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…

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.

Guest Blogger: Dianne Rozak, Marblehead Lighthouse State Park Naturalist   Just a few miles from Lakeside, an iconic structure greets mariners pass­ing through the Western Basin of Lake Erie. Built in 1821, the Marblehead Lighthouse stands as the oldest light­house in continuous operation on all of the Great Lakes. Set on the rocky limestone shore, this beacon, and its adjacent keeper’s house, became an Ohio State Park in 1998.

Today we remember those who lost their lives in the events that unfolded 13 years ago on September 11, 2001. Forever in our hearts.

This summer, 189 students learned ceramic technique in order to donate artisan cups to the Cup of Kindness fundraising project. The objective of the project has been three-fold: