Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 08:34
At a party on their new garden patio last Saturday evening, June 15, Spirit Hound Distillers, Lyons’ first legal distillery, released a new bottled spirit. Spirit Hound White Dog Moonshine is the unaged, all-malt spirit that the company distills and ages in charred oak barrels for its burgeoning whisky effort. The distillery is releasing this “white whisky” in its fresh form due to its exceptional flavor and demand from consumers stopping at the distillery.
“Our customers have been clamoring for whisky since we opened,” says distiller and co-owner Craig Engelhorn, “and we won’t compromise or rush our aged spirits. But our unaged spirit is clean and flavorful, and after reducing it to 90Read more: Moonshine At Spirit Hound!
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 08:29
A growing trend locally and worldwide, Little Free Libraries, promotes literacy and the love of reading, while also building a sense of community (littlefreelibrary.org for more information). Lutie Stearns is credited for this concept and between 1895 and 1914 she traveled thousands of miles in a horse-drawn wagon to fill little libraries with books. Not unlike what is happening now.
The Pinewood Springs community, just eight miles from Lyons on Highway 36 announced their Little Free LibraryRead more: Pinewood Paperbacks
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 08:25
Can you read in a car? On a plane? Do you read paper books or e-readers? No matter what method you use, good reading materials add to any travel experience. Be aware, however, that e-readers must be turned off during takeoff and landing. Therefore, I prefer to take disposable paperbacks that I leave on the plane, in the hotel, on the ship, or pass to a friend after I’ve finished them.
Since most of our travel is driving, my husband packs a briefcase with all the Wall Street Journals, Forbes magazines,Read more: Travel Reading Suggestions
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 07:58
The Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce announces another successful campaign to collect items from Chamber members for “Lyons Welcomes You.” This program welcomes new residents in the greater Lyons area with a welcome bag that is full of goodies from Chamber members.
Working with realtors, the Chamber committee identifies people who have recently purchased homes in the area. The Town of Lyons also helps to identify those new residents moving into the town limits. If you are new to the area or know someone who is, please register for a bag on the Lyons Chamber website at lyons-colorado.com. The number of welcome bags are limited, one welcome bag per household, offered on a “first come first served” basis.
This is a partial list of Chamber members who contributed (the rest will be published in a future Lyons Recorder edition). Thank you, members.
Bank of the West
Barking Dog Café
Carol Conigliaro, L.Ac.
Flappy’s Print Shop
Gateway Auto Service, Inc.
Gateway Architecture Studio, LLC
Aspen Leaf Motel
Greenwood Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
Habitat for Humanity of the St Vrain Valley
JJ Booksh-Asnicar, RMT
Julie Smith, L.Ac.
Lyons Community Church
Lyons Dairy Bar
Lyons Elementary School
Lyons Garden Club
Lyons Historical Society
Thanks to the committee who collected items: Barb Welke (Apple Valley Farmstead), Jayne Rhode (Bank of the West), Cheri Hofer (Canine Campovers), Christy Crosser (Lyons Dental) and Karyn Whitcomb Burke. And to Carol Conigliaro (acupuncturist) who takes the lead in managing the welcome bags.
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 07:53
Roots, Ragtime & Country Blues
Woody Pines, with his energetic brand of roots music, ragtime, country blues, and viper jazz transports you to the Mississippi Delta when AM radio was king. The band, comprised of Woody Pines on banjo, guitar, harmonica, and lead vocals; Zack Pozebanchuck on upright bass; Mike Gray on drums' and Lyon Graulty on clarinet, lead guitar and vocalRead more: Woody Pines Returns
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 04:27
Another week gone by, and a few very hot days. Time for air conditioning, which takes a lot of electricity. Dawn Weller of the Lyons Sustainability Committee tells us to get an energy audit, and make the changes to our homes that will make a difference. We should all do that! Call Jeremy Matson at (303) 823-6622, Ext 28 for more information.Read more: About Town - June 20, 2013
Published on Thursday, June 20 2013 03:57
The sparse crowd at Monday night’s six o’clock game was treated to a classic! The Stonebridge Farmers tangled with the Chamber Rockers, and finally started to show the “stuff” that made them last year’s adult co-ed league champions. The Farmers planted the seeds for victory with a single run in the top half of the opening frame, but theRead more: Quarry Workers and Whackers Roll
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 08:23
Mintze Wu, the founder and driving creative force behind the Sounds of Lyons Music Festival (not to mention a pretty fair fiddle player), is back in town for the fifth annual festival to be performed this weekend. Wu invites the commaunity to please come join her and a stellar mix of world-renowned musicians for the special edition of Sounds of Lyons Season Five on June 14 through 16! With buoyant creativityRead more: Sounds Of Lyons Music Festival
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 08:17
By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
The Board of Trustees (BOT) held a workshop Monday evening to go over the design standards suggested by the Planning and Community Development Commission (PCDC) for Commercial Eastern Corridor and other commercial areas in Lyons, with the exception of the core downtown business district (Main/High Street between Third and Fifth Avenues). The Trustees only got through about half the document, which is being fine tuned for a first and second reading including a public hearing later this summer (most likely late July or early August). The design standards will encompass, among other things, parking, lighting, designated percentages of green space within a project, landscaping, environmental concerns, and architectural details. The next scheduled workshop on this matter is scheduled for Monday, June 24 in Town Hall.
Also on the evening’s agenda was a special meeting to amend the contract with Loris Engineering, the firm that designed and implemented the facelift of Main Street back in 2009/10. They have also been awarded the contract to do the redesign of the next Main Street project from the Stone Canyon/McConnell Bridge intersection to the Bank of the West (Main Street and Third Avenue), which is currently in the design phase.
Town Administrator Victoria Simonsen asked for the special meeting because during recent discussions with representatives from Loris, she was advised that if the data from a recently proposed storm drainage study turns out as they (Loris) believe it will, it could realize the Town a $40,000 savings on the cost of the overall project. Not only would this mean that a smaller, less costly storm drain pipe could be used, but it might also enable the project to cover the drainage ditch that currently runs down the south side of Main from near the Fire Station to the Black Bear Hole parking lot, which could increase parking and perhaps enhance a median strip in that area as well. The proposed study would cost approximately $10,000 (for a potential net savings of $30,000), which is over the $5,000 spending limit that Simonsen can authorize without Board approval; hence the need for the special meeting. The Trustees agreed to amend the contract.