Spring has really sprung with the trees blossoming. So many apple and plumb blossoms. Enjoy this beauty.
THE LYONS VISITORS’ CENTER needs volunteers, especially to stay open on Wednesdays. Wayne Werner is there most of the time, and your volunteering would spare him a day or two. The hours are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. He says the visitors are keeping him busy. Call Dave Cosgrove at (303) 823-8250; do the paper work, which requires a police check.
MAY BIRTHDAYS of the Golden Gang will be celebrated this Friday at noon at the Walt Self Senior Center. Happy Birthday to: Ray Babcock, May 13; Darlene Godfrey, May 14; Angie Spence, May 18; Phyllis Thompson, May 19; John Loukonen, May 23; and Bob Cole, May 31. Those who want to eat lunch with the seniors should make reservations the day before at (303) 823-6386.
THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMISSION will be discussing the proposed zoning of the Commercial Eastern Corridor at their regular meeting this Friday, May 13, at 9:30 a.m., above The Barking Dog.
THE LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION will host their annual golf tournament this Wednesday, May 18, at Ute Creek Golf Course in Longmont. If you missed the deadline call Dennis Johnstone at (303) 823-5661. A great fundraiser for the LCF and loads of fun.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOTANIC GARDEN GROUP will hold a plant sale at Steamboat Mountain Grocery on Saturday, May 21. This ambitious group is collecting and raising funds to start a botanical garden in Lyons. Sounds wonderful. Be sure to help them. Officers are Garima Fairfax-Pres, Diane Andrew, Kris Todd, and Larry Cohan.
Classes on Basic Surveying Techniques will continue on May 14 and 18, sponsored by the Indian Peaks Chapter of the Colorado Archeological Society. Call Ann Robinson, President, at (303) 710-890, for particulars. The group is sponsoring a field trip to Chimney Rock Archaeological area on May 21. Check their website for more informaion: http://www.chimneyrockco.org/mainnew.htm.
SATURDAY, MAY 14 – Lyons Outdoor Market opening day. Join now - $25 per booth (720) 339-6359.
MAY 14 – Celebrate Lyons Saturday Street Fair; (Over 20 organizations and businesses will participate in the sidewalk sale and events. Come on down, lots of excitement. Main and High Streets, by Ellen Hine of the Lyons Chamber of Commerce - $25 to take part and for the publicity. A second sidewalk sale is also scheduled for Saturday, June 24, during Good Old Days.
MAY 14 – Lyons Aging Well Seminar – Lyons Elementary Gym, 9 to 3:30 p.m. – For all seniors, box lunch, speakers-US Representative Jared Polis and Colorado Senator Jeanne Nicholson, community leaders from Boulder County and Town of Lyons. Roundtable discussions on health, life enrichment, faith Community, gaps in services, resources for caregivers, employment, volunteering, and legal issues, senior related products or services, senior discounts, free delivery, handouts, workshops, and more. Call Dave Cosgrove at 823-8250 for more information. All seniors invited.
CLEAN-UP DAY IN LYONS is also this Saturday, May 14. Take your “stuff” to the waste water plant on 2nd Avenue. Check the brochure in the Town utility bills for prices. Members of the Town Board will greet you, tell you where to unload, and collect for the fees for various items. A great way to clean up. Bring a utility bill to prove your residency.
Kat Drake and members of the dog owners group will be on hand to sell dog licenses at a reduced rate: $20 for your first dog, and $10 for each additional one. There will be a monitor around checking the parks and dogs for licenses this summer, so get in on the price break, and save yourself from getting a fine.
SUNDAY, MAY 15, The BoCo Loco Bike Bash will take place this Sunday, May 15; put on by the Justine Parker Neurological Institute and the Boulder Community Hospital Foundation. The bike ride offers four distance options: 30, 50, 75, and 100 miles. They will start at the Gerald Stazio Softball Fields, and spread throughout the County. Bikers will come into Lyons via Main Street, go up Apple Valley Road to the Trestle Bridge, and return on 5th Avenue and South St.Vrain Drive, along Old South, return, and exit east on Highway 66 out of Lyons. Be aware of a lot of bikers this Sunday.
SUNDAY, MAY 15, Lyons Farmette Irrigation Class,9a.m. to 11 a.m. p.m., $15 per person, RSVP to
SUNDAY, MAY 15, Stone Mountain Lodge Spring Open House and Bridal Show, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., all invited.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, & SUNDAY, MAY 20, 21, 22; Lyons Studio Tour-2011, Friday 6 to 9 p.m. – group exhibit opening at ohm salon + gallery, Sat. & Sun., self-guided Studio Tour, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., (self-guided tour extending a 12-mile loop, through town and along Apple Valley Road).
FRIDAY, MAY 20, Celebrate History Month Of May, at the Walt Self Senior Center with the Golden Gang, noon to 1:30 p.m., program by three Lyons historians. Presented by the Lyons Historical Society. You can have lunch with the Golden Gang by calling (303) 823-6386. Price for lunch is $2.75.
FRIDAY, MAY 20, Donnie Mortimer at The Stone Cup, 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. - $5 charge. Mortimer uses the sacrament of music to express the spectrum of the human experience. Plan to attend.
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2 to 4 p.m., “Campy Cocktail Party” and art opening at The Stone Cup, with Kahlie Sue Pinello’s Guitar Art, to help kick off the Lyons Studio Tour.
MAY 21, 7 to 10 p.m., RUE CD Release Party/Japan Fundraiser at The Stone Cup, $20 tickets at door; 50% goes to Japan relief efforts.
SUNDAY, MAY 22, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., cheese making at the Lyons Farmette, $35 per person. Reservations required.
Our compliments to the Lyons baseball team who won the District Tournament (the first ever) last Saturday, by winning over Dayspring Christian and then beating Resurrection Christian 15-7. The Lions will play Limon, the defending 2A champion at the State Tournament at All-City Field in Denver this Saturday. Go Boys! Win! The Lyons Track team will vie for seeding for the State Tournament this Saturday. Our compliments to all; Rachel Hinker and Forrest Donnell have excelled, breaking Lyons’ records.
LYONS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
May 9 to 13, Usborne Book Fair (7:30 to 8 a.m. before school, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.) during lunchtime, and right after school until 4 p.m.)
SUNDAY, MAY 16, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Shakespeare’s “The Merry Wives of Windsor” at the Lyons Elementary Playground. All invited.
THURDAY, MAY 19, Grades 3, 4, 5, Spring Music Night (PTO gift basket raffle. Tickets are 3 for a $1 – list child’s name and grade, mail to Box 559, Lyons, CO
FRIDAY, MAY 20, Final Friday Sales
TUESDAY, MAY 24, lunchtime End of the Year BBQ and Games Day.
LYONS M/SR HIGH
THURSDAY, MAY 12, 6 to 8 p.m., High School Band Potluck
FRIDAY, MAY 13, 3 to 4:30 p.m. Middle School Spring Dance
SATURDAY, MAY 14, 2 to 5 p.m., Mesa Potluck Cafetorium & Baseball Field
MONDAY, MAY 16, 7 p.m., Middle School - Fine Arts
TUESDAY, MAY 17, 7 p.m., High School – Fine arts
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, High School Awards Night
FRIDAY, MAY 20, Last day for seniors
TUESDAY, MAY 24, 7:30 a.m., Middle School Awards; 7 to 8 p.m., Induction of National Honor Society
FRIDAY, MAY 27, 7 p.m., High School Senior Night
SATURDAY, MAY 28, 10 a.m., Graduation at John Johnson Football Field
PARK & RECREATION REPORT
Priorities of the Parks & Recreation Department for the next 12 months are:
1. Increase fees for camping, parking, dog licensing, special permitting, shelters, etc. (the department had to cut $90,000 from their 2011 budget and are feeling the crunch).
2. Increase camping.
3. Fill gaps for loss of revenue, due to build out and lower sales tax. Possible increase in sales and property taxes.
4. Seek information with the Library and History to form a Cultural District.
5. Install a paper permit/payment drop box for Bohn Park.
6. Implement the Bohn park Master Plan to include a much-needed baseball/softball field to serve Lyons youth.
7. Revamp the current tennis court.
8. Install an irrigation system.
9. Increase number of dog licenses.
10. Continue to plan to purchase the ten-acre Olson Parcel (possible uses: disc golf, open space, camping, equestrian, botanical garden, etc.).
11. Design and manage the Lyons Valley River Park (future funding possibilities: GOCO, partnerships and collaborations with Dept. of Wildlife, Boulder County, Army Corp of Engineers, St.Vrain Angles, St.Vrain River Corridor Committee, to name a few).
Glen Spaur of Denver, formerly of Lyons, and of class of 1942 visited Lyons last Friday.
He was raised on Reese Street by his mother, Mabel, after his father was killed in a timber accident. His siblings were Irene, Louise, Leonard (dec’d), Clair (dec’d), and Bill (dec’d). After graduation, Glen joined the Navy, after the war, the went to Photography School and settled in California. He has three daughters and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He had met his present wife’s sister overseas, and came home and got acquainted with Lois Nicholls. As the years went by, he moved to Denver and married her. He was glad to be close to home (Lyons). He fixed a float for his Class of 1942 in Lyons Good Old Days several years ago, made the large sign in front of the museum, donates to the museum regularly, enjoys reading the Lyons Recorder, and proudly states he is one of the oldest Lyons WW II veterans alive at 85. His classmates in Lyons High were: Clair Billings (dec’d), Wilma Billings, Larry Kelly (dec’d), Howard Lowe, Margaret McCain, Marjorie Norris, Lucille Sisler (dec’d), and Betty Totten (dec’d). It is always nice to see you, Glen. Come again
Anna Marie Brown of the Walt Self Senior Center is happy to announce the birth of her granddaughter Amelia Marie Garrett, born on April 15, to her son, Justin and Kristan Deombelegy of Lafayette. Amelia weighed 7 lbs. 1 1/2 oz, and was 19 1/4” inches in length. The maternal grandmother is Marta Whipple. We welcome this little “miss.”
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A memorial potluck will be held on Sunday, July 10, from 3 to 5 p.m., at Meeker Park Lodge, to honor Keith Dever, who passed away recently. Dever’s father, O. L. Dever was principal of Lyons High School, and Keith was a member of the Class of 1941. All friends and family invited.
We said farewell to another Lyons old-timer last Tuesday, with his brother, Gene Mack, presiding at the service held at The Old Stone Church, with several relatives and friends giving tributes, and a large crowd saying “Farewell” to such a good volunteer for Lyons. Funds can be sent to the Joel Mack Scholarship Fund, c/o Lyons High School, Box 659, Lyons, CO.