Monday, March 30, 2015

ROAD CLOSURE 3/31 TREE WORK BATTEN ROAD BETWEEN RT. 129, GRAND ST. & ELKOF

A VILLAGE EMAIL BLAST - Tuesday, March 31, 2015:  The Department of Public Works will be performing tree trimming on Batten Road between NYS Route 129 (Grand Street) and Eklof Court.  Due to the narrow road width, this portion of Batten Road will be closed beginning at approximately 9:00 AM and last until approximately 4:00 PM.  Public Works will accommodate residents in the work zone with access to and from their property. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to contact the Department of Public Works at (914) 271-3775.We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.  Thank you for your cooperation. Sincerely, Anthony R. Carr, PE, CFM - Commissioner of Public Works

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR...

-Sunday's weekend wrap-up of articles and more you shouldn't miss? Go here http://bit.ly/1MngXiB 

-What happens next now that the prosecution has rested its case in the Boston Marathon bombing case? Go here http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/30/us/tsarnaev-boston-marathon-bombing-prosecution-ending/index.html 

-The Easter Menu for A&S? Go here http://aandsfoods.com/asfinefoods/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/AS_Easter_Menu_2015.pdf 

-The 2015 NYS Budget Agreement? Go here http://northcountrynow.com/news/state-officials-announce-budget-agreement-includes-education-ethics-reforms-0139888 

-The wrap-up of Holy Week and Easter services at Croton churches, including info about the Interfaith Sunrise Service? Go here http://bit.ly/1aazRs0 

-When to start dropping off donations for the upcoming ASBURY SPRING TAG SALE and the date of the sale too? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/save-date-fabulous-asbury-spring-tag.html

-The latest from Croton United? Go here for another open government, transparency success https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/let-the-sunshine-in-croton-united-scores-yet-another-success-on-open-government/426776827479354

-Baked by Susan's Passover Menu? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/baked-by-susans-2015-passover-menu.html 

-Info about the Sheep to Shawl Festival @ Phillipsburg Manor? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/sheep-to-shawl-festival-phillipsburg.html 

-Italian Easter chocolate, sfingi and zeppole? You'll find it all at LaMonica's Salumeria  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/italian-easter-chocolate-is-back.html

-The final season of Mad Men? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/the-final-season-of-mad-men.html

-How much more it's going to cost you to live in Croton? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/lead-story-gazette-village-tax-increase.html

-Tuesday's weather, which might include snow! Go here  http://www.hudsonvalleyweather.com/

VAGABOND VINTAGE & MORE @ LIFESTYLES & INTERIORS BY LISA

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

Simply gorgeous. 

Vagabond Vintage items in the showroom @ Lifestyles & Interiors by Lisa. Click on the photo.

See more here! https://www.facebook.com/interiorsbylisa 

And more beautiful things here http://www.shop4crotonpoint.com/

HUDSON VALLEY NURSING HOME RATINGS, LOHUD

New federal standards result in lower ratings for 40% of nursing homes in the lower Hudson valley; read more here http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2015/03/29/nursing-home-rating-medicare-medicaid/70581010/

& NOW A WORD FROM CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS

Free Bird Photography Seminar with Rick Sammon - April 7th (correct date); at Teatown Lake Reservation from 7-8 pm - click on the link to learn more http://bit.ly/1Hfa4sW

4/14 LADIES NIGHT @ RUN ON HUDSON VALLEY

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

LADIES NIGHT @ RUN ON HUDSON VALLEY - Come and join us Tuesday, April 14th at 6:30 pm at Run On Hudson Valley for a fun evening with all your running friends. Our amazing Oiselle clothing rep. Anne, will be here to give us a overview of the Oiselle clothing line. Come at 6:30 for our weekly women's group run followed by wine from Deprez Wines, refreshments, and Oiselle raffles! Or skip the run and stop by at 7:15! https://www.facebook.com/events/887940167915251/

HAPPY 2ND ANNIVERSARY TO CROTON'S SUNSHINE & CLOVER!!!

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

It's hard to believe that two years have passed since Sunshine & Clover took a chance on Croton and opened in the Upper Village. This little jewel of a shop is a fun and happy place--with items in every price point--the go to spot for things that simply make you smile.

And now Sunshine & Clover is moving into a larger space just across the street. We'll be there with bells on along the way--and keep you posted.

For more about Sunshine & Clover--their Passover and Easter offerings and more, visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sunshine-Clover/413739138705485

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/its-easy-to-fill-easter-basket-sunshine.html

NYS OFFICIALS ANNOUNCE BUDGET AGREEMENT

Includes "ethics, education reforms". Click on the link http://northcountrynow.com/news/state-officials-announce-budget-agreement-includes-education-ethics-reforms-0139888

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

Yes...it's grey outside..and we have flurries... Again...but we are still in an Easter frame of mind.

To the right, courtesy of LOC, no known copyright restrictions, a 1912 photo of the famous 5th Avenue Annual Easter Parade. The whole idea seems strange now--dressing up in your best to stroll down the avenue but....it's a wonderful scene nonetheless.

It's followed by some fab vintage Easter ephemera from Rob and Monica's sale-ing adventures--yes, we do love honeycomb! 

Check out all of their 2014 Easter decorating--and more--including a pretty funny baking adventure, at OUR ADVENTURES AMONGST THE DUCKS--click on the link: http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-easter-bunny-and-silence-of-lamb.html

And finally, a 2009 Easter putz featuring fresh eggs putz barns by Howard Lamey.

Click on the photos and enjoy.

Check out this very charming Easter "window" putz house by Pam http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=819

And rapture, your editor went to an estate sale--and is now the proud owner of yet another of these! With the box! http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=91

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_8.html

REMEMBERING JAMES CAGNEY http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/remembering-james-cagney.html

SOME BITS & PIECES FROM THE SPRING OF 1962 IN CROTON

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, SOME BITS & PIECES FROM THE SPRING OF 1962. Click on the images below. We especially love the luxurious living that was truly possible if you saved enough Triple S Blue Stamps!

CROTON HARMON & HEN HUD BOYS LAX, 4/1 GAMES

4/1 Croton-Harmon Boys Lacrosse at Wappingers, 4:30 p.m.; 4/1 Hen Hud at Pleasantville 4:30 p.m.

REMEMBERING JAMES CAGNEY...

Who died this date in 1986. James Francis Cagney, Jr. was an American actor and dancer, both on stage and in film, though he had his greatest impact in film. Known for his consistently energetic performances, distinctive vocal style, and deadpan comic timing, he won acclaim and major awards for a wide variety of performances.

Read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Cagney

Click on the 1932 ad to see Cagney and company in Blonde Crazy.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN ROBERT SCOTT'S LOOKING AT THE STARS IN WESTCHESTER Part 2---TURNING HIS PEN TOWARDS nearby Gate of Heaven Cemetery. Among those buried there: James Cagney and Fred Allen. Click on the link to read it in the 1/23/14 edition of THE WESTCHESTER GUARDIAN; the article starts on the bottom of page 8 http://www.westchesterguardian.com/1_23_14/wg_1_23_fin1.pdf

NEW AT CROTON'S OWN SERENITY IN THE GARDEN

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SOME POSTS YOU MAY HAVE MISSED AT JAN JOHNSEN'S SERENITY IN THE GARDEN BLOG:

--FIRETAIL KNOTWEED, POW! http://www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/03/firetail-knotweed-pow.html
--MARCH 22ND WAS INTERNATIONAL COLOR DAY http://www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/03/an-eye-for-color-international-color-day.html
--LADY IN BLACK ASTER, DEER-RESISTANT STUNNER http://serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/03/lady-in-black-aster-deer-resistant.html

Sunday, March 29, 2015

RUGBY, HONG KONG 7'S

Village rugby fans are always kept up to date thanks to Croton's own Tom Faranda's Folly: HONG KONG 7'S, HIGHLIGHTS, USA DOING WELL http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2015/03/rugby-hong-kong-7s-usa-doing-well.html