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January 2011 News (26)

New Studios + Workspace at BEAHIVE

The situation on Fishkill Ave is (seemingly) unfortunate, but the timing may be good for some folks, at least. The 2nd floor of the BEAHIVE building recently became available, so we're considering ways to take it over and accommodate some of those being "displaced."

The floor includes 4 rooms totaling 1500 sq ft: kitchen, bathroom with shower, large back room with work sink to be divided into studios, middle room that would be a meeting room/dining room/lounge. (See…


Added by Scott Tillitt on January 31, 2011 at 9:00pm — No Comments

NY State Safe Boating course

Get ready for summer.  Dutchess County Sherrif's office is hosting this great course.


Dates: February 28th and March 1st

Time: 6pm to 10pm
Location: Dutchess County sheriffs office

150 N Hamilton Ave
Poughkeepsie NY

Phone: 845 486 3840
Contact: Alison
Cost: $10

Added by Ray Fusco on January 31, 2011 at 4:57pm — No Comments

Share your favorite poem

Traditionally, the Jewish Sabbath (Shabbat) is welcomed with poems and songs around the Friday night diner table. I'm hoping to tap into the creative energy of the whole Beacon community to open this practice up a little bit, so I’m asking people to share some of their favorite poems. One poem will be posted on Fridays at, and hopefully the poems will add a little beauty to your Shabbat, however you celebrate it. We can all use a…


Added by Brent Spodek on January 31, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

The Beacon Line Project website: new content

Frequent issues involving Beacon's growth center on transportation. And we have a relic of Beacon's industrial past, the Beacon Line, running right through our city. Even more amazing (considering it is not currently used) is that the line is owned and maintained by the M.T.A.


The Beacon Line Project is a long term advocacy group centered on finding ways to use this line. Whether light rail, scenic walking, biking, alone or in combination, the Beacon Line Project aims to draw…


Added by Ben Royce on January 31, 2011 at 9:43am — 2 Comments

Beacon Cycles New Shop!

We've finally completed the big move!  The new shop is open and is looking great right next door to the old shop!  We are not 100% done but were getting there, so stop by and say hi.  We have lots planned for this season!


-Thursday night spin classes start soon (you'll need your own trainer, let us know if you are interested)

-Roadside/Trailside repair classes

-Basic bicycle maintenance classes

-Full fit station

-Group road, mountain and path…


Added by Tom Church on January 30, 2011 at 10:04pm — 5 Comments

A Little Beacon Blog - my new blog

Hello all,

I just started a new blog about Beacon called A Little Beacon Blog. I love spotting things on Main Street and sharing them. Enjoy!

Added by Katie HM on January 29, 2011 at 11:58pm — 1 Comment

Nurses Wanted!

Nurse needed at local organic farm camp!

Eden Village Camp is a Jewish farm, wilderness and arts-based sleepaway camp for 3rd – 11th graders, located 8 miles east of Cold Spring in Putnam Valley, NY. We're an innovative non-profit that supports each camper in developing outdoor and leadership skills, and awakening a sense of… Continue

Added by Vivian Stadlin on January 28, 2011 at 4:55pm — No Comments

Mill Street Loft Spring Art Courses

We are just months away from opening our doors along the waterfront, but until then you can still take advantage of our advanced programs at Beacon Studios. Here is a list of our Beacon Area courses.



Added by Todd C. Poteet on January 28, 2011 at 12:18pm — No Comments

Found Kitty

This fine fellow has been living under my porch, and I finally got him.  I've been seeing him around since the summer.  Do you know who his people are?  He's an unaltered male, big with huge cheeks.  Found on Wodell Street (off Washington Avenue) at Falconer.  His eyes appear to be infected, poor boy.… Continue

Added by Joan Martorano on January 27, 2011 at 1:23pm — 6 Comments

Beacon Junior Baseball Registration is Now Open

Registration for the spring 2011 Beacon Junior Baseball season is now open. Youth baseball for kids age 5 to 12. Registration closes on March 1, 2011. Forms available at City Hall and online at…


Added by Mark Price on January 27, 2011 at 10:01am — No Comments

Denning's Point Musings 11, A " Blue Pencil" special for some hystorical (sic) fun

           The Denning’s Point trails are closed for the winter to protect the American Bald Eagle foraging, perching and roosting habitat. This winter-time closing is essential if we’re to be environmentally-conscious stewards and coincidentally provides some delightful “down time” for me as a Point tour leader and author-lecturer. In the spirit of whimsy I returned to my original research notes just for the fun of reviewing what I call my “blue pencil notes.”

          I recalled…


Added by Jim Heron on January 26, 2011 at 5:01pm — 1 Comment

Creepy and cool: they are going to dig up the leather man

I don't know if he's part of the urban legend landscape of Beacon, but I was born in Danbury, grew up in Newtown (exit 11 on i84, strangely enough), and we would hear embellished stories about this guy:


For over 30 years, in the 1800s, like clockwork, he walked a regular 34 day circuit between New Haven and the Hudson River, sleeping in caves,…


Added by Ben Royce on January 22, 2011 at 4:39pm — 2 Comments

TNR Cat Feeding Stations Destroyed

Looking for info on someone destroying/stealing TNR feeding stations in Beacon. We've posted our contact info on the shelters: please contact us to discuss your issue with them, or if you think you may know who may be destroying them.
Four lovely (spayed/neutered & vaccinated) cats thank you!

Added by kara on January 21, 2011 at 4:59pm — 5 Comments

New No-Kill Animal Shelter, Educational & Rehabilitation Center for Pets & Wildlife

Have you heard about the non-profit organzation that plans to build a no-kill animal shelter, educational and rehabilitation center for pets & wildlife in southern Dutchess County?  They are called Safe Haven Animal Shelter & Wildlife Center.  There website is  They are in the running this month to try to win the $25,000 Pepsi Refresh grant.  They need to be ranked between 1 - 10 to win on January 31st. …


Added by Josephine Santoro on January 20, 2011 at 1:26pm — 5 Comments

Is Clearwater leaving Beacon?

Did anyone else see this article?


Check out this article:


They are keeping the boat in Kingston and are they now moving to Kingston?  After the sweat heart deal they got at USC?


I would love to get some info?



Added by Ray Fusco on January 18, 2011 at 10:01am — 11 Comments

2 CHOOKS FOUND-scared,lost, well fed, wanting to be reunited to their friends and family.

I have two well cared for chickens found on Saturday night around 11pm, sitting over on Tioranda , past 9D. IF you know whose they are please contact me,


Added by Sherie on January 15, 2011 at 11:54pm — 2 Comments

From PoJo: Big news about the old high school

"School district sells Beacon Studios to gallery owner with plans for art museum"



Added by Ben Royce on January 15, 2011 at 11:00am — 24 Comments

Prepublication Sale for Essential Nourishment

I am very happy to let you know that I am getting very close to going to press with my cookbook Essential Nourishment, Recipes from My Estonian Farm (softcover 304 pages)! 

Essential Nourishment is your feel-good guide to living well, one delicious meal at a time, one nurturing action at a time. The recipes…


Added by Marika Blossfeldt on January 12, 2011 at 4:14pm — No Comments

Swim Program Offered

Beacon Recreation has partnered with the Newburgh YMCA to offer a new Learn to Swim program. Swim lessons build aquatic skills and confidence in Parent/Child, Preschool and School Age Children.



Added by Mark Price on January 11, 2011 at 12:59pm — 1 Comment

Lost Cat

Lostcat in Beacon. He was last seen by the old Beacon High School. He's pretty big and his name is Sam. Call Stephanie at 845.401.8319  if you see him, or me (Yonni) at 845.546.9982.Thank you so much.…


Added by Yonni on January 11, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

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