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Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

30-07-2015 Hits:66

Catawba Peach and Wine Festival

Peach harvest from 1914.Most area residents know of the great history of peaches growing in the Catawba Island area.  Few, however, realize the importance of this particular year as it...

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The health of Lake Erie

29-07-2015 Hits:589

The health of Lake Erie

A satellite image by NOAA taken July 27 shows the algal bloom near the area.As predicted by multiple organizations, there is a harmful algal bloom in Lake Erie. How we’ve...

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Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottaw…

26-07-2015 Hits:226

Sea hawks are making a comeback in Ottawa County

A female Osprey getting banded at ONWR. By Heidi Hughes, Ottawa National Wildlife RefugePhotos by Heidi HughesNot the football team.  We’re talking about real, live fish eating birds of prey: Ospreys.

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Historic Guest Houses Walking Tour

Cook Tavern, later known as the Curtiss Guest House, was razed in 1962 to make way for the west addition to the Fountain Inn.  Photo courtesy LHS Archives.

By Gretchen S. Curtis, LHS Director of Operations

The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) offers Friday 10:30 a.m. walking tours of ten different historic areas within Lakeside. There is a $5 per person fee to participate with enrollment limited to 15 people. Pre-register at Heritage Hall Museum during open hours.  On July 10, travel through time to learn about several guest houses that operated during the 1880s to 1930s including Plymouth House, Richard’s Hotel, The Cook Tavern, Keystone Cottage, Park/McDonald House, Ogontz Cottage, Lakeview Cottage, Slack House, Blaine Cottage, Erie View Inn and Woodlawn Cottage.  While most of these historic guest houses are still standing, others are viewed only in photographs. Meet Gretchen Curtis at 10:30 at the Heritage Hall Museum located at 238 Maple Avenue.

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Semper Paratus (Always Ready)



By Gretchen S. Curtis, LHS Director of Operations

The Lakeside Heritage Society (LHS) presents Creation of the U.S. Coast Guard and History of the Marblehead Life-Saving Station on Sunday, July 5, at 2 p.m. in Chautauqua Hall at Fountain Inn.  The U.S. Coast Guard, the oldest continuous seagoing service in the United States, dates back to 1790. However, did you know the U.S. Coast Guard is actually a conglomerate of many services? Its first big change happened 100 years ago in 1915.  Today the U.S. Coast Guard is one of the five armed forces of the U.S. and the only military organization within the Department of Homeland Security.

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Celebrate Fourth of July in Lakeside



Lakeside Chautauqua’s Fourth of July celebration begins at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 4, with the Children’s Bike Parade departing from Perry Park. Participants of all ages should arrive early with an already-decorated bike.

Following the bike parade will be the Fourth of July Float Parade at 10:15 a.m. Both parades will travel west on Second Street. Spectators are invited to dress patriotically as part of this Lakeside holiday tradition.

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