Around Town

HELLO HOLIDAYS — Santa Claus and a friend welcomed the season during the annual lighting of the traditional Christmas tree on Nov. 24 at Polhill Park in Beacon. The Beacon Arts Bicycle Menorah will be lit Dec. 2 and the Bicycle Christmas Tree on Dec. 8. (Photo by Ross Corsair)

FOLIAGE WINNER — Kristen Buttitta of Hyde Park won the sixth annual Fall Foliage Photo Contest sponsored by Central Hudson with this shot at the Vanderbilt Mansion. More than 300 photos were entered, from which 20 finalists were selected for public voting on Facebook.

EAGLE SCOUT AWARD — Carl Oken of the Beacon Elks Lodge No. 1493 recently presented the Benevolent and Protected Order of Elks Grand Exalted Ruler Boy Scout Award, pin and flag to Paul Sendelbach (left) at his Eagle Scout celebration. Sendelbach, a member of Troop 41, completed his Eagle Scout project at Stony Kill Farm and Education Center, where he built benches along the nature walk.

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