Let’s take a stroll around Lyons and see what new things happened this summer…
Lyons Fire Department Annual Hose Testing.
“We do that on a regular basis in order to test our hose, ensure it can still be safely used based on NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) guidelines,” said Lieutenant Marya Washburn, Public Information and Education. “We push water through all of the hoses at certain water pressures to make sure they will be able to operate safely and function correctly when in regular use. Any hose that doesn’t pass the test gets retired immediately.”
Becky Jacobson had her annual Art Fair. She charges low fees so that new artists can afford to come and try out how it is to work in an Art Fair. (Photo by Megan Kram). The artist pictured sells art made out of bee hive parts. (Photo R J Vincent) There are plenty of trees and a river flows nearby. Her husband Todd also has his Crapfest, where he sells and barters useful junk yard and mechanic’s items.
In summer, Lyons Emergency & Assistance Fund’s Food Bank went from COVID-related curbside service to a newly renovated indoor facility, once again open to the public for self-serve. (photos by Kathleen Spring)
The Lyons Recycling Center has a constant flow of traffic these days. More people are becoming aware of the SEPARATE CARDBOARD bin (the third one on the left). It is important to keep the cardboard clean in order for it to be recycled. Putting it in with the other items can cause it to be damaged with oils, food, drippings, and more. The machine also crushes the boxes for easy transport. (Photo by Kathleen Spring) ~~~
Next to the three large recycling bins is a row of garbage cans marked “CANS” (beer, pop cans). Local Bee Keeper Nicky Harkalis trades them in for cash, and spends the money on replacing dead bees in his colonies. Many local bee hive owners this year lost much of their colonies over the winter, and we need our bees to pollinate. Once he’s reached his goal, any money left over is given to LCF for their student scholarships. (Photo by Kathleen Spring)
The old Festavarian Inn is undergoing renovation this summer by its new owners. The front has been boarded up and painted, and the surrounding buildings are being redeveloped. (Photos by Kathleen Spring)
The Town of Lyons offered mountain bike classes this summer. A full roster of classes and activities were offered now that COVID restrictions are lifted. The yard next to Town Hall offers a refuge from long day’s of office work. It has a picnic area, and the plants have identification tags. (Photos by Kathleen Spring)
The Lyons Farm Project set up a table at the free Thursday Music Concerts in Sandstone Park, working for donations, and offering farm fresh vegetables donated by residents. Lyons Community Foundation also solicited for donations, thru popcorn sales and passing a “donation can” around. The LCF grant to the Town of Lyons pays for the concert series, and LCF gives grants to 13 other local nonprofits’ work. (Photo by Kate Whitfield Hart) ~~~
Lyons Dairy Bar is always a ‘hot spot’ for ice cream, but did you know they also sell ice cream sundae for your pet dog, with dog bone biscuits on top! (Photo by Kathleen Spring)
Enjoy your last Dog Daze of Summer!
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