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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, Welcome Center 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. …

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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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FAQ for the Pool & Wellness Center

As Lakesiders enjoy a fully functional Grindley Aquatic & Wellness Campus for the first time, the Lakeside staff is working hard to ensure that all individuals are informed about the new facility so that they can easily incorporate health and wellness into their daily lives. We have been having conversations with people about their concerns and listening to their questions. As a result of these conversations, we have found several points of information that we would like to take the time to…

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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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Memorial Garden Entryway Concludes Phase III

On May 27, a celebration and prayer service was held to recognize the generous gifts that provided the new entryway to the Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park, as well as to remember the loved ones who have been laid to rest in the garden. Lakeside would like to especially recognize a donor whose legacy provided a noticeable additions to the Memorial Garden: Mrs. Kathryn Sanders Rieder. Rieder had been a Lakesider for nearly a century, first coming when she was 13 years old and visiting as muc…

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Women on Water (WOW) Sailing Classes

Women on Water (WOW) will once again offer sailing classes for women age 50 & older. Beginner sessions (Level I) will take place Monday, June 25-Friday, June 29, and Intermediate Instruction (Level II) will take place Monday, July 9-Friday, July 13. All classes will be from 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. at the Lakeside Sailing Center. Following the class sessions, independently scheduled water instruction will take place, about 20 minutes per student. The goal of Level I is to give the sailor confi…

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