Another week gone by. Time for another Lyons Recorder. How time flies. We hope you are enjoying the online Recorder news.
School news – The sixth graders were welcomed to the M\S High with a packed house for the future Lions last Wednesday. They will take a field trip to the Denver Museum of Nature & Science this Friday. Thanks to the Booster Club for furnishing the bus and driver.
Art shows at Lyons Town Hall illustrating “The Twenties” and at Lyons Community Library featuring Larry Cohan’s art work on the flood, which are up through April 3. Larry Cohan’s paintings will then be shown at the Lyons Redstone Museum. Art at The Stone Cup – Rachel Tallent is showing her work for the month of February entitled Bits and Bobs. The March/April artist at The Stone Cup will be Melinda Laz.
Music at The Stone Cup – (all music is 10a.m. – noon) Feb. 29 is A Human Named David. David Berg will perform on Sunday, March 1; Saturday, March 7 is Brad Hevron; Sunday, March 8 is Aaron LaCombre; Joe Teichman on Saturday, March 14; Sunday March 15 will be Denny Driscoll. Call 303-823-2345 for information.
This Saturday, Feb 29 from 3 – 5 p.m. a Leap Year Spelling Bee will be held at Spirit Hound, 4196 Ute Highway. All invited.
Monday, March 2, the Parks and Recreation meeting includes a discussion of the development plan for the Summit Housing Group 21 units of affordable housing. 6pm-8pm Lyons Depot. Open to the public.
Seniors – Twenty-five Seniors enjoyed a Potluck on Monday evening, with Birthday cake for Maxine Harkalis’ 91st Birthday, as well as Birthdays of Mike Tivani and Stevie LaRue. The River Church will serve the Seniors this coming Monday, March 3rd, at 5:30p.m. and lunch at Oskar Blues will be held on Wednesday at 11:30 a.m.
March 9 at 5:30p.m. Candidates Forum at Lyons Community Library- a time to ask questions and discuss Board issues with the candidates for the Lyons Town Board; for Mayor: Jocelyn Farrell & Nicholas Angelo; for Board: Mike Karavas, Hollie Rogin, Wendy Miller, Mark Browning, Kevin Waugh, Robert Brakenridge, and Gregory Lowell.
March 14 – High Street Concert at Rogers Hall at 8:00p.m. with Lyons’ own “Take Down the Door” with special guests Dahlby and Nadine. Go to www.highstreetconcerts.com for tickets.
March 31 – 6 – 8p.m. is the annual meeting of the Lyons Ditch Co. The Lyons Ditch flows from the old swimming hole at LaVern M Johnson park, next to the Town Hall, to 4th Avenue where it meanders down the Evans Alley to the corner of 3rd & Evans Alley, where it splits, goes straight down the alley or in front of Evans street, to 2nd Avenue, along the bank to the River. This Ditch was started in the early 1900s for irrigation, was adjudicated as a viable entity, and serves each lot with a share. Although, now, many people don’t use it, it is available when water is short, or whatever. Ian Brighton is chairman of the ditch.
April 4 – Old Time Square Dance – Oskar Blues – 7-10p.m. with Chris. Tickets: $5 – kids; $10 – adults; $25 – families.
May 3 – mark your calendar, 9a.m. – noon, for the Colorado Fun Run\Walk\Roll, a fundraiser by the Lyons Community Foundation. There will be 2-K and 5-K Courses with four stops along the way where willing participants will get showered with bright, vibrant powder, making it photo worthy.
Uniquely Lyons – 441 Main St. – is featuring the work of Cathy Rivers on the 2013 flood. There is also a large selection of Lyons-related items. Stop by.
Tidbits: Joel Such has returned to the tropics at Montezuma Rainforest in the Western Andes of Columbia, researching birds of the area.
Congratulations to Anna Veltein pitcher at Mead HS, who has accepted an award for her play; the daughter of Ben Veltien, graduate of Lyons High School and granddaughter of John and Tina Veltien of Lyons.
Congratulations to Maddie Audmiller for winning 2 Championships at a dog show.
HI to Athena’s son Hitz Martreya in Holland.
Remembering – Leister Bowling, Lyons High Champion Wrestler 20 years ago!
Happy anniversary – to Christy and Chris Cope on their 22nd anniversary, and to Mr. and Mrs. Blake Olson.
Wedding – Terry Allison & Carla Clements.
Happy birthday to: Michael Travoni. Maxine Harkalis, Emilyn Inglish, Jason & Emily Kintzel; Kay Laatt, Laura Levy, Gary McCrumb, Kelly Goranson, Cathy Hart from Lyons who now lives in Alamosa; Tanya Reed Epperly, Barb Fjeld’s daughter-in-law Savannah Davis; Steve LaRue, Don Jenkins, Emily Forsberg, Stacy Ward, Jerry Lee, 3 year- old Tyler Payne; Judy Morgan Wagner, Norman Wagner.
Congratulations to the Teenage Team of Defined Motion Dancers, who held a benefit last Friday evening at Planet Bluegrass with a spaghetti dinner by A Spice of Life. Sponsors were Laura Levy and Planet Bluegrass. Dancing by the team members: Anna Hart, Berit Larson, Grace Bookman, Kaion Kishiyama, Lea Clare-Fournier-Epperly, Leo LaGault, Macy Stahl, Maddison Patrick, Madelyn Dusel, Makaya Appleby, Raphaelle Daty, and Tatum LeGault. Thirteen dances were portrayed. All delightful.. Instructors: Jazmin Lok and K. KIshiyama and several teachers.
Thanks to LEAF who honored all who help them at a dinner on February 27. Leaf is one of our most important organizations who care for the sick, distressed, hungry, depressed, etc. It is indeed a joy to help them with their ventures and projects.
Wide Spaces Community Initiative – Thirty-five folks enjoyed Line Dancing last Thursday evening at the library. Very nice. A program on suicide prevention will be held on March 3, at 6 p.m. at the Library. All invited.
Pam Maestas’ mother’s companion, W. Wayne Sailer passed away February 15. He was born May 28, 1928, and had three children. He was a companion of Dorothy Schlaegel Johnson, whose children are Michael (Sari) and Pam (Andy) Maestas. He is survived by a sister Vivian (Jake) and numerous nieces and nephews.
And we mourn the death of Mary Lou Wallace, who was the Golden Gang co-odinator for several years. A good friend to all. With deep sympathy.
Ginger Johnson – A lovely Memorial Service was held at the Central Presbyterian Church last Tuesday for Virginia “Ginger” Johnson, wife of our longtime Football\Track Coach and History teacher, (1973-1993). Speakers were her sons, Joe and Doug and longtime friend Leona Lowrie. We pay tribute to Ginger Johnson and family for the years spent for Lyons.