Well, that sun has a vengeance on us! Takes lots of air conditioners and fans to keep cool. We have to believe in global warming after this hot summer! However, it is supposed to be cooler for a day or two.
A disgusted member of the Lyons Redstone Museum has offered a $100 reward to catch the four scoundrels who vandalized the museum door and two signs last Monday evening causing an estimated damage of $600. Call the Boulder County Sheriff’s Dispatch at 303-441-4444 to report same, and collect your reward.
Parents, if a large bolt cutter at your house was missing, that may be the one that cut the metal outer door. Maybe you had better check on the young men in your house. The beginning of trouble!
The museum is open daily Mon. through Sat., 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sun. 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. thru September. A time to learn the interesting history of the Lyons area. Stop by.
THIS THURSDAY, AUGUST 26 features the Blue Mountain Ranch Hands at the Concert-In-the-Park, starting at 6:30 p.m., in Sandstone Park. Bring your family, picnic, chairs, blanket, and enjoy.
The last Concert is scheduled for next Thursday, Sept. 2, with Gadzukes! and The Quarry Gals. The concerts have been great, with a big crowd each evening, lots of kids dancing, playing, chasing each other, and all have enjoyed the music. Thanks to the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department.
THIS FRIDAY, August 27, there will be live music at The Stone Cup with Los Fear of Shrimp - Ash Ganley and Terry Kishiyama, from 6 to 9 p.m. $5 charge. Stop by!
THE RED ROCK RAMBLERS SUMMER SQUARE DANCE will feature vivacious Dee Dee Dougherty this Saturday, August 28, at the Longmont Senior Center, 910 Longs Peak Avenue. Turn west off Highway 287 at Longs Peak Ave., and go two blocks. Rounds with Arlin Sample of Greeley start at 7:30 p.m., and squares are from 8 to 10:15 p.m. Spectators are invited to attend and enjoy the calling of Dee Dee; one of the few women callers in the nation. Just watching her is a treat, let alone dancing to her. Her father and brother are both callers, so Dee Dee started calling when she was about three years old. She grew up in Minneapolis and spends her winters calling in Glendale, AZ.
RED ROCK RAMBLERS features their 52nd “Whing Ding” on Labor Day weekend, Saturday, Sept. 4. The “Whing Ding” will feature Lanny Weaklend of Omaha, who will call and cue, (rounds at 7:30 and squares at 8:15 p.m.) and he will call a PLUS Dance, on Sunday, September 5, rounds at 2 p.m., and squares from 2:30 to 5 p.m., concluding the 52nd season of Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dancing.
SQUARE DANCERS WILL DANCE AT THE LONGMONT STREET FAIR this Friday, August 27 at 6 p.m., at 6th Avenue. All square dancers are invited to join in.
BEGINNER SQUARE DANCE CLASSES WILL BE HELD at the Longmont Senior Center starting Wednesday, Sept. 15, with a chili dinner at 6 p.m. Thursday Classes in Boulder (call 303-666-8389), and at Glenn’s Den in Louisville (call 303-827-3506), starting Sept. 16. Call 303-823-5925 for more information. The beginning lessons are held each week through March, with graduation in the spring. You will be ready to do-si-do!
GENEROUS FOLKS HAVE PROVIDED FUNDS FOR THE VISITORS’ CENTER to stay open weekends during September, but we still need donations to add to the days it will be open during the busy fall tourist season. The Lyons Visitors’ Center is a busy place with thousands of visitors during the summer, even from Iraq, New Zealand, Australia, etc.
Wayne and his co-horts are hosts, telling the visitors about the Lyons area and inviting them to stop and shop. Send your check to: Town of Lyons, Box 49, Lyons, CO 80540. Thanks.
THE CITY CHICKS CAFE will sponsor Kathy Jacobson and her book this Sunday, August 29, from 4 to 6 p.m., at 1342 Apple Valley Road. Plan to attend. Call 303-823-6049.
DAVE RODEFER has moved his hot dog stand to Lyons Village Central (the Shopette), where he is selling various goodies and sandwiches. He invites you to stop by for a snack.
9th ANNUAL FARM CONCERT will be held this Sunday, August 29, from 5 to 9 p.m., at 0236 East Hwy 56, Berthoud, featuring Pete Huttlinger & Friends with Special Guests: Gary McMahan, John Moore, Butch Hause, and The Haunted Windchimes. The cost is $25 for adults, $10 for kids 7 to 12, and kids 6 and under are free. Call 303-915-5725 or 303-907-7235 for reservations and directions.
LINE DANCING IS HELD AT ON THE ROCKS BISTRO from 7:30 to 9 p.m., the first and third Wednesdays of the month with Natalie Underbrink instructing. The next dance being Sept. 1. Plan to attend.
MORE MUSIC – FRIDAY, September 3, live music at The Stone Cup, with Frank Martin, from 6 to 9 p.m., $5. Another venue to hear more great music in Lyons.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for the Annual Bar-B-Q, Friday, September 10, from 4 to 7 p.m., before Lyons’ first home football game. Hosted by the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office.
A bounteous meal of hot dogs, hamburgers, beans, salad, and corn-on-the-cob will be served ‘FREE’ to all, who buy a football ticket. If you wish to volunteer, call Brett Fell of the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office 303-823-6622. Donations will be appreciated, send to Boulder County Sheriff’s Office, Box 49, Lyons, CO 80540.
SUNDAY, SEPT. 12, ICE CREAM SOCIAL IN SANDSTONE PARK, sponsored by the Lyons Community Church from 2 to 4 p.m., with lots of homemade ice cream and all the trimmings. Donations appreciated. Funds will be used for the many community projects of the Church. If you have a hand-crank ice cream maker, call Carol at 303-823-2419.
AREA NON-PROFITS ARE INVITED to apply to the Lyons Community Foundation for funding to help area charitable projects. Get your application at www.LyonsCF.com. The Lyons Community Foundation has granted over $25,000 to worthy projects the past two years. A great help to our community. They deserve our thanks!
LYONS FALL COED SOFTBALL LEAGUE will play on Monday nights beginning September 13 and ending November 2. The team fee is $300 with a player fee of $15 per resident and $18 per non-resident. Three teams have signed up, five more are needed. Call 303-823-8250 to register. You are invited to watch these spirited ballgames on Monday evenings.
A SURPRISE PHONE CALL from Earl Sheppard, former Lyons/Allenspark resident. Now living in Clearville, Pennsylvania, where he is building a home on 5-wooded acres next to the Allegheny Mountains. He called on Monday, looking for a square dance. He will be visiting his old home in Colorado in September. He is one of the children of Don and Bonnie Sheppard, who lived in Allenspark and went to school in Lyons, Estes Park, and graduated from Boulder High School. He attended the Tuesday night square dances in Lyons, in the l960s. It puts one in mind of how far our young people get from home.
However, they always say “You can take the boy out of town, but you can’t take the town out of the boy.”
CONGRATULATIONS to Lisa Hirschfeld and Kevin Hill, who were married June 26 in Loveland. Lisa is the daughter of Eddie and Mikki Hirschfeld of Lyons. The groom is a welder and diesel mechanic with Colorado Flagstone in Masonville, and the bride is a bar manager at Red Lobster in Broomfield. The couple lives in Longmont.
THANKS TO THE THOMAS FAMILY
Ray and Alice, Ray Jr., Bea, and Geneva hosted their annual picnic Sunday evening with lots of friends, neighbors, The Golden Gang, and church members enjoying a bounteous meal, with spare ribs, homemade ice cream, and more! Hmmmmm!
LYONS FIRST GUIDE BOOK IS OUT
Thanks to the Lyons Chamber of Commerce; distributed at various Chambers and businesses to help bring visitors to Lyons. A job well done, Chamber!
A large crowd enjoyed the “Naked in Lyons” art opening last Saturday evening, at Jul Swann’s ohm salon + gallery at her new location at 441 Main Street. She is now open for business.