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Preserve the local harvest with friends.

Put-Ups are coming to the Hudson Valley!

What's a Put-Up?

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…


Added by Kelly Kingman on March 12, 2011 at 1:23pm — No Comments

Help save the Green Teens & other programs!

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.

This program is under… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on November 13, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

For real? A moose roaming around Beacon

From the Poughkeepsie Journal yesterday:

Police: Moose on the loose in Beacon

Beacon — Police are scrambling to secure traffic after a moose was sighted running loose this afternoon.…


Added by Kelly Kingman on October 4, 2010 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments

Local student investigates where Beacon's water comes from (video)

This video was created by Amelia Frissora. Thanks to her dad Steve, for letting me know about… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on September 14, 2010 at 9:30am — 9 Comments

Public Hearing 9/14 re: Recycling Plant moving to Beacon

There is a Public Hearing tomorrow, Tuesday at 7PM at City Hall during the Planning Board meeting concerning a large Recycling Plant moving to Beacon.

According to the concerned citizen who emailed me:


Added by Kelly Kingman on September 13, 2010 at 11:00am — 13 Comments

Beacon Local Transit shuttle schedule

via the City of Beacon Website

Ride the BLT - Beacon Local Transit!

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.



Added by Kelly Kingman on September 10, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Windows on Main Call for Artists Deadline 7/1

Call For Artists: Windows on Main 2010 - Deadline July 1…

Added by Kelly Kingman on June 25, 2010 at 3:57pm — 1 Comment

Beacon's Rescued Kittens Need Homes (check out these photos!)

Nicole Ganas, founder of the Community Cat Coalition, is in urgent need of help caring for Beacon's rescued kittens. If you want to adopt or temporarily foster a kitten or two, now is the time!

All are spayed or neutered, tested and vaccinated. The kittens are based in Beacon but Nicole is happy to travel (and

deliver) anywhere within reason.

Contact… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on June 21, 2010 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

A Glimpse of the Beacon Incline Railway in 1902

Thanks to the Mount Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Society for finding… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on February 14, 2010 at 11:34pm — 4 Comments

Beacon Transit Oriented Development Q&A

Beacon Transit Oriented Development Q&A…


Added by Kelly Kingman on February 8, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Call for Beekman St. Banner Artists

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:


Added by Kelly Kingman on January 26, 2010 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Schumer to seek funding for Bannerman's Island

Associated Press - January 20, 2010 3:05 AM ET

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 — No Comments

Holiday Party Preview: 100% Local Photography, Live Music and DJs

Silent Auction Preview from Kelly Kingman on Vimeo.

Come enjoy local food, photography and performance!

Above is a just a sampling of the images that will be featured in the silent auction to benefit Fovea Exhibitions. While you're sipping mulled wine and cider at the BEAHIVE+BCN… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on December 9, 2009 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Thursday: Special T.O.D. Meeting with City Council, MTA

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.

Added by Kelly Kingman on December 5, 2009 at 10:43pm — 11 Comments

Public Discussion Forum Ending 11/30

I am removing the public discussion forum on November 30th.

Members interested in discussion forums may start or join a group. Groups have internal discussion boards moderated by each group’s creator.

The contents of open groups (discussion threads, etc.) are viewable by the general public. If you would like the contents of your group to only be viewed by group members, you’ll need to select "moderated membership" under the privacy settings when you first create a… Continue

Added by Kelly Kingman on November 23, 2009 at 1:20pm — 33 Comments

City Council Election Results

From the Dutchess County Board of Elections website:

Marlene Fredericks
George Mansfield

Ward 1: Jerry Landisi

Ward 2: Charles Kelly

Ward 3: Randy Casale

Ward 4: Sara Pasti

Added by Kelly Kingman on November 4, 2009 at 4:35pm — No 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

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

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

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