Community Update – May 18, 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.

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

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Each year, millions of Americans face the reality of living with a mental health condition. Children, teens, and adults are all affected. As many as 1 in 5 will battle a mental health condition by the time they are adults. In addition, everyone is affected or impacted by mental illness through friends and family-   See more here.

The Crisis Text line provides free support, 24/7. It is a free, confidential service available via text on mobile devices. Everyone who reaches out for help deserves a human response.

An individual may text the keyword “4HOPE” to 741741 and expect a reply from a trained Crisis Counselor within five minutes.

Student Discussion & Community Invite

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Download the flyer here- community invite

Butchko to play at Arabica Coffee Bistro

Macey Butchko, a current sophomore at Firelands High School, has been asked to perform at Arabica Coffee Bistro in Amherst on May 19th starting at 5:30 p.m. Butchko is a singer/songwriter who has worked from Alaska to Florida and everywhere in between. Stop in and help support this local business and hear some great music!

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Macey Butchko

Florence Bicentennial Day Celebration

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Happy Birthday Florence Township! Visit the Florence Township, Erie County Ohio Facebook for some cool old photos!

Lorain County Airport hosting Discover Aviation Day

Discover Aviation Day at the Lorain County Airport, 44050 Russia Road in Elyria will take place 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 20.

The morning will include a Young Eagles Rally with free airplane rides for kids ages 8 through 17. Registration ends at noon, and parents must be present for children to ride.

The event will also include a pancake breakfast, flight simulators, aircraft displays, and free admission and parking.

Visit or call 440-236-6594 for more information.


Mercy Health & Recreation Center Swimming & Movie


Lorain County Habitat for Humanity

woman buildHabitat for Humanity’s Women Build Week, sponsored by Lorain County Habitat for Humanity ReStore, invited local women to devote at least one day during the week to help build a decent and affordable house in Lorain County. More than 17,000 women, were expected to volunteer at construction sites as part of 2017 National Women Build Week.

Our own Jean Danicki, Tracey Newman, and Mindy Grude took part in Women Build Week. Thank you ladies for supporting Lorain County Habitat for Humanity!

Local Press Coverage

High school baseball: Firelands-Padua, Lutheran West-Elyria Catholic tournament capsules for May 16

Firelands downs Buckeye in a district semifinal baseball matchup

FHS Falcons in Action

Thr May 18 District Softball Finals vs TBA 4:30 pm
(If win District Semi-Final -Played at LaGrange Community Park – Admission Charged)
Fri May 19 JVS Graduation (Palace Theatre) 9 am
Sat May 20 District Track at Orrville 11 am
Mon May 22 Honors Banquet at New Russia TH 6:30 pm
Tue May 23 Choir Banquet at German’s Villa 6:30 pm
Tue May 30 Senior Exams – Thursday Block Schedule
Wed May 31 Senior Exams – Wednesday Block Schedule
Fri June 2 Senior Breakfast 8 am
Fri June 2 Commencement – Falcon Stadium 7 pm

In Case You Missed It

FHS Nationally Recognized as a 2017 Best High School!