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How did you enjoy Week 9 at Lakeside? Tell us in the comments below!

Guest Blogger: Layne Gerbig, Advancement Events Intern   For 141 years, generations of Lakesiders have enjoyed the relaxing and renewing environment that Lakeside Chautauqua provides. Because of the generosity of others, Lakeside has been able to continue to provide these meaningful and memorable experiences. Do you want to help continue your favorite Lakeside traditions? Here are 10 ways to give back to the Chautauqua community:

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator Iskender and Ahsen Konez visited Ohio and Lakeside for the first time in August 2014. They traveled here all the way from Bursa, Turkey, the fourth largest city in Turkey with a population of 1.7 million. Their time spent in and around Lakeside was wonderful and full of new experiences. The couple came to visit Iskender’s brother and family, Orhan and Liz Konez. Their trip spanned 10 days and included visits to Cleveland, Lakeside and the surrounding area. Iskender and…

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern Just when winter turns to spring, Jeff Perkins, Mary Stockton and their children are ready to come to Lakeside for the sum­mer. Scott, the eldest son, first experienced Lakeside at 3 years old, and his younger sis­ter, Elizabeth, at just 3 weeks old. Henry, the youngest in the family, has also come to Lake­side every summer since birth. His favorite thing about Lakeside Chautauqua is being with friends. “Henry has developed some friendships that I think will be lifelong friendships,” said…

This year, our Programming Department hired a new Programming Manager and Director of the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts. We also welcomed back Casie Eller as the Programming Manager in April of this year. She previously worked as the Programming Assistant in 2012. In November 2013, MaryAnn Kelmer was hired as the new Director of the Arts Center. Meet our Programming Department:

How did your family spend the week in Lakeside? Tell us in the comments below.

Guest Blogger: Susie Inish   Exemplifying the fantastic family spirit at Lakeside Chautauqua, the community has nearly non-existent levels of crime, making it the perfect place to unwind and nurture your mind, body and spirit. This fact is thanks to the interesting history of policing in the community and the men and women who patrol the streets to ensure Lakeside remains a safe place to visit.

Guest Blogger: Bruce Stambaugh   My parents took my brothers and sisters there. My wife and I took our daughter and son there. And now, our daughter and her husband have taken their three children there, too. “There” is Lakeside, Ohio. Nurturing body, mind and spirit, it’s an ideal family vacation destination. Activities abound for youngsters through oldsters, all under the umbrella of the Chautauqua community’s four pillars, religion, recreation, arts and entertainment, and education.

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator   The Lakeside Chautauqua community is full of many accommodations for guests. Lakeside’s six bed & breakfasts are no exception. Each offers guests something different, from a room or a suite to a full kitchen, but all offer one thing in common – a front porch.

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator Peter and Debbie Stephens first came to Lakeside Chautauqua 20 years ago in search of a place for their two boys during the impres­sionable years of their childhood. “We pulled up with the boys in front of Sloopy’s and their eyes were as big as saucers,” shared Deb­bie. “The boys immediately asked, ‘Are we staying here? Can we go play?’” The Stephens both knew that Lakeside was the right place. “We didn’t even stay the night, but thought, ‘Wow, this…