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2019 Important Gate Information

Starting Memorial Day weekend (May 24-27) and continuing through the Chautauqua summer season (June 15-September 2), the gate hours are as follows: Fifth Street Gate: open 24 hours South Gate & Welcome Center: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. East & West Second Street Gates: 7 a.m.-11 p.m. During closed hours, the South Gate Parking Lot will be accessible from inside the gates, and exiting will be out the Fifth Street Gate. The shuttle will continue its route from 7 a.m.-11 p.m. In order to contr…

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Spend Memorial Day weekend in Lakeside!

Join us in Lakeside Memorial Day weekend for a time of honor and remembrance. We'll also kick off the summer with exciting events for the whole family! The weekend includes full service hotels, cottage rentals, complimentary shuttles and our signature Chautauqua program, with a lineup of entertainment, education, worship, wellness and so much more! Most businesses will also be open.For a listing of fitness classes, hours of operation and all there is to do Memorial Day weekend, download the full…

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Hoover Community Worship Altar Flowers Available

On Saturday evenings, the Lakeside staff turns the concert stage of Hoover Auditorium into a place of worship for Sunday morning. An enhancement that adds to the Community Worship Services are the fresh flowers, lovingly provided by members of the Lakeside community. Up to two arrangements of flowers can be placed on the altar for $75 each. These can be dedicated in memory or in honor of loved ones. Contact the Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost, Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach, at cyoost@l…

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Facility Upgrades Continue in Lakeside

Lakeside is making final preparations for another unforgettable summer. These plans wouldn't be possible without the continued passion and financial support you give, ensuring a bright future for Lakeside. Many improvements, designated by the Master Plan, are currently underway: Steele Memorial Bandstand/Gazebo: Electrical upgrades have been installed. Permeable pavers will replace the loose rock surface and include new bench seating. The gazebo will receive a fresh coat of paint, new roof and …

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The Rev. Irwin Jennings Retires from Dockside Worship Service

After 12 rewarding years as Lakeside’s Dockside Worship Service Coordinator, the Rev. Irwin Jennings is retiring from the sunrise worship service that he helped develop. To thank him for his faithful service and celebrate his Lakeside retirement, all are invited to a reception at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 23 in the Hotel Lakeside Fern Room. Lakeside has been a special part of the Rev. Jennings’ life for more than 50 years. One of his first and most cherished memories at Lakeside was his ordination …

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New this Summer at Lakeside: Barcodes & Ticket Scanning

Barcode scanning isn’t a new concept, and there’s a good chance you’ve scanned one within the past few days. From grocery store items to concert tickets, you see barcodes at just about every transaction. However, barcodes and ticket scanning are new to Lakeside and will be implemented this summer. A unique barcode and number will be printed on each Chautauqua Pass (even Season Chautauqua Passes). Starting Memorial Day weekend and continuing through the summer, every guest (adult, youth, chi…

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Infrastructure Study Proposed as Next Step

Throughout the Master Planning process, the community expressed concern about Lakeside’s overall infrastructure, most notably the streets and storm water system. Improving Lakeside's infrastructure is a complex, long-term and significant project. Laying out an infrastructure plan: Outlines the scope of the projects and plans for the future Determines a realistic phasing of projects Calculates the cost Gathers feedback from the community on project ideas One should note that this type of detail…

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Steele Memorial Bandstand Upgrades Taking Shape

Legacy is everywhere in Lakeside. The fellowship we share, the paths we walk and the traditions we enjoy were shaped by the hearts and hands that came before us. Fred (Fritz) Steele III and his wife, Karlyn Marie Thygesen Steele, were two people that enjoyed the legacy of Lakeside, and who would go on to leave a legacy of their own, despite their years being cut tragically short by a car accident on Aug. 20, 1978. Fritz had spent nearly every summer of his life in Lakeside, and Karlyn found it …

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