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EDITION OF VON
October 17 - 23, 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.
At A Glance...This Week
Today, Oct 17:
~ Terror in the Field Corn Maze, 7-11 pm
~JD Eicher @ Paper Moon Vineyards, 6-9 pm
Sat. Oct 18:
~ Arts Guild Autumn Art Show & Sale, Gallery Open 12:00 Noon - 4:00 pm
~JD Eicher @ Paper Moon Vineyards, 6-9 pm
Tues Oct 21:
~Grace's Kitchen, Free Hot Meal, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:30 - 7:00
~Homeless Outreach Drop-Off @ VOL Clubhouse, 3-6 pm
~Decorating from your garden w/Master Gardener Mary Strayer, Ritter Public Library, 6:30 pm
~Vermilion Education Foundation Dinner, 6:00 pm, Chez Francois
Wed Oct 22:
~MOPS, Vermilion E & R Church, 9:30 am- 11:30 am
~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!
Vermilion Area Harvest Happenings
Listed below are Harvest & Halloween 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.
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
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
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.
St. Matthew Church Holding Pre-Christmas Rummage Sales
Re-purposing items is definitely in style and St. Matthew Church is offering three weeks of "Pre-Christmas Rummage Sales" on Saturdays, October 18th and 25th and November 1st. Stop at out the church and brighten your holiday decorations with some gently used items at discounted prices.
The church is located at 15617 Mason Road in Vermilion. Hours for the sales will be 10:00 am to 1;00 pm each day.
Vermilion Education Foundation
is Tuesday Evening
The Vermilion Education Foundation will be holding their annual fundraiser coming up on Tuesday, October 21st at 6:00 pm at Chez Francois. The cost for the night out is $75.00, which includes your dinner at Chez and a donation to the Foundation. The money is used to fund grant requests from all teachers in the Vermilion school district as well as St. Mary's. Each year at the beginning of school, teachers are asked to apply for grants which will help to fund extras such as field trips, equipment for classrooms, and any other worthy requests which are not already funded. These requests are for academic endeavors. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
October is National Bullying Awareness Month
On Wednesday, October 22nd, Vermilion Local Schools will celebrate "Unity Day 2014." The theme for this year is: "Make it ORANGE and make it end! Unite Against Bullying!"
All students are asked to dress in ORANGE on Unity Day to show their support, hope and unity against bullying. We are also asking student to share their support for Unity Day on Twitter or Facebook.
- See more at: http://www.vermilionschools.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx?iid=4UPII&dasi=33UI#sthash.fVJi1iHL.dpuf
The Vermilion E&R Church MOPS "Mothers of Preschoolers" Group would like to invite you to join them for their monthly meetings and playgroup at E&R Church located at 752 Grand St. in Vermilion.
The next MOPS meeting will be held Wednesday, October 22nd from 9:30-11:30 am. MOPS brings together mothers to discuss mom topics, build faith, create friendships, and have fun! Free childcare provided. For more information on MOPS and to get in contact with our group, please visitwww.MOPS.org.
From Around the World...A Wine Tasting Benefit
The Vermilion News Print Shop Museum will be hosting a wine tasting event on Saturday, November 8th from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the museum which is located at 727 Grand Street in Vermilion.
The fund raiser is to support the Museum's efforts to preserve and educate the public in the manner which early weekly newspapers were published. Funds are needed to replace the valves on the hot water radiator system and for window restoration of the museum building.
The public is invited to attend and view original printing presses, newspapers, photos, books, posters, and more that were printed by the Vermilion News from 1905 until 1964.
Tickets are $25 in advance and may be purchased by sending your check to Vermilion News Print Shop Museum, 727 Grand Street, Vermilion OH 44089. Tickets may also be purchased at the door the evening of the event.
For advance tickets or more information contact Margaret Wakefield Worcester at 440.967.2495 or email@example.com
The Teal Pumpkin Project
This Halloween, FARE (Food Allergy Research& Education) is encouraging communities to start a new tradition that will help make this holiday season less scary for children with food allergies: the Teal Pumpkin Project. This campaign encourages people to raise awareness of food allergies by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters and painting a pumpkin teal - the color of food allergy awareness - to place in front of their house along with a free printable sign from FARE to indicate they have non-food treats available.
The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all.
The public is invited to download FARE’s Non-Food Treats Halloween Poster to show your support at http://www.foodallergy.org/teal-pumpkin-project and download a flyer about the Teal Pumpkin Project and share it to spread the word.
Ideas for Non-food Treats
Available at dollar stores, party supply stores, or online shops, these low-cost items can be purchased and handed out to all trick-or-treaters, or made available in a separate bowl from candy if you choose to hand out both options. Nearly all of these items can be found in a Halloween theme or festive colors.
*Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces *Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
*Bubbles *Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
*Mini Slinkies *Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
*Bouncy balls *Finger puppets or novelty toys
*Coins *Spider rings
*Vampire fangs *Mini notepads
*Playing cards *Bookmarks
Spread the Word
Help raise awareness of food allergies and this initiative during the Halloween season by sharing on social media using hashtag #TealPumpkinProject. Change your Facebook profile picture to this teal pumpkin image, or add it as a badge on your blog!
What’s the Teal Pumpkin Project?
The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to start a new tradition and raise awareness of food allergies during the Halloween season by providing non-food treats for trick-or-treaters, and
painting a pumpkin teal – the color of food allergy awareness – to place in front of their house along with a free-printable sign from FARE to indicate they have non-food treats available.
Halloween can be a tricky time – quite literally – for families managing food allergies because many traditional Halloween treats aren’t safe for children with life-threatening food allergies. The Teal Pumpkin Project is designed to promote safety, inclusion and respect of individuals managing food allergies – and to keep Halloween a fun, positive experience for all. The idea for the Teal Pumpkin Project originated with the Food Allergy Community of East Tennessee (FACET), and FARE is pleased to be bringing it to the attention of families across the country for the first time this year.
What do I do if I want to participate?
Participating is simple – paint a pumpkin teal, pick up some inexpensive toys (ideas can be found on our blog) and download FARE’s sign to show that you have non-food treats to hand out. It’s a simple gesture that can have a big impact. You can also download FARE’s promotional flyer to circulate in your local community so that your neighbors can participate too!
Teal is the color of food allergy awareness.
Are you taking away the traditional aspect of collecting candy on Halloween?
Our goal is simply to ensure that all kids with food allergies are able to enjoy Halloween, an event for the entire community. Trick-or-treaters typically receive pounds of candies and chocolates, and we’re sure they will continue to collect plenty of candy this year. Many kids, whether they have food allergies or not, enjoy the experience of receiving little toys and other fun items that they can keep.
Do kids with life-threatening food allergies actually trick-or-treat?
Yes! Who wouldn’t want to participate in such a fun tradition shared with friends, classmates and family? Many kids with food allergies go out to trick-or-treat just like their friends, but they have come to understand that most of their fun will come from dressing up in a costume. They know they’ll give much of their candy away because it’s not safe for them. We hope the Teal Pumpkin Project becomes a tradition for years to come so that kids will know that when they knock on someone’s door that has a teal pumpkin, they’ll have a treat they can fully enjoy.
Are there any non-food treats that I should avoid?
There are a few considerations when choosing which non-food items to hand out. First, some non-food items still contain allergens, such as Play-Doh, which contains wheat. Additionally, try to choose latex-free items, as there are children who also have latex allergies.
Can I still pass out candy?
Sure – just do it safely! The point of the Teal Pumpkin Project is to make trick-or-treating as inclusive as possible. You can keep the experience safe by keeping your food treats and non-food treats in separate bowls, and by asking trick-or-treaters if they have any food allergies or giving them a choice of which treat they’d like: candy, or a non-food item.
Do kids really like non-food treats?
They don’t just like them, they love them! Finding a unique treat at your house will be a fun surprise. Glow bracelets, for example, are a great option – they are inexpensive, kids can wear them throughout the night, and parents are appreciative because they help make kids more visible after nightfall. Other non-food items, such as pencils and stickers, can be used at home and at school long after candy has run out or expired.
How do I get my neighbors involved?
Print out some of FARE’s flyers and put them in your neighbors’ mailboxes. If you have a neighborhood email listserv, you can send out an email about the initiative, including a link to FARE’s website. You can also reach out to your local library, dentist/doctor offices, schools, or community buildings to see if they would be willing to help you post signs or get the word out. Share information on social media, and post a picture of your teal pumpkins when you have them near your door! Don’t forget to use the hashtag #TealPumpkinProject when you post!
To the Editor:
The Lorain County Metro Parks is a true gem within our community, providing a variety of educational and recreational opportunities to citizens with a wide range of interests and abilities. I have been truly impressed by the extraordinary outreach of the Lorain County Metro Parks to both children and adults with developmental disabilities. Consistently intent upon enhancing the lives of all Lorain County residents, the Metro Parks reached out to Murray Ridge Center to collaborate on the planning of a state-of-the-art inclusive playground at its new Hollstein Reservation site. This park, designed to enable those with significant intellectual and physical disabilities to play and learn alongside family members and friends without disabilities, is a priceless resource for many local families. Through our collaboration on the inclusive playground and other projects, I have seen firsthand how the Lorain county Metro Parks works tirelessly and creatively to serve the entire community.
This November, the Lorain County Metro Parks will be asking voters to support operating costs for its parks. The passage of Issue 8 will allow the Metro Parks to continue its tradition of delivering outstanding services, forming beneficial partnerships, and providing enjoyable and accessible places for the citizens of our county. I applaud the exceptional work of the Lorain County Metro Parks. Please join me in supporting Issue 8 on November 4th.
Amber L. Fisher, Superintendent
Lorain County Board of Developmental Disabilities (Murray Ridge Center)
To the Editor:
The Lorain County Metro Parks is asking us to “Vote Yes on Issue 8” when we go to the polls on November 4th. This is primarily a replacement levy for operation of our county park system, requested only once every 10 years. Our park district has been fiscally responsible to the voters since its inception in 1957.
Our Metro Parks developed from an open space plan written in the late 1950’s. One goal was to preserve woods and wetlands making open spaces and parks available to every community throughout the county. We now have 28 remarkable reservations. Hiking, horseback riding and bicycle trails, the Rose Garden in Lorain and the conservatory at Miller Nature Preserve, Wellington and Columbia Reservations and an observatory, Schoepfle Gardens and café’s for a light meal – we truly have something for everyone. You can walk, ride a tram or enjoy accessible trails. Wherever you are in Lorain County, you are just minutes away from a Metro Park.
I admit to being biased as I hiked many of the early park lands with my father who was instrumental in establishing the Metro Parks. If he were alive today he would be overjoyed at how the park system as grown. All citizens of Lorain County have access to a park close to their own community with more throughout the county. We will always have new trails to hike. I ask you to join me and “Vote Yes on Issue 8” on November 4th.
Leslie R. McGinnis
Johnny Appleseed: An Original American Entrepreneur
By Guest Writer Harry Kierbow
Name 3 of America’s earliest entrepreneurs- and… go. Who did you come up with? Here’s what I’ve got: Benjamin Franklin (disagree? Go fly a kite), Andrew Carnegie (aka the Man of Steel), and Thomas Edison (does that one make a light bulb go off?). There’s one name that I bet you left off the list, though, because I did too before I did some reading. His name is John Chapman – but you probably know him as Johnny Appleseed.
John Chapman was born in Massachusetts in 1774. Despite his roots, he preferred the Jets over the Patriots – OK, that’s not true, just making sure you’re still with me. Since Facebook hadn’t yet been invented, not much is known of John’s early life. We do know that he lost his mother early in life and eventually travelled west from Massachusetts to Ohio where his father, Nathaniel, got him an apprenticeship at an orchard (anyone note the foreshadowing?) and by 1812, John had established himself in this field, working as an “Independent Orchardist” (yes, this was a thing).
Then, in most of our minds, John took off his shoes, put on his tin hat, and walked randomly through the forest planting apple seeds. The real story, though, is more entrepreneurial than that.
It is estimated that by the time of his death the mid-1800’s, John had cultivated over 100,000 square acres of land… by hand. His cultivation methods did not involve the “shotgun approach” either. Taking discarded (aka free) apple seeds from local apple presses, John went west ahead of the expansion of the US – focusing his efforts on the wilderness spanning the states of Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois. His strategy was simple: he anticipated the expansion of the pioneers, went there before they got there, and planted his apple orchards. By the time the pioneers reached his orchard, the trees were mature and ready to be sold or harvested.
Eventually, John would become immortalized as Johnny Appleseed, and be passed down in oral and written American tradition to later generations like you and me – the man, the myth, the entrepreneur.
About the Author: Harry Kierbow is the Online Marketing Manager for Tarkenton Companies and has been published on Social Media Today, SmallBizClub.com, and other online publications. When he's not helping small business owners use Facebook, Twitter, and other social media outlets more effectively, he's probably binging on horror films.
Here are a few ideas to help make your household a little more green friendly!
Entertainment Green Tips
About 1,000,000 vinyl LPs are still sold each year in the United States. So instead of just tossing your old records in the trash,
you may be able to sell them for abaout $10 each. While th eLPs can be put into the recycle bin, recyclint takes a lot more energy than you'll spend dropping off your old LPs at a nearby used-record store.
Download tunes instead of purchasing them at the store. The average price of a CD is about $15, whereas an album download is only about $10. Each month, more than 45 tons of DCs beome obsolete, outdated or unwanted and end up in landfills.
Rend DVDs instead of buying tghem. Depen ding upon how much you watch one, you could save money. The average movie rents for about $4, while the average new dvds sells for more t han $16. You also won't have to worry about contributing to their trawsh pile: 100,000 DVDs and CDs are thrown away each month. If you do own DVDs and want to discard them, donate them to a local library or thrift store, or look for a DVD recycling center.
@ the Arts Guild
Vermilion Main Street Arts Guild brings fall colors into their “Autumn Arts Show” which began 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 25 - Noon - 3 - "Trick or Treat" at the Shouth Shore Shopping Plaza stores
October 30 - Ghost Tour in downtown Vermilion
November 29 - Shop Small Saturday
December 11 - 5:30 - 8:30 - "Light Up Vermilion" Shopping Night
Smiley Automotive Bowl-A-Thon
October 17 & 19 @ Lake Erie Lanes
Bowl for fun, prizes and community! Come and cheer on the teams and join the fun at Lake Erie Lanes this weekend! Teams will be bowling beginning at 5:00 pm this Friday, October 17th and again on Sunday, October 19th beginning at 1:00 pm. For more information about the event, see our website at MSV Website or call our office at 440-963-0772. Thank you teams, sponsors and prize donors! Your support will make a difference in Vermilion! The Smiley Automotive Bowl-A-Thon is a Main Street Vermilion event.
Historic Ghost Tour
Main Street Vermilion is planning a Historic Vermilion Ghost Tour in downtown Vermilion on Thursday, October 30th, 7 - 8:30. This is a guided walking tour through downtown by historian and paranormal Annie Tarpley. Learn what tales our historic buildings have to tell! Tickets - $20, age 16 (with adult) and up A few tickets are still available. Call Main Street Vermilion for tickets: 440-963-0772
Trick or Treat at the South Shore Plaza Shopping Center
Saturday, October 25th from Noon - 3 pm. A safe place for children to come for treats!
Lighthouse Preservation Committee
Love our Lighthouse? Main Street's newest committee, the Lighthouse Preservation Committee, is seeking energetic, imaginative individuals who love our lighthouse. The committee's goal is to raise funds to preserve our lighthouse, replace the Fresnel lens, and educate residents and guests regarding the history of the Vermilion Lighthouse. The committee will be holdidng a fundraiser at Quaker Steak and Lube on Monday, November 10th to benefit the lighthouse preservation effort. 10% of all food purchases that day will be donated back to Main Street Vermilion for the Lighthouse Committee. If you are interested in becoming a part of this committee, please contact Reenie Rak at 850-602-0450 of Main Street Vermilion, 963-0772, for more information.
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! Main Street Vermilion
Shop Small Saturday, November 29th!
Shop Small Saturday is a national program organized by American Express. The goal of the program is to encourage shoppers to support their local merchants when shopping for the holidays. Beginning this year, Main Street Vermilion is the local connection to Shop Small Saturday. Shop Small logo items will be provided free of charge to Vermilion businesses on a first come, first served basis. There will be more information in the near future, but for now - mark November 29th on your calendar and make Shop Small Saturday a part of your holiday shopping plans!
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, www.mainstreetvermilion.org, firstname.lastname@example.org
@ Vermilion In Bloom
The plants and blooms of 2014 are gone...
but the photos and memories will last forever........
View the slide show of Vermilion In Bloom's 2014 Season of Flowers at www.vermiliononlinenews.com/vermilion-in-bloom
@ Ritter Public Library
Excel at Your Library
Improving your computer skills could help you land that new job or promotion. Learn how to use the advanced functions of the Microsoft spreadsheet program Excel at hands-on classes at Ritter Public Library. Learn to use the formula feature in Excel on Monday, Oct. 20 at 6:30 p.m. Plugging in formulas lets you organize your data. We’ll explain how it works and practice with a few simple formulas. Come back on Monday, Oct. 27 at 6:30 p.m. and learn how to transform your data into easy-to-read charts and graphs. Some experience with Excel is required. Call 967-3798 to reserve your seat today or go to the calendar at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org.
Tech at Ten
Get comfortable with technology at one of Ritter’s new tech-users groups. We get together every third Tuesday in a casual setting to trade tips and tricks, cool sites and neat apps. Bring your favorite morning beverage and join us Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 10 a.m.
Master Gardener Series
Master Gardener Mary Strayer returns to Ritter with new and exciting ideas for decorating your home and landscape for the fall and winter. She'll share ideas about how to decorate the frugal way and still look fabulous at a free program Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Basic Computer Series
Start at the beginning and really learn how to use the computer. A new series of basic computer classes meets Thursdays at10 a.m. beginning Oct. 23 at Ritter Public Library. We’ll start with the parts of the computer and keyboarding, then look at creating folders and saving, cutting and pasting, and even the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Sign up today by calling 967-3798.
World Pasta Day!
Who knew? Your favorite macaroni has its own special day – Saturday, Oct. 25. Celebrate with a fun program for all ages in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library at 2 p.m. Let us know you’re coming so we can prepare, please. Call 967-3798 or sign up on the online calendar.
Are you receiving advertising asking you to switch energy providers? How can you make sense of your various options? Zachary Frymier, from PUCO’s Office of Retail Competition, will help you sort it out at a free program Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. at Ritter Public Library. He’ll explain your rights in choosing an electric or natural gas supplier and help you compare wisely. Bring a copy of your electric or natural gas bill.
Just in time for Halloween – we’ve got a monster make-it-and-take-it craft in the children’s department all day Saturday, Oct. 31. While supplies last.
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
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. BBQ Chicken/Pork and all the sides, catered by German's Villa. Proceeds from this event benefit the YMCA Scholarship Fund.
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 0.25 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.
Sports Skills Classes
New session begins October 13. Have fun while learning basic skills in a game-first approach. Classes 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.
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.
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
4th & 5th Grade Fun Night
The first Fun Night for 4th and 5th graders is scheduled for Wednesday, October, 29 from 2:30 to 4:00. Permission forms will be given to students on October 20. Please make sure your child's form is completed and returned to the school as early as possible. Parents and guardians are asked to send snacks and/or drinks prior to the event date. Items will be accepted up to 2:30 PM on the day of the event. We appreciate your contribution!
Sailor Way Ski Club
This club is for 4th-7th grade students who are interested in joining the SMS Ski Club for skiing and snowboarding. Ski Club Advisor Mrs. Bengele will be available during conferences on October 16 in the cafeteria to answer questions about this activity. A parent-student information meeting will be held after conferences at 6:30 P.M. in Room 103.
6th Grade Mohican Outdoor School Trip
This year's trip is scheduled for December 10-12
Payment Schedule as follows:
- First Payment of $50.00 with Registration and Health Forms are due Friday, October 17, 2014
- Second Payment of $50.00 and Medical Forms are due Friday, October 31, 2014
- Third Payment of $50.00 is due no later than Friday, November 14
- Spending money for snacks and souvenirs can be sent to the school to be put in a student account. No money can be taken to Mohican by the student. Check with the school office for additional details.
Parent University - A New Partnership
The VHS School Counseling Department is forming a new informational program called "Parent University". Meetings will be scheduled throughout the school year with informal discussions in areas that relate to students and parents. The first session will be held Thursday, October 23 from 6:30-7:30 PM at Vermilion High School in the Digital Learning Lab (room 807). In this session we will discuss academic issues including grades, transcripts, and the college application process. We will also have a short session on Power School for parents. We look forward to seeing you there! Please feel free to contact any of the school counselors with questions or concerns.
"So You Think You Can Sing"
Come show off your singing talent at the 3rd Annual "So You Think You Can Sing" vocal talent competition taking place in the state-of-the-art auditorium at Seneca East High School. If you can sing and enjoy being on stage to share your gift of music, don’t miss this chance to perform in a regional contest for cash prizes in front of a live audience. The event will take place on Saturday, November 8 at 6:00 PM. Entry fee is $20.00. Application forms can be found online at www.seneca-east.k12.oh.us. Only 16 contestants will be taken for the performance in each category up to November 5, 2014 on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Visit the Vermilion Local Schools website at: www.vermilionschools.org
St. Mary School
Free Monthly Playgroups
Free monthly playgroups for infants toddlers & preschoolers! Friday, October 24th from 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!
EHOVE Adult Career Center's PEAK facility welcomed the public on October 9 to its Open House. Visitors toured the operation and browsed the holiday and yard decorations for sale. One of projects at PEAK involves the participants transforming the donated pallets, scrap wood and glass bottles into a variety of fun and attractive decorations. A catalog of items for sale to the public will be available online later in October.
Considered to be a welfare to work program, EHOVE’s PEAK program puts people to work through jobs at its facility in Fremont, while also teaching them vital employability skills to help them search for jobs, create a strong resume, communicate well and have a strong work ethic. This effort is funded through a contract with Sandusky County Job & Family Services.
Participants spend part of their day in training but another part of their day working on projects. Income generated from these projects helps to offset public assistance funds while also preparing participants to earn certifications like OSHA, IC3 and forklift operator. Johnson says PEAK is now offering online GED opportunities and office training.
Local businesses who have work that can be outsourced can arrange for it to be completed through this program. The facility has plenty of space, a loading dock and equipment necessary to perform many different types of projects for private businesses and industries as well as local government entities. Examples of past projects include cutting and rolling tool box liners, wiring assembly, shredding documents and assembling components.
Businesses who are interested in touring the facility or finding out if PEAK services are right for them are encouraged to contact Business Liaison Tina Schank at 419-355-1750. More information will be available at www.EHOVE.net later in October.
EHOVE Career Center is a leading career tech school in Milan Township. This high school and adult education facility draws students from a variety of locales, and serves multiple school districts as well in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties. Students are given the opportunity to take challenging academic classes in a customized and relevant curriculum to prepare them for a specific career or college, and learn skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. A wide variety of career paths and training opportunities are available for many professions. More information is available at www.EHOVE.net.
3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
440.967.1770 for reservations & info
Model Train Show & Swap Meet
Norwalk & Western RR
Sunday, October 19th 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Model Trains-all scales, model railroad supplies, railroad historical items, books, video, and dvd's. Free parking, operating layouts and display, excellent lunch available, Thomas the Tank engine items.
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.
2014 Safe Harbor Milk Bone Mania Fundraiser
Sunday, November 9th 12:00 Noon - 3:00 pm
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 email@example.com .
This show will sell out fast! Don't Miss Out! Tell Your Friends & Family! Invite everyone you know! Don't miss this event!
St. Francis Animal Sanctuary Spaghetti Dinner Benefit
Saturday, December 6th Dinner served 5:00 - 9:00 pm
Special Guest Appearance Dick Goddard
Tickets $20 pp ** Cash Bar ** Raffles ** 50/50
Pre-New Year's Eve Party
Saturday, December 27th Swing City Band
Details to come
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
8th - PIG ROAST (Second Saturday Supper)
Evening Entertainment, Live Music
6:00 - 9:00 pm
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 site www.papermoonvineyards.com.
@ Vermilion River Reservation
Programs & Events for October 2014
Sat, Oct 18th
Nature App Hike
2-3pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Learn how to use smartphone apps to explore nature! Easy Hike.
Sat, Oct 25th
11a-1pm Vermilion River Reservation
Join trainer Tina Carey for a walk with your dog and optional cook-out following the walk. $15 per dog at door. Please register by 10/23
Sun, Oct 26th
1-4pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Games, crafts, music, cider and donuts, face painting and more! Please register by 10/24, pay $2 at the door per child over 2years. Under 2 years free.
Wed, Oct 29th
10-11am, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Kids learna bout wild animals with scary reputations. Craft and hike. Easy Hike.
Vermilion River Reservation, Mill Hollow is located at 51211 North Ridge Road, Vermilion. Phone 440.967.7310. metroparks.cc.
@ Schoepfle Garden
Lorain Co. Metro Parks
Programs & Events for October 2014
Sat, Oct 18th
Kids Leaf Crafts
1-2pm, Schoepfle Garden, Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center
Use leaves and natural matrials for fall crafts.
Sat, Oct 19th
House and Garden Tour
2-3pm, Tour Schoepfle’s house and garden. Easy Hike.
Thurs, Oct 23rd
2-3pm, Schoepfle Garden
Enjoy fall blooms as we tour the garden. Easy Hike.
Thur, Oct 30th
Garden Tram Ride
10a-1pm, Schoepfle Garden, Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center
See the garden from our tram
Schoepfle Garden is located at 11106 Market St. in Birmingham, Phone 440.965.7237, www.metroparks.cc
@ Erie MetroParks
October 2014 Public Programs and Events
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.
Church of the Open Door
Sunday Worship Services
9:00 am & 11:00 am
If you are looking for a church where you and your family can discover the Adventure of Becoming more like Christ or if you’re just trying to figure out what Church is all about – we hope you will stop by and check us out!
Church of the Open Door - Vermilion Campus is located at the former Vermilion School Administration building at 1230 Beechview Drive, Vermilion OH 44089. If you have questions about our services or programs contact Pastor Bob by email at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about Church of the Open Door visit www.opendoor.tv
@ 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.
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 Worship Services
Thank you to all those who attended the Chili Cook-off on October 12 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church. Our first-place winner was Nancy Konery with her "Fritolicious Chili." Runners-up were Fred Bowers, Rolland Krueger, Nathan Fry and Brett Dickey.
Sunday, October 19 - 9:30am
Getting to know you fellowship time with coffee and cake.
Saturday, November 8, 5-7pm. Tickets: Adult: $8, Child (Under 10): $4. Dinner will include Bratwurst (or hot dogs), German potato salad, sauerkraut, buns, dessert, and hot apple cider. We will also have live musical entertainment from Double Treble (Nancy and John), a bonfire by the garage, and flying prayer lanterns. Take-out available with reservation. All Welcome! Call (440) 967 9886 to make a reservation. Ticket sales end on Sunday, November 2.
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
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
Monday Morning Bible Study
has decided to join with the Monday night Fellowship group since both groups are now doing the same study.
Monday Evening Fellowship
7:00pm. began the Catch Fire in Fifty Days study. and has been joined by the Monday Morning study group in this endeavor. Please keep all involved in your prayers as they proceed through this exciting time together.
Youth Group News
This Friday, October 10, 4:30pm. We'll gather in the church parking lot at 4:30 and then head to the Oberlin Community Garden to hear about this exciting community wide project going on in their town so we'll be ready to discuss the possibility of starting something similar here. God is calling us to make a difference - and with God's help, we will! Then we're going bowling at the Oberlin College lanes and enjoying pizza for dinner. We'll be back around 8:00. All ages are welcome - but if you're under 8 please bring a parent along. Call Jen Bertoni if you can help drive of if you have any questions.
Worship This Sunday, October 19
Texts for Sunday are 1st Thessalonians 1:2-10 and Matthew 22:15-22. As you read from Thessalonians, ask whose faith you "imitate" and what kind of a model you are for others? As you read from Matthew ask what are the things in your life that belong to God, and how do you go about giving them?
Chili Cook-off Fundraiser This Sunday October 19
(following worship). $8 donation at the door. Think your chili is pretty good? Want to find out what others think when they don't know it's yours? Bring a pot full and find out! We'll be tasting, comparing and voting on who makes the best. (Or you can just grab a bowl, choose a pot, dig in and enjoy.) Please bring either a pot of chili or a dessert to share. We'll supply everything else. Come and enjoy.
This Sunday, October 19 (Following the Chili Cook-off) Trip to Lourdes University
We've been invited to visit this unique university in Sylvania, Ohio, which has several buildings and statues commemorating the life of Francis of Assisi and his special connection with and love for animals and how he "lived his light" in service to the poor. We'll be returning around 5:00. Call Jen Bertoni if you can help drive of if you have any questions.
Mission Committee News
**Our Neighbors in Need campaign collected $296.00 - Last call for your donation is this Sunday.
**Vermilion Hunger Walk - Saturday, April 18, 2015 & will involve collecting can goods for the pantry and Salvation Army.
** Our next "LOVE REACHING OUT" Sunday will be April 26, 2015
**Disbursements for October include-
(1) First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Lorain - to help rebuild after an arson fire destroyed their building. $400.00 (2) Salvation Army of Lorain - Toys for Tots Christmas campaign. $400.00
(3) Hope Children's Fund - Kenya in Africa. Orphans from civil wars are given an education and housing. Local Vermilionites established this school. $200.00
DNS Apple Strudel
DNS Apple Strudel
DNS is once again selling apple strudels! You may place your orders at coffee hour or by calling 967-5230. DNS is also looking for donations of items such as sugar, cinnamon, sticks of butter, and extra long foil. If you would like to donate items, please drop them off in the DNS office. Strudels will be made and ready for pick up on Saturday, November 8th. Anyone who would like to help work a shift that morning can sign up at coffee hour or call 967-5230. Thank you for supporting DNS!
Fall Peterson Nut Sale Has Begun!
The Women's Coordinating Committee annual Peterson Nut Sale starting is now underway! Orders can be placed through November 2 with delivery on November 16. Please support one of Ohio's own, the King Nut Company in Solon, OH as well as your Women's Coordinating Committee. Thank you.
Beer With Jesus, (and Pastor Bob)
Tuesdays at 8:00pm, Lake Erie Tap House
Vermilion Chamber of Commerce & Ministerial Prayer Breakfast
Thursday, October 23 7:45am German's Villa, Cost is $6.
Tickets are available at the church or chamber offices.
Please purchase by October 20th
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 email@example.com and the church newsletter email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
@ 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.
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.
Community Flu Shot Clinic Oct 17th
The Erie Co. Health Department is sponsoring flu shot clinics throughout the county during October.
Vermilion area clinics are as follows:
~Friday, October 17th: 9:00 am - 12:00 Noon at the Vermilion YMCA by appointment
Please call 419.626.5623, extension 174 to make your appointment. Be sure to take your photo ID, and a copy of your insurance or medical to the appointment. If the vaccine is for a child, please take their immunization records to the appointment. A parent or guardian must accompany children under the age of 18.
Cash is accepted for payment or the Health Department will bill insurances. The cost of the vaccines are: $15 for children 6 months to 18 years; $25 for adults; $55 for people 65 years and older for the high dose vaccine; $99 for the Pneumonia vaccine.
Please direct questions or concerns to 419.626.5623, extension 358.
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.
Firelands Symphony School
offers “Mini Picasso” Classes Oct 18 - Nov 22
The Firelands Symphony Orchestra School of the Arts is offering a six-week Mini Picasso art class taught by Jana Tobolt on Saturday mornings 9:30 until 11:00 am to students in grades 1-8. Classes begin October 18 and continue through November 22.
Students will create fun and creative projects including painting, sculpture, drawing and more! The total cost for the classes is $85, which includes a $10 supplies fee.
Jana Tobolt has been teaching art classes for 10 years, including sessions at the Tiffin YMCA and Huron summer camps. Jana has a B.A. from BGSU in Art Education. In a recent phone conversation Jana said, “I am beyond excited to be teaching at the Firelands Symphony School of the Arts and hope to share my love for art with students who enjoy it as well. We will explore art techniques, famous artists, and much more!”
Classes will be held at the FSO School at 334 E. Washington St., Sandusky. For more information or to register, call the Firelands Symphony School of the Arts at 419-621-4800.
Community Prayer Breakfast is Oct 23rd
The fall Community Prayer Breakfast will be held on Thursday, October 23rd at 7:45 am at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, in Vermilion.
The meeting is sponsored by the Vermilion Ministerial Association and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. The cost of the meal is $6. Please RSVP to the Chamber Office, 440.967.4477.
2014 Ohio Fair Trade Expo is October 25th!
5th Annual Ohio Fair Trade Expo
Saturday October 25, 2014
At the John Carroll University Dolan Center for Science and Technology
Initiated in 2009, The Expo brings people together from across the state to learn about and become more involved in supporting FAIR TRADE – a model for socially and environmentally conscious consumerism.
Expo 2014 includes keynote speakers, educational workshops, a Fair Trade marketplace with thousands of artisan and food products around the world, and much more! The keynote speaker this year is Chris Treter from Higher Grounds. His company was featured in the recent documentary Connected by Coffee.
Attention Girl Scouts....Be a part of the Ohio Fair Trade Expo program and earn a Fair Trade patch! Go to the Girl Scout page to register today.
Fair Trade in Northeast Ohio - The Fair Trade movement in northeast Ohio has been grounded in the hard work of non-profit organizations and Fair Trade-only retailers for many years. In more recent times it has been advanced by local and national retailers offering Fair Trade certified products and initiatives of local high schools and colleges promoting growth of the Fair Trade market through education and advocacy.
Additionally, the region is home to one of the oldest regional solidarity organizations focused on Central America and Colombia, the InterReligious Task Force on Central America (IRTF). IRTF has been engaged in the Fair Trade movement for 16 years, initially partnering with Equal Exchange for IRTF’s Café Salvador Project. Immediately following IRTF’s involvement in Fair Trade, northeast Ohio became one of the largest Equal Exchange markets in the US, with Heinen’s Fine Foods as the first grocery store chain to offer Equal Exchange products. IRTF continues to be a leader today in the local Fair Trade movement, having co-organized two Northeast Ohio Fair Trade Summits and an annual high school Fair Trade Fashion Show. Schools, congregations, and civic groups look to IRTF when organizing their own Fair Trade bazaars. Equal Exchange developed a coffee blend (North Coast Roast) to celebrate IRTF’s leadership in the Fair Trade movement and northeast Ohio’s commitment to Fair Trade.
Northeast Ohio also has a number of public and private universities with student leaders and campus offices engaged in the work of promoting Fair Trade through consumer education and providing access to Fair Trade products on campus. At Hiram College, located about 30 miles from Cleveland, students and their chaplain’s office have developed an on-campus Fair Trade store that offers students, faculty, and campus guests the opportunity to purchase Fair Trade certified food products and fairly traded items made by artisans throughout the world. In 2007, John Carroll University, nine miles east of downtown Cleveland, initiated a Fair Trade Intern program with financial support from the Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade Fund. The year-long internships empower students to educate their peers about Fair Trade and advocate for increased Fair Trade offerings on campus. The work of the interns mobilized a cross-campus movement that succeeded in getting food service providers to serve 100% Fair Trade certified coffee in the campus dining hall, catered events, and two of the three coffee shops. The interns are continuing to work for more fairly made clothing to be purchased by the university and offered in the campus bookstore.
In September 2009, a group of Fair Trade retailers and advocates organized the first annual Ohio Fair Trade Expo. This day-long event consisted of educational workshops and a Fair Trade vendors’ fair, bringing together 200+ participants from universities, high schools, faith communities, and advocacy organizations from across the state, but especially from northeast Ohio. The event received sponsorship from Catholic Relief Services Fair Trade, TransFair USA, the Fair Trade Federation, Equal Exchange, a number of regional and national Fair Trade retailers, and the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland. This significant event provided a foundation for an initial step toward developing a Fair Trade network in Ohio.
Fair trade traces its roots to 1946 when Edna Ruth Byler, a volunteer for Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), visited an MCC sewing class in Puerto Rico where she discovered the talent the women had for creating beautiful lace and the extraordinary poverty in which they lived despite their hard work. She began carrying these pieces back to the United States to sell and returning the money back to these groups directly. Her work grew into Ten Thousand Villages, which opened its first fair trade shop in 1958 and is now the largest fair trade retailer in North America. In 1949, Sales Exchange for Refugee Rehabilitation and Vocation (SERRV International) began helping refugees in Europe recover from World War II. Today, they support artisans in more than 35 countries.
History of Fair Trade - In the late 1970s, US- and Canadian-based entrepreneurs who defined their businesses with the producers at heart began to meet regularly, exchange ideas, and network. This informal group would evolve into the Fair Trade Federation and formally incorporate in 1994. In 1989, the World Fair Trade Organization (formerly IFAT) was founded as a global network of committed fair trade organizations, aiming to improve the livelihoods of disadvantaged people through trade and to provide a forum for the exchange of information and ideas.
In 1988, as world coffee prices began to sharply decline, a Dutch NGO, Solidaridad, a farmer organization, UCIRI, created the first fair trade certification initiative. Named after a best-selling 19th century book, the Max Havelaar label initially applied only to coffee in the Netherlands, but similar labeling initiatives grew up independently across Europe within a few years. In 1997, these organizations created Fairtrade Labelling Organizations International (FLO), an umbrella organization which sets the fair trade certification standards and supports, inspects, and certifies disadvantaged farmers. In 1997, FLO affiliate TransFair Canada opened, followed soon after by TransFair USA in 1999.
Since 2000, fair trade sales and consumer awareness have increased tremendously, as the range of fair trade products has also expanded. From the early days of lace and home décor, handmade items now include clothing, sports equipment, toys, and other items. From its initial focus on coffee, fair trade product certification has expanded to tea, chocolate, sugar, vanilla, fruit, wine, and much more. In 2002, the first World Fair Trade Day was celebrated to heighten consumer awareness and to strengthen connections among fair traders and interested citizens around the globe. In 2006, IFAT reported that total fair trade sales topped $2.6 billion.
From its early days in Pennsylvania, fair trade continues to move forward across the globe, because of the efforts of consumers, entrepreneurs, non-governmental organizations, and other communities.
Vet to Fed - Federal Job Tips for Veterans Monday, October 27th
Veterans and others job seekers can learn how to find employment with the federal government at the next meeting of Transitions networking group at Lorain County Community College.
The meeting will be held from 5-6 p.m., Mon., Oct. 27 in SP 210. Chuck Bonacci, recruiter at Louis Stokes Cleveland VA Medical Center, will present a special program for veterans. Attendees will learn how to get hired by the federal government, about veterans’ preferences, and other resources to help veterans find employment.
Transitions, a free networking group for area business professionals, is sponsored by LCCC Career Services. Transitions meetings feature short seminars on topics relevant to a successful job search, job leads and support, and networking contacts. The group meets the second and fourth Monday of every month. To ensure adequate seating and handouts, registration is appreciated. To register for this session or for more information about Transitions, call 1-800-995-5222, ext. 4076, or 440-366-4076. Registrations can also be made on line at www.lorainccc.edu/transitions
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, email@example.com.
Vermilion Community Bus Trips Announces Upcoming Tour 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?
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.
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