LYONS – Alana Yerman has just begun a local business out of her home with hopes of opening in another location soon. She practices physical therapy, Thai massage and yoga. She has lived in Lyons since May of 2010 and in Colorado since 2008. She also teaches yoga at Mayama Movement Studio on Tuesday and Thursday evenings and works at Lyons Physical Therapy on Tuesdays. Her general approach to healing encompasses various methods that are customized into a treatment plan to meet the unique needs of every patient with influences from both Eastern and Western Medicine healing perspective.
Yerman graduated from Ithaca College in New York in 2007 with a doctoral degree in physical therapy and minor in nutrition. Physical therapy services may include training and/or recovery from an injury involving postural correction, manual therapy, therapeutic exercise, neuromuscular re-education and more.
Yerman received training as a yoga instructor in 2008 at CorePower Yoga in Boulder. Since then her yoga practice has interwoven with her physical therapy knowledge.
Yerman most recently underwent training in Thai massage this spring in Denver at the Denver Integrative School of Massage. Thai massage is an ancient tradition in Thailand and other Eastern cultures in which the practitioner uses several parts of the body to apply pressure to the recipient including hands, forearms, elbows, knees and feet. Thai massage is often referred to as lazy man’s yoga, where the receiver is assisted through postures, positions and stretches while receiving massage with the focus on inward relaxation, flexibility, relief of pain, optimal physical movement and optimal flow of energy within the physical body.
Contact Alana Yerman via email at email@example.com or via telephone at 315-525-0753 for scheduling and pricing. First Thai massage sessions are 50 percent off.
LYONS – Lyons Trustee LaVern Johnson has proposed a one percent sales tax to fill some of the funding gaps for various town services. She suggested that the one percent sales tax be divided, although not evenly, amongst: the Lyons Arts and Humanities Council; tourism, history projects, the museum; the Golden Gang; marketing to including the Visitor’s Center; funds for a library district; and Parks and Recreation events. Town Clerk Deb Anthony pointed out that it was too late to get the issue on the November ballot. The Lyons Town Board members seemed willing to consider placing a sales tax issue on the ballot next year and some wanted to tie it to capital improvements. Others said that they wanted the tax revenues divided up differently. The board took no action on the measure.
New menu items at the Fork
LYONS – There is big news this summer at the Fork. First and foremost, the Fork is now serving regular iced tea. Regular means iced tea without sugar. You can add your own sugar or sweetener of course. Formerly they just served sweet tea or presweetened tea. Now thanks to many requests, the Fork is serving regular iced tea.
There are also some new summer items appearing on the menu. Sweet corn soup is made with garden fresh sweet corn. Grilled beef rib eye and artichoke fritters, roasted mushroom, heirloom tomato and chimichurri are a new item. The grilled jerk chicken comes with sweet potato hash, broccolini and spicy jerk sauce. A vegetable rice noodle bowl comes with roasted mushrooms, asparagus, red peppers, bok choy, and baby carrots in a ginger soy broth.
Auto makers pay back loans with interest, sort of
DETROIT – The three biggest automakers in the US are making a comeback, paying back their government loans and showing a profit despite the sluggish economy. Chrysler LLC, which was the third-biggest automaker, survived a near-death experience in 2008 and 2009. The government forced it into bankruptcy, bailed it out with $10 billion in taxpayer funds and put it under the control of the Italian automaker Fiat with the auto workers union as the company’s biggest shareholder according to the New York Times
In May this year the company announced it paid back $7.6 billion in loans from the American and Canadian governments, paving the way for its Italian partner, Fiat, to increase its control over the Detroit carmaker. In May Chrysler posted its first quarterly profits since 2006. Revenues grew 35 percent. In January 2011, Chrysler began a new product push and it hopes to pay off its debt and come out as a public company within the year. Chrysler is gaining traction with several new and revamped models and will design a four-cylinder engine for a Fiat.
General Motors emerged from Chapter 11 bankruptcy with new leaders and a new direction. Edward E. Whitacre Jr., chief executive officer of GM. said that the best way to lure customers back is to pay back the loans from the American taxpayers according to the New York Times. The last of GM’s debt $6.7 billion was paid off in April, sort of. Senator Chuck Grassley (R) Iowa says it was a TARP money shuffle. “The public would know nothing about the TARP escrow money being the source of the supposed repayment from simply watching G.M.’s TV commercials or reading Treasury’s press release,” Grassley said adding that “many billions” of federal dollars remained invested in G.M.
Ford Motor Company did not take any TARP bailout money, but received some guarantees for loans if they were needed. Ford shifted its focus to smaller more fuel-efficient cars. Ford passed Toyota as the number two seller in the United States in 2010. Sales by Ford grew 15.2 percent last year, even though Ford sold Volvo and closed the Mercury brand, according to the New York Times.
The company increased market share for the second consecutive year — the first time that has happened since 1993 — and the Fusion became the first Ford sedan to sell more than 200,000 units in a year since 2004. With its new Focus compact car arriving in 2011, Ford will continue its shift to more small cars and away from trucks. The company outsold GM in 2010.
Ford borrowed $23.6 billion then moved quickly to bring out smaller fuel-efficient cars. It sold off Jaguar and Land Rover to the Tata Group in India and sold Volvo to a Chinese company.Back to Top