Year: 2018

‘Touch the Fence’

Guest Blogger: Erika French “I touched one fence today,” I tell my sister. She understands the basics of what that means since she has walked with me before. About a two mile walk in Lakeside, starting out from my home on Central Avenue, walking down Fourth Street to Oak Avenue, then down to the lake […]

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Bettinger Park, the ‘Heartbeat of Lakeside’ for the Browning Family

Staff Blogger: Alana Tarry, Director of Development Cade Browning remembers coming to Lakeside as a high schooler to visit his grandmother at her cottage, Miriam’s Mansion. It wasn’t until Cade and Katie were married and had their son Barrett that they visited Lakeside as a family. They immediately fell in love and started looking for […]

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2018 Holiday Gift Ideas

With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of happiness and take a look at our list of Lakeside-inspired gift ideas… Lakeside Gift Cards This year, Lakeside introduced Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes, and even […]

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2018 Pumpkin-Decorating Contest

We had several fantastic entries in our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners! Best Overall & Most Creative Design “Mr. Hoover Picks a Winner” by Heather Doughty Look closely… this unique design is a replica of last year’s Pumpkin-Decorating Contest winners and is currently displayed at […]

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It’s the Great Pumpkin-Decorating Contest, Lakesiders!

Welcoming the return of fall weather to our Lake Erie shore, October brings a beautiful, multi-hued landscape of autumn leaves, cool breezes off the water… and the excitement of the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival with its annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest! When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018             Pumpkin Drop-Off – 9:30-11 a.m.             Awards Presentation – 1-1:30 p.m. […]

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Business Hours for 2018-2019 Off-Season

Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 13; reopens May 2019 Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast Open weekends through Oct. 13 Heritage Hall Museum Gift Shop Open for the Lighthouse Festival, Oct. 13; by appointment any other day; reopens May 2019 Idlewyld Bed & Breakfast Open through mid-November; reopens […]

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A Royal Visit to Lakeside

Guest Blogger: Cheryl Harner, Lakesider It was a collision of two of nature’s greatest phenomena, an insect migration and a hurricane, in a drama played out over Lake Erie. Southbound monarch butterflies, travelers they are called, the last generation of the 2018 broods, were headed out of Canada on a course for Mexico. They had […]

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The Shade Tree: 25 Years of Business and Loyalty

Candy, cards, souvenirs, and sundries line the shelves of The Shade Tree. A woman browses the card section while her son grabs a handful of individually wrapped taffy. This season marked the 25th year that The Shade Tree has been in business. As a celebration, The Shade Tree offered customers a variety of deals centered […]

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Mere observation brings renewal

Guest Blogger: Bruce Stambaugh I’m sitting on a bench beneath the shade of a determined sugar maple tree, perhaps its verdant growth encouraged by the view I’m enjoying. Who or what wouldn’t be heartened with these delightful surroundings. Youngsters set sail on skiffs, their teenage teachers guiding them into and out of the steady east […]

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Sunday Spotlight: 2018 Advancement & Communications Intern

Name: Mallory Glenn Hometown: Bowling Green, OH College: University of Mount Union Major/Minor: Writing/Communications and Sociology How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? I first heard about Lakeside at a career fair in Columbus. I was really impressed with the wide variety of communication-related internships available. I looked into the […]

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