Shaker Heights

Shopping with a conscience: Look for fair trade products when picking holiday gifts
The Collaborative to End Human Trafficking, a local group of more than 70 organizations working together to prevent sex and human trafficking in Cuyahoga County, wants shoppers to keep fair trade in mind when looking for gifts this holiday season. Here are some tips to support local retailers committed to fair trade.
Check it out: Holiday shopping ideas with a Cleveland flare
It's peak holiday shopping time. With such talented makers and artists in Northeast Ohio, shoppers don't have to look far to find some unique, locally-made gifts for everyone on the list. We compiled some of our favorites here!
Packing a punch: Entrepreneur offers flavors of India with line of finishing spices
Shaker Heights resident Sahithya Wintrich recently found herself craving the savory Indian-spiced breakfasts she grew up with in Southern India. So, she launched Chutni Punch—a line of three finishing spice blends that will please any palette or heat tolerance. 
A Pulitzer Prize-winning Shaker native and her unforgettable memoir of all things Lost & Found
Shaker Heights native Kathryn Schulz explores love, loss, and life's other ups and downs in her bestselling book "Lost & Found." Ken Schneck talked with Schulz about her Northeast Ohio roots, the sudden loss of her father, falling in love with her wife, and finding her own voice.
Doan Brook, Metroparks to host two free outdoor family workshops
The Doan Brook Watershed Partnership is hosting two free family-friendly events this month that will get the entire family out for fun learning experiences in the autumn air.
Help decide the future of Horseshoe Lake Park
The Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District will host a virtual meeting and host an open house at Horseshoe Lake Park in Shaker Heights to present the Doan Brook restoration goals and gather public input on what the park should look like after the restoration.   
Painting the Town: Shaker Arts Council adds seven artist-designed utility boxes to its tour
Shaker Arts Council has selected seven new artists' designs to wrap utility boxes around its Rapid Green Line public art tour in Shaker Heights. 
Philip Lindsley Small: Designed noted Northeast Ohio homes, estates, and buildings
Cleveland Masterworks: Philip Lindsley Small was regarded as one of the top architects of his era in the first half of the 20th Century. From his work with the Van Sweringen brothers on the design of Shaker Square and Daisy Hill, to beautiful homes on South Woodland in Shaker Heights, Small's work is all over the city.
#CLE-ative Groove: Meet Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, dance teachers and co-founders of Island Beats
Our #CLEative Groove series features Q&A profiles on our city’s creative makers and shakers! Read on for our next installment with Iris Gonzalez and Zoe Brown, co-founders of Island Beats. 
Clarence Mack: Self-taught in architecture, yet designed 32 area homes that still stand today
Cleveland Masterworks: Without a day of training as an architect, Clarence Mack made his mark on Northeast Ohio nearly 100 years ago with the 32 impressive Georgian Revival and French Eclectic homes he built in Lakewood and Shaker Heights. All 32 homes stand today as testament to his talents. 
In the zone: Archaic zoning regulations can hamper construction of new infill housing
Outdated city zoning codes in many Cleveland communities make new construction virtually impossible on the inner ring suburbs’ smaller vacant lots. But some communities are working toward adapting their codes to accommodate modern-day infill housing to meet a variety of needs.
 
Robert C. Gaede, champion for Ohio architectural preservation
Cleveland Masterworks: Cleveland native Robert Gaede was a military veteran, architect, and expert in the historic preservation of Cleveland buildings of all types.
Light it up: Nature center and historical society offer illuminated Valentine walk
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes and Shaker Historical Society are putting a little winter romance into Valentine’s Day weekend with the Winter Wonderland Luminary Walk.
Wrapped up: Shaker artists add new utility box wraps, creating public art all over the city
Shaker Heights is newly adorned with eight new wrapped utility boxes along the Red and Green RTA Rapid Transit lines in its fifth year of SHAC on TRAC.
Charles Sumner Schneider: Known for Stan Hywet Hall, homes of the East Side wealthy
Cleveland Masterworks: With impeccable training, Charles Sumner Schneider made a name for himself in Northeast Ohio—designing homes for the wealthy, Shaker Heights schools and city hall, and—his crowning achievement—Stan Hywet Hall in Akron.
Howell & Thomas: Designers of iconic Shaker and Cleveland Heights homes, schools
Cleveland Masterworks: Carl Howell and James Thomas began building some of the most grand homes in Shaker Heights and Cleveland Heights and worked for notable developers of the time like the Van Sweringen brothers and Barton Deming. 
Up a tree: Nature Center at Shaker Lakes opens Jimmy’s Treehouse
There’s yet another fun way to get out and enjoy the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes this summer with the opening of Jimmy's Treehouse on the Stearns Woodland Trail.
Gaining independence: After 34 years, Ben is living on his own
Since age three Ben Hill has lived with autism and other health issues, which prompted his mother, Cindy, to be a full-time caregiver. Now, at age 34, and thanks to technology, Ben is finally on his own, and Cindy is able to enjoy her own independence as well.
Cover up: Shaker Heights utility box designs continue into fifth year
The utility boxes in Shaker Heights get more colorful each year as high school students and artists create vinyl box covers in vibrant designs. 
Frank B. Meade: Architect of Cleveland's iconic Tudor homes
A strong contender for Cleveland's greatest architect is Frank B. Meade, renowned for his mastery of the Tudor style. Known for designing the Hermit Club and the Drury mansion, Meade and partner Montgomery Hamilton designed more than 800 unique homes in the Cleveland area.