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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,
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
The Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission (LAHC) and the Town of Lyons are thrilled to announce a call for artists to submit entries in a public art collection now known as the "heARTS of LYONS - an outdoor arts collection all over town." We wish to judiciously expand this current outdoor collection of art and sculpture through the careful selection of an an additional twenty-four pieces.
To be considered for this two-year commitment, artists may submit online up to three pieces for juried consideration for a one time $30 submission fee. Submission
By Bonnie Auslander
The infestation of emerald ash borer to recently hit Lyons is certain to spare at least one new tree—one that was planted outside of the Western Stars Gallery & Studio in commemoration of Earth Day this past Sunday.
That’s because the turquoise blue tree is made of powder-coated steel —600 pounds of it, to be exact. With its metal branches and steel balls that move in the breeze, the 10-foot kinetic “Blue Butterfly Tree,” by nationally-known Lyons sculptor John King, seems to welcome passing drivers to the town of Lyons. It even appears to be