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 Library
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,
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.
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 vocal
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.
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 the
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 creativity
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).
Published on Thursday, June 13 2013 08:10
A couple of weeks ago it was a movie crew filming “Dear Eleanor,” Tuesday morning at 6:45 a.m., it was a news crew from the Fox Network in Denver visiting Lyons to do a “live remote” about the extreme fire danger in Colorado. Why Lyons?
Well, Monday afternoon while he and his crew were attending a medical assist for a mountain biker who had gone over his handlebars up at Hall Ranch, Fire Chief J.J. Hoffman got a call about a wildfire starting up on Eagle Ridge Road just east of Lyons. Due to a quick response and a lot of luck, Hoffman and a second crew were able to contain the fire to a little less than an acre of grass and some tree