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 [ . . . ]

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 [ . . . ]

Montrose-Delta Beacon Bits, December 2016

December 12, 2016 0
Garden of Lights at the Botanic Gardens Visit the Garden of Lights at the Mon- trose Botanic Gardens from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on December 9-10, December 16- 18 and December 26-27. Enjoy illumi- nated garden paths and displays, horse- drawn wagon rides, music-activated light shows and the new Community Tunnel of [ . . . ]

We are stronger together

December 12, 2016 0
At the risk of sounding like the politician who was not elected this year, we are stronger together! This was the mantra of the Region 10 Aging and Disability Resources for Colorado (ADRC) long before we heard it from Hillary Clinton. Our ADRC, under the umbrella of Region 10 Community [ . . . ]

Four-cent toys and other joys

December 5, 2016 0
My town’s bustling Main Street was home to many five-and-dime stores when I was a child— stores such as Grants, Woolworths, Kresge, Newberry’s, the upscale Williams Brothers—and my all-time favorite, the Carl Company. Never mind that the Carl Company always had a peculiar, putrid smell. As kids, my brother, three [ . . . ]
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