Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Monday, January 26, 2015

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

Today we bring you a marvelous bit of 50's Christmas kistch, courtesy of Mary B: KISS-L-TOE, JUST THE RIGHT GIFT, with Pine Permascent of course!

What more is there to say.

It's followed by one of our favorite "stone" cottage putz houses from 
Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com; it uses the textures provided by Paul Race at BIGINDOORTRAINS.COM - you can read more about that here http://www.bigindoortrains.com/indoor_resources/brick_n_stone/brick_n_stone.htm

Click on the photos and enjoy.

Space the final frontier--we were turned onto the neatest blog today:

DREAMS OF SPACE, BOOKS & EPHEMERA, Non-fiction children's space flight stuff 1945-1975. 

There is some very cool stuff in here: dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/ - Of course, we're partial to the Christmas themed entries! http://dreamsofspace.blogspot.com/search?q=christmas

Fans of aluminum Christmas trees will just die and go to heaven once they see this set of photos--which includes the rare ice-blue color https://www.flickr.com/photos/31395401@N08/sets/72157607966701111

From Melissa Francis, only 4 in stock, a large church house/putz kit  http://store.scrapbook.com/hh-wb037.html?w=house+kit

CHRISTMAS TRAINS! Quite literally http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2008/12/12-days-of-christmas-day-3-christmas.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_25.html

1972 MUSIC HOUR @ ASBURY METHODIST IN CROTON

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We're pleased to share this clipping sent to Everything Croton by a resident from June of 1972, "Music Hour at Asbury Church" featuring students from the Bennett Conservatory among others. Click on the photo.

You may also have an interest in other more recent music events that have been held at Asbury:

--BEHIND THE SCENES WITH THE CROTON CHORALE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/behind-scenes-with-croton-chorale.html

--A BEHIND THE SCENES LOOK AT THE BETHEL BELLS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-behind-scenes-look-december-14th.html

AND DON'T FORGET: THE BENNETT CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC IS CELEBRATING ITS 65TH ANNIVERSARY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/bennett-conservatory-of-music-open.html

CROTON'S BLUE PIG WILL BE CLOSED FOR FEBRUARY

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GET IT WHILE YOU CAN--THE BLUE PIG SAYS--Stock up on some of our delicious pints! Don't forget...we'll be closing for all of February!!!!! Get all the latest at https://www.facebook.com/bluepigicecream

PREET BAHARA, SHELDON SILVER UPDATE, THREE MEN IN A ROOM ETC.

--Interesting comment from US Attorney General Preet Bahara on Albany: "lack of transparency, lack of accountability & lack of principle joined with an overabundance of greed, cronyism and self-dealing"

--NY POST 1/26/15, Cuomo ‘on edge’ as federal corruption probe continues; Gov. Cuomo is “freaked-out and furious” over the bombshell criminal charges dropped on Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver last week — and “obsessed with fear’’ because of the ongoing federal corruption probe. One source described Cuomo as “doubly enraged’’ by hard-driving Manhattan US Attorney Preet Bharara’s decision to bring the five criminal corruption charges against Silver just hours after the governor delivered his State of the State address — and then, less than 24 hours after that, to indict Albany’s “three men in a room’’ culture in which Cuomo is the lead player. http://nypost.com/2015/01/26/cuomo-on-edge-as-federal-corruption-probe-continues/

--ASSEMBLY ASKS SILVER TO RESIGN http://www.wgrz.com/story/news/politics/2015/01/26/assembly-democrats-ask-silver-to-step-down/22382119/

SEE ALSO
*WORKING FAMILIES PARTY ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT TO SILVER  http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/01/8560812/working-families-party-issues-statement-support-silver
*US ATTORNEY MOCKS 'THREE MEN IN A ROOM'  http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/01/8560783/after-silver-arrest-bharara-mocks-three-men-room

THE CROTON POINT BUNGALOW COLONY AUGUST 1952

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Delighted as always to share this find from the days of THE CROTON POINT BUNGALOW COLONY: The Croton Point Lighthouse, August 1952--a home grown, hand-typed  "newspaper" that existed for those who lived out on the Point a.k.a. the Bungalow Colony. Courtesy once again of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society. Click on the scans.

If you want to know more about THE CROTON POINT BUNGALOW COLONY, visit:

Part 1 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/part-1-croton-point-bungalow-colony.html

Part 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/part-2-croton-point-bungalow-colony.html

Part 3 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/part-3-croton-point-bungalow-colony.html

YOU CAN ALSO SEE THE NEWSPAPER FROM AUGUST 1942 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/the-croton-point-bungalow-colony-august.html

Sunday, January 25, 2015

UPDATED: EVERYTHING CROTON WEATHER ALERT, CROTON-HARMON SCHOOL DISTRICT EARLY DISMISSALS MONDAY, BUSINESS CLOSINGS

TUESDAY MORNING UPDATE--GO HERE http://www.google.org/publicalerts/alert?aid=f25e4ab83937bc3c&hl=en&gl=US&source=web

NO REPORTS OF POWER OUTAGES; VERY COLD, STRONG WINDS, DPW CURRENTLY PLOWING

CROTON-HARMON SCHOOLS WILL HAVE AN EARLY DISMISSAL ON MONDAY 1/26; PVC AND CROTON-HARMON HIGH WILL DISMISS @ 10 AM; CET WILL DISMISS @ 10:45 AM

HENDRICK HUDSON HIGH DISMISSES @ 10:30

YOGA SOL SAYS: I just got word from Kate and she will be canceling both her 9:30 and 11:30 classes this morning. Again we plan to reopen Wednesday morning... we will keep you updated if that changes.

HOLY NAME OF MARY MONTESSORI IS CLOSED; TRANSIT info http://alert.mta.info/

HAPPY HEARTS CLOSING TODAY MONDAY @ 12:30 PER THEIR FB PAGE 

ASBURY PLAY AND LEARN CLOSES TODAY MONDAY @ 10:45; CROTON MUSIC CENTER IS CLOSED TODAY MONDAY; VILLAGE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES WILL BE CLOSED ON TUESDAY 1/27; MONDAY WORK SESSION CANCELLED; PLANNING BD. MEETING ON TUESDAY CANCELLED - SEE ALSO A MESSAGE FROM THE VILLAGE http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_Board/04E095A6-000F8513

FEED THE BIRDS CLOSED TODAY AND TUESDAY; CHILDRENSPACE TO CLOSE @ 1 PM TODAY, MONDAY

BOOKMARK THIS POST FOR UPDATES.

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY OFFERINGS FROM THE TAVERN AT CROTON LANDING

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Click on the flyer for SUPER BOWL SUNDAY offerings from THE TAVERN AT CROTON LANDING.

Want to know more? Follow them on FB here:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Tavern-at-Croton-Landing/126821360696420

SUNDAY MORNING @ THE SIDECAR IN CROTON

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So we stopped into THE SIDECAR AT THE TAVERN THIS MORNING to stock up on provisions for the impending snowstorm (see News12 Weather for the latest). Not that we needed the threat of a blizzard! The place is looking better than ever--click on the photo--in fact that entire block looks great--the owner of the corner property's recent exterior renovations are really top-notch...but I digress.

The Sidecar is offering the following "football favorites":
--Buffalo Chicken Dip with Tavern Chips
--Lobster Mac and Cheese
--Half-baked Pizza 

For more about The Sidecar, visit their fb page at https://www.facebook.com/thesidecaratthetavern1?fref=photo

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

We just had to share this page from SCREENLAND magazine 1923 of silent film actress Nita Naldi--whose real name was Mary Dooley--something we would not have believed possible given the exotic looking woman pictured here.

You can read more about her here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nita_Naldi

Naldi is followed by a fantastic photo that features  just a small sample of what you'll find at the NATIONAL CHRISTMAS MUSEUM a.k.a. National Christmas Center. A reader here reminded us how much we long to see this place.

For those who don't know--it's nestled in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch Country--and among its exhibits is an astonishing Woolworth's Christmas Display from the 1950's. Click on the link to read all about it http://www.nationalchristmascenter.com/

Then click on the photos and enjoy the beautiful Nita Naldi and all that vintage Christmas goodness.

Howard has finished his faux "flattie":  click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there to see it - very labor intensive http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=786

Vintage Christmas card collages you can download -- a montage of old Shiny Brite boxes http://artskooldamage.blogspot.com/2012/11/download-this-vintage-christmas-card.html

So worth looking at again--a putz extravaganza http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=284 

Fred Fox' vintage Christmas store is now on ETSY

CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE, 8-WEEK PRE-SEASON BASEBALL CLINIC

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AND NOW A WORD FROM PETER MARENGO, 2015 PRESIDENT, CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE:

8-Week Pre-season Baseball Clinic - sponsored by Croton Little League.  Only $25 per 90 minute session.  Saturdays beginning 2/14.  Available for all Little League-age players.   Note: you do not have to registered for Croton Little League to participate (please CLICK on the flyer for registration).

Also – still time to register your child for the 2015 Little League season.  For Kindergarten to Age 12.  Games begin April 11.  Please go to www.crotonlittleleague.com and REGISTER TODAY!!!

EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND RE-CAP OF ARTICLES & MORE YOU SHOULDN'T MISS

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YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND RE-CAP OF ARTICLES & MORE YOU SHOULDN'T MISS:

--COMMUNITY REIKI WITH MYRA ONEY IS ON TODAY @ THE ACKER HOUSE http://ackerhouseny.com/event/reiki-circle/?instance_id=66112

--AN IMPORTANT LETTER FROM JOEL GINGOLD OF CROTON UNITED, IN RESPONSE TO JOHN McBRIDE. If you have not yet read it, please do so: it contains the documented facts regarding Gallelli, Wiegman, Something Good in The World, the Gouveia property done-deal and more: http://on.fb.me/1yRRk1a 

AND ON A RELATED MATTER, TEATOWN CAN'T AFFORD TO KEEP THE CROFT HOUSE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/teatown-cant-afford-to-keep-donated.html

--A WONDERFUL COMMUNITY BUILDING EVENT FROM CROTON-HARMON BASKETBALL, HOOPS FOR HEROES http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/january-30th-croton-harmon-hoops-for.html

--TOP 3 LOCAL GOVERNMENT 2014 ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON; not surprisingly, the mayor's taxpayer funded health insurance, Gouveia, the official decision against the Croton Dems, and the Croton Point Avenue bike lane/"improvement" project topped the list http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-three-most-read-local-government.html

--SHELDON SILVER CORRUPTION PROBE UPDATE:
*WORKING FAMILIES PARTY ISSUES STATEMENT OF SUPPORT TO SILVER  http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/01/8560812/working-families-party-issues-statement-support-silver 
*US ATTORNEY MOCKS 'THREE MEN IN A ROOM'  http://www.capitalnewyork.com/article/albany/2015/01/8560783/after-silver-arrest-bharara-mocks-three-men-room 

--NEW @ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES http://crotonhistory.org/2015/01/23/the-1842-croton-water-celebration-medal/

--VINTAGE CROTON, BITS & PIECES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/vintage-croton-bits-pieces.html

--CROTON'S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS CROWN FREE THROW CHAMPS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/croton-knights-of-columbus-crown-2015.html

--COMING TO THE WINERY IN MARCH: Stars Go Blue brings together the decades of touring and recording experience of  Bevo, Diamond, Maxwell and Pifer, and features the up and coming talent of Croton's Christine Turturro. TICKETS HERE http://thewineryatstgeorge.tix.com/Event.aspx?EventCode=728919

--CROTON'S HOPSCOTCH GETS A NY TIMES REVIEW 
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/01/25/nyregion/a-review-of-hopscotch-in-croton-on-hudson.html


--FATHER NELSON'S WELLSPRING SERIES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/father-nelson-cuotos-wellspring-2015.html

--ANOTHER GREAT CROTON ON COMEDY EVENT COMING TO MEMPHIS MAE'S  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/another-great-croton-on-comedy-night.html

--TOP FIVE 2014 VINTAGE CROTON POINT PARK ARTICLES FROM EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-5-most-read-2014-vintage-croton.html

--SOME BITS & PIECES, THE 1940'S AND 50'S @ CROTON'S HISTORIC ASBURY METHODIST CHURCH  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/some-bits-pieces-1940s-50s-asbury.html

--YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON GUIDE TO VALENTINE'S DAY EVENTS, SHOPPING AND MORE:
*PART 1 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/valentines-day-is-coming.html
*PART 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/part-two-valentines-day-is-coming-to.html

JAN. 30TH, CROTON-HARMON HOOPS FOR HEROES, VINTAGE CROTON BASKETBALL & MORE

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Your editor is always pleased to present stories that exemplify what the real Croton is all about: 

Croton-Harmon High School Boys’ Basketball Team is excited to announce, that they have partnered with the Barry Fixler Foundation and Hope for the Warriors to host the first ever “Hoops for Heroes…Celebrating the Military”. 

This year’s event will be held on Friday, January 30, 2015 at Croton-Harmon High School.  The event will feature varsity and junior varsity boys basketball games between the Croton-Harmon Tigers and the Red Devils of Peekskill High School.  The goal of the event is twofold, first we look forward celebrating those who have served or are serving in our military, and second we are attempting to raising donations for the Barry Fixler Foundation and Hope for the Warriors.

Mr. William J. Thom, Head Basketball Coach
Croton-Harmon High School
36 Old Post Road South - Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
william.thom@chufsd.org
cell: (914) 837-8123

FOR MORE ABOUT THE BARRY FIXLER FOUNDATION, VISIT http://www.fixlerfoundation.org/

FOR MORE ABOUT HOPE FOR THE WARRIORS, VISIT http://www.hopeforthewarriors.org/

CAN'T GET ENOUGH CROTON-HARMON BASKETBALL?
CHECK OUT THESE LINKS:

--THE 1916, AND 1928-29 CROTON HARMON BASKETBALL TEAMS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-croton-memories-2012-1916-1928.html

--VIDEO, FRIDAY NIGHT'S CROTON-HARMON WIN OVER PLEASANTVILLE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/boys-basketball-croton-harmon-over.html

Saturday, January 24, 2015

A LIST OF VENDORS APPEARING @ THE HEART TO HEART VALENTINE'S DAY ARTISAN FAIR IN CROTON

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CLICK ON THE FLYER FOR A LIST OF VENDORS YOU'LL FIND AT THE UPCOMING HEART TO HEART VALENTINE'S DAY ARTISAN FAIR @ THE ACKER HOUSE ON FEBRUARY 8TH...139 Grand Street, in the historic Upper Village.

For more about THE ACKER HOUSE, CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH, visit http://ackerhouseny.com/