Community Update-May 11, 2017

South Amherst Village to participate in Pride Day 2017

This year Pride Day will be held on May 20th, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.-12 noon as part of the Great American Cleanup sponsored by Keep America Beautiful (KAB) and our local affiliate Keep Lorain County Beautiful (KLCB).

  • Clean up your yards and home. Dumpsters will be available at the village town hall. Assistants will be available to help unload.
    • Girl Scout troop # 50281 will be assisting the American Legion post # 197 with placing flags at the Evergreen Cemetery in honor of our Veterans.
    • Road side clean up. Supplies (Vests, bags, gloves and grabbers) will be available.
    • Members of the Park Board will be cleaning up the park.
    • St. John’s UCC will be cleaning up their grounds and planting flowers.
    • Clean up and planting flowers at the Village Town Hall.
    • If you have a project or would like to volunteer please email:
    • Prescription Medication Take Back Program drop -off at South Amherst Police Department

A light lunch of hot dogs, salads, desserts and drinks will be provided for all at the Village Town Hall at 12:30.

St Johns UCC Vacation Bible School

St. John’s UCC, 204 Leonard Street will be hosting a summer Vacation Bible School open to children in or near the Village of South Amherst. Pre-registration is required by May 30th.
Dates: June 19-23, 2017
Time: 10 – 11:30 am
Ages: 4 – Grade 5
Call Sandy at 440-986-3461 or email Please include your children’s names, grades and a phone number or email address.


Thank a Corrections Officer!

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East Oberlin Community Church Fish Dinner

East Oberlin Church Fish Dinner 5-2017


Thank a Teacher!

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Catholic Charities

As one of the largest comprehensive health and human services organizations in the region, Catholic Charities, Diocese of Cleveland carries out Christ’s healing mission in Northeast Ohio.  Catholic Charities delivers more than 150 services at 60 locations to over 400,000 individuals each year – providing help and creating hope for people of every race and religion throughout the eight counties in the Diocese of Cleveland (Ashland, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Summit and Wayne).

To read about the programs offered in Lorain County, including child care and education, emergency services, services for people with disabilities or substance abuse services please click here.


Programs at Schoepfle Gardens in Birmingham

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Saturday May 13th 10 am Mother’s Day Craft – Pre-registration required

Saturday May 13th 2pm House and Garden Tour

Tuesday May 16th 6:30 pm Evening Woods Hike

Sunday May 21st 9am Morning Garden Tour

Tram Rides:
Thursdays 10am-1pm Sundays 1-4pm

Carousel Rides:
Wednesdays, Saturdays, Sundays 1 – 4 pm

Visit Schoepfle Gardens at 1106 Market St, Birmingham, OH 44816. Register for a programs here.

Reunion for The Firelands Class of 2012

Reunion plans are being made for the Class of 2012! Please visit your Class of 2012 Go Fund Me Page for additional information.

Save the date for the South Amherst Village Wide Garage Sale!

The South Amherst Village Council would like to invite the residents of the village to participate in the annual village wide garage sale.  The date will be August 12th, from 9-5.  No permit is necessary for this date.  A list of addresses participating will be available on the South Amherst News and Events facebook page. The list will also be available the day of the sale at selected garage sale sites.  If you would like your address added to the list please e-mail it to


FHS Falcon in Action

Thr May 11 Track @ PAC Championships 3:30 pm
Thr May 11 Softball Sectional at Rocky River 4:30 pm
Thr May 11 Baseball vs Columbia 5 pm
Thr May 11 JV Baseball @ Columbia 5 pm
Fri May 12 Special Olympics at Ely Stadium 9 am
Fri May 12 Softball/Baseball @ Brookside 5 pm
Fri May 12 JV Baseball vs Brookside 5 pm
Sat May 13 Fine Arts Festival @ SAMS TBA
Sat May 13 Softball vs N.Ridgeville/Vermilion 10am / 2 pm
Mon May 15 NAHS Induction (Library) 6:30 pm
Fri May 19 JVS Graduation (Palace Theater) 9 am

All 4 Family

Read about a new support group called All 4 Family. Active participants have taken on the duty of raisin children a second time due to the biological parent’s addiction or mental illness.

The article first ran in the Amherst News Times on May 9, 2017.

In Case You Missed It

Tri-M Music Honor Society Induction 2017

National Honor Society Induction 2017

FHS Art Update – May 2017

Signing Day 2017

Community Update – May 4, 2017

Girl Scouts Gold Award

Local Press

Top Firelands students are ‘like a big family,’ says principal Bob Maver

High school baseball: Firelands wins tight game with Bay to advance in postseason

High school baseball: Firelands’ Trevor Damron pitches with a heavy heart, dedicates sectional win over Bay to his late grandmother

Sturdy dozen: Twelve Firelands athletes announce college choices