• What is Pickleball?

    Staff Blogger: Lexie Digby, Marketing & Graphic Design Manager Pickleball, a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, has become a trending sport in Lakeside...

  • Earn Money for Lakeside by Shopping Online

    Staff Blogger: Allyson Lane, Advancement & Communications Assistant The holiday shopping season is here! This year, use Amazon Smile and Giving Assistant to support Lakeside by simply...

  • Handcraft Your Holiday Cheer

    Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator Times and technologies are changing. Personal correspondence by snail mail seems almost a lost art, but holidays continue to...

  • Healthy (and Happy) Choices Ease Hectic Holidays

    Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator  ‘Tis the season to be jolly! And to visit family and friends.… give back to your community… decorate the...

  • A Wedding Dream Comes True for the Smith-Poppe Family

    Lakeside Chautauqua has always been a special place for the Smith family. Kevin Smith started visiting as a young boy at his family’s cottage. When he was...

  • Live the Lakeside Mission All Year Long

    Every Sunday evening during the Chautauqua season, the Lakeside community gathers at the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo to enjoy a live concert or presentation in Central Park. The...

  • 2017 Holiday Gift Ideas

    Staff Blogger: Alexandrea Stelzer, Director of Marketing With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of...

  • The Soundtrack of Central Park

    Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator On Nov. 28, 2017, Lakeside Chautauqua will partner with #GivingTuesday to raise funds towards revitalizing the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo....

  • Did you know Lakeside has a lost and found?

    Where is Lakeside’s Lost & Found located? The Lost & Found is located at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office at 236 Walnut Ave. Does each facility have...

  • Planning a Dream Wedding at Lakeside Chautauqua

    “Standing in front of the gazebo when I was 9 years old, I told my mom, ‘this is where I am going to get married,’” said Elizabeth...

Staff Blogger: Lexie Digby, Marketing & Graphic Design Manager


Pickleball, a game that combines elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong, has become a trending sport in Lakeside and around the country in recent years, resulting in the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors approving a plan to build eight dedicated pickleball courts south of the Williams Tennis Campus. Given the simple rules and the accessibility for all ages and skill levels, it’s no wonder that it’s become such a popular Lakeside sport. Read More

Staff Blogger: Allyson Lane, Advancement & Communications Assistant


The holiday shopping season is here! This year, use Amazon Smile and Giving Assistant to support Lakeside by simply shopping online like you already do. It’s no extra cost to you, and you can help support the Chautauqua experience from the comfort of your couch.

Amazon Smile

When you shop using Amazon Smile, Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchase to the non-profit of your choice. Select Lakeside at smile.amazon.com or by using our link to start earning money for Lakeside. Get started and sign in to your Amazon account! Read More

Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator


Times and technologies are changing. Personal correspondence by snail mail seems almost a lost art, but holidays continue to be the exception to the rule. The Christmas season keeps postal workers busy as the nation carries out the beloved tradition of sending cards and gifts.

Since many recipients display cards as part of their holiday décor, let your creativity and personality show by making your own Christmas cards this year.

If you feel you’re running low on time and inspiration, here are some practical tips to get you started: Read More

Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator


 ‘Tis the season to be jolly!

And to visit family and friends.… give back to your community… decorate the house… keep track of the kids while they’re on school break… finish all those year-end work projects… wait in long lines with other last-minute shoppers… and prepare that amazing meal that everyone expects (and critiques) while accomplishing a whole host of other little everyday things.

That’s a lot to fit into a season! Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua has always been a special place for the Smith family. Kevin Smith started visiting as a young boy at his family’s cottage. When he was a teenager, the family bought the Upper Shelf, a small shop in the business district, where they lived upstairs for several years.

Years later, after Kevin was married to Kim, the couple bought a cottage of their own on Peach Avenue and Fourth Street. For more than 20 years, Kevin and Kim have been spending their summers together with their children at Lakeside Chautauqua. Read More