Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern

In late April, the Advancement & Communications Department moved from the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office to the Legacy House.

The Legacy House is located at 217 Walnut Ave., across from Artists-N-Cahoots, the Lakeside store.

With the generous help of the Lakeside Spring Cleanup Day volunteers and the Lakeside Chautauqua Maintenance Department, the space was transformed into the Legacy House, including eight offices and a conference room. Read More

Are you planning to spend the Fourth of July at Lakeside?  We’ve put together a list of some useful travel tips to help you back to Lakeside with ease. See you soon!

Travel Tips - 4th of July

You’re invited to join The Front Porch conversation. What’s your favorite Fourth of July tradition at Lakeside? How you do celebrate the Fourth of July? Tell us in the comments below.

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator

When you visit Lakeside, one of the benefits of the Chautauqua experience are the many ways to embrace your faith. Lakeside is a wonderful place to reflect and grow spiritually.

During its 10-week summer season, Lakeside Chautauqua offers ample opportunities to participate in programs within the religion pillar, one of the four pillars of the Chautauqua experience.

Attend a Sunday morning worship service at no charge with a Church Pass. Church Passes are available from 7:30-10:30 a.m. Sunday; valid until 3 p.m. Attend a morning worship service, stay for lunch and enjoy the activities on the grounds. The pass includes admittance for guests and auto.

Administered through Lakeside Chautauqua’s Religious Life Department, there are several ways for adults, families, youth and young adults to get involved. Read More

Lakeside Chautauqua welcomed 14 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) interns to the grounds in early May. Since then, they have been hard at work experiencing Lakeside, taking on challenges and advancing new projects within their work environments.

We would like to introduce this summer’s Marketing/Digital Communications Intern and Journalism/Newspaper Editor Interns to the Lakeside community.

Meet the LLA Marketing interns:

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Guest Blogger: Rev. Rebecca Innerst


At the Passover meal, Jewish families around the world pour an extra drink or set an extra place at the table for the prophet Elijah, in hopes he will return and usher in a new messianic age.

In early Christianity, a similar tradition emerged when a “Christ plate” was set on the table to welcome any stranger as the presence of Christ himself.

Jesus is preparing to send the disciples out on an incredible mission.  They are to teach, to heal, and to welcome everyone.  They, in essence, are to set out the “Christ plate” wherever they travel.  And Jesus encourages them with words of hospitality, welcome and reward.

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