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Wine, Cheese, Chocolate Experience Returns To Syracuse

It’s almost time for the 2nd Annual Wine, Cheese & Chocolate Experience at the Oakwood Inn in Syracuse. The experience includes a sampling of award winning wines, cheeses and chocolates along with chef created culinary creations. The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Friday, May 30. … Read More

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Ticket Deadline Nearing For Firefighters Ball

Time is running out for firefighters to get tickets for the first ever Ignite the Night Firefighters Ball in Kosciusko County. Sponsored by the Kosciusko County Fire Association, the formal/semi formal event on Saturday, Feb. 8, will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and include fine dining, raffles … Read More

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County Hosting First Firefighters Ball

Ignite the Night is Kosciusko County’s first ever formal/semi formal Firefighters Ball. Sponsored by the Kosciusko County Fire Association, the evening of Feb. 8 will begin with cocktails at 5:30 p.m. and include fine dining, raffles and dancing. The Firefighters Ball is being held to honor retirees and … Read More

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Oakwood Inn’s Oak-toberfest Will Be ‘Wunderbar’

The first Oak-toberfest is Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Oakwood Inn in Syracuse. This “wunderbar” event is presented by Oakwood Resort, Syracuse-Wawasee Chamber of Commerce, and Chautauqua-Wawasee, and includes fun for all ages. No need to speak German at this Oktoberfest, but here are a few interesting phrases … Read More

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Oakwood Opening This Weekend

After months of hard work the doors of the Oakwood Inn in Syracuse will be reopen to the public Friday and Saturday. “It’s so exciting because it’s so close,” said Phil Kuhn, marketing director. The restaurants, The Pier and Back Porch will open slowly. Restaurant General Manager Jason … Read More

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Oakwood Inn’s New Image Taking Shape

There is brown butcher paper covering the front doors to keep prying eyes from sneaking a peek at the renovations taking place in the Oakwood Inn in Syracuse. But The Mail-Journal recently received an opportunity to see how the renovations are moving along. The old Oakwood Inn had … Read More

The Oakwood Inn has a new buyer. J. Rex Parent and his sons, J.R. and Jason, are in the process of purchasing the property through their investment company, Parent Investment Associates. The company plans to bring the property back as a premiere hotel and restaurant on Lake Wawasee. They hope to open in spring 2013. (From The Mail-Journal files)

Oakwood Inn Progressing Toward May Opening

Howard Brembeck’s old suite in the Oakwood Inn is the command center as J.R. Parent who, with his father, Dr. Rex Parent, and brother, Jason Parent, purchased the Oakwood Inn in Syracuse. Working with Parent are Jeremiah Heierman, CEO of the resort; Phil Kuhn, director of marketing; Christi Anderson, … Read More

The Oakwood Inn has a new buyer. J. Rex Parent and his sons, J.R. and Jason, are in the process of purchasing the property through their investment company, Parent Investment Associates. The company plans to bring the property back as a premiere hotel and restaurant on Lake Wawasee. They hope to open in spring 2013. (From The Mail-Journal files)

Oakwood Restaurant Vision Discussed

Dr. J. Rex Parent, a noted eye surgeon, and his sons, Jason and J.R., are the new owners of The Oakwood Inn in Syracuse. These videos are courtesy of Wawascene.com and are a series of brief interviews with Rex Parent and Jeremiah Heierman, property manager of Oakwood, discussing the vision … Read More

The Oakwood Inn has a new buyer. J. Rex Parent and his sons, J.R. and Jason, are in the process of purchasing the property through their investment company, Parent Investment Associates. The company plans to bring the property back as a premiere hotel and restaurant on Lake Wawasee. They hope to open in spring 2013. (From The Mail-Journal files)

Oakwood Owner Offers Insight Of Operations

Dr. J. Rex Parent, a noted eye surgeon, and his sons, Jason and J.R., are the new owners of The Oakwood Inn in Syracuse. The videos below are courtesy of Wawascene.com and are a series of brief interviews with Rex Parent and Jeremiah Heierman, property manager of Oakwood, discussing the … Read More

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New Oakwood Owners Discuss Their Vision

Dr. J. Rex Parent, a noted eye surgeon, and his sons, Jason and J.R., are the new owners of The Oakwood Inn in Syracuse. The videos below are courtesy of Wawascene.com and are a series of brief interviews with Rex Parent discussing the purchase and the family’s vision … Read More

Public Hearing Held On Oakwood Grant

A very small crowd turned out for a public hearing regarding a Community Development Block Grant for the acquisition of the Oakwood Inn and surrounding property Tuesday morning. The meeting was held at the Syracuse Town Hall. Kristine Christlieb, a community planner with Region 3A, lead the hearing … Read More

Oakwood Liquor License Renewed

The Kosciusko County Alcohol Beverage Commission renewed the liquor license for Oakwood Inn during a hearing held Thursday, Nov. 1. Oakwood’s liquor license, which was good for one year, was renewed by a subsidiary of Buckingham Co. The license will be held in escrow until the Parent family … Read More

The new owners of Oakwood Inn, shown in front are Ian Rolland, left, receiver for the Oakwood property; and Dr. J.Rex Parent, a noted eye surgeon. In back are Jason Parent and J.R. Parent who will be actively helping in getting the hotel up and running again with a goal of summer 2013. (Photo by Lauren Zeugner)
The Parents are currently in the process of purchasing the Oakwood property. Rolland told the Syracuse Town Council Tuesday night he hopes to close in early September. (Photo by Lauren Zeugner)

Oakwood Property Owners Approve Covenants

Oakwood Property Owners Association held a special meeting this morning to vote on adopting new covenants to assist in the sale of the Oakwood Inn property to the Dr. Rex Parent family. Prior to the start of the meeting, 94 percent of the property owners voted by proxy … Read More

CDBG Grant Hearing Held For Oakwood

The Syracuse Town Council held a public hearing regarding a community development block grant for Oakwood Retreat LLC during its regular monthly meeting Tuesday. The town is the lead applicant for the grant along with Parent Associates Inc., the company Rex Parent and his sons own, and through … Read More

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Judge Hears Oakwood Proposal

Ian Rolland made a progress report to Kosciusko County Superior Court I Judge Duane Huffer on Friday regarding Oakwood Park. Rolland explained he offered two proposals: the global proposal and the Rolland agreement. He also explained the differences between the two. Huffer ruled Oakwood Park Property Owners have … Read More