News

Apr 2011
Tuesday
5
Great opportunity! Volunteers needed!

You can help make a difference in our schools.

The Arts & Education Foundation of the Beacon City School District has teamed up with Ragnar Relay to benefit the children of the Beacon City School District. Ragnar hosts relays throughout the country and selects a local charity to benefit from part of the proceeds.

This year’s New York relay from Woodstock on May 13th to Westchester on May 14this approximately 200 miles with Beacon as the midway point. We need your help in getting runners teams to join up for the relay and to recruit volunteers to staff the route along the way.

The foundation will be paid $100 for every volunteer that we provide. This is a one-time opportunity for our district and we appeal to you for your help.

For more information on how you can help please visit the Foundation's website at Beacon Arts & Education Foundation


Apr 2011
Tuesday
5
Special Use of Riverfront Park April 11th thru April 18th

Attention Beacon Residents

A special use permit has been issued to DIA:Beacon for Riverfront Park. Due to the nature of this special use residents will have limited access to Riverfront Park between April 11th and April 15th. The park will be closed to residents on April 14th, 15th, 16th, and 17th. The park will be used to stage an outdoor performance on the evenings of April 16th and 17th. Information about the performance can be found at http://www.diabeacon.org/.
 


Apr 2011
Monday
4
Lets Open Our Commumity Pool!

THE CITY OF BEACON POOL AT THE UNIVERSITY SETTLEMENT CAMP
The City of Beacon Recreation Department is hopeful to once again have its public pool open this summer for area residents to enjoy. Due to budgetary constraints the community pool at University Settlement Camp was closed last year. We have an exciting opportunity to once again have a much needed recreation resource available to the residents of Southern Dutchess and Putnam Counties.

 

With the support of community residents, we can and will have our pool open. The program is simple, purchase a Beacon Swim Club Family Membership and/or make a donation in support of the pool. If 200 families in the community purchase a family season pool pass we will have the funds necessary to operate our public pool at the University Settlement Camp.

If the City of Beacon can not reach our goal of 200 families or their equivalent by May 20th, all membership fees will be refunded. After sufficient funds to operate the pool have been raised, there will be no refunds.

It is essential that 200 family memberships and/or equivalent sponsorships and donations, be sold before May 20th if the pool is to open for the season—so purchase your membership now!

Pool Season
Open Saturday July 2nd thru Sunday September 5, 2011

Public Swimming Hours

Monday thru Friday – 3pm to 6pm
Saturday and Sundays – 12pm to 6pm
Group Swimming Hours
Monday thru Friday 12pm to 3pm

Admission
Daily admission      $5.00 adult     $3.00 child (12 and younger)
Group rate               $75.00 per hour (2 hour minimum)

Beacon Swim Club Family Season Pool Passes
Our Beacon Swim Club pass will offer you unlimited pool access during public swimming hours for 6 immediate family members for the entire summer.

 

Family Cost- Before May 20th $175.00, After May 20th $200.00
Individual Cost- Before May 20th $75.00, After May 20th $100.00
Senior Cost- Before May 20th $68.00, After May 20th $90.00

Registration form here

 


Mar 2011
Monday
28
Volunteer NY

A great opportunity to learn about the Volunteer Fire Service here in Beacon.

April 9, 2011 - 10:00  a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

All 3 city fire houses:

Beacon Engine - 57 East Main Street

Tompkins Hose - 13 South Avenue

Mase Hook & Ladder - 425 Main Street


Mar 2011
Monday
21
Pop Warner Football 2011 Registration

Beacon Pop Warner announces 2011 registration for youth football. Please note that all registrations for the 2011 fall football season must be submitted by the end of June. There will not be any registrations excepted after June 11, 2011. for more information go to the league website at: http://www.eteamz.com/BeaconBearsFootball/

Our kids need you!

Beacon Pop Warner Football call for volunteers! Any parents wishing to volunteer in any part of the organization please contact Cassandra Willams at cdwh710@yahoo.com. Meetings are the second Wednesday of each month. Come join us and get involved!

Registration
Memorial Field Park (59 Robert Cahill Dr.) Beacon NY 12508

March 19, 2011
11:30 - 1:30 pm

April 2, 2011
11:30 - 1:30pm

April 16, 2011
11:30 - 1:30pm

May 7, 2011
10 am - 3pm
Little league field.

May 21, 2011
11:30 - 1:30pm

June 11, 18, 25 2011
11:30 - 1:30pm
 


Mar 2011
Wednesday
9
2011 Transfer Station Use

ATTENTION
CITY OF BEACON PROPERTY OWNERS

2011 FREE USE OF THE TRANSFER STATION
Tuesday, May 17th until Saturday, September 24rd

Each taxpayer whose taxes are paid in full
can dump up to 250 lbs. per tax parcel

Owners should be present and provide valid ID.
If the owner cannot be there or hires a contractor, a permission form must be filled out and signed by the owner and submitted at the time of drop-off.

Any questions, please call 831-4390
 


Mar 2011
Wednesday
9
Spring Cleanup

City of Beacon Residents

Bagged leaves will be picked up beginning
Monday, April 4th through Friday, April 29th

LEAVES MUST BE PLACED IN BIODEGRADABLE BAGS
PLASTIC BAGS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED

Bags can be taken to the Transfer Station Free of Charge

Only bagged leaves will be picked up!

4/4 to 4/8 North side of Mountain
4/11 to 4/15 South side of Mountain
4/18 to 4/22 South side of Main
4/25 to 4/29 North side of Main

After this time frame, NO BAGS WILL BE PICKED UP CURBSIDE UNTIL THE FALL LEAF PROGRAM STARTS

Any leaves with dirt, rocks, garbage, or branches mixed in will not be picked up!

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


Mar 2011
Tuesday
8
Hudson Valley Restaurant Week: March 14-27

The 2011 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week will run from March 14 through 27. The event, organized The Valley Table magazine, has snowballed since it began in 2006 into a foodie fantasia, with 160 restaurants participating -- including Cafe Amarcord and the Cup & Saucer Restaurant & Tea Room here in Beacon. 

Go to hudsonvalleyrestaurantweek.com for a list of participating restaurants.
Reservations are strongly encouraged; diners can call restaurants directly or book online.
3-course menus are $20 for lunch and $28 for dinner (excluding beverage, tax and tip).
Note that some restaurants participate on weeknights only.


Mar 2011
Wednesday
2
Westfair Online Feature

Bill Falon reports on Beacon in the Hudson Valley's Westfair Online.

Read more:
Beacon’s village-city mix gets results
A train station, the river and an honest-to-goodness Main Street attract growth.

February 25, 2011


Feb 2011
Monday
28
Final City Budget Available Online

The final version of the 2011 budget for the City of Beacon is available for viewing here.