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!
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 05:22
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.
Mark Browning, Chairman of the Library Steering Committee, gave the Board of Trustees (BOT) a progress report on the efforts currently going on toward forming a library district, with the eventual goal of building a new library for Lyons. His report was a bit of a wake up call.
According to Browning the law firm, Seter & Vander Wall, which specializes in the formation of library districts and agreed in
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 05:16
Beginning Monday, July 1, all disposable plastic and paper checkout bags at grocery stores in Boulder will cost ten cents each. The bag fee does not apply to bags used inside stores for items such as produce, bulk food, or meat and fish, and does not apply to pharmacy prescriptions or newspapers.
Published on Thursday, July 04 2013 04:54
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.
Paddling is all about rhythm.