Vermilion Ohio News


What are your memories of Harbor View Mansion? Perhaps a third grade field trip, or taking your children for an afternoon spent among the museum’s interactive exhibits, looking out to the expanse of the Great Lake. Or perhaps just hours of getting yourself lost in the history of your community, admiring oil paintings of tall ships while surrounded by the grandeur of the mansion itself.

Harbourtown Fine Arts Center has raised funding for the downpayment to purchase the Vermilion Town Hall in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. The organization is working on beginning the necessary renovations to make the building fully operational to bring the fine arts to Vermilion and surrounding areas. Harbourtown Fine Arts Center (HFAC) is a 501c3 organization focused on "Preserving the past-Presenting the future centered around the fine arts".

Wintry Outdoorsy Fun is taking place at Vermilion River Reservation! Merry and Bright Hike" Sunday 20th, 11:00-11:45 am, VRR Bacon Woods Walking Center. Boost your mood and immunity with daylight and a dose of Vitamin 'N'ature. Level 2. PR by 12/19 HERE. Shelter Building Workshop: Sunday 20th, 1:00-2:00 pm, VRR Mill Hollow Shelter #1.

Once a year, Jewish children all over the world play a game of chance called “dreidel” that uses four-sided spinning tops inscribed with Hebrew letters. The game is played during Hanukkah and commemorates a miraculous event that took place over 2,000 years ago in Jerusalem. The game, like Hanukkah itself, recalls the victory of a small band of determined Jewish fighters, led by Judah Maccabee, over an army of invaders.

Lorain Hospital once again was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements providing safer health care. This is the second time this year the nationally recognized rating organization has awarded Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital with an ‘A’ grade. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization.

One of the big community events done annually by the Vermilion Fire Company is Santa on the Fire Truck. Observing Covid-19 and safety protocols, this holiday season the children of Vermilion will still be able to see Santa drive through their neighborhood in a fire truck.

The Vermilion Arts Guild Holiday Show & Sale, hosted by Main Street Vermilion and Vermilion Arts Guild, runs from Saturday, November 7 through Sunday, December 20th at 685 Main Street in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. The Holiday Show & Sale is filled with great gift ideas as well as beautiful works that depict the season. Shop for original paintings, prints, photography, jewelry, pottery, textiles, cards.

Nothing can stop the holidays even though they will look different this year. Together we can make them fun and meaningful. Main Street Vermilion has created a variety of ways to celebrate and add joy to the season. MSV hopes you’ll take advantage of a few ways to make a difference in your holidays…and for others, too. MSV created 25 days and more than 25 ways to shop.

Everyone’s wearing them these days, so make a holiday fashion statement with your mask and win! Main Street Vermilion has four $25 gift certificates from Erie & Anchor, Vermilion’s newest and coolest nautical and Lake Erie inspired clothing store. One could be yours! All you have to do is snap a selfie of you and your holiday-themed mask.

The special red mailbox is out at Main Street Vermilion in downtown Vermilion and waiting to collect Christmas wishes. Letters and notes can be added anytime up until Christmas Eve when they will be mailed to the North Pole just in time for Santa to read them all! Letters To Santa Mailbox is hosted by Main Street Vermilion.

Kingston of Vermilion has created a fun holiday scavenger hunt around downtown Vermilion, in and out of the shops. You’ll learn a thing or two about a business, business owner or a little piece of Vermilion history while you’re having fun. Pick up your clues at Main Street Vermilion in downtown Vermilion.

Brian Crandall is a retired Sandusky Firefighter. He and his wife Jill own Silly Goose Unique Gifts, 657 Main Street, Vermilion. Crandall donated an American flag to the City and asked that it fly above the new Vermilion Fire Department Firehouse 1 during its dedication in January 2021. Crandall presented the flag to Mayor Forthofer Friday.