Thursday, July 31, 2014

CROTON-HARMON TEACHER PATRICIA LYNCH & OTHERS TACKLE 20 YEAR OLD SCIENCE CURRICULUM

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JOURNAL NEWS 7/20/14 Teachers gathered over the summer to revamp BOCES' Science 21 curriculum for grades K-6. Pictured, left to right: Mario Suarez of Pocantico Hills, Patricia Lynch of Croton-Harmon, Kim DelRosario-Fonseca of Tarrytown and Dayna Reist of Rye. http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/hall-monitor/2014/07/30/10025/13369123/

CROTON SUMMER BLOOD DRIVE A SUCCESS!

As many of you know, Croton recently held a summer blood drive. Everything Croton received a note from Jo Ann Fannon to say that 53 pints had been collected! Hats off to you Croton!

You may also have an interest in:
--A blast from Croton blood drives past http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/a-blast-from-croton-blood-drives-ast.html and don't forget: The Unitarians are holding a blood drive on 8/8--more info here http://www.uucroton.org/event-892971

AUGUST ROCK CONCERTS @ SENASQUA

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SUMMER CONCERTS @ SENASQUA IN AUGUST - 8/1 SUNDOWN BAND AND 8/8 BEACH BOYS TRIBUTE BAND -
RAIN DATES ARE SATURDAY NIGHT UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED....FREE

7/28 WORK SESSION TAPE, GALLELLI WIEGMAN GOUVEIA SCANDAL, MAYOR REFUSES TO TALK ABOUT GOUVEIA, SLIPPEN ACTS APOLOGIST

The 7/28 work session audio is now online; Levitt and Gallelli absent; Slippen says they will be transparent in so many words, on Gouveia, from now on(!); Something Good is now on the site however. 

Mayor Wiegman refuses to address his and trustee Gallelli's foil scandal when questioned by residents. Still seeks to form a "committee" to "explore" what to do with property even though he and Gallelli withheld information from the public, the other trustees, and already aided and abetted Something Good's presence on the property. Trustee Davis unhappy with what the mayor and Gallelli did. Mayor shuts down any further discussion. See the documents and deception here, as well as Joe Gingold's 7/24 letter below:

To the Editor: At last week’s Village Board meeting, I thought I saw flames shooting up from Trustee Ann Gallelli’s chair as, with a straight face, she told us that she had no knowledge of what Something Good in the World (SGW) was doing on the Gouveia property and what SGW’s plans were.  Now, in response to a FOIL request, we have a 70-page file of e-mails that Barbara Sarbin, Director of SGW sent to Mayor Wiegman and Ms. Gallelli over the past year, and they directly contradict many of Ms. Gallelli’s statements.  And, guess who compiled the file?  None other than our “full time” mayor.  So we can’t even be sure that the file is complete.  READ THE REST HERE  https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-joel-gingolds-letter-to-the-editor-july-24-2014/327495467407491

Hear the work session tape at http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_TrustMin/2014/BOT-2014-07-28-14%20WS%20AUDIO.MP3

SEE CROTON UNITED'S CANDIDATES HERE - IT'S AS EASY AS A-B-C, ANDERSON, BRIJESKI & CALCUTTI http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/its-as-easy-as-b-c.html

LEARN ABOUT THE TRUSTEE RASKOB SLIPPEN SWITCH HERE, COURTESY OF BRIAN POWER'S GAZETTE LETTER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/gazette-brian-powers-letter-slippen.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

--Step back in time to the days of Horn & Hardart Automats--one of the most exciting places on earth for a kid!

Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German-born, New Orleans-raised Frank Hardart (1850–1918) opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888...By introducing Philadelphia to New Orleans-style French-drip coffee, which Hardart promoted as their "gilt-edge" brew, they 
made their tiny luncheonette a local attraction. READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/1e9SmIk

Click on the photos--one of which features Santa Claus looking in on 5 children in a bed--circa 1898.

--For all you putz house restorers: 

NEW FROM PETE OEHMEN, REPLACEMENT FOIL WINDOWS http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=682

--Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com found this great link filled with old toy train photos http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/vintage-department-store-toy-trains?reply=33810031285615306#33810031285615306

--The history of the Noma Electric Corporation a.k.a. Christmas light manufacturer http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/vintage-christmas-lights-history-of.html

IT'S AS EASY AS A-B-C: ANDERSON, BRIJESKI & CALCUTTI

Are you looking for Croton United's candidates? Read on....

Croton United (CU) is pleased to announce the nomination of Bob Anderson, John Brijeski, and Virginia Calcutti as its candidates for the three open trustee seats on the Croton Village Board. CU is a recently formed, non partisan organization dedicated to returning honesty, integrity, and efficiency to government in Croton.

“Croton United is very proud to have such an outstanding trio as Bob, John, and Ginny as our first candidates for the board,” said CU chair Roseann Schuyler, “and we’re proud to offer the voters of Croton a choice of three individuals with diverse strengths and experience, as well as great honesty and integrity in this November’s election. We’re looking forward to introducing our candidates to the community, and to presenting our vision for the future of the village. If village residents want honest, open, and efficient government in Croton, it’s as easy as ABC. Just choose Anderson, Brijeski, and Calcutti in November.”


READ AND SEE MORE @ THE CROTON UNITED WEBSITE--CLICK ON THE LINK AND GO DOWN THE PAGE ONCE YOU GET THERE http://www.crotonunited.org/
OR ON FACEBOOK @ https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited?ref_type=bookmark

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN SOME GAZETTE LETTERS ON IMPORTANT VILLAGE ISSUES; click on the link to see an updated wrap-up http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/updated-wrap-up-of-important-letters.html

1960 MARDI GRAS PARTY @ HOLY NAME OF MARY

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By special request, and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society, Holy Name of Mary's Mardi Gras card party organized by the Rosary Society, January 1960. Click on the photo. You may also have an interest in seeing some photos from:

--The 2014 Mardi Gras event @ Holy Name http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/some-photos-from-2014-mardi-gras-holy.html
--The 2013 Mardi Gras event http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/photographs-from-holy-name-of-marys.html

SUMMER HOURS FRANKI'S GRILL

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SUMMER HOURS FOR FRANKI'S GRILL IN THE HISTORIC UPPER VILLAGE:
Monday through Friday 6:30 am to 4 pm; Saturday 7 am to 4 pm
Closed on Sundays from 7/27 through 8/31 - re-opening on Sundays in September

CROTON UNITED ANNOUNCES CANDIDATES: ANDERSON, BRIJESKI & CALCUTTI

Croton United (CU) is pleased to announce the nomination of Bob Anderson, John Brijeski, and Virginia Calcutti as its candidates for the three open trustee seats on the Croton Village Board. CU is a recently formed, non partisan organization dedicated to returning honesty, integrity, and efficiency to government in Croton.

“Croton United is very proud to have such an outstanding trio as Bob, John, and Ginny as our first candidates for the board,” said CU chair Roseann Schuyler, “and we’re proud to offer the voters of Croton a choice of three individuals with diverse strengths and experience, as well as great honesty and integrity in this November’s election. We’re looking forward to introducing our candidates to the community, and to presenting our vision for the future of the village. If village residents want honest, open, and efficient government in Croton, it’s as easy as ABC. Just choose Anderson, Brijeski, and Calcutti in November.” 


READ AND SEE MORE @ THE CROTON UNITED WEBSITE--CLICK ON THE LINK AND GO DOWN THE PAGE ONCE YOU GET THERE http://www.crotonunited.org/

OR ON FACEBOOK @ https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited?ref_type=bookmark

GRIEF WORKSHOP 8/9 @ THE AJNA CENTER FOR WELLNESS & COMMUNITY

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A MESSAGE FROM TINA TRIBURGO OF THE AJNA CENTER FOR WELLNESS & COMMUNITY:

We will be holding a workshop to help you grieve the loss of a sibling.This will be both psychotherapy as well as art therapy. You will have the opportunity to paint, write and utilize creative tools to help to process your grief.  Then we will come back together to share and process (no pressure to share anything that you do not wish to). We will then plant something in the garden together as a group to acknowledge the loss of your sibling. Appropriate for ages 12 and up.

This can also be the loss of a best friend, spouse or other family member.  I recently had many clients who have suffered the loss of their sibling, so this prompted me to get them together to process as a group.

When:  Sat. Aug 9th, 10am-12pm, Wear comfortable clothing that you do not mind getting paint on. $125 including materials at The Ajna Center - Please private message me at triburgolcsw@yahoo.com 

This group will be lead by Tina Triburgo, LCSW and Ellen Haubin, Art Therapist. Kindly RSVP by Aug 2nd.

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: THE HISTORY OF THE NOMA ELECTRIC CORPORATION

Yes, yes, we know--the newer LED Christmas lights are more energy efficient, yada-yada....But we love the old ones just the same....

And so by special request, the history of the Noma Electric Corporation. NOMA was the largest Christmas lighting company in the world for all of the years of its operation prior to 1965.

READ MORE HERE http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/noma_story.htm and thanks Paul Race of  www.bigindoortrains.com for the link

p.s. Click on the photo to see a 1948 ad for Noma lights, including their bubble lights. 

ANOTHER TRAINING NIGHT 4 THE CROTON FIRE DEPT. FAST

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Members of YOUR ALL VOLUNTEER CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT FAST held their monthly drill last night, reviewing firefighter rescue procedures. More to come! Click on the link https://twitter.com/CrotonFire/status/494101744025346048/photo/1

You may also have an interest in one of their past monthly drills--click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/crotons-bravest-in-night-time-drill-on.html

1960: CROTON BROWNIES FATHER-DAUGHTER DINNER @ ASBURY

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By special request--and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society--the 1960 Croton Brownies Father-Daughter dinner  @ Asbury Methodist. Click on the images below.

And remember--if you are not yet a member of the historical society, you're missing out on their quarterly publication, The Historian, a perk that comes with membership.   See more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/nowthe-latest-edition-of-croton.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S GIRL SCOUTS--AND BROWNIES TOO!
PART 1 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-look-back-crotons-girl-scouts-part-1.html   
PART 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-look-back-crotons-girl-scouts-part-2.html   
PART 3 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/part-3-look-back-crotons-girl-scouts.html 
CONCLUSION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/conclusion-look-back-crotons-girl.html

REMINDER: THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN @ CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS

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Just a reminder that it's that time of year--Cookie's famous truly local corn--and tomatoes--have arrived...peaches too...etc.! 

GO HERE! http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/cookies-famous-sweet-corn-has-arrived.html