On August 23, local musical performer Francis Dryden shared his love for live music and his weekly entertainment newsletter "Keep it Live at Lakeside" with our members. 
Originally from Edmonton, Alberta, Francis worked in real estate for 25 years before retiring in 2009. He moved to Lakeside in 2012 and lives here full time with his wife, except for mid-November to Christmas Day when he goes back to Canada to play Santa Claus. Only not this year, because he will be playing Santa Claus here at Lakeside!
Francis has been musically active since he was 12 years old, and when he is not busy for the Masons and the Shriners (he writes a Masonic newsletter that goes out to readers throughout Mexico, the USA and Canada), he plays drums in a few local bands. Francis also writes a Lakeside entertainment newsletter "keep it Live at Lakeside" which he sends out every week to 1100 people who have signed up for it. He said that there are a lot of very good musicians at Lakeside and that he enjoys keeping his subscribers informed where and when these musicians will be performing.