Sunday, May 20, 2018

THE SPRING 2018 EDITION OF THE CROTON HISTORIAN: FIVE OUTSTANDING CROTON WOMEN

The Spring 2018 edition of THE CROTON HISTORIAN has arrived...for those who don't know, this quarterly newsletter is a perk that comes with membership in The Croton Historical Society.

AND NOW FROM THE DESK OF THE HISTORIAN...via Thomas Simone, Curator, croton history Museum & Vice President of The Croton Historical Society:

The Spring Issue of THE HISTORIAN is a little late.  Our Historian, Dorothy (Dodie) Pezanowski was taken seriously ill in early March (she has since passed away) and Cornelia Cotton stepped in and provided material for the issue culled from her notes when she recently spoke at the Croton Library for Women's History Month (click on the newsletter image).  The Society extends their thanks.

To become a member of The Historical Society--and for future quarterly newsletters, click here

Service info and more for Dodie Pezanowski is here.

A LOOK BACK AT CROTON-ON-HUDSON IN JUNE OF 1930

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

A LOOK BACK AT CROTON IN JUNE OF 1930 COURTESY OF THE TARRYTOWN DAILY RECORD AND AN EVERYTHING CROTON ELVE. Click on the images below.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/the-top-five-2016-everything-croton_24.html

LOOK WHAT'S HAPPENING AT EATALIA ON HUDSON

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

IT'S EATALIA ON HUDSON'S ANNIVERSARY--check out their specials--click on the photo!

Read more about Eatalia here

And here http://eataliaonhudson.com/

1954 CRANE BROCHURE VIA RETRO RENOVATION

Yes. We love vintage catalogs... And.... courtesy of RETRO RENOVATION, we agree that this 1954 brochure from Crane is a beauty. 

Crane was top-of-the-line when it came to bathroom sinks, toilets and tubs. Gorgeous products! And, 1954 was an interesting year:  America was just beginning to move into a new era of post-war styling, yet, with many of the same pre-war Streamline products.  READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE.

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND NEWS RECAP--AND VINTAGE CROTON TOO

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

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND NEWS RECAP--AND VINTAGE CROTON TOO...latest high school sports news too, courtesy of LOHUD etal.

--CROTON GIRL SCOUT PROJECT, ERIN GARONE; more here

--SUNSHINE HOME EXPANSION APPROVED, borders Ossining, Croton etc.; more here

--SAVE THE DATE, CROTON ARBORETUM GARDEN TOUR IS COMING; MORE HERE

--A WORD FROM CROTON UNITED REGARDING THE PASSING OF VILLAGE HISTORIAN, DOROTHY "DODIE" DYMES PEZANOWSKI; we are saddened to learn of the passing of life-long Croton resident Dorothy “Dodie” Dymes Pezanowski. As her obituary says “she died peacefully having spent the last week of her life visiting with family and friends. MORE HERE 

--A READER IS CONCERNED ABOUT UNSANITARY CONDITIONS AND HER NEIGHBOR'S CHICKENS; sorry we can't help you; for the regulations on chickens, you must speak directly with village staff.  Ditto for your complaints about their possible beehives.  crotononhudson-ny.gov

--SENATOR MURPHY INDUCTS ARMANDO "CHICK" GALELLA INTO THE N.Y.S. VETERANS HALL OF FAME AND SOME PAST CROTON HONOREES ETC.--MORE HERE

--THE VANDERBILTS, THE CROTON CONNECTION, vintage Croton; more here

--MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX, NO MORE AMERICAN FLAGS for Memorial Day, Summerfest, Flag Day(?)--and COMPLAINTS ABOUT VILLAGE PHOTO IDS for children; more here

--WILLOW, STORM DAMAGE, CROTON POINT  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/05/willow-damage-at-croton-point-may-2018.html

--BEWARE OF SCAMMERS POSING AS CON ED; ROBOCALLS AND MORE here

--RESERVE NOW FOR SUMMER EVENING CRUISE ON THE HUDSON, FERRY SLOOPS; MORE HERE
 

--SECTION 1 SOFTBALL 2018, LOHUD, ZACCHIO'S PREDICTIONS, In the breakdown section: Croton-Harmon is the feel-good story of the season and the team you want to root for as far as Cinderella stories go...read it all here

--THOUGHTS ON THE RECENT CROTON HARMON SCHOOL ELECTION; more here 

--Some residents have sought clarification: YES, you can opt out of the CCA/Community Choice Aggregation program---at any time. In short, it's not too late.

--SUMMERFEST 2018, VENDOR INFO, GENERAL INFO, A WORD FROM DR. SCHMIDT; photos from past Summerfests--MORE HERE


--1955, VINTAGE CROTON, HAM BENEFIT DINNER AT OUR SAVIOUR http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/05/1955-our-saviour-lutheran-plans-benefit.html 

--NY POST - "Open Mic” night May 2 at the SUNY Oswego Lifestyles Center turned out to not be so open after all. Taking the title at face value, conservative student Nicole Miller gave a speech about liberal intolerance on campus and — wait for it — got put on warning for making other students “uncomfortable.” (Kudos to the website Campus Reform for publicizing the remarkable missive.) Campus Coordinator DeWolf said she’d been “implored” to reach out by students who felt “deeply hurt” by the speech. MORE HERE

--SEN. MURPHY TO PROPOSE DELAYING THE CLOSURE OF INDIAN POINT; more here

--VINTAGE CROTON 1930, VAN CORTLANDTS WIN FIGHT FOR DRAWBRIDGE; more here


---SUMMER MUSIC PROGRAMS AT BENNETT CONSERVATORY; more here 

--CROTON VILLAGE VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL INFO HERE 


--STATUS OF THE "GIFTED" GOUVEIA OSSINING BUILDING, STILL EMPTY  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/05/status-of-gifted-gouveia-ossining-bank.html

--TESLA CARs, LITHIUM BATTERY FIRES POSE SPECIAL RISK TO FIRST RESPONDERS;  MORE HERE

--FORMER LIFELONG CROTONITE NEEDS HELP: Kidney4Leesa.com--I am Leesa Cohen Thompson and you can help save my life simply by sharing this website.


--DANISH CONSTITUTION DAY AT THE DANISH HOME; more here

--CROTON'S RESTAURANT SCENE; an update; more here

--FOR THOSE WITH A WSJ SUBSCRIPTION; there's a must read article--Andrew Cuomo’s Wind Farm Won’t Fly Without Fracking, New York’s governor touts turbines while closing a nuclear plant. To fill the gap? Natural gas. wsj.com 

--COMING TO THE CROTON NATURE CENTER, THE ASYLUM CURE; more here 

--MAPLE STREET FIRE Firefighters, the community, etal. have set up a GoFundMe page for the Cianfaglione family. If you can help https://www.gofundme.com/recovering-from-devastating-loss


--1960 TIME WARP, THE NEW TV SHOWS FOR FALL! MORE HERE  

--BLOSSOMS AND BALLOONS ON BENEDICT; more here

PENTECOST SUNDAY 2009 AT HOLY NAME OF MARY IN CROTON

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

TODAY is Pentecost Sunday. It has always been observed 49 days after Easter. With that in mind, you might enjoy this blast from Holy Name of Mary Pentecost Past 2009--when Cardinal Timothy Michael Dolan (who also serves as the tenth and current Archbishop of New York) visited the church. Father Mike, the previous pastor of Holy Name is also here, along with the Knights of Columbus full color guard.  Click on your editor's photos below.

FOR MORE ABOUT HOLY NAME OF MARY, VISIT HOLYNAMEOFMARY.ORG

FOR MORE ABOUT THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, VISIT  https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/03/thank-you-crotons-knights-of-columbus.html

STATUS OF THE "GIFTED" GOUVEIA OSSINING BANK BUILDING MAY 2018

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

A reader has asked about the status of the "gifted Gouveia bank building in Ossining and whether it still remains empty after all these years".

Like Croton's own Gouveia site, the answer is yes, the bank building remains empty--click on the photo from mid-May 2018--in fact, since 2003, the assorted proposals for mixed use luxury rentals, then mixed use affordable housing, then a jazz club, then a mixed use arts center with quaint little shops etc., have all come and gone.  Perhaps it is the ever escalating repair costs to bring the building into this century and in compliance with ADA rules and more (back in 2014, over $2,900,000). The village of Ossining has sought proposal after proposal for the site to no avail.
 
You can read more about it at HUDSON VALLEY RUINS: http://www.hudsonvalleyruins.org/yasinsac/ossining/bankforsavings.html

Additional files and article links available upon request.

Saturday, May 19, 2018

SAVE THE DATE! THE 2018 CROTON ARBORETUM GARDEN TOUR IS COMING!

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

The Croton Arboretum’s 22nd Annual Garden Tour will take place on Sunday, July 15. Details to come...Always a special event and an important fundraiser.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY SEEING A PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE 2013 GARDEN TOUR HERE.  

1960 TIME WARP - THE NEW TELEVISION SERIES FOR FALL

Yes, there once was a time when we eagerly awaited the fall T.V. line-up of new shows.  Here's what was happening in 1960--as you can see, quite a few didn't make the cut...but others stand out...like Route 66, My Three Sons and The Andy Griffith Show.  Click on the images below, courtesy of TV Radio Mirror Magazine.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/03/turn-on-tv-1960-1969.html

LOHUD: TOP GRADS ON HIGH SCHOOL SUCCESS

LOHUD: TOP GRADS ON HS SUCCESS--Congratulations to all the Grads, 2018, among them Cordelia Walz from Croton-Harmon;  Melody Munitz, Hendrick Hudson High School. See them all and read more at https://lohud.us/2KCpz5R

UPCOMING SCHOOL COFFEES, DR. O'CONNELL COFFEE 6/4 & CET PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE 6/1

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

DR. O' CONNELL COFFEE, June 4, 5pm – 7pm. Croton - Harmon High School, 36 Old Post Rd S, Meet and chat with the future Superintendent of the Croton Harmon School District. Taking place in the Community Room. AND A REMINDER - THE NEXT CET PTA PRINCIPAL'S COFFEE DATE is June 1st. Keep track it all at the CET PTA home page https://sites.google.com/a/chufsd.org/cet-pta/

SENATOR MURPHY INDUCTS ARMANDO "CHICK" GALELLA INTO THE N.Y.S. VETERANS HALL OF FAME AND SOME PAST CROTON HONOREES ETC.

Albany, NY – With Memorial Day approaching, it seemed appropriate that Senator Terrence Murphy would honor Armando “Chick” Galella, one of the most respected veterans living in the 40th Senate District. Senator Murphy inducted Galella into the New York State Veterans Hall of Fame at a prestigious ceremony held at the State Capitol in Albany on May 15.

The Senate established the Hall in 2005. It was designed to pay tribute to New York veterans who served admirably in the United States Armed Forces and also recognize their accomplishments as civilians.

Senator Murphy said, “There are very few people left who can tell the tale of what happened at Pearl Harbor on the morning of December 7, 1941, and likely even less who stormed the beach at Okinawa. Chick is a true American hero. He survived not one, but two of the most pivotal moments in the Second World War. It is a privilege to pay tribute to Chick’s military and civilian service.” READ AND SEE MORE HERE

FOR SOME PAST CROTON RECIPIENTS AND MORE LINKS OF INTEREST: 
--CONGRATULATIONS VINCENT MATERO, MORE HERE  
--CONGRATULATIONS PATRICK CALCUTTI, MORE HERE 
--CONGRATULATIONS THOMAS BURNISTON, MORE HERE
--MAY 20TH IS ARMED FORCES DAY, MORE HERE

HOW DO I LOCATE WHO IS IN CHARGE OF A FACEBOOK PAGE

Once again, Everything Croton does not have a facebook or twitter account. If you want to locate the administrator of a facebook page: https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/03/how-do-i-locate-who-is-in-charge-of_9.html

THE VANDERBILTS, CORNELIUS J., THE CROTON CONNECTION

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

We just love discovering "Croton Connections"--the rich...the famous...etc!!!!

And so when one of the "elves" came across this article about a CORNELIUS J. VANDERBILT of "Croton Landing" from The Evening Post in 1881, it just had to go up. Click on the images. 

For those who are wondering--and it certainly looks like this is the same Vanderbilt in question--Cornelius Jeremiah Vanderbilt (December 29, 1830 – April 2, 1882) was an American member of the Vanderbilt family who had a troubled relationship with his father, Cornelius Vanderbilt, and eventually committed suicide at the age of 51. Read more, also with mention of Horace Greeley, etal. HERE

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY, HORACE GREELEY, FINNEY FARM, THE CROTON CONNECTION here


MORE CROTON CONNECTIONS HERE