Community Update-May 25, 2017

Florence Township Bicentennial Day Celebration!

Florence bicentennial day celebration 2017

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

Color Guard Fundraiser

The Firelands High School Color Guard is holding a flower fundraiser in conjunction with Don Schuster Greenhouse.  Visit the greenhouse and mention Firelands Guard and 20% of your purchase goes to the team!

Visit Donald Schuster Greenhouse at 8638 Murry Ridge Road, Elyria, Oh.

Don S Greenhouse


Project Dawn

Project Dawn

Project DAWN is a community-based overdose education and naloxone (also known as narcan) distribution program. Project DAWN participants receive training on:

  • Recognizing the signs and symptoms of overdose
  • Distinguishing between different types of overdose
  • Performing rescue breathing
  • Calling emergency medical services
  • Administering intranasal Naloxone

All Ohio pharmacies carry naloxone and will dispense without a prescription. You can also pick up a kit at the Lorain County General Health District, 9880 Murray Ridge Road, Elyria, OH. Appointments are appreciated at the Lorain County General Health District (440) 322-6367.

Naloxone (also known as Narcan) is a medication that can reverse an overdose caused by an opioid drug (heroin or prescription pain medications). When administered during an overdose, naloxone blocks the effects of opioids on the brain and quickly restores breathing. Naloxone has been used safely by emergency medical professionals for more than 40 years and has only this one critical function: to reverse the effects of opioids in order to prevent overdose death. Naloxone has no potential for abuse.

If naloxone is given to a person who is not experiencing an opioid overdose, it is harmless. If naloxone is administered to a person who is dependent on opioids, it will produce withdrawal symptoms. Withdrawal, although uncomfortable, is not life-threatening.

Firelands Safety Town

Safety Town, a traffic safety education program for pre-kindergarten children , will once again be held at Firelands Elementary School July 10-12 from 9:00-11:00 a.m.  Volunteers are needed and parents can sign up by contacting Natalie Saylor at 440-934-4213 or email at:


The Lorain County Metro Parks is Hiring!

Are you a recent college graduate looking for a full or part-time position? Why not join our fantastic team of individuals here at the Lorain County Metro Parks? We have a wide variety of job opportunities that allow you to join the workforce and serve the public every day!

For our complete list of employment opportunities, click here.

Did you recently retire, but are looking to keep yourself busy? Join our Lorain County Metro Parks staff today! We have many positions that range from full-time to part-time to seasonal. Help us help the community become a wonderful place to spend time!

For our complete list of employment opportunities, click here.

Kipton/Camden/Henrietta Memorial Day activities

The Kipton/Camden/Henrietta Memorial Day activities will be May 28. The parade lineup starts at 1:30 p.m. near Memorial Park on state Route 511 in Kipton and will end at the park. The program will start at 2:30 p.m. at Memorial Park. Route 511 will be closed for the parade and program. Watch for the MFMB! For more information, call 440-775-3944.

Brownhelm Memorial Day Parade

This Sunday, May 28, there is a Parade in Brownhelm! Gathering at the corners of North Ridge and Claus Road (South) at 1:30 pm, the “shortest parade in town” begins the short journey to the Brownhelm Cemetery at North Ridge and Sunnyside Road. The Amherst American Legion leads the Parade followed by the Brownhelm Historical Association wagon, Brownhelm 4-H Club, antique cars and tractors, and sometimes dogs, pygmy goats and whoever decides to walk, ride or drive. All are welcome!

South Amherst Memorial Day Parade

South Amherst will hold it’s annual Memorial Day Parade on May 29th beginning at 10:00 a.m.  Any group that wants to be a part of the parade can contact the mayor at the town hall. The parade will proceed down Main Street and enter Evergreen Cemetery. At the cemetery, the service will honor the memories of those who served our country and paid the ultimate price for our freedom. Music will be provided by the Firelands High School Marching Band and FHS vocalist Macey Butchko.

Financial Peace Workshop

Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University (FPU) is coming to Henrietta United Method Church this Summer! Class will be held on Wednesday nights starting May 31st. This life-changing class is taught by Dave Ramsey and coordinated by Julene Woods. Class materials may be purchased through the church office or online . For more class information, please feel free to reach out to Julene at:

Financial peace


No School May 29, 2017

Students will not have classes on May 29th in observance of Memorial Day.

FHS Commencement

The public is invited to the Commencement for the Class of 2017.  Graduation will be held in the Falcon Stadium on June 2nd at 7:00 p.m.

To accommodate the expected large crowd, the event will be held rain or shine in the Falcon Stadium. Students are not restricted to a certain number of guests. Please note that if needed, we may experience a rain delay.

Thank you Friends of Firelands!

Did you see all of the graduation signs around our community? The Friends of Firelands (FoF) purchased these signs as an early graduation gift for all of our outgoing seniors. Staff members rallied and put the signs up over the past weekend. Each senior family received a sign in their yard!

Friends of Firelands 2017 sign

Thank you to our community members who support the FoF at the annual community steak fry celebration and thank you to all of those involved with this supportive group!


Mercy Rec Center-Splash Pad to open

Opening day for the Splash Pad season is Saturday, May 27th. Gates open at 10:00 am. This is a charge of $2.00 per person.

Firelands Community Day School Fundraiser

Family Fun Day & Fund Raiser
Saturday, June 3rd
10 am – 2 pm

Firelands Community Day School
11970 Vermillion Rd, Oberlin, OH 44074

Celebrating 35 years of serving our community and caring for children! Tell your family and friends! Corn Hole tournament… $20 per team (pre-registration required), horse & pony rides… by donation, raffle baskets…tickets $1 each or 6 for $5, and food available to purchase! Plus fire truck, police car, ambulance, tractor, antique truck, face painting, playground and games, and a petting Zoo! Please share and help us to make this a special and successful event for our Community! Help us to raise funds for much needed maintenance and repairs on our historic Building! ALL ARE WELCOME! Please call with any questions and/or information on donating! 440-965-7677

In Case You Missed It

FHS Band Updates for May, 2017

Summer Camps 2017

 Local Press Coverage

Thirteen area students advancing to national competition of Family Career & Community Leaders of America

High school baseball: 2017 all-Lorain County teams

High school softball: 2017 all-Lorain County teams

High school track and field: 2017 area regional qualifiers list

District Track: Clearview’s Alyzabeth Lighty strikes twice with titles in the 100 and 200

Firelands downs Buckeye in a district semifinal baseball matchup