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Lyons High School students Cobey Faubus (left) and Nathan
Schneider (right) brought home the cup at the seventh annual
Code Quest coding competition last month.
Photos courtesy of Nick “Space Cowboy” Schneider
A Tree Grows in Lyons
Photo courtesy of Bonnie Auslander
By Monique Sawyer-Lang
Exciting things are happening at the Lyons Redstone Museum for the 2018 season. Museum staff has been busy over the winter planning new exhibits and programming for the enjoyment of visitors, including interactive activities for families. We will be open on weekends in May, beginning Saturday, May 5, in celebration of May History Month, and will open daily June through September.
The museum will be hosting a series of monthly “History Talks” over the summer exploring various topics and items from the museum’s collections relating to Lyons history. The first in the 2018 series, Revealing History, will be held Saturday, May 12, from 4:30 to 6 p.m., at the Lyons Redstone Museum. See and
Come celebrate Dad at Stone Mountain Lodge's 1st Annual Father's Day Brunch on Sunday, June 17, 2018, 10-2 pm
Enjoy some friendly competition with yard games like giant jenga, cornhole, ladder ball, and more!
Fill up on a delicious brunch spread and gourmet coffee bar by Relish Catering & Events.
By Monique Sawyer-Lang,
Lyons Redstone Museum
On March 4, 2018 the wreckage from the USS Lexington, was discovered by the expedition crew of Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen’s Research Vessel (R/V) Petrel, whose mission is research, exploration and survey of historic warships, and other important artifacts.
The Lexington was found 3,000 meters (about two miles) below the surface, resting on the floor of the Coral Sea more than 500 miles off the eastern coast of Australia. The USS Lexington was originally commissioned as a battle cruiser but was launched as an aircraft carrier in 1925. She took part in the Battle of the Coral Sea (May 4-8, 1942) along with the USS Yorktown against three Japanese carriers. This was the first carrier versus carrier battle in history and was the first time Japanese forces
Cartoon Tourist Maps
The Chamber is bringing back the animated tourist maps that were last done in Lyons around 2006. Getting on the map, so to speak, normally costs around $300, but we’re making it a benefit of Chamber membership--there’s no additional cost if you’re a Chamber member. We just need to schedule a time to come by to take some