For 141 years, the shoreline has also been a place for recon­necting and conversation, which are core to the Chautauqua expe­rience. Thanks to a generous gift from the late C. Nelle and Rich­ard E. Sultzbach family, a conver­sation terrace has been installed in front of the Beebe Memorial telescope viewing area, near Ho­tel Lakeside. This terrace is the first phase of the project to enhance Ohio’s Most Beautiful Mile.

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

Staff Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communication Intern   With scheduled presentations for 2014 titled, “Michigan Cities: How Did They get Those Crazy Names?” and “A Conversation with Henry Ford & Thomas Edison,” it is clear that the Ypsilanti, Mich. Chautauqua program combines education and entertainment flawlessly. Chautauqua at the Riverside has been well received by the community. “The community is active in preserving the history of Ypsilanti,” Valerie Kabat, Program coordinator, said. “They really seem to embrace this sort of thing.” This year, Chautauqua at the Riverside will…

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:

Staff Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Events Intern   Kristen Jones has vivid memories of being pushed in a stroller through Lake­side’s downtown business district in the 1960s. Her first trip to Lakeside was in 1965 at 5 months old. “I remember always wanting to be in the center of the action downtown,” said Jones. Jones’ parents, David and Joan, both came to Lakeside as children. Her grandfather was a United Meth­odist minister and began coming to Lakeside 100 years ago. He then brought her father as a young…

Happy Labor Day weekend, Lakesiders! How are you celebrating Labor Day weekend at Lakeside this year? Visit, or read our latest e-newsletter for a complete list of programming available during Labor Day weekend… And don’t forget, Chautauqua Passes are offered for a reduced rate this weekend. See you soon!

Each year, many Lakeside stories are shared by first-time guests, long-time Lakesiders, young families and those who are giving back to the community. Each story expresses the values and practices that draw a community closer together. You may experience these values in your own hometown community. A community of heart-filled welcome. After visiting, people are excited to share their Lakeside experience with new friends and invite them to participate in the Chautauqua program. Many Lakesiders take what they learned from their stay to teach a new hobby, interest or passion to…

The Carters Re-establish Plains Chautauqua Lakeside Chautauqua’s management team visited Plains, Ga. for the commu­nity’s first weekend Chautau­qua program, inspired by for­mer President Jimmy Carter and his wife, Rosalynn. The small farming com­munity began as a one-day brief educational program that emphasized its history. However, with the encour­agement of Rosalynn, the Plains Chautauqua programs are now generated for larger audiences with diverse top­ics. Rosalynn was instrumen­tal in resurrect­ing the Plains Chautauqua, and President Carter served as the keynote speaker at the event.

Lakeside Chautauqua welcomed 14 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) interns to the grounds in early May. Since then, they have been hard at work experiencing Lakeside, taking on challenges and advancing new projects within their work environments. We would like to introduce the Lakeside community to this summer’s Account/IT Support Interns. Meet the LLA Accounting interns: