Sanctuary City Status Requested By Beacon Citizens - Workshop To Discuss Monday, February 27, 2017

Several Beacon citizens delivered statements, including religious leaders, requesting Beacon adopt Sanctuary City Status at February 21, 2017 City Council Meeting. Workshop to discuss is tonight, Monday, February 27, 2017. Pictured here are religious leaders of different faiths practicing in Beacon.
Photo Credit: City of Beacon Video screenshot of City Council Meeting

In a City Council Meeting on the Tuesday evening of February 21st, 2017, several citizens of the City of Beacon delivered prepared statements asking the City Council to consider adopting Sanctuary City Status to protect immigrants. Beacon has a large Hispanic population, and in the Beacon City School District, 28% of students  are Hispanic, according to Student Diversity Demographics from the Beacon City School District.

The statements from citizens were delivered during the Public Comment portion of the meeting, during which the public can speak at the podium for up to 5 minutes per person, for a total of a 30 minute session. The followup to that discussion will be this evening, Monday, February 27th at a Workshop at 7pm at 1 Municipal Plaza, during which Sanctuary City is on the Workshop's Agenda to discuss, along with six other topics, which include the Beacon's Parks and Recreation's Departments Summer Camp, and a renewed contract for the Beacon Flea. All Agenda's can be found here on the City's website.

Background of Local Immigration Issues and Sanctuary Cities

The day of the City Council meeting, Homeland Security released new rules that detail how the department plans to enforce the president's executive orders on immigration and border security. In those rules is a program that goes by the name 287(g), that, according to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) website, is "one of ICE's top partnership initiatives, allows a state or local law enforcement entity to enter into a partnership with ICE, under a joint Memorandum of Agreement (MOA), in order to receive delegated authority for immigration enforcement within their jurisdictions."

In addition, according to the ICE website, "This authorizes the Director of ICE to enter into agreements with state and local law enforcement agencies, permitting designated officers to perform immigration law enforcement functions, provided that the local law enforcement officers receive appropriate training and function under the supervision of ICE officers." 

According to an NPR report on the new rules: “These rules specifically exempt DACA (aka Dreamers) or Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals. So the Dreamers have gotten a reprieve here, but it appears that their parents and potentially millions of others have not,” says the NPR reporter.

Clarification on intended enforcement has been difficult, especially since the White House’s Spanish website was taken down when the new president was inaugurated, which according to Sean Spicer, White House Press Secretary, said was taken down so that it could be updated.

Sanctuary Status vs Safety Resolution

The president, during his campaign, made a promise to cancel federal funding made to Sanctuary Cities in his signed "Contract With The American Voter" PDF, implying there will be future implications for official designations of Sanctuary Cities. As of 2015, according to CNN, there are 200 state and local jurisdictions that have policies calling for "not honoring U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention requests," according to then director of ICE Sarah Saldana in a CNN article. Examples of Federal Funding can be seen here at CivilRights.org.

Beacon citizens requested for Sanctuary City Status, with one citizen requesting that a resolution be made, if an official status not passed. The citizen alluded to the recent resolution made by Ithaca, NY, that voted to designate itself a Safe City in a resolution. 

According to an article in IthacaVoice.com, the resolution would "reaffirm Ithaca as a 'safe city' and extend protections already provided to refugees to people who are undocumented 'so that all may live without fear that forcible deportation may result from everyday interactions with City law enforcement, staff, committee members or elected officials, allowing all to live fully and productively as members of the Ithaca community.'"

Beacon Police Department's Message of Reassurance 

During the City Council meeting, Mayor Casal read a statement from the Police Department's Chief of Police. That statement can be found in its entirety here as a link from the February 27th Workshop's Agenda, a portion of which says this:

"It is not the practice of the Beacon Police Department to inquire as to one’s immigration status or engage in activities solely for the purpose of enforcing immigration laws. The Beacon Police Department does not have the authority nor the desire to stop or arrest individuals based on their immigration status.

"While the Beacon Police Department interacts, and cooperates with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies on a regular basis, interactions with agencies such as ICE have been few and far between. Presence of immigration enforcement in the City of Beacon has been limited to merely a few instances in decades. That being said, based on current events, the administration of the Beacon Police Department recognizes the sensitivity of this issue and any requests by immigration authorities for information or assistance will be thoroughly vetted."

Monday Night Workshop to Discuss Beacon's Sanctuary City Possibility 

While a Workshop is open to the public to attend, the public cannot participate in it, unless called on by the City Council. The Workshop will meet at 7pm at 1 Municipal Plz, Beacon, NY.

Helpful Documents For This Article:

City Council Meeting, February 21, 2017
Agenda for Workshop, February 27, 2017
Statement from Beacon Police Department (attached to Agenda)
 

 

Happening This Weekend - 2/24/2017

Your full guide for the day/night is here! Plus, did you hear about those "Summer Numbers?"
Here are this weekend dates pulled from some of A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides, so be sure to check them during the week.

PS: Did you feel the weather break last weekend? So did most Beacon restaurants, who experienced "Summer Numbers". It's like Summer Lovin', but for business.
There is more parking than you think!
Especially the large free lots on the East End of town near the mountain. We've got pictures.
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The Upcoming Events Guide is proudly sponsored by King Family Chiropractic, located in Beacon and ready to serve you.
“Bowled Over” Acquisitions Fundraiser
Day: February 24-27, 2017
Time: 4pm
Location: TheoGanz Studio, 149 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Movies That Matter Beacon: Through A Lens Darkly with Thomas Allen Harris
Day: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 7pm (doors), 7:30 (film start)
Location: First Presbyterian Church of Beacon, McKinley Hall, 50 Liberty St, Beacon, NY
Information >

International Film Night
Day: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 7pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon

Beacon3D Fundraising Event “Bowled Over” (call for art)
Days: February 24-26, 2017
Time: 12-5pm
Location: TheoGanz Studio, 149 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

New Flavors, Old Favorites at Sausage Fest 2017
Day: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: all day
Location: Barb’s Butchery, 69 Spring Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

Raise the Roof with Praise
Day: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 6pm
Location: Beacon Light Tabernacle Church, 1568 Route 9D, Wappingers Falls, NY
Information >

Family Dance Party
Day: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 3-6pm
Location: Quinn’s, 330 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Story Screen Presents: 2017 Oscars
Day: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 6:30 doors, red carpet 7pm, awards 8:30pm
Location: Quinn’s, 330 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >
Studio Art: Drawing Into Painting for Adults w/ Kathy Moss
Days: 
Mondays, February 27 to April 3, 2017
Time: 7-9pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Aster Blouse (3 sessions)
Day: Sunday, February 26 & March 5, 12, 2017 
Time: 1-3pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >
Anime & Manga Club
Day: Friday, February 24, 2017
Time: 3-5 pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon
Information >

Accordion Book Workshop
Ages: 
5 to 10
Day: Saturday, February 25, 2016
Time: 1-2pm
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St, Beacon
Information >

Soneritos - Spanish Through Music & Play
Ages: 
0-4 
Days: Fridays, February 27 to March 31 
Time: 11-11:45am
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St
Information >

Onions and Potatoes: A Concert for Families With Lydia Adams Davis
Day: Saturday, February 25, 2017
Time: 10:30am 
Location: Compass Arts, 395 Main St
Information >

Babysitting Course
Ages: 10-17
Day: Sunday, February 26, 2017
Time: 9:30am-1:30pm
Location: Fishkill Recreation, 792 Route 52, Fishkill
Information >
SHOPS ON THE WEST END (TRAIN)


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

WINTER CLEARANCE at Bellus on Main! Now is the time to stock your closet for Fall next year - all Winter items are 40% off, like these Nina heels in a few sizes. Check for scarves in the back, and couture dress suits and coats that won't dent your wallet. These are deals you cannot resist.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

Two things you must know from these models in Luxe Optique during their photo shoot: 1. mention A Little Beacon Blog and you get a Free Eye Exam (total score) and 2. Saturday March 4th is an Oliver Peoples Party where the entire collection will be on display with some wine and fun. Try on everything.

SHOPS ON THE EAST END 'ROUND THE TURN (MOUNTAIN)


Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

And they are back! Style Storehouse opens this Saturday after flooding from an upstairs apartment derailed your regular style hunting experience. Come in to see the shop! Located on the East End of town, just past Waddle n Swaddle.

River Therapeutic Massage
612 Rt. 52 (at Karen's Place Salon)


Taking a synergistic approach to her work, Karen, founder of River Therapeutic Massage, combines a variety of techniques to maximize benefits for each individual. Karen's clients find that regular massage helps them function better - physically, mentally and emotionally. Pregnancy massage is also available for mommies-to-be.
Book one now >

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

The highly anticipated, 3rd Annual Sausage Fest at Barb’s Butchery, is this weekend! The all-day event features free tastings of dozens of different sausages, with inventive takes on beloved recipes.
Get the Scoop >

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.
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Antalek & Moore

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Daniel Aubry was part of the start of a new era on the West End of Main Street. Learn more about it soon at A Little Beacon Blog as we reveal the details. Meanwhile, visit www.danielaubryrealty.com for recent listings.

Atelier Room 205, in the Old Beacon High School

The Atelier Room 205 is a Teaching Studio and is open to artists who are teaching workshops to reserve and use. The Atelier Room 205 is a well equipped studio for teaching art workshops and is run by artist Maria Amor. Contact her to book the space by calling (646) 705-3833 or emailing AtelierRoom205@gmail.com.

BeaconArts

The Acquisition Fundraiser, Bowled Over, happens this weekend. This is so that Beacon3D can permanently acquire Lori Merhige's sculpture, "Effluence". Lori is a Beacon local, and you will recognize her work when you attend this fundraiser at the Theo Ganz Studio, across the street from Mountain Tops. Details can be found here.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The next Beacon Chamber of Commerce Member Meeting is March 7th (first Tuesday of month) and will be held at Drink Moore Good on Main Street. An update will be given from the Beacon Incline Railway Restoration Project about their work. You can join or renew your Chamber membership here online, or at the meeting!
                                
Tin Shingle

During this week's Training TuneUp, we talked about what to do when your business gets press. Is it a free ad? Do you sit back and enjoy the PR, then put it in a drawer to archive it forever, only for you to look at later? No! That would be a shy-guy move. You can use that PR for months and years later. Get this TuneUp and stream new ideas.

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Should you have a Facebook Business Page? What are the benefits? Chances are, if you're selling something - anything - even if it's as a fundraiser - the answer is yes. Book a Private Training Session with us to come up with a plan.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

Meetings, workshops, gatherings, they can all be booked by you at A Little Beacon Space. Click here for more details and to book online.

NEXT POP-UP SHOP:
Vinyl Records Show:
March 10-12, 2017
Second Saturday Weekend
Featuring:
Rama Records (Beacon)
Record Hunter (Stormville)
Sound Shack (Beacon)
Vinyl Pit (Fishkill)
Vinyl Salvage Co. (Fishkill)
Get Awesome Records (Brooklyn)
Live Music From Beacon Music Factory
 
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Summer Numbers - Presidents Day Weekend Packs Restaurants

This photo was taken in March 2012, back when the Vintage Cafe was serving breakfast and lunch amidst their antique collection.

This photo was taken in March 2012, back when the Vintage Cafe was serving breakfast and lunch amidst their antique collection.

Sunshine gets anyone giddy, but when it beams on a weekend in Beacon, the first weekend in Beacon after a snow storm the previous week, then you get results of a lot of people out on the sidewalks, exploring. It's when I was out hitting winter clearance sales at Mountain Tops and Bellus on Main, but if you were out and trying to get lunch or dinner at your favorite restaurants, chances are you were met with a 25 minute or even an hour wait, as certainly was the case at Beacon Falls Cafe. Once in, the special may not have been available anymore!

"We were packed for all three days, even Monday," recalls Stefany Lynn, bar manager at Max's on Main. "There was a steady stream of people for the entire day. The dining room was full at 10:30pm. We ran out of sloppy joes! I couldn't even get one!" Max's wasn't the only restaurant that ran out of dishes. The Vault ran out of their salmon special when they opened the patio sooner than anticipated. Says Vault manager Chris Sudol about the weekend: "For the most part, the weekend was a big success, and we definitely learned a few things as well. Opening the patio was great for the public, and we did business that we haven't ever seen at The Vault before. The only time we saw sales like that was when there was a band playing, and the sales came from drinks."

Jason Schuler, owner and partner at Drink More Good, expressed with eyes wide open: "Did you see how many people were out this weekend? We did summer numbers!" Summer numbers is a sales term that refers to a great sales day, usually expected and hoped for in the summer, not for a weekend people are trying to squeeze in a last ski run. Other weekends that tend to be great are the weekend after Thanksgiving, and other weekends during December. Restaurants in Beacon usually go on vacation during the first weeks of January in order to give staff a break and recover from the intense holiday season.

Welcome to early spring, Beacon! And welcome new visitors. Be sure to check A Little Beacon Blog's Things To Do In Beacon Guides for your full list of things to do, shop and eat during your stay!

Beacon's Chamber of Commerce Gets a Jump Start and Revitalizes

Beacon's Chamber of Commerce was founded over two decades ago as a Business Association, started by pioneers of the business scene in Beacon. Though some Beacon business sectors are booming these days, "booming" wasn't a word attached to Beacon's Chamber of Commerce. For a long time, it seemed to be standing tenuously on sea legs as it sought footing in a rapidly changing city, with similarly quick developments in the business community. Though it became known for organizing large events such as the Annual Car Show with the Dutchess Cruisers, most people in the city weren't familiar with who ran Beacon's Chamber of Commerce - until now.

Burdened with the usual stresses of running an organization and learning everything on the fly, the Chamber's Board lacked the skill set to easily update their website or maximize new social media tools that can quickly inform people - a reality of operating small businesses when regular people who are great in one field suddenly have to master many components of other fields, including marketing, system implementation, and technical skills to run a website. I've seen this firsthand in my own business, Tin Shingle, a training platform built for business owners to educate them on the best ways to use social media, send newsletters, and get press.

New Website For Beacon's Chamber of Commerce

This year, the Chamber undertook a completely new website design build. For the first time, the site includes a highly anticipated Member Business Directory, event listings, schedule of ribbon cuttings, the ability to join online, as well as a contact form to let the Chamber know if you want to speak at an event or host a meeting. Speaking of meetings, monthly Member Meetings are now held on the first Monday of the month, with BASH's available to the public. March's Member Meeting is happening at Drink More Good. Previous meetings during this new era have been at A Little Beacon Space (our space!) and the Elks Club. At the gatherings, Board Members discuss ways to develop business skills, including recently committing to learn social media practices during the meetings.

New and Adapted Businesses In Beacon

The business pioneers - among them, restaurants, renovation artisans, stationery stores, candlemaking shops and service businesses of many kinds - didn't come in simply a single wave. The types of business setting up shop in Beacon continue to change and evolve with the needs of the community. Many restaurants, for instance, have come and gone. What is now The Pandorica, for instance, completely flipped who it catered to in order to stay in business. Originally opening as a tea room with a varied menu that included latkes and applesauce (yum), diners started dwindling. One night, owner Shirley Holt was binge-watching Dr. Who, and had an epiphany. She may have wanted to run a tea room, but Beacon wasn't showing an interest. "Just because I wanted to run a tea room, didn't mean that people wanted to come." The idea to have a themed restaurant hit her, and the next day she rebranded the entire restaurant as an homage to Dr. Who.

If you've been following the news since the change, you know what a hit that choice has been. She has earned praise from Perez Hilton, The Nerdist, BBC America, Grub Street, and more. One could even credit her choice with drawing people to Beacon specifically to dine at The Pandorica. A recent visitor included an 11-year-old boy from Florida who is in remission from Burkitt lymphoma B-cell leukemia. He made a wish with the Make-A-Wish Foundation: to experience scenes from Dr. Who - specifically at The Pandorica.

Same Big Visions

Beacon's Chamber of Commerce is a volunteer organization comprising business owners who have big visions, as well as the desire to bring people together. For years, they'd hold member meetings and the same handful of people would come, until eventually petering out. Several notable Beaconites, including Ray Rabenda (owner of Sukhothai Restaurant) and Miss Vickie, have been on the Chamber's Board. Current Board member Carl Oken, who is currently the District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler of the Mid Hudson Elks Club in Beacon is in his second year as Vice President of the Beacon Chamber. He credits Clara Lou Gould, former mayor of Beacon, for why he joined the board and continues on. "Mayor Gould inspired me to help Beacon to continue to grow. This revitalization started with Clara Lou's vision," says Carl.

Chamber President Rick Brownell, owner of Freedom Ford, shares the sentiment: "It has been an honor to serve the Beacon business community at my capacity. Being President has been so rewarding. I have been able to meet so many of Beacon's business owners and have made a lot of new friends. Beacon is on quite a ride now - potential business owners should consider Beacon for their storefront. The Beacon Chamber will be right there to support their efforts."

New Board Members

During the first meeting of 2017, two new board members were elected to serve. Each of them runs a new business in Beacon. Michele Williams, owner of Style Storehouse and a Poughkeepsie resident, came forward to join the Board and had this to say: "I look forward to meeting more business owners, and representing the growing number of businesses on Beacon's East End of town." 

Kate Rabe is an expert in the field of human relations and business growth, consulting with mid-sized businesses for their HR needs. She says, "As a lifelong Beacon resident, I have always had an interest in our city. I feel that we are very lucky to have a Beacon Chamber and that there are so many opportunities for development and growth within the community. I feel fortunate that I am able to sit on the Board of Directors and have a part in everything to come. There really are such great ideas that I cannot wait to see materialize and help continue to grow the Beacon community."

Upcoming Events

In addition to the Annual Car Show that has become a defining October event in Beacon, the Chamber of Commerce has agreed to work with the city to host the Cupcake Festival on May 6, 2017. Normally held in Fishkill, this year the festival will take over Main Street from the dummy light to Route 52/Fishkill Ave./Teller Ave. The festival's presence on the East End is part of a concerted effort to bring more activity to that end of town, which has a vibrant business scene as you pass the Yankee Clipper diner. The Cupcake Festival is currently seeking vendors, and is offering a discount to Beacon-based businesses. Contact sam@pamal.com for details.

Editorial Note: A Little Beacon Blog's sister company, InHouse Design Media, agreed to redesign the Chamber's website pro-bono, and train the Board in new promotional practices. Working with them has been a pleasure and we wish them and our fellow Beacon businesses great success!

Happening This Weekend (2/17/2017)

Your full guide for the day/night is here!
Here are this weekend dates pulled from some of A Little Beacon Blog's 10 Things To Do In Beacon Guides, so be sure to check them during the week.
There is more parking than you think!
Especially the large free lots on the East End of town near the mountain. We've got pictures.
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.
The Upcoming Events Guide is proudly sponsored by King Family Chiropractic, located in Beacon and ready to serve you.
HCMC Piano Festival - Juho Pohjonen
Day: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Time: 4pm
Location: Howland Cultural Center, 477 Main Street, Beacon, NY
Information >

Call for Submissions, "Bowled Over"
Day: February 22, 2017
Time: 12-5pm (Drop off)
Location: TheoGanz Studio, 149 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >
Artisan Cheese Class & Wine Pairing 
Day: Friday, February 17, 2017
Time: 7-8:30pm
Location: Beacon Pantry, 382 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Yoga/Thai Massage Workshop
Day: Sunday, February 19, 2017
Time: 11am-1pm
Location: beBhakti Yoga, 89 Dewindt St, Beacon, NY
Information >
Make a Mini-Comic with Deb Lucke @ Z!ne Club
Ages: 10- to 14-year-olds
Days: Friday, February 17, 2017 (Third Friday every month)
Time: 3 to 5 pm
Information >
 
Beacon Junior Baseball Registration
Going on now for 4-18 year olds
Information >

Beacon Girls Softball
Winter Softball Clinic
Location: Rombout Middle School Gym
Ages: 4 to 14
Days: January 17 to April 4, 2017 on Tuesday Nights
Clinic Information >
*Spring 2017 Registration also open
Registration Information >

Beacon After School Program Registration Open
Session 3, January 30th - April 7th
Information >
 
SHOPS ON THE WEST END (TRAIN)


reMADE
133 Main Street

The new Art Wall in reMADE features John Owens this month. John is a Hudson Valley artist, working in wood and various print media. His work utilizes both found and invented imagery to evoke craft, Americana, and folk cultures. Stop in to see what else he has on the wall.

Mountain Tops
144 Main Street

Pssst: Mountain Top's Winter Clearance Sale is on!
 


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

So delicate. So pretty. So yours. And so affordable at Bellus on Main. You'll be surprised at what you find in this new boutique...

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

This just in...a collection of Baron Perreira glasses and sunglasses just arrived in Luxe Optique. If you had your eye on a different pair of frames, these might change your mind. Grand in their simple elegance, this collection has redefined classic style. Stop in to see what we mean.

SHOPS ON THE EAST END 'ROUND THE TURN (MOUNTAIN)


Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Meanwhile, at Style Storehouse, the girls continue to clean up after the upstairs apartment flood showered into the store. So in their down time, they are working on their new website, which makes shopping the store from your home or office really easy!

River Therapeutic Massage
612 Rt. 52 (at Karen's Place Salon)


Taking a synergistic approach to her work, Karen, founder of River Therapeutic Massage, combines a variety of techniques to maximize benefits for each individual. Karen's clients find that regular massage helps them function better - physically, mentally and emotionally. Pregnancy massage is also available for mommies-to-be.
Book one now >

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

The highly anticipated, 3rd Annual Sausage Fest at Barb’s Butchery, is coming soon! The all-day event features free tastings of dozens of different sausages, with inventive takes on beloved recipes.
Save the Date: Sunday, February 26 10am-6pm

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.
SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS

Antalek & Moore

There has been a lot of snow removal going on in these parts...Antalek & Moore is on it with an article about Shoveling Safety, and even has snowblower safety tips!

Daniel Aubry closed a major real estate deal on the West End of Main Street, ushering in a new era for several apartments and storefronts. Learn more about it soon at A Little Beacon Blog as we reveal the details. Meanwhile, for you inquisitive types in Beacon real estate, visit www.danielaubryrealty.com for recent listings.

Atelier Room 205, in the Old Beacon High School

The Atelier Room 205 is a Teaching Studio, an artist's playroom! It’s located in the Old Beacon High School, which has been converted into artist studios. The Atelier is a well equipped studio for teaching art workshops and is run by artist Maria Amor. Contact her to book the space to host a workshop by calling (646) 705-3833 or emailing AtelierRoom205@gmail.com, and tell your friends about this rental destination.

BeaconArts

On behalf of their fiscal project, Beacon3D, BeaconArts is promoting Bowled Over. Artists are invited to create mostly functional food-safe bowls - ceramic, glass, metal, wood - etc. for an acquisition fundraiser to purchase a sculpture, "Effluence" by Lori Merhige at TheoGanz Studio. Details can be found here.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The next Beacon Chamber of Commerce member meeting is the first Tuesday of March and will be held at Drink Moore Good on Main Street. You can join here online, or at the meeting!
                                
Tin Shingle

Hey, how are your business Reviews? Is anyone leaving any on your Facebook Business Page? What if they tried, but couldn't find it? Most likely, Facebook hid your Reviews tab way down in a place your fans can't see. Want to find and fix it? Tin Shingle tells you how in this article.

InHouse Design Media

When you are hosting an event, how many graphics are you creating to promote that event? Are you creating 1 flyer, and calling it a day? Now that there is Facebook Business Pages and ads that you can place on websites (like ALBB!), there are 3 image sizes you should be designing for. InHouse Design Media tells you about it here.

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

Meetings, workshops, gatherings, they can all be booked by you at A Little Beacon Space. Click here for more details and to book online.

NEXT POP-UP SHOP:
Vinyl Records Show:
March 10-12, 2017
Second Saturday Weekend
Featuring:
Rama Records (Beacon)
Record Hunter (Stormville)
Sound Shack (Beacon)
Vinyl Pit (Fishkill)
Vinyl Salvage Co. (Fishkill)
Get Awesome Records (Brooklyn)
Live Music From Beacon Music Factory
 
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3rd Annual Sausage Fest Returns to Barb's Butchery!

Barb's Butchery first burst onto the scene with an Annual Sausage Fest to rave reviews and high attendance by people who wanted to try her wild and creative flavors. Now in its third year, Sausage Fest returns to 69 Spring Street on Sunday, February 26th from 10am-6pm, where you'll be able to try (and take home!) 40 different flavors of sausage.

Yeah that's right...40 different flavors of sausage. If you don't know where to even begin to concoct that many recipes, Barb is way ahead of you with her tongue-in-cheek style. She starts with a classic recipe and builds layers of flavor to complement the taste and texture of her locally farmed pork, chicken or lamb in surprising ways.

Example 1: Take the new 11 herbs & spices chicken sausage, with a seasoning blend that packs a bucketful of fried chicken flavor.

Example 2: Skip the sports bar and go straight for her incredible buffalo wing sausage, with melt-in-your-mouth buffalo sauce and bleu cheese in a chicken sausage. "It’s everything you love without the celery!" say insiders at Barb's Butchery.

Example 3: For something more sophisticated, try the fragrant herbs and cayenne kick of her North African mint sausage.

Example 4: Keep it classic with the Cordon Bleu blend of house-made ham, swiss and dijon in a chicken sausage.

Sausage Fest is a not-to-be-missed event, so make room in your 'fridge's and freezers! If you want to know the butchery's back story before visiting, read our interview with Barb here.

Editorial Note: Barb's Butchery is an advertiser in A Little Beacon Blog's Restaurant Guide, but this article is not a sponsored post. It's pure editorial because it's just that good.

Snow Day and 2 Hour Delay Bus Backup Plan

February has us in the thick of Winter, and for parents, that can mean one thing: thwarted schedules due to 2hr snow delays in the morning, and unexpected afternoon early dismissals with cancelations of all after school programs.

This little email message from the Beacon City School District can wreak havoc on your day, especially when there is no snow or rain forecasted, causing parents to miss medical appointments, cancel work meetings, miss work deadlines, cancel work opportunities because they can't show up to work on time,  etc. etc. etc.

For parents of small children who cannot walk home, or stay at home by themselves, this can mean a thwarting of schedules. For parents of older kids, this can mean wondering how or what will occupy their children's time, especially in the afternoon, when after school activities are canceled. People who work near Main Street know that after school foot traffic really picks up after 3pm when kids get out of school.

One reason for a bus backup plan can be busing your child to a designated daycare center. If weather conditions are such that don't have you worried about actually having your child on the road because there is not one drop of snow or rain - as have been the conditions of most weather situations of the 2hr delays and early school dismissals for the 2016/2017 Beacon City School District - then you may fare better with a busing back up plan.

Says Jane Savage, a parent of older kids in the Newburgh District: "Snow delays and unplanned early dismissals definitely impacts the family, but we have back up plans. Like sending the kids to the neighbor's house so that my husband and I can both get to work. Having older children and delays are a bigger impact because you want to make sure your kids make the bus versus getting home early to just let themselves in." 

Many families in Beacon do not have bus pickups at home because they live within the bus zone, where the District feels that the kids can walk to school. So parents of young children must drive the kids to school. Relying on neighbors can be difficult if those neighbors are also working parents and need to be at work, or are out of town themselves. A rotation plan can of course go into effect where everyone rotates who is going to cancel their meetings or go into work late.

Delays can have a far reaching domino effect on other people, which can be especially frustrating on days when there is not one drop of forecasted precipitation. Says Meredith Ginn Carr, a mother in Fairfax Country, Virginia: "For us, a 2 hour delay really knocks off our routine and my 1st grader usually has an off day at school on those days. Last year when I was pregnant and in the 2nd trimetser, I had 4 doctors appointments effected by 2 hour delays. Basically, if I had scheduled a morning appointment, it guaranteed a delay."

Busing Backup Plan

You will need two things for your Busing Backup Plan in Beacon:

  • A supervised place for the bus to drop off your child. If that is a daycare center like Rose Hill or Kids Place, then the center needs to have your child's medical and all forms on file that they would for any enrolled child. If your child goes to Beacon's After School Program through the Recreation Center, that program is held in the public elementary schools and also gets canceled during early dismissals. So, having your child enrolled in at least one day of after-care at another facility that does not close down when the Beacon City School District does, which has happened on sunny days, may be a good idea.
  • Fill out the Transportation Request Form from the Beacon City School District's redesigned website, that makes forms like this easy to find. You can also click here to be taken directly to the page that contains the PDF of the form.  If your child is going to a private daycare center or school, you will need to fill out this form each year. The deadline to re-submit the form is April.

Busing for Emergency Drop-Offs

On the form mentioned above, there is not a box that indicates if you need it for an as-needed basis. There is only the option to select every Monday, or every certain day of the week, or All Days. Write in what you need. As-needed can include pre-planned emergency evacuation drills, unplanned weather delays, carbon monoxide leaks, etc. You must designate what you want done with your child in instances like these, with your choices being: Walk, Bus, Pickup.

You will fax the bus form to Gail Morgan in the Registration Department. Once she processes, the Transportation Department is supposed to call you to confirm that your child is on the list. If you don't get a call, you could call them, or you could walk your form into the Registrar's office at 10 Education Drive, and have them fax it to the Transportation Department while you wait, to make sure that they did receive it and did process it. Then you'll know the only department left you need to followup with is the Transportation Department.

Happening This Weekend (2/10/2017)

It's Second Saturday in Beacon! Your full guide for the day/night is here!
Snow or Shine, get out there this weekend! It's Second Saturday, and we have a head start on what to expect at the galleries. These are weekend dates pulled from some of A Little Beacon Blog's 10 Things To Do In Beacon Guides, so be sure to check them during the week.
There is more parking than you think!
Especially the large free lots on the East End of town near the mountain. We've got pictures.
Sponsored by Antalek and Moore for car insurance.

Your full Second Saturday Art Gallery Guide for Beacon.
Always available at www.alittlebeaconblog.com/second-satruday, with past months archived.
The Upcoming Events Guide is proudly sponsored by King Family Chiropractic, located in Beacon and ready to serve you.
A Lovely Little Pop-Up
Day: Saturday & Sunday, February 11-12, 2017
Time: 11am-9pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun)
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Howland Chamber Music Circle Pop-Up Concert
Day: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 4pm
Location: St Andrew’s Church, 17 South Ave, Beacon, NY
Information >

Visit our Upcoming Events Guide to see more upcoming classes.
Absolute Beginners Sewing
Day: Saturday, February 11, 2017
Time: 6-9pm
Location: Beetle & Fred, 171 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Terra Firma presents Massage Workshop for Couples
Day: Sunday, February 12, 2017
Time: 1-4pm
Location: Oak Vino Wine Bar, 389 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Visit our Adult Classes Guide to see more upcoming classes.
Rigamajig Creative Building
Day: Monday, February 13, 2017 (4 Mondays)
Time: 3:45-5pm
Location: Howland Public Library, 313 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information >

Visit our Kids Classes Guide to see more upcoming classes.

A Lovely Little Pop-Up

Day: Saturday & Sunday, February 11-12, 2017
Time: 11am-9pm (Sat), 10am-4pm (Sun)
Location: A Little Beacon Space, 291 Main St, Beacon, NY
Information, Artists, and Pictures >
SHOPS ON THE WEST END (TRAIN)


reMADE
133 Main Street

A perfect gift could be one for the home. Then everyone gets to use it and it's money well spent. These naturally fallen ash tables are are some pieces of furniture you can find in reMADE. But don't wait on a piece that you love. The secret is out on reMADE and the artisans represented inside are constantly bringing in new designs to replace what sold. So get in there!

 


Bellus on Main
181 Main Street

For the plant lover or bottle collector in your life, Bellus on Main has this shelf decor that is a perfect gift or treat yourself.

Luxe Optique
183 Main Street

These two! Karen and Josh, hairdressers at The Greenroom, were in Luxe Optique updating their glasses (both are famous for their statement eye-wear). If one could CTRL B to Bold their basic black frames, that is what Josh did while Luxe offered bubbly to shoppers one early evening.

SHOPS ON THE EAST END 'ROUND THE TURN (MOUNTAIN)


Style Storehouse
484 Main Street

Sending Style Storehouse encouraging vibes via this locally made wooden sign that is for sale in the shop, after they suffered inventory loss from flooding from the upstairs apartments. In true go-getter spirit, Michele is cleaning and aims to be back in action soon!

Find phone numbers and addresses for all shops in our Shopping Guide, from Home Decor to Kids Fashion to Vintage and more.

River Therapeutic Massage
612 Rt. 52 (at Karen's Place Salon)


💓💞💕 It's Valentine's Month at River Therapeutic Massage! 💕💞💓
Come in for a massage any time in February, and get a Valentine Coupon for a Mystery Bonus! Maybe you'll get extra massage time, an add-on service, or $$ off your visit. Coupons are good for 3 months - use for yourself or give to your favorite Valentine!
Book it.

Find phone numbers and addresses for all Beauty locations in our  Beauty Guide.

Barb's Butchery
69 Spring Street

Crave-answering cheeseburger at Barb’s Butchery for lunch. While you're there, pick up a few short ribs, ground beef for chili, and two dozen local eggs for the morning. Meat errands and lunch, DONE.

Visit our Restaurant Guide for a complete list of eateries in Beacon.
SPOTLIGHT SPONSOR HIGHLIGHTS
Antalek & Moore
Flooding from residential apartments above storefronts has hit Beacon's Main Street hard, with the most recent loss happening this week. We wrote an awareness piece on such flooding with Antalek & Moore Insurance Agency, which all renters and storefronts should be aware of.
Daniel Aubry closed a major real estate deal on the West End of Main Street, ushering in a new era for several apartments and storefronts. Learn more about it soon at A Little Beacon Blog as we reveal the details. Meanwhile, for you inquisitive types in Beacon real estate, visit www.danielaubryrealty.com for recent listings.
Atelier Room 205, in the Old Beacon High School
The Atelier Room 205 is a Teaching Studio, an artist's playroom! It’s located in the Old Beacon High School, which has been converted into artist studios. The Atelier is a well equipped studio for teaching art workshops and is run by artist Maria Amor. Contact her to book the space to host a workshop by calling (646) 705-3833 or emailing AtelierRoom205@gmail.com, and tell your friends about this rental destination.
BeaconArts
BeaconArts is a fiscal sponsor of Beacon Open Studios, and is letting you know that registration for artists is open now, as are advertiser spots in the printed program! See www.beaconopenstudios.org for details.
Beacon Chamber of Commerce
The Beacon Chamber of Commerce has a new website including a new Member Directory. Want to host a Chamber of Commerce meeting in your space? Or speak at a meeting as an expert? You can do that! Visit their website to submit yourself.
                                
Tin Shingle

Looking for classes in SEO and Social Media? How about a class and swift kick in the pants for sending out your company's newsletter? In-person classes are coming to Beacon from Tin Shingle, but in the meantime, you can stream several here.

InHouse Design Media

InHouse Design Media is proud to be involved with the redesign of the new Beacon Chamber of Commerce website, as well as breathing new life into their social media presence and setting up new systems for them to follow as a multi-person entity when getting the word out. Congratulations on new directions!

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street

There are all kinds of reasons you'll love hosting your event in A Little Beacon Space, from our location in the heart of Beacon, to the warm light. Click here for more details and to book online.

You’re Invited, Don’t Miss These Events!

A Lovely Little Pop-Up
February 11-12, 2017
You'll love what you'll find in this Valentine's Day inspired pop-up next weekend. New designs from jewelers Kit Burke-Smith, Margaux Lange Jewelry and Third Muse Metal Arts. Baked delights from Five Hens. Flowers from Viridescent Floral Design. Limited edition scarves from Kate Aubrey Textiles.
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Pop-Up Shop This Weekend: A Lovely Little Pop-Up in A Little Beacon Space - Look At These Behind-The-Scenes Pictures

POP-UP SHOP OPEN:

Saturday 2/11:
11am-9pm, with Complimentary Happy Hour starting at 4pm
Sunday 2/12:
10am-4pm

It's coming ... and we don't mean the snow, although that will make heading out this weekend that much more fun! Because I know you bought those winter boots we covered a few weeks ago in the Happening This Weekend email.

The next pop-up shop at A Little Beacon Space is this weekend! It's on, Saturday and Sunday, February 11th and 12th, conveniently timed to help anyone find the right Valentine's Day Treat for themselves or a sweetie. The shop, dubbed "A Lovely Little Pop-Up," features several of Beacon's favorite artists showing their new work - hot off their benches. And when we say hot, we mean it literally, because these jewelers are metalsmiths and know how to do heavy-duty transformation to plastic (by way of cellulose acetate), wax, gold, platinum and silver. Joining them will be a scarf designer, floral designer, and baker. Let's meet them, and check in on their behind-the-scenes progress! These artists have been tinkering away for weeks to prepare for this two-day show. Take a look at their work:

Kit Burke-Smith, Jeweler

Kit is the organizer behind this event, and a well-known jeweler in the area. You have seen her jewelry in stores like Hudson Beach Glass and Reservoir and Wood. I was first exposed to her designs in Beacon's original pop-up shop, CherryBomb, years ago. 

Photo Credit: Kit Burke-Smith Jewelry

Photo Credit: Kit Burke-Smith Jewelry

"I absolutely love carving wax rings. I usually use purple wax because I like the color and it matches my purple heart carving tool."
Photo Credit: Kit Burke-Smith Jewelry

"Making some rings for A Lovely Little Pop Up inspired by the wonderful @elizabethwarrenma."
Photo Credit: Kit Burke-Smith Jewelry

Margaux Lange, Jeweler

Margaux Lange may be best known locally for her Barbie pieces, but what you maybe haven't seen yet is her other work, which has been flying from her workbench. She is as meticulous as she is ponderous in unintended details, which is why her shapes will delight you. Even the stand displaying her jewelry caught the eye of many of her followers in Instagram, with several wanting to buy the jewelry stand. 

New shapes and wearable art coming off the bench.
Photo Credit: Margaux Lange Jewelry

Photo Credit: Margaux Lange Jewelry

Photo Credit: Margaux Lange Jewelry

"Made some nifty earring display stands today! I'm excited to share my work along with five other talented local ladies at A Lovely Little Pop Up, 291 Main St. Beacon NY, Saturday 2/11 (11-9pm) & Sun 2/12 (10-4pm.) Beautiful fresh flowers, delicious baked goods, gorgeous handmade wearables & art jewelry ...come say hello! "
Photo Credit: Margaux Lange Jewelry

Some pieces from Margaux's Barbie collection.
Photo Credit: Margaux Lange Jewelry

Photo Credit: Margaux Lange Jewelry

Photo Credit: Margaux Lange Jewelry

Martha P. Humphries, Third Muse Metal Arts

Martha has not yet agreed to wear her happy mask during the show, but my fingers are crossed.
Photo Credit: Third muse Metal Arts

Known the most immediately for her cast water chestnuts, Martha P. Humphries of Third Muse Metal Arts may work with tiny, high-end pieces of jewelry all day long, but one never knows where her molding and carving will take her. Looks like she's been dipping into the plastics, perhaps pulling from her guilty-pleasure inspiration of $5 surprise-bag orders of costume jewelry from eBay. How do I know about her costume jewelry obsession? Because I visited her studio last year during Beacon Open Studios. You will be amazed at her collection of tools and machines that enable her to produce these creations. She's a great teacher and loves explaining them. 

"Still in progress, but coming along... Been listening to a lot of Canadian unsolved crime podcasts during this one tho!"
Photo Credit: Third muse metal Arts

"Miles to go before I sleep... Actually, that's a lie. I'm going to bed now, despite not being finished."
Photo Credit: Third muse Metal Arts

"Next up: these guys. So...much...carving..."
Photo Credit: Third muse Metal Arts

Kate Amato, Viridescent Floral Design

Photo Credit: Viridescent Floral Design

Freshly cut flowers from Viridescent Floral Design will be available in the space - pick some up for yourself or your sweetie. You know how good a greenhouse can smell, right? Well, it's going to smell pretty fresh in this pop-up, as Kate required a lot of space to do big wraps of floral arrangements. I do not know which flower varieties she will be bringing, but OMG. Everything we've seen (and smelled) so far is simply. stunning.

Photo Credit: Viridescent Floral Design

Photo Credit: Viridescent Floral Design

Photo Credit: Viridescent Floral Design

Dana Devine O'Malley, Five Hens Baked Goods

For some, Dana of Five Hens Baked Goods is an enigma. With her tasty wares appearing only at pop-up shops, you could find them most recently at Echo, sometimes at Denning's Point Distillery for their tasting and music nights, and previously at Wickham Studio's holiday pop-up experience. As with Kit, my first exposure to her was at the CherryBomb pop-up, where I sampled her famous marshmallows and loved them - and I don't usually even like marshmallows. You can find Five Hens products more regularly now in the Chocolate Shop on the East End of town. Lucky for us, this weekend Dana will be at the bar at A Little Beacon Space, serving this deliciousness, as well as some other treats during the complimentary Happy Hour that starts at 4pm on Saturday:

Photo Credit: Five Hens

Photo Credit: Five Hens

Photo Credit: Five Hens

Photo Credit: Five Hens

Photo Credit: Five Hens

Kate Aubrey, Designer & Stylist

One of Beacon's newest textile artists, Kate Aubrey, is bringing her printed scarves. Kate’s striking and playful textile art draws inspiration largely from her extensive travels and connection to nature; whether it’s the mesmerizing snowfalls of Canada or the flamenco dancers and music of Spain. Each design is created using multiple specialized textile design and fabric manipulation techniques. Her range of methods includes hand illustration, shibori dyeing and painting, which is subsequently digitally scanned. Kate’s latest collection of luxurious, wearable art pieces showcases bold, modern design and a timeless aesthetic. Using quality 100% silk satin and chiffon, modal and cashmere, silk and cotton and 100% fine wool, each digitally printed piece is part of a limited edition run of only 25.

Photo Credit: Kate Aubrey Textiles

Photo Credit: Kate Aubrey Textiles

Photo Credit: Kate Aubrey Textiles

Photo Credit: Kate Aubrey Textiles

So dig out of the freshly fallen snow, and come to this two-day only pop-up shop!

A Little Beacon Space
291 Main Street, The Telephone Building

HOURS:

Saturday, 2/11:
11 am to 9 pm, with complimentary happy hour starting at 4 pm
Sunday, 2/12:
10 am to 4 pm

Fundraiser to Bring More Veggies to Food Assistance Programs for Families In Need at Beacon Farmers' Market

Beacon G4G recipient Sam Brittain and her daughter Charlie.
Photo Credit: Beacon Farmers' Market

Last summer, a new program, Green for Greens, kicked off as part of a wider program to include fresh fruits and vegetables sold at the Beacon's Farmers' Market to be available to people on food assistance programs including SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program formerly known as "food stamps" but dedicated on nutritional food), WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children servicing low-income pregnant women, breastfeeding women, and infants and children under the age of five) or FNMP.

Just four months after the launch, the program ran out of funds due to high popularity. The program will be available again for the 2017 growing season, but this year, the Beacon Farmers' Market is launching a fundraiser, "Soup for Greens Fundraiser," to raise money in advance to keep the program funded after its allotted budget runs out. The "Soup for Greens Fundraiser" is this Sunday, February 12, 2017 at the indoor location for the Beacon Farmers' Market at the VFW Building (aka the Memorial Building at the intersection of Main Street and Rt. 52 by the diner) from 10am-2pm.

The Green for Greens program, founded by Helena Bratman who also leads the Green Teens, implemented it with the idea to double the money benefits recipients receive from assistance programs for fruits and vegetables. The Green for Greens matching program is unique to Beacon and is not yet available in other communities.

What Is Available At This Fundraiser?

The Beacon Farmers' Market will be selling an array of hearty winter soups including meaty, vegan and vegetarian varieties for $10 that you can enjoy on the spot. There are take-away options for those who bring their own containers for freezing or eating later. For $25, supporters can choose a hand crafted ceramic bowl from local artisans including Virginia Piazza, who frequently has a booth at the market.

Pots similar to this one from Virginia Piazza, a potter who participates in the Beacon Farmers' Market, will be available for $25 at the fundraiser, along with pots from other artists.
Photo Credit: Virginia Piazza

Additional types of bowls that will be available at the Soup for Greens fundraiser.

For those who cannot attend the event but want to pay a bowl of soup forward, there is an online donation option available here. Donors will receive a soup recipe, and a lucky person in need will receive a bowl of soup. 

Where Do The Funds Go, And How Do People In Need Find Out About It?

All proceeds collected from selling soup and bowls will go to the Green for Greens Double Up Program, a program that doubles the amount of money available from the food assistance program in order to buy fresh fruits and vegetables at the Beacon Farmers' Market and Common Greens mobile markets around town.

Last year, the program distributed $3,000 to people who qualified before running out, according to the Beacon Farmers' Market Manager Sarah Simon. "We got the word out last year by hanging posters in key locations – the Beacon Community Health Center, the WIC office, the SNAP/EBT office – and so forth," Sarah recalled. "We also did a flyer distribution as well as a robo-text (text to all families) in the Beacon City School District. The mobile market, which is a program started by Green Teens and Helanna Bratman in 2015, is also well-attended, so we made an announcement there as well. This year, we hope to do more tabling at community events."

Support from Businesses and Individuals

Families like Kristen and Rob VanCott will become "soup chefs" and donate soup they made to the fundraiser.

Volunteer support from citizens in the community have been cooking soups, including a large donation of paper goods from Quinn's and offerings to borrow burners from the Beacon Pantry and Jennifer Clair. Over a dozen will staff the event and assist with outreach, according to outreach coordinator Jill Rubin.

The benefits program made available within the Beacon Farmers' Market is sponsored by CCEDC Green Teen & Common Ground Farm, with additional support from United Way, Poppy's, Obercreek Farm, Homespun Foods, Fishkill Farms and Hudson River Healthcare.

What Else Is Available At the Beacon Farmers' Market?

Fresh produce enthusiasts can also get fresh seafood at the Beacon Farmers' Market as well as poultry, depending on what is in season and which vendor is there. The Farmers' Market will remain at its indoor location at the Memorial Building on Sundays until April 9th, and then reopens its outdoor location by the Hudson River on April 23rd. While you're there, don't forget to tip the fiddler.

Photo Credit: Beacon Farmers' Market

Fresh shrimp from Hudson Valley Seafood. Photo Credit: Beacon Farmers' Market

Fresh shrimp from Hudson Valley Seafood.
Photo Credit: Beacon Farmers' Market

Photo Credit: Beacon Farmers' Market