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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…

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

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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…

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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…

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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…
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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

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

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