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Venus de Miles Registration

Registration is now open for the sixth-annual Venus de Miles, Colorado’s first and only organized all-women’s road bike ride, taking place on Sunday, September 29, in Boulder County. The ride route will again pass through Lyons (late morning to early afternoon), using the Lyons Elementary School playground as a rest station, with snacks, live music, and a comfort station. 

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Another Great Lions Club Golf Tournament

The Lyons Lions Club of Lions International held its 19th annual golf tournament Monday, July 29, for the fourth year at the Lake Valley Country Club. Eighteen four-person teams enjoyed golf, fellowship, lunch and prizes on a just-right cool morning.

The tournament is the local Lions Club’s only fund-raiser for its benevolence that includes high school scholarships and awards, scout troop sponsorship, eye sight exams and glasses, highway clean up, 9Health Fair cashiers, help for local folks in need, and more.  The Lions Club welcomes new members.

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Do Good, Get “Bangled”

Bangled (v.) [bang-guh ld] - The act of giving a BeadforLife bangle to a friend for doing a small act of good.

Colorado non-profit organization BeadforLife is committed to making a difference; whether a world away in Uganda or in their own backyard. The organization will launch a national campaign to inspire and engage ordinary citizens to “Do Good.” Small acts of doing good will be recognized with a free BeadforLife bangle bracelet and five more bracelets to pass along to others doing good, creating a grass roots movement.

“With so many recent tragedies affecting youth and families throughout the past couple years, we’re inviting people to call out the good in our world,” says Devin Hibbard, Executive Director and Co-founder of BeadforLife. “We receive so many heartwarming stories from people in America whose lives have changed because of BeadforLife and our poverty eradication projects in Uganda. We feel the momentum of that good connecting the continents and hitting us here in our own communities and around the world. We are excited to launch Do Good, Get Bangled as we have dreamed about this for years.” she says.

In Uganda, women who are working their way out of extreme poverty create BeadforLife Bangle Bracelets from recycled paper. Through BeadforLife’s program, they are able to earn income, start savings accounts, and uplift their families. Each

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Men’s Book Club Meets In Mountains

The Spring Gulch Men’s Book Club met last Thursday at the Mill Site Inn, near Ward. The club is regarded (by its members) as the oldest men’s book club in the area. This month’s book, “Wort and Pizza” (based roughly on the Tolstoy classic), seemed appropriate as the Mill Site specializes in high-altitude, high-gluten pizza, and well, there always seems to be beer available at their meetings. Pictured are (right to left) Jack St. John, Greg Harms, Dave Brininstool, Clark Hodge, and Mill Site Inn proprietor Carol.  Carol commented that we were the first exclusively male book club to visit her

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LCF Granting Cycle

The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) is pleased to announce the schedule for its 2013 grants cycle.  The LCF granting program focuses on the mission to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the greater Lyons area.

Grant applications to LCF are due by September 6, 2013.  Grants may be submitted beginning on August 1, 2013. 

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