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Important Messages from the President & Board Chair

As the season begins to transition, Lakeside will also be going through a transition. It is with bittersweet feelings that I announce my retirement as Lakeside’s President and CEO, effective October 31. This decision comes at a time in my life when I feel I must focus primarily on my health and family. As I continue to recover from recent cancer surgery, I intend to move back to Columbus fulltime to be closer to my family. However, I also intend to maintain our residences in Lakeside. What a ble…

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2019 Programming Achievements

Lakeside’s 2019 Chautauqua season saw record numbers with performances by legendary artists, Lakeside Symphony Orchestra concerts and Wednesday family entertainment, welcoming more than 77,000 guests to Hoover Auditorium. Marquee entertainers, such as Amy Grant, Three Dog Night, Wynonna Judd, comic Brian Regan and Stars of The Peking Acrobats, topped the list of packed audiences. The diversity of shows, ranging from rock & roll tributes and classical music, mixed with Broadway and theatre…

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Two Lakeside restaurants recently named ‘Best of Lake Erie’

Lakeside’s very own Sloopy’s Sports Café and Lago Coastal Café have been chosen as the ‘Best of Lake Erie’ in Lake Erie Living’s September/October 2019 issue. The magazine’s special edition includes both editors’ and readers’ picks of the best dining, shopping, lodging and attractions in Ohio, Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Recognized for their famous Hibachi Pizza, Sloopy’s earned the ‘Best Pizza Flavor.” After the pizza was created in 2012 for a Columbus-based contest, whi…

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Exploring Lakeside, Ohio

Guest Blogger: Tieka Ellis, Selective Potential blog To start off our first full day in Lakeside, Ohio… we tried to fit in as much as we possibly could! It was such a fun day. I’d relive it over again if I could! So we woke up at our hotel at Fountain Inn and walked over to The Patio because we heard rave reviews of their homemade doughnuts and had to try them! So we ordered a small breakfast and each had a warm cinnamon sugar doughnut, which was so good! After that, we grabbed coffees (soy ch…

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Sypherds donates golf carts to Lakeside’s Security fleet

Sypherd’s Cycles, Lakeside’s bicycle shop, has been in operation since 1976, making it one of the oldest businesses in the community. Floyd Sypherd and his son, Tim, are co-owners of the family business. The family’s decision to open a bicycle shop in Lakeside came from their original hardware store and bike shop, located in Akron, Ohio. The Sypherds also recognized Lakeside needed a bike shop since the original one had closed several years before. The family has kept some items from Lakeside’…

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Lakeside upgrades music and sports facilities in Central Park

A group of kids play on the newly renovated sand volleyball court at Lakeside. (Photo: Sheri Trusty/Correspondent)

LAKESIDE - Recent improvements at Lakeside Chautauqua’s Central Park made the area more accessible for both daytime and evening entertainment. Not only was the Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo renovated, but the basketball and sand volleyball courts were also overhauled. For Lakeside’s music and sports fans, it’s like having a whole new park. The Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo has been making memories for Lakesiders since it was built in 1979. It has been a popular venue for weddings, concert…

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CBS' Steve Hartman shares stories of kids who inspired others

Emmy Award-winning CBS reporter Steve Hartman came "full circle" when he returned to the community he grew up in, Lakeside, on Tuesday. (Photo: Jon Stinchcomb/News Herald)

LAKESIDE - For a few, “kids today” may be a phrase that makes them think of a culture of over-entitlement or over-exposure, with social media and the rest of the internet seemingly on every tablet and smartphone, as if “kids today” have things so much easier than they did in the good old days. For CBS reporter Steve Hartman, however, the phrase “kids today” means something different from that entirely — almost the polar opposite of the aforementioned point of view that would paint quite a pessi…

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'Til Next Time (TNT) Day Taking Place on Thursday, Aug. 8

On Thursday, Aug. 8, the Lakeside Men’s Bible Study Group will partner with Ottawa County United Way and their program ‘Til Next Time (TNT) to offer area youth and mentors a special day at Lakeside. The Men’s Bible Study Group, who meets every Tuesday during the summer, collectively has an interest of putting their faith into action. “This interest we had collided with some things we learned about the area,” said Bob Brymer and Randy Donithan, members of the Men’s Bible Study Group. “Forty-ei…

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