Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi, Marketing & Public Relations Manager

Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce that Dakota Harkins will be transitioning from her role as the Lakeside Heritage Society Manager of Operations to the position of Director of Education & Heritage Programming.

She has made huge strides in the preservation and teaching of Lakeside’s history. With this new transition, Harkins will lead the Education Department and be an official liaison to the Lakeside Heritage Society.

Harkins was first introduced to Lakeside as the Educational Programming Intern in 2014 and returned in 2015 as the Education Assistant to Jeanne Mauriocourt, who previously held the role of Director of Education from 2011-2019.

“I started off in the Education Department with Jeanne, first as an intern and then as an assistant, so I had the chance to see how she worked,” said Harkins. “I saw her interact with the speakers and the audience, and learned a lot from her.”

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Will you help us reach new heights this fiscal year by giving a gift to the area of Lakeside you love most? By supporting your favorite place or program, you’re strengthening and maintaining the Chautauqua experience and investing in a gathering place that’s dedicated to nurturing mind, body and spirit. We’re immensely grateful for your support.

As an additional thank you, if you give $50 or more before the fiscal year closes on March 31, you will be entered in a drawing to win an exclusive Lakeside blanket, perfect for cool evenings by the lake! The drawing winners will be announced on April 2.

The Chautauqua experience at Lakeside is made possible through the passion, dedication and support of Lakesiders like you. No matter the size, every contribution is meaningful and positively impacts Lakeside so that friends, families and guests of all ages can continue to cherish and enjoy our uniquely special community. Through your collective support, we were able to accomplish incredible things this year.

Because of your kindness and care, the beauty, blessings and brilliance of Lakeside are more evident now than ever before.

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Staff Blogger: Elizabeth Fantozzi- Marketing and Public Relations Manager

Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce a new culinary partnership with Ward Catering.

“During our search for a new Lakeside caterer, Andy and Nickie Ward of Ward Catering stood out,” said Dan Dudley, Interim President & Chief Financial Officer at Lakeside Chautauqua. “The Wards have so much relevant experience that shows they’re capable of multitasking and able to produce quality cuisine for a high volume of people, which is ideal for Lakeside’s busy summer.”

The Wards bring more than 45 years of combined experience in the food service industry.

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Calling All Lakeside Lovers!

Mike and Jaime Swallow’s love for Lakeside grows every year. It has inspired them to renew their vows at the Steele Memorial Bandstand and give back to the community in a meaningful way, with a special gift to the Lakeside Annual Fund.

We’re so grateful for the Lovers of Lakeside who embrace and support our special community. Your passion and generosity helps to maintain and enhance Lakeside’s historic facilities, signature Chautauqua program, beautiful grounds and so much more each year!

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A new year has officially arrived, and with it, new excitement for the coming summer at Lakeside. This year is poised to be another outstanding season, with some of Lakeside’s favorite performers returning and brand new faces that are sure to deliver. We hope you’re just as excited as we are!

To entertain and thrill Lakesiders who spend Memorial Day weekend with us, Masters of Soul brings their upbeat Motown and soul music to the Hoover Auditorium stage. Take the ultimate stroll down memory lane as this talented group recreates the style, choreography and sound of The Temptations, Gladys Knight, Steve Wonder and more on Saturday, May 23.

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