Thursday, March 21, 2019

ANOTHER FAB SPRING WINDOW 2019, AT THE WESTCHESTER BALLOON COMPANY

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ANOTHER FAB WINDOW TO MAKE YOU SMILE--THIS ONE SPRING-THEMED---FROM THE WESTCHESTER BALLOON COMPANY. Click on the photo. FOR MORE ABOUT THE WESTCHESTER BALLOON COMPANY, VISIT THEM
ON FB; CLICK HERE or ON WEBSITE; CLICK HERE

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY SEEING THEIR OTHER SEASONAL WINDOWS:

--MARDI GRAS, click here

--VALENTINE'S DAY, click here

--WINTER; click here

PHOTOS PURIM 2019, TEMPLE ISRAEL OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER

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PHOTOS PURIM 2019, TEMPLE ISRAEL OF NORTHERN WESTCHESTER, A FAB PHOTO ALBUM; go to https://www.tinw.org/2019-tinw-events.html

REMEMBERING ROBERT PRESTON

Remembering Robert Preston, who died this date in 1987. Robert Preston (June 8, 1918 – March 21, 1987) was an American stage and film actor best remembered for originating the role of Professor Harold Hill in the 1957 musical The Music Man and the 1962 film adaptation; the film earned him his first of two Golden Globe Award nominations. Preston collaborated twice with filmmaker Blake Edwards, first in S.O.B. (1981) and again in Victor Victoria (1982). Click here to read more. 

Click on the photo of the 1978 vintage Playbill, Ben Franklin in Paris, with Preston as Franklin. Courtesy of the vintage Playbill collection of the late Marion Costello; see the collection here

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BARKING BAKER?

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WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE BARKING BAKER? 


Let us introduce ourselves...Our story--Hayley and Lynette have set out to solve some common pet owner challenges. We are both dog owners (6 between the two of us!), and understand how it is. We are committed to providing healthy, natural food and treats as well as keeping our dogs dressed to the nines! All of our products can be found on our website www.thebarkingbaker.com

AND NOW A WORD FROM HILLTOP NURSERY & LANDSCAPING

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AND NOW A WORD FROM HILLTOP NURSERY & LANDSCAPING: We opened this week and will be open seven days a week from now on. Today we are receiving our first trailer load of plant material and will continue to receive shipments until we are full! FOR MORE ABOUT HILLTOP, VISIT http://www.hilltopnurseryny.com/

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY:
--A 2018 VISIT TO THE GIFT SHOP AT HILLTOP; more here
--AN EARLY MORNING 2018 VISIT TO HILLTOP AND....more here

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX

A reader asks: Do you know if there are any plans to get rid of parking on one side of the street in the Upper Village? The streets are way too narrow for the S.U.V's and truck traffic on both sides.

Your editor's response: Not to my knowledge. Do agree that the large--and abundant-- SUVs are especially problematic but traffic in general (and parking) are indeed issues. Please consider addressing your concerns with the board/village staff directly...because clearly, SUV's, mini-vans and trucks are here to stay--and the preferred choice of vehicle for many.

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A reader asks: I heard the village has a chess club but can't find it any where.

Your editor's response: Presuming you mean the Croton Free Library Chess Club, here's all the info you need: Come and join our weekly chess club. Learn strategies, techniques and play games. Taught by Kenaya Massaline. All ages and all levels of experience welcome. Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.


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Confidential to Just Wondering: We don't know what apartments you are referring to near the Shoprite. That proposal appears dead in the water. Consult village minutes and files for more.

3/23 SPRING WINE TASTING AT DEPREZ WINES & LIQUORS

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3/23 SPRING WINE TASTING AT DEPREZ WINES & LIQUORS--Please Join us and Jon for a free exciting tasting of Spring wines--Light food - All wines discounted during the tasting.
 


SEE MORE HERE.

REFLECTIONS AND WOVEN DREAMS AT THE CROTON LIBRARY

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REFLECTIONS AND WOVEN DREAMS COMING TO THE CROTON LIBRARY-- “We Control the Horizontal, We Control the Vertical”, a catch phrase from the ’60’s TV show “Outer Limits”, may come to mind upon viewing the spectacular work of Croton on Hudson photographers Jim Bourdon and Mary Jean Picciano, now at the Croton Free Library Gallery. It’s worth a visit to the Croton Free Library’s Gallery to see such original and interesting work by two local artists. Full Artist Statement.

NEW FROM OUR FRIENDS AT EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS: HAROLD LLOYD

American actor, comedian, director, producer, screenwriter, and stunt performer Harold Lloyd (1893-1971) is best known for his silent comedies. He ranks alongside Charlie Chaplin and Buster Keaton as one of the three most popular and influential comedians of the silent film. Between 1914 and 1947, Lloyd made nearly 200 comedies, often as a bespectacled 'Glass' character, a resourceful, success-seeking go-getter who was perfectly in tune with 1920s-era United States. His films frequently contained 'thrill sequences' of extended chase scenes and daredevil physical feats.

READ AND SEE MORE HERE.

THE CROTON LIONS PRESENT CRAWFISH ON HUDSON 2019!

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SAVE THE DATE! IT WILL SOON BE THAT TIME OF YEAR--THE CROTON LIONS CLUB PRESENT....CRAWFISH ON HUDSON! 4/27/19

CLICK ON THE FLYER! 3-9 pm @ Grace Hall, 7 Old Albany Post Road, Ossining, New York. Pre-sale tickets are $25.00, at the door $30.00, children under 10 are $10.00. Please see a Lion from Ossining or Croton to get your tickets. This promises to be a fun filled event with great food, music and a cash bar. MORE HERE.

SEE THE PHOTOS AND MORE FROM THE 2018 EVENT HERE.


AND DON'T FORGET THE MAY BLUE PATH SERVICE DOGS EVENT; MORE INFO HERE

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THE TOP 3 CROTON LIONS POSTS, 2018, HERE AT THE BLOG; GO TO https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/12/top-three-most-read-croton-lions-club.html
 

THURSDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR AT THE OCEAN HOUSE

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THURSDAY NIGHT HAPPY HOUR AT THE OCEAN HOUSE


The FRESHEST seafood! 5-7 PM.

CLICK ON THE FLYER!

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

As always, some wonderful finds. Click on the photos and links.

Some outstanding vintage photos and one vintage postcard, all pre World War II, depicting Christmas trees, putz villages, and/or toys. Again, click on the photos and enjoy!


Erzebirge Winter Forest, five graduated trees, made in Germany, available from Blumchen; more here 

Tom Browning's Christmas Art; more here


BY SPECIAL REQUEST---1960's Coca-Cola ornaments: These were put in cartons of Coca-Cola as free Christmas tree ornaments for 1966. Click here to see all six ornaments in all their 1960's kitschiness http://bit.ly/2rzbCfd

FOR THE READER LOOKING FOR A PAPER CAROUSEL TEMPLATE; more here

Miniature Easter ornaments; excellent details per the reviews; from Factory Direct Craft here

FROM TOYS AND STUFF--Putting It All Together: MPC's No. 3007 US Air Force Missile Rocket Command Playset - http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2019/03/putting-it-all-together-mpcs-no-3007-us.html

UPDATED---FLICKR ALBUM, THE ROARING TWENTIES; MORE HERE

VINTAGE RUB-ONS, STICKERS AND GUMMED LABELS FROM TINY THINGS ARE CUTE; more here  

DIE CUTS AND DRESDENS FROM TINY THINGS ARE CUTE; SOME REALLY UNUSUAL ITEMS, MANY VINTAGE  MORE HERE

AND IN CASE YOU MISSED THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON, CLICK HERE.

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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

THE "SOCCER BUNNIES" R BACK!

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Yes, yes...it IS a little too soon to be thinking about Easter, but these chocolate "Soccer" bunnies were so popular at CROTON'S SHOPRITE last year--and sold out so quickly--that many of our readers asked for a heads up if they ever came back again. And they have! In the seasonal aisle! Click on the photo.  And for the "Selfie Bunnies", click here.

NEW LOCATION IN WORKS FOR CORTLANDT INDOOR SPORTS FACILITY, TOWN INVOLVED

THE EXAMINER NEWS---A new location has been identified for a proposed indoor sports facility that was planned on Route 202 in Cortlandt near Cortlandt Lanes. Cortlandt officials announced last week they were currently in negotiations with the decision-makers of NY Indoor Sports to form a public/private partnership and have the 68,000-square-foot, two-story building, known as Cortlandt Pitch, built in another part of town. The Northern Westchester Examiner has learned the property being targeted is in the Hendrick Hudson School District.  READ MORE AT https://www.theexaminernews.com/new-location-in-works-for-cortlandt-indoor-sports-facility/