Dear Residents,

It's been a pleasure meeting so many of you at this summer's events and block parties. As we head into the last month of summer, there remain several great events that I hope you can attend.

I invite you to join me at the Moreland Roll 'N Stroll on August 4. It's a free self-guided walking/biking tour and scavenger hunt in south Moreland, a remarkable and historically significant neighborhood in Shaker Heights. You'll find event details below.

Another terrific event this month is the Shake It Up fundraiser on August 25. Proceeds will benefit the Shaker Heights Development Corp. (SHDC), whose goal is to help revitalize Shaker's commercial areas in order to strengthen residential neighborhoods and diversify the City’s tax base. Certainly, a goal we can all get behind. See details and ticket information below.

I look forward to seeing you around town.


David E. Weiss
City News
Recycling: Back to Basics
Keep the recycling stream clean! It's simple. Combine these five core items (loose) in your recycling bucket.

  • CANS: Empty and rinse.
  • CARTONS: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap — it’s too small to be recycled by itself!
  • GLASS: Empty and rinse. Replace metal lids.
  • PAPER & BOXES: Flatten cardboard items, like cereal boxes, to save space.
  • PLASTIC BOTTLES & JUGS: Empty and rinse. Replace the cap. 

No other items should be placed in your recycling — and, please, never bag your recycling. When in doubt, throw it out (we know it's hard, but non-recyclables contaminate the recycling stream).

Wait, aren't all plastics 1-7 recyclable?
A number inside a recycling symbol no longer means a plastic item is recyclable. Those numbers are resin codes used by the plastics industry to identify the type of plastic used to make the container. Thanks in part to China's National Sword policy, which dramatically restricted plastic imports, our regional recycling facilities are currently only able to find viable markets for plastic bottles and jugs (items with an opening or a neck that's more narrow than the body). Plastic tubs and all other plastics should go in the trash until further notice.

Please note that while plastic bags and film (dry cleaner bags, produce bags, etc.) don't belong in your recycling bucket, you can still recycle these items. Find drop-off locations at .
November 6 General Election Information
Residents who previously voted at Fernway Elementary School will be assigned to new locations for this November's general election. Specifically:

  • Precinct 00-R will vote at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building (3450 Lee Rd.)
  • Precinct 00-Q will vote at Lomond Elementary School (17917 Lomond Blvd.)

The BOE will mail notifications to impacted residents. Use the button below to find your precinct and other voter information.

BOE at Thornton Park. On Wednesday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 15, from 1-3:30 pm, the BOE will be at Thornton Park (3301 Warrensville Center Rd.) to provide voter and employment information. Stop by to get election information, register to vote, sign up to vote by mail, or apply to be a poll worker.
SAMS Invites Residents to View Hildana Bead Buddies
Head over to Hildana Park (on Chagrin Blvd. between Ludgate and Hildana roads) to check out the new Hildana Bead Buddies. The tree mobiles were created by K-4 students via a collaboration between Shaker African American Mothers Support (SAMS) and the Shaker Library, Shaker Recreation, and Shaker Makers. The Bead Buddies will be on display at the park through mid-September.

Call for volunteers: SAMS is now seeking aftercare tutors for the 2018-2019 school year. Tutors are needed from 3:45-4:45 pm at Lomond School to provide homework support to K-4 students. Days are flexible. To get involved or learn more about SAMS, contact Kim Harris at .
Lee Road Corridor Small Business Mixer
Wednesday, August 1
5:30-7 pm
An evening of conversation and networking with local business owners in the Lee Road corridor.
Location: The Dealership (3558 Lee Rd.). Register using the button below or contact Alexis Coffey at with questions.
Enjoy musical theater right here in Shaker Heights at the Hathaway Brown Theatre Institute's presentation of this Tony Award-winning show. Friday and Saturday, 7:30-10 pm; Sunday, 2-4 pm.
Moreland Roll 'N Stroll
Saturday, August 4
9:30 am-2 pm
A neighborhood-centered walking/biking tour and scavenger hunt in southern Moreland. Everyone is invited to this fun, interactive, intergenerational event to learn about the history of the neighborhood. This free event begins and ends at The Dealership (3558 Lee Rd.). Registration 9:30 am; tour starts at 10 am. Stay for live music, games, art, and other activities following the tour.
Take to the Lake
Saturday, August 4
10 am-4 pm
A day of paddling, hiking, yoga, birding, and music along the banks of Lower Shaker Lake. Sign up for an hour-long kayaking or canoeing skills class led by Cleveland Metroparks Youth Outdoors with the price ranging from $10 for adults to $5 for youth (15 years and under) or rent a kayak from Breakaway Excursions for $15 per hour. Youth must be at least 7 years old and weigh over 50 lbs. to participate. Area residents may also bring their own kayak or canoe to launch from the shore. Register and learn more using the button below.
Family Movie Night
Friday, August 10
7:30 pm
Bring a chair or blanket and enjoy a free screening of the hit animated film Coco. Location: The Colonnade (adjacent to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building at 3450 Lee Rd.). Family-friendly activities and concessions start at 7:30 pm. Movie starts at dusk.
Computer Roundup
Saturday and Sunday, August 11-12 & 18-19
8 am-4 pm
Recycle old computer equipment and cell phones at the Service Center (15600 Chagrin Blvd.). Acceptable items include CPUs, monitors, keyboards, mice, printers, terminals, modems, cables, software, ink cartridges, cell phones, and cell-phone accessories.
Landlord Training
Tuesday, August 14 and Thursday, August 16
6-8 pm
Learn the ins and outs of successfully managing a rental property. Free for Shaker property owners; $30 for non-Shaker property owners. Location: Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building (3450 Lee Rd.). Registration required.
Shaker Heights Community Band
Wednesday, August 15
7 pm
Bring a chair or blanket to the Colonnade (adjacent to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building at 3450 Lee Rd.) and delight in the music of the Shaker Heights Community Band.
Shaker Arts Council Summer Party
Saturday, August 18
4-8 pm
Everyone is invited to this family-friendly party celebrating the Shaker Heights Public Library summer reading program and the end of summer at the Colonnade (adjacent to the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building at 3450 Lee Rd.)
Shake It Up
Saturday, August 25
6-11 pm
Enjoy an evening in the Van Aken District, while benefiting the Shaker Heights Development Corp . During a VIP reception, guests will mix and mingle with Chef Jonathon Sawyer, who will speak about his culinary vision for the District and provide an appetizer.

The main event features live music, flowing beverages, delicious local food, optional hardhat tours of the District, and surprises throughout the night.
From the Schools 
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Thank You Shaker Heights
Shaker Heights Schools thanks the City of Shaker Heights Fire Department, the Mayor and all first responders for their tireless efforts and outstanding work in extinguishing the Fernway School fire on July 10. The District also is grateful for the outpouring of support from the entire Shaker Heights community as we work towards a temporary school location for Fernway students. To follow our updates on Fernway School, visit our special   Fernway Update   section online or subscribe to the Fernway Report .
School Starts Aug. 22
The first day of school for all Shaker Schools students is August 22. Be sure to review our   Before the First Day Checklist   and   Summer Reading Lists   to make sure students are ready for the first day!  

Save the Date: Homecoming Weekend, September 28-29
All Shaker residents are invited to "Come Home to Shaker" for a community homecoming celebration. Visit for details or email to find out how to get involved.
Save the Date
Hazardous Household Waste Roundup
Saturday and Sunday, September 15-16 & 22-23
8 am-4 pm
Bring your household hazardous waste to the Service Center (15600 Chagrin Blvd.) for safe disposal. Items accepted: oil or solvent-based paints, sealers, primers, varnishes, polyurethanes, shellacs, spray paints, automotive fluids, kerosene, gasoline, lighter fluid, pesticides, herbicides, insecticides, paint thinners, mineral spirits, turpentine, caustic household cleaners, adhesives, roof tar, driveway sealer, and mercury. NO latex paint or materials from businesses will be accepted.
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