About Town - July 4, 2013

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.

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Experience A Chautauqua Vacation

Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

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.

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About Town - June 27, 2013

Amazing, I was lucky to have seen daredevil Nik Wallenda walk across the Grand Canyon on a two-inch wide cable on the Discovery Channel Sunday evening.  He walked a quarter of a mile, 1500 feet above the Grand Canyon, holding a long a balancing rod.  It took him twenty-two minutes, and kneeled twice to get the “rhythm out of the rope.”  He was murmuring prayers

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Paddling To Alaska -III

By Kelly Yelverton

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.

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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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National Parks = American Treasures

By Helen Colella 

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

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2013 Colorado Farm Fresh Directory Available Now

As spring rolls into summer, tents are popping up and farmers’ markets are opening. For 29 years the Colorado Department of Agriculture has been helping consumers find farmers’ markets, roadside stands, u-picks, wineries and agritourism activities through the Colorado Farm Fresh Directory.

 “This is an exciting time of year, when local produce, meat and other food favorites can be found at farmers’ markets,” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “Consumers really

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