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Ep. 92 #JoinTheConversation | American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
On this episode, we are joined by Megan and Mike with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. We discuss their background, the tough topic of suicide and their upcoming event Hike for Hope happening right here at Mount Beacon. To register for the Hike for Hope visit: https://supporting.afsp.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive.event&eventID=8441 Event Details Date: 05/21/2022 Location: Mount Beacon Park, Beacon, NY  Registration: 8:00 am Event Time: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm For more information, please contact: Contact Name: Megan Tarantino & Michael Stewart  Contact Phone: (845) 554-6604 Contact Email: meganmccabe89@gmail.com If you or someone you know is in need of support:  National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or contact the Crisis Text Line by texting TALK to 741741. ***988 dialing code discussed on the show today will be available beginning July 16, 2022 To learn more about the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention visit: www.afsp.org To learn more about I Am Beacon visit us at: www.iambeacon.org | facebook.com/iambeacon | IG @i.am.beacon #JoinTheConversation #Beacon #MentalHealth #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #AmericanFoundationforSuicidePrevention #HikeforHope #iambeacon 
50:13
May 13, 2022
Ep. 91 #JoinTheConversation | Mental Health Awareness Month
May is Mental Health Awareness month. With 1 in 5 adults experiencing mental illness and 18% of adolescents reporting the pandemic had a significantly negative impact on their mental health it is imperative that we come together to ensure all members of the community feel seen and supported. Listen in as the team is joined by Heather Ann from NAMI Mid-Hudson joins us to chat ways in which you can celebrate and share your message of hope this May! Big shout out to local Girl Scout Troops 10459 & 10293 who made and hung all the ribbons here in Beacon!  To learn more about I Am Beacon please visit www.iambeacon.org or follow us on social media at facebook.com/iambeacon or on IG @i.am.beacon To learn more about NAMI Mid-Hudson check out www.namimidhudson.org #JoinTheConversation #iAmBeacon #MentalHealthAwarenessMonth #NAMIMH #NamiRibbonCampaign
45:37
May 02, 2022
Ep. 90 Catching Up w/ I Am Beacon
Curious about I Am Beacon and all they have going on, well this episode of for you! Listen in as the team checks in to discuss what they are proud of so far in 2022 and what they look forward to in the coming months. To learn more about I Am Beacon visit us: www.iambeacon.org  Follow us at Facebook.com/iambeacon Instagram @i.am.beacon  #iambeacon #thisisbeacon #Beacon #community #2022 
48:02
April 28, 2022
Ep. 89 'Leadership in Action | This is Rob Part 2’
Back with us this week, Rob Lanier drops by for a Part 2... So if you missed our first episode go back and check out Episode 74. One this episode, we get a glimpse of the great work Rob is involved with today and his role sitting on the board of the Highland Current. Without further ado, this again is Rob.
01:07:37
April 20, 2022
Ep. 88 ‘Good Cause Eviction | This Is Councilwoman Paloma Wake’
On this episode, councilwoman Paloma Wake drops in to help us unpack the new local law... Good Cause Eviction Listen in as Paloma and the team discuss just what exactly is in this new law, it’s intention and potential impact. If you are interested in learning more please reach out to your local councilman or contact Legal Services of the Hudson Valley at 845.253.6953 or online at www.Lshv.org
01:56:34
April 05, 2022
Ep. 87 'Traction Park…This is Seth’
Remember Action Park? Well for those who do, this will be a trip down memory lane... for those of you who don’t, welcome to what was once... America’s scariest little water park! On this episode, director Seth Porges joins the team to discuss his documentary film Class Action Park now streaming on HBO Max. The team dives in to understand Seth’s journey to making the film, his passion behind the project and all the fascinating tales and facts behind the park. Without further a due - this is Seth
01:05:43
March 28, 2022
Ep. 86 'You grow, girl...This is Mrs. Flowers'
In this episode, it’s all things, Mrs. Flowers! The team is joined by local shop owner Sara Leonardo Taylor aka Mrs. Flowers and her husband, Jamie. We discuss their connection to Beacon and the journey that led them back, their business, and the services offered! Without further ado - this is Mrs. Flowers!
50:03
March 20, 2022
Ep. 85 'Council Meeting Reaction 2-22-22'
In this episode, the team reacts to the hot button topic of Good Cause Eviction and statements made at the recent council meeting. To view the full council meeting, check out The City of Beacon's YouTube channel at the link below. #ThisIsBeacon #IAmBeacon #BeaconNY #Community https://m.youtube.com/channel/UCvPpigGwZDeR7WYmw-SuDxg
01:13:57
March 07, 2022
Ep. 84 'Beacon's West End Story| This is Connie'
In this episode, the team is joined by Connie Perdreau, the daughter of Henry and Mazie Whitener. Connie drops by to discuss her experience growing up in Beacon, how Urban Renewal efforts impacted her family, and the West End Story Project. Without further ado, this is Connie. West End Story: Urban Renewal in Beacon project: www.beaconlibrary.org/westend For those who may be familiar, Mr. Whitener worked at Castle Point and owned a sanitation business with clients including the previous A&P Grocery Store and Grant’s on Main Street as we as an auxiliary police officer.
01:22:04
February 26, 2022
*VIDEO Version* Ep. 83 'Black History Month 2022'
On this episode the crew discusses the Joe Rogan fall out and review ways you can celebrate Black History Month locally. #ThisIsBeacon #IAmBeacon #BeaconNY #Community #BlackHistoryMonth
57:17
February 18, 2022
*VIDEO Version* Ep. 82'This is EriK'
On this episode, Erik Orquist drops by... We discuss his experience growing up bi-racial and how it has informed his parenting style today. Without further adue, this is Erik
01:29:49
February 11, 2022
Ep. 82 'This is Erik'
On this episode, Erik Orquist drops by... We discuss his experience growing up bi-racial and how it has informed his parenting style today. Without further adue, this is Erik
01:31:05
February 10, 2022
* VIDEO Version* Ep. 81 Tara's Mission: The Saga continues...
On this episode - the team is joined once again... by Tara Simmons... a local athlete who takes on ultra-distance challenges in her mission to spread love and awareness of Human Rights... If you are new to Tara’s Mission... we encourage you to go back and check our previous episodes dedicated to documenting her journey; Episodes 6, 14, and 61! Without further adue, this is Tara... To join Tara on February 19th at the Party 4 Human Rights, get your ticket today: Party for Human Rights | Tara's Mission (runsignup.com) To learn more visit - www.tarasmission.com facebook.com/tarasmission #Beacon #ThisIsBeacon #HumanRights #Community #Running #Athlete #UltraAthlete #iAmBeacon #Beacon #BeaconNY #HudsonValley #LocalLove
49:59
February 03, 2022
Ep. 81 Tara's Mission: The Saga continues…
On this episode - the team is joined once again... by Tara Simmons... a local athlete who takes on ultra-distance challenges in her mission to spread love and awareness of Human Rights... If you are new to Tara’s Mission... we encourage you to go back and check our previous episodes dedicated to documenting her journey; Episodes 6, 14, and 61! Without further adue, this is Tara... To join Tara on February 19th at the Party 4 Human Rights, get your ticket today:  Party for Human Rights | Tara's Mission (runsignup.com) To learn more visit -  www.tarasmission.com facebook.com/tarasmission #Beacon #ThisIsBeacon #HumanRights #Community #Running #Athlete #UltraAthlete #iAmBeacon #Beacon #BeaconNY #HudsonValley #LocalLove
46:50
February 03, 2022
Ep. 80 'I Love Local Rewards'
On this episode, the team is joined by Ramon Pinero of I Love Local Rewards. We discuss his background, his passion for community building and dive in to understand how his business serves to help local small businesses thrive while promoting the importance to shop local! Without further a-due, this is Ramon.
59:27
January 20, 2022
Ep. 79 "The Raven and The Wolf: This is Shannon"
As we kick off the New Year- Shannon with Raven and the Wolf Spiritual Services drops by to chat with the crew Located here in Beacon, the team discusses her background, and work as a spiritual guide, medium, and more... Without further ado, this is  Shannon
01:21:18
January 06, 2022
EP. 78 2021, The Year of Growth'
The group shares some of their favorite community initiatives from the past year, as well as some things they're looking forward to doing in 2022!
01:55:37
December 30, 2021
Ep. 77 A Career in Architectural Design, This is Susan
On this episode, we dive in to hear from Beaconite, Susan Alvarez. Susan drops by to share her journey and insight to building a career in architectural design.  To connect with Susan:  (22) Susan Alvarez | LinkedIn To check out MAAD Achitects visit:  Architecture & Design | MAAD Architects - Poughkeepsie
01:23:37
December 17, 2021
Ep. 76 'Unconventional adventures... This is Mike'
On this episode, Beaconite and friend of the cast... Mike Lentini drops by... We discuss his background and dive into all things soccer... listen in to hear Mikes experience in the game and get his perspective as a long time coach! Mike also shared his unconventional career path in finance! Without further ado, this is Mike!
01:46:25
December 02, 2021
Ep. 75 Faith at Work in Our Community... This is Pastor Bill
On this episode, we are joined by Pastor Bill of Salem Tabernacle Church. Pastor Bill joins us to share his journey, his wisdom, and the great work the church is involved with including the current efforts going on this Thanksgiving! Without further ado, this is Pastor Bill. To learn more about the Thanksgiving Food Drive or to sign up a family in need please visit: https://www.salemtabernacle.com #IamBeacon #Beacon #community #thanksgiving #GivingBack #ThisIsBeacon
01:32:02
November 17, 2021
EP. 74 US Veteran and Local Hero... This is Rob
On behalf of us here at This Is Beacon, Happy Veterans Day to all the Beacon Veterans and their families! We thank you for your service! On this special episode, we sit down with local hero, retired US Coast Guard, Robert Lanier Rob joins us to share his background and experience serving our country and the many ways he has and continues to serve here locally, in the Beacon community! Enjoy! #Community #Veteran #ThisIsBeacon #IAmBeacon #Beacon #GiveBack #Volunteer
49:44
November 11, 2021
Ep. 73 I Am Beacon-Giving Back This Fall
On this episode the team recaps all things this fall with I Am Beacon. Listen in to learn about the recent I Am Beacon Mural installation, Giving Tuesday and ways you can support the Annual Turkey On Every Table Thanksgiving Food Drive. #iAmBeacon #GivingBackDoingMore #BeTheChange #Beacon #Community
01:05:49
November 04, 2021
Ep. 72 Nonprofit Leadership... This is Devin
With rising concerns for our youth, this episode seeks to expand our thinking as to what positive programming could look like here locally... On this episode, the team chats with Devin Browne- the founder and CEO of Sports Konnect Located in Miami, FL, Devin drops in to share his background, his journey to building his program, the services he provides and all things non-profit leadership. To learn more visit: www.sportskonnect.org
01:01:28
October 20, 2021
Ep. 71 Our Local Guide to Beacon
Check out this episode as the crew discusses their take on what to do, see, explore and experience here in Beacon! For visitors and community members - listen in to hear what the team enjoys here at home! :) #VisitBeacon #IAmBeacon #ThisIsBeacon #Community #Vacation #Hike #MtBeacon
01:09:43
October 06, 2021
Ep. 70 This is Contender eSports
On this episode the crew takes the shows on the road once again to check out Contender eSports Gaming Center! Owner, Deanna Fino, sits down to chat all things gaming! We learn about her inspiration for starting this franchise right here in the Hudson Valley, how it all works, what equipment is in the building, what to expect and more! If you’ve been curious to know what all the buzz is about when it comes to these new gaming facilities - this is the episode for you! To learn more check out their website: https://contenderesports.com/location/hudson-valley-ny/
42:54
September 29, 2021
Ep. 69 TMYK: The Library of Things
Not your grandfather’s library! On this episode, Brooke and Brandon review Howland Library’s latest expansion called the Library of Things. Listen in to as they review all the new items available to rent for free with your library card. To learn more visit: beacon library.org
13:40
September 23, 2021
Ep. 68 TMYK: What's Happening with the Spirit of Beacon This Year?
On this episode, Brooke and Brandon discuss the upcoming Spirit of Beacon Day. Due to current state of the pandemic, there will not be a parade and festival on Main Street this year instead there will be satellite events across the city. Listen in as the team chats how it will work what they are looking forward to celebrate our community this year! Check out the link below to view the full calendar of events:  Events Calendar — Spirit of Beacon Day
12:50
September 15, 2021
Ep. 67 A Legacy of Love... This Is A-Sicka Heals Foundation with Pam
On this episode, Pam Powell-Howard stops by… We discuss her connection to Beacon, her mission to raise awareness on mental health in honor her son Anthony’s legacy and the work behind A-Sicka Heals Foundation. ***EVENT ALERT: To show your support for this important work join us on Saturday, September 11th for the 2021 Get Physical - Beacon at South Avenue Park at 9am to walk, ride and get active in honor of Anthony!  Click below to view Pam's speech at The Rock Out 4 Mental Health Event: https://www.facebook.com/2324491681157721/videos/1190702247775871/ Visit their website: A-Sicka Heals | Philanthropy (asickaheals.org) Follow A-Sicka Heals at: A-Sicka Heals Foundation - Home | Facebook #ThisIsBeacon #MentalHealthMatters #ASickaHeals #Beacon #Community #JoinTheConversation 
01:05:17
September 09, 2021
Ep. 66 #RunIt: The 10th Annual I Run Beacon 5K Run/Walk
On this episode, the team discusses the 10th Annual I Run Beacon 5K Run/Walk. Listen in to hear about the mission behind the run and how to participate in this virtual race.  To learn more or to sign up - check out irunbeacon.com
27:44
August 30, 2021
Ep. 65 This is the Girls Scouts with Troop Leader, Rhonda
On this episode, Rhonda Altonen drops by to chat all things Girl Scouts! As part of the Girl Scouts Heart of the Hudson, Rhonda is a troop leader here in Beacon! Today, she shares with us her experience with the Girls Scouts, how the program works and the benefits for participants! Without further adue, this is Rhonda
01:29:19
August 25, 2021
Ep. 64 Youth Podcast Club: This is Skhy
On this episode, the team is joined by a local youth Skhy. Skhy participated in the This Is Beacon Youth podcast program put on through in partnership with the Howland Library. Today we get to hear her experience and listen in to the episode she created. If you are interested to learn more about the This Is Beacon youth podcast program, email us at iambeacon.info@gmail.com #Youth #Beacon #Podcast #iAmBeacon #ThisIsBeacon
25:12
August 19, 2021
Ep. 63 This Is... The Annual Back 2 School Block Party!
 In this episode we dive into to chat about the Annual Back 2 School Block Party happening this weekend! Listen in as the crew discusses the background, what to expect and the Class In A Bag initiative. #Beacon #Back2School #BlockParty #IAmBeacon #ThisIsBeacon #Community
40:36
August 16, 2021
Ep. 62 A Career In Graphic Design... This Is Brianna
On this episode, we chat with Brianna Rascoe. This Beaconite is an alumna of SUNY New Paltz and a powerhouse in all things branding and graphic design. Listen in as the crew gets to hear how Brianna’s love for art was born and the journey she took to explore her talent and build her career. #IAmBeacon #Journey #Design #Art #Career #Community #Beacon #HudsonValley
01:31:49
August 11, 2021
Ep. 61 She's Going 400+ Miles for Human Rights...Catching up with Tara Simmons
On this bonus episode, Tara Simmons drops by for a quick update on her inspirational long distance efforts to raise awareness on Human Rights. Happening this weekend, Tara will bike from Niagara Falls to Beacon, completing more than 400 miles! For more information on Tara’s journey, check out her previous episode “This Is Tara” and “This Is Tara’s Return” or visit her at Flipit4life.com Facebook at Flip It 4 Life
22:33
August 04, 2021
Ep. 60 A Career in Criminal Justice and All Things Civil Service...This is Josayne
On this episode, we are joined by Josayne Anderson-Tejera! This Beaconite drops by to share her experience working in criminal justice, her advocacy for  diversity, and discuss her role as the Dutchess County Equal Employment Opportunity and Inclusion Officer, civil service employment opportunities and more! Without further a due, this is Josayne Resources: New York State Minorities In Criminal Justice: https://nysmicj.org Dutchess County Civil Service Opportunities: https://www.co.dutchess.ny.us/CivilServiceInformationSystem/ApplicantWeb/frmAnnouncementList.aspx The Love Quest Foundation: -http://thelovequestfoundation.org The Unshakable Woman podcast Episode- Love Quest Foundation: https://anchor.fm/cheryl-stabler/episodes/31---Josayne-Tejera---The-Love-Quest-Foundation-ee71a3 #Beacon #Podcast #ThisIsBeacon #CriminalJustice #Community #BeaconNY #Nonprofit #DutchessCounty
01:00:59
July 28, 2021
Ep. 59 This is Leman
On this episode, local legend Leman Anderson stops by! We discuss his experience growing up in Beacon, the Annual Cook Out and his iconic truck! The Annual CookOut is this Saturday, July 24th at South Avenue Park, Beacon To get involved check out their Facebook page at Beacon Annual Cookout bit.ly/beacon-cookout To learn more about I Am Beacon, visit - www.iambeacon.org Facebook.com/iambeacon IG - @i.am.beacon #Beacon #Community #LocalLegend #BeaconNY #IAmBeacon #ThisIsBeacon #Podcast #NonProfit
59:20
July 21, 2021
Ep. 58 Youth Podcast Club: This is Oscar
On this episode, the team is joined by a local youth Oscar. Oscar participated in the This Is Beacon Youth podcast program put on through in partnership with the Howland Library. Today we get to hear his experience and listen in to the episode he created. If you are interested to learn more about the This Is Beacon youth podcast program, email us at iambeacon.info@gmail.com
22:19
July 15, 2021
Ep. 57 Youth Podcast Club: This is Jayde
On this episode, the team is joined by a local youth Jayde. Jayde participated in the This Is Beacon Youth podcast program put on through in partnership with the Howland Library. Today we get to hear her experience and listen in to the episode she created. If you are interested to learn more about the This Is Beacon youth podcast program, email us at iambeacon.info@gmail.com
25:22
July 14, 2021
Ep. 56 Starting & Building A Non-Profit IRL with Satara Brown
On this episode, the team is joined by Satara Brown who shares her experience building her own non-profit. Satara pulls back the curtain to show what it was like to start from scratch, and the many lessons learned along the way. She now uses all she has gained to help others achieve their non-profit goals! To learn more about Satara, visit her website: https://satarabrown.com
01:36:51
July 07, 2021
Ep. 55 ICYMI: Story Screen Beacon
Looking for something to do this weekend...ICYMI we've got a drive-in movie theatre! In this archived episode from the summer of 2020, Brooke and Brandon have a chat about Story Screen Beacon Drive-in at the Beacon Settlement camp located at 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon New York. Here's a link for more information: https://www.storyscreenbeacon.com/
10:29
June 30, 2021
Ep. 54 Community Matters 2 : This is L'Quette
On this episode, we have a great discussion with Community Matters 2, a non-profit organization serving Poughkeepsie youth. The team is joined by founder L’Quette Taylor who shares his journey and inspiration for getting involved in giving back and the programs Community Matters 2 provides for youth. To learn more please visit: www.communitymatters2.org
01:35:26
June 23, 2021
Ep. 53 ICYMI Happy Father's Day's Special: This is Pastor Bell
To all the Beacon Dads out there, Happy Father’s Day! To celebrate, we’d like to highlight a man who has and continues to be a wonderful source of inspiration, guidance and support! ICYMI, check out this episode with Pastor Mike Bell!
57:46
June 20, 2021
Ep. 52 This is Acupuncture - with local expert, Elisa!
On this episode the team chats with local acupuncturist and herbalist, Elisa Hirsch-Cotter. They discuss her journey of how she got into the field and what one can expect when exploring treatment. If you’ve always wanted to know what acupuncture is all about, this episode is for you! To connect with Elisa visit: www.elisahirschcotter.com www.Facebook.com/acuehc
51:49
June 16, 2021
Ep. 51 ICYMI: Fun for the entire family- District Social Now Open
On this episode, Brooke, Brandon and Reuben discuss District Social Beacon - the newest gaming and entertainment destination located right here in Beacon! Listen in as they share their experience of District Social, get into what they love about arcades and more! To learn more about District Social Beacon visit their website: www.districtsocial.com
40:33
June 11, 2021
Ep. 50 #Jointheconversation: Recap
In this episode, the team recaps the #JoinTheConversation series. Listen in as they discuss their learnings, takeaways and outlook on the state of mental health in our area.
26:15
June 08, 2021
Ep. 49 #Jointheconversation: This is Dr. Tom
On this episode, we talk with local expert Dr. Tom With 40years of experience, Dr. Quinn shares his insight into trauma and addiction. The team dives in to understand these important issues and discuss what each of us can do to address this growing concern in our community. To learn more about the Dutchess County Stabilization Center visit their website: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/24-7-Services.htm#Con2
01:01:36
May 31, 2021
Ep, 48 #Jointheconversation: Heather’s Journey
In this bonus episode of the #JoinTheConversation series, the team dives in to hear Heather Ann’s mental health journey. Listen in as she shares her story, both her struggles and success as a women living with mental illness. For more information on NAMI-MidHudson visit: https://www.namimidhudson.org
50:56
May 27, 2021
Ep. 47 #Jointheconversation: This is Dr. Koeber
On this episode of #JoinTheConversation series, we chat with Dr. Nancy Koeber! Dr. Koeber joins us to share her experience and journey to becoming a psychologist... We dive in to get her perspective on mental health as it relates to COVID, how one should approach therapy and much more! Without further a due, this is Dr. Koeber Mobile Crisis: https://www.dutchessny.gov/Departments/DBCH/24-7-Services.htm#Con2 Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/therapists
55:06
May 26, 2021
Ep. 46 #Jointheconversation: This is Mental Health Specialist, Lashaveous Dicker
On this episode of the #JoinTheConversation series, we get to know mental health specialist, Lashaveous Dicker. As a new resource working with Beacon Police, we discuss his background, the role working with officers, MHA and more… To reach Lashaveous: (845)838-5054 | (845) 473-2500 ext. 3037 ldicker@beaconny.gov ldicker@mhadutchess.org To learn more about MHA please visit: https://mhadutchess.org/
55:50
May 19, 2021
Ep. 45 #Jointheconversation: This is NAMI-Mid Hudson
On this episode, Brooke Brandon and Reuben are joined by Heather Ann Pitcher to dive into to all things NAMI-MidHudson. Heather joins us to discuss NAMI workshops, trainings, support groups and more. To contact NAMI Mid-Hudson: Visit: midhudson.org Email: contact@namimidhudson.org Call: (845) 206-9892 ***Heather Ann wanted to dedicate this conversation to Mark Brown, even though suicide can be prevented it is not always. Recognizing signs, supporting our loved ones, and reaching out is the first step to making a difference.***
01:10:50
May 12, 2021
Ep. 44 ICYMI Happy Mothers Day Special: This Is Yvonne
Happy Mother’s Day to all Beacon Moms out there! To celebrate, we’d like to highlight one Beacon Mom that has been a great source of strength and guidance for many in the community! ICYMI- Check out this archive episode of Mrs. Yvonne McNair being interviewed by her daughter, LaVonne! ☺️☺️☺️
59:33
May 09, 2021
Ep. 43 #Jointheconversation: Youth,Covid and the influence of social media
On this episode, join Brooke, Brandon and Reuben as they chat with Jessica Galati, a career specialist working with youth! Recognized on the state, region and national level for her excellence in career guidance by Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE), Jessica comes on to discuss how students have been impacted by the pandemic and dive into all things social media! Helpful Resources: - Netflix documentary, The Social Dilemma -  Parents Guide to Social Media: https://www.tca-pa.org/the-parents-guide-to-social-media/
01:27:59
May 05, 2021
Ep. 42 '#Jointheconversation'
#jointheconverstion as Brooke, Reuben, and Brandon kick off a conversation leading into May, Mental Health Awareness month Hear some of the work they have done, the work the are planning, and hear a special conversation of the impact late rapper DMX had on each of their lives individually
53:48
April 30, 2021
Ep. 41 This is the Big Ash Cigar lounge
On this episode, Rueben and Brandon stop by the Big Ash Cigar Lounge to chat with owners Lamont Pearsons and Mark Morgan. They they discuss growing up in Beacon and starting a business during the pandemic. Without further ado....This is the Big Ash Cigar lounge Check them out at: https://big-ash-cigar-lounge.business.site/ Check out the lounge: 448 NY-376 Hopewell Junction, NY 12533 United States 845) 447-2088
01:22:44
April 23, 2021
Ep. 40 'The year thus far...'
Listen in as Brooke, Reuben and Brandon check in on their New Years' personal growth items...and go deep on how it's going, what they've done and give each other advice and encouragement as they look ahead!
54:30
April 15, 2021
Ep. 39 `Welcome to Beacon...This is Carmen’
 In this episode, we speak with the storyteller and powerhouse, Carmen Johnson, to chat about all things. Beacon welcome center. We discuss our connection to beacon growing up, her work within the city, and the joy of being a local guide to many without further ado. This is Carmen
01:04:14
April 07, 2021
Ep. 38 College Preparation
The college application process can seem overwhelming to students and families. But deciding on your next steps in life doesn’t need to produce anxiety. Instead, it can be a fun and powerful journey. This workshop will offer tips and practical resources that will help students and families learn: How to start the college search process; How to find colleges that are a great fit - academic, social, and financial- for you; What resources can help you confidently navigate this journey; How to make yourself and your applications stand out in the process; How to approach this journey in a way that emphasizes self-discovery and fun over anxiety and pressure. This workshop is open to anyone but will be most relevant to students in 11th grade and the adults who support them. To Register: Email Michelle at community@beaconlibrary.org
10:46
March 31, 2021
Ep. 37 'This is Justice’
Known to most for his work with Beacon 4 Black Lives, Justice McCray joins us in this episode to share his background, what inspires him and his hopes for the future! As a candidate running for city council, this is an episode you don’t want to miss!
01:24:42
March 24, 2021
Ep. 36 Max's on Main
Happy St. Patrick’s Day! In celebration of this special day, check out this episode with the fellas who have built the place many of us enjoy throughout the year, especially on a day like today... Here is Richie & Harvey Kaplan of Maxs On Main! To learn more or place an order check out their website: http://maxsonmain.com
01:37:04
March 17, 2021
Ep. 35 `The other Beacon podcast’ This is Zach
On this episode, Zach Rodgers of the Beaconites podcast stops by... We get into his journey that led him to Beacon, what’s changed in his time here and get into all things podcasting... Without further a due... This is Zach. Listen to the Beaconites podcast here: https://open.spotify.com/show/1NSn1Q0rcv4mhnke8a10Jy?si=6epptKcQSCSRE3Hslgwz7g
01:06:03
March 10, 2021
Ep. 34 This is DJ Cyrus
In this episode, we chat with DJ Cyrus. Born and raised here in Beacon, we chat about his passions and journey to becoming one of the most notable DJ's in the Hudson Valley. Without further a due... This is DJ Cyrus Subscribe Rate Review
01:01:04
March 03, 2021
Ep. 33 This is Shaniece: Becoming your own Boss
On this episode, we sit down with Shaniece Brown. With deep roots in the community, we discuss her experience growing up in Beacon and her journey to becoming a successful entrepreneur in home care and health services. To learn more about My Angel’s Homecare visit their website here: https://myangelshomecare.org
01:13:44
February 24, 2021
Ep. 32 ‘Let’s Talk... Gentrification and Police Chief Selection! ’
In this episode, Terry Nelson drops in for an action-packed chat! We explore his journey to Beacon, his contributions to the community, his thoughts on gentrification here in Beacon, and more... Without further a due, this is Terry.
01:05:08
February 17, 2021
Ep. 31 'Happy Valentines Day Ya'll'
In this episode, LaVonne joins in to chat about the upcoming holiday... Listen in to hear the hosts chat on what it means, how they plan to celebrate, and drop some gems! Listen Rate Review
32:23
February 10, 2021
Ep. 30 This is Pastor Mike Bell
In this episode, Pastor Mike Bell joins us to share his perspective and experience! We discuss growing up in Beacon, his journey to becoming the lead pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church, get his guidance on getting through tough times and much more! Listen now on Spotify!
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February 03, 2021
Ep. 29 Let’s Talk... A Career in Nursing and COVID Vaccine
Born and raised in Beacon, Melissa Haydt stops by to share her journey and experience as a 20-year veteran nurse. We discuss what inspired her to go into nursing, how she navigates parenting decisions during this time and her experience getting the COVID vaccine. Listen now here:
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January 27, 2021
Ep. 28 'This is Nicky'
On this episode, Nicky Allen drops to share her thoughts as the Millennial Matriarch. We discuss her background helping others, her motivations, her decision to homeschool, and much, much more! Check out this episode, exclusively on Spotify:
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January 20, 2021
Ep. 27 'This is Denise'
This week, Denise Van Buren stops by to share with us her background, passion for history, and to discuss her new book, Beacon’s Memory Keeper and Storyteller: Robert J Murphy! As the editor of this wonderful 544-page compilation of Beacons History, Denise shares with us the thinking behind this work and gives us insight into the wonderful man who made it all possible. To purchase your copy you can stop at Bob’s Corner Store, Beacon Bubble, today! To purchase your copy online please visit: https://www.beaconhistorical.org
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January 13, 2021
Ep. 26 This is Mo
You may know him from the store, Mo Dabashi stops by to chat with us in this episode! As a co-owner of Key Food and the Car Wash , Mo share’s his journey to Beacon, business during COVID and his perspective on the community!
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January 08, 2021
Ep. 25 ICYMI: 'New Year, same drive'
Happy New Year!!! Listen in as Brooke, Reuben and Brandon discuss what they are focused on this year and the wisdom they'd like to offer to you as you look ahead to 2021! Listen Rate Review
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January 06, 2021
Ep. 24 ICYMI: A book review of "Beacon's Memory Keeper and Storyteller, Robert J. Murphy"
 We give a brief review of a new 544-page anthology of decades of monthly articles produced by the late Robert J. Murphy that contains hundreds of stories and over 1000  photographs telling Beacon's history.
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January 02, 2021
Ep. 23 Happy Holiday's from I Am Beacon
Happy Holiday's from I Am Beacon
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December 24, 2020
Ep. 22 This is Chelsea
In this episode, Beacon soccer star, Chelsea DerBoghossian stops by to chat with us! We discuss her soccer journey, this past season playing under new COVID regulations, and her future goals! To learn more, follow Beacon Soccer on Facebook here: https://m.facebook.com/CoachAlzate/ Listen now on Spotify!
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December 18, 2020
Ep. 21 This is Chris
In this episode, we are joined by co-owner of Sams Realty, Chris Hardisty. Listen in as we chat about his motivations, family business history, and get his perspective on the Beacon real estate market! For more information on Sams Realty, check out their website and social channels below: https://samsrealtybeacon.com https://www.instagram.com/sams_realty_re/ https://m.facebook.com/SamsRealtyBeacon/?refsrc=http%3A%2F%2Fsamsrealtybeacon.com%2F&_rdr
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December 12, 2020
Ep. 20 ICYMI: Holiday Happenings Edition
 In this episode, Brooke and Brandon chat about local holiday happenings around Beacon! From our traditional Tree Lighting event going virtual to the Holiday Scavenger Hunt to the upcoming Ski/Snowboard Program! Listen in to hear their take and for more information check out the Beacon Recreation website here: https://www.cityofbeacon.org/index.php/departments/parks-recreation/programs-events/
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December 07, 2020
Ep. 19 'This is being Thankful'
In this special episode, Brooke, Reuben, and Brandon pause to reflect on what they are thankful for in 2020! Wishing you all a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!
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November 26, 2020
Ep. 18 This is Mr. Lassister
Born and raised here in Beacon, Tony Lassiter drops in to share his story and wisdom with us! As a Vietnam veteran, Purple Heart recipient, and community leader, Tony has and continues to give so much to the Beacon community! Such an honor to spend this time getting to know him on a deeper level- we hope you enjoy this as much as we did!
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November 19, 2020
Ep. 17 'These are the Costello's'
On this throwback episode, we chat with Lynn and Bob Costello of The Costellos Maverick Pop! Listen in to hear more from the folks behind the music as they share their love of the Beacon community! To download their music and keep up with the latest happenings with the band here on their website: https://www.thecostellosmusic.com Be sure to follow them on Facebook here: https://m.facebook.com/TheCostellosMaverickPop/
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November 07, 2020
Ep. 16 This is Barbara
Where every day is Fry-Day... Barb’s FryWorks opens tonight at the Food Hall! 10/30/2020 For the past 6yrs, Barb Fisher has been known to the community as the owner of Barbs Butchery. In this episode, we dive in to learn about Barb the person, her journey to becoming a business owner, and her newest adventure Barbs FryWorks opening this weekend! To learn more about- Barbs Butchery: http://www.barbsbutchery.com Barbs Tallow Spa: http://www.barbsbutchery.com/spa.html Barbs FryWorks: https://www.barbsfryworks.com
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October 30, 2020
Ep. 15 All things I Am Beacon
In this episode, Brooke, Brandon, and Reuben discuss the latest happenings at I Am Beacon and provide a bit of the history and context to the great work they are doing throughout our community! Listen now to get up to speed on the I Am Beacon Strong initiative; I Run Beacon 5K, the Youth Podcast Program, and plans for I Am Beacon to expand into membership in 2021! To find out more, check out iambeacon.org and be sure to like the I Am Beacon Facebook page!
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October 22, 2020
Ep. 14 This is Tara's return
Back with us after completing her 100-mile race, the unicorn, Tara Simmons is in the building! (Well technically she joined us at Memorial Park #PopUpPodcast) We chat about all things logistics, the folks that helped her complete the run, and her mission of raising awareness on Human Rights! To learn more about Tara’s work check out flipit4life.com and find her on Facebook at facebook.com/flipit4life To get your free certification in Human Rights check out www.humanrights.com/course To hear more about her dream of running across the country - go back to our previous episode titled “This is Tara”
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October 16, 2020
Ep. 13 This is Tony E
In this archive episode, Beacon’s own Tony E stops by with his crew to discuss his background, experience and pride in the community! As of this week, Tony E’s song “Poppa” has nearly 88K streams on Spotify We could not be more proud of this young man for sharing his talent with us for all to enjoy and for showing up for Beacon time and again. Tony E performed for us at many celebrations including the 2019 Rock Out 4 Mental Health event! Check out this song and more of Tony E’s music at:  https://open.spotify.com/artist/6HosMylJ8OOPt9UY7uoDzC?si=z271MNLvTjCJlqkG6n-2Nw
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October 01, 2020
Ep. 12 National Voter Registration Day 2020
Today is National Voter Registration Day!  Please take a few minutes to listen as Justice explains to us some of the work he and his team Beacon 4 Black Lives have done to make registering as easy as 1,2,3. Also, Do not forget to fill out your 2020 Census!! 
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September 22, 2020
Ep. 11 This is Kenya
For five years, Kenya Gadsden served on the Beacon City School Board. She is the founder of Diamonds Unveiled, leads the Open Arms Ministry Food Pantry, and currently serves on the Fishkill Town Board. Listen in as we discuss her work in the community, diversity, and her program YES (Youth Equipped for Success) For more information, you can find Kenya on Facebook at Kenya Hendrickson or by email at gadsdenkenya@gmail.com
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September 18, 2020
Ep. 10 Weekend Round Up for September 14th 2020
Check out this latest episode to catch the happenings around Beacon this past weekend!
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September 14, 2020
Ep. 9 This is Gwenno
It’s that time of year!!! With the 43rd Annual Spirit of Beacon Day just around the corner, we check in with Gwenno James to discuss the history of this top community event and how the committee is planning to put it on this year, socially distant friendly yet strong in spirit! To keep the celebration special, we need all hands on deck! Listen in to find out how you and your organization can participate and check out their website at www.spiritofbeacon.org Let’s Go Beacon!!! #iAmBeacon #BeaconStrong
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September 07, 2020
Ep. 8 TMYK: Story Screen Drive-In
The more you know, the better you'll be. Check out the happenings around town.  This TMYK highlights the Story Screen Beacon Drive-in at the Beacon Settlement camp at 724 Wolcott Avenue, Beacon New York. Here's a link below for more information https://www.storyscreenbeacon.com/
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August 30, 2020
Ep. 7 This is John John
Recently appointed to the Human Relations Commission here in Beacon, meet John Galloway Jr. also known as "John John." He is born and raised in Beacon and has a passion to serve the community. Listen as we take a look at an unfortunate incident John John experienced as an adolescent which fuels his passion for helping others, discuss his goal of landing a seat on the Beacon City School Board and learn about his non-profit, The Label Foundation. Check out The Label Foundation at http://www.thelabelfoundation.com/
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August 19, 2020
Ep. 6 This is Tara
As an avid runner, Tara Simmons is often seen running the streets of Beacon. In recent months, you may have seen her out even more as she is training to run an incredible 100 miles this October. But that's just the beginning. Listen to learn more and check out her website Flip It 4 Life to follow her journey and see how she gives back to others. www.flipit4life.com
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August 11, 2020
Ep. 5 POLICE REFORM EDITION: This is Mark
People across the United States have flooded the streets to protest police violence and reform. Here in Beacon, there have been local efforts to raise awareness of such issues including how we can do better for our community. Join us in this discussion with police reform expert, Mark Ungar, who is also a Beacon resident and member of Beacon Now, a community group working to improve police-community relations. Police Reform Resources: https://www.joincampaignzero.org/ To have your thoughts, experiences and voice heard please visit: https://www.iambeacon.org/beaconnow
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July 22, 2020
Ep. 4 This Is Yvonne
As one of I Am Beacon's den mothers, Yvonne has raised her family during over three decades of evolution here in Beacon. She has seen the good, bad and everything else in-between. This podcast is brought to you by I Am Beacon and the fantastic people of the city of Beacon.
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November 10, 2019
Ep. 3 This is Madison
In this week's episode,  we sit down with Madeleine Ouellette. Madison is a Beacon, New York-based female chiropractor who is specialized as General Chiropractor. Madeleine Ouellette is qualified as a Doctor of Chiropractic (D.C.), licensed by the State and who practices chiropractic medicine -that discipline within the healing arts which deals with the nervous system and its relationship to the spinal column and its interrelationship with other body systems.  This podcast is brought to you by I Am Beacon and the fantastic people of the city of Beacon.
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October 27, 2019
Ep. 2 This is Shirley
On this week's episode, owner of The Pandorica restaurant ( THE Doctor Who themed restaurant of the Hudson Valley) Shirley Hart,  discusses her experience in Beacon with Brandon and his pal, host of the Steady Geekin podcast Blake. As a business owner on main street, Shirley has seen what  the transformation of main street has brought to the city.  This podcast was brought to you by I Am Beacon and the amazing people of the city of Beacon
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October 13, 2019
Ep.1 This is Anna Jo
Our first episode of " This is Beacon" podcast, we sit down with our friend and long time Beacon resident Anna. We had a blast discussing growing up in this city and Anna family's connection to the growth of the city. This podcast is brought to you by I Am Beacon and the amazing people of the city of Beacon.
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September 29, 2019