Another week gone by and spring is definitely here. The trees are beautiful in white and red blossoms, the tulips, hyacinth, violets, and jonquils planted by the Garden Club are making Lyons beautiful. They say “April showers (snows) bring May flowers.” Enjoy.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO LIA MALITO 
We wish Lia a happy thirteenth birthday. She turned thirteen Wednesday, April 27.  Lia is such a great helper during the summer History Camp at the museum. We appreciate such wiliness to step up when needed.

THE LYONS AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE  held their April social at the Town Hall Plaza on Tuesday. The social was hosted by the Economic Development Commission.

Arbor Day at Lyons Elementary School will be celebrated this Friday, April 29. Trees will be given to students who wrote essays about trees. All are invited!

THE LYONS LONGEVITY SOCIAL will be  held at the Ax & Oar Restaurant on Wednesday, May 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., with a ten percent discount for seniors. Plan ahead, these socials are scheduled on the second Wednesday of every month from 5 to 7 p.m., starting with Wednesday, May 11. A senior picnic potluck is scheduled on Thursday, June 9, in Sandstone Park (as part of Thursday Night Concert Series in the Sandstone Park from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.). Stay tuned.

THE BOULDER COUNTY BUSINESS HALL OF FAME luncheon was held on Wednesday, April 27, inducting Lyons residents Christine and Steve (dec’d) Ralston of Ralston Bros. Antiques.  Our congratulations!  

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – Meet with SVVSD Superintendent Don Haddad and cohorts from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., with Jackie Kapushion and Joie Synergist from the SVVSD, along with Mayor Connie Sullivan from the Town of Lyons.

THURSDAY, APRIL 28 – Concluding planning meeting on the Eastern Corridor.

SUNDAY, MAY 1, at 2 p.m., at Oskar Blues there will be a Celebration of the Life of Chris Anthony. His brother Robert Anthony is inviting all friends and family of his brother, Chris, to attend a 10th year memorial/celebration of life for Chris. Chris lost his life on the mountain north of Lyons as he was backing his pickup along the ledge of a precarious driveway and veered off it. A tragic story to  end  a young life. Chris was a graduate of Lyons High School, class of 1995. He is survived by brothers, Robert and Joshua, his mother Deb Anthony, grandmother Shirley DeVeny, and many friends. All are invited.

WORDS TO THE WISE
Todd McBroom of Boulder County is warning that the spring run off could cause flooding. You can pick up sandbags to fill at the Boulder County/State work facility at 5210 St. Vrain Road.

GWYNNEE'S NEEDS BAGS OF STYROFOAM PEANUTS
Drop them off at her nursery on Highland Drive. A good way to recycle them!

Lyons Middle/Senior Weekly Update
Thursday, April 28 – Seventh and eighth grade field trip to Denver. Incoming sixth graders orientation from 1:20 to 2:50 p.m., in the Cafetorium and main gym. SVVSD Parent/Community update from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in the library. 

Saturday, April 30 - HS baseball at home vs. Dawson 11 a.m. HS track at Ram Charger Invitational at Jeffco Stadium, bus leaves at 6 a.m. Meet begins at 8 a.m.

Sunday, May 1 - Booster Club Bingo 1 p.m. Team 4 Volunteers work 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Host families needed for up to sixty French and Spanish kids arriving in Colorado this summer. Students will be in Colorado two to five weeks. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in hosting a student, or for more information.  

LINDA HUBBARDS BENEFIT will take place on Saturday, May 7, at 3 p.m., at Planet Bluegrass with a spaghetti dinner and music. Help raise $60,000 for Linda’s house.  If you are unable  to attend  you can donate at the Go Fund Me campaign at http://mk2.gofund.me/rebuild4lindahubba

LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM RECEPTION will be held from 5 to 7 p.m., on Saturday, May 7, to dedicate the special display of the pieces of art and the artists housed in the museum.  Snacks will be available. Stop by.

CASINO NIGHT sponsored by the LES PTO at the Ax & Oar Restaurant beginning at 6 p.m., on Saturday, May 7. This will be a FUNdraiser. Stop by!

LOOKING AHEAD
Sunday, May 8, at 6:30 p.m., it is the LES fifth grade Shakespeare Play, directed by James Hart on the school’s playground. All are invited.

THE COMMUNITY GARAGE SALE will be held Saturday, May 21, from 8 a.m. to noon, and on Sunday, May 22, will be the Town cleanup day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Most types of materials, except hazardous materials can be dropped off, with a cost for electronic waste. Mattresses, tires, scrap metal will be recycled. Lightly used household items will be donated to an area non-profit.  Branches and yard waste are accepted.  Glass, cans, bottles, and paper are to be taken to the recycle bins, as usual.

LYONS RECREATION
RENAISSANCE ADVENTURE KIDS CAMP will host two camps held in Lyons, on August 1 through 5, and August 8 through 12. Each camp will cost $369 and be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Register at www.RenaissanceAdventure.com.

CHALLENGER SOCCER CAMP will be held August 1 through 5, at Bohn Park.  Available for 3 to 16-year olds, featuring the Challenger coaching staff.  To register visit www.townoflyons.com.

ACTIVE ADULT 50+ Computer Skills Class is offered at the Lyons Regional Library on Friday, May 20, June 10, July 29, and August 19, from 1 to 2 p.m. A maximum of five participants for this class so RSVP by calling (303) 823-8250, or email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

ACTIVE ADULT 50+ birthday celebration will be held on the fourth Friday of each month at 1 p.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center with all birthdays and friends invited. Stop by!

Youth Mindfulness Summer Series - $120 for ages 11 to 15, to be held weekly: June 23, June 30, July 7, and July 14 from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Program includes yoga, musical guests and jam sessions, journal writing, reading, ball sports, theatre, painting, hiking, and more!

Teen Yoga for ages 12 to 18 on Tuesdays, June 7, through August 9, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., at the Walt Self Senior Center.

RECREATIONAL ADULT ULTIMATE FRISBEE league starts Thursday, June 9, weekly through July 21, from 7 to 8:15 p.m. The cost is $41 per person, register via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

KIDS SUMMER RUNNING CLUB for first to sixth graders. Held during June and July on Wednesdays and Thursdays. The cost is $35; the instructor is Zach Martinez.

LYONS LEGO FUN for kids four years old and up. Held June 27, and July 11, from 10 to 11:30 a.m., in the Walt Self basement. Register a This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Babysitters’ Boot Camp, for kids ages 11 to 1. Learn child-care, first aid, leadership, and communication skills. July 18 through 21, from noon to 3 p.m., in the Walt Self basement.

LEAF
Wednesdays at the Lyons Community Church with mental health and other consultants, and you can pick up your food from Food Bank from 3 to 5 p.m. To apply for Habitat for Humanity housing, contact (303) 682-2485. LEAF needs the following: canned tomato products, toothpaste, cleaning supplies, toilet paper, and paper towels, and Kleenex.  Bring to the Lyons Community Church on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The 40th annual Lyons Good Old Days celebration will be held in Sandstone Park on Saturday, June 25, with kid games, climbing wall, kayaking tank, and much more. With a history program at the Lyons Redstone Museum, honoring members of Lyons 2016 graduating classes who are of pioneer families, plus a Quasquiecentennial program.

ENJOY AN OPEN HOUSE at the Lyons Redstone Museum on both Saturday, June 25, from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,  and Sunday, from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.

NEW LYONS ELEMENTARY PTO OFFICERS
President - Tanya Daty; Vice Presidents - Holly Beck and Claudia Paterno; Secretaries - Judy Brownsberger and Kristen Bruckner; Volunteer Coordinators - Leissa Pickering and Heather Saunders; Treasurer - Wende Moore; Members at large - Marc Hutt, Corry Pierce, Wendy Miller, and Lynne Johann.

THE HIGH SCHOOL PROM was held last Saturday at the beautiful Lionscrest, with Lyons Junior and Seniors and their guests  enjoying the evening, with dancing, food, and games.

Prom Queen and King were Jessica Boxrud and Mitch Simms. The court was Sierra Tucker, Alessandra Alrizio, Claire Busby and Ashlyn Christiansen, Malcolm Ogilvie, Colten Thorne, Vaughn Nagy, and Cameron Cross.

The theme was "A Night of Mystery."

Special Thanks goes to the vendors:  Lionscrest Manor, Splash Event Décor, Greenpoint Catering, Lookout Photo Booth, and Pure Sounds-DJ, and all the LHS staff who helped.

THE WILDERNESS FAIR  was great, well attended, and very informational as to what is going on in Lyons. Booths were: Peaceful Valley Resort & Conference Center, YMCA of The Rockies - Estes Park Center, CO Native Bird Care & Conservation, Baer Mountain & Urban Forestry, Feet on the Earth Programs, Colorado Mountain Club, Golden Mountain Guides, Battery Boy Electric Vehicles, RMNP Junior Rangers, Small Planet E Bikes, Lyons Bee Keeper, Lyons Volunteers, Lyons Longevity, Lyons Vet Clinic, Lyons Emergency Preparedness, Lyons Sustainable Futures Commission, Art Class by Linda Pecone, face painting, and a popular climbing wall. Thanks to the Lyons Area Chamber of Commerce and the Sustainable Futures Commission for sponsoring this event. Entertainment was provided by: Lyons Regional Library – storytelling; Aaron Stueck - original compositions featuring acoustic and electric guitar; Johanna Winkel - Pop, country, rock music; Ran Off The Rooster - Blue Grass music, Geoffrey Stuart- bag pipe music. Plus thanks to The Wilderness Institute, Inc. Earth Games, Timothy Dobson, Dances of Universal Peace, and Emily Wilson with Gentle Flow Yoga.

THANK YOU TO  OSKAR BLUES who recently hosted a dinner for the LHS boys’ basketball team.

CEMEX celebrated Earth Day last Friday, with a lunch for Town and Corporate members. Ever grateful that they have finally risen from the many flood damages of 2013 that covered their entire facility, washed out a north bridge. They had to come in from the south or walk through the tunnel. Over two feet of water was in the offices and all over the machinery. The electrical had to be replaced. Finally everything is cleaned up. A long concrete wall had to be installed around the facility with special procedures that holds against the weight of water and other things too numerous to mention. Shane Wilson, Plant Manager, related a “trying and expensive time,” but noted “they survived and were back in business before too many days.” Their main officers are now housed on the second floor.

Since 1964, the Martin Marietta/CEMEX Company has been an integral part of Lyons, employing up to seventy mostly local and area residents. They have been a big part in giving donations to the town, the Parks & Recreation Department, the schools,  the Lyons Historical Society’s museum exterior restoration project, the energy savings to the High School, and much more. At one time, clouds of dust covered the area residents, causing great protests, but they now have equipment, which seems to have overcome that, as we hear no complaints. CEMEX is a part of the Boulder County/Town of Lyons IGA, where, when mined out, will allow seventeen homes to be built, and the remaining acreage to become Boulder County Open Space, and be used for county programs. Our thanks to CEMEX and staff.

ANNIVERSARY
Sunday, April 23, was my and Mr. LaVerne’s sixty-sixth wedding anniversary. Wow that sounds old! We were married in the Lyons Methodist Church by Reverend Albert Wagner. The reception was in the annex, as the basement was being  built at that time. That is a lot of years back, but luckily I am still here to reminisce. Mr. LaVerne was born and raised on a farm in Niwot. He worked with Ruth Mary Brodie’s husband in the masonry business. I worked for O. J. Ramey Insurance and Real Estate. We had to hide out for a week due to chevaliers. We first lived in a house in the High Street alley, which belonged to Marilyn Vaughn and her first husband. Then we moved to the house where Sharon Kelling lives. Next to the “chicken” houses, and finally we the bought 306 Evans house in 1954. It has been a good life in Lyons, Colorado.

WITH SYMPATHY
Several folks from Lyons paid respects to Jean Pendleton of Longmont, who died at age 90. She and husband, Bill, brought “Meals on Wheels” to the Golden Gang when the group was meeting at the firehouse some twenty years ago.

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