Aaaahh, cooler weather, and some rain. We can’t deny we enjoy that. We have had more than forty-seven days of ninety degree weather this summer. We will be happy to welcome fall and cooler weather next week.
CONGRATULATIONS TO LHS SPORTS
The boys beat Yuma 23-14 in football last Friday, and on Saturday the cross-country team took second in the St. Vrain Invitational meet they hosted
with over 2,000 runners. The girls took third at the softball tournament in Burlington. The volleyball team won over Peak to Peak and Front Range Christian. Way to go, teams! See details in this edition.
NOTE: Scott Leiding (Kathy Leiding’s son) is coach of the Erie Tigers cross-country team, in his twelveth year. Erie is now in 4A. Good luck!
SEPTEMBER IS SQUARE DANCE MONTH, a time to offer beginning lessons to your
friends and co-horts. It’s good exercise, fights dementia, with fun and fellowship. A Proclamation Square Dance was held in the rotunda of the State Capital this past Wednesday.
Lessons start next Wednesday, September 18, at 6 p.m., at the Longmont Senior Center, with an ice cream social, and held on each Wednesday through March. The cost is $5 per person, per lesson. Call (303) 678-7711 for more information. Beginners of all ages are welcome!
The Lyons Community Church will serve the seniors a meal on Monday, September 16, and the LDS Church on Tuesday, September 24 at 5:30 p.m.
The Golden Gang’s September birthday party and Board meeting is next Friday, September 20.
KIDS ART CLASSES are offered every Monday through November 11, at The Corner Studios, 318 Main Street. A walking shuttle from Lyons Elementary is offered, The class is from 2:35 to 4:35 p.m., with a fee of $200 for the eleven week series (a 20% sibling discount will apply). Call (303) 903-2165, or go to
The Corner Studios also announces a series of adult workshops this fall, starting on Saturday, September 14, beginning with a book binding class for $50, with Lindsay Wolf.
MAYAMA DANCE is now enrolling for Children’s & Toddler Classes. At mayamastudio.com.
THE DEVIL DASH 5K RUN will be held this Saturday, September 14, in Bohn Park, with a devilish obstacle course, live music, and a beer garden. Register at http://wwwDevilDash.com.
MORE CHILI NEEDED!
Stephanie Kurland is the Booster Club Concession Manager and she is looking for some homemade chili to sell at our football and volleyball games! They are known for their Frito Pies! Bring your homemade chili in a disposable container or gallon size Ziploc bag to the LHS front office during the week anytime this fall! The office gals will put the chili in the fridge/freezer and it will be used for football and volleyball concessions. Thanks!
The Booster Club membership drive continues. Send your $5 membership fee to Lions Booster Club, Box 1021, Lyons, CO. New LionsWear has arrived! They have a new design for T-shirts and hoodies! Please visit the booth at the home football games, or see Lori in the office during the week.
THE CU BUFFS FOOTBALL game this week, Saturday, September 14, at Folsom Field at noon versus Fresno State will benefit the Education Foundation for the St. Vrain Valley. Five dollars of every ticket sold will be donated to the foundation. Order your tickets online by Friday, September 13, at www.cubuffs.com/stvrain.
THE GOOD SAM BIKE JAM, will be held this Sunday, September 15, starting at Sandstone Park to benefit the cancer care assistance fund through the Good Samaritan Medical Center Foundation. Sign up at awww.goodsambikejam.org.
ROCK ‘N RIVER RESORT offers you a tasting of five fine wines, with a chamber ad, and offers a unique Colorado experience, with stocked trout ponds, premium Colorado wines, and a massage. www.rocknriver.com.
EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE!
On Friday, September 20, at 1:30 p.m., on Lyons Main Street to celebrate LHS homecoming. Sponsor a golf cart, or dress up a small trailer and join the downtown homecoming parade.
LYONS CHAMBER SEPTEMBER SOCIAL will be held on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., at Stillwater Healing Arts (3rd and High), co-hosted by local Health Care Providers including: Lyons Physical Therapy and JJBooksh-Asnicar. Guests are invited with a $5 donation
THE BOULDER MUD RACE in Bohn Park on Saturday, September 28. A 5K course with twenty-five obstacles (with three degrees of difficulty at each station). Different start times for age classes, with a special kids course. A great event for participants and spectators alike. Music, festivities, food, and beer.
VENUS DE MILES ALL-WOMEN’S BICYCLE ROAD RIDE on Sunday, September 29, now in its sixth year with a rest stop at Lyons Elementary School playground.
RERUNS THIRD ANNUAL FASHION SHOW benefit for the Lyons Community Foundation will be held on Sunday, September 29, at 4 p.m. Come in and put your outfit together now!
OSKAR BLUES OCTOBERFEST in Sandstone Park, on Saturday, October 5, from noon to 6 p.m. See you there!
THE LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION received thirty-four applications from non-profit organizations of the Lyons area at the deadline on Friday, September 6. Reports on last year’s projects were also due. If you did not re-apply the report is due November 1. Make sure the LCF notifies you that they received your application. You don’t want to miss out! Thanks to the dedicated committee that keeps the Lyons Community Foundation intact making Lyons a “Better Place to Live,”
THANKS to the Lyons Parks & Recreation Department for bringing the Thursday night concerts, filled with music lovers. All enjoying a nice cool evening with snacks, ice cream, drinks, and farm produce to purchase.
THE ART ON THE FARM GROUP SHOW on Sunday at the Lyons Farmette, benefitting Lyons Arts & Humanities and Boulder Area Arts Alliance, was a huge success with many vendors selling their wares, food, and music by Mintze Wu. A glorious day! The Lyons Arts & Humanities Council and the Boulder Art Alliance share the commissions received from the sales. Thanks to all.
THE LYONS REDSTONE MUSEUM is open for the season through Sept. 28, at 340 High Street, and is still getting a lot visitors interested in the town’s history; about the quarries and who worked there, etc. Visitors were: T Simkins of Coldersport, PA (relatives of Eugene and Myrtle Simkins); Sarah Marshall and family from Australia, who said, “I like how you have lots of stuff!”; Anthony and Ashley Kilpatrick from Troy, AL, here for a wedding; Sherry E. Tipton of Danville, CA; Jerry and Cheryl Tuck-Smith of Cheyenne (of the Brodie family seeking their heritage); and as well as folks from San Diego and Thousand Oaks, CA, Columbia, MO, Foristell, MO, Seattle, Chicago, and Japan.
Sherry Tipton was happy she finally made it to Lyons, the home of her great granddad John Campbell Brodie, who came from Scotland and bought the Murphy Quarries in 1893 for $10,000 (The land was first owned by Griff Evans, for who Evans Street was named after and who owned what is now Planet Bluegrass). Her dad, William Earl Brodie (1892 to 1960), was one of twelve Brodie children. William did not like quarrying, so left home to “seek his fortune” in the silver mines in Nevada, and operated a restaurant in Reno for ten years, and he had four children. One was Sherry’s mother, Angie Ellen Brodie, born October, 1918, and married Ellis Frank Butler. Sherry is one of their two children, born 1941, married Stanley Tipton and has one child, Judy. Sherry has one of Lyons’ Pioneer books and several of the same pictures distributed by her second cousin Frances Brodie Brackett. Although her stay was way too short, she intends to come back soon to meet with her Colorado cousins. Welcome to another Brodie cousin.
WELCOME TO LYONS
You will be meeting Susan Bingle, who has moved to Lyons from Breckenridge on the advise of her good friend and Realtor Karen Libin. Susan purchased the Wallace and Barbara Goranson home on High Street, and is enjoying the Lyons Chamber and getting acquainted.
She worked for KL Realty, in Boulder, from 1993 to 1999, and plans on returning to the real estate business, as she winds down her thirty-year career as a Travel Director. Her son, Andy, graduated from the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma Washington in 2012. He lived, worked, skied and went to School at the University of Montana, in Bozeman, this past winter. A real outdoor person, he worked in Juneau, Alaska the summer of 2012, and in Switzerland leading bike tours this past summer. He is currently in South Carolina and will be returning to Europe in October. Welcome to these real interesting neighbors.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO ERNIE AND TERRI WEIR, who will celebrate their 34th wedding anniversary this Sunday, September 15. The couple both graduated from Lyons High School, in 1978, and were married at the home of Sharon McConnell on Apple Valley Road. Terri is headcook at the Hygiene Elementary School, host at the Lyons Redstone Museum, and cashier at the Red Rock Ramblers Summer Square Dance. Ernie works as a mechanic. he suffered the loss of a leg when a tree fell on him in 2006. They have a daughter Tara (Derek Devas) and a grandson Alexander Reese, age three. They will celebrate at the Boulder Dinner Theatre on Sunday.
THE TWO ART SHOWS in Lyons last weekend were well attended and with some sales.
The one at the Lyons Town Hall, 3 Gals-n-Pals, consisted of several teen artists and was sponsored by the Lyons Arts and Humanities Commission.
This eclectic art show featured the work of the following artists: Toni Bond, Jasmine Peake, Beverly O’Keeffe, Jill Johnston, Greg Lannon, Nikki Willie, Linda Fender, Sarah Hanson, Jera Robertson, Sarah Bentencorte, and Kristi Crawford Peake, and will be up for viewing through December. Stop by.
The second show, Naked In Lyons at The Corner Studios was as popular as ever, with a large crowd enjoying the show.
A LARGE CROWD attended Clark Hodge’s Little Red Rocks Concert last Saturday evening, with three different bands, lots of food, and quiet and peace of enjoying the music. Thanks Clark.
MEREDITH WICKES, a LHS 2006 graduate, and daughter of Maddie a Lyons Elementary School secretary, is certainly having an exciting life. Leaving her job in Washington D.C., with the United Nations and Tim Wirth, where she worked for two and one-half years, she is now in L.A. with Robert Redford’s Sundance Film Festival. She has always been interested in film so she is thrilled at her new job. Congratulations, Meredith
MARRIAGES IN LYONS
Casssidy Thomas Hoffman and Cristy Lee Hannewald, were married July 27, and Christopher David Bonde and Melanie Dawn Swanson, on July 13. Our congratulations.
DALE SAYLORS - The funeral service held for former Lyons Policeman, Dale Saylors, was well attended, with
Rev. David Bradshaw of Lifebridge Church. Several friends related what a good friends Dale and Margie, had been to those in town and to the Golden Gang. Dale’s nephew was on the fire line in Yosemite National Park and unable to attend. The Golden Gang hosted a reception at the Senior Center. Thanks to the person that saved Dale’s scrapbook from the recycle bin, which will be displayed in the Lyons Redstone Museum. Those wanting to give to a memorial for the couple, can send same to Dale Saylor Memorial, PO Box 9, Lyons, CO.
JOAN KELLY HOUSE
Out-of-state relatives attending the Joan (Kelly) House’s service at the St. John’s Catholic Church in Loveland last Friday were her nephew, Steven Kelly (son of Dick Kelly), and Mary Kelly Green her sister and her daughter Marsi of Lawrence, Kansas, as well as Monte House and wife of Estes Park, who operate the Grouchy Gringo down Hwy 34. It was very indeed sad to say farewell to my high school classmate. Farewell, dear friend.
MARY ANN ANDERSON
Over three hundred square dancers and friends honored Mary Ann Anderson of Ft. Collins, the President of the Northeast Square Dance Council Sunday afternoon at the Loveland Outlet Mall, with Dave Guille, caller, in charge, and various friends celebrating her good deeds. She died of pancreatic cancer, and will be sadly missed.