May 3, 2017 0
BeaconFest 2017 was a day of good fun and practical information for the boomers and seniors in our community. Thanks to our show sponsors, Hilltop Senior Life Options and KREX News Channel 5; our volunteers; entertainers; the 80+ local businesses who set up booths; and most importantly, you, our guests, [ . . . ]

Enjoy a day at the races without leaving town

May 3, 2017 0
Get ready for “the most exciting two minutes in sports” coming up on May 6, as 32 horses prepare to run for the roses at the 143rd Kentucky Derby. While nothing compares to the heart-thumping action and thunderous moments at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky, this premiere horse-racing event is [ . . . ]

Tomboy: Ghost town today, boom town yesteryear

May 3, 2017 0
Whether you are a history buff, photographer, hiker, ATV driver, curious adventurer or simply appreciate amazing scenic views, Tomboy is a must-visit venture certain not to disappoint. One late June morning, before the town of Telluride began rubbing the sleep from its eyes, I began a solo quest, trekking the [ . . . ]

Teaching never gets old:

May 2, 2017 0
Each year, the BEACON Senior Newspaper honors the dedicated men and women of the Grand Valley who volunteer to make our world a better place. Our readers nominate individuals who contribute their time, skills and special talents to our community. All of these volunteers go beyond the call of duty [ . . . ]

Turning down the amps :

April 4, 2017 0
Larry and Jerry Anders were only 6 years old when their older brother, John, started teaching them to play the guitar. Although the identical twins were accustomed to being the center of attention, they had no idea they were destined to keep people dancing for more than 50 years. Getting [ . . . ]

Art Partners:

April 4, 2017 0
If you’re an artist, you know first-hand the therapeutic powers of art. Art promotes creativity and builds fine motor skills, it helps you relax, engage in your work and connect with other artists. Just like art made a positive difference in your life, imagine what it can do for a [ . . . ]

Welcome to BeaconFest:

April 4, 2017 0
BeaconFest is a celebration of age and all that’s boomer and senior related, and it just happens to be the biggest boomer and senior fair in the area. If you’re reading this before the show, don’t miss out on the fun—mark your calendars for this year’s BeaconFest Boomer and Senior [ . . . ]

Antique appeal:

April 3, 2017 0
Antique stores areamong the most visited locations in downtown areas for out-of-town visitors. But in a time where it’s common to hear words such as “downsizing,” “spring cleaning” or “minimalism,” why do people still buy antiques? The difference between old and not-so-old To be considered antique, an item must be [ . . . ]


March 1, 2017 0
The BEACON’s 2017 Volunteer of the Year is someone who goes above and beyond to make a difference in the lives of others. The winner will be announced at BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair at Two Rivers Convention Center on Thursday, April 20. With so many volunteers to choose from, [ . . . ]
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