It seems summer went very fast this year, and here school started on Wednesday, ready or not. All school contractors, custodians, administrators, and teachers have been working diligently to get ready for the first day of school, and it is here! Most kids are excited to get back to school, to meet their teachers, get their books, and see their friends, but now they have to study to become self-sustaining citizens.
THE LES PTO will host a donuts and coffee on Friday morning for all parents to learn about their PTO.
THE LYONS AREA CHAMBER has their caricature map/business directory out. It is nice, listing all businesses on a map. Thanks Chamber. Each Chamber member business will be passing them out.
The Parks & Rec Commission met Monday evening, August 13, at the Depot Annex with a discussion critiquing the park policies for crowds and care of the parks; progress on the flood recovery of Lyons parks and trails; review of festival parking; and they received a report on Bohn Park Phase 2 (still under FEMA censure); the progress of the Lyons Valley River Park ponds was discussed (to be started soon); the St. Vrain Trail extension still needs an agreement with Highland Ditch; the Stacey Parcel buyout (cleaned up for passive use); and the Parks & Rec and Public Works offices will be in the new Public Works building being built east of town. The Parks & Rec Commission meets the on the second Monday of each month. Doug Stahl is the Chair, and Dave Cosgrove is the Parks Director.
THURSDAY, AUGUST 16 at 6:30 p.m., on the Vasquez Stage in Sandstone Park, all are invited to come and enjoy the Woodbelly Band. Next week, on Thursday, August 23, at 6:30 p.m., is the final concert of the season with local favorite Take Down The Door “Unhinged.” The weekly concerts have been very enjoyable, with big crowds, lots of kids enjoying the music and dancing. Thanks to the Lyons Parks & Rec and the Lyons Community Foundation for funding such enjoyable evenings. See you there.
SATURDAY, AUGUST 18 – The Red Rock Ramblers' Saturday square dance gets underway at the Lyons Elementary School gym at 7 p.m., with rounds; and squares are from 7:30 to 10 p.m., with Dean Dederman of Norfolk, NE. Last week, a good crowd enjoyed the calling of Deborah Carol and Jon Jones of Arlington, TX, and Bill Holm Pascoe, WA doing the cueing. The Square Dusters of Fort Collins were the hosts. Several area square dancers danced at the Boulder County Fair this past week. Beginning classes start on Wednesday, September 19, at 6 p.m., at the Longmont Senior Center and will be held each Wednesday, or on Thursdays at Glen’s Den in Louisville through March. All persons interested in taking lessons are welcome. Call (303) 678-7711.
LYONS SENIORS should write down this phone number. The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging's main phone number is (303) 441-3570.
LYONS SENIOR EVENTS
The August birthdays will be celebrated on Friday, August 24, at 12:15 p.m. (after lunch) at the Walt Self. All those with August birthdays are invited to attend.
SENIOR EXERCISE on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the Walt Self Senior Center at 11:30 a.m. All persons over 50 are invited.
THE NEXT SENIOR COMMUNITY MEAL will be Monday, August 21, at 5:30 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center, hosted by the Lyons Community Church.
There will be a potluck dinner on August 27, and September 3. All seniors are invited. The Lyons Bistro serves lunches on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11:30 p.m., also at the Walt Self. The cost is $3. Reserve by calling (303) 441-1415 by noon the day before.
LYONS PARKS & REC PROGRAMS - Pick up a recreation program schedule at Town Hall. Call (303) 823-8250 to register for classes and programs.
TOWN ART SHOW is on display in Council Chambers during regular business hours at Town Hall. Stop by. The theme is “Summer” with some very interesting art pieces.
A FLOOD REMEMBRANCE will be held on Monday, September 10, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., with Governor John Hickenlooper and dignitaries visiting Bohn Park in Lyons to view the flood recovery efforts on the fifth anniversary of the 2013 flood. A tribute will be given for coach and teacher Gerald Boland, who lost his life in the flood. Be sure to attend this anniversary remembrance.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is now open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Sundays, through the end of September. Visitors at the museum this past week were from Santa Barbara and Encinitas, CA; Helena, MT; Miami, FL; Akron, PA; Charlottesville, VA; Brookings, OR; Tucson, AZ; Debois and Pawnee City, NE; Lake Worth, FL; Sleepy Hollow, IL; Houston, Dallas, Jacksboro, and Sherman, TX; Verandtue, IA; Columbia, SC; and Salina, KS. Terri Weir, Monique Sawyer-Lang, and Baiba Lennard are hosts at the museum. Stop by for a visit.
When at the museum, be sure to view the doll house exhibit by Anne O’Brien. Five unique doll houses, with furniture; very cute and unique. They will be shipped to Texas at the end of September. You will enjoy this display, as well as the train display, 100 years of local newspapers, Swift family display, and others. Stop by!
Thanks go out to the Blue Mountain Foundation, which has awarded the Lyons Historical Society with a $500 grant for museum operations. It is much appreciated.
GARAGE SALES to benefit the Lyons Redstone Museum are coming in September. Leave your “stuff” (no electronics please) on the patio at 306 Evans. Thank you!
SONNY SMITH invites area youth to his airplane modeling class on Thursdays from 4 to 6 p.m., at the Lyons Community Church, for ages 10 to 15.
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 - The Lyons area will sponsor the 9Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon at the LDS Church on Second Avenue. Mark your calendar.
DONATE TO CHURCH WINDOWS
The Lyons Community Church is accepting donations toward their window restoration project, to replace the stained glass windows on the west of the church, needing $2500. Donate to Box 44, Lyons, 80540
FRIDAY NIGHT LIGHTS went on for the season earlier this week at John “Jet” Johnson Field when Cherokee Trail played Longmont.
LHS CROSS COUNTRY
Coach Mark Roberts begins his 23rd year as Lyons High Cross Country/Track coach. Last year boys won the 2A State Championship and the girls finished third at the 2A state meet. Returning boy state qualifiers are Colton Jonjak-Plahn, Isaac Roberts, and Simon Stone. Returning girl state qualifiers are Alora Cross, Katie Fankhouser, and Kylee Udovich. Other boys to watch are Nick Boggess and Jordan Shackelford. Other girls to watch are Quinn Gregg, Laura Hickey, Hannah Thomas, and Jewel Thomas.
Both teams are hoping to compete for state titles at the end of the season with the Lyons boys facing strong competition from Heritage Christian, and the girls battling Nederland, Paonia, and Peyton.
A big crowd attended the National Night Out last Tuesday evening at Bohn Park, where the Lyons Fire Protection District and County Sheriff’s Department showcased what they offer to help area citizens, such as wildfire mediation and emergency preparedness, with many safety rules and precautions. They also served hot dogs to all. Thanks for a great night out!
Kathleen Spring presented an antique quilt show last Saturday at Rogers Hall. Quilts displayed were from Cheryl Appell, Chrystal DeCoster, Vance French, Mimi Wesson, Marilou Webb, Loretta Milburn, the Lyons Women’s Quilting Club of the Old Stone Church, Priscilla Bashor, and Minni Hutchinson. Featured speaker Jeananne Wright, a national quilt expert, was very informative and interesting. This was a fundraiser for the Lyons Video History project by Kathleen. Next year she hopes to have her Video History Book ready to sell.
The Mead Mavericks golf team includes senior T. J. Sheehee, as a state qualifier. He is the son of Tara and T.J, Sheehee, Sr., and grandson of Tim and Lynda Kelling of Lyons.
Tom and Connie Sherward, Jerry Johnson, and other classmates of Sam Broyles joined the fundraising walk in Boulder last Saturday, raising money to fight Alzheimer’s. Sam is a member of the Lyons class of 1970.
Several Lyons runners participated in the Sunrise Stampede last Saturday morning.
Congratulations to the swine breeding 4-H Grand Champions from Lyons.
Gary and Nell Coffey hosted the annual picnic of the Ghost Town Club of Colorado on Saturday, where the club celebrated its 60th year, of helping to preserve endangered historic sites. The club meets once a month, usually in Denver.
Diana Helburg, Patty Sunfield, Jason Christianson, Wendy Stevelink, Art Karsel, Rebecca Waglarz, Bonnie Richards, Sue Wratton, Paula Vasquez, Lisa Limoge, and Dylan Walters.
Susan Michelle Hiebert and John E. DeMartini, married on June 30th
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to Tom and Annie Stone; Ruth Ann (Wallace) and Doug Mordecki; Angie (Johnson) and John A. Wright (18 years); and Joseph Lekarczyk and Julie Van Domelen (20 years).
WITH MUCH SADNESS
We note that Warren Dawson’s 81st birthday would have been Monday, August 13. He passed away earlier this past summer.
FRED ROBB, Lyons High School class of 1970, is currently in hospice care. Friends are asked to go to GO FUND ME, and donate to help with Fred’s care at the Berthoud Living Center; $20,000 is needed.
We express our sympathy to the family of Violet Louise Rives, who passed away at Life Bridge on July 24. She was the mother of Jim and Bob Rives of Lyons. Private services will be held.