Wednesday, July 4, 2012
Shaker Heights Police release traffic plan for 4th of July fireworks show
Shaker Heights Police announced that Shaker Boulevard eastbound will be closed between Warrensville Center Road and Belvoir Oval beginning at 2 p.m. Wednesday. The closure is in preparation for the 4th of July fireworks that will take place at Shaker Middle School Wednesday night, they added. Foot traffic will be allowed in part of the closed street, and show-goers can sit and stand up to 400 feet from the fireworks launch site. Three other streets will be closed beginning at 8 p.m., listed below: The department's Twitter account @ShakerHtsPolice announced the closure Tuesday and Chief Scott Lee said that the department would try to keep residents up-to-date on the latest closures throughout the day through the account.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
Museum to host picnic noon to 2 p.m.
The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage will host an Independence Day Celebration on July 4. The event, featuring live Americana music, will be from noon to 2 p.m. Children under 12 get a free flag, and hot dogs, chips and sodas will be sold. The museum will be open 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Food safety tips to help you avoid a trip to the emergency room on the Fourth of July.
It’s the season for firing up the grill, packing a picnic or escaping on vacation. But don’t bite into your hamburger or get that second helping of macaroni salad just yet. Hot weather and certain foods just don’t mix safely. The biggest myth is that you can leave food out and it’s still safe to eat, said Tonia Burford, supervisor for the Division of Environmental Health at the Summit County Health District. Put these on ice after an hour out of the fridge. And note they can become dangerous to eat if left out more than 4 hours: These tips from Burford could prevent some serious food poisoning:
Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Tell us your favorite patriotic songs and we'll create a July 4 Spotify playlist.
My country 'tis of thee, sweet land of liberty... The songs of our country's freedom are often played when fireworks are shooting off into the sky. And we've always wondered who can hear them with loud bangs all around? So we want to know what your favorite patriotic songs are so you can play them loud and clear whenever you want: during a cookout, in your car or, heck, even when you march in place in the shower. Leave your favorite song in the comments and we'll whip up a Spotify playlist and share it with you on July 4. Get your songs into us by July 2 so we have enough time to put the list together. Can't wait to see what you recommend!
Show to begin at dusk at middle school July 4
The City of Shaker Heights will host a fireworks display on July 4 at dusk. The display will be at Shaker Middle School, 20600 Shaker Blvd. The sun sets at around 9 p.m. Attendees should park on the streets in Shaker Heights, said Shaker Heights Community Information Representative Julie Voyzey, but it will be limited and traffic is expected to be heavy. She suggests that people take the RTA Rapid and walk to the school. (Transit directions) Parking will not be available at the middle school. Signs will be posted directing traffic, and a full plan will be published later this week, said Shaker Heights Police Deputy Chief Mike Schwarber. We will post that here as soon as it's available. Last year's event was marked with some fights and …