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Latest News

Bluebird Café to be Featured on Fox 8 "New Day Cleveland"

After just two years, the owners of Bluebird Café, Jen and Ben Linville, are feeling accomplished in their goal of becoming a Lakeside dining staple that offers whole foods for the whole family. The couple opened their waterfront restaurant Memorial Day weekend of 2017. “We have just been amazed at the response of the community,” said Jen. “The first year, our business grew beyond our expectations. The second year, we saw an increase from repeat customers. It’s been so nice to see familiar fac…

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Campground Fence along Route 163 Receives Facelift

Before you return to Lakeside this summer, we’re continuing to make improvements designated by the Master Plan. The next immediate priority is giving the Campground fence line along Route 163 a facelift. This spring, the chain link fence will be replaced from the southwest corner of the Campground to the Cedar Avenue gate. The fence will be a similar style to what currently surrounds Chautauqua Park. In addition, landscaping will be added along the fence. The plantings will help beautify Rout…

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Meet Jim Switzer: Senior V.P. of Municipal Services

As Lakeside’s Master Plan begins to unfold, we must continue to grow our team and deepen the project management skills needed to manage simultaneous, complex projects for the foreseeable future. It’s for these reasons that we’ve hired Jim Switzer, a Lakeside homeowner and past board member, as our newly created Senior Vice President of Municipal Services, effective April 1. Switzer brings with him a wealth of applicable skills and experiences having worked in the telecom industry for 38 years…

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Enhanced Hotel Online Reservations System

This summer, Lakeside Chautauqua is making significant investments to improve your guest experience. One of our most popular improvements so far has been our enhanced online reservations system for Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn. Many Lakesiders, as well as Director of Hospitality Steve Koenig, have been pleased with the updated software and user-friendly platform, which launched in February. “Lakeside has offered online reservations since 2010,” said Koenig. “The old system was ve…

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Lakeside Photo Contest

Lakesiders of all ages are invited to submit photos to be featured in the 2020 Calendar of Events brochure, as well as 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. The deadline for submission is Friday, Oct. 4. The limit is five phot…

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Spread the Lakeside Love on Valentine's Day!

Did you LOVE our Valentine’s Day T-shirt last year? Just like last year, you can show your love by purchasing a $25 Lakeside T-shirt ($15 for youth) - and an extra one for your special valentine! All proceeds benefit the Lakeside Annual Fund. By purchasing this special Lakeside T-shirt, you're not only supporting Lakeside, but spreading your love of Lakeside every day you wear it. To order, click the button below. Orders will be accepted from January 15- 27, while supplies last. Through Bonfir…

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2019 Calendar of Events Brochure

Lakeside’s highly anticipated 2019 Calendar of Events brochure has arrived! The brochure is filled with highlights of Lakeside’s 146th anniversary season. To be included on our mailing list, fill out this form. In the meantime, check out Lakeside’s website and Facebook page for upcoming events. Photo Contest Winners Throughout the year, we hold a photo contest that encourages amateur photographers to submit their favorite images of Lakeside. This year, we received more than 400 entries, each …

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Looking for a Summer Job or Internship?

Lakeside is now seeking summer employees and interns. Earn income while having fun in the sun, meeting Lakesiders and developing new friendships and networking connections. On your days off, visit nearby Cedar Point, Put-in-Bay, Kelley's Island, the Marblehead Peninsula and other local attractions. A variety of summer employment opportunities are available in the following areas: Conference & Event Planning (Event Team Coordinator, Event Team Set Up) Grounds & Maintenance (Ground Labore…

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