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EDITION OF VON
September 12 - 18, 2014
VON does not publish New Year's week, Easter Good Friday,
the Friday after Memorial Day weekend, 4th of July week, the Friday before Labor Day, Thanksgiving Friday, week before Christmas, or the week of Christmas. The dates for 2014 that VON will not publish are: April 28, May 30, July 4, August 29, November 28, December 19 & 26, January 2, 2015.
Vermilion Area Harvest Happenings
The "Harvest Happenings" column will be returning soon! If you want your organization or businesses "harvest" or Halloween event listed, email VermilionOnlineNews@gmail.com to be included!
This Week's Happenings
Today: thru Sept 18th; "Little" Quilt Show, Ritter Library
thru Sept 23rd "Community Input Survey" Ritter Public Library
Sat. Sept 13: Farmer's Market, Victory Park
Arts Guild Autumn Art Show & Sale begins
Clam Bake @ Paper Moon Vineyards
2nd Annual "Fall Into Autumn" Antiques, Crafts, Collectible
Tues, Sept 16: Vermilion Community Services Meeting
Wed. Sept 17: EHOVE Sr. Citizen Fall Festival
Thurs, Sept 18: EHOVE Sr. Citizen Fall Festival
Third Thursday, Final of the 2014 Season
For more information and details on these on other Vermilion Happenings, read the articles below. Be sure to check in the "Upcoming Events" column!
Saturday, September 13
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Rain or Shine
Victory Park in Downtown Vermilion
There are over 30 vendors coming this week and there will be lots of produce. Plenty of exciting items for sale and FREE parking! Park beside Victory Park, behind St. Mary's Church, or in the Grand Division Parking lot (get a FREE token to exit the lot at the Main Street Vermilion table).
Special event at this week's Market:
Customer Appreciation Day - Stop by the Main Street Vermilion table for your "thank you" gift!
Vendors this Saturday:
Old Milan Canal Farm - Organic produce
Millers Truck Patch - Produce, fruit
Timberlane Organic Farms - Organic beef and pork
Tanseyland Farms - Raw honey, homemade jams
Manna's My Pies - Homemade pies
The Olive Scene - Virgin olive oils & vinegars
Under the Big Top Gourmet Popcorn - Gourmet popcorn
Bee Sweet Honey Farms - Raw honey, fresh eggs
Oodles of Noodles - Homemade noodles
Garden Gals - Hypertufa garden pots, fairy gardens, potting benches
Anna's Gardens - Dish gardens, stepping stones, garden plaques
Adrift - Garden jewelry, floral arrangements, driftwood art
The Spoon Man - Wooden spoons, spatulas
Grateful Dog Bakery - Homemade dog treats, toys, leashes
LL Kountry Works - Tole painting, salsa, jams
Moonshadow Designs - Tie-dyed clothing, accessories
Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild - Fine art, photography, jewelry
Main Street Vermilion - Downtown information and cut flowers
Beach glass and vintage jewelry
Baked goods (breads, cookies, muffins)
Handcrafted jewelry including beach glass and vintage
Handcrafted wood furniture, cornhole games
Purses, hot pads, table runners, cosmetic bags,
scarves and cross stitch
Quilts, pillows, table runners
Floral arrangements, cut flowers
Have breakfast, lunch, beverages and snacks at the Market at The Shak Mobile
(hot dogs, pulled pork, nachos, breakfast sandwiches).
Bringing a shopping tote (and small bills!) helps the vendors and you!
This is the last Farmers Market of the season, thank you for your wonderful support.
We'll see you next year - June 27 - September 12, 2015.
2nd Annual "Fall into Autumn"
The 2nd Annual Fall into Autumn and Holiday Gift Giving Antiques, Collectibles and Artisans in the Park will be held Saturday, September 13th in Exchange Park in downtown Vermilion from 9:00 am until 4:30 pm.
Many new vendors and a wonderful variety of items will be available: antiques, things for men and women, nautical collectibles featuring Great Lakes and ocean shipping items, including art prints, ships' china, flags, books, vintage postcards, artifacts, holiday items, African creams, jewelry, clothing, honey, many vintage items, and beautiful clothing from Thailand. What a wonderful variety of items for gift giving, get started on your holiday shopping.
There is certainly a lot to do in this beautiful town. Just to name a few: visit and browse among the shops, enjoy the many tastes at the eateries, visit the
historic Vermilion News Print Shop Museum, take a lake and river cruise on the Mystic Belle, featuring the sights and sounds on paddled waters, nature at its best, and the narration about the historic Vermilion River and Vermilion Lagoons.
If you have any questions, please all Diane Chesnut, Executive Director of Friends of Harbour Town at 440-963-7434.
Vermilion Community Services Meeting
The Vermilion Community Services Board Meeting will be on Tuesday, September 16th at 6:30 pm in the Endowment Room of Ritter Public Library. The public is invited to attend. Please notice time change! Call Debby Zanglin at 440.967.4475 with questions.
Third Thursday Season Coming to a Close
How did it happen? Is it really time for the final Third Thursday of the Season?
That's right folks...don't miss out on the last Third Thursday of 2014. Come on out and enjoy the musicians and the wonderful city of Vermilion, this coming Thursday, September 18th.
Tickets on Sale for Sr. Citizen Fall Festival
Senior citizens and EHOVE .... they make a good pair. For many years, local seniors have enjoyed EHOVE’s Senior Citizen Fall Festival. It’s a good deal and a good time. EHOVE Ambassadors host the event, students in EHOVE’s Color Guard open the event, Culinary Arts students plan, prepare and serve a tasty lunch, entertainment is provided and everyone leaves with a door prize or small memento of the day.
For 2014, EHOVE’s Senior Citizen Fall Festival is Wednesday, September 17 and Thursday, September 18 from 11 am-1 pm in EHOVE’s new Science & Technology Building at 316 W. Mason Road.. Tickets are $5 per person, must be purchased in advance, and are good only for one of the event dates chosen by the purchaser in advance.
Interested seniors should buy tickets now in the Adult Education office. A limited number are available and will only be sold in advance of the event. Tickets are not available at the door. For more information or questions, contact GayLynn Schafer at (419) 499-4663 x279.
EHOVE Career Center is a leading career tech school in Milan Township. This high school and adult education facility draws students from a variety of locales, and serves multiple school districts as well in Erie, Huron and Ottawa Counties. Students are given the opportunity to take challenging academic classes in a customized and relevant curriculum to prepare them for a specific career or college, and learn skills to advance in the trade of their choice, for now or the future. A wide variety of career paths and training opportunities are available for many professions. More information is available at www.EHOVE.net.
Bettcher Industries to Host Open House
Bettcher Industries celebrates their 70th Anniversary this year. They are extending a hearty invitation to the local community and business friends to join them in this milestone occasion.
On Saturday, September 20th the festivities will take place between 4:00 and 8:00 pm at their location at 6801 State Route 60 in Birmingham. Events include guided, plant tours, live entertainment and fireworks at dusk.
Founded in 1944, Bettcher Industries, Inc. offers years of experience in the design and innovation of food and meat processing equipment and hand tools, with sales and service that are worldwide in scope.
Big Band Dance
The 22nd Annual Big Band Dance & Concert is being held on September 24th at DeLuca’s Place in the Park in Lorain from 7:00 – 10:00 pm. The Big Band Dance & Concert, which features the music of the Doc MacDonald Band, will provide an evening of good music, dancing, entertainment, door prizes and a cash bar.
All proceeds will be used to support the Lorain County Office on Aging and North Ridgeville Senior Center in their efforts to protect the health and well-being of seniors living throughout Lorain County.
Advance sale tickets are available at Lorain County Office on Aging for $8.00/each (tickets purchased at the door the day of the event will be $10/each). Table Sponsorships are also available.
For tickets or more information about the 22nd Annual Big Band Dance & Concert, please contact Sue, at Lorain County Office on Aging, at (440) 326-4819.
The Big Band Dance & Concert is proudly sponsored by Hickman & Lowder, Attorneys at Law
TAM Partners with Fed Up Rally
The Addict's Mom (TAM) is honored to announce a partnership with the "Fed Up Rally" and will be a major Sponsor at the Fed Up Rally Event.
From The Addict's Mom organization:
About the Fed Up Rally: Who Are We? We are families who have been ripped apart by opioids. We have lost loved ones to death or addiction. We are medical experts and advocates who understand that the root cause of the problem – over prescribing – starts in Washington with our federal government.
This is a grassroots, family-based coalition, all coming together to make something positive happen out of our pain, our tragedies. We accept no money from pharmaceutical companies or their affiliates and 100% of the donations we receive are directly applied to managing the costs of holding our Fed Up! Rally. We are beholden to no one – except our lost loved ones, or our family members struggling with an addiction. We have come together to save lives. We are the conscience of our federal government – a government that has failed to protect the American people.
We are in the midst of the worst drug addiction epidemic in United States history.
The epidemic is having a catastrophic impact on families and communities and is placing tremendous strain on our health care system, businesses, and local and state governments.
Vermilion local resident Melva Sherwood is organizing a bus to attend the Fed Up Rally in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, September 28th. The cost is $95 per person and a minimum of 50 people is required. The bus will depart from Westlake at 4:00 am, arrive in Washington at 12:00 Noon for the Rally at 1:00 pm. Approximate departure time from Washington is 1:00 pm, with the hope of returning to Westlake around 9:00 pm.
Contact Melva Sherwood at Adult Comfort Care at 5425 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion to reserve your seat.
Learn to Paper
Piece Your Quilt Blocks
The Vermilion Sit and Stitch Quilt Guild will meet on Monday, September 29th, at 7:00 pm in the fellowship hall of the E & R Church on the corner of Ohio and Grand Streets.
Member Mary Wheatley will guide us through the process of paper piecing for making crisp and accurate quilt blocks. As usual, there will be time for show and tell, sharing of quilt projects done or in progress. For information on the Guild, please contact Sandy Neiding at 967-4190.
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. Stop in at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue to get your tickets or call 440.967.1770. You may also contact German's at email@example.com .
This show will sell out fast! Don't Miss Out! Tell Your Friends & Family! Invite everyone you know! Don't miss this event!
Here are a few ideas
to help make your household a little
more green friendly!
Many hotels are offering this choice. Use the same linens and towels in your hotel room throughout your stay. You probably don't change your sheets and towels every day at home, so why do it while you're away? The average hotel room consumes more than 200 gallons of water per day, or as much as your entire household typically uses in a day. Trimming the amount of water used by washing sheets and towels can save up to 40% of a hotel's water use.
Pack your own shampoo, soap, and toothpaste instead of relying on those provided by most hotels. You'll get the product you want rather than some odd scented gel, and you'll create less plastic waste. A single 300 room hotel in Las Vegas uses more than 150,000 plastic bottles of shampoo per year.
Stop delivery of your mail while you are away. You'll save the post office from h having to transport your mail and avoid having friends travel to store it for you. Because the U.S. Postal Service delivers approximately 212 billion letters, advertisements, periodicals, and packages a year, every penny of transportation costs adds up - so much so that just a one-cent increase in fuel prices costs the post office $8 million dollars.
Stop delivery of your newspaper while you are away as well. You'll stop waste and save money. .Many newspapers will credit your account for the days you are away and don't receive the paper. Paper is the biggest source of waste to landfills, and about 30% of all newspaper are thrown in the trash not recycled.
@ the Arts Guild
Vermilion Main Street Arts Guild brings fall colors into their “Autumn Arts Show” which begins on Saturday September 13th. The collection is being shown at the Gallery which is located in the Main Street Vermilion building at 685 Main Street Vermilion and will run through Sunday, October 26th.
Stop in to enjoy the new show filled with all mediums of fine art. Various artists will be at the building on weekends to help you with your selections.
There is no better gift than a piece done by a local artist. Thank you for supporting your local artists.
@ Main Street Vermilion
Smiley Automotive Bowl-A-Thon
October 17 & 19 @ Lake Erie Lanes
Bowl for fun, prizes and community! Main Street Vermilion is signing up teams now for our first annual Bowl-A-Thon, to be held at Lake Erie Lanes on October 17 and 19. Register a team today!For more information about the event, see our website at MSV Website, call our office at 440-963-0772 or Molly Romp at 440-541-8268.
Captain's packets are available now.
1st Annual Historic Ghost Tour - NEW EVENT!!!
Coming Thursday, October 30th - Main Street Vermilion's first annual Historic Ghost Tour guided by a paranormal who has done research on the area's buildings!
Watch for more info to come because a limited number of tickets will be sold!
Time to Join Main Street Vermilion!
Whether you are already a member, a volunteer or just want to support our programs , now is the time to join! Main Street Vermilion is beginning our 2015 calendar year membership campaign. Your membership will extend through December 31st, 2015. $35 Individual - $50 Family - $125 Business
Every new member receives a MSV Cling for your car or business! Call, email or stop in to join! You may now pay for your membership online on our website! Main Street Vermilion 440-963-0772, firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
New on Main Street's Website
* Our 2014 Events Brochure
* Team materials and info for the Bowl-A-Thon
* 2014 Annual Report
* 2014 Ice A Fair slide show
* Credit card capability for online purchase of tickets and donations or memberships - the easy way to buy tickets or contribute to the Organization!
Coming October 30th - Main Street Vermilion's first annual Historic Ghost Tour!
More info to come.
Main Street Vermilion is an Ohio Main Street Program dedicated to the preservation of Vermilion's historic commercial and residential district.
Located at 685 Main Street, Vermilion, OH 44089, Phone: (440) 963-0772,
@ Vermilion In Bloom
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic
Attention Vermilion in Bloom Volunteers! It is time to celebrate all of your dedication this summer. Vermilion looks spectacular because of you! Please join Main Street Vermilion as they host the Annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic on Sept. 24th from 5:30 to 7:30 at the Olympic Club. Everyone is invited! So many of you helped at our VIB events, stuffed envelopes, planted flowers, watered hanging baskets and trees, or tended a garden. Please let us treat you to a picnic dinner.
Fall Wine & Dine Event
It's coming up soon! The annual Fall Wine & Dine Event will be held at Paper Moon Vineyards again this year on Wednesday, October 22nd from 7:00 until 9:30 pm.
What Do You Want?
How do you think your public library should serve the community? Take a quick survey and voice your opinion. Ritter Public Library is preparing a new strategic plan. We’re starting by asking for input from residents. Find the survey at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org or stop in for a paper survey. The library is located at 5680 Liberty Ave. Surveys are available until Sept. 23.
Meet Your Government
A representative of the Ohio Secretary of State’s office will be at Ritter Public Library Monday, Sept. 15 for an informal question-and-answer session. Stop by the new commons area in the library, just inside the main entrance, between 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. to learn more about important government services, including voter registration.
Learn = Earn
Enhance your job opportunities by learning to use Microsoft Word 2007. Start at the beginning and learn it the right way in the computer lab at Ritter Public Library Monday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m. Come back on Monday, Sept. 22 at 6:30 p.m. for the next level, Word Intermediate. Word 2007 is very similar to Office 2010 and 2013, Google Docs and other word-processing programs. You must know how to use a mouse and be familiar with using a computer for these classes. Call 967-3798 or sign up on the online calendar.
Ahoy, mateys! Preschoolers and their accompanying adults are invited to a pirate party Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 11 a.m. in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library. Please let us know you’re coming so we can prepare. Call 967-3798 or register on the calendar at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org.
Logic & Lore of Olive Oil
Explore the world of extra-virgin olive oil – how it’s produced, what gives it the highest quality in taste and health, the importance of chemistry and crush dates and its health benefits at a free program at Ritter Public Library Tuesday, Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. You’ll gain the confidence to know the difference between good olive oil and bad, and learn some easy techniques for fast cooking that's not fast food!
My Social Security
Get unbiased information about Social Security benefits and services from an agency specialist Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 3 p.m. at Ritter Public Library. Brandon Smith, from the Cleveland Social Security office, will talk about retirement and survivor benefits, Medicare and online services, including how to create a My Social Security account.
Really learn how to use your iPad! Get some great tips and tricks that will help you get the most out of your device at a free program at Ritter Public Library. Learn to search for and download books from the library and check out magazines for free! Bring your iPad to the class Wednesday, Sept. 17 at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your seat by calling 967-3798 or signing up on the calendar at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org.
Ritter Public Library is located at 5680 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion. Telephone number is 440.967.3798, website address is www.ritterpubliclibrary.org. Hours are: Monday-Thursday, 9:30 am-8:30 p m; Friday & Saturday, 9:30 am-5:30 pm; Sunday, 1:00-5:00 pm.
@ the YMCA
Fall Hours (through December 31st)
Monday - 6 AM to 9 PM
Tuesday - 7 AM to 9 PM
Wednesday - 6 AM to 9 PM
Thursday - 7 AM to 9 PM
Friday - 6 AM to 8 PM
Saturday - 7:30 AM to 3 PM
Sunday - Closed
WORLD'S GREATEST KIDS RACE
Free event! Join us Woollybear Sunday, Sept. 28, for the annual World's Greatest Kids Race. The race is for girls and boys, crawlers up to age 12. Registration starts at 8 AM and the first race is at 9 AM, with other races to follow immediately. The first 200 registered kids will receive free T-shirts. The top 3 in each race will receive medals and all will receive participation ribbons. Event will be held at the Vermilion High School track.
Sponsors are needed for the World's Greatest Kids Race, Woollybear Sunday, September 28. If you or your business would like to be a sponsor, please contact Tim Goebel at the YMCA, 967-4208.
The YMCA has a new fall schedule with the classes and times that you and your family need to be the best you can be! Schedules are available on line at www.clevelandymca.org, or at the YMCA member service desk.
SOMETHING FOR EVERYONE
There is something for all members of the family here at the YMCA. While the adults are here working out or taking a group exercise class, the kids can be involved in our sports programs, martial arts classes, dance, or gymnastics. For the youngest children, we have Child Watch, 9-11 AM Monday through Friday, and 6-8 PM Monday through Thursday. There truly is something for everyone here at the YMCA.
MARTIAL ARTS CLASSES
September 8-October 12. Progressive (ages 5-7), Monday and Wednesday at 5:30. Progressive (8+), Monday and Wednesday, 6:00. Sparring (Advanced), Monday and Wednesday at 6:40. Cost: Member Plus $32/Member $32/Program $44.
SPORTS SKILLS CLASSES
September 8-October 12. Have fun while learning basic skills in a game-first approach. Classes are free for Family Plus and Family Members. Program Members $40.
Soccer Skills: Ages 3-5 Tuesdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Tuesdays 5:30-6:00. Include dribbling, passing, scoring, and more.
Basketball Skills: Ages 3-5 Wednesdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Wednesdays 5:30-6:00. Includes dribbling, shooting, passing, and defense.
Sports-Combo Class: Ages 3-5 Thursdays 5:00-5:30. Ages 6-9 Thursdays 5:30-6:00. Learn basic skills in basketball, soccer, football, hockey, and more.
DID YOU KNOW!
The YMCA is a charity. We do not turn anyone away due to inability to pay. We are accepting donations for this cause. Please consider giving to the YMCA Annual Campaign.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR:
September 28 - Woollybear World's Greatest Kids Race
October 24 - Gatlin Dinner Show
Check out our website at http://www.clevelandymca.org/ . "Like" us on Facebook! The Vermilion YMCA is located at 320 Aldrich Road, Vermilion, OH 44089. Phone 440.967.4208, web site is www.www.clevelandymca.org/branches/vermilion/.
For information on the clubs and
organizations of Vermilion, visit the ORGANIZATIONS PAGE
of Vermilion Online News
located at the top of this page.
St. Mary School
Free Monthly Playgroups
Free monthly playgroups for infants toddlers & preschoolers! Friday 9/26 10-11am St. Mary Vermilion Gym. 5450 Ohio Street. Perfect way to meet other families while the children play and develop social skills in the spacious gymnasium with toddler ride on toys! Story, crafts & snacks! Open to the Community! Questions call St. Mary parish office 967-8711. Like us on Facebook for future Playgroup dates "St. Mary School Vermilion." Parents/Grandparents/babysitters Welcome!
St. Mary School invites you to become a sponsor for the 2nd Annual Bike-A-Thon. Since 1956 St. Mary School has provided numerous children in the Vermilion area exceptional education and the opportunity to thrive in a faith based environment while partnering with the local community. The school continues to provide local area families an excellent option for quality education while providing the fundamentals for children to become leaders of tomorrow.
This exciting event will be held on Friday, October 10th 2014 at St.Mary School. It is a chance for the students to bring their bikes to school and raise money that will directly impact their future education. Our goal is to raise $25,000 to fund tuition costs. St. Mary School is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all of your donations will be tax deductible.
By donating to this event, you can help keep tuition affordable for all children. Last year we were able to raise over $15,000 with the help of our corporate sponsors and we received excellent media coverage for the event. We hope you will find a way to help donate to our Bike-A-Thon this year! The various ways to help are included with the attachment of this letter.
You can make a difference! Would you please consider a corporate sponsorship in one of the following areas: corporate level donations, donation items for prizes (bike, bike accessories, etc) or volunteer hours on the day of event.
If you can help us, please call 440-967-7911 or visit http://www.stmaryschoolvermilion.org/.
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@ Vermilion Lions Club
People who want to help the Vermilion Community! The Vermilion Lions Club is looking for a few good men and women to join our club. As a Lions club member, you’ll join a local group of service-minded men and women who are volunteering to support the Vermilion Community every day. You’ll also become a member of Lions Clubs International – a respected international organization – a leader in your local community and a friend to people in need. If you have any questions contact any member, or Aaron Dunn at: 440-666-6253. Ask about our Membership Night on October 7, 2014 @ 6:30 pm.
Order Sweetest Day Roses Now
Sweetest Day is fast approaching, October 18th. The Vermilion Lions Club is selling RED ROSES for $15.00 per dozen. Contact any Vermilion Lions Club Member or Aaron Dunn at 440-666-6253. Roses will be available on October 16th and 17th.
The Vermilion Lions Club meets the 1st & 3rd Tuesdays at 6:30 pm at The Nest Restaurant Banquet Room, 3701 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion.
Address: P.O. Box 94, Vermilion, Ohio 44089
@ German's Villa
3330 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion
440.967.1770 for reservations & info
Halloween Costume Ball
Saturday, October 25th, Doors open at 5:30 pm
Tickets $25 per person, Cash Bar available
Featuring the Swing City Band
Make your reservations now for this fabulous Halloween Costume Ball. Don't miss out on this Spooktacular evening!
Annual Fall/Holiday Craft Show
Saturday, November 8th, 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Cost is $2.00 admission or a non-parishable good to be donated to the local food pantry.
Billy Dean Concert & Dinner
CMA Award Winner, Country Western Night
Saturday, November 22nd, Doors open at 5:00 pm
Tickets are $40 per person, includes buffet dinner and acoustic solo concert by Country Music Award winner Billy Dean. Cash bar available. Tickets are selling fast!!! Call and reserve yours today!
German's Villa is located at 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, phone 440.967.1770. Website is www.germans-villa.com.
@ Paper Moon Vineyards
In Season Hours:
May 1 - December 27th, 2014
Tuesday, Wednesday: 12-5PM
Thursday, Friday, Saturday: 12-10PM
Sunday, Monday: CLOSED
13th - CLAM BAKE by Ardick Seafood (Second Saturday Supper)
11th - OKTOBERFEST (Second Saturday Supper)
8th - PIG ROAST (Second Saturday Supper)
Evening Entertainment, Live Music
6:00 - 9:00 pm
Friday & Saturday, September 12th & 13th - STRUKELY & COLE, Pop
Friday & Saturday, September 19th & 20th- JEFF SHERMAN- Pop, Rock, Blues, Folk
Friday, September 26th - WE 3- Folk, Pop
Saturday, September 27th - MARK GRIDLEY TRIO- Jazz
Vidal Blanc Ice
One of the questions we're most often asked is, "Do you have any ice wine?" We've always said, "No, but maybe we'll make some down the road when our grapes are ready." After 5 1/2 years in business, we're happy to announce our grapes are ready, and we've released a new wine, Vidal Blanc Ice! This wine is crafted from our own Vidal Blanc grapes, picked at optimum ripeness, then iced to produce an extremely sweet juice. The juice was then fermented slowly to lock in exquisite flavors and aromas. We're extremely pleased with this new wine and hope you will be too!
Vidal Blanc Ice is available for tasting and purchasing in the tasting room and will be available in our online SHOP soon.
Rough 2013 Winter
We appreciate all the care and concern we've received from so many of our friends and customers concerning our grapevines. 2013 was definitely a tough winter for so many in agriculture. As we approach the 2014 harvest, a large percentage of our vines seem to be doing well. The biggest loss we've seen is in our Chambourcin. The majority of the vines either died completely or died back to the roots. Many of these vines have new shoots growing near the base of the plant, but it will take about 4 year to train those shoots up to the trellis wire before they will be allowed to yield fruit again. It's not fun, but that's the life a farmer. We are blessed.
Paper Moon Vineyards is located at 2008 State Road, OH St Route 60 in Vermilion, Phone 440.967.2500, web sitewww.papermoonvineyards.com.
@ Vermilion River Reservation - Mill Hollow
Activities of the Lorain County Metro Parks; Vermilion River Reservation for the month of September 2014
Sun, Sept 14
Birds, Butterflies and Wildflowers
10-11am, Vermilion River Reservation
Colorful nature hike. Easy Hike.
Fri, Sept 19
7-8pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
WRAPPS storytelling group will perform. Open to all.
Sat, Sept 20
10-11am. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Learn how to identify animal tracks. Also includes a craft. Easy Hike.
2-3pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Use senses to explore nature. Easy Hike.
Wed, Sept 24
10-10:45am, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Babies learn about nature through sensory activities and as troller hike! Gearred for ages 0-36mos. Coffee bar for adults! Please register by 9/22. Easy Hike.
Sat, Sept 27
Girl Scouts: Habitats
10-11:30am. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Girl Scouts learn about habitats and work toward badge requirements. Please register by 9/25. Easy Hike.
Ice Cream Walk
2-3pm. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Make ice cream while hiking. Easy Hike.
Sun, Sept 28
2-3pm, Vermilion River Reservation
Learn about ways animals camouflage to stay protected in the wild. Also play games while hiking. Easy Hike.
Mon, Sept 29
1-2:30pm, Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Learn jewelry-making techniques and make a bracelet with vintage glass beads. PR by 9/27 and pay $5 at the door.
Musical Kids Hike
10-11am. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Make musical instrucments and also hike to listen for sounds in nature. Easy hike.
Patchwork Trails Program
7-8pm. Vermilion River Reservation, Carriage Barn
Learn about the history of this project and how to explore the barn quilts of Lorain County. Refreshments provided.
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 Gardens for the month of October 2013.
Tues, Sept 16
Preschool in the Garden: Leaves
10-11am, Schoepfle Garden-Visitor Center
Kids learn about the fallign leaves with a craft, hike and fun!
Sat, Sept 20
Leaf Id Hike
10-11:30am. Schoepfle Garden, Visitor Center
Collect leaves for fun or school. Easy Hike.
House & Garden Tour
2-3pm, Schoepfle Garden, Visitor Center
Tour Schoepfle’s house and garden. Easy Hike.
Summer Sunset in the Garden
6-7:30pm, Schoepfle Garden, Visitor Center
Say farewell tos ummer with a family fun evening of walks, crafts and activities
Thurs, Sept 25
2-3pm. Schoepfle Garden
Enjoy fall blooms as we tour the garden. Easy Hike.
Sun, Sept 9/28
2-3pm, Schoepfle Gardens, Visitor Center
Last rides of 2014 along with a fun craft and activities.
Schoepfle Gardens is a part of the Lorain 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
September 2014 Public Programs and Events
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES, SESSION 1
Sat, Sep 13, 10am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Families will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Those who have previous instruction are welcome as well. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 5 families.
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES, SESSION 2
Sat, Sep 13, 11am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Families will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Those who have previous instruction are welcome as well. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 5 families.
ARCHERY FOR YOUTH
Sat, Sep 13, 12:45pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet in front of the Frost Center. This class is for youth ages 8-17 who would like to learn archery or who have had previous instruction with Erie MetroParks. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 10.
ARCHERY FOR ADULTS
Sat, Sep 13, 2pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Avenue, Huron. Meet in front of the Frost Center. This class is for adults who want to learn archery or who have previous experience. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 10.
YOUTH ADVENTURE CLUB, ARCHERY
Sun, Sep 14, 2 pm, East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Enchanted Cottage, 4011 SR 6, Huron. This introductory class is a great way to learn the proper techniques to shoot a bow and arrows. We will shoot field archery targets as well as 3-D targets. The Erie MetroParks Youth Adventure Club is a co-ed youth program for young adults ages 10 to 15 years. Participants do not need any outdoor skills- just a willingness to try something new! EMP staff will guide them through each activity. Emergency medical form required unless previously completed. Registration required, limit 10.
YOGA IN THE PARK
Tue, Sep 16, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Stretch your body and calm your mind in our 6 week yoga pilot program! Certified yoga instructor, Mallory Saunders, will lead us through an hour long vinyasa yoga session. Great for beginner and intermediate level participants. Bring a mat or blanket. Please dress for the weather; session will be held indoors if we experience inclement weather. $5 per person at the door per session.
Wed, Sep 17, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing email@example.com. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
LEAF COLLECTING & ID
Wed, Sep 17, 6pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Hey parents! This is a great way for your children to collect and identify leaves for their school leaf ID project. Everyone is welcome to attend. Registration not required.
KNIT IN NATURE
Thu, Sep 18, 6pm, East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Enchanted Cottage, 4011 SR 6, Huron. Meet us at the Enchanted Cottage with your camping chair and knitting bag for knitting and plarning in nature. As this program progresses into the year, we will travel to other MetroParks to enjoy the great outdoors. There will be a few knitting pros with us to help you perfect your stitch. All fiber artist welcomed. Registration not required.
KIDS NATURE CLUB, NATURE WALK
Sat, Sep 20, 10am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Join us for our kickoff of the Kids Nature Club, where kids will have the chance to participate in a variety of nature and outdoor programs once a month. Registration will take place at the Frost Center, where we’ll plan the schedule for the year, play games, and go on a nature hike. 4th – 6th graders welcome, $10 per child for entire year.
OUTDOOR YOUTH PROGRAM, FISHING
Sun, Sep 21, 2 pm, James H. McBride Arboretum, Visitors Center, One University Drive, Huron. Bring your pole and tackle box and meet at the Visitors Center for an afternoon of fishing for bass and bluegill using live and artificial bait. Outdoor Youth is a co-ed program for ages 8 to 17 that are experienced or inexperienced in hunting and fishing plus other outdoor skills. The group will meet once a month. Registration required, limit 20.
Tue, Sep 23, 10:30 am, East Sandusky Bay MetroPark, Enchanted Cottage, 4011 SR 6, Huron. Meet us at the Enchanted Cottage and get ready to explore. Using a baby backpack is a great way for parents to get outside and for baby to discover his natural world. We will read a story and then take a hike in the park. Older siblings are welcome. Limit 10. Ages 0-3 years. Not stroller friendly.
AUTUMN BEGINS KAYAK FLOAT
Tue, Sep 23, 1 pm, The Coupling MetroPark, 11618 SR 13 Milan, OH. 44846. We will meet at the canoe landing for a paddle on the Huron River. One paddler per kayak, must be age 11 or older and must know how to swim. Registration required, limit 12. Those with their own paddle craft are welcome to attend. Please register separately under “Kayak Paddle Craft Owner.”
ART IN THE PARK - HERB AFFAIR
Tue, Sep 23, 6 pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Join a Naturalist as she shows you how easy it is to make herb butter, herb cream cheese spread, and herb infused vinegar. Each participant will take home samples and a bottle of herb vinegar! $10 fee for supplies. Pay at the door.
YOGA IN THE PARK
Tue, Sep 23, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Stretch your body and calm your mind in our 6 week yoga pilot program! Certified yoga instructor, Mallory Saunders, will lead us through an hour long vinyasa yoga session. Great for beginner and intermediate level participants. Bring a mat or blanket. Please dress for the weather; session will be held indoors if we experience inclement weather. $5 per person at the door per session.
Wed, Sep 24, 9:30am-12:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Learn to paint watercolors following step by step directions and demonstrations by instructor Clela Stelnicki. $60 for 4 week session or $15 per class. Register by calling Clela at 440-371-5637 or e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org. A supply list will be provided by the instructor.
JUST ABOUT HORSES AND DONKEYS
Wed, Sep 24, 6pm, The Barnyard, 3819 Perkins Avenue, Huron, across from Osborn MetroPark. Increase your horse/donkey knowledge and get hands on experience with them. Learn about health, safety, grooming, and more. Participants will get to interact with and brush a horse. Ages 8 & up, registration required by September 22, limit 8
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES, SESSION 1
Sat, Sep 27, 10am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Families will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Those who have previous instruction are welcome as well. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 5 families.
ARCHERY FOR FAMILIES, SESSION 2
Sat, Sep 27, 11am, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Families will meet for basic archery lessons given by trained instructors using recurve and compound bows. Those who have previous instruction are welcome as well. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 5 families.
ARCHERY FOR YOUTH
Sat, Sep 27, 12:45pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Meet in front of the Frost Center. This class is for youth ages 8-17 who would like to learn archery or who have had previous instruction with Erie MetroParks. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 10.
ARCHERY FOR ADULTS
Sat, Sep 27, 2pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Avenue, Huron. Meet in front of the Frost Center. This class is for adults who want to learn archery or who have previous experience. All equipment provided or you may bring your own. Registration required, limit 10.
YOGA IN THE PARK
Tue, Sep 30, 6:30pm, Osborn MetroPark, Frost Center, 3910 Perkins Ave, Huron. Stretch your body and calm your mind in our 6 week yoga pilot program! Certified yoga instructor, Mallory Saunders, will lead us through an hour long vinyasa yoga session. Great for beginner and intermediate level participants. Bring a mat or blanket. Please dress for the weather; session will be held indoors if we experience inclement weather. $5 per person at the door per session.
Programs and events are subject to scheduling changes. For information or to register for a program, please visit our website at www.eriemetroparks.org, call 419-625-7783 ext. 221, or come to the Visitor Services Department located at 3910 Perkins Ave., Huron OH, 44839, open M-F, 8am-4pm.
@ Grace United
Take Off Pounds Sensibly. Meetings are every Monday
5:30 pm Weigh In, 6:30 pm Meeting. Attend your 1st meeting free of charge, bring a friend! www.tops.org
On Facebook – Facebook.com/worshipbythewater
On web - worshipbythewater.com
Grace United Methodist Church is located at 13406 Coen Road, corner of Coen Road and West Lake Road), Vermilion. Sunday Worship Service is at 10:15 am. The telephone is 440.967.5206, church website is www.vermiliongrace.org. The Reverend David Hull-Frye is Pastor.
@ Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church
"Handkerchiefs for Heroes"
Donations are being accepted for "Handkerchiefs for Heroes". "For He orders his Angels to protect you wherever you go." It started as one handkerchief for one soldier...over 6.000 have been sent all over the world! There is no charge for the handkerchiefs, no matter how many are requested. After they are made, they are annoited and prayed over by members of the Harbourtown Foursquare Church. Make donations at Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church, c/o Jane Stanley, 873 State Street, Vermilion OH 44089
Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church, 873 State Street, Vermilion OH 44089. Phone 440.967.5728, website address www.hcfcoh.com . Worship Services 9:00 am and 10:45 am Sundays, Mid-week activities Wednesdays 6:00 - 7:30 pm.
@ St. Mary
Saturday: 4 p.m.
Sunday: 8 a.m.- 10:30 a.m.
Weekdays: Consult weekly schedule in bulletin Most often 8:30 a.m.
Holy Days: Day itself: 9:00 a.m. and 7 p.m.
St. Mary is located at 731 Exchange Street in Vermilion, OH 44089. Phone 440.967.8711. www.stmaryvermilion.org
@ St. Matthew Lutheran Church
Returns September 14th @ 9:30 am
New Classes starting for all ages including a new Confirmation Class
All are Welcome!
Serenity Prayer Time
9:30 am in the Sanctuary. This is a prayer time for adults, guests and Youth. Take a break from your busy week to join fellow believers in silent prayer. A prayer sheet will be available but if you prefer to spend this time in personal prayer that is fine.
"What a friend we have in Jesus."
"Oh, what peace we often forfeit,
Oh, what needless pain we bear
All because we do not carry everything to God in prayer"
Men's Bible Study
will return on Thursday, September 18 at 10:00 am. We are continuing our study on the Acts of the Apostles and how it relates to our lives as Christians today. This Bible Study is led by Pastor Karl. All welcome.
Sunday, September 21 - Getting to know you
Friendship and Fellowship in the Fellowship Hall. Bring your own Beverage and snack.
Prayer Shawl Ministry Bake Sale
Sunday, September 21 after Worship. Please support this ministry that shares comfort and encouragement to those in need in Vermilion and around the world.
Sunday, September 24 - Bible Study
on Prayer in the Bible led by Rev Dr Karl F Fry - All Welcome. We will meet in the Sanctuary.
You can watch some of Pastor Fry's recent sermons at www.vimeo.com/stmattvermlcms
Web site: www.lutheransonline.com/stmattvermlcms
St. Matthew Lutheran Church is located at 15617 Mason Road in Vermilion. The mailing address is P O Box 774, Vermilion OH 44089. Phone number is 440.967.9886, and web site address is www.lutheransonline.com/stmattvermlcms. The Reverand Dr Karl F. Fry is the pastor.
@ Trinity Lutheran Church
Drive Up Chicken Dinners
Drive Up Chicken Dinners will be held the third Wednesday of the month from 5:00 until 6:30 pm for $9.00 each. The chicken dinner includes all sides and desserts. Drive up, we greet you at your car, you pull away with a chicken feast, all to benefit the ministry. Dates for the upcoming months are May 21, June 18, July 16, August 20, September 17 and October 15.
Vermilion Soup Kitchen
Serving Dinner every Tuesday and Thursday from 5:30 - 6:30 pm.
Worship & Sunday School
9:00 am Tradition Worship
10:00 am Sunday School for Children & Teens
10:15 - 10:45 am Adult Sunday School
10:45 am Contemporary Worship
Trinity Lutheran Church is located at 3747 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion. Mailing address is P O Box 2, Vermilion OH. Email address is www.trinityvermilion.org. Phone 440.967.4225.
@ United Church of Christ Congregational
Monday Morning Bible Study
Will began the Catch Fire in 50 Days study next Monday, September 15. Please keep this group in your prayers as they proceed through this exciting time together. Due to scheduling and continuing vacations, we will begin working through the Catch Fire in 50 Days study beginning next Monday, September 15. This is a great opportunity to jump in - both to the group, and to be part of this exciting, challenging and faith-inspiring study.
Monday Evening Fellowship
7:00pm. We resumed meeting last Monday and continued our study of James. There are three weeks of this study left, and then we'll begin the Catch Fire in Fifty Days study on October 6. Plan to join with us then if you have not yet been part of this faith enriching study!
God is Still Speaking
Those who have been taking part are being notified by e-mail of times and places for continued gatherings. If you want to be included, let Pastor Bob know and we'll add you to the list.
Worship This Sunday, September 14
Texts for this Sunday are Romans 14:1-12 and Matthew 18:21-35. As you read from Romans, be mindful of what guides our attitudes and actions with those with whom we disagree? Instead of judging another, what might be a more Christ-like response?
As you read from Matthew, ask if God's forgiveness of us is limited or unlimited, conditional or unconditional? Then ask yourself how like or unlike God's forgiveness of you is your forgiveness of others?
Beer With Jesus, (and Pastor Bob)
Tuesdays at 8:00pm. Lake Erie Tap House. We began last night and had a great time together with some lively discussion. If you missed it, we'll be there again next week. The topic we'll be discussing is evil - how do we perceive and understand it's presence in our lives? Join us, and bring someone with you!
Women's Coordinating Potluck Clambake
Sunday, September 21, 12:00 Noon, $10. Please RSVP by This Sunday, September 14 to Diane Langham, Shirley Lehky or the church office. Please being a potato side dish, salad or dessert to share. There will be signup sheets for the dinner, for potluck items, and for volunteers for small preparation jobs.
Prayer Group, Wednesday, September 17
10:00am. Join with us in prayer next Wednesday morning. We gather for about an hour, lifting to God people, places and situations in our prayers, as well as supporting one another. Everyone is welcome.
The United Church of Christ Congregational is located at 990 State Street in Vermilion. The website address is: www.vermilioncongregational.org . The mailing address is
P.O. Box 228, Vermilion, Ohio 44089 and the phone number is
440-967-5212. Church email address is email@example.com and the church newsletter email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org
@ Vermilion E & R
(Evangelical & Reformed) Church
The Pastor's Table
The Pastor's Coffee Table will be held Thursday mornings from 10:00 - 11:00 am beginning in September through May at Decidedly Different, 590 Main Street, Vermilion. The Pastor's Table is sponsored by St. Mary's Church and Vermilion E & R Church. Come for prayer or to talk.
7:30 am every Monday
Back room of The Nest Restaurant
Bible Study and Fellowship
Everyone is Welcome!
Ladies Bible Study
Every Tuesday morning @ 9:15
in the Church Library
Mothers of Preschoolers
Meets every 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the month
9:30 am - 11:30 am
Childcare is provided
Kid's Boutique is held each month on the second Tuesday from 1:00 until 4:00 pm. Vermilion E & R Church knows that these are trying financial times and the church would like to offer assistance to the families in the community. Free clothing is offered in sizes ranging from newborn through juniors. There is no obligation. All we ask is that a parent or guardian accompany children. The church is located at 752 Grand Street in Vermilion. The entrance to the Kids Boutique is behind the Education Building, which can be accessed from Grand Street or Ohio Street. Clothing donations may be placed in the dock box on the north side of the property by the side stairs.
Worship Cafe, a coffee social time, takes place every 3rd Sunday at 9:00 am.
A Hymn Sing takes place every 3rd Sunday at 10:30 am.
Vermilion E & R (Evangelical & Reformed) Church is located at 752 Grand Street in Vermilion. Sunday Worship services are at 10:30 am, with Sunday School beginning at 9:15 am. Telephone number is 440.967-3559, church website address is www.vermilionchurch.com.
These events were published in
previous editions as an article. They are listed here by date for your reference.
“Little" Quilt Show Runs until September 18th!
The Vermilion Sit and Stitch Quilt Guild is sponsoring a “little” quilt show of mini-quilts with the theme of “Lake Erie”. These quilts, all made by members of the guild, were presented and judged at the August 25th meeting.
Judges were Kay Tiesch, a guest of the Guild; Janet Waggoner, Linwood artist; and Janet Alderman, coordinator of the “Home of the Brave” quilt project in Ohio. First place went to Peg Hanna for her quilt featuring machine embroidery and different textures. Second place was Sally Blue with a quilt shaped like the state of Ohio. Third place went to Mary Wheatley with her quilt featuring paper piecing techniques.
All the quilts will be on display in the main lobby of the Ritter Public Library until September 18th. For information on the quilt guild and its programs, please contact Sandy Neiding at 967-4190.
Wing Watch is the
Weekend of September 20th
Join the Lake Erie Wing Watch for a free event on Saturday the September 20th for a day all about birds.
Enjoy kid’s events and informative speakers including Jen Brumfield of Cleveland MetroParks, and Wildlife Rehabilitation Center- Nature’s Nursery will have a few feathered friends to share. Campfire, s’mores, and a few sing along camp songs with guitar will end the evening.
Sunday the 21st will take you out to local birding hotspots with an experienced birder. Birding hikes will be held at 7 different locations so check the Lake Erie Wing Watch website for up-coming details. www.lakeeriewingwatch.com
Events are happening Saturday the 20th from 2:00 pm until 7:00 pm. and Sunday the 21st from 8:00 am until 12:00 Noon.
Survey Available thru Sept. 23rd
Help make Vermilion a better place to live and learn. Take a survey and let your voice be heard.
Input from the community will play an important role as Ritter Public Library begins a new strategic plan for the next three years. "We Want to hear from residents of Vermilion," said Director Janet Ford. "Your opinion counts. Your responses will shape how the library will serve the community in the future."
Find the survey at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org or pick up a paper copy at the library, which is located at 5680 Liberty Ave. The surveys will be available until September 23rd.
Volunteer Appreciation Picnic is September 24th
You are invited to attend! If you have volunteered for ANYTHING at Main Street Vermilion this year, you are invited to attend this year's Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at the Olympic Outing Club.
The annual picnic will be Wednesday, September 24th, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at The Olympic Outing Club, at 6345 West River Road in Vermilion. Group photos are at 5:30 pm, Dinner fro 6:00 to 7:30 pm. Pulled Pork Sandwiches, salads, beverages, and dessert.
There is no cost. The folks at Main Street Vermilion truly appreciate their volunteers and all that they do and would like to treat them to a nice supper in a beautiful location. Anyone who has volunteered at any event or project this year for Main Street Vermilion is welcome to attend. No need to RSVP - See you there!
For more information phone 440.963.0772.
"Be A Better Board!"
Workshop is Oct.8th!
Make the most of your volunteer experience! Your non-profit group or organization can improve its process and get better results!
Learn to focus on collaboration, design and facilitate planning meetings, develop action plans and organize your follow-up efforts at a special program at Ritter Public Library on Wednesday, October 8th at 6:30 p.m. Reserve your seat today by calling 967-3798. Tickets are $10 each or three for $25. This program is sponsored by the Ritter Public Library Endowment Board.
Vermilion Community Bus Trips Announces Upcoming Tours 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?
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.
BPW Business Women's Week Speaker is Marcy Kaptur on October 15th
Vermilion Business & Professional Women announces the annual National Business Women's Week (NBWW) presentation with Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur as the guest speaker.
This year NBWW is recognizing extraordinary U.S. Women Senators and Representatives. They are leaders in the workplace who demonstrates how important it is to work together and be willing to reach across the aisle and do the hard work necessary to craft a compromise.
Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur represents Northern Ohio's 9th Congressional District and is currently serving her 16th term in the US House of Representatives, having served since 1983. The district includes Cuyahoga, Erie, Lorain, Lucas, and Ottawa counties. She is the most senior woman in the House and the longest serving woman from Ohio History. Congresswoman Kaptur ranks 17th in seniority among 435 members of the 113th Congress.
NBWW also gives VBPW an opportunity to recognize and honor the achievements of local business women who have continually made contributions to the community. VBPW will be awarding a community member with "Woman of the Year" during this year's event.
This event will be held Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at German's Villa 3330 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, OH at 6:00 pm. Tickets are on sale now from any BPW member, at German's Villa, and at Decidedly Different or by contacting Nancy Ostrander at 440-967-1284. Tickets are $25.00 for a Buffet Dinner with a cash bar. An auction will be held with proceeds going to Graces Kitchen, and a 50/50 Raffle to raise funds to send a high school junior to Buckeye Girls State in June 2015.
Bowl-A-Thon set for
October 17 & 19!
Main Street Vermilion, in partnership with Smiley Automotive, is inviting everyone-all ages, business, families, neighborhoods, friends and organizations-to join in a fun event to benefit Main Street which brings programs and project to the community including Vermilion in Bloom, Historic Lighting, the Vermilion Triathalon and Arts Guild, to name a few.
The Bowl-A-Thon will be Main Street Vermilion's largest fundraiser, and Main Street has announced that Smiley Automotive has enthusiastically stepped forward as the title sponsor. "I think Vermilion is a nice town, and I would like to see it continue to grow," said Jeff Smiley, president of Smiley Automotive. "It's a privilege on our behalf to be asked to be a part of this."
JoAnn Howley, president of Main Street Vermilion and chairperson of the event said that the intent is to engage the entire community in a lively and memorable event. "Everyone can join," she said, "whether you are a skilled professional or a rank beginner. There will be contests, games, food, 50/50 raffle and great prizes."
Participants form teams of six where each member is asked to raise a minimum of $100 - a total of $600 a team. There will be free food and soft drinks at the event, which will take place on October 17 and 19, 2014 at Lake Erie Lanes, Vermilion. Participants can decide which of the two days they want to bowl. Teams that meet their team goal of $600 will be eligible for cash prizes for top male and female bowler, highest combined team score and the team that raises the most donations.
Team Captains can find the Team Captain Handbook, a detailed explanation of the event including all necessary forms, at the Main Street office or as a download from its website (www.mainstreetvermilion.org). Once completed, it can be forwarded it to Molly Romp, Team Building chairperson, or Linda Tallitsch, Executive Director of Main Street. Teams have until October 3rd to raise and collect donations. Deadline to register teams is August 1, 2014. Not a bowler? There are other ways to participate. "Sponsoring a team or a player is another simple way to be involved and connect with our community," said Howley. "Our goal is to raise $25,000 which will allow Main Street to continue serving our community in many different and wonderful ways."
There are multiple cash prize categories to compete for as well as host of other prizes that will be posted on the Smiley Automotive Bowl-A-Thon Facebook page. "LIKE" the page and keep up with the latest announcements. Participants can also go to www.mainstreetvermilion.org for the same information and by providing an email address anyone can receive regular updates on news and the progress of the event.
All funds raised will be invested back into Main Street Vermilion, he only local professional organization to focus on tourism, business growth, economic development, beautification, health and fitness, and historic revitalization.
For more information, contact Molly Romp, Team Building chairperson, (440) 541-2510, email@example.com; or Linda Tallitsch, Executive Director of Main Street Vermilion, (440) 963-0772, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Misc. News Nuggets
GM Ignition Recall Service Center is Here is Vermilion!
If you are driving an affected vehicle of the recent GM Ignition Recall, repairs need to be made to your vehicle as soon as possible. Affected vehicles include: the Chevrolet Cobalt model years 2005 - 2010; the Chevrolet HHR model years 2006 - 2011; the Pontiac G5 model years 2007 - 2010; the Pontiac Solstice model years 2006 - 2010; the Saturn ION model years 2003 - 2007; and the Saturn Sky model years 2007 - 2010.
As Ohio's largest Chevrolet retailer, Pat O'Brien Chevrolet is ready to help owners of these recalled vehicles to schedule an appointment, regardless of where the car was purchased, with replacements parts that are arriving daily.
If you are driving an affected vehicle, until the ignition recall repairs have been performed, it is very important that you remove all items from your key ring, leaving only the vehicle key. The key fob (if applicable) should also be removed from your key ring.
Call Recall Coordinator Matt Kordeleski to reserve your parts and make an appointment today! 1-800-752-7513.
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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