Oct 2009
Dia:Beacon Free Weekends for Beaconites

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.

Oct 2009
Grand Opening :: Daniel Aubry Gallery

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

Oct 2009
Girls' Softball and Women's Volleyball

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)



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: (845) 838-5024



Oct 2009
Curbside Leaf Collection Resumes

Bagged leaves will be picked up beginning Monday, October 26, 2009 on your normally scheduled garbage day (until the first snowfall)


Bags can be taken to the Transfer Station Free of Charge.

Only bagged leaves will be picked up!
10/26 to 10/30 North side of Mountain
11/2 to 11/6 South side of Mountain
11/9 to 11/13 North side of Main
11/16 to 11/20 South side of Main

Loose leaf pick up will follow the same schedule as weather permits and will repeat until the first snow. Any leaves with dirt, rocks, garbage, or branches mixed in will not be picked up!

Compost and wood chips are available at the Transfer Station for City of Beacon residents – Free of Charge.

Any questions call the Highway Department at 831-0932 (Monday – Friday 7am to 3pm)

Oct 2009
Grand Opening :: Clay, Wood, & Cotton

Kristy Reichert, Kristen Couse and Kelly Kingman have opened Clay, Wood & Cotton at 149 Main St. The store sells sophisticated, handmade designs for the home.

Grand opening party on Saturday, October 10 from 4pm to 8pm. There will be live music by Mebeforeyou, lots of pie and mulled cider.

For more information visit the Clay, Wood & Cotton website or call (845) 481-0149.

Oct 2009
Grand Opening :: Dream in Plastic

Jenny Zuko and Diana Currie have opened Dream in Plastic at 177 Main Street. Dream in Plastic began as an online shop selling fun and eclectic items with a spotlight on emerging artists and creators. It has now grown into a arresting storefront in Beacon.

For more information visit Dream in Plastic online or call (845) 632-3383.

Oct 2009
$968,100 Stimulus Grants for Beacon

A total of $7.9 million in federal stimulus money has been set aside for clean water projects in the Hudson Valley. The funds were awarded to 15 different projects through a new state initiative known as the Green Innovation Grant Program, which promotes sustainable, environmentally sensitive water infrastructure and technologies.

The City of Beacon is to recieve $233,100 for the installation of 400 noise logging leak detection units along 60 miles of distribution mains. These will help the City to identify and reduce water losses and therefore save energy from reduced pumping.

Read the full article in Mid-Hudson News.

The City of Beacon Housing Authority received $735,000 from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act through a competitive grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The money will be used for conservation improvements in the Hamilton Fish Plaza and Forrestal Heights housing complexes.

"We are very proud of being able to make energy-saving improvements, which can save the BHA an estimated $165,000 per year, which is about 20 to 25 percent of its utility expenses," said Ron Traudt, the housing authority's executive director.

The funding will be used to install new boilers and furnaces, enhance roof and attic insulation and replace light fixtures with compact fluorescent fixtures. New radiator controls and thermostats will be installed, along with low-flow toilets and showerheads. Also planned is the replacement of non-Energy Star refrigerators.

Read the full article in The Poughkeepsie Journal.

Oct 2009
Grand Opening :: Doña Julia's

Nilson Carpio has opened Doña Julia's, a Dominican restaurant, at 303 Main Street. For more information and daily specials call (845) 765-2539.

Sep 2009
No Spirit of Beacon Day Parade today!


The parade is postponed due to rain.

Join the parade next week:

Spirit of Beacon Day Parade
Sunday, October 4, 2009
11:00 am-3:00 pm

Sep 2009
Town Hall Meeeting RESCHEDULED

Town Hall Meeting has been rescheduled for THURSDAY, October 1, 2009 at 7:00pm at the Memorial Building on Main Street.

Purpose is to discuss Transit Oriented Development.  All residents are urged to attend to voice your opinions.