For the third year, Lakeside is expanding its annual Community Christmas Dinner into an all-day event filled with children’s activities, family-friendly entertainment and much more on Saturday, Dec. 7. Holiday movies will also be featured on Friday and Saturday.  Festivities will be held in conjunction with the Marblehead Merchants’ “Village Lights,” an event that highlights local shops…

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An annual highlight of autumn, the Lakeside Marblehead Lighthouse Festival welcomed thousands of visitors into the community of Lakeside Chautauqua for children’s games, pumpkin decorating, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers’ market and even a clambake dinner. Down the road, the Marblehead Lighthouse was open for visitors to climb. The sun was out Saturday, despite…

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The 24th Annual Lakeside-Marblehead Lighthouse Festival is free, peninsula-wide event, which includes a variety of activities for the entire family: tours of the Wolcott House, live entertainment, children’s games and crafts, a pumpkin-decorating contest, arts & crafts vendors, a farmers’ market, hayrides and much more in Lakeside Chautauqua and Marblehead. We’ve also added a clambake…

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The venerable Lakeside Chautauqua is making big plans for its future, including a new welcome center and museum at its entrance on the Marblehead peninsula, a performing arts center in a shuttered school and a better connection to Lake Erie. See what’s included in Lakeside’s master plan on cleveland.com/rock-the-lake.

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Enjoy life on the water with this $595,000 home in Marblehead. The property in Misty Bay Point sits on a Lake Erie channel, with two covered boat wells and two channel docks, as well as an extra floating dock. The 1,700-square-foot home includes separate living quarters, with four bedrooms, two kitchens, two bathrooms, two sunrooms…

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Call it the surf smile. When you get up surfing behind Jason Hand’s Malibu Wakesetter on Lake Erie, you can’t help but grin. “That smile, the undeniable energy,” said Hand, 49, who spends his summer weekends in a camper at Bay Point Resort. “Like your mouth hurts when you get off this boat,” said fellow…

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 You can surf behind a boat. Wakesurfing is one of the hottest sports on the water. And though its ancestor, waterskiing, has been sparse on Lake Erie in recent decades, wakesurfing master Jason Hand hopes to expand the wakesurfing community around Bay Point and the Marblehead peninsula. “We’re bringing new energy to the area,” said…

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Enjoy live music throughout downtown Marblehead at the second annual Marblehead Music Fest, from 1 p.m. to 1 a.m. At any stop, you can buy a $10 event T-shirt, to benefit the Marblehead Merchants Group, and its work to beautify downtown with planters, benches and more. 1-4 p.m. Rocky Point Winery: David Lester 3-6 p.m.…

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Meet Bill and Mame Drackett, who have spent summers at Lakeside Chautauqua for all 37 years of their marriage. That’s just the fourth generation, though. Bill’s family began coming in 1897. The 1-mile-square private community on the Marblehead peninsula was founded in 1873 during a series of rousing camp meetings organized by the Methodist Church.…

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