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October 2011 News (42)

Sargent and Downing Gardens Is Crazy! About Beacon.We Planted Trees Even In The Snow For Our Children!

     This Saturday The Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery went out as planned to plant the trees in Beacon for our children despite the looming snow storm.We Did It! Even in the snow!!

     On Friday night Justin Riccobono,Gary Wood,Sarah Womer,James Krivo and Richie Cabo met at the garden to dig out the seven large root balls and burlap them for Saturdays Children's Namesake plantings in the sports field at Memorial Park and Greenstreet Park in Beacon.

      On Saturday Justin…


Added by Richie Cabo on October 31, 2011 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

7-Week Morning Workshop Starts 11/8: How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

STORM DELAY: Morning Session now starts Tuesday, November 8th 9:30-11:30am. A few spaces still available. Please email Joanna ( if you haven't already registered.

The Randolph School invites everyone to participate in an exciting 7-week workshop...

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So…


Added by Randolph School on October 31, 2011 at 9:58am — No Comments

What happened to the discussion on the assault on Main St.?

Why was it axed?

Added by Joan Martorano on October 31, 2011 at 9:40am — 10 Comments

Taskforce for Flooding on Wilkes Street

I own a home across the street from Memorial Park, where for days after a rainstorm it looks like a third-world country, with hoses running out of basement windows onto city streets, dumping out constant spits of muddy water.  We have endured this for at least as long as I’ve lived on this street (9 years), and longer according to other residents.  As each year storms become progressively worse, most recently a hurricane, the flooding has seemingly worsened to the tune of driveway and…


Added by Susan Ruckdeschel on October 31, 2011 at 9:30am — No Comments

Storm Update


A warming station is open tonight at Tompkins Hose Firehouse (9D and Main Street) for Beacon residents. Anyone in need of warmth is invited. The station is just to keep people warm, there are no special amenities like cots or meals. I have arranged free transportation with AJ Taxi Service at 214-0011 for anyone who needs a ride.  


The need for the shelter became apparent at 12:00pm today when Central Hudson could not guarantee the city’s power would be 100% restored…


Added by Steve Gold on October 30, 2011 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment


We will be open at 9:30 am for hot coffee and homemade hot chocolate and of course hot tea.
We will be serving a limited BREAKFAST menu until 11:00 am when our regular hours and menu kick in

Added by Cup and Saucer Tea Room on October 30, 2011 at 9:17am — No Comments

Storm Information and Street Parking Rules

Dear residents and visitors,


The storm beginning October 29th may take several tracks before the full extent of its blow will be known. The city is taking all necessary precautions. The Emergency Preparedness Committee consisting of the City Administrator and key representatives of the Highway, Police, Fire, Ambulance and School departments are all on call and ready. The Highway Department staff is on call and ready. If there are extended power outages the Beacon…


Added by Steve Gold on October 29, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Beacon Flea market cancelleded this Sunday...

Due to the potentially messy start on Sunday morning...


Thank you for all your support, and we look forward to seeing you next season!

Added by Emma Dewing on October 29, 2011 at 10:55am — No Comments

Assault on Main Street Last Friday Night

Note: Due to inappropriate comments, I decided to change the settings of this news item.  I'll be approving comments from now on to make sure we stay on point and do not get distracted by anonymous members, or those leaving nasty comments for the sake of stirring up emotions.  I will not censor any political debate or opinions as long as the comments appear to be thoughtfully written.


Around 1 am on Saturday October 23rd, my husband was assaulted by a gang of 8-10…


Added by Ryan Green on October 28, 2011 at 4:30pm — 42 Comments

Winner Declared for the Mystery Orange Light Photo!

This was the hardest Where Is This Contest yet. You all normally guess the obscure photo in a matter of hours, but this one was a matter of days! We have a winner now. Find out where the picture was taken in the comments on the blog:

Added by Katie HM on October 26, 2011 at 9:07pm — No Comments

Sewing Workshop and Tea at the Madam Brett Homestead - Nov 12th at 11am

The Daughters of the American Revolution have graciously offered to host a sewing workshop.  So, I am pleased to be offering a sewing/hand embroidery workshop at the Madam Brett Homestead on Saturday, Nov 12th @ 11am - tea will be served at noon and workshop participants will be given a special tour of the Homestead.

You will receive instruction and demo while you work on a lovely holiday table runner/table topper to set your Holiday table.  A portion of the project will be pre-made…


Added by Mary Ann Kronk on October 26, 2011 at 8:27am — No Comments

Sew on and Sew on....

Hello Beaconites - The Needle Arts Guild has been giving sewing classes in Beacon (from my home so far) since July and I have had several really nice ladies come to sew with me.  I just wanted to let everyone know that fall classes officially started on September 8th and that registrations are open which means you can sign up for a six week session at your convenience. 

To expand the Needle Arts Guild's focus, I have also started making slipcovers, curtains and pillows - custom made…


Added by Mary Ann Kronk on October 26, 2011 at 8:10am — 1 Comment

Maggie was found 2nite! Thank you for your support!!!

We found our Maggie tonight - scared and hungry but ok. Yay!!!!!

Added by Hero on October 24, 2011 at 9:56pm — 5 Comments

Beacon Pool and Fitness Center Update

This week I went over to the Beacon High School to join the pool and fitness center. It's a really beautiful facility, and still a great deal if you join today--just $100 for full membership until the end of January.


The bad news is that there are plans afoot to close the pool and fitness center to the Beacon community on January 27th because not enough people have signed up for membership.


There are two things you can do to change this sorry state of…


Added by Aine Ni Cheallaigh on October 24, 2011 at 12:05pm — No Comments

Sargent and Downing Gardens Children's Horticulture Center and Beacon Namesake Tree Planting

We will be planting ten trees throughout Beacon very soon, we are just coordinating the day with Zep who will be assisting with the digging, and Justin Riccobono is clearing the date with the Beacon Rec. Dept.It looks like it will be happening next Sat. we will keep you posted!

     Thank you Mayor Steve Gold and The City Council for supporting our children's educational horticulture center at The University Settlement Camp.Thank you Mayor Steve Gold for arranging the funds from the…


Added by Richie Cabo on October 24, 2011 at 5:30am — 1 Comment

10/19 Beacon Candidates Forum, Some Video/ Thoughts

The first hour or so was devoted to the candidates for County Legislature, and the Ward candidates. On the Democrat side, I was most impressed with the performance of Ali Muhammad (at-large), and on the Republican side, I was most impressed with the performance of Thomas Cunningham (4th ward).


When the mayoral candidates came up to bat, about an 1 hour to 1.5 hours into the 3 hour forum, I was electrified to hear Randy Casale mention the Beacon Line THREE times, including at…


Added by Ben Royce on October 22, 2011 at 12:30am — 27 Comments

Find Maggie! Facebook page and blog

DOG LOVERS - please "like" our facebook page FindMaggie and go to for updates! Let everyone local you know about our search!

Added by Hero on October 21, 2011 at 8:22pm — No Comments


We are still searching for Maggie - chocolate with tan miniature dachshund, the dog on the left. She was last seen this morning near Castle Point Park off of Castle Point ROAD in the meadow in front of the Castleland Daycare center and playground. My husband and I are just the two off us and could use all the help we could get in searching the area and distributing flyers.… Continue

Added by Hero on October 21, 2011 at 12:55pm — 1 Comment

Go to Sargent-Downing Gardens and Nursery on Facebook and See Photos and Video of the Country Music Fest Fundraiser

It was a great Day Thank you to all check out photos and video of the great event! Now we will be planting ten trees throughout Beacon in the upcomming days for the Children to watch them grow up througout there lifetime as part of our Children's Namesake Tree Project! Jessica Whickam and Peoples Bicycle & Clearwater have also supported our NAMESAKE PROJECT. There Bussiness's will be name tagged on Main Street & Beacon also.We will post the event and date very soon!Visit us on Facebook… Continue

Added by Richie Cabo on October 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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