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June 2010 News (19)

FOUND! Someone's Parakeet; Green and Yellow

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

Added by Jennifer Clair on June 30, 2010 at 12:03pm — No Comments

"Call 'n' Response" Open Call for Artists, Marion Royael Gallery

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,…

Added by Barbara and Steven Paul Riddle on June 29, 2010 at 11:04am — No Comments

Windows on Main Call for Artists Deadline 7/1

Call For Artists: Windows on Main 2010 - Deadline July 1…

Added by Kelly Kingman on June 25, 2010 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Metro North Service Cuts on Hudson Line

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)

It's time for the MTA to improve service from…

Added by Sue D on June 25, 2010 at 1:27pm — 2 Comments

Professor John Nolan, Pace University's Land Use Councel to Speak on Beacon TOD


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

Added by Steve Gold on June 23, 2010 at 10:59pm — 4 Comments

Free Creative Writing class

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.

Added by Julie Chibbaro on June 23, 2010 at 11:12am — No Comments

Beacon's Rescued Kittens Need Homes (check out these photos!)

Nicole Ganas, founder of the Community Cat Coalition, is in urgent need of help caring for Beacon's rescued kittens. If you want to adopt or temporarily foster a kitten or two, now is the time!

All are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated. The kittens are based in Beacon but Nicole is happy to travel (and

deliver) anywhere within reason.

Contact… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on June 21, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Sign up for Open Studios

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

Added by Beacon Open Studios on June 18, 2010 at 11:51am — No Comments

Register for Beacon Open Studios 2010

Beacon artists interested in finding out more about Beacon Open Studios will have a chance to meet the organizer and sign up in person this Saturday from 9-11am. Stay tuned for details....

Added by Beacon Open Studios on June 14, 2010 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Local design studio looking for office help

$12/hr. & part time to start; looking to move to full time quickly.
We are a hip, happy group but we also take our work very seriously and we are looking to add the same kind of person to…

Added by Mary Welch on June 14, 2010 at 6:26pm — No Comments


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

Added by Daniel Aubry on June 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments


After two hours of listening here is my initial take on


First of all let’s change the name.

Let’s call the project BEACON VILLAGE.


Why not? After all who’s the “dog “ and

who’s the “ tail “ in this equation .

Aren’t we the “ dog “? Are we going to let the Mighty MTA “ wag “ us ?…


Added by Daniel Aubry on June 11, 2010 at 5:00pm — 5 Comments

Cole Bros. Circus is Dangerous!

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 of abuse and danger goes…


Added by kara on June 11, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

TOD Advisory Committee Requested...

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

Added by Steve Gold on June 9, 2010 at 10:38pm — 4 Comments

Highland Valley/Southern Dutchess Mine project

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…


Added by Julia on June 9, 2010 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Stony Kill stays open ;-)

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!


Added by Ben Royce on June 7, 2010 at 7:44pm — No Comments

Call for Kids Art for Kitten Adoption Event

Community Cat Coalition ( is organizing a kitten adoption event at Blackbird Attic boutique ( 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).

Mimosas,… Continue

Added by Nicole Ganas on June 6, 2010 at 4:13pm — No Comments

Beacon hat Parade

I just read that it was cancelled. What happened?

Added by margot kingon on June 1, 2010 at 7:50am — 3 Comments

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