Published on Friday, June 07 2013 11:02
The filming of the movie, “Dear Eleanor,” here in Lyons during the last couple of weeks caused a bit of excitement around town. Large crowds showed up at the Lyons Village Central Plaza last Wednesday to watch the filming, and maybe catch a glimpse of one of the stars.
The indie-film, produced by Leonardo DiCaprio, directed by Kevin Connolly (best know for his role in the HBO series Entourage) , and starring Jessica Alba (the Fantastic Four movies, Little Fockers, and Spy Kids4), Luke Wilson (the Charlie’s Angels movies, the Legally Blonde movies,
Published on Friday, June 07 2013 10:55
Over forty participants pulled their golf caps and visors down tight and low to battle the wind (25 to 30 mile per hour gusts), the course (Fox Hill Country Club in Longmont), and each other in the fifth annual Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) fundraising golf tournament last Thursday morning. The winning team of Ron and Patrick McGuckin, Andrew Dillon, and Myles Goldman posted an impressive score of 58 in the scramble
Published on Friday, June 07 2013 10:51
As we lingered inside during the season’s last snowstorm, I reminisced with Liz about the sights, sounds and scents we again look forward to experiencing on our fair weather forays through Lyons.
We can’t wait to breathe in the bouquets of aroma that annually greet us all around town thanks to the bountiful efforts of our Lyons Garden
Published on Friday, June 07 2013 10:33
Bond yields have finally starting moving up as the Federal Reserve has begun hinting that they might reduce the amount of bonds they have been buying. The ten-year treasury yield is now at 2.12%, which is nearly 0.50% higher than we saw a year ago. Of course, we have a long way to go to reach the 5% level we saw in 2007.
Low interest rates over the past five years have undoubtedly hurt those in retirement who wanted to live on a fixed income. In fact, it completely ruined many retirement plans and forced some people back to work. Now that rates have risen slightly I want to take a look at
Published on Friday, June 07 2013 10:26
Music fans get ready to be transposed back to the 1930s when Pokey LaFarge and The South City Three (plus two horn players) descend upon Oskar Blues in Lyons on Friday, June 14, starting at 9 p.m. Only in their twenties themselves, these guys know how to delight modern-day audiences while evoking images of days gone by. Though heavily influenced by the greats of the 20’s and 30’s, these guys are no novelty act. They still manage to be authentic, original, fresh, and most important of all, fun!
The band writes and performs songs with titles like, “Keep Your Hands Off My Gal” and “So Long Honeybee, Goodbye.” They play an old-time
Published on Friday, June 07 2013 10:12
Editor’s Note: Lyons resident Kelly Yelverton recently graduated from college in Washington state. To celebrate her accomplishment, she and a friend have decided to paddle their sea kayaks on a 1200-mile journey through the Inside Passage to Alaska. She will be sending written updates and photos of her adventure throughout the summer.
“So, what next?” I can’t count the number of times I was asked this question over the course of my last semester of college. Each time I answered it, I couldn’t suppress an excited grin. “I’m kayaking to Alaska.” Nearly everyone reacted by re-stating, “You’re kayaking TO
Published on Thursday, June 06 2013 10:43
Dear Lyons Community,
A huge thanks to the kitchen guys, Paul Phelps and Blake for putting out an excellent breakfast for the river clean up volunteers at the Lyons Outdoor Games on Sunday morning. About forty-five folks came out bright and early and picked up trash from one end of Lyons at the very
Published on Thursday, June 06 2013 10:39
Another week gone by. A busy one, too. The streets were filled with kayaks, canoes, and dogs. Lots of folks came to the Lyons Outdoor Games. Some liked it, some didn’t. The music was loud but good, and the fireworks seemed very loud (due, to reflecting off the hills), however, very enjoyable. These are the fireworks that had been in storage, since there was a fireban at the time of the Christmas parade, and the guarantee would have expired in six months. It was fun to see them, though, as it gave us spirit!
Living close to a park or school is always a pain to the nearby residents when large events are scheduled (when buying a home, you have to watch those things, if you want to have your peace and quiet).
Published on Thursday, June 06 2013 10:20
This summer, the Longmont Museum will host Build! The Amazing World of LEGO, an exhibition featuring the work of more than twenty LEGO artists from across the United States, several of which have never been on public view. The exhibit will run from June 8 to September 8, and exhibition admission will be $5 for adults, $3 students/seniors (62+), and free for ages 5 and under. In addition to the artwork, a large section of the museum’s gallery will be an interactive “Build Zone.”
The LEGO brick was invented in 1958 in Denmark, and gets its name from the Danish words “leg godt,” meaning “play well.” Since their