Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member

Lakeside became a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

“Lakeside is significant to the nation as the largest and most intact Camp Meeting/Chautauqua ground remaining in the U.S., which is still functioning according to its original organizational plan. It is also one of the longest continuously operated such resorts in the country, having formally opened in 1873. Lakeside is a rare survivor of two of America’s foremost 19th century cultural movements, which were established at Lakeside by nationally prominent religious/cultural leaders. Additionally, the range of architecture, from simple frame cottages to the massive 3,000-seat auditorium, is an excellent representation of both indigenous and unique ‘camp meeting’ forms.” Read More

Guest Blogger: Malini Swank-Lakes and Lattes blog

When you think of an old-fashioned summer, what comes to mind? For me, it conjures up images of reading on the porch of a lake house, swimming in the lake, riding your bike to grab an ice cream cone, or fishing off the dock. But in today’s busy, always connected world, does that kind of summer still exist?

Confession: I’m a sucker for the movie Dirty Dancing.

In fact, my husband and I choreographed part of the sequence from “Time of Your Life” to dance together at our wedding. And I’m the girl who googles things like “does the resort from Dirty Dancing actually exist?” I’ll save you the time and inform you that yes, it does exist, and it’s actually called Mountain Lake Lodge – but it’ll always be “Kellerman’s” to me.

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Guest Blogger: Tieka Ellis, Selective Potential blog

To start off our first full day in Lakeside, Ohio… we tried to fit in as much as we possibly could! It was such a fun day. I’d relive it over again if I could! So we woke up at our hotel at Fountain Inn and walked over to The Patio because we heard rave reviews of their homemade doughnuts and had to try them! So we ordered a small breakfast and each had a warm cinnamon sugar doughnut, which was so good! After that, we grabbed coffees (soy chai for me, please!) at Coffee & Cream and decided to walk around a bit to take in some of the sights. Their little “downtown” area is so cute. So many places to shop — gift stores, book stores, art shops. Plus, I loved just walking around looking at all of the cute cottages and landscaping! Everything was just so picturesque.

This trip was sponsored by Lakeside Chautauqua. All opinions are my own!

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Staff Blogger: Reilly WrightNewspaper Publication Design Intern

As this Lakeside summer keeps with its traditions of swimming, shuffleboard and sunburns, we welcome ice popsicles from Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops into the mix.

With offbeat flavors such as avocado, peanut butter & jelly, watermelon habanero and more, Rime Time’s offering of popsicles is like the business itself: seasonal. Open from May until October each year, the cart can be seen all over Columbus at farmers’ markets, festivals and other city events.

“We started [the business] in 2015 out of the end of a little bicycle cart that we had built with a lot of different Columbus artists,” said Cody Miller, owner of Rime Time. “The original idea for us was to actually utilize local produce.” Read More

Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi- Marketing and Public Relations Manager

On Aug. 8, individuals from the Ottawa County United Way’s ‘Til Next Time (TNT) program visited Lakeside to engage in the Chautauqua programming while investing quality time in the mentor/mentee relationships that TNT offers.

The TNT Mentoring Program was developed to help create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social and academic lives.

In 2017, the Lakeside Men’s Bible Study Group had the desire to put their faith into action, which led to them forming a partnership with the TNT program. Read More