Another week gone by. Many memories of the September 2013 flood five long years ago. Thanks to the Town for having the wonderful remembrance event on Monday; a good crowd, lovely weather, and great speakers.
We were highly honored to have Senator Bennet, LHS student Hailey Odell read her poem “What if?,” Mayor Connie Sullivan, Lee dePalo from FEMA, Director Mike Willis of DHSEM, Governor Hickenlooper, all speak. Also, Mindy Tallent spoke about the small business perspective on resilience, and there was a tree planting and dedication with
Governor Hickenlooper and members of Gerald Boland's family. Very touching. Yes, Lyons truly has “GRIT.” We have hung in there and have made a lot of recovery progress.
More to come, but we are on the downhill side, Thanks to the Town Boards, Mayors Connie Sullivan, John O'Brien, and Julie Van Domelen, and Town Administrator Victoria to lead the way, as well as the various funding agencies and more. We do indeed thank you all.
TOWN SALES TAX - Sales tax collections in Lyons for the first six months of 2018 was$633,907.00, up 8% for the same six month period of 2017! Our thanks for shopping in Lyons. The Town needs residents on the Economic Development, Historic, Human Services, and Aging Boards. Apply at Town Hall.
WELCOME to Bella la Crema, the new butter store/bakery, which opened earlier this month with lots of good snacks to eat. Stop by!
SAD NEWS - The Snack Soda Fountain on Main will close on September 30. We will miss them.
THURS., SEPT. 13 – A community flood anniversary picnic in Bohn Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., marking the five-year anniversary. Folks are encouraged to play a tune, sing, read a poem, or share their flood story. There will be hot dogs and hamburgers provided and grilling. To reflect on the survivorship and unity of Lyons! We look forward to celebrating the grit and strength of this amazing community
FRI., SEPT. 14 – LHS Homecoming at the football game versus Wiggins at 7 p.m. The crowning of King and Queen at halftime. The following night, Saturday, September 15, it is the homecoming dance from 8 to 11 p.m., for HS students.
Congratulations to the Lyons cross country teams; the girls came first, and the boys came in second at the St. Vrain Invitational 5K.
SAT., SEPT. 15 is Todd & Becky Jacobson’s “Crapfest” and Art Show at the upper end of Apple Valley Road (near the span bridge). Lots of “stuff!” Stop by.
MON., SEPT. 17 - The Association of Northern Front Range Museums will hold a training workshop at their agriculture meeting and workshop at the Heritage Center, 834 Ute Highway 66, Longmont, starting at 9:30 to 10 a.m., for registration; training workshop on surveys and visitor evaluation. Lunch, and tour of the McIntosh barn and farmhouse. $10 for lunch, call (303) 776 8848 to reserve.
BEGINNING SQUARE DANCE CLASSES will be held at the Longmont Senior Center on Wednesdays, starting at 6 p.m., on Wednesday, September 19, with a Chili Supper before hand. Or on Thursdays, at Glenn’s Den, 10178 Empire Road, in Louisville. The classes will be held each Wednesday or Thursday through April. All are invited to learn to square dance for fun, fitness, and fellowship! Call (303) 678-7711, (303) 823-5925, or (303) 666-8389 for information.
LYONS SENIORS – The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging's main phone number is (303) 441-3570. The Lyons Community Church will sponsor on Monday, September 17. A potluck was held this past Monday with seniors present. Thanks to Oskar Blues for the First Wednesday of the Month Lunch. Senior meals are served at the Walt Self Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. The cost is $3. Reserve the day before by calling (303) 441-1415. Please note the change of meals to noon. The celebration of senior birthdays has also been changed to the last Wednesday of the month after lunch. The September birthday party will be held on Wednesday, September 26. Everyone with a September birthday, and their friends are invited.
The St. Vrain Valley Pioneer Association will hold their 114th annual meeting on Sunday, September 30, at the Hygiene United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, in Hygiene. Registration begins at 12:45 p.m., with a potluck at 1:15 p.m. The meeting and program by
Doris and Inez Sawday on the history of Longmont to follow. All pioneers (families who came to the St. Vrain Valley before 1880 are urged to attend.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION Fall brochure
Visit www.townoflyons.com/157/Parks-Recreation to view new programs and register.
New classes inclued:
• Sew Fun with Claire, Thursday, Sept. 18, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Walt Self with instructor Claire DeVitto. Minimum of three kids needed, maximum of eight.
• Boulder Junior Cycling –Mountain biking seminar; must have certified helmet. For ages 8 to 14. September 17& 24, and October 1, 8, & 15, from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Bohn Bike Park. Instructor Lester Pardoe and BJC Staff. The fee is $160, minimum of five riders.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is still open daily 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday to Saturday, and 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., on Sundays through September 30. Visitors at the museum this past week were: Katie Felt (member of the Austin family) Dave Smith and Katie Gallagher (square dance cuer from Westminster). Out-of-staters were from Cary, NC; San Jose, CA; Boca Raton, FL; Manchester, TN; San Francisco, CA; and Houston, TX, and several Colorado towns. Stop to view the doll houses by Anne O’Brien, local art work, the train display, the 100 years of Lyons newspapers, the flood display, and more. A good history lesson for all.
The airplane modeling class on Thursdays at the Lyons Methodist Church has been postponed while Sonny Smith is rehabbing his knee after surgery.
THE LYONS AREA CHAMBER SOCIAL will be held on Thursday, September 20, at Stillwater Healing Arts on High Street, at 5:30 p.m. All businesses are invited to pay their dues and attend.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 - The Lyons area will sponsor their 9Health Fair from 8 a.m. to noon, at the Latter Day Saints Church on Second Avenue. Mark your calendar.
SATURDAY, SEPT. 29 – Senior Law Day is scheduled at the Jewish Community Center (600 Oreg Avenue) in Boulder. Registration is required (303) 441-1170.
The Lyons Community Church is accepting donations for their Children’s Window (the three-pane stained glass window on the west side of the building). $8500 is needed to make repairs. Send a donation to fund a section, with names of donors. Send funds to Box 44, Lyons, CO 80540
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY'S garage sales will start on Friday, September 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 306 Evans Street. You can drop your “stuff” on the patio at anytime (no electronics), and thank you. Drop by and buy some “stuff” too!
THE COMP PLAN - Someone mentioned that it should be time for an updated Comprehensive Plan, which must happen by 2020. Stay tuned, and be ready to participate.
THE LES JOG-A-THON – Friday, September 21. Happy fundraising kids! For online donations, please visit: http://mkt.com/lyons-elementary-pto/jogathon.
Thanks to Smokin’ Dave’s who provide the First Responders a free pork BBQ sandwich at their five locations.
GET WELL Sonny Smith, who is rehabbing in Boulder for an infection in his knee. Get well soon.
THE ECOLOGY BOARD’S movie on farming was well attended and enjoyed last Friday evening at Stonebridge Farm. Steve Simms is the Chairman of the Ecology Board.
Theresa (Richmond) & Richard Hesselius on their 35th; to Pete & Cindy Moffitt on their 38th; Cindy & Jeff Feavel on their 36th; and Dave & Linda Daniels on their 40th!
Kathy, Rick Gomer, Hannah Zelzal, Pam Bouricious, Delores Jean LaFollette, Victoria Simonsen, Wanda Janik, Pete Moffitt, Kristine Bruckner, Coco Gordon, Amanda, Amy Brown, Zack Hoh, Carrie Sims, Kyle Morton, Jason French, Tanya Reta, Cindy LaFollette Johnson, Maureen Glidewell, Trinity Loukonen, Heather Chris Teamer, Tanya Data, Parker Davis, Monte Pickering, Hadassah Schmitt, Shali Herman, Carolyn Cinnamon, Julie Van Domelen, Shawn Atkins, and Penny Bashor.
We hear of the death of BILL PLATZ, a former resident of Lyons, and of Canon City, Colorado. The father of Cindy, Pam, and Jack Platz. We express our deepest sympathy at your loss.
We are very saddened to learn that TERESA RIBBLE, our good friend and member of the LHS class of 1977, died after a motorcycle accident near Carter Lake on Labor Day. Teresa, 59 years of age, and was the daughter of Bob and Priscilla Ribble. She is survived by her parents and brothers Robert and Rusty, her husband William Kelly, and many relatives and friends. She went to Lyons Schools all her life, and graduated in 1977, with classmates: Michael Arellano, James Berger, Sandra Burke, Jacqueline Burkholder, Herbert Carter, Brent Curtice, Steven Cushman, Kenneth Dahlke, Laurie Dick, Curtis Dirkes, George Finnell, Paul Fjeld, Eric Forsberg, Cynthia French, Kim Gorman, Tony Hammans, Jennifer Hickman, Larry Hirschfeld, Sandra James, Bobby Johnson, William Kiessling, Robert Lindly, Tim McCreery, Charles McGuire, Charlene McGuire, Dan Mcllvaney, Daniel Miller, Ronald Norman, Gregory Payne, Pamela Platz, Thomas Servold, Kevin Stang, Michele Stiger, Robert Tooley, Janette Torgerson, Steven Wardal, Melissa Wicker, Lori Williams, and Vickie Wilson.
Teresa was in charge of the FaceBook page LYONS LIONS and was a friend to all. She will be sadly missed by all