Thursday, July 5, 2012
Lights display goes off without a hitch despite threatening weather
Perhaps Mother Nature is a little jealous of Fourth of July fireworks displays. Not wanting to be left out, apparently, she put on a lightning display of her own at Shaker Middle School on Wednesday, a little less colorful and festive, not to mention a lot louder and more frightening. For a time, it looked as though all the boom and bang might be cancelled with holiday revelers leaving or seeking temporary shelter at the nearby First Unitarian Church. Some even thought the Good Humor truck’s canopy might make a good hiding place. But the wind, clouds and thunder eventually subsided long enough for the city to get in its fireworks show. And what show it was. Little can match the power of the heavens, but as they say, imitation is the …
Wednesday, July 4, 2012
We asked you to submit your favorite patriotic tunes and created a Spotify playlist.
Happy 4th of July! Whether you plan to celebrate America's freedom by watching a parade or two, having a cookout, oohing and ahhing at fireworks or just hanging out by the pool, we wanted to make sure you had the soundtrack for it. Last week, we asked you to submit your favorite patriotic songs. We compiled them into a Spotify playlist and now we're giving it back to you. Note: To listen to the playlist, you must be a Spotify user. To play, click the "Play" button at the top of the list and it should launch your Spotify application. If the playlist doesn't load, try clicking "Play" with Spotify already open. Happy listening and have a great holiday!
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.