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Special Message: Coronavirus (April 2, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, The 'Stay at Home' mandate that was set to expire Monday, April 6 has been extended by Gov. Mike DeWine to now expire on Friday, May 1. Therefore, Lakeside offices are currently closed to the public until Monday, May 4 – including the Administration, Fountain Inn, Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation and Lakeside Chautauqua Realty (cottage rentals and home sales) Offices. Although offices are closed to the public, our staff is continuing to carry out Lakeside’s business and is avai…

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Coronavirus FAQs (updated April 2, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, Thank you for your support and ideas about the Chautauqua summer season and moving forward living in the new norms we’re all experiencing. Continue sharing your ideas so that we may include them in our future thoughts and discussions. As we learn more about COVID-19, we’re communicating regularly with our community. For the most up-to-date news and decisions at Lakeside... Read our updated list of Coronavirus FAQs below (you may need to 'refresh' this page to see updated conte…

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Special Message: Coronavirus FAQs (April 1)

Dear Lakesiders, We’ve talked to several Lakesiders over the past few days. With the warm weather predicted for the weekend, we anticipate many Lakesiders returning to open their cottages, countless boaters and fisherman enjoying the waters, and others just needing to “see the lake.” This week, there have been times that I have calmed myself by looking out at the peaceful lake. After a minute of watching the endless waves, timeless in their motion, I am calm, and the problems of the world seem a…

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Lakeside and Ward Catering offering pre-ordered meals this week

Due to the popularity of last week’s to-go meals, Lakeside Chautauqua and Ward Catering will once again be offering pre-ordered meals on Thursday, April 2. Please note the slight changes in order deadlines, delivery areas and pick-up times below. The $6/meal options this week are a fresh, homemade spaghetti & meatballs dinner or a quart of homemade Italian wedding soup. These will both be individually packaged as “heat-and-eat” refrigerated meals this week. Please share this dining opportun…

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Important Update: Coronavirus (March 26, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, We know you’re going to come back to Lakeside, and as the weather warms, that time is coming sooner rather than later. Although we love seeing you, the “Stay at Home” mandate for the entire State of Ohio also applies to Lakeside. With the nice weather today, we’ve noticed more families and individuals enjoying the grounds. However, as one Lakesider shared, “Lakeside is a safe place but not biologically immune.” Therefore, social distancing guidelines still apply, and L…

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Special Update: Coronavirus (March 25, 2020)

Dear Lakesiders, We hope this email finds you well, staying healthy and safe. As promised, we will update you each week about Lakeside’s operations and response to COVID-19. Although Gov. Mike DeWine issued a ‘Stay at Home’ order for all non-essential businesses in Ohio, we consider a lot of the functions at Lakeside to be essential, especially the municipal and general services to the community, such as Security. The Lakeside offices and the Fountain Inn remain closed to the public until…

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Lakeside & Ward Catering offer frozen to-go meals this week

Wow, thank you Lakesiders! Ward Catering's frozen to-go meals have been very popular. In less than 24 hours of taking orders, we have sold out! As a service to Lakesiders and the local community having difficulty buying food, we may continue these meals in the future. Stay tuned for details.…

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Special Update: Coronavirus (March 19, 2020)

Lakeside Chautauqua is taking precautionary measures in response to COVID-19. Therefore, to protect our guests, residents and staff, all Lakeside offices and the Fountain Inn will be closed to the public, effective Thursday, March 19 until Monday, April 6 – this includes the Administration, Lakeside Chautauqua Foundation and Lakeside Chautauqua Realty (cottage rentals and home sales) and Offices. Although offices will be closed to the public, our staff will continue to carry out Lakeside’s bu…

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