Another week gone by. No rain to speak of, the blossoms are beautiful, a couple nice warm days. Seems spring is finally here. Time to rake, trim trees, etc., and don't spray the dandelions! Keep them for the bees, which are needed for food, flowers, trees, etc. The bees are dying! No pesticides please!
THE WINTER FAMILY was honored by the Boulder County Business Hall of Fame last Wednesday. The Town of Lyons presented a proclamation read by LaVern Johnson and Kathleen Spring, which read, “Whereas, Ken Winter bought the land of the old St. Vrain Lumber yard along Lyons Main Street in 1991, and developed it into the Winter Plaza; with a strong desire to bring tenants that would help the economy and quality of life in Lyons; Upon his death in 1996, Ken Winter had secured leases to the Bank of the West, Lyons Medical Center, Lumber Liquor and Subway; his son Todd Winter handled the lease for Oskar Blues in 1997, who has served Lyons for twenty-one years, offering jobs, community outreach and significant flood relief to the Lyons business community; and the Winter Plaza had been home to other essential business, such as Farmer’s Insurance. The Town proclaims a heartfelt congratulations to the Winter Family for their significant contribution to the economy and quality of life in Lyons, Colorado.”
It was signed by Mayor Connie Sullivan.
FOOD CHAIN FOR CASSIE KING’S FAMILY
Cassie recently had surgery and she will be home in a few days. Friends are gathering food to help husband Justin, and their three children out while she recuperates. Contact her neighbor, Andrea Montoya (720) 224-6080 to coordinate meals, etc., and/or take to Walt Griffin’s home at 633 Eagle Ridge Road (303) 823-5335. Thank you!
Join the Lyons Ecology Board for another great educational documentary on Friday, May 4, at 7 p.m., at the Lyons Farmette. Always an interesting evening. Who-o-o-o-o-o's going?
Join the Wildlands Restoration Volunteer Team.
Come enjoy the spring-like weather and help finish flood restoration in Apple Valley, just north of Lyons, by helping to plant thousands of native trees and shrubs. This coming weekend is the final push!
The community garage sale is Saturday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Call Toby Russell at (303) 823-6622, Ext 46 to get on his list for a space in Sandstone Park.
DONATE the “stuff you don't sell to the Historical Society's summer yard sales at 306 Evans for benefit of the museum. Leave your “stuff” on patio next to the barn. Thanks.
Clean Up Day is the next Saturday, May 19, at the wastewater treatment plant parking lot. Haul your appliances, trash, litter, tires, tools, limbs, etc. Here they sort it for recycling, and most goes to good use. There is a small fee for some hard to recycle stuff.
Saturday, May 19, Maddie Wicks' community retirement celebration from 1 to 4 p.m., in LaVern Johnson Park. Maddie has been a clerk at the Lyons Elementary School for fourteen years. Thank You Maddie.
LYONS M/SR HIGH NEWS
Friday, May 25 – Class Night to honor our graduating Seniors in the HS gym at 7:30 p.m.
Saturday May 26 – Lyons High School Graduation at 10 a.m., at John “Jet” Johnson Field.
DESPERATELY SEEKING two or three more Lyons 7th and 8th grade boys join the
baseball team. If you are interested please sign up ASAP! Thank you!
LYONS SENIOR EVENTS
MAY EVENTS all at the Walt Self Senior Center:
Film discussion (ages 50+) on May 3, at 6:30 p.m., “Kolya” Chech/winner of Oscar & Golden Globe best foreign film.
Book club (ages 50+) on May 17, at 12:30 p.m. “A Mountain of Crumbs,” (said to be the Russian equivalent of Angela's Ashes).
Travelogue (ages 50+) on May 21, at 6:30 p.m., Cheri Hoffer "My Spain Pilgrimage Trail Story."
Two free senior suppers on Mondays at 5:30 p.m. (River Church on May 7; Community Church on May 21; and a Potluck on May 28 (bring a side dish to share).
Exercise (ages 50+ free) Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30 a.m.
Lunches on Wednesday & Friday at 11:30 a.m., $3 for seniors 60 yrs+. Must call in order by noon the day before at (303) 441-1415.
Birthdays will be celebrated on May 25 at 12:15 p.m. Help celebrate May senior birthdays.
To get details on these and many more senior activities going on in Lyons, contact Kathleen Spring (303) 823-0997.
MAY IS HISTORY MONTH
The Lyons Redstone Museum will open weekends during May to celebrate our history. Hours are Saturdays 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. Open daily June 1 through September 30. Stop by!
GARAGE SALE on Saturday, May 12, at 306 Evans Street from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
BOULDER JUNIOR CYCLING
May 21, at 5:30 p.m., in the Bohn Park bike park in conjunction with the Town of Lyons is running two separate six-week mountain bike programs in Lyons (the Spring session has already started, contact Lyons Parks & Rec. for dates of next session). This program is designed for beginner and intermediate riders wishing to improve their mountain biking skills. Participants must have a CPCS or ASTMT Certified Bicycle Helmet, and a properly fitting Mountain Bike with a minimum of a 24-inch diameter tire. The BJC MTB program is a nationally recognized development team that provides coaching, training. BJC has been designated a “Center of Excellence” by USA Cycling since 2008. Session I. For ages 8 to 14 year olds, fee: $150, Instructor: Lester Pardoe and BJC Staff. Minimum of five, to register: http://boulderjuniorcycling.org/lyons-youth-mountain-bike-program/ Town Programming & Events
GARDENS IN A BOX have 14 to 30 water-saving perennial plants that come with pre-planned planting instructions. A variety of garden types are offered starting at $84. Visit www.townoflyons.com/gardeninabox,
Wednesday, May 16 - Concert at Clock Tower Cabaret in Denver at 7 p.m. Contact Tamara Haddad for tickets and a bus ride.
BREAKFAST AT THE RIVER CHURCH every Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Delicious. All are welcome.
FATHER’S DAY BRUNCH on Sunday, June 17, at the Stone Mountain Lodge. Twenty-five percent of all proceeds go to the Lyons Community Foundation; 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., with Monocle Band. The cost is $25 for adult; $15 for kids. Call (303) 823-6091for reservations.
LYONS GOOD OLD DAY
We hope to have a breakfast, maybe a tour of Bohn Park, a history program, and honoring Lyons 2018 LHS seniors who are of Pioneer Families and honoring the class of 1968 as Mr & Mrs Good Old Days. There will be music, a beer tent, square dancing, class reunions, etc. Mark your calendars. More activities are needed at the Good Old Days. Contact Marissa at (303) 823 8250 to organize an event you'd like to have.
This summer, on Saturday, July 7, the Lyons Catholic Community will be celebrating Mass at St. Catherine's Chapel on the Rock (St. Malo). Mass is tentatively scheduled for 5:30 p.m.
Reminder - Lyons Catholic Community celebrates a weekly, Roman Catholic Mass at 5:30 p.m., Saturdays, at the Lyons Community Church.
The play “You’re A Good Man, Charlie Brown” was presented last week by the LHS drama club and choir students, and was very enjoyable, bringing back memories of Charlie Brown, the Peanuts gang and their antics. Directed by Lynne Niston, and musical direction by Kenneth Howe. The cast was: Charlie Brown - Landon Milbrath; Snoopy - Julian Nelson and Finn Basey; Lucy - Devin Isenhart; Linus - Jack Henry London; Sally - Shannon Isenhart; Schroeder - John Hoffman; Peppermint Patty - Trinity Brubaker; Marcie - Jewel Thomas; Pigpen - Finn Basey, Rerun - Alex Bustos, Violet - Maia Corsale, Freda - Gabby Walker; Eudora - Isabelle Paswaters. Support staff: accompanist - Heidi Ames; stage manager - Abigail Lucio; state crew - CJ Pierce; lights & sound - Katie Felt and Charlie Gau; set construction & design - Wayne Niston; costumes - Disguises Costume Shop; choreography - Lynn Niston. A special thanks to the LHS Booster Club, School administration & staff, and CenterStage Theater Company. A job well done students!
THE TEACHER WALKOUT was held last Friday, with a day off for students of all St. Vrain, Boulder Valley, and other school districts throughout the state. The teachers/staff campaigned for more funds for education at the State Capitol. Yes, they are the ones who educate our children, and we need good teachers who are paid a wage they can live on! A great day. You did your share, teachers! We hope the legislators listen to you.
CASINO NIGHT was a blast! It was held last Friday night at La Mariposa. A casino company was hired who came with tables, cards, dealers (Black Jack, Poker, Craps, and more) to entertain all. The menu included tacos and fixins. There was a live and silent auction, and all dressed in their finery. This was a FUN-draiser for the elementary school's PTO. Thanks to Tanya Daty, PTO President and cohorts. It was a parents’ night out, as child care was provided in the elementary school gym.
Piper McCall, Jodi Bashor, Joyce Jones, Clara Leiding Baxter, Troy Payne, Sonny Witbeck, Laurie Ann Kennedy, Chad Gould, Jaime Mast, Kathy Siddall, Stephen Readmond, Daphne Goodwin, Pearl Vega Haddad, Kimberly Morgan of Drake, CO, Catie Applefellar, Margaret P, Asa Boland (10), Birch Eyster (8), Don Woods (father to Peter Woods in Michigan), Maddie McGuire, David Lock, John Lalley, Alexa Busby, Theodor Baxby, Sam Hammans, and Cindy Weinel.
GONE, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN
Arlyce LaFollette (mom to Joe, Becky, and Allen), Marcie Hall’s Mom, Randy (love of Paige Elsberry), Connie Gereaux's father, Roy Chastain (April 2018), and Margaret Perdue Wild (December 2017).
Jennifer & Chris Quinn, Troy & Barb Fjeld Payne (33 years), and Nikki (Stetson) Knapton & hubby (two years).
GET WELL WISHES
Todd Jacobson (knee replacement), Samantha Ribble’s son (broken collar bone), and Cassie King (surgery).
Congratulations to Sloan Nystrom (former Lyons Parks & Rec. employee during the flood) on her marriage. And Rachel Brook Bashor in McCook, NE.
Two beloved former Lyons teachers passed away this year. Richard Kohl, LHS band and chorus director, and Bonnie Kohl, English and drama teacher.
In place of a memorial service, the family and friends have put together a tribute concert for them with the Longmont concert band to be held on Sunday May 20, at 4 p.m., at Silver Creek High School on Nelson Road in Longmont. Students, parents, and friends are invited to pay tribute to Rich and Bonnie.
Ronald Lee Pope, Sr., age 75, passed away on April 17. A longtime Lyons area water delivery man servicing the many cisterns of Lyons and outlying area. He is survived by his wife, Patricia Rose and children Barbara, Bonnie, and Richard; and brother-in-law to Al Rose. His service was held Wednesday, May 2, at Christ Congregational Church. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel to share condolences.
Laurie Dawn (Fidler) Kolb, passed away on April 19. She was born to Don Joseph Fidler and Maxine Verlie Fidler. Laurie was raised in Lyons, and served in the Army National Guard. She is survived by husband of thirty years, Arnold Kolb, a son, two daughters, seven grandchildren and great grandchildren, as well as sisters Dena Roe of Lyons and Susie King of Del Camino; her brother John Lawley of Wyoming, and lots of nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and a sister, Patricia Billings of Lyons. A gathering of friends and family will be held at the Viegut Funeral Home in Loveland at 2:30 p.m., Friday, May 4. Donations can be made on behalf of Laurie to Arnold Kolb to help with expenses.