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Venessa Miemis
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Will the Teller Ave. Renovation Create A More Dangerous Intersection?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tom Church May 14, 2009.

anyone have a few bags of leaves?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Venessa Miemis May 23, 2009.

metered parking on main?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Jan 14, 2014.

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How long have you lived in Beacon?
since September '06
More about me:
I think Beacon has so much potential, and I'm glad someone finally put together this social network so we can connect easier and build a stronger community. I love living here, hiking up the mountain, cross-country skiing around Dennings Point, and boating up and down the Hudson. I'm working on a Master's in Media Studies down at the New School in Greenwich Village, but can also sometimes be found working at Manor House Realty on Main down by the dummy light, or studying and drinking coffee at Zuzu's. I'm a yoga junkie (thanks to Shannon & Carla over at Shambhala Yoga Center!), and am determined to accomplish scorpion pose by the end of the year. I love gardening...I just started growing my own mushrooms too (non-psychedelic), and maybe will try chickens if my husband will go for it. I envision a world where we can live off completely the grid, so for now it's a start. I'm a futurist, intrigued by accelerating change and the singularity, and obsessed with technology. Hmm, what else.. always looking to meet new people and make the world a happier place, so feel free to say hello!
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Forming a Hudson Valley Exchange B2B Barter Network

Hi all,

I organized a workshop a few months ago in collaboration w beahive - Community Stimulus: Local Currency + Barter Networks,' to gauge interest locally in this topic area.

I've been in regular communication with Amy Kirschner, (who spoke at the workshop) who runs the Vermont…


Posted on January 6, 2012 at 11:02am — 2 Comments

Superhero School: An Epicenter for Disruptive Innovation


(this is a cross-post from my blog, emergent by design. i drove by the old craig house hospital a few weeks ago, and it inspired me to write this. i've been working with innovators/entrepreneurs in the tech space around the world…


Posted on November 22, 2011 at 2:32pm — 12 Comments

Followup from Local Currency & Barter Network Workshop 10/22

Hi all,


It’s been a few weeks since our “Local Currency & Barter Networks as Social & Economic Drivers” workshop, held at…

Posted on November 20, 2011 at 6:39pm

Beacon Bucks? A debit card that rewards shopping local


I just came across an article that was in yesterday's Wall Street Journal, titled Community Currencies Aim to Aid Merchants. It's a story about a neighborhood in San Francisco, Bernal Heights, which…


Posted on October 7, 2011 at 1:21pm — 2 Comments

How Can Business-to-Business Trade Networks Build Local Resilience?

hi all,


i just posted this interview with Amy Kirschner of the Vermont Sustainable Exchange to my blog, crossposted below. Amy will be joining us in Beacon for an event at Beahive on Oct 22: 



Posted on October 5, 2011 at 7:30am

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At 3:37pm on June 2, 2009, Justin Riccobono said…
Hey Vanessa, Give me a call. I would like to give you an update on the Garden project. Thanks
At 10:07am on April 23, 2009, Ray Fusco said…
Thanks. I realized that after I had posted it. I didn't want to double dip on my first day on the blog ;)
At 4:36pm on April 20, 2009, Judith Filc said…
Venessa, I like a lot of the stuff you have to say. I don't have much time between work and an almost-three-year-old, but I do want to do something for the town. We live pretty close to each other, maybe we could meet some time?
At 10:31am on April 15, 2009, Dan Rigney said…
It's cool. I'm still not a big fan of the black, but it's a great idea as a whole. Don't mind my quirky opinions. You do very nice work. Be well, neighbor.
At 4:10pm on April 9, 2009, Shambhala Yoga Center said…
okay I'm such a yoga dork all I can think of when I look at the first picture is how wrong her alignment in wheel is.....LOSER!
At 12:22pm on April 9, 2009, Richard O'Neill said…
Hi Venessa--looks like we're going to have rival clean-up gangs! Watch out. Seriously though, one of my intentions was to keep the clean-ups somewhat casual, and brief (1 1/2- 2 hours or so max) so people will have the rest of their day open, and to encourage people to participate on a regular basis. In other words, keep it fun . In theory, we all should do a little on our own on a daily basis (which I try to do.) That being said, I'm open to your suggestions, but would be unable to participate on a week-day. Regards, Rich O'Neill
At 10:17am on March 28, 2009, Kristen Cronin said…
that's wonderful! wow! impressed. it sounds so perfect. we have no idea what we're doing, but we're starting a little garden this year, too. i hope something grows! any tips, send them my way.
At 10:23pm on March 27, 2009, Kristen Cronin said…
i love beacon. it's home for me.
do you belong to common ground farm?
At 2:07pm on March 23, 2009, Kristen Cronin said…
oh fantastic! lovely to meet you! do you flickr as well? how long have you lived in town?
At 9:02am on March 12, 2009, Kundi Clark said…
Hey, my front porch need to be redone, maybe back deck but we can can email me at

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