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The purpose of the Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is to encourage and develop the intelligent participation of the citizens of the Vermilion community in all areas of community interest including civic, government, consumer service, education and recreation, health and sanitation, community development and beautification, trade and industry. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce helps to plan and promote.

What do you do if you find an injured wild animal in the Vermilion, Ohio area? The World Animal Foundation offers these tips. Please contact one of the following organizations before you try to assist a wild animal to protect both you and the animal.

Recycle your kitchen scraps and reduce your grocery bills by growing fruits and vegetables from the scraps you usually throw away. It's simple, easy and you can do it indoors. The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio offers these tips for growing fruits and vegetables from scraps.

Swarms of may flies have invaded Lake Erie’s shore. Call them what you will: Fish fly, May fly, Caddis, Canadian soldier, Shad fly, Sand fly. They are invading the Lake Erie shorelines in the millions. May flies generally hang around for three weeks, but can be with us six weeks.

Public Art Vermilion, a program of Main Street Vermilion, has begun taking the wraps off The Postcard Project: 15 mural-sized recreations of vintage postcards that depict local history and the nostalgia of Vermilion as a long-time vacation destination. Every Thursday, from June 25, 2020 throughout August, new postcards and their locations.

Imagine Your Story takes place through Ritter Public Library from June 29 to August 21, 2020. The program has moved to a new online format called Beanstack where you can log your participation via phone or device. This is your go-to location for all Summer Reading Program 2020 information.

Some people enjoy taking their dogs along on errands, but leave them in the car. This can be deadly. The World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, offers these tips for helping dogs in hot cars: A little heat outside the car can quickly make it very hot inside. On a summer's day of only 85 degrees, for example, even keeping the windows slightly open won't stop the inside temperature from climbing.

The Vermilion Lighthouse is getting a makeover thanks to grants from Erie County Community Foundation, Randolph J & Estelle M Dorn Foundation, Vermilion Beautification Fund, Vermilion Rotary Club and a donation of paint from Sherwin-Williams Corporate Headquarters. The project was coordinated and partially funded by Main Street Vermilion's Lighthouse Preservation program.

The Friends of Harbour Town Inc. has reported the placement of the U.S. flag on the face of its building, and the placement of two additional banners that were removed from downtown to “show support and respect for the police, fire and first responders who serve the community with dignity, honor, and respect towards all who live, work and travel through Vermilion Ohio.”

One of the most magical harbingers of Vermilion summer nights is the flickering glow of fireflies. But fireflies are disappearing in Ohio, and all over the world. The clearing of forests, the destruction of wetlands, the use of toxic chemicals in agriculture and on residential lawns and gardens are all to blame. But the lovely firefly may suffer from something we might not think about - light pollution.

Plants have been the main source of substances for pharmaceutical use for millennia. The majority of medicines have a natural origin before they are fortified with synthetic substances by the pharmaceutical industry. You can avoid the intermediary process and produce your own pharmaceutical plants in your own backyard.

Growing your own food is just smart and a great way to not have to rely on the stores to have what you want, according to the World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio. Just because you live in an apartment or don't have much land doesn't mean you can't grow your own food.