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October 2009 News (29)

Get Out The Vote

Campaign season is almost over

Now is the time to step up and help determine the future of Beacon! The Beacon Democrats need YOU to help .

Please volunteer to remind other registered voters to exercise their right to vote.

Please call: 518.331.1684

You can:

Join the phone bank

Drive the disabled and elderly to the polls

Collect ballots

Voting is the least you can do for Beacon,please do… Continue

Added by george mansfield on October 29, 2009 at 8:26pm — 5 Comments

Needle Felting Class: Sat. 11/7 - reserve your spot!

Get started making your own unique Christmas ornaments, jewelry and more.

Saturday, November 7th, 10:30AM-12:30PM

at Clay Wood & Cotton, 149 Main St., Beacon

Make soft creatures, pendants, ornaments, or anything you like by "sculpting" with wool and a special felting needle. We're hosting Nguyen Le of KnitKnit, whose work has received national coverage, as the instructor for this class.

Cost: $40 for… Continue

Added by Clay Wood & Cotton on October 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments


Come and Cozy Up with a bowl of hot drinking dark CHOCoLATE!
Lots of goodies . All organic / fair trade, and Local ingredients.

Come sip a drink and chat.

Added by lily zand on October 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Vendors Needed for Arts & Crafts Show in Newburgh

Newburgh's Safe Harbors of the Hudson is gearing up for its second annual “Bells on Broadway” Arts & Crafts Show and Children’s Holiday Festival, and is currently seeking vendors. The event will take place on Saturday, December 5th from 10 AM to 4 PM in the Ritz Theater Lobby and the historic Green Room at 111 Broadway in Newburgh.

“Bells on Broadway” will bring together a holiday-themed arts & crafts show, live music, storytelling,… Continue

Added by Kristen Cronin on October 28, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

"Resistance A Maroon Story"

(Beacon/Fishkill) – On Saturday, November 21 at 8:00 pm, John Jay Proscenium, the John Jay High

School Drama Association, in conjunction with The Rutigliano group and cabot | andcompany,

presents world-renowned musical artist Damon Banks’ jazz odyssey “RESISTANCE: a maroon story”.

This original music theatre work, with choreography by Alvin Ailey choreographer Francesca Harper

and featuring projected visual art by Randy “The Wolf” Simon, examines what happens when… Continue

Added by Robert Rutigliano on October 25, 2009 at 5:45pm — 1 Comment

Larry Sansone and Eric Helmuth - performing at Max's On Main - Friday, 10/23 9:00 PM.

Larry Sansone and Eric Helmuth ( of Yucca Flats - are performing at Max's On Main tomorrow night, Friday 10/23 9:00 PM. Great original folk-rock music. Check it out and bring a friend! Thanks!

Added by Larry Sansone on October 22, 2009 at 5:19pm — No Comments

Women’s Wednesday Night Volleyball League to Begin

Beacon Recreation
Women’s Wednesday Night Volleyball League
6:00 to 9:00 pm Rombout Middle School Gym
October thru March 2010

October 21 6pm to 9pm open gym for all interested teams. New players welcome. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 838-5024 or

Added by Mark Price on October 21, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

EKB Kitchens leaving Main St. All displays on sale!

EKB is closing. Everything must go. Great deals on kitchen displays! Check it out!
490 Main St., Beacon

Added by Charlotte Guernsey on October 21, 2009 at 9:27am — No Comments

Drug Recovery Presentation

I've returned to the area having left a drug addict and now recovered and provide assistance and seminars for those individuals, groups & churches who are involved in such a special time in some people's lives. Whether you are an addict or know someone who is and would like to get a different perspective on how to help, please feel free to contact me, 678-977-6235 or visit my website for additional information, and I would be glad to provide whatever assistance… Continue

Added by Roy Martin, II on October 20, 2009 at 12:34pm — No Comments

Progressive Education Talk - Nov. 5 in Beacon

The Randolph School invites you to A Progressive Education Talk with Sonja de Groot Kim, PhD, Randolph School Board Member and Early Childhood Education Professor.

Zuzu's Coffeehouse

453 Main Street, Beacon

Thursday, November 5th

7-9 pm

Sonja will answer questions and lead a discussion about what and how children learn at Randolph...meeting the needs of the whole… Continue

Added by Randolph School on October 19, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Retail space available for sublet Nov-March- Corner of Main and 9D

We are closing the ice cream shop for the winter. If anyone would be interested in using the space for the winter, please contact me. Utilities will be included.
Thank you, Katy

Added by Katy & Buddy on October 18, 2009 at 10:46am — 2 Comments

Live music reigns In Beacon this week

Forget everything you think you know about 'a-guy-with-a-guitar'

Enter our own local guitar-slinging and harp-blowing troubadour Todd Giudice. Then NYC's Indie rock folk singer phenom Andrew Vladeck, who, like Pete Seeger, plays the longneck banjo, who, unlike Pete Seeger, has been known to play it through a Marshall stack (solo, no less). Then, of course, if you come see Austin's Matt The Electrician, a.) you will not stop grinning, and b.) you will be humming his songs for the next… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on October 16, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

TOD Petition

This is the petition that is being circulated by Main Street businesses. You can down load it here petition.pdf and have your friends and neighbors sign it. We would like to present to the City Council at Monday night's meeting, so please drop them off at Hudson Beach Glass or Mountain Tops before then. Thanks.

Added by Hudson Beach Glass on October 15, 2009 at 7:05pm — No Comments

Denning's Point Musings 2

This is the second in a series offering hikers on Denning’s Point perspectives gleaned from studying the astounding history of these 64 acres. The prologue to the first offering is repeated below in italics in case you missed it with the second historical journey beginning directly after. (To read or re-read the first historical offering, click on “News” and then search Denning’s Point Musings.)

For those of you interested… Continue

Added by Jim Heron on October 14, 2009 at 7:21pm — 1 Comment

Candelight Ceremony at Fishkill Supply Depot TONIGHT

FISHKILL - Dutchess County Legislator, Alison MacAvery, together with Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot( have organized a special candlelight ceremony to commemorate the 1897 dedication of the Daughters of the American Revolution monument to the Soldiers of the Fishkill Supply Depot. The ceremony will take place adjacent to the newly discovered Continental Army Cemetery Complex - the original… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on October 13, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Bagged Leaf Pickup for City Residents

Bagged Leaf Pickup for City Residents

Bagged leaves will be picked up beginning Monday, October 26, 2009

On your normally scheduled garbage day (until the first snowfall)

Only bagged leaves will be picked up!

10/26 to 10/30 North side of Mountain

11/2 to 11/6 South side of Mountain

11/9 to 11/13 North side of Main

11/16 to 11/20 South side of Main


Added by Mark Price on October 13, 2009 at 10:52am — No Comments

2nd Annual Holiday Craft Fair!

Calling all crafters and artists! We're looking for vendors to participate in our annual craft fair to be held at Shambala Yoga, 4 South Chestnut Street, on December 5, 11:30-5.
Table spaces are $25 for a 3' space .
Email us at for more info or to secure your space. We're asking that people sign up before Nov 1 so we have plenty of time to accommodate everyone.

Added by margot kingon on October 12, 2009 at 7:30pm — No Comments

Beacon Inmates Participating in Study

I found this interesting tidbit from The Associated Press, if anyone finds more information please feel free to add it in the comments. - Kelly

(AP) — BEACON, N.Y. - Mentally ill inmates at a New York prison are part of a pioneering study that aims to determine whether educating them about their conditions can help reduce discipline problems and the amount of repeat offenders. About 140 inmates have received the training at Fishkill Correctional Facility in Beacon, 70 miles north… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on October 12, 2009 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

Come join in the festivities October 23rd -24th- 25th all over Beacon.



The Beacon Screamery Haunted House the Beacon Creamery Main St. Fri/Sat/Sun

Mini Haunted House at Beacon Bath & Bubble 464 Main St.

Ghost Room at Back Room Gallery 475 Main St.


Pumpkin Hunt on Main St. Search Beacon Shops… Continue

Added by Cup and Saucer Tea Room on October 11, 2009 at 11:10pm — No Comments

Howland Center organizing a day trip to the Whitney Museum of Art, Oct 22

Florence at the Howland asked me to help spread the word on this.

The Howland Center is organizing a day trip down to the Whitney to see the Georgia O'Keefe show and other current exhibits on Thursday Oct 22.

The bus will leave Beacon at 9 am from the Parking lot behind Yankee Clipper and return at about 6pm.

Fee: $50 For Howland Members, $55 Non… Continue

Added by Christopher Albert on October 10, 2009 at 2:51pm — No Comments

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