Parks board discusses beach bathrooms and increases recreation fees

By Melanie Williamson The Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, October 16, for a regular meeting. Among the other topics discussed was a proposal to put a bathroom on Main Street Beach and increases in recreation fees. Main Street Beach bathroom proposal At the September parks board meeting, parks director Dana Corogin presented aContinue reading “Parks board discusses beach bathrooms and increases recreation fees”

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Local teens help save boardwalk from fire

By Melanie Williamson Residents who ventured down to Main Street Beach over Fish Festival weekend may have noticed the northeast corner of the boardwalk was scorched and marked off with caution tape. This was the result of an evening fire that took place on Saturday, June 9. The fire appeared to have started in aContinue reading “Local teens help save boardwalk from fire”

Two residents draw attention to plastic problem

By Jennie Pryor, Shore Thing Our “disposable” plastic lifestyle is getting our human health and the entire ecosystem into BIG trouble! Vermilion residents Madison and Kipton Paden attempted to make us aware of the impact plastic disposables by participating in the Recycled Runway fundraiser event in Sandusky on Friday, April 13. They were sponsored byContinue reading “Two residents draw attention to plastic problem”

Volunteers gone but not forgotten cared for Main Street Beach

By Rich Tarrant Methinks they’re all gone now. But their smiles along with their varied personalities still abide in the memories of many current townsfolk. This Richard “Dick” Koontz photograph was taken at Main Street Beach c.1951 when some Vermilion guys got together to clean the shoreline after a long winter. Pictured are: Standing L-R:Continue reading “Volunteers gone but not forgotten cared for Main Street Beach”

Wakefield House Committee calls for new build on the museum site

By Karen Cornelius On a chilly Saturday afternoon, December 9, there was a surprisingly large crowd gathered at the Ritter Public Library Community Room anxious to learn what the Wakefield House Development Committee will be recommending to the Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board concerning the future development of the former museum property at the footContinue reading “Wakefield House Committee calls for new build on the museum site”

Committee ready to make a recommendation on the former museum property

By Karen Cornelius The Wakefield House Development Committee is ready to make a recommendation to the Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board on the best public uses for the former Inland Seas Maritime Museum property at the foot of Main Street. The public will be given three opportunities to learn about the committee’s final decision andContinue reading “Committee ready to make a recommendation on the former museum property”

Former museum property renovations are estimated to be near $5 million

By Karen Cornelius   The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday night, June 20, and heard an update on the former museum property by the board’s Wakefield House Development Committee chairman Jon Logue. While the architectural firm, DS Architecture, informed the committee they have a good building, there is a rough estimate ofContinue reading “Former museum property renovations are estimated to be near $5 million”

Community drumming circle is open to all to enjoy the beat and beach

By Karen Cornelius It was just a perfect evening to be at Main Street Beach on Thursday, June 8, where there was a gathering on the sandy shore of Lake Erie forming a drumming circle to beat down the sun. While this is a fairly new activity for Vermilion, it’s not new going back inContinue reading “Community drumming circle is open to all to enjoy the beat and beach”

Council to consider placement for bike racks in the downtown, parks

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion City Council met on Monday, May 1, and heard about a project from Main Street Vermilion to install new bike racks in the downtown area and the city parks. While this additional convenience for residents and visitors was welcome, council members were concerned about installation and placement on state and cityContinue reading “Council to consider placement for bike racks in the downtown, parks”

Shore Thing makes plea for public restrooms for the Main Street Beach

By Karen Cornelius The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, April 18. During audience participation, Shore Thing spokesman Dan Pryor asked to read the group’s correspondence into the record with emphasis on providing decent restrooms for the public. Shore Thing is the successful enterprise at Main Street Beach setting up its little buildingContinue reading “Shore Thing makes plea for public restrooms for the Main Street Beach”