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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.

Extreme heat often results in the highest number of annual deaths among all weather-related hazards. Extreme heat is defined as a long period (2 to 3 days) of high heat and humidity with temperatures above 90 degrees. In extreme heat, evaporation is slowed and the body must work extra hard to maintain a normal temperature.

The World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, is encouraging Vermilion residents and visitors to keep animals out of hot cars and off hot pavement. When outdoor temperatures reach the 80s, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to well over 100 degrees in just minutes—and asphalt temperatures can reach 140 degrees.

The Shore Thing is located at the Main Street Beach in Downtown Vermilion. Look for the delightful yellow beach shack hosted by volunteers who will welcome you to Vermilion and provide help and suggestions for finding your way around town, from where to eat, drink and stay, attractions, directions and more. They are truly ambassadors to our "Small Town on a Great Lake."

It’s back and a little different, but still full of colorful chalk art created by artists and creative people in our community. Chalk it Up takes place in Victory Park Vermilion in downtown Vermilion, Ohio on Saturday, August 1, 2020 from 10 am to 3 pm. Join Main Street Vermilion at Victory Park where more than 40 works will be on display for your enjoyment. Artists will be creating and submitting their work.

Many companion animal guardians will celebrate July 4th with barbeques, pool parties and fireworks, but they may not realize these seemingly harmless traditions can have catastrophic consequences for their four-legged family members. According to the World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio, nearly one-in-five lost companion animals first go missing after being scared by the sound of fireworks, thunderstorms or other loud noises.