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#GivingTuesday is finally here! Already, generous families have been inspired to celebrate this national day of giving to support enhancements to the miniature golf course. For more than 51 years, the miniature golf course has been a gathering place for families to celebrate each hole-in-one victory and to reconnect along the lake. The laughter and cheers from players of all ages can be heard across the putting greens. Over the years, the huge volume of families has put wear and tear on the historic facility. There are many…

Staff Blogger: Jessica Kidd, Advancement Manager   As Lakeside Chautauqua joins #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving on December 2, 2014, we invite you to share the spirit of giving with your own children or grandchildren. Teaching a younger generation about the power of giving is as simple as showing them how in real and tangible ways. Include giving as part of your holiday conversation, and identify ways you can give to others as a family. The memories of these acts of kindness will last a lifetime.

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications   Dear Friends, The seasons are changing in Lakeside Chautauqua. Snow is falling all over the campus, especially at the miniature golf course. I was out just the other day with my dear friend, the Bright Yellow Golf Ball. Underneath the snow, we noticed that the concrete is sinking at the mini-golf course, and water is running into the holes. The bumpers are rotting slightly and will need to be replaced soon. Some of the obstacles are also deteriorating. I…

Staff Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager   Can you believe Thanksgiving is right around the corner? As many of the Lakeside staff members begin to prepare their meals, they took the time to share a few more last-minute recipes. Whether you’re sticking to tradition or looking for a new appetizer, side dish or dessert to add to your menu, these recipes are sure to light up your taste buds. We hope you’ve enjoyed the recipes our staff has shared with you over the past few weeks. We’d love…

We’re 2 weeks away from #GivingTuesday, the official start of the giving season! Share why you give to Lakeside Chautauqua.

Snow has finally arrived at Lakeside, and it’s just like walking in a winter wonderland. We’ve just added some new winter photos to our Facebook and Flickr pages. Make sure you take a look at them, and while you’re there, share some of your favorite photos of the first snowfall with us!

Staff Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator   Each year in December, Wesley Lodge is transformed into a Christmas delight. To celebrate the holiday season, Lakeside Chautauqua hosts an annual Community Christmas Dinner held on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Wesley Lodge. I sat down with Casie Eller, Programming manager, to learn more about this annual event. Eller’s year-round job at Lakeside is to provide administrative support to the Programming Department, especially the Vice President of Programming, Shirley Stary. Eller has attended several events in Wesley Lodge, and…

Staff Blogger: Jessica Kidd, Advancement Manager   On December 2, 2014, Lakeside Chautauqua will partner with #GivingTuesday for the second year. The purpose of this special day of giving is to encourage a tradition of generosity during the holiday season, which coincides with family celebrations and holiday shopping. Through the launch of our #GivingTuesday initiative to enhance the recreation pillar, many community members have offered to tell their Lakeside stories. These stories share how enhancements to the Lakeside miniature golf course will continue to bring families and friends…