That was really a nice snow; of course, the roads were icy and several things were cancelled, but we got some much-needed moisture. In the square dancing world, there were three out-of-state callers in the area, and half of their dances were cancelled. Dean Doberman of Norfolk, NE, spent the weekend with Gary and Nell Coffey, with his Saturday night dance in Ft. Collins cancelled; he then traveled for a dance in Colorado Springs on Sunday; but square dances in Greeley, Bennett, and a couple in Denver were also cancelled.
Several area square dancers joined the Denver Area Square Dancers at the Boulder Dinner Theatre Sunday evening to see “Church Basement Ladies,” a musical comedy portraying the “ins and outs” of the ladies who are forever cooking meals for the church, for funerals, and various events. So true!
THURSDAY, MARCH 28, from 3 to 6 p.m., is the Career and Job Fair hosted by the St. Vrain Valley School District and Workforce Boulder County, at the Boulder County Fairgrounds, 9595 Nelson Road. All youth are invited to ask questions about careers and to check on summer jobs. Note: students are reminded to dress appropriately, bring their Social Security, card and have lots of questions. Parents are welcome to attend. For additional information please call (303) 651-1510.
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, Janie and Zeke Little will sing some Old-Time tunes for the Golden Gang at noon. You are invited to join the seniors. Call 303-823-6177 if you want to eat lunch.
The River Church will serve the seniors a meal this Monday, April 1, at 5:30 p.m. Thanks to the Catholic Community who served last Monday’s meal. Seniors are invited to come partake of these great Monday meals by Lyons Churches. Much appreciated!
FRIDAY, MARCH 29, at 8:45 a.m. is a meeting of the Lyons Economic Develop Committee of which John O’Brien is Chair. A group of folks trying to enhance Lyons Economy. All invited.
LYONS YOGA & WELLNESS – Medicine Drum Workshop, Sunday, April 7, at 3 p.m. Yoga for the Back, Sunday, April 14, from 4 to 6 p.m., Living on Less and Enjoying it More, April 21, 3 to 5 p.m. Discount prices. Call (720) 289-0877. 310 Main St., Lyons.
EASTER EGG HUNT
All kids and senior citizens are invited to come to the Easter egg hunt sponsored by the Lyons Fire District, starting at 9 a.m., Saturday, March 30. Bring a basket for your eggs. Special prizes with be given for certain eggs. Thanks, firemen. Send your donation to Box 148, Lyons, CO 80540.
EASTER SERVICE at Wildflower Pavilion - 11 a.m. with potluck and Easter egg hunt to follow. Donations to Higher Ground Ministries. For more information call 823-2345.
SPRING VACATION for local schools is next week, beginning this Friday, March 29, through Monday, April 8. We hope the weather is good for all to enjoy the Easter season.
THE LYONS LIONS CLUB will meet on Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m., at La Mariposa.
New members are invited to attend. For more information, see Lonny Clark at Clark’s Hardware.
A large crowd enjoyed seeing Gwen’s Greenhouse filled with spring flowers, with more blooming every day. Co-hosted by the Lyons Garden Club, with announcements, and lots of good food, and an opportunity to meet the Lyons business people. More items are needed from the businesses for the Welcome Bags. Leave at the Bank of the West or the Lyons Dental by Tuesday April 30. This is a great way to promote your business. The April social will be held at the Rock ‘n River to meet the new owners, on Tuesday, April 23, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Welcome to new chamber members: Dean Hocking - Individual; Paradise Valley Alpaca Ranch - Sharlie Watts; Equity Colorado Real Estate - Jodi Brown; Smokin’ Dave’s BBQ & Taphouse – Dave and Cat Oehlman; Edward Jones - Ezra Sees.
A crowd of around twenty-five Chamber members cut the ribbon for Lisa Ruoff at The Gear SPOT in the Lyons Village Central Plaza last Friday. She takes outdoor gear on consignment and already has some mighty inviting items. The welcome was by Mayor Julie; JJ Bookish - Chamber President, and Jacque Watson - Town Economic Development Director.
PROM IS COMING RIGHT UP
Scheduled for Saturday, April 27. Our thanks to Lionscrest Manor (its 19th year of hosting this event of the year). The After-Prom will be held at the Longmont Recreation Center from midnight to 4 a.m.
LYONS MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL BAND MEMBERS
We should acknowledge the Lyons Band members who are under the tutelage of Dr. Karen Gregg, and are learning to play some great music. BEGINNING MIDDLE SCHOOL BAND: FLUTES: Kylen Christiansen, Lianna Hoag, Bianca Mesagno, Jasmine Richardson. TRUMPETS: Finn Basey, Jaiden Batts, Brennan Boys, and Jacob Davis. CLARINETS: Halina Cope, Daniel Crowley, Devin Isenhart, Hope Kincaid, Ava McCall, Brenna McCall, Brooke Sanders. TROMBONES: David Brett, Trent Brossman, Franklin Dorschel. BARITONES: Sophia Collins, Gabby Walker, Nakaia Winter. HORNS: Jack Henry Loudon, Mayia McDonald. PERCUSSION: Colton Jonjak-Plahn and Henry Richardardson.
THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN BOTANICAL GARDEN group has a nice brochure and website:RockyMountainBotanaicGardens.org, expressing their desire for 5 to 10 acres of land they can plant a botanical garden on. HELP! HELP! A tax-exempt entity, they are accepting memberships and donations. Dues are: $15 for student; $25 for individual; $35 for a family; and $100 for a supporter. Send to Box 613, Lyons, CO 80540. Their mission is to “foster understanding and appreciation of our native plants and wildlife, and to create a place where visitors of all ages can enjoy the peace and beauty of the natural world” Founding staff are: Dianane Andrews, Kris Todd, and Garima Fairfax. Ideas for land is welcomed.
All basketball fans are watching the various college teams as they go from 64 teams that qualified from their leagues down to the national champion. We were sad that CU and CSU lost, and are now keeping our eye on Duke, who is one of the top teams and plays this Friday (my biased interest is that my grandson Randall is going to Duke) When there last fall we did get to see the Duke Blue Devils play. They are good, the fans are loud, and they play like the “devil!”
It is always a relief to get the application for the Scientific and Cultural Facilities District in. It was due last Friday. Put on FoxFire with the help of Priscilla Cohan, we made it! The Lyons Historical Society has been the recipient of funds for museum operations of $1000 to $3000 a year, since 1990, when it funded a Native American display, then the history video project, and now museum support. Interviews before the Boulder County committee are next month, with the awarding in September. That is a great help to us, as well as 78 small non-profits in Boulder County. The tax is collected from seven metro counties, which helps finance the Botanical Garden, Denver Museum of Natural History, the Zoo, the symphonies, theaters, history organizations, and more. They collect around $11 million from their 1/10th of 1% Sales Tax. Boulder County receives around $400,000 a year to award (the amount of tax collected in the county). All non-profit (50l (3) c) groups that have been organized three years with regular meetings and minutes can apply. The Lyons Parks & Recreation at one time received funds, but has to re-qualify. We are proud to say that since 1990, the Town of Lyons has been awarded a total of $108,891, with $29,690 going to sandstone projects like the fountain, etched sidewalks, veneer area map in the visitors center, three sandstone benches, all in Sandstone Park, plus the Lyons history video project, and helped celebrated the 50th Anniversary of the Red Rock Ramblers Square Dancing in Lyons. The Parks and Rec. Department has received $39,067 for theatre and concerts in the park, and community dances held through 2008, and are trying to re-qualify. The Lyons Historical Society has been awarded $40,224 for museum support. Thus that small amount of sales tax you pay does big things. Our thanks. There will be a reauthorization vote in 2015.
Adult Pottery Class continues this Saturday, from 1 to 4 p.m., at Walt Self Senior Center, taught by local artist Priscilla Cohan. Call (303) 823-8250.
Everyone is invited to attend Priscilla Cohan’s Paintings and Pottery Show, held at the Boulder Arts and Craft Store, 1421 Pearl, Boulder, from March 27 thru May 5th, Open Daily. Reception of the Artist is Thursday, April 4, from 6-8 p.m.
PURPLE DAY is on March 26 to honor and support those that have MUSCULAR SCLEROSIS – which affect many thousands throughout the United States, and, yes, here in Lyons. They are looking for a cure.
GET WELL WISHES go to Janet Freeman, who is scheduled for hip surgery this Friday. We hope all goes well.
We are saddened at the death of PATRICIA JOAN KOTHE, age 84, who passed away in Boulder March 14, after an extended illness. She taught in school of Lyons, Denver, and Boulder Valley, and was a second grade teacher at
Mesa Elementary in Boulder for many years. Her service was held on Wednesday, March 20, Survivors are her husband, and two daughters.
Also at the death of JAMES ROY MOORES, JR, of Frederick, who departed on March 20, from diabetes and lung disease. He was 60 years old. Jim was born May 6, 1952, in Fort Collins, to James R and Betty Jo (Blue) Moores, His family moved to Lyons when he was a child. He grew up in Lyons and graduated from Lyons High School in 1970. He was previously married to Bonnie Clark, and they divorced in 1977. He later met Debbie Huddlestone and they made their home in Denver, then in Frederick. Jim worked as a mechanic in Longmont and Boulder as well as was a truck driver. He loved the railroad, its history, and his model trains, and devoted much of his time with the model train club. He is survived by his companion, Debbie Huddlestone, his dad, James Moores, Sr., and his sister, Carol Moores of Longmont, and his many aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his mother Betty Jo Moores. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at The Barn, 136 South Main, Longmont, on Thursday, April 4, at 11 a.m., with Chaplain Todd Thillman officiating. He has donated his body to science. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Diabetes Association. Members of the class of 1970 spent a day with Jim and Debbie recently to renew acquaintances and memories of their days in Lyons and school. His class members are: Dan Belg, Sara Carlson, Bonnie Clark, Deborah Colard, Don Ewy, Gordon Ferrell, John Fidler, Joanna Fischer, Carol Hewitt, Gerald Johnson, Debbie Kast, Henri Kinson, Bradley LaVoie, Frederick Robb, Victoria Robb, Gloria Roe, Larry Roe, Calvin Schilling, Gerald Tabor and Marlys Werner. We express our sympathy.