Community Update: September 12, 2019

TOMORROW! 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


Amherst Historical Society

Amherst Historical Society Sale 2019


2019 Teen Driver Safety Billboard Contest

Billboard contest 2019

The Lorain County Safe Communities Coalition, through the support of State Farm®, is challenging high school students to create a public service announcement billboard to educate drivers about the dangers of distracted driving.

All contest rules, registration, and prize details can be found here

Deadline: October 25, 2019



Millennials and Alcohol: More Young People are Drinking to the Point of Liver Damage

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The liver is one of the most resilient organs in the body, with an impressive and unique ability to actually regenerate new, healthy tissue to replace damaged tissue. Please click here to read more from The Cleveland Clinic.

Vaping is having alarming health consequences.
Two Cleveland Clinic doctors explain why our children are so vulnerable and what we can do about it.

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E-cigarettes and vaping are relatively new, but many have thought of them as a harmless alternative to smoking. But now, reports of serious respiratory illnesses likely tied to vaping are popping up across the country, including young patients being put on mechanical ventilators Click here to read more from the Cleveland Clinic.

Band Car Wash

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BIG TRUCKS – Avon Lake

Big Trucks Avon 2019

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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!






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