At Lakeside – We’re Making It Personal

wall-plaqueWith so many different gift ideas out there on the market, shopping for that special someone can seem a bit overwhelming. I mean, how do you choose the perfect gift that completely embodies the personality of the person you’re buying for? What do you do when a gift card just doesn’t say how much thought you put into choosing a gift? Well you’re in luck! The Lakeside Collection has an array of personalized gifts that will keep people talking.

 

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On our website, you can view all the items we offer that you can personalize at the click of a button. The process is simple. Using our search feature on the homepage will assist you in finding our personalized products. All you have to do is type “personalize” into the Search box and click the “Go” button. Before you know it there is a variety of items right there at your fingertips. From plaques and gift baskets, to apparel and jewelry, finding the right gift to make your own is easier than ever.

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Once you have found that perfect item, personalizing it takes almost no time at all.  Since each item is different, following the step by step instructions will allow you to see and choose the correct personal features for your item. Each item that can be personalized will have a special section on the website where the personalization can be completed. This section allows you to choose the style or colors of the product, as well as the font style if applicable.

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There will also be a place where your desired text can be entered. For your assistance each text box will display the character limit so you know how many characters can fit in each text box. Your personalized text will appear exactly as you enter it, so you will need to verify all spelling, upper/lower-case letters and punctuation. If selecting a monogram, the initials should be entered in the order you would like them to appear from left to right. Next you will be able to proofread your information to make sure you are happy with the result.

Once you have entered all of your personalized information just check the box confirming that the personalization information that you have submitted is correct. The last step is to edit the quantity and add the item to your shopping cart.

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Shopping for personalized items can create a memorable moment for that special someone, and a breeze for you to do. So don’t forget to check out our personalized items on our website, or if you’re not interested in using the website feel free to contact us at 847-444-3150. One of our customer service agents will be eager to assist you from 7am to 8pm CST, Monday through Friday.

So give that special gift that will keep people talking for years to come. You can find what you need here at The Lakeside Collection were we are committed to providing unique products at tremendous values to our customers.

 

Basics About Outdoor Furniture

Couple-on-patioOutdoor living spaces have become increasingly popular over the past decade. People are extending the area for relaxing and entertaining without going to the expense of building an extension on their homes. Beautiful outdoor furnishings transform decks, balconies and patios into comfortable living spaces. Knowing the basics about outdoor furniture makes it easy to choose the right pieces for your needs.

Plastic Outdoor Furniture

Going into a garden shop or furniture store can get confusing. There are endless aisles filled with outdoor furniture. Consider which type suits your budget and preferences best. Plastic furniture is popular because it is a budget-conscious choice. Plastic is lightweight and portable so it is easy to move. Usually plastic chairs can be stacked, which is a benefit if you have minimal storage space. The least expensive pieces tend to last for only a few years. Sturdy pieces are more durable and resist splitting. Plastic furniture is available in a variety of colors for all types of decorating schemes. It can be cleaned quickly with a bucket of soapy water and a brush.

Wicker Outdoor Furnishings

For centuries, people have enjoyed the rustic look of wicker outdoor furnishings. Wicker is woven tightly or loosely to create a myriad of appealing designs. Much like plastic, wicker is lightweight and easy to move. It might be made from synthetic materials as well as bamboo, rattan or cane. Most modern wicker furniture is weather-resistant. With the right care and storage, elegant wicker furniture can last for generations to come. Outdoor wicker furniture can be cleaned off with a gentle detergent and soft brush. A toothbrush can be used to clean in between the crevices. Surface dust on wicker pieces can be sucked up with a vacuum cleaner attachment.

Wood Patio Furniture

Wood patio furniture is great if you want a natural look that fits into the outdoor environment. Common types of wood furniture include redwood, teak and pine. Hardwoods such as teak and redwood can last for decades with proper care and treatment. Pine is a softer wood that is not quite as enduring as hardwoods. Wood should be treated with sealants and oils to extend its lifespan. People often choose wood because it does not hold the heat during the sultry summer months. Plastic and metal furniture can heat up quickly, especially if it is kept in direct sunlight. If wood is not sealed or painted, it can rot and splinter in a few years.

Metal Garden Furniture

Often parks and memorial gardens have wrought iron furniture because of its durability and heaviness. It can also be an attractive choice for your outdoor living space. You never have to worry about it blowing around on a windy day. The life of wrought iron furniture can be extended by painting it. Cushions make it more comfortable as wrought iron gets hot in the summer and cold on chilly days. Some people opt for wrought iron furniture because it can be kept outside all year round. Coated aluminum furniture is more lightweight and resists rusting or fading. Much like wrought iron, it tends to hold the current outdoor temperature. Cheaper aluminum furniture should be stored in the winter while heavier pieces can be left outdoors. Use soapy water and a hose to clean metal furniture.

Lightweight outdoor furniture such as wicker and plastic should be stored in a garage or shed during the colder months. Make sure furniture is clean and completely dry before covering it and storing it. Heavier pieces such as wood and metal should be covered during the coldest months. The cover should be properly fitted to the furnishings or tied down so it does not blow off. Adding luxurious outdoor furniture to your yard is the ideal way to extend your living area without moving into a bigger home.

Stacey Doyle writes about a variety of outdoor home decorating topics for Design Furnishings, one of the leading online furniture retailers in the United States. 

“Clue” In to Your Attic Style

Board-game-piecesThe attic—that dusty, creepy room that lurks at the top of your house. It may be a little spooky now, but with a little renovation it could be your next favorite place. To get some ideas for your attic redo, read about the characters from Clue and decide who you identify with most.

Ms. Scarlet

Ms. Scarlet is…well, sexy and she knows it. Young and attractive, she knows how to turn heads. And of course she knows how to dress well.

To tap into your inner Scarlet, transform you attic into an extra master closet. A refurnished attic is an ideal space for anyone to house an expanding collection of clothes, shoes, accessories, and makeup. Hang rods at an angle from the sloped ceilings for clothes. Leave plenty of floor space for shoes and plush benches to try them on. Hang a large mirror at one end of the room for applying makeup and making sure you always look glamorous.

Mrs. White

Mrs. White is usually portrayed as the frazzled servant. Cleaning all those rooms and dealing with difficult guests would wear anyone out. If you relate to Mrs. White, your best bet for reinventing your attic is to turn it into a relaxing escape. Build a workout room, a yoga room, or simply an extra bedroom where you can escape for some down time.

Mrs. White is typically shown as an older woman, old enough to have grandchildren. If you are aging gracefully and have grandchildren yourself, a playroom is another excellent option for your attic. After refinishing the room, cover the floors with rugs or carpet (since kids spend a lot of time on the floor) and be sure there are plenty of cubbies and shelves for toys.

Colonel Mustard

Colonel Mustard is an adventurer. He has a military background and loves hunting. Naturally, he has a great deal of military memorabilia and hunting trophies to store. A strong (some would say stubborn) personality, Colonel Mustard would never consider putting his treasures in cramped, dusty boxes where they could not be viewed.

If the Colonel Mustard in you has collected a lot of items that you love but don’t have room for, consider turning your attic into a combination storage-and-display room. When you refinish your attic, incorporate shelves, tables, hooks, and cubbies into the plan so that you can arrange your treasures and collections without cluttering up the rest of your home.

Miss Peacock

Miss Peacock is a supremely aristocratic lady who is sometimes cast as a busybody. A wealthy widow, she had several husbands who died mysteriously.

If you have some valuables that you want to keep safe, the attic could be the perfect place. Most burglars head for the bedroom first, as this is where most valuables are kept. The attic is out of the way enough that a burglar would be unlikely to search there. (Just be sure your attic has sufficient insulation or your Burlington painting and other paper-based treasures could be warped by weather.) Add a touch of secrecy by creating a secret space in a floorboard, in a wall, or in a fake book. You can never be too careful!

Mr. Green

Mr. Green is a shrewd businessman—and any clever businessman needs a smart office. To turn your attic into the perfect work space, take advantage of the angles of the room. Shelves built into walls and corners will hold books, papers, and office supplies. Ensure that your office has plenty of light and outlets, as well as access to the internet. To brainstorm all of your brilliantly cunning ideas, create a whiteboard on one wall.

Professor Plum

Don’t take offense if you feel that you identify best with Professor Plum. Though he is a bit absent-minded and klutzy, he is also widely regarded for his intellect. And what would an intellectual be without his library?

An attic provides an excellent retreat for a library. Build shelves directly into the walls as a charming way to save floor space. Cover the floor with rugs and pillows so readers can make their own reading nook wherever they like. Be sure there is plenty of natural light or reading lamps and add a fireplace to make the room even cozier.

After considering which Clue character you are most like, play around with different attic renovation ideas to suit your personality. Revamping your attic may be one of the best moves you ever make!

Edson Senna is a freelance writer who specializes in home improvement and business. He gets many of his home improvement tips from companies like Reitzel Insulation. In his spare time, Edson enjoys running, biking, and reinventing various spaces in his own home.

4 Simple Dietary Changes That Support the Environment

More than three-quarters of Americans claim to be eco-friendly, yet when they consider their lifestyle a quarter of residents realize they do very little or nothing to protect the planet. It’s tough to remember to bring grocery cloth bags to the grocery store, and installing solar panels seems like a lot of work. But what if you knew that some simple dietary changes could have a big impact on the environment? Read on to discover the easy ways your plate could help the planet.

Embrace Meat-Free Monday

The environmental case for adopting a vegetarian or vegan diet is pretty compelling, but this change can be tough for the committed carnivores around the country. A much simpler approach is to experiment with a meat-free diet one day a week.

If everyone in the United States left meat off of their plate once a week, we’d save 100 billion gallons of water, which is enough to serve all the homes in New England for nearly four months. We’d also save 1.5 billion pounds of crops, which could feed the state of New Mexico for a year rather than hungry livestock. It would also reduce our country’s carbon dioxide emissions by 1.2 million tons, which is as much as France produces.

Vegetable rich pastas, soups, risottos, and salads taste so delicious, you probably won’t even miss your steak! Try experimenting with a range of mushrooms if you’re craving the earthiness of meat.

Choose a Non-Salt Water Softener

Water is one of the most commonly used elements in the kitchen, a base for stocks, sauces, soups, and beverages. However, more than 85 percent of American households have hard water, which can clog pipes and leave unsightly residue. Many households install a water softener to solve this problem, but many of these units also take a toll on the planet. To reduce the environmental impact, consider a non-salt water softener instead.

The waste water created by conventional water softeners is rich in chloride, which can harm plants and wildlife. A typical water softener can easily generate 600 gallons of waste water every year, so the impact of this refuse can’t be underestimated. The carbon footprint created transporting heavy bags of salt to the units should also concern sustainably-minded consumers.

Non-salt water softeners treat the water supply without stripping it of beneficial minerals including calcium and magnesium. That makes them a smarter choice for your health, your pipes, and the planet.

Eat Local Produce

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A study by Toronto’s Food Share found the average North American meal contains ingredients from five different countries, which adds up to some serious food miles. Research suggests most American food travels almost 1,500 miles before it’s consumed. Compare that with a meal created from meat, fruit, and vegetables bought from the local farmers’ market. Altogether, that locally-sourced dish’s ingredients have traveled just 60 miles to get to your plate.

The importation of food is now the largest component of air freight, which generates more pollutants than any other form of transportation. The carbon footprint gets even larger when you consider the need for extended refrigeration and packaging.

So bypass the supermarket and start visiting your local farmers’ market instead. The produce you’ll find here is much fresher and more delicious. Your market purchases also support the planet and your region’s farmers.

Choose Whole Foods

Health professionals have encouraged us to steer clear of processed foods and choose whole foods for decades, but eco-warriors have a new reason to heed their advice. These foods also take a real toll on the planet. Food production and supply accounts for 19 percent of America’s energy use. The bulk of this energy is used producing and packaging convenient, yet unhealthy, processed foods.

So steer clear of the frozen food and confectionary aisles and spend more time loading up your kart with whole foods like fruits and vegetables, rice, and oats. Cooking from scratch takes a bit more effort than microwaving ready meals, but the planet, and your waistline, will thank you for it.

You are what you eat, but the planet is too. Make these simple dietary changes to show your support for the environment.

 

The Olympic Flame: No Smoke, Just Mirrors

Olympic-FlameWith the games coming to an end, we will all be left with great memories. Athletes will return home with their treasures and hopes of returning to the next Winter Games. The closing ceremonies are now upon us as we reflect on the past two weeks. The Olympic flame will be extinguished and it will all come to an end. However, have you ever wondered why there is a flame in the Olympics? Where did this idea come from? Upon planning our Lakeside Games, we learned about the Olympic flame and how it has evolved.

Back to Greece

The origins of the Olympic Games can be traced back to Greece. The flame can be traced back just as far. At the beginning of the games in ancient Greece a flame was lit to symbolize Greek heroes from death to rebirth. Even at this time the flame was left to burn throughout the duration of the games.

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Though the flame has been around since the games in ancient Greece the torch has only been around for the past 78 years. The first torch was lit and carried in relay fashion at the 1936 games in Germany.  At the beginning of each Olympics a new flame is lit in Greece in the ancient Olympic stadium.

Fire and Mirrors

Most of us might be imagining the flame being lit with a flick of a match like we would light a candle at home but it’s actually a bit more complicated. The flame actually uses a parabolic mirror which has a curved surface.  The curvature in the mirror focuses the rays from the sun to a single point creating the heat. When the last carrier of the torch proceeds to light the flame, the heat from the sun helps to ignite the torch. Who knew?

Just like the games in Sochi the Lakeside Games must now come to an end. Our athletes trained and battled for the gold at each and every game.  We are proud to have such amazing athletes at Lakeside and can’t wait for the next games.

Our Olympic flame was lit at our opening ceremonies and now must be extinguished at the conclusion of our closing ceremonies.

Thank you to all of our talented athletes and everyone who came to cheer them on at the events. That’s it from Winter #LakesideGames. We will see you in four years!

6 Smart Tips to Keep Your Life Balanced

Busy-MomWe live in a fast-paced world where deadlines and quick production drive businesses to success. If we are not careful, we can get caught up in the frenzy of the job and end up feeling overwhelmed, tired and completely out of energy. In extreme cases, many of which are more common than we might realize, the stresses of everyday labor and life can cause physical health problems, mental health issues, and family breakdowns. What can you do to find the perfect balance?

1. Set Limits and Boundaries

Whether you have a demanding job working as a professional in an office environment, or you work from home, it is important to set boundaries for yourself. Boundaries help define how you take charge of your day, meet the demands or needs of others, and help you get in touch with your own feelings. Setting limits show others what you are willing to accept, both professionally and personally, and help you know when to say “no.” Boundaries are absolutely necessary to have a successful work and life balance.

2. Create Time for Yourself

Whether you want to be a good parent, a good partner, a good employee or all three, setting aside a moment for yourself is essential. Maybe you need to relax for an hour every day doing yoga. Maybe you like to read for 30 uninterrupted minutes before bed. Whatever the case may be, carve out that “me” time and stick to it to relieve tension and minimize daily stresses. You will not only be a better you, but your professional and personal life will benefit, too. After all, you can’t do your best until you take care of yourself first.

3. Set Priorities

Prioritized lists and calendars can help you stay on track and accomplish your daily goals. When you run short on time, you will be able to see what is absolutely necessary and what can wait until tomorrow. This is where your smartphone and computer can operate in tandem. Use of the phone’s/computers “sync” feature will allow both to automatically update when a calendar or reminder feature is changed.

4. Consider a Life Coach

When you do become overwhelmed with juggling too many work and family needs, you may want to consult a life coach for advice on how to find a better balance. These mentors can help you determine priorities both at work and at home and can guide you in the right direction when you feel lost. These types of professionals also offer emotional support when you need it most.

5. Be Flexible

Being flexible may be your greatest asset when you are trying to find the perfect balance between home and family. Anyone who has children knows how important it is to be flexible, because plans can change at a moment’s notice when a child gets sick or needs something that can’t wait. Remind yourself that things won’t always go exactly according to your schedule and that’s OK, as long as you can bounce back quickly and move forward.

6. Plan Quality Family Time

When work becomes demanding and professional pressures seem too big to manage, make sure you plan some quality time with the people you love most. Giving your children and partner full attention helps you all live in the moment and enjoy the time you spend together. Leave your cell phone at home for an hour and listen to your kids or your spouse instead.

If you are feeling overwhelmed by your job, your family obligations or anything else, take action before it begins to affect your physical and mental well being. Try incorporating one or two of these tips into your busy schedule. You just might be amazed at how making a couple small adjustments can have a positive effect on your overall health and happiness.

Writer and retail worker Regi Waters has often bemoaned the lack of time in her daily schedule for social activities. Her beau and many area karaoke clubs have suffered at the neglect, while her career has thrived. A recent illness compounded by stress had her seeking a Noomii life coach to get herself on the right track.

The History of The Olympic Medal: From Greece to Sochi

MedalThe Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics has been filled with thrilling victories and devastating losses. No doubt these games have been action-packed, keeping people around the world on the very edge of their seats. Watching the games you may wonder how it would feel to stand on the podium and receive a coveted medal—but have you ever wondered how the tradition of receiving medals started? We dove into history once again to find out how these precious circles of gold, silver and bronze became a part of the Olympic games.

Ancient Games

In the very beginning, when the games were in their infancy, one of the common items to see growing around Greece was olive trees. This popular tree was important not only for food, but olive oil from the fruit of the tree was used to anoint kings and athletes. When the Olympic Games came into existence, the branches from this all-important tree were woven into crowns and placed upon the heads of those who were victorious. These crowns symbolized the power of victory over their competitors.

Modern Games

By the time the 1800’s rolled around and the games resumed again, they began to take shape into the Olympics we know and love today. It wasn’t until 1896 games that athletes saw precious metals as a prize. For a short period of time the top winners would receive an olive branch and a silver medal while second and third place would receive a laurel branch with either a bronze or a copper medal. At this time gold medals were not a standard prize. In 1900’s winning athletes could have received trophies or even cups.

Golden History

It wasn’t until 1904 that a gold medal was given out for the top performing athletes. The International Olympic Committee ruled that the top three athletes would receive a gold, silver or bronze medal. Gold would be the highest honor; silver would go to the second runner up, and finally bronze to the third runner-up.

With only two teams at the Lakeside Games, the only medals our athletes are going for are gold. Our third event in the Lakeside Games is the thrilling challenge of the Freestyle Cupathalon. This fast-paced event determined who would win the most gold at the Lakeside Games!

Congratulations to Customer Service! Lakeside Customer Service pulled of the most wins and received the most gold at our games, but the games aren’t over yet! Stay tuned for the #LakesideGames Closing Ceremonies!

How to Find Answers to Your Lakeside Questions

When you are searching your favorite website you spend hours filling your cart with treasures but what happens when you have a common question or just want more information? You don’t need to search the world wide web for answers, you can find them right on our website.

Additional Lakeside Information

So let’s start with our company mission statement.  Most if not all companies have one and I have to say, ours is pretty exceptional.  To the right of that, we have our Better Business Bureau (BBB) accreditation logo, then our Norton Security, the credit cards we accept and PayPal as our forms of payment.

Next we have our Sign- up for Exclusive offers and Previews.  Now who doesn’t want that? We all love to find a way to save and this is it.

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Still have questions? Our FAQ section is a wealth of knowledge for commonly asked questions about ordering and our website.

FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions

Our frequently asked question (FAQ) section located at the bottom of our page holds a variety of questions and their answers just for your learning.

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As you click on each category, we have anticipated question/ answers that were frequently asked by other customers.  Take catalogs for instance.  Say you want a catalog sent to you in the mail, but don’t know how to request one.  Just click on “How do I request a catalog?” and your answer will pop up.

 

7 Expenses to Make Any Vacation More Relaxing

VacationEveryone likes to save money when they travel; though the expense is often necessary and always worth it, if you can save money and cut expenses you might as well—usually. Some things are actually worth shelling out the cash for, simply because they nip stress in the bud and allow you to enjoy your hard-earned vacation all the more.

Here are seven expenditures worth the expense, for the sake of your peace of mind:

Good Locks

There’s nothing to ruin the relaxation of a vacation quite like the worry that your home will be burgled while you’re gone. Even if you are the meticulous type, checking the locks at least twice before you leave, it’s all too easy for toxic thoughts of “I did lock up, didn’t I?” to pop up uninvited while relaxing by the pool. And even if you aren’t plagued by those thoughts, there’s always a chance that the locks could be broken or disassembled by a particularly determined thief.

If you’re thorough in your pre-departure lock checks but still anxious about the structural integrity of your locks, you may want to get them inspected by a locksmith. Edmonton or any other city should have professionals who can schedule a consultation and inspection.

A Suitcase of Distinction

That beat-up duffel bag was fine for college, but now you deserve a suitcase that is more durable and professional. But that doesn’t just mean basic black! The more distinctive your luggage is, the less likely it is to be stolen or lost.

Choose luggage in a color that suits you—even lime green or baby pink can work on luggage as a solid color choice! Make sure the luggage is well-made; hard cases should be constructed of quality materials and structurally sound, and softer suitcases should be well-stitched.

A Reliable Guide

The best way to know you’ll get the most out of your vacation? Get the best tour guide you can!

This doesn’t always mean the pricier tour buses advertised by brochures at your hotel desk (though some of the tours advertised there are fine). One of the best ways to see the best of a foreign city and its surroundings is to hire a local taxi cab driver to show you the best the town has to offer from the local perspective. Why pay to see just one aspect of the Genoa-Portofino area when you can zip along faster than the local speed limits (like a local) and see the best of this part of the world from a true expert?

A Camera up to Your Par

This will mean different things to different people. For most of us, it will mean our smartphones. It could mean a basic digital camera with extra batteries and SD cards. Or, it could mean a professional-grade camera with three different lenses.

Why is this so important? Because your enjoyment of this trip and the memories you’ll make on it will be significantly curtailed if you don’t have photographs you’re satisfied with, both in quantity (which is why you always bring extra batteries and memory cards) and in quality (which is why no photography aficionado should try to get by on their iPhone).

Authentic Local Cuisine

Yes, food is expensive and you can still survive on basic bread or fast food, but you could do that at home. Only in Italy can you have locally prepared squid ink pasta, only in Alaska can you eat red, native sockeye caught that very day.

It’s worth it to your wallet and your waistline to have locally prepared food when abroad; most cuisine and portion sizes, especially in Europe, are less processed and more reasonable than those in America. So indulge in baklava and pots de crème while you can—stressing over finding the cheapest food you can the entire trip will make you gain more weight than if you just eat and and enjoy!

The Souvenir You Really Want

Let me save you the debating over the price of what you really want versus the price of something cheaper or more practical. Yes, the thing you want seems terribly expensive now, but you clearly want it more than superficially if you keep going back to it, despite the cheaper price of some other items. If a souvenir is in a price range you can afford and you will use and/or treasure it, then it’s better to buy the one thing that will remind you of this trip in the best way, than multiple cheaper items you won’t care about in a month.

Airport Transportation

Getting from the airport to your hotel and back again can be stressful if you don’t know the area. Arrange in advance for transportation such as an airport taxi. Toronto, Salt Lake City, or any other city with an international airport should have multiple companies specializing in getting you too and from the airport on schedule, eliminating the stress of missing check-in or a flight.

Follow these tips for a vacation without stress or unnecessary corner-cutting!

Lucy Markham is an avid blogger and researches with companies such as Airflight Services. As a recent homeowner, Lucy considers herself a bit of an expert on all things home improvement, gardening, and home decoration.

Winter Olympic Events You May Not Know About

The Olympics are in full swing and has everyone talking. With so much action packed into two weeks you won’t be able to pull yourself away from the games. The athletes trained for years for their chance to win gold in 15 different events. We are all used to hearing about figure skating, skiing and snowboarding but there are some events that only gain attention during the games. We’ve got the scoop on the events you may have wondered about.

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This sport is played on the ice but without skates. The athletes wear special curling shoes. These special shoes have a combination of a slider sole and grip sole. This helps the players be more flexible and gain more control on the ice when curling. The field is a long icy stretch that leads to a target area. The target is separated by four rings. The players use a curling broom to push curling stone towards the targets. The athlete’s goal is to push the stones as close to the center of the target as possible. The team with the most stones the closest to the target will win.

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SkeletonSkeleton

At first glance you may think you know what a skeleton is but make no bones about it; it may not what you think. The Skeleton sport is one of the events in the Winter Olympics you probably have seen but didn’t know what it was called. These athletes ride face down on a sled straight down a frozen track.  So how fast can they really go? This sport takes athletes through turns that can propel them up to 5 Gs of force.

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The Olympics have evolved by adding and even eliminating events from the program and the Lakeside Games are no exception.  The second event in our office Olympics is Chair Rowing. This skilled sport challenges everyone to work as a team during the race to be the first to roll across the finish line. The event was quick but the victory was sweet!

Congratulations to Advertising! They rowed themselves to victory and tied up the games! Who will win the next event and break the tie? Don’t touch that dial!  We have more thrilling coverage of the #LakesideGames coming your way soon!