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...
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...
Lakeside Chautauqua is excited to announce the new Director of Culinary Services & Wellness Programming, Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director...
Fall leaves are summer’s way of saying goodbye, and with that goodbye comes fall leaf pick up. Lakeside will provide free fall leaf pick up from Monday,...
Guest Blogger: Dakota Harkins, Lakeside Heritage Society Manager Serving as a symbol of the community for 110 years, the Pavilion is easily the most recognized landmark in...
Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn- Advancement & Communications Assistant In addition to the critical upgrades that will take place at the Pavilion for this year’s #GivingTuesday project, we’re...
The Pavilion is a visual focal point and highlight of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. As one of the most photographed structures in the community and the hub...
With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Give the gift of happiness this holiday season, and take a look at our...
We had several fantastic entries in our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners! Most Creative Design Overall “Pumpkin...
Artists-N-Cahoots Open weekends through Oct. 12 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday & Saturday Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 12; reopens May...
Welcome to the official blog of Lakeside Chautauqua. More than 900 cottages line the quaint streets of our waterfront community. Most have a cozy front porch, perfect for relaxing, reading, drinking iced tea, playing card games and especially for welcoming conversation. We look forward to our front porch conversations with you.
Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn- Advancement & Communications Assistant
In addition to the critical upgrades that will take place at the Pavilion for this year’s #GivingTuesday project, we’re excited to announce that Lakeside will commemorate the Rev. Irwin and Janet Jennings by naming the Pavilion East Deck in their honor.
The Jennings, beloved longtime Lakesiders, have given much to the community. Irwin has served as Chair of the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors and recently retired as the Dockside Worship Service Coordinator after 12 years. Janet has served as President of the Lakeside Women’s Club and has supported the Dockside Worship Service alongside her husband.
Irwin began his ministry 42 years ago. He first retired from Medina United Methodist Church in 2001 before joining Lakeside in 2006 to serve as the Dockside Worship Service Coordinator & Pastor in Residence. However, Lakeside has been a special part of his life for more than 55 years.
One of his first and fondest memories at Lakeside was his ordination at Hoover Auditorium in 1962. He continued visiting, and 11 years later, he and Janet purchased a summer cottage for their family. By 2015, the couple moved to Lakeside where they now live eight months of the year, spending the rest of their time in Sarasota, Florida near family.
Throughout Irwin’s Lakeside ministry, Janet and the Jennings’ daughter, Beth, have served alongside him as regular communion stewards and assisted with the setup of communion tables, paraments and elements for worshippers.
Together, Irwin and Janet have helped strengthen Lakesiders’ relationship with God and have made a significant, positive impact on the Lakeside community.
“The first few summers, I was always surprised when Lakesiders would approach me on the grounds and comment on the sermon or service,” said Irwin. “We wanted to develop and deliver a meaningful sermon and worship experience everyone could relate to.”
The Pavilion is a visual focal point and highlight of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience. As one of the most photographed structures in the community and the hub for waterfront activities, it’s a building that Lakesiders easily recognize. Programs that take place here encompass all four Chautauqua pillars, bringing an array of activities.
The Religion pillar embraces the lakefront scenery as a meditative backdrop for reverence and reflection. The Pavilion offers Sunday morning Dockside Worship and evening Sunset Praise Services, Tuesday and Thursday evening Vespers, and weekly Men’s Bible Study meetings. It is also the home of the beloved carillon bells that can be heard across the lakefront.
The Education pillar gathers students of all generations at the Pavilion to expand their minds through gardening lectures and intergenerational science programs, such as Lake Erie Science and others.
1. Lakeside Gift Cards
Lakeside offers Gift Cards as a way to pay for Daily, Weekly or Partial Day Chautauqua Passes, and even Season Passes! Gift Cards are available to purchase in values of any amount. For details, contact Tyler Wilkie at (419) 798-4461, ext. 349 or email@example.com. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 13.
2. Hotel Gift Certificates
Hotel Lakeside and Fountain Inn gift certificates are available for next year. Gift certificates are valid for one year from the date of purchase. For details, contact Steve Koenig at (419) 798-4461, ext. 343 or firstname.lastname@example.org. To ensure delivery prior to Christmas, please order by Dec. 13. Read More
We had several fantastic entries in our annual Pumpkin-Decorating Contest at the Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival. Thanks to all who participated, and congratulations to our winners!
Most Creative Design Overall
“Pumpkin Power and Light” by Heather Doughty
Open weekends through Oct. 12
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday & Saturday
Coffee & Cream
Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 12; reopens May 2020
Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast
Open weekends through Oct. 12
The Fine Print Bookstore
Open weekends through Dec. 8; reopens May 2020
11 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday
11 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
Heritage Hall Museum Gift Shop
Open for the Lighthouse Festival, Oct. 12; by appointment any other day; reopens May 2020
Idlewyld Bed & Breakfast
Open through mid-November; reopens May 2020 Read More