Guest Blogger: Tieka Ellis, Selective Potential blog

To start off our first full day in Lakeside, Ohio… we tried to fit in as much as we possibly could! It was such a fun day. I’d relive it over again if I could! So we woke up at our hotel at Fountain Inn and walked over to The Patio because we heard rave reviews of their homemade doughnuts and had to try them! So we ordered a small breakfast and each had a warm cinnamon sugar doughnut, which was so good! After that, we grabbed coffees (soy chai for me, please!) at Coffee & Cream and decided to walk around a bit to take in some of the sights. Their little “downtown” area is so cute. So many places to shop — gift stores, book stores, art shops. Plus, I loved just walking around looking at all of the cute cottages and landscaping! Everything was just so picturesque.

This trip was sponsored by Lakeside Chautauqua. All opinions are my own!

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Staff Blogger: Reilly WrightNewspaper Publication Design Intern

As this Lakeside summer keeps with its traditions of swimming, shuffleboard and sunburns, we welcome ice popsicles from Rime Time Curiously Crafted Pops into the mix.

With offbeat flavors such as avocado, peanut butter & jelly, watermelon habanero and more, Rime Time’s offering of popsicles is like the business itself: seasonal. Open from May until October each year, the cart can be seen all over Columbus at farmers’ markets, festivals and other city events.

“We started [the business] in 2015 out of the end of a little bicycle cart that we had built with a lot of different Columbus artists,” said Cody Miller, owner of Rime Time. “The original idea for us was to actually utilize local produce.” Read More

Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi- Marketing and Public Relations Manager

On Aug. 8, individuals from the Ottawa County United Way’s ‘Til Next Time (TNT) program visited Lakeside to engage in the Chautauqua programming while investing quality time in the mentor/mentee relationships that TNT offers.

The TNT Mentoring Program was developed to help create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships between positive adult role models and youth facing challenges in their personal, social and academic lives.

In 2017, the Lakeside Men’s Bible Study Group had the desire to put their faith into action, which led to them forming a partnership with the TNT program. Read More

Staff Blogger: Courtney DavisMobile Software Application Intern

Don’t let the name fool you, there’s nothing old about Old Blue’s Lakehouse in Marblehead.

Between its collection of artisan goods, home décor, apparel and unique children’s toys, this boutique offers a fresh, exciting atmosphere where shoppers rarely leave emptyhanded.

Owners Kyra and Les Kulin say their store is “a welcoming place to come shop, chat and find yourself right at home.”

They purchased the building in 2017, not knowing what they’d house in it. While renovating, the couple decided to transform the space into a store. Read More

Staff Blogger: Courtney Davis, Mobile Software Application Intern

Sypherd’s Cycles, Lakeside’s bicycle shop, has been in operation since 1976, making it one of the oldest businesses in the community. Floyd Sypherd and his son, Tim, are co-owners of the family business.

The family’s decision to open a bicycle shop in Lakeside came from their original hardware store and bike shop, located in Akron, Ohio.

The Sypherds also recognized Lakeside needed a bike shop since the original one had closed several years before. The family has kept some items from Lakeside’s first bike shop, including its sign, which is still displayed. Read More