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August 2009 News (18)

Beacon Open Studios registration ends soon

September 10th is the last day to register for Beacon Open Studios. Registration fee is $30

Any artist living or working in Beacon who wishes to participate in BOS must register! Registered artists get to submit one piece of art into Group Show/Kickoff Party Extravaganza held on Friday September 25th from 7-10pm at 460 Main St. Registration forms can be picked up and dropped off in person at RiverWinds Gallery, 172 Main St. You can also get a registration form by going… Continue

Added by Beacon Open Studios on August 31, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Transit-Oriented Development

The following is a post from the City of Beacon website. There is a planning board meeting regarding TOD on Septmber 8 that concerned parties are encouraged to attend.

On August 3, 2009 there was a special city council meeting: The Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Informational Meeting.

The meeting featured a presentation on the proposed TOD District for the land surrounding the Railroad Station, including…

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Opportunity for Beacon Artists - Art Along the Hudson October 2009 Art Show

Art Along the Hudson is hosting a seven cities art show in October at Cunneen Hackett in Poughkeepsie. Beacon will have 3 images at the show - which will open in conjunction with the opening of the Walkway in Poughkeepsie.

Please send us images to be selected for this show. BACA will submit 10 images of which 3 will be selected by the curators...

Images should be 4 x 6, 300 dpi jpgs. Please include artist name, title, media, size and price of work. Send to… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 28, 2009 at 2:33pm — No Comments

Denning's Point Musings

For those of you interested in exploring a new corner in Beacon, come wander around Denning’s Point which is part of the Hudson Highlands State Park. It is located south of the Beacon Train station and you can reach it either from the entrance adjacent to the City of Beacon Recycling Center, or from the Klara Sauer Trail (formerly known as the Beacon River Side Trail) that commences at the Metro North Station and ends at the entrance to the Point. You are welcome to hike the trail or sit on the… Continue

Added by Jim Heron on August 20, 2009 at 8:30pm — 9 Comments

Local, Chinese groups share friendship, ideas

By Emily Stewart • Poughkeepsie Journal

BEACON - The city has a new sister city.

Delegates from the Chinese city of Tianjin met with local leaders Monday morning to share ideas and forge a friendship between the two municipalities.

"Tianjin is also a port city ... located next to a beautiful river," explained Shen Xinyue, an interpreter with the Tianjin… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 19, 2009 at 11:30pm — 10 Comments

Roads, Parks and Zones

Dear Residents,

There are a few items that I want to bring to your attention…

Road Repaving:

Good news is hard to find these days so…. on behalf of the Beacon City Council I have some to communicate. At the special council meeting on July 27th 2009 there was unanimous agreement to apply county funds earmarked exclusively for highway improvements (called CHIPS) to the following road resurfacing projects: (1) Spring Valley (Est.$72,000). (2) Wolcott from Sargent… Continue

Added by Steve Gold on August 12, 2009 at 9:30pm — 14 Comments

Jack the mastif

Added by Leroy Williams on August 10, 2009 at 1:38pm — No Comments

Public Art Ordinance on City Council Workshop Agenda for Monday

A draft of Public Art ordinance language will be considered by the city council at Monday's workshop meeting (August 10, 7:00) at City Hall.

A copy of the draft language is available on the city's website at the following link -

as part of the agenda pdf for the meeting.

Added by Cabot Parsons on August 9, 2009 at 9:34pm — 1 Comment

Taste of Beacon & Beacon Restaurant Week

The 3rd Annual Taste of Beacon take place on Aug. 15 from 1-6pm in the parking lot of the Piggy Bank. The event will bring together many of Beacon's eateries and caterers to present a sampling of what they do so well. Proceeds will benefit the Beacon Community Center. The BCC provides essential programs to the youth and elderly of Beacon, including providing an afterschool program for the city's elementary school… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 8, 2009 at 7:30pm — 1 Comment

Notes from The Bagel II

Hey Folks,

Tomorrow, on Second Saturday, the Beacon Bagel will have been open for one month. We want to thank all of our good neighbors who have helped to make it an encouraging first month and since it's Second Saturday, we've decided to stay open a little late. And since we'll be open late, we figured we ought to have some form of alcohol involved. So please stop by tomorrow between 4 and 6 for a Mimosa made with fresh squeezed orange juice.

Art & Anik

Added by Art & Anik Burns on August 7, 2009 at 8:49pm — No Comments

To the women that flagged me down this morning.

Dog whisperer.

A person who has, or claims to have, a natural ability to relate to or connect with dogs.

Why I am being called a dog Whisperer?

Simply this, I understand what dogs are feeling and communicate with them by reading and using there own natural language and feeding them information that makes sense to them. Communicating the correct type and level of “energy” is also important in balancing the dog when using this technique.

How did I… Continue

Added by Leroy Williams on August 7, 2009 at 4:05pm — No Comments

Dennings Point 5K tomorrow: Still time to sign up!

Tomorrow, Saturday, August 8, area runners will participate in the annual Denning's Point 5K race.

The course starts at the southern end of the Metro-North parking lot and approaches Denning's Point via the Riverside Trail. Click here for a map.

If you wish to participate and have not yet registered, there is race-day registration from 8:00-8:45 a.m. before the race tomorrow morning.… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 7, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Chateau Routas, Exclusive Wine Sponsor of Fovea Events--come Saturday!

Fovea is delighted to announce that Chateau Routas will be Fovea Exhibition’s exclusive wine sponsor for the 2009-2010 season beginning this Second Saturday.

Join us Saturday from 4-8pm

at the Artist Reception for the group exhibit AMERICAN YOUTH

Fovea Exhibitions

143 Main Street

Join us for the opening of the group exhibit 'American Youth' by Redux Photographers and enjoy a glass of chilled rose, white, or red wine courtesy of Chateau… Continue

Added by Stephanie Heimann on August 6, 2009 at 11:57pm — 1 Comment

Follow issues in Beacon on

Thanks to Venessa, we first learned of back in April. Now if you scroll down on the home page, you'll see that I've created a Beacon Watch Area using

What is SeeClickFix?

SeeClickFix encourages residents to become citizens by participating in taking care of and improving… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on August 5, 2009 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

The Rat's Cheesecake!

Added by Anne Lynch on August 4, 2009 at 6:54pm — No Comments

Kittens Anyone?

Hey all-

I looked out on my back porch this morn and low and behold- a litter of 7 kittens with their mama right at my door! They have since scattered but I see at least one or two at a time in the backyard and I think they are taking shelter under our deck.

I called the cat sanctuary to see if they'd take them but they are full- as is AWAN... any ideas? any interest in a few adorable lil cuddlers? I havent picked any up, but they seem little enough that they could be… Continue

Added by Vicki Vergolina on August 4, 2009 at 12:09pm — 8 Comments

Randolph School Open House - Wednesday, August 5

The child who loves to learn, lives to learn...

Are you looking for a small, nurturing environment for your child? The Randolph School has a few more openings for 2009-2010 in our pre-K through 6th grade groups.




Please RSVP to or 297-5600.

Randolph has been a collaborative community of colleagues, families, and, most importantly,… Continue

Added by Randolph School on August 3, 2009 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Notes From The Bagel

Hey Folks,

I wanted to put the word out on a couple of news items that are going on over here at The Beacon Bagel:

ICED COFFEE IS HERE!!!!!! After many requests, we are trying our hand at Iced Coffee today for the first time. As I write this, the brew is in the fridge cooling down and I have a new freezer full of ice and should be ready to go in the later part of the morning (9-10 ish, very late in the lie of a baker!) Please stop by and give it a try on this hot day.… Continue

Added by Art & Anik Burns on August 1, 2009 at 5:47am — 1 Comment

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