I know I've seen posters for a lost parakeet around town and now one has landed in our backyard as of 12pm on Wednesday at 161 East Main Street. If anyone know who it belongs to or what the number to call is, let me know! Also if you have a bird cage please call 831 1133 so we can keep it safe! Thank you! Jennifer & Stephen Clair
Marion Royael Gallery is holding an open call for artists with Jazz related works for a 3 day exhibit, August 6-8th, 2010. Deadline to submit work is 7/26.
Marion Royael Gallery will select a few artists who have work fitting a Jazz related theme with a contemporary 'hip' look. Artwork will be installed August 5th and will be up through August 8th. A special "Call 'n' Response" event will be held on August 7th and will include an Art Installation,…
The recent schedule change (effective 6/21/10) means that trains to Poughkeepsie departing Grand Central after 9pm weekdays are now combined with Croton Harmon local trains. The reduced number of trains means more stops, more passengers, longer commute times but same expense. (and same likelihood the lights and/or air conditioning will be out and you'll either be down a car or have to get a new train at Croton Harmon)
I am pleased to announce that Professor John Nolan has accepted my invitation to visit Beacon to speak and answer questions on the topic of the Beacon Transit Oriented Development, this Monday June 28th at the City Council Workshop Meeting at City Hall 7:00 PM.… Continue
Two Sundays in July (7/11 and 7/18) I will be teaching a Creative Writing class at the Howland Library from 1-2:30 pm. We'll have in-class exercises, and cover such topics as how to get yourself writing, how to build a character, how to plot a story, and information on how to get published.
Please sign up at the library. Space is limited to the first 8 people.
Registration for Beacon Open Studios is in full swing. Currently there are 35 artists signed up and we are adding more every week. Come by Bank Sq. Coffee tomorrow, Saturday morning from 9-11am to sign up in person, ask questions or to simply find out more.
This year Beacon Open Studios will happen on the weekend of September 25-26. Registration fee is $30. If you are unable to afford the registration fee please come and talk to us tomorrow to see how we can help. If you are an… Continue
Last night I attended a meeting hosted by BDB, the acronym
for BEACON DESERVES BETTER, a group of concerned
Beacon citizens who are trying to assess the potential harm and
benefits of TOD, another acronym, this one for TRANSIT ORIENTED
DEVELOPMENT, an MTA sponsored mixed use project on the twenty two
acres it owns in proximity to the Beacon train station.
All I knew about TOD at this point was the little I had gleaned from a
friend on the city… Continue
Cole Brothers (formerly Clyde-Beatty Cole) has a long history of abusing animals, even killing some. Angry wild animals (tigers and elephants) have escaped multiple times and injured and killed circus–goers.
After decades of warnings, in 2008, the USDA revoked Cole Bros. right to own animals under the Animal Welfare Act. They now lease animals from other small circuses, and the cycle ofabuse and dangergoes…
The City of Beacon is forming a committee to advise us regarding the Transit Oriented Development and TOD related issues, including zoning. Members of the TOD committee will perform research, present ideas and attend public city meetings when the TOD or a TOD related issue are being discussed including; city council, planning board, zoning board, consultant led public meetings, developer led public meetings and public outreach sessions. The committee will function for as long as the TOD related… Continue
It looks like Fishkill’s financial woes have pressured them to make some reckless ecological decisions about the Clove Creek and aquifer. The Highland Ridge Valley development, in its current plan, will add 210 mobile home units right on top of the aquifer. There is more land to add more as the…
Thanks to everyone who made it happen ;-) Thanks to the petition collectors, the petition signers, the petition posters, the emails, the phone calls, Mayor Gold and the city council... and the anonymous $30K donor!
Community Cat Coalition (www.communitycatcoalition.com) is organizing a kitten adoption event at Blackbird Attic boutique (www.blackbirdattic.com) on Saturday, June 12 from 12 to 4 PM. As part of the event there will be an art show of kids cat-related art
Blackbird Attic is located at 442 Main Street (across from ZuZu's).