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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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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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Burning Can Fest Gives Back To Lyons

The third annual Oskar Blues Burning Can Beer Fest (www.burningcan.com) drew a mountainous crowd as part of the 2013 Lyons Outdoor Games (www.lyonsoutdoorgames.com).  More than $16,500 was raised for local benefactors and more than 265 lbs. of aluminum cans were recycled throughout the weekend. 

All proceeds from the beer festival went to the Lyons Department of Parks and Recreation and the Colorado Brewers Guild, two groups that embody the soul of Oskar Blues.   Ball Corporation, Novelis Inc., and Alcoa Inc. spearheaded an initiative that recycled all of the empty cans from the weekend and donated the proceeds to American

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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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Lyons Lions Club Golf Tournament

The Lyons Lions Club will host their 19th annual golf tournament on Monday, July 29, at the Lake Valley Country Club Golf Course off Highway 36 between Lyons and Boulder.

This is a great opportunity to support the Lyons Lions whose numerous contributions to the Lyons Community include: scholarships to Lyons High School graduates, awards to local students, assistance at athletic events, eye care and glasses for needy residents, highway maintenance, sponsorship of the annual Lyons 9Health Fair and general assistance to local residents.

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