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Shake, Rattle & Stroll takes place this October in Vermilion, Ohio. No bones about it, Vermilion shops and restaurants are stirring up some fun for your October visits. This October, Vermilion shops, restaurants and stores create a whole month of “skelefun" and you’re invited!

As the summer season ends, the ODNR is encouraging Vermilion boaters to continue to explore Ohio’s many lakes, rivers, and streams as a unique way to observe the changing fall colors. However, to reduce late season boating accidents, boaters are also advised to be aware of the dangers associated with cold water. A properly prepared boater will always wear a life jacket.

The Postcard Project features 15 big and beautiful, mural-sized recreations of vintage postcards that record local history and the nostalgic scenes that depict Vermilion as a long-time vacation destination. Enjoy a day downtown and all around Vermilion and see the award-winning Postcard Project for yourself. Stop in at Main Street Vermilion first.

Help families in need in the Vermilion Community. The Vermilion Salvation Army is in need of the following items to pack food boxes for families in Vermilion: cereal, peanut butter, snacks, rice, canned goods, spaghetti sauce, drinks such as juice or water, canned or dried fruits, beans dried or canned, nuts, soup, pasta, noodles, bread.

bout 4 million "excess" dogs and cats will be killed in shelters this year, while millions of homeless animals live short, hard, hungry lives on the streets, only to die miserably from disease, injury, or predation. About 1/3 of animals in shelters are purebreds, either intentionally or accidentally bred. The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio encourages everyone to spay and neuter.

Many people enjoy walking as a recreation, and it is one of the best forms of exercise. One of the many benefits of walking is the time spent enjoying nature. Spending time outside is important for the body, mind and soul. Get outside and enjoy Vermilion parks, green spaces, nature preserves and communities...all while improving your health. Regular, brisk exercise of any kind can improve confidence.

Nothing is more iconic to the local landscape than the Vermilion Lighthouse, which looks out over Lake Erie at the foot of Main Street. There's a rich, deep history to this marvelous structure. A dedicated, ongoing effort seeks to preserve it for generations to come. Main Street Vermilion's Lighthouse Preservation Committee is dedicated.

The most effective way to reduce waste is to not create it in the first place. Making a new product requires a lot of materials and energy - raw materials must be extracted from the earth, and the product must be fabricated then transported to wherever it will be sold. As a result, reduction and reuse are the most effective ways you can save natural resources, protect the environment and save money.

Harbourtown Fine Arts Center seeks to preserve the past and build a future centered around the fine arts in Vermilion, Ohio. Located in the Vermilion Old Town Hall and Opera House, the Center hopes to restore the iconic building that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Built in 1883 and completed in 1884, Old Town Hall was the center of the village of Vermilion.

Art and creativity play an important part in historic downtown Vermilion. The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild inspires and encourages artistic expression through their members — all local artists and craftsmen who display their work at the gallery inside the Main Street Vermilion Building at 685 Main Street. The gallery features watercolors and acrylics.

The Vermilion Rotary Club #3514 meets every Wednesday at noon at German's Villa, 3330 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. The Rotary motto, "Service Above Self", conveys the humanitarian spirit of the organization’s members. Strong fellowship among Rotarians, and meaningful community and international service projects, characterize Rotary.

Since 2003, Vermilion in Bloom has changed the way our town looks by brightening the streetscape throughout downtown with flowers, improving public gathering places, coordinating the addition of "urban friendly" trees, dressing the town for the holidays and so much more. Their work delivers a sense of pride as visitors and residents alike marvel at the sight, even stopping to say "thanks".