Last December, more than 350 Lakesiders opened their hearts and generously gave to support enhancements to the Pavilion on #GivingTuesday! Your combined gifts as a community are appreciated and have truly made a significant impact along the waterfront this summer.

Your generosity has ensured the following improvements at the Pavilion:

  • An ADA accessible ramp to the West Deck. We’re extremely grateful to the Mark & Jane Grindley family whose generous support made this ramp possible
  • Stairs and structural rot has been repaired
  • The latticework on the outside structure is complete, beautifying the exterior of this beloved intergenerational hub
  • Wi-Fi capabilities have been rewired and enhanced to provide you with improved online access from your smart devices
  • The Pavilion clockworks have been replaced and now automatically sync to the carillon time. The new carillon system, which can be controlled onsite as well as from staff smart devices, has been installed. We are immensely grateful to Jan and Ron Dwyer and Norris Lenahan who continued their family’s legacy by stepping forward with a special and meaningful gift to replace the carillon and clock at the Pavilion
  • New LED exterior lighting has been installed, which will increase energy efficiency and improve sustainability

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Lakeside Chautauqua is pleased to announce the re-opening of the Lakeside Laundromat under the new management of Jennifer and Ben Linville, and Sarah and Dan Rinaldo.

The Linvilles and Rinaldos are friends and long-time Lakesiders that decided to partner together to run the vacant business.

You may already be familiar with Jennifer and Ben’s other Lakeside business, Bluebird Café, which opened four years ago.

“My first day visiting Lakeside is when I fell in love with my now husband. I think that day set me up to understand that Lakeside is the most magical place in the world,” said Jennifer.

The Linvilles permanently reside in North Canton but stay in a seasonal campsite and very much look forward to spending summer once again in Lakeside. Read More

This summer, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room will offer more than just delicious meals, but a unique dining experience for the entire family.

Announced back in December 2019, the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is now under the management of Chef Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director of Bistro 163 in Port Clinton.

In her new role as Lakeside’s new Director of Culinary Services & Wellness Program, Maple has made several enhancements to the dining room, including a more polished overall layout, new uniforms for staff, a brand new menu, Friday and Saturday Afternoon Teas and updated technology.

The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room now offers only dine-in service on the weekends. Check the hours of operation at

The Hotel Lakeside dining experience is upscale but still family-friendly for Lakesiders. It offers a classic flare with a modern edge while providing cuisine inspired by the lake and the fresh, colorful flavors of summer.

“The Hotel Lakeside Dining Room is dedicated to providing an exceptional culinary and dining experience inspired by history, waterfront views and the bounty of summer,” said Maple

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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 stressful times. With all that we have had to give up, reschedule and do without, the negative looms large.

The Apostle Paul has a word for us. His letter to the church at Philippi is a letter filled with joy, even though the fledgling church is experiencing uncertain and anxious times. Paul begins this passage by exhorting the people to rejoice, reminding them who they are and whose they are.  Then he says, “Let your gentleness be known to everyone.” (v. 4)

How often I need reminded these days to be gentle with those who are sharing bad news, negative attitudes, those who are experiencing fear and anxiety! While some folks’ concerns seem irrational and unrealistic, it is more helpful to listen to them than to challenge them.

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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” and wearing masks were novel phrases and ideas. Now they are part of our daily lives. Fear abounds, and many are having trouble navigating this new environment.

When the burdens of the day are extremely stressful, I find myself almost instinctively turning to the Psalms, written over 3,000 years ago, where generations of faithful people have found help and hope.

During this pandemic, the words of Psalm 91 seem especially relevant. The Psalmist talks about “the deadly pestilence.” The word “pestilence” means “fatal epidemic disease.” As we hear the rising death toll of victims of the Coronavirus, we can relate! Read More