Wednesday, October 28, 2020

REMINDER: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FATHER MICHAEL McGIVNEY TO BE BEATIFIED 10/31

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REMINDER: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FATHER MICHAEL J, McGIVNEY TO BE BEATIFIED 

10/31/2020

FOR MORE ABOUT HOLY NAME OF MARY'S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, 4730, VISIT THEIR FB PAGE AT https://www.facebook.com/HNMKofC

FOR MORE ABOUT THE $25,000 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS RAFFLE WITH THE PARISH OF ST. CHRISTOPHER AND ST. PATRICK, GO TO  https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/10/news-from-church-of-st-christopher-st.html

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST: HENRY HECKMANN, FORMER AUTO RACING CHAMP, OPENS NEW HARMON GARAGE - 1949

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--AND BY SPECIAL REQUEST, a look back at a special Crotonite:

HECKMAN, FORMER AUTO RACING CHAMP, OPENS NEW HARMON GARAGE - 1949

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW. Washington Engine Company is also mentioned. Heckman was also a member of the Croton Lions and Croton Rotary.


REMINDER - WEEKLY MEAL SPECIALS AT CROTON'S SHOPRITE - WEDNESDAY SUSHI!

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WEEKLY MEAL SPECIALS AT CROTON'S SHOPRITE.

CLICK ON THE PHOTO. AND CHECK OUT THE MUMS -- STILL QUITE A FEW IN STOCK--
CLICK HER
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ON THIS DAY IN 1941... HOW GREEN WAS MY VALLEY PREMIERED IN NEW YORK

On this day in 1941 "How Green Was My Valley" based on the novel by Richard Llewellyn, directed by John Ford and starring Walter Pidgeon and Maureen O'Hara premiered in New York (Best Picture 1942)

It is one of the finest films ever made and if you haven't seen it yet, this is one for the bucket list.....

How Green Was My Valley is a 1941 drama directed by John Ford. The film, based on the best-selling 1939 novel of the same name by Richard Llewellyn, was produced by Darryl F. Zanuck and scripted by Philip Dunne. The film stars Walter Pidgeon, Maureen O'Hara, Anna Lee, Donald Crisp, and a very young Roddy McDowall. It was nominated for ten Academy Awards, famously beating Citizen Kane, Sergeant York and The Maltese Falcon for Best Picture. 

READ MORE ABOUT IT AT https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/How_Green_Was_My_Valley_(film)

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---REMEMBERING MAUREEN O'HARA  https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/10/remembering-maureen-ohara.html

---REMEMBERING DONALD CRISP https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/05/remembering-great-donald-crisp.html

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WEDNESDAY IS SUNDAE AT CROTON CARVEL

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WEDNESDAY IS SUNDAE AT CROTON CARVEL; BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE SOFT-SERVE ONLY SUNDAE---AND NEW SEASONAL FLAVOR VANILLA BOURBON TOFFEE

On facebook HERE.

FOR THOSE OF US WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY IN PHILADELPHIA, THE BLM RIOTS/PROTESTS CONTINUE, DISTURBING VIDEO

Watch: Aerial Footage Shows Protesters Looting in Philadelphia, ActionNews6ABC, Looting in Philadelphia following the police shooting of a Black man armed with a knife continued throughout Monday night and into Tuesday morning. Video from a local ABC affiliate shows looters emptying a Foot Locker.

Chopper 6 from the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia captured video of looters pouring out of a west-side Foot Locker store. Rioters and looters took to the streets shortly after two Philadelphia police officers shot and killed a Black man who advanced on them with a knife. MORE AT https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2020/10/27/watch-aerial-footage-shows-protesters-looting-in-philadelphia/

and REPORTER FILMING RIOTING ASSAULTED  https://www.breitbart.com/law-and-order/2020/10/27/watch-protesters-physically-attack-reporter-for-filming-blm-looting-in-philadelphia/

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AND IN BROOKLYN,  https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/10/for-those-of-us-with-friends-family-in.html

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST, A LITTLE CROTON IN NOVEMBER OF 1979

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By special request--a little Croton-on-Hudson in November of 1979. Click on the images below. Stay tuned for more. Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society.

CROTON'S GLORIA SWANSON TURNS UP AT EFSP

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As many of you know, Gloria Swanson was one of Croton's most notable residents. For quite a few years she owned a house and property on Mt. Airy Road. 

You can read and see more about that at https://bit.ly/3oxs7an.

We're always delighted when we unearth old images of the great actress....and came across this French postcard---click on the photo--in today's post about Europe and Paramount Studios from our friends at European Film Star Postcards.  

Read and see more at https://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2020/09/des-films-paramount.html

FOR THOSE OF US WITH FRIENDS & FAMILY LIVING AND/OR WORKING IN BROOKLYN, THE RIOTS/PROTESTS CONTINUE, END OF OCTOBER REPORT

Dozens of marching protesters were arrested in Brooklyn on Tuesday night after clashing with NYPD cops and leaving a trail of destruction in their wake in response to the Philadelphia police shooting death of an armed black man. About 200 protesters met in Fort Greene Park before snaking their way through the streets, vandalizing police vehicles, torching an American flag and igniting at least one rubbish fire during their travels, according to footage posted to social media by video journalist Issa Khari.  READ AND SEE MORE AT https://nypost.com/2020/10/27/anti-cop-protesters-leave-trail-of-destruction-in-downtown-brooklyn/

TRIGGER ALERT: DISTURBING VIDEO; this post is closed to all comments; comments and questions must be referred to the media sources cited.

MORE BROOKLYN, SEPTEMBER  https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/09/for-those-of-us-with-friends-and-family.html

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

OBITUARY & SERVICE INFO FOR FRANCES BRUNO

Frances Bruno of Croton-on-Hudson, NY, passed away on Friday, October 23, 2020. She was 91 years old. Frances was born on February 24, 1929 to Josephine Lepera in Cicala, Calabria, Italy. She immigrated from Italy with her family and lived most of her life in Croton-on-Hudson. She died of natural causes while gardening, one of her favorite pastimes, after making a large batch of her famous meatballs. Frances is survived by her beloved son, Joseph Bruno and his wife Nancy; cherished grandchildren, Joseph Bruno and his wife Tina, Andrea Bruno and Andrew Bruno and her adoring great granddaughter, Francesca Bruno. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Frank Bruno in 1988 and loving son Frank Bruno in 2016. Visitation will be held on Thursday, October 29, 2020 from 9-10am at the Holy Name of Mary Church, 110 Grand St., Croton-on-Hudson, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:00 am following the visitation at Holy Name of Mary Church. Burial will follow at Bethel Cemetery also in Croton. To express your condolences online, please visit: www.efcarterfuneralhome.com.

https://www.dignitymemorial.com/obituaries/croton-on-hudson-ny/frances-bruno-9867467

REMINDER - 2020 CROTON CARING COMMITTEE HALLOWEEN FOOD DRIVE-AROUND 10/31

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2020 CROTON CARING COMMITTEE HALLOWEEN FOOD DRIVE-AROUND; many thanks to the local businesses that are participating 10/31 - CLICK ON THE FLYER.

OR GO TO

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1wYXuOVz62WlM6VEV81ZZlwn9ApILww1X/view?fbclid=IwAR0_OCPu6iSIHwYObiHkfwyM5KrRJX7q6T8ooZ9_FO44qi0bRB_c3hehsDM

OCTOBER 2020 UPDATE: THE CORTLANDT MOD, DEVELOPERS SUBMIT REVISED PLANS

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Developers Submit Revised Plans for MOD in Cortlandt

The developers of two mixed-use projects in the area of New York-Presbyterian/Hudson Valley Hospital on Route 202 in Cortlandt have submitted revised conceptual site plans. Representatives of Evergreen Manor and Gyrodyne will present their plans to the Cortlandt Town Board on Monday, November 2 at a work session via Zoom. Information for residents to join the Zoom meeting with be posted on the town’s website when available. The Evergreen Manor project, proposed by Val and Armando Santucci of VS Construction, initially involved the redevelopment of three vacant contiguous parcels totaling 28 acres with a 120-unit assisted living facility, a five-story, 100-room hotel with 13,000 square feet of retail space, 30,000-square-foot mixed-used retail/office building, 166 residential units (152 studios and one-bedroom units and 12 two-bedroom) and a 7,000-square-foot restaurant. The latest plans, according to Cortlandt’s Deputy Planning Director Chris Kehoe, eliminate the hotel and the mixed-use retail/office building and add 100 senior age-restricted condominiums in two buildings. MORE AT https://www.theexaminernews.com/developers-submit-revised-plans-for-mod-in-cortlandt/

TUESDAY UPDATE - IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR THE LATEST CRAFTS AND BUSINESS NEWS, CHECK OUT THE CROTON CRAFTS & COMMERCE FACEBOOK PAGE

If you're looking for the latest business and crafts news, then check out the CROTON CRAFTS & COMMERCE FB PAGE BY CLICKING HERE

You'll find updates, news, special sales, promotions, hours and more--and you needn't be "on FB" to "see" the page...

Or if you don't use facebook, check back here at the blog for real-time updates. And remember to support your local business and crafts community. p.s. The Croton Point Avenue bike lane/"improvement" continues; the road has been considerably narrowed and traffic is a mess some days. PAVING HAS BEGUN. Corners on Benedict being re-done. Go slow. It's a mess some days.

TRAFFIC-- A HEADS-UP FROM THE LOCALS: WORK CONTINUES AT THE OLD CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS SITE; sometimes one direction only due to construction at the site, ongoing; go slow https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/10/oct-update-former-croton-country.html

CROTON CARING COMMITTEE FUNDRAISER AT THE TAPSMITH  TILL THE END OF THE MONTH https://www.facebook.com/Crotontapsmith/photos/a.1225952860911915/1687309094776287/

P.S. ALL THE SALONS HAVE OPENED; however some have more stringent protocols that go above and beyond the governor's mandates; please make your own inquiries. 

P.P.P.S. FEED THE BIRDS TEMPORARY opening hours until further notice---10:30 am https://www.facebook.com/Feed-The-Birds-124684690934636

ALSO FYI: AN EVERYTHING CROTON BUSINESS UPDATE: THE UPPER VILLAGE

SOUP SEASON FALL 2020 https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/09/soup-season-fall-2020.html

BRUNCH IS BACK AT 105-TWENTY AND THEY HAVE A NEW FALL MENU https://www.facebook.com/2042880315804159/photos/a.2049664448459079/3478848892207287/

AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: CHECK OUT SOME HARMON BUSINESS NEWS AT https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/07/a-mid-summer-everything-croton-wrap-up.html

AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: Congratulations one and all....Courtesy of the Croton Crafts & Commerce FB page...these businesses made the BEST OF WESTCHESTER, WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE LIST! Best American Bakery: Baked by Susan; Best fried Oysters: Ocean House; Best pet store: Croton Pet Station; Best ice cream: Blue Pig; Best roofer: Franzoso Contracting; Best new store: Second Mouse Cheese shop, Pleasantville, Croton owned; Best new bar: Croton TapSmith

AND CHECK OUT THE ANNUAL EVERYTHING CROTON APPLE PICKING GUIDE https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/08/time-for-everything-croton-apple.html

AND AN END OF SUMMER UPDATE FROM RAGA https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/08/end-of-summer-update-from-raga.html

and FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE, SOME RECENT LOCAL OFFERINGS, A LIST! https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/08/more-croton-must-try-this-for-your.html

AND MORE AT https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/09/more-croton-must-try-this-for-your.html

AND NEW, JACKIE'S HOME PLATE https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/09/and-now-introducing-jackies-home-plate.html

AND A WORD FROM PMV LIMO--Wine season is upon us and although the current situation has restrictions you can still visit wineries with a reservation so make your reservation and give PMV Limousine a call at (914) 402-4481 and leave the driving to us. We will ensure your day will be fun, enjoyable and most importantly, safe. Give us a call and receive an hour free with a minimum of 5 hours. Email us at pmvlimousine@gmail.com.

CHEF SOSA & 105-TWENTY IN THE NEWS--Check out the newest addition to the River Journal and RJ Eats team. It’s Stand Up Foodie. You can see all her great Insta videos HERE.

While there, don’t miss her 60 seconds of deliciousness with Chef Sosa at 105-Twenty in Croton. Yum! See it HERE

UPCOMING EVENTS AT THE ORGANIC TEACHING KITCHEN https://theorganicteachingkitchen.com/events/

THE BLUE PIG IS CLOSING FOR THE SEASON 10/30 

INTRODUCING DEARLY BROWLOVED  https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/10/introducing-dearly-browloved.html

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MASK ISSUES, ASSORTED https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/08/more-about-those-masksand-neck.html

P.S. TO THOSE SEEKING TO STOP THE BLAZE, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT; THE PRESS RELEASE IS AT https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/09/news-release-great-jack-olantern-blaze.html

AND

REGARDING NYC RESTAURANTS; CUOMO, AGAIN...New York City’s restaurant industry held a wake for itself Monday —complete with a white coffin and bagpipes — to protest COVID-19 restrictions...MORE AT https://nypost.com/2020/09/28/nyc-eatery-workers-carry-white-coffin-to-gov-cuomos-office/

AND THE OYSTER BAR HAS SADLY CLOSED AGAIN  https://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2020/10/grand-centrals-oyste-bar-re-closes-days-after-re-opening.html

AND THE WESTCHESTER BROADWAY THEATRE IS ANOTHER COVID CASUALTY  https://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2020/10/sad-news-a-victim-of-covid-the-westchester-broadway-theater-will-not-reopen.html

LATE OCTOBER UPDATE, CUOMO NURSING HOME SCANDAL, HOSPITALS GAVE GOV A CAMPAIGN BOOSTER SHOT

It's bad enough that Gov. Cuomo presided over the needless COVID-19 deaths of thousands of vulnerable people in New York nursing homes.

It’s bad enough that he wrote a shameful book praising himself for his pandemic response and now is doing a victory lap of self-congratulation in the worst-hit state in the nation.

It’s bad enough that he is mounting a pre-election scare campaign on COVID vaccines to stir up anti-vax sentiment for political purposes.

But now we discover that Cuomo got campaign funds from the hospital organizations that lobbied for his lethal policy for the elderly and which then bought TV ads whitewashing his culpability.

An exclusive audit of campaign donations to Cuomo by OpenTheBooks.com shows disturbing links with industry bodies which demanded the disastrous order forcing nursing homes to admit COVID-infected patients hospitals didn’t want. READ THE VERY LENGHTY ARTICLE AT https://nypost.com/2020/10/25/hospitals-gave-gov-andrew-cuomo-a-campaign-booster-shot-devine/

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