Tickets Available! SCA Wine Social & Friend-Raiser April 29th!

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Join us for the annual Sussex Community Association Wine Social & Friend-Raiser!

  • Wine & Craft Beer Tastings with Experts
  • Appetizers & Desserts
  • Live Entertainment
  • Lucky Ticket Auction with Prizes from Current & Coming Local Businesses
  • Support your local neighborhood association while having fun!

When: Saturday, April 29th from 7:00pm – 10:00pm

Where: The Shaker Family Center

Online Ticket Options: Price includes wine/beer tastings, appetizers & desserts, 1 raffle ticket & entertainment

1. $20 for Individual Members

2. $40 if you would like to pay your $20, 2017 SCA membership dues & an entry ticket (*Please note, membership applies to your household, so you only need one membership per family. Membership dues are for the 2017 calendar year. If you attended and paid dues at the December 2016 meeting, you are already a member for 2017!)

3. $25 for Non-Members not wishing to join the Sussex Community Association…yet

4. We’ve added an option to pay your $20 2017 SCA Membership dues only if you cannot attend.

Click Here to Go to Wine Social Tickets

SCA Meeting, Monday Dec. 5th


Happy Holidays!

It’s been a while and we are excited to host a general membership meeting in December as we plan for 2017. Please join us as we look to get your input on the content, events and benefits we provide to SCA members and our neighborhood community.

When:  Monday, December 5th from 7:00pm – 8:30pm
Location:  Shaker Family Center (Gym)

The Agenda:

  • Cleveland Restoration SocietyHeritage Home Program‘ presentation. Learn from representatives of the program as well as SCA residents who have gone through the program to make improvements to their home
  • Overview of 2017 SCA calendar of events & member meetings
  • Update on SCA newsletter and marketing channels
  • An open forum on what meeting content would benefit SCA members in the new year

Reminder: We will be kicking off our 2017 SCA dues drive at this meeting. If you would like to renew or join, please bring your $20 member dues, check payable to ‘Sussex Community Association’ to the meeting. Thanks!

Van Aken District Construction Ground Breaking & Community Party November 12th

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New Starts Now Demolition Celebration – Saturday, November 12th, starting at noon

Join fellow residents, City leaders, and representatives from RMS Corp. at the New Starts Now Demolition Celebration for the Van Aken District.

The demolition ceremony begins at noon at the former Starbucks site on the corner of Chagrin Blvd. and Warrensville Center Rd. Then the family friendly celebration moves inside from 12:30-5 pm to a storefront next to Pearl Asian Kitchen in Shaker Plaza, 20156 Van Aken Blvd.

  • Browse a pop-up shop of future Van Aken District retailers including Restore Cold Pressed, Evie Lou, Whiskey Grade, Mitchell’s Homemade Ice Cream, Rising Star Coffee Roasters Little Italy, Marc Anthoni Spa, Brigade, and Nina Lau’ren Cakepops.
  • Enjoy a cold beer in the Goldhorn Brewery beer lounge (beer sales proceeds benefit Christ Episcopal Church) and music from the band By Light We Loom (2-4pm).
  • Shop/dine the existing tenants throughout Shaker Plaza and the Shops on Chagrin, and participate in the “Be An Original” interactive, prize-filled treasure hunt.
  • Make your mark on a public art project.
  • Continue the festivities at the After Party at Juma Gallery (20100 Chagrin Blvd.) where you can shop, enjoy wine, beer and small plates, and listen to the music of Jim Carr from 6-8pm.

Admission is free. Parking available at Shaker Plaza or in the lot on Farnsleigh Rd.

Family Connections DadsDay Run This Sunday!

DadsDay Run 2016

7:30 am Registration
8:30 am – 5 Mile Start
9:30 am 1 Mile Start
10:00 am FREE KidsSprint

Starts @ Family Connections,
19824 Sussex Road

Call 216.921-2023 for more information

Once again Family Connections (Shaker Family Center) is hosting the Dad’s Day Race. Many neighbors help man the course every year (14th year of the race!) and we’d once again appreciate your help.  The link below will bring you to the current list of volunteer opportunities.  Many volunteer tasks take only 20-30 minutes.  Thank you, in advance!


Sussex Community Garage Sale

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This Saturday, June 11th, residents within the Sussex neighborhood in Shaker Heights will participate in our annual community garage sale from 9:00am – 2:00pm.  Houses participating will be marked with balloons and attendees can find maps of participating houses near garage sale signage at various entry points to the neighborhood.  The Shaker Family Center will be a main gateway into the neighborhood garage sale.

If you are interested in participating, contact Pat Cirillo for more details at:

Brought to you by the SCA, your Sussex Community Association, and through the generous coordination of Pat Cirillo.

Sussex/Lomond Annual Plant Exchange and GIVEAWAY

Sunday, May 15  – Sussex Triangle – Noon to 4:00 pm

This is your opportunity to share the “excess” perennials you have in your yard and pick up some from others in the Sussex or Lomond areas. Also, if you want to just stop by and pick up some plants, please do so – all plants are FREE, and each year we need homes for more and more of them. In addition you will have two of the Sussex/Lomond experts on hand to answer any of your plant or growing questions.


Update on Chagrin/Lomond light

Many of you shared concerns about the traffic light (or lack thereof) at the corner of Lomond and Chagrin.  Earlier today, I learned that common sense has prevailed!  I received an email from the city’s planning department that said:

“City staff met with Cuyahoga County Public Works staff responsible for the roadwork reconfiguration at Chagrin and Warrensville to discuss the left turn from westbound Chagrin onto Lomond. A remedy to the difficulty in making this turn will come in two forms:

  • The short term fix: timing of the lights at that intersection will be adjusted so that left turns can be made without facing oncoming traffic.
  • The long term fix: the left-turn signal will be restored

Timing on the installation of the left-turn signal is still unknown, however the county will request that the contractor order the needed parts and install them as quickly as possible.  The City feels confident that the short-term fix can happen quickly and will improve the traffic situation until the new signal is installed.”

Thanks to everyone who made their voice heard at the city level! And thank you to the city planner’s office for working through the process to resolve this issue.

Mike Parsons
President Sussex Association