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Doggie Dip Photograph Submission Guidelines

If you are heading to the Doggie Dip at Thornton Park on Saturday, September 9, please bring your camera! We’re seeking a fabulous photograph of the Doggie Dip to use on the City’s new website. The photograph will reflect the vibrancy of our community. We’re offering $100 for the photograph we select.


The photograph will be used as a feature photo on the home page of our new website, similar to what you see at

Photos should be:

  • Color
  • Landscape (horizontal) orientation
  • Final, cropped photograph will be approximately 650x2000 pixels

How to Submit:

Upload your high-res photo to
You will be asked to provide your name and email address. This will allow us to contact you if we select your photo.

Please note, the selected photographer will be required to provide a W9 so we can process payment. The City reserves the right to use the purchased photograph on its websites, as well as in other marketing materials.

Median Sales Price Data

Table 1: Share of Home Sales by Area

Home SalesNorth of So. WoodlandSouth of Van Aken
2015 39% 26%
2017 30% 36%


Table 1: This table shows a 9% decrease in the share of sales in the most expensive area of the City and a 10% increase in the share of home sales in the least expensive area in the first half of 2017 as compared to 2015. This explains the drop in the median sales price reported by the Sun Press.


Table 2: Median Price as Calculated by Sun Press vs. City

Median Sale PriceSun Press AnalysisCity Analysis
First half 2015 $200,000 $199,500
First half 2017 $187,500 $198,250
Difference -$12,500 -$1,250


Table 2: Staff did not have access to the exact data set used in the Sun Press piece. However, using the widely accepted NEOCANDO data set, staff used the same criteria set forth in the article to determine median sales price. These numbers showed virtually the same median price in the first half of 2015 as indicated in the article, but a noticeably smaller decrease in the median price in first half 2017.


Table 3: Median Sale Price By Area

Median Sale PriceNorth of So. WoodlandBtw. So. Woodland & Van AkenSouth of Van Aken
First half 2015 $295,000 $207,500 $96,000
First half 2017 $315,000 $215,000 $136,000

Table 3: This table reveals evidence of positive trends in median sale price in specific sectors of the City. Note that despite the gains in median price in each area, there is still a slight decrease in overall median sale price as indicated in Table 2. Again, this is due to the fact that there were 10% more sales south of Van Aken (in lower priced homes) in the first half of 2017 vs. 2015.

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Winter ShakerLife 2017

Shaker Life ~ Winter 2017 Issue

Shaker's Medical Innovators

Shaker has a literal abundance of health care professionals who call the City home. Many of them are work-a-day doctors, nurses, and researchers. Then there are the bona fide medical innovators. Shaker Life identified five of them, profiled below. They are committed to treating and researching treatments for Alzheimer's, heart disease, and malaria, working to overcome the health disparities in African Americans, and even researching how to modify the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) so that it can safely be used to deliver specific proteins to diseased cells.

Dr. Charles Modlin: Health Disparities

Dr. Marco Costa: Interventional Cardiology

Dr. Deborah Gould: Alzheimers and Dementia

Dr. Brian Grimberg: Malaria

Dr. Chip Tilton: Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

Scene in Shaker: For Better or Worse

maynardIn the marriage that is Shaker homeownership, these Six Stages of a Shaker Home Renovation embody the notion of "for better or for worse" in spades.

Read the Story

Work. Live. Shaker.: Kathy & Ralph Dise

kathy diseKathy and Ralph Dise run separate companies on opposite ends of town, both conveniently situated near their Shaker home.

Read the Story


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