Religion, in Christian tradition, is both personal and social holiness. There are many expressions of religion, and one’s faith journey is not the same as another’s faith journey.

Each summer, Lakeside invites preachers from around the world to bring their message to our Sunday Hoover Community Worship Services at 10:30 a.m. while the Chautauqua Choir sings.

Every preacher represents a different understanding of faith. We encourage them to share stories of their own faith journeys and lead our Faith for Living Hour at 9 a.m. Monday-Thursday in Orchestra Hall.

We’re excited to welcome the following preachers to bring their different perspectives of faith to Lakeside in 2021: Read More

The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room has been a smashing success this summer thanks to the delicious menu, unique family dining experience and the creativity of Chef Stacy Maple.

A classic flare with a modern edge, Chef Stacy’s cuisine is inspired by the lake and the fresh, colorful flavors of summer.

The proper Afternoon Tea has been very popular, a tradition that Chef Stacy brought back to this waterfront hotel. A hot pot of tea is served alongside warm scones with Devonshire cream, lemon curd and house-made preserved, followed by three tiers of savory morsels and delicious tea desserts. Read More

Staff Blogger: Sarah Brunot, Environmental Intern

There’s no time like this year to update your cottage to sustainability standards. It’s common for many people to worry about the upfront costs associated with making environmental improvements to their cottage, however, in the long run, these changes may even provide profits.

Two members of the Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society (LESS) have illustrated sustainable cottage practices on both newly built and older cottages.

Frank Baker’s cottage, named “The Lakeside Green Cottage,” exhibits the intersection of architecture and sustainability. The cottage was crushed by a tree in June 2009, and Baker decided to rebuild his cottage more sustainably and better than before. Read More

The Lakeside Association Board, Foundation Board, staff and community would like to thank Dan Dudley for his incredible leadership as Acting President & CFO/COO this past year.

At the helm, he held steady, navigating Lakeside through uncharted waters and supporting a team that was able to deliver a new and different season, that has been described by many Lakesiders as one of the best ever.

Dan’s belief in the staff, volunteers and community allowed Lakeside to remain strong and come together.

“I have worked together with Dan Dudley for over five years and watched as he built trust and loyalty with the staff, board and community,” said Kurt Geisheimer, Chair of the Association Board. “Many times, I marveled as he brought order out of chaos and this summer is no exception. Dan is the finest operational leader that I have had an opportunity to work with, both in my career and volunteer work. Thank you, Dan for being a person of integrity and a humble servant leader for Lakeside.” Read More

Typically, Lakeside Chautauqua presents more than 70 live performances each summer in historic Hoover Auditorium, including chart-topping artists, professional dancers, symphony musicians, magicians, comedians and other family entertainment.

Even though we are unable to use Hoover Auditorium this season, we are excited to offer diverse cultural arts performances at Hoover for many Chautauqua seasons to come. When we do return to Hoover, a new grand drape and an enhanced experience for guests and performers awaits us.

Thanks to generous donations from Dwight and Alice King, the Skolnik and Addy families, and Lakesiders in memory of Keith and Gwen Addy, the Hoover grand drape and blackout curtains have been replaced. Read More