FOWL FUN — The Beacon Hood Chicken, aka “The Mayor,” on Oct. 27 visited Mireia Carter, who was celebrating her second birthday in quarantine because she contracted COVID-19. “She’s doing well now, and definitely enjoyed her visit from The Mayor,” said her mother, Scarlett. (Photo provided)
HISTORY PRIZES — The Beacon Historical Society presented its fourth annual Beacons of History awards in a virtual ceremony on Nov. 5. The individual honoree was the Coris Family (above), which is about to sell its landmark Dutchess Manor catering facility after nearly 75 years in business.
The business honoree was the Alps Sweet Shop, which was founded in 1922 by Peter Charkalis and has been family-owned and -operated on Main Street for three generations. The program, which included a keynote address about the diaries of James F. Brown and a tribute to past president Bob Murphy, who died on July 10. (Photos provided)