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January 2020

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Mayor David Weiss appointed to
RTA Board of Trustees

Mayor David Weiss is one of two new members appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority (RTA). Weiss, whose term begins in March 2020, was elected by the Cuyahoga County Mayors and City Managers Association. Read more.

Thornton Park Pool Pass registration

Early-Bird Pool Pass Sales, Camp Registration Begin January 2

Residents can dive into savings by taking advantage of early-bird rates for Thornton Park pool passes from January 2-April 9. Learn more.

Registration for Shaker Recreation summer camps also begins on January 2. Not sure what to sign up for? Check out the Winter Recreation Catalog (PDF) for a complete listing of 2020 camps.
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ACTIVATE Bike Survey

NOACA (Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency) is in the process of creating a new bicycle and pedestrian plan, ACTIVATE, and is compiling feedback via a public survey. Are you a recreational rider? Use your bike mostly on weekends? Take this short survey to help shape a new regional plan: survey

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Mobile App Discontinued

As of January 1, the City will no longer offer the ShakeRecycles mobile app because many of the app's features are now offered by the City’s website. In addition, changes to recycling guidelines have made the Waste Wizard feature on the app obsolete. Learn more about where to find all of the collection and recycling information you need. 

Shaker365 Videos

In case you missed the roll out of these videos on social media, we're providing them here. They're part of our Shaker365 marketing campaign highlighting delightful daily encounters and experiences in Shaker Heights. Follow the City on Facebook (@ShakerHeights) to see more videos in the future. Subscribe to our YouTube channel and check out  all of the past Shaker365 videos.

With winter temperatures limiting outdoor activities, there are plenty of indoor options to consider, including Shaker Rocks, 3377 Warrensville Center Rd., and Verb Ballets, located in The Dealership at 3558 Lee Rd. Both businesses offer a variety of classes  to help you stay active this season.

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Snow parking bans

Winter Parking Restrictions

Reminder: There is no parking on residential streets when snow accumulation exceeds two inches. This allows our plows to clear the streets effectively and efficiently.
Learn more.

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Holiday Trash Pickup Schedule

Please note these holiday trash delays: 

New Year's Day: During the week of December 30, Wednesday to Friday pick-ups will be delayed by one day.

MLK Day: During the week of January 20, Monday to Friday pick-ups will be delayed by one day.

When a trash delay is in effect, residents can expect their trash to be picked up one day later than their regular collection day (i.e. Wednesday's trash is picked up on Thursday).

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Holiday Recycling

Over the next few weeks, Christmas trees, wreaths and a number of other holiday items will be discarded. Here are a few helpful recycling tips:

Trees & Wreaths: May be left 
on the tree lawn for recycling. Please remove all decorations, tinsel, etc. Tree/wreath pickup, which is handled by the brush crew, will continue through January 23 (approx.) and does not coincide with your regular trash day. Please don't bag your tree or wreath; this interferes with the recycling process.

Lights: Can be taken to the Solid Waste District in Garfield Heights.

Wrapping Materials & Holiday Cards: Holiday gift wrap, cards, and boxes that are 100 percent paper can be recycled. Ribbons, bows, glitter, foil, and gift wrap that is not 100 percent paper belongs in the trash.

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Cuyahoga County Board of Elections Job Fair

Monday, January 6
10 am-2 pm

The Board of Elections has a wide variety of job openings with no experience required. There are jobs for every skill level. Precinct election officials (poll workers) are needed and there are long-term assignments as well. Apply by calling 216-443-6600 or online at www.443VOTE.us.

Fundaze Skating Rink Field Trip

Fundaze: Field Trip to
United Skates of America

Friday, January 17 
7 am-6:30 pm

Kids can take advantage of the MLK Holiday weekend with a trip to United Skates of America in Wickliffe, sponsored by the Shaker Heights Recreation Department. Cost is $55/$65 for non-residents.

This is the first of three Fundaze field trips scheduled for the winter months. The other two are: Rollhouse Bowling on February 28 ($45/$55) and Alien Vacation Mini Golf on March 17 ($50/$60). Early registration is suggested. Registration information.

Drop-off/pick-up location: Woodbury School (15400 S Woodland Rd.)

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Live @ Noon Series at Verb Ballets

Fridays, January 17 and 31
12 pm

Pack a lunch and head over to the Verb Ballets studio to watch an exclusive working rehearsal of 'Romeo and Juliet,'  as Cuban dancer and director of ProDanza Laura Alonso prepares the company for a tour in Cuba this spring. This program is a continuing collaboration between Verb Ballets, ProDanza of Cuba and The Cleveland Havana Ballet Project. 

A second showcase on January 31 features a working rehearsal with choreographer Stephanie Martinez. Dessert will be provided at both events. More details

Location: Verb Ballets Center for Dance (3558 Lee Road)

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Family Fireside Night

Friday, January 24
6:30-8 pm

Who loves a winter adventure? Spend an evening, both indoors and out, at the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes  exploring winter animals of the region. There will be hands-on crafts and activities, snacks and hot chocolate. $5 per person, or $25 for a family of six. Learn more.

Location: Nature Center at Shaker Lakes (2600 South Park Blvd.) 

From the Schools
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MLK Day Of Beloved Community January 20

Please join the Shaker Heights Schools PTO as we come together as a CommUnity from 10 am-noon on Monday, January 20 at Shaker Heights High School. From 10-11:30 am, visit the High School Upper Cafeteria and Senior Lounge for special community-building experiences, a volunteer fair and voter registration by the League of Women Voters, Shaker Heights. In the South Gym, Lower Cafeteria and Library, participants can prepare hygiene and house-cleaning kits for local families in need, hear stories, participate in a community art project or help with crafts for local senior citizens. Residents are encouraged to share photos on social media that speak to their idea of a beloved community, using the hashtag

From 11:30 am-noon, join the SAMS March for Beloved Community, a spirited procession that will end in the High School large auditorium, culminating with a performance that celebrates the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  Monetary donations can be made on payforit.net under Fundraisers, or via paypal at PayPal.me\SHPTO (all donations received on PayPal through MLK day will be applied to this event). 

Happy New Year from the Shaker Schools Foundation!

As a new year begins, the Shaker Schools Foundation is filled with gratitude for the many gifts received on behalf of students and teachers. Time and again, this generous community has supported the mission of providing the “extras” that make a Shaker education truly exceptional for the student body. See just a few of the projects made possible through resident support in a short video produced by Shaker alumna Maddie Hertz, Class of 2015. Best wishes in 2020 from the Shaker Schools Foundation

Save the Date:  'A Night for the Red & White' is March 7

Come for the fun and support Shaker students at A Night for the Red & White on March 7 at 7 pm at the Hilton Cleveland Downtown. This party with a purpose provides enrichment for all Shaker students in every school, with a particular focus on STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math). To purchase tickets and for more information, visit shakerschoolsfoundation.org/events. For questions: 216-295-4319 or verderber_e@shaker.org

Save the Date

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'Harry Potter' Trivia Night
at Shaker Library

Tuesday, February 4
6:30-8:30 pm

It's time to hone your Hogwarts knowledge. Can you distinguish Dobby from Dumbledore? What is a Nimbus 2000? Match wits with other adult Harry Potter fans for a fun evening of book and movie trivia. The winner will receive a prize.  Reserve a spot.

Location: Shaker Main Library (3450 Lee Rd.)

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Black History Month performances

Saturday, February 8
Sunday, February 9
2-4 pm

Enjoy a theatrical history lesson as Monica Boone, Moreland resident and member of the Rising Phoenix Theater Group and the founder of the IMAGINE Institute, directs a cast of local actors in a dramatic, musical performance celebrating the Black experience in America. This is family-friendly event.

 Location: Shaker Main Library (3450 Lee Rd.)

Shaker Heights YouTube Channel

Subscribe to the City's YouTube Channel to watch our new series of #Shaker365 videos, featuring some of the people, places and things that showcase Shaker's uniqueness. You can also view monthly reports from the Mayor, and more. Take a look and subscribe!
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Recycling in Shaker Heights

ONLY five core items belong in your recycling bucket:
  • Plastic bottles & jugs
  • Metal & aluminum cans
  • Cartons
  • Glass bottles & jars
  • Paper & cardboard
Rinse and replace the caps and place loose items in your recycling bucket. Please, don't bag your recyclables! Learn more about the dos and don'ts of recycling at Cuyahoga Recycles.

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