• 2019 Hoover Entertainment Preview

    Staff Blogger: Kelsey Pepa, Digital Communications Coordinator A new year has officially arrived, and with it, new excitement for the coming summer. This year is poised to...

  • Spread the Lakeside Love on Valentine’s Day!

    Did you LOVE our Valentine’s Day T-shirt appeal last year? Just like last year, you can show your love by purchasing a $25 Lakeside T-shirt ($15 for...

  • ‘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...

  • Bettinger Park, the ‘Heartbeat of Lakeside’ for the Browning Family

    Staff Blogger: Alana Tarry, Director of Development Cade Browning remembers coming to Lakeside as a high schooler to visit his grandmother at her cottage, Miriam’s Mansion. It...

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas

    With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of happiness and take a look at our list...

  • 2018 Pumpkin-Decorating Contest

    We had several fantastic entries in our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners! Best Overall & Most Creative...

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin-Decorating Contest, Lakesiders!

    Welcoming the return of fall weather to our Lake Erie shore, October brings a beautiful, multi-hued landscape of autumn leaves, cool breezes off the water… and the...

  • Business Hours for 2018-2019 Off-Season

    Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 13; reopens May 2019 Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast Open weekends through Oct. 13...

  • A Royal Visit to Lakeside

    Guest Blogger: Cheryl Harner, Lakesider It was a collision of two of nature’s greatest phenomena, an insect migration and a hurricane, in a drama played out over...

  • The Shade Tree: 25 Years of Business and Loyalty

    Candy, cards, souvenirs, and sundries line the shelves of The Shade Tree. A woman browses the card section while her son grabs a handful of individually wrapped...

This year, our Advancement & Communications Department hired a new Advancement Manager and created two new positions, a Content Manager under Marketing and an Advancement & Communication Coordinator under Advancement.

In January of this year, Melissa Kunz was hired as the new Content Manager at Lakeside Chautauqua.

We also hired Jessica Kidd as the new Advancement Manager and Sarah Milheim as the new Advancement & Communications Coordinator in late May.

Meet our Advancement & Communications Department: Read More

Guest Blogger: Rev. Ruth Shannon


“Then [Saul] got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.” – Acts 9:19

This is the story of Saul finding his true identity in Jesus Christ. We all have moments, though not so dramatic, in which we, too, wonder who we really are.

One such time brought me to Lakeside seeking assurance. It was a blustery March day… strong winds, huge waves… a threat of rain. The day reflected my mood. I put a chunk of bread and a little container of grape juice into a brown paper sack and headed toward the water. Maybe the power of the wind and waves would clear my mind and heart. Read More

Thanks for another awesome week Lakesiders!

Collage Week 4

What are you looking forward to seeing this weekend? How will you spend time during week 5? Tell us in the comments below.

A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the 11th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Lakeside Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the Chautauqua season from Friday, July 18- Sunday, July 20.

This three-day event begins on Friday, July 18, when participating plein air artists will paint landscapes throughout the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds, as well as in the surrounding areas. Please join the Lakeside Chautauqua community in welcoming these talented artists to the grounds. Read More

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern


A summer season at Lakeside Chautauqua wouldn’t be complete without a handful of rainy days. But don’t let a little water stop you from enjoying your time on Lake Erie.

We asked our Facebook fans what they enjoy doing on rainy days in Lakeside. With their help, we created a list of the top 10 things to do on a rainy day. Read More