Lakeside Chautauqua 
September 2015
Miniature Golf Course & Sloopy's Perfetto Sauce Named 'Best of Lake Erie'
Lake Erie Living magazine recently announced the 'Best of Lake Erie' in Ohio, Ontario, New York, Pennsylvania and Michigan.
We're proud to announce that Lakeside's newly renovated miniature golf course was named 'Best Mini-Golf' and Sloopy's Sports Cafe's Perfetto sauce was named 'Best Sauce' in the August/September issue.
The issue contains both editors' picks and readers' picks. The miniature golf course was one of 50 editors' picks.
"Lakeside is one of our favorite places on the lake," said Lake Erie Living Editor Colleen Smitek, who makes a point of visiting with her family at least once a summer. "Your mini-golf course, being right on the water, was already on our list for our 'Best of Lake Erie' issue. Then, you made it even better with the renovation over last winter. There is truly no place like it."
This honor wouldn't be possible without the community's support on #GivingTuesday last year to raise money for the renovation.  
Community Forum Recap
More than 235 Lakesiders participated in a Community Forum held over Labor Day weekend. The objective of the forum was to update Lakesiders on our master planning efforts and to share what we've heard throughout this process.
If you were unable to attend the forum, an audio recording and the PowerPoint presentation have been uploaded to the website for your convenience.
This summer, the community united to help develop a master plan and identify areas of support. Several touchpoints were made to collect your feedback, including face-to-face interviews, focus groups, surveys, dessert receptions with the President/CEO, "State of Lakeside" Address presentation, website updates, e-newsletters, social media and blog postings, Lakeside Property Owners Association meetings, guest surveys and community forums.
We will continue to learn, evolve and use each of these different communication channels to gain perspective, insight and ideas from the community.

We've learned many lessons this summer and hope that we've demonstrated our commitment to you with an open and meaningful dialogue. The following short-term priorities and next steps were identified:  

Clergy Renewal Scholarship Deadline Approaching
In the biblical tradition, keeping Sabbath is essential to maintaining a relationship with God. A time of renewal for clergy is energizing and an important part of maintaining the commitment, passion and skills to focus on ministry.
Lakeside believes that the Ohio United Methodist Clergy Renewal Scholarship deepens the spiritual lives of clergy, encouraging reflection, rest, renewal and clarity for life and work. The scholarship provides up to four overnight stays at the Fountain Inn or Hotel Lakeside. The scholarship can't be used June 1-25 each year.
A clergyperson who is a member of the East or West Ohio United Methodist Church Conference is eligible to apply for the scholarship. The scholarship will be applied directly to Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside accommodations at Lakeside Chautauqua.

To apply for the Ohio United Methodist Clergy Renewal Scholarship, please complete the application form and return it to: Lakeside Chautauqua, Attn: Ohio United Methodist Clergy Renewal Scholarship, 236 Walnut Ave., Lakeside, Ohio 43440.

Lakeside Family Music Festival
Lakeside will host a free Family Music Festival from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26 at the Steele Memorial Bandstand for Lakesiders of all ages.

Live music will be played by Chip Richter, Zak Morgan, Sarah Goslee Reed, Noah Riemer and friends.  

Each musician will play a session throughout the day from 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m., and then join together for a finale performance from 3:45-4 p.m.

Also, children's author and noted photographer, David FitzSimmons, will read from his newest book, Curious Critters: Marine.

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.

Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival
The 20th Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival, a cherished fall tradition held on the second Saturday in October, will take place from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10 in Lakeside Chautauqua and throughout the Marblehead Peninsula.
This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, children's crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, farmers' market, hayrides and much more.
Parking in Lakeside for the festival is free. Guests are encouraged to park in the South Gate parking lot off Route 163, Bradley Temple parking lot, Fountain Inn and Hotel Lakeside parking lots, as well as along streets that do not have designated parking. A complimentary golf cart shuttle service will be available throughout the Lakeside Chautauqua grounds.

In This Issue


The Lakeside website features a page specifically for Homeowner & Campground Updates. We invite you to view the page frequently for updates.
Fall Gate Information
During the off-season, a Chautauqua Pass isn't required to enter the grounds of Lakeside.

The Fifth Street Gate will be accessible 24 hours. The East and West Second Street and Cedar Avenue Gates will close at approximately 9 p.m. nightly. The East Fourth and South Gates will close at approximately 11 p.m. nightly.

All gates will be opened at approximately 6 a.m. daily.

Fall Leaf Pick Up Schedule
The Lakeside Chautauqua Maintenance Department will provide free leaf pick up service to homeowners from October 26-December 2.

Trash & Recycling 
Lakeside's curbside recycling service is offered on Friday mornings for five months (May-September). Trash collection will resume its one-day-per-week schedule on Tuesday mornings.

House Watch
House Watch is a free service available to homeowners and provided by Lakeside during the winter months. Download and return an updated House Watch Form. Forms must be resubmitted each year.

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: 

7:30 p.m. on weekends, unless otherwise noted.


Review the upcoming movie schedule

Upcoming Events

Saturday, Sept. 26
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Steele Memorial Bandstand
Live music will be played by Chip Richter, Zak Morgan, Sarah Goslee Reed, Noah Riemer and friends.

Saturday, Oct. 10
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Lakeside Chautauqua & Marblehead Lighthouse
This free, peninsula-wide event will include a variety of activities for the entire family to enjoy. There will be tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment, children's crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, farmers' market, hayrides and much more.

Sunday, Oct. 11
9:30 a.m. Outside the Lakeside Chautauqua Administration Office
All are invited to participate in the Stein Hospice 5k Run/Walk in honor of Lakesider Patricia King Munn. Register online.