org. Hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-8:30 p m; Friday & Saturday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm.
@ the YMCA
Fall Hours (through December 31st)
Monday - 6 AM to 9 PM
Tuesday - 7 AM to 9 PM
Wednesday - 6 AM to 9 PM
Thursday - 7 AM to 9 PM
Friday - 6 AM to 8 PM
Saturday - 7:30 AM to 3 PM
Sunday - Closed
WORLD'S GREATEST KIDS
RACE Free event! Join us Woollybear Sunday, Sept. 28, for the annual World's Greatest Kids Race. The race is for girls and boys, crawlers up to age 12. Registration starts at 8 AM and the first race is at 9 AM, with other races to follow immediately. The first 200 registered kids
will receive free T-shirts. The top 3 in each race will receive medals and all will receive participation ribbons. Event will be held at the Vermilion High School track.
4th ANNUAL DINNER SHOW FEATURING GATLIN
Friday, October 24, 5:30-10:00 pm, at German's Villa. Tickets $30 per person, available at
the YMCA. Balloon Raffle for a 1-week stay at a Gatlinburg, Tennessee Condo! Balloon raffle, 50/50 raffle, plus liquor basket raffle. Proceeds from this event benefit the YMCA Scholarship Fund.
ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS (AOA)
The Vermilion Family YMCA Active Older Adult (AOA) Program has something for everyone! We offer 3 different types of classes, with offerings every day, Monday through Friday, plus lots of social events like potlucks, health talks, crafting, trivia, and even a holiday choir! To learn more, contact AOA Coordinator Lori Depietro at 614-787-1898 or call the YMCA
directly at 440-967-4208.
Accepting registration for openings in the toddler and preschool full day programs.
Accepting registration for openings in the Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 9 am-12pm, 4 and 5 yr old preschool class. Fee: $31.25 per week. Accepting registration for openings in the Kindergarten thru 5th grade Before and After School Program.
Halloween Fun Fair
October 24, 6:30- 8 pm. Bring your child in their costume. They will play carnival games and win treats. Buy tickets at the door for .25 cents or 5 for $ 1.00. Hot dogs, chips and drinks for
refreshments. Cookie decorating. Child Care is looking for donations of bags of individually wrapped candies for our fun fair. Please drop your donations off at the Members Service desk and ask them to place in Child Care mailbox.
YOUTH SPORTS NEWS
Sports Skills Classes: New session begins October 13. Have fun while are free for Family Plus and Family Members. Program Members $40.
Ages 3-5 Tuesdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Tuesdays 5:30-6:00. Include dribbling, passing, scoring, and more.
Ages 3-5 Wednesdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Wednesdays 5:30-6:00. Includes dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense.
Ages 3-5 Thursdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Thursdays 5:30-6:00. Learn basic skills in basketball, soccer, football, hockey, and more.
Come meet our new instructor, Tracy Smith. Along with enthusiasm and passion for
gymnastics, Tracy has an extensive background as a competitive gymnast. Classes will begin on October 13th through November 16. Preschool (ages 3-5), Tuesday at 5:00 pm. Beginner (ages 5-8) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00 pm. Beginner (ages 9+) Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm. Advanced (ages 5-8) Mondays and Wednesdays at 6:00 pm. Advanced (ages 9+) Mondays and Wednesdays at 7:00 pm. All classes are 45 minutes. Member Plus $15/Member
October 13-November 16. Progressive (ages 5-7)
Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 pm. Progressive (ages 8+)
Monday and Wednesday at 6:00 pm. Sparring (Advanced)
Monday and Wednesday at 6:40 pm. All classes are 30
minutes. Member Plus $32/Member $32/Program $44.
Jr. Cavs Basketball
Boys and girls ages 3-12. One practice per week, games on Saturdays. Brand new Jr. Cavs jersey included. Includes one free Cleveland Cavaliers ticket (game TBD), and annual Healthy Kids Day at the 'Q'. Registration deadline Oct. 13. Skill assessments week of Oct. 20. First practice Oct. 25 and second practice week of Oct. 27. Games Nov. 1 through Dec. 13. Member Plus $25/Member $45/Program Member $65.
Youth Volleyball League
Boys and girls ages 7-12. One practice a week, games on Saturday afternoons. Registration deadline Oct. 20. First team practice Oct. 25, second practice week of Oct. 27. Games Nov. 1 through Dec. 13. Member Plus $10/Members $15/Program Member $20.
MOMMY AND ME
The YMCA now offers a Mommy and Me class every Tuesday from 10:20-10:50 am. Let's get moving and fit together.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
September 28 - Woollybear World's Greatest Kids Race
October 24 - Gatlin Dinner Show
October 24 - Halloween Fun Fair
Check out our website at http://www.clevelandymca.org/ . "Like" us on Facebook! The Vermilion YMCA is located at 320 Aldrich Road, Vermilion, OH 44089. Phone 440.967.4208, web site is www.www.clevelandymca.org/branches/vermilion/.
For information on the clubs and
organizations of Vermilion, visit the ORGANIZATIONS PAGE
of Vermilion Online News
located at the top of this page.
@ Vermilion Local Schools
Prom to Dawn Announcement
Every Senior student is asked to drop off at least one 12 pack of pop or water to Melissa Rindfleisch’s house or Monroe Naill’s house ASAP for the Woollybear Parade on Sunday, September 28. This is one of our biggest money days. PLEASE HELP! Extra donations of pop and water are appreciated! Our parents are parking cars for us. We need all available Senior Students to help sell pop/water or to face paint. The more we sell, the better OUR Prom-to-Dawn event will be!
Administration Office Moves to Vermilion High School
The administrative offices have officially vacated the Valley View location and are settled in at Vermilion High School. Visitors should enter the building through the VHS main entrance. The door to the administration area is on the right side of the vestibule. Phone numbers to reach the office are the same. Please call 440-204-1700. The address for the new Administation office is:
Vermilion Local School District, 1250 Sanford Street, Suite A, Vermilion, OH, 44089.
- See more at: http://www.vermilionschools.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=40GP0&dasi=33UI#sthash.CcTA9HrB.LRCMHCOe.dpuf
Attention Sophomores and Juniors
The PSAT test will be given on Wednesday, October 15 at Vermilion High School. PSAT is a standardized test designed to measure your ability to do college work, and will give students ideas for colleges they may wish to consider during your senior year. Another benefit of taking the test is gaining experience in answering multiple choice questions, where time is an important factor. The PSAT is also the qualifying test for scholarship competitions conducted by the national Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC). Registration is required prior to the test date. VHS students can register in the School Counseling office, room 109. Cost to take the test is $14.00; please make checks payable to Vermilion High School.
Visit the Vermilion Local Schools website at: www.vermilionschools.org
St. Mary School
Free Monthly Playgroups
Free monthly playgroups for infants toddlers & preschoolers! Friday 9/26 10-11am St. Mary Vermilion Gym. 5450 Ohio Street. Perfect way to meet other families while the children play and develop social skills in the spacious gymnasium with toddler ride on toys! Story, crafts & snacks! Open to the Community! Questions call St. Mary parish office 967-8711. Like us on Facebook for future Playgroup dates "St. Mary School Vermilion." Parents/Grandparents/babysitters Welcome!
St. Mary School invites you to become a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon. Since 1956 St. Mary School has provided numerous children in the Vermilion area exceptional education and the opportunity to thrive in a faith based environment while partnering with the local community. The school continues to provide local area families an excellent option for quality education while providing the fundamentals for children to become leaders of tomorrow.
This exciting event will be held on Friday, October 10th 2014 at St.Mary School. It is a chance for the students to bring their bikes to school and raise money that will directly impact their future education. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to fund tuition costs. St. Mary School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all of your donations will be tax deductible.
By donating to this event, you can help keep tuition affordable for all children. Last year we were able to raise over $15,000 with the help of our corporate sponsors and we received excellent media coverage for the event. We hope you will find a way to help donate to our Bike-A-Thon this year! The various ways to help are included with the attachment of this letter.
You can make a difference! Would you please consider a corporate sponsorship in one of the following areas: corporate level donations, donation items for prizes (bike, bike accessories, etc) or volunteer hours on the day of event.
If you can help us, please call 440-967-7911 or visit http://www.stmaryschoolvermilion.org/.
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Experience the Changes
Come onto EHOVE Career Center’s campus and you’re in for a nice surprise. EHOVE has a new look and it’s already making a difference for the school’s high school and adult ed students. The community is welcomed to explore the new and renovated areas of campus during EHOVE’s Open House on Sunday, October 5 from 10 am-1 pm. All visitors can also enjoy a complimentary brunch and car show.
In the summer of 2013, ground was broken to begin work on a facility improvement project to expand and enhance the career tech and academic facilities. As the project nears completion, the goal remains the same - to provide high school and adult students with the most up-to-date learning environment in the timeliest and most economical means possible for the taxpayers.
High school students are already utilizing the new Science & Technology Building’s state-of-the-art science labs, multipurpose room, classrooms, study areas and labs for the Computer Network Tech, Visual Media Tech and Global Business Management programs. Adult education students in Occupational Therapy Assistant, allied health programs including Patient Care Tech, Medical Assistant, Massage Therapy and Practical Nursing, and Cosmetology will be moved into their new and renovated areas prior to the October open house.
EHOVE staff celebrated a ribbon cutting on September 10 with the Board of Education, Poulos & Schmid Design Group, Adena Corporation, Attorney Chester Sumpter and EHOVE neighbor Glenn Rockwell Sr.
“Today signals the opening of the new EHOVE,” said EHOVE Board of Education President Dr. Paul Lockwood. “The new EHOVE with state-of-the-art facilities for our high school and adult education students.”
EHOVE developed a plan with Poulos & Schmid Design Group of Sandusky to build a structure that connected two existing buildings on campus. The 66,700 sq. ft. new and renovated areas were outfitted with the latest equipment to meet EHOVE’s immediate needs to provide the latest training programs for in-demand jobs right here in our local area.
No new levies were requested to fund the project. The project was funded by the issuance of Certificates of Participation (COPS) in the amount of $7.5 million. The EHOVE Board of Education also set aside $1 million in the Permanent Improvement Fund.
“We’re really happy with the project as a whole,” said Poulos & Schmid Design Group Principal Architect Greg Schmid. “It wasn’t overdesigned so the square foot cost is right in line with similar school projects.”
EHOVE’s utilized a construction manager at risk, Adena Corporation, to manage the project. Adena worked closely with EHOVE, architects, subcontractors and everyone else involved throughout the process. “This project went very well,” said Adena Project Manager Glen Guttenberg. “The results speak for themselves.”
“From the concept to now, it’s impressive that teamwork can make this happen,” said Schmid. “That’s the benefit of working with a construction manager at risk. Key people stay involved in the decision-making throughout the process so it’s efficient. That just makes sense for the project and the budget.”
Local companies, professionals and suppliers were utilized extensively as subcontractors to ensure jobs for local workers. “Roofing, plumbing, glass, doors, concrete, masonry. I’d say at least 75% of the work was done by locals,” said Guttenberg.
Several of the subcontractors’ employees who worked on the project were EHOVE alumni. Poulos & Schmid Design Group Architect Josh Fox is an EHOVE Class of 1998 alumnus. Working on this project helped him get registered, a process where candidates are assessed on their knowledge and skills in the career field.
Attorney Chester Sumpter assisted EHOVE’s facility improvement project by providing selection of project delivery method, document preparation, contract negotiation, preparation, review and consultation, and general legal counsel.
The Glenn Rockwell Family Farm has been EHOVE’s neighbor over forty years. Glenn Rockwell Sr. allowed EHOVE to acquire a strip of adjoining property to create an access road. This prevented traffic disruption and ensured safe movements between buildings for students and staff. Upon completion of the project, the access road will become a looped service road named in Rockwell’s honor.
Photos documenting the process since the groundbreaking to the ribbon cutting are available at www.Facebook.com/EHOVEworks. A full history of the project is available at www.EHOVE.net. More information is also available by calling (419) 499-4663.
@ Vermilion Lions Club
People who want to help the Vermilion Community! The Vermilion Lions Club is looking for a few good men and women to join our club. As a Lions club member, you’ll join a local group of service-minded men and women who are volunteering to support the Vermilion Community every day. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International – a respected international organization – a leader in your local community and a friend to people in need. If you have any questions contact any member, or Aaron Dunn at: 440-666-6253. Ask about our Membership Night on October 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm.
Order Sweetest Day Roses Now
Sweetest Day is fast approaching, October 18th. The Vermilion Lions Club is selling RED ROSES for $15.00 per dozen. Contact any Vermilion Lions Club Member or Aaron Dunn at 440-666-6253. Roses will be available on October 16th and 17th.
The Vermilion Lions Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at The Nest Restaurant Banquet Room, 3701 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion.
Address: P.O. Box 94, Vermilion, Ohio 44089
3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
440.967.1770 for reservations & info
Halloween Costume Ball
Saturday, October 25th, Doors open at 5:30 pm
Tickets $25 per person, Cash Bar available
Featuring the Swing City Band
Make your reservations now for this fabulous Halloween Costume Ball. Don't miss out on this Spooktacular evening!
Annual Fall/Holiday Craft Show
Saturday, November 8th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost is $2.00 admission or a non-parishable good to be donated to the local food pantry.
German's Villa to Host Billy Dean Concert
CMA Award Winner, Country Western Night
Saturday, November 22nd, Doors open at 5:00 pm
Tickets are $40 per person, includes buffet dinner and acoustic solo concert by Country Music Award winner Billy Dean. Cash bar available. Tickets are selling fast!
Billy Dean, aka "Billy the Kid" will be bringing his talents north to Vermilion at German's Villa on Saturday, November 22nd.
It is official! God willing, Vermilion's own, Kenny Clark, will open the show for Billy! Billy Dean will be performing an solo acoustic show.
There will be a full buffet dinner including, desert and cash bar available. This evening promises to be an all around exciting, entertaining night out for couples, families and country music fans alike!
Tickets are $40.00/ea. Ticket price includes the show and the full buffet dinner. Stop in at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue to get your tickets or call 440.967.1770. You may also contact German's at firstname.lastname@example.org .
This show will sell out fast! Don't Miss Out! Tell Your Friends & Family! Invite everyone you know! Don't miss this event!
German's Villa is located at 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, phone 440.967.1770. Website is www.germans-villa.com.
@ Paper Moon Vineyards
In Season Hours:
May 1 - December 27th, 2014
Tuesday, Wednesday: 12-5PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12-10PM
Sunday, Monday: CLOSED
11th - OKTOBERFEST (Second Saturday Supper)
8th - PIG ROAST (Second Saturday Supper)
Evening Entertainment, Live Music
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday, September 26th - WE 3- Folk, Pop
Saturday, September 27th - Mark Gridley Trio; Jazz
Friday, October 3rd - Jay Guerrero; Pop, Rock
Saturday, October 4th - Dan Robertson; Pop, Rock
Friday, October 10th - Jim Gill; Folk, Roots
Saturday, October 11th - Classic Trendz; Classic, Pop
Friday & Saturday, October 17 & 18 - JD Eicher; Pop, Originals
Friday, October 24th - Tony Twine; Acoustic Pop
Saturday, October 25th - Lance Horwedel; Pop, Rock
Friday, October 31st - Acoustic Scotty; Blues, Rock, Folk
Paper Moon Vineyards is located at 2008 State Road, OH St Route 60 in Vermilion, Phone 440.967.2500, web sitewww.papermoonvineyards.com.
@ Vermilion River Reservation - Mill Hollow
Activities of the Lorain County Metro Parks; Vermilion River Reservation for the month of September 2014
Sat, Sept 27
Girl Scouts: Habitats
10-11:30am. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Girl Scouts learn about habitats and work toward badge requirements. Please register by 9/25. Easy Hike.
Ice Cream Walk
2-3pm. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Make ice cream while hiking. Easy Hike.
Sun, Sept 28
2-3pm, Vermilion River Reservation
Learn about ways animals camouflage to stay protected in the wild. Also play games while hiking. Easy Hike.
Mon, Sept 29
1-2:30pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Learn jewelry-making techniques and make a bracelet with vintage glass beads. Please register by 9/27 and pay $5 at the door.
Musical Kids Hike
10-11am. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Make musical instrucments and also hike to listen for sounds in nature. Easy hike.
Patchwork Trails Program
7-8pm. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Learn about the history of this project and how to explore the barn quilts of Lorain County. Refreshments provided.
Vermilion River Reservation – Amphitheater / Carriage Barn:
51211 North Ridge Rd. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 QUESTIONS?
Contact Jannah at (440) 967-7310 - email@example.com, or Aimee at (440)949-5200 ext. 225 - firstname.lastname@example.org
@ Schoepfle Garden
Activities of the Lorain County Metro Parks; Schoepfle Gardens for the month of October 2013.
Sun, Sept 9/28
2-3pm, Schoepfle Gardens, Visitor Center
Last rides of 2014 along with a fun craft and activities.
Schoepfle Gardens is a part of the Lorain County Metro Parks systems and is located at 11106 Market Street, Birmingham, OH 44816. Phone is 440.965.7237. Web site address is http://metroparks.cc/schoepfle_garden.php
@ Erie MetroParks
September 2014 Public Programs and Events
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES, SESSION 1
Sat, Sep 27, 10am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Families will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Those who have previous instruction are welcome as well. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 5 families.
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES, SESSION 2
Sat, Sep 27, 11am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Families will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Those who have previous instruction are welcome as well. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 5 families.
ARCHERY FOR YOUTH
Sat, Sep 27, 12:45pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet in front of the Frost Center. This class is for youth ages 8-17 who would like to learn archery or who have had previous instruction with Erie MetroParks. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 10.
ARCHERY FOR ADULTS
Sat, Sep 27, 2pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Avenue, Huron. Meet in front of the Frost Center. This class is for adults who want to learn archery or who have previous experience. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 10.
YOGA IN THE PARK
Tue, Sep 30, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Stretch your body and calm your mind in our 6 week yoga pilot program! Certified yoga instructor, Mallory Saunders, will lead us through an hour long vinyasa yoga session. Great for beginner and intermediate level participants. Bring a mat or blanket. Please dress for the weather; session will be held indoors if we experience inclement weather. $5 per person at the door per session.
October 2014 Public Programs and Events
Wed, Oct 1, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing email@example.com. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
EAST BAY MORNING KAYAK FLOA
Wed, Oct 1, 10am. East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Eagle Point Boat Launch, 3819 Cleveland Rd (SR 6), Sandusky, Meet at the Eagle Point boat launch for a morning kayak paddle on the East Bay and Putnam Marsh area. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required, limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. Please register separately under “Kayak Paddle Craft Owner.”
KNIT IN NATURE
Thu, Oct 2, 6pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet us in front of the Frost Center with your camping chair and knitting bag for knitting and plarning in nature. This will be the last Knit in Nature of 2014 so if you have been thinking about joining us, now is the time. There will be a few knitting pros with us to help you perfect your stitch. All fiber artists welcomed. Meet up. Registration not required.
Sat & Sun, Oct 4 & 5, 11am – 5pm, Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron—Don’t miss the best family festival in Erie County!! Two days of fun-packed activities for everyone—Firelands Pioneer Power Assn. Tractor & Engine Display, children’s pedal-pull, Back to the Wild display, Petting Zoo with the Ohio Horseman’s Council of Erie County, food and craft vendors, Sandusky Children’s Museum activities, MetroParks Nature tent, hay rides, and much, much more!!
Tue, Oct 7, 10:30am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet us at the Frost Center and get ready to explore. Using a baby backpack is a great way for parents to get outside and for baby to discover his natural world. We will enjoy the sights and smells of fall. Your little ones will love crunching in the fall leaves. We will read a story and then take a hike in the park. Older siblings are welcome. Ages 0-3 years, registration required, limit 10.
HAYRIDE FOR SENIORS & FAMILY, SESSION 1 OR 2
Tue, Oct 7, 1:45pm or 2:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet in the parking lot between Shelters 2 & 3. Enjoy the fresh air as we ride through the meadows at Osborn MetroPark. Registration required, limit 18 per session.
YOGA IN THE PARK
Tue, Oct 7, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Stretch your body and calm your mind in the last of our 6 week yoga pilot program! Certified yoga instructor, Mallory Saunders, will lead us through an hour long vinyasa yoga session. Great for beginner and intermediate level participants. Bring a mat or blanket. Please dress for the weather; session will be held indoors if we experience inclement weather. $5 per person at the door per session.
Wed, Oct 8, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
HAYRIDE FOR SENIORS & FAMILY, SESSION 1 OR 2
Wed, Oct 8, 1:45pm or 2:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet in the parking lot between Shelters 2 & 3. Enjoy the fresh air as we ride through the meadows at Osborn MetroPark. Registration required, limit 18 per session.
JUST ABOUT HORSES AND DONKEYS
Wed, Oct 8, 6pm, The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Avenue, Huron, across from Osborn MetroPark. Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them. Learn about health, safety, grooming, and more. Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8 & up, registration required by October 6, limit 8.
FULL MOON KAYAK FLOAT
Wed, Oct 8, 8pm. The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan. Meet at the canoe equipment shed, first parking lot at bottom of hill, for a moon lit paddle on the Huron River. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required, limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. Please register separately under “Kayak Paddle Craft Owner.”
FALL FOLIAGE HIKE
Thu, Oct 9, 10am, Edison Woods MetroPark, 10186 Ceylon Rd, Berlin Heights. Mother Nature paints such a beautiful picture during fall and it seems to go by so fast so let’s get out there and enjoy it. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration not required. MEET UP
HAYRIDE FOR SENIORS & FAMILY, SESSION 1 OR 2
Thu, Oct 9, 1:45pm or 2:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet in the parking lot between Shelters 2 & 3. Enjoy the fresh air as we ride through the meadows at Osborn MetroPark. Registration required, limit 18 per session.
FALL FOLIAGE HIKE
Thu, Oct 9, 6pm, Castalia Quarry MetroPark, 8404 SR 101 (Sandusky Clyde Rd), Castalia. Mother Nature paints such a beautiful picture during fall and it seems to go by so fast so let’s get out there and enjoy it. Dress for the weather and wear comfortable shoes. Registration not required. MEET UP
PHOTOGRAPHY ADVENTURE HIKE
Tue, Oct 14, 6:00pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn how to take great nature snap shots with our resident “Camera Guy” and photography instructor, Bill Hilty. Join us for a presentation about technique followed by a nature hike to try out your newly acquired skills. Ages 16 and up. Rain day: October 21, 6pm
Wed, Oct 15, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing email@example.com. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
EARLY EVENING KAYAK FLOAT
Thu, Oct 16, 4pm, The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13, Milan. Meet at the canoe equipment shed, first parking lot at bottom of hill, for a paddle on the Huron River. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required, limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. Please register separately under “Kayak Paddle Craft Owner.”
KIDS NATURE CLUB, FISHING
Sat, Oct 18, 10am, James H. McBride Arboretum, One University Dr., Huron. Join us for our Kids Nature Club, where kids will have the chance to participate in a variety of nature and outdoor programs once a month. This month recreation and wildlife experts will demonstrate how to tie fishing knots and fish alongside you. See who can catch the biggest fish. 4th – 6th graders welcome, $10 per child for entire year.
ARCHERY FOR ADULTS
Sat, Oct 18, 1pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Avenue, Huron. Meet in front of the Frost Center. This class is for adults who want to learn archery or who have previous experience. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 10.
OUTDOOR YOUTH ARCHERY
Sat, Oct 18, 2 pm, Osborn MetroPark, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet at the Frost Center for an afternoon of archery. Participants may bring their own bow. Ages 8-17, registration required, limit 10.
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES, SESSION 1 or 2
Sat, Oct 18, 3:30pm or 4:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Families will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Those who have previous instruction are welcome as well. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 5 families per session.
FISHING AT JAMES H. MCBRIDE ARBORETUM
Sun, Oct 19, 2pm, James H. McBride Arboretum, One University Dr., Huron. Bring your own bait and fishing pole to the Arboretum for an afternoon of fishing. This program is open to all ages. You must have a fishing license if required. (Fishing is only permitted during an Erie MetroParks program) Registration required, limit 20.
PARK PALS- PUMPKIN PARTY
Mon, Oct 20, 10:30am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Halloween is almost here so let’s go pumpkin crazy. We will dissect a pumpkin and take a closer look at all the ooey, gooey goodness inside. Learn about how a pumpkin grows; read some fun pumpkin books and much more. Your child is welcome to dress in his or her Halloween costume! PARK PALS (PRESCHOOLERS ACTIVELY LEARNING SCIENCE) is a program designed for ages 3-6 with an accompanying adult. It is free and open to the public. Each program lasts approximately 45 minutes. Registration is required, limit 15.
Tue, Oct 21, 10:30am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Erie Room, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet us at the Frost Center and get ready to explore. Using a baby backpack is a great way for parents to get outside and for baby to discover his natural world. During this Nature Baby we will explore the four seasons and discover how animals prepare for the upcoming winter. We will read a story and then take a hike in the park. Older siblings are welcome. Limit 10. Ages 0-3 years. This will be our last Nature Baby until the warmer weather returns.
ART IN THE PARK, JEWELRY
Tue, Oct 21, 6pm. Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn the art of wire wrapping, and make sea glass and bead jewelry. $20 fee for supplies. Pay at the door. MEET UP
Wed, Oct 22, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
JUST ABOUT HORSES AND DONKEYS
Wed, Oct 22, 6pm, The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Avenue, Huron, across from Osborn MetroPark. Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them. Learn about health, safety, grooming, and more. Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8 & up, registration required by October 20, limit 8.
HAUNTED PRISON FARM TOUR
Tue, Oct 28, 6:30pm & 7:15pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave. Huron. Tour the grounds and offices of Osborn MetroPark, which was previously a working prison farm for the State. View areas not typically shown to the public and hear never before heard ghost recordings. Be prepared to be scared!!! Registration required, limit 20 per session.
Wed, Oct 29, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing email@example.com. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
Programs and events are subject to scheduling changes. For information or to register for a program, please visit our website at www.eriemetroparks.org, call 419-625-7783 ext. 221, or come to the Visitor Services Department located at 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron OH, 44839, open M-F, 8am-4pm.
@ Grace United
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Meetings are every Monday
5:30 pm Weigh In, 6:30 pm Meeting. Attend your 1st meeting free of charge, bring a friend! www.tops.org
On Facebook – Facebook.com/worshipbythewater
On web - worshipbythewater.com
Grace United Methodist Church is located at 13406 Coen Road, corner of Coen Road and West Lake Road), Vermilion. Sunday Worship Service is at 10:15 am. The telephone is 440.967.5206, church website is www.vermiliongrace.org. The Reverend David Hull-Frye is Pastor.
@ Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church
"Handkerchiefs for Heroes"
Donations are being accepted for "Handkerchiefs for Heroes". "For He orders his Angels to protect you wherever you go." It started as one handkerchief for one soldier...over 6.000 have been sent all over the world! There is no charge for the handkerchiefs, no matter how many are requested. After they are made, they are annoited and prayed over by members of the Harbourtown Foursquare Church. Make donations at Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church, c/o Jane Stanley, 873 State Street, Vermilion OH 44089
Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church, 873 State Street, Vermilion OH 44089. Phone 440.967.5728, website address www.hcfcoh.com . Worship Services 9:00 am and 10:45 am Sundays, Mid-week activities Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
@ St. Mary
Saturday: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Weekdays: Consult weekly schedule in bulletin Most often 8:30 a.m.
Holy Days: Day itself: 9:00 a.m. and 7 p.m.
***Adult Education Classes meet every Tuesday from 9:15-10:15 in the parish office. We will be looking at a video of "Catching Fire, Becoming Flame" starting the 2nd Tuesday in October. Come join us!
St. Mary is located at 731 Exchange Street in Vermilion, OH 44089. Phone 440.967.8711. www.stmaryvermilion.org
@ St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Sunday School meets each Sunday at 9:30 am. We have new classes starting for all ages, including a new Confirmation class. Your child will receive a warm welcome. All are welcome at St. Matthew! Please come and visit us.
Sunday, September 28
Bible Study on Prayer in the Bible led by Rev Dr Karl F Fry - All Welcome. We will meet in the Sanctuary.
Serenity Prayer Time
9:30 am in the Sanctuary. This is a prayer time for adults, guests and Youth. Take a break from your busy week to join fellow believers in silent prayer. A prayer sheet will be available but if you prefer to spend this time in personal prayer that is fine.
"What a friend we have in Jesus."
"Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer"
Men's Bible Study
Thursdays @ 10:00 am. Bible Study is led by Pastor Karl. All welcome.
You can watch some of Pastor Fry's recent sermons at www.vimeo.com/stmattvermlcms
Web site: www.lutheransonline.com/stmattvermlcms
St. Matthew Lutheran Church is located at 15617 Mason Road in Vermilion. The mailing address is P O Box 774, Vermilion OH 44089. Phone number is 440.967.9886, and web site address is www.lutheransonline.com/stmattvermlcms. The Reverand Dr Karl F. Fry is the pastor.
@ Trinity Lutheran Church
Mid-week Adult Faith Conversation:
The Lutheran Course
Thursday mornings 10-11:30 a.m. or Thursday evenings 7-8:30 p.m. Starting October 2 for 7 weeks.
Enjoy the wit and wisdom made popular by “The Lutheran Handbook” as we explore Lutheran faith and beliefs. Each session features a gathering time talk, video presentation by a Lutheran pastor/teacher, and a small group discussion lead by Rev. Leseganich, Pastor of Trinity Lutheran. For more information about this group, call 440-967-4225.
Trinity Trunk or Treat
Saturday, October 25 from 2-3:30 pm (rain or shine)
“Trunk or Treat”, a safe, family event will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church of Vermilion located at 3747 Liberty Ave. (next to NAPA) onSaturday, October 25 from 2-3:30 pm (rain or shine). Free hotdogs and chips will be served. In the church parking lot, children will enjoy fun activities and church members will be handing out candy and trinkets from their decorated car trunks to the afternoon’s trick-or-treaters (12 years old and under, please.) There is no cost to participate. For more information on this event, call 440-967-4225.
Drive Up Chicken Dinners
Drive Up Chicken Dinners will be held the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00 until 6:30 pm for $9.00 each. The chicken dinner includes all sides and desserts. Drive up, we greet you at your car, you pull away with a chicken feast, all to benefit the ministry. Dates for the upcoming months are May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17 and October 15.
Vermilion Soup Kitchen
Serving Dinner every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
Worship & Sunday School
9:00 am Tradition Worship
10:00 am Sunday School for Children & Teens
10:15 - 10:45 am Adult Sunday School
10:45 am Contemporary Worship
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 3747 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion. Mailing address is P O Box 2, Vermilion OH. Email address is www.trinityvermilion.org. Phone 440.967.4225.
@ United Church of Christ Congregational
Opportunities to Serve
Showing God's love through the living of our lives.
Our Mission Emphasis for September is the Neighbors in Need offering of the United Church of Christ as previously noted. Envelopes are in Sunday bulletins, or simply make a check payable to the church, noted in the memo line for Neighbors in Need.
Monday Morning Bible Study
has begun the Catch Fire in 50 Days study. Please keep this group in your prayers as they proceed through this exciting time together.
Monday Evening Fellowship
7:00pm. We will be concluding our study of James next Monday (9/29). We will begin the Catch Fire in Fifty Days study on October 6. Plan to join with us then if you have not yet been part of this faith enriching study!
God is Still Speaking
those who have been taking part are being notified by e-mail of times and places for continued gatherings. If you want to be included, let Pastor Bob know and we'll add you to the list.
The annual Vermilion Woollybear Festival is Sunday, September 28, which means a lot of activity and a lot of schedule changes coming our way this weekend.
Fourth Friday at Karen & Bob's, this Friday, September 26
beginning at 5:00. As always, bring whatever beverage you want for yourself. Lemonade will be available for the kids, along with munchies for all. We will be discussing whether or not to continue this through the cold months inside, or keep this as a summer event.
Friday Night Youth Group
is meeting at church from 5-7:30. Pizza & Pets Party This Friday, September 26. We'll be making treats and toys for cats and dogs. Please bring any old jeans, t-shirts, yarn or anything you think of that might be used to make pet toys. [Friday night Youth Group (hopefully we'll come up with a better name!) is geared towards 8-12 year olds. Younger children are welcome with a parent and older youth are always welcome to help!
Blessing of the Pets Worship & Picnic
Saturday, September 27, 5:00pm. Blessing of the Pets Worship and Picnic in the Pavilion behind the church. Hamburgers, hot dogs and beverages will be provided by our scout troop. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share, along with your own table service. Don't forget your pets!
Woollybear Sunday Worship
Sunday, September 28, Woollybear Festival, no Sunday morning worship. Your Diaconate Committee will be parking cars at Romps as a church fundraiser. Please call Karen Howell if you can help for a few hours that day.
Adult Sunday School News
We're looking to begin an adult Sunday School Class on Sundays at 9:30 at the church. Interested in taking part? Let us know by dropping a note in the CE Box in the kitchenette, or tell Jayne Flemister or Pastor Bob. Please let us know by September 28 so we can begin to make plans accordingly.
Thursday, October 2. Our next opportunity to share God's love by providing dinner for our community is Thursday, October 2 (one week from tomorrow.)
On the menu is Beef Stew. We're looking for donations of rolls (1-2 dozen each) Salad for 12-18 and dessert (for 12-18). Cooks are needed from 1:00-4:30 and servers from 4:30-7:30. Sign-up sheets are in the narthex and fellowship hall, and on the bulletin board by the church office.
Saturday, October 4. Our next opportunity to care for God's creation through the Adopt-a-Highway program is Saturday, October 4 (one week from this Saturday.) We'll meet at the pavilion at the church at 9:00am to head out. Please call Judy Klucas if you can help.
Sunset Shores Retreat Center
Potluck Celebration, Sunday, October 5. 5:00pm, Details to follow. Make a note of the date and make plans to join us.
Catch Fire Study Starting October 6
The Monday Evening Fellowship Group has just about finished their study of the Book of James, and will be beginning the Catch Fire study on Monday, October 6. Here is another opportunity to take part in this enriching, challenging and inspiring study. You will be asked to read, reflect and respond daily, and then meet weekly with others for discussion and support. Everyone is welcome to take part. Book are $10 and available at the church.
Beer With Jesus (and Pastor Bob)
Tuesdays at 8:00pm, Lake Erie Tap House. We met again last night and had a great time together with some lively discussion. If you missed it, we'll be there again next week. In preparation, ponder this quote: "I used to say, 'I am a Christian'. But I think the word Christian as a noun has so many meanings it has lost its potency. I now use the word as an adjective and say: 'I aspire to BE a Christian'. This expresses not only my intention, but also my commitment to a process of change occurring within me." Plan to join us, and bring someone with you!
Fall Peterson Nut Sale is Coming!
The 'Women's Coordinating Committee' will be conducting their annual Peterson Nut Sale from October 5 through November 2 with delivery on November 16. These delicious nut, and candy, and gift item-products make wonderful snacks, gifts, Thanksgiving hostess gifts, and Christmas gifts. It's not too early to look over your gift-giving lists. Plan ahead and be ready for the nut catalog sales in October. Please support one of Ohio's own, the King Nut Company in Solon, OH as well as your Women's Coordinating Committee. Thank you.
DNS Apple Strudels - coming this FALL!
Our annual DNS apple strudel fund raiser has been moved to the fall this year - Saturday November 8th to be exact. Orders will begin to be taken mid October. Cost will still be $10 each. Donations of sticks of butter, extra long foil, sugar and cinnamon can be dropped off in the DNS office anytime.
The United Church of Christ Congregational is located at 990 State Street in Vermilion. The website address is: www.vermilioncongregational.org . The mailing address is
P.O. Box 228, Vermilion, Ohio 44089 and the phone number is
440-967-5212. Church email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the church newsletter email address is: email@example.com
@ Vermilion E & R
(Evangelical & Reformed) Church
The Pastor's Table
The Pastor's Coffee Table will be held Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 11:00 am beginning in September through May at Decidedly Different, 590 Main Street, Vermilion. The Pastor's Table is sponsored by St. Mary's Church and Vermilion E & R Church. Come for prayer or to talk.
7:30 am every Monday
Back room of The Nest Restaurant
Bible Study and Fellowship
Everyone is Welcome!
Ladies Bible Study
Every Tuesday morning @ 9:15
in the Church Library
Mothers of Preschoolers
Meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Childcare is provided
Kid's Boutique is held each month on the second Tuesday from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. Vermilion E & R Church knows that these are trying financial times and the church would like to offer assistance to the families in the community. Free clothing is offered in sizes ranging from newborn through juniors. There is no obligation. All we ask is that a parent or guardian accompany children. The church is located at 752 Grand Street in Vermilion. The entrance to the Kids Boutique is behind the Education Building, which can be accessed from Grand Street or Ohio Street. Clothing donations may be placed in the dock box on the north side of the property by the side stairs.
Worship Cafe, a coffee social time, takes place every 3rd Sunday at 9:00 am.
A Hymn Sing takes place every 3rd Sunday at 10:30 am.
Vermilion E & R (Evangelical & Reformed) Church is located at 752 Grand Street in Vermilion. Sunday Worship services are at 10:30 am, with Sunday School beginning at 9:15 am. Telephone number is 440.967-3559, church website address is www.vermilionchurch.com.
These events were published in
previous editions as an article. They are listed here by date for your reference.
Paper Piece Your
Quilt Blocks on Sept 29
The Vermilion Sit and Stitch Quilt Guild will meet on Monday, September 29th, at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall of the E & R Church on the corner of Ohio and Grand Streets.
Member Mary Wheatley will guide us through the process of paper piecing for making crisp and accurate quilt blocks. As usual, there will be time for show and tell, sharing of quilt projects done or in progress. For information on the Guild, please contact Sandy Neiding at 967-4190.
Nut Sale runs Oct 5th thru Nov 2nd
The UCC-Congregational 'Women's Coordinating' will be conducting their annual Peterson Nut Sale from October 5th through November 2nd with delivery on November 16th.
These delicious nut, and candy, and gift item-products make wonderful Thanksgiving hostess gifts, Christmas gifts and snacks for football season as well as year-round.
Please support one of Ohio's own, the "King Nut Company" in Solon, OH as well as the Women's Coordinating group. For more information on the many catalog items, and to place your order, please call Shirley at 967-6536 or Marilyn at 967-6900.
"Be A Better Board!"
Workshop is Oct.8th!
Make the most of your volunteer experience! Your non-profit group or organization can improve its process and get better results!
Learn to focus on collaboration, design and facilitate planning meetings, develop action plans and organize your follow-up efforts at a special program at Ritter Public Library on Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your seat today by calling 967-3798. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. This program is sponsored by the Ritter Public Library Endowment Board.
Archaeological Dinner to Feature Shipwreck Speaker Oct 9th
In celebration of Ohio Archaeology Month, The Firelands Archaeological Research Center (FARC) Announces the 5th annual Ohio Archaeology Dinner to be held on Thursday, October 9th at 6:00 pm at the Amherst Sandstone Village Grange Hall located at 763 Milan Avenue, Amherst.
Ms. Carrie Sowden, Nautical Archaeologist, will provide a presentation. “The Anthony Wayne: Fact and Fiction.” This talk delves into the history of the disaster that sank the side-wheel steamer, Anthony Wayne, in 1850, killing 38 people. The new boilers mysteriously exploded and it has been rumored that the ship carried gold coins worth thousands of dollars. Ms. Sowden was part of the crew that recently located and explored the wreck off the shores of Vermilion, Ohio. Join us as we discover what is known, what is believed and what facts have emerged from the archaeology field work.
In addition to the talk, a sumptuous, multi-course dinner will be provided that will include many native foods, such as Lake Erie fish or wild turkey, prepared in a modern, gourmet style. The FARC lab, also located at the Amherst Sandstone Village, will be open from 6:00 – 7:00 PM before the event where visitors can see many diverse artifacts that reveal the history of the people that have lived in our area for centuries.
Tickets for this event are $18.00 per person and include the lecture, dinner and beverages. Seating is limited so please make reservations early!
Please contact Mr. James Barnes at 440-452-9552 or firstname.lastname@example.org for reservations or visit the FARC website at www.firelandsarchaeology.org (All tickets must be pre-paid in advance — No doors sales available).
Vermilion Community Bus Trips Announces Upcoming Tours Oct 10, & Dec 12
Norm Felix's group, The VCBT, has entered it's seventh season of service to everyone in the Vermilion and surrounding communities with a trip to Windsor on MLK Day. Norm's Group is now working with the Vermilion Knights of Columbus and the Vermilion Family YMCA to provide entertaining and fun bus trips leaving from and returning to lovely Vermilion. As in the previous six seasons, all trips are nonprofit with all proceeds going to local charities.
Where to next?
Chagrin Falls an Autumn Beauty on Friday, October 10th, 2014; and Oglebay Festival of Lights on Friday, December 12th, 2014. All trips are planned for your enjoyment... even the bus rides are fun! Join us on one or more of these exciting trips. See you on the bus.
Please send checks made out to "K of C #4539" to Norm Felix, 1094 Arrowhead Drive, Vermilion, Oh 44089. Remember all proceeds go to local charities.
Cleveland International Piano Competition Gold Winner
Opens Firelands Symphony Concert Season on October 11th
Stanislav Khristenko, one of the most exciting young pianists on the current music scene, will launch the Firelands Symphony Orchestra’s 32nd season Oct. 11 at the Sandusky State Theatre.
Khristenko will perform Rachmaninoff’s passionate Piano Concerto # 2 in the FSO’s opening night celebration, which begins at 7:30 p.m.
Stanislav Khristenko's performances have captivated audiences since his first solo recital at the age of 11. A “poet,” “an architect of great forms” (LeSoir), Khristenko has been praised in media on four continents. The Washington Post wrote, “It was clear that Khristenko knows how to spin a story; his pacing was mature and unhurried, the dynamic range wide, and his fingers exhibited power and sensitivity.” Of his solo recital in Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, The New York Concert Review wrote, “(he) has the poise and intellect of a seasoned performer.”
Khristenko has appeared as a soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra of Belgium, and with orchestras and symphonies in Berlin, Hong Kong, Moscow, Phoenix, Cleveland, Arkansas and Northwest Florida. His solo appearances include Weill Hall at Carnegie Hall, Schubertsaal in Vienna, and Phillips Collection in Washington.
Khristenko has won top prizes at some of the most prestigious international piano competitions. In 2013 alone, he won first prizes at the Cleveland International Piano Competition and the Maria Canals International Music Competition, and was named fourth laureate at the Queen Elisabeth Competition. He was also a recipient of the Emil Gilels Award of the Mstislav Rostropovich Foundation and a Russian Performance Art Foundation Award.
In addition to Rachmaninoff, the FSO program will feature Ottorino Respighi’s Pines of Rome and The Sorcerer’s Apprentice by Paul Dukas. Audience members are invited to the free “Conversation with the Conductor” at 6:30 p.m., one hour before the concert, at the Sandusky State Theatre.
Firelands Symphony Orchestra Subscription Series tickets offer great value on a six-concert package. First-time subscribers save 50% off single ticket prices. Series subscriptions are only $91 for gold seating, $82 for silver seating and $37 for students with a school ID. A Pick 3 subscription is available for three or more concerts for $27 per concert. Regular single event tickets are $29 for gold and $26 for silver; students with a school ID are admitted free for balcony seats.
Tickets are available at the Sandusky State Theatre box office by calling 419-626-1950 or toll free 1-877-626-1950 or by accessing the secure website at www.sanduskystate.com.
BPW Business Women's Week Speaker is Marcy Kaptur on October 15th
Vermilion Business & Professional Women announces the annual National Business Women's Week (NBWW) presentation with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur as the guest speaker.
This year NBWW is recognizing extraordinary U.S. Women Senators and Representatives. They are leaders in the workplace who demonstrates how important it is to work together and be willing to reach across the aisle and do the hard work necessary to craft a compromise.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur represents Northern Ohio's 9th Congressional District and is currently serving her 16th term in the US House of Representatives, having served since 1983. The district includes Cuyahoga, Erie, Lorain, Lucas, and Ottawa counties. She is the most senior woman in the House and the longest serving woman from Ohio History. Congresswoman Kaptur ranks 17th in seniority among 435 members of the 113th Congress.
NBWW also gives VBPW an opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements of local business women who have continually made contributions to the community. VBPW will be awarding a community member with "Woman of the Year" during this year's event.
This event will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at German's Villa 3330 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, OH at 6:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now from any BPW member, at German's Villa, and at Decidedly Different or by contacting Nancy Ostrander at 440-967-1284. Tickets are $25.00 for a Buffet Dinner with a cash bar. An auction will be held with proceeds going to Graces Kitchen, and a 50/50 Raffle to raise funds to send a high school junior to Buckeye Girls State in June 2015.
Bowl-A-Thon set for
October 17 & 19!
Main Street Vermilion, in partnership with Smiley Automotive, is inviting everyone-all ages, business, families, neighborhoods, friends and organizations-to join in a fun event to benefit Main Street which brings programs and project to the community including Vermilion in Bloom, Historic Lighting, the Vermilion Triathalon and Arts Guild, to name a few.
The Bowl-A-Thon will be Main Street Vermilion's largest fundraiser, and Main Street has announced that Smiley Automotive has enthusiastically stepped forward as the title sponsor. "I think Vermilion is a nice town, and I would like to see it continue to grow," said Jeff Smiley, president of Smiley Automotive. "It's a privilege on our behalf to be asked to be a part of this."
JoAnn Howley, president of Main Street Vermilion and chairperson of the event said that the intent is to engage the entire community in a lively and memorable event. "Everyone can join," she said, "whether you are a skilled professional or a rank beginner. There will be contests, games, food, 50/50 raffle and great prizes."
Participants form teams of six where each member is asked to raise a minimum of $100 - a total of $600 a team. There will be free food and soft drinks at the event, which will take place on October 17 and 19, 2014 at Lake Erie Lanes, Vermilion. Participants can decide which of the two days they want to bowl. Teams that meet their team goal of $600 will be eligible for cash prizes for top male and female bowler, highest combined team score and the team that raises the most donations.
Team Captains can find the Team Captain Handbook, a detailed explanation of the event including all necessary forms, at the Main Street office or as a download from its website (www.mainstreetvermilion.org). Once completed, it can be forwarded it to Molly Romp, Team Building chairperson, or Linda Tallitsch, Executive Director of Main Street. Teams have until October 3rd to raise and collect donations. Deadline to register teams is August 1, 2014. Not a bowler? There are other ways to participate. "Sponsoring a team or a player is another simple way to be involved and connect with our community," said Howley. "Our goal is to raise $25,000 which will allow Main Street to continue serving our community in many different and wonderful ways."
There are multiple cash prize categories to compete for as well as host of other prizes that will be posted on the Smiley Automotive Bowl-A-Thon Facebook page. "LIKE" the page and keep up with the latest announcements. Participants can also go to www.mainstreetvermilion.org for the same information and by providing an email address anyone can receive regular updates on news and the progress of the event.
All funds raised will be invested back into Main Street Vermilion, he only local professional organization to focus on tourism, business growth, economic development, beautification, health and fitness, and historic revitalization. For more information, contact Molly Romp, Team Building chairperson, (440) 541-2510, email@example.com; or Linda Tallitsch, Executive Director of Main Street Vermilion, (440) 963-0772, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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