Committe will start raising funds to demolish former museum building

The Harbor View Subcommittee report and recommendation was provided at the Tuesday, June 18, Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board meeting. Parks board chair Terry Parker conveyed the Harbor View Project Committee is suspending activity until they hear back from the parks board. The Harbor View Project Committee recommended to the Parks and Recreation Board thatContinue reading “Committe will start raising funds to demolish former museum building”

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Council receives report for proposed improvements to Route 6 Corrdior

By Melanie Williamson At the Monday, June 17, Vermilion City Council Streets, Buildings, Grounds Committee meeting, provided the members of council with the results of a study done on the US Route 6 Corridor presented by Don Romanchek, director of Lorain County Community Development and Valeria Croasmun of MS Consultants. Following the presentation, mayor ForthoferContinue reading “Council receives report for proposed improvements to Route 6 Corrdior”

Park board reviews erosion issue, approves events and playground proposal

The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, June 18, for a regular meeting. Board chair Terry Parker, vice-chair Brad Scholtz, board member Bill Warden, board member Dennis Brudney, board member Elizabeth Wakefield, board member Jeff Keck, and board member Erica Cann were all in attendance, as well as parks operations supervisor Marc WeisenbergerContinue reading “Park board reviews erosion issue, approves events and playground proposal”

Birmingham Community Center dedicated to the late Leota Bettcher

On May 26, 2019, the Birmingham United Methodist Church held a dedication ceremony to rename the Birmingham Community Center to the Leota Bettcher Hall, in honor of the late Leota Bettcher. In 1979, Mrs. Bettcher, a member of the Birmingham United Methodist Church, was instrumental in the creation of the hall and the birth ofContinue reading “Birmingham Community Center dedicated to the late Leota Bettcher”

Walk envisions a bright future with great programs for Ritter Public Library

By Kevin Smith In April, one of Ritter Public Library’s former faculty members returned to Vermilion with big plans as the new director. Joy Walk, the current director of Ritter Library, did not always know that she wanted to go into library science, but she found her love of research driving her that direction. WalkContinue reading “Walk envisions a bright future with great programs for Ritter Public Library”

Vermilion resident chosen to christen museum tug boat

On Friday June 21, 2019, long time Vermilion resident Jane Smith will smash a ceremonial bottle of beer (yes, beer) over the bow rail of the recently restored tugboat, OHIO, which will open as a museum ship at the National Museum of the Great Lakes in Toledo, Ohio. Christopher Gillcrist, Executive Director of the museumContinue reading “Vermilion resident chosen to christen museum tug boat”

YMCA Day Camp is grateful and still in need of life jackets

The Vermilion YMCA Day Camp set out looking for life jackets for their campers to ensure safety while having fun. They were overwhelmed with gratitude for those that stepped up to support their efforts including Ferry Legal, LLC, ACC Adult Home Care, Bulan’s Boatyard, Julie Mac, Joyce Sherwood, Rick Thrasher, and Romp’s. The first dayContinue reading “YMCA Day Camp is grateful and still in need of life jackets”

Bennett named 2019 Festival of the Fish Father’s Day Parade Marshall

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce has announced the Morgan Bennett, the 2018 Festival of the Fish Queen will be the Parade Marshall for the 2019 Festival of the Fish Father’s Day parade. Executive director Sandy Coe shared that they chose Bennett because of the amazing job she has done over the lastContinue reading “Bennett named 2019 Festival of the Fish Father’s Day Parade Marshall”

Friends of Harbourtown 1837 line Liberty Avenue with flags

By Melanie Williamson Friends of Harbourtown 1837 under the leadership of “Flag Chairperson” Charl Gabel has completed their mission of placing United States flags along Liberty Avenue from the downtown area to Overlook Drive. This project was completed in two phases with the help of many generous donors. The first phase of the project coveredContinue reading “Friends of Harbourtown 1837 line Liberty Avenue with flags”

Pavilion Food Truck becomes first to be approved under new legislation

  At the Wednesday, April 10, Vermilion Municipal Planning Commission meeting, the board reviewed the conditional use permit requested by Tim Pence of Pence Lake Erie Lanes for a mobile food unit. Jeremy Crawford and Joe Jesko co-owners of the “The Pavilion Food Truck” were present to represent Tim Pence who applied for a conditionalContinue reading “Pavilion Food Truck becomes first to be approved under new legislation”