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It Takes A Village

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It’s hard to tell if it’s the natural setting, which includes a waterfall in the distance, or because it’s one of Beacon’s many reminders that city-grade culture can take many forms, one transplant at The Roundhouse echoes a common refrain: ‘We’re so glad this is here.

AirTran’s current inflight magazine features an article titled Small Town Charm. Featured in that article, in the Culture Towns section, is the little burgh I like to call home. And, yes, it is the natural setting. The nearby mountain, the Hudson River, the dozen or so running streams, and the town itself. Love this place. You will too.

It Takes A Village—AirTran Inflight Magazine

Written by Jeffery Battersby

October 22nd, 2012 at 1:36 pm

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NY Times Reviews the Roundhouse

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The Times just reviewed the latest addition to what is becoming an increasingly interesting food scene in Beacon, the town where I live. The Roundhouse at Beacon Falls is a gorgeous restaurant that is housed in what was, for as long as I have lived here, a derelict factory building on one of the most beautiful pieces of property in town.

The review is accurate. We've been there twice so far and the fare ranges from the amazing (Bluepoint oysters and refreshing ceviche) to the tasty-but-probably-something-you-could-just-as-easily-do-at-home. This, I think, is largely due to the fact that, as was mentioned in the review, all the meals are being cooked on outdoor grills that are located on the patio. Up until last week the restaurant had no gas service to the building so they have not been able to use their fabulous looking kitchen. (There are windows on the street from which you can watch the cooks at work.) The restaurant was waiting for MTA approval to allow them to run gas lines underneath an old set of train tracks. Those lines have now been run, so I'm guessing that, very soon, both the indoor restaurant and the patio restaurant will be in full service and no longer subject to the challenges of grilled cooking.

I highly recommend the Roundhouse and the patio for dining as an amazing delight.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

July 8th, 2012 at 8:43 am

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In Beacon, N.Y., Hiking the Path of the Incline Railway

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Great NYTimes article on one of the hiking trails up the front of Mount Beacon. Well worth the effort.

In Beacon, N.Y., Hiking the Path of the Incline Railway | via NYTimes.com

Written by Jeffery Battersby

September 11th, 2011 at 7:24 pm

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Snowbound in Beacon

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This is how it looks here at the moment. Quite lovely and beautiful.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

February 1st, 2011 at 2:58 pm

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First Snowshoe of the Season

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We got about 18 inches of snow last night and were able to get out today for our first snowshoe of the season. Good thing because apparently it’s going to be over 50º on Saturday.

Best part of the whole thing was that we were the first ones on the trail.

 

Written by Jeffery Battersby

December 27th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

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My Town

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Great Washington Post article on my new hometown, both past and present.

Impulsive Traveler: Beacon, N.Y., more than art museum | via WashingtonPost.com

Written by Jeffery Battersby

October 9th, 2010 at 8:52 am

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How My Town Makes the National News

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Seriously, this place focuses on all the wrong things.

$1000/day and/or jail time.

Frak me.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

August 7th, 2010 at 2:47 pm

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