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Entitled Beacon 2011: The Six Projects That Will Change Beacon

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Entitled Beacon 2011: The Six Projects That Will Change Beacon

Time: December 1, 2010 from 7pm to 8:30pm
Location: Hudson Beach Glass
Street: Main Street
City/Town: Beacon
Website or Map: http://beaconny.org/html/even…
Phone: 914.474.8000
Event Type: informational
Organized By: Pat Manning
Latest Activity: Dec 15, 2010

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Tomorrow night, The Beacon Chamber of Commerce is hosting a major reception at Hudson Beach Glass at 7PM for all Beacon residents to meet and learn about the major changes that will be happening throughout next year that will positively change the face of the City of Beacon as we now know it.
Entitled Beacon 2011: The Six Projects That Will Change Beacon in the New Year and the People Behind Them, Beaconites will meet the principals of The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls, The Beacon Theater, Mill Street Loft/Red Barn Project, Scenic Hudson/Long Dock, The Mount Beacon Incline Railway, and the Market Square/Middle Main facade restoration. There will be time for questions and answers and to mingle. Refreshments will be served. The Chamber asks that you consider one unwrapped toy for the Toys For Tots program.

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Comment by Renee Q. on December 15, 2010 at 4:24pm

I went to this event.  I was impressed by the groups of people working hard to make changes in our Beacon.  It was positive and up beat alhough a bit long for a presentation that people had to stand for.  Some people tired of standing just sat on the floor. We in Beacon are lucky to have so many talented people involved in or town.

 

Although I loved and am behind all the projects discussed, I was disappointed that only one of the six was an actual business that will be paying taxes to the city.  There were five entities and I think the Round House Project is the only one that is not a tax excempt group.  I may be wrong.  All will bring in people and jobs but with the way our tax base is currently I would have liked to have seen the business organization of the town promoting tax paying businesses.

 

We need to promote and entice more businesses into Beacon.  If we promoted the bsinesses in the way we do or charities and fantastic arts people, we will surely be for the better.

(and yes we were told that if we wanted to donate money to any of them we could!)

Thank you to all the volunteers who put the evening together, the ones who set up and cleaned up after.  You did a great job!

Comment by Henry on December 2, 2010 at 7:25pm
Did anybody go to this? Any comments would be appreciated.
Comment by Michael Todd on December 1, 2010 at 10:28am
I'm really disappointed I didn't notice this till today as I've made other plans, but please keep us updated if you add other dates. I bet some people would love to read more about whats going on, so posting any literature distributed at the event would be awesome!! Thanks!!
Comment by James Watkins on November 30, 2010 at 7:07pm
Thanks so much for the clarification. I have nothing against cultivation or fund raising events as long as they are billed as such. God knows I get invited to enough of them, especially at this time of the year. Perhaps this get together would have been better in January to avoid confusion, but I find it very refreshing to get a progress report about local projects without having to hear about financial need or getting solicited for donations.
Comment by Patrick Manning on November 30, 2010 at 4:28pm
James, I put this together so people can meet and mingle with the six groups/people responsible for these fun and fantastic projects. Nothing like what is going on in Beacon is happening in any other Hudson River city, so time for us to crow! No hidden agenda - promise. That being said, if someone wants to donate or volunteer for any of these projects that would be great for the City as well. Thanks for putting this up, Spencer.
Comment by James Watkins on November 30, 2010 at 2:02pm
It will be great to get up-to-date information about these projects. I just hope it stays "informational" as billed and doesn't involve any back door efforts to raise funds or garner financial support. I'd feel baited and switched if that turned out to be the case.
Comment by Hollis Bogdanffy-Kriegh on November 30, 2010 at 1:09pm
Gosh we would love to be there... but we both commute and are never home before 8PM. We are missing the sustainable food event at Coffee Shoppe too because of the weekday, evening meeting times. It seems to me that organizers of these sort of events are missing an opportunity to tap into the energy of folks who have to commute. Some of these events should be scheduled for the weekends or have alternate meet up dates. You are also missing the energy of people with kids who are involved with family obligations during the week. I think this probably locks out a large percentage of really concerned Beaconites.

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