LYONS — The Peppermint Museum in Lyons at 95 Water St., will begin offering tours in June by appointment only and by calling (315) 946-4596. The 2021 Landmark Society Award Winner museum will open with regular hours in July and August from 10-noon and 1-3 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

LYONS — On Sunday bales of hay that had been stored inside a barn were still smoldering in the foundation of the structure on Route 14 between the former village and the hamlet of Alloway.

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LYONS — MaryAnn Loss said Capt. John P. Albaugh was like so many soldiers of his time: an ordinary citizen who took up arms against a powerful British force attempting to exert its will more than three decades after the United States declared its independence.

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An early newspaper article that I found not long ago in our museum archives piqued my interest in writing this piece for publication. It gave me a completely different hi(story) of how Lyons was named.

LYONS — Mural Mania will be dedicating two murals, the “Poorhouse Lock 56” and “Honoring those who worked on the Erie/Barge Canal” in Lyons, on Saturday, April 23, at 11 a.m., in celebration of the 17th annual Canal Clean Sweep hosted on Earth Day weekend.

National Public Health Week — April 4-10 — is a great time to remind the community of the roles and responsibilities of the local health department. Just as your healthcare provider focuses on your health, your local health department focuses on the health of your community.

LYONS — The Lyons Heritage Society is currently running its membership drive and is looking for new members to join. If you are interested in local history and preservation, the society is for you.

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LYONS — In his final column before he retires, Wayne County Sheriff Barry Virts is discussing a timely and seasonal topic: holiday shopping safety tips.

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While more than 22,000 households or businesses in Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates counties lost power at the height of Saturday’s wind storm, power had been restored to all but two as of Monday afternoon.