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Here Comes the Moreland Roll 'N Stroll

August 4 walking and biking tour and scavenger hunt

Dateline: July 16, 2018 – The City will host the first Moreland Roll ‘N Stroll on Saturday, August 4. Check-in begins at 9:30 am at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road, with the self-guided tour and scavenger hunt through the Moreland neighborhood from 10 am – noon. The fun continues with games and crafts until 2 pm. The event begins and ends at The Dealership. It’s a free, family-friendly event.


Mayor's Statement on Fernway Elementary School Fire 

Dateline: July 10, 2018 -- Today, a large, fast-moving fire on the roof of Fernway Elementary School caused significant damage to the building, but thankfully, no injuries or loss of life.

Thanks to the swift action of the first responders from the Shaker Heights Fire and Police departments, along with mutual aid from departments as far away as Lake County, the fire was extinguished safely and quickly. Crews will remain on scene to ensure that all hotspots are fully extinguished and the building is secure.


Fire Up the Grill and Summer Fun at BBQ@VAD on July 27

Celebrate the season with a barbecue cookout, brews and bands


Mayor's Report for July 2018

Mayor Weiss discusses progress at the Van Aken District and the Shaker Heights Police Department's new Bike Patrol in the July 2018 edition of the Mayor's Report. View the Report, which includes a video message, at

Important News About Horseshoe Lake Park

Residents cautioned not to walk on or play near mudflats.

After a recent inspection of Horseshoe Lake, the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) has concerns about the structural integrity of the dam. It is a Class I dam, which means it is critically important to insure that it is sound and operable since a breach could result in property damage and significant risks to resident safety.


Artists Announced for First Van Aken District Public Art Project

Public meeting with artists to be held on Wednesday, June 27

Dateline: June 21, 2018 – The City and its partner LAND studio announce the selection of the team of Coryn Kempster and Julia Jamrozik, Canadian artists based in Buffalo, NY, to create the first piece of public art in the Van Aken District. Kempster and Jamrozik will present their portfolio and join in a community conversation at a public meeting on Wednesday, June 27 from 6-8 pm at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd. Input from this meeting and information from a tour of the District will inform site selection and design of the art. The meeting is open to the public.


Residents Invited to Complete New Deer Survey

Dateline: June 4, 2018 - In winter 2016/2017 and 2017/2018, the City implemented a deer reduction program by Shaker Heights Police Department trained marksmen in response to safety, health, and economic concerns about an overabundance of deer in the city. A new survey of residents will help the City identify whether, and the degree to which, the deer population continues to be an issue for residents, as well as the level of control needed to address this issue.

Here Comes the Come, Play! Fest

June 23 street fair to be held in the Moreland neighborhood

Dateline: May 29, 2018 - The City of Shaker Heights will host the first Come, Play! Fest on Saturday, June 23 from 12-6 pm. The Fest takes place on Chelton Road between Hampstead Road and Scottsdale Boulevard, in the Moreland neighborhood. It’s a free, family-friendly event.


Mayor's Report: May 24, 2018

The inaugural edition of newly appointed Mayor David E. Weiss' Mayor's Report is now available.

View the Report, which includes a video message, at

Dates Announced for 2018 Yoga in the Park Program

Free weekly yoga classes in Shaker Heights' parks from May 16 to August 30.

Dateline: May 7, 2018 - The Shaker Heights Recreation Department's popular Yoga in the Park program is back for 2018. 


Winners Announced in Make your Mark on Moreland Artist Competition

Gateways and Historic Marker Concepts Chosen

Dateline: May 3, 2018 - The City of Shaker Heights announces winners in the Make your Mark on Moreland Artist Competition. Artists will present their concepts at a community meeting on Thursday, May 17 at 6 pm at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Rd. Input from this meeting will be used to further refine the concepts. All are welcome to attend.


Landmark Commission Announces Instagram Photo Contest

Submissions Accepted May 1 - June 30

Dateline: April 24, 2018 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission seeks submissions to its sixth annual Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by preservation organizations across the country. In a nod to the widespread use of cell phone cameras and social media, this year’s contest will be based in Instagram. Submissions will be identified by using #PreserveSH18.


Second Annual Shaker Makers Event (With a Twist)

Makers convene on April 28

The City of Shaker Heights hosts its second Shaker Makers event, a show-and-tell-and make-and-touch AND a build-a-business event (that’s the twist). Innovators, creators, engineers, artists, and entrepreneurs of all ages will share their ingenuity, creativity and talents with the public at The Dealership, 3558 Lee Road from 11 am – 4 pm on Saturday, April 28.


Van Aken District: Call for Artists

Dateline: April 20, 2018 - The City of Shaker Heights is requesting qualifications from artists or teams of artists interested in producing works of public art in the Van Aken District. 


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