Volunteering Looks Good on You

It’s been a while since we all got together. And judging from the enthusiasm at the 104th International Convention in Montreal, boy did we miss it. While the COVID-19 pandemic changed how Lions do service, it hasn’t changed how much we enjoy doing it. The bright smiles, big hugs, and displays of club pride showed […]

Lions are Coming for the City on the Hill

Whether it’s history, sports, or great food that interests you, you’ll find it all in Boston. And this summer you’ll also find a heck of a lot of Lions. July 7 through 11, 2023, Lions will descend upon one of the oldest cities in the United States for five days of camaraderie, shop talk, and […]

Pining For a Bit of Fun

Have you ever been inspired to throw a pinecone? If you have, and if you’ve gotten any distance with your throw, you may want to consider heading to France to compete, where Lions have made it their mission to bring not only the sport, but the world championships, to their hometown of Biscarrosse. After a […]

If You Build It, They Will Come

The quaint seaside town of Seal Beach in Orange County, California, got its beginnings as a shipping port called Anaheim Landing, where growers found it a convenient distribution point for the wine they nurtured in their Southern California vineyards. But when the railroad arrived in 1875, it took over as the main method of transport […]

Lost, But Never Forgotten

In late 2021 Lion David Lynn took his 96-year-old stepfather to visit the west coast site for the United States’ World War II Submarine Memorial. Located at Naval Weapons Station in Seal Beach, the memorial pays tribute to the more than 3,000 submarine soldiers who lost their lives during World War II. Lynn’s stepfather is […]

Spooktacular Party is a Frightening Good Time

Whether you’re a fan of all things frightening or prefer things on the sweeter side, Halloween can be a time to take a break from your everyday routine and pretend to be someone—or something—totally new. But too many kids sugared up on chocolate bars and skittles roaming dark streets can pose a potential safety concern […]

A New Frontier

That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for vision. In early February, 2022, a team of researchers successfully implanted a first-of-its-kind artificial vision system into the brain of a blind volunteer. The Intracortical Visual Prosthesis (ICVP) bypasses the retina and optic nerves and connects directly with the visual cortex, creating the potential for […]

The Task of Lions

“Pain. We feel pain. We’ve packed up our lives in one suitcase.”
Marina wears a black turtleneck sweater and glasses as she sits in a comfortable flat in Ausburg, Germany. The pain she describes is evident on her face.
She is a kindergarten teacher and, until March, she lived with her young son and husband in Chernivtsi, Ukraine.
“Everything was great,” she says through an interpreter. “And one morning it was announced that the war began.”

Tied to the Land

The Curonian Spit, an elongated sand dune peninsula separating the Baltic Sea from the Curonian Lagoon in Lithuania was formed more than 5,000 years ago. Situated in the Curonian Spit National Park in Lithuania and the Kurshskaya National Park of the Russian Federation, the sandy and wooded landscape is now a UNESCO World Heritage site, […]

It’s About Time

The Little Beaver Lions from Darlington, Pa., had just wrapped up a productive four-day work weekend at Beacon Lodge Camp in Mt. Union, when Lion Mike Seiber had a question. They were in the main lodge of the 550-acre campus and preparing to leave for home, some 200 miles away. “What’s up with this grandfather […]