Lakeside Chautauqua 
October 2015
How #GivingTuesday will Impact Lakeside this Year
Taking place on Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2015, #GivingTuesday harnesses the collective power of non-profits, families, businesses and individuals to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in the giving season.
To celebrate this global day of giving, Lakeside is introducing an initiative that supports teen programming and a youth activity center.
This summer, many Lakesiders provided feedback to help plan for Lakeside's future. You identified critical needs and voiced the importance of youth- and teen-focused programming to keep this age group engaged in the Chautauqua experience.
Help Repair Lakeside after Devastating Storms
This year, Lakeside suffered the misfortune of being directly in the path of three major sustained windstorms that resulted in record surf and significant damage to the community.
The storms have taken a toll on our waterfront, shoreline and dock. They ripped through Lakeside, taking cast iron benches from their bolted spaces, washing away the foundation from underneath the splash pad, devastating sections of the shoreline, stirring up trash and debris from the lake, and pulling trees and plants from their roots.

While we are thankful for the community members and staff that worked together to clean up debris, Lakeside still faces significant repairs and shoreline restoration costs.

Pool & Wellness Community Taskforce Update
The Pool & Wellness Community Taskforce held its first series of meetings to review objectives.
Weekly meetings will take place through November to discuss possible characteristics of a community pool and wellness program, identify size and scope, review possible locations, develop a financial model related to the funding and ongoing operations, and discuss how to engage the community throughout the due diligence process.
One way the Taskforce is engaging community members is with an electronic comment card. Many Lakesiders have already shared their valuable feedback, which is being reviewed by the Taskforce.

Lighthouse Festival a Success
The 20th Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival welcomed many Lakesiders back to the Marblehead Peninsula on October 10. The crisp, fall weather and all-day sunshine also set the stage for a wonderful event.
The festival offered tours of the Marblehead Lighthouse, live entertainment on the steps of Hoover Auditorium, children's crafts, a Pumpkin-Decorating Contest, more than 100 arts & crafts vendors, a farmers' market, hayrides, shuffleboard, miniature golf and much more.
Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce would like to thank the more than 20 volunteers that donated their time to help make this community-wide event a success. Our dedicated volunteers continue to make this annual festival possible each fall.

Community Christmas Dinner
Lakeside Chautauqua invites you and your family to the Community Christmas Dinner at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5 in Wesley Lodge.
The evening will include a punch reception and visit from Santa Claus at 5:30 p.m., dinner buffet at 6:15 p.m. and live entertainment with Port Clinton's a capella group 'Touch of Class' at 6:45 p.m. 'Touch of Class' is directed by Eric Watts.
The Christmas dinner buffet will feature beef tenderloin, chicken Marsala, roasted red potatoes, green beans, dinner rolls, fruits, cheeses, coffee, water and punch. The cost for dinner is $20 for adults, $8 for children (ages 5-12) and children under the age of 4 are free. A children's menu will include macaroni and cheese, chicken nuggets and applesauce.

Job Opportunities at Lakeside
Are you or someone you know looking for a new career? Lakeside Chautauqua currently has three openings that will enrich your professional experience and broaden your skillset. To learn more about employment opportunities at Lakeside, visit
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references (name and contact information). Only electronic submissions will be accepted, including follow-up. Send materials to In the subject line, indicated "Accountant."
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume, three professional references (name and contact information) and three writing/design samples. Only electronic submissions will be accepted, including follow-up. Send materials to In the subject line, indicate "Marketing & Graphic Design Manager."
To apply, submit a cover letter, resume and minimum of 3 professional references (name and contact information). Send materials to In the subject line, indicate 'Rhein Center Coordinator.' The deadline is Friday, October 30.
In This Issue


The Lakeside website features a page specifically for Homeowner & Campground Updates. We invite you to view the page frequently for updates.
Attention Homeowners
Columbia Gas is currently in Lakeside installing new gas service to a number of residents. With the excavation of the trenches for the new line, there will be digging, noise from the equipment and occasional street closures. Please bear with us until this work is completed. For existing residents with gas service, there should be little or no disruption of your service.

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.

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.

Historic Preservation & Design Review Board (HP&DRB) Meeting Dates
HP&DRB meetings are held at 9 a.m. Saturdays from March-October at the Train Station, unless otherwise noted. The last HP&DRB meeting of the year will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31 at the Train Station. Review the 2016 meeting dates.
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