Wednesday, May 6, 2015

LACEY CARR MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP

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AND NOW A WORD FROM PATRICIA LYNCH: 

As you know, Lacey Carr, a First Grader at CET recently passed away.  The community and schools have begun projects to honor Lacey.  She was a polite, smart, active, and caring child. 

Lacey’s first cousin, Rachel Duclos Pilla (an elementary teacher in Westchester) has started a ‘gofundme’ page to accept donations to fund a CHHS scholarship beginning this year and continuing for years to come.  If you are interested in donating the link is: http://www.gofundme.com/LaceyBCarr 

In addition, CHHS senior, Dan Vlad is completing his Eagle Scout Project with Lacey's classmates.  On Friday, Dan is making decorative stepping stones with each child.  Dan will use the stepping stones to make a path up to a bench.  I am not sure of the location yet.  Dan will be collecting donations for his project around town for the next 2 weekends. 

Lacey’s family has been deeply touched by the outpouring of support from so many during this very difficult time. 

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ARE YOU LOOKING FOR...

--THE BRIAN POWERS GAZETTE LETTER, village newsletter continues to include private company advertising--GO HERE http://bit.ly/1KLRmLu

--The latest on Sheldon Silver? Go here http://bit.ly/1zMx2c9

--Last Sunday's Weekend Re-cap of Articles and More You Shouldn't Miss? Go here http://bit.ly/1cmoXR8

--The latest from Croton United? Go here https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited 

--CHOP COMEDY NIGHT INFO? Go here http://hilltopnurseryny.com/

--THE CROTON LIONS CRAWFISH-ON-THE HUDSON EVENT? Go here http://bit.ly/1bb76v1

--The latest from Season 5 of GAME OF THRONES, The Sand Snakes? Go here http://bit.ly/1DSayBB

--What's happening at Hilltop Nursery? Go here http://hilltopnurseryny.com/

--The next court date for the village and the waste transfer station, 1A Croton Point Avenue? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/an-update-on-1a-croton-point-avenue.html

PHOTOS FROM SUNSHINE & CLOVER'S GRAND RE-OPENING

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On May 2nd, SUNHINE & CLOVER held their Grand Re-opening in their new space @ 122 Grand Street. It's a great space--with very cool floors, scads of new merchandise--and more coming--flowers, hand-crafted baby clothing, jewelry from Sacral Adornment and others, etc. etc. etc. And did we mention how much everyone enjoyed the pastel mini-cupcakes from BAKED BY SUSAN!

Click on the photos below from the Grand Re-opening! Enjoy! ALL photos, ALL rights reserved.

 

MOM'S NIGHT OUT, 5/8 - A WORD FROM CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

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AND NOW A WORD FROM CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS: DON'T MISS THIS SPECIAL NIGHT AT THE JEFFERSON VALLEY MALL. 

CLICK ON THE FLYER!

SUMMERFEST 2015 IS COMING & BLAST FROM SUMMERFEST PAST PHOTOS: 2011, 2013 & 2014

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SUMMERFEST 2015 IS JUNE 7TH: FOOD, FUN, MUSIC AND MORE. A CROTON TRADITION. Stay tuned for more details--BOOKMARK THIS POST! Co-sponsored by the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce www.hvgatewaychamber.com/ 

In the meantime, you may enjoy these links, all photos, ALL rights reserved.

--PHOTOS FROM THE 2014 SUMMERFEST
See Part 1 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/photos-from-todays-summerfest-2014-part.html 
See Part 2 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/part-2-summerfest-2014-photos.html 
See Part 3 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/part-3-summerfest-2014-photos.html       

HOLY NAME'S 2ND ANNUAL MAY PROCESSION 5/17/15

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HOLY NAME OF MARY'S SECOND ANNUAL MAY PROCESSION with the church's ministries will be held on May 17th at 3 pm and led by Father Nelson. The procession will begin behind the church at Our Lady of Guadalupe grotto at 2:45 pm, proceed onto Grand St. and continue around the block into the church for a recitation of the Rosary.  

SNOW WHITE, VINTAGE TEDDY BEARS, OLD YELLER & MORE

Well Rob and Monica certainly hit the "vintage record" jackpot on a recent saling adventure.

Who wouldn't want the fabulous Nat King Cole, and Snow White, not to mention The Teddy Bears Picnic...click on the link to read all about their latest adventures...and Happy Birthday Monica! http://bit.ly/1KLj62Q

Speaking of Snow White--and Teddy Bears--(sorry but Old Yeller STILL makes us too sad!) click on the links and the photos--you may also enjoy:

--A quick vintage Snow White Flickr album http://bit.ly/1GOrNG3

Want more vintage records, players and tape recorders?  We have just what you're looking for...

Check out this Flickr set http://bit.ly/1zA6Q4c

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

TEMPLE ISRAEL SISTERHOOD, THE WOMEN OF ST. AUGUSTINE'S, ASBURY METHODIST, ETAL INVITE YOU TO: EMPOWERING WOMEN WORLD WIDE

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Empowering Women…and Understanding--click on the flyer and read more below about a special upcoming event...

On May 11th, women, representing Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, Asbury Methodist Church, St. Augustines Episcopal Church in Croton, the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley and the Upper Westchester Muslim Society in Thornwood, will join together at Temple Israel at 7:15 PM to explore the theme “Empowering Women World Wide.” Come join with us for a stimulating evening.

Together... we will examine economic empowerment of women in low income communities. Several options for women’s empowerment have been developed in recent years; our May 11 program will explore one of these options –microfinance. Speaker Achana Shah, Associate Director at the Helene and Grant Wilson Center for Social Entrepreneurship at Pace University, will walk through the development of microfinance, look at womens poverty in the United States, and will discuss her work at Grameen America.

Together… we will watch and discuss film clips on the work of the Grameen Bank, featuring the women receiving the loans. We will hear film director Holly Mosher talk about why and how she directed Bonsai People - The Vision of Muhammad Yunus.

Together… we will assemble layette kits for new mothers in communities wherever women do not have clean swaddling clothes with which to welcome their babies. Over the past two years 41,000 layette kits have been distributed around the world by the United Methodist Committee on Relief, which will distribute the kits we will be assembling.

Together… we will explore resources for taking action to empower women.

And together… we will learn, not only that cycles of poverty can be broken, but to spark one another’s cycle of understanding of possible channels towards women’s empowerment.

Muhammad Yunus, featured in the film clips, loaned $27 to 42 people in Bangladesh, believing that small sums of money placed in the hands of hard working poor, could eradicate the cycle of poverty. This seemingly small task in 1976 created the vision behind what would later become the Grameen Bank. Today, the bank has nearly 9 million borrowers, 97% of whom are women. Behind its success lies a basic tenet that economically empowering poor women can effectvely eliminate poverty anywhere in the world.

In his book “Banker for the Poor”, Muhammad Yunus tells story after story about women who used the loans to invest in equipment and raw materials, crafting cottage industry goods that could be sold, thereby allowing them to invest in more materials while providing for their families. The downward cycle is reversed as an upward cycle takes hold. 

CHOP COMEDY NITE COMING TO HOLY NAME, SPONSORED BY CROTON AUTO PARK 5/16/15

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SAVE THE DATE AND RESERVE NOW--3RD ANNUAL CHOP COMEDY NIGHT (CARING FOR THE HOMELESS OF PEEKSKILL) COMING TO HOLY NAME OF MAY 5/16--CLICK ON THE FLYER FOR MORE INFO.  AND SPONSORED BY CROTON AUTO PARK! http://www.crotonautopark.com/index.htm

TO LEARN MORE ABOUT CHOP, VISIT WWW.CHOPHUNGER.ORG

BASEBALL, FOR THOSE FOLLOWING ADAM SHAUKAT

Knights cut down Lumberjacks to win season finale, Carleton College. Click on the link https://apps.carleton.edu/athletics/varsity_sports/baseball/schedule_and_results/?story_id=1273032&event_id=1217941

OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH CONFIRMATIONS FROM 1938, 1956 & 1974

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On May 24th, Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church will confirm three new members into the Lutheran faith. We thought you'd enjoy seeing some past confirmations, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos and enjoy.

For more about the Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church here in Croton, visit their website at http://www.oursaviourcroton.org/

And don't forget to save the date http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/save-date-our-saviours-2nd-annual.html

MORE CULTURE OF CORRUPTION: SILVER HIT WITH NEW CHARGES

4/24/15: CRAIN'S - Hit with new charges over investments; has not responded to the new allegations. Revised indictment: Mr. Silver used his relationship with an unidentified investor, who wasn't told where the money had come from, to distribute his "crime proceeds across numerous high-yield investment vehicles not available to the general public," prosecutors said in a revised indictment filed Thursday. READ MORE HERE http://www.crainsnewyork.com/article/20150424/POLITICS/150429914

AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT, SKELOS http://www.nytimes.com/2015/05/05/nyregion/dean-skelos-new-york-senate-leader-and-son-are-arrested-on-corruption-charges.html?_r=1

REMINDER: AYSO SOCCER REGISTRATION @ THE BLACK COW ON MAY 7TH

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AYSO REGISTRATION for the 2015/16 season: May 7th @ The Black Cow 10 am to 3 pm. Kids as young as 4 (by 8/1/15) can register. For more info, go to crotonsoccer.org

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

Another banner Sunday at the Peekskill Attic Treasures Flea Market--came home with a ton of magazines, including a 1957 Zorro comic--check out Guy Williams to the right! Stay tuned for more of that. 

Guy's followed by a vintage cardboard stand-up Nativity set that was so popular in the 1950's--and which you can occasionally still find on EBAY for less than thirty dollars with the box...and then there's a great December 1957 calendar scene from a local garage--the calendar will be part of the upcoming Croton Historical Society on what the village was like before the highway destroyed its original commercial and residential strip. On another note, as we peruse the village newspaper files, it's rather sad to read about officials who proclaimed that the highway's promise of "urban renewal" and re-zoning would compensate for the loss of that which was worth saving...Click on the photos and enjoy.

And attention, all you train lovers:
--Backgrounds, put to good use, from you know who(!) http://bit.ly/1c0daaf

Tiki "putz" hut! http://bit.ly/1JNJICQ

A neat paper modelling site we've mentioned before but worth re-visiting again, not easy though:

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Santa and his sleigh http://bit.ly/1burnvx 

Another--The Ghost House http://bit.ly/1JnPqb3 

And another downloadable pattern http://bit.ly/1DQd238

Want more vintage? Matchless Stars, Christmas putz scenes, etc. Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_9.html