Carole Cappillio has opened Batt's Florist and Sweets at 4 Eliza Street. Ms. Cappillio is also the owner of The Lollipop Tree Flower Shop in Poughkeepsie. Both shops offers floral arrangements, fruit baskets, homemade cookies and local delivery. For more information call (845) 831-2288 or visit the Lollipop Tree website.
Mike and Annajgid McNair have opened Virgo's Sip N Soul Café, a Southern food restaurant, at 469 Fishkill Avenue. Stay tuned for their next Sunday Gospel Brunch. For more information call (845)831-1543.
September 15, 2009
Polls are open from 12 NOON until 9PM.
Democratic candidates facing a primary this year are :: Committee designated candidates Fredericks and Mansfield and challenger Amoroso for City Council At Large positions; Committee designated candidate Landisi and challenger Tucker for Ward 1; Committee designated candidate Kelly and challenger Seegler for Ward 2;
November 3, 2009
Polls are open from 6 AM to 9 PM.
If you are registered to vote:
Identify your ward, polling site, and party affiliation on the Voter Registration Search.
Tompkins Hose Co. (Route 9D Entrance) :: 13 South Ave
Rombout School (Gym Entrance) :: 84 Matteawan Rd
Memorial Building (Teller Ave Entrance) :: 413 Main St
James V. Forrestal School (Main Entrance) :: 125 Liberty St
If you are NOT registered to vote:
You have until Oct 9 to register to vote for the general election! Voter registrations must be postmarked on Oct 9 and be received by the board no later than October 14th.
Voter registration form (in English)
Voter registration form (in Spanish)
If you are unable to vote in person on election day:
Absentee ballots and applications are available at City Hall. Absentee ballots must be postmarked the day before election day.
Note: The Beacon Ward Map provides an overview of the four wards in Beacon. When you view the map, the second number in each label is the ward number. (The third number is the election district within the ward. Polling sites are specific to both ward and election district.) If in doubt, identify your ward, polling site, and party affiliation on the Voter Registration Search.
Snow has yet to fall but planning for summer 2010 has begun. New on the calendar: The first annual Beacon Riverfest — a free summer concert series on the waterfront.
Join a kickoff party/concert/fundraiser to benefit Beacon Riverfest 2010 on November 14, 2009 8pm—11:45pm at the Howland Center.
On stage will be Jen Clapp, Todd Giudice, Stephen Clair, Al Hemberger, Margaret McDuffie, Art Labriola, and many others. $15
Organized by Stephen Clair of Local 845. For more information visit the Local 845 website.
Congratulations to the Beacon winners of Hudson Valley Magazine's Best of Hudson Valley 2009 — with thanks to Kelly Kingman at Beacon Citizen Network for gleaning the Beacon winners from the complete list.
Best Place to Pair Wine & Food :: Artisan Wine Shop
Looking to wow dinner guests with your ability to match meals with just the right wine? Consider Mei Ying So and Tim Buzinski your senseis, and their Saturday-afternoon wine-food tastings your dojo. The Artisan Wine Shop owners call on their CIA backgrounds to compose such harmonious pairings as shrimp escabèche with Spanish whites and grilled skirt steak tacos with California reds. (The hours-long sessions are a blast to attend, too.) Bring in your dinner menu and So and Buzinski will even create a complementary wine list, which you can then set up as a registry for your guests to use. • 845-440-6923; www.artisanwineshop.com
Best New Burger on the Scene :: Poppy’s
This lunch-dinner spot, opened in January 2009, offers local, grass-fed beef and seasonal produce, as well as an array of toppings such as hickory-smoked bacon and roasted shallots. The veggie burgers have even won over the hearts of carnivores (think bean patties topped with avocado and homemade vinegar, or mayonnaise-based cole slaw for crunch). The skinny, crispy French fries put their fast-food brethren to shame — and they’re made with organic potatoes. â€¨• 845-765-2121; www.poppyburger.com
Best Innovative Farm Practice :: Common Ground Farm
Stony Kill Environmental Center Wappingers Fallsâ€¨Painted lettuce-green with images of squashes and carrots, the Veggie Bus mobile market brings fresh produce to area residents who otherwise might not have access. It’s just one of many innovative programs of Common Ground Farm, a working farm that leases land from Stony Kill Environmental Center in Wappingers Falls. From June through October, shareholders in the community-supported agriculture program claim their weekly haul of vegetables, herbs, and flowers; nonmembers can buy their produce at the Beacon Farmers Market on Sundays. This not-for-profit also offers fun community events including brunch in the fields on a summer day, campfire sing-alongs, and adult workshops on beekeeping, raising chickens — even natural lawncare. Summer dropoff programs for school-age kids give them a daily “haycation”: catching turtles in the pond, visiting the farm animals, working in the garden, and walking the trails. • 845-231-4424; www.commongroundfarm.com
Best Consignment Shop Block :: Love Me Too Times and Be Mine Again
Beacon wins big for its arts and culture scene, and now the charming river town can add affordable style to its list. Made with the recessionista in mind, Love Me Too Times and Be Mine Again consignment boutiques — both a hop, skip, and one-piece jumpsuit away from each other on Main Street — offer the perfect combo of recycling and shopping for the family on a tight budget. Lightly used, high-end fashions (think Donna Karan, Coach, and Gucci) often fill their racks, but it doesn’t end there. In addition to clothing and accessories, each shop boasts lots of extras: Be Mine Again carries home décor and antiques, and Love Me Too Times holds regular music and art events.â€¨• Love Me Too Times: 917-273-9418; www.lovemetootimes.com â€¨• Be Mine Again: 845-234-0672
Best Wallpaper and Paint Store :: Sun Wallpaper and Paint
Beacon, Fishkill, Poughkeepsie.â€¨When it’s time to spruce up your digs, Sun — in business since 1920 — offers more than the standard big-box-store inventory. Sure, you’ll find tried-and-true decorating products, but Sun is also stocked to the brim with other options, like upscale paint brands Farrow & Ball and Fine Paints of Europe. If wallpaper is your thing, you can browse through more than 150 styles in stock, plus choices from top designers like Ralph Lauren. The store also provides online shopping, decorating services, senior and student discounts, and helpful advice from salespeople for those times when you just can’t decide on the perfect color or pattern. • Beacon, 845-831-0093; Fishkill, 845-896-6200; Poughkeepsie, 845-471-2880; www.sunwallpaperandpaint.com
Readers' Pick Best Local Musician :: Pete Seeger!
Lily Zand has opened School of Jellyfish at 183 Main Street.
The School of Jellyfish for the Advancement of Sustainable Living and Chocolate is... a few architects, designers, and thinkers with a lot of ideas to help you feel better in your own skin and make the world a finer place for all — while you appease your dark chocolaty side.
For more information call (646) 642-9263 or visit the School of Jellyfish website.
Katy Bell and Leonard Behney have opened Bank Square Coffeehouse at 129 Main Street. We know and love Katy & Buddy (and Corbin & Chico!) from their other Beacon shops: Mountain Tops and Beacon Creamery. With the opening of the coffeehouse they have established a welcoming trio to anchor the west end of Main Street.
For more information call (845) 440-7165 or visit the Bank Square Coffeehouse website.
Beginning October 17, 2009, Dia:Beacon is offering free weekend admission (Saturdays and Sundays, year-round) to Beacon residents. Join the kick-off celebration on Saturday October 17, 2009 beginning at 11:30am. There will be refreshments, remarks, an appearance by Pete Seeger, and adult and family tours! (All are welcome. Beacon residents please bring a driver's license or other government-issued ID for free entry).
Thanks Dia! And thank you to Lyn and John Fischbach for making this possible and honoring Pete Seeger.
Daniel Aubry has opened Daniel Aubry Gallery at 426 Main Street.
The inaugural show opened on September 12 and runs through October 10th exhibiting expressionistic paintings by Purvis Young as well as vintage and contemporary photography by Sheila Meisner, Jock Sturges, Jerry Uelsmann, and others.
For more information call (845) 519-4070 or visit Daniel Aubry Gallery Online
BEACON GIRLS' SOFTBALL REGISTRATION
October 19, 20, 21, 22 & 23rd
Girls 5-22 years old
Rombout Middle School
5pm – 8pm in the Lobby
Everyone MUST register. New players must show proof of birth.
Questions: Bill DiNapoli (845)831-5959 or Lisa Coughlin, (845)831-5564
Registration Fee: $60 ($25 each additional sibling)
WOMEN'S VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Wednesday Nights, 6pm - 9pm
Rombout Middle School Gym
October 2009 - March 2010
October 21, 6pm - 9pm: open gym for all interested teams.
New players welcome.
For more information contact Mark Price: email@example.com (845) 838-5024