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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: 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…

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:

Lakeside Chautauqua welcomed 14 Lakeside Leadership Academy (LLA) interns 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 Conference & Event Planning Interns and the Events/Project Management Intern.

This year, our Advancement & Communications Department hired a new Advancement Manager and created two new positions, a Content Manager under Marketing and an Advancement & Communication Coordinator under Advancement. In January of this year, Melissa Kunz was hired as the new Content Manager at Lakeside Chautauqua. We also hired Jessica Kidd as the new Advancement Manager and Sarah Milheim as the new Advancement & Communications Coordinator in late May. Meet our Advancement & Communications Department:

A collaborative effort blending the craftsmanship of the 11th Annual Lakeside Wooden Boat Show and the artistic expression of the Lakeside Plein Air Art Festival will create one of Lakeside’s most unique weekends of the Chautauqua season from Friday, July 18- Sunday, July 20. This three-day event begins on Friday, July 18, when participating plein air artists will paint landscapes throughout the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds, as well as in the surrounding areas. Please join the Lakeside Chautauqua community in welcoming these talented artists to the grounds.

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern   Bob Lewis’ interest in wooden boats began when he was a young boy. He cherishes childhood memories of spending time on his father’s 1957, 16 ft. Penn Yan wooden boat. In 2010, Bob and his wife, Susan, were in the process of restoring a 1959, 16.5 ft. Lyman Runabout when they first attended the Lakeside Wooden Boat Show. “We wanted to see the boats and talk with other boat enthusiasts about restoration and ask advice,” said Susan. “Everyone was very…

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern Beginning in early March and April, the Fountain Inn received several notable renovations and improvements. One of the first groups to experience the upgrades was the Church Planting Assessment Center (CPAC), introduced by Lakesiders Tom and Debbie Jones. The 45-person group filled 22 hotel rooms and stayed at Lakeside Chautauqua in early April. Debbie said her group “rested well” on the new mattresses, linens and bedding that were replaced in all Fountain Inn rooms. Decorative pillows and down comforters were new…

Guest Blogger: Allison Moon, Advancement Communications Intern In late April, the Advancement & Communications Department moved from the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office to the Legacy House. The Legacy House is located at 217 Walnut Ave., across from Artists-N-Cahoots, the Lakeside store. With the generous help of the Lakeside Spring Cleanup Day volunteers and the Lakeside Chautauqua Maintenance Department, the space was transformed into the Legacy House, including eight offices and a conference room.