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September 2009 News (21)

Right Place. Wrong Time!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Added by Anne Lynch on September 29, 2009 at 11:08pm — No Comments

1st Beacon Block Party Raised $2300 for Beacon of Hope

Check out Peter McGivney's Beacon Block Party Photo Album for more great shots!

Thanks to everyone who turned out to have fun for a good cause! The brain child of myself, Doug Berlin, Clareann Grimaldi and Jinni James, Beacon Block Party raised over $2,300 for the Beacon of… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 25, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Introducing "Marketplace" For

Hey BCN -

I just added an application to this site called Marketplace. Basically, it's a classifieds system that we can use to post items for sale, jobs, yard sales, rooms for rent, et cetera.

You can access it via the tab at the top of this page next to… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 22, 2009 at 5:00pm — 10 Comments

Congratulations, Beacon's "Best of 2009" winners

Here are the Beacon winners of the Best of Hudson Valley 2009:

BEST Place to Pair Wine & Food

Artisan Wine Shop

Looking to wow dinner guests with your ability to match meals with just the right wine? Consider Mei Ying So and Tim Buzinski your senseis, and their Saturday-afternoon wine-food tastings your dojo. The Artisan Wine Shop owners call on… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 21, 2009 at 10:00pm — 5 Comments

Housekeeping: Events

New Events Policy

Please only post events that are no more than a few days in duration. This will avoid too much repetition in the events section.

Please do post information in the News section with regard to announcing new programs. I'm exploring better ways to showcase our ongoing programs and exhibitions in town.


Added by Kelly Kingman on September 21, 2009 at 5:31pm — No Comments

Infographic: Why Buy Local & Ten Reasons To Shop Local First

Local First, a Grand Rapids. Michigan based organization that encourages sustainable, locally-based economies has made a simple but effective illustration of how money flows if it’s spent at a locally owned business versus a non-local business.

They explain their top ten reasons to shop local first.

Read more… Continue

Added by Venessa Miemis on September 21, 2009 at 7:16am — No Comments

Making Goat Cheese

Common Ground Farm will hold a workshop on how to make your own goat cheese. Learn all you need to know to make your own fresh cheese from goats milk: recipes, equipment, safety issues, supplies. Includes a visit to the barn and the goats at instructor Natalie Wilkinson's farm.

Saturday, October 24
10am - 12 noon
Cost: $10 members, $15 nonmembers
Location: Newburgh home

To register, email

Added by Jen Clapp on September 20, 2009 at 10:10pm — No Comments

Beacon Open Studios shows off a record 50 artists Sept -25-27

Beacon Open Studios organized by Theresa Gooby and sponsored by Beacon Arts Community Association (BACA) has attracted the work of a record number of artists in 2009. From September 25-27, 2009 artists living and working in our city will show you why we say ‘Beacon: the art happens here.’ You’ll find these artists at the usual places like the Beacon Studios at the old high school, Spire Studios, and The Mill on Rt. 52. There are also artists are also opening up their home studios and other… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 20, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Fantastic 2-Bedroom Apartment for Rent, available 10/1, short- or long-term, $1050

Terrific 2-bedroom apartment available October 1 for one month or longer. Just of Main on East Main, quick walk to Main Street Beacon restaurants, galleries, coffeeshop. Super bright and tidy, hangout deck, view of the falls and Fishkill Creek, old brick Beacon charm. Only drawbacks: offsite laundry & street parking. But unbeatably great neighbors and good price: $1050 + utilities for one month with an option to sign one year lease. Email for more pics and… Continue

Added by Melissa Tatge on September 19, 2009 at 3:24pm — No Comments

2nd Annual Food Fest at the Beacon Barkery

Sunday, September 20
Noon - 4 PM
Come and see what's in the bags and cans, taste, get samples, and coupons.

Added by Libby Faison on September 17, 2009 at 4:19pm — No Comments

Primary Results

Here's a link to the results of yesterday's election:

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 16, 2009 at 9:43am — 13 Comments

2008 & 2009 City Council attendance record

Here is the 2008 & 2009 attendance record to date. It was supplied to me by Colleen Swift and Mayor Gold. I requested it and they happily provided it.

Leake, Deanna Present 70 Absent 10 Late 0 Total 80

Kelly, Charles Present 62 Absent 18 Late 0 Total 80

Thompson, Eleanor Present 27 Absent 48 Late 5 Total 80

Fredericks, Marlene Present 67 Absent 13 Late 0 Total 80

Casale, Randy Present 79 Absent 1 Late 0 Total 80

Pasti,… Continue

Added by Ray Fusco on September 13, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

Please Help Phil Puleo make his next CD!

So, I helped with the video and made the first pledge (to see how that worked) and now I'm out here promoting my favorite musician:

Had a lot of fun making the video; hope you guys enjoy it as much! Please pass it around and pledge/participate if you can!


Added by Andrea N. (once of pearldaddy) on September 12, 2009 at 12:01pm — No Comments

Brunch in the Fields rescheduled for 9/13

Common Ground Farm's Brunch in the Fields has been postponed until Sunday, September 13th.

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 11, 2009 at 2:05pm — No Comments

The Beacon Block Party Tomorrow: Rain or Shine

Here's a list of all the ways you can give directly to Beacon of Hope Community Fund (BOHCF) tomorrow WHILE having a blast, raining or not:

• Show up! Your $5 admission goes directly to the fund, and enters you in the drawing for tons of prizes!

• Take a shot at one of the many city political figures who have volunteered for the… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 11, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Beacon Block Party: Win Prizes! Bid on Great Stuff!

Here's how our raffle works on Saturday:

- Your $5 admission buys you one ticket that is automatically entered in our drawing.

- Additional tickets will be available for purchase for $2 to increase your chances of winning!

Raffle Drawing Prizes (thanks to all of our donors!):

- 1 dozen bagels & pound of cream cheese from The Beacon Bagel

- 1 tote bag filled with Clearwater merchandise from the Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

- 1 $15 gift… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 8, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Beacon Block Party Dunk Tank Lineup Update!

Here is our dunking schedule for Saturday, 9/12, at the Beacon Block Party:

- 12:30PM: Sara Pasti - Council Ward 4

- 12:45PM: Andrew Forman - Council Ward 1 candidate

- 1:00PM: Charlie Kelly - Council Ward 3

- 1:15PM: Jerry Landisi - Council Ward 1 candidate

- 1:30PM: John Forman - County Legislator

- 2:00PM: Don Rich - Council Ward 2 candidate

- 2:15PM: Mayor Steve Gold

- 2:30PM:… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 5, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

9/12: The most action-packed Second Saturday ever?

I feel like there's so much going on next Second Saturday that we needed a special round-up!

Begin your day with Common Ground's Second Annual Brunch in the Fields at 10AM. Then bring the family over to the Piggy Bank for the first-ever Beacon Block Party or head over to Zuzu's for the Windows on Main… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 5, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Preschool at Common Ground Farm

Common Ground Farm will be offering an 8-week series of farm and nature workshops for children ages 2 -4 years old, with a care provider, starting on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 15 & 16. Each week will cover a different topic, including Sunflowers, The 3 Sisters: Corn, Beans & Squash, Tractors & Farm Machines, Nature in Autumn, and many more. Classes are experiential and include stories, songs, crafts and activities specially designed for young children. Cost: $7 per class or… Continue

Added by Jen Clapp on September 3, 2009 at 2:33pm — 7 Comments

Tai Chi and Chi Kung Classes (First class free!)

Improve Strength









Traditional Yang Style Tai Chi Chuan, Chinese Chi Kung (Qigong) and Nei Kung taught by Coach “Shadow” Shadoan, Bronze Medalist in the 2005 International Kuoshu Tai Chi Push Hands competition and a top student of the famous Grandmaster C.K. Chu. Coach Shadow has taught hundreds of students Tai Chi & Chi Kung in New York City under the auspices of the… Continue

Added by Coach Shadow on September 2, 2009 at 6:11pm — No Comments

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