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Remembering Robert L. Cronquist

Lakeside Chautauqua is saddened to share of the passing of longtime Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Music Director & Conductor, Robert L. Cronquist on September 11, 2018. Cronquist came to Lakeside in 1970 from serving for 22 years as the Director of the Mansfield Symphony. He replaced William Penny Hacker, who founded the LSO in 1963 and served as the first conductor . Cronquist assumed the leadership of the LSO with a vision of reorganizing the orchestra and taking it from just a “festival”…

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Submit Photos for Lakeside Photo Contest

Lakesiders of all ages are invited to submit photos to be featured in the 2019 Calendar of Events brochure, as well as on Lakeside’s social media pages, website, The Front Porch blog, Lakesider newspaper, advertisements, etc. Images should represent people enjoying Lakeside through photos of families, traditions, children, religion, education, cultural arts (special events and programming), recreation, landscape or architecture. Photos are needed for following panels of the Calendar of Event…

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Wellness Center usage after Labor Day

Beginning Monday, Sept. 3, usage of the Wellness Center at the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus will switch to a monthly subscription plan. All Lakeside property owners are eligible to sign up. This will include usage of the Magruder Hospital Fitness Room for individuals age 14 & older. Wellness and exercise classes are yet to be determined, as they are dependent on instructor availability and community interest. If classes are offered, those interested will pay an additional ‘per-clas…

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Announcement: Swimming at the Waterfront

Earlier this summer, Lakeside experienced high bacteria levels in the water, and for that reason, we have been proactively monitoring the water quality. Because of the direct sunlight and calm waters yesterday, August 2, the algae was forming a scum on the surface of the water around the beach and swimming areas. The surface scum was prevalent enough that it was not possible to keep swimmers out of the scum. For this reason, Lakeside posted signs to inform guests that the beach area and w…

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2018 Important Gate Information

Starting Memorial Day weekend (May 25-28) and continuing through the Chautauqua summer season (June 16-September 3), the gate hours are as follows: Fifth Street Gate: 24 hours a day/7 days a week. South Gate: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday; 7 a.m.-1 a.m. Thursday-Saturday (includes the South Gate booth and Route 163 black iron gate outside the South Gate Parking Lot). East & West Second Street Gates: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. Monday-Friday; 8 a.m.-11 p.m. Saturday & Sunday. During closed h…

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BGSU President to visit Lakeside, July 27

Recently-appointed President of Bowling Green State University (BGSU), Rodney K. Rogers, PhD, and his wife, Sandra Earle, PhD, will visit Lakeside on Friday, July 27. All are invited to meet Rogers and Earle at a reception held in their honor by Kurt and Debby Geisheimer from 6-7:30 p.m. at 541 Laurel Ave. Light supper fare will be served. Reservations are appreciated; RSVP to (419) 350-3595 or Prior to the reception, Lakeside is also hosting Timothy W. Davis, PhD, Associa…

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Join the Lakeside Beach Towel Challenge

The Lakeside summer season is here and we are planning a big splash. Thousands of families are headed to Lakeside to rejuvenate their mind, body and soul. We can’t wait to welcome you to Lakeside for your arrival and stay. It’s hard work pulling off the Lakeside Chautauqua experience for each family. We need your help. You jumped in and helped support the building of the Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus and look what happened! Are you up for a summer challenge — The Lakeside Beach To…

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Lakeside Featured on Cleveland Fox 8 “New Day”

If you were on the Lakeside grounds June 14 or 19, you might have noticed some camera crews around the business district, down by the waterfront or at several other popular Lakeside locations. Those camera crews, hosts and producers were from Cleveland Fox 8 and were gathering footage and interviews to use for a special “New Day” segment all about Lakeside Chautauqua. “New Day” hosts Natalie Herbick and David Moss travel in search of the best vacation areas for Cleveland-area residents. The se…

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