Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:29
It’s the time of year to spend more time each day outdoors than in. Eating meals outdoors on the patio or at the park is a great way to soak up the sun or relax in the shade and enjoy the season!
Reflexively, we may reach for the sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, juice boxes, and beer. But taking a moment to consider what our bodies might really want, and we just might find our perfect picnic looks completely different.
What is Paleo?
The Paleo diet, short for Paleolithic, is a dietary trend that is changing people’s energy, sense of vitality, digestive
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:24
With the school year over and summer officially here, kids are spending more time outdoors. Exposure to the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) rays increases skin cancer risk, which can be dangerous and even deadly. Suffering one or more blistering sunburns in childhood or adolescence more than doubles a person’s chances of developing potentially deadly melanoma later in life. However, skin cancer is highly preventable, and adopting a complete sun protection regimen can drastically reduce skin cancer risk. There are many things parents and caregivers can do to keep children sun-safe, whether they are at camp, the beach, or just in the backyard.
“Children are more sensitive to the sun, and the sun’s rays are strongest during the summer months, when children tend
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 07:51
A Wall Street Journal article recently suggested a vacation to Chautauqua that can take you back to the 1899 era. What is Chautauqua (pronounced shuh-TOK-wa)? Two Methodist men started the “Chautauqua Movement” in 1874 when they searched for a summer school location for religion teachers. They called program the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly. They discovered a great location in southwestern New York State along the shores of Chautauqua Lake northeast of Jamestown.
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:02
Wow! Lyons certainly got its taste of what happens when there is a catastrophe. Something new to most of us! The hail last Friday night is said to have ruined about 80% of the roofs in town, nearly 650 homes. At 6 a.m., Saturday morning, the town was full of roofing contractors. The insurance companies have their own repairmen who do the work for the amount the adjuster states, plus your deductible. Then another roofing company comes by “So and so isn’t any good, you should use me.” Now the confusion! Which one do you use? Of course we want the best job done. I guess this is a
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 04:54
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.
Paddling is all about rhythm.
Published on Friday, July 05 2013 07:42
The 37th annual Lyons “Good Old Days” are over and seemed to have gone pretty well, except the big hail storm Friday night. A near calamity to many who were caught all of a sudden with big hailstones pounding their heads. One of the carnival men was taken to the hospital, pounded by the hail, using his body to protect kids. Our thanks to you! Over one hundred were crowded together under the tent and were fearful of it blowing away. It has been years since we had so much hail! Following that hail everything was cancelled for Friday, but recovered on Saturday, and all had a great time.
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 04:49
National Parks are special land areas set aside by the government for all people to enjoy, appreciate and preserve. Over the years, National Parks have grown in number, currently, fifty-seven are found throughout twenty-seven different states, and two more in the U.S Territories of American Samoa and the Virgin Islands.
The Parks span mountains to valleys, desert to seaside, prairies to rainforest. Each has its own identity and focus on the natural world. Each has unique land and water formations, wildlife, plants, mineral resources, land development. Each has its own data