Thursday, March 5, 2015

KIDS COMMUNITY CHORUS BEGINS SUNDAY, CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Kids Community Chorus Begins This Sunday

Carol Arrucci, Broadway kids Musical Director, is reaching out to the community to fill the spots in her kids chorus.  "I want to create an atmosphere where the kids tour and perform on a regular basis", she explains. Kids sing around the house and parents know that they enjoy it- Now we are gathering all of that great talent and using it to benefit others in the Kids Care Cabaret".  Students from 2nd to 8th grade are invited to perform at the many venues in our area.  "There are theaters, fundraising events, Kids Fairs, Veterans and nursing homes and many other opportunities for these kids to share their joy", boasts Arrucci.  The program rehearses on Sundays and begins this Sunday, March 9, 1:00-2:30, in Croton, NY. 

The registration of only $85 for the entire spring and summer program can be made online on their website: www.CortArts.com, by clicking on the Kids Care Cabaret icon on the home page or contact Carol at 914-402-4250.

Ray and Carol Arrucci, Owners
The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts
"Shower the people you love with love"  James Taylor

NEW CASTLE, CHAPPAQUA FIGHTS AFFORDABLE HOUSING PLAN, JOURNAL NEWS

You will find the costs involved staggering....

LOHUD 3/5/15: The battle to build affordable housing in the hometown of Bill and Hillary Clinton and Gov. Andrew Cuomo has intensified, with New Castle asking a developer to scrap its plan for 28 units in downtown Chappaqua, and start afresh with an entirely new project.

HIGHLIGHTS: 
-New Castle says any special use permit in New Castle is only good for 18 months 
-The town has demanded that Conifer seek an extension 
-Conifer refused, and obtained a court order to stop the town from acting.
READ MORE HERE http://www.lohud.com/story/money/personal-finance/taxes/david-mckay-wilson/2015/03/05/new-castle-steps-workforce-housing-opposition/24464725/

SEE ALSO  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/conifer-realtys-affordable-housing.html

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR...

When Cornelia Cotton's reading of Stepping Stones--originally scheduled for tonight at the Croton Library--will be re-scheduled? Stay tuned.

When and where the Acadien Cajun Band is playing in Croton? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/in-croton-37-acadien-cajun-band.html

Info about the Croton-Harmon Experience Science Technology & Innovation Fair? Go here http://bit.ly/1wWZ5OZ

Info about the Photographers of Northern Westchester Spring Exhibit? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-2015-photographers-of-northern.html

A wrap-up of local St. Patrick's Day events, services and more? Go here http://bit.ly/1FWHNGP

Italian Easter chocolate? Stay tuned...

The latest from Croton United? Stay tuned or pop into their FB page for updates https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited

The latest on the Algonquin pipeline and FERC's decision? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/feds-approve-algonquin-pipeline.html

Holy Week and Easter Services at Asbury Methodist? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/holy-week-easter-services-2015-asbury.html 

Holy Week and Easter Services at Our Saviour Lutheran Church? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/2015-holy-weekeaster-schedule-2015-our.html 

TOWN OF CORTLANDT'S THIRD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT

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TOWN OF CORTLANDT'S THIRD ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT - MARCH 28TH - 1PM PROMPTLY. RAIN DATE IS APRIL 4TH.

CLICK ON THE FLYER FOR MORE INFO.

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

This amazing Coca-Cola bank, circa 1950's, was featured in a recent auction @ Croton's own SeriousToyz.com--and since it sold for $862.00, your editor didn't stand a chance in the bidding! 

Produced by Linemar (Marx), Japan--here are the details: 10”, litho tin b/o w/ plastic glasses; fill the top reservoir w/ Coke, insert a penny, & it dispenses a mini glass-full; this was a perfect mint/unused example, complete w/‘tool’ in clip inside top of lid; in a crisp C9 box; without a doubt, one of the finest examples of this rare toy.  And proof positive that if you have serious stuff, SeriousToyz.com has serious bidders. 

That great bank is followed by a fabulous vintage Christmas textile; a 4 POCKET APRON which dates it to very early 1950's. 

And finally Lisa found the best FB page--it's called 328 Chauncey Street--which as you know, was Ralph Cramden's address in the Honeymooners.

Click on the photos and enjoy.

Check out the FB page here https://www.facebook.com/328ChaunceyStreet?fref=photo

Howard's latest "faux flattie" project--Santa with sleigh and reindeer--is moving along; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page to follow his progress http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=831

Yes, yes, we know it's snowing--but with Easter just a few weeks away, the Easter villages are being unpacked! Check out Tom's latest here http://bit.ly/1FewLfK

DIY PROJECT:
There's a relatively new product on the market. It's called MIRROR EFFECT by Rustoleum--and although it can be pricey--if you watch out for coupons, you can get it for far less at your local crafts store--the elves and I are highly recommending it. Yes, you too can create your own faux mercury glass, the possibilities are endless. Click on the link--please note that although this video tells you to spray INSIDE the object, some people apply the paint to the outside instead. We went with both techniques. Check it out at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9pdbpXp9e4. You may have to deal with a random pop up ad.

And check out this very early cotton top made in Japan putz church: http://bit.ly/1GnSwh0

Want more vintage? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_31.html

And did you miss.... http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-february-2015-edition-of-christmas.html

LOCAL STUDENTS COMPETE IN DESTINATION IMAGINATION REGIONAL TOURNAMENT 3/7/15

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A BIG EVERYTHING CROTON SHOUT-OUT--AND GOOD LUCK!

LOCAL STUDENTS COMPETE IN DESTINATION IMAGINATION REGIONAL TOURNAMENT ON MARCH 7TH - CLICK ON THE FLYER.

AND FYI: Croton has 15 teams (95 students) competing this year, in 6 different challenges, across Elementary, Middle and Secondary competition levels.

GREAT DIY PROJECT RE-VISITED, COURTESY OF CROTON'S OWN SUNSHINE & CLOVER

A perfect snowy day craft: Busy making more great chalkboards for the house and gifts---and Croton's own Sunshine & Clover carries the chalk paint you'll need in just about every color EXCEPT black--LOL. 

Click on the link: http://bit.ly/1H0f5WD - FOR MORE ABOUT SUNSHINE & CLOVER, visit www.sunshineandclover.com

NEW LATE WINTER, EARLY SPRING MENU @ OCEAN HOUSE IN CROTON

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

OCEAN HOUSE HAS A NEW MENU! Click on the link to read all about it http://conta.cc/1Fdp0a7 - YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/ocean-house-another-croton-business-in.html

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME IS 3/8

As yet another round of snow hits the Hudson Valley, there is hope. (You can keep track of the latest weather here www.hudsonvalleyweather.com/)

Yes believe it or not, spring is coming. And daylight savings time begins on March 8th @ 2 a.m. Set your clocks accordingly.  And think warm thoughts...In the meantime, you may enjoy Jan Johnsen's blog, Serenity in the Garden:

www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/

JAMES MADDOCK MARCH 22ND, SPONSORED BY CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

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JAMES MADDOCK @ THE BUDARZ THEATRE 3/22, SPONSORED BY THE CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS. CLICK ON THE FLYER.

FOR MORE ABOUT THE CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS, VISIT WWW.CORTARTS.COM

YOUR MORNING COMMUTE, WEATHER, CLOSINGS, SCHOOLS

--Weather update: more snow today http://westchester.news12.com/news/weather-update-more-snow-thursday-1.10007061#autoplay=true
--Hen Hud School District updated closed; Croton-Harmon updated closed.
--Transit info http://www.mta.info/
--ALL CLASSES NOW CANCELLED @ YOGA SOL FOR THE DAY.
--HAPPY HEARTS NOW CLOSED

--Stay tuned for updates. 

The Croton Library has decided to close today due to the weather. Cornelia Cotton's reading of STEPPING STONES tonight will be re-scheduled.

TOWN OF CORTLANDT, EARLY DISMISSAL @ 1 http://www.townofcortlandt.com/cit-e-access/news/index.cfm?NID=36957&TID=20

CONGRATS TO HOLY NAME'S CYO BASKETBALL PROGRAM

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The Holy Name of Mary CYO Basketball Program wrapped up another successful season. Kathy Reynolds' 7th grade girls and Ed Croce's 6th grade boys both went undefeated for the season and entered the playoffs hoping to continue their winning ways. If your child is interested in playing next season, look for announcements in the HNM bulletin starting in September of this year.

FUKUSHIMA: YEAR FOUR

Start the afternoon at 1:30 P.M. at Bleakley & Broadway, the old IP entrance, walking with Jun Yasuda and the Peace Walkers to begin our commemoration of the tragedy at Fukushima. The program continues at Presbytarian Church in Peekskill at 3PM...read more here https://www.facebook.com/events/446722488825954/

AND DON'T FORGET: DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME BEGINS 3/8 @ 2 AM.

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

COMING TO THE CROTON LIBRARY 3/12: YOUR YARD--A HABITAT FOR BUTTERFLIES & HUMMINGBIRDS

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

COMING TO THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY 3/12 @ 7 PM; SAW MILL RIVER AUDUBON PUBLIC PROGRAM: YOUR YARD--A HABITAT FOR BUTTERFLIES AND HUMMINGBIRDS. CLICK ON THE FLYER FOR MORE INFO.

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/more-migrating-monarchs.html

FOR MORE ABOUT THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY, VISIT  http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/