Shaker Heights

Sprucing up: Nature Center begins renovations on Stearns Woodland Trail

The renovations planned for the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes' Stearns Woodland Trail will create a natural learning wonderland, complete with a treehouse.

Bottoms up! Couple starts nonprofit cocktail delivery business to aid frontline workers
Dave Ocker and Kyah Fernandez lost their restaurant jobs after COVID-19 hit. But saw it as an opportunity to start a nonprofit cocktail delivery company that benefits first responders on the frontline.
Culinary Crisis: Chef Doug Katz is cautiously optimistic that restaurants will rebound
Chef Doug Katz sees hope in Cleveland's restaurants surviving COVID-19 with new innovations in dining out. 
Pulsar replaces paper goods with mask production in response to COVID-19
Pulsar Eco Products and partner KMK are producing 2.5 million masks a week and donating thousands of them to local businesses and senior care organizations.
The plant sale must go on at the Nature Center, despite COVID-19 pandemic
The Nature Center at Shaker Lakes isn't letting the coronavirus crisis wipe out its annual plant sale. It's heading online this year for a full month, and so far, orders are up.
Picnic Hill closes during coronavirus but finds alternative ways to serve the community
Mere weeks after opening Picnic Hill Market Cafe in Shaker Heights, the owners are shifting gears due to the coronavirus.
Four #CIFF44 filmmakers with Cleveland connections are ready for their closeup
As the Cleveland International Film Festival prepares the details for a streaming version of this year’s canceled event, we spoke with four filmmakers proud to have been chosen for #CIFF44.
Free Stamp: All things indoors and free in the #CLE for April 2020Powered by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture
Our monthly "Free Stamp" feature rounds up the freshest free events in Cleveland. Due to the coronavirus crisis, we changed this to an all-indoors edition. This feature is powered by Cuyahoga Arts & Culture.
Derf's new graphic novel ‘Kent State’ takes on tragic shooting
Shaker Heights illustrator Derf Backderf has a new book coming out in April. "Kent State: Four Dead in Ohio" will arrive less than a month before the 50th anniversary of the tragic event.
Something wild: Wildroots Modern Market puts down roots at Van Aken District in Shaker Heights
The newest place for Cleveland's movers and makers to convene is Wildroots Modern Market, making its debut at the Van Aken District Feb. 9.
New dining options round out Fairmount Circle
Picnic Hill Market Cafe is the first of several new dining options coming to Fairmount Circle, near the campus of John Carroll University.
Land of the G-free: Cafe Avalaun is now offering dinner service
Cleveland's only dedicated gluten-free restaurant continues to grow on the heels of a successful pop-up dinner series, which has now extended to dinner service on Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays.
Chef Katz introduces Zhug, bringing a shared dining experience to Cedar-Fairmount
Chef and restaurateur Douglas Katz's newest restaurant, Zhug in the Cedar-Fairmount District, combines flavors from the historical spice trade routes that passed through the Middle East.
Now hear this: The 5 Cleveland podcasts you need to add to your rotation right now
In honor of FreshWater Cleveland's own podcast debut, we've rounded up five local podcasts that deserve a spot on your proverbial playlist—from seasoned storytellers to intrepid investigators.
Food Rescue app saves 235,000 pounds in first year for Hunger Network of Greater ClevelandVolunteers pick up produce that would have rotted in landfills
Efforts to stop food waste are getting smarter. Since the Hunger Network of Greater Cleveland introduced its Food Rescue app almost a year ago, it has enrolled 42 donors and 544 volunteers.
Is housing market recovery leaving Cleveland’s East Side behind?
Money and time are running out to renovate or demolish blighted homes in Cleveland and its inner suburbs, but thousands remain.
Latest entry at Van Aken District is an approachable contemporary art gallery
Art appreciation just got a little easier, thanks to a new, novice-friendly gallery inside the Van Aken District.
Inking a legacy: Write About Now trains a new generation of journalists in honor of Nikki Delamotte
The hashtag #NikkiForever is taking on new meaning as Lake Erie Ink and prepare to launch Write About Now, a 10-week training program for teen journalists.
Six big, bold ideas that could change Cleveland as we know it, 2nd edition
Check out our six-pack of audacious efforts to distinguish Northeast Ohio in a growing global economy. From harnessing wind power to jumpstarting small businesses, each of these ideas could make a major impact.
Nature Center begins major renovation project on beloved All People’s Trail
For more than 50 years, the Nature Center at Shaker Lakes has stood as both an environmental haven and educational resource on 20 acres that were once proposed as highways to connect Cleveland’s eastern suburbs to downtown. Now, the Nature Center is about to undergo a $2.5 capital improvement project to renovate the All People’s Trail (APT)—built in 1983 and perhaps the focal point of the preserve.