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Lakeside Spa & Salon Celebrates Grand Opening of New Location

Guest Blogger: Phil Wheeler A large crowd of happy well-wishers celebrated the grand opening of Lakeside Spa & Salon in its brand new location on Walnut St. Owner Stacy Johannsen has been in Lakeside for the past 18 years, but the space on 2nd st. had grown too small. Her new location on Walnut, next to […]

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Lakesiders Share Their Experiences in Denmark

In July 2020, Ryan, Sarah, Isabel, Charles, Beatrice, and Catherine Hamilton flew over 4,000 miles to their new home for a year, a small town near Copenhagen, Denmark, called Jystrup. Had it not been for an old toy shop in Lakeside, the move to another country never would have been possible. Some Lakesiders may remember […]

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Locals Look Back on Happy Years at Old Lakeside School

Colleen Smitek: Community Contributor Everybody remembers their first-grade teacher.  And that’s true for two local residents — Tom Lane and Rick Dziak — who attended the stately limestone school still standing on West Seventh Street in Lakeside. While the school closed in 1956, memories of those times still bring joy — and a bit of […]

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The Lakeside Daisy Garden

Guest Blogger: Dottie McDowell In early May, an ordinary looking patch of gravel on Lakeside, Ohio’s waterfront bursts into glorious bloom.  The bright Lakeside daisy (Hymenoxys herbacea) is one of Ohio’s most spectacular wildflowers. This long-lived perennial grows where few others can, on nearly barren limestone rock in full sunlight. In early to mid-May, the […]

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2020 Photo Contest Winners

Thank you to all of the participants for entering the 2020 Lakeside Calendar of Events Photo Contest! As shared previously, we are not printing a Calendar of Events this year but have selected finalists from the great number of entries we received. There were many amazing photographs, and it was very difficult to narrow them down. Photos […]

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Lakesider Spotlight: Jessica Bettencourt

When it comes to facing rejection, second guessing big decisions and overcoming self-doubt, Lakesider and author Jessica Bettencourt shares in her new book how to overcome fear to build the life you’ve always imagined. Growing up in Tennessee, Bettencourt always imagined her family would spend their summers in the South. She never dreamed their summer […]

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Lakesider Spotlight: Willy Sommervil continues humanitarian work in Haiti

Elizabeth Fantozzi: Marketing & Public Relations Manager If you are familiar with Lakeside, you have probably seen Willy Sommervil around the grounds cheerfully greeting people and busy at work with his painting and pressure washing business, Willy Worry Not. Sommervil has been a part of the Lakeside community for 36 years, but grew up near […]

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Guys’ Club President, Richard Swanson, steps down from role after 20 years

Elizabeth Fantozzi: Marketing & Public Relations Manager Whether it’s building a headquarters beside the Lakeside Women’s Club or collecting popsicle sticks to build a ship to sail to Kelley’s Island, the Guys’ Club is workin’ on it. After 20 years of leading the Guys’ Club, longtime Lakesider and Guys’ Club creator Richard Swanson is stepping […]

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Perry Park Playground to receive major upgrade for 2021!

Thanks to the support of generous Lakesiders, final enhancements and renovations are taking place in a beloved space of our community, Perry Park.

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Important Message from the Board: Presidential Announcement

The Lakeside Association Board of Directors is pleased to announce the appointment of Daniel J. Rogers as Lakeside Chautauqua’s next President & CEO and President of the Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation, effective August 10. Rogers is a skilled senior leader with a broad background in leading complex non-profit organizations that provide programming and assistance to poor, […]

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