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Comment by Andy Brown on May 19, 2009 at 6:59am
A $25 chicken (and only 4 lbs!) is shocking news to me! I hope it won a prize at the county fair.
Comment by Birdy on May 18, 2009 at 7:56pm
hahahahaha, that is funny Charlene, ok Mark, that is funny too.
Comment by Peter McGivney on May 16, 2009 at 2:41pm
There are no je ne sais quoi in Beacon. The one time there was one here the cops had to shoot the poor thing because it had bitten five people, a seagull, and a Polish purebred pierogi, whose owner was understandably upset about his very expensive pierogi getting into a fight with a je ne sais quoi from only God knows where. Since then, there have been none that I know of here, as the local pharmaceutical retailers prefer pit bulls and Rottweilers to other, more exotic, breeds. If I ever see one, I will post the info here immediately.
Comment by Andy Brown on May 16, 2009 at 9:01am
Charlene, you betray your populist veneer with comments like "interesting people," and following up that with the suggestion that only interesting people recognize other interesting people.What comes across in your posts is that you are a snob. You sum people and categorize them based on nothing more than your own prejudices about what you deem has value in our culture and town.
Comment by Andy Brown on May 16, 2009 at 8:43am
mark, you left off auto repair shops.
Comment by Dan Rigney on May 15, 2009 at 9:22pm
I asked how you define 'interesting people.' You seem to have an idea in mind I'd love to hear you share.
Comment by Mark Roland on May 15, 2009 at 7:15pm
The tipping point is always one year after moving to town. It's a mathematical statistic.

+++++Special bonus question++++
Beacon is the "capital" of:

A. strawberries
B. corn
C. pumpkins
D. lawn mowers
E. hats
F. cauliflower
G. S-P-I-R-I-T
H. hype
I. rbole
J. egg rolls
K. interesting people
L. museums with ":" in the name
M. museums in old Nabisco box factories that were spotted from small private planes
O. nail salons
P. beauty parlors
Q.community
R. multiple choice
S. all of the above, minus any two
T. Pete Seeger
U. je ne sais quoi
V. gourmet hot dogs
W. gourmet hamburgers
X. gourmet periogi
Y. gourmet pizza
Comment by Sharon Watts on May 15, 2009 at 4:19pm
The strawberry festival is on my short list of the best of the best of Beacon. I always recommend it to my friends, "interesting people" all--it definitely has more clout, in my humble opinion, than the hype that has bubbled up & over & is drying on the top of the stove since I moved here 9 years ago. The best things in life are quietly discovered, which is how it was when I moved here and ate the best strawberry shortcake of my life, and got to know wonderful new neighbors and friends. Beacon's greatest assets are its small town ambiance and exquisite setting. It is something to be discovered, not advertised. But that tipping point was reached 8 years ago.
Comment by Dan Rigney on May 15, 2009 at 3:14pm
CV - how exactly do you define 'interesting people?'
Comment by Andy Brown on May 15, 2009 at 12:09pm
I think it really comes to the fact that people like food! And drink! Recall the raging success of the Beacon pub crawl—that was authentic and inclusive. Don't discount the draw of Clearwater and Pete Seeger, he's been doing this long before Beacon inauthentic and exclusive.

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