BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes- Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm
BeaconArts Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm
Beacon Music Factory
Kelly Ellenwood – Welcome and introductions (more…)
February 15, 2017
February 2, 2017
Introducing Memberships: Are you a regular customer at Binnacle? Join our Community Supported Bookstore (CSB) membership program to enjoy a discount on all purchases.
Membership is simple: For $100, you’ll receive a pre-loaded gift card for the full purchase value, which qualifies you for 10% off on all purchases made with it. The value never expires, and when you’ve spent the full amount, you can renew & reload the card to continue your benefits.
In addition to the savings for you, this also helps to sustain operations for your community bookstore year-round. Come on into the store and we’d be happy to set you up, or purchase it as a gift for the reader in your life.
November 9, 2016
October 28, 2016
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority and MTA Metro-North Railroad are asking companies and organizations to step forward with ideas for how to revitalize a little-used rail line that runs east-west across Dutchess and Putnam Counties, N.Y. The line, known as the Beacon Line or the Maybrook Branch, connects with Metro-North’s Hudson Line at Beacon, proceeds east through Fishkill, Hopewell Junction, and Stomville, and connects with the Harlem Line north of Southeast.
Although owned by Metro-North Railroad, the line is not currently used for passenger train service.
“Perhaps there are ways that the line could be put to use for the benefit of the public that are outside of our mandate as a public transportation agency,” said Metro-North Railroad President Joseph Giulietti. “We want to find out how much interest there is in this real estate and what ideas folks may have that could lead to the revitalization of the line.”
The MTA has issued a formal Request for Expressions of Interest, or RFEI, which is available at the MTA’s website under Doing Business With Us, then Real Estate, then Leasing/Sales & Current Requests for Proposals.
The MTA is issuing the RFEI to seek ideas that would help preserve the line for current or future rail operation, limit Metro-North’s ongoing maintenance and upkeep costs of the line, support economic development and public use, and generate revenue for Metro-North.
Although not part of this RFEI, the Beacon Line continues into Connecticut where it connects with Metro-North’s Danbury Branch and Waterbury Branch.
Responses are due by November 18, 2016. To promote the opportunity, the MTA has taken out advertisements with the Poughkeepsie Journal, Journal News, New York Post, El Diario, Minority Commerce Weekly, Trains Magazine, Progressive Railroading, Railway Age, Association of Tourist Railroads and Railway Museums, and the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association.
October 12, 2016
Adult Degree Completion and Transfer Students
October 1, 2016
September 17, 2016
September 8, 2016
What is the nature of your business?
My business is DeniseGiannaDesigns. I am an interior designer with a studio:shop at 494 Main St. Beacon NY.
I LOVE what I do but I especially love to work with clients and projects that present a challenge – a time or budget constraint, an interesting space layout or combination of treasured possessions. To keep by services practical and accessible to all, I charge for my services hourly and flexible and offer a complimentary consultation for most services.
When did you launch your business?
Did you start in Beacon?
If yes, why did you decide to start your business here?
I have lived in Beacon since 1998, owned two homes here, raised and educated my children here! The whole philosophy of my brand of interior design has been influenced by the Beacon vibe – quality over quantity, green, personally meaningful design. (more…)
August 22, 2016
Welcome and Introductions
Big turnout, several new attendees!
Description of BeaconArts mission, and role as non-profit, and how it helps artists, organizations, and projects
meet monthly to discuss projects and network and bring people together
Project Manager reports
opening night- Pontoon band performing, after party at Dogwood
opening films ‘Bridge Music’ by Joseph Bertoluzzi and ‘Song For You: The Austin City Limits Story’
info and advance tix on website (more…)
August 17, 2016