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Hotel Lakeside Dining Room under new management

This summer, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room will offer more than just delicious meals, but a unique dining experience for the entire family. Announced back in December 2019, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is now under the management of Chef Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director of Bistro 163 […]

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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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Thank you for the delightful signs of spring

Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper Pockets of blooming hyacinths lovingly tucked into gardens, stretches of daffodils, whimsically decorated beds of early spring color – these are all delightful signs of spring. They’re a calming source of visual delight and sometimes small surprises.   Homeowners share their Lakeside Love through these sometimes small, […]

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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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Did you know: Florence E. Allen visited Lakeside?

Staff blogger: Dakota Harkins, Director of Education & Heritage Programming Florence Ellinwood Allen (March 23, 1884 – Sept. 12, 1966) was a 20th century leader in the field of law – a U.S. Circuit Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit; the first woman to serve on a state supreme court; […]

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Did you know: Amelia Earhart visited Lakeside?

Staff blogger: Dakota Harkins, Director of Education & Heritage Programming Famed aviator Amelia Earhart is easily one of the most recognizable performers to have graced Lakeside’s Central Auditorium stage. A world-renowned flyer with a mysterious demise, Earhart has remained a source of American admiration and research for the last century. Before her illustrious days of […]

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Reach Out & Preserve Family History through the Arts

Lakeside prides itself on embracing history and tradition in each of the Chautauqua pillars of Religion, Education, Cultural Arts and Recreation.  As we move through Women’s History Month, a time to reflect on and recognize all of the contributions and accomplishments of women throughout our history and lives, consider setting aside some time to celebrate […]

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Dakota Harkins takes on new role as Director of Education & Heritage Programming

Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi, Marketing & Public Relations Manager Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Dakota Harkins will be transitioning from her role as the Lakeside Heritage Society Manager of Operations to the position of Director of Education & Heritage Programming. She has made huge strides in the preservation and teaching of Lakeside’s history. With […]

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Lakeside Chautauqua enters new partnership with Ward Catering

Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi- Marketing and Public Relations Manager Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce a new culinary partnership with Ward Catering. “During our search for a new Lakeside caterer, Andy and Nickie Ward of Ward Catering stood out,” said Dan Dudley, Interim President & Chief Financial Officer at Lakeside Chautauqua. “The Wards have so […]

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History of the Lakeside Pavilion

Guest Blogger: Dakota Harkins, Lakeside Heritage Society Manager Serving as a symbol of the community for 110 years, the Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark in Lakeside Chautauqua. Although the building has endured many phases and facades overtime, the Pavilion has remained an integral part of the Lakeside experience. 1909 Pavilion Built in 1909, […]

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