A "Put-Up" is our concept for creating an off-line network for preserving local food with friends (including those you haven't met yet ;). Master-Canner KayCee Wimbish will share her skills with 6 lucky kitchen enthusiasts as we concoct a different product each month with fresh produce from my farm -- Loose Caboose! Not only do you leave each Put-Up with a pint of our finished…
For the past six years Common Ground Farm has partnered with Cornell Cooperative Extension's Green Teen Community Gardening Program, bringing local teens into the fields to work alongside the farmer and learn about the food system.
For the past two years the partnership with the Green Teens has grown to running a full-blown mobile market bringing reduced priced food to Beacon seniors and low-income residents, food by Common Ground, staffed by teens.
The long awaited Beacon shuttle is now running. The loop runs from the train station, up Beacon Main Street, then continues on to Fishkill. This test phase of the BLT is scheduled to run through November.
FRIDAYS, SATURDAYS, and SUNDAYS -- plus LABOR DAY MONDAY…
Attached is a call for artists who are interested in being considered for the next two year installation of Beacon's Beekman Street Artist Banners, a gift to the city of Beacon from TheRutigliano Group, Parsons James and local merchants.
All artists interested should follow the instructions in the call sheet and email both project team members Carla Goldberg & Stacey Ward Kelly at:
BEACON, N.Y. (AP) - Senator Charles Schumer says he will work aggressively to help save a crumbling castle on the Hudson River.
Schumer met Tuesday with members of the Bannerman Castle Trust, the group that oversees the scenic ruin just off the Hudson shore near Fishkill. Sections of walls have collapsed this winter, giving urgency to efforts to stabilize the site.
Schumer says he will personally ask federal… Continue
Added by Kelly Kingman on January 25, 2010 at 5:21pm —
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.
I am removing the public discussion forum on November 30th.
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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 —
FISHKILL - Dutchess County Legislator, Alison MacAvery, together with Friends of the Fishkill Supply Depot(www.FishkillSupplyDepot.org) 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 —
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