A LOVELY SPRING DAY! The trees are in full bloom, so many pretty ones with, white, pink, and red blossoms. However, those crab apple trees (red blossoms) are often messy in the fall, when the little apples start
dropping. You can’t have everything. The daffodils in the town planters are beautiful. Thanks to the Lyons Garden Club. The Main Street landscaping has been held up due to stormy weather, but they will be putting plants and flowers in soon. We will have a beautiful Main Street.
MOTHER’S DAY is this Sunday. We either remember our Moms or are a Mom or maybe will be one someday. A day to take her to church, take her out for dinner, give her a corsage, and, of course, lots of hugs, or send her a bouquet and card. We are what she tried to make us. God Bless all Moms! Are mothers as strict now as they used to be? In my home, there was no messing around; we had our chores: milking cows, pitching hay, working in the garden, and most important, getting our homework done. Things were not as easy as nowadays; no electricity until REA came in 1940, no bathrooms (we had a path outside), no automatic cars (we had a truck and us kids rode on the back). However, we did take part in school activities and all six of us graduated from high school (my brother Herb by night classes). How things have changed! I would take these modern times over those “old days”.
LYONS VISITORS’ CENTER NEEDS HELP AND FUNDS
It is important to keep the Lyons Visitors’ Center open this summer. Volunteers are needed to man the center. If you can’t volunteer, send a donation to: Lyons Visitors’ Center, Box 49, Lyons, Co. The center has thousands visitors a year, and having it open will surely help the town’s economy!
RENAISSANCE DAY on Saturday, May 15, is sponsored by the Lyons Chamber of Commerce. The Outdoor Market will open for the summer, various new and old stores will be open, and Lyons will have a Revival of “Good Things To Come.” Plan to visit Main Street that day and every day.
Ellen Hine of Re-Runs is the person in charge of the Main Street event. We will have a good summer!!
FREE ADULT CLASSES are being offered by Myama Movement Studio, visit www.mayamastudio.com.
The Lyons Golden Gang is hosting their monthly breakfast this Saturday, May 7, from 8:30-11:30 a.m. at the Walt Self Senior Center. A good meal – pancakes, eggs, sausage, juice, coffee…all for $5, kids $3. This is a fundraiser to keep the Golden Gang going. Plan to attend.
CLEAN UP DAY IS SATURDAY, MAY 8, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Haul your “stuff” to the Public Works yard. An opportunity to clean up.
The cost is $10 per car, $15 per pickup, $20 for a trailer, appliances without CFS’s $20, appliances with CFS’s $50, mattresses/box springs $10 each. Payment in cash or check only. Take a utility bill to verify your residency. No hazardous waste or e-waste. Members of the Town Board will assist you, each has signed up for a delegated time. A great day of clean-up!
MAY IS HISTORY MONTH
The Boulder County Heritage Roundtable will sponsor their annual history awards night this Monday, May 10, at 6 p.m., at the Community Center at Chautauqua in Boulder.
Authors from Boulder County, who have written books this past year, including Denise Berg and Frank Weaver (deceased), for the book “Double Gateway to the Rockies-Lyons, Colorado”, will be honored.
The Lyons Redstone Museum Rehabilitation Project will be also honored, including: LaVern Johnson, Project Supervison; The State Historical Fund; The Town of Lyons; St. Vrain School District; as well as The Lyons Community Foundation and the Hal Hall Family, who each donated $1000, and all other donors who contributed matching funds toward the project’s completion.
The grant was granted in 2005, but disruptions and retirements held up the job until time almost ran out. The low bidder, Milo Construction Co., started the project just a year ago, on May 1, and completed it before the June 30 deadline.
Our thanks to all who helped us accomplish this rehabilitation, and especially Mayor Julie, who met with the school district for their funds, as the staff was all new and knew nothing about the restoration project on their building (the 1881 schoolhouse, now the Lyons Redstone Museum). A grant to finish the job for pointing the sandstone and painting the upper-story panels will soon be applied for, with more matching funds to be needed.
BERTHOUD HISTORY PROGRAM
Mark French, President of the Berthoud Historical Society and former Lyons High English teacher, sends an invitation to folks in Lyons to attend their program on Wednesday, May 12, at 7 p.m., by Pat “Deacon” Massengil of the Colorado Vintage Baseball Association at the Berthoud Area Community Center, 1218 Welch Avenue, Berthoud. The presentation “Striker to the Line” is an interpretation of early baseball, describing its evolution from mid-19th century to modern baseball, including the re-organization of the Berthoud Blues baseball team.
“TOY SHOPPE” DANCE RECITAL
On May 15, “Toy Shoppe” Dance Recital will be held at 6:30 p.m., on Saturday, May 15, at Lyons Midddle/Senior High. Adults $8, children $4, under 2 years old, free. Tickets can be purchased at the night of the performance. All invited.
It is exciting when one of our own is running for a County office. Good Luck to Emma Hall as she announced her candidacy for Boulder County Coroner. She hosted an Open House on Tuesday, and will be campaigning for the office-election in November.
Sign up now for the Lyons Community Foundation’s second annual golf tournament to be held on Wednesday, May 19, starting at 8 a.m. at the Ute Creek Golf Course in Longmont.
Put together a foursome or sign up individually for a four-person scramble. The tournament is open to everyone and the “scramble” format of play, which will reduce any performance anxiety.
Breakfast burritos are being provided by City Chicks Food & Flicks and bottled water is from Steamboat Mountain Natural Foods.
Local businesses are signing up for hole sponsorships and we currently have commitments from Al’s Front Range Diesel, Bank of the West, Cemex, Dan Siddall Realty, England Surveying, Lyons Dental, Peter Baumgartner, Steamboat Mountain Natural Foods, and Wildlife Specialties LLC.
LYONS HISTORY PROGRAM will be held on Sunday, May 23, at the Lyons Town Hall, from 2 to 4 p.m., to celebrate May as History Month. Mark your Calendar.
Sunday, May 23 – Wedding Show and Open House at Stone Mtn. Lodge, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Phone 720-290-7326 to make reservations.
THE LYONS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE will hold their next social at the new location of The Barking Dog, 437 Main Street, on Wednesday, May 26, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. Plan to attend. Co-sponsors are: Barking Dog Cafe, Lyons Reruns, Buttercream Bakery, and Balcony Office Suites (above Barking Dog), call 303-823.5215, or email:
MARK YOUR CALENDAR
The Sounds of Lyons, the Lyons Garden/Studio Tour, and the opening of the Lyons Redstone Museum on Saturday and Sunday, June 5 and 6, will bring a cultural weekend to Lyons, by famous Mintze Wu, Priscilla Cohan and numerous Lyons’ artists, and the Lyons Museum. Sound of Lyons Concerts will be held at 8 p.m. on Saturday, at Rogers Hall, at 2 p.m. on Sunday, at the Lyons Community Church, and at 8 p.m., at the Wildflower Pavilion. Tickets are $15 for a single event and $35 for all three concerts. Plan to attend this wonderful event.
LYONS M/SR HIGH MAY SCHEDULE
Friday, May 7 – 7 p.m. – Middle School Program “Charlotte’s Web” in cafetorium
Saturday, May 8 - 2 p.m. – matinee of “Charlotte’s Web”
Monday, May 10 – Lyons U.S. military alumni photos are being solicited by Dr. Gregg and Officer Brett Fell. Alumni will be honored at the band concert on May 17
Tuesday, May 11 - 7 p.m. - High School Jazz Band at Oskar Blues
Wednesday, May 12 -5 p.m. – Booster Club Meeting, 5 - 9 p.m. – Band Recording Session and Banquet
Thursday, May 14 – 7 p.m. – National Honor Society induction, yearbook distribution, yearbook cost - $55
Sunday, May 16 – 1 p.m. – GAP-end of year party at Meadow Park
Monday, May 17 – 7 p.m. Middle School Fine Arts Show
Tuesday, May 18 – 7 p.m. High School Fine Arts Show
Wednesday, May 19 – 7 p.m. – High School Awards Night
Saturday, May 22 – 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – MESA-end of year celebration in auxiliary gym
Tuesday, May 25 - 7:30 a.m. – Middle School Awards and Breakfast
Wednesday – May 26 – Last Day of School, seniors must pay outstanding fees to avoid diplomas being held
Friday, May 28 – 7 p.m. – Senior Night
Saturday, May 29 – 10 a.m. – Graduation Lyons High School football field, with band performance
Tuesday, June 1 – Band Room must be empty for remodel
A very successful night, where over 100 students attended the After-Prom at the Lyons Middle Senior High from 12 to 5 a.m., thanks go to Erin Moore - Decorations, Sue Pfeifer and Sally Helms – Food, Ann Cisar and Kathy Slauson - opening doors, and all others for money, planning, making goodies, decorating, chaperoning, running events, participating, and cleaning.
Any leftover funds will go to next year’s junior parents for the After-Prom.
THE LIONS BOOSTER CLUB gave $4l,815 in donations to various school activities, through bingo, concessions, dues, and sales.
They need folks to fill: President, Vice-President, Lions Wear Manager, two bingo managers, and several bingo workers. The $4l,815 the Lions Booster Club donated went toward: classroom (technology and field trips), fine arts (technology and new uniforms), sports (uniforms and equipment) ,extra-curricular programs (After-Prom, community BBQ, yearbook, and Youth Development), and scholarships. Thanks to all.
Check the Booster Club website: http://lyonsboosterclub.com. To give a donation or volunteer, e-mail:
Thanks to the Lyons Booster Club Officers: Sandi Engelhorn, Jodi Hammans, Teresa Hoffman, and Tiffany Brodie.
THANKS TO the Lions Booster Club and Gene McCain who donated the money to buy a new printer and color cartridges.
All books from the Lyons Middle Senior School Library are to be returned by May 19.
State law allows schools to withhold grades, diplomas, or transcripts for unreturned or damaged textbooks, library materials or unpaid fees for materials used in classes. Contact Bonnie Myers, Lyons Middle Senior School Media Clerk for more information.
SCHOOL BAND MEMBERS are selling Qdoba coupons which sell for $10 a book and are worth over $65.
PREP BASEBALL STANDINGS on April 27, showed Lyons with a 2-3 league standing and 8-4 overall, being 5th place.
LYONS THE “COOLEST” TOWN
The deadline is May 9th, so your votes for Lyons to be the “coolest” town in the nation are NEEDED! Vote every day to: http://budgettravel.com’bt-serv/coolestsmalltowns’CST2010 VOTE! VOTE!
HIGH STREET CONCERTS CLOSES WITH A SELL-OUT
Folks cheered and applauded at the last High Street Concert with Three-Ring Circle featuring Dobro Legend, Rob Ickes, mandolinist Andy Leftwich, and bassist Dave Pomeroy. Opening the show was the Celtic Quebecois duo of Sandra Wong and Yann Falquet. High Street Concerts had a great season, and will return for their 12th year next fall. Thanks to Annie and her crew of volunteers.
I was pleasantly surprised again on May Day, when my “secret pal” left a box of Pansies on my door- step. I will catch him one of these days!
Darwin Thomas of Wildomar, California is visiting his brother, Raymond Thomas and family this week. Darwin and wife, Virginia, built the nice brick house on the corner of 3rd and Evans, and lived here several years.
The Thomas Brothers did carpenter work in the area for years. They worked at the Museum building displays and lots of projects throughout the area. His wife, Virginia is deceased. It will be nice to see Darwin again.
We have just learned that John Hall has a broken foot, from a mis- step while loading hay.
We have a date to go dancing, when we heal up! My leg is about healed, I can go around the house without a cane, but use one outside for the curbs and rough ground. I would say that John and I are recovering!
Congratulations to Connie and Brian Eyster at the birth of a son, Birch Nashua Eyster, at 8:09 a.m. on Thursday, April 29. He is 7 lbs. 10 oz. 21 inches tall, and a healthy, happy little boy. We are anxious to meet him.
FAREWELL TO MARJORIE CINNAMON
A lovely service and reception at Rogers Hall was held for our good
pal, Marjorie Cinnamon, age 90. Pallbearers were nephews: Gary Cinnamon, Mike Sanford, Gordon Cinnamon, Jim Hedrick, Greg Cameron, and Jack Brackett. It was a celebration of a long and interesting life. She had a lot of relatives where most grew up in the Lyons area, went to school in Lyons, and have had a big part in our community. Marjorie was a Lyons Firefly and a member of The Golden Gang, to name a few. She celebrated her 90th Birthday with them in January. She always seemed to enjoy life, had a smile, a chuckle, and a good word to say. She will be sadly missed by family, son Ken and wife Lonna, grandson Jake, and other friends. Farewell, Marjorie, we will miss you!