Beacon http://wamc.org en For Goodness Bake Sale To Benefit Kids R Kids http://wamc.org/post/goodness-bake-sale-benefit-kids-r-kids <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.kidsrkidsfeeding.org/home.aspx">Kids R Kids</a> is a Beacon based, volunteer run program that works to reduce childhood hunger by providing free, nourishing summer lunches to children in need. In 2013, Kids R Kids provided over 61,000 summer meals in Dutchess County.</p><p><a href="https://www.facebook.com/events/789793181034398/">For Goodness Bake</a> is a bake sale to raise funds and awareness for the Kids R Kids Feeding Program – taking place this Saturday, May 10th from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM in the park on the corner of Main Street and Cross Street in Beacon, NY.</p><p>Some of the Hudson Valley’s most celebrated amateur and professional bakers and confectioners are donating their time and talents to the bake sale.</p><p>Here to tell us more are Kristen Cronin and Tara Tornello, co-planners of For Goodness Bake, and Jackie Bucelot-Mills, the Executive Director of the Kids R Kids Feeding Program.</p><p> Tue, 06 May 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 89793 at http://wamc.org For Goodness Bake Sale To Benefit Kids R Kids Remembering Pete Seeger & His Music http://wamc.org/post/remembering-pete-seeger-his-music <p>His music catalog and social activism spanned six decades, but now a major folk voice has been silenced. Beacon resident Pete Seeger died Monday night in&nbsp; New York City&nbsp; after being hospitalized for six days.<br />&nbsp;</p><p></p> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:53:41 +0000 Dave Lucas 82734 at http://wamc.org Remembering Pete Seeger & His Music Beacon Independent Film Festival http://wamc.org/post/beacon-independent-film-festival <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The first</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;Beacon Independent Film Festival will be held at University Settlement Camp in Beacon, NY September 13 </span>̶15<span style="line-height: 1.5;">. Founded by Beacon resident Terry Nelson, the Beacon Independent Film Festival celebrates filmmaking and the act of watching films with others in your community.</span></p><p>The festival will showcase an array of emerging filmmakers both local and international and offerings will consist of short and feature length independent films that audiences might not otherwise have the opportunity to see.</p><p>The festival will open with a screening of “Ain’t In It for My Health: A Film about Levon Helm,” and a music video and performance by Stephen Clair Trio. Afore mentioned festival founder, Terry Nelson, joins us to tell us more.</p><p> Thu, 05 Sep 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 72933 at http://wamc.org Beacon Independent Film Festival First paid fire chief expected in Beacon this summer http://wamc.org/post/first-paid-fire-chief-expected-beacon-summer <p>BEACON – Five men have taken the civil service test for the first-ever paid fire chief in the City of Beacon.&nbsp; City officials are awaiting the results of the test</p><p>Mayor Randy Casale hopes chief will be selected and take office this summer.</p><p>“The soonest we would have someone in would be May to June timeframe because when the results come out, if we are going to hire somebody and we talk to him, he will probably have to give notice and by the time he relocates, it wouldn’t be overnight,” Casale said.</p><p>The job will pay about $95,000 a year.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:44:36 +0000 Hank Gross 60597 at http://wamc.org First paid fire chief expected in Beacon this summer