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Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator


Dreary January – month of oft-forgotten resolutions, month of reflection and planning, month of wind, snow and ice.

It appeals to the homebody in each of us. Short on light and enticing temperatures, it is a month where we often have to fight our hibernation instincts and more forcibly turn our attention to staying active, both physically and mentally.

This year, don’t let the winter blahs and blues drag you down. January is often recognized as Brain Teaser Month, and frequently stretching your mental muscles help to maintain sharpness. “Use it, or lose it” is a cliché for a reason.

There are countless types of activities that provide mental exercise. Riddles, crosswords, word searches, Sudoku puzzles, quizzes, trivia nights, TV game shows, card games, jigsaw puzzles, board games and more will entertain and challenge.

When the weather is at its most bitter and there’s nothing you’d rather do than cozy up inside with a warm drink, you can keep your brain active with a few of these mental calisthenics. Read More

IMG_8673Lakeside is now seeking summer employees and interns. Earn income while having fun in the sun, meeting Lakesiders and developing new friendships and networking connections.

On your days off, visit nearby Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, Kelleys Island, the Marblehead Peninsula and other local attractions.

A variety of summer employment opportunities are available in the following areas:

  • Hospitality (banquet staff, dock hand, event team, gate ambassadors, hotel front desk, hotel housekeeping, information center attendants, shuttle ambassadors)
  • Maintenance (grounds, maintenance, safety services officer, safety services bike patrol)
  • Programming (art center staff, movie concessions and projectionist, stage crew, stage lighting, teen programming leaders)
  • Recreation (lifeguards, miniature golf, playground, pool support staff, sailing, shuffleboard, tennis, waterfront supervisor, recreation manager)

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COE 2017Lakeside’s highly anticipated 2017 Calendar of Events brochure has arrived! The brochure is filled with highlights of the Chautauqua summer season.

To be included on our mailing list, email your name and home address to marketing@lakesideohio.com. Please note if you’d like to receive the brochure annually.

In the meantime, check out Lakeside’s Facebook and Twitter pages for upcoming save the dates.

Photo Contest Winners
Throughout the year, we hold a photo contest that encourages amateur photographers to submit their favorite images of Lakeside.

This year, we received more than 470 entries, each representing a unique perspective of the Chautauqua community. Six photos were chosen to be featured in this year’s Calendar of Events brochure.

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 Congratulations to the following winners (listed in order from left to right):
  • Wilbur Black
  • Kelly Brooks
  • Victoria Kontos
  • Hannah Lundquist
  • Beth Sibbring
  • Benjamin Willis

Each winning photographer will receive a one-day Daily Chautauqua Pass. Each winning photo, with the name of the photographer, will also be featured on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram pages over the next few weeks.

Thanks again to all who participated in the contest, and congratulations to our winners. Stay tuned for details about this year’s photo contest.

PotluckDuring the winter and spring months, Lakeside hosts a handful of events and activities across the grounds, even though most of the shops, restaurants and businesses have closed until the summer.

From January-May, Lakeside invites friends and neighbors to gather for Monthly Community Potlucks. The gatherings are great for reconnecting with other year-round community members and share favorite, family recipes.

The potlucks are held from 12-1:30 p.m. every Third Thursday of the month in Wesley Lodge, unless otherwise noted. Read More

Since December, the Wellness Advisory Team has been working on a wellness questionnaire to collect input from community members.

The questionnaire is divided into four parts that takes roughly 15-20 minutes to complete. The four parts include:

  • Input about wellness
  • Fitness and wellness activities
  • Nutrition and what’s important to you and your family
  • Demographic and contact information

Your input is very valuable. We encourage you to take our wellness questionnaire and share it with friends and family that visit Lakeside. Read More