Community Update: October 10, 2019

General Notices:

Parent Teacher Conferences continue tonight – October 10th!

P/T Conferences 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 pm

Trick or treat

Kipton: October 31st from 6 – 7:30 pm

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!

Trunk or Treat from Tri-M

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Brownhelm Historical Association Events

The Jungle Book

Brownhelm Historical Association (BHA) supports FLSD!

We are so happy to share that the BHA is sponsoring an event to raise funds for a Firelands High School student scholarship and to buy books for the Firelands Elementary School. We are very appreciative of their ongoing support!

The BHA has bought out the theater for a special presentation of The Jungle Book. The Jungle Book will be presented by the Workshop Players at 44800 Middle Ridge Road in Amherst on November 14th at 7:30 pm.

Tickets for this private event are available through eventbrite:

This family friendly event will be sold out so purchase your tickets soon!

To learn more about the Brownhelm Historical Association please click here:

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

MJ pasta dinner 2019

Download the flyer here: Johnson Spaghetti Fundraiser

Milt Sayler Benefit

Sayler Benefit updated 10 8 19

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.

Skate World Fundraiser

Skate World Fundraiser 2019

Help support one of our students who skates out of Lorain Skate World. She is a National Champion in Team Events and qualifying competitor in Freestyle and Creative Individual Events. Good luck Mandy DeWitt!


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

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



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


October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

From the North Ridgeville Police Department: October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Throughout Lorain County you will see chairs that are marked with a purple ribbon and story of a victim who had lost their life to domestic violence.

From 1989 to 2019 we have had 45 residents (42 women and 3 men) of Lorain County that have been killed by a current or ex intimate partner.

One woman is assaulted by an intimate partner every NINE SECONDS in this country. In the time it is taking you to read this, three will be assaulted.

If you are the victim of domestic violence, or know someone who is, there is help available. Your local police department is the most immediate of those resources but in Lorain County you have a lot more available to you because of the tireless work of the Lorain County Safe Harbor / Genesis House.

They have a 24 hour crisis hotline that you can call at 440-244-1853 or 440-323-3400. They can help you get out of your dangerous situation before you have your own chair in October.


Genesis House
440-244-1853 or 440-323-3400

NORD Emergency Stabilization (Rape and Suicide Crisis)

Lorain County Children’s Services

Help is out there. Just make the call.

RSV Awareness Month

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.


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


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