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10/10/18 Highlights of this week's edition...

Hundreds of cars to fill Main St. for annual car show Sunday

(Continued from Home Page) George Bisesto has been a member of the car club for five years.

He said that he went to one of the shows and then another held by the club. Then he joined the club.

Bisesto said he has a 1965 Chevy Impala.

“I was looking around,” he said, adding the original car he wanted was a 1962.

The 1965 Chevy was a retirement gift from his wife, he said.
As for the show itself, Bisesto said, “There’s a lot of food, the vendors are open. It’s a nice atmosphere.”

Bisesto said his late friend Charlie Fitzpatrick brought him into the car club. He notes that current president of the club Ray Schrader is one of the reasons why the club is doing well.

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Historical Society offers Ghost Tours

By Goldee Greene
Staff Writer/Arts & Entertainment

Lit by flickering lanterns at dusk, Beacon streets are being haunted by five “ghosts” each Saturday in October. The pre-Halloween info-fun is sponsored by the Beacon Historical Society, and is its 2nd Annual Ghost Tour.

This year’s edition is entitled “Ghost In The Mist Tour,” conceptualized by board member Robin Lucas. Visitors are guided, learning about “local lore, legends, and ghostly tales of haunted places, over 300 years of local history.” Actors include Catey Miller, Joey DeHaus, Erica DeHaus and Ryan Katzer.
“We are elated to see the growth of popularity of this event, even sold out shows,” said BHS Board member Diane Lapis. “In this day and age of fast track sound bites, people are enjoying the art of storytelling, dramatic theater, and the sense of community that a ghost tour brings. Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to meet characters from Beacon’s past.”

“We think people will enjoy the history, the culture, the costumes and some creepy stories. There is humor and thoughtful dialog, as well as an opportunity for
people to come together and celebrate Beacon,” said Lucas.

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Inside the Oct 10-16, 2018 issue:

  • New contest to highlight Pumpkin Festival

Annual event at Pete & Toshi Seeger Park Sunday
By Kristine Coulter
The Beacon Sloop Club will host its annual Pumpkin Festival on Sunday, Oct. 14, from noon to 5 p.m. at the Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park in Beacon. The annual event will beheld rain or shine. Admission is free.

  • Smoke detectors available to qualified homeowners

The State of New York ranks second in the nation for having the deadliest house fires per capita in 2018. According to A Secure Life, as of the end of August, 97 people have died in fires in New York State this year.
This report lists the most common causes of deadly fires are smoking, cooking, and heating. The City of Beacon Fire Department has responded to incidents, where structures do not have smoke detectors or have non-working smoke detectors in the homes.

  • County to hold Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling event

The Dutchess County Division of Solid Waste Management will hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal & Electronics Recycling Event on Saturday, Oct. 27, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., at the Dutchess County Department of Public Works, at 626 Dutchess Turnpike in the Town of Poughkeepsie. Residents can access the event by taking Route 44 East to Burnett Boulevard. The collection is open to Dutchess County residents only.

  • Theatre on the Road presents cemetery tours

Theatre on the Road and The Old Dutch Church Kingston, bring characters to life who contributed to Kingston’s wars, industry, art and growth. On Saturdays in October, at 7 p.m., guests will move through the Church’s cemetery where they’ll meet six ghosts in authentic costumes, played by members of Theatre on the Road. Each historical figure will talk about their role in the community. Guests meet at the Wall Street door and tours are one hour. Tickets are: $15 per person, $10 students or $1 for 12 and under. Purchase tickets by visiting

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