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Remembering Pete Seeger At Sargent and Downing Gardens

Pete Seeger liked us he came to play at our fundraiser on October 11, 2011. I will never forget when he came in. He said that the people who put together the fundraiser where great people, and he used to perform there many years ago for the children at the University Settlement Camp.We all were blessed that day by Pete may he rest in peace and never be forgotten.There he is below taking out…
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Added by Richie Cabo on July 20, 2014 at 3:08am — No Comments

What A Shame! From The Mouth Of Babes "Nothing Happening At Sargent and Downing Gardens!" The Sound Of Children In The Garden Has Faded.

     I founded Sargent and Downing Gardens to pay tribute to this great City of Beacon. Henry Winthrop Sargent and Andrew Jackson Downing have played a huge role in American Horticulture, and one could say it started right here. My car accident a year ago really took a toll on me and slowed me down. The way the current President and Treasurer were doing things just are not right. This caused The Executive Board and I to leave the group .

      I…

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Added by Richie Cabo on July 20, 2014 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Common Greens Mobile Farmers Market 2014

Common Greens Mobile Farmers Market - fresh, local fruits and vegetables at affordable prices. The mobile market will run Wednesdays from July 9th through September. WIC, FMNP and EBT/SNAP accepted. Brought to you by the Green Teen Program and Common Ground Farm.



Locations:

Community Health Center Parking Lot

(corner of S. Chestnut and Henry Streets)

11:00AM-12:30PM



First Presbyterian Church

50 Liberty Street…

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Added by Common Ground Farm on June 27, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments

11TH ANNUAL SWIM DEDICATED TO FOUNDING MEMBER PETE SEEGER

Beacon, New York

River Pool at Beacon hosts the 11th Annual Great Newburgh…

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Added by Nita Sutton on June 25, 2014 at 8:36am — 1 Comment

Common Ground Farm Summer Camp begins June 30th!

AT FARM CAMP, children explore their relationship to food and to nature through hands-on experiments, movement, games, and art. Children will spend time in the garden, at the pond, in the field, in the barn, and along our nature trails. Participants will develop a deeper understanding of how food is grown—from the soil, to the crops, to the animals. Through a variety of experiences, kids will develop an appreciation of the complexity of the natural environment within which…

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Added by Common Ground Farm on June 24, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Raffle to help feed the families of moms with cancer...

I am running the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon in November for Sparrow's Nest, a non-profit that prepares and delivers meals to families of moms undergoing treatment for Cancer.  You can read more about Sparrow's Nest here.

You may have seen me at the…

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Added by karen meyer on June 23, 2014 at 10:44pm — No Comments

Swimming Lessons Guide for Kids and Adults

If you were thinking about swimming lessons for the summer but haven't done the research yet, here is a guide that may help give you a head start! Seems we have several good options for kids and adults.

http://www.alittlebeaconblog.com/2011/03/swimming-lessons-at-beacon-high-school.html

Added by Katie HM on June 21, 2014 at 11:41am — 2 Comments

Construction? near Madam Brett park

I ran by Madam Brett Park yesterday and saw they are doing some ground preparation for something behind the "Beacon Terminal Associates" building closest to the RR tracks.  Does anyone know what they are doing?

Added by Steve Knowles on June 19, 2014 at 11:30am — 6 Comments

Checking in on your gardens!

We had a thread earlier about how your gardens were growing, and Ben maybe was going to plant bamboo. I was going to use hay mulch at the start of the season. Here's an update with pictures at A Little Beacon Blog, and would love to get your comments there as to how your gardening is going!

http://www.alittlebeaconblog.com/2014/06/how-does-your-garden-grow.html

Added by Katie HM on June 12, 2014 at 5:00pm — 17 Comments

New York Times jumps on the Beacon real estate bandwagon

Beacon real estate is heating up.

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/06/15/realestate/beacon-ny-quaint-city-rediscovered.html

Lots of shoutouts to names I recognize. The house two over from mine for sale is featured.

One shocker for me:

The mountain, immortalized on the …

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Added by Ben Royce on June 11, 2014 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

New Community Photography/Video Studio, Beacon, NY

Now Open! Located at the Old High School, 211 Fishkill Ave., BEACON, NY...A PHOTO/VIDEO STUDIO MADE FOR ARTISTS, PHOTOGRAPHERS, SMALL-SCALE BROADCASTS/ VIDEO PRODUCTIONS, SMALL BUSINESS ADVERTISING, SMALL SCALE MUSIC VIDEOS, OR ANY VISIONS YOU HAVE HAD, BUT YOU DIDN'T HAVE THE SPACE AND EQUIPMENT TO BRING IT TO LIFE.



ABOUT THE SPACE



-WiFi

-400 Square feet of supercharged space, designed specifically as an efficient, and convenient blank canvas for your media…

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Added by Zac Skinner on June 9, 2014 at 9:34am — No Comments

Construction on Mt Beacon?

Does anyone know what is being built on Mt Beacon right now? There have been a lot of construction materials brought up Mt Beacon Monument Rd recently, like cinder blocks, concrete trucks, dirt or rock in dump trucks.

Added by TC on May 30, 2014 at 7:34pm — 2 Comments

Lifelong Beacon Resident John Fasulo

Lifelong Beacon Resident John Fasulo 

On behalf of his wife Cecile and daughter Maya, I regret to inform John's beloved Beacon community of his sudden passing yesterday, May 14, 2014.

Visitation will be held on Saturday, May 17th from 2pm-3pm at the DiDonato Funeral Home, 1290 Route 9W in Marlboro, NY. A funeral service will follow at the DiDonato Funeral Home at 3pm on Saturday. …

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Added by Marjorie Tarter on May 15, 2014 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

Second Saturday Jam with ST.George and Friends @ Joe's Irish Pub last nights May 10th performers were!

Last night was awesome as I said before. Thanks again for all the patrons of Joe's Irish Pub and the musicians who come to the jam and they were:

Michael Randolph guitar and bass, AnnaMarie Sant vocals, Ken Bowles guitar and vocals, Dave ? guitar and vocals, Darrell Goodman drums, Jack Orlando bass and guitar, full band White Light Project,…

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Added by russell St.George on May 11, 2014 at 9:40pm — No Comments

Kids' Summer Art Classes in Beacon!

There are still a few spots left in Beacon Art Adventures summer art program for kids 6 and up! This summer we're doing clay, fiber arts, pet portraits (fund raiser) and more. There's also a class for older kids 9-14! This is a part time summer program (mornings) and you sign up by the week. It's ideal if you're looking for a fun, creative experience  for your child but not an all day camp. To find out more details check out…

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Added by Jill Losee Caruso on May 9, 2014 at 6:43am — No Comments

Richie Cabo Resigns From The Sargent and Downing Gardens. Thank You To Evereyone Who Made It Special.

    As many of you know I have had a bad car accident last July. As a result I have had some memory problems from brain trauma. But one thing I did not forget is why I founded the Sargent and Downing Gardens.The mission was to create a community garden and educational center to pay tribute to Henry Winthrop Sargent, Andrew Jackson Downing and the great historical role the City of Beacon played in American horticulture.It was a Sargent and Downing Gardens for the children and community.…

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Added by Richie Cabo on May 7, 2014 at 11:01pm — No Comments

My Studio Chop Shop Has Started a Line of Greeting Cards

I am looking at you Clay, Wood & Cotton! We will be showing off all 14 designs plus 8 postcards at The National Stationery Show in NYC this month. May 18-21.

Added by Chop Shop on May 2, 2014 at 12:38pm — No Comments

Common Ground Farm Awarded "Farm Fresh Food Fund" Grant

Common Ground Farm has received a generous grant from the Farm Fresh Food Fund of the Community Foundations of the Hudson Valley to help the Farm grow more healthy fresh food - specifically for the food insecure in our communities. This grant enables Common Ground Farm to initiate an exciting and ambitious plan to widen and broaden access to freshly harvested, organically grown, local food to the neediest in our communities, through our deliveries to food pantries, our Mobile Market…

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Added by Common Ground Farm on May 1, 2014 at 3:16pm — No Comments

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