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Lyons howls nightly in solidarity

Belaida Medkour suggested on Facebook a “Community Primal Scream Therapy” the night of March 29. Meanwhile, Dr. Liz Erley also started on Facebook on March 30 a “Neighborhood Howl.” The next day, Erley reported, “Thanks Lyons Community for coming outside tonight at 8 p.m. to howl in solidarity. Not only did it relieve some stress but nice to be part of Lyons. I think we should do this again next Monday at 8 p.m.” Many people contacted her and said they would like to see this happening every week.

Want more civility? The observation component

In part one of our series, the five components of non-adversarial communication (NAC) were identified as intention, observation, feelings, needs, and requests. Intention was described as really wanting to understand the other’s perspective. If you want to convince another person that you’re right, then you’re likely to trigger an adversarial response.

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Third Thursdays community dinner and arts program returns

From January to May, a free monthly Community Dinner and Arts program takes place at the Library Community Room. Learning something new or diving into a creative endeavor in a group makes us healthier. Healthier physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially; healthier as individuals, as families, as a community, and as a town. The data supports this.