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#28: Dec/Jan 2007

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Editorial: Thriving Business in Beacon

Jane Jacobs, a great urban planner and theorist, once said, “The point of cities is multiplicity of choice.”  Inside this end of the year issue, you will find a list, by no means exhaustive, but hopefully compelling enough to make you take to your feet and walk down Main Street to do your Christmas shopping.  […]

Highland Wanderer: Walking in a Winter Wonderland

As I sit here writing it’s November 28th. Several days past the Thanksgiving feast but still a couple of days before the beginning of December. And a day that, like the ghost of my California Christmases past, I’m sitting in shirtsleeves in 60º weather. This, of course, does not keep me from dreaming of what […]

Holiday Shopping in Beacon

by Karen Maserjian Shan Had enough of the shopping malls? Catch a breath of fresh air on Beacon’s Main Street. "Saturday nights…until Christmas the stores are going to be open for late night shopping," said Linda Hubbard, a member at large of the Beacon Arts Community Association and co-owner of the RiverWinds Gallery. The stores […]

Beacon Rivers and Estuaries Institute Teaches As It Learns

Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow – Our River Runs Through Them "The river’s reflections of our lives and experiences are endless. The water calls up our own ambitions of flowing with ease, of navigating the unknown." ~ Tim Palmer, river conservationist "We call upon the waters that rim the earth, horizon to horizon,that flow in our rivers […]

Beacon School Board Update

by Bill Zopf, Board President & Dr. Jean Parr, Superintendent For this month’s column we thought we would touch on various subjects and respond to questions and comments which have been raised over the last couple of months. •    Why has the school district set up various reserve funds?The school district received additional public […]

Recipe: Traditional Christmas on a Worldwide Scale

by Bruce Beaty Each December, when the holidays descend upon us, I’m intrigued by the ways people of different religious and ethnic backgrounds celebrate the social events of the season. One of the cool things about working in a restaurant and living in a diverse community is the opportunity to witness these divergent practices and […]


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