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March 27 - April 1, 2015
So long everyone....
See you on the Lake!
An Announcement from the Publisher
It is with very bittersweet emotions that I write this.
I am officially announcing my retirement effective April 1, 2015. The last edition of Vermilion Online News (VON) will be Friday, March 27, 2015.
VON has been for sale for approximately 7 months and I have been advertising for help. Unfortunately there have been no viable responses.
I am so fortunate to have had this opportunity for the last seven years. It has been a great ride! I have thoroughly enjoyed myself, met a lot of wonderful people, and made many new friendships. I cherish it all! However, VON has become more than a “one-man-band” entity and I can no longer continue at the pace of the last two years. The decision has been made a bit easier due to my husband’s retirement. There is much we look forward to at this stage of our lives.
I thank you from the bottom of my heart. My love for Vermilion, its community and residents, remains strong. You will see me around and I do plan to stay active in community events.
With a grateful heart, and as always....Have a great lake day!
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Fish Fry Tonight!
Vermilion-on-the-Lake famous Friday Fish Frys are back again this year, every Friday evening during Lent (with an extra week, April 10th thrown in as a fundraiser for the Lucy Idol Center), from 5:30 - 8:00 pm. 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.
Local Artisans to Exhibit Handmade Items
A "Think Spring Craft Show" will be held at the Old Town Hall on Main Street in Vermilion, across from Victory Park, on Saturday, March 28th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Admission is free.
Local artisans will be offering handmade items for sale.
For more information call Pat at 440.967.5006.
@ 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.
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 email@example.com
Quilt Guild to Explore
Flying Geese Unit
The Vermilion Sit and Stitch Quilt Guild will meet on Monday, March 30th, at 7 P.M. in the fellowship hall of the E & R Church on the corner of Ohio and Grand Streets. Member Peg Hanna will lead the group with a demonstration of various ways to make "flying geese" quilt block units. There will be the usual "show and tell" of quilt projects and birthday blocks are due. For information on the quilt guild, please contact Sandy Neiding at 967-4190.
Lions Club to Help with Blood Drive @ Ritter
The Vermilion Lions Club will be assisting the American Red Cross with the Blood Drive scheduled to take place at Ritter Public Library, Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, on Monday, March 30th. The Blood Drive will take place from 1:00 until 6:00 pm.
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 Vermilion Ministerial Association invites you to attend a Community Good Friday Worship Service on April 3 at 12 noon. The service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Liberty Avenue. All members of the community are invited to attend.
Community Art Show
Returns in April
The second annual Community Art Show is coming April 17 - May 4th at the Ritter Library.
To participate, you must be a resident of Vermilion, Huron, Berlin Heights, Birmingham or Wakeman - 18 years and older. Hanging art only. Application forms and information is available at the Main Street Office (685 Main Street) or the Ritter Library.
The show is co-sponsored by the Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild and the Ritter Library.
4th Year for VHS Fine Arts Fair
The 4th Annual Vermilion High School Fine Arts Fair will take place on Friday, April 17th from 3:30 until 6:30 pm at the High School. Students in a variety of grade levels will be exhibiting their artworks and some of these project will be sold during the Auction. The Auction will also include masterpieces from local artists to support art scholarships for talented students.
Final Workshop Sponsored
by the Arts Guild is in April
The third and final 2015 Workshop sponsored and hosted by the Vermilion Arts Guild is on Saturday, April 18th. It will be a workshop instructed by Charles Rowland of Columbus. Mr. Rowland is a master water-colorist well-known for his scenes of nautical rendering.
The Workshop will take place at Tiffany's Flowers in the Old Town Hall, 736 Main Street, Vermilion, from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm.
The workshop is fee 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 will be ordered out. For more information contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 614.406.1691.
The Vermilion Rotary Club is
Cooking for the Community!
The Vermilion Rotary Club will be cooking for the community at their annual Steak Fry on Friday, April 24th at German's Villa 3330 Liberty Ave (Rt 6), Vermilion. The Rotarians will be serving between the hours of 6:30 and 8:30pm and tickets $20.00. More details will be forthcoming!
Tickets are available at the Mayor's Office, the Vermilion Photojournal and Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. This is the biggest fundraiser of the year and the net funds are used for many community projects. Come on out and enjoy a fun evening with family and friends!
For further information call 440-967-4477.
Lighthouse Preservation Committee Announces Fundraiser "The Orphans"
The Vermilion Lighthouse Preservation Committee announces that its newest fundraising venture will take place on Thursday, April 30th, when the Committee will host an evening with the Workshop Players in Amherst at 8:00 pm. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased at the Main Street Vermilion office or from any Committee member.
The Workshop Players will be presenting “The Orphans” by by Jame Prideaux and directed by Judy MacKeigan. The drama is the story of two sisters who have lived in seclusion in their hotel room for the past 25 years with their only visitor being their lawyer, who delivers (in cash) the profits from the steel mill they inherited from their father. Their hotel that was once a gem has become run down and seedy. Their next door neighbor is a prostitute and the bell hops lack decorum. The twist at the end will surprise and delight the audience. It is a touching, warm hearted and funny story of what happens when these two eccentrics must finally face the outside world. This promises to be an entertaining evening!
LPC members are: Reenie Rak, Chair; Elaine Carlin, Tim Costello, Sheri Haponeck, Carolyn Hill, Nan Gregory, Jole’ Karpinski, Judy Kernell, Keith Kuhn, Karen Miller, Janice O’Neill, Tiffany Sekeres, Betsy Wakefield, and Lynda Wakefield. For more information phone 850-602-0450.
@ 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
This Victorian home, located in the historic Harbourtown section of Vermilion, is chock full of history and "happenings". Due to inclement weather, the event has been rescheduled for:
When: Sunday, March 29, 2015 2 - 4:30 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 email@example.com
Lighthouse Wine Glasses on Sale at Main Street
The Lighthouse Preservation Committee is selling lighthouse logo wine glasses to help raise funds to preserve the lighthouse and replace the Fresnel Lens. Glasses are $10 each or 4 for $35.
Available at the Main Street office.
Year to date memberships:
Volunteer hours: 510
In-kind donations: $1,000
Our Annual Events
Ice-A-Fair - February 7th
Gardeners Fair - April 25
Farmers Market - June 27 - September 12
Ladies Luncheon -July 21
Christmas in July - July 24 - 25
Triathlon - August 15 - 16
Home Tour - September 12
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic - September 23
Shop Small Saturday - November 28
"Light Up Vermilion" - December 10
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
11th Annual VIB Gardeners Fair
9 am - 3 pm, April 25 at Sailorway Middle School
Support Vermilion in Bloom while you sell directly to current and new customers.
The Gardeners Fair will feature fresh and dried flowers, plants, herbs, garden art, unique garden and outdoor items, original art, children's activities and much more.
Limited space is available. For more information contact Sandy at 440-396-6966.
Free Computer Training
You can learn how to use a computer at free, hands-on classes at Ritter Public Library. This spring, Ritter is offering a series of basic classes perfect for people new to computers, or confused about how they really work. Start at the beginning, then take more classes and build your skills! The next session of Basic Computer 1 is Tuesday, March 31 at 10 a.m. Learn the parts of the computer, using the keyboard and the mouse, with extra time for practice. On Thursday, April 2 at 10 a.m., we’ll cover Internet Basics. Learn the difference between a browser and a search engine and other terms, and how to find what you’re looking for. Basic Computer 2 is Wednesday, April 8 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll look at Windows and how to find files, save and print. Please be familiar with the mouse and keyboard before signing up for this class. If you can’t find the class that fits your schedule, you can make an appointment for a personal, one-on-one session with a professional librarian. Call 967-3798 to sign up for a class or to book an appointment today. Find the entire schedule of classes on the calendar at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org.
Ruffled and Fragrant Roses
Old English and shrub roses are not as common in today’s gardens but their ruffles and color and ragrance make them stand out anywhere. Learn about the different varieties of these roses that will grow in this area and how to care for them from Master Gardener Mary Strayer at a free program at Ritter Public Library Tuesday, March 31 at 7 p.m.
Free-Range Parenting or Neglect?
The community discussion group that meets at Ritter every first Wednesday is called Socrates Café. Based on the Socratic principle that the more we talk together, the more we learn, these groups are meeting worldwide to encourage peaceful dialogue on all kinds of topics. On Wednesday, April 1 at 7 p.m., the group is discussing modern parenting and where the line lies between free-range parenting and neglect. Jarret Pervola, professor at Lorain County Community College, moderates and the public is welcome to attend.
Ebooks Made Easy
Learn how to use free library services to download digital books, music and more and save on your bill from Amazon, Barnes & Noble or Audible. Join us for a hands-on session in the Commons at Ritter Public Library Thursday, April 9 at 10 a.m. and we’ll show you how to browse for a title and download it to your tablet, reader or other device. Please make sure your device is already set up and bring your up-to-date library card. Ritter cardholders have access to more than 10 million items through Clevnet, a collective of 43 library systems across Ohio that share materials. Clevnet is expanding its collection of digital material daily and Ritter patrons have exclusive access to additional titles.
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.
3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
440.967.1770 for reservations & info
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.
Time to Party - Let's Rock Vermilion!
Saturday, May 9th 9:00 -12:00 pm, Doors open at 8:00 pm
$5 per person cover charge; Ladies Night 1/2 off cover charge
Naked Monkeys Band
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, 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
2015 Kindergarten Registration, Vermilion Elementary School
Come join us for the inaugural year at our new school! Children who will be 5 years old by September 30, 2015 are eligible to attend Kindergarten for the 2015-2016 school year. Parents who have completed the pre-registration process and have scheduled their appointment with the District Registrar will be invited to the “Sail into Kindergarten” program to be held in late April at the new Vermilion Elementary School. Registration for Kindergarten is completed on-line by logging into the district website at www.vermilionschools.org. Under the “Parents” tab, scroll to “New Student Registration “ on the left side of the page. Follow the directions for on-line pre-registration. This can be completed on any device with access to the Internet. Need help? Visit the Board of Education office at 1250 Sanford Street from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM for assistance. In August 2015 Vermilion Elementary School will be located at 1285 Douglas Street. We are proud of our new 21st Century State-of-the-Art K-3 school! Come and join us! Vermilion Local Schools offers open enrollment to students who live in every school district in Ohio.
Attention Seniors and Parents:
The Yearbook Staff is creating a memory photo slideshow for the 2015 Senior Class and we need your help! Please email electronic photos of your senior student to Ann Zgodinski, Yearbook advisor, at email@example.com. Paper photos can be dropped off at the VHS main office for scanning. Be sure to label photos with your name and contact information, as these photos will be returned to you within a week. Photos from all years are appreciated - teenage, preteen, and young childhood years.
Only 3 weeks left to submit your application for Scholarship opportunities available from VHS. Make sure you contact your teachers or other references now so that your application can be submitted on time. Click the link to download and complete your application:
Night at the Races Spaghetti Dinner
Vermilion Athletic Booster Club presents a Night at the Races Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser, Saturday, April 25, 2015, 6:00 PM at German's Villa. Tickets are $20.00 per person. Proceeds will be used to support supplies and equipment for the athletic department and student athletes. Please contact Ron Mayer or the VHS office for ticket information.
St. Mary School and Preschool
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, April 17 Friday, May 15
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