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Save the Date for 2nd Annual Yankee doodle Dash

Join us onJune 30, 2018 Join us for the 2nd annual Yankee Doodle Dash to benefit

Shaker Square Area Community Development Corporation. We'll have a run, walk,

and kids run so bring the entire family. The event starts and finishes at the Cleveland

Skating Club. Games and other events will be held at this location, as well. 

Prizes will be given for overall winners and age group winners. Click here for

more information


​Emergency Home Repairs for the Elderly on Tap in Latest Budget

When Cleveland City Councilman Blaine Griffin examines the neighborhoods in his Ward 6 district, he has two major areas of concern.

     “First and foremost, I’m always concerned for the health, safety and well-being of my constituents,” said Griffin.
     Seems fair enough. And the second major concern?
     “A close second to that is the state of homes for senior citizens who are living in isolation,” he explained. “So many of these houses need repairs, and we have to make sure that these are people who are able to age peacefully in their homes.”
     Now, thanks to the City Council approving $1.3 million earlier this year for projects to help senior citizens make critical and emergency repairs to their homes, Griffin says the city is taking huge steps to ensure that elderly citizens won’t have to live in sub-par conditions. For more of the story, see page 3 of The SHAD Connection.


Neighborhood Leadership Development Program Seeks 2018 Applicants

In 2006, the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel Foundation, along with former

Cleveland Mayor Michael White, established a training program to bring

together engaged neighborhood leaders.
     Today, the Neighborhood Leadership Development Program (NLDP)

continues to fulfill the founders’ mission: to enhance the diverse leadership

abilities of engaged Clevelanders who are committed to creating a city and

region that works for everyone.
     NLDP is a free, 16-session training program that helps individuals develop the leadership skills, resources and knowledge necessary to make positive change in their local communities. For more of the story, see page 3 of The SHAD Connection.


PorchFest 2018 Hits Major Milestone

It is often said that time flies when you’re having fun, and for fans who live in and

out of the neighborhood, that saying is certainly fitting for the Larchmere PorchFest.
     That’s because this year marks the tenth anniversary of the growing musical

celebration that emanates from residents’ front porches, patios, balconies and

business storefronts, bringing people from near and far to hear a smorgasbord

of sounds.
     This year, from 1 to 10 p.m. June 16, music lovers and those who just enjoy a

good street party vibe will be able to sample acts at 30 locations in the Larchmere

area. For more of the story, see page 6 of The SHAD Connection.

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SHAKER SQUARE

Barroco Arepa Bar to Open on Larchmere