We had a cold eleven degrees this morning, but no snow. We have to look toward spring snows. A few years ago we had three feet on May 7, which broke the trees, shrubs, etc, causing a lot of damage. We can’t control the weather!
Be sure to send your best girl and guy a box of chocolates, which should get you in good graces for a few weeks. This is the time to appreciate our loved ones, those that are here, those that have passed, and to appreciate our world filled with romance and love. As stated before, Mr. LaVerne would always sneak a big valentine on my typewriter,
figuring that I would soon find it. Now, luckily my sons have taken over that task. Makes my day!
THURSDAY – DO SOMETHING EXCITING FOR VALENTINE’S DAY
The public is invited to “ONE BILLION RISING”, this Thursday, February 14, at 3:30 p.m. at Sandstone Park, an event organized locally by Mayama Movement Studio and Linette DeSano Flactiff, who are helping to sponsor this global event to prevent violence against women. All are invited.
VALENTINE SPECIALS are hosted by SUSHI MATSURI with a special designed sushi platter, special drinks and appetizers. Call (303) 823-0505 for reservations.
VALENTINE CAMPFIRE DATE NIGHT AT THE DAIRY BAR: February 14, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a choice of a meal for two for $20 and a serenade by the Lyons High Choir from 6 to 7 p.m., at Lyons Village Central. Come, enjoy the night.
BINGO WALT SELF CENTER
Saturday, February 16 at 1 p.m. Come, bring your friends. Eight games for $5; a winner every time, plus a 50/50 pot, door prizes, snacks, and more. You will enjoy these Bingo games. All invited.
MASQUERADE LOVERS BALL, Saturday, February 16, at the Spirit Hounds Distillery, at 8 p.m.
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., musical delights with Enion Pelta-Tiller and Sara Hart, who will perform classical music at The Stone Cup & Kitchen. All invited. Visit www.thestonecup.com for information.
THE NEXT OLD TIME COMMUNITY DANCE is scheduled for Saturday, March 2, at Smokin’ Dave’s Barn, 7 to 10 p.m., $5 for kids/seniors, $10 for adults, $20 for families, with Randy Barnes and the River Right String Band. See you there!
BASKETBALL GAMES have been prevalent this season, even though they haven’t received much publicity, with two games a week at home and away. Very enjoyable. The boys have been doing exceedingly well, with some very good games, and the girls have lost quite a few. We hope they do well at the District Tournament, just three weeks away. Senior citizens are free. Take a night out at a game. There are only two games left: Thursday, February 14, vs Eaton, Boys are away and Girls at home; and Tuesday, February 19, vs Estes Park, Boys are at home and Girls are away. Tuesday, February 26, is District Quarter-Finals; with Friday, March 1, District Semi-Finals; and March 8-9, Regionals; and March 14-16, State Tournament.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 18, Presidents’ Day: No School or Town Board Meeting
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, LHS drama performance at 7 p.m., and SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, at 2 and 7 p.m.
COOKING CLASSES by Dinner Done Wright (720) 261-1873, 7 to 9 p.m., February 21, 28, and March 7, at 415 Vasquez Court. Make reservations now.
STILLWATER HEALING ARTS classes are popular. Come to the Advanced Bodywork: Gua Sha & Cupping from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., on February 23, at 340 Main Street, Unit C. (202) 812-9355; www.stillwaterhealingarts.com.
TANZANIA PHOTO SAFARI, April 7 through 17, still has openings. Call Fi Rust (303) 823- 0210,
. $6,995 per person based on four travelers in your group.
WELCOME TO NEW CHAMBER MEMBERS: Jay Hodge of Rock n River Resort; the GearSPOT; Carve Surfboards; Spike Productions; Lyons Yoga & Wellness, LLC; Rocky Mountain Botanical Gardens, Nonprofit; and Consulting Geologist, Steve Hollis. Visit the Lyons Chamber Community Calendar, Town and Chamber’s events.
LYONS LIONS CLUB meets on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at LaMariposa at 7 p.m. The club is a civic oriented group that provides service to the Lyons community. Members are invited to join the Lions Club and be a part of this community involvement. The popular annual summer golf tournament is right around the corner, with new members and volunteers needed and welcome. Drop in to their next meeting, February 26, at LaMariposa and get acquainted. Lonnie at Clark’s Hardware has a membership application. All men are invited to join this civic organization.
THIS HAS BEEN AN ENJOYABLE AND BUSY WEEK
Last Wednesday was Stephanie Busby’s exciting slide show and presentation of her trip to France, sponsored by the St. Vrain Education Fund, under the Venture Eleanor Flanders Grant. Ms. Busby stated the trip gave her much inspiration which she relates to her students and family, to venture forth with new art ideas. Ms. Flanders, founder of these trips available to teachers was present.
The St. Vrain Education Foundation is available to teachers to apply for up to $700 grants for creative ideas involving their students. Lyons has received many grants including recently one for robotics, of which the class just won and will go to state.
Thursday was the Discovery Fair at the Lyons Elementary where each student made a creative art display out of recycled material. All very good. I was not able to choose between flowers, birds, farm scenes, jewelry, flower pot, towers, etc., but the real stuffed duck was very popular. We compliment Principal Christa Keppler and staff for this exciting event, with a big crowd of students, parents, and friends.
Saturday was the art show at The Fork with Jacob Leewenburg’s colorful paintings. Wow, I would have liked to buy that Bronco! It would look pretty snazzy on the side of my barn. A good crowd enjoyed the show and snacks. The show will be up through May.
THE LOVIN LYONS VALENTINE ART SHOW will be at The Stone Cup through February. Stop by. Many beautiful paintings/sculptures for you to purchase and enjoy.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION Winter/Spring brochure is out. The first ever, which contains all kinds of “Things to Do” this Winter and Spring. Our thanks to Dave and Marissa for compiling this valuable information. It consists of: Town/Parks Information; Family and Community; Youth, Adult, Active Adult 50+; Special Events, Library, Parks & Facilities; and Community Rosources. We should all participate so these classes succeed.
If you would like to hold a class this summer, you are more than welcome. Talk to Dave or Marissa (303) 823-8250 at the Lyons Parks & Recreation. You are paid from the fees paid.
THANKS TO THE POLAR BEAR CLUB who raised $3,350 for The Golden Gang by plunging into the “cold” St. Vrain River. About sixty brave souls dove in, some with heavy clothing, which all got wet, some bare, some with towels, comic mask, and costume or two, other holding hands, wearing dark glasses so we wouldn’t know who they were, and all. A joyful day, and very profitable helping the seniors. OUR THANKS! B-R-R-R-R-R
THE GOLDEN GANG
It is heartening to have area citizens help out The Golden Gang, which started in the Oddfellow Hall some thirty years ago by Darlene Thompson, Becky Mack, and Sharon McConnell. For years, they cooked their own meals. They upgraded the Lodge kitchen for food. Later they moved to the Fire District Kitchen, and about ten years ago, after much persuasion on behalf of the townspeople got the Senior Center, owned by Boulder County, and operated by the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department. Here they have to pay rent, pay for their supervisor, pay for their meals, and other expenses. So these contributions are very helpful. They received $2,500 from the Christmas Bazaar, $4,300 from the Town, $3000 from the New Year’s Day Plunge, $3,350 from this Valentine’s Plunge, funds from their garage sales, the motorcycle show, their monthly bingo games, sale of Valentines at the Lovin Lyons show, and donations. Raising money to survive is an ongoing effort.
The seniors just sent a mailing asking for contributions, so you can help them. Send to The Golden Gang, Box 1091, Lyons, CO 80540 All seniors are invited, age fifty and above, to participate in these senior events. We hope you will all live to be seniors to enjoy the happenings of The Golden Gang! Dan Ballard is President; Sandy Cottrell is the Director. You are invited to eat with The Golden Gang on Tuesdays, Wednesday, and Fridays at 11:30 am. Call (303) 823-6771 to make reservation, as well as a free dinner by the Catholic, River, and Methodist/Community Churches at 5:30 p.m., on Mondays. Come, for fun, music, comrardadie, to break the monotony. Volunteers are always needed and welcomed! Yea, Lyons seniors!
LYONS FOLKS: We hear by Facebook that Brent Curtis just finished filming a show for Cabalas in Belize; that Gary and Susan Cinnamon, now of Loveland, baked a birthday cake for their eight-year old granddaughter. Glen Spaur - Denver, Lillie Bowles - Arizona, Retha Sisk - Colorado Springs, Pat (Ohline) & JC Burdick - Lyons, all called for Beth Ford’s address.
BETH FORD BOSS (our business teacher 194 to 1977) had a great celebration for her 99th birthday at her son’s home watching the Super Bowl, and receiving scads of birthday cards from her former cohorts and students. We will all really celebrate next year, FEBRUARY 5, on her 100th birthday. I was leary to put her mailing address in the paper, so even if late, call me (303) 823-5925 for the address, to send your birthday greetings. Thanks.
LARRY QUINN, Environmental Engineer, is back to work after a two-month holiday. He will be going to Africa, Tibish (a small planet in the outer Qrileean Galaxy), and China in the next two months! Wow. I would like to be a little mouse in his pocket!
THE STORM in the east affected thousands of folks, including Lyons’ Ryan Witeck, of Lyons “Carve Surfboards” who was scheduled to fly to New York last weekend for his 97-year-old grandfather’s funeral, a fireman for over fifty years. He will have a tribute of thirty-five fire trucks from surrounding communities. Thus the service was postponed.
Asked how he got to Lyons, Ryan states he came to Colorado for college and never returned to New York!
Also, Andrew Forsberg, son of Ken and Diane Forsberg, who is a senior at Boston College had a few days off from school, as they closed the school before the storm, which avoided a lot of impact.
THESE MODERN CONVENIENCES
Now, I see where the IPhone is replacing the digital camera, and that Facebook is boring! And I just uploaded my new pictures to my Facebook page. It is hard to keep up!