Another week gone by. Here it is March, which usually has more snow than February and is very windy. Hold onto your hat.
Coronavirus: Yes, we need to believe it. Stay away from crowds, cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze, stay home if you have a fever, dry cough, cold, etc. They say millions will be affected throughout the world, and many will die. Be aware!
This Saturday – March 7 from 7-10pm at Oskar Blues – Chris Kermiet calls with live old-time string band Cringe Worthy and the Deep Regrets (Larry Edelman, Matt Brown, Jayme Stone, Pat Carbone). Beginners welcome, all dances are taught, and no experience, partner, special clothing or shoes required! Add to your calendars, bring your friends and family and spread the word.
$10/adult, $5/child, $25/family. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org, (303) 827-6322, https://www.facebook.com/events/2935499743155810. Last dance of the season will Saturday, April 4. Pat Danscen calls with the Dry Ditch Riders (Dave Brown, Tim Newberger, Pat Carbone, Ellen Rosenberg, Dan Mitchell).
Hwy 36 closure – a 30-day full closure of Hwy 36 at mile marker 8 (near Estes Park) is planned from March 9 through April 10 for flood recovery.
Monday, March 9, 5:30-8:30pm – Candidates Forum at Lyons Regional Library. A time to meet the candidates. Running for Mayor: Jocelyn Farrell and Nick Angelo. Running for Board of Trustees: Hollie Rogin, Mark Browning, Kenyon Waugh, Mike Karavas, Wendy Miller, Robert Brakenridge and Greg Lowell. The public is invited. Come with your questions and ideas. The election is April 7.
Next Tuesday, March 10 – 7:00p.m. at Town Hall – Public hearing on the Summit housing – 21 affordable units. Also, reports given by Parks and Recreation and Ecology Board Commissions. The public is invited, or send your comments and questions to www.townoflyons.com.
Saturday, March 14 – Lucky Lyons 5K and 10K run.
Saturday, March 14 – High Street Concert at Rogers Hall – 8:00p.m., “Take Down the Door” with special guests Dahlby and Nadine. Go to www.highstreetconcerts.com for tickets.
March 31 – Annual meeting of the Lyons Ditch Co., 6-8:00p.m. at Lyons Town Hall.
What’s happening at Lyons Middle Senior this week (by Principal Andrea Smith):
Friday, March 6 – MS: 6th grade wrestling tournament @ Mead HS, 4 p.m.
Saturday, March 7 – Community event: Boulder County Democratic Party Precinct Caucuses, 1:30 – 5 p.m., Cafetorium
MS: 7th & 8th wrestling tournament @ Mead HS, 8 a.m.
HS: Track scrimmage @ Niwot HS, 10 a.m.
Sunday, March 8 – Booster Club Bingo, Longmont Bingo Alley, 1 – 3 p.m.
Saturday, April 4 – Lyons Film Fest, Rogers Hall. For schedule and tickets, go to:
Lyons seniors: Thanks to the River Church for the good meal served on Monday evening. There is no Senior Meal this Monday, March 9. A St. Patricks lunch and games will be held on Wednesday, March 11. Call 303-441-4155 for reservations and more information for Wednesday and Friday lunches. The Lyons Community Church will serve on Monday, March 16, at 5:30pm at the Senior Center, followed by live Celtic music. Thursday, March 5 – free movie for seniors; contact LovingLyonsSeniorGroup@gmail.com for more information.
Now available – RockyGrass tickets at The Stone Cup – three-day passes – $171 (includes locals’ $15 reduction); and one-day passes – $76 (with $5 reduction). $1 handling fee. Stop by.
Thanks to the Lyons Leos who gathered 70 bags full of personal items for folks who are homeless. (Thanks to all for the donations.)
Defined Motion – Dancing on Mondays & Wednesdays 6 – 7 p.m. and Wednesdays 10 – 11 a.m.
Saturday, May 3 – Mark your calendar for the Colorado Fun Run/Walk/Roll – a fundraiser by the Lyons Community Foundation. There will be 2K and 5K courses with four stops along the way where willing participants will get showered with bright, vibrant powder. From 9 a.m. – noon. Chair is Lori Stott at email@example.com.
Fairy House Book folding class, Wednesday, March 25 for ages 8 and up. Book folding into art. Register at townoflyons.com by March 18. Cost: $12.
Fourth Thursday, March 26 – Community Conversations – Mindfulness Program- 6:30-8:00p.m. at Lyons Library; Combatting Loneliness.
Tidbits: Jerry and Debbie Tabor visited Loretta Richmond in Cache, Oklahoma, last week. Loretta and husband, Ken, operated the St. Vrain Market for a few years and then moved to Cache. Ken has passed, but Loretta loves the Oakies. Hi Loretta.
Coco Gordon has returned from a trip to Italy. She is a world traveler and had a great time.
We are looking for old pictures of Lyons, especially of Stickney, before the Ramey house at 330 Stickney was remodeled. Tom Hodgson, now owner, is seeking information. Please send to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 303-823-5925.
Birthdays: Brett Hammans, Rich Shepherd, Georgia Angelo, James Martin, Stevie LaRue, Mike Travoni, Maxine Harkalis, Sandra Willis.
Obituary – Mary Louise Wallace Heaven gained a beautiful angel when Mary Lou went home to our Lord. Born to Harold and Mary Theresa (Palmisano) Helwick in Los Angeles, CA. The family later moved to New Orleans, LA, to Slidell, LA, then to McCook, NE where she met Richard Wallace whom she married. They later moved to North Platte, NE where she worked at McDaid Elementary School, and they watched their children grow up. Later in life the family moved to Colorado where she worked at Foothills Gateway and later at Loveland High School, then to Lyons and worked with the Golden Gang assisting seniors with meals on wheels and other activities before retiring in Longmont. Mary Lou was a CCD teacher, a den mother for both the cub scouts and Campfire Girls. She loved meeting new people and enjoying a nice lunch with her friends. She was loved by everyone she met and was always willing to lend a helping hand. She loved going to the mountains, planting flowers in the Spring and a good cup of coffee. She will be remembered for her great sense of humor and wonderful caring personality. She loved kids of all ages and the most precious of all were her grandchildren. She is survived by her children Tim Wallace, Yvette Bryant (Charlie), Staci King (Don) and grandchildren Brittany, Nathan and Isaac King, her sister Loni Johnson (Dennis) and many nieces and nephews. A special thank you to some of the wonderful staff at Aspen House for the special care you gave her and always making her smile and Pathways for the wonderful care given in her final week. There will be a Special Family Celebration of Life at a later date. Cremation has been entrusted to Howe Mortuary and Crematory in Longmont. Please visit www.howemortuary.com to share memories and condolences with the family.