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August 2013 News (13)

Poughkeepsie Journal Is Wrong About Using Pesticides! A Front Page Is Like An Endorsement. Say No To Pesticides!

This Sunday that past the Poughkeepsie Journal featured a front page article criticizing the federal governments study that spraying pesticides in our backyards is not effective against ticks.They quoted a local official as saying "Our children deserve to be protected in our backyards"

The use of pesticides is one of the direct causes of the high rate of cancer in the U.S. The companies like Monsanto do a good enough job of…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 29, 2013 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Private Sewing Lessons in Beacon--50% off first lesson!

Hi fellow Beaconites! I am a sewing author, teacher, and pattern designer now offering private lessons from my comfy home studio on Memorial Park. All levels taught, from novice to advanced. All ages welcome--I have experience teaching kids. Learn fashion sewing, home decor, alterations/repairs, or whatever you like! Lessons are tailored to your specific interests. Please see attached flyer for details and a 50% discount offer. I hope to sew with you soon!…


Added by Gretchen Hirsch on August 26, 2013 at 10:17am — No Comments

The Tioronda Kids Rock Time Square Ecofest 2013

Noga,Adam,Zohar The Tioronda Kids Rocked Time Square at EcoFest this Sunday. The Band was led by Momma Dassi opened up the show for Pete Seeger and paid tribute to Toshi. They made the City of Beacon proud today.
Photo   Noga…

Added by Richie Cabo on August 25, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

A beautiful way to spend a Sunday afternoon in Beacon

Have a visit with Gwenno James on East Main Street

Added by Nadine Revheim on August 22, 2013 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Dumpster rental

Anyone have recommendations for a Dumpster rental?



Added by Amy Brosey on August 21, 2013 at 9:25am — No Comments

The TIORONDA KIDS From Beacon Will Be At Times Square For The Big ECOFEST Celebration

The Tioronda Kids Noga Adam & Zohar will perform at 12pm Sunday 8/25

Call Richie  845-476-1660 for more info." alt="Layout 1"…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 20, 2013 at 10:30pm — No Comments

Dutchess County Tick Survey

Sadly, a Poughkeepsie High School Senior on the honor roll recently died of a rare tick born illness:…


Added by Ben Royce on August 19, 2013 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

Beacon Poetry: Wed. 8/21, 7:00PM, Bank Square Coffeehouse


My featured reading this Wednesday (8/21, 7:00 PM)  has moved to a new location:  Bank Square Coffeehouse

(It's a  20 minute reading followed by a poetry open-mic.)

Hope you can make it!


Beacon Poetry at Bank Square…


Added by Larry Sansone on August 19, 2013 at 9:02am — No Comments

Sargent~Downing Namesake Trees 2013 Project

Sargent~Downing Gardens Proudly Presents “Namesake Trees 2013”

Plant a tree in your child's name. They Can Watch It Grow!

The Friends of Sargent-Downing Gardens and Nursery Fund is a component fund of the Community Foundation of Dutchess County. Donations to the fund are tax-deductible to the fullest…


Added by Richie Cabo on August 11, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments

Interesting NYT piece: "'Buy Local' Gets Creative"

PITTSBURGH — For years, Barbara Johnstone, a professor of linguistics at Carnegie Mellon University here, bought shares in a C.S.A. — a community-supported agriculture program — and picked up her occasional bags of tubers or tomatoes or whatever the member farms were harvesting.

Her farm shares…


Added by Ben Royce on August 6, 2013 at 7:38am — No Comments

Quinn's Closing August 11!

So sad!  Will miss it a bunch!  Anybody know what is moving in?  The waitress I asked didn't have any details.


Added by Greg on August 4, 2013 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

It's gonna be a good one! Beacon Flea on Sunday!

Finally!  A day we can welcome!  Lovely flea market weather, fabulous vendors signing up, pick-up trucks and vans stuffed with never-before-seen at Beacon Flea curious and delightful items that we can't live without at great prices!  Don't miss this one!

S Chestnut and Henry on Sunday from 8am-3pm, early birds welcome, grab breakfast and coffee on Main - it's a lovely way to spend a morning before heading down to the river for the Farmer's Market!

See you Sunday!

Added by Emma Dewing on August 2, 2013 at 8:08pm — No Comments

New Writing Group for Youth

This is a writer's group for young people ages 10 through 13.  Writers will have an opportunity to share their writing while still in-process, listen to the writing of other young writers, and most importantly write, write, write.  They will also find support to bring their writing to publication.

Having taught writing for decades, I have learned that writers benefit from a trusted community of peers and the engagement of a facilitating writer.   This group is limited to six…


Added by anita rose merando on August 2, 2013 at 8:02am — No Comments

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