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The Friends of Harbour Town, Inc. is an all volunteer non-profit organization dedicated to historic preservation and community enrichment within the City of Vermilion Ohio. The organization has been preserving and promoting the heritage of downtown Vermilion since the late 1960’s. Friends Of Harbour Town was fashioned to unite those interested in the revitalization.

What should you do if you find a stray animal in Vermilion? The World Animal Foundation offers these helpful tips for Vermilion, Ohio residents. Most stray dogs are simply lost dogs. To assist in locating the animal's guardian, or to find a lost dog, please contact the dog wardens, the Vermilion Police Department and local veterinarians.

Tips for Preventing Heat-Related Illness: Wear Appropriate Clothing: Choose lightweight, light-colored, loose-fitting clothing. Stay Cool Indoors: Stay in an air-conditioned place as much as possible. If your home does not have air conditioning, go to the shopping mall or public library—even a few hours spent in air conditioning can help your body.

The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with FOX 8 Cleveland, has announced that the Woollybear Festival for 2020 has been canceled due to health considerations brought on by the COVID-19 virus. Vermilion Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sandra Coe said, “In communicating with FOX 8, we concur that in the best interests of our Woollybear fans and the community.”

Main Street Vermilion works toward growing, bettering, promoting and making our town a wonderful place to visit, live and do business. You can join the Main Street movement through a variety of volunteer opportunities. Main Street Vermilion works to support our downtown businesses through year-round marketing efforts and merchant-focused events.

Surveys of beach litter show that the amount of balloons and balloon pieces found on beaches has tripled in the past 10 years, and those balloons can take years to break down, according to the World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio. Over 18,000 balloons, pieces of balloons.

Compost is organic material that can be added to soil to help plants grow. Food scraps and yard waste currently make up 20 to 30 percent of what we throw away, and should be composted instead. Making compost keeps these materials out of landfills where they take up space and release methane.

COVID-19 is forcing everyone to navigate uncharted waters, including boaters. Many people are wondering if they can go boating, who they can boat with, and where they can go once they leave the dock. In Vermilion, the water is open, however, it’s more important than ever that boaters are responsible.

Live music takes place at Bacon Woods Amphitheater in Vermilion this Sunday. This outdoor space allows for social distancing. Consider bringing along a blanket or chairs to spread out in the green space surrounding the amphitheater. Due to a level 3 in Lorain County, masks are required outdoors if a 6 ft distance from others is not possible.

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".

Harbourtown Fine Arts Center in downtown Vermilion presents John Riddle, as seen on Broadway’s Phantom, in concert on Saturday, July 25, 2020. Doors open at 6:30 pm. Concert begins at 7:30 pm. Harbourtown Fine Arts Center is located at 736 Main Street in Vermilion, Ohio. Tickets are $50 and include a snack box and 2 beverages (wine or water.) A limit of 100 tickets will be sold.

All the garbage you throw away is destined to end up in a landfill. What’s more, most of the items constituting your garbage (metal, plastic, paper, and everything else) was probably created using environmentally harmful methods. When you produce less trash, you ease up your environmental impact. The World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, offers these tips to make less waste.