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By Linda Pecone
Nothing says Fall like pumpkin. In Fall the pumpkin reigns supreme. Coffee shops bring out the pumpkin spice lattes, grocery stores begin to stock their shelves with limited edition pumpkin taste treats, and pile them outside their store fronts for Halloween. Thanksgiving, which is right around the corner from Halloween, brings to mind our time-honored pumpkin pie recipes. It seems that no food symbolizes the cozy, chilly fall season quite like pumpkins.
COMMENTARY: What's the Future for Affordable Housing in Lyons?
By Amy Reinholds
This week marked the 4th anniversary of the flooding that greatly affected our community and destroyed about seventy homes that were not rebuilt. To see some signs of continued recovery, I hope you were able to attend yesterday's Habitat for Humanity ground blessing ceremony, the tours of Bohn Park, and
Hurricane Harvey flooded Houston several weeks ago. Lyons residents/flood victims Ken Singer & Sandy Spellman’s best friends from New Jersey have a daughter, son-in-law and two grand daughters living in Houston for the past ten years. With warnings that they should evacuate Houston, they went to higher ground in Austin, Texas. The following are excerpted emails (8/28 to 9/8) from Karlsson Salek, a high school science teacher in the Houston school system.
August 28 Email
Brian, the girls and I evacuated to Austin on Thursday. After staying through Hurricane Ike nine years ago we decided we would never do that again. As far
By Joseph Lekarczyk
If you were driving past the corner of Broadway and Fourth Avenue last Thursday afternoon (June 22) you may have noticed an interesting sight. A young man with a ten-foot wooden cross, bedecked with an American flag, a POW*MIA flag, a crown of thorns, and a combination bike lock; with a backpack slung over his shoulders, headphones over his ears, and a ram's horn in his hand.
His name is Joe Shortino, and he is “walking for the Lord.” On February 13,2013 Joe was called by the Lord to start walking and