Tuesday, November 13, 2018

11/17 McANDREWS ESTATE CLEAN-UP, CROTON, OSCAWANA

11/17--McAndrews Estate Trail Cleanup--As the season comes to an end, we're looking for volunteers to help with some trail maintenance. No experience needed. If you tools (shovels, rakes, pruners, clippers, hand saws, etc.) bring them, but please no power tools of any kind. If you have questions, ask here, or email us at contact@mcandrewsestate.org

MORE INFO AT  https://allevents.in/events/mcandrews-estate-trail-cleanup/20002823217156

GALEF, CROTON LIBRARY, 11/29, RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN NY

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CROTON FREE LIBRARY 11/29 - RECREATIONAL MARIJUANA IN NEW YORK. YES OR NO?  ASSEMBLYWOMAN GALEF...

7-9 PM, CLICK ON THE FLYER.

LOCKSMITH BUILDING EXTERIOR UNDERGOING RENO

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As many of you know, ALL-GUARD LOCKSMITH has "lost their lease"; you can read more about it here.  The site will allegedly become The Tapsmith.  Currently the exterior of the building appears to be undergoing renovation.  (Click on the photo).  Residents with questions about the netting should direct them to village staff CROTONONHUDSON-NY.GOV

REMINDER: ASBURY PLAYGROUP

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REMINDER: November 14th Asbury Playgroup---free---click on the flyer.

Got questions? Contact briannecimaglia@gmail.com

TODAY, FOSTERING COMMUNITY BASED SOLUTIONS FOR BIRDS

Today at the Croton Free Library, the CCAC Green Living Series and Teatown present FOSTERING COMMUNITY BASED SOLUTIONS FOR BIRDS; 7 pm; more here

NEW FROM EFSP: CLINT WALKER

New from our friends at European Film Star Postcards: 

CLINT WALKER

Heavy set, athletic Clint Walker (1927- 2018)--CLICK ON THE PHOTO POSTCARD--was an American actor and singer. In the 1950s, Walker with his broad shoulders and slim waist almost single-handedly started the Western craze on TV in his role as Cheyenne Bodie in Cheyenne (1955-1962).

TO READ AND SEE MORE, CLICK HERE.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: VINTAGE TV, THE VIRGINIAN AND MORE; click here.

MORE COMMUNITY ADVOCACY FROM SHOPRITE--EARN MONEY FOR CET PTA, BOX TOPS

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FROM THE CET PTA SITE: Sign Up – ShopRite For My School--Shop at ShopRite? Link your Price Plus card to CET’s Box Tops account and earn extra money for CET every time you shop!It’s so easy – once you’ve registered just shop as usual or keep an eye on the latest deals and participating products to maximize your earnings. MORE INFO AT https://sites.google.com/a/chufsd.org/cet-pta/2015-gift-card-fundraiser/box-tops

AND EVEN MORE ADVOCACY FROM CROTON'S SHOPRITE: THE MARIA FARERI CHILDRENS HOSPITAL; MORE HERE

CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON'S SEAN GARDINER

CROTON HARMON ATHLETICS on Twitter: Sean Gardiner finishes in the State! Congrats Sean! You’re the perfect example of what dedication and perseverance is all about! More here.

THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME...

With Thanksgiving around the corner, your editor and the elves were reminded that it's almost time for The Wizard of Oz--always played annually somewhere around the dial.

(Click here for the TV Guide listings on 11/22 and 11/23).

The late Croton historical writer Robert Scott wrote an excellent treatise on the film in 2009---PAY NO ATTENTION TO THAT MAN BEHIND THE CURTAIN---read it here.

Also a great Thanksgiving tradition, WPIX 11 Honeymooners Marathon and The March of the Wooden Soldiers, also known as “Babes in Toyland,” the 1934 Laurel and Hardy classic--TWICE on Thanksgiving Day!

THURSDAY 11/22

--9-11am MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS
--11am-3pm HONEYMOONERS MARATHON (4 hours/8 episodes of classic Honeymooners episodes) AND
--3pm-5pm MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS


P.S. YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON GUIDE TO THANKSGIVING 2018--TIPS, RECIPES, SHOPPING, EVENTS AND MORE--HAS BEEN UPDATED! CLICK HERE.

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REMINDER--11/18 HUDSON CRAFTS COLLECTIVE AT UMAMI

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REMINDER--11/18 ANNUAL HUDSON CRAFTS COLLECTIVE AT UMAMI 12 TO 4 PM - Now in its 10th year, this very popular juried show has become a Croton tradition known for its wide variety of high quality handcrafted items. READ MORE HERE.
 

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX

A reader asks: I thought we were going to have another Croton Pop-Up (Farmers) Market. What gives?

Your editor: Sorry. We can only speculate. Best to ask them directly at https://www.crotonmrkt.com/

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A reader asks: I'm trying to find information about a children's theatrical program that the village used to have in the 70's. They put on a lot of shows and it was free, but I just can't remember what it was. Can you help?

Your editor: Perhaps you are thinking of the Children's Theatre, which was part of The Croton Shakespeare Festival. Here are some links:

FROM 1972/73, CLICK HERE.

FROM 1968, 1970, 1971, CLICK HERE
FROM 1971, 1974, CLICK HERE.

FROM EFSP - MARY MILES MINTER

From our friends at European Film Star Postcards: MARY MILES MINTER - Young Mary Miles Minter (1902-1984) was an American silent screen actress. Between 1912 to 1923, she appeared in over 50 silent films. The popular, innocent looking Miles Minter was the main rival of Mary Pickford. In 1922, she was involved in the major scandal surrounding the murder of director William Desmond Taylor. Her reputation was tarnished, and she gave up her film career at the age of 21.  READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE.

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Monday, November 12, 2018

MORE PLASTIC BAG ALCHEMY, A LETTER FROM BRIAN POWERS

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The following letter appeared in The Gazette and is re-printed here with permission regarding the proposed plastic bag "ban".

To the Editor:

I have been following the discussions concerning the Reusable Bag Initiative proposed by our Village Board.  I fully agree that the use of reusable bags is something that should be embraced by all.

In the proposed legislation adding Section 183 to the Village Code, the Village states as part of its proposed findings that “the use of single-use carryout bags (plastic, paper, and biodegradable) has negative environmental impacts”.

Notwithstanding the stated “negative environmental impacts” that the use of single-use carry out bags has on our community, our elected officials have limited the application of this proposed law to a “COVERED STORE” which is then defined as follows: “An establishment with over 5,000 square feet of first floor retail floor space…”

In effect, this ban applies only to two specific entities in this Village, namely Shop-Rite and CVS.

If, as our elected officials say in the proposed legislation, our “Village Board therefore wants to encourage consumers in the Village to use their own reusable bags for shopping”, then the Board should have the political courage and enact an outright ban on the use of those bags.

While you’re at it, why not ban the use of all plastic bags in the Village if these bags are so pernicious?  Let’s include a ban on the plastic bags of the newspapers are delivered to our homes and the plastics bags people use to clean up while walking their pets.  I can’t tell you how many times I have seen people drop the plastic bag of dog droppings into the closest storm sewer.

What do you say Board of Trustees?  Do you have the political fortitude to enact a total ban on these plastic and other bags that you find are so deplorable?  Or is the proposed legislation just another thing to make people feel good because they believe they have done something in response to an issue?

Brian Powers, Croton-on-Hudson

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: 

--PLASTIC BAG ALCHEMY AND THE CROTON BOARD, A LETTER FROM PAUL STEINBERG; MORE HERE 

--MORE PLASTIC BAG ALCHEMY, LETTERS FROM CAROLYN WHITING HERE AND HERE.  

--THE LAW OF UNINTENDED CONSEQUENCES, FRANKI'S GRILLE; MORE HERE

--PLASTIC BAG HYPOCRISY; more here 

PETER CALO, CHRIS MARCHAK, JEFF EYRICH, 11/16

Friday November 16 8pm The Bean Runner Café 8PM - Peter Calo returns to the Bean Runner in Peekskill. This time as a trio with Peter Calo on vocals and guitars, Jeff Eyrich on bass and vocals and Chris Marshak on Drums.

They will be playing songs from Peter’s critically acclaimed “Wired to the Moon” and “Time Machine” CDs, As well as some new songs and some favorite covers.

Come listen, or dance or tap your feet, sing a long. Have a bite or a nice drink to bring in the weekend. 201 South Division Street Peekskill, NY (914) 737-1701 http://beanrunnercafe.com/ 

$15.00 Petercalo.com