Friday, September 19, 2014

CROTON UNITED MEET & GREET THE CANDIDATES 9/18

Stay tuned for photos and more!

In the meantime, check out their FB page here https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited and their newly updated website http://www.crotonunited.org/

WE LOVE WEEKENDS IN CROTON 9/19 THRU 9/21/14

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YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND PLANNER 9/19 THRU 9/21 - NEWS 12 WEATHER: http://westchester.news12.com/weather

FRIDAY NIGHTS = PAELLA @ MEXTOGO http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/04/new-mex-to-go-on-fridays.html

WEEKEND CLASSES, FRIDAY SATURDAY SUNDAY AND MORE @ YOGA SOL  http://myyogasol.com/schedule/

IT'S APPLE SEASON; click on the link for where to pick 'em, buy 'em, fresh or baked, etc. http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/apple-season-is-here.html

FALL FRIDAYS @ GROOVY ON GRAND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/fall-thujrsday-fridays-groovy-on-grand.html

9/19 FOR THE KIDS: JEFFREY AND THE BOSSY FROG, CROTON LIBRARY http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/

9/19 WINE TASTING @ VAN WYCK WINES & LIQUORS - WOODWORK WINES  https://www.facebook.com/events/679130128839592/

9/19 RESTORATIVE YOGA @ ACKER  http://ackerhouseny.com/event/restorative-yoga-4/?instance_id=63671

9/20 M&M PRESENTS 'UNREQUITED LOVE' @ THE CROTON LIBRARY http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/ 

9/20 WINE TASTING @ VAN WYCK WINES & LIQUORS, BOTA BOX  https://www.facebook.com/events/698101883602010/

9/20 SEWING BOOTCAMP @ GROOVY ON GRAND DESIGN STUDIO http://bit.ly/ZrSLF5

9/20 @ THE AJNA CENTER FOR WELLNESS & COMMUNITY, OUTDOOR YOGA WITH CATHY DEUTCHMAN  http://www.theajnawellnesscenter.com/Workshop_Events_Calendar.html

9/20 - 9/21 PRE-RELEASE, KHANS OF TARKIR @ 3RD UNIVERSE https://www.facebook.com/events/531183063695140/

TRINKETS FRIDAY & SATURDAY 10 AM TO 6 PM

CROTON GAB & KNITS MEETS @ THE BLACK COW ON SUNDAYS @ 12:30 PM

HOPSCOTCH IS NOW OPEN http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/hopscotch-is-now-open.html

and don't forget, lots of dining opportunities in Croton--Tagine in the historic Upper Village, Justin Thyme, Friends, Anton's and Samurai in Harmon etc etc etc!

FALL RUNNING GEAR HAS ARRIVED AT RUN ON HUDSON VALLEY IN THE HEART OF HARMON https://www.facebook.com/runonhudsonvalleystore

SUNSHINE & CLOVER NOW BACK TO OPEN SUNDAYS 11:30 TO 4 PM WWW.SUNSHINEANDCLOVER.COM  

SAY AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH @ THE CROTON ARBORETUM; get your trail map here http://www.crotonarboretum.org/trail-map/

DON'T FORGET TO ORDER FOR THE HIGH HOLY DAYS @ BAKED BY SUSAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/baked-bgy-susans-rosh-hashanah-desserts.html

AND AT CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/beautiful-ornamenta-cabbage-croton.html

HAVE YOU SEEN THE BEAUTIFUL STAINED GLASS WINDOWS OF CROTON'S HOLY NAME OF MARY YET?  https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627221895503/

AND CHECK OUT THE NEWLY RESTORED STEEPLE @ THE HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/finished-bell-tower-st-augustines.html

SCOTLAND TO REMAIN IN UK, VOTES NO TO INDEPENDENCE

With thanks, to our resident Scots, courtesy of CNN; read more here http://www.cnn.com/2014/09/19/world/europe/scotland-independence-vote/index.html?hpt=hp_t1
  • Final results give pro-union camp 55% of the vote to 45% for independence camp
  • "We hear you," Prime Minister David Cameron says, vows to change UK for the better
  • First Minister Alex Salmond admits defeat, urges all of Scotland to accept result
  • He thanks Scotland "for 1.6 million votes for Scottish independence," hails high turnout

CROTON'S JAN JOHNSEN 2 GIVE TALK @ THE BARTOW PELL MUSEUM 9/23/14

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CROTON'S OWN JAN JOHNSEN will be giving a Powerpoint Talk entitled 'Creating Serenity in the Garden: Simplicity,  Sanctuary & Delight'--at the amazing Bartow Pell Mansion Museum on Tuesday Sept 23 at 7:30 pm.  Johnsen will be signing copies of her book "Heaven is a Garden" afterwards. The Bartow Pell Mansion is on Pelham Bay. Fabulous grounds and building: http://www.bartowpellmansionmuseum.org/ 

For more about Johnsen's new book, visit http://www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/p/heaven-is-garden-new-book-by-jan-johnsen.html

Thursday, September 18, 2014

HOPSCOTCH IS NOW OPEN

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HOPSCOTCH, the former Grouchy Gabe's, is now open. Read more about it in the Journal News:

Hopscotch, a new restaurant coming to the former Grouchy Gabe's in Croton-on-Hudson, will open Tuesday. Kenyon Hart, the chef, right, was formerly sous chef at Harvest on Hudson. But don't expect a Mediterranean menu. READ MORE HERE http://www.lohud.com/story/life/food/small-bites/2014/09/18/hopscotch-restaurant-opening-in-croton-photos/15849837/

HNM'S ACT MINISTRY NOW ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR UPCOMING AUTUMN RUMMAGE SALE 10/12/14

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HOLY NAME OF MARY'S ACT MINISTRY IS NOW ACCEPTING GENTLY USED SMALL DONATIONS FOR THEIR UPCOMING AUTUMN RUMMAGE SALE ON 10/12/14. NO CLOTHING, COMPUTER EQUIPMENT OR TVs PLEASE.

For more info, please call Eileen O'Leary 271-9309 or email ecoleary@optonline.net

AMAZING VINTAGE SCHOENHUT HUMPTY DUMPTY CIRCUS DISPLAY, A MESSAGE FROM CROTON'S TOM MIANO OF SERIOUSTOYZ/MORPHY AUCTIONS

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AMAZING SCHOENHUT DISPLAY, A MESSAGE FROM CROTON'S TOM MIANO OF SERIOUSTOYZ/MORPHY AUCTIONS

Hey Kids! 

I wanted to let you know about a special event taking place this weekend.

On Sat Sept. 20th, & Sun. 21st, there will be a special exhibit of Schoenhut toys at the Coney Island Sideshow Museum in Brooklyn, NY. This is a unique opportunity to see a giant set-up of the "Humpty Dumpty" circus. With over 200 original pieces, this is one of the largest Schoenhut collections ever exhibited, and everything is set up in a large display, with dozens of "acts" going on. Additionally, there is a separate display of Schoenhut's extremely rare "Teddy Roosevelt on Safari" set. A stop-action movie created with the collection's figures is being shown, made especially for this event. (CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.)

On Saturday afternoon, there will be a reception held, and "circus food" will be served free. We invite those in the NYC area this weekend to stop by and see this rare event. Admission is free, but a donation to the non-profit "Coney Island USA" is suggested.

It will be held at Coney Island USA's Shooting Gallery / Arts Annex. The address is 1214 Surf Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224. It will be open from 12 - 7 each day. See more about this event at: http://www.coneyisland.com/event/serioustoyzexhibit#sthash.MR78dRhK.dpuf 

In addition to the display, the "Coney Island Film Festival" is being held on the same days. Plus there is also the usual Coney Island fun: try the rides, including the famous "Wonder Wheel" and the "Cyclone", the oldest operating wooden roller coaster in the world; eat a hot dog at the original Nathan's, amuse yourself at the various midway games & attractions. Big fun all around!

Hope to see you there!
Tom Miano,Serious Toyz™
Morphy Auctions

SPOTTED AROUND TOWN

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SPOTTED AROUND TOWN:

--A SIGN IN THE WINDOW OF FRANKI'S GRILL: he'll be participating in the Annual Chili Cook-off @ The Croton Rotary Classic Car show; for more about the 9/28 event, click on the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/just-reminder-2014-croton-rotary-show.html

--SIGNS ALL OVER TOWN FOR BACKSTAGE SALON'S "CUT-A-THON" TO BENEFIT THE SUZ CREW FOUNDATION; 10/25/14 FROM 12:30 PM T0 6:30 PM, 420 S. RIVERSIDE AVENUE, FOR MORE INFO 862-4642

--SIGN @ SUNSHINE & CLOVER ADVISING EVERYONE THAT THEY ARE BACK OPEN ON SUNDAYS 11:30 TO 4 PM; for more about Sunshine & Clover, check this out http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/yes-virginia-sunshine-clover-will-have.html

--Warning: Construction ahead barricades and signs. Everything Croton (and many other residents and businesses) have noted the deplorable state of the sidewalks and curbs in the historic Upper Village since 2010 and more recently in May (http://bit.ly/1qvwkZw). While the installation of barely used bike racks were a top priority instead  for our elected officials in 2013, we're happy to see that repairs are finally being made--for whatever reason--after years of complaints. Parking is BETTER BUT STILL LIMITED at the moment so plan ahead accordingly.

--SIGNS ALL OVER TOWN ADVERTISING MEMPHIS MAE'S 9/22 THIRSTY DOG BEER DINNER  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/922-thirsty-dog-beer-dinner-memphis.html

1975 ART EXHIBIT @ GALLIMAUFRY IN CROTON

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MORE FROM CROTON'S 1970'S ART COMMUNITY. An exhibit at Gallimaufry, September 1975, YONKERS TRIBUNE. Click on the images below.

You may also have an interest in:
--1970 CROTON'S OWN VERA NEUMANN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/1970-crotons-own-vera-neumann.html
--2014 OUT & ABOUT, MARK SADAN AND MONYA BROWN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/out-about-upper-village-monya-berg.html
--THE EVERYTHING CROTON SERIES: CROTON AND CORTLANDT ARTISTS, THE 1970'S http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/croton-artists-early-1970s.html --AND MORE CROTON & CORTLANDT ARTISTS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-croton-cortlandt-artists-early.html


A SLICE OF PEAR HEAVEN @ BAKED BY SUSAN

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

Yes Virginia--just in time for autumn days and Rosh Hashanah--Baked By Susan is making those amazing Brown Butter Pear Almond Tarts again. (You may recall that her fruit tarts received accolades from Westchester Magazine last year.) Click on the photo!

You may also have an interest in Susan's Rosh Hashanah menu @ http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/baked-bgy-susans-rosh-hashanah-desserts.html

THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY IS LOOKING FOR....

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Can you help? Thomas Simone, Curator of the Croton Historical Museum, is looking for...

"I am curating a new show at the Croton Historical Museum in the Municipal Building. I am looking for pictures of Riverside Avenue and Harmon - Drexel , Wayne and lower Oneida Avenues before the construction of new 9. I am especially looking for pictures of the people and businesses that were in the area. I am trying to find pictures of the Mendelsohn brothers who ran Twinco Bottling that made Ma's Old Fashioned sodas. If you have any pictures or material I could use in the show please e-mail me at Starship24@aol.com - Thank you"

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

CROTON UNITED...NOW MORE THAN EVER

Click on the link for recent issues, important links, and information about Thursday's Meet the Candidates event: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/croton-united-now-more-than-ever.html

3 ANTI PIPELINE GROUPS URGE FERC TO DROP "FATALLY FLAWED" DOC, POST 9/15 HEARING ARTICLE

THE EXAMINER NEWS 9/16/14, Rick Pezzullo -Three grassroots groups are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to withdraw what they feel is a “fatally flawed” Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for a planned natural gas pipeline that would extend from New York to Massachusetts. Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE), Concerned Peekskill Residents (CPR) and Keep Yorktown Safe (KYS) all had representatives at FERC’s only New York State public hearing on the project Monday night in Cortlandt and asked elected officials in attendance to publicly join their effort. READ MORE HERE http://www.theexaminernews.com/anti-pipeline-groups-urge-ferc-to-drop-fatally-flawed-document/

UPDATED: KIDS RESPIRATORY VIRUS MAY BE IN HUDSON VALLEY

JOURNAL NEWS 9/17/14; some highlights: Four or five children in Westchester may have the virus that's hospitalized children nationwide; Take kids to the doctor for wheezing or fits of coughing, labored breathing or shortness of breath; read more here http://www.lohud.com/story/news/health/2014/09/16/respiratory-virus-may-westchester/15742865/

ADDITIONALLY FROM NEWS 12  http://westchester.news12.com/news/experts-at-the-maria-fareri-children-s-hospital-in-valhalla-offer-tips-to-help-prevent-enterovirus-68-1.9338952

AND CNN, STORY HIGHLIGHTS