Edition #25, February 25, 2021
This Week’s Flash Bits of News! & Events, Including the date it’s happening.
~~~September 3 – The newest version of the Lyons Recorder begins publication! ~~~ October 8 – New Format of Newspaper
===ONGOING EVENTS over a number of days===
==February 1 to 28: Walking Tour of Historic Niwot: All February Long! Involves a Love Niwot Pass, Swag Bag, and contest prize. This is encouraging people to shop in Niwot.
==February 17 thru March 31 – ARBOR DAY Poster Contest: The 2021 Arbor Day Poster Contest is here! This is an artistic competition open to public, private and home-schooled 5th graders across the state of Colorado. The poster contest strives to increase an appreciation and awareness of the important role community trees play in the environment and in our quality of life. The contest theme is: Celebrate Trees in Our Community. For submission guidelines.
==January 15 to March 15- Lyons Library Winter Reading Program: Warm Up to Great Books! The program runs January 15 – March 15, 2021 and features challenges for Kids, and Adults. Simply log your reading and activities and unlock badges to earn tickets for prize drawings. Register at: https://lyons.colibraries.org/2021-winter-reading-program/
==February 8 thru May 15 – HEALTH CARE INSURANCE – Open Enrollment is here … again! The Biden Administration has reopened the health insurance marketplace to offer plans through the Affordable Care Act. Colorado’s Open Enrollment Period starts today, February 8th, and ends on May 15th, 2021. —As a response to the COVID-19 health and financial crises, this Special Enrollment Period will enable anyone not currently enrolled in a healthcare plan to shop and buy plans for 2021 coverage instead of waiting for the Open Enrollment Period for 2022 coverage. Anyone who is uninsured, lost insurance, or on a COBRA plan can purchase insurance on the marketplace. Coloradans can reach out to Connect for Health Colorado
Month of March “Garden in a Box” – for Lyons residents who get a utility bill. Get $25 off; discounts are limited on a first come, first served basis. Each year, ReSource Central provides different palettes of xeric gardens to Lyons residents. Information on how to order them is available at the website.
===ONGOING THIS WEEK===
Monday Night 5 – 5:30 p.m. – FREE Supper. Need a warm, home-cooked meal? The River Church serves free Monday night supper (in a box) to those who need one. Stop by the Walt Self Senior Center to pick it up. (Call the church for more information, or if you are unable to drive to the Senior Center and would like it delivered to your house: (303) 823-6469 You do not need to be a senior; just “in need of a hot meal.” — We are checking to see if this will be continued in February —
Tuesday and Thursday – 12:15 p.m. – Boulder County Aging serves a boxed lunch to-go at the Lyons Senior Center (Lyons seniors, ages 65 and up). You must call the day before by 1 p.m. to place an order (303) 441-1415.
Wednesday– 3 to 5 p.m. – Food Pantry for those in need. Drive up to the Lyons Community Church front doors, and someone will come out to your car and help you. Wear a mask and stay in your car. Contact LEAF for more information.
Wednesday – 11 a.m. LYONS WEDNESDAY WALKERS: The Town of Lyons Recreation Department = small group of seniors, 55 years and older, meets at the Senior Center at 11 a.m. and walk to a park and do some light exercises. Contact Lramsey@townoflyons.com
February 25, 5:30 7 p.m. – Trees & Forest Health: Considerations for Planting Seedling Trees after Wildfire = Register at: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwuc-iqrDwoGNO1UPpruiOf_BGM_FVre_IK
February is Black History Month. In celebration, the nation’s largest online racial justice organization “Color of Change” will be having conversations with the public on the “ActBlue Instagram” on Friday, February 26. Follow along to learn about their work to end practices that unfairly hold Black people back and champion solutions that move us all forward.
March 1, Monday, Town of Lyons Board of Trustee meeting, 7 p.m. on Zoom.
March 2, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. MEDICARE Basics: Go to BoulderCountyMedicareHelp.org for more information (offered four times; this is the 3rd time; one more April 6)
March 4 – send in your “COVID MEMORIES” over one year – March 2020 to March 2021; to LyonsRecorder.Editor@gmail.com – to be printed in next week’s newspaper, and to be saved in the history museum’s archives. It can be two sentences or two paragraphs!
March 8-11 The Middle/High School is collecting donations for LEAF.
March 10 & 11 from 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. with breaks throughout. Rocky Mt Conference on Dementia. There is no cost to attend the 2021 conference so reserve your seat today. Alzheimer’s Assn. Visit our website to register by clicking here
March 12 – DEADLINE– The Lyons Community Foundation offers six scholarships ranging between $500 and $2,000 for graduating high school students from the greater Lyons area.
March 31 – DEADLINE for PAYCHECK PROTECTION PROGRAM (PPP) Loans: Yes! banks still have money to give you! — PPP loans help businesses keep workers employed. These two-year 1% loans are now available through most banks. Loans are based on 2.5X monthly payroll. Loans may be fully-forgiven, if loan conditions are met. == Go to: https://www.sba.gov/funding-programs/loans/coronavirus-relief-options/paycheck-protection-program for complete details.
Register Here: https://larimer-org.zoom.us/…/WN_UPcSO1sBRIyLd1yIHw-6gQ
Community Town Hall #2: Saturday, February 27th from 10:30-11:30am MST
Register Here: https://larimer-org.zoom.us/…/WN_VHTRHmHxQ9-F3OOZrWkhGg