It’s a good time for Beacon Falls residents to refresh themselves on the town ordinances involving snow and ice removal from their sidewalks, as well as rules about street parking during snowstorms. Here are the key details to remember:
- Residents must clear snow and ice away from public sidewalks adjacent to their property in a timely manner after a snowstorm. The ordinance specifies this be done within 12 hours of the end of snow (after 7 a.m.).
- Residents and private contractors may not clear snow from sidewalks or driveways into a public street.
- Residents cannot park on public streets for more than one hour while town workers are clearing snow.
Continue reading Reviewing Snow Ordinances and Fire Hydrant Clearing
The annual tradition that is Beacon Hose helping our neighbors celebrate Christmas is returning once again to the firehouse with the start of our Christmas tree sales!
The sale will begin once again this year with a special Black Friday sale for those looking to get a head start on the Christmas season. We’ll continue Saturday and Sunday (Nov. 30-Dec. 1) and the three weekends after that (Dec. 7-8, Dec. 14-15, Dec. 21-22) until supplies run out. We’ll be at the firehouse each day of the sale from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. (We will close on Nov. 30 at 3 p.m. for our scavenger hunt.)
The fresh-cut trees cost $50 each, and free delivery is available to all Beacon Falls residents. We’ll also custom trim any tree to specifications — they generally run anywhere from six to eight feet tall. We will also be taking over wreath sales from the former Boy Scouts troop — details will be posted soon.
Those who would like to buy a Christmas tree without leaving their own home can also call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 during any of the sale hours.
Continue reading BHC Christmas Tree Sale Tradition Continues
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Beacon Hose’s favorite season is chock full of events in 2019, including a few changes to some of our traditional events along with our annual Christmas tree sale! If you’re looking to join our new Christmas parade or schedule a time for a special visit with Santa at the firehouse, read on!
CHRISTMAS PARADE AND MOVIE
The Beacon Falls tradition of parading around the Hill section of town for Christmas lightings isn’t going anywhere — we’re just spicing it up this year! Instead of an unorganized stroll around the neighborhood ending with a fire, we’re hosting a Christmas parade that will end with a movie and refreshments at Beacon Hose!
The festivities will begin at 6 p.m. at Beacon Falls Town Hall and continue to St. Michael’s Church and the Beacon Falls Congregational Church. Coming along to each stop will be a Christmas parade of decorated firetrucks, trailers, and other vehicles (more on that below, including how to join and where to watch). It’ll all end at Beacon Hose, where Santa will visit, we’ll have refreshments, and we’ll show “Elf” on a jumbo projector screen starting a little after 7 p.m.!
Continue reading BHC Plans Christmas Mega-Day Dec. 7 with Santa Visits, Parade, and Movie
The cold temperatures of this winter are here, so it’s a good idea to make sure your pipes at home are ready in case there’s a deep freeze that threatens to make them burst.
Here’s a quick graphic about how to prepare and what to do if your pipes freeze. There are more tips below the graphic.
Continue reading How to Prevent, Treat Frozen Pipes
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Beacon Hose is set to host the latest edition of one of our most popular events: the Thanksgiving Meat-O!
Our Thanksgiving Meat-O Night will be Saturday, Nov. 23, from 6-9 p.m. at the firehouse. A $5 admission fee includes a delicious buffet dinner. The features of the night are games of chance to win something special for your Thanksgiving table. We’ll have turkeys, hams, roasts, seafood, raffle baskets, mystery turkeys, and more up for grabs!
Reservations are a must if you want to attend the event. Only those 21 and older are allowed, and the event is BYOB (alcohol is allowed). To reserve seats, please call the firehouse at 203-729-1470 or email email@example.com by Nov. 20.