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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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CBS' Steve Hartman shares stories of kids who inspired others

Emmy Award-winning CBS reporter Steve Hartman came "full circle" when he returned to the community he grew up in, Lakeside, on Tuesday. (Photo: Jon Stinchcomb/News Herald)

LAKESIDE - For a few, “kids today” may be a phrase that makes them think of a culture of over-entitlement or over-exposure, with social media and the rest of the internet seemingly on every tablet and smartphone, as if “kids today” have things so much easier than they did in the good old days. For CBS reporter Steve Hartman, however, the phrase “kids today” means something different from that entirely — almost the polar opposite of the aforementioned point of view that would paint quite a pessi…

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'Til Next Time (TNT) Day Taking Place on Thursday, Aug. 8

On Thursday, Aug. 8, the Lakeside Men’s Bible Study Group will partner with Ottawa County United Way and their program ‘Til Next Time (TNT) to offer area youth and mentors a special day at Lakeside. The Men’s Bible Study Group, who meets every Tuesday during the summer, collectively has an interest of putting their faith into action. “This interest we had collided with some things we learned about the area,” said Bob Brymer and Randy Donithan, members of the Men’s Bible Study Group. “Forty-ei…

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Legacy Boats on Lake Erie: Wooden boats once ruled the waters of the Great Lakes

Wooden boats are old-school, that’s a given. On Lake Erie, especially in the Western Basin, the wood vessels that once plied its waters, carrying families and friends at a frenetic pace during summer months, are mostly gone. Many of those ended up moth-balled, burned, cut in half or quartered and sitting in yards with begonias and rosebushes eating up the glory. Thousands were dismantled, and now their components are the backbone of conversation pieces at many a bar, restaurant or home. Bu…

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USA TODAY: "Historic chautauquas are gaining steam. Take a tour of Lakeside Chautauqua in Ohio"

USA TODAY featured “Lakeside Chautauqua: Historic Chautauquas are gaining steam” this morning. Thanks for visiting and sharing your slideshow of pictures, Wendy Pramik. Since the late 19th century, chautauquas have been known as vacation getaways that offer more than recreation. Rooted in religious and secular education, they’re places that promise peaceful, clean fun while permitting an opportunity to renew the body, mind and spirit. We discovered this magic while visi…

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Traffic Study Cameras

Please note: Lakeside Chautauqua’s infrastructure study includes traffic pattern studies. In partnership with MKSK and Mannik Smith Group, traffic survey cameras will be placed at various locations in Lakeside between Friday, July 19 and Monday, July 23. Traffic will be measured along various routes. The video will provide counts for vehicles, carts, pedestrians and bikes. No other data is acquired or photos of individuals published. …

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Major General John L. Borling to speak at Chautauqua Lecture Series

Major General John L. Borling (retired United States Air Force) is a man who never gives up. Throughout his life, Borling has demonstrated exceptional resilience and strength and will share his life experiences with Lakesiders at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 17 and Thursday, July 18 in Orchestra Hall as part of this week’s Chautauqua Lecture Series. [Lakesiders Dr. James and Betty Jane Young met and became friends with Borling after James and Borling met as colonels in Germany.] As a fighter …

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