Vermilion Band Boosters Wine Tasting takes place on March 28, 2019 from 7 pm to 10 pm at Paper Moon Vineyards in Vermilion, Ohio.
Join in a wonderful evening of live music, food and fun. A variety of baskets will be raffled and a 50/50 drawing will be offered.
Anyone 21 and over who enjoys music, food and fun is invited to this event that benefits Vermilion Band students. Cost is $20 presale, or $25 at the door, and includes 6 tasting tickets, appetizers, desserts, live music and a Paper Moon wine glass.
For presale tickets, contact Vermilion Band Boosters on Facebook or email [email protected]
Public Notice is hereby given, by the Vermilion (Ohio) Civil Service Commission of an open competitive POLICE OFFICER entrance Examination for full-time employment. Applicants must possess a high school diploma or GED and a valid state driver’s license, or another form of government issued photo I.D.
Join the Festival of the Fish fun and place your business or group in the 53rd annual Father’s Day Parade in downtown Vermilion on Sunday, June 16, 2019. This is a great way to advertise your business, or a fun way to have your group march in a parade.
This year’s theme is Hawaiian Luau. The Festival takes place June 14th-16th in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Fireworks Friday takes place on June 14th. Festival hours are Friday and Saturday 12 pm to 11 pm, Sunday 12 pm to 6 pm.
The Festival of the Fish Parade is Sunday, June 16th. Parade kicks off at 12:30 pm in downtown Vermilion and is approximately one mile long.
The event also features free daily entertainment and free admission, kids games, food and marketplace, lighted boat parade, sand castle building contest, crazy craft race, antique wooden boat parade, Queens’s pageant, and firefighters water fights.
Hosted by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce. Contact the Chamber for a parade application. For more information, call (440) 967-4477 or email [email protected]
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Vermilion's infamous Fourth of July flood. Were you there? Have you always wanted to hear just what happened? Share the story!
On Sunday, July 7, from 2 pm to 5 pm, you're invited to reminisce about the famous flood that rocked Vermilion 50 years ago at the Vermilion Boat Club, 5416 Liberty Avenue. This event includes a potluck; please bring a dish to share.
On Monday, July 8 at 7 pm, hear the personal stories about Vermilion's famous flood in live interviews which will be recorded and archived at Ritter Public Library, 5680 Liberty Avenue.
Donations will be accepted for Vermilion Salvation Army, which provided emergency relief during the flood and continues to serve the community today.
Where were you during the famous flood? Share your personal story, photos and other mementos, which will be recorded and preserved in the local history collection at Ritter Public Library, while you keep your own originals. Call (440) 967-3798, or send your written memories to [email protected]
Sponsored by Eileen Bulan and Anne Maiden, Vermilion Area Archival Society, Vermilion History Museum and Ritter Public Library.
For more information, call Eileen Bulan at (440) 967-5371.
The Brownhelm Historical Association is sponsoring a gravestone preservation workshop on June 8, 2019 at 9 am, and June 9, 2019 at 5 pm. Learn how to properly and effectively clean, restore, and preserve gravestones during this 2-day course.
The training will be held at Brownhelm Cemetery at 3025 North Ridge Road in Vermilion, and led by Mark Morton of Gravestone Guardians of Ohio.
Learn the 6 basic and most important steps to cemetery preservation. For those who attended last year, more advanced techniques and demonstrations will be available. Lunch and drinks will be provided by the Brownhelm Historical Association.
St. Patrick's Day commemorates the death, as legend has it, of Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland, who died on March 17, around 492. But mainly, people today honor Irish heritage and its rich culture and traditions. Cities all over the U.S. celebrate with parades and festivities. The most famous of these annual festival traditions includes the Boston parade, with its first parade in 1737; the New York City parade, which began in 1762; and the Savannah, Georgia, parade which started in 1812.
Irish Americans, especially those who arrived in the U.S. in the 1840s, had to overcome much suffering. The Great Potato Famine of 1845-49 claimed the lives of 1 million Irish back on the Isle of Erin (Ireland is also called Eire). To escape starvation, those that could immigrated to America. Most of the Irish who settled in the U.S. during this period arrived with little education and few material possessions. As a result, they encountered poverty and discrimination. Most were Catholics and also suffered because of longstanding prejudices against their religion. But Irish Americans showed their strength and courage.
In 1862, during the Civil War, the Irish Brigade was formed. These Irish American soldiers fought for the Union in some of the bloodiest battles of the war. One historian, Phillip Thomas Tucker, said, "These Celtic soldiers were fighting most of all for their own future and an America which did not segregate, persecute, and discriminate against the Irish people and their Catholicism, Irish culture, and distinctive Celtic heritage."
Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved into a celebration of all things Irish. The world’s first St. Patrick’s Day parade occurred on March 17, 1762, in New York City, featuring Irish soldiers serving in the English military. This parade became an annual event, with President Truman attending in 1948.
Irish American heritage has become an important part of American culture. In song, festivity, appearance and company, Americans of all ethnicities now celebrate St. Patrick's Day.
Erie Shore Wave Runners is the latest business to join the downtown Vermilion community. Opening day is Memorial Day weekend on Friday, May 24th, 2019. Watch for for the Grand Opening Ribbon Cutting Ceremony by the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce.
Erie Shore Wave Runners will be Lake Erie's premier jet ski rental service. The fleet will consist of brand new 2019 Yamaha VX-C WaveRunners.
Erie Shore Wave Runners will be located at 655 West River Road in Vermilion, Ohio.
All bookings will be done on a minimum of 1 hour time slots priced at $120 for the first hour and $55 per additional half hour after that. There is no additional charge for fuel or any passengers that are below 18 years of age. All passengers above 18 years of age will be an additional $10 per hour. All rentals from 9 am to 11 am will be done by appointment only but offered at a discounted price of $95 per hour.
Guided Tours through the Vermilion Lagoons, Vermilion River, and nearby coastline will also be offered at $200 per ski, with the average tour lasting 2 hours.
Be sure to visit the Official Ohio Boating Safety Online Course before your visit to either obtain your Ohio Boating license or to simply refresh your knowledge of standard operating procedures for riding a jet ski.
Friends of Ritter is Ritter Public Library's official volunteer group. Their mission is to promote reading and to support the library. They manage the annual and the ongoing book sales and host community events. The board meets every first Tuesday of the month at 2 pm in the library. Guests are always welcome.
The Friends of Ritter Public Library are dedicated to focusing public attention on library services, facilities and needs; helping promote the use and enjoyment of the library; and developing supplemental funding for the library.
Every day, you can find dozens of gently used books – some right from the library shelves – for sale at the Friends’ ongoing book sale, located just inside the main entrance. An Annual Book Sale, held in June, features thousands of items.
The Annual Chocolate Festival is held in February during the town-wide Ice A-Fair.