1. Drink plenty of water.
2. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a beggar.
3. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants..
4. Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy
5. "Make time to pray, chant, meditate or just sit in silence for as long as you feel"…
6. Play more games
7. "Read more…Continue
This is the news story from the Mid Hudson News. As a person who has had the privilege to visit Bannerman's by kayak and tour the facility it is sad. As a resident of the Hudson Valley it is a true tragedy. The island is chronically underfunded and now we have lost a MAJOR Hudson Valley treasure.
BANNERMAN’S ISLAND – The entire southeast corner of Bannerman’s Castle came down taking with it about 30 percent to 40 percent of the front wall staircase and over 50 percent of… Continue
The Beacon Arts Community Association and the Beacon Sloop Club announce a $750 Fund Challenge from the Clara Lou Gould Fund for the Arts to help the Beacon Sloop Club raise the remaining $1500 needed to complete payment for the River Beacons Mural Project.
Beacon Sloop Club's River Beacons Mural celebrates Beacon's river town heritage and lifestyle, the wooden sloop Woody Guthrie's 30th anniversary, and the statewide Hudson-Fulton-Champlain Quadricentennial. The painting, 15 feet… Continue
Added by Dan Rigney on December 27, 2009 at 8:46am —
Through all that has Past, the Reflection of Such is the Placement of that which Enlightens the Future with the illumination of Accepting the Present without Judgment nor Ridicule. As We move Forward towards Our Mission of Peace and Understanding, I Am Thankful for the Previous of You, for this Solidifies the Actual of I Throughout.
HAVE a GREAT KWANZAA SEASON BEYOND these HOLIDAYS.
One Monday December 21 the Beacon City Council passed the 2010 budget which included a 9.9% increase from 2009 for homestead properties and a 2.4% increase for non-homestead. The tax levy will be 7,581,203. The homestead tax rate will be 5.83 per 1,000 of assessed value. That translates into a home valued at 300,000 will pay $1,748, an increase over last year of $159 or $13 a month. The reason for the increase is attributed to the extreme reduction of sales tax related revenue and the city’s… Continue
"I'd like to provide you all with an update on Marc Anthony Bookal.
He is still missing as of this evening (12/23/09). It's a very bad situation for the family. He has three siblings who are having trouble with all of this. His mother, Christina, is also taking it quite badly. I was with her last evening to discuss her family's needs. She's far to upset to continue working which has posed significant hardship on the family. She is a very sweet girl who has worked for the same nursing… Continue
Notes from Beacon’s Budget Town Hall Meeting.
December 16, 2009
So many of Beacon’s paid employees go that extra mile for Beacon, as was mentioned by the union rep. last Thursday at the town hall meeting on Beacon’s 2010 budget.
What also needs to be mentioned is that many Beacon residents help, support, and volunteer their time, energy and money within the community from the Spirit of Beacon group and Garden Club to Beacon’s amazing fire Department.
On Monday December 21, 2009 at 7:00 the City Council will vote on the most difficult budget the city has faced in recent memories. Despite the fact that expenses have been reduced to below 2009 levels, we are facing an increase in taxes beyond any that the council or I want to levy. The heart of the problem stems from a combined loss of nearly two million dollars in 2009 and 2010 of sales tax related revenues.
Over the last few weeks, with the assistance of City Administrator… Continue
The 2010 and forecasted 2011 budgets loom over Beaconites with unprecedented shortfalls in revenues. This fathomless dive into the red has a greater critical effect on Beacon due to the fact that Beacon is a small municipality.
The most advantageous population size for a small town or city is between 24,000 and 27,000. A city of 27,000 people, with its accompanying businesses, is capable of making the most of its revenues (taxes etc) in the most cost effective manner. In other words… Continue
Social Scientists Build Case for 'Survival of the Kindest'
Social scientists are amassing a growing body of evidence to show we are evolving to become more compassionate and collaborative in our quest to survive and thrive.
ScienceDaily (Dec. 9, 2009) — Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, are challenging long-held beliefs that human beings are wired to be selfish. In a wide range of studies, social scientists are amassing a growing… Continue
I just read this in the Poughkeepsie paper. I find this very interesting that there are some people in the city government that say we do not have a gang problem. However Beacon Police charged this guy with first-degree gang assault, the pd is undermanned and they want to NOW close down a part of the fire department
DANG WHAT A CONCEPT just to save a $__________ (i am not sure of the price tag on safety here) and keep people safe....... i feel safer… Continue
I apologize if details are sketchy, but it's come to my attention that a special T.O.D. meeting open to the public will be held this Thursday, December 10th at 5:30pm, presumably somewhere in the Municipal Building.
I understand that the meeting is to address the concerns of a group called "Beacon Deserves Better."
This is the first I've heard of that group, if anyone can shed some light on any details of this meeting it would be appreciated by all, I'm sure.
Welcome to the Artist Help Network, which is based on the Appendix of Resources of Caroll Michels' book How to Survive and Prosper as an Artist: Selling Yourself without Selling Your Soul (New York: Henry Holt & Company). Michels is a career coach and artist-advocate (www.carollmichels.com)