Lakeside Chautauqua
December 2018
New Restaurant Opening in South Lakeside
As one of the first deliverables of the Master Plan, Lakeside is excited to partner with Gabe Zeller and Julie Mesenburg, creators of Barra, a Sandusky-based, modern Mexican restaurant, to offer a diverse new dining option in Lakeside.

Gabe and Julie will open "Lago Coastal Café" in the existing grounds building on Sixth Street, across from the Williams Tennis Campus. Approved at the November board meeting, renovation will begin this month thanks to a donation from a generous Lakeside family.
Up until this point, Michael Shirtz has been best known to Lakesiders as a jazz musician - a talented piano player and a charming voice and stage presence. But as Lakeside's new Senior V.P. of Programming, Shirtz now has the chance to show off his experience and passion for education, outreach, business and wellness.

In his new position, Shirtz will lead Lakeside in enhancing all areas of programming - religion, education, arts and recreation. Read more...
Meet the Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost: Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach
Although stepping out of retirement to assume a full-time ministry position wasn't something the Rev. Dr. Charlie Yoost had planned for, he sees very clearly that this position has chosen him and he has enthusiastically accepted the call. Beginning in September, Yoost is the new Director of Religious Life & Church Outreach.

"It seemed like a natural connection," said Yoost. "I'm retired and have been looking for a way to give back and help the church, but in a different way than being a local pastor, which I did for 46 years. I'm looking forward to this change of pace - this will be a different twist on ministry for me." Read more...
You Helped Break Lakeside's #GivingTuesday Record!
Because of your incredible generosity, you broke Lakeside's #GivingTuesday record by raising $517,516! We pause today to give tremendous thanks for the gifts and blessings Lakeside has received on #GivingTuesday and every day.

Your collective donations have made a huge impact and will go towards the renovation of the basketball, sand volleyball and multi-purpose courts in Bettinger Park, a major capital project.
Florida & Ohio Gatherings   
Lakeside is planning a series of gatherings around Florida and Ohio in February and April. At each gathering, listen to an overview of the past year and learn about highlights of the 2019 Chautauqua season. RSVP at

Florida Gatherings

Naples: Saturday, Feb. 23

Sarasota: Sunday, Feb. 24
Fort Myers: Tuesday, Feb. 26
The Villages: Thursday, Feb. 28

Ohio Gatherings
Westlake: Wednesday, April 10
Lakeside: Thursday, April 11
Wooster/Canton: Friday, April 12
Hudson: Friday, April 26
Dayton/Cincinnati: Saturday, April 27
Columbus: TBA
Bright Star Award   

The 2018 Chamber Bright Stars were recently recognized at the 11th Annual Chamber Bright Star Awards of the Northern Ohio Area Chambers of Commerce (NOACC) at Pinstripes, located at the new Pinecrest in Orange Village.

Please help us congratulate Mary Ann and Dave Hirsch of Lakeside Chautauqua and the Marblehead Peninsula Chamber of Commerce who received a 2018 Bright Star, awarded to a chamber that has made a major impact in the past year. Read more...
2019 Admission & Parking Fees  
Each November, the Board's Finance Committee begins the budget review process for the upcoming year and determines the sources of revenue that will be needed to support our grounds, facilities and our signature Chautauqua program. With so much to look forward to this year, including expanded programs, a new restaurant, and new and refreshed programming facilities, there is now more value in a Daily Chautauqua Pass than ever before.

The work of the Finance Committee was presented to the Lakeside Chautauqua Board of Directors at the November meeting, and the board approved the following for 2019:

  • Daily Chautauqua Passes are $24.50 for adults and $16.25 for youth ages 13-24. As always, kids age 12 & under are always free.
  • The Saturday premium will also apply to Fridays as high-caliber acts are now beginning to perform on both Fridays and Saturdays. For 2019, a Friday and Saturday Chautauqua Pass purchased on that day will cost $30 for adults. There is no premium pricing for youth passes. Please remember that guests can bypass this increase by purchasing daily passes in advance or buying a multi-day pass. Read more...
In this Issue
Upcoming Events
Tuesday, Dec. 18
4 p.m., Lakeside UMC
This quiet and peaceful service is designed to address the needs of those who might be feeling 'blue' and who are seeking comfort this holiday season.

Monday, Dec. 24
7 p.m., Lakeside UMC
There will be a reading of the Christmas story, singing of Christmas carols and a candle-lighting to the sounds of "Silent Night."
Lakeside Symphony Candlelight Showcase Tickets
The Lakeside Symphony Candlelight Showcase, held 8-10 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 14, is a unique event that raises funds for the Lakeside Symphony Orchestra (LSO). Purchase tickets before June 1 (early bird tickets) for $40. Tickets purchased after June 1 are $50. Homes included on the tour will be announced soon.
Fitness Subscriptions
Lakeside homeowners may purchase a subscription to use the Magruder Hospital Fitness Room during the winter. Subscriptions are available for age 14 & older.
  • Monthly Subscription: $25  
  • Per Weekend: $10 
  • Per Day: $7 
  • Discounted 9-Month  Subscription (Sept. 3, 2018-May 27, 2019): $185   
All subscriptions also require a one-time $5.95 activation fee to cover the price of the electronic fob for access. Read more...
Lakeside's website features a page specifically for Homeowner & Campground Updates. View the page frequently for new information.
Gate Information
During the off-season, a Chautauqua Pass isn't required to enter Lakeside. The Fifth Street Gate is accessible 24 hours. The East/West Second Street and Cedar Avenue Gates close at approximately 9 p.m. The East Fourth and South Gates close at approximately 11 p.m. All gates reopen at approximately 6 a.m.

Trash & Recycling 
Lakeside's trash service is offered on Tuesdays. Recycling and trash may also be taken to the large receptacles across from the South Gate Parking Lot year-round.

House Watch
House Watch is a free service available to homeowners. Download and return a House Watch form. Forms must be resubmitted each year.