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Congressman Latta opens National Matches…

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Congressman Latta opens National Matches with first shot

Congressman Bob Latta at the First Shot Ceremony starting the National Matches. On Monday, July 6, Congressman Robert Latta of Ohio’s Fifth Congressional District fired the first shot on Rodriguez Field...

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Squirt Gun Run kicks PC July 4 off with …

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Squirt Gun Run kicks PC July 4 off with a boom

Star Spangled Squirt Gun Run coordinator Gabe DeFreitas sounds the horn and takes off as runners start the race. On July 4 at 9 a.m. nearly 350 runners took to the...

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Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA

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Salvation Army’s Camp NEOSA

On June 24, fifty five children from Ottawa County got up early, loaded up on a chartered bus filled with snacks and movies and headed to Camp NEOSA in Carrollton...

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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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