Another week gone by. Here it is February, the month of love and Valentines. Be sure to get your gal or pal a Valentine, and visit the Valentine Lovin’ Lyons art show at The Stone Cup. Stop by during February to see the wonderful Valentine sculptures by local artists, and buy a valentine made by the Montessori students and The Golden Gang. Very unique
Valentines. Well worth your time to stop by! Our thanks to Anne O’Brien and Kahlie Sue Pinello for getting this together. There was a big crowd that enjoyed the display and reception. An opportunity to meet the many artists.
THE SUPER BOWL IS OVER, and it could have been the Broncos except for one game! It made us feel better that the Ravens won, showing that the Broncos were actually pretty good. We have to try, try again.
GUACAMOLE REIGNS HOLY FOR SUPER BOWL
A note in the Denver Post states that Americans will consume 79 million pounds of avocados around the championship game, or 158 million avocados. It is part of the Super Bowl culture. As recent as 13 years ago, the avocado wasn’t the football juggernaut it is today and it has taken a relentless campaign as well as the nation’s Latino population and the growing popularity of Latin foods. No doubt you had some guacamole last Sunday!
OUR CONGRATS to Liz Ferraris, 2004 graduate of Lyons High School, who was in the Super Bowl commercial for Mennon Speed Stick in the third quarter, after the electricity came back on. The commercial was made in a laundermat in California, and was on TV and online. It was very exciting to know someone that made the Super Bowl! Liz is the daughter of Fred and Mary Ferrais and is well remembered for her honor grades and being a good athlete at Lyons High. She works for a Webstation in California. We wish her the best.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO BETH FORD - 99 THIS WEEK!
DISCOVERY FAIR this Thursday, February 7, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Students are asked to create a work of art with a style all your own! Use anything of your choice as an art medium to create a “unique work of art.” Artists’ reception and fair will be this Thursday evening. Public invited.
STILLWATER HEALING ARTS is offering a 16-week Holistic Health Immersion starting May 1, and Mondays are the days for Mom’s with a Sauna or Massage. Call (303) 823-9355, or visit www.stillwaterhealingarts.com.
CROSSFIT ST VRAIN is offering free beginner’s classes Mondays and Thursdays at 6 p.m., and Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. Call (970) 692-4237, www.crossfitstvrain.com.
THE LYONS FORK will host an art opening and reception this Saturday, February 9, from 2 to 5 p.m., for Jacob Leeuwenburg, whose art is now on display, and will remain up through the end of May. A photo gallery can be seen on The Fork website at www.lyonsfork.com\artist.php and www.millenniumhart.com.
TAKE YOUR VALENTINE OUT TO EAT
SUSHI MATSURI is featuring a Valentine’s Day Special. Treat your sweetheart with a special designed sushi platter. Special drinks and appetizers are available. Make reservations at (303) 823-0505.
COOKING CLASSES by Dinner Done Wright (720) 261-1873, 7 to 9 p.m., February 7, 21, 28, and March 7, at 415 Vasquez Court. Make reservations now!
MEALS ON WHEELS BENEFIT at the Pacific Event Center, 1330 Main, in Longmont this Saturday, February 9, from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. The cost is $10. All invited. The Lyons Golden Gang receives their meals from Longmont. Support this cause. For more information call (303) 772-0540.
THE NEXT LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SOCIAL will be held at Meadow Park Ice Rink, on Wednesday, February 13, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., sponsored by The Town of Lyons and Bank of the West. Come, ice skate, enjoy a chili bar (and a chilly bar), Oskar Blues beer, smores, hot chocolate, and coffee. Skates are available, call (303) 823-8250 to reserve your size. Wear warm clothes and enjoy the evening.
GOLDEN GANG BINGO will be next Saturday, February 16, at 1 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. Eight games for $5, with a winner each time. Come, play, enjoy!
THURSDAY, February 7, MS Honor Choir; SATURDAY, February 9, HS Robotics, Colorado FTC northern Scrimmage, Windsor Middle School, HS Winter Dance, 8 to 11:30 p.m., in the Cafetorium; MONDAY, February 11, at 6 p.m., Booster Club meeting in the conference room; FRIDAY, February 15, 7th grade field trip, 7:50 a.m. to 2:50 pm., Denver; MONDAY, February 12, No School for President’s Day.
OUR CONGRATS to the Lyons High Band students who have been chosen to participate in the various bands.
All State Jazz Band: (January 24-26) Chris Lennard - trombone (alternate)and Steven Schopen - bass trombone
St. Vrain Valley High School Honor Band: (concert February 6) Jacob Anderson - percussion, Lucy Banta - trumpet, Lars Basey - horn, Brian Dillon - tuba, Matthew Dillon - percussion, Piper Doering - trumpet, Kimy Harrison - alto sax, Maia Lang - clarinet, Maylee Mora - clarinet, Faith Myers - bass clarinet, Hazel Myers - baritone, Mikayla Roth - trombone, Mitchell Simms - baritone, Maggie Smith - clarinet, Emma Stark - flute, Izzy Struss - clarinet, and Sierra Tucker - clarinet.
Combined League, Honor Band: (concert on February 11)Jacob Anderson - percussion, Brian Dillon - tuba, Piper Doering - trumpet, Kimy Harrison - alto sax, Clint Hirschfeld - tuba, Maia Lang - clarinet, Ethan Melani - trumpet, Maylee Mora - clarinet, Malcolm Ogilvie - bassoon (alternate), Maggie Smith - clarinet, Ryan Smith - trombone, Emma Stark - flute, Izzy Struss - clarinet, and Sierra Tucker - clarinet.
Combined League Honor Orchestra: (February 25) Jacob Anderson - percussion, Brian Dillon - tuba, Piper Doering - trumpet, Ryan Smith - trombone, and Emma Stark - flute.
CSU Honor Band: (workshop and concert February 22-23)Piper Doering - trumpet, Maggie Smith - clarinet, and Emma Stark - flute.
CU Honor Band: (March 1-2)Piper Doering - trumpet.
All State Band: (April 4-6)Piper Doering - trumpet, Kimy Harrison - alto sax, Christopher Lennard - trombone, Maggie Smith - clarinet, and Emma Stark - flute.
A GOOD THING TO DO
Gay Trueblood from Florence, Oregon, writes that he is having his siblings write their history for a book on the Truebloods. That is a great idea; one we should all do. The Trueblood family, Gay, Joy, Vonda, Karen, Merrillee, and Terry all grew up in Lyons. Their dad, Lloyd, was a house painter; their mom, Vivian, a piano teacher, Sunday school teacher, custodian, laundress, etc. The kids were all top students and athletes. It will be enjoyable to read their story.
LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE January social was very well attended at Oskar Blues last Wednesday evening with JJ Booksh explaining about the Chamber’s new office (to the west of Lyons Mercantile), which will be manned by Ann Marie Mikoni ten hours a week. The Chamber needs a copier, a small table, lots of paper, and more. Contact www.lyons_colorado.com, or call (303) 823-5215 to help out. Thanks to John Burke and Janice Gavan for supplying the Chamber space the last several years, and a gift of appreciation was sent to Dennis Vanatta, the Chamber’s webmaster the past five years.
SCFD REPORTS ARE DUE February 15, and grants are due March 22. The SCFD gave the museum $2,500, and is a great help to keep these non-profits going. Our thanks.
A workshop with the Lyons Parks and Recreation Commission and the Board of Trustees was held Monday evening. The Parks & Rec. priorities for 2013 are: a GoCo grant for the St. Vrain River Trail, which will provide a safe trail for bikers behind Clark’s Hardware; work on the Bohn Park Master Plan, which includes a ballfield; survey the potential for a swimming pool; raise revenue by increased camping, user fees, other well-controlled events, and strive to have a balanced budget.
They are offering more activities for the Lyons youth and seniors and will put out a semi-annual activities book and encourage all to participate in the many programs that will be offered. Mayor Julie and the Board thanked them for their effort at bringing parks and trails to the Lyons area for all to enjoy.
The Lyons Parks & Rec. Commission meets on the second Monday of each month, at 6 p.m., and are: Dave Cosgrove - Director, Melissa Davis - Assistant, LaVern Johnson - Liaison; Mary Chase - Chair; Veronika Gaia - Secretary; A. J. Schwartz, Reed Farr, Pam Barnes, Art Karsel, and Doug Stahl.
We are saddened at the death of PAUL HIRSCHFELD, age 76, son of Gottlieb and Pauline Hirschfeld, father of Deborah Boddy and Wanda Foxhoven. Paul died last week at the Boulder Community Hospital. He spent his working career as a heavy equipment and crane operator. He enjoyed listening to Hank Williams. Paul is survived by his daughters; siblings: Pauline Osmus, Lawrence Hirschfeld, Anna McGuire, and Virginia LaFollette; his sisters-in-law Judith Hirschfeld and Shirley Hirschfeld, two grandchildren, and a great granddaughter. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brothers Ed, Joe, and Richard, his brothers-in-law Melvin Osmus and Bob McGuire. Services were held last Thursday, with burial at Foothills Garden of Memory. Share memories at www.howemortuary.com.
Also, sympathy to the family of JON VELTINE, age 39, who died at his home in his sleep after coming home from the hospital. He was employed at V&S Molding in Dacono. He is survived by three children Tierra and Mya Veltine, and Kokie Gajewski, his parents John and Tina Veltine, one brother Ben Veltien, and his wife Corinne, one sister Gloria Grider, and numerous nieces, nephews, and cousins. Services were held Friday, February 1, at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, followed by a reception. Internment was at Lyons Cemetery. Memorial contributions can be made to the Veltien Education Fund in care of Ahlberg Funeral Chapel. Visit www.ahlbergfuneralchapel.com to share condolences with the family.
JERRY BRADFORD, 76, of Berthoud passed away on January 29. He was born to Shirrel “Brad” F. and Sylvia (Weese) Bradford. In 1955 he married Carol LePore in Frederick. They were married 57 years. He operated Bradford Construction for 35 years. He is survived by his wife, two children, Kirk and Rehnay, and a sister, Darlene Mix, and five grandchildren. His service was held last Saturday. Condolence may be shared with the family at www.carroll-lewellen.com.
BETH FORD’S HISTORY
Beth lives in Cañon City, so call for her mailing address (303) 823-5925, if you don’t have email. Beth is doing fine. She lives in senior housing in Cañon City, close to her son Bob, who graduated LHS in 1957. He and his wife, Judy, are retired teachers, with two sons, and several grandchildren. Beth will love your birthday greeting. They celebrated her birthday on Sunday during the Super Bowl!
Beth, husband Adam, and son Clarence, moved to Lyons on June 15, 1942, and bought the Eatwell property, along the river at 4th Avenue and Park, where Adam operated a dairy until 1946. After that he did stonework, creating fireplaces, planters, patios, etc. He served on the Lyons Town Board, was a charter member of the Lyons lions Club, and died in 1972.
In 1941, Beth received a contract to teach business and other subjects at $90 a month for nine months at Lyons High School, then located where the Lyons Elementary School is now. After teaching 35 years in Lyons, Beth retired in 1977. The department had grown from seven manual typewriters to thirty electric typewriters, and other “new” equipment!
She was born in Carr, Colorado, in 1914, received her BA Degree from UNC and taught three years in Kanorado, Kansas, where she met Adam, who had three sons. They were married in 1938, and later moved to Longmont with four children. Son Clarence graduated from Lyons in 1947, and died in a car accident in 1971. Their son Bob graduated in 1957. Both were active in incorporating the Lyons Ditch #1, which runs from Meadow Park, down along Evans Street, and at that time down Evans Alley and on to the river. They sold the property to Jim and Darlene Thompson and moved to Longmont. She volunteered 19 years for her church in Longmont. In 1983 she married a former neighbor, Fred J. Boss, and moved to Cañon City in 1996 to be closer to family. Fred died in 1997.
Most of us have many fond memories of Beth Ford, who was not only a great teacher, but mentor to the students of Lyons High School for thirty-five years. She will be happy to receive birthday greetings, today or any day. Let’s make her day/week! Happy birthday, Beth Ford.