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A development company, DiGeronimo Companies, has purchased the 58 acre property and mansion on West Lake Road in Vermilion formerly owned by the drop ceiling inventor, Donald Brown. Brown, and his wife, died in a plane crash in 2010. DiGeronimo Companies is a full-scope developer.

The Friends of Harbour Town, Inc. is encouraging Vermilion residents to donate to the Vermilion Food Pantry. “The Vermilion Food Pantry needs donations of food items, cash and yes...toilet paper,” stated Kenneth Baughman, President of the Board of Trustees. “They are located at 990 State Street in Vermilion, Ohio at the United Church of Christ. If you can give a little or give a lot, please make the effort.

If graphic novels are your thing, there's a book club for that at Ritter Public Library. The new club will get together for the first time on both Saturday, March 28 at 2 pm and Tuesday, March 31 at 7 pm, then decide which time is best. Get the first book at the first meeting, the classic "The Watchmen" by Alan Moore.

Our county metroparks are ours to enjoy! Hear Senior Naturalist Matt Kocsis at Ritter Public Library on Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 7 pm. His program includes local history, photos and trivia, and information about upcoming events and programs. Ritter Public Library is located at 5680 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Remember the old A&W root beer stand? How about the Lake Erie Drive-In? Hear stories and see old photos of the restaurants of Vermilion's past - and share your own memories too - at a special program at Ritter Public Library Monday, March 9 at 7 pm. Ritter Public Library is located at 5680 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Sunday, April 26, 2020 at 2:30 pm the 80-member Amherst Community Chorus sings its uplifting spring show at Ritter Library in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Enjoy a new series of musical events at Ritter Public Library this year. The programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by Friends of Ritter.

Leukemia Cup/Vermilion Boat Club Wine & Brew Tasting, hosted by The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Northern Ohio Chapter and Vermilion Boat Club, takes place on Saturday, March 21, 2020 from 7 pm to 11 pm at Vermilion Boat Club, 5416 Liberty Avenue in downtown Vermilion, Ohio.

Annie Tarpley and Mark Jordan are the real deal as paranormal investigators. They are members of Annie Tarpley's History & Haunts team. Collectively they have been seen on Travel channel and Destination American's Mysteries at the Museum, Ghost Hunters, My Ghost Story, Terror in the Woods, These Woods are Haunted and Haunted Case File.

Truth Monster perform live at The Old Prague in downtown Vermilion on Saturday, February 29, 2020 from 9 pm to 12 am. Shake your winter blues and come out to The Old Prague for a night of musical/auditory exploration! Truth Monster is a Pentatonic Blues/Alternative band that specializes in riff oriented guitar music, smooth grooves, and bass energy.

Enjoy a new series of musical events at Ritter Public Library this year. The programs are free and open to the public and are sponsored by Friends of Ritter, whose mission is to promote enjoyment of the library. The concerts will be held mostly on Sunday afternoons at Ritter. The schedule includes:

Ohio EPA has released the draft 2020 water quality report that outlines the general condition of Ohio’s waters and includes a list that identifies impaired waters that are not meeting their federal or state water quality goals, as well as waters that have improved to meet their goals. Despite millions of dollars spent to reduce toxic algae in Lake Erie, research has shown no decrease.

Some kids are hungry. Some kids need help learning to read. Others need mentors. Help Kids Thrive In Vermilion, hosted by Kiwanis Club of Vermilion, Ohio, takes place on Thursday, March 5, 2020 from 5 pm to 6 pm at Martino's International Cafe, 4415 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion, Ohio. The group will work to figure out how to help kids in our community realize a brighter tomorrow.