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reservation Ohio, the state’s oldest statewide historic preservation organization, has announced its official List of Ohio’s Most Endangered Historic Sites for 2020. The list includes Harbor View Mansion in Vermilion because the City of Vermilion plans to demolish the home.

Approximately 125 people attended “A Vigil To Stand Up For Racial Justice!” on Sunday, May 31st at the Vermilion United Church of Christ in Vermilion. The peaceful event urged Vermilion residents to “unite to stand up for our brothers and sisters that are dying by senseless violence”.

Vermilion American-Legion will be sponsoring its first car show on June 1, 2020. The event will offer food on the patio. The car show begins at 5 pm, weather permitting. Vermilion American-Legion reopened on Friday, May 15th, following all social distancing rules and cleaning guidelines, offering a limited food menu.

The Memorial holiday is the unofficial kick-off of the summer boating season. The National Safe Boating Council, a lead organization of the Safe Boating Campaign, encourages Vermilion, Ohio boaters to be responsible at all times while on the water.

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) and the National Safe Boating Council are promoting the Safe Boating Campaign the weekend before Memorial Day, and National Safe Boating Week held May 16-22, with important safety reminders for Vermilion.

Kingston of Vermilion nurses have been honored for their impact and dedication to patients and their families. Mayor Forthofer issued a City of Vermilion Proclamation, proclaiming May 6th to May 12th as National Nurses Week.

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.

The Friends of Harbour Town 1837 will once again be placing U.S. flags along Liberty Avenue and Main Street for display between Memorial Day and Labor Day. The organization has raised over $3,000 to continue the project. “With the help of many private donors like yourselves...we were able to completely fund this.”

Mercy Health has announced they have joined the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) national Expanded Access Program (EAP) for Convalescent Plasma as a treatment protocol for COVID-19. Convalescent plasma is collected from individuals.

Progress continues in Vermilion, Ohio, despite the pandemic, according to Mayor Forthofer. Both residential and commercial building permits are up over the last 12 months in the City of Vermilion. Residential permits are up 12% and commercial permits are up 6%.

Can you visit 10 parks in 10 days? The Lorain County Metro Parks is challenging Vermilion residents to visit a different reservation each day, for 10 days in a row. Everyone is encouraged to visit parks that are lesser traveled, head out early to avoid the crowds, and to follow park rules.

Beginning at 10:30 am this Saturday, April 11, 2020, the Easter Bunny will cruise the streets of Vermilion waving to children. The bunny will practice social distancing, so please wave from your lawn or porch. The Bunny Cruise is organized by volunteer Erika Cann, Vermilion resident and Parks Board member.