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4th of July Bike Parade celebrates community

Bikes, trikes, wagons, strollers and even a few joggers made their way down Lomond from Gridley Triangle to Sussex in the second year of the 4th of July Bike Parade.  Did you know that three Lomond/Sussex moms put this event together?  Leah Nowak, Allison Barnard and Melissa Kalan saw a video of parades from the 70s last year and decided to revive that tradition.  Organizing, promoting and arranging all the details (including the Swenson’s and Hawaiian Ice food trucks).

Of course, they reached out to others to help make the day.  Thanks go to Alyssa Porter, Lomond resident who works with Shaker Rec, for bringing lawn games.  The Shaker firetruck and firefighters welcomed the riders to Sussex Triangle.  And, of course, the SHPD provided the parade escort.

Public Safety and Community Policing Forum bring together city leaders and community residents.

The Public Safety Forum, held June 14, was a powerful event.  About 40 people gathered at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Community Building to hear Chief DeMuth, ask questions and have face-to-face conversations about their issues and concerns.

Chief DeMuth and Lt. Rowe covered a wide array of topics: Shaker’s Guardian approach to policing, the new Bike Patrol, car break-ins and noise, speeders, safety in our public space, plans for policing the new Van Aken District, and more.  Perhaps most valuable were the one-on-one conversations afterwards when relationships were built and partnerships for working together.  Thanks to all who attended, and especially Chief DeMuth; Lt. Rowe; our Q&A moderator, Councilperson Julianna Senturia; and Rec Department Director, Alexandria Nichols, who shared info on Thornton Park.


Community Policing and Public Safety Forum

The Lomond Association is presenting A Community Policing and Public Safety Forum with Police Chief Jeffrey DeMuth and Officers on June 14, 7 pm at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Building, 3450 Lee Road. 

It’s an opportunity for people to learn about the new community policing initiatives, ask questions, bring concerns, and learn how we can work together for a better Shaker.  Questions may be submitted in advance to or the night of the event.

This event is free and open to the entire Shaker community.

Read the May Newsletter

Welcome Spring.  See what’s going on in Lomond.  In this issue:

  • Neighborhood Clean-Up Day, this Saturday
  • Help build the Lomond Memorial Day float
  • Laps for Lomond
  • Photos of Lomond in bloom and Dinner with Harriet
  • And more…Click the link to read on!


Read the April Newsletter

It’s Spring and there’s so much going on in Lomond and the City! In this issue:

  • Egg Hunt and Glassmaking Workshop photos
  • Shaker Bike Auction
  • Amazing “new” thrift shop
  • Laps for Lomond needs you!
  • Update on Welcome Home to Lomond Greeters plan
  • Can’t-miss events – Family Connections Toy Sale, Bloom & Buzz, Home Improvement Workshops – MORE

To read it all, click here.

Update on Neighborhood Welcome Program

Thanks to so many of you who’ve volunteered to be Greeters for new Lomond residents. We’re in the process of putting together our materials now, and we’ll be in touch soon to get started greeting all the new folks arriving this Spring and Summer.

We hope to welcome every new Lomond resident, neighbor to neighbor, with a beautiful packet about Shaker Heights and the Lomond neighborhood, with tips, events, and so forth. Greeters add the personal touch with a visit to deliver the packet.

More volunteers welcome! We’re hoping for one Greeter per block, so each person will make one or two visits a year. To join us or find out more — email Lynn Lilly at or call 216-702-5167.

Everything was hoppin’ at the Spring Egg Hunt.

There was a chill in the air on March 24th, but plenty of excitement kept everyone at Gridley Triangle Park warm for the Sprint Egg Hunt.  The Bunny was the official starter for the event and scores of little Lomonders dashed to gather up some of the 2000 eggs scattered across the park.  The Shaker Fire Department made an appearance, the Bunny sat for portraits with smiling kids, and everyone enjoyed cocoa from Juma and other goodies.

Hats off to Leah Nowak, Allison Barnard and Melissa Kalan — Lomond and Sussex neighbors who put this all together. The Lomond Association is proud to support this annual event with funds provided by your membership dues. 

Beautiful fun at Lomond Glassmaking event

There was a great crowd for the Lomond Association’s newest event – a private glassmaking workshop at Larchmere Fire Works, near Shaker Square.  Neighbors enjoyed glassblowing and glass fusing and took home their handmade artwork at this fun make-and-take.  All at special reduced prices, too!  Thanks to Michelle Jones and Wynn Shafer for putting it all together. 

Lomond Glassmaking Workshop March 24, 2-4 at Fire Works

Ever wanted to try your hand at glassmaking? This new Lomond Association event is your chance. Join neighbors at this special reduced-price glassblowing and glass fusing workshop for Lomond adult residents only. Join us at Larchmere Fire Works studio — and take home your creation. Just 24 spaces, so reserve now by calling Fire Works at 216-246-4716. Questions about the class? Call the studio or email
Special reduced prices
$20 (reg $25)- Suncatcher or necklace pendant glass fusing project
$30 (reg $40)- Suncatcher glassblowing project
Do both projects for $40 (pre-pay only)
No walk-ins. Only people with tickets allowed, no exceptions. (Sorry — no room in the studio for observers.)
12406 Larchmere Blvd, Cleveland, OH 44120
You don’t have to be a member of the Lomond Association to attend…but remember, your $15 dues help fund the Egg Hunt, Ice Cream Social, Coffee & Cops, Movie Night, Wine Social, Lomond flower baskets and more. Visit

Wine Social – Photos of a night to celebrate

What a great night! 75+ people gathered at the Lomond Association Wine Social on Friday, 10/27 at The Dealership. Cheers to seeing friends, meeting new ones and creating the spark for greater community engagement. Starting with about $300 raised for Lomond School from the silent auction and gift basket raffle!
As the photos show, many of our city councilpersons, school board members and candidates for office showed their commitment to Lomond by joining us, as did Fire Chief Patrick Sweeney and Police Commander Mike Rowe.
Special thanks go to Vito Federici of Slice of Life Catering and Melanie Pinkney of Take a Quick Break Catering for donating amazing silent auction items. And John Thayer of Acoustic Therapy Inc. for his great music.
And, to Melissa Kalan, mastermind of the event, and the many others who gave of their time, talent and donations, thank you. We couldn’t have done it without you. Cheers!