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December 2011 News (21)

"Beacon Bits"

After living in Beacon for a year and blogging about my experiences for 6 months, I wanted to end this year by sharing my blog: Please consider 'joining' me in 2012. Blessings in the New Year!

Added by Nadine Revheim on December 31, 2011 at 5:56pm — No Comments

The Sargent Downing Gardens Children's Educational Horticulture Center Is Almost Finished!Thank You For Your Support Beacon!

Hi Everyone, Special thanks to Gary Wood & crew and everyone from The Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery for all the effort that went into removing and replacing the roof for our new Children's Educational Horticulture Center.Gary is a lifelong Beacon resident and his 25 years of contracting experience is what has enabled the Sargent and Downing Gardens to be able to pull this off. By volunteering his experience, we were able to complete this mission for our children and the…


Added by Richie Cabo on December 29, 2011 at 10:31pm — 1 Comment

Great promotions at Salon Arje!!!

We are now offering some fun promotions when you book with new artist Ashley! : )

*** Free haircut with any color service for first time clients***
*** $10.00 off Trend cut for first time clients ***

Make your appointment today, mention this ad and ask for Ashley! : )

Added by ashley mangano on December 29, 2011 at 2:11pm — No Comments

BEWARE! Animal traps found in Madame Brett Park area

Earlier today, my dog had his face ripped open by a baited animal trap in the Madame Brett Park area, near the abandoned Beacon Terminal building. (Yes, it was a pretty horrible experience.)

The BPD has been informed and, fortunately, has an idea which local resident may have set these traps.

These are not the humane cage traps, but the spring-loaded steel jaws that snap onto an animal's leg or face, causing extreme pain and a slow, painful death.

Needless to say, if you…


Added by XXX on December 27, 2011 at 6:45pm — 27 Comments

New hairstylist at Salon Arje : )

My name is Ashley and I'm a new stylist at Salon Arje. I'm running some really great promotions. I'm excited to meet new and interesting people, So please stop in or call and make a appointment with me
: )

Added by ashley mangano on December 27, 2011 at 1:49pm — No Comments

Found Casio watch while jogging around Dia just now

PM me and describe its most dramatic feature and its yours.

Added by Ben Royce on December 26, 2011 at 4:52pm — No Comments

Happy Holidays!

Merry Christmas,Happy Hanukkah and health to all from Richie and the Cabo family and all my Friends of the Sargent and Downing Garden's.With the New Year around the corner, when we all look back it's been a wonderful year of growing and we can see it through our children the best. Be Happy!!Thank you for all your support.

Added by Richie Cabo on December 25, 2011 at 9:06am — No Comments

Sargent & Downing Gardens and Nursery Children's Educational Center Roof Repairs have Begun!

Hi Everyone, Gary and his helpers have begun to remove and do the repairs to the roof of The Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery Children's Educational Center.If anyone could lend a hand tomorrow Gary could really use the help and support. Please show up about 9am at the garden area in The University Settlement Camp by the Gym building near the garden, which is where the work is underway.I can not help tomorrow because I am working in the NYC. Thank you, Richie Cabo 845-476-1660

Added by Richie Cabo on December 22, 2011 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Beacon Creative Arts Preschool Winter Spring Sessions are now accepting students

Mill Street Loft’s Beacon Creative Arts Pre-school (BCAP) is located at 8 long Dock Road, Beacon, at Scenic Hudson’s River Center in Long Dock Park at we are now accepting students for the Winter/Spring Semester.

Ages 30 months to 5 years.

The River Center is the new Southern Dutchess…


Added by Todd C. Poteet on December 20, 2011 at 4:02pm — 2 Comments

Blackbird Attic Last Minute Gift Ideas

Just a few ideas for holiday gifts available at Blackbird Attic, 442 Main Street, Beacon NY.

Closed Tue/Wed, Open Thurs-Saturday (Christmas Eve). We're open till at least 6pm, but we stay open late often, call to see if we're here, 845-418-4840.

Link to gift guide / photos-…


Added by Blackbird Attic Boutique on December 20, 2011 at 10:00am — No Comments

Best Holiday Light Display in Beacon:

Corner of W Center and S Chestnut

(I don't know who lives there, just my opinion from walking by)

Don't agree with me? Reply and nominate your own!

Happy Holidays Beacon!

Added by Ben Royce on December 18, 2011 at 8:05pm — 4 Comments

The Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery's Children's Educational Center Roof Work Has Started!

Hi Everyone today Gary Wood & Crew and Justin began work on the roof for the new Sargent and Downing Gardens and Nursery's Children's Educational Center. We are "Raising The Roof" The work has begun!

Added by Richie Cabo on December 16, 2011 at 8:52pm — No Comments

2 1/2 Day Christmas Sale

Are You a Last Minute Christmas shopper?  

We have got you covered!

Please read on – you will like this: 

From Wednesday am to Friday noon we are offering ESSENTIAL NOURISHMENT at a substantially discounted price – making it…


Added by Marika Blossfeldt on December 14, 2011 at 10:43am — No Comments

Second Saturdays Ever Expanding Allstars with and Friends @ Joe's Irish Pub Dec 17ths line up

Thanks to all last night another great night of music. Musicians were

Norm Dodge guitar and vocals, Joe Martinez vocal, Dennis Winge guitar and bass, Guy Mart Van Pamel Callari guitar, Bob Mazzafaro guitar, Charlie Adamsguitar and vocals, Ken Bowles guitar and vocals, Robert Murphy bass and…


Added by russell St.George on December 11, 2011 at 9:06pm — No Comments

Gerrymander New York State yourself

If you look at Maurice Hinchey's Congressional District, it makes no sense:

Why does it snake from Ithaca New York to Downtown Poughkeepsie? Why doesn't it represent an actual community? If our elected representatives are to serve us in Congress, shouldn't their opinions reflect a coherent idea of what…


Added by Ben Royce on December 10, 2011 at 1:17pm — 2 Comments

HPL Food for Fines from Now until the New Year!

Donations of non-perishables, such as peanut butter, canned tuna and bags of rice, will be accepted as payment of fines owed on Howland Public Library books, cds, dvds, and other materials.  Non-perishables will be donated to our Main Street neighbors at The Salvation Army.  Food for Fines doesn’t apply to…


Added by Phyllis Keaton on December 9, 2011 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Excellent PoJo Sunday Opinion Piece on the "Emergency" Parking Lot at the train station

A must read:

Now, instead of a few dozen Port Jervis line commuters being inconvenienced for a couple of months, all current and future Beacon residents must deal with 190 or so…


Added by Ben Royce on December 4, 2011 at 1:44pm — 29 Comments

David Schuyler American History Proffessor at Franklyn Marshall College and Author Shows Support For The Sargent and Downing Gardens!




This is what David Schuyler had to say about our community Sargent and Downing Gardens & Nursery

September 21, 2011

   I confess that I have never met Richie Cabo, but we became frequent correspondents when he first became interested in the mid-Hudson Valley and discovered the legacy of Andrew Jackson Downing and Henry Winthrop Sargent.  He had read my biography of Downing, Apostle of…

Added by Richie Cabo on December 1, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

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