Lyons Summer History Day Camp

Lyons Summer History Day Camp

By Kathleen Spring

Imagine it taking all day to go from Lyons to Boulder? And, carrying enough food with you to last a year? These are some of the extraordinary tales that the kids attending this year’s Redstone Museum’s Summer History Day Camp heard about life in the mid-19th century in Colorado, when pioneers came in their covered wagons.

The camp this year focused on early settlers to the Lyons area, including Colorado trading posts and the state’s cultural heritage. 

The young campers, ages seven to eleven, learned about life in Lyons at the turn of the century through interactive lessons, creative scenarios, decorative crafts, and a treasure hunt through the collected old treasures at the museum.  Each day, the children

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About Town - August 29, 2013

About Town - August 29, 2013

 

Another hot week gone by.  Mr. O’Dell said his kids are sweltering in the elementary school gym. Wow, a hundred degrees are too much. If you have some ideas as to how we can get air conditioning in the gym, let us know; grants, fundraisers, volunteers, reduction of price, donations, etc. (303) 823-5925.

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Music And Fun For The Whole Family

This is the fifteenth year of the free Thursday Night Summer Concert Series in Sandstone Park, sponsored by the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department. The event has grown yearly since its inception, and has really taken off this year with the addition of food trucks, the Lyons Farmette’s farmers market, local booths offering massages, and the Lyons Golden Gang selling wine, beer, and soft drinks. The music goes from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with bands who have ties to Lyons playing for us.

I started booking the bands and helping with their sound almost a decade ago it has been a wonderful, enjoyable time; seeing all the youngsters dancing and running around, and their parents and friends relaxing and enjoying the music.  I meant to write this article earlier this summer but something always came up. But I do want to thank Danny Shafer and his band, Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, The Blue Canyon Boys, and Ash & Andria Ganley with Terry Kishiyama for their

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Home Inventory Service Provides Homeowner Protection

A couple months ago entrepreneur Ray Milam realized that if homeowners experience a loss resulting from fire, theft or natural disaster they would have great difficulty recalling the numerous items in their home.

Realizing the importance of documenting homeowner possessions, Mr. Milam formed a new company, Secure Home Inventory Service which provides comprehensive home inventory services to the Northern Colorado area.

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It’s A Family Affair

Sly & The Family Stone weren’t singing the praises of the Meckle family in 1971 when they recorded their number one hit, but they could have been. Earlier this year in March, Dr. Joseph Meckle, D.C., who has had a chiropractic practice here in Lyons for nearly thirty years, had the honor of watching his two daughters, Carly and Jenny, graduate from the Palmer Chiropractic College in Florida.

The young women, both graduates of Lyons High School (Carly in 2002, and Jenny in 2005) received their Bachelor of Science Degrees from Colorado State University in Fort Collins in 2009.

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Colorado Fall Home Show

The annual Colorado Fall Home Show, presented by Colorado Garden Show (CGS) and held at the Colorado Convention Center (700 14th Street, Denver) September 6 through 8, will showcase more than three hundred exhibitors, well versed in home renovation, remodeling and sustainable living. One hundred percent of every ticket sold at this show is invested in college scholarships for education in the green and agricultural industry, and horticulture-related grant projects throughout Colorado.

The Colorado Fall Home Show provides a forum and marketplace for attendees to explore the latest trends and products to create an energy-efficient lifestyle and prepare for Colorado’s winter. The show is working with the American Society of Interior Designers (ASID) for the third consecutive year and ASID designers will present five vignettes of different household rooms.

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About Town - August 22, 2013

Another week gone by, and an important one. School started last Thursday, with a “Meet and Greet” your teacher at the Elementary, and “Back to School Nights” etc.  A thrilling time for the little ones, finally school; for the 6th graders, finally in Middle School, and of course for the 9th graders, finally in High School. Most of all for the seniors, I finally made it. Good luck to all.
We are ever proud of the fact that Lyons stays in the top for studies.  We may be small but we are mighty. We note in the Department of Education’s Transitional Colorado Assessment

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