Yes, another week gone by, and this week there is a lot of excitement for all. Halloween parties in the Lyons schools on Friday, and a Zombie Haunted House Tour; get your tickets at Ralph’s Farm Stand.

FRIDAY, OCT. 26 – “Rave to the Grave” costume party/LEAF fundraiser at Planet Bluegrass from 7 to 11 p.m. Arthur Lee Land and GoGo Lab provide the music. Wear costumes, all 21+ are invited. See you there. Donations accepted at the door. 

SATURDAY, OCT. 27 –  The Lyons Garden Club Chili Cook-off at The Stone Cup beginning at 4 p.m. This is a benefit for the Garden Club. 

SATURDAY, OCT. 17 – The Town of Lyons “Spook-tacular” with kids' games from 4 to 5:30 p.m., at the Lyons Elementary School playground. At 6 p.m., line up on High Street for the Halloween Parade through town followed by trick or treating around town at local businesses. See you there too!

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 31 –Traditional Halloween trick or treating around town. Get your candy ready; the kids come in droves and with pillow cases to fill. Leave the porch light on. Happy Halloween kids!

A busload of seniors enjoyed the Wildlife Animal Sanctuary on Wednesday, where we walked on the overpass to be able to see the animals up close. Lunch was available. It was a great time. Thanks Lori LeGault of the Towns Parks & Recreation.
Boulder County Area Agency on Aging's phone number is (303) 441-3570.  
October events
for seniors
Friday,  October 26- free shoulder massage with Tarn Pinson of OM Bodyworks.
Wednesday, October 31 - Halloween fun/birthday celebration.

Thanks to the LDS Church who served a great senior meal on Tuesday, October 23. A free meal by a good anonymous cook will be offered on Monday, October 29, at the Walt Self at 5:30 p.m. Our thanks!

Lyons Bistros senior meals are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at the Walt Self Senior Center at noon, at a cost of  $3. Reserve the day before by calling (303) 441-1415. The monthly senior birthday celebration has been changed to the last Wednesday of the month.

SCHOOL NEWS - A busy week with District Choir Festival, cross country regionals, a jazz band concert, home volleyball and football games versus Highland, and open house in three weeks. The State cross country meet is this weekend in Colorado Springs, and league play in volleyball begins this week: Thursday, October 25, at 4 p.m., home: Lyons vs. Highland; 5:30 p.m., Highland vs. Dawson; 7 p.m., Lyons vs. Dawson; Saturday October 27, at 11 a.m. Lyons at Denver Christian. Go Lions!

A new series from the Lyons Leadership Team will bring a blog to the community of what the school is doing from the “Heart of the Lion.”
Students can take up to fourteen college courses from CSU online. An open house at LHS for middle and senior high school students who are thinking about coming to Lyons next school year. At 6 p.m. on November 6.

A year ago Baiba Lennard won a state history award featuring Lyons school grade books from 1920s to 1960s, which are now displayed at the museum.

MANA BREAKFAST each Saturday at The River Church from 8 a.m. to noon. All are invited.

ECO-PASS - If you live in the Lyons Planning Area visit the link bellow to purchase your 2019 RTD bus pass for only $40. It is good on all RTD busses and trains (e.g. airport/Eldora/Denver, etc.), it has a value of $2,000! Buy yours now, and use the bus for the rest of 2018 at no extra charge. Go to:

Call (303) 823-8250 to register.

TUESDAYS – Free fitness class from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self (go in south door) Free to all with zip 80540

THURSDAYS Sewing Fun For Kids with Claire from 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Walt Self upstairs, Instructor Claire DeVitto. Minimum of three; Maximum of eight. Register at:;
Fall art classes for those 50+; free, Wednesday, November 14, 9:15 to 11:15 a.m., at the Walt Self building downstairs. Register at

Saturday, Nov. 3, from 7 to 10 p.m., in the event room at Oskar Blues it's the Lyons Old-Time Square Dance: old-time reels, mixers, squares, waltzes and flat-footing to live fiddle/banjo music! All dances are taught and are beginner/family-friendly. Dances are easiest earlier in the evening and become more complex as the evening progresses. Come alone, bring family/friends/kids and join our mix of beginner and welcoming seasoned dancers. No experience, partner, or special shoes required. Bob Zuellig calls with Run Down Boot providing the music. The cost is $10/adult, $5 child, $25/family. Additional information at:, or call (303)827-6322. Future dances: February 2, March 2, and April 6.

FRIDAY, NOV. 16 – The Lyons Community Foundation Gala at Lionscrest. Get your tickets now; only 200 seats available. It will be a 60s theme and will feature a social interactive cocktail-vibe combined with food, music, and entertainment. Special performance by the Mayama Movement Studio students, plus a silent and live auction, and food by Spice of Life Catering. Go to: for tickets. 

SATURDAY, NOV. 17, 11 a.m to 7 p.m., at the Western Stars Gallery: Wine & Music starts at 2 p.m.; 2 to 4:30 p.m., Kim Crecelius; with Amy Francis from 4:30 to 7 p.m. For more information call (303) 747-3818. All are invited.

CHRISTMAS BAZAAR will be held on Saturday and Sunday, December 1 & 2 at the Lyons Elementary School gym. The Lyons Historical Society is soliciting Christmas craft items and baked goods to sell. Call (303) 823-5925. 

THE CHRISTMAS PARADE is scheduled for 6:30 p.m., on Saturday December 1. This year's theme is Rocky Mountain Christmas. Get your floats ready. Registrations are being taken at (303) 823-8250.

LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE met on Thursday, October 18th, at The Stone Cup with a report on “Love Lyons” tourism publicity. They have made videos of the town, history, events with their $100,000 tourism grant and are seeking funds from other grants and the Town’s budget to incorporate the “Love Lyons” theme.

THANKS TO THE WEED POSSEE who have retired until spring; working 250 hours in 24 sessions, with lunch provided by the Lyons Community Foundation. Thanks to all.

LYONS REGIONAL LIBRARY'S ground breaking ceremony was well attended and wonderful to finally have it happening. Stay tuned. You will see great progress in the coming months, with the goal of being in by July 1, 2019. Cassi Rosekranz, now of Evergreen, writes on Facebook that she is thrilled to hear of the progress as she was on the first committee where we met in the co-housing meeting room.

Maria Vasquez, Bob Laws (LHS alum), Teresa Brighton, Jessica Boxrud, Todd Jacobson, Rebekah Hayden, Jay Stott, Tamara, Haddad, Dobbs Berringer, Roxanne Martindale Smith, Joel Plimmer, Rebekah Barnes, Jane McRae, Don Lutter, Tammy Richards, and Jesus & Audra Vasquez. 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Ken & Diane Forsberg (33 years); Pablo & Juanita Vasquez (59 years) Wayne & Debbie Anderson (10 years); Courtney and her hubby (13 years); Jodie & Paul Bashor (18 years).

MARRIAGE - Erica Athans Schmidt in California; the daughter of Gwen Owens; Christian Alfred Nunees & Victoria Hancock of Lyons on September 15; Howard Kruger & Issae Delores Rodriquez on September 11; and Holly Sperling Shaw & Stephen P. Taylor on September 16.

WITH SYMPATHY – Remembering the birthday of Clarence Fjeld by his family and friends.

Barbara Brigitte Lange died peacefully surrounded by family and friends in her home on Monday September 17. She was born in Karlsbad, Czechoslovakia in April 1944 to George and Franziska Stein.

Ethnically German, she was expelled from her homeland along with her mother in October 1945 under the Benes Decrees, an inhumane series of laws that killed millions of German civilians following WWII. They reunited with her father in Berlin, Germany, when he returned from a Soviet POW camp in Russia. She lived through the Soviet blockade of Berlin in 1948. The supplies brought in by the Allies in the Berlin Airlift included sweets dropped from the sky by the Candy Bomber (USAF Col. Gail Halvorson) and were much anticipated by little Barbara. Just four years old, she and her best friend, an American girl, pilfered coal from the American family's cellar to give to the Stein family so they would not be so cold during the long winter.

In 1956, at the age of 12, Barbara left Berlin with her family to start a new life in Colombia, South America. In 1962 she won a beauty competition at the Cali Tennis Club and graduated from Colegio Aleman, a German Catholic high school in Cali. In 1963 she graduated from Centro Colombo Americano (American Business Academy). Barbara's parents owned a pension hotel, Residencia Stein, in Cali. One of the hotel guests was the director of the business school she attended, William G. Crews, from Denver, CO, whom she married in 1963 after obtaining her immigration visa. She attended the Colorado Institute of Art and was a skilled artisan in Norwegian Rosemaling and needlepoint.

Just prior to the birth of her daughter in 1967, Barbara's parents immigrated to Lyons, and opened the Black Bear Inn. Barbara worked there as a waitress and manager from 1972 until the restaurant was sold in 1978. In 1980 she opened Café Vienna on Terry Street in Longmont and sold the restaurant in 1984 when she married Richard E. Lange. She then worked as an Avon representative, earning President's Club sales awards 28 years in a row.

Barbara will be remembered for her beautiful smile and good nature. She could easily have been mistaken for the actress Isabella Rossellini when she was a younger woman. Her sassy sense of humor endeared her to friends. She was a lifelong animal lover, cats in particular. Since February 2017, she was a resident at the Longmont Regent, a place that she loved greatly. She enjoyed playing Bingo and organizing lunch outings with her friends there.

She is survived by her mother, Franziska Stein, her daughter, Dr. Amy Crews Cutts, her son in law, James A. Cutts, and grandson, Andrew W. Cutts, all of Reston, VA. She developed deep friendships with her first husband's second family and considered them her family as well. They are Dorothy Crews of Greeley, Dr. Karen (Crews) Gregg of Lyons, and Brenda (Crews) Martinez of Highlands Ranch, as well as their children, Quinlyn M. Gregg, Carter W. Gregg, Riley Martinez and Owen Martinez. Barbara was predeceased by her father George Stein and husband Richard Lange.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Longmont Ending Domestic Violence Initiative (LEVI), at 225 Kimbark, Longmont, CO 80501, or the Longmont Humane Society, 9595 Nelson Road, Longmont, CO 80501. A celebration of life will take place in late October. To share condolences, visit

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