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Hiker receives rattlesnake bite

Lyle News


Kudos to Oren Johnson and his crew for their efforts and dedication in preserving the old Lyle Elementary School (now the Activity Center) with a new facelift; by first removing surface grime, (solvents for removing the graffiti), removing those tale tell wrinkles (filling cracks and crevices), and applying the touches of makeup (primer at this point) to bring back the building’s original youthful appearance. It’s looking nice and their efforts are appreciated. Painting is yet to come and more work is needed in the future as the building also needs a new toupee (roof over the breezeway), but work relies on accumulated funds.

There has been a buzz of activity at the Twin Bridges Museum this past week and will continue in the days ahead in preparation for their annual fundraiser Yard Sale coming this Saturday, June 28, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Donations have unveiled exceptional items such as a beautiful modern full length wedding gown and many quality dresses and London Fog raincoats, as well as collectible items just waiting to be proudly displayed in new homes. The museum is now open for the summer on Saturdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m .; admission by donation.

Also starting on Saturday, and ‘pouring’ into Sunday, four of the Lyle Wineries will collaborate to welcome guests to their first celebration of “Lyle Wine Weekend.” In alphabetical order, Cor Cellars, Domaine Pouillon, Memaloose and Syncline are offering commemorative wine glasses engraved with each of their logos.

The Sundowners RV Group met and enjoyed the company of good friends as their lawn chairs chased the shade. A great potluck followed by a brief business meeting and a lively game of cards during the beautiful weekend at Toll Bridge RV Park.

Boy am I ever behind in the news! I just heard about a hiker being bit by a rattlesnake on the Cherry Orchard Trail and then find out that it was nearly a month ago. In my call to verify I found that it was a woman, bitten around the ankle area and ‘Life Flight’ was employed. This is definitely rattlesnake season and we must all be aware of our surroundings when out and about. That thing they call the outdoors is their territory and we are the invaders, so give them the respect and space they demand.

Submit your news to: Mildred Lykens: 365-0060 –


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