Community Update: October 3, 2019

Firelands Parade of Bands: October 5, 2019

2019 Parade of Bands Flyer


Parent Teacher Conferences: October 10th

P/T Conferences will continue on October 10th.

FES: 4:00 – 7:30 pm
SAMS: 3:00 – 6:30 pm
FHS: 3:00 – 6:30 pm


No School – NEOEA Day: October 11


Trick or Treat

Amherst: October 31st from 6:00 -7:30 pmTrick or treat

Oberlin: October 31st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

South Amherst: October 31st from 6:00 – 7:30 pm

Vermilion: October 31st from 6:00-7:30 pm

Remember to turn your porch lights on if you would like to participate!

Brownhelm Historical Association Events

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! See the BHA Cemetery Walk Press Release 10.1.19


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.

Taking Donations Now for Grandma’s Attic Sale 2020!

We are officially taking donations once again for our major annual fundraiser, Grandmas attic sale logoGrandma’s Attic Sale, which is scheduled for April 2020. Please remember that we do not take donations of clothing or shoes, and cannot accept baby equipment like car seats. If at all possible, please donate clean items in good repair. If you have furniture or other large items to donate, please reply to this email or message us at before delivering the items. We may not be able to store them until the spring. Items may be brought to the Historic Brownhelm School & Museum (1940 N. Ridge Road, Vermilion) on Tuesdays from 10am-3pm.


Oberlin Heritage Center

ohc logoONE LAST BIG HISTORY WALK WEEKENDOberlin College’s Parents & Family Weekend (November 8-10) is OHC’s final outdoor tour weekend of the year.  History walks are open to the public as well as to campus visitors and include opportunities to participate in the Freedom’s Friends Underground Railroad and Abolition History Walk (Friday and Saturday at 3:00 p.m.), the Scholars & Settlers (Tappan Square) History Walk (Saturday at 11:15 a.m.), and the Oberlin Architecture History Walk (Sunday at 11:00 a.m.).  Sneak Peek:  Oberlin Origins mini-tours will be offered throughout the weekend as well.  Visit the Heritage Center’s website to find out more about starting locations and fees.  Advance reservations are recommended and may be made online.



Johnson Spaghetti Dinner Fundraiser

Johnson Spaghetti Fundraiser

Download the flyer here: Johnson Spaghetti Fundraiser

Milt Sayler Benefit

Milt dinner

Benefit Dinner For Milton Sayler: October 12 from 5-9 pm at the Amherst Bricklayers building: 8497 Leavitt Rd.

Milton Sayler was diagnosed with nodular lymphocyte predominate hodgkin’s lymphoma in August. This is a dinner to help with medical costs. There will also be 50/50 raffles and raffle baskets. Tickets are $10 for adults (11 and older),  $5 for kids (10-4) and kids 3 and under are free.

Contact Amy Walden or Sarah Greene for tickets. Tickets will also be available at the door.

South Amherst Fire Department

Prevention Open House: October 12, 2019

SA Fire Prevention 2019

Blood Drive

SA Fire Blood Drive 2019

Vermilion Fire Steak Fry

Vermilion Fire Steak Fry 2019

Mini Cheer

Mini Cheer 2019

Partners with Paws

Partners with paws 2019 fundraiser

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




Class of 1989 Reunion


30th Reunion on Saturday November 9th from 6:00 – 9:00 pm

Cole’s Public House

2019 South Main Street

Amherst, OH  44001


Don't Kiss the Babies

October is national RSV Awareness month. RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) is a common, dangerous virus that infect the respiratory tract of most children before they turn two. It is good practice not to kiss babies to help protect them from this virus. Learn more about RSV here.

Public Service Announcement: Vermilion Police Dept.

On Tuesday, October the 1st at 4:40 PM, the Vermilion Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Cummings Road in reference to an assault that just occurred. A female reported she heard a knock at her back door. When she opened the door, a male entered and struck her, knocking her down. The male then violently assaulted the female and left the residence without saying a word. The female was transported for medical assistance for injuries sustained in the attack. The case is under investigation and we ask if anyone observed anything or anyone out of the ordinary in the Cummings Road or Roxboro Road areas to please call Det. Steve Davis at (440) 967-6116. We also ask if anyone has security cameras systems that would have recorded in that area to contact us as well. The suspect description is as follows:
1. A light skinned African American male
2. 6’0 to 6’1 in height
3. Brown eyes
4. The whites of the eyes had a yellowish tint
5. Dark colored work pants
6. Dark colored shirt
7. Average build, but described as having a developed upper body/biceps
8. Facial covering like a runners mask/ski mask
9. “Musty”/ Body odor smell combined with cat urine


Jim’s Pizza Box: Vermilion. Now hiring part-time Delivery Drivers & Servers!! Must be available Friday & Saturday evenings. Inquire within or email resume to

Vermilion Chamber of Commerce: The Vermilion Chamber of Commerce is hiring
Student workers for the 2019 Woollybear Festival!
Days needed:
Saturday October 5th and Sunday October 6th
Please email or call 440-967-4477 for more information
Ages 14-18


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