Sunday, July 15, 2018

WESTCHESTER LAWMAKERS LOOK TO BAN SPARKLERS!

Heavy fines for using a sparkler; selling a sparkler; more from LOHUD at https://www.lohud.com/.../westchester.../778999002/

ANOTHER BANNER SUMMER MORNING IN THE HUDSON VALLEY, TAKE-OUT FROM THE CROTON MINI DELI & A VISIT TO THE CORTLANDT FARM MARKET

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ANOTHER BANNER SUMMER MORNING IN THE HUDSON VALLEY, TAKE-OUT FROM THE CROTON MINI DELI & A VISIT TO THE CORTLANDT FARM MARKET....click on the photos and enjoy....

Residents who want to support local businesses---and local farms--have a multitude of choices right here in the Hudson Valley...one of these--and just a short drive away--is THE CORTLANDT FARM MARKET. 

First up, however, a little breakfast---and the BEST bacon, egg and (for those who like cheese) breakfast sandwiches around come from the Croton Mini Deli.  Owned by Don Kenneally Sr. for over 20 years--..and now with the help of his son, Don Kenneally Jr, and their staff--the Croton Mini Deli has become a village tradition---and rightfully so.  Read more about them here.

Next up, our destination--The Cortlandt Farm Market. 

For those who don't know, Cortlandt Farm Market is a full service garden center and farmers market. 

It's located just outside of Peekskill N.Y. on Route 202 (Crompond Rd) in Cortlandt Manor and a very pleasant, quick drive. 

Here's just a small sample of the tomatoes and other vegetables under cultivation. The on-site greenhouses are used to grow extraordinary hanging baskets, annuals and vegetable plants. 

And did we mention they make cider donuts! Fresh, on site, delicious!

Of course we had to bring home the Zucchini Walnut Loaf--which is just about the best we've had anywhere.

Cortlandt Farm Market also stocks unusual jams, jellies, pickles and artisan vinegars....as well as garden accessories and sculptures....Read all about them here.

And as always, let's keep those shopping and dining dollars local.

P.S. IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN YORKTOWN....https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/07/a-very-pleasant-visit-to-meadows-farm.html

ALL PHOTOS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

REMEMBERING MARTIN LANDAU

Who died this date in 2017....and one of our favorites...

Martin Landau, the all-purpose actor who showcased his versatility as a master of disguise on the Mission: Impossible TV series and as a broken-down Bela Lugosi in his Oscar-winning performance in Ed Wood...he was 89.   (70's "children" will remember him as the commander from Space 1999; click on the photo, courtesy of CROTON'S OWN SERIOUSTOYZ.COM)  READ MORE ABOUT LANDAU COURTESY OF THE 2017 HOLLYWOOD REPORTER: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/martin-landau-dead-ed-wood-811318

CROTON'S LILLIAN NORDICA IN PERIL AT OPERA 1906

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And now courtesy of LOC:

CROTON'S LILLIAN NORDICA IN PERIL AT OPERA - NEW YORK HERALD 1906 

HEAVY PIECE OF SCENERY CRASHES DOWN UPON HER, DESTROYING BOUQUET IN HER HAND

SPLINTER DRIVEN INTO ARM 

Click on the images to read more.  

You may also enjoy reading:

--NORDICA'S WEIGHT LOSS POWDER!  More here 

--MADAME NORDICA'S TARRYTOWN HOME ROBBED! MORE HERE 

--1905 NORDICA WIRES HOME THAT SHE IS "BROKE", SPENT LAVISHLY IN PARIS !!!! MORE HERE

--WAS LILLIAN NORDICA THE MASKED SOPRANO? READ MORE HERE

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND NEWS RECAP--AND VINTAGE CROTON TOO

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YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND NEWS RECAP--AND VINTAGE CROTON TOO
 


--ARBORETUM GARDEN TOUR TODAY

--RICK TURNER, LETTER, GAZETTE, ON THE VILLAGE BOARD'S TROUBLING NEW POLICY; read more here 

--VINTAGE CROTON 1940, BELL TELEPHONE AD RATES FOR CROTON AND MARTHA DEANE TOO! MORE HERE

--QUICK LOCAL TRIPS YOU MAY ENJOY:
***TRAVIS COVE, RIVERWALK, PEEKSKILL; MORE HERE 
***BEAUTIFUL MORNING AT MAYO'S LANDING, photos courtesy of Croton United; more here
***DANISH AND COFFEE AT THE DUCK POND; MORE HERE 
***YORKTOWN, MEADOWS FARM MARKET STAND; MORE HERE
 
--(They've done a beautiful job so far with the re-paving BTW) PIPELINE REPLACEMENT WORK/RESTORATION OF ROADWAY HAS BEGUN ON CROTON POINT AVENUE; BE PREPARED FOR DELAYS; ALLOW EXTRA TIME; A Con Edison contractor will be performing restoration of the concrete roadway on Croton Point Avenue during this summer. Beginning Tuesday, July 10, between the hours of 8 AM and 5 PM, MORE HERE 


--CROTON'S ROBERT SCOTT HAS DIED, MORE HERE

--RUMMAGE SALE, TEMPLE ISRAEL; MORE HERE

--BILLIONS OF DOLLARS AND...UNDERCOOKED, AN EXPENSIVE PUSH TO PROTECT THE PLANET FALLS SHORT, PROPUBLICA, MORE HERE

--MELITA'S POP-UP SHOP IS COMING; MORE HERE   

--VINTAGE CROTON, 1916, PRES. WILSON'S DAUGHTER & COMPANY IN RUN-AWAY ACCIDENT, MORE HERE

--7/26 COMMUNITY BLOOD DRIVE; MORE HERE 

--PLASTIC BAG HYPOCRISY, 7/6/18, The following letter was published in the Gazette. https://bit.ly/2MRZTDm  


--VINTAGE CROTON, MORE RECENTLY UNEARTHED BITS & PIECES ABOUT CROTON NOTBLES JACKIE GLEASON, LENORE ULRIC & KATHLEEN BELLER; MORE HERE

--BENEDICT BLVD. APARTMENT BUILDING, CONSTRUCTION BEGINS; more here


--7/21,  OUR SAVIOUR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH---ANNUAL SUMMER TAG SALE--VISIT http://oursaviourcroton.org/

--7/18 ASSEMBLYWOMAN GALEF'S ANNUAL SENIOR FORUM; MORE HERE 


--Croton's ORANGEBERRY in The Examiner News; more here

--ALL THIRTEEN RESCUED FROM THAILAND CAVE; NY POST; more here


--Croton's MEX-TO-GO in the Examiner News; more here

--THE BUFFALO NEWS: Wegmans has long championed sustainability, so why doesn't it support Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo's recent proposal to ban single-use plastic bags? HERE'S WHY WEGMANS OPPOSES CUOMO'S plastic bag ban; more here


--NEWS 12/Thanks to the Senator's FB page for the heads-up--Plan to protect NYC from flooding sparks concerns, NEWS 12--OSSINING - The Army Corps of Engineers is set to unveil plans to build barriers designed to protect New York City from severe storms...THREE MEETINGS PLANNED....State Sen. Terrence Murphy said in a statement that a project of this scope and impact deserves more meetings. MORE HERE


--VINTAGE CROTON, WHAT'S PLAYING AT THE STARLIGHT; MORE HERE

--STARBUCKS BANS PLASTIC STRAWS, ENDS UP USING MORE PLASTIC INSTEAD; MORE HERE 
 

--STATUS OF THE "GIFTED" GOUVEIA OSSINING BUILDING, STILL EMPTY; MORE HERE

--STATUS OF THE GOUVEIA CROTON "HOUSE"; STILL EMPTY https://bit.ly/2tlIbAn


--2018 ANNUAL CROTON SENIORS PICNIC; MORE HERE 

--TAB HUNTER HAS DIED; MORE HERE 

--CONFIDENTIAL TO CG: You are not alone in your concerns about church and state issues; however, social media is not the place to address them. You are urged to speak to your pastor and/or elected officials to find out what the policy is--or isn't--(or should be). 

--CUOMO'S BUFFALO BILLION BEYOND CORRUPT; MORE HERE 

--VINTAGE CROTON ADS, 1965 AND 1971; MORE HERE 

FOR COLLECTORS OF BRITISH CIGARETTE CARDS

New from our friends at European Film Star Postcards...New GDI acquisition: British cigarette cards--These very small cards (ca. 6.5 x 3.5 cm or 2.6 x 1.2 inches) were all produced in the 1930s by various tobacco firms in Great Britain to be included in cigarette packs. READ AND SEE MORE HERE 

Click on the image for actor Paul Muni, an American stage and film actor and five-time Academy Award nominee, who started his acting career in the Yiddish theatre. Read more about him here

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GREAT NEWS CROTON, SMART GLAMOUR POP-UP SHOP 8/11

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GREAT NEWS CROTON, SMART GLAMOUR POP-UP SHOP SET FOR 8/11: We're so excited to be bringing SmartGlamour back to Croton for a pop up shop for the 3rd year in a row! And our second year at Yoga Sol. Stay tuned for info one what items we'll be bringing and how our pop ups work, if you haven't been to one before! Don't forget to invite your friends! MORE HERE

Saturday, July 14, 2018

CROTON HARMON COMMUNITY TENNIS SUMMER SIZZLER

7/28, Ossining's Nelson Park, ticket info and more at https://www.crotontennis.org/events/summer-sizzler

PHOTO ALBUM, CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT, BRUSH FIRE, CROTON POINT PARK

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PHOTO ALBUM: "All Hands" Transmitted for Croton Point Brush Fire

BY CFD NEWS TEAM July 13, 2018 

At 3:45 PM on Friday, the Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department was dispatched for an unknown type fire in the area of Croton Point Park. A female at Croton Landing Park was reporting a large amount of black smoke, visible nearly two miles away. While units were responding, 60 Control updated us that they had conflicting reports of either a brush fire, boat fire or structure fire, so the initial response assignment was upgraded to a structural fire response. READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE

PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CROTON FIRE DEPT. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED 

STARBUCKS BANS PLASTIC STRAWS, ENDS UP USING MORE PLASTIC INSTEAD!

The law of unintended consequences - Starbucks Bans Plastic Straws, Winds Up Using More Plastic--A Reason investigation reveals that the coffee giant's new cold drink lids use more plastic than the old straw/lid combo. READ MUCH MORE AT https://reason.com/blog/2018/07/12/starbucks-straw-ban-will-see-the-company

MORE UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES: AUSTIN'S PLASTIC BAG BAN; more here

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX

By Special Request--a resident was looking for info about Croton's Dutch history. Specifically, the  Dutch "fairs" that were held here for the benefit of the Village Health League.

Click on the links below for info about the CROTON HEALTH LEAGUE AND THE DUTCH PAGEANT IN 1912, includes some outstanding photos.

--DUTCH DAYS PAGEANT IN CROTON 1912 http://bit.ly/2i9w95X 
--MORE ON THE PAGEANT http://bit.ly/1GqaHVc
--AND FROM THE SPRING 2009 EDITION OF THE CROTON HISTORIAN http://bit.ly/2iOt7VD

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Over the last several months, your editor has been asked if the rumors are true that Croton plans to move to gender neutral bathrooms. Again, your editor has heard nothing and advises that you attend meetings and/or ask your officials and/or staff directly.  Social media is not a substitute for attending meetings, public hearings, etc.

Meanwhile in Ossining, however, their mayor has proposed gender neutral bathrooms; read more here 

FOR COLLECTORS OF VINTAGE POSTCARDS BY HARCOURT

New from our friends at European Film Star Postcards:  PHOTO BY STUDIO HARCOURT

From 1934 on, Studio Harcourt in Paris immortalised some of the greatest figures of the 20th century. The French dream factory produced 1,500 iconic black and-white photographs of film stars as Gérard Philippe, Simone Signoret and Michèle Morgan, and singers as Edith Piaf, Charles Trenet and Juliette Gréco. Read and see much more here.

Click on the photo postcard of a very young and handsome Louis Jourdan---in his PRE-GIGI days; read more here.

COMING TO THE ORGANIC TEACHING KITCHEN 7/18

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STARTING 7/18 AT THE ORGANIC TEACHING KITCHEN---21 DAY CLEAN EATING BOOTCAMP  

MORE INFO HERE

MELITA'S POP UP SHOP 7/21

Save the date: Melita's on Ossining is having a POP UP SHOP on 7/21 featuring local artists, crafters and more.

Come to shop and support women in business.

For more about Melita's Home Furnishings, follow their FB page here.