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EDITION OF VON
February 27 - March 5, 2015
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 2015 that VON will not publish are: April 3, May 25, July 3, September 4, November 27, December 18 or 25, and January 1, 2016.7
At a Glance...This Week
Fri Feb 27
~National Polar Bear Day
~Vermilion-On-The-Lake Fish Fry; VOL Clubhouse, 5:30 - 8:00 pm
~@ Paper Moon Vineyards; Lance; 6-9 pm
Sat Feb 28
~National Public Speaking Day
~Coffee with a K-9, Huggy's Social House, 1:00 - 3:00 pm
~@ Paper Moon Vineyards; Jay Guerrero; 6-9 pm
Sun Mar 1
~National Pig Day
Mon Mar 2
~National Dr. Seuss Day, Read Across American Day
Tues Mar 3
~National Mulled Wine Day
~Grace's Kitchen, free hot meal, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
~College Club, Ritter Public Library, 7:00 pm
Wed Mar 4
~National Hug a G.I. Day
Thurs Mar 5
~National Cheese Doodle Day
~VA Benefits Talk, Kingston Residence, 6010 W. Lake Rd, 11:30 am, Lunch provided
~ Grace's Kitchen, free hot meal, Trinity Lutheran Church, 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Details on these events are in articles below or under the Upcoming Events heading at the bottom of this page, or on the Calendar page of this website.
Fish Fry Tonight!
Vermilion-on-the-Lake famous Friday Fish Frys are back again this year. Perch, chicken and/or a shrimp dinner and dance party happening at the Vermilion-on-the-Lake historic Community Center. BYOB with music provided and there may be a surprise musical guest from time-to-time. Sit on the lake front porch and watch those perch do the electric slide and maybe enjoy a sunset as a bonus! Bring your sweetie, your kids, your neighbors, and your friends or meet someone new at the friendliest fish fry in the county!
Dinners are $15 per dinner platter, $11 sandwiches. Platters include coleslaw, French fries, roll and butter, coffee, lemonade, dessert. Soft drinks for $1. For more information phone 440.967.9504. Vermilion-on-the-Lake Clubhouse is located at 3780 Edgewater Blvd. in Vermilion.
A Little Help for Our Friends
The Giveback Concert Series is a monthly
night of music designed to raise awareness
and money for those in need.
To all 3rd Thursday fans...Last month's Open Mic @ Open Door Vermilion was such a huge success...it is going to become a monthly event.
Because this will always be a benefit, the name has been changed to "A Little Help For Our Friends - the Giveback Concert Series." It is scheduled for the fourth Friday of each month, September through April, at 7:00 pm in the Cafe at the Vermilion campus of Open Door Church. It will remain an open mic format.
Each evening's donations will benefit someone, a charity, or charity event in the Vermilion community. The proceeds from the Friday, February 27th's event will go to support Vermilion students working for Habitat for Humanity.
What a great way to relax, enjoy some really good music and entertainment, and give back to the community! See you there!
Coffee with a K-9 is
The citizens of Vermilion are cordially invited to join Vermilion K-9 Officer Miro to join him for "Coffee with a K-9" on Saturday, February 28th from 1:00 until 3:00 pm at Huggy's Social House on Liberty Avenue, across from Romp's in Vermilion.
Help the Vermilion Police Department to fit their new K-9 police cruiser ! This is important ... You can not put a price taCg on the help these dogs give to police departments in making our communities a safer place for us to live .
K-9 Officer Miro's job responsibilities are vary in duties. Appearances at local schools and classrooms, media interviews, assisting VPD officers with traffic stops, drug search and seizures, missing person searches and much more. Miro is a true asset to the VPD and the Vermilion Community.
Grace & Trinity Hire New Youth Director
Grace United Methodist Church and Trinity Lutheran Church, both located in Vermilion, have hired a new Youth Director to jointly serve their Youth Groups. Faith Brewer was selected by a joint interview team the churches to work with youth in both congregations.
On Sunday, February 22nd, 31 of the kids attended the Winter Jam in Cleveland. The first "official" youth group meeting will be Sunday, March 1st from 6-7:30 pm at Grace UMC. All youth in grades 6-12 are welcome and wanted. All are welcome regardless of religious affiliation.
Plans have also been made for Friday March 13th, when the group will be attending an overnight Youth LockIn in Norwalk. Activities featured for this evening include a DJ, swimming, volleyball, basketball, praise and worship.
On Sunday March 15th the Youth Group meeting will take place at Trinity Lutheran from 6-7:30 pm.
Speech & Debate to Perform
for The College Club
The Speech and Debate students of Vermilion High School, under advisor Devon Snook, will be performing for the ladies of the College Club at their Tuesday, March 3rd meeting. The group meets at 7:00 pm on the first Tuesday of every month at the Ritter Public Library.
It is state tournament time and our own Vermilion Students are ready to perform! Our students have worked hard all year and always give an entertaining and impressive performance, so come and enjoy! Guests and prospective members are always welcome. For more information visit email email@example.com 967-9813 or 967-4493.
Local Students & Parents Invited to Learn about College Credit Plus Program at LCCC
Local students and their families can learn more about earning free college credit while still in high school and junior high at a College Credit Plus information session presented by Lorain County Community College.
College Credit Plus information sessions will be held:
· 6:30-8 p.m., Tuesday, March 3 in the Spitzer Conference Center Grand Room
· 6:30-8 p.m., Monday, March 16 at the LCCC University Partnership Ridge Campus, 32121 Lorain Road, North Ridgeville
· 6:30-8 p.m., Wednesday, March 18 at the LCCC College Wellington Center, 151 Commerce Drive, Wellington
· 6:30-8 p.m., Thursday, March 19 at the Midpoint Campus Center, 50 Pearl Road, Suite 300, Brunswick
Students entering grades 7-12 in fall 2015 are encouraged to attend one session.
College Credit Plus, formerly known as Post-Secondary Enrollment Options (PSEO) or College Opportunity Partnership Program (COPP), allows students in grades 7-12 to earn college credit while in high school for free. Students can enroll in courses offered at LCCC or at their home school and receive dual credit for high school requirements and for college credit. These credits may be used at LCCC or for transfer to the college or university of choice after high school graduation. This state-funded program covers tuition, books and fees.
The College Credit Plus information sessions are open to local students and their parents and will discuss program benefits and cautions, admission procedures and participation criteria.
To learn more about College Credit Plus, visit www.lorainccc.edu/ccp or call the LCCC Marketing and Outreach Initiatives office at (440) 366-4012.
Vermilion High School
Strides of March Run
Organized by the Vermilion High School National Honor Society
& Vermilion Local Schools Wellness Committee
What is it?: The Strides of March Run is a 5k run/1 mile walk on the morning of Saturday, March 14, 2015. All proceeds will be donated to the Vermilion High School National Honor Society and the Vermilion Food Pantry. This is an informal race, but timing will be provided as well as a trophy for the first male and first female runner to finish the run. T-shirts will be given to those who pre-register (register between February 16– March 1). The race will be held in downtown Vermilion.
Registration: Registration for the Strides of March Run will be $15.00 and a non-perishable food item. Pre-registration opens February 16 and will remain open until March 1. People who are not pre-registered must arrive at the site of the race at 8:30 am on March 14, in order to register (those who do not pre-register may not receive a shirt). Registration forms are available on the Vermilion Local Schools website or Vermilion High School Office. *All entry fees are nonrefundable*
Please mail completed forms and payment to: Vermilion Local Schools Operations Department, 1065 Decatur Street, Vermilion, OH 44089. Attn: Denise Zielske. Please make checks payable to: Vermilion Local Schools.
Non-perishables will be collected on the day of the run.
When: Saturday, March 14, 2015
Where: Vermilion High School Football Stadium: 1250 Sanford Street, Vermilion, OH 44089.
Parking will be available in the school and stadium parking lots.
Time: Race begins at 10:00 am with the runners. The walkers will begin at 10:15 am. Everyone should arrive approximately an hour beforehand (8:30).
Other: Profits will be donated to the Vermilion High School National Honor Society Scholar
Fund and the Vermilion Food Pantry. Any donations (monetary or canned goods) will be happily
Award-winning Irish band to
Music lovers are in for a bit o’ the luck o’ the Irish when the exuberant Celtic band The Outside Track stops in Sandusky on its world tour.
This celebration of Emerald Isle music and dance, presented by the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, begins at 7:30 p.m. March 14 at the Sandusky State Theatre.
“Among the top groups in the world. Traditional, creative, and brilliant.” – LiveIreland.com
Winner of Best Group in both the Live Ireland awards and the TIR awards, The Outside Track is acclaimed as a top presenter of the Celtic spirit. A stunning synthesis of virtuosity and energy, its marriage of Celtic music, song, dance is received with enthusiasm around the world.
The five band members, who hail from Scotland, Ireland, and Cape Breton, are united by a love of traditional music and a commitment to creating new music on this foundation. Recently joined by acclaimed singer Teresa Horgan, they blend fiddle, accordion, harp, guitar, whistle, step-dance and vocals with breathtaking vitality.
The Outside Track consists of Ailie Robertson from Edinburgh on harp and vocals, Teresa Horgan from Ireland as lead vocalist and flute player, Mairi Rankin from Nova Scotia on fiddle, vocals and step-dancing, Fiona Black from Ireland on accordion and Cillian O’Dálaigh from Ireland with guitar, flute, step-dancing and vocals.
Widely regarded as one of Scotland’s leading young traditional musicians, Robertson holds some of the most impressive credentials in the Scottish harp world. A five-‐time National Mod Gold Medalist and a BBC Young Traditional Musician of the Year finalist, Robertson’s debut solo album “First Things First” won a Live Ireland award for Best Instrumental Cut of the Year.
Mairi Rankin springs from the hugely influential Rankin family, legends on the Canadian music scene. Influenced by some of the best Cape Breton traditional musicians and instructors, she plays fiddle, sings and step-‐dances, adding her own unique style to this rich musical culture.
From the Scottish Highland village of Evanton, Black attended the National Centre of Excellence in Traditional Music and the Irish World Academy of Music. Her accordion incorporates a range of influences, intertwining her native Scottish style with Irish, Swedish and Cape Breton repertoire, adding a distinctive rhythm and vibrancy.
O’Dálaigh is a multi-‐instrumentalist and step-dancer from County Clare, Ireland. His driving accompaniment style on guitar is mirrored in his dazzling dance steps.
To order tickets, call the Sandusky State Theatre box office at 419-626-1950 or 1-877-626-1950 or access the symphony’s secure website at www.sanduskystate.com. Tickets are $29 for gold seating, $26 for silver seating and $10 for students. A 30-minute “Conversation with the Guest Artists” begins one hour before the performance.
History & Haunts at Gilchrist House Reschedueled
for March 29
This past Halloween, Main Street Vermilion (MSV) introduced an event, the Historic Ghost Tour. It was an evening walk through downtown Vermilion led by Annie Tarpley. Annie spoke to the group, stopping at various historic homes, about the stories passed down through the generations about supposed hauntings and sightings, as well as the history of the area.
MSV has renamed this program for 2015 as History and Haunts; the series will begin
the year with an indoor look at the historic Gilchrist House in downtown Vermilion.
Coming this February is a mid-winter indoor event with Annie Tarpley, Lisa Sennish and company. Learn about the history and haunts of the Gilchrist House, along with a tour on Saturday, February 21st.
Where: Gilchrist House B & B, 5662 Huron Street
When: Sunday, March 29th
**rescheduled from Feb. 21st due to inclement weather
Time: 7:30- 9:00 pm
Cost: $20.00 per person
Appropriate age: 18 years old. 30 guests max.
To register call Main Street Vermilion @ 440.963.0772 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Lorain County Emergency Alert Registration
Click on this link https://entry.inspironlogistics.com/lorain_oh/wens.cfm to sign up for Lorain County Alerts! By signing up, you will receive Lorain County emergency alerts and public service announcements. In the event of an emergency, an alert may be sent to the phone number(s) you provide and/or your email address.
This is a free service provided by Lorain County and your local jurisdiction, however normal messaging fees may apply. To receive text messages to your cell phone, your cell phone must have text messaging capabilities. Notifications are dependent upon external providers (phone carrier, cell phone, email). Lorain County cannot guarantee notifications will be received by the intended recipient. By registering, you will not receive unsolicited calls, and neither Lorain County, your local jurisdiction, nor the system vendor sells the contact number database.
By signing, you will also receive Lorain County Emergency Alerts.
Alerts sent from Lorain County will originate from 69310 for text messages and (440) 000-0000 for voice notifications. Please be sure to save these in your phone book.
If attempting to register a mobile number for both Text and Voice alerts please register the number first for Text and then "Add" another line and register the same number again for Voice.
It’s So Cold You Could Walk Across Lake Erie
98% of Lake Erie is now Frozen
This article first appeared in The National Journal by Brian Resnick. Follow Brian on Twitter.
The NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory is showing total ice cover of 84.4 percent as of Feb. 22, 2015, well above the long-term average and closing in on last year's mark of 92.5 percent coverage on March 6, 2014. This image was taken on Feb. 23.(NOAA / NASA)
February 25, 2015 Let's make this clear right away: In no way is it a good idea to trek from United States to Canada via Lake Erie, which is currently a frozen wasteland of ice, wind, and snow.
But perils aside, is it possible? Especially considering that, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, 95 percent of Lake Erie is now covered by ice. That's an enormous amount of ice: The lake's surface area is around 9,940 square miles.
The hike has been done before. Or, at least, people have claimed to have accomplished the trek, which at its narrowest approach is around 25 miles across. One such account can be found in a 2007 issue of Cleveland Magazine. The author, Dave Voelker, recounts how in 1978 (a year Lake Erie had 100 percent ice cover), he traversed the expanse alone over two days. At night, after his first day of walking over what looked like a frozen desert, he recorded this scene.
The wind had died down to a dead calm, and my thermometer read 20 degrees. The stars were out in full force, and I could see shimmering lights on three shores. Except for the drone of an occasional invisible plane, the silence was complete and overwhelming. It was a peaceful, striking image, and as I beheld the rare beauty of a frozen lake in the dead of night, I felt possessed by a satisfying and impregnable serenity.
It's sounds incredible. But it's also profoundly dumb.
George Leshkevich is a research scientist at the Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory, which publishes daily ice reports. "It may be able to be done," Leshkevich says of crossing the lake. "I wouldn't suggest it."
Those brave enough to cross will find a sheet of ice that varies in thickness, sometimes dramatically. "Leads can form by the wind and open cracks in the ice," he says. "Where the sheets come together they can form an ice ridge. This year, I've heard [ridge] measurements of 8 to 10 feet tall and probably extending the same below the surface of the ice as well. There are a lot of ridges this year in Lake Erie."
Plus there's this to contend with: "There's still shipping that goes," he says.
Other would-be lake-crossers have had their journeys end in tragedy. In 1994, a group of Buffalo, N.Y., area law students fell through the ice and died. "Three promising lives were ended that afternoon," The Buffalo News wrote in retrospect in 2005. "I suspect that they had roped themselves together like mountain climbers, and one falling through the ice pulled the others down." And just recently, two Canadian snowmobilers fell through the ice on Lake Erie and had to be rescued.
The Great Lakes region as a whole is approaching record-level ice coverage: 85.6 percent of the total lake area is iced over (the long-term average winter ice cover is around 50 percent). Last year, the region saw 92.4 percent ice cover. It's possible that figure will be topped this season.
Being the shallowest lake, Erie freezes the fastest. Since 1970, Erie has completely frozen over three times: in 1978, 1979, and 1996. This year could be the fourth.
It's easy to see the appeal of seeing that natural drama up close. Photos of the frozen lakes are stunning. As Leshkevich says of the scenery "it is kind of awe-inspiring."
Arts Guild Offers
2nd Year of Workshops
Last winter and spring, the Main Street Vermilion offered a series of 4 art workshops to the public. The workshops were so well-attended and received that the group is offering workshops this year as well.
2015 Art Workshops
Each workshop is $35; make check for full amount to Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild and mail to 685 Main Street, Vermilion OH 44089. Space is limited, so be sure to sign up early! Lunch is included in the January workshop; lunch will be ordered out for the February and April workshops. Fore more information contact Jan at email@example.com or phone 614.406.1691.
Watercolor Painting with Charles Rowland
Saturday, April 18, 2015 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
@ Tiffany's Flowers in the Old Town Hall, 736 Main Street, Vermilion
This master watercolorist from Columbus, Ohio is well known for his scenes and nautical rendering. http://fineartamerican.com/profiles/charles-rowland.html
The Arts Guild is a Main Street Vermilion Committee. The Gallery is located at the Main Street Building located at 685 Main Street, beside the railroad tracks in Vermilion. Phone 440.963.0772; www.mainstreetvermilion.org or www.VermilionOnlineNews.net/arts-guild
@ Main Street Vermilion
2015 Board of Directors
Jo Ann Howley - President; Dan Martin - Vice President; Jerry Schaefer - Treasurer; Libby Williams - Secretary; Elaine Carlin, Ron Cicerchi, Larry Dickerhoff, Scott Dommin, Beth Eberhard, Judy Kernell, Fred Miggins, Pam Reese, Diane Reinhart, Executive Director is Linda Tallitsch.
History and Haunts Tour of the Gilchrist House RESCHEDULED
This Victorian home, located in the historic Harbourtown section of Vermilion, is chock full of history and "happenings".
When: Sunday, March 29th, 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Where: Gilchrist House B & B, 5662 Huron Street
Cost: $20 per person, age appropriate: 18 years and up.
30 guests, maximum.
Call or email Main Street Vermilion @ 440-963-0772 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Lighthouse Preservation Committee is Selling Wine Glasses
Main Street Vermilion's Lighthouse Preservation Committee is selling wine glasses with the lighthouse logo. $10 each or 4 for $35. Glasses are being sold at the Main Street Vermilion Office, 685 Main Street in Downtown Vermilion. Main Street Vermilion accepts Visa, Mastercard and Discover cards. All proceeds will help the committee maintain the lighthouse and purchase a replacement Fresnel lens.
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) 963-772, www.mainstreetvermilion.org, email@example.com
@ Vermilion In Bloom
Ladies Night - Vermilion in Bloom
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
7:00 - 9:00 pm
Paper Moon Vineyards, 2008 State Route 60, Vermilion
No Reservations Needed!
Vermilion In Bloom's Ladies Nights are fundraisers to benefit the organization and the beautification and planting of flowers, bridge boxes, and hanging baskets that so well glorify the beautiful city of Vermilion. With your $10 donation you will receive a glass of wine (or non-alcoholic beverage) and fabulous food and munchies. You will also be eligible to win wonderful door prizes.
Dr. Seuss Day!
Celebrate reading with your little ones on Dr. Seuss’s birthday. Stop in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library anytime Monday, March 2, the birthday of author Theodor Geisel. Enjoy a fun make-and-take craft while supplies last and check out a book or two.
The Friends of Ritter are volunteers dedicated to promoting reading and supporting library programs. The board meets every first Tuesday of the month at 2 p.m. President this year is Karylle Wetzler, vice president is Pam Reese, treasurer is Sereta Vallo and secretary is Marilyn Brill. Other board members include Lois Arnold, Phyllis Nabakowski, Dee Stinson, Doris Stwan, Genie Tedford, Jean Rice Watson and Nancy Wendt.
Evening Book Club
The evening book club at Ritter Public Library meets every first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. On March 3, the group is talking about the James Joyce classic “Portrait of an Artist as a Young Man”. The title for next month is “Blindness” by Jose Saramago. The acclaimed Portugese novelist imagines a mass epidemic of blindness afflicting nearly everyone in an unnamed city, and he explores the social breakdown that swiftly follows. Pick up a copy at the customer service desk today and join the group for a lively conversation.
The new community discussion group at Ritter Public Library meets Wednesday, March 4 at 7 p.m. to consider the question “Is the term love overused?” The group is open to new members.
Time to join the world of social media! Learn how to set up a free Facebook account and use it to connect with friends and family at a hands-on class in the computer lab at Ritter Public Library Wednesday, March 4 at 6:30 p.m. Call 967-3798 to sign up or register on the calendar at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org. Please come to class with an email account already established.
Get great ideas for crafting, cooking, party planning and more on Pinterest. We’ll show you how this online site works, how to create interest boards and begin pinning at Ritter Public Library Monday, March 9 at 6:30 p.m. in the computer lab. Reserve your seat today.
Instagram & Twitter
Instagram is a fast and fun way to share your pictures with family and friends online. Use Twitter to send and receive short messages and connect with people with shared interests. Learn about both these social media platforms at free program Wednesday, March 11 at 6:30 p.m. at Ritter Public Library. Sign up today on the online calendar or call 967-3798. Bring your smartphone, tablet or laptop with both programs already downloaded, please.
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.
Hours of Operation
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
REAL YOU WEIGHT LOSS PROGRAM
Have you heard about our new weight loss program? The YMCA's Real You Weight Loss Program is unique to the Y and has a proven success rate! The participants at our two current locations have lost over 400 pounds since May! The program lasts 8 weeks and includes nutritional counseling, daily monitoring of food and activity online, weekly weigh-ins, two workouts per week plus homework activity, and both group and individual support. Pricing for 8 weeks is $125 for Plus Members, $145 for Members, and $215 for Program Members. Scholarships are available. If those extra pounds are hiding the real you, join us for our next session, which runs on Monday and Thursday evenings from 6:30-7:30pm, March 2- April 23!
WORKOUT BEFORE WORK
Need your workout before you head to work? Vermilion Group Exercise offers 7 AM Cardiolites on Monday, 6 AM Y Cycle on Wednesday, and 7 AM Power Sculpt on Friday's.
New to Group Exercise or not sure what style of class you'd like...stop in and activate a guest pass membership and ask for a pass to attend a free group exercise class. Already a member? Talk to an instructor about classes and they also can give you an instructor class pass to try up to 3 free classes! Make 2015 free of excuses and let our instructors help you achieve you goals.
HIGHLAND DANCE CLASSES
Highland Dance is a competitive and technical dance form requiring technique, stamina, and strength. It involves not only a combination of steps, but also some integral upper body, arm and hand movements. In this class you will be learning basic beginner positions, movements, and steps, starting with the Highland Fling. Please join us for a FREE 3-week demo of this exciting new class! Wednesdays, February 25 through March 11, 6:00-6:45 PM. This is a free demo class, but you must register before February 25th. Register at the YMCA or online at www.clevelandymca.org/fine-arts.html.
2ND ANNUAL YOU'RE MY HERO DANCE
Kids, bring your hero for a night you won't forget. March 13 from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM. Cost is $15 per couple and $5 each additional child. There will be drinks and desserts, music, flowers (boutineers and corsages for $8.00 each, must be ordered by March 1). Lifetouch Photography will also be here to make the memory last. Register at the Vermilion YMCA today!
ACTIVE OLDER ADULTS
Next month, we're kicking off Spring with a Spa Day for the ladies. We'll have shoulder and hand massages, reflexology, simple manicures, and free makeovers from a Mary Kay artist. Add to that some finger sandwiches and mint lemonade, and you have the makings of a very relaxing and refreshing day for our AOAs!
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/.
3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
440.967.1770 for reservations & info
Professional Home-Based Shopping Show
Saturday, March 21st 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Shop all your favorite companies all under one roof; jewelry, purses and bags, chocolate, kitchen items, candles and much more! A Lunch Concession will be available with great food and great prices...bring your friends and make it an event!
ORDER YOUR HOLIDAY HAM & TURKEY
Don't forget to order your Easter ham and/or turkey. German's is famous for their spiral sliced honey glazed hams and turkey breast.
Sunday, April 5th 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Enjoy the Easter holiday by dining with your family and friends and experience a delicious and relaxing meal featuring virtually everything on German's Villa's famous menu. Tickets are $20.95 for adults and $12.95 for ages 10 and under. Price does not include tax or tip. Phone German's today to make your reservations, 440.967.1770.
German's Villa is located at 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, phone 440.967.1770. Website is www.germans-villa.com.
@ Paper Moon Vineyards
OFF-SEASON HOURS: January 15th - April 30th, 2015
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12-10PM
Evening Entertainment, Live Music
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday, February 27: Lance
Saturday, February 28: Jay Guerrero
Friday, March 6th: Megan Zurkey
Saturday, March 7th: Jeff Sherman
Friday, March 13th: Acoustic Scotty
Saturday, March 14th: We 3
Friday, March 20th: David Lester
Saturday, March 21st: John Burrow
Friday, March 27th: Dan Robertson
Saturday, March 28th: Strukely and Cole
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 Local Schools
TRAFFIC FLOW – NEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Recently some parents have approached me about the capacity of the parking lots that are connected to the new Vermilion Elementary School. When the engineers and architects designed the building, they took into consideration the number of students attending and the transportation that will be necessary to safely drop off students by both school bus and cars. Seeing the building now without students in the building can be deceiving. The building has been designed for the students we now have, with growth in mind. Please take a look at the drawing provided here. When the building is in operation, school buses will enter the drop off area through the southwest entrance from Douglas Street, and drop students in front of the school. That driveway has been specifically designed for this purpose, with safety the number one consideration in the design process. The plan calls for parent cars to be safely away from the buses. Parents will enter the parking lot from the northwest entrance from Douglas Street, and drop students on the east side of the building, moving around the building in a circular fashion, and exiting onto Douglas Street.
The first week of school will be a hectic time and we will ask parents to be patient with the new routine. Once again, safety will be of utmost importance. Because this will be a new pattern of transportation, we will ask everyone coming on to the property to drive slowly, be cautious and considerate of other drivers. To comply with City of Vermilion ordinances, we are not permitted to open the entrance/exit onto Sailorway Drive during school hours. This gate will be open for athletic and special events only. Our plan is to share this information with the community several times as we get closer to opening the facility, and it will be explained during our open house events.
We are very excited now as the furniture has begun to arrive and the technology is being installed in the new building. Each classroom break-out area and community room will have state-of-the-art technology and capability. Smart Board short-throw projectors will greatly enhance the teacher/facilitator’s role in the educational process. The furniture is all designed to be moveable and flexible. We believe that the community will be proud of this new home for our elementary students. We look forward to opening the building for all to see.
STRIDES OF MARCH 5K RUN/ 1 MILE WALK
VHS National Honor Society and the Vermilion Schools Wellness Committee invite you to participate in the second annual Strides of March Run on Saturday, March 14, 2015. All proceeds from this event will be donated to National Honor Society and Vermilion Food Pantry. This is an informal race, but timing will be available. Trophies will be awarded to the first male and first female runner to finish the run. T-shirts are available to those who pre-register between February 16 and March 1. The race will begin at VHS stadium, with the route through downtown Vermilion. Registration is $15.00 plus one (1) non-perishable food item. Registration forms are available on our website, www.vermilionschools.org or at the Vermilion High School Office.
The 2015 Scholarship Application for Senior students is now available on the district website. Click on the link to view a list of available scholarships and download application materials.
VHS Testing Dates
Vermilion High School will begin mandated State testing on Monday, March 2, 2015. All students in grades 9 through 12 are required to participate in these tests to meet graduation requirements.
- See the full testing schedule at: http://www.vermilionschools.org/protected/ArticleView.aspx…
Important Report Card Information
Online Non-Standards Based Report Cards are now available in PowerSchool for grades 6-12. Please log into PowerSchool and click on the report card link on the left hand side of the screen to view the report card. Unfortunately the Standards Based Report Cards for Grades K-5 are not working correctly at this time. We are working hard to get those available to you as soon as possible. You can, however, still view your child’s Quarter 2 grades on the Grades and Attendance screen (click on the Standards Grades tab). Teacher comments can be viewed on the Teacher Comment screen (please select Q2). We are sorry that we cannot provide your child’s Standards Based report card at this time. We appreciate your patience and will let you know as soon as they are available.
Practice ACT Test
High School Parents and Students: A practice ACT test is offered Saturday, March 7 from 8:30 Am to 12:00 PM at the Educational Service Center of Lorain County, 1885 Lake Avenue, Elyria. The cost to participate is $30. This is an opportunity for you to take an actual ACT Test without it being on your record. After the test, each student can keep the test booklet and a solution key. In a few days a complete analysis of the results is mailed to the students, pinpointing areas of weakness so the student can focus improvement efforts. Deadline to register is Monday, March 2. Pick up your registration form in the Guidance Office.
ATTENTION HIGH SCHOOL PARENTS
Beginning on March 3 VHS will be participating in the new State testing. The testing will require students to use earbuds or headphones as they listen to short video or audio clips.
All students must provide their own headphones or earbuds. We strongly encourage each student to bring headphones or earbuds to school now in laptop bags or purses to help establish a routine prior to the testing dates.
St. Mary School and Preschool
Sunday, March 22nd 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
St. Mary School Pre-K to 6
Free Monthly Playgroups
Free monthly playgroups for infants toddlers & preschoolers! St. Mary Vermilion Gym. 5450 Ohio Street. A 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!
Free Monthly Playgroup Dates for the remainder of the school year are:
Friday, March 20 Friday, April 17 Friday, May 15
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
Ladies of Grace Two
The Ladies are doing a Staci Eldridge study, "Becoming Myself Bracing God's Dream of You." Meetings are Thursdays at 7 p.m.in the Community Room at Grace UMC. All women of Vermilion are invited!
Ladies of Grace
Join the Ladies in the Community Room Wednesdays at 9 am as they continue to study John's Gospel. Prayer, hugs, study God's Word. All women of Vermilion invited.
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.
Our Wednesday evenings during Lent are continuing with March 4th presenter: Sister Eve Marie OSF/Syl. as our guest speaker. Our Liturgy begins at 6:15 and the presenter follows at 7:00. Everyone is welcome to come and hear our speakers. There is no charge nor offering taken up. Come and refresh your souls.
Feed My Sheep Walk for Hunger
St. Mary's , in conjunction with Vermilion Ministerial Association will sponsor "Feed My Sheep", a walk for Hunger will take place on April 18th from 9:00- noon. Meet at the Gazebo. Entrance fee is 10 cans of food which will be given to our local food pantry. There will be random prizes given at the end of the walk. Prizes given for those bringing signs to carry throughout the town advertising the walk (for awareness) will also be given. The walk is sponsored by St. Mary's Church and the prizes are through the generosity of the Vermilion Ministerial Association.
Weekly Adult Study takes place on Tuesdays from 9:15-10:15 in the parish office. Everyone is invited. Please call the office (967-8711) for more information or to register.
St. Mary is located at 731 Exchange Street in Vermilion, OH 44089. Phone 440.967.8711. www.stmaryvermilion.org
@ St. Matthew
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
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
Traditional Worship at 9 a.m.
Contemporary Worship at 10:45 a.m.
Christian Education Hour at 10:00 a.m. for all ages, preschool through adult
Vermilion Soup Kitchen
Serving Dinner every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
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
Love Reaching Out
is set for Sunday, April 26 and plans are underway. Sign up sheets are available in the Sunday bulletin and will be coming out in the March printed newsletter. Please take a look and begin either signing u p for work you need done, or what you are able and willing to do to share God's love with others. If you would like to help plan and implement this exciting day in the life of our church, please see Georgie Tarrant or Kim McGuinn.
Sunday Morning Study
9:30 am in the Lounge. Child care is provided. Reading and discussing the Sermon on the Mount: God's Character and the Believer's Conduct by Oswald Chambers.
Monday Evening Fellowship
7:00 pm. is taking a break for Lent to attend the Wednesday evening study. We;ll gather again on Monday, April 13th to begin an new book study.
Lenten Soup Supper & Study Each Wednesday in Lent
We will gather for a simple soup supper at 6:30 each Wednesday, followed by a time of study (which will conclude by7:45 so those going to "Faith & Steak" can get there by 8:00)
This year we will be taking an extended look at the story of Noah's Ark (Genesis chapters 6-9) both in our Wednesday night studies and Sunday morning worship. Text for this week is Genesis 6:11-22.
Youth Group Events Friday February 27
6-8pm - UCCC Tech Club. We'll gather to share our love of gaming, robotics and some other cool stuff. We'll have some "hands-on" sharing of your best "cheats" and have some time for free play. (Bring your favorite handheld if you're willing to share.) We'll also learn about "squishy circuits" and programming from scratch. We might even talk about some cool ideas to move our church further into the digital age, and how youth might play a significant role!
Worship This Sunday, March 1
Second Sunday in Lent, Texts for this week are: Genesis 6:11-22 (from the Noah's Ark story) and Romans 5:1-5. As you read from Genesis, you might consider pondering what it was that God was seeing that was so corrupt, and what is God seeing when looking upon us today; or how specific the instructions are for building the ark, and how God leads us today; or what hope do you find in these words? (Join with us on Wednesday's for discussion on this and other topics related to the text.) As you read from Romans, ponder what Paul means when he says that we are "justified by faith."
Reminder to all our Children & Youth
Remember your "homework" of showing God's love in some way to someone. "Reports" are due this Sunday in worship!
Grace's Kitchen, Thursday, March 5
On the menu is Tuna Noodle Casserole. Needed are salads (to feed 12-18) large bags of frozen peas and desserts (to feed 12-18) along with cooks (1:00-4:00) and servers (4:30-7:00) Sign up sheets are in the narthex, fellowship hall and bulletin board by the office, or call Anne Stock. Thanks to all who help with this significant ministry for our neighbors.
Mission Committee Pasta Extravaganza! Sunday, March 8
(following worship), We'll gather for another great meal and fellowship. Please consider bringing your favorite pasta dish to share. (Sign-up sheets will be in fellowship hall during coffee hour this Sunday) Cost is $8 for adults and $5 for children.Congratulations to Allison Traut
2nd Grader Allison's artwork received a second place award and is currently hanging in the display case at the Vermilion Y! Stop by and see it for yourself! (It's hard to get a good picture through the glass in the display case)
UCCC Info - III
paration for our upcoming General Synod meeting (taking place here in Cleveland this June 26-30 - see below for information on how you can volunteer and take part!) it has been suggested that we highlight some of who we are and what we're doing as a denomination - as there is none other like us! So far we have looked at ourselves as a people of "Extravagant Welcome" and a "Church of Firsts" as well as realizing we are a people of "Continuing Testimony." Today, we want to remember that we are a also a people whose lives have been changed who in turn go forth to change the lives of others, which will bring change to the world! How? The possibilities are endless! Sponsor a child . . . Plant a tree . . . Rebuild a home . . . Visit a prisoner . . . Be a mentor . . . Teach . . . Serve a meal . . . Bring water to the desert . . . Pray . . . Donate . . . the opportunities are endless.
What part of our world is waiting for you to make a difference?
BE A PART OF THIS YEAR'S GENERAL SYNOD
Here's How YOU Can Volunteer! The Ohio Conference is busy preparing an EXTRAVAGANT WELCOME for more than 4000 delegates and visitors to General Synod, June 26-30, 2015 at the Cleveland Convention Center. As part of the Local Arrangements Committee we anticipate the need for 450 enthusiastic volunteers. There are opportunities for everyone:
* Want to smile and greet? We need you!
* Want to pass communion? We need you!
* Want to bake cookies? We need you!
* Want to take notes at meetings? We need you!
* Want to help with kids? We need you!
* WE NEED YOU!!!!
The list and description of all opportunities. Please take a moment to look over the volunteer opportunities and consider how you can best serve during this important event in the life of our church. Once you've made your choice, sign up. YOUR MISSION COMMITTEE has designated funds to pay for your registration and associated expenses for volunteering! Please direct questions to Karen Richardson who is our congregation's volunteer coordinator for General Synod.
D.N.S. Early Applications Being Accepted!
DNS The Developmental Nursery School is now accepting enrollment for the 2015-2016 school yea for 3, 4, and 5 year olds. Registration is currently open to church members and preschool families only but will be opening to the public soon. Registration forms are available on the bulletin board outside of the DNS office. Please contact Cecily at 967-5230 with any questions. Please help spread the word about DNS!
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.
For information on the clubs and organizations of Vermilion, visit the ORGANIZATIONS PAGE
of Vermilion Online News located at the top of this page.
VBPW Annual Style Show is April 1st
The Vermilion Business and Professional Women (VBPW) are excited to announce their annual style show featuring sophisticated women’s clothing, fashion accessories, and unique jewelry from The Sawmill Creek Shops. VBPW has previously partnered with The Shops at Sawmill for what is always a fun, and fabulous evening! This well attended fundraising event is Wednesday, April 1st from 6-9 p.m. at Paper Moon Vineyards, Rt. 60, Vermilion. Paper Moon graciously welcomes and opens their doors each year to VBPW for this annual event. Tickets for the fashion show, a variety of food and sweets, along with a glass of wine are $20 (additional wine of choice is available for purchase). Tickets are available from any VBPW member or by calling Dina Bauer, (440) 967-1223 or Marcia Kingsley, (440) 967-1371. This is an open to the public “ladies night” event. All door/raffle prize proceeds benefit VBPW’s efforts in supporting career and educational advancement for women.
@ the Lion's Club
Reverse Raffle is Saturday, March 28th!
CHANCE TO WIN $1,500!!!! The Vermilion Lions Club Reverse Raffle is Saturday March 28th at German's Villa from 5:30 - 11:00 pm. Your ticket includes a Steak Dinner for two, Open Bar, Dancing, and Music by The Beat DJ. We will also have side boards, and many other fun prizes. Tickets are only $80 Per Couple, and only 200 tickets will be sold. Get your ticket early for the "EARLY BIRD DRAWING" on March 10, for shot at $100. Contact any Vermilion Lions Club Member, or call 440-714-0948 or 440-666-6253 for your ticket.
Spring is Here! On Wednesday March 25th at 12:00 noon
the Vermilion Rotary is having the Director of Public Relations for the Cleveland Indians, Bob DiBiaso, as guest speaker. Mr. DiBiaso, will be speaking to the Rotary members and any guests that would like to attend about the past, present and future Cleveland Indians that includes many stories and highlights. Tickets are $10,00. Lunch includes ball park favorites: "Sliders", hot dogs, peanuts and Cracker Jack etc. and there will be raffles on Cleveland Indian memorabilia. Come on out and get ready for a winning season! If possible please RSVP to German's Villa by March 20th. After this long winter, stories of SPRING just around the corner brings good cheer!
April Event, Keep it on the Radar!
Vermilion Rotary Club is hosting their annual Steak Fry on Friday, April 24, 2015 at German's Villa 3330 Liberty Ave (Rt 6), Vermilion. Serving 6:30 pm-8:30pm and tickets $20.00. More details will be forthcoming!
The Vermilion Rotary Club meets every Wednesday at 12:00 Noon @ German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion.
Seasonal Fish Fish Information
See Article at top of page
Changes for Homeless Outreach Drop-Off
Due to the weather and time changes, there will no longer donations accepted at the Vermilion on the Lake Clubhouse on Tuesdays. Please contact Melissa Marie 440-610-7380 for donation pick up for homeless outreach and donations for our veteran's housing. She will make sure every donation will reach a person in need! The VOL folks are still feeding the homeless every other Saturday if you would like to donate or help with their outreach. Thank you to all that donate items or time.
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VA Benefits Talk Scheduled for
Are you a Veteran and have questions about your VA benefits?
Dr. Daniel P. Seink, Elder Law Attorney, will be speaking about VA Benefits at a Talk on Thursday, March 6th at 12:00 noon. Dr. Seink will be speaking at the Kingston Residence of Vermilion, 6010 West Lake Road just west of Vermilion.
Call Kingston to register, 440.967.2424.
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