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Beautiful Three-Bedroom Cottage for Rent

Rentals like this are few and far between. Located on a cul-de-sac not far from an abandoned old bridge, this secluded brick charmer with Mansard roof and dormer windows has infinite possibilities -- as a dreamy retreat for year-round living, or a weekend country get-away.  

Three bedrooms,…


Added by Daniel Aubry on September 29, 2014 at 2:58pm — No Comments

12 year old female filmaker wins award at the Beacon Independent Film Festival

Noga Cabo is now making a film about the family trip to The Rock n' Roll Hall of Fame,Nashville's the Grand Ole Opry, Country Hall of Fame,Sun Studio & Graceland. The Solar Sound Band recorded in Sun Studio where Elvis and many others started Rock n' Roll. Click on the link to read the article about Noga's work in film and music.…


Added by Richie Cabo on September 24, 2014 at 12:19am — No Comments

Geurilla Gallery?

Hi, I have also posted this in the Discussions section but I thought I should ad it here too.

 I have built a bunch of coffee tables 5 or 6 and also several different style mirrors with custom frames. So, what to do with them? I build because I have the idea and need to make it real.

 I  have been thinking of turning my wife's office, (Orange Pediatric Care - 301 Main Street) into a gallery just for a second Saturday evening and the following Sunday so I can sell them and earn…


Added by Chris Ungaro on September 23, 2014 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Listings section taken down for now, will return in a few months in a new form

In the Listings section you probably saw

"Unable to retrieve gadget xml. HTTP error 404"

over the last few weeks.

Apparently Ning (the blog platform runs on) is migrating to a new code base and threw out all of their third party apps like listings:…


Added by Ben Royce on September 22, 2014 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Beacon Open Mic Jam


Added by Virgos Sip N Soul Cafe on September 16, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments

Did you miss out on having a yard sale this summer? You can still rent a space at the St. Luke's Flea Market 9/20.

Sell your products, crafts, or just have a yard sale in the company of other vendors at the St. Luke's Flea Market/Live Music event, Saturday, Sept. 20. Enjoy live music from great local bands like Judith Tulloch band, Howland Wolves, Thom Joyce, Victoria Louise, Solar Sound Band, and a performance by the Yanarella School of Dance. The event is a fundraiser that supports St. Luke's Episcopal Church and its work in the local community.  

The sale begins at 9 a.m. and the live music…


Added by Carolyn Q. on September 12, 2014 at 9:37am — No Comments

We Are Hiring a Part-Time Church Musician!

First Presbyterian Church of Beacon is looking for a flexible, part-time Church Musician.

49 Sundays per year plus Christmas Eve (three unpaid Sundays off, to be negotiated with Pastor)

Compensation: $10,000 per year (50 services / $200 per service)

Directing bell choir, which rehearses weekly and performs occasionally (July & Aug off): additional $1,000…


Added by First Presbyterian Church on September 12, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments

Beacon Poet Laureate Submission Deadline is 9/12!

Beacon Poets!  The call for submissions for the position of Beacon Poet Laureate closes on 9/12.  If you haven't already, submit your work now!

The applicants for this two-year term (Jan. 1, 2015-Dec. 31, 2016) position must reside in the Beacon City School District. The Beacon Poet Laureate position has been formally recognized and approved by Mayor Randy Casale and the Beacon City Council. The responsibilities of the Beacon Poet Laureate include presenting poetry…


Added by Larry Sansone on September 9, 2014 at 1:19pm — No Comments

Common Ground Farm Roast Pig & Veggie Dinner - September 14th!

Date: Sunday, September 14th, 2014

Time: 4:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Location: Obercreek Farm, Hughsonville, NY

Adult Tickets: $40 in advance / $50 at the door

Children aged 6 and under are FREE

Children aged 7-16 please purchase a…


Added by Common Ground Farm on September 7, 2014 at 10:19pm — No Comments

Calling All Poets Series - Featured Poet: Larry Sansone

Yay! I'll be one of the featured poets reading at Calling All Poets Series at the Howland Center in Beacon, NY on Friday 9/5 8:00PM, (with Tara Yetter). Hope to see you there!

(Or catch the live stream at:

Added by Larry Sansone on September 1, 2014 at 9:58am — No Comments

LED streetlights in Beacon

I watched the recent Beacon City Council meeting (on TV) where a consultant presented a proposal to replace existing streetlights with LED lights.  I have several concerns regarding this:

1) why would the City of Beacon (us, the taxpayers) contract ANYTHING (of significant cost) without competitive bids being sought?

2) the projected "break even point" was, I believe 17 years!  Does anyone think that it is wise to have the same company that is trying to get business also…


Added by Steve Knowles on August 22, 2014 at 2:06pm — 14 Comments

A Beacon Young Filmaker & Dancer Team Produce A New Dance Video In The Hudson Valley

The Beacon Independent Film Festival organized a pilot program for young film makers. As a result of this great program Adam and Noga Cabo put together their first ever music video. They also started a new YouTube dance video channel called Shoes_ShowYouHow(9Dance). Noga Cabo and Adam Cabo attended the young filmmaker classes, and loved the experience. They were very inspired. The sister and brother team, which are also in the Solar Sound Band produced the dance video which they filmed at…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 21, 2014 at 1:05am — No Comments

I've revived Groups and Discussions

There was some issues with these areas of the site awhile back, but I think they can be of use again.

Added by Ben Royce on August 18, 2014 at 7:40am — No Comments

The Second Saturday Jam With St.George and Friends @ Joe's Irish Pub august 9th's musicians were!

Thank you to all the performers and patrons and the full moon, last nights gig was tremendous great performances by all and a great crowd of listeners and dancers!! A list of all performers will follow and I have to say sorry to Richie Sarles for not getting him up, my sincere apology to him.

    Thank You everyone again for making the Second Saturday Jam at Joe's…


Added by russell St.George on August 10, 2014 at 4:05pm — No Comments

State Police playing Army on Mt Beacon?

Facebookers of Beacon have suggested that the several hours of close helicopter activity on or around Mt Beacon on the evening of Monday August 4th was related to NY State Police playing Army. One person said they hiked up to see what was going on and was confronted by a state police officer in military garb who told them to get lost and mind their own business.

Does anyone have any facts surrounding this event?

Added by TC on August 6, 2014 at 12:49pm — 3 Comments

Raffle II to help Sparrow's Nest

Sparrow's Nest prepares and delivers 2 trays of food every Monday to the families of MOMS WITH CANCER. At any given time, we're talking about 15-30 families receiving these meals - at no charge to them!  I am fund-raising and have committed to running the Disney Wine & Dine Half-Marathon in November for my mom and sister, both Cancer Survivors. Please help!   Read more about Sparrow's Nest…


Added by karen meyer on August 3, 2014 at 6:30am — 1 Comment

Collection Management Query

Is anyone using a database program they like for organizing and tracking a collection of visual images and showing them on the web across multiple platforms? Or can you refer me to someone with experience in this area who knows what software is worth looking at and which programs are best avoided? 

Many thanks for any assistance you can offer.

Added by Alan Goldsmith on July 29, 2014 at 1:12pm — No Comments

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…

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 .



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

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