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2018-2019

Vermilion MAGAZINE & COMMUNITY GUIDE

This is an Image Builders Marketing Inc.™ Trademark Publication created and produced for the City of Vermilion, Ohio. Jim Forthofer, Mayor Copyright © 2018, All rights reserved. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. 9780 Beechwood Dr. North Royalton, Ohio 44133 440-346-4482 www.ImageBuildersMarketing.us Additional copies are available at participating sponsors or at: City of Vermilion 5511 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 440-204-2411 • www.vermilion.net

Contents 3 From the Mayor

4 City Overview 6 Chamber of Commerce 7 Business &

Community Leaders

10 Education 12 Health & Wellness

Photo: Debbie Petcher

14 Parks & Recreation 15 Homes & Real Estate 16 Community

Information

22 Vermilion Map 24 Dining Guide 25 Advertiser Index

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 5495 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 440-967-4477 • www.vermilionohio.com Main Street Vermilion 685 Main St. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 440-963-0772 www.mainstreetvermilion.org View the book online at www.vermilion.net or www.vermilionohio.com To advertise in the next edition, call 440-346-4482 or email info@imagebuildersmarketing.us. Publisher Bernice P. Kaldy Art Director/Project Manager Tammy Spear Editor Laura Lakner Business Manager Mary Dodge Lead Graphic Designer Gail Hartman Contributing Designers Judy Beveridge, Violet Sullivan Production Coordinator Jocelyn Georgiev Account Executives/Community Consultants Bernice Kaldy, Scott F.W. Hughes, Brenda Jumpa, Pat Pell Contributing Writer KEN McENTEE Map Rustbelt Cartography

Vermilion’s business & community leaders at Main Street Beach, a swimming beach next to the former Inland Seas Museum. The beach features an observation platform, the Vermilion Lighthouse, kayak/canoe launch, benches, ADA mobility mat, and concession stand. For more on Vermilion business & community leaders, see special section on page 7. Photographer: Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography.

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Photographer Studio Q Photography Information Technology Consultant David J. Kaldy Image Builders Marketing, Inc. would like to extend a special thank you to all the business organizations and individuals who take an active and enthusiastic role in the Vermilion Magazine & Community Guide, especially our advertisers who provide the financial support to make this a successful community project. We hope that you enjoy the informative features contained in this publication and will keep it as a reference guide for community and advertiser information. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means without the written permission of the publisher. Advertisements and listings in this publication are provided as a public service. Image Builders Marketing, Inc. is not responsible for errors or omissions, and inclusion does not constitute an endorsement or recommendation.


to Vermilion! Photo: Scott Dommin

I’ll bet you’ve already noticed

what makes Vermilion different than many of the other communities that line the southern shore of Lake Erie. Vermilion actively embraces our lake and the river. It’s not just a beautiful background to our city, it is the reason we exist. The waterways you are boating and the shoreline you walk was originally settled in the early 1800s as a boat building and fishing village. Travel by land was difficult back then. The natural port at the mouth of the Vermilion River invited boat travelers. Commerce grew due to the ease of shipping. Our name Vermilion was chosen by the local Native American tribes who used our clay to make reddish paint. Thank you for coming to Vermilion and embracing the lake with us. If you

don’t have your own boat, you can go for a tour of the Vermilion River on the paddleboat, “Mystic Belle” or on an electric boat. You can rent a kayak and relax on the Vermilion River. You can rent a cottage and stay for a week or longer. You can sit by the river or the lake and just relax and enjoy the picturesque scenery.

Vermilion is designated as one of Ohio’s Safest Cities, by the National Council for Home Safety and Security this year. We are proud of our excellent safety and service departments, places of worship, top-rated schools, our unique library, lakefront parks, and the weekend events hosted throughout the entire year.

We still work very hard to maintain our small-town atmosphere and preserve our maritime history but, we also encourage growth and development. In addition to Vermilion’s quaint shops and fine restaurants, we are home to Air Filter Factory, one of Inc. Magazine’s 5,000 fastest growing companies as well as the expanding Coley’s Manufacturing. I invite you to come live in Vermilion and bring your business with you, we are a very business friendly community.

It is a privilege to be Mayor of this wonderful city and to welcome our many visitors. We have been named the “Best Hometown” by Ohio Magazine and it’s a designation I think you’ll agree is well deserved. I hope you’ll consider making Vermilion your home. Jim Forthofer Mayor www.vermilion.net

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City Overview

Photo: Debbie Petcher

. . . . r n e o v i o l c i s i m D Ver A Small Town on a Great Lake

By Ken McEntee

Growing up, Rob Kammer spent his summers on the Vermilion River. "We had a cottage on the river," Kammer recalls. "We came here a week after school got out for the summer and stayed until it was time to go back." Now retired after selling their printing business in Strongsville, Rob and his wife Brenda recently settled in Vermilion as yearround residents. "We found a condo on the lake and fell in love with the view," Kammer says. "As a matter of fact, we're watching the lake right now. We just finished lunch, the sun is shining and life is good."

Lake Erie, agrees Mayor Jim Forthofer, is one of the things that makes Vermilion so unique. "We are one of the few towns along the southern shore that really embraces the lake," Forthofer says. "The lake isn't incidental here; the lake is what we are. It's our history and the center of our current activities. When you go down to the lake in the summer, it is literally like being on a vacation. I like to visit the Caribbean, but on a nice summer evening, being on the lake in Vermilion has the same vibe." The namesake river that dissects the town and feeds its distinctive lagoon neighborhoods also contributes a variety of

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Photo: Debbie Petcher Photo: Scott Dommin

recreational activities to be enjoyed by tourists and residents. Together, Lake Erie and the Vermilion River form the backdrop of the enchanting New England-style waterfront community that locals refer to affectionately as "Harbour Town." Having made its mark as a boat building and fishing community going back to the 1800s, boating and fishing remain staples of life in Vermilion today. Out of the water, residents and visitors can absorb Vermilion's casual small-town ambiance accentuated by a variety of festivals, concerts and outdoor activities sprinkled across the summertime calendar. The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce organizes many events throughout the year. A few of the most popular are the annual Woollybear Festival, which is the largest one day festival in the state of Ohio and held in the fall; and the Festival of the Fish, which has celebrated Vermilion’s seaside heritage for more than 50 years and is held over Father’s Day weekend. Many other events are organized by Main Street Vermilion, a

non-profit group that works to support Downtown businesses and encourage historic preservation. The bulk of the work done by Main Street Vermilion and the town's numerous other civic organizations is handled by volunteers. In fact, Forthofer says, behind the special events, the quaint, old fashioned atmosphere and the special grandeur of a Great Lake, what really makes Vermilion special, Forthofer insists, is its people. "The volunteerism in Vermilion is amazing," he says. "I've seen towns a lot larger than ours that don't get the number of volunteers we have out working in the community. We have some well-to-do residents who don't simply write checks to support the town's activities. They are up to their elbows planting flowers, picking up garbage and whatever needs to be done. It is really remarkable." Forthofer got his first taste of Vermilion as a tourist before becoming a resident 15 years ago. "Growing up in Avon we always loved to come to Vermilion for boating and vacationing," the mayor says. "When I had the opportunity to move here I did. After I retired I got more and more involved in the community, and now I'm really involved."

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Chamber of Commerce

A Great Place to Drop Anchor

J. Craig Snodgrass, CPA, CGFM Lorain County Auditor

226 Middle Avenue, 2nd Floor • Elyria, Ohio 44035 General ..................................... (440) 329-5207

Real Estate ............................. (440) 329-5212

Auditor Snodgrass ........ (440) 329-5170

Special Assessments ... (440) 329-5210

Appraisal ................................. (440) 329-5488

Tax Exemption .................. (440) 329-5739

Board of Revision ........... (440) 329-5269

Tax Map .................................... (440) 329-5757

Homestead ........................... (440) 329-5222

Owner Occupancy ........ (440) 329-5203

Licenses - Dog, Vendor, Junk Yard, Cigarette............................ (440) 329-5717

Weights & Measures.... (440) 329-5151

www.loraincounty.com/auditor • auditor @loraincounty.com

Beautiful Vermilion

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 5495 Liberty Avenue Vermilion, OH 44089

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Email: vermilionchamber1@gmail.com Website: www.vermilionohio.com

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Photo: Scott Dommin

Vermilion, Ohio is the crowning jewel of the south

shore of Lake Erie. From quaint shops to fine dining, the arts, entertainment and unmatched festivities, Vermilion truly has it all. Be reminded of a simpler time when an afternoon at the beach, a hand-dipped ice cream cone and a stroll along Main Street made your day special. Stay for a day, maybe two, and take home a memory that will last forever. This enchanting little town has always been a sea side community with New England style atmosphere. This is the kind of town that still has a working soda fountain, a town square and summer concerts on the green. People here actually sit on their front porches on a summer evening. Visiting boats are not only welcomed, they are an important part of the ambiance of what locals call “Harbour Town.” Vermilion, OH, “A Great Place to Drop Anchor…for a day…a week… or a lifetime.” For a complete list of Vermilion Chamber events, please visit us at www.vermilionohio.com.

Sandy Coe, Executive Director


Business & n o i l i m r e V Community Leaders

First Row (seated left to right): Sandy Coe, Executive Director, Vermilion Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Janet Ranney, Owner, Vermilion Veterinary Clinic; Marilou Suszko, Executive Director, Main Street Vermilion. Second Row: Natalie Deem, Customer Experience Manager, Premier Toyota; James Balotta, Asst. Superintendent, Vermilion Local Schools; Diane Featherston, Realtor, Howard Hanna; Amy Hendricks, Director of Finance, City of Vermilion; Chris Hartung, Chief of Police, City of Vermilion; Jim Forthofer, Mayor, City of Vermilion; Tony Gallo, President, Lorain County Chamber of Commerce; Terry Caudill and Wendy Brooks, Edward Jones Investments. Missing from photo: Stephanie Wiersma, CEO, Lorain County Health & Dentistry. Photo Location: City of Vermilion’s Main Street Beach.

Photographer: Michael Ciu, Studio Q Photography.

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Terry Caudill, Financial Advisor and Wendy Brooks, Sr. Branch Office Administrator

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hen it comes to investing, what do you value? A strategy designed for your situation? A financial advisor who truly understands you and what you’re trying to achieve, and will partner with you over the long term to help keep you on track? What about disciplined objective guidance? When you work with an Edward Jones financial advisor, you get all that and more. They create a personalized investment strategy utilizing the advice, tools and resources that help you reach your goals. Financial Advisor Terry Caudill has been in Vermilion for 18 years and works alongside Wendy Brooks, Senior Branch Office Administrator. At Edward Jones, Terry stops to ask the question: “What’s important to you?” Without that insight, and a real understanding of your goals, investing holds little meaning. “Before we recommend any strategy, we first work closely together to understand what is most important to you,” says Caudill. “We want to fully understand what you are trying to achieve, your comfort with risk and how you’d like to work with

us. Our advice is based on a disciplined, established process that centers around you. You benefit from both the resources of a Fortune 500 firm and the one-on-one relationship we develop. We will partner together throughout your life to help keep you on track.” “We continue to serve multiple generations of client families and truly care about them. Since joining Terry in Vermilion 6 years ago, I have had the opportunity to help a lot of great people! Our clients know when they call or come in for an appointment that Terry or I am here to help them,” says Wendy. Wendy Brooks, Sr. Branch Office Administrator and Terry Caudill, Financial Advisor

Edward Jones Investments • 4238 Liberty Ave., Vermilion • 440-963-4273 • www.edwardjones.com

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Michael F. Ranney, D.V.M., and Janet K. Ranney, D.V.M. VERMILION VETERINARY CLINIC

usband-and-wife veterinarians Michael and Janet Ranney are relatively new to the Vermilion community, but they are not at all new to the practice of veterinary medicine. Dr. Mike, a graduate of Michigan State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, practiced in Indiana, Nebraska, Illinois and Wisconsin before moving to Ohio in the mid 1990’s. Dr. Janet, an Amherst native, received her veterinary training at The Ohio State University. The Ranneys owned and operated a busy mixed animal practice in Fostoria, Ohio, for many years before moving to Lorain County with their four children in 2003. They live on a small farm in Brownhelm Township where they raise Boer goats, cattle, chickens and rabbits. In 2013 Dr. Janet purchased the empty Bait Box building at 3655 Liberty Avenue and opened Liberty Ag Feed & Supply. The store initially catered primarily to equine and livestock clientele but has evolved to offer a wide range of dog and cat diets and accessories as well as all-breed grooming. From the Liberty Ag location, Dr. Janet operated a mobile veterinary practice which Dr. Mike joined in 2015 after leaving Murray Ridge Animal Clinic. In 2017, they relocated their rapidly growing practice to the former Health Source Chiropractic building at 4365 Liberty Avenue.

Vermilion Veterinary Clinic is a full-service facility, offering surgery, dentistry, puppy and kitten packages, wellness visits, and state-of-theart equipment including an in-house laboratory, digital radiography, and laser therapy to assist in the diagnosis and treatment of ill or injured pets. House calls are available. The doctors and staff of Vermilion Veterinary Clinic are grateful for the warm welcome they have received here in Vermilion and for the trust their clients place in them for the care of beloved pets. The public is invited to stop by, meet clinic cats “Grover” and “Smoky,” and experience firsthand the compassionate care and love of animals that define the Vermilion Veterinary team. The caring doctors & staff at Vermilion Veterinary Clinic

Vermilion Veterinary Clinic, 4365 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion OH 44089 440-967-8387 PHONE • 440-988-8387 FAX

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Stephanie Wiersma, CEO LORAIN COUNTY HEALTH & DENTISTRY

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orain County Health & Dentistry (LCH&D) is a private, independent, non-profit Community Health Center operating since 2002 under the direction of CEO Stephanie Wiersma. With a mission to improve the community’s health, particularly for those most in need, LCH&D provides primary and preventive care to persons of all ages at six locations in Lorain, Elyria, Oberlin and Amherst. Services include pediatrics, OB/women’s health, adult & family medicine, podiatry, optometry, behavioral health and general and pediatric dentistry. LCH&D takes great pride in the quality of its care and in 2017 was named a national Million Hearts Champion for excellence in controlling Blood Pressure. LCH&D accepts Medicaid, Medicare and commercial insurance and discounts fees for qualifying patients. LCH&D works closely with community partners to expand its reach, improve access and reduce health disparities. Ms. Wiersma serves on the Board of Directors of the Ohio Association of Community Health Centers where Stephanie Wiersma, CEO she is past Chair.

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L. Robert Fisher Premier ToyoTa

xperience the Difference”, encompassing the core values of serving others with integrity, innovation and uncommon performance portray Premier Toyota’s vision of success. As owner and president of the company, Bob Fisher is proud to lead a team dedicated to make a difference in the community where they live, work and play. Fisher began his automotive career as a “student of the industry” in Dover, NH selling Chevrolet and Honda vehicles. In 1993, he took over a failing Toyota store in Richmond, VA as General Manager and operating partner, quickly achieving their successful turnaround. Bob’s experience, innovation and commitment to customer service earned his nomination to represent the Toyota brand in Lorain County, Ohio, establishing Premier Toyota Scion of Amherst. Bob serves several local organizations Your including Leadership Lorain County, the Photo from Lorain County Chamber of Commerce cover photo and Mercy Hospital’s Board of Trustees. Bob states, “Experience the Difference” shoot goes simply means serving others in a fun, here friendly atmosphere with uncommon performance and integrity! L. Robert Fisher, Owner and President

Lorain County Health & Dentistry • 1205 Broadway Ave., Lorain 440-240-1655 • www.lorainhealth-dentistry.org

Visit Premier Toyota at 47190 Cooper Foster Park Rd. in Amherst 440-985-6100 • www.premiertoyota.com

Tony Gallo, President Lorain County Chamber of CommerCe CeLebrateS 30 yrS!

Liz Concar HOWARD HANNA REAL ESTATE SERVICES

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he Lorain County Chamber of Commerce is dedicated to Connect-Promote-Grow business for our 600 members. 2018 marks our 30th Anniversary and we are proud to still provide top notch networking, cost savings programs and educational opportunities to the Lorain County business community. The County Chamber works with our local economic development organizations and has support from our local municipalities throughout northeast Ohio. We partner and collaborate with our educational partners to help provide our local employers with graduates ready to enter the workforce as well as retraining those in the transitional workforce. Our Annual Economic Summit spurs dialogue and strives to identify and stimulate current and future actions beneficial to all of Lorain County. The highlight of our year includes a Business-toBusiness EXPO each November that allows our members to showcase their businesses and work with other local companies. 30 years of working together on behalf of Lorain County! President Tony Gallo Join today and be a part of the largest Chamber of Commerce on the west side of Cleveland • www.loraincountychamber.com

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Shopping!

oward Hanna is a full-service real estate company offering real estate, mortgage, title services, and insurance. Howard Hanna, Home of the Money Back Guarantee, provides the convenience of One Stop

“We strive every day, in every transaction, to reflect the pride we have in our company, each other, and in the people and communities that we serve,” states Liz Concar. Liz has managed the Amherst/Lorain office since 2004 and with more than 57 real estate agents, Liz and her team are prepared to help you through the home buying or selling process. Call today and ask about Howard Hanna’s guaranteed services provided to sellers and buyers. IF YOU LIST IT WE WILL SELL IT!

Liz Concar, Sales Manager

The Howard Hanna Amherst/Lorain office is located at 1711 Cooper Foster Park Rd., Amherst, OH 44001 • 440-282-8002 • www.howardhanna.com www.vermilion.net

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Education The Vermilion Local School District

Inspiring Students to be Leaders and Lifelong Learners Following a 10 year period of reinvention and consolidation, the Vermilion Schools is now dedicated to its goal of becoming the best small school district in Ohio. The District Leadership Team, which includes teachers, administrators, support staff and local residents, established values for the district that include personalization, high expectations, innovation, communication and relationships. These values guide all employees as we work together to improve the delivery of services to our students. The Vermilion Local School District is committed to making the student the focus of every decision we make and to our

mission of making every student college or career ready through personalized instruction. These statements are posted in every classroom as a reminder of what we believe we must accomplish as we guide each student to a successful future. Teachers and administrative teams work together to ensure every pupil is receiving personalized instruction, based on the learning style and abilities of each individual. Technology is a big part of what we do in Vermilion, through our partnership with Apple. At the elementary level, all students are provided with weekly technology instruction. Teachers in each grade (K through 5) have MacBook carts

Ritter Public Library celebrates 100 years! In 1918, the town of Vermilion established its first public library. This year, Ritter Public Library celebrates 100 years of service that has grown from a few dozen books and nickel fines to wireless internet and streaming videos.

A yearlong, community-wide celebration is planned. Events include a community quilt, historical displays, customer-appreciation awards and a free, town-wide picnic in the park Sunday, July 22 with a concert by Emily Keener, a contestant on the television show “The Voice�. In addition, the library has a special anniversary gift for the community. Because residents cherish the unique history of the town, Ritter has created access to the stories of Vermilion through a brand new page on its website. Ritter partners with the Vermilion Area Archival Society to collect and archive historical material including old newspapers, club ledgers, photo collections and more. Now  Free internet on you can view some of this material, which is presented in captivating public computers story collections, anytime at www.ritterpubliclibrary.org/stories-ofvermilion.

Ritter Public Library 5680 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, OH 44089 440-967-3798

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And throughout this year, enjoy a new oral history series: live interviews with longtime residents who share stories of the people and places of Vermilion. The programs are the second Monday of the month and are recorded and made available on the Stories of Vermilion page online.

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LCCC Named Top College in U.S. for Student Success Lorain County Community College

available for use in the classroom. Students in grades 6 through 12 are provided with individual laptops for use in school and at home. Teachers are also provided with a MacBook, and are currently using online textbooks and other respected educational websites to complement traditional instruction methods. The use of technology has allowed our students to enhance their learning, and show off their creativity. Video projects are assigned regularly by many teachers at all grade levels. In addition, students have used the technology to create posters and other promotional materials for the district.

(LCCC) was named the top community college in the country for Excellence in Student Success by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) in April at its national conference. The AACC is the primary advocacy organization for the nation’s community colleges, representing nearly 1,200 two-year, associate degree-granting institutions and more than 12 million students. Earlier this year, LCCC was recognized for the second consecutive year in a row as first among all Ohio community colleges in student success, which is defined as completion, transfer and persistence. According to a recent report on three-year success measures from the Ohio Department of Higher Education, LCCC’s success rate of 60 percent is higher than the state average of 51 percent. By receiving AACC’s Award for Excellence in Student Success, LCCC’s innovative approaches and progress are further validated on a national level.

In preschool through grade 5, centers are often used to allow children to explore lessons in a variety of ways. Many of these are hands-on or group activities that encourage students to work together and share information, skills that will be essential as they move into the careers of the future. Teachers use assessments to determine the progress of each child, then determine if additional practice or examples are needed to ensure student comprehension of the material.

Photo: Studio Q Photography, Michael Ciu

Going forward, our district is working to make additional improvements to our single campus in an effort to provide improved services to the community. We believe these amenities, along with local partnerships, will enhance our district, and help us realize our ultimate goal of being the best small district in Ohio. For more information visit www.vermilionschools.org.

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Vermilion Veterinary Clinic 4365 Liberty Avenue Vermilion, Ohio 44089

440-967-8387 (967-VETS)

Michael F. Ranney, DVM Janet K. Ranney, DVM

Vermilion

Veterinary Clinic

Hours: By Appointment Monday-Friday 9-6 Saturday 9-2

Health & Wellness

Summer Safety Tips For Your Pets 1. Keep Cool.

Make sure your pet has plenty of water and access to a shady spot to get out of the sun when outdoors. Better yet, keep pets indoors in the air-conditioning when the weather is warm. Schedule walks for early morning or evening, when temperatures are coolest and pavement is not hot.

2. Never Leave Your Pet Alone In the Car For Even A Few Minutes On A Warm Day!

Even on a 75-degree day, the temperature inside your car can reach 100 degrees in just 10 minutes.

3. Know The Warning Signs.

Heatstroke is a real and serious concern. Call your veterinarian immediately if you notice any of these signs of distress: heavy and rapid panting, excessive or thick, sticky drool, fast or irregular heartbeat, severe lethargy and weakness, trouble walking, stumbling, dizziness, or vomiting

4. Protect Against Poisons.

Many chemicals we use on our lawns and in our pools are toxic to animals. Don’t allow pets on lawns after applying weed killers or fertilizer.

5. Micropchip and Tag Your Pet.

July 5th is the busiest day of the year for shelters! Fireworks can be terrifying for pets and many flee trying to find a safe place. Make sure your pet is microchipped with up-to-date registry information. Collars and tags should be worn at all times.

6. Don’t Forget Preventive Health Care.

Has your pet been to the veterinarian for a checkup lately? It is important that dogs and cats have a flea, tick and heartworm protection plan in place. Parasites are a year-round problem but the issue is critical during summer months when animals spend more time outdoors and parasites are most prevalent. Stop in and see Dr. Mike or Dr. Janet at Vermilion Veterinary Clinic or call them at 440-967-VETS for all your veterinary needs!

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Lorain County Health & Dentistry

Making a Difference Being healthy, and staying healthy, has much to do with having access to health care and, particularly, access to primary and preventive care – that is, having a trusted family doctor and dentist. Sometimes insurance, cost, unreliable transportation or knowing where to go for quality care prevents people from visiting the doctor or dentist when they should. Lorain County Health & Dentistry, with 6 locations in Lorain, Elyria, Oberlin and Amherst, can help those who struggle to access the best health care possible. Lorain County Health & Dentistry is a private, non-profit, charitable organization with a mission to care for all regardless of ability to pay. While happily serving everyone, LCH&D specifically targets those most in need, reducing fees for qualifying persons. Having high quality, accessible health care in local neighborhoods improves a community’s health. To that end, LCH&D accepts patients from Lorain and Erie Counties and from surrounding communities throughout the area. For more information, visit www.lorainhealth-dentistry.org

Second Harvest Food Bank, United Way & LCHD Farmer’s Market & Community Health Fair, 1205 Broadway in Lorain.

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Parks & Recreation

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The Parks and Recreation Department provides residents with numerous recreation and leisure opportunities to relax, refresh and enjoy the outdoors. For more info on the parks and recreation opportunities that are offered year-round, visit www.vermilion.net.

 Exchange Park

 Vermilion Skateboard Park

 Victory Park

 Schoepfle Garden

 Main Street Beach

 Rotary Centennial Park

 Friendship Park

 Community Swimming Pool

 Sherod Park

 Nokomis Park

 Hanover Square Park

 McGarvey’s Landing

 West Breeze Park

 Linwood Park

 Showse Park & Beach

 Old Woman Creek

 Sailorway Complex

Vermilion River Reservation - Lorain County Metro Parks Spanning two adjacent areas separated by the Vermilion River—Mill Hollow and Bacon Woods—this park has 273 picnic tables, 4 reserve-able shelters, 5 miles of wooded trails, a playground and two ponds, the Bacon House Museum and Carriage Barn at Mill Hollow. This park is part of the Vermilion-Lorain Water Trail that runs from the Vermilion River Reservation to the Black River Reservation. The water trail is a total of 27 miles long with several access points along both the Vermilion and Black Rivers as well as along the shore of Lake Erie. Canoe and kayak enthusiasts enjoy fitness, recreation, and adventure while paddling the Vermilion River, Lake Erie, and the Black River. Kayak and canoe access points include the Vermilion River New ADA Kayak Launch at Reservation, the City of the Vermilion Port Authority Vermilion’s South Street Boat Launch. Beach Boat Launch and Main Street Boat Launch, Showse Park and Lakeview Park. For more info visit www.metroparks.cc.

Erie MetroParks The mission of Erie MetroParks is to preserve, conserve, protect, and enhance the natural and unique historical resources of the park district. Over fourteen Erie Metroparks and reservations are found near Vermilion, Ohio. For more information please visit www. eriemetroparks.org.

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Homes & Real Estate

Staging Your Home for Success Howard Hanna knows that staging your home is a

key component in the selling process because it gives sellers the opportunity to highlight features of their home. While staging services can range in cost, they help increase home value by adding to the selling price. According to a poll by AOL Money and Finance, 87 percent of buyers indicated that presentation makes a world of difference in most sales. Make a difference in the sale of your home with these staging tips: • Add a bit of bling: let your home shine with a touch of gold or silver. A few eye-catching items add an interesting visual element to any room. • De-clutter/de-personalize: buyers need to be able to see themselves in your home. Hide or remove personal items and then when you’re ready to move they’ll already be packed away! • Clean, clean, clean! A clean home is much more appealing to buyers. Dust light fixtures, vacuum carpets, polish hardwood floors, and clean countertops. • Give your kitchen a facelift with a new coat of paint, new towels, or new cabinetry pulls. Even the addition of under-cabinet lighting can make a difference. • New lighting fixtures can create ambiance for cheap. The addition of a chrome or nickel finish will add a bit of class to your space. Staged homes sell faster, per Barb Schwarz, the president of the International Association of Home Staging Professionals (IAHSP). Homes staged by IAHSP are on the market for an average of 29 days or less, compared to 145 days for unstaged homes. Your Howard Hanna agent can help advise you on whether to invest in a stager, or do it yourself. For more information, visit www.howardhanna.com or call Liz Concar at 440-282-8002.

IT’S JUST BUSINESS AS USUAL Thrivent Financial named one of the “World’s Most Ethical Companies” For the seventh straight year, Ethisphere Institute has recognized Thrivent Financial for our leadership in promoting ethical business standards and introducing innovative ideas to benefit the public. At Thrivent, we take great care in delivering on our promises to our members, and helping them be wise with money and live generously. Contact me to learn about the Thrivent difference. “World’s Most Ethical Companies” and “Ethisphere” names and marks are registered trademarks of Ethisphere LLC. For details, visit Ethisphere.com. Appleton, Wisconsin Minneapolis, Minnesota Thrivent.com • 800-847-4836

Jeffery C Walker, FIC Financial Associate

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Liz Concar, Howard Hanna Manager

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Important Phone Numbers Emergency 911

CITY OF VERMILION 5511 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, OH 44089 440-204-2400 440-204-2411 www.Vermilion.net Mayor’s Office Mayor Jim Forthofer 440-204-2402 Mayor@vermilion.net Animal Issues Erie County Dog Warden 419-627-7607 www.erie-county-ohio.net/ dogwarden Lorain County Dog Kennel 440-326-5995 www.LorainCounty.US/Dogs Building Department Bridget Triana - Admin. Clerk 440-204-2410 BridgetTriana@vermilion.net

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Bill DiFucci - Building Inspector 440-204-2414 BilldiFucci@vermilion.net Ron Sislowski - PT Inspector 440-204-2415 RonSislowski@vermilion.net Tony Valerius - Director of Public Services 440-204-2424 tonyvalerius@vermilion.net City Engineer Chris Howard Bramhall Engineering 440-934-7878 choward@bramhall-engineering.com Erie County Health Department 419-626-5623 echd@eriecohealthohio.org Finance Department Amy Hendricks, Director of Finance 440-204-2425 amyhendricks@vermilion.net

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Fire Station #1 5467 Ohio Street Vermilion, OH 44089 911 (Emergencies) 440-204-2470 Fire Station #2 385 Overlook Road Vermilion, OH 44089 911 (Emergencies) 440-204-2471 Law Director Kenneth Stumphauzer Walter/Haverfield LLP 440-652-1160 KSS@walterhav.com Municipal Court 687 Decatur St. Vermilion, OH 44089 440-204-2430 Tami Horton, Clerk of Court tamihorton@ vermilionmunicipalcourt.org www.vermilionmunicipalcourt.org

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Prosecutor Secretary Danelle Supack 440-204-2463 Police Department 5791 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 440-967-6116 www.vermilionpolice.com Parks & Recreation Chad Kuhns, Recreation Director Dana Corogin, Parks Supervisor 440-204-2490 www.leaguelineup.com/ vermilionrec Police Department Chris Hartung, Chief of Police Crystal Deverick, Adm. Asst. 440-967-6116 www.vermilionpolice.com Service Director Tony Valerius 440-204-2424 tonyvalerius@vermilion.net


Street Department 440-204-2400 StreetDepartment@vermilion.net Utilities Department Utility Clerk #1 440-204-2421 Utility Clerk #2 440-204-2422 DeniseFenik@vermilion.net

CITY COUNCIL 440-204-2465 Gwen Fisher, Certified Municipal Clerk of Council GwenFisher@vermilion.net President of Council Steven Herron 440-967-6453 stevenmherron@hotmail.com

Ward One John Gabriel 440/967-4341 vtowncp@gmail.com Ward Two Frank Loucka 440-662-8049 or 440-967-2548 fploucka@yahoo.com Ward Three Steve Holovacs 440/967-1476 steve_acqgroup@hotmail.com Ward Four Barb Brady 440-204-2465 or 440-967-9504 barb@hjkirbycorp.com Ward Five Brian Holmes 440-963-0209 btholm33@yahoo.com

Swan Creek Candle Vermilion

The Power and Simplicity of Endowed Giving

Vermilion Township St. Rt. 60 Vermilion, OH 44089 440-967-3251 www.vermiliontownship.com

COMMUNITY SERVICES Vermilion Chamber of Commerce 5495 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, Ohio 44089 440-976-4477 www.vermilionohio.com

Ritter Public Library 5680 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, OH 44089 440-967-3798 www.ritterpubliclibrary.org

At-Large Monica Stark 440-308-6937 monicastark@hotmail.com

Vermilion Post Office 4325 Liberty Ave. Vermilion, OH 44089 440-967-3767 www.usps.com

Brownhelm Township Trustees 1940 North Ridge Rd. Vermilion, OH 44089 www.brownhelm.com

Share A Ride Program 855-612-5176  Continued on page 18

We are your Community Foundation.

By Danielle M. Locke, MPA, CAP ®

Imagine making one gift to that keeps on giving forever. THIS is the power of endowed giving. And it’s within reach for everyone. Donors simply make a permanent, tax-deductible donation to any endowment fund at the Community Foundation of Lorain County, now or at the time of passing. The principal is invested wisely and the interests earned is used to provide grants and scholarships.

Founded in 1980, the Community Foundation of Lorain County is made up of more than 600 endowed Funds valued at approximately $122 million dollars. We wisely invest the Funds’ assets and a percentage of those earnings provides $5.8 million annually in grant support to non-profit organizations in Lorain County.

An endowment fund can support any charitable cause or organization. With a Donor Advised Fund, donors recommend grants. Your gift will grow and make grants annually in your name…forever. The Community Foundation of Lorain County connects people who care with causes that matter. For more information, visit www.peoplewhocare.org.

Danielle M. Locke, Gift Planning Officer

Give the gift that keeps on giving. Make a donation to any Fund. Log on to Peoplewhocare.org/funds

Leave a legacy. Create your own endowed Fund today or with your estate. Find out how at Peoplewhocare.org/give

(440) 984-7390

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Grace's Kitchen 440-967-4225 Meals on Wheels 440-967-6502 Lorain County Free Clinic www.lcfreeclinic.org Lorain County Labor Agency 800-449-8817

Lorain County Office on Aging 244-6261, ext.4800 www.lcooa.org Lorain County Veterans Services 1230 North Abbe Rd. Elyria, OH 44035 440-284-4625 www.loraincountyveterans.com

Vermilion Port Authority 440-204-2474 or 440-759-2977 W.G. Nord Community Health Center 440-233-7232

SCHOOLS Vermilion Local Schools 1230 Beechview Dr. Vermilion, OH 44089 440-204-1700 www.vermilionschools.org

CHURCHES Anchor Baptist Church 5014 Mapleview Dr. 419-656-3530 Brownhelm Congregational United Church of Christ 2144 N. Ridge Rd. 440-988-2751 Church of Christ 5116 Driftwood 419-967-6757  Continued on page 20

Lucy Idol Center for the Handicapped 440-967-6724 Main Street Vermilion 440-963-0772 www.mainstreetvermilion.org RideShare 800-825-RIDE

Photo: Debbie Petcher

Serving Our Seniors 800-564-1856

Community Swimming Pool at 4846 Pineview Dr., call the pool at 440-967-9071 for more information.

Main Street Vermilion You don’t have to go far in our town to see the impact Main Street Vermilion, the programs we support and the volunteers who serve them have on our community.

Be a Tourist in your Own Town ! Thousands of people from around the world visit Vermilion every year to enjoy our charming small town, it’s history, lake and beaches, parks and sunsets, interesting spaces and friendly people.

Vermilion in Bloom adds color and beauty to our streetscape with an abundance of flowers to enjoy and trees that grow into shady spots to sit. Our Lighthouse Preservation program has adopted the iconic structure that looks over our harbor to make sure it shines for future generations of boaters and remains a symbol of our maritime heritage. We’ve lined our streets with historic lighting, fun bike racks and touches of public art here and there—and through our Bridge2Bridge program we continue to add even more beautification features in other corners of town. Our events like Chalk it Up!, Ice A Fair, and Hot Diggity Dog Day, Farmers Market as well as Movies in the Park are designed to bring people together for fun and community. We’re also home to the Vermilion Arts Guild, which encourages creativity and showcases local talent. And we continually work to encourage economic development and promote tourism.

When was the last time you explored where you live? Shop, dine and explore locally throughout the year and feel like you’re on vacation without going too far from home.

It’s not only our goal but also our pleasure to make our community a place where everyone wants to be—especially you, our friends and neighbors.

For visitor and event information visit: MainStreetVermilion.org

MAIN STREET VERMI L IO N 685 Main Street, Vermilion

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Marilou Suszko, Executive Director

For more information about Main Street Vermilion, our programs or volunteer opportunities, visit our website at www.mainstreetvermilion.org or follow us on social media.


Photo: Scott Dommin

Dine Local, Shop Local Offering Massages, Full Body Scrubs and Wraps, Facials, Eyelash Extensions, Waxing and more! Symphony’s Massage & Spa ...... A Peaceful Place For Healing Vermilion — 5541 Liberty Ave l Vermilion OH 44089 440.963.0223 Amherst — 153 Park Ave l Amherst OH 44001 440.984.5757

Schedule appointments or purchase gift certificates online at: www.symphonysmassagestudio.com

Burning River Boutique A Collection of Necessary Luxuries

Gallery Boutique Custom Framing

5493 Liberty Ave. Vermilion

www.BurningRiverBoutique.com

440-941-1272

contemporary cuisine, fine wines, worldly beers 5581 Liberty Avenue, Vermilion • 440.963.7443 Winter & Summer Hours Call for more information www.vermilion.net

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Grace United Methodist Church 13406 W. Lake Rd. 419-967-5206

Trinity Gospel Church of Vermilion 856 Decatur St. 440-319-6458

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Lakeview Baptist Church 591 Ferndale 419-967-5104

Trinity Lutheran Church 3747 Liberty Ave. 419-967-4225

St. Mary's Church 731 Exchange St. 419-967·8711

United Church of Christ Congregational 990 State St. 419-967-5212

Church of God 405 Erie Rd. 440-967-7002 Church of God of Prophecy 1183 Douglas St. 440-967-3433 Church of the Nazarene 14907 Kneisel Rd. 419-967-5059 Church of the Open Door 1230 Beechview Dr. 440-323-4644

Evangelical & Reformed Church 752 Grand St. 419-967-3559 First Assembly of God 4931 Southview Dr. 419-967-6228 First Baptist Church 6716 W. River Rd. 419-967-5590

St. Matthews Lutheran Church 15617 Mason Rd. 440-967-9886

Harbourtown Community Foursquare Church 873 State St. 440-967-5728

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Lorain County Community College John A. Spitzer Conference Center

Stocker Arts Center stockerartscenter.com

spitzerconferencecenter.com

• Corporate meetings • Conferences & workshops • Social events, banquets, wedding receptions • Full-service catering

At LCCC’s Stocker Arts Center life meets art and

drama. Stocker connects our diverse cultural community to LCCC by entertaining and inspiring audiences through performances, visual arts and educational events. Stocker Arts Center features the 988-seat Hoke Theatre, a 214-seat Lecture Hall, a 215-seat Cinema Hall, a flexible Cirigliano Studio Theatre, a Dance Studio, a Rehearsal Hall, and the Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery. The C. Paul Stocker Humanities and Fine Arts Center is also home to the LCCC Division of Arts & Humanities, and is the performing home for the LCCC Civic Chorale, Collegiate Chorale, Orchestra, Concert Band, Jazz Band, and Theatre program. Visit www.stockerartscenter.com or call 440-366-4040.

• Performing Artists Series • Studio Sessions Series • Random Acts Series • Student Matinee Series • Friday Film Series • Beth K. Stocker Art Gallery

1-800-995-5222 Easily accessible from I-90, I-480 and the Ohio Turnpike. 1005 N. Abbe Road, Elyria, Ohio

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Spitzer Conference Center The John A. Spitzer Conference Center at LCCC

is a multi-purpose venue for conferences, trade shows, weddings, seminars, social events, computer labs and workshops. Spitzer features the 360-person Reaser Grand Room, 25 variable conference spaces, state-of-the-art technology, on-site catering by award-winning chefs, complimentary event and wedding planning and free parking. Visit www.spitzerconferencecenter.com or call 440-366-4100.


Woollybear Golf Outing & Festival

Third Thursday

Every fall, the Woollybear Festival is the largest one-day festival in the state of Ohio. Fox 8 Meteorologist Dick Goddard hosts the fun-filled event. Join the fun at the Woollybear Parade, the World’s Greatest Kids Race, the Woollybear 500 race, Woollybear Costume Contest and Woollybear Animal Look-A-Like Contest.

Music, Flowers and a Sunset May through September enjoy free live music of every genre spread all over downtown Vermilion. Shops and restaurants stay open to browse while you listen.

Festival of the Fish Held over Father’s Day weekend, with fireworks Friday at dusk, free live music, lighted boat parade, crazy craft race, antique boat parade, kids games and magic shows, pet parade, firefighter’s water fight, festival queen’s pageant and brunch along with a midway full of food, beverage and merchandise vendors.

We hope you enjoy your time in Vermilion whether you stay a day, a week, a month or a lifetime!

Citywide Merchant Sidewalk Sale Held for a weekend in July and one in August, local merchants fill the sidewalks with their wares.

For more information, visit www.vermilionohio.com.

Vermilion Bridal Show Held every spring and fall at different locations around town.

Beer, Bacon & Buckeye Walk

Concerts in Victory Park Free live music in the gazebo on Sundays, July & August. Bring a blanket or lawnchair and enjoy local sounds.

Every November, downtown merchants present craft beer or samples of bacon appetizers along with the Best Ohio State Spirited Outfit of the day. This event also kicks off the Chamber’s holiday campaign “Chamber Gives Back”

Erie County Community Foundation…. Access for All! At the Erie County Community Foundation, we believe in Big Ideas. By working with donors and helping them fulfill their charitable wishes, we are able to build a permanent resource for philanthropy right here in Erie County. Today, our assets top $24 million. Through the generosity of our donors, we distribute over $1 million annually to nonprofits and schools who are seeking the most creative solutions that will address local problems. In 2018, we will have distributed over $100,000 in scholarships to Erie County students who are pursuing education beyond high school. Have a Big Idea? We would love to help you build a charitable legacy that will keep on giving forever. Visit us at eriefoundation.org or call 419-621-9690.

Our Mission: The Mission of the Erie County Community Foundation is to develop a permanent endowment, to identify and respond to community needs, and to facilitate charitable giving. 135 East Washington Row Sandusky, Ohio 44870 419-621-9690 info@eriefoundation.org www.eriefoundation.org

The Erie County Community Foundation was incorporated in 1995. Since its founding, the Foundation has grown from assets totaling $1.8 million to more than $23 million in total assets today. During this time, the Foundation has distributed over $16 million to area non-profits for local projects, programs, services and initiatives to improve the quality of life in Erie County.

Give the gift that keeps on giving. Donate at www.eriefoundation.org/donate-now Create your own Fund today or with your estate. Find out how at www.eriefoundation.org/donors--giving

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Vermilion, Ohio Street Index 1st St.....................................A2 2nd St...................................A2 5th St ....................................A2 6th St ....................................A2 7th St ....................................A2 Adams St............................. B1 Aldrich Rd ...........................A4 Altamont Rd ......................A4 Anchor Point Dr................ B2 Anchorage Way ................A2 Ann Dr .................................A4 Arlington Dr....................... B5 Arndt Rd.............................. B6 Ash St ...................................A2 Aurora Dr ............................ B1 Avon Ave.............................A5 Baumhart Rd ............. B6–D6 Beechview Dr .................... B2 Berkley Rd ..........................A4 Berkshire Rd.......................A4 Birchview Dr ...................... B2 Blissful Rd ........................... B1 Boynton Rd ........................ B5 Bridgeport Dr ....................A2 Brownhelm Station Rd ..B4–B6 Bryant Dr............................. B1 Candy Ln ............................. B3 Cemetery Rd......................D1 Center St ............................. B1 Cherokee Path .................. B3 Cherry Ln ............................A2 Cherry St .............................A2 Chestnut St ........................A2 Cinema Ct ...........................A3 Claremont Rd ....................A4 Clarion Ave.........................A2 Claus Rd ......................C5–D5 Cliffside Dr .......................... B3 Concord Dr.........................C2 Conweaut Light................ B1 Cooper Foster Park Rd .. C4–C5 Cummings Rd ...................A4 Darrow Rd ..................D1–D3 Decatur St................... A1–B1 Delamere Rd......................A4 Devon Dr ............................ B2 Devonshire Rd ..................A4 Dogwood Ln .....................A3 Dorothy Dr ......................... B2 Douglas St .......................... B2 Driftwood Dr ..................... B2 Edgewater Blvd ........A4–A5 Edgewater Dr ....................A3 Edgewood Dr .................... B3 Edison Dr ............................A3 Edson St .............................. B1 Elberta Rd ...........................A3 Elizabeth Dr .......................A4 Elmwood Dr .......................A5 Elyria Dr ...............................A5 Erie Rd..................................A3 Essex Rd ..............................A4 Ewa Yea St...........................A2 Exchange St ....................... B2 Fairfax Rd ............................A4

Ferndale Ave .....................A5 Ferry St ................................A2 Firestone Ln .......................A3 Fisher St............................... B1 Ford Ln ................................A3 Forestview Dr .................... B2 Foxwood Ln .......................A3 Frederick Dr ....................... B2 Gardiner Dr ........................ B3 Gilbert Dr ............................ B3 Gore Orphanage Rd........D4 Grand St .............................. B2 Guilford Rd .........................A4 Haber Rd ............................. B1 Haley St ............................... B2 Happiness Rd .................... B1 Harcourt Rd .......................A4 Hartford Ave ...................... B2 Hawthorne Dr ................... B2 Hazelwood Ave ................A5 Helen Dr ..............................A5 Hiawatha Dr.......................A2 High Bridge Rd ..........B3–B4 Hilltop Dr ............................ B3 Hollyview Dr .............. B3–C2 Howard Dr ...................B2–B3 Huron St ..............................A1 Idleview Dr .........................C2 Ingleside Ave..................... B2 Inland Dr ............................. B2 Jackson St ........................... B1 Jefferson St ................ A1–B1 Jerusalem Rd ............. C4–C5 Kensington Rd ..................A4 Kneisel Rd ...........................C1 Lake St .................................A1 Langfitt St ........................... B2 Lansing Rd .........................A4 Larchmont Dr .................... B2 Lee Ct ................................... B5 Lexington Dr ..................... B2 Liberty Ave ................. A3–B1 Lighthouse Pt ................... B1 Linda Dr...............................C3 Linden St.............................A2 Linwood Ave .....................A2 Lorain Dr .............................A5 Main St.................................A2 Maple St ..............................A2 Mapleview Dr .............B2–B3 Marina Dr ............................ B3 Marlborough .....................A4 Martin Ave.......................... B2 Memory Ln......................... B2 Menlo Park Ln ...................A3 Mill St ................................... B2 Minnie Wa Wa St ..............A2 Mornington Rd .................A4 Morris Ave ..........................A4 Morton Rd ..........................A3 Nantucket Pl ......................A2 Nautical Dr ......................... B2 Newbury Dr .......................A3 Niagara Rd..........................A3 Nicholson Rd .....................A6

North Ridge Rd .........D5–D6 Northview Ct ..................... B2 Oakview Dr ........................ B2 Oakwood Dr ...................... B1 Ohio St .................................A2 Old Cleveland Rd ............. B1 Overlook Rd .......................A4 Park Dr .................................A2 Parkland Blvd ....................A4 Peach St...............................A2 Perry St ................................ B1 Pin Oak Dr ..........................A2 Pineview Dr........................ B2 Poplar St..............................A2 Portage Dr ..........................A2 Portland Dr ........................A3 Portside Dr ......................... B1 Regina Dr ............................ B5 Ridgeview Dr.....................A3 Riverside Dr ....................... B2 Roanoke Dr ........................A5 Rolling Meadow Dr ......... B3 Rowland Dr ........................A4 Roxboro Rd ........................A4 Sailorway Dr ...................... B2 Salem Dr .............................A3 Sandusky St .......................A2 Sanford St ........................... B2 Shadylake Dr ..................... B5 Shadyside Dr ..................... B1 Shawnee Ct ........................ B3 Shoreline Way ...................A2 Shorline Dr .........................A2 Short St................................ B2 South Shore Ct .................A3 South St............................... B2 Southview Ct ..................... B2 State St ................................ B2 Sunnyside Rd ...............A5–5 Sweetbriar Dr .................... B2 Tabernacle St.....................A2 Tappan Cir .......................... B1 Telegraph Ln......................A3 Thomas Alva Dr ................A3 Thompson Rd ...................D1 Timberview Dr .................. B2 Toledo St .............................A2 Tomahawk Ln .................... B3 Trinter Rd ............................D2 Vermilion Rd ..............A2–D4 Virginia Rd .......................... B5 Wahwahtasee Dr..............A2 Walnut St ............................A2 Washington St .................. B1 Wayne Trl ............................ B3 West River Rd ............ A2–C3 Wildwood Dr ..................... B2 Willow Ln ............................A2 Woodlands Dr ...................A3 Woodridge Rd...................A4 Woodside Ave ...................A5 Woodview Dr .................... B2 York Ct ................................. B1 Yorktown Pl........................A3

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Dining Guide

Blind Perch 3700 Liberty Ave. 440-963-7684 Burger King 4855 Liberty Ave. 440-967-6080 Chez Francois/Touche 555 Main St. 440-967-0630 Domino’s Pizza 5329 Liberty Ave. 440-967-0300 Fiesta Cancun Mexican Restaurant 4835 Liberty Ave. 440-963-0203 Golden Crown Chinese Restaurant 4628 Liberty Ave. 440-967-7333

Marco’s Pizza 4425 Liberty Ave. 440-967-7555

Romp’s Dairy Dock Ice Cream 5035 Liberty Ave. 440-967-4342

Martino’s International Café 4503 Liberty Ave. 440-967-3463

Route 6 Pub 5561 Liberty Ave. 440-963-7144

McDonalds 4783 Liberty Ave. 440-967-4210 Old Prague Restaurant 5586 Liberty Ave. 440-967-7182 Papa Joe’s Pizza 5590 Liberty Ave. 440-967-7330

The Stand at Linwood Park 4920 Liberty Ave. 440-967-4287 The Nest Restaurant 3701 Liberty Ave. 440-967-3763

The Wine Vault 5581 Liberty Ave. 440-963-7443 www.facebook.com/ winevaultvermilion Vermilion Country Club 12210 W. Lake Rd. 440-967-3492

Salvatore’s Ristorante Italiano 4560 Liberty Ave. 440-967-0777

Wayside Bar & Grill 13806 W. Lake Rd. 440-963-7312

Sloopy’s Pizza 4503 Liberty Ave. 440-444-3301

Wendy’s 4372 Liberty Ave. 440-967-8400

Pizza Hut 4272 E. Liberty Ave. 440-963-0711

Small Town Sweets & Stella’s Coffee Shop 3249 Liberty Ave. 440-963-7563

Woodstock Café 665 Main St. 440-967-7687

Quaker Steak & Lube 5150 Liberty Ave. 440-967-3724

Smokin’ Joes Pizza 4303 St. Rt. 60 440-967-4070

Paper Moon Vineyards 2008 St. Rt. 60 440-967-2500 Pizza Galley 4412 Liberty Ave. 440-963-0177

Granny Joe’s Ice Creamatorium 5598 Liberty Ave. 440-967-3363 Hamman's Bakery 1607 State Rt. 60 440-967-8314 Huggy’s Social House 5024 Liberty Ave. 440-714-1992 Lucky Chinese Restaurant 4793 Liberty Ave. 440-967-8888 Main Street Soda Grill 5502 Liberty Ave. 440-967-4002

Dine alfresco in the Wine Vault’s back yard, downtown Vermilion.

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Rudy’s Bar & Grill 5665 Liberty Ave. 440-967-4534 www.rudysbarandgrillvermilion.com

Suzie’s Homestyle Café 4789 Liberty Ave. 440-963-9190

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Subway 4686 Liberty Ave. 440-967-0770

Your Pit BBQ 3909 Liberty Ave. 440-967-7919


Advertiser Index

Real Estate Title Escrow Fidelity National Title......................................p 15 www.ohio.fntic.com/sheffieldvillage

Restaurants

Apartments

Engineering/Surveying

Shoreline Village Apartments.... Inside front cover www.shoreline-village.com

Bramhall Engineering & Surveying Company..........................................p 6 www.bramhall-engineering.com

Assessments/Appraisals/ Licenses/Taxes

Farm Market

Lorain County Auditor......................................p 6 www.loraincounty.com/auditor

Vermilion Farm Market............... Inside back cover www.vermilionfarmmarket.net

Auto Dealership

Financial Services/Investments

Premier Toyota........................ Inside front cover, p 9 www.premiertoyota.com

Edward Jones Investments Terry Caudill.................................................p 8, 13 www.edwardjones.com

Banquets/Catering Spitzer Conference Center..............................p 20 www.spitzerconferencecenter.com

Candles/Gifts Swan Creek Candle Vermilion......................... p 19 www.facebook.com/swancreekcandlevermilion

Chambers of Commerce Lorain County Chamber of Commerce........................ p 9, Inside back cover www.loraincountychamber.com

Main Street Association

Symphony's Massage......................................p 19 www.symphonysmassagestudio.com

Erie County Community Foundation.............p 21 www.eriefoundation.org

Medical-Dental Centers/Clinics

Lorain County Community College................p 11 www.lorainccc.edu

Conference & Arts Centers LCCC - Spitzer Conference Center..................p 20 www.spitzerconferencecenter.com

Vermilion Veterinary Clinic.........................p 8, 12 www.vermilionvetclinic.com

Ritter Public Library.........................................p 10 www.ritterpubliclibrary.org

Community Foundation of Lorain County.....p 17 www.peoplewhocare.org

Colleges & Universities

Veterinarian

Library

Massage/Spa

Duraclean.........................................................p 15 www.duracleanohio.com

Lorain County Veterans Service Office....Back cover www.loraincountyveterans.com

Burning River Boutique..................................p 19 www.burningriverboutique.com

Charitable Organizations

Cleaning/Restoration

Veterans Services

Gallery/Boutique/Framing

Main Street Vermilion.....................................p 18 www.mainstreetvermilion.org

City of Vermilion...............................................p 5 www.vermilion.net

The Wine Vault................................................p 19 www.facebook.com/winevaultvermilion

Thrivent Financial............................................p 15 www.facebook.com/jeff.walker.thrivent

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce....................p 6 www.vermilionohio.com

City Government

Rudy's Bar & Grill.............................................p 19 www.facebook.com/rudys-bar-grill-180663197625

Lorain County Health & Dentistry..............p 9, 13 www.lorainhealth-dentistry.org

Music Lessons Rock City Guitars.............................................p 19 www.facebook.com/rockcityguitars

Photography Studio Q Photography....................................p 12 www.studioqinc.com

Real Estate/Realtors Keller Williams/Cyrek Team............................p 15 www.cyrekteam.com Howard Hanna-Amherst...............................p 1, 9 www.howardhanna.com

LCCC - Stocker Arts Center..............................P 20 www.stockerartscenter.com

The Lorain County Chamber of Commerce was founded in 1988 to promote and support the success and growth of the Lorain County business community. Many things have changed in the past 30 years, but the one constant has been the collaboration and partnerships we have made. Together, we work to Connect, Promote and Grow Lorain County. We do this by presenting the largest Business to Business EXPO in Lorain County, held every November. We host the Lorain County Economic Summit every spring and each October we promote Manufacturing Month, since manufacturing still is a major part of our local economy. And all year long we provide networking opportunities, access to elected officials, partnerships with local educational institutions while we advocate for a stronger workforce. Become a part of your Lorain County Chamber today! www.loraincountychamber.com

Tony Gallo, President

Vermilion Farm Market Celebrating 40 Years! From our Farm to your Table! 2901 Liberty Ave., Vermilion

440-967-9659 VermilionFarmMarket.net


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