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Tree Trimming in Lakeside

Starting Friday, Dec. 20, FirstEnergy will be tree trimming. An important part of providing reliable electric service for Lakeside is clearance between electric wires and trees. Tree work is being scheduled now to help prevent outages and related problems. This tree work will be done at no expense to homeowners and will be completed by professional tree contractors using proper arboricultural pruning practices. Please note: wood too large to be run through the chipper will be cut into manageab…

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Stacy Maple, New Director of Culinary Arts & Wellness Programming

Lakeside Chautauqua is excited to announce the new Director of Culinary Services & Wellness Programming, Stacy Maple, former Director of United Way Ottawa County and Executive Director of Bistro 163 in Port Clinton. In this newly developed role, Maple will oversee the operations of the Hotel Lakeside Dining Room and bring her culinary arts and nutrition expertise to Lakeside’s wellness programs. “There’s a growing interest in healthy eating and living in our country, so I’m excited to give…

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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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