Spot on Seniors

Just A Little Ditty Can Make The Day Brighter

By Kathleen Spring

If a King of Comedy was crowned at the Lyons senior center, it would have to be Don Hunt.  He brought jokes and songs to the seniors on many occasions over the years, but due to health concerns, he retired his repertoire in spring.

 

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Do You Need $1 Million To Retire?

By Doug Carey

It’s always an interesting experiment to ask people how much money (in today’s dollars) they think they will need to retire comfortably. I’ve found that a lot of folks like to throw out the nice, round figure of $1 million. It’s a reasonable guess, but usually it’s just that: a guess. I wanted to dig deeper and figure out just what it takes to retire comfortably at age 65.

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Fire Leaping, Mud Crawling Devil Dash 5K Returns To Lyons!

The Devil Dash is the ultimate event for thrill-seeking athletes and party-goers. On Labor Day weekend, hundreds of fearless runners will return to Lyons to take on fourteen intense obstacles through Purgatory, running through 3+ miles of adventurous terrain, then celebrate with friends and family during an all day festival with live music, food, and beer in the Beer Garden of Eden.

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Thank You!

Hi All,

The good news is that we have received word that a grant from the State Historical Preservation Fund, to finish work on the museum, has been awarded to the Lyons Redstone Museum. The money from the grant will cover: pointing the sandstone with the rounded antique tool, painting the exterior panels on the upper story, and painting and renovating the fire escape. The total cost of the project is $71,197 (grant of $54,248, plus a cash match of $18,049).

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No To Ethics, Yes To A Rate Increase

By Joseph Lekarczyk
In the interest of full disclosure, let it be known that the author of this article is married to the Mayor.

After spending  90  minutes in a budget workshop, the Board of Trustees (BOT) were in a very “agreeable” mood. Every vote taken during the rest of Monday’s regular meeting was passed with a 6 – 0 vote (Mayor Pro Tem Kirk Udovich was absent).

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Local Photographer Does Lyons Proud

We are pleased to announce that local award-winning photographer (and former Board of Trustees member), Ed Bruder, has five of his photos hanging in the State Capitol. Two of the photos (one of fireworks after the annual Christmas

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Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

Local Art Teacher Has Life-Changing Adventure In France

TASIS Art Teacher Workshop

Les Tapies, Ardeche, France, July 15 – 25, 2012

By Stephanie Busby

“…not only renew, energize and educate the teacher involved, but that the teacher’s experience would be brought home to their classroom, fellow teachers, and students and provide broad-based benefits for a long time to come.…” reads the website for the St. Vrain Valley Education Foundation program called the Eleanor Venture. On my third proposal (this was my year) my proposal was chosen.  Somehow I found a magical experience in southern France that it

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Roads Traveled with Linda L. Osmundson

Central City Opera

A previous article highlighting the 2011 Central City Opera season appeared in the spring of 2011. This year, for the 2012 season, the operas include the Turn of the Screw, Oklahoma, and La Bohème. On Friday, July 13, my husband and I took the chance to see the last two afore mentioned productions in one day.

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What You Need In Order To Retire Before Age 65

By Doug Carey

There are so many articles written, and so much talk today, about how a lot of folks in their 50s and 60s either won’t be able to retire before age 70 or may never be able to retire at all. Instead of rehashing this downer of a scenario,

I would like to discuss what a person or a couple needs to have today in order to retire before age 65.

I have consulted with many clients who had this simple question: Can I retire when I’m 60? I’ve even had a few people ask me if they are in good enough shape to retire at age 55. They simply had no idea if they had enough money invested and enough future income to cover all that they wanted to do in retirement.

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