3rd Annual Yankee Doodle Dash Set for June 29

Join your neighbors and bring your friends for the third annual Shaker Square

Area Development Corporation Yankee Doodle Dash. It's a 5K run and one-mile

walk & kids’ run to support SHAD and its work within the neighborhoods it serves.           
When:        Saturday, June 29, 2019, 8:30 a.m.

                   Registration begins 7:30 a.m.
Where:       Cleveland Skating Club

                   2500 Kemper Road

                   Shaker Heights, Ohio

The course begins at the Cleveland Skating Club and makes its way along the Lakes-to-Lakes trail, along the Doan Brook, and follows the scenic path along Shaker Lakes. The race finishes at the Skating Club with awards, refreshments and children’s activities.


     $25 – 5K Run     $20 – Walk/Kids Run     $70 – Families         
     $20-SHAD members and Phantom Runners

After June 24:          $30 – 5K Run           $25 – Walk/Kids Run         

Register online by clicking here. Questions? Email info@shad.org, or call 216.789.4826 

Cleveland Garlic Festival Set for August 24-25

The 2019 Cleveland Garlic Festival will take place Saturday, August 24th

from Noon to 8pm and Sunday, August 25th 2019 from Noon to 6pm!

This year’s festival will continue to bring the most delicious garlic laden food

and also:

  • Top Chef Grill Offs
  • Miss Garlic 2019
  • Garlic Fries
  • Mitchell’s Garlic Ice Cream
  • Ohio Craft Beers
  • and the Ohio Cheese Guild Tent!

Enjoy live music and entertainment, and check out our Mighty Locavores kids area for Flower Clown, bungee trampoline, tractors and so much more!

*Sorry, no dogs allowed

Get INvested Campaign Continues

Shaker Square Area Development Corporation (SHAD) continues its 

fundraising campaign to help it transition to a new stage of operation.

Over its 42-years of service to the Shaker Square community, SHAD has evolved to address  emerging opportunities that will grow the organization’s collaborations and develop its funding sources, ultimately improving the neighborhood.

Please consider a generous, tax-deductible contribution to SHAD. Click here for more information about SHAD, and how to participate in the campaign.

2019 Apartment Hunters Guide Now Available

It may be time for you to join one of the vibrant neighborhoods that

comprise the Shaker Square Area. Check out the top 10 reasons

to make the area your home:

  1. Easy Access to public transportation
  2. Top-notch dining
  3. Proximity to museums, healthcare, cultural stops, and educational institutions 
  4. Convenient grocery and food options
  5. Escape urban life with a quick jaunt to Shaker Lakes
  6. Everyday amenities just steps away
  7. Health and fitness choices for all life styles
  8. Events and concerts year-round
  9. Urban setting for all stages of life, from young professionals to seniors
  10. An engaged community dedicated to promoting the neighborhood's diversity and cultural assets

For more on the story, go to page 5 of theSHAD Connection.


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Representing the vibrant and diverse neighborhoods of Shaker Square, Larchmere, CHALK, Ludlow, and Drexmore/Chadbourne.