We hope everyone had a happy Easter. The weather was sunny, with a cold wind. The churches were full, with the Lyons Community Church featuring Min Tze Wu on the violin (who is very talented), followed by the choir, special music by Vance French, a brunch, and Easter egg hunt.
A large crowd enjoyed the Easter egg hunt, Easter service, and a potluck at Planet Bluegrass. All other churches as well as restaurants were full. A joyous day!
EASTER SUNDAY was indeed a treat for yours truly, with a family dinner at Perkins Restaurant, including granddaughter Audrey, who is attending law school at the University of San Diego. She revealed her plans to be a law intern in Washington, D. C. this summer, and then a three-month tour on “Ships at Sea” from September through December. Oh, to be young again!
CONGRATULATIONS to Abe Vasquez and Corbette Tschanz who were crowned King and Queen of the Lyons Junior-Senior Prom last Saturday evening. We hear all had a wonderful time, which will long be remembered. Our thanks to the Junior class parents who were in charge of arrangements as well as the After-Prom (midnight to 4 a.m. at the Longmont Recreation Center).
Do take time to read your local websites: www.townoflyons.com; www.lyons-chamberofcommerce.com; www.lyonsredstonemuseum.com; and more! Great display of pictures and activities. All telling the world the good news of what is happening in Lyons, Colorado!
THIS IS ANOTHER BUSY WEEK
Planning Commission on the Whipp annexation, a meeting with Boulder County on a maps of historic sites around the County for their 150th anniversary, this Thursday, from noon to l:30 p.m., at the Courthouse (included on this County map will be: Lyons Redstone Museum, the Meadow Park Shelter, the Lyons-Depot Library, and the Lyons Historic District, including 15 sandstone buildings built from 1870-1932). We will be anxious to have this map as a tourism tool throughout the County.
A farewell reception for Larry Badker, Lyons Public Works Director, who is retiring on Friday, April 29, from l:30 to 3:30 p.m. at the Lyons Town Hall Chambers.
MONDAY, MAY 2, at 7 p.m., medical marijuana public hearing and board decision on MMJ and caregivers ordnances, followed by Town general business.
ANOTHER TOURISM TOOL will be a Loop Trail by shuttle bus that folks can catch in Estes Park, ride to Lyons, stop, shop, eat, and visit the Historic sites; then on through the South St.Vrain, a stop in Allenspark for snacks, along the Peak-to-Peak Highway (past Dever’s historic lodge) and back to Estes Park. Sounds exciting! More information, later.
We have been advised by Carrie Davis of Madhava Honey, that the small gift shop, The Sticky Wicket, is still open for business. This little shop features items made of, and about honey, etc. A nice place to stop and shop.
Jul Swann of Ohm Saloon+Gallery, 441 Main, is featuring an opening reception titled “The Eyes of Jaap Vanderplas” this Saturday, 5 to 9 p.m., with unique images by this Dutch photographer, as well as art work of Jacob Leeuwenburgh. Public invited.
The April Chamber Social was held at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ last Wednesday evening, with delicious food and a big crowd. Thanks to Dave’s, Jonelle Tucker - Realtor, Plumbing & Solar Partners, England Surveying, and Jeremy Epstein with Boulder County Energy Start Program. Jeremy will be circulating around the town this week explaining how Lyons businesses can save on energy costs. The next Chamber Social will be on Wednesday, May 18, mark your calendar.
MAY DAY CELEBRATION will be held this Sunday, in The White Lion Gift Shop’s garden, 418 High Street from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., featuring: Will Jordan - author of “The Incarnation of CatMan Billy,” Karen Anderson - astrological readings, Jane Stoddard -Intuitive Tarot, Ron Ripp – Psychic/Intuitive, Lyla Carter – Intuitive, Karen Scott –Acutonics, Kelly McElroy - Massage Therapy; Cindy Barbar-Psychic/Animal Intuitive. Call to pre-book. Fees vary by reader. Plan to attend.
ART ON PEARL STREET MALL in Boulder, from 2 to 6 p.m. May 1, with a Taste of Pearl featuring culinary and art scenes. Ciatano Winery of Lyons is being featured. Plan to attend.
GUITAR/PIN UP GIRL ART at the Stone Cup, through the month of May by Kahlie Sue Pinello. With a campy cocktail party reception on Saturday, May 21, from 2 to 4 p.m. to kick off the Lyons Art Walk/Studio Tour weekend.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 4, at 7 p.m. – Documentary at the Lyons Farmette – “The Power of Community, How Cuba Survived Peak Oil” by Arthur Morgan Institute of Community Solutions – that designs and teaches low-energy solutions. Visit www.commuitysolution.org. More information at www.farmettepdc.com. Free.
FRIDAY, MAY 6 – Wildflower Pavilion Concert – Season finale with jamgrass juggernauts-Greensky Bluegrass. 8 p.m. show. $20 –advance, $22 at door. http://greenskybluegrass.com. Get tickets at http://www.wildflowerpavilion.com.
MONDAY, MAY 9 at 6:30 p.m. – Ongoing Challenges in Education Funding by St.Vrain Grassroots, at Blue Mountain Elementary School, 1260 Mountain Drive, Longmont, for an update on education funding in Colorado. John Creighton, SVVSD School Board President will discuss the fiscal challenges facing Colorado today and in future years. All PTO boards, school advisory members, business owners, community groups, parents, and friends are urged to attend.
MAY 14 IS REALLY A BUSY DAY
8 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Spring Clean Up and e-waste pick up at the Lyons public works yard. A day to take your “stuff” to the town dumpsters - extra charge for appliances. Clean your yard of trash and things, and your home of junk. Make Lyons shine!
9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. – “Aging Well In Lyons” - Community, Connections & Resources at the Lyons Elementary School. Keynote speaker is U.S. Congressman Jared Polis. Bring information on your business for display. Free lunch from “Spice of Life Catering”. All Seniors (Age 55 and up) as well as the public is urged to attend this valuable seminar. (Fliers of your business or events are welcomed.)
Lyons Outdoor Market- Opens on Main Street – 10 a.m to 4 p.m.
DOG LICENSES, The Town of Lyons is encouraging all dog owners to get your licenses at a reduced price. So far there are nearly 100 licenses, with 3000 dogs in the area!
ECO-PASSES HAVE BEEN VERY POPULAR with the RTD bus being full most of the time. These free passes save someone working in Boulder around $200 a month. Get your pass on May 14, on Main Street, or Fridays at the Town Hall.
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18 at 8 a.m. at Ute Creek Golf Course, east of Longmont off Highway 66; GOLF “FORE” the Lyons Community Foundation. All are invited to get a team of four together or sign up as an individual for this four person scramble. This is a fund raiser for the LCF. Registration fee is $95 per person or $380 per team of four. Sign up by Wednesday, May 4, pay by check to LCF, and send to P O Box 546, Lyons.
MAY IS HISTORY MONTH
Join the Lyons Historical Society and The Golden Gang on Friday, May 20, from noon to 1:30 p.m., with three guest speakers on Lyons’ History. You are invited to eat lunch with the seniors at 11:30 a.m. (cost $2.75) call Marilou Wallace at (303) 823-6386.
BAND/CHOIR TRIP TO DISNEY WORLD, January 12 through 16, 2012. Second Payment of $200 per person is due May 31, 2011.
Friday & Saturday, May 6 & 7, 7 p.m. – MS Drama Performance – Cafetorium,
May 3 through 14 – AP Testing,
Tuesday, May 10, – 7 p.m., HS Jazz Band at Oskar Blues,
Friday, May 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. – MS Spring Dance,
Monday, May 16, 7 p.m. - MS Fine Arts Festival,
Tuesday, May 17, 7 p.m. – HS Fine Arts Festival,
Wednesday, May 18 – 7 p.m. - HS Awards Night,
May 23 through 25 - High School finals,
Tuesday, May 24 – 7:30 a.m. - MS Awards,
Wednesday, May 25 – last day of school for students,
Friday, May 27 – 7 p.m. - HS Senior Night,
Saturday, May 28 – 10 a.m. – HS Graduation - John Johnson Field,
SQUARE DANCING is alive and well, as several callers, such as Tim Roper, Jerry Junk, Lonny Weaklend, Mike Sikorsky, and Nassar Shykar, who have been calling to the Snowbirds in Arizona, Texas, and Florida, are now calling in the cooler climes of Colorado. Several of these callers are featured at the Red Rock Ramblers summer square dances, start their 53rd season of Saturday Square Dancing on June 18 – with Doug Davis of Corbet, Washington. The modern Western Square dances are held through Labor Day.
HAPPY EARLY BIRTHDAY TO VERONIKA GAIA, who states that her birthday is coming up on 11/11/11 (November 11,2011)! A once in a lifetime occurrence. Veronika, a professional photographer, is on the Lyons Parks & Recreation Commission, and helps with the Student Activists, to name a few.
We pause to remember our good friend and co-hort, Maxine (Jandreau) Gardner, who died a year ago this month. She was a friend to all; helped at the museum and Golden Gang; worked at the school; had a daughter Suzanne, and several nieces and nephews, and many friends. She is sadly missed
DW KING FUND
Funds are still needed to help the King family pay for their U-Haul trip to McAllen, Texas. Hoping promises come through as the fund is still short around $500. Janet Freeman, who was helping DW get to the doctor and hospital, received a nice letter from the Eye Bank, stating that D. W’s eyes had helped two elderly ladies, one who lives in Longmont. God Bless you, DW! Donations to Box 920, Lyons, CO 80540, are much appreciated.
FINALLY, IN RESPONSE TO OUR CONGRATULATIONS TO MEREDITH WICKS, Class of 2006, who has a job with the United Nations Foundation in Washington, DC, we hear from our good friend Timothy Wirth, who is President of the Foundation. The letter dated April 14, 2011, writes:
Dear Lavern: What a treat to read your piece in the Lyons Recorder about Meredith Wicks. She is coming in for lunch today, and starts soon. She will be working for my former Executive Assistant, who is now responsible for our many public events. It’s a great job.
I hope all is well with you and in Lyons. I remember our many times together, and your wonderful cheerful approach. I hope to see you soon. Wren joins in sending best wishes, as ever! Tim
Needless to say, this wonderful letter greeting Meredith Wicks certainly made our day!
Tim Wirth was member of the U. S. House of Representatives from Colorado (1975-1987); a U. S. Senator from Colorado 1987-1993; Under Secretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (1994-1997); He worked for Global Affairs under the Clinton Administration and with Al Gore in Global Environment. He is now President of the United Nations Foundation.
In 1976, he, his wife, Wren, and Mayor Virgil Rigdon attended the Red Rock Ramblers 4th of July Square Dance to celebrate the Bi-Centennial. As US Representative, he helped Lyons’ fight against Coffintop Dam (1978-1983) giving us valued advice. He met with Dean and Elaine Redmond, who went to Washington, DC, to meet with the American Rivers Association. A good friend to Lyons, the State of Colorado, the United States, and now the United Nations Foundation. To think he reads the Lyons Recorder, as busy as he is, is very humbling. Best wishes, Tim.
Meredith’s Mom, Madeline, states that her daughter feels right at home in Washington, DC. She stayed with a family in Silver Springs until she got permanent housing; whose neighbor helped start the United National Foundation. Meredith met Tim Wirth, who related his days in Lyons, and she is having a wonderful experience at a great job.