Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 06:17
Editor’s note: Mayor Julie Van Domelen sent this letter to the owners of Crabtree Entertainment, the company that put on the carnival for this year’s Good Old Days celebration. She wanted to share it with the community.
Dear Mr. Crabtree:
On behalf of the Town of Lyons, Colorado, I want to commend your company and employees for their exemplary response to a sudden extreme hailstorm that took place on Friday, June 28, during the Good Old Days Carnival. Your crew took immediate actions to shut down rides and protect the public. Several risked their own safety to help children caught out in
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 06:12
August 4, 1924 – June 28, 2013
Anne M. Sherwood, 88, entered into eternal rest Friday, June 28, 2013 at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas, Wyoming.
Anne was born August 4, 1924 in Boulder, Colorado, the third of four children born to Michael L. Stengel and Mary J. (Schott) Stengel. All of her siblings are deceased. She married Thomas R. Sherwood Sr. on September 20, 1950 in Cheyenne Wyoming. Tom preceded her in death on January 27, 2001. Tom and Anne are survived by three children, Deborah A. Simpson of Douglas, Wyoming, Thomas R. Sherwood Jr. (Connie) of Greeley, Colorado, and Kimberly C. Echols of Louisville, Colorado.
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 06:05
June 11, 1940 – July 1, 2013
After thirty-seven years in Longmont, Frank M. Namesnik, age 73, passed into eternal life on Monday, July 1, following complications related to heart failure, while visiting friends and family in Warren, Ohio.
Frank was born June 11, 1940, in Warren, to Stephen I. and Magdalena Bahat Namesnik. He was very active in Newton Falls, participating in basketball and drama, as well as achieving Eagle Rank in Boy Scouts. In 1958, he attended
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:29
It’s the time of year to spend more time each day outdoors than in. Eating meals outdoors on the patio or at the park is a great way to soak up the sun or relax in the shade and enjoy the season!
Reflexively, we may reach for the sandwiches, chips, pasta salad, juice boxes, and beer. But taking a moment to consider what our bodies might really want, and we just might find our perfect picnic looks completely different.
What is Paleo?
The Paleo diet, short for Paleolithic, is a dietary trend that is changing people’s energy, sense of vitality, digestive
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:13
The Lyons Community Foundation (LCF) exists to improve the quality of life, build a culture of giving and encourage positive change for the Greater Lyons Area. Aside from being our mission statement it is also part of the criteria used by the LCF scholarship committee to select the recipients of the annual Lyons Community Foundation Scholarship in memory of Steve Ralston. The recipients of the one thousand dollar scholarships this year are Emily Puzo, Zachary Tucker, and Kelsey Miner.
Emily’s love of drawing houses ever since she was little has influenced her dream of becoming an architect, and will she
Published on Thursday, July 11 2013 05:02
Wow! Lyons certainly got its taste of what happens when there is a catastrophe. Something new to most of us! The hail last Friday night is said to have ruined about 80% of the roofs in town, nearly 650 homes. At 6 a.m., Saturday morning, the town was full of roofing contractors. The insurance companies have their own repairmen who do the work for the amount the adjuster states, plus your deductible. Then another roofing company comes by “So and so isn’t any good, you should use me.” Now the confusion! Which one do you use? Of course we want the best job done. I guess this is a
Published on Friday, July 05 2013 07:42
The 37th annual Lyons “Good Old Days” are over and seemed to have gone pretty well, except the big hail storm Friday night. A near calamity to many who were caught all of a sudden with big hailstones pounding their heads. One of the carnival men was taken to the hospital, pounded by the hail, using his body to protect kids. Our thanks to you! Over one hundred were crowded together under the tent and were fearful of it blowing away. It has been years since we had so much hail! Following that hail everything was cancelled for Friday, but recovered on Saturday, and all had a great time.
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 07:51
A Wall Street Journal article recently suggested a vacation to Chautauqua that can take you back to the 1899 era. What is Chautauqua (pronounced shuh-TOK-wa)? Two Methodist men started the “Chautauqua Movement” in 1874 when they searched for a summer school location for religion teachers. They called program the Chautauqua Lake Sunday School Assembly. They discovered a great location in southwestern New York State along the shores of Chautauqua Lake northeast of Jamestown.
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 05:28
Not even the “inclement” could put a damper on the 37th annual celebration of Lyons Good Old Days. There was a little something for everyone; carnival rides, midway games, food trucks, a beer tent, live music, bingo, dance performances, classic cars, class reunions, square dancing, softball games, history presentations, the boy scout yard sale, a 5K race, and oh yeah, a hail storm for the ages!