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Announcement: East Ohio UMC Conference

Dear Lakesiders, Today, the East Ohio Conference (EOC) of The United Methodist Church (UMC) announced Annual Conference 2020 from September 25-27 will now be conducted virtually instead of being held at Lakeside Chautauqua. For more details, please see the East Ohio Conference announcement below. We know the many hours of preparation, logistics and details that go into planning this event and making this change was a difficult decision. We’re grateful to the EOC leadership who have worked closel…

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COVID-19 FAQs (updated June 5, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, Thank you for your support and ideas about the Chautauqua summer season and moving forward living in the new norms we’re all experiencing. Continue sharing your ideas so that we may include them in our future thoughts and discussions. As we learn more about COVID-19, we’re communicating regularly with our community. For the most up-to-date news and decisions at Lakeside... Read our updated list of Coronavirus FAQs below (you may need to 'refresh' this page to see updated conte…

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2020 Important Gate Information

This summer, the Lakeside gates will be in operation from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day (excluding Monday, Aug. 31 through Thursday, Sept. 3, which will be free admission and parking). Due to the effects of COVID-19, we’ve reduced the number of our gate attendants this summer and have closed some of our gate entrances early. The new gate hours are as follows: Fifth Street Gate: open 24 hours/7 days a week South Gate: 7 am-9 pm Sunday-Thursday; 7 am-11 pm Friday-SaturdayEast Second Str…

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Religious Life: Community Prayer Vigil

Lakeside Chautauqua and our extended community are concerned about the health and well-being of persons everywhere affected by the worldwide pandemic and social injustice. Lakeside remains committed to its mission to enrich the quality of life for all people. We sincerely desire to be part of creating a future where fear and injustice give way to an equitable society where all can live healthy in peace and harmony, without fear. Please join us in lifting our voices in prayer and lighting a can…

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COVID-19 Update: Memorial Day Weekend & Safety Responsibilities (May 20, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, Once again, we bring news from Lakeside in the form of our weekly update in response to the effects of COVID-19. We hope this note finds you and your family healthy and safe. We continue to monitor and follow state and local health directives while preparing to open our venues as soon as it is safe to do so. As promised, Governor Mike DeWine has made additional changes to the ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ order. Last week, guidelines were issued by the State of Ohio allowing recreation ven…

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COVID-19 Update (May 14, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, As Governor Mike DeWine promised, there will be many changes to the ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ order coming through Friday, May 29. Last week, guidelines were issued by the State of Ohio that allow restaurants to slowly open. …

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Admission & Parking Update (May 8, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, As Governor Mike DeWine promised, there will be many changes coming to the ‘Stay Safe Ohio’ order through Friday, May 29. Yesterday, guidelines were issued that allow restaurants to slowly open, first utilizing outdoor seating and followed by indoor seating. Lakeside restaurants are reviewing the details of these new guidelines, and we will provide further updates regarding how they will open over the coming weeks. There has been no new information provided in the Governor’s r…

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COVID-19 Update (May 7, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, Today, we pause to reflect and give thanks to you, our Lakeside Chautauqua community. We are especially grateful for the many generous Lakesiders who came together on #GivingTuesdayNow to support our special community during these uncertain times. We are so grateful to all who stepped up and stood together by giving a gift to protect the Chautauqua pillars. Lakeside received critical support for the Annual Fund, which underwrites virtually every aspect of what renders the Lake…

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