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  • Lakeside’s Off-Season Events & Announcements

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  • 144th Season Celebration

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  • 4th Annual Associate Members & Local Pastors Retreat

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  • 2018 Preachers of the Week

    2018 Preachers of the Week Religion, in Christian tradition, is both personal and social holiness. There are many expressions of religion, and one’s faith journey is not...

  • Men’s Bible Study Group offers area youth and mentors a day to remember

    Staff Blogger: Lexie Digby, Marketing & Graphic Design Manager On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Lakeside Men’s Bible Study Group is hoping to help create connections that could...

  • International Shuffleboard Champion

    A lifelong Lakesider represented the classic Lakeside pastime well last month when he became the 36th International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) World Singles Championship winner. On July 28,...

  • Pool Presents New Opportunities

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  • Bluebird Café has Taken Flight

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2018 Preachers of the Week

Religion, in Christian tradition, is both personal and social holiness. There are many expressions of religion, and one’s faith journey is not the same as another’s faith journey.

Each summer, Lakeside invites preachers from around the world to bring their message to our Sunday Hoover Community Worship Services at 10:30 a.m. while the Chautauqua Choir sings.

Every preacher represents a different understanding of faith. We encourage them to share stories of their own faith journeys and lead our Faith for Living Hour at 9:15 a.m. Monday-Thursday in Orchestra Hall.

We’re excited to welcome the following preachers to bring their different perspectives of faith to Lakeside in 2018: Read More

Staff Blogger: Lexie Digby, Marketing & Graphic Design Manager


On Tuesday, Aug. 15, the Lakeside Men’s Bible Study Group is hoping to help create connections that could change lives.

The men are partnering with the Ottawa County United Way and their program ‘Til Next Time (TNT) to offer area youth and mentors a day to remember at Lakeside.

The Men’s Bible Study Group, who meets every Tuesday during the summer, collectively had an interest of putting their faith into action.

“This interest we had collided with some things we learned about the area,” said Bob Brymer, member of the Men’s Bible Study Group. “Forty-eight percent of students in Ottawa County are on a free or reduced lunch plan, which to us said that there are great opportunities here to serve and to put our faith into action.” Read More

A lifelong Lakesider represented the classic Lakeside pastime well last month when he became the 36th International Shuffleboard Association (ISA) World Singles Championship winner.

On July 28, after a week of tournament play, Michael Hirsch claimed the sought-after golden cue in Niteroi, a city in Rio, Brazil.

According to the ISA, “Michael is one of the wunderkinds who learned to play shuffleboard on the storied courts of Lakeside Chautauqua in northern Ohio.”

Hirsch started playing in the youth tournaments at Lakeside when he was 8 years old. As he grew up, he continued to compete in the 12 & under, 15 & under and then adult tournaments when he was 16 years old.

“In 2010, when I was 17, the ISA allowed youth to play in the international tournament for the first time” Hirsch said. “Three of us from Lakeside went – Anthony Ramicone, Riley Hubbard and me. We all grew up playing here at Lakeside, and we learned to play well.” Read More

Staff Blogger: Casey Sudzina, Advancement/Communications Intern


The grand opening of the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus has made 2017 a memorable summer. But to one family of Lakesiders in particular, the new pool has changed a life.

Marky Beatty has been coming to Lakeside all his life, and has made quite a home for himself. Zipping around Lakeside on his scooter, he greets everyone with a big, contagious smile.

Marky has cerebral palsy (CP), a physical disability that affects movement, muscle tone and posture. Despite the CP, he is very independent. He’s often a social butterfly, especially on the streets of Lakeside, and he even lives in his own section of his parents’ cottage, affectionately called “The West Wing.” In his own suite, he can climb the stairs, make himself breakfast and generally go about his business on his own.

“While he is in ‘The West Wing,’ we communicate through text,” Becky Donithan, Marky’s mother said. “We check in and say hi, but every now and then I’ll get a text that says ‘Morning Mom, how about eggs for breakfast?,’ and that’s how I know he wants me to pamper him a bit.” Read More

Staff Blogger: Casey Sudzina, Advancement/Communications Intern


This summer, there was a new little birdie in town. Bluebird Café was built in place of Dockside, located on the East side of the pavilion. Bluebird’s signature staple is healthy eating, so I was personally very excited to try Bluebird, as the healthy options they were offering seemed to be a great addition to Lakeside’s community. The café seemed as though it would be new and refreshing, so naturally I had to head over upon their opening.

I am happy to say Bluebird Café did not disappoint. As a matter of fact, it exceeded every expectation I had!

From the very moment I walked into the building I was sold. The Linvilles worked extremely hard to makeover the space, and it showed. There were beautiful, vibrant colors on the walls that instantly brightened my day upon entering. There was a big orange welcome sign with fancy cursive writing above the door, and the walls were painted bright shades of blue, orange, yellow, and green. All of these colors accented the hanging white paper lanterns and the wood paneling on the walls and food counter. Read More