IT IS SUPPOSED TO SNOW THIS WEEK! We hope it is over by this Saturday and Sunday: the Holiday Bazaar (Sat 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.) & Sunday (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.); the Golden Gang’s Bazaar at the Oddfellow Hall, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., 4th & High; the chili supper at the Lyons Community Church (5 to 7:30 p.m.), Christmas Parade of Lights (6:30 p.m.), fireworks (following the parade), parade awards, music, and snacks at the Raul Vasquez stage.
SOMETHING NEW THIS YEAR
Thanks to The River Church whose members will serve the after-parade snacks in Sandstone Park at the Visitors’ Center and Raul Vasquez Stage, with the donations going to the Lyons Historical Society. Thanks to the church members for their hard work. Generous donations are appreciated as a fund-raiser to the Historical Society.
THE CHRISTMAS HOUSE IS BACK!
Thanks to Ray and Bea, Ray, Sr. and Alice, and daughter, Geneva for decorating their house at 3rd & Park again this year, with thousands of lights and Christmas decorations. Be sure to drive by.
DONATIONS APPRECIATED FOR FIREWORKS – send to: Parade of Lights, Box 49, Lyons.
CRAFTS for the library booth-bring to the bazaar, and baked food, candy, and crafts for the Lyons Historical Booth, call 823.5925 for pick up, or bring to the bazaar.
LYONS WEAVER BOOKS AND OTHER LYONS BOOKS as well as videos and DVD’s will be on sale at the Lyons Historical Society Booth at the 36th annual Christmas Bazaar. Great Christmas gifts!
DONATIONS are being solicited by the Lyons Historical Society toward purchasing the 20 Stereo View pictures of Lyons 1900’s, and 9 postcards (1940 & 50’s. We hope Lyons folks will donate to this unique cause, which is a chance of a lifetime. We feel these Stereo Views are a “must” for our museum, we do thank you. Donate at the Holiday Bazaar or send to: Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540
THIS THURSDAY, DECEMBER 2, at 7 p.m. Walter Echo-Hawk formerly of Lyons, will be speaking at Benson Earth Sciences, 2200 Colorado Avenue, in Boulder.
Echo-Hawk, a Native American lawyer and activist, will discuss Modern Indian identity. He has legal experience that includes religious freedom, prison rights, water rights and treaty rights. He has worked as a lawyer for the Native American Rights Fund for more than 35 years. The event is free and open to all ages. For more information call 303-492-4879. Walter and Amy Echo-Hawk, children Amy and “Bunky” recently moved to Oklahoma from Lyons to be near his elderly parents.
Senior Director Matt Cook, Department of Revenue, Enforcement Division, will be at Lyons Town Hall on Friday, December 3, 2010 at 9:00 a.m. Mr. Cook will give an update on medical marijuana rule making and enforcement. Mr. Cook is here to assist the Board of Trustees, PCDC and Staff in developing local procedures and the formation of local licensing authority. If time allows questions will be answered for the public.
Please attend to get the most up-to-date information on this topic.
LYONS M/SR HIGH EVENTS
Lyons Girls who were named Honorable Mention for the season’s softball are: Katy Hickey, Sr., Jaicy Sutak, Sr., and Kelly Williams, Sr. Our Congratulations!
BAR-N-DANCE OLD-TIME SQUARE DANCE
Tuesday, December 7, at 7:30 p.m. Bar-N-Dance Old-time Square Dance-Oskar Blues. No experience or partner required! Live old-time string band! All dances taught!
LYONS COMMUNITY DANCE
Save these dates for the 2011 dances at Odd Fellows Hall in Lyons: Saturdays, Jan. 8, Feb. 5, Mar. 5, and Apr 2. http://www.musicinlyons
PERMACULTURE 101 LYONS WORKSHOP SERIES
ACOUSTIC OPEN MIC
Friday, December 17 - Acoustic open mic at The Stone Cup 7 to 9 p.m. Free.
Hosted by the accomplished singer/songwriter Rorey Carroll. Online at roreycarroll.com
CHAMBER NETWORKING SOCIALS FOR 2011
GOOD LUCK to Shane Gorman, who has joined the [U. S.] Navy, and left last week for the Great Lakes, Illinois. We wish him luck. The Navy has a lot of Shane’s interests, who is an Eagle Scout, and the son of Gary and Karen Gorman. He is a 2010 graduate of Lyons High. In entering, he was raised two points due to being an Eagle Scout. Boys, that hard work in scouting pays off!
CONGRATULATIONS TO OSKAR BLUES, who received gold medals for all five beers it submitted to the 2010 World Beer Championships. The most recent gold medal came this month for Mama’s Little Yella Pils, as well as for Dale’s Pale Ale, Ten FIDY Imperial Stout, Old Chub Scotch Ale, and the Gordon Imperial Red Ale, making it a five-for-five sweep of gold medals. Dale’s Pal Ale was also recently awarded a gold medal during the 2010 European Beer Star Competition. Yea Dale, we can say, “We knew that Dale when!”
CONGRATULATIONS to DeVonn DeVore who has joined Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, in Longmont, as a broker associate. She owns her own business, Botanical Expressions in Lyons, and is a member of the Lyons Chamber of Commerce, the Elks Lodge, and enjoys reading, gardening, and fishing.
HAPPY 50th BIRTHDAY to David and Barbara Harrison, who moved to Lyons from Virginia, in 1986 with children: Amy, Wade, and Kimmy, and have become a big part of the Lyons community,
They were the recipients of a gala birthday party, hosted at the Greenbrier Inn last Saturday evening by his parents, Stanley and Doris Harrison, of Virginia. Many Harrison and Rogers family members and friends came from various parts of the world, gave tribute, and roasts in song, band, poems, throughout the evening.
FLU AND SHINGLES SHOTS
Motherly Advice to all over 50! For Christmas get your flu and shingles shots to save yourself months of pain and suffering. Both are available at several of the big stores or at your doctor’s office.
We have just found out that three of our good friends had their homes burn in the Fourmile Canyon fire, and we express our deep sympathy. They are: Margaret Hansen, historic architect, and Pat Mennaire, owner of Milo Construction Company, both contractors for the preservation work on the Lyons Redstone Museum in 2009, as well as Neil Rosenthal, writer of a column that I read regularly in the Daily Times Call. THIS IS TRULY SAD NEWS. Rosenthal states, “I have to look toward the future with a sense of hope and optimism, and try to feel hopeful, blessed, abundant and grateful, and figure out how I am going to make lemonade from the ashes of my destroyed world.” True for all of the 169 homeowners at Fourmile!
A FOURMILE FIRE BOOK TO benefit the new firehouse: “Fourmile on Fire” is for sale for $15 at the south entrance of McGuicken Hardware, and area businesses. The book chronicles the impact of the Fourmile fire on the foothills communities, including never-before-seen photos of the first hours of the conflagration and messages of hope and support from the community and beyond. All proceeds will go toward funding the reconstruction of the Salina Firehouse, which was burned down in the destructive Labor Day fire.
The November 27 edition of the Denver Post’s Outside Guide, High-country Antique says, “when it’s snowy or blowy out, small communities do a bang-up of decorating for the holidays, so browse through their wonderful old things.” The article lists Lyons, Colorado, as #3, saying: “Little Lyons isn’t actually in the high country, but it’s on US 36 enroute to Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park. If you have a short time and don’t want to go too far, visit the handful of antique dealers strung along High Street, the main drag in the compact downtown. Ralston Bros, Antiques (426 High St.), now operated by Christine Ralston and not a brother at all, has been located here since 1974 and sells an array of furniture plus old radios, record players and juke boxes.” The White Lion, a gift shop, is to the east. THANK YOU, DENVER POST!
GET WELL WISHES to Rich Wallace, who is home from emergency gallbladder surgery last Friday. Suddenly having a lot of pain, they rushed him to the hospital, and all is well. Rich, the husband of Marilou, of the Lyons Golden Gang, is hoping he doesn’t have to miss too many sessions of Texas Poker at Oskar Blues, but did miss the Golden Gang’s Christmas party at Oskar’s on Wednesday.
We note that Dorothy Mae Palmer, age 85, passed away. Born in Morton, Minn., she was a farm girl, graduated in 1943, and worked for several prominent employers in Washington, DC. She met Donald Q “Stix” Palmer in 1948, but later divorced. “Stix” was the longtime Water Commissioner of the St. Vrain River, coming to Lyons daily to read the amount of water entering the river from both the North and South St.Vrain Rivers. We express our sympathy to Dorothy’s four children, five grandsons, three step-grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. Her service will be this Saturday, Dec 4, at 10:30 a.m. at the Howe Mortuary.
We express our Sympathy at the death of Margaret R Broehner, 91, of Lyons, who died November 22 at Applewood Living Center. She was born May 3, 1919, in Henderson, Kentucky, served in the U. S. marine Corps during WWII and was was discharged at the rank of Second Lieutenant, where she met Major Mel Boehner, USMC. They married in 1944, and enjoyed 66 years of marriage. She moved to Lyons in 2001 from Dallas, and will be remembered as an artist. She enjoyed knitting and needlepoint, and enjoyed playing the piano, singing, and learning about western women’s history. She is survived by her husband, Mel Boehner of Lyons, her daughters, Mindy Boehner Huff (husband Dean Huff) of Lyons, Ruth Boehner of Lyons, and her granddaughter Rachel Huff Chandler (Eric) of Arvada, A memorial gathering was held Sunday, November 28, 2010, at Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Share memories and condolences at www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com.
We want to remember our good friend, Robert (Bob) Doseoff, who passed away suddenly last November 22, at the Multi-Use Soccer\Practice Field, while checking the plumbing in the restrooms there. He got his car stuck and died of a suddenheart attack. He was the caretaker of Lyons Parks and is sadly missed by his wife, Margaret, his children, and grandchildren.
And to Mr. LaVerne Johnson, who passed out while driving home on Monday, Dec. 1st, 1997, from eating lunch with Russell Davies, at the Hygiene Café, and died Sunday, Dec. 7th. His service was on Saturday, Dec. 13th, at the Lyons Elementary Gym. A town board member for 18 years, the town’s water man, founder of the Red Rock Ramblers Square Dance, etc. Survived by Mrs. LaVern, sons Gerald LaVerne and Ronald (Cindy) and three grandchildren-Trevor, Audrey, and Randall. He is sadly missed.
Margaret Doseoff and I, Mrs. LaVern, do not recommend being widows, so ladies take good care of your Men!