Thursday, January 18, 2018

ASH WEDNESDAY 2018

FYI: Ash Wednesday falls on February 14th (St. Valentine's Day) this year. It is always celebrated on a Wednesday seven weeks prior to Easter Sunday and the Day after Mardi Gras.

2018 SUPER BOWL MENU FROM A&S FINE FOODS

The 2018 Super Bowl Menu is now online at A&S Fine Foods--located in the Croton Commons Shopping Center http://aandsfoods.com/asfinefoods/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/as-superbowl-menu.pdf

AND A&S is home to amazing Italian sweet sausage--a Croton "Must-Try" https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/more-croton-must-try-this-for-your.html

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX

A reader asks: We left Croton four years ago for warmer and less expensive climes but miss Holy Name and enjoy reading about it. Do you have anything from when Father Michael was there?

Your editor: Here is a link to photos from Father Mike's 2011  farewell party http://bit.ly/2Do409p

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A reader asks: I vaguely my Dad taking me to a Croton sporting event that featured a mule???? This was back in the 70s.  Do  you have anything about that?

Your editor: There was a "donkey basketball" game in 1977; perhaps this is what you are looking for  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/1977-croton-harmon-hs-donkey-basketball.html

REMINDER -- HOLY NAME CROTON BOY SCOUT LASAGNA FUNDRAISER ORDERS

The troop will be taking orders after all masses on 1/20 and 1/21; more info here https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/holy-name-boy-scout-annual-lasagna.html

ALL THINGS VICTORIAN

We're happy to report that after much delay - we've finally updated the 'All Things Victorian' flickr set of images, objects, ads, ephemera, old photos, postcards and more covering the Victorian Era 1837 to 1901.

Click on the link. Enjoy! http://bit.ly/2DJEFUT


Click on the photo to see a pre-1900 chromolithograph courtesy of "& Antiques"/The Cornelia Cotton Gallery--right here in Croton 271-6802, 111 Grand Street.

COOKIE DOH DIPS FOR SUPER BOWL FROM THE DESSERTIST

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AND NOW A WORD FROM THE DESSERTIST - Getting ready for Super Bowl LII? Having a party? Make your get together a bit sweeter with Cookie DOH dips! Smooth and creamy edible cookie dough complete with crispy cookie chips. Fun new twist of a party classic! Order now! http://bit.ly/2DqOpWt 862-4016

BOYS HOOPS NOTEBOOK 1/17/18, THE EXAMINER NEWS, CROTON-HARMON, HEN HUD ETAL.

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BOYS HOOPS NOTEBOOK, THE EXAMINER NEWS, 1/17/18 - READ IT HERE https://www.theexaminernews.com/boys-hoops-notebook-5/

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

To the right, one of our favorite houses from the 2017 vintage made in Japan Christmas putz mantle of author Antoinette Stockenberg. See the entire village and read the annual story here- always worth a repeated visit http://bit.ly/2mQptOP

It's followed by a fab ad for Kellogs Corn Flakes from 1909--and by special request, an oldie but goodie--one of our favorite Marx playsets: The Robin Hood Castle set, 1956. 

Featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ.COM, it sold for $197 a few years back. Click on the photos and enjoy!

For the reader looking for classic red foil heart cutouts, retro Valentine's cards, and the like, the Valentine shop is open at Blumchen http://bit.ly/2FP1J5u

Here's a fun site specializing in tin toy reproductions, lots of wind-ups tintoyarcade.com

Amazing 1930's Japan tinplate: Cragstan (Cragston?) limousine with lots of faux flattie potential http://bit.ly/2rkH85F

In case you mssed it--and you shouldn't--Howard's reproduction of an antique German castle with train tunnel. It's outstanding!  https://bigindoortrains.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=175

And by special request - A"Faux feather tree" tutorial from Howard Lamey - looks like fun http://bit.ly/2DjsLju

Remembering Virginia Mayo http://bit.ly/2Dlex5N

And to help you keep Christmas well: https://familychristmasonline.com/

AND CHECK OUT THIS OUTSTANDING FIND--THE BUTTON DESIGN COMPANY  http://buttondesigncompany.com/

SERVICES DAVID ANTHONY DEMM

Memorial Mass 10:30 am 1/22 at Holy Name of Mary Church,110 Grand Street, Croton on Hudson, (914) 271-4797 http://bit.ly/2DnjQ4b

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

UPCOMING COMMUNITY CHOICE AGGREGATION MEETINGS

As you know, the new board is considering Sustainable Westchester/CCA: Upcoming meetings for Community Choice Aggregation--the program in which the village government will choose your energy supplier unless you affirmatively opt out or choose some other ESCO beforehand--(WE ARE NOT YET AT the opt out stage.) Bear in mind that per the village's own mailing, saving money is NOT GUARANTEED.  There are additional shortcomings.  You should, however, attend the meetings. They  will be at the Croton Free Library on 1/25 and 2/6.  Read and see more here http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_Board/05E3B53C-000F8513

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/12/nov-9th-gazette-cca-article.html

HARMONY ROAD, THE DIFFERENTS, @ THE GRANDSTAND

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CROTON'S HARMONY ROAD PLAYS THE GRANDSTAND 1/27/18 - 8 PM. AND THE DIFFERENTS 2/3 AT 8 PM - GRANDSTAND FB PAGE https://www.facebook.com/thegrandstandyankeefans/

THE GRANDSTAND, WHERE EVERYONE KNOWS YOUR NAME.  AND THERE'S SUPERBOWL TOO http://bit.ly/2CMIR8h

MORE CROTON MUST-TRY THIS FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE

--The Lamb Rogan Josh at Raga Indian Restaurant; the Vegetable Curry; the Vegetable Soup ragaindiancuisineny.com/

--The Baklava at Croton Colonial Diner http://bit.ly/2tfVUey

--ANY of the Ramen Noodle dishes at ASAGAO Sushi (and some are gluten-free) crotonsushi.com/#menu

--Red pepper shrimp boat at THE CROTON GRILLE  https://www.crotongrille.com/menu

SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE CROTON MUST-TRY'S HERE: http://bit.ly/2mOuYNE

INDIAN POINT COMMUNITY TASK FORCE MEETING 1/25

Indian Point Community Unity Task Force Meeting- TOWN OF CORTLANDT--THE NEXT INDIAN POINT COMMUNITY TASK FORCE MEETING will be 1/25 at 7 pm in the Vincent Nyberg General Meeting Room, 1 Heady St., Cortlandt Manor. This is a working meeting for the Task Force; however the public is welcome to attend and observe.

SLEDDING...LOCAL SPOTS & MORE

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A READER ASKS: GOOD PLACES FOR SLEDDING? ANY PLACE TO PICK ONE UP LOCALLY?

Answer: Buchanan Hardware http://mapq.st/2rcdvDu has some in stock--click on the photo--most folks go to Croton Dam/Croton Gorge Park for sledding--be careful of course--and the hill at Hendrick Hudson High School in Montrose is popular as well--though you may need to obtain permission.