Another week gone by. Now it's almost winter. B-r-r-r. These old bones hold a chill!
Did you vote? It is our civic duty for all those over age 18 to vote. The election has been a trying thing to listen to, smears, etc., but it's nothing new. We will be relieved now for two years, and then. . . the worst is yet to come!
DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME
Our good friend Geneva Thomas wrote her annual letters reminding us to turn back our clocks for daylight savings time. Whoo, now it is dark an hour earlier. Thanks Geneva.
Now that the affordable housing project near the high school is pending, the Town Board needs to say a stern “NO” to allowing Boulder County's shooting range just over the hill. Delaying a position is just adding to the dread of having it so close to Lyons. What do county planners care about Lyons? The county has thousands of
FOOD & FUNDS are needed for the annual Thanksgiving baskets. Stop by The Stone Cup, or send a check to: Box 1974, Lyons, CO 80540.
Well, Halloween has come and gone; a wonderful weekend starting with “Rave to the Grave” with Arthur Lee Land and GoGo Lab; a fundraiser for LEAF. On Saturday the Garden Club's Chili Cookoff sold out. The Spook-tacular with games for the kids well attended. The parade, the biggest ever was great! Trick or treating at the businesses, with pillowcases full, is always a hit. There were also a lot of trick or treaters out on Halloween night, a larger amount than usual. Now is the time to give that excess candy to Food Bank. Thanks to Kaheli Sue that helped spice up the costumes. Linda Wickman’s two sisters came afar to be in the parade. What a wonderful event! Thanks everyone.
LYONS SCHOOL NEWS
CONGRATULATIONS to our Lyons volleyball players who go to state again! They play this Thursday at 12:30 p.m., then Friday and Saturday if they keep winning! Go Lyons! After the five hour round trip to Hoehne for the district playoffs, the girls beat Platte Valley and Hoehne. Go team! We are proud of you!
UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS -November 8, an open house for families to learn about Lyons M/Sr High School; Saturday, November 10, the LHS band marches in the Veteran’s Day Parade in Longmont at 11:11 a.m.
WINTER SPORTS - Middle School Basketball games are going on now. Wrestling and basketball practice begin this week. Good luck teams.
CONGRATULATIONS to Chris Wynja who placed 11th in the USATF Jr. Olympics X-C Championship last Saturday.
The LES kindergarten class visited the museum this week on Late Start Day, getting knowledge of the town’s history. Thanks Baiba Lennard, the LES librarian and her helpers.
LYONS SENIOR NEWS
The Boulder County Area Agency on Aging's main phone number is (303) 441-3570.
Senior meals at the Lyons Bistro (the Walt Self Senior Center) are served on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon, at a cost of $3. Reserve the day before by calling (303) 441-1415. The Senior birthday celebrations have been changed to the last Wednesday of the month. The next one is on November 28.
Thanks to the River Church for the lasagna and fruit cup meal Monday evening, and to Oskar Blues for the lunch on Wednesday. There will not be a meal on Monday, November 12, but the Community Church will serve on Monday, November, 19, at 5:30 p.m., at the Walt Self. All seniors are invited to attend.
SATURDAY, NOV. 10 - Youth Mental Health at Town Hall, from 8:30 to 5 p.m. All are invited.
FRIDAY, NOV. 16 - LCF “Groovy Gala” fundraiser at Lionscrest. Get your tickets now; only 200 seats available. This year will be a 60s theme and will feature a social interactive cocktail-vibe combined with food, music, and entertainment. A special performance by Mayama Movement Studio students, plus a silent and live auction, and food by Spice of Life Catering. Go to: www.LyonsCF.org for tickets. Thanks to the LCF who has announced the 2019 grants to area non-profits for their many functions. The LCF is the best; it allows us to get various projects done for Lyons history. Send your donations to Box 546, Lyons, CO 80540.
LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM, a recipient of an LCF grant will celebrate 2019, the 40th year of saving the 1881 schoolhouse now the Lyons Redstone Museum. Lots of celebration activities are being planned. Stay tuned.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 – Western Stars Gallery open house from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wine & music startsat 2 p.m. (2 to 4:30 p.m., music by Kim Crecelius, and by Amy Francis from 4:30 to 7 p.m. For more information call (303) 747-3818. All are invited.
SATURDAY, NOV. 17 – High Street Concert with Ian Brighton and Katie Little and guests at 8 p.m., at Rogers Hall. Get your tickets now: www.highstreetconcerts
The St. Vrain Pharmacy is closing and selling everything half price this week. Thank you Mary and family for operating the pharmacy for so many years. We will miss you.
REDUCED RATES at Andrea Montoya’s therapy business now in her seventh year in the Little Yellow House on Second Avenue. Thanks Andrea.
THE DAIRY BAR will start opening at 5:30 a.m., for that early morning hot coffee and donuts. Stop by!
TOWN ART SHOW is on display during the regular business hours in the Council Chambers. Stop by.
THURSDAYS – Model building from 6 to 8 p.m., at Lyons Community Church Basement with Sonny Smith, for ages 6 to 10. The next one will be the last week of November. Thanks Sonny.
LYONS PARKS & RECREATION PROGRAMS
Call (303) 823-8250 to register.
SAND VOLLEYBALL is accepting players. Contact Matthew Vallairn through the Parks & Recreation Department at Town Hall. (303) 823-8250.
TUESDAY FITNESS CLASS at the Walt Self from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Go in the south door; free to all with zip 80540
THURSDAYS – Kids Sew Fun with Claire, 3:30 to 5 p.m., at the Walt Self upstairs; instructor is Claire DeVitto. Register at: www.townoflyons.com/registration;
FALL ART CLASSES for 50+ on Wednesday, November 14, from 9:15 to 11:15 a.m. Free at the Walt Self building downstairs. Register at www.townoflyons.com/recreation
We noticed a “FOR SALE” sign on Clark’s Hardware. WOW! Lon has been there seven days a week, since he was a kid, first working for Ted Gullikson, then owning it all these years (1970 to 2018), and I will agree we should let him retire and “smell the roses.” Lonny you have been a faithful business, one we can depend on. Thanks for all the years given to our area!
Thanks to Lori and Chris LeGault for hosting their second annual Barn Party on the Red Gulch Road out on the Old South St. Vrain. Lots of kids enjoyed the dirt bike course, and good food, land ots of folks greeted the winter. Our thanks to all, and for celebrating Lori’s birthday.
BONITA IS BACK - After five years, Bonita Yoder is still trying to find some affordable option to repair her flooded home at Second and Park in order to make it livable and affordable. She is trying to do it mostly herself, but has to stay “up to code” with the Town. Good luck Bonita.
WATCH OUT for deer and elk on Highway 66/36 east of Lyons, and on Foothills Highway. Over 100 elk cross back to the hills early mornings, and they are out along the highway late at night.
A REMINDER – It's always a good time to get that shingles shot. Do not waste time as all adults can get this awful painful disease.
THE MANNA Cafe serves breakfast each Saturday from 8 a.m. to noon at The River Church. All are welcome.
GET YOUR ECOPASS!
If you live in the Lyons Planning Area (80540) visit the website bellow to purchase your 2019 bus pass for only $40. It's valid on all RTD busses and trains (e.g. airport/Eldora/Denver, etc.). The EcoPass has a value of $2,000! Buy yours now, and use the bus for the rest of 2018 for free! Go to: http://www.townoflyons.com/415/EcoPass
The first Old Time Dance was held at Oskar’s with Ellen Rosenburg in charge. It was a blast, with a big group learning how to “Do-Si-Do.” The next dances will be held February 2, March 2, and April 6, from 7 to 10 p.m. All ages and skill levels are invited and welcome.
Jenny York (80), Carter Gregg (10) son of June, Halley Karsal, David Leiding, Mary Jo Rose Milacek, Jesse Fisher, Anna Little, Diane Divine Rigen, and Lori LeGault
Cindy and Pete Moffitt and daughters Amy and Lisa have returned from Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Such great fun!
ENGAGEMENT - Rachel Bashor and Chas Conn, our congratulations!
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY Ron & Connie Gereaux (41 years); Debbie & Jerry Tabor (around 40).
CONGRATULATIONS to Crystal & David DeCoster who have returned from Seattle after greeting a new grand baby.
Maddie Wicks finally received a kidney transplant last Thursday morning, after a long a wait of five years and two days. So glad, Maddie, and get well wishes. Maddie retired last year as one of the Lyons Elementary School secretaries, where she served for many years. She now has a new lease on life! She is at the University of Colorado Anshultz Medical Campus.
Don Gleesing is recovering from pneumonia. Get well soon Don. He now lives in Longmont.
Alexander Mills, a graduate of the Lyons High School, class of 2011, and son of Mary and Mark Mills, (the former LHS Principal) has graduated from boot camp in the U. S. Army. Mark Brodine of the U. S Marine Corps, our congratulations to both these fine young men.
A year has gone by since Kathleen Spring’s daughter, Anya, passed away suddenly. We extend our deepest sympathy to Kathleen.
Family, friends, and neighbors all are missing Wilma and Melvin Fries, who have both passed away. They are the parents of Linda and Avis. The Fries family was flooded out of their home and land on the east end of the Confluence Neighborhood. Their home was a buyout property, which now belongs to the Town.