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August 2008 News (9)

Casting for Music Video - Sept.

Fellow BCN's,

We are filming a music video in Beacon - September 7th to 9th. We are asking if you know of someone or could pass along this information.

1) First, we are looking for Veterans looking to photograph/film recent veterans (5 to 10) in a portrait style. This is not an anti-war song. It's about the people who have gone to war (Iraq & Afghanistan) from small hometowns' and who have taken on the responsibility, hardship and reality of war. The song evokes a… Continue

Added by Tom Moore on August 29, 2008 at 10:37pm — 1 Comment

Mayor Gold: Interactive Edition

I was noticing on the City's contact page that Mayor Gold wants to hear from us.

The links on the page don't seem to work, but you can still get in touch via his email:

Here's what Mr. Mayor would like to know today (the page does mention that the questions will change occasionally), #2 is particularl interesting:

Question # 1
 - Tell us what you like about… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 25, 2008 at 12:54pm — No Comments

Winter Sun Farms Winter Share comes to Beacon!

Winter Sun Farms will be offering its Winter CSA to Beacon area residents this winter. Working with the Beacon Farm Market, WSF will distribute its Winter Share on Sundays at the Beacon Farm Market.

Winter Sun Farms is a New Paltz company that partners with local farms to freeze and preserve their harvest during the growing season. WSF uses a CSA model to sell and distributes the produce throughout the colder months, when it isn't available locally. Winter Sun Farms started in the… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 19, 2008 at 6:00pm — No Comments

Restoring the Mt. Beacon Fire Tower

A restoration effort for the tower is nearly complete. The tower, when finished, offers amazing views from the summit and will be a hiking destination.

From the Poughkeepsie journal:

"The existing tower, built in 1931, was used by the state for more than 50 years to spot fires from the 1,650-feet peak.

Over the years, the tower was one of the draws to the top of the mountain. The Mount Beacon Incline Railway… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 6, 2008 at 10:04pm — No Comments

Newburgh celebrity and a side of Pollo a la Brasa

I have to commend Paul Jr. of American Chopper: The Series for his excellent taste in restaurants. The Newburgh native was dining with friends at the 18 year-old, family owned Machu Picchu restaurant when my bf and I happened in for dinner.

I highly recommend the Peruvian classic pollo a la brasa - rotisserie chicken - with the green rice (arroz verde) and yucca frita (yucca… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 6, 2008 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Clearwater Deal Approved by City Council!

this just in from Mayor Steve:

In a unanimous vote the Beacon City Council approved a contract at the August 4th meeting that would land the nationally acclaimed Clearwater to call Beacon their headquarters and home port for the sloop Clearwater. The Headquarters will be located at a building in the University Settlement Camp known as the "White House" while the sloop Clearwater will doc in Beacon's safe harbor. The terms of the agreement call for the Clearwater to put work into… Continue

Added by Cabot Parsons on August 6, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Easy hikes with kids (or without!)

We are lucky to live at the foot of the Hudson Highlands but if you've never ventured up "the hill", here are some great places to check out...

Easy/Moderate- "kid friendly"

1. Cornish Estates- park at Little Stony Point (Rt. 9D)

This is a great walk/hike. Can easily be done with children and even strollers as you walk up the old paved drive. The path turns to dirt quite a ways up, but still a relatively easy hike.

Map: East Hudson Map. Available at Mountain Tops.

2.… Continue

Added by Katy & Buddy on August 4, 2008 at 3:59pm — No Comments

Long Dock Groundbreaking Set for '09

According to Goldee Greene's article in the most recent Beacon Free Press, it sounds like there are several hoops still to be cleared by the project.

Here's a brief synopsis of the Beacon Free Press piece:

- City Council and Planning Board hearings are required before getting greenlight from state agencies

- A change in architects slowed the project

- New plans will have the hotel 55' high at highest point

- Doral Arrowood, a Rye Brook based hotel, will… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 2, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Enjoying the harvest season

Summer is the most bountiful time of the year — tomatoes, squash, cucumbers, beans by the bushel. Our Sunday farmer's market is fantastic, but sometimes it's a good thing to see the food coming out of the ground. Should you desire to venture out to actual farms and enjoy blueberry and raspberry season (and apple season not too far off), I've put together a map of… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 2, 2008 at 1:30am — No Comments

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