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New to Lakeside: GaGa Ball!

GaGa Ball is taking America by storm! It'is an action-packed ball game that can be played by all ages. The rules are simple, and it's easy to organize a game. The best part of playing GaGa Ball is that it doesn’t require kids to have a strong throwing arm or excellent hand-eye coordination. That means children of any skill level can get into it! This guide will give you everything you need to know about GaGa Ball. The best way to describe GaGa Ball is as a "safer and more exciting version of dod…

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​Lakeside welcomes the Rev. Dr. Scott Wilson as Coordinator of the Dockside Worship Service

Lakeside Chautauqua warmly welcomes the Rev. Dr. Scott Wilson as Coordinator of the Dockside Worship Service this summer. The Rev. Dr. Wilson was first introduced to Lakeside in 1978 when he and his wife, Barbara, attended the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church, and he was ordained a deacon. Last June, he retired after 40 years of ordained ministry, which included serving four Ohio churches – Louisville Christ, Bucyrus Grace, Norton Johnson and Mayfield. He currently serves a…

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Poolside Lago Restaurant to Open at Lakeside Chautauqua

The new restaurant was recently featured on Cleveland.com in an article, "Poolside Lago restaurant opens at Lakeside Chautauqua." Lago is a fusion of Hawaiian, Cuban, American, Asian and Mexican cuisine! This summer, we’re excited to open Lago Coastal Café, a restaurant operated by Gabe Zeller and Julie Mesenburg that will offer a menu comprised of these delicious, diverse food options. The eatery features an indoor café dining experience and shaded outdoor seating area. Lakesiders can also us…

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New Service Offered to Community, Lakeside Linen Supply

This summer, Lakeside welcomes Lakeside Linen Supply to the business community, a new convenient service that provides cottage renters and homeowners a hassle-free and comfortable vacation experience. The service delivers fresh, hotel-quality rental linens directly to your rental or vacation home. Soft 300-thread count cotton blend sheets, luxurious cotton towels, bath mats, crib sheets, colorful beach towels and kitchen towels – all waiting when you arrive for vacation. Longtime Lakesid…

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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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Welcome to Lakeside Chautauqua!

Lakeside Chautauqua is an experience unlike any other... It’s a cultural and spiritual hub along the south shore of Lake Erie – a place to experience famed entertainers, musicians, lecturers and preachers every day of the summer. It’s an adventure that your children and grandchildren can safely and freely explore – a place where they learn to swim, sail, bike and make lifelong friends. It’s a longtime tradition – a place where generations of families gather for front porch board games or ta…

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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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