Community takes center stage at Magic Circle Theater

February 8, 2017 0
In the summer of 1959, Bette Dustin Spiro moved to Montrose from Chicago, where she had been active in radio. She wanted to put on a play, and convinced a group of friends to join her in the effort. The first performance was produced at the old armory building on [ . . . ]

News from the home front:

February 8, 2017 0
When Bill O’Brien walked into the Montrose Genealogy Center with 19 issues of a 70-year-old paper in his hand, he launched a historic preservation project that took volunteers about two years to complete. The paper was the “Montrose County News,” which was published monthly for two years during World War [ . . . ]

And the Montrose/Delta WINNERS are…

February 1, 2017 0
The nominations are in and the results have been tallied. BEACON Senior Newspaper readers spent the last two months nominating their favorite local hot spots. Now, we’re excited to reveal the BEACON Best—nearly 30 restaurants, shops, service providers and more who rise above the rest for residents of Delta and [ . . . ]

And the Mesa County WINNERS are…

February 1, 2017 0
The nominations are in and the results have been tallied. BEACON Senior Newspaper readers spent the last two months nominating their favorite local hot spots. Now, we’re excited to reveal the BEACON Best—nearly 30 restaurants, shops, service providers and more who rise above the rest for Mesa County boomers and [ . . . ]

Powderhorn’s senior instructors make skiing fun for all ages

January 31, 2017 0
It seems crazy now, but when George Rau moved to Grand Junction in 2000 he didn’t bother going to Powderhorn Mountain Resort. The lifelong skier didn’t think the small mountain would be worth his time. Rau grew up skiing, eventually becoming a ski racer and then a coach in his [ . . . ]

Ready to jump? Betty Teegarden’s skydiving adventure

January 30, 2017 0
Betty Teegarden is at it again. Not content to become a biker babe for a week during the 75th Sturgis motorcycle rally, this nonagenarian recently decided to jump out of a perfectly good airplane just for kicks. Teegarden’s original plan was to hang glide in tandem with a professional, but [ . . . ]

Valentine’s Dance: flirty, fancy and fun

January 30, 2017 0
By Cloie Sandlin Get ready to put on your dancing shoes and save the date for the area’s best Valentine’s dance for boomers and seniors. This semi-formal affair, hosted by the BEACON Senior Newspaper and Hilltop Senior Living Communities, will be on Saturday, February 11, from 7:30-10:30 p.m. in the [ . . . ]

Living history in Cuba

January 4, 2017 0
Our plane landed in Cuba the day after Fidel Castro died. My husband, Dan, and I joined 16 other travelers from around the U.S. on the short, 45-minute flight from Miami. We left behind thousands of people celebrating in the streets of Little Havana and arrived in a country observing [ . . . ]
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