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July 2011 News (41)

Garin Baker to offer paintign courses at Mill Street Loft ARTS

Artist Garin Baker ( who's works include complex compositions to simple figure studies in painterly realism, combined with an expressive nature reminiscent of the Hudson River School, will be offering Painting People, Plein Air Painting, and Head Studies in Oils at Mill Street Loft ARTS at Scenic Hudson's RIver Center in Beacon. Garin has…


Added by Todd C. Poteet on July 30, 2011 at 11:33am — No Comments

Filming on West Center Street?

Does anyone know what film is being done on West Center Street near the South Chestnut intersection?  Noticed a film crew there for several days now and was wondering what film they were working on if anyone knows.  Thanks! 

Added by Steve Feyl on July 29, 2011 at 9:16am — 1 Comment

Artist Rick Price to offer 3 Courses in Beacon

Beacon Artist and Educator Rick Price will be offering Portfolio Development II & IV, and Figure Drawing for ages 14-19 in Beacon this Fall. He has a MFA from Savannah College of Art & Design and extensive teaching experience at The Summer Art Intensive of Mill Street Loft, Buck’s Rock in CT, mural painting,…

Added by Todd C. Poteet on July 28, 2011 at 10:22pm — No Comments

Richie Cabo Designs and Builds New Sustainable O2 Compost System For The NYC Parks Dept.

Daily Plant Masthead

Volume XXVI, Number 5461
Thursday, Jul 28, 2011

Sustainable Parks Spotlight: Leaf Composting…


Added by Richie Cabo on July 28, 2011 at 6:59pm — No Comments

Results from the First Electronics Recycling Day in Beacon

Results from Beacon's First Electronics Recycling Collection


On Saturday, July 23 over 300 cars came to City Hall in Beacon within 4 hours to drop off broken electronics for recycling. The massive turnout was unpredicted. The staff of Advanced Recovery Inc. which sponsored the event, handled the influx marvelously despite the 90 degree heat.…

Added by Sarah Womer on July 28, 2011 at 10:43am — 7 Comments

What's going on Madame Brett Park?

I know there is a planned development there.  Is it underway?  They have started tearing down the buildings. 





Added by Andy Brown on July 28, 2011 at 9:30am — 16 Comments

Beacon Debt Ceiling

Contact Congresswoman Hayworth with your thoughts on our nations debt ceiling debate

Added by Christopher Hahn on July 27, 2011 at 10:03pm — 1 Comment

Designer 'e ko logic should be on your radar!

So it hit me that one of my favorite clothing designers, 'e ko logic, is in Troy NY, and that Beaconites should know about her/them if you don't already (and get on their newsletter for sales):



Added by Katie HM on July 25, 2011 at 10:06pm — No Comments

Kevin Newman is a genius: just move the T.O.D. to Matteawan Station

The T.O.D. is dead as a door knob: neither the city of Beacon nor the M.T.A. see eye-to-eye on the issue:

City officials have proposed temporarily putting on hold the acceptance and review of land-use applications…


Added by Ben Royce on July 24, 2011 at 7:36pm — 22 Comments

Raw food fans: you have a new source

You've seen her postings here on the Beacon Citizen, and here she is on A Little Beacon Blog: Sweet Mama's is Soul Food in the Raw



Added by Katie HM on July 23, 2011 at 10:51am — 1 Comment

"The Mystery of The Magical Cucumber Tree" & "9/11 Survivor Tree" In One Book!

This September 2011 there will be Tri City book signing tour of New York City,Newburgh and Beacon for the release of "The Mystery of the Magical Cucumber Tree" which will be available at through thier Create Space Publishing. The book will also be available on Kindle.Look for the details they will be anounced very soon!

When you purchase the book you will be supporting childrens educational programs for horticulture & environmental sustainability in Beacon and…


Added by Richie Cabo on July 23, 2011 at 9:44am — No Comments

People Magazine August Issue Article About Richie Cabo & 9/11 Survivor Tree

Hi everyone, There is a nice article in this months August issue of People Magazine article about Richie Cabo and the 9/11 Tree. This September the 9/11 Memorial Museum will be opening to the public and the 9/11 Survivor Tree will be one of the symbols of survival and examples of how New York and America was able to bounce back after the World Trade attacks. Many People do not know this but again in 2010 the 9/11 Survivor Callery Pear Tree was once again ripped out of the ground during a…


Added by Richie Cabo on July 23, 2011 at 9:26am — No Comments

Beacon Flea Market this Sunday!

Hard to believe, but it will be a lot cooler on Sunday!  Come and visit early to beat the heat and unearth that treasure!

Still accepting vendor sign-ups for this Sunday - if you feel inclined - throw some boxes into the car and just come on down on Sunday morning - a walk-in space is only $20 - Beacon residents it's $15!

Check out some of the items that will be there

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Added by Emma Dewing on July 23, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

Good swim spots?

Does anyone know of any good natural swim spots that are NOT in the Hudson and are free? My wife and I just moved to Beacon a couple of years ago and don't know the area too well.  


Added by Laurent Hildreth on July 22, 2011 at 3:53pm — 2 Comments

Yankee Clipper

The comment made about the Yankee Clipper is so not true. I don't believe a single word of that nonsense.The Diner has great food, a good staff, and above all it's owners are equally wonderful. It sounds like you had a bad day. 

Added by Katie Mouse on July 19, 2011 at 9:10pm — 6 Comments


Can anyone recommend the best local dentist? Many thanks for any and all tips!

Added by Brent Reidy on July 19, 2011 at 10:19am — 5 Comments

Join The Friends of Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery Group

Hi Beacon Citizens , We now have 52 members in our group and have had many wonderful events at the garden and nursery. We're looking amazing. Come and visit us at the University Settlement Camp.To join the Friends of Sargent and Downing Gardens & Nursery Group, please go to and on the friends page tab you can fill out the form . Then we will have you on our email list and can keep you informed of everything we are working on.For more info you can call Richie…


Added by Richie Cabo on July 18, 2011 at 8:44pm — No Comments

Good Sidewalk Sale at Mountain Tops

Just past this rack of womens winter vests at Mountain Tops for 50% off. Check it out!

Added by Katie HM on July 16, 2011 at 4:28pm — No Comments

Puerto Rico Returns to Tas Kafé

Puerto Rico is back! We just roasted our first batch from a new supplier in PR and its amazing. It has all the great characteristics that we look for - Rich, Sweet & Smooth with a real nice kick to it. So if your personal jet is still in the shop & you can't make it to the islands this weekend just stop by 504 Main, where you will experience a trip in every drip of our fresh roasted kafe.

stay cool & stay…


Added by Greg Flaherty on July 15, 2011 at 12:14pm — No Comments

Beacon Flea Market - Be a vendor!!

We are looking for vendors to sign up for this Sunday or upcoming Sunday's.


We had the best visitor turn out last weekend!


Please pass the word along to anyone you know! Come and yard sale! Clean out the attic!


Consider coming and vending to a ready-made crowd that loves clean-out, house-hold, vintage, retro,…


Added by Emma Dewing on July 14, 2011 at 8:52am — No Comments

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