Say, that was a nice snow we had Monday. It looks like spring is just around the corner. A nice spring snow that melted right away, some crocus are blooming, the days are longer, and Daylight Savings Time is this Sunday morning at 2 a.m., turn your clocks forward one hour. Yes, spring is sprung.
FOR YOUR SAFETY
When the trailer home burned last week, we wondered if it had smoke detectors? I haven’t heard, but that is one thing we must all purchase; a smoke detector as well as a carbon monoxide detector. The cost is around $30 for both. Go to Clark’s Hardware today, and be safe. We read where James of the trailer needs clothing (Pants size 30” x 32”, shirts size large, and shoes size 10)) and household goods. Help him out. Leave stuff at the firehouse, as he lost everything in that fire!
We keep seeing the ad about suffering from the shingles. This is one thing, we all can avoid. If you have had chicken pox, you might get the shingles, a fierce disease. I have seen them attack the face, the eyes, around the waist, the legs, the full body. Now, that shot will cost you around $180, but it is worth it.
Celebrating March birthdays are: Carol Lutey - March 2; Marie Baker - March 3; Shirley DeVeny -March 4; Sandra Willis - March 6; Linda Goudelock - March 16; Erin Hetherington - March 17; Isabel Vasquez - March 21.
ART SHOW on the same night at the Corner Studio (318 Main Street), Mixed Media by Millicent Kang, Saturday, March 9, from 5 to 9 p.m. Plan to attend!
THE STONE CUP & KITCHEN is sponsoring another Classical Brunch Concert this Sunday, March 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with Enion Pelta-Tiller and Jean Ballhorn who will perform classical music. All are invited.
THE GOLDEN GANG BINGO will be held next Saturday, March 16, at 1 p.m., at the Walt Self Center. Eight games with cash prizes for only $5. Lots of fun! See you there!
HIGH STREET CONCERTS will host Taarka, and the New Time Ensemble on Saturday, March 16, at Rogers Hall. Doors open at 7:30, show at 8 p.m. Get your tickets at www.HighStreetConcerts.com or call (303) 823-6433. Tickets are $15 in advance, or $17 at the door. It will be a great show.
COOKING CLASSES for chefs 8 and over; $20/session or $50/for all: March 20 – gluten free baking; March 27 - dairy free desserts; April 3 - Mama Ps Italian comfort food; 6 to 7 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center. Need minimum of 10, Maximum of 20 Register at (303) 823-8250.
CASINO TRIP to Lady Luck Casino in Black Hawk on Thursday, March 21, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Free bus ride, must have a minimum of 30, with maximum of 47. Sign up now at (303) 823-8250.
OLD TIME SQUARE DANCE on Saturday, April 16, featuring caller Chris Kermit with live music from the Devil’s Dream at Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ Cabin, 228 Main Street, from 7 to 10 p.m. Come, loads of fun. More dancers needed to meet the budget and to keep the dances going! Kids and seniors -$5; Adults - $10; and families - $20.
All Lyons residents are encouraged to complete the RTD survey to optimize service and schedule times for the free summer shuttle that runs between Lyons and Boulder. PLEASE HELP!
Middle School Cheer Camp, on Tuesday, March 26, and Thursday, March 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m., in the auxiliary gym.
St. Vrain Valley Job Career Fair on Thursday, March 28, from 3 to 6 p.m., at the Twin Peaks Mall (old JC Penney’s).
Girls’ State will offer an educational week, June 9 through 14, at Western State Colorado University in Gunnison to girls in the Junior Class by the American Legion Auxiliary of Unit 32, Longmont.
GOOD NEWS is that Lyons Elementary School Principal Christa Keppler and her husband, Mike, (Principal of Niwot Elementary), and daughters Sierra and Aleah are taking a two-year assignment in Turkey, where he will be principal at MEF International School. The family will return to St.Vrain Valley. Best wishes!
CONGRATULATIONS to the Lyons High Robotics Class who competed in the first Colorado State Tournament and came out 30th in the state. The team explained, “The arm malfunctioned in the morning, and after lunch we had a brain short out, so the Robot did not get the signals, but we were able to get it all cleared up.” The class was declared a great success say advisors: Deb Jukick and Jeff Klipstein. Funds from the St.Vrain Foundation helped the program. Our thanks.
CONGRATULATIONS to Lyons Middle School students chosen in January for Positive Behavioral Support: Shaeli Herman, Hope Housley, Maya Cornell, Owen Grace, Gustav Grabow, and Luke Irwin.
CONGRATULATIONS to Vernon McNeill, who was honored by the Lions Booster Club for volunteering the past twenty years at the Booster Club’s Bingo, each Sunday, at 1 p.m., at Bingo Alley in Longmont. Your contributions have been greatly appreciated, and your help and presence at the Bingo games will be sorely missed. Thank-you for all your time and effort!
OUR THANKS to the entire Lyons Lions Booster Club, who give thousands of dollars to Lyons M/SR Schools each year. So far this year Bingo profits have purchased the following: $17,185 - MacBook Pro’s for student use; $900 - color ink cartridges; $3034 - overhead projector and installation;
Middle School field trips - $800 to $1000 per grade; two digital cameras for MS/HS yearbook - $2000; $750 - AED machine deposit; $575 - clickers for HS English Dept; for athletics, $2280 - MS basketball jerseys; $672 - wrestling singlets; $7500 - HS football uniforms; $2500 - HS baseball uniforms; $300 - portable athletic trainer table, and for the Fine Arts Dept., $1500 - accompanist and choreographer MS/HS choirs; $1200 - show choir dresses; $2200 - chimes for MS/HS band; $1071 - band uniform cleaning; $700 - document camera and cart for band room; $800 - All State band/jazz expenses; $400 - drama; plus bus transportation for field trips; Bingo helpers always needed! Great thanks to those of the Lions Booster Club for raising the money for all these items, to make the Lyons schools the best!
OUR THANKS to The River Church for the delicious roast beef dinner cooked for the seniors last Monday at the Walt Self Senior Center, and to Oskar Blues, who serves the seniors a free lunch on the first Wednesday of each month. This Monday, March 11, the Catholic Community will sponsor the dinner, and then Monday, March 18, the dinner will be by the Methodist/Community Church, held at 5:15 p.m. All seniors welcome. If another church wishes, there is an opening for a dinner for the seniors on the fourth Monday of each month. Call Sandy at (303) 823-6177.
OUR THANKS to Jem Moore and Min Tze Wu for the outstanding documentary shown last weekend, “The Keymaster: A Story of Patrick Olwell” making his Irish flutes! A sellout crowd attended at both the Dairy Arts Center and the Farmette to see the show. Jem, a former pilot, and Min Tze and two daughters recently moved from Lyons to Asia to be near her folks, and Jem has gone into film making. We wish him well.
Min Tze Wu, our talented violinist, is planning “Sounds of Lyons Music Festival” for the weekend of June 14 and 15. Mark your calendars.
FAREWELL Tim Combs and his Lefthand Trading Company. After thirty years of being on Main Street we will miss Tim Combs and his valued antiques, sold last Saturday at auction. Tim, a former Mayor and Trustee of Lyons, has served on many boards and commission, had his store full of wonderful antiques, which made hundreds of vendors or collectors happy at the sale. It will be interesting to see what will fill that big space (a wine and cheese bar has been rumored). This building is the former transportation company operated by Jim Manning, (also former Mayor and Trustee) whose white trucks took merchandise to Estes Park for many years.
CONGRATULATIONS to Grandpa and Grandma, Andy and Pam Maestas, for the birth of Jack Mason Hale, with the unique middle name of “Mason” to honor Lyons stone masons, Andy and son AJ. (Jack’s grandfather and uncle) have been laying Lyons’ sandstone around the area for over thirty years, and we pay them tribute for beautiful works - patios, flower boxes, walls, bridges, sidewalks, etc.! Jack is also the grandson of Merle (Lyons 1948 graduate and longtime surveyor, now deceased) and Dorothy Johnson of Longmont.
CONGRATULATIONS to James Patrick Kearns and Erin Lois Morse of Lyons, for their marriage on January 31.
We are saddened at the death of our good friend, Tommy Noyes, who has suffered with diabetes for many years. However, he had spirit, and spent several years working at the University of Colorado. Although he was in and out of the hospital, he had gumption enough to get his house remodeled for handicappeds, and live by himself. Tommy was also a nice, gracious person, kind and friendly to everyone. A member of the Golden Gang, and we will surely miss him. God Bless You, Tommy!