Moonshine At Spirit Hound!

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 90

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Pinewood Paperbacks

A Little Free Library

By Christy Crosser


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

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Travel Reading Suggestions

Roads Traveled With Linda L. Osmundson

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,

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Thank You Chamber Members

By Christy Crosser


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.

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Woody Pines Returns

Roots, Ragtime  & Country Blues

By David McIntyre

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

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About Town - June 20, 2013

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.

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Quarry Workers and Whackers Roll

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

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Sounds Of Lyons Music Festival

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

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Ten’ll Get Ya Forty

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).

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