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August 2011 News (45)


It is September! Make sure you send in your membership fee and drum up the support. Without suppurt they will close the pool in January!

Go to this link and sign up:


Added by Joseph Glauda on August 31, 2011 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Digital Photography Course with Robert Rodriguez Jr.

Noted professional landscape photographer and Beacon resident, Robert Rodriguez Jr. will be offering Digital Landscape Photography for teens and adults at Mill Street Loft ARTS at Scenic Hudson's River Center. This is an amazing opportunity to see through Robert's eyes and to learn all there is to know about digital photography and cameras. Registration an be done online at:… Continue

Added by Todd C. Poteet on August 31, 2011 at 4:29pm — No Comments

Beacon Flea Market THIS Sunday! September 4th!

With all the cancellations recently due to the weather we were really unsure about this Sunday  - but it is shaping up nicely - sunny and warm and delightful!  Perfect for a Flea!


Please come and support us!  We have a huge amount of stuff stock-pilled and we plan on bringing it all!!  Don't miss the furniture, smalls and cute one-of-a-kind's that you can't resist!


We are looking for vendors - yardsalers do really well - come and sell some stuff and make some…


Added by Emma Dewing on August 31, 2011 at 8:24am — No Comments

Storm Update...

Beacon update: There is a power outage in part of the city which includes city hall. Central Hudson has been notified by the City and we are in constant contact with them to restore power. There is flooding around as the Depuyster Ave - Violet Drive - Jessen Pond which caused several homes to be temporarily evacuated. The reservoir dam is in good shape but water is pouring over the spillway as it should. The Hudson River flowed over it banks into the parking area near the Sloop Club and Long…


Added by Steve Gold on August 28, 2011 at 2:42pm — 2 Comments

Win a Copy of Essential Nourishment

We are giving away 30 copies of my book Essential Nourishment, the feel-good guide to healthful eating and energized living, one delicious meal at a time, one nurturing action at a time.


Follow these three simple steps and you could be a winner:


1.       Go to the book’s fb page at…


Added by Marika Blossfeldt on August 28, 2011 at 12:08pm — No Comments

State of Emergency in Beacon

Beacon is declaring a State of Emergency as of approximately 12:00 PM. Only emergency vehicles are permitted on city streets. There is an ongoing evacuation of some areas experiencing rising flood waters near the mountain. The roads need to be clear for evacuation emergency vehicles.

Thank you,

Steve Gold

Added by Steve Gold on August 28, 2011 at 12:05pm — 2 Comments

Trees Are Blow'n in The Wind!!

Hi Beacon, There is a lot of media coverage about the conditions in N.Y.C.,N.J. and the coastal areas.Today I am going to have to drive down to inspect the NYC Parks for tree damage and park safety conditions after the storm breaks.

      I just want to say that everyone should be extra careful in areas of the Hudson Valley because we do have a very large number of very large and old trees which are at risk to fall under these very high wind conditions. Many of these old trees like…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 28, 2011 at 6:20am — 1 Comment

Storm Information


We have been holding emergency preparedness discussions since Thursday. All city services are on high alert and available plus additional staff will be working Saturday night through Sunday afternoon at the Police Department (831-4111) and the sewage treatment department. The City Administrator and I will be available in Beacon throughout the storm to coordinate our response. I can be reached anytime at 249-5571


Our emergency preparedness committee meetings were held…


Added by Steve Gold on August 27, 2011 at 11:00am — No Comments

You Tune "Relationships With Trees;The 9/11 Survivor Tree

Check out:


"The Mystery of The Magical Cucumber Tree" By Richie Cabo also tells the story of Americas 9/11 Survivor Tree.

Added by Richie Cabo on August 27, 2011 at 1:58am — No Comments

Beacon Flea Market canceled by Hurricane Irene

Keep dry and safe.

See you September 4th, weather permitting.


Check for updates and info re upcoming events.


Email to sign up to vend.

Added by Emma Dewing on August 26, 2011 at 4:39pm — No Comments

Hurricane Irene

I'm offering our services to help relocate any elderly or otherwise needful people to "higher ground," as it light of the expected storm.  My family has two vehicles and three drivers and if there is someone needing to get somewhere to keep safe or get to the store, etc., that otherwise cannot please let us know at 845-831-2343 or 845-489-5688 and we will do whatever we can to help.  Thanks,  Catherine Cole

Added by Catherine Cole on August 26, 2011 at 1:55pm — 1 Comment

Great Mommy + Me Music Class - Juliana's Music Together

Hello all!

I've been meaning to do a write-up on our experience with this music class we take down in Fishkill - Juliana's Music Together. There are some great music class choices around Beacon, and I wanted to share this one with you. We're signing up for the Fall, and registration is going on now:



Added by Katie HM on August 26, 2011 at 9:36am — No Comments

Early Analysis of Mayor's Race

I can't take credit for this.  Found it on the site.  But I thought it was worth sharing:


"This year’s election for Mayor of the City of Beacon looks like it will be exciting and close. Here are the factors that will make a difference this November:

1. MONEY. It doesn’t cost a ton of money to run for mayor here. My estimate, when you add up the signs, position cards, pens, etc., is only about $5,000. Both candidates should be able to easily raise that…


Added by Bud Siegel on August 24, 2011 at 2:45pm — 6 Comments

"The Mystery of The Magical Cucumber" is Now Ready! I will be having a talk at the Howland Library,Details to Follow!

Createspace estore: <order yours here!

2/3 of the profits will be donated to support children's horticulture educational projects of the NYC Urban Park Rangers & The Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery. Thank…

Added by Richie Cabo on August 24, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Just a thought about the Earthquake yesterday and Indian Point Nuclear Facility

The 5.9 Earthquake yesterday, that we felt up here, and they felt in Michigan, Toronto, and Atlanta, was centered in Mineral, Virginia. Mineral, Virginia is so named because of the pyrite and sulfur deposits that were found there in the 1800s.


Pyrite, sulfur... this indicates, geologically, an area that used to have mineral SPRINGS,…


Added by Ben Royce on August 24, 2011 at 9:47am — No Comments

Beacon Artists Offering Art Courses

The following Beacon artists are offering Art courses in Beacon at the Mill Street Loft ARTS in Scenic Hudson's River Center. Come be a part of the excitement.


Eric Wilkerson, a graduate of SVA, is a freelance visual development artist and is currently working as lead concept designer for the Blue Man Group and as a concept designer for Weta Workshop in New Zealand, on unannounced projects. Past clients include, Walt Disney, Activision, Nickelodeon,…


Added by Todd C. Poteet on August 24, 2011 at 8:41am — No Comments

Organic Hierloom Tomatoes,Herbs & Come Pay A Visit to Our Pumpkin Patch & See our Praying Mantis!

We invite the community to visit the Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery at the University Settlement Camp in Beacon and take some tomatoes for your dinner salad. Just leave some for your neighbors and be considerate.While your there look for our resident praying mantis they are hiding in the gardens taking care of the plants. The children learned about the egg sacks and now they can actually see them in action. eating the insect pests in the garden.

Be careful with our growing pumpkin… Continue

Added by Richie Cabo on August 23, 2011 at 8:00pm — 2 Comments

Beacon Barks Again...

Attention all dogs. As per the city council last Monday, you are now officially permitted to walk your human companions at Riverfront Park! As always you must keep them on a leash (for when they behave badly), and oddly expect them to carry a bag to pick up after you (go figure!).

Added by Steve Gold on August 21, 2011 at 11:52pm — 2 Comments

Anyone interested in learning about local currency & the new economy?

hi all,


I'd like to know if there are people in Beacon who are interested in local currencies & new economic infrastructures. At the moment, I'm organizing an event that will be held in NYC this Fall called the Contact Summit, and its purpose is to bring together people from around the world who are using/building social technologies in ways that enhance humanity.


One of the focal tracks is Future of…


Added by Venessa Miemis on August 20, 2011 at 10:59pm — 11 Comments

Open Studios Kicks into High Gear

Dear art lovers of Beacon,

Beacon Open Studios is coming up in September and this year it will be better than ever. With over 60 artists participating we will not only have a fine-looking map to guide you all over town, we have a full color catalog that includes a photo of each artists’ work. This catalog…


Added by Beacon Open Studios on August 19, 2011 at 11:51am — No Comments

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