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...
Lakeside’s very own Sloopy’s Sports Café and Lago Coastal Café have been chosen as the ‘Best of Lake Erie’ in Lake Erie Living’s September/October 2019 issue. The...
Guest Blogger: Trish Tomlinson, Historic Preservation & Design Review Board Member Lakeside became a Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. “Lakeside is...
Guest Blogger: Malini Swank-Lakes and Lattes blog When you think of an old-fashioned summer, what comes to mind? For me, it conjures up images of reading on...
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...
Staff Blogger: Reilly Wright – Newspaper Publication Design Intern As this Lakeside summer keeps with its traditions of swimming, shuffleboard and sunburns, we welcome ice popsicles from...
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...
Staff Blogger: Courtney Davis – Mobile Software Application Intern Don’t let the name fool you, there’s nothing old about Old Blue’s Lakehouse in Marblehead. Between its collection...
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...
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: Courtney Davis, Mobile Software Application Intern
Darby and Greg Buehler recently became Lakeside homeowners in 2017, but they have a longtime connection to the Chautauqua community.
Greg has been visiting since he was a child and later introduced Darby when they got married.
“My mother, Shirley, has been coming to Lakeside since she was a teenager in youth group,” says Greg. “After that, my uncle, Keith Winget, purchased a cottage in 1991. My parents, Don and Shirley Buehler, bought a place a few years later. At that time, Darby and I were married, and our children were young, so they’ve grown up coming to Lakeside.”
The family roots in Lakeside continue. “Keith’s son, Doug, and his wife, Lisa, bought a Lakeside house about 11 years ago. I would say the Winget family is probably who introduced everyone to Lakeside,” jokes Darby.
Greg adds, “Yes, my mom and Uncle Keith are the ones who have kept this connection alive.”
The Buehlers most cherished memory this summer has been introducing their first grandchild to Lakeside. “It was so exciting to have her here and to see our Lakeside legacy continue,” says Darby. Read More
Meet the 2019 LLA App Intern, Courtney Davis:
How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story? A friend told me about Lakeside when I was a freshman in college and he always talked about how great it was. So I knew a little bit about it from him. When I started applying for internships this past year I saw they had one open to work with the newspaper so I decided to apply. Now I’m here and I can definitely see why he thinks it’s so great!
What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside? I’m really looking forward to expanding my knowledge in journalism this summer. This is the first time I’ve worked in a professional environment so I’m interested to see how everything works. I can’t wait to see how much my work improves over the summer. I’m also looking forward to exploring Lakeside and seeing everything it has to offer. Read More
Staff Blogger: Molly McNamara, Marketing Intern
For almost a lifetime, Dwight and Alice King have been a part of the Lakeside community.
Dwight came to Lakeside at the age of 12 to begin construction on his parents’ cottage. During the Great Depression, his parents did not smoke, but said that if they did, they would have spent 25 cents a day. So, to fulfill their dream of owning a cottage in Lakeside, they began putting aside 25 cents a day.
After many years of saving, they were able to afford the land and materials to construct a cottage. Dwight, his brother and his father built 417 W. Fifth Street, which, with Dwight’s loving attention, still stands today.
After dating Dwight for a year, Alice first visited Lakeside at the age of 16. The couple would often take walks along the lakefront and on the dock. “Lakeside is a place where, regardless of age, people hold hands,” Dwight notes. The Kings’ most cherished memories at Lakeside are those of their time here as teenagers, walking and holding hands. Read More
Guest Blogger: Julie Messervy, Author and leader in landscape and garden design theory
I recently spent a few very pleasurable days at Lakeside Chautauqua on the shores of Lake Erie in northwest Ohio. For nearly 150 years, this historic one-square-mile village has been home to charming cottages that house families who partake in a wide range of spiritual, educational, cultural, and recreational activities throughout the summer. Not since childhood summers at our family’s “camp” on Galway Lake, NY, have I been around families enjoying old-fashioned, simple pleasures like shuffleboard, volleyball, bike-riding, watching the sun go down, and reading on deep shady porches.
On the morning of my first day, I gave my Designer’s Way lecture to a large and enthusiastic group. That afternoon, in the blazing heat, together with Loretta Wilken, Lakeside Chautauqua’s Master Gardener, I ran a workshop with at least 60 people who all collaborated in designing a new garden for Lakeside. (Right: A cacophony of vibrant colors awaited the workshop participants.) Read More
Name: Autumn White
Position: Education Department Event Planning/ Coordinating
Hometown: Sandusky, OH
College: Bowling Green State University
Major/Minor: Communications; Dance
How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story?
My sister interned at Lakeside in the summer of 2017, where she worked with the Lakesider newspaper. During her time here, my family and I came to visit and since then I always wanted to spend a summer in Lakeside. Read More