Another week gone by. Sunny, but dreary. Safer at home is the message. As far as I know the folks around Lyons have been doing well with social distancing. They seem to be staying home, wearing their masks, and, truly there is no place to go. Don’t catch the virus!
Thank you to the Joe Kuckla Band as they drove around town on a flatbed truck singing. Much enjoyed, bringing up our spirits. Give to LEAF, Box 324, Lyons, for the Musicians’ Fund–all have lost their income, and need help.
And thanks to a group of thirty women who gave a concert on Fifth Avenue.
The HOWL is still on every night at 8. Lots of howling against the virus and in support of all the helpers. Join in.
The River Church youth group “Roots At The River” found a great way to celebrate our graduating seniors by serving them a drive-thru free lunch–a giant sandwich and ice cream. They also provided presents for our outgoing seniors. Thank you, River Church.
Join or greet the senior caravan happening this Thursday, May 21, at 7:00 p.m. Join the seniors in celebrating while staying distant and safe.
Senior Night is this Friday, May 22, when a video will be played with their slideshow and speakers. Be sure to tune in. MS\HS yearbooks will be available in June.
Rattlesnake Awareness will be held by Matt Hughey at Stone Canyon Kennels, on June 13 & 14. Cost is $125 per dog.
Board of Trustees: There may be a vote to cut out all weed spraying by the Town of Lyons in November if the Town and petitioners cannot reach an agreement on spraying. If passed, all weeds will have to pulled or cut. The Town’s management plan allows weed spraying around the hard surfaces, along Second Avenue, and McConnell Drive, where many noxious weeds are growing and are hard to get to. Stay tuned.
Lyons seniors, call 303-444-1415 on Tuesdays and Thursdays for a Senior Meal on Wednesdays and Fridays at noon. Cost is $3.00. Pick up at the Senior Center. The Manna Cafe (from the River Church) furnishes a meal for everyone on Mondays at 5:30. Pickup is also at the Senior Center.
Zoom is new to a lot of us, but others have been using it or something similar for years. It is especially good now to see and talk to each other.
Starting June 1 through October 4, The Lyons Redstone Museum will be open “virtually” until Governor Polis rules otherwise. Folks with the museum will be working on history projects during that time so people can e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for any Lyons history questions.
Due to the virus, the class of 1970 has cancelled its 50th class reunion, which was to be held on Good Old Day. The class may reschedule.
We are saddened to report that Amy Reinholds and Caleb Roberts are moving to Santa Barbara. We will surely miss them. Amy has written about affordable housing in Lyons since the flood and Caleb served on the Board of Trustees. Thank you, Amy and Caleb. Good luck in California.
Apple Valley Road Plant Sale coming on June 6 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Long Table Farmstead: vegetables, herbs, and flowers from heirloom organic seed. There will be over 100 tomatoes for sale. Come support Lyons locals and get yourself some plants to make your garden thrive during this crazy time.
Vote for Jonathan Singer, who is running for Boulder County Commissioner on June 30 in the primary election. Jonathan has been a true friend of Lyons during his eight years as State Representative. I will endorse him.
Happy Birthday to: Betty Taylor (mom of Ian, the cook at the Fork), Megan A. Ylund, Lizzy Scully, Albert Goranson, Steve Mikesell, Betsy Ames, Jerry Johnson, Loretta Milburn, Ann Ripley, John O’Brien, Darlene Godfrey, and Toby Russell.
Happy Anniversary to Randy and Sue Svilar on their 40th.
Get well wishes go to Gabry Cornell, who is at home and recovering.
Obituaries: Richard Ralston passed away this week after surgery. He and his wife, Kathy, who passed away in 2015, lived in Lyons for many years and generously donated to the Lyons Community Library. The quiet reading room is named in Kathy’s honor.
Sharyn Vogel passed away on April 9.