Saturday, October 21, 2017

OCT. 21ST IN CROTON MEANS PUMPKIN PANCAKES, DAFFODILS AND SO MUCH MORE...

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

A very busy--but fun---Fall morning in Croton: first up, Pumpkin Pancakes, a seasonal favorite at Croton Colonial Diner--their own special recipe--smothered in whipped cream and cinnamon. Then off to annual Croton Conservation Advisory Council Daffodil Planting (click on the photo)--cider and donuts provided by FEED THE BIRDS! And your editor just had to have that special Caramel popcorn being offered by the Croton Cub Scouts at their morning fundraiser in front of The Black Cow....stay tuned....

OH...AND EVEN MORE SCARECROWS IN THE UPPER VILLAGE--PHOTOS COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/879866752170357

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT...
--THE CCAC, visit their FB page https://www.facebook.com/CrotonConservationAdvisoryCouncil/
--CROTON COLONIAL DINER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/02/we-love-croton-colonial-diner.html
--FEED THE BIRDS, visit their FB page https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Birds-124684690934636/
--CROTON CUB SCOUTS, CROTONCUBS.ORG
--THE BLACK COW https://www.facebook.com/TheBlackCowCoffee10520/

BY SPECIAL REQUEST, THE CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

A reader has asked for an index of all CCOA articles here at Everything Croton from the 1970's. And so without further ah-doo:

--1977, THIRD ANNUAL CCOA CRAFTS FAIR AT SENASQUA http://bit.ly/2gXTfOq
--1979, CCOA TO HONOR EMILY DICKENSON  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/1979-croton-council-on-arts-to-honor.html
--CCOA 1978 (AND 1982)  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-look-back-croton-council-on-arts-1982.html

WE LOVE SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN CROTON-ON-HUDSON

Yes. We Do. Click on the links for only some of what's happening this weekend... And let's keep those shopping and dining dollars local--after all, it's your village! 

BOOKMARK POST FOR UPDATES; POST COMES DOWN AFTER 4 pm Sunday....

The Croton Boy Scouts will be fundraising in front of The Black Cow on Saturday.

AND IN ADDITION TO LOTS OF HALLOWEEN GOODIES AT SUNSHINE & CLOVER (http://tiny.cc/ws2coy) those Croton branded coffee mugs and magnets are back in stock; photos and more here, courtesy of Croton United http://bit.ly/2fymqGR

and 10/21 CCAC DAFFODIL PLANTING http://bit.ly/2yElk6Z

AND DON'T FORGET RAY'S POP-UP ON SUNDAY 10/22  http://bit.ly/2yX6ARJ 

AND FYI CROTON MINI DELI is now taking online breakfast and lunch orders! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/croton-mini-deli-now-taking-online.html 

WEATHER westchester.news12.com/weather  

FALL MENU NOW AT MEX-TO-GO http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/fall-2017-menu-has-started-at-crotons.html

SATURDAYS AT YUKA'S LATIN FUSION http://bit.ly/2uPfcZ2

NEW AT THE DESSERTIST--COOKIE DOH BARS! http://bit.ly/2xVaZER

10/21 DEPREZ WINES, all sale profits from 9am to 12Noon donated to P.R. Relief Efforts/Deprez is located in the Shoprite Shopping Center

10/21 at BACKSTAGE SALON https://www.facebook.com/BackstageSalonCroton/posts/1926227827390867

10/21 Halloween Window Painting Contest, rain date, Sunday, October 22, 9:00 – 2:00pm; 10/17 pre-registration required http://bit.ly/2ypqm7Y 

10/21 tastings AT VAN WYCK WINES & LIQUORS http://bit.ly/2qpgYtx 

10/21 LAST CHANCE TO SEE MURDER BY POE AT THE CROTON HIGH SCHOOL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/murder-by-poe-chhs-1020-1021-directed.html 

10/21 OKTOBERFEST, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, MIGHT BE A FEW TIX LEFT AND FYI: GREG GILBERT OF MEMPHIS MAE'S IS DOING THE COOKING! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/09/save-date-knights-of-columbus.html 

10/22 MINI POP UP SHOP AT RAY'S http://bit.ly/2yX6ARJ

10/22  TWO EVENTS AT BENNETT CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/oct-22nd-at-bennett-conservatory-of.html

10/22 McANDREWS ESTATE FALL TOUR http://bit.ly/2xVpfIN

CROTON CARVEL OPEN TILL 10 PM EVERY NIGHT, SEASONAL FLAVORS, PUMPKIN IS BACK! https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100013016077483

FRATELLI'S IS OPEN https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/843101735846859


FEED THE BIRDS HEATED BIRD BATH SALE IS ONGOING http://bit.ly/2x3qXYk

ON DECK AT MEMPHIS MAE'S http://bit.ly/2yDKyRh

CROTON GRILLE IS OPEN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/coming-soon-croton-grille_12.html


A GREAT REVIEW OF ANTON FROM A BLAZE VISITOR http://bit.ly/2yYHCSg

OKTOBERFEST MENU ITEMS HAVE BEGUN AT JUSTIN THYME http://bit.ly/2z5Nnto

MORE FREE PARKING, EVENINGS, IN THE UPPER VILLAGE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/and-nowmore-evening-free-parking-in.html


RAGA INDIAN CUISINE COUPON http://tiny.cc/q73coy

DINING AL FRESCO OPPS, JUSTIN THYME, GIOVANNI'S, TAGINE AND MORE--WHILE WEATHER PERMITS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/dining-al-fresco.html

SATURDAY SUNDAY FALL HOURS AT THE BLUE PIG 

Saturday 11-9:30 pm; Sunday 12-8pm facebook.com/bluepigicecream


CROTON GAB & KNITS MEETS AT THE BLACK COW NOONISH ON SUNDAYS 

DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE METEOR SHOWERS!  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/everything-you-need-to-know-about.html


BAKED BY SUSAN'S PUMPKIN PIE MAKES WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE'S BUCKET LIST  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/baked-by-susans-pumpkin-pie-makes.html

OR HOW ABOUT A WALK IN THE CROTON ARBORETUM, GET YOUR TRAIL MAP HERE  http://www.crotonarboretum.org/trail-map/

CROTON FARMERS MARKET, 10/22 MUSIC AT THE MARKET  http://downtoearthmarkets.com/markets?region=westchester&market=croton-on-hudson+farmers+market

CREPES, WAFFLES AND SMOOTHIES AT ORANGEBERRY http://www.orangeberryny.com/ 

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON FALL TEST KITCHEN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/part-five-your-everything-croton-fall.html

MORE CROTON MUST-TRY THIS! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/big-everything-croton-shout-out-more.html 

IT'S "I LOVE YARN DAY"!!!!!!

Yes, there is such a day--it used to be observed the second Friday of October from 2011 until 2014. It has been observed the third Saturday of October since 2015. And in honor of I LOVE YARN DAY, a gorgeous shawl pattern from Croton knitting artisan Deborah Tomasello---see more here https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/wrap-it-up-6

And if you love to knit (and crochet).... http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/august-2017-croton-knitter-crocheter-too.html

CIRCLE SCHOOL FALL TAG SALE DATE, DONATION INFO TOO

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

CIRCLE SCHOOL is accepting donations for their annual Fall Tag Sale starting Nov. 1st through Nov. 3rd--more info at the link below. Their Fall Tag Sale will be on Saturday, Nov. 4th from 9 am to 1 pm http://www.crotoncircleschool.com/events/

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX

Q: I could have sworn that I read an article on a Duchess that either lived in or visited Croton way back when but I can't find it. Did you delete it?

A: Your editor doesn't know about a "Duchess" but there are two articles that involve a Baroness and Croton, set vastly apart in time.  Hope one of these is what you are looking for:

From 1932, a mention of Margaret Sanger too--and Baroness Shidzue Ishimoto of Tokyo http://bit.ly/2yDQhbe

and STRANGE CROTON DOINGS, A LAND DISPUTE, A BARONESS, A BATTLE, A SONG & MORE: 1874 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/strange-croton-doings-land-dispute.html

AMERICA'S PASTIME & MORE WITH ROB AND MONICA

And now for the latest adventures of Rob and Monica--and their quest for all things mid-century modern--more or less! (Click ont the photo).

Friday, October 20, 2017 - America's Pastime 

We are a couple of weeks behind on our posting again. We have been very busy the last few weeks and Rob had a nasty cold which sapped a lot of his energy so we stuck to the necessities and put a few things, temporarily, aside. We are ready to move full speed ahead now. This post covers the weekend that took September into October.  READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE 
http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2017/10/americas-pastime.html

AND IF YOU LOVE OLD BASEBALL CARDS:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/04/remembering-gil-hodges-vintage-baseball.html

Friday, October 20, 2017

OCT. 22ND AT THE BENNETT CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC, THE UGLY DUCKLING & MORE...

This Sunday at The Bennett Conservatory of Music--The Ugly Duckling--A free children's concert retold with original music for Harp and French Horn/Alyssa and Peter Reit/Sunday, October 22 at 2:00 pm

And at 4 pm--same day--From Studio to Stage; Teaching a Balanchine Ballet.  Croton resident and former NYC ballerina offers insights into her work staging Balanchine ballets around the world. Diana White

More info here http://www.bennettmusic.org/home.htm

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE BLASTS FROM BENNETT CONSERVATORY OF MUSIC PAST:
--1965 FUTURE MUSICIANS OF CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/1965-future-musicians-of-croton-bennett.html 
--1980 BOYD BENNETT RECALLS 60 YEAR CAREER  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/1980-boyd-bennett-recalls-60-year.html 
--2013 BENEFIT EVENT FEATURING CORNELIA COTTON & SCHUYLER LILLIAN PERRY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/todays-benefit-event-for-bennett.html

AND THE WINNER IS..........

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO KATHLEEN REYNOLDS,  WINNER OF THE BAKED BY SUSAN BLAZE TICKETS CONTEST. Click on the photo.

For more about Baked by Susan, visit facebook.com/Bakedbysusan/

PART TWO, PREPPING FOR THE 2017 CROTON FIRE FAIR

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

It's not easy prepping for the annual Croton Fire Fair--the food, the equipment, setting up and transporting the "museum", etc.---it all requires many many hours---yes, it's a lot of hard work but as one volunteer said, it's also a lot of fun, immensely satisfying and from an educational perspective, important as well. Click on the link to see a few photos--https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157687295398721


And see more from the "Museum" out back here https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/prepping-for-croton-fire-fair-2017-part.html

And courtesy of Croton United http://bit.ly/2xJy34A

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: MIRAPLAS STYRON WALL TILE!

Ah yes...not every mid-century modern decorating trend was a keeper...and now our latest edition of GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: MIRAPLAS STYRON WALL TILE--select scans from a 1950's catalog--in Carnation Pink, Black Magic and more--we'll let the photos do the talking....click on the images below.  P.S. Old "new" stock often available on EBAY.

See the last edition of GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/gone-but-not-forgetten-telzall-amazing.html

AUDITIONS OPEN, BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER, CROTON ACADEMY OF ARTS

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

AUDITIONS ARE OPEN FOR CROTON ACADEMY OF ARTS -- THE BEST CHRISTMAS PAGEANT EVER...BASED ON BARBARA ROBINSON'S BOOK...MORE INFO HERE http://www.crotonacademy.org/event/ce799cdcc6022833359d811f341a9de0

EVERYTHING CROTON's GUIDE TO LOCAL OKTOBERFEST 2017 EVENTS

Has been updated; click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/your-everything-croton-guide-to.html

REMEMBERING BURT LANCASTER

Who died this date in 1994---with a link from one of our favorite blogs ever, EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS:

IMPORTED FROM THE USA: BURT LANCASTER - Fame came to Burt Lancaster (1913-1994) with his first film role, as the doomed Swede in Universal's The Killers (1946), but the former circus acrobat knew better than to leave his career in other hands. After less than two years in Hollywood, Lancaster formed his own production company and took the lead in such popular successes as the Technicolor swashbucklers The Flame and the Arrow (1950) and The Crimson Pirate (1952), and the Western Vera Cruz (1954). The athletic and handsome Lancaster remained a box office draw for 20 years, winning a 1961 Academy Award for playing the corrupt evangelist Elmer Gantry (1960). His best work through the next decades was often in European features like Luchino Visconti's Il gattopardo/The Leopard (1963...CLICK ON THE PHOTO, THEN READ MUCH MORE HERE http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/07/imported-from-usa-burt-lancaster.html