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Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications   Lakeside Chautauqua has joined #GivingTuesday, a national day of giving. Taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of non-profits, families, business and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season. To celebrate this day of giving, Lakeside is introducing an initiative that supports the Chautauqua pillar of recreation. Built in the 1960s, Lakeside’s miniature golf course is a multi-generational tradition. Each summer, families gather for tournaments…

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications Dear Friends, I’m back again, and I’ve been talking with my dear friend, Putter, about #GivingTuesday. I have some oh so exciting news to share with you. First, Putter didn’t know anything about this national giving movement. I told with him that #GivingTuesday is a day for giving back. Around Thanksgiving there are 2 days for getting great deals while shopping (Black Friday and Cyber Monday), and right afterwards, there is a day for giving back (#GivingTuesday).

Staff Blogger: Jessica Kidd, Advancement Manager To many Lakesiders, Lakeside Chautauqua is a place that brings families together to reminisce about the past and plan for the future. Lakesider Betsey Langford is among the many Lakesiders that have been experiencing the Chautauqua way for many years. Betsey was first introduced to Lakeside when she was 10 years old. At the time, her mother was a delegate for the Methodist Conference in 1988. Following the conference, her mother immediately called home and attempted to describe this unique place to…

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications   Dear Friends, Each summer, I sit in the yellow rack at the Miniature Golf Hut waiting to roll around on the putting greens. I have been rolling around on the greens for 51 years. That’s right, miniature golf is a long-time family tradition at Lakeside Chautauqua. It’s amazing to see the families reconnect, enjoy the slow pace and share in youthful fun at Lakeside. The adults are very competitive, trying to get me in the hole on…

The Ohio State University (OSU) Marching Band will perform a ‘sit down’ concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7 in Hoover Auditorium while en route to the OSU vs. Michigan State game on Saturday, Nov. 8. Doors to the concert will open at 7:15 p.m. The concert, organized by the OSU Alumni Band-Ottawa County Chapter, is a fundraiser to provide student scholarships. Tickets are $10 each and available online at www.osumbinottawacounty.com. Tickets ordered online prior to Monday, Oct. 20 will be mailed. Tickets ordered online after Tuesday, Oct….

We’d like to thank those who attended this weekend’s Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, and especially thank our volunteers who continue to make this annual tradition a success. Check out all of our photos from this event on Facebook.

 

We’d like to thank those who attended this weekend’s Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, and especially thank our volunteers who continue to make this annual tradition a success.

Staff Blogger: Gretchen Colón, Vice President of Advancement & Communications   Cold winter days are when people dream the unexpected and begin to plan for the spectacular. Most likely, one stays inside near a warm fire; a perfect place to dream on those chilly, winter days. Lakeside’s history began on one of those very days more than 140 years ago. Thanks to the generosity year in and year out of so many Lakesiders, thousands of families and individuals have visited, recharged and renewed their spirit along the Lake Erie…