Friday, May 27, 2016

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON HOLIDAY WEEKEND PLANNER

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STAYING CLOSE TO HOME OR TRAVELLING, TAKE CARE

CROTON POINT BEACH OPENS http://bit.ly/25mdgQd 

TOWN OF CORTLANDT'S MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE IS 5/27  http://www.townofcortlandt.com/Cit-e-Access/news/index.cfm?NID=40801&TID=20&jump2=0 

WEATHER http://westchester.news12.com/weather/ 

WEEKEND SCHEDULE @ YOGA SOL http://myyogasol.com/schedule/ 

TASTINGS @ VAN WYCK 5/27 AND 5/28 https://www.facebook.com/vanwyckliquors/events 

PATRIOTIC THEMED, SUMMER GOODIES AT BAKED BY SUSAN https://www.facebook.com/Bakedbysusan/?fref=nf 

TASTINGS 5/27 & 5/28 @ DEPREZ  http://us6.campaign-archive1.com/?u=1159ec7590b17314b19f6e89a&id=a5d358b90f 

5/27, 5/28 AND 5/30 EVENTS @ 3RD UNIVERSE https://www.facebook.com/3rdUniverse/events 

5/30 VILLAGE MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/05/2016-memorial-day-services-in-croton.html 

RALPH & DAVE'S; PATIO OFFICIALLY OPEN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/05/2016-memorial-day-services-in-croton.html 

THE SIDECAR @ THE TAVERN - cupcakes http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/05/2016-memorial-day-services-in-croton.html 

TAGINE NOW OPEN FOR SUNDAY BRUNCH https://www.facebook.com/TagineRestaurantWineBarCrotonOnHudson 

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

FEED THE BIRDS AND SUNSHINE & CLOVER, REGULAR HOURS  

May 30th at 11:00 a.m. – Annual Tri-Village Memorial Day Parade
Kings Ferry Road to Albany Post Road
Proceed to Hendrick Hudson HS for Memorial Day Ceremony
 

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HELP WANTED, LOCAL

Mobil on Hudson seeking full-time counter help. Inquire within http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/now-openmobil-on-hudson.html

LA ROUE TOURNE...

The latest from our friends at European Filmstar Postcards:

La Roue Tourne is a French association that supports actors in need and many of the French stars on EFSP were helped by this organisation after their heydays. La Roue Tourne (the wheel turns) was founded by actor Paul Aza├»s in 1957 and from the beginning the intention is that artists help other artists in need. Artists who need access to legal, social, medical and financial assistance or who live in solitude. Many film stars support the association and La Roue Tourne is promoted with their postcards. EFSP salutes this act of solidarity. 

READ MORE HERE: http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.nl/2016/05/efsps-dazzling-dozen-wheel-turns.html

Thursday, May 26, 2016

& NOW A WORD FROM YOUR ALL VOLUNTEER CROTON FIRE DEPT.

This week is our fourth and final part of our "Water Safety Wednesday" series here at Croton-on-Hudson Fire Department.

Did you know that many of our volunteers, in addition to firefighting training, have water rescue and ice rescue training?

Tasked with responding to emergencies in over 4 miles of the Hudson River, as well as all 3 miles of the Croton River, part of the Croton Reservoir and multiple ponds, streams, creeks, small lakes and other bodies of water in our first due area, our department has built up it's capabilities to handle just about anything that can happen in Croton's water ways. READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/CrotonFire/posts/638580909622803

2ND ANNUAL CIGAR DINNER @ EATALIA ON HUDSON 5/31

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Eatalia on Hudson's 2nd Annual Famous Cigar dinner is coming-- Tuesday 5/31---six courses, entertainment, and more; private beer and wine selection included. Reserve now, 862-4500.  For more about Eatalia, visit their website at http://eataliaonhudson.com/

THE 2016 SILVER LAKE SEASON AND VINTAGE SILVER LAKE TOO

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SILVER LAKE opens Saturday at 11 am. (Click on the photo see Silver Lake in 1967.)

FOR PERMIT, VILLAGE I.D. AND FEE INFO, CONTACT CROTON PARKS, RECREATION 271-3006 OR go here http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/P…/CrotonHudsonNY_Rec/index 

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY:
--A VERY VINTAGE SILVER LAKE

SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/a-very-vintage-silver-lake-part-1.html

AN INTERVIEW WITH CROTON-HARMON'S IVELAW CARRINGTON

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Videotape interview courtesy of LoHud: Croton-Harmon High School's Ivelaw Carrington who just directed his 20th and final musical at Croton-Harmon, talks about his career while backstage at the high school May 3, 2016. Click on the link http://www.lohud.com/videos/news/local/2016/05/12/84283490/

CONGRATS MATT FERRARI

From the Croton Booster Club FB page: Freshman golfer Matt Ferrari earns a spot of section 1 state golf team. Wins on third playoff hole with a birdie!! Great job.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS MARK FRANZOSO, COMPANY RECEIVES GAF'S PRESTIGIOUS 2015 PRESIDENT'S CLUB AWARD

5/25/16 Press Release - Franzoso Contracting Receives GAF’s Prestigious 2015 President’s Club Award

Franzoso Contracting of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, has received GAF’s 2015 President’s Club Award. A GAF Master Elite(R) contractor since 1998, the company has three divisions, handling replacements, interior work, and solar and air sealing.

Croton-on-Hudson, NY – May 25, 2016: Franzoso Contracting, Inc., of Croton-on-Hudson, New York, has received GAF’s most prestigious contractor award: The GAF President’s Club Award. This highly coveted award recognizes Franzoso Contracting as one of the “elite of the elite” residential roofing contractors in the United States.

GAF is North America’s largest roofing manufacturer, and only GAF Master Elite(R) Contractors can compete for its President’s Club Award. To qualify for this award, a contractor must demonstrate an exceptional level of excellence in their business, especially in the areas of Installation Excellence, Consumer Protection, and Installer Training.

Franzoso Contracting has been a GAF Master Elite(R) Contractor since 1998. To become a Master Elite(R) Contractor–a status that less than 2% of roofing contractors nationwide have achieved–a candidate must demonstrate proper licensing and adequate insurance, have a proven reputation and show commitment to ongoing professional training.

“My company is pretty much an open book,” declares Mark Franzoso, president of Franzoso Contracting, “with a stellar name for home remodeling in our area. We’re hired primarily for the name that we have out there, providing excellent service and excellent workmanship. We bring to the job 35 years of experience and winning awards, year after year after year, trying to be at the top of our field.”

The reputation is well deserved. Since 1980, Franzoso Contracting has been a leader in Westchester, Putnam, and Rockland Counties in New York and Fairfield County in Connecticut, providing services in siding, windows, roofing (both new and repairs) and roof cleaning, gutters, doors, and skylights. “We recently ventured into the solar arena,” adds Franzoso. “We are now mastering the solar contractors.”

Communication and great products are the hallmarks of service at the company. “We make our first impression,” states Franzoso, “from the moment the phone gets answered in the office. All parties communicate at all stages, from the sales associate making the presentation to the production department to the installation crew to the onsite foreman.” He continues: “I’ve always prided myself on being an innovator and bringing new product lines to the customers before my competitors do. When GAF establishes new styles and colors, such as the Timberline(R) American Harvest(TM) shingles that we’ve been using for the last six months or so, we utilize that to separate us from other roofers.”

Franzoso Contracting has an enormous commitment to community. “Our customers are hiring a company with strong ties to the area, through a lot of civic organizations,” says Franzoso. The company works with or supports diverse organizations, including: the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce; the Rotarians; The Friends Network, supporting children with special needs; The Support Connection, a women’s breast- and ovarian-cancer support group; and Habitat for Humanity. The company also does a lot of work with veterans. “I’m vice president of the Downstate chapter of Purple Heart Homes,” adds Franzoso. “We redid steps and installed new railings for a Korean War veteran who lost his leg. GAF supplied materials for us to put on a new roof, gutters, and leaders for a Vietnam veteran in Putnam Valley. A recent veteran recipient was a 30-year-old who lost his right arm in Iraq; we made his home easier to manage and operate with just one arm. We love to get involved and help.”

Going forward, the company looks to see some growth in the roofing portion of the business. “Work and money aren’t everything,” concludes Franzoso, “and we don’t get all of the jobs. But we get our fair share from people who are willing to pay little bit more, for the perfect job with the best materials.”

FOR MORE ABOUT FRANZOSO CONTRACTING, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/pages/Franzoso-Contracting-Westchester-Roofing-Siding-Windows-Gutters-Doors/263358425219

IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM HOLY NAME OF MARY

Due to Summerfest on June 5TH, THE 10:45 MASS at Holy Name will instead be celebrated at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. This change is for one week only.

1962 SEARS CHRISTMAS CATALOG

Because we can never get enough vintage Christmas catalogs, for your reading pleasure--and courtesy of Telstar Logistics--the 1962 Sears Christmas Wishbook.

Click on the link http://bit.ly/1TKT46z

Want more vintage catalogs? Christmas goods, lighting and more?

Go here http://bit.ly/1KUVg2H

2016 BACKSTAGE SALON RAFFLE FOR AN AMAZING CAUSE

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BACKSTAGE SALON is currently raffling this fabulous basket of "cheer"ful products and a $50 gift certificate for an amazing cause; READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/1ONuzQN

THE CROTON-CORTLANDT CENTER FOR THE ARTS HAS CLOSED ITS DOORS

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Sad news...

Dear Friends: It is with great sadness that we announce that The Croton-Cortlandt Center for the Arts ("cccArts") will no longer be providing visual arts education in our community.

As you may be aware, in January 2014 a fire destroyed the building that formerly housed cccArts. Through the extraordinary efforts of our Executive Director Gayle Lamb, senior instructor Cathy Faiella, and cccArts' other staff, we were able to continue providing classes in various temporary locations over the past two years while we searched for a new permanent home. Unfortunately, despite having followed up on all possible leads and having visited over a dozen properties, we were unable to find a location that was both suitable and available to cccArts at little or no cost, as our prior home had been.

Then, in December 2015 Gayle Lamb informed cccArts that, due to personal reasons, she would be leaving the New York area for the foreseeable future and would, regrettably, be resigning her position as Executive Director. As a result, and despite the Board's efforts to identify another viable way forward, it has become clear that cccArts can no longer continue its operations.

We are extremely grateful for the generous support that cccArts has received throughout its more than 20-year history. The Town of Cortlandt, under the leadership of Town Supervisor Linda Puglisi, and Arts Westchester have been sponsors of cccArts for many years, and we sincerely thank them for their support. We would also like to recognize the many members of the community who responded to our fundraising requests and who volunteered their time for our events over the years. And, of course, cccArts would not have been the vibrant educational organization that it was without the warmth and enthusiasm of our teachers or the curiosity and diligence of our students. We thank you, as well, for your contributions to cccArts.

Cathy Faiella, a long-time senior instructor at cccArts, will continue to offer art education classes for students in our area. We encourage anyone interested in attending Ms. Faiella's classes to contact her directly at: Cathy.carabee.faiella@gmail.com, 914 954-2633. In addition, the Garrison Art Center, the Hat Factory in Peekskill, the Rye Art Center, the Katonah Art Center, Westchester Community College Center for the Arts in White Plains and its Center for the Digital Arts in Peekskill are among the many fine organizations providing arts education in our community. We hope that cccArts' former students will continue to pursue their study of the visual arts with these organizations or at other arts institutions.

We are honored to have been entrusted with the supervision of cccArts for the past several years, and we look forward to a bright future for the visual arts in our community notwithstanding the unfortunate events that have resulted in the closing of cccArts.

Very truly yours,
The Board of Directors 
The Croton-Cortlandt Center for the Arts, Inc.

JUST A QUICK UPDATE ON THE GRANDSTAND'S RE-OPENING

As many of you know, THE GRANDSTAND has been closed for sprucing up-- so to speak. It's all coming together, however--stay tuned for their re-opening date!

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