We're back!-- Back at the Farmer's Market on Sundays, that is. Plus we will be at the new Hudson River Market this Saturday. Visit our table, try a free sample..we will be serving Fran's New York, New York Cheesecake by the slice, 4inch and 8inch, Fruit Swirled 4 inch cheesecakes, Savory Southwestern, Lowfat Mini-Cheesecake Bites, Quiches, Wraps and more!
Anne and Kasey
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Added by Anne Lynch on April 30, 2009 at 9:13pm —
Craft aids workers with restoration
By Emily Stewart
April 13, 2009
DUTCHESS JUNCTION - With tourist season approaching, the staff at Bannerman Castle needs a new boat for its volunteer work force.
The Bannerman Castle Trust is trying to raise money to buy a new boat to ferry volunteers, equipment and materials to Bannerman Island in the Hudson River, between Beacon and Cold Spring. The previous boat was damaged in an… Continue
Added by Kelly Kingman on April 30, 2009 at 11:18am —
Old photo of the Car Barns facing Main Street with two Fishkill Electric Railway trolleys parked in front. The barns were located off Main Street, just east of South Chestnut Street
...Trolley Barns on Main Street for 38 Years
The Fishkill Electric Railway Company, which had operated electric streetcars in Beacon from 1892 to 1930, announced on April 30, 1931 that it was no longer interested in leasing the car barns… Continue
Added by Venessa Miemis on April 30, 2009 at 7:11am —
Art Along the Hudson
is a collaborative effort with seven cities along the river and is sponsored by BACA. There is a media kickoff event, brochure, website and various other promotions including radio and print ads.
Each city - Beacon, Catskill, Kingston, New Paltz, Newburgh, Peekskill and Poughkeepsie will have three pieces of art hung in the show to represent their city.
BACA will select 10 images of artwork that… Continue
Added by Kelly Kingman on April 29, 2009 at 11:00pm —
For those of you that can't find a product or item locally, Sears is hosting one of their Family and Friends events this coming Sunday. They do this three or four times a year. The store stays open after the mall closes on Sunday and the discounts (10% on most things) start at 6 PM and end at 9 PM in-store, and even later online. You don't actually have to be a friend or family member of a Sears associate to get the discount. If interested go to… Continue
Added by Gary Perez on April 29, 2009 at 2:27pm —
Since our city's website
has received a makeover, it's a good time to spruce up our city's online presence overall.
Here is a list of 8 sites that you can list your business or post your reviews with links to the Beacon section of each:
- Yelp: Reviews are listed in order of popularity - the more reviews, the higher in the…
Added by Kelly Kingman on April 29, 2009 at 2:00pm —
In New York magazine, article here
Added by Kelly Kingman on April 28, 2009 at 9:41am —
hey, i'm looking for a truck and a person to help me move 3 pieces of furniture out of my apartment. will pay. - d.
Added by Daphne Richards on April 27, 2009 at 6:29pm —
I came across this non-profit organization the other day - Do Something
- that may be a good resource for any of you with children (under 25 y/o) wanting to do some social action project.
They're an organization committed to empowering teens by providing tools and resources so they can take their ideas and turn them into action. They have lists of different causes that students may be interested in (education, environment, violence &… Continue
Added by Venessa Miemis on April 27, 2009 at 8:08am —
Does anyone know how we are protecting Beacon's watershead? There was a great piece on Frontline on PBS www.pbs.org/wgbh/pages/frontline/poisonedwaters/
and I wondered how are we protecting it?
One thing I found was Beacon does not have laws on building on lots, meaning someone buying a chunk of property and putting three/four houses on it where there was one with a ton of trees. Some watershed areas, do and are ticking people off. We… Continue
Added by Dana Devine O'Malley on April 27, 2009 at 2:00am —
Several weeks ago, I tossed an idea out there for a mural/mosaic of some sort to be created inside the tunnel at the train station. Cabot let me know that any public art at the station has to go through the MTA's Arts for Transit Program. They commission the art, and have a Call for Artists to submit their potential project. So, I contacted them to find out where Beacon stands on their list, and when we'd have a Call for Artists.
So, I had to email 4 times before I got a response… Continue
Added by Venessa Miemis on April 26, 2009 at 8:02pm —
Yesterday I went to my first Beacon Barks parade with my greyhound Jessie. It was a fantastic event: well organised, well attended, and for a laudable cause. I had one big problem, however - not with the event, but with some of the attendees. By midday the sun was blazing and it must have been over 80 degrees. I took Jessie home at that point, as she was clearly too hot. To my dismay I saw countless poor, panting dogs swathed in thick outfits of every description - bonnets and bandanas, pants… Continue
Added by The Little Brit on April 26, 2009 at 10:10am —
THANK YOU ALL! for visiting ZoraDora's on Beacon Dog day! Thank You to the Beacon Barkery for a well planned event and fun for all!
Added by Stveven Astorino on April 25, 2009 at 8:39pm —
I had to walk down to the East end of Main Street today and see what exactly was going on over there. I had heard that the lot between the building in front of the dummy light and the apartment building on the corner of Main & Verplanck was being transformed into a community garden.
The garden is a collaborative project between 6 residents of the apartment building next to the lot. They wanted to create a sustainable model that other… Continue
Added by Venessa Miemis on April 25, 2009 at 7:03pm —
Well Kasey and I are about to start a new venture at the Hudson River Market!
This is just a bit of what we'll be offering:
Cheesecake Chocolate Dipped Lollipops..traditional , cherry in the middle and gluten free.
Fran's New York, New York--by the slice or 4 inch and 9 inch.
4 inch Apple Pecan Caramel
4 inch Apricot Swirl
Chocolate Turtle by the slice
Vegan Not "Cheese" Cake
Mini Broccoli… Continue
Added by Anne Lynch on April 23, 2009 at 9:00pm —
I am new to the Beacon Citizen group. I recognize some faces and names.
I was asked to create an adventure race in Beacon. A community event to coincide with Spirit of Beacon Day. I would like some feedback as to whether or not the community would support it and if the community would see value in it. Here are my ideas thus far:
It would have 3 courses:
The courses would include the Waterfront, Main street, Mt Beacon and USC. It would take place early before the… Continue
Added by Ray Fusco on April 23, 2009 at 10:20am —
So, I've been trying to find some new gigs close to home in beautiful Beacon, but so far responses to my emails and queries have been limited. I've played a few local open mics (great one at Howland Center!) and I'm scheduled to play the Songwriters Sunday at Zuzu's on Sunday June 7th, but I want to get around town in front of as many people as I can! If you are organizing an event in or around Beacon and you are looking for music- drop me a line at email@example.com. I'd love to get… Continue
Added by Larry Sansone on April 22, 2009 at 7:30pm —
I know many of you are Mac users and you may have already read about the recent Mac virus (iBotNet). This virus is very mild and has only infected a few thousand Macs. Those infected downloaded and installed a pirated version of iWork and/or Adobe Photoshop CS4 (those that don't pay for your software should take note).
Macs still have a much greater resistance to virus attack than PC's but now that Macs are becoming more popular, the hacker community will start… Continue
Added by Gary Perez on April 22, 2009 at 7:00pm —
Been to the train station lately? The banners, which quietly went up last week for the second year in a row, run the length of Beekman St. Amazing collaborative effort between the artists of Beacon, merchants, Public Works, and other members of the arts community to make the trip to the daily grind a visually dynamic… Continue
Added by Venessa Miemis on April 21, 2009 at 10:00pm —
Last night's City Council meeting started with a very nice dedication to Gail Boccia, the owner of recently closed antiques store, Early Everything. She ran and operated the shop for 20+ years, and was the first brave merchant to relocate her shop to the East end of Main in '91, acting as a catalyst for others to follow and revitalize the area. The mayor gave a nice talk, and then declared April 20th as Gail Boccia Day! It was very touching -… Continue
Added by Venessa Miemis on April 21, 2009 at 5:25pm —