Lakeside Chautauqua 
Aug. 8-14, 2015
Lakeside Honors Volunteers
Volunteers are essential to the quality of the Lakeside
Chautauqua experience.

Lakeside will recognize and celebrate the service and commitment of volunteers at the Volunteer Recognition Picnic, held from 12-1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 on the Hotel Lakeside lawn.

Volunteers help in virtually every aspect of what renders the
Lakeside Chautauqua experience distinctive and unique.

In the spring, they assist with the beautification of the grounds during Lakeside Spring Cleanup Day.

Volunteers maintain Lakeside's many gardens during the
summer months, teach children to sail for the first time as part of the Kids Setting Sail program and lend a hand at the evening programs and worship services in Hoover Auditorium.


Every Voice Matters, Thank You for

Your Feedback 

The Lakeside Chautauqua 

staff and Board of Directors are committed to the five strategic goals and establishing a clear road

map for the community's 


Lakeside's five strategic 

goals are: 1.) Preserve Lakeside's heritage, traditions and culture as expressed in the mission and vision statement, 2.) Become known as a center of Chautauqua programming excellence, 3.) Assure Lakeside is a safe, healthy and aesthetically pleasing community, 4.) Address 21st century guest expectations, 
and 5.) Develop the financial resources needed for long-term sustainability and advancement.

This summer, many Lakesiders have been providing feedback to help plan for Lakeside's future. They have participated in interviews, focus groups, community forums, surveys, presidential roundtable discussions and commenting on social media, as well as on Lakeside's blog, The Front Porch 



Growing the Endowment is Imperative to Preserve Lakeside

One of Lakeside Chautauqua's strategic goals is to develop the

financial resources needed for sustainability.

Years ago, Lakeside's leaders were dedicated to securing the future of the community and decided to begin an endowment.

The endowment is like a savings account, where the principal remains untouched and a small percentage of the interest is used to help fund operations. 


Lakeside's endowment totals $3.8 million, which is small for a 142-year-old community. The vision of building a larger endowment remains extremely imperative for Lakeside's future and long-term sustainability.

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Shirley Stary Celebrates 10 Years

Before the evening performances at Hoover Auditorium, Shirley Stary is running from the lobby to backstage, making sure that everything is ready for the show.

She is taking care of final details here and there and preparing her introduction

for the upcoming performance. When the clock hits

8:15 p.m., Stary, senior vice president of Programming 

at Lakeside, heads out onto the stage.

Even though she talks for just a few minutes, Stary has the bright look in her eyes that somebody has when they love what they do.

Stary first visited Lakeside in 2001, when she was going
through a very hard time in her life. She had recently 

divorced and was coming to Lakeside for counseling with the Rev. Ruth Shannon, a longtime Lakesider.


Submit Photos for Lakeside Photo Contest
Lakesiders of all ages are invited to submit photos to be featured in the 2016 Calendar of Events brochure, as well as on Lakeside Chautauqua's social media pages, websiteThe Front Porch blog, Lakesider newspaper, advertisements and more.

Photos are needed for the various panels of the Calendar of Events brochure, including nurturing the mind, body and spirit; family and youth programs; accommodations and more.

Images should represent people enjoying Lakeside through photos of families, traditions, children, religion, education, cultural arts (special events and programming), recreation, landscape or architecture.

Sing in the Chautauqua Festival Chorus

All Lakeside singers are invited to participate in a special festival chorus that will perform alongside the

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO) and soloist Joan Ellison on Friday, Aug.


The chorus will perform in a tribute to America's Armed Forces and the 70th Anniversary to the end of World War II.

Join conductors Robert Cronquist and Michael Shirtz as they celebrate the music that changed a nation and the world.

The Chautauqua Festival Chorus will join the LSO in presenting great American songs such as the "Battle Hymn of the Republic," "Hymn to the Fallen," "America the Beautiful" and more.


Religious Life

Preacher of the Week: The Rev. Dr. Sandra Selby
From corporate America to ministering crisis victims, the Rev. Dr. Sandra Selby will bring a diverse message while serving
as Preacher of the Week from Aug. 9-14.

For nearly 20 years, the Rev. Dr. Selby worked as the Vice President of Strategic Planning for B.F. Goodrich in Richfield, Ohio.

She later left corporate America to enter ministry, and since 2004, has served as the Associate Pastor and Senior Community Chaplain of the Furnace Street Mission (FSM) in Akron, Ohio.

The FSM has been an integral part of the Akron and Summit County area, working closely with victims of crime, abuse and violence, as well as ministering to the needs of the
community's fire and police officers.

Chautauqua Lecture Series

Monday, Aug. 10

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Miles Up the Nile: Egyptian Travel from Luxor to
Abu Simbe

Carolyn Putney, Retired Chief Curator & Curator of Asian
Art at the Toledo Museum of Art, & Richard Putney, 
PhD, Retired Associate Professor & Head of Art Museum Practices at the University of Toledo

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Sculpted Caves of India: Ajanta & Ellora 

Carolyn Putney, Retired Chief Curator & Curator of Asian
Art at the Toledo Museum of Art, & Richard Putney, 
PhD, Retired Associate Professor & Head of Art Museum Practices at the University of Toledo


Tuesday, Aug. 11

10:30 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Rome & Romans in the Imperial Age

Carolyn Putney, Retired Chief Curator & Curator of Asian
Art at the Toledo Museum of Art, & Richard Putney, 
PhD, Retired Associate Professor & Head of Art Museum Practices at the University of Toledo

1:30 p.m. Orchestra Hall

Palladio, Venice & the Veneto: A Master Architect in Magnificent Settings

Carolyn Putney, Retired Chief Curator & Curator of Asian
Art at the Toledo Museum of Art, & Richard Putney, 
PhD, Retired Associate Professor & Head of Art Museum Practices at the University of Toledo


Wednesday, Aug. 12

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

Life Aboard a U.S. Coast Guard Icebreaker 

Edward Morris, Public Affairs Staff Officer, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary 

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

The Ohio Coastal Management Program: An Introduction

Brenda Culler, Public Information Officer, Internet & Education Coordinator, Ohio Department of Natural Resources Office of Coastal Management


Thursday, Aug. 13

10:30 a.m. Chautauqua Hall

A History of Passenger Travel on the Great Lakes

James Lundgren, Director of Operations, National Museum of the Great Lakes 

1:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

The Status of Lake Erie

Kristen DeVanna Fussell, PhD, Ohio Sea Grant College Program  


Additional Community Education Programs

Sunday, Aug. 9

2 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Heritage Society Lecture: Lakeside's Historic Richard's Hotel

Phil Dale, Lieutenant/EMT, Bedford Township Fire Department


Monday, Aug. 10

10:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion 

Guided Tree Walk

Bill Dudrow, Bill Smith or Frank O'Dell, Tree Walk Leaders

8:15 a.m. 343 Cherry Ave.

'Breakfast Bunch' Book Discussion: Passages in Caregiving:
Turning Chaos into Confidence by Gail Sheehy 

*RSVP to (419) 967-0024

Mary Breckenridge, Discussion Leader

One-hour after sunset; Meet at Pavilion 

Stargazing (weather permitting)

Bob Sudomir, Science Teacher


Tuesday, Aug. 11

1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables 

Lakeside Women's Club Program: The Story Behind Our Book 'The Lakeside Symphony Comes to Town'

Amy Heritage & Eleanor A. Hutton, Discussion Leaders

7 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Symphony Pre-Concert Talk

Jane Hines, Discussion Leader


Wednesday, Aug. 12

7:30 a.m. Meet at Pavilion

Guided Bird Walk

Judy Sudomir or Joe Sudomir, Bird Walk Leaders

8:30 a.m. Train Station

Lakeside Herb Study: Herbs of the Bible

Jeri Hoopes, Sandra Bricker, Charlotte Nedrich & Rita Williams, Discussion Leaders

10:30 a.m. Meet at Heritage Hall Museum

Lakeside Heritage Society Program: Historic Central Lakeside Walking Tour

Frank O'Dell & Lynne Woods, Walking Tour Leaders

3:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room

Historic Chautauqua Movement Seminar

Gretchen Curtis, Seminar Leader


Friday, Aug. 14

10:30 a.m. Meet at the corner of Sixth Street & Laurel Avenue

Lakeside Heritage Society Special Walking Tour: 1929 Fire Destruction (pre-registration required by 4 p.m. Thursday; $5 fee, limit of 15 participants)

Phil Dale, Walking Tour Leader

1:30 p.m. Fountain Inn Aigler Room

Lakeside Environmental Stewardship Society Seminar: Blue/Green Algae

Bill Smith, Discussion Leader

1:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables

Lakeside Women's Club Book Review: Quiet: The Power
of Introverts in a World that Can't Stop Talking (non-fiction) by Susan Cain

M.A. Stephens, Discussion Leader

2:30 p.m. Chautauqua Hall

Foreign Affairs Forum

Jeff Dieterich, Moderator 

Arts & Entertainment

All performances start at 8:15 p.m. in Hoover Auditorium, unless otherwise noted.


Saturday, Aug. 8

Tim Hawkins

Tim Hawkins, a family-friendly comedian and songwriter known for his witty song parodies, will perform at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 in Hoover Auditorium.

Hawkins began his career as a stand-up comedian after quitting his job as a grocery truck driver in 2002. Now, he performs more than 120 sold-out shows in more than 30 states each year.

His following was an overnight success, now having more than 300 million views and 125,000 subscribers on YouTube and 450,000 Facebook fans.

Hawkins' obscure approach to the comedic stage sets him
apart from others. He combines hilarious, family-friendly 

skits with subtle music in every show, including his notorious
wretched cow impressions. Each of his pieces is well-timed
and honed into perfection, all while making a deeper connection with the audience. 




Sunday, Aug. 9

6 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand

Family Night in the Park: Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Esprit Creole

For this week's Family Night in the Park concert, Dennis Stroughmatt et l'Esprit Creole will take the audience on a journey through Upper 

Louisiana's Creole Culture with a vibrant blend of music, language and stories.

The band's music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun-style music from a tradition that has been passed down for more than three centuries. The style blends together Celtic, Canadian and old-time music preserved by families in the Ozark region.

This medley of music, language, stories and culture stowed away in the Missouri Ozarks has been given a voice, in this tapestry of the world, with concerts by Dennis Stroughmatt
et l'Esprit Creole. 




This week's Hoover Movie Night is "The Pajama Game"

(1957) starring Doris Day, John Raitt and Ralph Dunn.

Directed by George Abbot and Stanley Donen, "The Pajama Game" tells the story of a strike at the Sleep-Tite Pajama Factory, where workers are demanding a seven and a half cent per hour raise.

Company owner, Myron Hasler (Dunn), is oblivious to the fact that this wage increase would bring the employees' wages in line with the industry standard.

Hasler hires a new superintendent, Sid Sorokin (Raitt), to fill the role of negotiator with the union and supervisor of the factory workers. 




Tuesday, Aug. 11

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert 

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO), under the direction of Robert Cronquist, will present an evening 

concert commemorating the 485th Anniversary of the Augsburg Confession. This LSO season is supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

To open the program, the LSO will perform "Overture to Der Meistersinger," which was composed by Richard Wagner in 1862.

The optimistic, light-hearted tone of the piece, paired with Wagner's ability to tap into the revolutions taking place in the German-speaking states of central Europe in the 1860s,
meant that the work was a triumph at its Munich premiere in 1868.




Wednesday, Aug. 12

Jonathan Kingham 

Jonathan Kingham, a folk, pop, country and jazz musician, will perform a special concert for Lakesiders.

He will be joined on stage by special guest Ryan Shea Smith, and together, they will take the audience on a musical ride through a variety of styles, while holding true to their
songwriting roots.

Kingham wrote his first song, "A Place Called Home," in 1996 after being deployed during the first Gulf War. Since then, he has been writing songs for more than 15 years. 




Thursday, Aug. 13

Robin & Linda Williams

For more than four decades, husband-and-wife singer-songwriters Robin & Linda Williams have been performing

a blend of folk, bluegrass, old-time and acoustic country music to

audiences across the country.

Linda, a native of Anniston, Ala., 

met Robin while she was teaching school in Myrtle Beach, S.C. At the time, Robin was a coffeehouse musician from Charlotte, N.C.

The couple met in 1971, and by 1975, they had recorded their first self-titled album. Over the next 15 years, the duo traveled across the country performing songs from their growing record list. 




Friday, Aug. 14

Lakeside Symphony Orchestra Concert 

The Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO), under the direction of Robert
Cronquist, will present an evening concert in Hoover Auditorium celebrating the 70th Anniversary of the
end of World War II.

The concert will feature soprano Joan Ellison and a special Chautauqua
Festival Chorus singing during several selections. This LSO season is supported by the Ohio Arts Council.

The Chautauqua Festival Chorus is a group of singers from the Chautauqua Choir, Terra Choral Society and regional church and community choirs. They will be performing
alongside the LSO during several of the pieces featured during the concert. 



Mouse Island Sailing Race Rescheduled
The 22nd Annual Mouse Island Sailing Race will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday Aug. 8, weather permitting.

There will be three classes offered, including Single-Handed Sunfish, Double-Handed Sunfish and Single-Handed Laser. All age groups will sail together.


The course will start at the Lakeside Sailing Center (LSC), sail around Mouse Island and back to Lakeside. The race is approximately two-three hours.



Lakeside Singles Shuffleboard Tournament
Lakesiders (age 16 & older) are welcome to play in the

Lakeside Singles Shuffleboard Tournament

on Thursday, Aug. 13. There is no entry fee.

Sign-up begins at 8:30 a.m. and closes promptly at
9 a.m. Play begins shortly after entries close. Coffee, Patio donuts and water will be provided. There will be a break for lunch.


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In This Issue

Upcoming Events

Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) Meeting
Saturday, Aug. 8
9 a.m. Train Station

Saturday, Aug. 8
10 a.m. Orchestra Hall

Saturday, Aug. 8
12-1 p.m. Hotel Lakeside Lawn
Lakeside will recognize and cele­brate the service and commitment of volunteers at this event.

Sunday, Aug. 9

8:30 a.m. Pavilion East Deck

The Rev. Thomas Snyder 
Sermon: "Christ Asleep

within My Boat: Whipped Winds, Yet Still Afloat," 

based on Luke 8:22-25


Lakeside United Methodist Church Worship Service

Sunday, Aug. 9

9 a.m. 450 Central Ave.

The Rev. Vernon Shepherd


Hoover Community Worship Service

Sunday, Aug. 9

10:30 a.m. 
Hoover Auditorium

The Rev. Dr. Sandra Selby"Confronting Incivility," based on Ephesians 4:25-5:2


Lakeside Wooden Boat Society (LWBS) Pirate Adventure
Sunday, Aug. 9
6 p.m. Meet at the Pavilion

Tickets for participants (ages 7-11) are available for $5 at the Lakeside Information Center. Parents must sign a permission slip for children to participate. Space is limited. Children are encouraged to dress as pirates and be prepared to get wet.

Sunset Vespers by the Lake

Sunday, Aug. 9

8:15 p.m. Pavilion 
West Deck

John & Bonnie Wilkie


Wooden Boat Rides

Monday, Aug. 10 & Thursday, Aug. 13

6 p.m. Dock 

The 30-minute boat rides cost $20 for adults and $6 for youth (ages 4-12). Children age 3 & under are not permitted. 


Amazing Grace Sunset Cruises

Monday, Aug. 10 & Thursday, Aug. 13

8 p.m. Dock

The one-hour cruises cost $32 for adults and $10 for youth (ages 4-12). Children age 3 & under are not permitted.


Farmers' Market 

Tuesday, Aug. 11 &

Friday, Aug. 14

9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Walnut Avenue
Pedestrian Walkway

Farmers' Market vendors will sell fresh produce, honey, herbs and homemade baked goods.


P.E.O. Luncheon
Wednesday, Aug. 12
12:30 p.m. Lakeside Women's Club Green Gables

Members of the P.E.O Sisterhood are invited to a buffet luncheon. The cost is $12 to attend. Reservations are required and can be made by calling Marilyn Strickler at (419) 798-4778 by Monday, Aug. 10.

Wednesday Family Picnic

Wednesday, Aug. 12
5:30 p.m. Perry Park 

All are welcome to feast on hot dogs, baked beans, macaroni salad, chips, watermelon, lemonade and cookies. Guests are asked to bring their own plates and utensils as well as a blanket or lawn chair, as picnic table seating is limited.

There is no charge, but a $4 donation is suggested. In the event of rain, the picnic is cancelled.


Garden Plots Available

The Lakeside Community Garden has 4x4 plots available. Pick up a form at the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office or contact Nancy Gurney at (419) 702-7040 or


Tiered Parking Fee Structure

To ease congested parking
and continue high safety
standards on the grounds,
Lakeside Chautauqua has introduced a tiered parking fee structure this summer. 


Please note: the last day for parking at the Danbury School lot is Sunday, Aug. 30.


Memorial Garden Volunteers Needed

Volunteers are needed for The Memorial Garden at Chautauqua Park to
supplement the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds crew's planned maintenance this summer. 


Lakesider Delivery Changes

The delivery changes being made to the newspaper will allow more youth to be involved on Fridays and Saturdays, and ensure that the children are safe while handing out the publication.


The last weekend for Lakesider delivery is Friday, Aug. 14 and Saturday, Aug. 15.


Lakeside Chautauqua is a Tobacco-Free Community

For the health and wellness of guests and residents, smoking and the use of other tobacco products are prohibited on the grounds; the exception is privately-owned properties.


Trash & Recycling 

Trash collection days are Tuesdays and Fridays. Recycling is only collected on Fridays. Place trash and recycling bins on the curbside by 7:30 a.m. 


Annual Photo Contest

Lakesiders of all ages are invited to submit photos to be featured in the 2016 Calendar of Events brochure, as well as on Lakeside's social media pages, website, blog, Lakesider newspaper, advertisements, etc.

Images should represent people enjoying Lakeside through photos of family, traditions, children, religion, education, cultural arts (special events and programming), recreation, landscape or architecture.

The deadline for submission is Thursday, Oct. 1. The limit is five photos per photographer. Read full contest rules to enter.  


Professional Development Graduate Credit

Lakeside Chautauqua is once again partnering with Lake Erie College to offer professional development graduate credit based on participation in educational and cultural arts programs at Lakeside. This opportunity is designed for educators needing to renew teaching licenses and/or gain professional development credit. 


Lakeside Information Center

This summer, the Lakeside Information Center opened at the Pavilion for guests.

We Need

Your Feedback

In anticipation of Lakeside's 150th Anniversary in 2023, the community has started a comprehensive process to develop a long-term master plan. You are invited to complete a survey to be a part of the planning process. We value your feedback.


Special information for guests and residents is available on the Resources page of the website. This page also includes Rules & Regulations and FAQs.

Orchestra Hall

Orchestra Hall enjoys the distinction of being the only movie theater on the Marblehead Peninsula, as well as in all of Ottawa County. Enjoy the air-conditioned comfort of the theater. 


Movie Tickets: 

$3/youth (under age 12)   


Show Times: 

3:30 p.m. & 8 p.m., unless otherwise noted.


Review the upcoming movie schedule

Discover the
Rhein Center

This summer, the C. Kirk Rhein, Jr., Center for the Living Arts will offer online class registration.

New classes for the upcoming week will be available at 12 p.m. each Thursday prior to the start of that week's classes.

In-person registration is still available at the Rhein Center from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.

For a complete list of step-by-step instructions about how to create an account, register for a class or browse the online catalog, download the How-To Register Online for Rhein Center Classes Guide.

The Front Porch Blog

Follow The Front Porch blog for web-exclusive content.

'By the Water's Edge'

Devotional Booklet

This summer, Lakeside is introducing a collection of devotionals, titled By the Water's EdgeThe booklet includes devotionals written by preachers, community members and staff. The booklet is available at
Artists-N-Cahoots for $10.


If interested in writing a devotional for the second edition, contact   

Join the '75-'90 Lakeside Challenge

Were you born between 1975-1990? Join the '75-'90 Lakeside Challenge.

To accept the challenge,
 sign up to receive
emails from Lakeside.
Use the hashtag
#7590LakesideChallenge on social media to share your
favorite photos and stories.

After joining the challenge, participants will have the opportunity to win favorite Lakeside treats, such as donuts and coffee.

Weekday Gem

Jonathan Kingham, a folk, pop, country and jazz musician, will perform a concert for Lakesiders at 8:15 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 12 in Hoover Auditorium.


For the show, Hotel Lakeside and the Fountain Inn are offering a 'Weekday Gem' deal with reduced rate Single Rooms at $89 and Family Rooms at $109 per night.

Make an online reservation, and use the promotional code: GEM 2015. 

Reservations may also be made by phone at (866) 952-5374, ext. 230. Please note that the promotional code must be mentioned over the phone. 

This offer does not include applicable taxes, 

Chautauqua Passes or Auto Passes to enter the grounds of Lakeside. 

Lakeside Snapshots

Ingrid Sheu from St Paul, Minn. enjoying the Children's Pool. Photo submitted by Dick Swanson.

Sailors take part in the annual Lakeside Sailing Regatta. Photo submitted by Beth Sibbring.

Stars of the hit television series "Happy Days," Anson Williams and Donny Most, pose for a photo at Hoover Auditorium. Photo submitted by Wanda Chandler.