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Designing a Garden on the Spot at Lakeside Chautauqua

Guest Blogger: Julie Moir Messervy. Photos courtesy of Lakeside Chautauqua. I recently spent a few very pleasurable days at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shores of Lake Erie in northwest Ohio. For nearly 150 years, this historic one-square-mile village has been home to charming cottages that house families who partake in a wide range of spiritual, […]

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2019 Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Awards

Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member There are many facets to rehabilitating homes in a Historic District. Preserving original features and materials are always the first priority, when possible. Each year, the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) reviews projects of many different scopes. We select some of the best projects […]

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‘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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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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Rhein Center instructor gives back with Abandoned Art

Guest Blogger: Bev Beatty, Rhein Center Instructor For the past decade, I have been privileged to teach art classes at the Rhein Center. I will be in Lakeside again to teach classes during Weeks 1, 2, 5 and 6, and I want to give something back to Lakesiders. Every day during the weeks that I […]

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The Five Senses of a Summer at Lakeside

Guest Blogger: Hallie Parker, Lakesider Lakeside is a special place where I get to spend the summer. It awakens the five senses. I hear the waves crashing against the rocks, shuffleboard discs sliding down the court, and golf carts beeping as they back up. I see colorful sailboats zipping across Lake Erie, fireworks blasting through […]

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Lakesider reflects on traveling through Jordan, Part 1

Guest Blogger: Hilary McCune Hilary McCune, a Lakesider who was a part of the Holy Land trip, spent two extra days in the Holy Land to explore Jordan and all it has to offer. At the end of our tour of Israel, we said heartfelt goodbyes to half of our traveling companions as they returned […]

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New Album from the Michael Shirtz Quartet

Guest Blogger: Arica Pfirsch, Michael Shirtz Quartet Manager This summer, Lakeside welcomes the return of the Michael Shirtz Quartet on Tuesday, Aug. 21. At this special concert, the quartet will perform songs from their latest album, Blue Skies.

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Locate unique pieces with The Abandoned Art Project

Guest Blogger: Bev Beatty, Rhein Center Instructor For the past decade, I have been privileged to teach art classes at the Rhein Center. I will be in Lakeside again to teach classes during Week 7 (July 29-Aug. 4) and Week 8 (Aug. 5-11), and I want to give something back to Lakesiders. Every day during […]

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Lakeside, Ohio: 30 years of renewal

Guest Blogger: Bruce Stambaugh, Lakesider Lakeside, Ohio. Those back-to-back names seem too ordinary, too mundane to be considered a desired vacation destination. For our family, though, like thousands of others, that’s exactly what Lakeside, Ohio means. We have been traveling there every year at least once a year for three decades. To other Lakesiders, that’s […]

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