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Staff Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager   The leaves have finally fallen, and November has officially arrived in Lakeside. The air has gotten cooler, and everyone is busy preparing for family gatherings on Thanksgiving. As you prepare your Thanksgiving menus, members of our staff would like to share some of their favorite holiday recipes with you over the next few weeks. Together, we will all have a delicious and well spent Thanksgiving holiday.

Lakeside Chautauqua invites you and your family to the Community Christmas Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6 in Wesley Lodge. The evening will include a punch reception and visit from Santa Claus at 5:30 p.m., dinner buffet at 6:15 p.m. and live entertainment with children’s singer-songwriter Chip Richter at 6:45 p.m. The Christmas dinner buffet will feature boneless pork medallion, baked chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, green bean casserole, creamed corn, stuffing, water, coffee and punch. The cost for dinner is $20 for adults, $8 for children…

Staff Blogger: Jessica Kidd, Advancement Manager   Lakeside Chautauqua is a special place where friends and families visit to unwind and make lasting memories. For many, Lakeside has been a cherished place for more than 140 years. Suzanne Bond’s grandfather, the Rev. Charles Bennett, began the family’s Lakeside tradition. He was a long-time Lakesider. Whether the Bond family is walking along Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile or attending Hoover Auditorium programs, they are creating lasting memories, just as many others do at this special place.

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…