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April 12 - 24, 2014
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VOL Fish Fry tonight!
Vermilion-on-the-Lake famous Fish Frys will be held each Friday evening from 5:30 until 8:00 pm at the VOL Clubhouse which is located at 3780 Edgewater Blvd. in Vermilion. The Fish Frys will continue each Friday through and including April 25th.
The evening features a perch, chicken and/or a shrimp dinner and dance party. The event is 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 $14 or 2 for $27; $10 Sandwiches; all include coleslaw, French fries, roll and butter, coffee, lemonade, dessert. Soft drinks for $1. For more information phone 440.967.9504.
A Message from
Friends of Harbour Town
The Friends of Harbour Town, Inc. are continuing to work hard laboring on their projects in preservation, promoting Vermilion’s heritage, and their “Greater Vermilion Area Heritage Center” with the Old State Street School Complex sitting on the site.
The group was approached in December by a Nickel Plate Railroad Historian who now lives in North Carolina, concerning an interest in accepting a donation of a 1909 Wooden Nickel Plate Railroad Caboose that had ties to this area.
At one time, the caboose was in Vermilion daily. The group's excitement continued, knowing that this caboose would certainly enhance the Nickel Plate Railroad Depot which is the property and the educational value. Upon hours of discussion and research on the condition of the Nickel Plate Caboose, the Rail Fans Committee and the Friends of Harbour Town accepted this gracious gift. Recently, the two groups were informed that the Pennsylvania museum has spring development plans and funds need to be raised soon to have the caboose moved off of the historic site by May 1st and to the Vermilion location on State Street.
Donations are desperately needed to make this happen. Friends of Harbour Town are developing a web site and are looking forward to presenting Vermilion’s heritage to school children upon their spring field trips within Vermilion and to experience the joy of sitting in a big red 1909 Caboose. Reading material will be made available on the big red caboose and 1882 Nickel Plate Depot. The Caboose will also be welcoming visitors, rail fans, and have programs/events on site. Restoration will need to be started on the caboose and the volunteers serving on the committee who are very involved Rail Fans are looking forward to welcoming all to assist.
If you know of additional individual’s or companies that present donations or grants or have foundations who might help to make this move and restoration possible, please contact Diane L. Bailey Chesnut as soon as possible. There will be recognition shown within the Caboose of donors names for $1,000.00 - $500.00 to $999.00 and recognition of all other donors.
Please visit the site at: https://sites.google.com/site/nkpcaboose1155/
to make your donation. Pay Pal and major credit cards are accepted.
Thank you in advance for your support.
Community Prayer Luncheon
is May 1st
The Community Prayer Luncheon is Thursday, May 1st from 12:00 noon until 1:30 pm German's Villa, which is located at 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion.
The Vermilion Ministerial Association and the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce jointly sponsor this bi-annual event. The cost is $6 per person for the buffet luncheon.
Please RSVP to the Vermilion Chamber 440-967-4477 or email@example.com.
Are you an Addict's Mom Who Needs Help With Codependency?
An Educated Addict’s Mom is an Empowered Addict’s Mom.
Are you an addict’s mom who needs help with codependency?
Debbie Sherrick, a codependency coach who is offering a free class to our TAM members.
About Debbie Sherrick:
Debbie Sherrick is a Holistic Codependency Coach. Motivated by my own personal journey to healing myself from the Inside Out, I love sharing my story of coming out of the shame, low self-esteem and the pain of codependency. I am a certified Holistic Health Counselor and Codependency Life Coach teaching people how to unite mind, body and spirit for a successful healthy life style to achieve more self-love and empowerment in their relationships and personal life. My passion is to educate and encourage others to become healthy emotionally, physically and to develop a deep spiritual connection in taking control of their own lives in these areas.
Information on Empower Hour Codependency Class:
On Tuesday April 15th Debbie Sherrick will be offering a free class on the Empower Hour Show on Google+.
Debbie say’s “When it comes to codependency, some people are confused. We will be discussing some of the behavioral signs of codependency and the myths and confusion of what it "is not". We will see that it’s not so much what we do as WHY were doing it and why we struggle with our relationship with self and others.”
"The event is FREE but you must register to attend at www.empowerhourshow.com/live
Visit The Addict's Mom at: http://addictsmom.com/?xg_source=msg_mes_network
Gratefully Going Green
• 2 cups water
• 1/2 cup white or cider vinegar
• 1/4 cup rubbing alcohol (70 percent concentration)
• 1 to 2 drops of orange essential oil, which gives the solution a lovely smell (optional)
Great for: Windows and mirrors
How to use: Combine ingredients and store in a spray bottle. Spray some solution on a paper towel or soft cloth first, then on the glass. To get smudge-free glass, rub vertically on one side and horizontally on the other. Hint: Don't clean windows on a hot, sunny day, because the solution will dry too quickly and leave lots of streaks.
• Half a lemon
• 1/2 cup borax (a laundry booster; find it in the detergent aisle)
Great for: Rust stains on porcelain or enamel sinks and tubs
How to use: Dip lemon into borax and scrub surface; rinse. (Not safe for marble or granite.)
Let's Go Green Together!
Saving our planet is probably one of the most important issues we will deal with in our lifetime. We need to learn to appreciate and save what we have here on our planet Earth. It will be much easier to "go green" gradually, a little bit at a time.
VON would like to help you and your family with this venture by publishing two or three green tips each week. Let's do this together!
If have a green tip, idea, or suggestion that you would like to share, email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. We'll be happy to share it for you with our readers. We also value feedback. If you tried something and it did or didn't work, let us know.
@ the Arts Guild
Spring Art Show Opens
The Annual Spring Art Show of the Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild opens on Saturday, April 5th. The show features locals artists and fine craftsmen and will run through May 26th. The Gallery hours are 12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm every Saturday and Sunday. It is located in the Main Street Vermilion building at 685 Main Street in Vermilion on the north side of the railroad tracks. Be sure to stop in! Here's a sneak preview.
Community Art Show Starts Tonight!
Ritter Public Library, Vermilion, Ohio
Friday, April 11 through Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Opening Reception, Friday, April 11, 7 pm - 9 pm
The Gallery is open Saturdays and Sundays from 12:00 Noon until 4:00 pm. The Gallery is located at the Main Street Vermilion office at 685 Main Street in Vermilion, phone 440.963.0772. Web page address is www.vermiliononlinenews.net/arts-guild.html
@ the Farmer's Market
Farmer's Market will resume and open again on Saturday, June 28th...Mark Your Calendars!
The Farmers Market will be open every Saturday from June 28th through September 13th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Interested in being a vendor? Call or email Main Street Vermilion at 440-963-0772 or mainstreetvermilion at centurytel.net.
@ Main Street Vermilion
Lighthouse Passports and Stamps now at MSV
Many people travel around the country, visiting lighthouses in each state. Ohio has 19, and Vermilion's lighthouse is now registered with the United States Lighthouse Society. To keep track of lighthouses visited and to earn patches, Vermilion now has available for sale from the USLHS, passports that look similar to United States passports. We also have 2 stamps depicting our Vermilion lighthouse. The passports are $14 + tax. It is free to have your passport stamped. Stop in soon to see the passports, or if you already have one, we will be pleased to stamp your passport with our 2 stamps.
Bowl-A-Thon Coming to Vermilion in October
Watch for more information about Main Street Vermilion's first annual Bowl-A-Thon! All ages and skill levels. Think now about how you can put together a 6 person team to win prizes and have fun.
New on Main Street's Website
Now on Main Street Vermilion's website:
* Our 2013 Events Brochure
* Walking map of downtown Vermilion
* Online Events Calendar
* Credit card capability for online purchase of tickets and donations or memberships - the easy way to buy tickets or contribute to the Organization!
@ Vermilion In Bloom
Bridge Box Planting
Bissell's Greenhouse was a'happening place on Tuesday morning with dedicated Vermilion in Bloom volunteers busy planting the flower boxes for the Vermilion Bridge and the hanging baskets for the corner of Liberty and Main Streets. Each year Bill and Marsha Bissell graciously host VIB volunteers who are interested in helping plant the flowers. It is especially fun for volunteers to get their gardening hands into the soil and to have a sneak preview of the beautiful floral displays planned for the season. It was warm inside the greenhouse today with the suns rays peaking through...a sure sign that spring is finally here!
Taking part in the morning's plantings were: Marsha Bissell, Dana Corogin, Donna Mackin, Jackie Strait, Mary Ellen Cudney, Julie Thompson, Carolyn Moes, Mary Hoholski, Ruth Botten, Ted Wakefield, Ruth Partington, Mary Pavlick, Carol Flick, Pat Stein, Betsy Wakefield, Mira West, Shari Luby, Margie Fowler, Tina Swinehart. Photos by Karen Miller
Gardeners Fair Coming April 26th
The Vermilion in Bloom Gardeners Fair is set for Saturday, April 26th, 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at Sailorway Middle School. Vendors for the Gardeners Fair are now being sought. Limited space is available. For more information, please contact Sandy Kish Jordan at 440-396-6966.
VIB Ladies & Gents Night
That right gals...we invite the gentlemen to join us on this evening! The final fundraiser of the season for VIB, Ladies & Gents Night, is set for Thursday, May 1st from 7:00 - 9:00 pm at the Vermilion-on-the-Lake Clubhouse. This popular night out is sponsored by Providence Care Centers and will feature delicious food and wine. The requested donation is $15 person. 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.
@ Vermilion Tree Commission
The Vermilion Tree Commission will be involved in two activities in this spring:
The first is the Gardener’s Fair, sponsored by Vermilion in Bloom where the group will be displaying items germane to trees, and the importance that trees have in our lives. The event is Saturday, April 26th, from 9:00 am until 3:00 pm at the Sailorway Middle School.
The second event is the group's 3rd annual Arbor Day Observance on
Tuesday, April 29th, at 5:00 pm in Friendship Park, which is Vermilion's newest park, located on Liberty Avenue beside Ritter Public Library. Other groups involved in the Arbor Day celebration will be the Boy & Girl Scouts, Vermilion Tree Commission members, and the Vermilion Lions Club (who are voluntarily maintaining the park). Mayor Eileen Bulan will give a proclamation for this day, and a tree will be planted.
For more information about Arbor Day, visit https://www.arborday.org/arborday/graphics/celebrate-arbor-day-guidebook-small.pdf
The Vermilion Tree Commission meets every 2nd Wednesday of the month, at 7:00 pm, at Ritter Public Library. Interested parties are always welcome.
The Commission consists of the following individuals: John Hill (chair), Jerry Western (vice-chair), Mike Klein (Secretary), Margaret Wakefield, Mary Moes, Dana Corogin (Ex. Officio), and Steve Herron (city council).
Braeden Siesel won a book and a plush toy in a free drawing in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library. Enter your child today. A new winner is drawn at the end of every month, thanks to generous support from the Friends of Ritter.
Interested in home buying and decorating? Plug into some of the newest and coolest apps to help you feather your nest at this month’s ’Appy Hour at Ritter Public Library Monday, April 14 at 6 p.m. We meet every second Monday at the new tech center by the fireplace upstairs and spend an hour introducing apps for every aspect of life. Maybe you’ll bring some app ideas of your own. Be sure to bring your tablet, iPad or smartphone.
Tech at Ten
A new users group at Ritter Public Library is for people who like technology and want to share tips and tricks, sites and apps. We meet every third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. in the Endowment Room. Join us for an informal conversation Tuesday, April 15. Bring your favorite morning beverage and we’ll supply the cookies.
Surf the Internet
The ongoing schedule of beginner computer classes at Ritter Public Library continues this month on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. On April 16, learn the basics about the Internet. You’ll learn how to use the browser, go to websites, search for a particular topic and how to evaluate a website for quality. We’ll also discuss security. You must know how to use the mouse for this class. Reserve your seat today by calling 967-3798.
Shorelines Book Club
The afternoon book club at Ritter Public Library meets every third Thursday at 1 p.m. On April 17, the group talks about “The Baby Thief” by Barbara Bisantz Raymond. The title for next month is “Riding the Bus With My Sister”. Author Rachel Simon's sister, Beth, is a spirited woman who lives intensely and often joyfully. Beth, who has mental retardation, spends her days riding the buses in her Pennsylvania hometown. The drivers, a lively group, are her mentors; her fellow passengers are her community. This heartwarming book about the unbreakable bond between two very different sisters is an inspirational journey both unique and universal.
Order your copy today and then join the group for a lively conversation.
There’s fun for kids of all ages in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library this month. On Saturday, April 19 at 10 a.m., make a special Easter craft. Come back on Tuesday, April 22 at 3:30 p.m. to celebrate Earth Day. No registration needed.
Learn to Email
Beginner computer users can get help setting up their own personal email account and learning how to use it at a free, hands-on class in the computer lab at Ritter Public Library Wednesday, April 23 at 6:30 p.m. We’ll show you how to use Gmail, which is free from Google. Knowledge of how to use the Internet is required for this class. Call 967-3798 to register.
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
HEALTHY KIDS DAY AT THE "Q"
April 12 is the date, 3-5 PM is the time. Join us for a day of fun activities. Visit www.clevelandymca.org to register. This event is free and open to everyone!
Ages 3-10. Register now! Session runs April 28th to June 22nd.
SUMMER SPORTS CAMP
Kids ages 6-12 will have the chance to spend their summer at the Vermilion YMCA learning new sports, staying active, and having fun. Each week a different sport will be highlighted. Camp starts June 9 and runs through August 15. Hours are 9 AM to 4 PM. Child is responsible for bringing lunch and two snacks per day. Program fees per week: $100 for members, $125 for program members. Contact Megan Frisina at 967-4208 for details or questions.
BE A Y-STAR
April 1 thru June 30. Scan in and work out 36 times within that time period and receive your free Y-Star t-shirt. Register at the front desk.
GROUP EXERCISE CLASSES
New sessions start the 1st of each month. Sign up early. Check out the schedule at the Y or call for details, 967-4208.
YOUTH SKILLS CLASSES
Free for Family Plus and Family Members. Program members $40.
Wednesdays. Ages 3-5 at 5:00 PM and ages 6-9 age at 5:30 PM.
Thursdays. Ages 3-5 at 5:00 PM and ages 6-9 at 5:50 PM.
YOUTH GYMNASTICS CLASSES
$15 Plus member, $30 member, $40 program member. Preschool (ages 3-5) Tuesday at 5:00-5:45 PM; Beginner (ages 5-8) Tuesday and Thursday at 6:00-6:45 PM; Beginner (ages 9+) Tuesday and Thursday at 7:00-7:45 PM; Advanced (ages 5-8) Monday and Wednesday at 6:00-6:45 PM; Advanced (ages 9+) Monday and Wednesday at 7:00-7:45. Classes 45 minutes.
YOUTH DANCE CLASSES
$15 Plus members, $30 members, $40 program members. Ballet (ages 6-7) Wednesday at 4 PM; Ballet-Jazz Combo (ages 8-10) Monday at 5 PM; Ballet-Jazz Combo (ages 11+) Wednesday at 5 PM; Acrobatics (ages 7-12) Friday at 7 PM. Classes are 45 minutes.
DANCE PERFORMANCE CLASS
Member Plus $30, Member $60, Program member $80. Spend time learning choreography, perform group routines at community events, make long-lasting friends! Mondays 4:00-4:45 PM.
MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES
$32 Plus members, $32 members, $44 program members. Progressive (ages 5-7) Monday and Wednesday at 5:30 PM. Progressive (ages 8+) Monday and Wednesday at 6 PM. Sparring (advanced) Monday and Wednesday at 6:40 PM. Classes are 30 minutes.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
June 14 - Fish Festival 5K run
August 7 - Bike and Boat Night
October - Woollybear World's Greatest Kids Race
November 15 - Gatlin Dinner Show
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
Easter Egg Hunt
Vermilion students and families are invited to join the VHS Leo Club members for an Easter Egg Hunt at Vermilion Elementary School this Saturday, April 12 at 11:00 A.M. in the field behind VES. This annual event is sponsored by the Leo Club as a service project. Come out and join the fun!
Peer Leadership Sponsors Penny Wars
HEY - VHS STUDENTS! It's time to clean out those couch cushions and bring in those pennies! The Peer Leadership class will sponsor Penny Wars to raise funds in support of "Kick-It for Pediatric Cancer". The penny drive will run from April 9 through April 23. Classes will compete for the most pennies or funds collected during the drive. Students can bring in cash or pennies for their own class, as well as “bomb” other classes with silver money (the silver money cancels the pennies/cash in the competition). The leading class at the end of the day on April 16 will earn a prize of breakfast and the overall winning class will earn lunch for the class. Get those pennies ready and come out fighting against pediatric cancer!
Upcoming Senior Portrait Info for Juniors!
Attention all current Juniors: Our school photographer will be here on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 AM to share exciting information about your upcoming Senior Portraits! The company will give away a lot of fun stuff, including Free Senior T-Shirts, Portrait Sessions, and Kalahari Waterpark Day Passes! Be sure to join the fun on Monday, April 14 at 8:00 AM as we officially kick off your senior year Class of 2015!
@ German's Villa
German's Villa is really hoppin', boppin'
movin' and groovin' this year with some exciting and downright fun events. Don't miss out on these great evenings of entertainment! Cliff says: "See you there!"
Sunday, April 20th, 11:30 am until 2:00 pm.
Adults $20.95 + tax & tip, Ages 10 and under $12.95 + tax & tip, Under 3 free
Let German's Villa do the cooking. Enjoy a relaxing, enjoyable meal with your family and friends! Virtually everything on our menu, so many choices! Salads, Main entrees side dishes, desserts. Don't forget to order our faous spiral sliced honey glazed ham, turkey breast, and food-to-go-orders. Call 440.967.1770 now!
Rotary Steak Fry
Saturday, May 2nd
Check with your local Rotarian for details and tickets!
Mother's Day Brunch Buffet
Sunday, May 11th, 2 seatings 11:00 am and 1:00 pm
$15 per person, $10 Kids 12 and under, Age 3 ,d under free
Treat Mom to a scrumptious meal on her special day! Menu includes the salad bar, German's Honey Glazed Ham, Carved Choice Top Round, Scrambled Eggs with toppings, Cheesy Potatoes, Sausage Gravy & Biscuits,
French Toast, Muffins, Cupcakes, Bagels, Coffee, Juice and Cash Bar.
Call 440.967.1770 and make your reservations now!
Best Country Ever!
Saturday, May 24th Doors open @ 8:00 pm
Kick up your heels to a fabulous entertaining evening; Line Dance coaches will be available...bring your friend out and enjoy! Cash Bar and Nacho Bar
will be available.
8:45 - 9:30 pm KENNY CLARK
9:30 pm -1:00 am UNCLE LUMPY'S BACK YARD BAND
Call for reservations, 44.967.1770
Saturday May 31st Doors open @ 5:30 pm
Start off Summer right! They've been here many times before and Vermilion loves them....GATLIN! Dinner Buffet at 7:00 pm, Show time is 8:00 until 11:00 pm. $30 per person. Cash Bar will be available!
440.967.1770 for reservations
Other Events Schedule for this Year!
Mark your calendars! Details to come closer to each date.
Lorain Co. Deputy Steak Fry, Saturday, June 7th
Murder Mystery Dinner, Saturday June 21st
Halloween Bash, "Swing City", Friday, October 25th
German's Annual Holiday Craft Show, Saturday, November 8th
BILLY DEAN, CMA Award Winner, Saturday, November 22nd
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 16th thru April 30th
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 Noon 10:00 pm
Closed Sunday thru Wednesday
Paper Moon Vineyards will be open Good Friday, April 18th, 5:00 - 1:00 pm.
Paper Moon Vineyards has launched a new web store at http://shop.papermoonvineyards.com/ . It's going to be much smoother to purchase gift cards, wine, and event reservations. D
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, April 11th & 12th - DAVID LESTER
Friday, April 18th - LANCE
Saturday, April 19th - EMILY KEENER
Friday, April 25th - LANCE
Saturday, April 26th - TONY T
Paper Moon Vineyards is located at 2008 State Road, OH St Route 60 in Vermilion, Phone 440.967.2500, web sitewww.papermoonvineyards.com.
@ Mill Hollow
Vermilion River Reservation
Activities of the Lorain County Metro Parks, Vermilion River Reservation during the month of April 1-15th, 2014.
Friday, April 11
SCRAPBOOKING IN THE PARKS
10am-9pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Create and share ideas. Have fun and enjoy the park. Please register by 4/7. Pay $10 for one day/ $15 for both at the door. (4/11, 12)
Sunday, April 13
FAIRY GARDEN WORKSHOP
2-4pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Create a mini landscaped fairy garden. Supplies included. PR by 4/7; pay $50 at the door.
Vermilion River Reservation – Amphitheater / Carriage Barn:
51211 North Ridge Rd. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 QUESTIONS?
Contact Jannah at (440) 967-7310 - email@example.com, or Aimee at (440)949-5200 ext. 225 - firstname.lastname@example.org
@ Schoepfle Garden
Activities of the Lorain County Metro Parks, Schoepfle Garden during the month of April 1-15th, 2014.
Saturday, April 12
HOUSE AND GARDEN TOUR
1-2pm, Schoepfle Garden, Schoepfle Garden Visitor Center
Learn about Otto’s gift. Easy Hike. Hiking Stick Program.
Schoepfle Gardens is a part of the Loraivn County Metro Parks systems and is located at 11106 Market Street, Birmingham, OH 44816. Phone is 440.965.7237. Web site address is http://metroparks.cc/schoepfle_garden.php
@ Erie MetroParks
April 2014 Programs & Events
EASTER EGG HUNT
Sat, Apr 12, 2:00pm, Osborn MetroPark, Shelter 3, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Join Vacationland Federal Credit Union and Erie MetroParks for one of the most exciting Easter Egg Hunts in the area! There will be over 2,000 eggs, live bunnies, crafts, and prizes! Dollar Dog will be onsite so bring your camera! Ages 5-10 will hunt first; Ages 1-4 will follow at 2:30pm. Don't be late! The eggs go fast!
BALD EAGLES OF ERIE COUNTY
Sun, Apr 13, 2:00pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn about Bald Eagle habitat, nesting and then carpool to various nests/sites in Erie County to see baby bald eagles.
FULL MOON NIGHT HIKE
Mon, Apr 14, 8:30pm, Huron River Greenway South, 10 Water St, Milan. Join the Naturalist for a beautiful night hike on each month’s full moon! Please leave flashlights at home; the moon will light our way. Family, friends, and friendly canine companions on leash are always welcome! Hikes will last about an hour, registration appreciated.
RUN OR WALK TUESDAYS!
Tues, Apr 15, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Participants will meet on the Frost Center deck. Then we’ll walk or run the trail at our own pace.
Wed, April 16, 6:00pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center Deck, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet a 200 year old Bur Oak tree and visit with some of the largest trees in the park. Lead by Ed Boos, local big tree expert!
RUN OR WALK TUESDAYS!
Tues, Apr 22, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Participants will meet on the Frost Center deck. Then we’ll walk or run the trail at our own pace.
ARCHERY FOR ADULT BEGINNERS
Wed, Apr 23, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Adult participants will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Registration required! Limit 10
SEARCH FOR SALAMANDERS
Fri, Apr 25, 6pm, Edison Woods MetroPark, Horseman’s Shelter, 8111 Smokey Road. One Friday a month during March, April, and May, join the Naturalist as we listen and look for amphibians. The salamanders have come out of hibernation and are starting to get active! Plan to get wet if you want to catch them! Nets provided. Registration appreciated.
SAWMILL CREEK WOODS WILDFLOWER STROLL
Sat, Apr 26, 1:30pm, James H. McBride Arboretum, Visitors Center, 1 University Drive, Huron—Enjoy a stroll through the McBride Arboretum along the way to discover the hidden treasure of wildflowers in Sawmill Creek Woods. Registration appreciated. Limit 25
EARTH DAY EXTRAVAGANZA
Sun, Apr 27, 11am-4 pm, Osborn MetroPark; 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron - In honor of Earth Day, Erie County Solid Waste Management District, Erie MetroParks, Erie County Soil and Water Conservation District , Erie County Health Department, Farm Bureau, etc are sponsoring an Earth Day Extravaganza, including local government, non-profit and community organizations; informative displays; recycled art contest; local food vendors; live music from local bands; Back To The Wild; promotional information and more. Free Family Fun! Join us!
PARK PALS EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
Where does all our trash go? Mon, Apr 28, 10:30am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. The day after Earth day is the perfect day to think about where all our trash goes! Let’s meet Mr. Garbage Truck and read a story with him and learn where our trash goes and how to reduce our waste. We will learn about the three R’s. Reduce, Reuse and Recycle with a fun art project and games. 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 20.
JUST WALK A WALK WITH A DOC
Kickoff Walk – Mon, Apr 28th, 6:30 pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Join Erie MetroParks, Erie County Health Department & Sandusky Recreation Department staff along with a local Doctor while walking for health every Monday, April 28 through July 28 at 6:30 pm at various Erie County locations. Check the brochure at www.eriemetroparks.org
RUN OR WALK TUESDAYS!
Tues, Apr 29, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Participants will meet on the Frost Center deck. Then we’ll walk or run the trail at our own pace.
MILLIONS OF TRILLIUMS WILDFLOWER TREK
Tues, Apr 29, 6 pm, Back to the Wild Rehabilitation Center, 4504 Bardshar Rd., Castalia—Join a naturalist for an up-close look at the most spectacular blooms of Trillium in the area. Registration appreciated. Limit 25
@ Grace United
Palm Sunday Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 10:15 AM
Children will “wave the palms” during the worship procession and hunt for eggs following worship (rain, snow or shine!). All families in the community are warmly invited! Call 967-5206 for information or if transportation is needed
Pastor David Hull-Frye, Corner of Route 6 and Coen Road,
across from Sherod Park.
Sunday, April 20 at 10:15 am.
Adult Bible Study
Sundays at 9:00 am in the community room led by
Pastor David. No prior knowledge of the bible is required. We study the sermon text which helps you to get a lot more out of worship which follows Adult Bible Study. All are welcome!
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. Matthew Lutheran Church
Thank you to everyone who supported our Mystery Dinner Theatre, "The Mystery of Montley's Manor," on April 5th. Thank you to our guests, organizers, cooks, actors, bakers, prayer partners, set-up and clean-up crew, publicity and to all our friends in the Vermilion area. (Cast Picture: Back row (l-r): Bill Swanzer, Brett Dickey, Michelle Dickey, Jim Dickey, Pastor Karl Fry, Nancy Konery, Fay Grose. Front row (l-r): Lynn Swanzer, Pam Dickey, Nathan Fry, Kaitlyn Krueger, Phyllis Grose.)
Sunday School for all ages kicks off this Sunday, September 22 at 9:30 am. There are several classes for Children and Adults.
Every Sunday at 10:30 am. All are welcome.
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
TLC Coffee House
When: April 5, 7:00PM - 10:30PM
Where: Tiffany's Flowers at the Old Town Hall, Main Street, Vermilion, OH
Description: Enjoy Peruvian coffee, delicious snacks and desserts, and be entertained by our many talents. Tickets $7 at the door
Call 440-967-4225 for details. This event is a fundraiser for a mission trip to Peru.
Current Adult Study Topic "Lutherans- Symbols, Colors, and Liturgies: Why we do what we do".
Lenten Worship Wednesdays 12:00 noon and 7:00 pm. Ask about our Soup and Sandwich Lenten meals
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
Love Reaching Out
Remember that TWO PROJECTS HAVE ALREADY BEGUN - collections for I.H.N. and Genesis House. Boxes for donations are located in the narthex and by the office. Details of what is needed can be found by clicking here. Please have all donations to the church by Easter Sunday everything can be coordinated. Sunday, April 27 Have you signed up yet? We've been getting ready for this special day of sharing God's love in our community for some time, and now it's almost here! If you haven't already signed up to take part in one of the projects, please do so this Sunday or next. There's something for everyone - very physical and demanding to sitting in one place - and everything in-between! Sign-up sheets are in the office during the week, and in Fellowship Hall during coffee hour. Please note that all donations for I.H.N. and Genesis House need to be in by Easter Sunday (one week from this Sunday) so we can get all that coordinated.
Monday Morning Bible Study
Mondays at 10:00 am. Is going to begin using the Catch Fire in 50 Days study. See article in news-feed to the right for more information.
Monday Evening Fellowship Group
Resumes Monday, April 28. Studying the Letter of James. Reminder that our Monday Evening Fellowship will begin a study of the Book of James in a few weeks. Study guides ($10) have been ordered for all who indicated their desire to be part - along with a few extra ones in case others want to still join with us. So it's not to late to take part. Just let Bob know, or join us on the 28th.
NEW (or perhaps continuing from Wednesday's in Lent). We're forming a new small group using the Catch Fire in 50 Days resource. See article in news-feed on the right for more information.
God is Still Speaking
will meet next on Friday, April 18 (one week from this Friday) at 1:00 at Decidedly Different. In preparation, take some time in silence and ask, "Where am I most aware of God's presence in my life right now?" Then come, enjoy a cup of coffee, tea or hot chocolate and share what you've "heard" in the silence. (Or come and begin to learn how it is that one "hears" in silence.) Everyone is welcome.
Two New Small Group Study Groups Forming
Monday Mornings, 10:00am - or - Wednesday Evenings, 7:00 pm. As part of our ongoing work emerging from our time with Paul Nixon last Saturday, we are going to begin a 50 day study - taking us from Easter through Pentecost. During this time participants will be led in a daily time of reading, reflection and prayer, as well as a weekly gathering with others to share experiences and insights. (You can choose either Monday morning or Wednesday evening. Only one group gathering each week - unless you really get into it!). You're invited to join with us in this 50 day challenge to see what the Holy Spirit ignites in your life and in our church, as we immerse ourselves in the story of the early church becoming a movement of grace in the world. Call the office, or sign up on Sunday to take part.
Peterson Nut Sale Spring Edition
Orders Are Here this Sunday! If you placed an order, it will be available for pick up this week, Palm Sunday, April 13, in fellowship hall during coffee hour.
Easter Candy Sale
YOUR mission committee will be selling Easter candy after church in Fellowship hall this Sunday (Palm Sunday). This is all home made candy in various colors and flavors. Prices range from .25 to $3.00. Thanks to Val Hildum for her special touch!
Athletes of the Week!
Congratulations to Kaylnn Smith & Annie Rossi Athletes of the Week! Way to go ladies!
UCCC Logo Contest
This just in - it has come to our attention that our church doesn't have a logo! Our denomination does, but we don't, and we've decided it's time to rectify this situation. So we're asking all who are interested and artistic to design a logo that will we can put on shirts, jackets, hats, bulletins, etc. What is unique, special and wonderful about us? And how might that best be communicated? Start thinking (and drawing!) Specific details as to deadlines, voting, etc. will be coming soon!
The Alzheimer's Association - NW Ohio Chapter
in conjunction with Serving Our Seniors, is presenting a film documentary INSTEAD OF YOUR NAME Monday, April 28, 1:00 pm UCCC Sanctuary. This is the story of a minister in Findlay who has made his diagnosis of Alzheimer's Disease his new ministry. Openly discussing what it is like to have the disease and reaching out to others in order to de-stigmatize its meaning. According to the Alzheimer's Association: "You will be touched and inspired by his story. You will see courage when he talks about the diagnosis and how his faith has given him a desire to "live it" with God's guidance. You will leave with a new understanding and appreciation for the importance of not hiding from Alzheimer's, but rather with the importance of living with it." An audience of 25 or more is required to justify the time and travel of the speaker, so RSVPs are required. Please either call the
church office, or Serving Our Seniors at 419-624-1856 by April 24. And help us get the word of this out to our community.
Firelands District Spring Dinner Wednesday, April 30
The annual spring dinner of the Firelands District of the WRA will be on Wednesday, April 30 at Lake Avenue UCC in Elyria. Fellowship begins at 6:00. Dinner (chicken breasts, twice baked potatoes, almond green beans, rolls jello salad, beverage and dessert) is at 6:30. Speaker will be Judge Mark Betleski from the Court of Common Please. Cost is 10:00. Reservations must be in by April 13. Call the church office or George Spreng. (Once a reservation is made the church making it is liable for it.)
The Lucky 13, First Annual, Last Spring Potluck is coming!
(It may take a while for that all to make sense!) Mark your calendars now for Tuesday, May 13, beginning at 6:00 pm. Details will
No doubt many (hopefully everyone actually!) saw the church sign a week or so ago. Many are wondering what is happening and if any additional details are known. We're happy to report that Bob and Karen have managed to set a date when they can actually get all four of their adult children together for their wedding - which is Saturday, August 23. The wedding is set for 1:30 in our sanctuary, and all who would like to be present and celebrate with them and enjoy cake after in Fellowship Hall are welcome.
Developmental Nursery School
Now Accepting Enrollment for the 2014-2015 School Year. DNS Enrollment forms are located on the bulletin board outside the DNS office. For more information please contact Cecily at 967-5230 or email at email@example.com.
he United Church of Christ Congregational is located at
990 State Street in Vermilion. The website address is: www.vermilioncongregational.org . The mailing address is
P.O. Box 228, Vermilion, Ohio 44089 and the phone number is
440-967-5212. Church email address is firstname.lastname@example.org and the church newsletter email address is: email@example.com
@ Vermilion E & R
(Evangelical & Reformed) Church
7:30 am every Monday
Back room of The Nest Restaurant
Bible Study and Fellowship
Everyone is Welcome!
Mothers of Preschoolers
Meets every 2nd & 4th Mondays 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.
St. Mary School
Fish Fry April 11th
When: Friday, April 11, 2014 from 5 – 8 PM
Where: St Mary’s Parish Life Center and Cafeteria
Price: $14.00 Large fish dinner, $10.00 Small fish dinner, $5.00 Child
Fish dinner includes: Perch, Fries, Coleslaw, Bread/Butter, Dessert, Beverage (Lemonade, Iced Tea, Coffee). Child’s dinner includes: Mac & cheese, Applesauce, Dessert, Beverage. Carryout is available. Tickets available at the door.
Community Art Show Coming April 11-30
The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild Community Art Show will be held at Ritter Public Library in Vermilion Friday, April 11th through Wednesday, April 30th. There will be an Opening Reception on Friday, April 1th from 7:00 until 9:00 pm.
Categories for entries are Oils and Acrylics, Watercolor, Photography, Mixed Media, and Graphics including Drawing, Prints, and Pastels.
The show is open to all residents of Vermilion, age 18 and older. Entries are to be wall-hanging art only - no table work or sculpture. The Art must be framed, wired, ready to hang. Entries must be original artwork - no prints or reproductions, must not exceed 36" in length and/or width. There is a maximum of 3 entries per person.
The application deadline is April 2nd. Applications available at the Main Street Vermilion building located at 685 Main Street in Vermilion. Artists can email information to Vermilionartshow@gmail.com.
For more information contact Janet (614) 406-1691 or Janine (440) 759-8061.
Arts Guild Offers Painting Workshop
New this year, the Arts Guild is offering four workshops to the public.
The next and final workshop for the season will be Saturday, April 12th when Jim Glover will instruct artists on Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Painting from 9:30 am until 4:00 pm.
The Workshop will be held at the Main Street Vermilion building at 685 Main Street in Vermilion and the cost of the workshop is $35 including supplies.
Phone 440.963.0772 to register. You may view Mr. Glover's work at www.jimgloverart.com
Band Booster's Rummage Sale is April 12th!
The Vermilion Band Boosters will be holding a community rummage sale on Saturday, April 12th from 9:00 am until 200 pm at Sailorway Middle School. In addition, there will be concessions, a bake sale, and businesses will have booths with additional items for purchase.
All proceeds from the event will go to the Vermilion Bands. Please help to make the event successful!
Easter Egg Hunt is April 12th
VacationLand Federal Credit Union will be hosting their annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 12, 2014. VLFCU is partnering with Erie MetroParks for a second year. The event will start at 2:00pm at Osborn MetroPark by Shelter 3 with an egg hunt for ages 5 years to 10 years old. Children ages 1 year to 4 years old will follow at 2:30pm. Over 2,000 eggs will be up for grabs, and VLFCU reserves the right to place limits depending on the number of children.
Families are encouraged to participate in crafts sponsored by Erie MetroParks and will also have the opportunity to visit with live bunnies. Dollar Dog will be available to pose for pictures and to cheer on the children. For more information, please visit www.eriemetroparks.org or stop by any of the VLFCU branches in Sandusky, Vermilion, or Norwalk. This event is open to the public and will be held rain or shine.
Sound the Trumpet on April 12th
Cincinnati trumpeter Alan Siebert joins the Firelands Symphony Orchestra to perform Arutunian's Trumpet Concerto on Saturday, April 12th at 7:30 pm at the Sandusky State Theatre. Siebert will captivate the audience with this showpiece of Eastern European lyricism and harmonic textures. Call toll free for tickets, 877.626.1950 or visit www.FirelandsSymphony.com for more information.
Rich Tarrant to Speak at April 14th Meeting
The Vermilion Area Archival Society will meet Monday, April 14th at 7 P.M. in the Community Room of the Ritter Public Library. Rich Tarrant is the author of the Yesteryears column and producer of the "Vermilion Views" e-zine and, most recently, the owner (with his wife, Georgi) of the Vermilion News Print Shop Museum. His latest endeavor is the authoring of a book of Vermilion biographies and that will be the topic of his presentation. This meeting is free and open to the public. For information on the Society or for donating items of historical interest, please contact Sandra Neiding at 967-4190.
Who Are We?
"We" are the Vermilion Area Archival Society, founded in 1999 as a group dedicated to the collection cataloging, and preservation of items of historical to the greater Vermilion area, in order to promote a public awareness of our heritage.
Our collection is housed in the Ritter Public Library and it is being catalogued on museum quality software called "Past Perfect." The Ritter Public Library historical collection also uses this software and the two collections have been merged to provide better, more complete information to the public. It should be noted that we are not part of the library itself.
We accept donations gladly, but, because of space limitations, we cannot collect large items, such as furniture or equipment. We must confine ourselves mostly to collecting photos, paper items, and booklets. We can, however, take photos of larger items and scan them into our software for historical preservation.$100
Sometimes folks do not wish to give up their photos, but we could ask that we be allowed to borrow them scan them into the software for preservation, and then return them to the owners.
New members are accepted at any time. Yearly dues are as follows: Individuals $15; Couples $25; Lifetime memberships ar:e $100.
Checks should be made payable to the: Vermilion Area Archival Society. Payments for membership may be mailed to: Vermilion Area
Archival Society, c/o Ritter Public Library, 5680 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion OH 44089.
VLFCU Offers Scholarships through April 15th
VacationLand Federal Credit Union has announced that it will be awarding $3,000 in scholarships to 2014 high school graduates. The program, established in 1996, recognizes and honors six student members of the credit union for their leadership and citizenship.
Eligibility is based on the applicant being a primary account holder of a regular or minor account with VLFCU. To qualify for one of the $500 scholarships, the student member must be a senior in high school, plan to participate in post-secondary studies at a professional, vocational, or academic institution and submit a completed application.
An impartial Scholarship Selection Committee will review the applications and evaluate applicants’ leadership qualities, their involvement in school and community activities as well as answers to two topical essays.
Applications will be accepted through April 15, 2014, and the winners will be announced by the end of May. Applications are available at all four of VLFCU’s branches in Sandusky, Norwalk and Vermilion or can be downloaded from their website at www.vlfcu.org/whats-new.html. For more information, call 419-625-9025.
Taste of Vermilion is April 17th
Kingston of Vermilion is once again hosting the annual "Taste of Vermilion" on Thursday, April 17th from 5:30 until 7:30 pm at their facility located at 4210 Telegraph Lane in Vermilion.
Tickets are $10 pre-sale or $15 at the door the evening of the event. Tickets are available at Kingston of Vermilion or at the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce office.
Come and sample gourmet cuisine, savor a variety of wines and upscale beverages, and enjoy a chance to win from an extraordinary collection of silent auction items from our town's local establishments.
Participating businesses include: Matus Winery, Vermilion Valley Vineyards, Paper Moon Vineyards, Quarry Hill Winery, Maple City
Ice, Lake Erie Taphouse, Quaker Steak & Lube, Rudy's Bar and Grill, Martino's International Cafe, German's Villa, Pizza Hut,
The Blind Perch, The Olive Scene, Vermilion Country Club, Salvatore's Restaurante, Woodstock Cafe, Above and Beyond Salon,
Tiffany's Flowers, Decidedly Different, Swan Creek Candles, Cleveland Indians, Brummer's Homemade Chocolates, Chez Francois, The Nest Restaurant, Liberty Auto Wash, The Vermilion Arts Guild, and Cedar Point.
Entertainment will be provided by "The Men of Steele".
All proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life.
Vermilion River Trout Stocking is April 25th!
Come on down to the South Street Boat Ramp and watch the exciting release when steelhead trout yearlings are poured into the Vermilion River. This year's stocking will take place on Friday, April 25th at 10:00 am.
These fish were raised in the Division of Wildlife's Castalia Fish Hatchery and will grow to a length of 18" by the end of their first year. A brief program will be presented and the Division of Wildlife staff will be on hand to answer questions.
The Mayor's office organizes an art project for the event with the local schools for kindergarten through second graders. The children are asked to draw a picture of the "Journey of the Fish." The contest is judged by local fish experts Joyce and Brendan Gill, Kathy Fischer, and Joan Perch. The Division of Wildlife, as well as local businesses, donate prizes for the winners of the contest. The winners are also the first to place the yearling steelhead into the river.
"Hats Off to Spring" is
The Vermilion chapter of the Business and Professional Women will hold their yearly fundraiser on Wednesday, April 30th at 6:00 pm at Paper Moon Vineyards. The Winery is located at 2008 State Road in Vermilion.
This year's theme is "Hats Off to Spring". Ladies, wear your favorite hat to celebrate the Spring season and the upcoming Kentucky Derby.
Tickets are $20 per person and include one glass of wine, appetizers, and dessert. There is no need to RSVP, you may pay at the door. There will be a chinese raffle, gift baskets, a 50/50 raffle, and a prize given for "Best in Show" hat.
Come and support this annual fundraiser. All proceeds benefit the Buckeye Girls State Scholarship Fund.
Vermilion Community Bus Trips Announces Upcoming Tours
May 5, July 18, Oct 10, & Dec 12
Norm Felix's group, The VCBT, has entered it's seventh season of service to everyone in the Vermilion and surrounding communities with a trip to Windsor on MLK Day. Norm's Group is now working with the Vermilion Knights of Columbus and the Vermilion Family YMCA to provide entertaining and fun bus trips leaving from and returning to lovely Vermilion. As in the previous six seasons, all trips are nonprofit with all proceeds going to local charities.
Where to next?
Hhere's our future trip dates for the rest of the year: The all new Hard Rocksino on Cinco de Mayo (Monday, May 5th, 2014); The International Tour of Cleveland IV on Friday, July 18th, 2014; Chagrin Falls an Autumn Beauty on Friday, October 10th, 2014; and Oglebay Festival of Lights on Friday, December 12th, 2014. All trips are planned for your enjoyment... even the bus rides are fun! Join us on one or more of these exciting trips. See you on the bus.
Please send checks made out to "K of C #4539" to Norm Felix, 1094 Arrowhead Drive, Vermilion, Oh 44089. Remember all proceeds go to local charities.
Steps of Hope is May 17th!
The Addict's Mom will be sponsoring "Steps of Hope" on May 17th. Save the Date! More details to come!
Vermilion Business & Professional Women Offers Scholarship; Applications due May 18th!
One of BPW's primary missions is providing educational opportunities for its members and other women seeking to improve themselves. At the local and state levels BPW awards the most money of any organization, to women through their numerous scholarship programs.
Since 1960, the Vermilion local has been awarding scholarships, providing financial support to many women. The funds are raised at our annual BPW Scholarship Program. The Vermilion BPW scholarships are awarded to adult women (21 years or older) entering or re-entering the workforce, achieving higher education, or updating their skills for career advancement.
Applications are accepted from residents in Erie or Lorain counties. Or to the children and/or grandchildren of a Vermilion BPW member, regardless of residence for 2014 year. Scholarships amounts are awarded on the basis of need and merit.
Applicants will be asked to complete personal, educational, career and financial need information. Also three letters of recommendation must be included; from a former teacher, an employer, and a personal reference not related to you. Letters of recommendation must be written on letterhead: signed, dated and returned to you.
Only complete and eligible applications will be considered. Applications with references must be received no later than Sunday May 18, 2014 by mail or personally deliver to: Linda Miller, 1912 Lake Ave, Huron, OH 44839.
Notification to winners will be made by Monday, May 26, 2014. Awards will be presented at the Scholarship Dinner on Wednesday June 4, 2014.
Recipients are asked to attend the dinner and speak on the use of their scholarship.
NOTE: Scholarship money not used by May 15, 2015 will be returned to the scholarship fund.
For additional information contact Linda Miller 419-433-2284.
Vermilion High School Class of
1963, 1964, 1965 Reunion
It’s the 50th anniversary of the Vermilion High School Class of 1964 and they’re celebrating with the Class of 1963 and 1965 on the weekend of Aug. 16, 2014.
Flyers have gone out announcing the banquet with music on August 16 at German’s. If you haven’t gotten the notice yet or know of someone who hasn’t, email or call Ruth Bauman Tanner at Ruthbt45@yahoo.com , 440-967-3591 or Carol Hoff at 440-967-7591.
Friday night August. 15th , classmates can gather at the Vermilion County Club while a picnic is planned for Sunday.
The reunion is featured at http://www.vermilionrocks.myevent and classmates.com
German's Villa to Host Billy Dean Concert Nov. 22nd
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. We will let you know soon when tickets are available. Stay tuned for ticket availability and times.
This show will sell out fast! Don't Miss Out! Tell Your Friends & Family! Invite everyone you know! Don't miss this event!
Misc. News Nuggets
City of Vermilion
Go to www.starttalking.ohio.gov to see the State's new program on drug abuse prevention for parents. Parents can sign up for tips on rasing drug free kids. It's worth the look...
What is Start Talking! all about?
A new effort is underway across Ohio to prevent drug abuse among Ohio’s most vulnerable citizens – our children. Governor John R. Kasich and First Lady Karen W. Kasich have launched Start Talking! to give parents, guardians, educators and community leaders the tools to start the conversation with Ohio’s youth about the importance of living healthy, drug-free lives.
A majority of substance-free adolescents credit their parents for the decision not to use illegal substances. Likewise, teachers and other authority figures can have a similar influence on youth and their decision-making.
Parents, mentors and peers can make a difference just by talking to the young people in their lives about drug abuse. Please Start Talking!
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