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Vermilion was once known as the "Village of Lake Captains," and no other place has so many captains' homes in its historic district. Vermilion was initially settled in the early 19th century and formed as a village in 1837. In 1840, the US Corps of Engineers finished building the tow piers at the mouth of the Vermilion.

Vermilion is dressing up for the holidays! Light Up Vermilion! takes place on Thursday, December 5, 2019 from 5 pm to 8 pm in Downtown Vermilion, Ohio. During the 5th annual Light Up Vermilion, local businesses invite you in for extended shopping hours, festive window displays, and activities that will fill the evening. Here’s what’s in store for you and your family: Stop at Main Street Vermilion first.

The Vermilion, Ohio winter holiday season, running from late November through early January, is when Vermilion families take extra time to gather with family and friends — and express gratitude for life’s abundance. It is a season of giving thanks and gifts...and a time for community celebrations. Thanksgiving, observed on the fourth Thursday in November, marks the official start of the season.

PUBLIC ART VERMILION unveiled the first in a series of vintage postcard recreations on Wednesday, November 6, 2019 at Tiffany's Flowers in downtown Vermilion, Ohio. This is the first in a series of postcards to be installed around Vermilion. Artists are Mike Sekletar and Brian Goodwin. Main Street Vermilion's PUBLIC ART VERMILION is the newest addition to its family of programs.

Historical markers commemorate Crystal Beach Park at the north end of Nantucket Drive in Vermilion, Ohio. The markers are a collaborative effort of Crystal Shores Apartments and members of the family who used to operated the park. Craig Luther, 31, an Army veteran and reservist, is a maintenance technician for Crystal Shores Apartments.

Most boaters in Vermilion know they’re required to have a U.S. Coast Guard-approved wearable life jacket on board for every person on their boat. But boating safety advocates recommend that all boaters and passengers not only have a life jacket, but wear it at all times while boating. Accidents on the water can happen.

Art and creativity play an important part in historic downtown Vermilion. The Main Street Vermilion Arts Guild inspires and encourages artistic expression through their members — all local artists and craftsmen who display their work at the gallery inside the Main Street Vermilion Building at 685 Main Street. The gallery features watercolors and acrylics.

It's a nightmarish scene in the countryside of Vermilion on Gore Road over one hundred years ago. A gigantic fire engulfs an old orphanage burning dozens of young children alive. Desperate to escape the inferno, the children on the second floor found the stairs blocked by flames.

Vermilion Ohio has been designated the Prettiest Beach Town in Ohio by Coastal Living. From East Coast to West, the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes, Coastal Living determined the most picturesque spots in every single beachy state. "Tucked along Lake Erie’s southern shore and bordering the Vermilion River, this earns the moniker with a remarkable.

Laura Gongos, Co-Chair of Public Art Vermilion, a committee of Main Street Vermilion, attended a Special Historic Vermilion Design Review Board on October 7, 2019 to request approval to begin placing postcard themed artwork around Vermilion. Gongos explained that the new program out of Main Street Vermilion has a goal to beautify Vermilion with public art.

The common moth Pyrrharctia isabella is known by different common names at its two main life stages. The adult is the Isabella tiger moth and the larva is called the banded woolly bear. The larvae of many species of Arctiid moths are called "woolly bears" ("wooly bears", "woollybears") because of their long, thick, furlike setae.

Nothing is more iconic to the local landscape than the Vermilion Lighthouse, which looks out over Lake Erie at the foot of Main Street. There's a rich, deep history to this marvelous structure. A dedicated, ongoing effort seeks to preserve it for generations to come. Main Street Vermilion's Lighthouse Preservation Committee is dedicated.