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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…

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 Advancement Communications Intern and Advancement Events Intern. Meet the LLA Advancement interns:

The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Cen­ter for the Living Arts will host a party to celebrate 15 years of offering classes in the arts at Epworth Lodge. The party will take place from 3:30-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 8 at the Rhein Center. Previous directors, staff, in­structors and students will be present to share memories and rekindle friendships that began at the Rhein Center. All are invited for a time of art activity and celebration. The C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Cen­ter for the Living Arts has had a successful…

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator   Lakeside is grateful for and celebrates each and every volunteer for the countless hours they have given to enhance the Lakeside experience. Bill and Charlotte Maenner are two Lakesiders who have donated their time and talents to make the Lakeside community a better place. As the couple’s family grows, the new family motto is “Anytime that we’re together, its’ a celebration!” Each return visit becomes a treasure hunt of discovery with continuous progress in programs, structures, gardens, cottages, businesses…

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern   In the 1900s, the Lakeside Chautauqua community built Epworth Lodge to create a gathering place for youth to experience the four pillars of Chautauqua – religion, education, arts and recreation. More than 90 years later, this vision that Lakeside Chautauqua originally had for Epworth Lodge continues to flourish each year. We sat down with the Director of Operations for the Lakeside Heritage Society, Gretchen S. Curtis, to talk about this piece of Lakeside history. She shared her knowledge of Epworth Lodge…

Guest Blogger: Sarah Milheim, Advancement & Communications Coordinator   Lakeside Chautauqua offers a variety of boutiques and shops in the Business District. The stores are filled with distinctive souvenirs to take back home with you or gifts for those special occasions and people in your life.

Guest Blogger: Kelly Cecora, Marketing/Digital Communications Intern Looking for a fun project to do on a summer weekend? Why not start thinking about what updates you want to make to your Lakeside cottage this season. We checked with the Lakeside Property Owners Association and the Historic Preservation & Design Review Board to compile a list of easy home fixes that can be done in just one weekend; so you can turn your cottage into a welcoming weekend getaway.

Volunteers are essential to the quality of the Lakeside Chautauqua experience year-round. From Rhein Center teachers and Hoover Auditorium greeters to Lakeside Fund Ambassadors and master gardeners, Lakeside Chautauqua extends a sincere thank you to the countless volunteers who have dedicated their time and support to the mission of Lakeside. Lakeside especially thanks the Nurnberger family for their dedication in helping to beautify the Lakeside Chautauqua community. Four years ago, Mark and Beth Nurnberger began giving their time to the Kenton Row Garden after their friend and neighbor,…

This year, Lakeside Chautauqua experienced exciting changes during the off-season. We hired Susie Cantor as the newly created, Director of Staff Development. Welcome our Director of Staff Development: