• Devotions for these times: “Looking at the Bright Side”

    Staff Blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Philippians 4:4-9 It is hard to keep a positive attitude in these...

  • Devotions for these times: “Living in the Shelter”

    Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 91 These are trying times. Two months ago, “social distancing,” “sheltering in place”...

  • Lesser Celandine

    Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper If you’ve recently strolled along the west end of Second Street in Lakeside, you’ve undoubtedly noticed the explosion of...

  • Devotions for these times: “Joy comes with the morning”

    Staff blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 30 We have often heard it said, “God will not give you...

  • Thank you for the delightful signs of spring

    Staff Blogger: Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua Master Gardener/Groundskeeper Pockets of blooming hyacinths lovingly tucked into gardens, stretches of daffodils, whimsically decorated beds of early spring color –...

  • Devotions for these times: “How long, O Lord? How long?”

    Staff blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Psalm 13 During this time of “sheltering in place” and quarantine, have...

  • Lakeside in Poetry

    Staff Blogger: Ellen Venema, Rhein Center Assistant Coordinator There’s truly an art to selecting and arranging words. The rhythm, alliteration and imagery of our choices may provide...

  • Devotions for these times: Hold on to hope!

    Staff blogger: The Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach This week’s devotion is based on an excerpt from a book by the...

  • Devotions for These Times: Our Easter Assurance

    Staff Blogger: Rev. Dr. Charles Yoost, Lakeside Chautauqua Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach Read Mark 16:1-7 The Easter story is recorded in all four Gospels,...

  • Connect with your Lakeside friends through a Virtual Social!

    Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement & Communications Assistant Do you miss your Lakeside friends? Stay connected by organizing a virtual get-together on Zoom, an online conferencing service....

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern


Are you booking your first trip to Lakeside Chautauqua this summer?

Let us help take the stress out of planning your vacation.

We asked Lakesiders, new and old, what they wished they would have known on their first trip to the lake. With their help, we compiled a list of tips to help you plan your first Lakeside Chautauqua getaway:

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The entire family is invited to these events, which encourage learning opportunities on a variety of topics and interaction among multiple generations. Pick up a copy of the Lakesider newspaper for more information and locations for each program, or visit http://www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.

Friday, June 27

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Curious Critters: From Portraits to Picture Books

Author and Sigma Pro photographer, David FitzSimmons, will his show his mesmerizing animal portraits

and discuss how he turned them into an award-winning children’s picture book.

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In a continued effort to promote health and wellness, Lakeside hosts a bi-weekly Farmers’ Market from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday.

Farmers’ Market vendors sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods at Walnut Avenue on the pedestrian walkway between Second and Third Streets.

Vendors that selling goods at the Farmers’ Market this year include, Bloom by Jilly Gray, DTF Enterprises, Easy As Pie, Farmers Wife Breads, Healthy Bakes by Catherine, My Mother’s Market, Quinstock Farms, Racheal’s Veggies and TNT Farms.

Items sold are grown within a 50-mile radius; this provides the opportunity to purchase regionally-produced goods and contribute to the growth of the local economy.

A complimentary Shopping/Dining Pass is available at the gates during the Chautauqua summer season (June 21-Sept. 1) for Farmers’ Market shopping.

This complimentary pass offers admission to the grounds for 90 minutes. The pass must be stamped by a Farmers’ Market vendor or a Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office employee in order to exit Lakeside. Ask a gate attendant for more details.

Note: on Friday, July 4, there will be no Farmers’ Market.

Guest Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager

online shopLakeside Chautauqua recently launched its official online shop, a place to purchase Lakeside merchandise exclusively online.

The online shop includes apparel for men, women and youth, as well as accessories for all.

To browse the selection of merchandise, visit www.lakesideohio.com/shop. From here, Lakesiders can search for products by category, add items to their cart, complete their order at checkout and check their order status.

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This year, our Operations Department experienced exciting changes during the off-season. Lakeside Chautauqua hired a new Vice President of Operations, Kevin Newbolt, who joined the team in May.

We also promoted employees within the Operations Department; Amber LeSage was promoted to Director of Conference & Event Planning.

Meet our Operations/Conference & Event Planning Staff:

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