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As these words are being typed, it’s still snowing in Lakeside, but the official start of spring is only a couple weeks away, and summer will be here in the blink of an eye. As warmer weather approaches, it brings to mind many thoughts of renewal and regeneration. Spring brings us baby animals, new growth in our gardens and rain that washes away the dreariness of winter. What better time to begin something new in your own life? This spring, let’s take a closer look at our wellness…

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: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator   As fall settles in and Lakeside Chautauqua prepares for the events during the “off-season,” Lakeside recognizes the value in volunteers and how essential they are to the Chautauqua experience. Pat Castanaras, Les Cunningham and Carolyn Beears are just three of the many volunteers that make this experience worthwhile for so many guests and Lakesiders. When asked why the three siblings recognize the importance of volunteering, Castanaras said, “The Cunningham family is working on its fifth generation of young people…

All are invited to participate in a 5k run/walk in honor of Patricia King Munn, a Lakesider. The race will begin at 9:30 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 12 in front of the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office. The course will be the same as the 5k Raccoon Run. Registration online. Pre-registration is $20 and same-day registration on Sunday, Oct. 12 will be $25. To be guaranteed a T-shirt, participants must register by Monday, Oct. 6. Same-day registration will be held from 8-9 a.m. in front of the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration…

Staff Blogger: Melissa Kunz, Content Manager   Even though the summer has come and gone, Lakeside Chautauqua is still bustling. In the off-season, from early-September to late-May, Lakeside offers many events and activities across the campus, even though most of the shops, restaurants, services and bed & breakfasts/guest houses have closed until next summer.

There is still time to enter Lakeside Chautauqua’s Photo Contest for the 2015 Calendar of Events Brochure. Visit the Lakeside website for more information or to enter.

Staff Blogger: Jessica Kidd, Advancement Manager Mabelle Seitter Elsasser first came to Lakeside in the early 1920s with her par­ents, aunts, uncles, cousins, brother and sister. Being raised in a Methodist family, Lakeside was an important part of their family vacations. Elsasser shared her fondest memories of the Chautauqua community with her daughter, Elizabeth Brahler. Elsasser would often reminisce about the educational lectures and the family connections.