Another week gone by. It is now summer, and hot, which may last through September. Head for the coolers and fans!
HOWL: We invite all to go outside each night at 8 p.m. and HOWL in protest of the virus, in support of essential workers, and to connect to other howlers. Some nights there are just a few who howl but other nights there are many howls from around town.
VOLUNTEER WITH BOTANIC GARDEN: Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday mornings 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wear a mask, bring gloves, your gardening tools, water, and a snack. Located at Fourth and Prospect.
Well, the Lyons Recorder is on a bit of a hiatus, slowing down a bit over the summer, but will be back. The Recorder needs writers and news gatherers. Email Ken Singer (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to get involved. The site is good–interesting, great pictures and layout, and we hope it will be back soon. We need to know what is going on in Lyons weekly. In the meantime, I will continue to report here what I know about things happening in Lyons and with its people. Send your news to email@example.com or call 303 823 5925.
The worst news is that COVID-19 is spiking in some places, including recent increases in Boulder County (large gatherings with no masks). Wearing masks, washing hands, and keeping social distance continues. We don’t like it and must try to avoid it. The Lyons area seems to be doing well.
Governor Polis will give an update on July 1, so the Town will know what the new opening guidelines are.
FATHER’S DAY WAS ENJOYED–a picnic, drive, phone call, email, memories. We all thought of our fathers, striving to do their best by us. Some fathers get dismayed by their child’s actions, but overall they finally grow up and become self-sustaining citizens.
THE REDSTONE MUSEUM is open virtually. If you have a history question, call 303 823 5271 and the museum will return your call. The museum will open when allowed by the State.
A Going Away party will be held for Pastor Emily Kintzel this Sunday, June 28, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., where members can make an 10-minute appointment to tell her “farewell” on the church lawn. Call Kim Hughes at 303 521 2539 to reserve a time or send a card to Emily at 1332 S. Bross Lane, Longmont, CO 80501. Reverend Emily is being transferred to the Niwot United Methodist Church. Starting in July, the Lyons Community Church will shift the time for worship to Sundays at 9:30 a.m. and will have a joint service with Lafayette United Methodist Church. On July 5, Lafayette will be the “host” church, with Lyons Community Church hosting on July 12. Hosts will alternate each week.
SENIOR MEALS ARE at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesdays and Fridays. Pick up at the Senior Center. Call 303 441 1455 to make reservations. Cost is $3. Thanks to the River Church which has furnished meals to everyone each Monday. They will now furnish once a month.
A NEW SCULPTOR is at Western Stars Gallery. Stop by.
BUSINESS: Most restaurants are open for take-out. You can order ahead online or by calling.
The Town Hall is still closed.
Things to do sponsored by the Lyons Community Library: Speaking “What Arises” – Mondays at 10am, email firstname.lastname@example.org to get Zoom link; “Catch and Release” with Janaki Jane. Join on Zoom at bit.ly/JanakisCatch-Wednesdays at 10am.
“Gentle Yoga” Saturdays at 10am, with Rebecca – one hour. You’ll need a yoga mat or a blanket and pillows. Join the Zoom class at: bit.ly/TimeOutYoga
THE LYONS COMMUNITY FOUNDATION (LCF) is soliciting for donations, send to Box 546, Lyons,CO. The LCF joined the St. Vrain Market, Town of Lyons, and area residents and raised $42,000 which was distributed to 42 locally-owned and operated companies. Each received a $1,000 award to be used for business needs.
LYONS GRADUATES RECEIVE SCHOLARSHIPS:
LCF Mission Scholarship – Marissa Shaw
LCF 2-Year Scholarship – Colton Bashor and Trenton Burton
Steve Ralston Scholarship – Nick Johnson
Janet Orback Scholarship – Hannah Paton
Gerald Boland Scholarship – Charlotte Rogers
Uncle Bud Winkler Scholarship – Harrison Abernathy
(See Lyonsrecorder.org for pictures of Lyons graduates.
Graduation of the St. Vrain Valley schools is scheduled for 9 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, with Lyons graduation at the John Johnson field. Our congratulations to all.
Betsy and Mike at The Farmette have announced their Farm Dinners 2020 schedule:
Mountain Crust with Lyons Community Foundation August 5
Jacaranda & SOIL August 12
A Spice of Life & PRIDE Benefit August 19
Idea Wild Benefit August 26
Cured with Growing Gardens August 28
Sugar Pine with People and Pollinators September 2
Butcher & the Blond with SOSVV September 16
GB Culinary with the Colorado Haiti Project Sept 22
Forage Sisters with the Water Shed Project September 23
Go to lyonsfarmette.com for more information.
Congratulations to Pearl Haddad, who has received a Scholarship to Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Cheron Boland has returned home after three months of being quarantined with her son Brent and family in Denver.
WEDDING: Piper McCall, daughter of Kathleen and Verner McCall, married Kaelan Moistner, son of Pauline Eadie and Darryl Moistner, on June 20. Piper lived in Lyons for 22 years. Her mom still lives in Lyons.
BIRTHDAYS: Taylor Sims, Nikki Lammers, John Wratten, Troy Payne, Christine Ralston, Jeff Akkerman, Savannah DeSantis, Ronald Hilton, Anne O’Brien now of Texas, Jade Greenberg, Luis Vasquez, Ben Liddle, Corine Smith Sanders, and Jean Peila.
WITH SYMPATHY TO: Laeigh Terril at the death of her mother; the family of Shannon Evins; Lucy Jane and Sara Isabel, in memory of their father.
HAPPY ANNIVERSARY TO:
Laura (Leiding) and Joseph Jueschke now of Colorado Springs – their 31st anniversary;
Jason and Paula McGuire – their 24th anniversary;
Richard and Kay Laatt – their 51st;
Cindy Parker and Jeff Feavel – their 38th anniversary
Kate and Jim Kerr – their 40th anniversary;
James and Katherine Eyster of Boulder on their 50th. They met at Ohio State University, and have two children including Brian Eyster of Lyons. They volunteer their time with the Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District and Auxiliary.
POLIO: We have had several inquiries to speak to those who remember the polio threat, especially in the Lyons area. I remember how relieved we were when the Salk vaccine was announced. Miracles do happen. While we are waiting for a vaccine for this virus, if you would like to share your memories, please send your contact information to email@example.com.