News

Feb 2013
Thursday
7
A WINTER STORM WATCH HAS BEEN POSTED FOR THE CITY OF BEACON

 

 WINTER WEATHER CONDITIONS OF HEAVY SNOW AND ICE ALONG WITH STRONG WINDS...MAY AFFECT THE AREA FROM FRIDAY AFTERNOON THROUGH SATURDAYAFTERNOON...BUT ITS LOCATION AND TIMING ARE STILL UNCERTAIN.
 
BEFORE THE STORM STRIKES...BE PREPARED.
 
AT HOME OR WORK THE FOLLOWING ITEMS SHOULD TO BE AVAILABLE:
 
* FLASHLIGHTS AND EXTRA BATTERIES.
* CANNED FOOD AND A MANUAL OPENER...BOTTLED WATER AND ESSENTIAL
* MEDICATIONS
* A FIRST AID KIT
* SUFFICIENT HEATING FUEL.
* A WORKING FIRE EXTINGUISHER AND SMOKE ALARM.
* SALT AND SAND.
* A BATTERY POWERED RADIO.
 
MAKE SURE YOUR PETS HAVE PLENTY OF FOOD...WATER AND SHELTER.
 
MAKE SURE YOUR VEHICLE IS FULLY CHECKED AND WINTERIZED. CARRY A
WINTER STORM SURVIVAL KIT INCLUDING BLANKETS...CELL PHONE...A
FLASHLIGHT WITH EXTRA BATTERIES...A SHOVEL AND A MAP.
 
IF YOU BECOME STRANDED IN YOUR VEHICLE...ENSURE THE TAIL PIPE IS
CLEAR...THEN STAY INSIDE...RUN THE ENGINE 10 MINUTES EACH HOUR FOR HEAT...KEEP YOUR WINDOW OPEN TO AVOID CARBON MONOXIDE
POISONING...AND FROM TIME TO TIME EXERCISE BODY PARTS TO KEEP
BLOOD CIRCULATING AND TO KEEP WARM. TIE A COLORED CLOTH TO YOUR
VEHICLE.
 
IF CAUGHT OUTSIDE...TRY TO STAY DRY AND COVER EXPOSED BODY PARTS.


Feb 2013
Thursday
7
Beacon Junior Baseball now registering for 2013 season

Beacon Junior Baseball now registering for 2013 season

The 2013 Beacon Jr. Baseball on-line registration is now open for all age divisions. Please pass the word about using our on-line registration as there is a discount for using it. If you have any questions about the upcoming season, contact us at beaconjrbaseball@gmail.com for further information.

Register Here
 


Feb 2013
Monday
4
2013 Property Tax Bills

 

*2013 TAX BILLS*
 
ATTENTION: THE CITY OF BEACON IS AWARE THAT SOME OF ITS CUSTOMERS DIRCETLY RECEIVED THE 2013 TAX BILL INCORRECTLY AS A RESULT OF NOT HAVING HAD THE BANK CODE PRINTED ON THEM.  PLEASE BE ASSURED THAT IT IS NOT NECESSARY TO FORWARD THE BILL AS THE BANK IS REPORTEDLY IN POSESSION OF AN ELECTRONIC COPY FOR PROCESSING PURPOSES. THANK YOU AND OUR APOLOGIES FOR ANY CONFUSION.


Jan 2013
Tuesday
15
Beacon Recreation/YMCA Swim Lessons at the Beacon High School Pool

YMCA Swim Lessons at the Beacon High School Pool
Levels: Parent/Child, Preschool and School Age Children
Winter Session: 2/2, 2/9, 2/23, 3/2, 3/9, 3/16, 3/23 (no class 2/16)
Spring Session: 4/13, 4/20, 4/27, 5/4, 5/11, 5/18, 6/1, 6/8 (no class 5/25)

To register, please mail or fax completed registration form and payment to:

YMCA of Dutchess and Eastern Orange, 377 Broadway, Newburgh, NY 12550
Fax: (845) 562-9172
Please contact: Dorothy Mitchell, Aquatics Director, DMITCHELL@newburghymca.org

Registration Form

 


Dec 2012
Monday
24
Recycle/Transfer Station Schedule

The Transfer Station will be CLOSED Saturday from 11:00 - 3:00 p.m.


Dec 2012
Friday
21
Channel 22 Program Lineup for This Week

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Dec 2012
Monday
10
The Sixth Annual Beacon Gingerbread Trail and Contest 2012

The Sixth Annual Beacon Gingerbread Trail and Contest 2012

 

SCHEDULE
December 8 and December 9

Artists can pick up a Gingerbread Kit for the Gingerbread Trail at The Beacon Public Space Project, 5 Cliff Street, 2nd Floor,

Beacon between 1 and 4 pm. There is a limited number of kits available. Artists may create their own without a kit if they wish but please contact: Elizabeth Casasnovas-Calderon, at beaconpublicspace@gmail.com beaconpublicspace at gmail dot com if you wish to participate so that we may pair each artist with a storefront location. Businesses wishing to display these creations, please email Elizabeth.

December 16
Express Your Inner Architect: Gingerbread House Workshop led by Beacon architect J.C. Calderon at The Beacon Public Space Project, 5 Cliff Street, 2nd Floor, Beacon from 12 to 2 pm. Email Elizabeth at beaconpublicspace@gmail.com to register.

December 20
Completed Gingerbread displays are due. Drop off location to be disclosed after registration.

December 21
The Gingerbread Trail opens and will run through January 6. Gingerbread entry judging begins.

December 31
Gingerbread Trail winning entries will be announced.

January 6
Gingerbread Trail closes.

Artists may pick up their entries at their respective businesses during regular business hours.

CONTEST RULES:

1. Finished Gingerbreads must be delivered to respective location by December 20.

2. Any architectural structure – real or imaginary – is eligible for entry (i.e. house, train station, bridge, ship, lighthouse, spaceship).

3. Entry must have major components (such as walls and roofs) constructed of gingerbread (no graham crackers, cookies, etc.).

4. Entry must have been constructed in 2012.

5. Entries will be judged on Originality, Overall Appearance, Choice and Use of Materials and Difficulty of Design.

6. The finished entry can be placed on up to a limit of 16×16 inch board. The board should be covered in foil and then the foil will need to be covered with an edible medium. The foil serves as a barrier so the board does not deteriorate.

7. The entire entry must be made of 100% edible goods and at least 75% gingerbread.

8. Additional gingerbread and unwrapped candies may be added to expand onto the design. No non-edible materials such as lollypop sticks.

9. Electrical components are allowed such as interior lighting or motorization but exterior must be edible. All batteries or cords must be provided by the artist


Dec 2012
Thursday
6
2013 Amended Budget and Tax Bill Examples

Click here for a summary of changes in the amended budget, and click here to see 2013 tax bill examples.


Dec 2012
Thursday
6
Channel 22 Program Lineup for This Week

 


Dec 2012
Wednesday
5
Centennial Committee Meetings: December and January

The Beacon Centennial Committee will be meeting on December 20, January 3 and January 17. Each meeting will start at 7 p.m. at the Elks Club. These are open to the public - all are welcome to attend.