Thursday, September 3, 2015

& IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY INVITES YOU TO...

Croton Historian, Dorothy Pezanowski and The Croton Historical Society wish to announce the opening of their new exhibit at the Croton Historical Museum on the first floor of the Municipal Building. 

The exhibition is entitled “GET READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE - THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW US ROUTE 9, THE DESTRUCTION OF CROTON LANDING." 

Museum curator, Thomas Simone, revealed that the  show will include a portrait gallery of pictures of Croton before the construction of the new Route 9, a display of  ephemera from businesses displaced by the road, and a big screen multi-media presentation which seeks to recreate the old Riverside Avenue Community.  The presentation also includes aerial photographs of Croton before the road was built, maps showing the properties taken for the road, construction  pictures and images of  Route 9 today.

The public is invited to an opening reception on Sunday, September 20, 2015 between 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  Light refreshments will be served. 

The Croton Historical Museum is open Monday through Friday from 9:00am till 5:00pm at the Municipal Building. 

A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S WINKLER'S APPLIANCES A.K.A. WINKLER'S APPLIANCE CENTER

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

As many of you know, there will be a 9/20 opening reception for THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY's new exhibit -- GET READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE, THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW US ROUTE 9, THE DESTRUCTION OF CROTON LANDING. You can get all the details here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/croton-historical-society-opening.html

There's been quite a bit of discussion about the businesses that were lost or displaced--one of these being Winkler's Appliances--and one of the elves dug up some old ads you may enjoy. She also zoomed in for a close-up. Click on the photos below.

Since television sets are also mentioned, you may enjoy the Philco TV catalog from 1958 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-look-back-at-philco-television-sets.html

SAVE THE DATE: 9TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN KAYAK PARADE & PARTY - 10/31/15

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FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBAG - SAVE THE DATE: 9TH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN KAYAK PARADE & PARTY 10/31; MEET @ CROTON POINT PARK; MUST WEAR COSTUME - click on the link for all the details http://alltrails.com/events/2015/10/ninth-annual-halloween-kayak-parade-and-party

OPEN REGISTRATION, FALL SEMESTER @ CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

And commercial! Our Music School, The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts has opened registration to the community for the fall semester. Here is our commercial that has been airing on News12. Click on the link The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts - Music School

REST IN PEACE PARKER

Your editor got the sad news this morning that the Great Parker has moved on.

An exceptional, surprisingly mellow and gentle dog--with a perpetual smile and beefy presence, known far and wide on Van Wyck and beyond.

Rest In Peace. A Most Excellent Dog.

VARSITY SCORES AND SCHEDULES

Courtesy of the Journal News; click on the link http://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/2015/09/02/varsity-scores-schedule/71621258/

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

So much has hit the Everything Croton mailbag, it's hard to know where to start. We'll do our best...

There are some old photos that really speak to you; the beautiful Victorian woman to the right is one of them--and was so meant to be shared.

She's followed by something completely different: a 1922 ad for the Daisy Air Rifle. 

We also learned today that Daisy Outdoor Products (known primarily as Daisy) was formed in 1888 to manufacture windmills. As a sales promotion, they started providing air guns with the purchase of each windmill--they were so popular, they began offering them for sale and the rest is history! Read more here http://bit.ly/1NcjRGC

And that's followed by another great putz house by Karl Fey; we can't stop looking at the clock house - just love the curved fence on this one.

Click on the photos and enjoy.

Yep, some of us have started decorating for autumn--and that means Halloween villages! Here are some links to appropriately themed paper models and putz houses:

---From PaperMau: Miniature haunted paper models by Ravensblight: http://bit.ly/1ijXWAt

--Lucy's houses http://bit.ly/1LX2Tvz

--Welcome to Spook Hill putz house project page http://bit.ly/1NcotN4

--Matthew's 2010 Halloween decorations https://www.flickr.com/photos/matthew1und/albums/72157624993748113

--This guy does some really neat stuff! Check out the holiday/cardboard world of Mr. Bindlegrim  http://www.bindlegrim.com/bindlegrim.php#

And an oldie but goodie from Rob and Monica's "saling" adventures in 2014: GOODBYE SEPTEMBER http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/09/goodbye-september.html

SEPT. 1965: CROTON TIGERS RACE TO VICTORY IN 1ST MEET

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FROM 1965, and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: TIGERS RACE TO VICTORY IN 1ST MEET - Click on the photo. 

Can't get enough Croton Track and Field? Go here:
--A LOOK BACK @ THE CROTON TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU THE 1970'S http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-4-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
--CONGRATULATIONS ARMAND PAPPAS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/congratulations-armand-pappas-1st-place.html

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEWS FROM CROTON UNITED SEPT. 2, 2015 - REAL TOUGHMEN DON'T PASS THE BUCK

NEWS FROM CROTON UNITED: REAL TOUGHMEN DON'T PASS THE BUCK

In an article on LoHud.com Mayor Leo Wiegman is quoted making some fairly misleading statements about the ability of the Village of Croton to stop the traffic disruptions and potentially dangerous safety conditions caused by the annual Toughman race. According to LoHud (with our emphasis added in bold):  

“Mayor Leo Wiegman said the village has no control over the event because the state Department of Transportation has given Toughman permission to close the state highway. And, he said, the village has no control over the park, either; it’s owned by Westchester County. 

'My position is because those decisions are out of our hand, we need to work with the race as best we can so that our police department knows what the detours are and how to direct people,' Wiegman said.” READ THE REST HERE http://www.crotonunited.org/blog-n/2015/9/2/real-toughmen-dont-pass-the-buck

CSPA: REGISTER NOW FOR KIDS CARE CABARET

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AND NOW A WORD FROM CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS:

REGISTER NOW FOR WESTCHESTER'S MOST EXCITING CHORUS! KIDS CARE CABARET....

CLICK ON THE FLYER FOR MORE INFO. 

REGISTER ONLINE @ WWW.CORTARTS.COM OR CALL 914-402-4250 

LOHUD: DEMOCRATS BATTLE FOR WESTCHESTER SURROGATE JUDGE, BRANDON SALL, FRANK STRENG, 9/10 PRIMARY

Everything Croton has gotten quite a few inquiries on the Streng and Sall signs that have popped up here and there in the village: What's it all about?

Apparently there's a primary--highlights only follow from a JOURNAL NEWS article on the subject; read the complete article--which is very lengthy--at http://www.lohud.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/09/02/democrats-westchester-surrogate/71274602/

DEMOCRATS BATTLE FOR WESTCHESTER SURROGATE JUDGE, BRANDON SALL, FRANK STRENG

--Frank Streng, who faces Brandon Sall in the Sept. 10 primary, says the county Democratic Party has stacked the deck against him
--Governor's appointment, ballot line benefit Sall.
--Sall's campaign has raised $265,000; Streng's $163,000.
--Post that doles out potentially lucrative appointments to lawyers.
--Primary winner will be odds-on favorite.
--Underscoring Sall’s close ties to the Democratic apparatus are his campaign expenditures. He has paid more than $67,000 to Campaign-on-Line, a company run by Gary Stracuzzi, a high-ranking official at the county Board of Elections who is treasurer of the Westchester Democratic Committee. Also, Raymond Sculky, chairman of Port Chester and Rye Town Democrats and a voting-machine technician at the Board of Elections, has received $2,100 so far as Sall’s campaign treasurer.
--Blair Horner, legislative director of the New York Public Interest Research Group, said it is a good thing when the governor fills vacancies and not surprising that a party chairman would "move heaven and earth" to support a governor's nominee. "But we're troubled when we see the heavy hand of party leadership attempting to stifle the electoral process," Horner said. 

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CARMEN'S HOLIDAY SCHEDULE

From the mailbox: Carmen's Unisex Salon will be closed on Sunday, 9/6 and Monday 9/7; re-opening 9/8 - have a safe holiday! 

And don't forget: FEED THE BIRDS is on vacation this week; also re-opens 9/8.

GREETINGS FROM GARAGE SALE LAND, ROB & MONICA'S LATEST

And now another exciting "saling" report from Rob and Monica and their Adventures Amongst the Ducks. Check out the amazing vintage mid-century dinette--click on the photo.

GREETINGS FROM GARAGE SALE LAND

MONDAY, 8/31/15 - With another workweek behind us, we turned our attention towards the best part of the week...the weekend. We compiled our list of potential sales during the course of the week and compared notes on Friday night. The most intriguing one was just one town away and was a garage sale at a house that Monica remembers from many, many years ago when she stumbled upon it back then. It was a collector who, occasionally, feels the need to get rid of what she no longer loves and she does so at very low garage sale prices. READ MORE HERE http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2015/08/greetings-from-garage-sale-land.html

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/fab-50s-sofas-cocktail-and-end-tables.html

CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY OPENING RECEPTION: GET READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE, THE CONSTRUCTION OF NEW US ROUTE 9, THE DESTRUCTION OF CROTON LANDING

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

THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY PRESENTS: ROUTE 9, GET READY FOR AN EARTHQUAKE!

MULTIMEDIA EXHIBITION, OPENING RECEPTION WITH REFRESHMENTS, Municipal Building, Croton History Museum, 9/20/15 FROM 2 TO 4 PM. Click on the images below. See you there!

READ MORE HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/in-case-you-missed-it-youre-invited-to.html