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YMCA Child Care
320 Aldrich Road, Vermilion
Accepting applications for part time Child Care Instructors and a School Age Lead Teacher. If interested and would like job description send resume to email@example.com
Vermilion-on-the-Lake Fish Fry Season Starts 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!
The first Fish Fry is Friday, March 7th and they will run each and every Friday through and including April 25th.Vermilion-on-the-Lake Clubhouse is located at 3780 Edgewater Blv.d. in Vermilion.
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.
German's Villa to Host
Billy Dean Concert
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!
The March Kid's Boutique is set for this coming Tuesday, March 11th 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. They are offering free clothing in sizes ranging from newborn through juniors. There is no obligation. All that is asked is that a parent or guardian accompany children.
The church is located at 752 Grand Street and the hours for Kid's Boutique are from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 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.
MOPS is next
Mothers of Preschoolers group invites mothers to its monthly meetings and playgroup at the Vermilion E & R Church which is located at 752 Grand Street in Vermilion.
MOPS meetings are held twice a month on the second and fourth Wednesdays from 9:30 until 11:30 am. MOPS brings together mothers to discuss mom topics, build faith, create friendships, have fun! Free childcare provided For more information on MOPS and to get in contact with the group, please visit www.MOPS.org
Church Sets St. Patty's Day Party as Mission Trip Fundraiser
Trinity Lutheran Church is hosting a St. Patty's Day Party March 14, 2014 at the Amherst Eagles 1161 Milan Ave. Amherst
Doors open at 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, and dancing till 11:00 pm. Music by the Top Cats. Raffles. Final 50/50 raffle drawing.Tickets are $25 each.
To get tickets call Trinity Lutheran at 440-967-4225, Christy Sellers at 440-320-6799, or Lena Pelton 440-967-9694.
Proceeds benefit the Peru mission trip.
VHS Music Departments Presents "Suessical the Musical"
The VHS Music Department will be presenting "Suessical the Musical" on March 20, 21, and 22 at 7:00 pm in the VHS Audiorium.
This is a musical based on the works of Dr. Suess.
Ticket information will be available soon. Visit the Vermilion Schools web site at www.vermilionschools.org
VCMA's "Swing Into Spring" Dance is March 22nd
VCMA will hold its “Swing into Spring “ dance on Saturday, March 22nd from 7:00 pm to 10:30pm at the Vermilion Am Vets Banquet Hall which is located ta 1517 State Route 60 , just south of Vermilion.
The Windjammer Big Band will perform their trademark jazz, swing,
standards, and big band selections. Those attending will also enjoy complimentary food, snacks, door prizes, and a cash bar.
The cost of this scholarship fund raiser is $15.00 per person. Tickets may be purchased at the door or from members of the VCMA Bands.
For more information about the Dance or VCMA, call Ken Hummel at 440 967-8566.
Rotary to Host Bob DiBiasio of the Cleveland Indians @ German's Villa!
Spring is near...and that means Baseball!
The Vermilion Rotary Club
is hosting Cleveland Indian Vice President Bob DiBiasio as the Guest Speaker at their March 26th 12:00 Noon lunch meeting at German's Villa.
Reserve your ticket by calling Main Street Vermilion at 440-963-0772. Tickets are $10.00 which include Lunch. Be sure to get your reservation in before March 17th.
It's s little behind schedule but it is.....
Osborn MetroPark Identified as Macys "Heart Your Park"
Osborn MetroPark has been selected for “Heart Your Park,” a rogram introduced as part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” campaign, that aims to raise awareness and dollars for
local parks across the country.
From March 7 to March 31, customers at Macy’s in the Sandusky Mall can donate $1 or more at the register, with 100 percent of the donations benefiting Osborn MetroPark. To further spread the love, Macy’s will match the total customer donation across all stores, dollar for dollar, up to $250,000 in total.
Osborn MetroPark is one of more than 550 parks nationwide that will benefit from Macy’s “Heart Your Park” this spring. In partnership with the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), the national non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of community parks, recreation and conservation,
Macy’s stores across the country have each selected a local park or green space in their community to support through the program. Donations will go toward making improvements, such as maintaining trails, playgrounds, and ball fields, and everything in between.
“We are thrilled to partner with Macy’s and NRPA for ‘Heart Your Park’ this spring,” said Erie MetroParks Executive Director, Amy Bowman-Moore. “Through this wonderful program and donations by Macy’s customers, we are excited about the increased awareness and additional funding for Osborn MetroPark. This park is a great asset to the community, and we greatly appreciate Macy’s support.”
“Heart Your Park” is part of Macy’s “Secret Garden” spring campaign that will come to life at Macy’s stores and on macys.com with an infusion of garden-inspired merchandise, special promotions and
events. For more information on “Secret Garden,” visit macys.com/secretgarden. For a full list of the parks benefiting from Macy’s “Heart Your Park,” visit macys.com/parks.
STEM2 Symposium at Lorain County Community College
Learn about academics, research and careers in science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine at the upcoming STEM2 Symposium at Lorain County Community College.
The STEM2 Symposium will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, April 4 in LCCC's Laboratory Sciences building.
Learn about STEM2 academics, research and careers at this entertaining and enlightening symposium for college and high school faculty, students and parents. The day will feature: LCCC student poster presentations of their research, research opportunities at LCCC and other institutions in the region. Breakout sessions with LCCC science and technology professors, LCCC University Partnership, Early College and PSEO student panel discussing their experiences, Tours of the LCCC Lab Sciences building and a
Science Magic Show.
Make it a college visit day by signing up for an UP-Close tour from 9-10 a.m. Learn more or register at www.lorainccc.edu/stemmevent.
LCCC to Host University Partnership Fair
The Lorain County Community College’s University Partnership Fair will be held at 3:00 pm Thursday, April 10 in College Center Commons.
Representatives from all 12 of the LCCC’s University Partnership program colleges and universities will be available to answer questions about the 38 bachelor's or 11 master's programs available through the University Partnership. All programs are offered completely on the LCCC campus.
Learn more about available programs at www.lorainccc.edu/up.
The Addict's Mom
“The Addict’s Mom,” a group focusing on the mothers of addicted children. The relationship between the mother and addicted child is unique.
When you don't know where else to go, this support group is a very sharing group, sharing without shame. It is free to join. Benefits of the group include: free 24/7 support for the mothers of addicted children, chat with other others who are there when you need someone to listen, free educational and inspirational resources, help finding low/no cost treatment, access to podcasts and interviews with experts in the addiction field, opportunities to have your voice heard. Make a difference by taking a part in local and national events impacting addiction.
Making a difference one mom at a time! The Addict's Mom currently has 20,000 members spread across the United States and 52 countries around the world. The members receive support through the website, www.addictsmom.com, social medica and grass rotts community groups. Please join them to receive help and hope, as well as adding our voice to the largest social change movement of our time.
Together we C.A.N. change addition now!
For more information or to join visit http://addictsmom.com/ or www.facebook.com/groups.TAMOhio
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!
NOTE-ables & PHOTO-ables
of the Past Week
Devon Drive Ice Rink
Vermilion area residents have been enjoying the Ice Rink on Devon Drive.A huge thank you to, Chris Walcott, for clearing all the snow from the rink so Parks Department. Volunteer and ice hockey enthusiast, Tim Costello, could work his magic to keep our rink in great condition! Tim has donated countless hours of his time to keep the ice smooth for Vermilion residents to enjoy this winter. With the help of cold temperatures, Tim has set a new record for the number of days the ice has been skateable. Thank you, Tim, for your dedication and providing winter fun for our community.
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@ the Arts Guild
Local Artists Needed for April Art Show
Main Street Arts Guild is seeking local artists for a Community Art Show in April to be held at the Ritter Library from April 11th through April 30th. There will be an Opening Reception Friday, April 11th from 7:00 until 9:00 pm. Categories that artist may enter their work in are: oils and acrylics, watercolor, photography, mixed media, graphics including drawing, prints and pastels. This event is open to residents of Vermilion age 18 and older. For more information go to www.mainstreetvermilion.org or call Janet at 614-406-1691 or Janine at 440-759-8061.
Arts Guild Gallery to Reopen April 5th
The Arts Guild Gallery is closed now 'til April 5th.
The theme of the next show, which will run from April 5 - May 26 is "Spring Arts Show". Check back at our website Main Street Vermilion for more information or visit www.vermiliononlinenews.net/arts-guild
Community Art Work Shops Offered
The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community.
Workshop dates are listed below. For more information on the workshops visit http://www.vermiliononlinenews.net/arts-guild.html OR you may contact Jan at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone her at 614.406.1691.
Saturday, March 22, 2014, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm - Watercolor Painting.
Saturday, April 12, 2014, 9:30 am - 4:00 pm - Oil, Acrylic, and Watercolor Painting.
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
Time to Join Main Street Vermilion!
Whether you are already a member, a volunteer or just want to support our programs , now is the time to join! Main Street Vermilion is beginning a calendar year membership campaign. Your membership will extend through December 31st, 2014. $35 Individual - $40 Family - $125 Business; Every new member receives a MSV Cling for your car or business!
Call, email or stop in to join! You may now pay for your membership online on our website! Main Street Vermilion 440-963-0772, email@example.com
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!
Main Street Downtown Statistics
*Volunteer Hours - 308 and counting!
*In kind donations - $1,783
*2014 Membership in February: 10 individual, 4 business - 215 total
members so far for 2014
@ Vermilion In Bloom
Thank You Jim Trinter!
VIB committees and volunteers send a huge "Thank You" out to Jim Trinter and his staff at Martino's International Cafe for hosting, providing delicious wines and appetizers in the new Parisian
Room and underwriting the Vermilion in Bloom Ladies Night Event. Money was raised for another 18 hanging baskets!
March VIB Ladies Night
Spring officially begins March 20th. Let's celebrate! Bring your friends to the Vermilion Boat Club for some yummy homemade appetizers and desserts, a glass of wine, and a chance to win exciting door prizes! You don't need to RSVP, just come and have fun! A $10.00 donation at the door helps Vermilion in Bloom pay for the 158 hanging baskets everyone enjoys in the summer.
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 per 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.
2014 Schedule of Events
VIB has set its Schedule of Events for 2014. Visit their web page at
www.vermiliononlinenews.net/vermilion-in-bloom or click on their logo on the right for details of all of their events.
Cool Computer Apps
Pick up tips about great new computer apps at a new group meeting at Ritter Public Library every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. The group gets together at the second-floor tech center by the fireplace Monday, March 10. This month, we’re talking about news, entertainment and current events apps. You’re welcome to bring some app ideas of your own to share.
The Ritter Public Library board of trustees meets Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. The public is welcome to attend.
Learn how to use the new Microsoft Windows 8 format at a free, hands-on class in the computer lab at Ritter Public Library Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30 p.m. We'll start at the beginning and explore the tiles, desktop, apps, touch screen and more. Please bring your own Windows 8 laptop if you have one. If you're considering getting a Windows 8 machine, you're welcome to come and watch the demonstration. This class will be held in the Community Room because the computer lab does not have Windows 8. Call 967-3798 to sign up or register on the calendar at Cool Computer Apps. Pick up tips about great new computer apps at a new group meeting at Ritter Public Library every second Monday of the month at 6 p.m. The group gets together at the second-floor tech center by the fireplace Monday, March 10. This month, we’re talking about news, entertainment and current events apps. You’re welcome to bring some app ideas of your own to share.
The Ritter Public Library board of trustees meets Tuesday, March 11 at 7 p.m. in the Community Room. The public is welcome to attend.
Preschoolers and their parents or caregivers will have some merry, musical fun in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. No registration needed!
Learn New Skills
Add to your job skills by learning to use Microsoft Excel at a free class at Ritter Public Library. Start at the beginning on Monday, March 17 at 6:30 p.m., then come back on Monday, March 24 at 6:30 p.m. for some advanced steps. Call 967-3798 to reserve your seat or sign up on the online calendar. Hover over the class name to bring up the registration screen.
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 Ritter Room. Join us for an informal conversation Tuesday, March 18. Bring your favorite morning beverage and we’ll supply the cookies!
Using a Mouse
he ongoing series of basic, hands-on computer classes at Ritter Public Library continues Wednesday, March 19 at 6:30 p.m. when we work on handling the mouse. Even if you’re already using a mouse, join us to sharpen your skills. Reserve your seat by calling 967-3798.
Thursday, March 20 is World Storytelling Day. Kids of all ages are invited to make a shadow puppet at 4 p.m. in the children's department at Ritter Public Library, then help put on a show. No registration required.
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
Vermilion YMCA News Feature of the Week
Summer Sports Camp is a new program here at the Vermilion Family YMCA. Your children will learn new sports, they will stay active, and will have lots of fun. Along with learning and playing basketball, flag football, baseball and soccer, the kids will also learn about team building, stretching and warm-ups. There will also be schoolyard games. Let us help your child stay active this summer.
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.
1st Annual "You're My Hero" Dance
Kids, bring your hero for a night you won't forget! The dance will be at the Vermilion Family YMCA, March 28th, 6:30 to 8:00 PM. $15 per couple, $5 each additional child. Snacks and drinks. Lifetouch Photography. Music. Flowers (must be ordered before March 21st). Register at the YMCA today!
Jr. Cavs Youth Basketball
Ages 3-11. Games on Saturday, one practice per week for ages 5-11. Skills session held during the week of March 3. First games March 15. Includes one ticket to a Cleveland Cavs game. Family Plus $20, Family member $40, Program member $80.
Adult Dodgeball League
We are still looking for dodgeball players! Games on Thursday nights and Saturday afternoons. 10 games guaranteed per team (1 game=best of 3 matches). 10 player max roster. Team captain must be a YMCA member or program member. Team entry - $100. Free Agent entry - $20. Contact Megan Frisina for details, 967-4208.
Group Exercise Classes
New sessions start the 1st of each month. Sign up early. We are offering several new classes: Candlelight Yoga, Body by Barre, Hip Hop Yoga Fusion, Cycle 1.0 Express (novice), and Boot Camp Circuit. We have all of our usual classes as well: Cardio/Sculpt, Y-Cycle, The Mixx Lite, SilverSneakers, Power Sculpt, Y-Cycle Abs, Pilates, Zumba, Yoga/Pilates Fusion, Tai Chi, Iron Kids, Cardio Moves, and Express Stretch. 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.
(Ages 3-9) - Skills include dribbling, passing, scoring, and more. Ages 3-5 Tuesdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Tuesdays 5:30-6:00.
(Ages 3-9) - Skills include dribbling, shooting, passing and defense. Ages 3-5 Wednesdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Wednesdays 5:30-6:00.
(Ages 3-9) - Learn basic skills in Basketball, Soccer, Baseball, Hockey and more. Ages 3-5 Thursdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Thursdays 5:30-6:00.
Basketball Skill Development Sessions
Ages 12-14. Tuesdays 6:00-6:30. Advanced skill work and agility development. Small group setting. Bring your game to the next level with instruction from a 4-year college basketball player. Free for Family Plus and Family Members. Program members $40.
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.
Hip Hop (ages 5-7) Monday at 4 PM
Ballet (ages 6-7) Wednesday at 6 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.
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
September - Kalahari fundraiser
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
New Delivery Policy
VHS is no longer accepting any delivery of gifts to students at school.
Pay-For-It Changes Coming in March
Effective March 15th, 2014, the Vermilion Local School District will no longer be paying the processing fees associated with credit card and electronic check transactions in PayForIt. Payment of processing fees will become the responsibility of the end user effective on this date. We will continue to accept cash and personal checks for student fee and lunch payments in the main office or cafeteria free of charge.
Attention all 7th and 8th Grade Boys and Girls
Are you interested in Track and Field? The season begins March 17!! A Pole Vault Clinic or FREE Track and Field Clinic are available for interested track students. Please contact Coach Schutrum at Sailorway Middle School for more information about these events. More info about the upcoming track season will be posted on the announcements soon! Keep watching!
REMINDER - Earn Cash for Your Local Schools
The Sailorway Middle School PTO, Vermilion Elementary School, and Vermilion Band Booster Club have coordinated Dine to Donate Events throughout the school year. We have partnered with local businesses throughout the community to bring you an easy and fun way to help us earn money that will allow us to provide resources that will directly benefit our students. Each of these events would provide an opportunity for SMS, VES, and Band Booster families to support our local businesses, socialize with other families and generate additional resources to benefit our students. Please frequent the following businesses to earn money for our schools:
*Domino’s Pizza First Wednesday of Every Month
*Marco’s Pizza Second Wednesday of Every Month
*Quaker Steak & Lube Third Wednesday of Every Month
*Pitt BBQ Fourth Wednesday of Every Month
Parent Information Nights
EHOVE Career Center is offering a series of presentations throughout the year called Parent Information Nights. Designed especially for parents of students with disabilities, parents and students are encouraged to attend one or more sessions together.
The next session in the series, called "What is there to do this summer?!" , is scheduled for March 11 from 6-7:30 pm at EHOVE in Building A, room 110. The presentation will detail different summer work programs and employability skills activities that are available. Participants will learn more about self-advocacy, legal differences in rights and responsibilities and how to access services. To pre-register or get more information, contact EHOVE Transition Specialist Marissa Peters at (419) 499-4663 x224, (419) 627-9665 x224 or MPeters@EHOVE.net.
The last presentation in the series with a different topic is scheduled for May 13. All sessions are open to the public, so attendees may live in any area or attend any school. All presentations will include an event for students with disabilities that runs simultaneously, which is a great opportunity to build social skills and also helps parents by preventing their need for childcare. Beverages and a light snack will be served. Raffle prizes will also be drawn. Participants who RSVP in advance will receive an extra raffle ticket.
EHOVE Career Center is a leading career tech school in Milan Township. This high school and adult education facility draws students from a variety of locales, and serves multiple school districts as well in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties. Students are given the opportunity to take challenging academic classes in a customized and relevant curriculum to prepare them for a specific career or college, and learn skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. A wide variety of career paths and training opportunities are available for many professions.
@ German's Villa
Cliff says: Check out our Website germans-villa.com. We have a list of our events coming to our hall. We update the list weekly with new information. A Murder Mystery is in the works. We will have the date next week.Working on Billy Deans flyer coming next week also. Swing City Band in the fall. Uncle Lumpy's Backyard Band Coming in May along with the fabulous Gatlins. Check out all the Steak Fry Events. We are entertaining you all year long.
Amherst Minor Fundraiser
Friday, March 21st
For more information phone 440.967.1770
Lion's Club Reverse Raffle
Saturday, March 22nd
Win $1,500!!!! The Vermilion Lions Club Reverse Raffle will be held at German's Villa. The price for a ticket is $75.00 per couple and includes a chance to win $1500.00, steak dinner for two, music by the "The Beat " D.J" John Showalter, sideboards and bar. Tickets can be purchased from any Lions Club member or call or text Aaron Dunn at: 440-666-6253.
Sunday, April 20th 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Adults $20.95, Ages 10 and under $12.95, 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
Details to come!
Mother's Day Luncheon
Sunday, May 11th
Details to come!
Best Country Night Ever....
Saturday, May 24th
Details to come!
Saturday May 31st
Start off Summer right! Details to come!
German's Villa is located at 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, phone 440.967.1770. Website is www.germans-villa.com.
@ Paper Moon Vineyards
Come warm by the fire!
Off Season Hours:
January 16th thru April 30th
Thursday, Friday, Saturday 12:00 Noon - 10:00 pm
Closed Sunday thru Wednesday
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.
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, March 7th & 8th - TONY T
Friday & Saturday, March 14th & 15th - JOHN BURROW
Friday, & Saturday, March 21st & 22nd - JAY GUERRERO
Friday & Saturday, March 28th & 29th - JD EICHER
Irish Pipe Band (7:00 - 7:45 pm)
Saturday, March 15th
You don't want to miss this. Get in the spirit of St. Patrick's Day with an incredible performance by the Irish Heritage Pipe Band of Ohio!
Girl Scout Cooking Pairing
Sheryl and Dick will host a one-hour pairing event on Thursday, March 20th at 7:30 pm, featuring Thin Mints, Samoas, Do-si-dos, Trefoils, and Paper Moon wine. Included are five generous tastes of wine, cookies for pairing, cheese & fruits, and lots of storytelling. Reservations can be made by calling 440-967-2500. $12.50/person
Paper Moon Vineyards is located at 2008 State Road, OH St Route 60 in Vermilion, Phone 440.967.2500, web sitewww.papermoonvineyards.com.
@ Erie MetroParks
Wednesdays in March, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, Firelands Room. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
@ Grace United Methodist Church
What’s Happening at Grace?
Upcoming Lenten Sermon Series: “Lost and Found”
Want to learn more about upcoming sermons, go to www.worshipbythewater.com and click on the Upcoming in Worship tab.
Ash Wednesday Service Information
Ash Wednesday is March 5th and Grace UMC’s Ash Wednesday Service will be held at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary.
"Dave Ramsey's Financial Peace University"
Grace UMC - March 3rd thru May 5th
Cost: $93.00 per household
Go to www.daveramsey.com/fpu and clink on "classes", then "find a class".
Preview dates: 2/19 6-7 pm; 2/2 11:30 - 12:30 pm; 3/3 5-6 pm."
Family Fun for OhioGuidestone Families…
Please consider bringing a new or like new family board game or bedtime storybook next Sundayd for families in poverty who are participating in Lorain County's OhioGuidestone Parenting Classes this spring. Place in bin at the West Entrance. Questions, call Debby Zanglin 967-4475.
Vermilion Food Pantry
Next blessing of food donations will take place March 9th. On March 9th, we will bring out the shopping cart, so you can place your food items in it. Pastor David and the children will bless these items, and they will be taken to the pantry for distribution the following week. For the month of March, the focus will be on packaged foods, such as: Tuna, Hamburger Helper, Macaroni & Cheese, Knorr Noodles or Rice, Cake Mixes, Cookie Mixes and Jello. The pantry is funded by donations, without any government support or regulations.
Hatha Yoga Class at Grace Church!
All Levels Welcome! Saturday, March 1st from 9:30 – 10:45 am
Class begins with warm-ups and proceeds to step-by-step yoga instruction, providing an active, yet gentle practice that focuses on breath work, strengthening of the core and back, stretching, toning and relaxation. The last 10 minutes of class are for meditation. This class will help open up areas of tightness, and get you moving. If you are feeling stressed out, you will leave this class feeling refreshed and energized. Class fee is $10. Bring a yoga mat (there will be a few available to borrow) and water. Class is taught by Maria Santoferro, E-RYT. Contact her at 330-289-7026 or dailydownwarddog.com for additional information.
March 9th is Girl Scouts Sunday
If any Daisies, Brownies, or Girl Scouts would like to take part in the service, please contact Ellen O’Hara at 967-5985. We are looking for greeters and ushers.
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!
Ladies of Grace
Wednesdays at 9:00 am. We are studying the book of Acts. Join us! 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.
@ Lakeview Baptist Church
Mother's Day Out
Thursdays, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
September - May (except Holidays)
Open to the Public
Cost: $11 1st child, $8 each additional child
Lakeview Baptist Church is located at 591 Ferndale Avenue in Vermilion, Phone 440.967.5104, web site www.lakeviewvermilion.org
@ St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Ash Wednesday Service
March 5, 7:00 pm
including the Imposition of Ashes. Public welcome.
Mystery Dinner Theatre
"The Mystery of Montley's Manor," Saturday, April 5 at 6 p.m. Tickets: Adults $10, Children $5 (ages 5-13), Under 5 Free. Includes Spaghetti dinner (vegetarian available), garlic bread, salad, dessert and a beverage. Call (440) 967 9886 for your reservation. As tickets are limited, no tickets will be sold at the door (no takeout meals). Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. Ticket deadline: March 30.
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
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
Projects have been identified, and Sign-up sheets have begun to be filled in. They will be available in the office during the week, and during Coffee Hour on Sunday. Detailed descriptions are available in the March printed newsletter - available with bulletins on Sunday - and through the links found elsewhere in this e-news. Reminder of our meeting today at 1:00 to continue to work out details.
Monday Morning Bible Study
Mondays at 10:00 am. We're taking a look at and discussing the texts for the upcoming Sunday worship service. It's a fun way to both study the Bible and prepare for worship!
Monday Evening Fellowship
Is taking a break for Lent so we can be part of the Wednesday evening meals and study. Come join with us there. We'll resume meeting on Monday evenings on April 28 to begin to study the Letter of James.
God is Still Speaking
will meet next this Friday, March 7 at 1:00 at Decidedly Different. Join us in asking where we see/experience/feel/know God to be present and active in life right now? And how is it that you know?
Worship This Sunday, March 9 - First Sunday in Lent
Sacrament of Communion; Texts: Romans 5:12-17; Matthew 4:1-11.
As you read these texts, keep in mind that we're placing them alongside our Lent study of Life of the Beloved. How do these words tell us that we are beloved children of God? What does it mean to be beloved of God? If you do not see yourself as beloved of God, how do you see or define yourself?
Daylight Savings Time Begins This Weekend!
A friendly reminder that Daylight Savings Time begins Sunday morning at 2:00am. Just set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to bed Saturday night, and you'll be all set for Sunday morning! This is at least one way we can "spring" forward!
Frank Runyeon this Sunday, March 9; 7:00 pm
Lakeview Baptist Church Plan to join with your neighbors for an inspirational and enjoyable evening. (Sponsored by the Vermilion Ministerial Association.) Frank appeared in many daytime soaps before heading off to seminary and now writing and producing his own one-man shows. This Sunday he will be performing his production of The Sermon on the Mount. Tickets are available in the office. There is no charge for the tickets, but having one will enter you in a drawing for one of three DVD's of his presentations that will be given away. (There is suggested free-will donation of $5 which can be given at the event.)
Choral Spectrum Concert, Sunday, March 23 at 3:00
in our Sanctuary. The Choral Spectrum, under the direction of our own Ted Williams will be performing Wondrous Love: a Concert of Early American Hymns and Spirituals. Joining in concert with them will be our Chancel and Carillon Bell Choirs. An ice cream social will follow in fellowship hall. There is a suggested donation of $10, with proceeds going to benefit the work of our congregation.
Developmental Nursery School
Annual Apple Strudel Sale is March 22. If you haven't already ordered yours, it's not too late! Sign up during coffee hour, or call the DNS office at 967-5230. Cost is still only $10. (You can make arrangements to pick yours up on Sunday the 23rd if Saturday does not work for you.
Peterson Nut Sale - Spring Edition
Our Diaconate is sponsoring a spring Peterson Nut sale - similar to the one in the fall - but with some changes in products offered. Orders will be taken through March. Items ordered will be available for pickup on Palm Sunday, April 13 in plenty of time for Easter Baskets!
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
"Overcoming Depression & Darkness" begins Sunday, March 2nd @ 10:30 am.
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.
ACT Prep Course Offered at LCCC
starting March 8th
Students preparing to take the ACT test can improve their skills with an ACT preparation course at Lorain County Community College.
The noncredit course is offered through LCCC’s College for Kids and Teens program. The cost is $120. Upcoming courses are 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturdays, beginning March 8 and ending on March 29. This course will allow the student to prepare for the upcoming spring ACT test dates, including April 12, 2014.
Sessions will focus on an overview of the ACT test, diagnostic evaluations, familiarity and practice with ACT-style questions, and pacing strategies. Connection to resources to strengthen targeted areas for improvement will be provided and the sessions will conclude with a practice ACT test. Session dates are arranged to conclude shortly before a scheduled ACT test dates.
For more information or to print a registration form, visit www.lorainccc.edu/kids and click on College for Kids and Teens or call (440) 366-4038.
Ministerial Association to Host Speaker March 9th
The Vermilion Ministerial Association will be hosting Frank Runyeon in “The Sermon on the Mount” followed by “Hollywood vs. Faith” on Sunday, March 9th at 7:00 at Lakeview Baptist Church(Liberty Ave. ) gym.
Admission is $5.00 and can be paid at the door or get tickets from one of the churches in Vermilion. A free will offering will also be taken up to benefit Grace’s Kitchen and Vermilion Food Pantry. Tapes and DVD’s will also be available for sale.
Frank is a translator and performer of Biblical texts over the past 20 years. He is probably still best known for his many roles on television among them: As the World Turns, Santa Barbara, General Hospital, Falcon Crest, L.A.Law, All My Children and Melrose Place.
A Bit of School History at
March 10th Next Archival Society Meeting
The Vermilion Area Archival Society will meet Monday, March 10th, at 7 :00 pm in the Community Room of the Ritter Public Library. The speaker will be retired high school social studies teacher, Terry Smith, who will speak on experiences in Vermilion High School. The meeting is free and open to the public. For information on the Society or donating items of historical interest, please contact Sandra Neiding at 967-4190.
Meeting to Focus on
Wednesday, March 12th!
Property owners throughout the region are invited to learn about conservation easements and farmland protection programs at a March 12 meeting hosted by Western Reserve Land Conservancy. The meeting will be from 6:30-8 p.m. at the EHOVE Career Center, Room A-101, 316 W.
The event will provide landowners with information about conservation options, including conservation easements, the state’s Agricultural Easement Protection Program and other farmland preservation initiatives. Featured speaker will be Andy McDowell, who has overseen the preservation of thousands of acres of farmland and natural areas in Lorain, Huron, Erie,
Medina, Ashland, Richland, Summit, Stark and Wayne counties as the Land Conservancy’s vice president of western field operations.
The meeting is free and open to the public. For more information, contact the Land Conservancy’s Firelands Field Office at (440) 774-4226.
From the countryside to the city, we provide our region with natural places that nourish and support vibrant and prosperous communities by identifying, preserving, restoring and maintaining essential assets like clean water, working farms, wildlife areas and parks. To date, the Land Conservancy has preserved 533 properties and 38,494 acres in northern and eastern Ohio, and its Thriving Communities Institute is working statewide to clean and green urban centers devastated by the foreclosure crisis.
The Land Conservancy is based in Moreland Hills and has field offices in Cleveland, Akron, Medina, Oberlin, Chardon and Orrville.
Award-winning Irish Band Presents a Celtic Celebration March 15th
Music lovers are in for a bit o’ the luck o’ the Irish when the exuberant Celtic band RUNA stops in Sandusky on its U.S. tour.
This celebration of Emerald Isle music and dance, presented by the Firelands Symphony Orchestra, begins at 7:30 p.m. March 15 at the Sandusky State Theatre.
RUNA draws on the diverse musical backgrounds of its band members and offers a contemporary and refreshing approach to traditional and more recently composed Celtic material. Through their repertoire of both highly energetic and graceful, acoustic melodies, along with their fusion of music from Ireland, Scotland, Canada, and the United States, this vocal and instrumental ensemble gives its arrangements of traditional songs and tunes a fresh sound.
“Best of all, RUNA sounds like no one else.” – Travis Rogers, Jr., Music Life and Times
Members of RUNA have played with Solas, Riverdance, Slide, Clannad, Fiddlers’ Bid, Moya Brennan, Eileen Ivers, Hazel O’Conner, Full Frontal Folk, Keith & Kristyn Getty, Barcó, Téada, and the Guy Mendilow Band.
RUNA consists of vocalist and step-dancer, Shannon Lambert-Ryan of Philadelphia, Dublin-born guitarist, Fionán de Barra, Cheryl Prashker of Canada on percussion, Dave Curley on mandolin, vocals, bodhrán, and step-dancing, and Maggie Estes of Kentucky on the fiddle. The band often performs with world-renowned guest musicians, including Ross Holmes (Mumford & Sons, Cadillac Sky, Chessboxer) on fiddle, Matt Mancuso (Cathie Ryan Band) on fiddle, and Isaac Alderson (The Yanks, Comas) on the uilleann pipes, flutes, and whistles.
RUNA was recently recognized on an international level in the Irish Music Awards for 2013, winning Top Group (US, IRE, EU, UK) and Top Traditional Group in a Pub, Festival, Concert, and a nomination for Best Female Vocalist (2013, 2012), and in the 12th Annual Independent Music Awards, winning both the fan ballot and judges’ votes for Best Song in the World Traditional Category for “Amhrán Mhuighinse” (Somewhere Along the Road). The band won several awards at the 2010 Montgomery Buck Music Awards, including Best Entertaining Band, Best Folk Artist, Best Female Vocalist, and Best Album – “Jealousy”. Jim Allford of PA Music Scene writes, “The band is going to be reckoned with and I really feel they are Grammy bound within time.”
RUNA recently released their third album, Somewhere Along the Road – hailed by Irish Philadelphia as “an inspired group that has found its voice, and its place, in the world of Irish music”.
“For contemporary Celtic music at its very best – do yourself a favor and check out RUNA. brilliant!” – Gene Shay, co-founder of the Philadelphia Folk Festival; WXPN-FM
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 and $10 for students.
A 30-minute “Conversation with the Guest Artists” begins one hour before the performance.
Annual Meeting is
Lorain County Office on Aging invites you to attend its Annual Meeting, on Thursday, March 20, 2014, from 3:00-4:00 pm, at 320 N. Gateway Blvd, 2nd Floor, Elyria.
The Annual Meeting provides the public an opportunity to learn more about Lorain County Office on Aging and the services offered to improve the health, well-being and independence of aging and other adults with special needs, living throughout Lorain County.
For more information about or to RSVP to attend the Annual Meeting, please call Sue Malik, at (440) 326-4800.
Wildlife Exhibit & Vermilion River Watershed
Open House is March 22nd
The Friends of the Vermilion River Watershed invite you to their Ninth Annual Open House/Free Exhibit Showcase on Saturday, March 22nd, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Vermilion on the Lake Historic Community Center also known VOL Club House, in Vermilion. Parking is free. This is a time to bring your cameras and a place to relax in doors while overlooking Lake Erie.
The open house is an exceptional show where families, individuals, naturalist, Boy and Girl Scout Members that show interest in the land and waterways in our area. The show features a Free Live Wildlife Exhibit with birds of prey and watershed wildlife by award winning “Back to the Wild”. View up close a beautiful large eagle, owls, great blue heron and so much more. Back to the Wild will be there from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. This is your chance to become informed on all your surroundings.
Exhibitors include: Back to the Wild, Lorain County Community College - see what is in our waterways stream water testing results –Vermilion River Watershed with Celeste Lau, Professor, Western Reserve Land Conservancy Kate Pilacky, Associate Field Director – copies of “Living in the Vermilion River Watershed”, Erie County Health Department, Craig Ward, RS – Slide Presentation, Lorain County Metro Parks, Vermilion River Reservation, Jannah Wilson, Senior Naturalist, Erie Soil and Water Conservation District, - Celine Hemminger and Crystal Dymond. Art Work by Dale Sasala, Stone Laboratory, Susan Bixler, Kristin Stanford’s Education and Outreach Associate – Eastern Fox Snakes. and other features to come. Everybody will enjoy seeing all the snakes, owls, eagle, etc.
The show is a great place where you can talk with exhibitor representatives, visit with your friends, school and college students, for people who are interested in the area in which they live, volunteer, and represent. This is an exceptional show for the families, residents, and visitors to the area to enjoy.
The Vermilion on the Lake Historic Community Center is being restored by volunteers and it is a must see huge log building, with the last grand ballroom on the Lake which brought visitors, dancers, and the old familiar bands from all over the state. Vermilion on the Lake was known as the place on Lake Erie to stay in the cottages and enjoy the area.
Food and drink will be available to help defray costs of the show. Have a bite to eat on the wonderful renovated heated lake view porch on Lake Erie’s waters edge and view the surroundings for miles around.
For more information, contact Bob Sasala, Chairperson at 440-967-3650.
is March 22nd!
Win $1,500!!!! The Vermilion Lions Club Reverse Raffle will be held at German's Villa Saturday, March 22nd.
The price for a ticket is $75.00 per couple and includes a chance to win $1500.00, steak dinner for two, music by the "The Beat " D.J" John Showalter, sideboards and bar.
Tickets can be purchased from any Lions Club member or call or text Aaron Dunn at: 440-666-6253.
Craft Show and Sale @ VOL on
A Craft Show and Sale sponsored by Vermilion-on-the-Lake will be held at the VOL Clubhouse, 3780 Edgewater Drive in Vermilion on Sunday March 23rd from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm.
If you would like to be a vendor or need more information please contact
Rosario McCarthy at 440.752.6146.
College Clubs Announces April 1st Meeting Plans
The College Club of Vermilion invites the public to join them at their April 1st meeting. The meeting will be held at 7:30 pm at Grace United Methodist Church, 13406 West Lake Road in Vermilion.
On Tuesday, April 1st The College Club of Vermilion will welcome Tim Kiedrowski, of Kiedrowski's Bakery in Amherst. He will be speaking about the history of the bakery, how they got started in the business and what led them to becoming the #1 bakery in America.
The College Club is accepting new members. For information: 967-4493 or CollegeClubofVermilion@gmail.com.
Murder Mystery Dinner Theatre
@ St. Matthews on April 5th!
St. Matthew Lutheran Church is hosting a dinner theatre on Saturday, April 5th at 6:00 pm.
"The Mystery of Montley's Manor," will keep the audience in suspense following a delicious dinner. The dinner includes a Spaghetti dinner (vegetarian available), garlic bread, salad, dessert and a beverage.
Tickets are Adults $10, Children $5 (ages 5-13), Under 5 Free. Call (440) 967 9886 for your reservation. As tickets are limited, no tickets will be sold at the door (no takeout meals). Ticket deadline: March 30.
St. Matthew Lutheran Church is located at 15617 Mason Road (for mail: PO Box 774), Vermilion, OH 44089. The public is welcome.
Community Art Show
Coming in 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.
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.
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.
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.
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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