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While most Vermilion, Ohio boaters prefer to enjoy the summer months, winter boating is just as enjoyable but does have its own challenges. Water temperatures are dropping, and the threat of hypothermia is rising. Hypothermia is a potentially dangerous drop in body temperature that is caused by prolonged exposure to cold temperatures.

Rain, snow, and winter temperatures are just as hard on cats as they are on people. The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio offers these tips for protecting outdoor cats in winter: Young or old cats - especially arthritic or sickly - should be brought inside for the winter if at all possible. Cats should also be brought in the house.

Deciding to recycle items is just the first step, you also want to make sure the items are recycled correctly. The World Animal Foundation of Vermilion, Ohio offers these tips on common recyclables and the best options to recycle them. Paper makes up nearly 30 percent of all wastes Americans throw away each year.

Spend time with your local Natural Resources Officer and learn about safe boating while taking an Ohio Boating Education Course. Winter is the perfect time to take a boating course so that you are prepared to hit the water this spring. Anyone born on or after January 1, of 1982, is required to take a boating course, and for those that aren’t mandated it is a great opportunity to learn.

The Brownhelm Historical Association works to preserve the rich history of Brownhelm, Ohio. This dedicated group of volunteers is restoring local landmarks, saving historic tombstones and plans a variety of community events throughout the year. The mission of the Brownhelm Historical Association is to honor Brownhelm’s rich heritage.

The World Animal Foundation, of Vermilion, Ohio, is encouraging Vermilion residents and visitors to become advocates for animals. An animal advocate is one who fights for animals to have the right to exist without the fear of being mistreated, exploited or exterminated. The welfare of animals is foremost in the mind of a genuine animal activist.

Governor DeWine announced the goals of Phase 1B of COVID-19 vaccine distribution are to save lives and for schools to be fully open by March 1st. “Ohioans in the 65 and older category make up just under 87% of COVID deaths. This is a stunning number, and it’s critical that we protect our older Ohioans,” said Governor DeWine. In the next phase, vaccines will be available.

What are your memories of Harbor View Mansion? Perhaps a third grade field trip, or taking your children for an afternoon spent among the museum’s interactive exhibits, looking out to the expanse of the Great Lake. Or perhaps just hours of getting yourself lost in the history of your community, admiring oil paintings of tall ships while surrounded by the grandeur of the mansion itself.

Harbourtown Fine Arts Center has raised funding for the downpayment to purchase the Vermilion Town Hall in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. The organization is working on beginning the necessary renovations to make the building fully operational to bring the fine arts to Vermilion and surrounding areas. Harbourtown Fine Arts Center (HFAC) is a 501c3 organization focused on "Preserving the past-Presenting the future centered around the fine arts".

Wintry Outdoorsy Fun is taking place at Vermilion River Reservation! Merry and Bright Hike" Sunday 20th, 11:00-11:45 am, VRR Bacon Woods Walking Center. Boost your mood and immunity with daylight and a dose of Vitamin 'N'ature. Level 2. PR by 12/19 HERE. Shelter Building Workshop: Sunday 20th, 1:00-2:00 pm, VRR Mill Hollow Shelter #1.

Lorain Hospital once again was awarded an ‘A’ in the fall Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements providing safer health care. This is the second time this year the nationally recognized rating organization has awarded Mercy Health – Lorain Hospital with an ‘A’ grade. The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization.

One of the big community events done annually by the Vermilion Fire Company is Santa on the Fire Truck. Observing Covid-19 and safety protocols, this holiday season the children of Vermilion will still be able to see Santa drive through their neighborhood in a fire truck.