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Poetry Talk August 1, 2013

Paralyzed
By Alexa DiSalvo

Silver birch sleigh slid to a halt
Slick tusk runners sink in the snow
That is only time elapsed
Like dust on a useless mirror
Accumulating over this frozen river

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I Am Lyons Colorado

The Lyons Recorder
Last week started a new feature in the Lyons Recorder called iamlyonscolorado. It will be comprised of photos (and a few words) of people that Lyons resident Kenneth Wajda has captured during his daily travels around town. Wajda is an independent filmmaker who has made several short films in and around Lyons. Prior to moving to Colorado in 2001 he worked as a staff photographer for a daily newspaper, The Trenton Times, in New Jersey for thirteen years.  Since then, in addition to making films, he has worked as a freelance photographer and still shoots editorial assignments, commercial jobs, portraiture, (family, engagement, senior, etc.) and teaches nature and street photography. 
Wajda explains how the idea of iamlyonscolorado came about, “I enjoy shooting street photography, which I call “life” photography, because it is both great exercise and it’s like treasure hunting.  It is quite fascinating how many moments cross your

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As The Crow Flies

It’s a long way from Lyons to anywhere, “as the crow flies.” Residents of Lyons have known that for some time; many of them live here for just that reason. But now it’s official. Local artist Jake Pinello (he of the murals on the sides of the St. Vrain Market and car wash buildings) has just completed the latest addition to the burgeoning sculpture inventory lining the streets, paths, and parks of Lyons.

Pinello’s sculpture, “As the Crow Flies,” consists of four fifteen-foot wooden poles and a large rosecompass on the corner

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The Holy Grail At The Cup

How appropriate that an art show titled “The Holy Grail” would be presented in The Stone Cup. Lyons artist Sally King (of the bear sculptures seen throughout town) will be the featured artist at The Stone Cup & Kitchen beginning July 1, and running through September.

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Sounds Of Lyons Music Festival

Mintze Wu, the founder and driving creative force behind the Sounds of Lyons Music Festival (not to mention a pretty fair fiddle player), is back in town for the fifth annual festival to be performed this weekend. Wu invites the commaunity to please come join her and a stellar mix of world-renowned musicians for the special edition of Sounds of Lyons Season Five on June 14 through 16! With buoyant creativity

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A Quick Waltz Through Lyons Art Walk Weekend

By Chrystal DeCoster


Waltzing through the town of Lyons this past weekend were arts - two three, music - two three, and film - two three.
This annual Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC) sponsored event is ever morphing thanks to the constant quick steps of artistic efforts, volunteer energies, community response, and granted support from such entities as the Lyons Community Foundation.
Choreographed by Ellen Hine, who made certain that there was something for everyone, the events boasted an array of local talent in

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“Confetti” & Lyons Film Festival At Town Hall

Confetti is often the colorful evidence of a celebration. It is also the theme for the daring-to be-dazzling upcoming new three-month show at Lyons Town Hall, opening Friday, June 7, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Dovetailing with this unjuried art event will be the first annual Lyons Film Festival from 7 to 9 p.m. orchestrated by local filmmaker and celebrated musician, Sally Van Meter. Roughly seven experimental short documentaries

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LEGOS Are Coming

This summer, the Longmont Museum will host Build! The Amazing World of LEGO, an exhibition featuring the work of more than twenty LEGO artists from across the United States, several of which have never been on public view. The exhibit will run from June 8 to September 8, and exhibition admission will be $5 for adults, $3 students/seniors (62+), and free for ages 5 and under. In addition to the artwork, a large section of the museum’s gallery will be an interactive “Build Zone.”

The LEGO brick was invented in 1958 in Denmark, and gets its name from the Danish words “leg godt,” meaning “play well.” Since their

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Ethiopian Slide Show At Farmette

Several years ago, Neil and Connie Sullivan, owners of the St. Vrain Market, adopted twins from Ethiopia, Earlier this year Neil, in conjunction with PRIDE, a non-profit group the couple has become involved with, had an incredible opportunity to revisit the country, and travel to some of the most breath taking rural areas of Ethiopia. The people he traveled

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