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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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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About Town - August 15, 2013

IT’S BACK TO SCHOOL, this Thursday, for all schools in the St. Vrain Valley School District.  All custodians, teachers, and staff have been working hard to get ready for the students.  The students are generally ready to get back to school after a summer of ball, swimming, camps, etc. 

ATTENDANCE: The twenty-four hour direct attendance line at Lyons M/Sr is (720) 494-3844; with a call required within two days if the student is going to be absent, or

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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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Poetry Talk August 15, 2013

Sight Unseen
By Bonnie DiSalvo

How long were you gone
From the corner of my eye?
And then came back
A stranger.
Full of wrath
And evil words
Of doom and retribution.
Where did you go
In that blink of an eye?
To become a lost lover
Tearing shreds
In my heart
And blurring my vision.

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FolksFest Gets Underway This Weekend

If it’s mid-August with afternoon showers, and the kids are back at school, it must be time for FolksFest. The twenty-third annual Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, a.k.a., “Summit on the Song” got underway Monday morning with the always-popular prelude, the Song School. Each year hundreds of singer/songwriter/musicians come together for four days and nights at

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Grace Ellen Snyder French

Grace Ellen Snyder French

Grace Ellen Snyder was born to a Pioneer farm family on March 30, 1928, near Berthoud, CO.  Grace was the fifth child of nine to bless this family.  Her young life was spent on the family farm, learning the lessons of this hard life, in preparation for the eventual large family that she raised.  Grace met and married the love of her life, George Harvic French, and they married in Boulder, on April 27, 1944.  George and Grace lived on a farm North of Hygiene until 1949, when they relocated to West of Lyons.  Here, she raised five of their six children, hauling water, and with no electricity for several years. They lived here until 1960, when they moved into the Town of Lyons, where they finished raising their family.  Grace

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