BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 1/25/2017

February 15, 2017

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes- Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm

Beacon Music Factory

BeaconArts Annual Meeting
Wed January 25, 2017, 7pm
Beacon Music Factory
Kelly Ellenwood – Welcome and introductions (more…)

Binnacle Books membership program

February 2, 2017

binnicleIntroducing 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.

Navigating ‘Obamacare’ and Finding Affordable Coverage

November 9, 2016

aca-logoEVERY ARTIST INSURED!

Navigating ‘Obamacare’ and Finding Affordable Coverage

December 8, 2016

5:30 – 7:30 p.m.

Workshop Located:

Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center

Grand Parlor, 9 Vassar St

Poughkeepsie

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MTA Metro-North Railroad Seeking Ideas to Revitalize Lightly Used East-West Rail Line in Dutchess and Putnam Counties

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.

Mount Saint Mary College Information Sessions

October 12, 2016

Adult Degree Completion and Transfer Students

admissions-msmcMount Saint Mary College
330 Powell Avenue
Newburgh, NY

845-569-3223
adultstudentadmissions@msmc.edu

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BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 09/28/2016

October 1, 2016

BeaconArts Member Meet Up minutes

Wed September 28, 2016 7 pm

A Little Beacon Blog space

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BeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes – 08/24/2016

September 17, 2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts Member Meet Up Minutes

Wednesday August 24, 2016, 7:00 pm

Marion Royael Gallery

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Business Member Spotlight: DeniseGiannaDesigns

September 8, 2016

Denise Gianna 2DeniseGiannaDesigns

494 Main Street

Beacon, New York 12508

845.216.4196
denisegiannadesigns.com


Name
Denise Gianna


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?
2010


Did you start in Beacon?
Yes


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…)

BeaconArts @ Night Meeting Minutes: 07/27/2016

August 22, 2016

NEW beaconarts_logoBeaconArts@Night General meeting minutes

Wednesday July 27, 2016, 7:00 pm

Chill Wine Bar, 173 Main Street

 

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…)

Garrison: smallWORKS entry deadline September 5

August 17, 2016

Small Works Garrison