• Education program transforms with varied instruction strategies to enhance learning

    Each summer, thousands of Lakesiders take part in lectures and additional educational programs at Lakeside. These social, contextual interactions are central to our intellectual wellbeing, and at...

  • 2019 Hoover Entertainment Preview

    Staff Blogger: Kelsey Pepa, Digital Communications Coordinator A new year has officially arrived, and with it, new excitement for the coming summer at Lakeside. This year is...

  • Spread the Lakeside Love on Valentine’s Day!

    Did you LOVE our Valentine’s Day T-shirt appeal last year? Just like last year, you can show your love by purchasing a $25 Lakeside T-shirt ($15 for...

  • ‘Touch the Fence’

    Guest Blogger: Erika French “I touched one fence today,” I tell my sister. She understands the basics of what that means since she has walked with me...

  • Bettinger Park, the ‘Heartbeat of Lakeside’ for the Browning Family

    Staff Blogger: Alana Tarry, Director of Development Cade Browning remembers coming to Lakeside as a high schooler to visit his grandmother at her cottage, Miriam’s Mansion. It...

  • 2018 Holiday Gift Ideas

    With Christmas just around the corner, are you still searching for the perfect present? Why not give the gift of happiness and take a look at our list...

  • 2018 Pumpkin-Decorating Contest

    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! Best Overall & Most Creative...

  • It’s the Great Pumpkin-Decorating Contest, Lakesiders!

    Welcoming the return of fall weather to our Lake Erie shore, October brings a beautiful, multi-hued landscape of autumn leaves, cool breezes off the water… and the...

  • Business Hours for 2018-2019 Off-Season

    Coffee & Cream Open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday & Sunday through Oct. 13; reopens May 2019 Evening Song Cottage Bed & Breakfast Open weekends through Oct. 13...

  • A Royal Visit to Lakeside

    Guest Blogger: Cheryl Harner, Lakesider It was a collision of two of nature’s greatest phenomena, an insect migration and a hurricane, in a drama played out over...

Name: Molly Chacey
Hometown: Mount Vernon, OH
College: Bowling Green State University
Major: Visual Communications Technology

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story?

I heard about Lakeside from Sammi at school. Once I mentioned Lakeside to my family and friends, all of a sudden everyone knew about Lakeside.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside?

The experience. I believe every place provides different things for you to learn. I also can’t wait for the awesome memories I will take back with me.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

I hope to broaden my portfolio for after I graduate. I also hope to meet some amazing people who will become lifelong friends.

Name one goal you hope to achieve this summer.

I hope to grow more confident in my skills and design work. Since I am graduating I hope to learn how to present myself and my work more Read More

Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement and Communications Intern


In an age where big banks dominate the financial industry, Marblehead Bank is a brave, shining exception, managing not just to survive, but to thrive.

Marblehead Bank does not take a one-size-fits-all approach to its customers, but instead strategically designs its services to meet their customers’ particular needs.

“We do banking the old fashioned way,” said William Tuttamore, Marblehead Bank President. “At our bank, customers aren’t just numbers, they’re people.”

Just as Marblehead Bank doesn’t view its customers as just numbers, it’s safe to say that customers don’t just choose Marblehead Bank for its numbers. However, if they did, we wouldn’t blame them. The Bank’s Bauer Ratings, which measures the safety of a bank, and Texas Ratios, which measures the quality of the bank’s assets, are powerful indicators of the bank’s success.

Marblehead Bank has been awarded Bauer’s “Five Star Rating”, the highest classification that can be achieved, each quarter for the past 28 years. Less than 10% of all banks have a “Five Star Rating.” Read More

Name: Natalie Swift
Hometown: Wooster, OH
College: University of Findlay
Major/Minor: Marketing/Event Management

How did you hear about Lakeside, or what is your Lakeside story?

I heard about internship opportunities at Lakeside through a professor who forwarded me the information. I had never heard of it until I secured a position and then multiple groups of family and friends messaged me and said they LOVE Lakeside.

What are you most looking forward to this summer at Lakeside?

I’m most looking forward to getting to know “Lakesiders” and their stories. I’m excited to explore this quaint community and take advantage of all it has to offer.

What do you hope to gain from this experience?

On the professional side of things, I would like to learn more details and helpful hints about successfully executing an event. I would also like to gain insight into making a customer’s experience better. On the social side, I would like to expand my network and learn through the diversity of other interns as well as guests. Read More

The Rev. Dr. Thomas G. Long will serve as Lakeside’s Preacher of the Week from July 8-12. This week is supported by the Rev. Dr. Bud Cox Endowment.

He will preach at the Hoover Community Worship Service at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, July 8 in Hoover Auditorium.

An ordained minister of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Rev. Dr. Long is Director of the Early Career Pastoral Leadership Program and Bandy Professor Emeritus of preaching at the Candler School of Theology at Emory University in Atlanta.

Referenced by “CNN” and the New York Times, the Rev. Dr. Long has been studying the contemporary style of preaching and teaching seminary students for most of his life, primarily focusing on homiletics (the history, theory and practice of preaching).

He’s authored more than 21 books and is a frequent contributor and editor to The Christian Century and the Journal for Preachers. His book, The Witness of Preaching, was named “One of the 25 Most Influential Books in Preaching for the Last 25 Years” by Preaching Magazine in 2010 and is now widely used in theological schools around the globe, translated into multiple languages. Read More

Staff Blogger: Mallory Glenn, Advancement/Communications Intern


Take one peak at the calendar and it’s clear that you’ll never be bored at Lakeside. Sometimes there are so many things to do that it can be difficult to choose. To help you out, here’s a chronological list of the Top 10 Things to Do in Lakeside during Fourth of July week.

  1. Pet Parade; Sunday, July 1; Central Park Basketball Court & Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo, 2:30-4 p.m.

Meow! Begin the week of the Fourth of July by attending the Pet Parade at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, July at Central Park Basketball Court & Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo. The Pet Parade showcases Lakesiders’ fluffiest, bushiest, and best-spirited pets. Lucy, a spaniel therapy dog, will be this year’s grand marshal and will be escorted by Jody Geyer. Island Safe Harbor Sanctuary and The Humane Society will also be at the Parade; Feel free to ask them questions as to how you can adopt a pet or support the local shelter.

  1. Family Night in the Park: Blue Lunch ; Sunday, July 1; Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo,  6-7 p.m.

You can wind down from all of the Pet Parade excitement by attending the Blue Lunch at 6 p.m. at the Steele Memorial Bandstand and Gazebo. The Family Night will showcase eight virtuoso musicians from Cleveland as well as five vocalists. From rock & roll riffs, to doo-wop style ballads, the Family Night in the Park with Blue Lunch has it all. Read More