Saturday, December 10, 2016

SANTA's MAILBOXES, CROTON: 2016 AND 1977

Just a few days left to get in your letter to Santa in Croton. Mailboxes have been placed in the municipal building and at Save-Mor.  Only letters received by 12/14 are guaranteed an answer. Don't forget to include your name and address.

Click on the photo to see a Croton Santa Mailbox from 1977, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society.

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR...

What's happening in Croton this weekend? CLICK ON THE LINK TO FIND OUT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/we-love-saturdays-sundays-in-croton_10.html

THE BEST OF CROTON 2016, MARCH AND APRIL

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

Onward and Upward...and back by popular demand: Everything Croton's Annual Series continues--THE BEST OF CROTON.

For the next several weeks, EverythingCroton will showcase only some of the best of what village life had to offer throughout 2016, month by month---from our schools to our houses of worship to the arts to our business community to our volunteers...and more...

And now THE BEST OF CROTON 2016 - MARCH AND APRIL

CLICK ON THE LINKS BELOW; see THE BEST OF CROTON FOR JANUARY AND FEBRUARY HERE http://bit.ly/2hpke7G 

MARCH 2016 

--CONGRATULATIONS WINDRUM AND REYNOLDS, HOLY NAME OF MARY KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, OFF TO THE FINALS AT WEST POINT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/congrats-to-windrum-reynolds-hnm.html 

--ABOUT THAT 3D PRINTER: 3/29/16 - Today, Janet DiBenedetto presented Rotary Club of Croton's President, Dr. Greg Schmidt with a check awarded to the group as part of a matching grant from the Rotary District which was used to purchase a 3D Printer for Croton Free Library. Pictured also is Yvonne Cech, Library Director. SEE MORE HERE  bit.ly/1RqkkGk AND SEE MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2gLDMPx 

--PHOTOS FROM THE ANNUAL KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS EASTER EGG HUNT AT HOLY NAME http://bit.ly/1LUBGeb 

--CROTON BUSINESSES STEP UP TO THE PLATE; A LIST OF CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE 2016 SEASON SPONSORS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/2016-croton-little-league-sponsors-list.html 

--PALM SUNDAY PROCESSION PHOTOS @ OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH http://bit.ly/1UeStLZ 

--CROTON'S SHOPRITE RECOGNIZED FOR SUPPORTING LOCAL FOOD BANKS http://bit.ly/2hpja3l 

--HARMON ENGINE COMPANY HONORS PAT CALCUTTI AND HAROLD LOCKWOOD http://bit.ly/2hpjpMb 

--CONGRATULATIONS TO CHHS SCIENCE RESEARCH STUDENTS, WESEF COMPETITION  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/congrats-to-croton-harmon-hs-science.html 

--CONGRATULATIONS TO ARMAND PAPPAS, NYS TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/congratulations-to-armand-pappas-nys.html 

--A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE CUB SCOUT PANCAKE FUNDRAISER @ HOLY NAME http://bit.ly/2gvyJoI 

--FRIENDS AND FAMILY SAY GOOD-BYE TO HUGO IODICE http://bit.ly/1TFbuXe  SEE ALSO http://bit.ly/1p7JGxE 

--REMEMBERING BILL LAEMMEL http://bit.ly/1YFuxQE 

APRIL 2016 

--MEMPHIS MAE'S CELEBRATES 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH COMEDY SHOW AND MORE ON APRIL IST; (EDITOR'S NOTE: VOTED BEST BARBECUE IN WESTCHESTER) http://www.memphismaes.com/ 

--EARTH DAY 2016 PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CROTON CONSERVATION ADVISORY COUNCIL  http://bit.ly/2h8Y8VO AND CROTON UNITED https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/582832211873814 

--MORE EARTH DAY 2016 PHOTOS AT EVERYTHING CROTON http://bit.ly/2glhMtQ 

--PHOTOS, FEED THE BIRDS WELCOMES CET CLASS http://bit.ly/2glk0JI 

--FATHER BRENNAN GETS OUT OF THE HOSPITAL! http://bit.ly/1WONnpD 

--THANK YOU CROTON ROTARIAN RICHARD ZUMBACH AND WIFE, LINDA, SPECIAL THANKS TO NIGEL   http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/thank-you-croton-rotarian-richard.html 

--GREEN & GRAIN OPENS IN CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/welcome-to-croton-green-grain-opened.html 

--CROTON FIRE DEPT, HARMON ENGINE, WINS TEATOWN CHILI COMPETITION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/croton-fire-dept-harmon-engine-wins.html 

--PHOTOS FROM THE CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE 2016 PARADE, PARTS 1 AND 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/part-1-2016-croton-little-league.html 

AND SEE ALSO PHOTOS, OPENING DAY, FROM CROTON UNITED AT http://bit.ly/1NfRLvr 

--GOOD LUCK MATT MALLORY, WASHINGTON ENGINE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/good-luck-kyle-mallory-begins-journey.html 

--FRANZOSO CONTRACTING, PROUD SUPPORTER OF THE FRIENDS NETWORK http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/franzoso-contracting-proud-supporter-of.html

DEPREZ WINES, THEIR BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR & SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES TOO

And now a word from Deprez Wines - Our Biggest Sale of The Year; Save 15 - 20 - 25 - Up to 30% - All items clearly marked on our shelves - Discount taken off our low regular prices - 1st come 1st served - No merchandise held

Web Customers: All items on our site are discounted 15% or more - please use coupon code EXTRA5 for additional 5% off! www.bestwinevalues.com
 
Local Charities - As our donation program is geared toward school fundraisers and other community events during the year, come the Holidays we remember the needy in our neighborhoods; a portion of our sales this season will go to those that don't have much and need the most, namely The Croton Caring Commitee, The Ossining Children's Center, The Ossining Food Pantry, City Harvest, The Food Bank for Westchester

Deprez Wines in the Shop-Rite Center, Croton 914 271 3200

WE LOVE SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN CROTON

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

WE LOVE SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN CROTON; POST COMES DOWN AFTER 4 PM ON SUNDAYS

12/10 LEGO MAN OF NEW YORK @ THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/

12/10 AND 12/11 CROTON ARTISANS BOUTIQUE CONTINUES--ALL THE DETAILS HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/11/croton-artisans-announce-20th-annual.html

12/10 AND 12/11 CONEY ISLAND CHRISTMAS AT CROTON ACADEMY OF ARTS; GET YOUR TICKETS HERE http://bit.ly/2gLOAAT

12/10 and 12/11--Major announcement from THE GRANDSTAND; they are now officially licensed to have music and have partnered with THE DIFFERENTS as their house band; Christmas party this weekend; more details here http://bit.ly/2hmQmom

12/11 SUNDAY AT BENNETT CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC AT 2 PM - PERCUSSION RECITAL, NATHAN BREWSTER WITH SPECIAL GUEST MARK DODGE; 18 VAN WYCK STREET - BENNETCONSERVATORY.ORG

ALSO AT BENNETT ON 12/11 BUT AT 4 PM: A THOUSAND YEARS OF MUSIC WITH ROBERTA KOSSE, A CROTON COMPOSER AND RESIDENT; WILL TRACE THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE EARLIEST WRITTEN MUSIC FROM 500 A.D. TO 1500 A.D. GREGORIAN CHANT, ETC.

12/11 ANGELICA CONCERT @ HOLY NAME OF MARY CHURCH: Sweet was the Song, A Yuletime celebration - Sunday, December 11th at 3pm Angelica Women’s Chamber Choir presents “Sweet Was the Song.” The program celebrates Yuletide with medieval, renaissance, and contemporary selections. Suggested Donation: $20; $10 seniors & students. Tickets sold at the door.

12/11 BRUNCH AT TAGINE ON SUNDAYShttp://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/05/sunday-brunch-now-tagine.html

12/11 CROTON FD CANDY CANE RUN - SEE THE SCHEDULE OF STOPS HERE http://www.crotonfd.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=304

CROTON GAB AND KNIT MEETS AT THE BLACK COW ON SUNDAYS, NOONISH 

AND MORE FROM YOUR LOCAL BUSINESSES:

--THE BEST KISSING BALLS, POINSETTIAS AND CHRISTMAS TREES: CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/11/christmas-2016-croton-country-gardens.html

--FEED THE BIRDS, OODLES OF HANDCRAFTED MADE IN AMERICA ORNAMENTS, SUN-CATCHERS, BIRD HOUSES AND MORE https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Birds-124684690934636/ 

--SUNSHINE AND CLOVER https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunshine-Clover/413739138705485 

--POP-UP HOLIDAY GIFT SHOP/BREAKFAST AT THE SIDECAR AT THE TAVERN THIS WEEKEND https://www.facebook.com/thesidecaratthetavern1/

--FAMILY FUN DAY WITH CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS KIDS CARE CABARET AT HILLTOP ON 12/11 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/cspa-kids-care-cabaret-hilltop-121116.html

--LOOKING FOR THE EVERYTHING CROTON CHRISTMAS & HANUKKAH ONLINE "CATALOG"? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/part-six-your-everything-croton-online.html 

--AND WE LOVE THE GRILLED CHICKEN CEASAR WRAP @ FRANKI'S GRILL http://www.frankisgrillcroton.com/

--AND HUGE SALE AT DEPREZ WINES, SUPPORT LOCAL CHARITIES TOO http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/deprez-wines-their-biggest-sale-of-year.html

NEED TO DECOMPRESS?
HOW ABOUT A WALK IN THE CROTON ARBORETUM  http://www.crotonarboretum.org/

IMPORTED FROM THE USA: DOUGLAS FAIRBANKS JR.

New from our friends at European Film Star Postcards--Imported from the USA: Douglas Fairbanks Jr.

Handsome and distinguished, Douglas Fairbanks Jr. (1909-2000) was much more than the son of his superstar father. He was a bright, multi-talent, who excelled in sports and sculpting, was involved in business and was knighted for his war efforts as a lieutenant. And he acted in approximately 100 films or TV shows.

Noblesse oblige

Douglas Elton Ulman Fairbanks Junior was born in New York City in 1909 as the only child of the future Swashbuckler of silent films, Douglas Fairbanks, and Beth Sully, the daughter of a very wealthy cotton mogul. His parents divorced when he was nine years old, and both remarried.