September 21, 2017 This weekend could be a “Bear”, and that’s a good thing. Well, it’s that time of year again. The Woolybear Festival arrives in Vermilion and with it some terrific temps for boaters. For those of you unfamiliar with the Woolybear festival it started as a small project of Dick Goddard involving the forecasting of winter, and grew over the years to nearly 100,000 folks visiting our little town. The Woolybear Caterpillar is said to be a great predictor of the upcoming winter season. The thicker the coat, and varied dimensions of the Woolybears rings the harsher the winter and then again the lighter the coat and coloring the fairer the cold conditions are said to be. Of course it’s more then just about bugs, there will be entertainment, food stuffs and all kinds of family friendly activity throughout the downtown. This all takes place Sunday the 24th. What this means for Romp’s Dockers Not much will change here at Romp’s. You still will be able to access the marina like usual, and your dockside parking will not be affected. There will be kids out front of the marina parking cars for Vermilion Soccer club. They will let any marina dockers pass without issue. The only thing you need concern yourselfs with will be traffic. There will be a lot of folks coming into town, and a parade at mid-day closing downtown. So if your coming out to the boat, our suggestion is come early and avoid the rush. More on Woolybear activites here…@ http://vermilionchamber.net/ That said the forecast could not be better for both Bears and Boaters Your weekend forecast: TODAY South winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less. TONIGHT Northeast winds 10 knots or less becoming southeast. Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less. FRIDAY Southeast winds 10 knots or less becoming northeast. Sunny. Waves 1 foot or less. FRIDAY NIGHT Northeast winds 5 to 10 knots becoming light and variable. Mostly clear. Waves 1 foot or less. SATURDAY Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less. SUNDAY Light and variable winds. Waves 1 foot or less.