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 [ . . . ]

Leave your voice behind for loved ones

February 28, 2017 0
When Nancy Carlson’s now-adult son was in middle school, he was given the assignment so many school-age youth have had to complete through the years: Interview a senior citizen to learn more about that man or woman’s life. Her son sat down with a neighbor and a cassette recorder. Years [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Mesa County Beacon Bits, December 2016

December 7, 2016 0
Giving Trees at libraries Giving Trees decorated with gift requests from underprivileged Mesa County residents of all ages will be at the Central Library and the Clifton, De Beque, Fruita and Palisade library branches through December 10. Stop by and select a tree tag describing a gift to purchase. Before [ . . . ]

When Christmas collectibles take over

December 7, 2016 0
Extravagant lights, delectable dishes and manger scenes are items you’re sure to see on display this holiday season. But two local women put their own twist on traditional holiday décor with incredible collections guests have to see to believe. Lily’s World A replica Durango Silverton train clickety-clacks along its tracks [ . . . ]

Do you believe?

December 5, 2016 0
The scenes at the beginning of the book show a boy of age 10 or so who is seriously questioning the existence of Santa Claus, although his younger sister is excited about his visit on Christmas Eve. The boy mumbles his disbelief and heads off to bed. However, he is [ . . . ]

There’s no place like home for the holidays

November 3, 2016 0
Some things seem to stay in your mind forever. When I was 12 years old, my mom, sister and I went to visit my oldest brother George at Fort Knox, Kentucky during World War II. The holiday season was underway and he was undergoing basic training. We were sitting at [ . . . ]

Montrose/Delta Beacon Bits, October 2016

October 4, 2016 0
Montrose Senior Center events All events take place at 1 p.m. at the Montrose Pavilion Senior Center, 1800 Pavilion Dr. Call 252-4884 for details. • October 5 – Five Wishes presentation Learn about a living will that outlines your personal, emotional and spiritual needs along with medical wishes. • October [ . . . ]

A big BEACON thank you

October 4, 2016 0
For the sixth year in a row, the Montrose-Delta BeaconFest Boomer & Senior Fair was a hit. Thanks to the 50+ local businesses who set up booths, and most importantly—you, our guests. BeaconFest was a day of good fun and practical information geared toward boomers and seniors in our community. [ . . . ]

Join the coloring craze

October 4, 2016 0
Can you guess what today’s bestselling books are for adults? Along with a couple of Danielle Steel novels and Carol Burnett’s new book, adult coloring books are topping the lists. The adult coloring craze has become an international phenomenon. Adults of all ages report that coloring conjures childhood memories; allows [ . . . ]
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