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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.

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.

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.

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…

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:

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…