Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Just Donated to Electric Projected the Reboot

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I got the email from Kelly of The Beacon Citizen, telling me (well, telling her entire BCN people of which, I am just one) about the donation efforts of the Electric Projected project. The project was supposed to light up on August 6th, but after a massive downpour that would not stop, the event was sadly canceled. Some die-hard viewers actually congregated elsewhere to view something viewable from a small-screen, but otherwise, it was a bust.

About The Electric Projected: 
Electric Projected is a FREE outdoor art and music festival that will be held in Beacon NY on the evening of October 1st 201. The focus of the festival are 24 original animations that will be projected onto the side of a vacant 19th century factory building in Beacon NY. Each animation is inspired by and designed to "interact" with artwork that is currently installed in the large windows of the factory as part of the Electric Windows project. It is because of the Electric Windows project that you see murals painted by street artists in each window of the building on the corner of Main Street and East Main, across from what is now known as The Roundhouse. Just the other night, I was walking past that building, looking at the juxtaposition of the hard art, created live in 2010 by dedicated street artists who do paint murals as a profession all over the world. And some of their expression is here in Beacon. The event brought together people, kids, food, vendors, a great community spirit. This continuation of that project will bring more goodness to all involved, from the artists to the viewers (be they locals or visitors) to the shops located around the event.

Enter "The Reboot"! For Version 1 of this project, the producers lost their investment to camera rental, etc. So to have it again, they need to raise $20,000. That's a lot of cash, but guess what? They are doing it on Kickstarter, and already have $10,946! A Little Beacon Blog was their 130th backer.

Click here to get to their donation page at Kickstarter. It's nearing the end of the year, so make sure you've got a nice handful of donations to hand in with your taxes!

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Where Is This? Hint: It's stuck

Where is this, Beaconites? Bonus points if you can also guess *what* this is, but namely, to win the prize, we need to know *where* this picture was taken.

This week's prize from the official A Little Beacon Blog's Prize Bag is from Seed to Fruit. Nicole, the owner and head gardener, tells me that she has fresh roses in, and you win one of them! You'll need to pick it up during her open hours, which are Thursday-Saturday. See the Prize Bag page for more details.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Cupcake Competition and Classes at First Presbyterian Church

Yes, you read that right - a Cupcake Competition is coming to Beacon, and they are offering classes the day before! All profits will be donated to the First Presbyterian Church of Beacon NY, who has a new minister in town, Ben Larson-Wolbrink, who is looking to step up the involvement of his church in the community. You may have seen him give the dog blessing at this year's Beacon Barks Parade (2011).

The Cupcake Competition is on September 17th, 2011 from 9am-5pm at 60 Liberty Street, Beacon NY. Tickets are on sale now at and are $5 for adults, $3 for ages 4-13. You can also buy tickets at the door the day of the event, at which point they are $7 for adults, and $4 for ages 4-13. To view special demonstrations, you may buy a ticket for $10. Details are here.

You will see amazing displays of cupcakes, and designs you never thought possible. This is a professional cupcake competition with real "sugar artists". Over at 'PRENEUR, I suppose we'd call them sugar-preneurs.

Classes are available. The coordinator of this event is Diane Shavkin. For questions about the classes, email her at, and see her website here.

Have fun!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Augie's Cheese Fries with Bacon

Miss Vicki tipped me off to the cheese fries with bacon at Augie's on Main Street across from Willow Street, and I'm glad I went in and tried them. You have a choice between waffle fries and regular, and I went with waffle. Sprinkled with cajon (I think), these fries are very good.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Alice in Wonderland Coloring Book and More in Paper Presence

Cute kids books for sale right now in Paper Presence...Great for gifts or your own little ones.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

What is This? The Beacon App Bar Code

Ok tech savvy people, what are these bar codes and what do they do? I have a confession: I've never participated in one of these bar code things namely because I don't know where to send them or what happens once I do send one. Does it wrangle my phone and text to it forever? Does it find out my email and send it countless newsletters? I don't know!

I was in Moxie getting a bang trim and a prescription of hair therapy from Josh's special collection of Moroccan hair stuff, and he asked me what the bar codes do, and I'm embarrassed to say: I don't know.

So I bring it to you, savvy Beaconites - what is this?

Love the idea of an app. I'm guessing it's to help find local businesses. I'm going to try it!

Ella's Bellas Coming to Main Street!

So excited!! Ella's Bellas is opening on Main Street this month! I can once again get her chocolate chip cookies!! I miss them from her Bank Square days. This gives cookie anchors at both ends: Crumb on West, and Ella's on East. Several options exist though: Bank Square (c/o Natures Pantry), Homespun, The Coffee House, and I haven't tried All You Knead yet...