DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS HERE!
Our pal, Geneva Thomas, has sent her letters out to remind us all “To turn our clocks forward one hour” this Saturday March 12, at midnight. We will enjoy more evening light. Spring is such a great time of the year!
We were all sad when the Lyons High School basketball teams went down in defeat.
Friday, the girls lost to Holyoke (34-47), but the boys defeated Akron (67-57). However, Saturday, the tall Peyton Cowboys beat the Lyons Lions, 58-53. They say, “The boys were off some in their shooting,” and they got behind at the end. We say, “Teams, you had a great season, brought a lot of great play to the crowds, and came within a game of going to State!” Wow! To be in the top sixteen teams out of 64 2A schools was indeed an accomplishment. We congratulate you! It was swell that so many Lyons fans supported the teams at the tournaments as well as the entire season. Thanks
TIP TO ALL, ESPECIALLY SENIOR CITIZENS
Do you have a card on your refrigerator and on your person as to whom to call if “something happens.” Please go do it now! The officials will need to get in touch with your family or a special friend in case of an emergency. This was brought to mind, when D. W. King got sick last week and was taken to the hospital, and died. Although he has fondly talked of his daughter and grandkids, hospital staff could not readily find her whereabouts.
HURRY, ATTEND TO THIS BUSINESS NOW!
GOOD LUCK, TOWN OF LYONS!
The Town is still in the running for two grants, one to enhance East Main Street, and the other for extended bus service. They will know on March 16. This is through DRCOG – the Denver Regional Council Of Governments. Mayor Julie, who is a member of DRCOG, gets to vote!!
VOTE FOR LYONS!!
Again we remind you to vote several times daily for Lyons at liveworkplay2011.com. Channel 9 will be here on April 11, to take a video of the various amenities in Lyons. The award will be given at a ceremony at Mile High Stadium on April 13. Thanks to Oskar Blues who will be one of the sponsors. It is a great honor to be one of the ten-top towns in the State. Vote! Vote! Vote!
GRANTS! GRANTS! GRANTS!
The Lyons Historical Society is also applying for about $60,000 (a project of $75,000 with matching funds) to finish the rehabilitation work at the Lyons Redstone Museum, and is asking for letters of support to: State Historical Fund, Civic Center, 1560 Broadway, Suite 400, Denver, CO 80202 (tell them your connection to the old school, or as a museum, if you or your ancestors went to school there; if you feel the museum is a part of the town’s economic development, if you enjoy the town’s history and various books, etc.). Please send the letter to: Lyons Historical Society, Box 9, Lyons, CO 80540, to go with the application by March 18. Restoration funds come from the gambling towns, passed by the State in 1990, to restore historic sites throughout the State, and they are very competitive. Your letter of support will greatly help. Thanks.
THIS FRIDAY, March 11, at 9:30 a.m. – Economic Development Committee – Meeting room above The Barking Dog.
THIS FRIDAY, March 11, the Wildflower Spring Concert Series at Planet Bluegrass begins, 7 p.m., doors and bonfire, 8 p.m., show with Girlyman (60’s vocal groups and musical playfulness, the songs are an irresistible blend of acoustic, Americana, and rock). $15-advance and $17-door. Get tickets at http://www.wildflowerpavilion.com, or call (800) 624-2422.
MONDAY, MARCH 14, 6 p.m. Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. The area Softball and Baseball Committee is scheduled to present on: how many teams, players, and future needs
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, Is the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce networking social for March, at Gwynne’s Greenhouse, with the Lyons Garden Club as co-sponsors, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. New Chamber members are: Papillon Visions – Fine Art Photography, Negotiation Skill & Self-Advocacy Training, D&M Contractors, Inc., Lyons Rotary Club, CAMS Cable and Media Sevices, Laurie Harper, and George’s Towing.
“CRIMES OF THE HEART” – Starts on March 17, at Longmont Theatre, with Debi Stevenson directing. Plan to attend. Call (303) 772-5200.
SUNDAY, MARCH 20 – High Street Concert with Bruce Molsky. Get reservations at www.HighStreetConcerts.com.
The Lions Booster Club has changed their March meeting to Wednesday, March 16, at 5:30 p.m., at Lyons Middle Senior High School.
SATURDAY, MARCH 19 – Reception for Lyons Spring Art Show, at Lyons Town Hall, from 5 to 7 p.m. The public is invited to come and enjoy the various art by Lyons area artists. The show can be enjoyed at the Town Hall until June. Sponsored by the Lyons Arts and Humanities Council.
The Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archaeological Society will hold their discussion group at 7 p.m., with the topic: “Peopling the Americas.” Read any book on the topic to share. Call (710) 890-3944 for more info. The meetings are held in the University of Colorado Museum, Dinosaur Room. The public is always invited.
THE MARCH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION for the Golden Gang was changed to this Friday, March 11, at noon. Call 823-6386 to eat with the seniors. Happy birthday to: Carol Lutey, Marie Baker, Shirley DeVeny, Linda Goudelock, Shawn Arguello, and Scott Claus.
Cera Franchini and Larry Webster announce their engagement to be married Jan. 28, 2012, at Bella Sera Event Center in Brighton. The bride-to-be is the daughter of Cathy Lock and John Franchini of Longmont. She graduated from Longmont High School in 2008 and earned an associate degree in medical assisting from Westwood College in Denver. The future groom is the son of Debby Webster and the late Terry Webster of Lyons. Larry graduated from Lyons High School in 2007 and is active in the United States Air Force.
We are happy to announce that the Stereo Views have been purchased, including 20 old-time photos of Lyons from the 1900s by popular photographer, Ed Tangen, a book on him, and nine 40s and 50s post cards. We met Tina, the antique collector, at the Standley Lake High School, during the Lyons games, and all is well. They are ours! The Photos will be displayed in the Lyons Redstone Museum, with a reception during the Lyons Good Old Days (1 p.m. on Saturday, June 25) to honor all who donated toward this unique project. Thanks to all.
SPRING CHORAL CONCERT by the Concert Choir and the Show Choir was held last Tuesday evening with Brenda Kyzer-Director, Neil Forsythe-Accompanist, and Christopher Rives-Percussion.
They presented: The Storm is Passing Over, How Merrily We Live, and Homeward Bound, with soloists Claire Jarolimek and Claire Stark. Also part of the program were the songs The Blessing, Lollipop, Imagine, and Shout.
Choir Members are : Lars Basey, Mae Baumgartner, Jessica Boxrud, Marissa Casey, Emma Clark, Amanda and Michaela Danduran, Breanna Idelstein, Christine Evans, Samantha Harris, Bayle Herman, Mackenzie Hill, Sylvia Hitchcock-Jones, Kaylee Honstein, Hope Housley, Brenna Kuskie, Abigail Liquori, Courtney Molz, Lauren Munson, Kanyan Raper, Anna Sundrud, CeAnn Udovich, Cara Valentine, and Juliet Watral.
THE SPRING BAND CONCERT with Dr. Karen Gregg was presented on Wednesday evening, with a Disney meeting afterwards. Those who have been in band and choir for at least two years, grades 8-11, will take the trip to Disney World, which is scheduled for next spring.
Gautam Bhan and Donna Kathryn Gues of Lyons were married in November. Our Congratulations!
GET WELL SOON
Get well wishes go to several folks who are ailing or in the hospital this week: Bob Cole and Don Hunt of the Lyons Golden Gang, Patrick (hubby to Jul Swan) with pneumonia, Nell Coffey - foot operation, Ron French - heart bypass, and Opal and Bill Jackson.
MEMORIAL SERVICES FOR PEGGY SMITH (the wife of George Smith, longtime square dance caller and owner of The Outpost, a square dance hall, in East Denver), age 71, who died recently. Services were held at the Wilshire Presbyterian Church in Denver with many area square dancers attending. We express our sympathy.