Relatively small improvements will provide big benefits to park-goers

By Melanie Williamson             At the Tuesday, September 18, Parks and Recreation Board meeting, there were several improvements discussed for Vermilion parks. While relatively small, these improvements would provide big benefits to residents using these parks. Sherod Park Resident Katie Lalonde addressed the board regarding a proposal for a new playground for Sherod Park. SheContinue reading “Relatively small improvements will provide big benefits to park-goers”

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Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board discusses fees and recent conflict

By Melanie Williamson The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, September 18. Starting off the meeting, Char Gabel shared that all the veteran bricks in the Exchange Park have been counted and documented, and she reported that none of the bricks are broken. From the audience, Brian CrandallContinue reading “Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board discusses fees and recent conflict”

Despite budget cuts, parks and recreation prepare for summer season

The Vermilion Parks & Recreation Board met for a regular meeting on Tuesday, March 20. The following are from the minutes of that meeting. Shore Thing: Jennie Pryor of the Shore Thing announced this is their 8th year and they are going through a couple of changes.  Last year they had around 12 people involvedContinue reading “Despite budget cuts, parks and recreation prepare for summer season”

Parks board approves Showse lighting

By Karen Cornelius The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, August 15. They discussed a variety of topics including park permits, new lighting for Showse Park, the football program, and new park improvements. The following are briefs from the minutes of the business meeting:   Correspondence/group use permits: Board members approved park permitsContinue reading “Parks board approves Showse lighting”

City’s skate park needs a facelift; officials look at safety issue

By Karen Cornelius   The Vermilion Parks and Recreation Board met on Tuesday, August 15. One of many topics brought up at the business meeting was the current condition of the popular skateboard park on Devon Drive. It was noted the ramps at this park are in poor condition and one is actually dangerous. ThereContinue reading “City’s skate park needs a facelift; officials look at safety issue”

UCC, Congregational celebrates 200 years with its public art project

By Karen Cornelius No one is seeing things, those really are real life-size doors scattered around downtown, the Ritter Public Library, and some of the city parks. The doors painted by different artists are making their debut this week. They are actually a unique project for the community to enjoy from now until mid-September courtesyContinue reading “UCC, Congregational celebrates 200 years with its public art project”