Month: February 2018

Day 8: From the Mount of Olives

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications *This blog was written by Gretchen Colón on Friday, Feb. 16 local time The bus dropped us off at the very top of the Mount of Olives, which is adjacent from the Old City of Jerusalem. It was cold and windy at the top, but […]

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Day 7: Nablus in the West Bank

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications *This blog was written by Gretchen Colón on Friday, Feb. 16 local time Our trip began in on northern end of the West Bank of the Jordan River overlooking the city of Nablus. From our viewpoint, we were able to see Jacob’s Well, where Jesus […]

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6 Steps for Planning Your Family Reunion at Lakeside

Lakeside Chautauqua is an ideal location to plan your next family reunion and can deliver a unique experience with a beautiful backdrop. Once you decide to host your summer reunion with us, our Conference & Event Planning staff will work closely with you to make sure the setting fits your family’s needs. Here are six […]

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Day 6: Magdala

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications *This blog was written by Gretchen Colón on Thursday, Feb. 15 local time. The beautiful and ancient city of Magdala sits just at the base of the Mount Arbel and was discovered in 2006 A.D. Because it had been covered for so long, it is […]

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Our EO Leader, FJ

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications As we continue our travel, I pause with gratitude for our EO trip leader, FJ. We met FJ at the airport when we arrived in Israel – many of us for the first time. FJ greeted us with the warmest hospitality and he had a smile […]

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Day 5: Cana

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications *This blog was written by Gretchen Colón on Wednesday, Feb. 14 local time. We began the morning with the story of the wedding at Cana. We walked down a narrow street that was lined with fresh fruit markets and saw the church that remembers the […]

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Day 4: Caesarea, A Magnificent City

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications *This blog was written by Gretchen Colón on Tuesday, Feb. 13 local time. Today was a day at the sea! Caesarea, a beautiful city on the Mediterranean coast, was a gift to Herod the Great and took more than 12 years to complete. As we […]

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Bethlehem, House of Bread

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications *This blog was written by Gretchen Colón on Monday, Feb. 12 local time. Our second day of learning and exploring we head to Bethlehem, which in Hebrew translates to ‘house of bread.’ We boarded our charter bus and after admiring how our driver maneuvered through […]

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2018 Education Highlights

Staff blogger: Jeanne Mauriocourt, Director of Educational Programming Education is paramount to the Lakeside experience. It allows us to engage in meaningful discussion and exchange ideas and opinions about the world around us.  Each summer, experts, historians and researchers present on an array of themes to give us new insights, challenge our thinking and broaden […]

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Day 2 of our Journey to the Holy Land

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications *This blog was written by Gretchen Colón on Monday, Feb. 12 local time. A Journey to the Dead Sea As we prepare for our first group outing, we are thankful for the abundance of good food and strong coffee for our breakfast before the trip. […]

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