• 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....

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Thank you West Ohio Conference for spending the week at Lakeside Chautauqua.

The Lakeside Chautauqua Recreation Department has a full schedule of special events planned for the 2014 summer. Guests and residents are invited to participate in all events. From the Annual 5k Raccoon Run and the Sailing Regatta, to the Kelleys Island Swim and triathlons, Lakeside is working to provide athletes with a variety of recreational opportunities.
For more information on any event or to download event forms, visit www.lakesideohio.com/calendar.

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Guest Blogger: Rick Wolcott, Director of Communications, East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church


Youth Annual Conference (YAC) is a weekend for youth from the East Ohio Annual Conference of The United Methodist Church to gather for a time of worship, leadership development and fellowship.  It is a weekend for teens planned by teens.

YAC 2014 will meet at Lakeside Chautauqua from Friday, June 13-Sunday, June 15. This year’s theme is Navigate. Read More

Hooray! There are only 10 more days until the Chautauqua Summer Season starts!

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Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern


A Chautauqua-by-the-Sea Story

Frank Gwalthney’s Chautauqua-by-the-Sea story may sound familiar to many Lakeside stories told on a Front Porch.

Gwalthney had planned to spend the summer of 1965 painting for his high school teacher, Mr. Mitchell. His teacher invited him to go to a place he described as a “Baptist gathering place.”

Gwalthney was 18 years old and completely uninterested. Nevertheless, he agreed to come along. Read More