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The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, strongly urges individuals to use caution around Lake Erie and, and all the Great Lakes, and to be aware of safety hazards resulting from high water levels. Many accidents and incidents near harbor structures occur during the turbulent weather seasons of fall and winter, but higher than normal water levels pose safety threats year round.

Sunday, March 8, 2020 at 2 pm Jerry Allen entertains with his guitar at Ritter Library in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. Allen also talks about the art of writing song lyrics. 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.

Lake Erie water levels continue to reach record highs. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Detroit District, recently announced that January 2020 water levels were higher on all Great Lakes than they were in January 2019, and are expected to continue that trend into the spring and summer. “This sets the stage for coastal impacts and damages in 2020."

Calling all artists! The annual Community Art Show at Ritter Public Library opens Friday, May 1, 2020 with a public reception at 7 pm. Get an application today and get started on your project. Applications are available at the library, or online at This year there is a new category: Design A Vermilion Postcard!

Parents of children with special needs will find valuable information plus training and the chance to network with others at a new resource center set to open this spring in the children’s department at Ritter Public Library. The center is being funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Education won by Melissa Wagner.

A group of concerned citizens who want to save the Harbor View Mansion from demolition will meet on Thursday, February 20, 2020 at 6 pm at Ritter Public Library. The group believes that while the city does not have funds to renovate and maintain the historic property, there are other ways to proceed rather than demolition.

Vermilion in Bloom Ladies Night, hosted by Vermilion in Bloom and Main Street Vermilion, takes place on Thursday, February 20, 2020 from 7 pm to 9 pm at Vermilion Boat Club at 5416 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. Every year, Vermilion in Bloom hosts three lively ladies nights to get through winter and into the planting season. Wine, food and lively conversation fill the evening.

Professional Home Business Show is coming to German's Villa in Vermilion, Ohio on Sunday, February 9, 2020 from 10 am to 3 pm. Enjoy a Sunday afternoon with your family and friends while shopping your favorite home vendors, including: Scentsy, Paparazzi, Pampered Chef, Chalk Couture, Perfectly Posh, Ceramics, Tastefully Simple, Younique, Norwex.

Enjoy a movie matinee without driving out of town - every first Monday of the month. Ritter Public Library introduces a new movie every first Monday. A specially selected movie will be screened at 1 pm in the Community Room – a blockbuster, classic, even a documentary. Check the calendar for titles at

Kingston of Vermilion will honor those who served our country on Tuesday, February 11 at 9 am with Breakfast For Veterans. If you're a veteran, let Kingston serve you. If you appreciate what veterans have done for you, come as a guest. Everyone is welcome. RSVP to (440) 967-1800.

The Vermilion Arts Guild, a program of Main Street Vermilion, is a collective of local artists and craftsmen working together to provide opportunities that promote and identify Vermilion as an exciting art community. Gallery shows feature watercolors, acrylics, oils, mixed media, photography, jewelry, potters, fiber art, wood.

Lorain County Metro Parks is looking for you to share your nature observations in the parks using iNaturalist. iNaturalist is a web based, crowd-sourced citizen science program where you can share your nature findings with the world, seek species identification help, chat with naturalists and contribute to research projects.