Saturday, November 22, 2014

THANKSGIVING 2014: THE CROTON ROTARY ANSWERS THE CALL, DELIVERS 165 TURKEYS TO THE EMERGENCY FOOD BANK

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THE CROTON ROTARY ANSWERS THE CALL: Most of us don't need to be convinced that  there are many people struggling to make ends meet in our village and the town at large. Last year, the Croton Rotary delivered 100 turkeys to the Food Bank for Thanksgiving; this year the need was even greater. 

When the request came in for an additional 65 turkeys over and above 2013, the Croton Rotary rose to the occasion. 165 turkeys were delivered to the Croton Cortlandt Food bank this morning at 8 am, over one ton, in a truck driven by Mark Franzoso of Fransozo Contracting. Rotary volunteers were in the parking lot ready to unload them despite the cold and the early hour.

So hats off to the Croton Rotary Club! Want to know more about this fine organization? Visihttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Croton-on-Hudson/130964137093077

Click on the photo. You may also have an interest in:

--THE CROTON ROTARY: TOP 3 MOST READ 2013 ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-croton-rotary-top-3-most-read-2013.html

CROTON'S CHRISTINE TURTURRO IN STEPINAC PRODUCTION "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE"

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CROTON'S CHRISTINE TURTURRO IN STEPINAC PRODUCTION "IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE"

See the entire cast here https://www.facebook.com/notes/stepinac-drama-club/its-a-wonderful-life-cast-list/684061558367516

Christine Turturro in the role of Mary Hatch.

At the Major Bowes stage Dec 13th and 14th. Bring the entire family to this beloved Christmas Classic.

Ticket form available here https://www.facebook.com/notes/stepinac-drama-club/fall-play-ticket-form/685636388210033

Click on the photo to see Christine singing Amazing Grace at Croton's 2014 Memorial Day Service.

WE LOVE SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN CROTON

Yes. We do. Click on the link for only some of what's happening in your village:

http://bit.ly/1xNbObE

KENNEDY ASSASSINATED 11/22/63

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On this date, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in 1963. To read more, click on the link  http://www.legacy.com/news/jfk/jfk-facts/1699/ 

Click on the photo from The Croton Historical Society archives. 

Please note that this is not a forum for Kennedy's policies, successful or otherwise.

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THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1979: NOVEMBER 1979 - PART 6

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By special request and for the duration of 2014--a new year--THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1979: NOVEMBER 1979 - PART 6. Click on the images below. Stay tuned for more.  Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. 


SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/this-month-in-croton-1979-november-1979.html 
Part 2 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/this-month-in-croton-1979-november-1979_3.html 
Part 3 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/part-3-this-month-in-croton-1979.html 
Part 4 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/part-4-this-month-in-croton-1979.html
Part 5 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/11/this-month-in-croton-1979-november-1979_15.html

STATE, FEDERATION, SWIMMING & DIVING PRELIM RESULTS

11/21/14 JOURNAL NEWS; click on the link http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/swimming/2014/11/21/state-federation-swimming-diving-prelims-results/19380295/

PART 1: THE EVERYTHING CROTON 2014 ONLINE HOLIDAY "CATALOG"

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It's time for your Everything Croton Online Holiday "Catalog"--a collection of gift giving options from your local business community--in no particular order--as well as info about upcoming holiday events, services at your local houses of worship and more--all geared to doing as much as you can locally--so that your Christmas or Hanukkah is as stress-free and joyful as possible, the way it's supposed to be! Over the next few weeks, the elves and your editor will bring you Croton as we find it. Here's Part 1.

Click on the photos, all rights reserved. Enjoy! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

& @ CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS, IT'S BEGINNING TO LOOK A LOT LIKE CHRISTMAS!

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At Croton Country Gardens, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas! cookie's famous poinsettias arrived today--these ain't your supermarket varieties--big, bountiful, in your traditional colors and all the latest hybrids--click on the photo--plus kissing balls, cyclamen, Christmas cactus and much more.

Stay tuned for more photos in the Everything Croton Online Holiday "catalog" throughout the Christmas and Hanukkah holidays.  P.S. Christmas trees arrive Sunday!

Croton Country Gardens - 1360 Albany Post Rd., 271-5129

A LOOK BACK @ HANUKKAH IN CROTON 2006, 1961 & 1957

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A LOOK BACK @ HANUKKAH IN CROTON, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Societ. Click on the photos below.  p.s. Hanukkah 2014 starts on the evening of December 16th and ends on the evening of December 24th.  For info about Temple Israel of Northern Westchester's Hanukkah-Athon, visit tinw.org

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

So many great things to show you--first courtesy of LOC, the Chicago Coliseum 1912, on a cold winter's day--gorgeous architecture!

Next up, from Croton's own serioustoyz.com,  the 1934 Ingersoll “Big Bad Wolf Alarm Clock”; 2 x 4.5 x 4.25”, painted metal casing; arms point at time while his mouth opens & shuts counting seconds.

And that's followed by one of our favorite putz churches from Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com

The Three Peak Church

Click on the photos and enjoy.

"Ready Cut" Paper Village, courtesy of Toys and stuff--possibly 1920's..

Check them out:

Hardware store http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/11/ready-cut-village-vintage-paper-village.html

Garage http://bit.ly/1yBgezq

House http://bit.ly/11mx225

And check out these little cute putz houses at a blog that Shiela found--they used Snow-Tex

http://bit.ly/1r6PD92

Want more vintage? Go here 

http://bit.ly/1tnGubR

ANOTHER SEASON: EAGLE WATCH BEGINS...AUTUMN 2014

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And so it begins:

Two eagles, one mature, one immature at George's Island today, 11 a.m. - the locals tell us that earlier this week there were four immature eagles resting in the tree line on the right side of the parking lot as you enter in the early morning hours, then again at dusk.

Stay tuned.

12/10 @ THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY: HAROLD LLOYD, JESSE BELLER, 2 B&W SILENT FILMS

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December 10th @ the Croton Free Library--The Comedic Genius of Harold Lloyd and Pianist Jesse Beller - The gift of laughter launches the holiday season at the Croton Free Library. Harold Lloyd stars in two black-and-white silent films: the short, Get Out and Get Under (1920), and the feature, Girl Shy (1924). A young actor is late for his theatrical appearance in Lloyd’s short comedy, and he must prevent his rival from taking his place on stage. His anxious misadventures on the road are side-splittingly funny (also starring Mildred Davis and Fred McPherson). The stuttering Harold Meadows (Lloyd) is Girl Shy, but this has not prevented him from writing a manual on “The Secret of Making Love.” When Harold meets the love of his life, Mary Buckingham ( Robyna Ralston), his inability to take his own advice on wooing leads to hilarious results. Jesse Beller provides live, original accompaniment – his annual holiday gift to the library – with extraordinary style and flair. Wednesday, 12/10/14, 7:30 p.m. www.crotonfreelibrary.org

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS BLAST FROM THE PAST:
A 1967 HAPPENING FEATURING THE JESSE BELLER QUARTET  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1967-happeningcroton-style.html

AND DON'T FORGET THE 11/23 LIBRARY BOOK AND BAKE SALE, 171 CLEVELAND DRIVE - http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/croton-library-fall-book-bake-sale.html

11/24 WORK SESSION AGENDA, BD. OF TRUSTEES, NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING PROPOSAL, ETC.

Click on the link for the work session agenda for 11/24; these are audiotaped and held in the village manager's office at 7:30 pm. Note the executive session to discuss "real property"--Gouveia?  Note the consultant we are paying to discuss the feasibility of a NEW municipal building, etc. http://crotononhudson.novusagenda.com/MeetingView.aspx?MeetingID=253&MinutesMeetingID=-1&doctype=Agenda

AN 11/22 MIDNIGHT RUN REMINDER, HNM IN CROTON

HOLY NAME OF MARY HAS SCHEDULED A MIDNIGHT RUN FOR SATURDAY, November 22- As winter is right around the corner they are in need of blankets, sleeping bags, coats, sweatshirts and pants. Also, new socks and underwear, tee shirts, and individual toiletries are always needed. Please drop off your gently used clothing at the Parish Center NEXT TO THE MAIN CHURCH ON GRAND STREET. If interested in helping at the Runs, please email Fran Gennarelli at julie.fran@verizon.net