Community Update: September 5, 2019

Spirit Shop Open Tonight!

Falcon Spirit Shop


The Firelands Athletic Booster Club’s Spirit Shop will be open tonight, September 5th, from 4-7 pm. Lots of Firelands gear is available for purchase. The shop is located under the Falcon Football stadium.

School Night for Scouting-Tonight!

Cub Scouts 2019

Band Car Wash

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#Kevin Strong

Kevin Strong


Tailgate: September 13th!


Tailgate tickets for the game on September 13th against Vermilion are now available! The Mighty Falcons have beat the Vermilion Sailors 5 years in a row! Join the Friends of Firelands for tailgating before the game and help us get ready for win #6!!

A $10 a ticket includes food, games & admission to the football game. A dunk tank will be staffed with our principals and teachers and $3.00 gives you a chance to dunk a few Firelands faces! In addition, raffle items include Firelands Cornhole Boards, Firelands Fire Pit, Homecoming basket with Limo service from Safe & Reliable, Flowers from Tiffany’s & Aveda Spa and others.

Also, the Bloodmobile will be on site! Participants are asked to eat a good meal prior to donation. See the information below to register to donate.

Blooddrive 19

FRIDAY, SEPT. 13   from   4 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
FIRELANDS HIGH SCHOOL during the Tailgate
All gifts of blood help earn funds for your organization.
Sign up online & earn hero points at
Sponsor code: firelandsband

Tickets will be available at all open houses next week or you can contact Nakita Doane at 440-320-3198.





Friday, September 27, 2019 Homecoming Football Game

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Brownhelm School

We hope that you will be able to join us in celebrating our 50th high school reunion.

On Saturday, September 28, 2019 we have reserved the Brownhelm School.  The cost of the reception and dinner is $30.00 per person. Our cutoff date for catering by Sterk’s of Oberlin is September 15th.

On Friday September 27, we will take a tour of Firelands High School at 6:00 pm and attend the Homecoming football game at 7:00 pm.  (Tickets are $6.00 each, but “senior citizens” are free.) After the game the Post Party is at Matus Winery. We hope to see all of our classmates at one or all three events.

Please contact:  Dan Pycraft 440-935-6143 – email:



Firelands High School Class of 1979: 40th Class Reunion


Friday, September 27, 2019 Homecoming Football Game & Sterks of Oberlin

Saturday, September 28, 2019 Matus Winery

Join your classmates on September 27th for a tour of FHS then watch the Falcons play under the Friday Night Lights in the Falcon Stadium! After the game head to Sterks (alumni owned) in Oberlin to catch up.

September 28th the fun continues at Matus Winery (alumni owned) at 6:30 pm.

Contack Kathy Swanzer Sklarek at 440.225.9775 or with questions!


Hot Diggity Dog Day: September 14

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Main Street Vermilion has something to bark about! We’re bringing back Hot Diggity Dog Day again, an opportunity for you and your pooch to spend some quality time together in Vermilion and on one of the city’s most scenic beaches. Click here to learn more!






diet soda

A recent study has dubbed diet soda and sugary juices the culprit of increased stroke risk, particularly in women. Here’s what you should know from the Cleveland Clinic.


E-Cigarettes Aren’t Safe

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E-cigarettes have been causing an epidemic of youth use across the country for some time now. Despite claims of how “safe” they are by those selling them, they’re putting people into emergency rooms and hospitals across the nation. As of August 30th, one person has died and more than 200 cases of vaping-related lung illnesses have been reported, although some estimates place the illness total much higher, even as high as 300.

Here’s what we know:
Patients with these illnesses are coughing, have shortness of breath, and report fatigue. Those symptoms worsened for days or weeks before the patient was admitted into the hospital. Other symptoms include fever, chest pain, weight loss, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
All of these cases involve e-cigarette use. Many also involve using marijuana liquids in e-cigarettes. No specific product has been identified as the culprit.
Federal and state officials are still investigating these diseases to determine what exactly is happening. The CDC is assisting states, and Illinois and Wisconsin each have their own investigations.
The CDC recommends refraining from using e-cigarette products if you’re concerned about these risks. The CDC also recommends calling poison control at 1-800-222-1222 if you’re concerned about the harmful effects of e-cigarette use.



Grace’s Kitchen Offers Free Meals

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Grace’s Kitchen is a community wide grassroots endeavor to provide hot, nutritious meals and companionship for those in need in the Vermilion, Ohio area. Eight local volunteer groups provide assistance in this collaborative outreach.

Meals are served on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 pm to 7 pm throughout the month, and are prepared by the churches on a rotating basis and presently serve an average of 1200 meals a month.

Graces’s Kitchen operates under the umbrella of Grace United Methodist Church located at 13406 W. Lake Road in Vermilion, Ohio, but the meals are served onsite at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3747 Liberty Avenue in Vermilion, Ohio. Grace’s Kitchen relies on private donations and food grants from Second Harvest.

All are welcomed.


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