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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.

Watching the many species of birds that inhabit your ecosystem is a fun and fascinating pastime the whole family can enjoy together. Winter is the best time to feed birds as they need the food more than at any other time of year and you will typically see a greater number and variety of birds at bird feeders. Many interesting birds from the north fly south in winter, and in spring many species return home.

The Vermilion Fire Company, Inc., the social club for firefighters, will host the annual Santa On The Fire Truck on Sunday, December 22, 2019 in Vermilion On The Lake and surrounding areas - including Woodlands, Highbridge, and the Elberta Beach area. Children will have an opportunity to meet Santa and receive a treat bag. The Vermilion Fire Company Inc. invites the children of Vermilion to join them.

Winter is the season to get cozy and read! New book clubs at Ritter Public Library are open to new members. True-crime fans love the Tuesday Night Mystery club, which meets the third Tuesday of the month at 7 pm. The Which Was Better club compares books with their movie version. It meets every third Thursday at 1 pm.

As frigid weather impacts Vermilion, Ohio, FirstEnergy Corp. utilities remind customers of steps they can take to stay safe and better manage energy bills that may climb as a result of the cold weather. Company line workers also will be ready to assist should the arctic conditions cause any customers to lose power.

Operation Christmas Joy collects and distributes food, toys, gloves, hats and more to local Vermilion families in need during the holiday season. Since 1970, this dedicated group of volunteers and contributors have brought Christmas Joy to struggling families. Names are provided to the organization from the Salvation Army.

The excitement of gift-giving, family get-togethers, party preparations ... it's all too easy during the holidays to temporarily forget the needs of companion animals. World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, offers these tips for Companion Animals & The Holiday Season: If you are traveling for the holidays and plan to leave your animals in the care of others, provide written instructions.

Grace's Kitchen is a community wide grassroots endeavor to provide hot, nutritious meals and companionship for those in need in the Vermilion, Ohio area. Eight local volunteer groups provide assistance in this collaborative outreach. Meals are served on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7 pm throughout the month.

Second Harvest is the regional nonprofit committed to fighting hunger. Working together with a vast network to acquire, gather, and distribute nutritious food, Second Harvest helps feed tens of thousands of people throughout Lorain, Erie, Huron and Crawford counties. For every $1 donated Second Harvest can provide 5 meals to those at risk for hunger.

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.

Send a letter to Santa! Stop by Main Street Vermilion, in downtown Vermilion, to add your letters or cards to the Letters To Santa Mailbox! Or go inside. Main Street Vermilion has cards, postcards, letters and pens you can use. The organization guarantees delivery to Santa by Christmas Eve. Main Street Vermilion is located at 685 Main Street in Vermilion.

The Vermilion Food Pantry is a community-wide project sponsored by the Vermilion Ministerial Association and operated out of United Church of Christ, Congregational Vermilion at 990 State Street in Vermilion, Ohio. The Pantry collects and distributes food and clothing for people in need within the Vermilion school district.