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In honor of Martin Luther King Jr., Lorain County Metro Parks are hosting a 7-day program event, “Remember the Dream.” This event will begin on Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday, January 15, and continue beyond MLK Day, ending Friday, January 22. This event will have a virtual component, online activities, and outdoor experiences for everyone to enjoy. You will find everything you need.

Fire & Ice Walk takes place on Saturday, January 30 from noon to 4 pm at Vermilion River Reservation. Cost is $7/person (per 1-hour time block). Join the festivities at Vermilion River Reservation for some wintry festive fun in the form of ice carvers and sculptures, fire pits, yummy food and a beer garden! Get decked out in your coziest and cutest hats.

Need to get out-of-the-house and go on an adventure in the Great wintry Outdoors? Jack Frost Treasure Hunt will take place Saturday, January 16th from 10 am to 4:30 pm at Vermilion River Reservation's Carriage Barn. If you missed the Halloween pirate treasure hunt or want to do it again, swing by Vermilion River Reservation's Carriage Barn to pick-up a Treasure Hunt map left behind by a pirate known as Jack Fearsome Frost.

Vermilion, Ohio is sometimes gifted with unseasonably warm days throughout the traditional winter months, and paddlers take advantage of warmer weather to rescue their boat from storage and take it for a float down the river. If you’re that avid paddler, it is extremely important to dress appropriately in order to have fun and stay safe out on the water.

While most Vermilion, Ohio boaters prefer to enjoy the summer months, winter boating is just as enjoyable but does have its own challenges. Water temperatures are dropping, and the threat of hypothermia is rising. Hypothermia is a potentially dangerous drop in body temperature that is caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

Rain, snow, and winter temperatures are just as hard on cats as they are on people. The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio offers these tips for protecting outdoor cats in winter: Young or old cats - especially arthritic or sickly - should be brought inside for the winter if at all possible. Cats should also be brought in the house.

Deciding to recycle items is just the first step, you also want to make sure the items are recycled correctly. The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio offers these tips on common recyclables and the best options to recycle them. Paper makes up nearly 30 percent of all wastes Americans throw away each year.

Spend time with your local Natural Resources Officer and learn about safe boating while taking an Ohio Boating Education Course. Winter is the perfect time to take a boating course so that you are prepared to hit the water this spring. Anyone born on or after January 1, of 1982, is required to take a boating course, and for those that aren’t mandated it is a great opportunity to learn.

The Brownhelm Historical Association works to preserve the rich history of Brownhelm, Ohio. This dedicated group of volunteers is restoring local landmarks, saving historic tombstones and plans a variety of community events throughout the year. The mission of the Brownhelm Historical Association is to honor Brownhelm’s rich heritage.

The World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, is encouraging Vermilion residents and visitors to become advocates for animals. An animal advocate is one who fights for animals to have the right to exist without the fear of being mistreated, exploited or exterminated. The welfare of animals is foremost in the mind of a genuine animal activist.

Governor DeWine announced the goals of Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution are to save lives and for schools to be fully open by March 1st. “Ohioans in the 65 and older category make up just under 87% of COVID deaths. This is a stunning number, and it’s critical that we protect our older Ohioans,” said Governor DeWine. In the next phase, vaccines will be available.

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.