From now until the end of the year, the Howland Public Library will be accepting food in lieu of fines for overdue library items. Donations of nonperishable goods, such as canned tuna and bags of rice, will be accepted as payment of fines owed on Howland Public Library books, DVDs, and other items. Food for Fines doesn't apply to fees for lost or damaged materials or for long-overdue items from other libraries. For obvious reasons, HPL can’t accept items past their expiration dates or homemade food, no matter how delicious. Donations will benefit our neighbors at the Beacon Community Resource Center Food Bank.
Return overdue HPL items with a nonperishable item (or two!) this holiday season. You can also pay overdue fines for HPL items already returned. These fines will be waived, whatever the amount; there is no limit on the number of items you can donate. Fine free? Your donations are good here, too. Everyone is encouraged to give as much as possible.
Help your neighbors. Help yourselves. Happy holidays from all of us at the Howland Public Library, 313 Main Street, Beacon, NY. For more information, contact Fanny Keaton at email@example.com or call 831-1134.
The City of Beacon Recreation Department is excited to be part of this years Main Street Tree Lighting. We will be on hand with all of the other terrfific sponsors to help bring some holiday cheer to our fine little city.
Saturday, December 8
Lighting of the BeaconArts Upcycled Bicycle Christmas Tree
The Beacon Music Factory Choir will be singing! Reception following at School of Jellyfish (183 Main Street). Sponsored by The City of Beacon, BeaconArts, Alps Sweet Shop and School of Jellyfish.
Cross and Main Streets
We hope to see you all there!
On Wednesday, November 21, there will be a Community Tree Celebration and Urban Forestry Training at the corner of Dewindt and South Elm Streets (behind the Dutchess County DMV building). Click here for more details.
The Beacon Creamery will host Breakfast with Santa on the morning of December 1 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m. This will be followed by a meeting with Santa at Kringle's Christmas House. Click here for additional details.
As previously announced here, the Main Street/Waterfront Linkage Committee will hold a public meeting on Thursday, November 15 at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Building (413 Main Street). The committee will present its proposals for rezoning the Main Street and Waterfront linkage area. All are welcome to attend.
Click here for the proposed zoning articles.
Click here for a map depicting the proposed zones.
Be advised that the letter you may be receiving from HomeServe regarding water service line coverage has nothing to do with the City of Beacon. This is voluntary coverage on your part and is not required by the City.
Meredith S. Robson, City Administrator
Please note that Tuesday's workshop will begin at 6:00. There will be a brief executive session; the public portion of workshop business will begin immediately after the executive session.
The Tioronda Working Group has created a walking, driving or biking tour of Beacon. You can access the tour at www.tiorondaworkinggroup.com. There is a print version, an interactive map and an audio tour.
Solaris Voices will perform a Benefit Concert for the Beacon Dog Park at the Howland Cultural Center.
When: November 17th
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Where: The Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY
Cost: $20 (in advance), $25 (at door), $5 (per child under 18).