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Farnsleigh Road Closed Beginning July 14

Van Aken District Road Closed for Two Weeks

July 10, 2014 - Farnsleigh Road will be closed from Winslow Road to Chagrin Boulevard beginning Monday, July 14 for two weeks. Detour signs will be posted. Expect delays while travelling through the area.


Shaker Schools and City Collaborate to House Learning Center

City provides space in Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building

June 9, 2014 - The Shaker Heights City School District and the City of Shaker Heights join forces with funders and community groups to create a center for digital learning and family engagement, to open in the 2014-15 school year.


Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival Returns June 21 & 22

June 2, 2014 - The Shaker Heights Arts & Music Festival, presented by RMS Corporations, promises a weekend packed with great food, beer and wine, a juried art show, phenomenal musical entertainment and activities for children. Free admission.

The Festival is located on Farnsleigh between Warrensville Center and Van Aken, Farnsleigh Road will be closed to through traffic from Thursday, June 19 through Sunday, June 22.


Update - Van Aken District Roadwork Likely to Cause Traffic Delays

Work postponed to Tuesday, May 27; Chagrin narrowed to two lanes

May 27, 2014 - Roadwork to relocate Farnsleigh Road started last week, but encountered obstacles underground that caused postponement of the anticipated narrowing of traffic into a single lane in each direction on Chagrin between Farnsleigh and Warrensville Center Road. Cuyahoga County, which is coordinating the project, predicts that this phase of work will now last through Friday, May 30.


Van Aken District Roadwork Likely to Cause Traffic Delays

Work beginning Thursday, May 22 will impact Chagrin Boulevard

May 21, 2014 - The first stage of roadwork to relocate Farnsleigh Road will have an impact on Chagrin Boulevard between Farnsleigh and Warrensville Center Road, starting on Thursday, May 22. Traffic on Chagrin will be reduced to one lane in each direction. The change begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow, May 22. Cuyahoga County, which is coordinating the project, predicts that this phase of work will last through Friday, May 23, and then resume on Tuesday, May 27 through Wednesday, May 28.


City's Home Watch Program

May 27, 2014 - With summer vacations just around the corner, give yourself some peace of mind while you are away from home by taking advantage of the City's Home Watch Program. Whether it's for a weekend or a more extended period of time, you can alert police of any upcoming vacancies by completing a Home Watch form.

Enforcement of City's Hand-Held Cell Phone Ban Begins May 26

May 19, 2014 - Enforcement of the new Shaker Heights ordinance banning hand-held cell phone use while driving begins May 26. The ban was enacted on March 26. Until now, Police have issued warnings for failure to obey the law.

Tickets will be issued with violations having the same potential penalty as most other traffic violations under City ordinances.

The cities of Beachwood, Pepper Pike, and University Heights have similar cell phone bans and penalty provisions.

See FAQ's for additional information on the new ordinance.


2014 Memorial Day Ceremony, Parade and Pancake Breakfast

May 19, 2014

Memorial Day ceremony honoring fallen heroes. World War II veteran, Robert P. Madison, FAIA, 1st Lieutenant, 370th Regiment, 92nd Infantry Division, will speak. The Reverend Peter Faass will give the invocation.


Shaker Heights Landmark Commission Announces 2014 Photo Contest Winners

May 6, 2014 - The Shaker Heights Landmark Commission announces the winners of the second 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. Eighty-one entries were received, nearly double the entries received in 2013. Thirty different photographers submitted photos.

Commission members considered a kaleidoscope of images from all over the City. Each photo captured a unique element within Shaker Heights, either from the built or natural environment, which contributes to the visual richness of the community and honors the City’s history.


2nd Annual Preservation Month Photo Contest - Vote Now for People's Choice Winner

Dateline: 4/15/14 - Earlier this year, the Shaker Heights Landmark Commission invited photographers to enter the 2014 Shaker Heights Preservation Month Photo Contest. The contest was created in honor of National Preservation Month, which is celebrated each May by historic preservation organizations across the country. Eighty-one (81) entries were submitted, and on May 1, the Landmark Commission will announce winners in the following categories: homes/buildings, landscape/nature, street/sidewalk scenes, architectural elements and sundry. Now, it is your turn to vote! We have created a special "People's Choice" category so that you may select a winner as well. Voting will close Sunday, April 27 at midnight. Vote now

Van Aken District Roadway Reconfiguration Project Construction Updates

Dateline: 4/8/14 - The eagerly anticipated roadway reconfiguration in the Van Aken District of Shaker Heights begins this month. The project is part of the City’s long-term economic development plans and will establish the Van Aken District as a mixed-use, walkable destination for businesses and residents alike.


Public Notice: Police Accreditation - Information Session April 8

Dateline: 3/25/14 - The Shaker Heights Police Department is scheduled for an on-site assessment as part of a program to achieve accreditation by verifying it meets professional standards.

Administered by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA), the accreditation program requires agencies to comply with state-of-the-art standards in four basic areas: policy and procedures, administration, operations, and support services.


Tower-East-WebTower East Office Building Listed on National Register of Historic Places

Dateline: 3/18/14 - The architectural significance of Tower East, the 12- story office building located at 20600 Chagrin Boulevard, has now been recognized through its official listing on the National Park Service’s National Register of Historic Places. Designed by master architect Walter Gropius and built in 1968, it is the only building by the famed architect in Ohio and the first constructed between New York and Chicago.


Van Aken District Community Update March 11

Dateline: 2/26/14 - The City plans a Van Aken project update at Shaker Heights Middle School Auditorium, 20600 Shaker Boulevard on Tuesday, March 11, from 6:30 to 9 pm. (Due to the large number of responses already received, the venue has been changed from the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building.)


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