Lakeside Stories

Devotions for These Times

Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost, Director of Religious Life, Lakeside Chautauqua The year was 1633. The place was Oberammergau, Germany. Europe was in the midst of the Thirty Years War, which would result in over eight million deaths, a little over a tenth of the continent’s population. One of the lethal outcomes of the […]

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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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Calling all Lakeside Lovers!

Calling All Lakeside Lovers! Mike and Jaime Swallow’s love for Lakeside grows every year. It has inspired them to renew their vows at the Steele Memorial Bandstand and give back to the community in a meaningful way, with a special gift to the Lakeside Annual Fund. We’re so grateful for the Lovers of Lakeside who […]

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Stacy Maple, New Director of Culinary Arts & Wellness Programming

Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi- Marketing and Public Relations Manager Lakeside Chautauqua is excited to announce the new Director of Culinary Services & Wellness Programming, Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director of Bistro 163 in Port Clinton. In this newly developed role, Maple will oversee the operations of the Hotel […]

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2 Lakeside restaurants recently named ‘Best of Lake Erie’

Lakeside’s very own Sloopy’s Sports Café and Lago Coastal Café have been chosen as the ‘Best of Lake Erie’ in Lake Erie Living’s September/October 2019 issue. The magazine’s special edition includes both editors’ and readers’ picks of the best dining, shopping, lodging and attractions in Ohio, Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Recognized for their […]

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Why is Lakeside Significant?

Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member Lakeside became a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. “Lakeside is significant to the nation as the largest and most intact Camp Meeting/Chautauqua ground remaining in the U.S., which is still functioning according to its original organizational plan. It […]

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Rime Time Ice Pops joins Lakeside

Staff Blogger: Reilly Wright – Newspaper Publication Design Intern As this Lakeside summer keeps with its traditions of swimming, shuffleboard and sunburns, we welcome ice popsicles from Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops into the mix. With offbeat flavors such as avocado, peanut butter & jelly, watermelon habanero and more, Rime Time’s offering of popsicles is […]

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Old Blue’s Lakehouse builds its local story

Staff Blogger: Courtney Davis – Mobile Software Application Intern Don’t let the name fool you, there’s nothing old about Old Blue’s Lakehouse in Marblehead. Between its collection of artisan goods, home décor, apparel and unique children’s toys, this boutique offers a fresh, exciting atmosphere where shoppers rarely leave emptyhanded. Owners Kyra and Les Kulin say […]

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Darby & Greg Buehler’s Lakeside Legacy

Staff Blogger: Courtney Davis, Mobile Software Application Intern Darby and Greg Buehler recently became Lakeside homeowners in 2017, but they have a longtime connection to the Chautauqua community. Greg has been visiting since he was a child and later introduced Darby when they got married. “My mother, Shirley, has been coming to Lakeside since she […]

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Lakeside “magic” at Copeland Oaks

Staff Blogger: Molly McNamara, Marketing Intern Iris Andrews fell in love with Lakeside on her first visit as a Youth Delegate to The United Methodist Church Conference in the 1960s. Andrews married a clergyman and attended conference every year. Although Conference kept the couple busy, the Andrews made sure to make time for classic Lakeside […]

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