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”

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Vermilion businesses get needed upgrades with the help of grant

By Melanie Williamson 17 Vermilion businesses recently had the opportunity to make significant improvements to their properties with the help of the Community Development Block Grant. Projects that were partially funded by the grant included new siding, HVAC repairs and upgrades, painting, masonry work, façade repairs, accessibility projects, and gutter installation. Main Street Vermilion administeredContinue reading “Vermilion businesses get needed upgrades with the help of grant”

Downtown merchants and Main Street Vermilion look for solutions

By Melanie Williamson After months of complaints to both city council and the parks and recreation board by merchants regarding public land usage, Ward 1 councilman John Gabriel organized a town hall style meeting inviting both merchants and representatives from Main Street to attend, share their positions, and hopefully come to a resolution. Six businessContinue reading “Downtown merchants and Main Street Vermilion look for solutions”

Parks board listens to merchants’ concerns about some summer local events

By Karen Cornelius   The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday night, August 21, at the municipal complex on Decatur Street. Five board members were present: Terry Parker, Elizabeth Wakefield, William Warden, Brad Scholtz, and Jim Schoene. Absent were members Jeff Keck and Dennis Brudney. Also present were parks supervisor Dana Corogin andContinue reading “Parks board listens to merchants’ concerns about some summer local events”

Main Street Vermilion reports to council; volunteers give 6,081 hours of time

By Karen Cornelius Vermilion City Council met on Monday night, March 5, and heard a presentation from Main Street Vermilion executive director Marilou Suszko who reviewed the nonprofit group’s 2017 annual report detailing its projects, programs, accomplishments and involvement in the local community. Most impressive is a core of over 225 individuals who power MainContinue reading “Main Street Vermilion reports to council; volunteers give 6,081 hours of time”

The doors are open to Main Street Vermilion’s Sixth Tour of Home

By Karen Cornelius Welcome all to Main Street Vermilion’s Sixth Annual Tour of Homes on Saturday, September 16, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. in Vermilion. The doors will open to seven unique local properties for the public to view and enjoy at their leisure throughout the day.   To start off the tour, comeContinue reading “The doors are open to Main Street Vermilion’s Sixth Tour of Home”

Take time to appreciate the bits and pieces of history throughout Vermilion

By: Dana Smith You can live in Vermilion for your entire life and still not uncover all the bits and pieces of its past. We’ve probably forgotten and lost more than we’ll ever be able to know. Of course, one of the best ways to preserve our history is to go looking for it, butContinue reading “Take time to appreciate the bits and pieces of history throughout Vermilion”

A historical landmark, the Vermilion Opera House takes you back in time

By: Dana Smith, MSV Summer Intern In a town as deeply rooted in its past as Vermilion, it feels like almost everyone has experienced some sort of historic preservation or renovation. Our merchants reside in historic buildings (it seems like almost every building used to be a dry goods store) with a diverse list ofContinue reading “A historical landmark, the Vermilion Opera House takes you back in time”

Don’t leave town for a great date night; explore Vermilion, enjoy local options

By: Dana Smith, MSV Intern Thinking about hopping on Route 2 and heading out of town for your next date night? Treat your significant other to an adventure in Vermilion instead! For residents and visitors alike, Vermilion offers opportunities for everyone to enjoy themselves. If you want to make a whole day of it, hereContinue reading “Don’t leave town for a great date night; explore Vermilion, enjoy local options”

Vermilion’s beaches offer an additional treat – hunting beach glass

By Dana Smith Some of Vermilion’s most notable features include several picturesque beaches. Sherod Park, Showse Beach, Linwood Park and Main Street Beach are each uniquely shaped by Mother Nature to offer something different for visitors and residents alike to explore. Besides sunbathing, swimming, and relaxing, a day at a Vermilion beach can often resultContinue reading “Vermilion’s beaches offer an additional treat – hunting beach glass”