Education

The Lakeside Annual Fund Supports Life-changing Programs like MGM

It’s a beautiful summer afternoon in Lakeside, and 6th, 7th and 8th graders are making their way to Cherry Park to join their friends for the Middle Grade Madness (MGM) program led by Bonnie and John Wilkie. Lakeside’s MGM program provides middle school children and teens aged 10-14 years old opportunities to enjoy fellowship, fun […]

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Lake Erie Algal Blooms 2020: Forecast and Report Card

Staff Blogger: Sarah Brunot, Environmental Intern The health of Lake Erie’s western basin received the grade C+ in the first ever report card compiled by the University of Maryland, Center for Environmental Science. This is the first year that a report card has been created, using information and data from 2018. The report card compiles […]

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What YOU Can Do to Save Lake Erie

Staff Blogger: Sarah Brunot, Environmental Intern Individual support is essential to make sure Lake Erie is safe. While the increasing growth of toxic blue-green algae stems from many big agricultural and livestock farms, Lake Erie can be protected with the help of individuals and environmental groups. Here is a list of things you can do […]

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Tips for Sustainable Housing in Lakeside

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 […]

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Devotions for these times: “Looking at the Bright Side”

Staff Blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Philippians 4:4-9 It is hard to keep a positive attitude in these stressful times. With all that we have had to give up, reschedule and do without, the negative looms large. The Apostle Paul has a word for us. His […]

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Lesser Celandine

Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper If you’ve recently strolled along the west end of Second Street in Lakeside, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the explosion of yellow blooms against a shiny dark green carpet. You may have also noticed that they have traveled across the road and are even popping up outside of the […]

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Devotions for these times: “Joy comes with the morning”

Staff blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 30 We have often heard it said, “God will not give you more than you can handle.” Mother Theresa is reported to have said, “I know God will not give me more than I can handle. I just wish God […]

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Devotions for these times: “How long, O Lord? How long?”

Staff blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 13 During this time of “sheltering in place” and quarantine, have you found yourself living the five stages of grief that Elizabeth Kubler-Ross and others say we all experience when we face loss? First, there is denial. When I […]

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Lakeside in Poetry

Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator There’s truly an art to selecting and arranging words. The rhythm, alliteration and imagery of our choices may provide another level of interest and meaning. We can create moods, set scenes and build characters with paper and pen (or computer and fingers…) and a little careful thought. […]

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Devotions for these times: Hold on to hope!

Staff blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach This week’s devotion is based on an excerpt from a book by the popular Texas author and pastor, James W. Moore, who was Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week several summers in the past. His book is entitled Lord, Give Me Patience!… […]

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