Community Update: September 19

The Firelands Community Update is a weekly post that shares information for all organizations that are located within our district. Updates do not have to be school related to appear in this post. Please email your information to:


Firelands Softball Clinic

Falcon Softball Clinic 2019.docx

Download the Softball Clinic form here: Falcon Softball Clinic 2019.docx


Harvest of Antiques

Harvest of Antiques

It’s the 50th anniversary of the Country Harvest of Antiques and Crafts! This event is held behind the Birmingham United Methodist Church  (15018 South Street in Wakeman) on Saturday, October 5th.


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


BIG TRUCKS – Avon Lake

Big Trucks Avon 2019

#Kevin Strong

Kevin Strong


Milt Sayler Benefit

Milt dinner

Benefit Dinner For Milton Sayler: October 12 from 5-9 pm.

Milton Sayler was diagnosed with nodular lymphocyte predominate hodgkin’s lymphoma in August. We will be hosting a dinner to help with medical costs. There will also be 50/50 raffles and raffle baskets that evening. Tickets are $10 for adults (15 and older) and $5 for kids (4-14).

Ticket information will be shared soon.





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!


Third Thursday in Vermilion

3rd Thursday, Music, Flowers and a Sunset season finale Thursday, September 19th 6:30 pm-sunset in downtown Vermilion, OH⚓️

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Borrow a Blood Pressure Cuff!

library BP lucite (2)


Youth Tractor Pull

Kid Tractor Pull 19



Brownhelm Historical Association

3rd Annual Civil War Days: October 5/6

BHA Civil War Days 2019 2

The BHA, in partnership with the Lorain County Metro Parks, will be holding the 3rd Annual Civil War Days at Mill Hollow in the Vermilion River Reservation on October 5th & 6th! Bring the whole family down to the park from 10am to 4pm either day for loads of fun and learning about America’s Civil War. The event will feature an authentic soldiers’ encampment, demonstrations on period cooking and photography, educational presentations about Civil War era medicine, uniforms, ladies’ wear, artillery fire demonstrations, and more! Visitors will get a chance to try on period clothing, learn to march like soldiers, drink sarsaparilla, and play ‘old fashioned’ games. You may even sit for a tintype ‘photograph’ made through the exact method used on Civil War battlefields in the 1860s. The historic Bacon Home will be open for self-guided tours throughout the day. The event is free so bring a picnic lunch and spend a day learning about one of the most important periods in American History!


If Tombstones Could Talk Cemetery Walk: October 20th


Come stroll through the Brownhelm Cemetery where you will step back in time and meet some of Brownhelm’s earliest pioneers and residents. You’ll hear from some of the very first Brownhelm settlers including Colonel Henry Brown, Brownhelm’s namesake, and Hepsibah Bacon, matriarch of the famous Bacon boys after which Bacon Woods is named. You’ll also hear from local Civil War soldiers Thomas Wells and Henry Fairchild about their harrowing experience in battle, and learn about what life was like at home here in Brownhelm from local farmer, Elisha Peck, and preacher’s daughter, Martha Lawrence. You won’t want to miss our costumed re-enactors as they share their life stories in a program that “brings history life!” This is a free program.



Kohls: seasonal opportunities

Mama Joe Homestyle Pies: Mama Jo is looking for support help! Someone interested in helping keep our bakery clean, doing dishes and maintenance. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds. You may even get to help make pies! We’ll keep you busy. Apply in person. No calls. 1969 Cooper Foster Park Rd  Amherst, Ohio 44001


Falcons in the Press

High school volleyball: Fun doesn’t stop for Firelands, which wins its 10th in a row

2019 High School Football Week 3: After slow start, Firelands blanks rival Vermilion