Friday, October 31, 2014

CROTON UNITED, PROUD OF THE SUPPPORT THEY HAVE RECEIVED FROM RESIDENTS OF ALL POLITICAL STRIPES

And now a message from Croton United:

You may have received our opponents’ recent mailing, shown here (http://on.fb.me/1pcd0Tl) stating that Croton United is nothing more than the old Croton Republican Committee “rebranded”. How sad.

It’s not just that the charge is patently false – we’re proud of having received support from residents of all political stripes – but more so that the attempt to pit neighbor against neighbor, and to sow the seeds of divisiveness in our small community smacks of exactly the type of politicking by appeal to national partisanship that Croton United was formed to oppose.
 


It is completely anathema to Croton United’s core principles to demonize our friends and neighbors with such a blunt and mean-spirited smear, as though our village was chock to the brim with radical extremists of the right wing.

Yes, we have Republican supporters. We have Democratic supporters, independent supporters, liberal, conservative and moderate supporters.

We don’t see our supporters as national partisans; rather, we see them as friends and neighbors who coach sports teams and run Scout troops; who volunteer with the PTA and with community charities.

What brings us together is not adherence to dogmatic national political positions. What brings us together is concern about the community we have all chosen to call home.

Bob Anderson, John Brijeski, Ginny Calcutti


AGAIN, SEE THE CROTON DEMOCRATS MAILING REFERRED TO ABOVE HERE http://on.fb.me/1pcd0Tl

FOR MORE ABOUT CROTON UNITED: https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited

TOY DRIVE FOR THE MARIA FERARI CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL

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

Former Croton resident and author Peggy S. Imm-Anesi (Rainbows, Butterflies & One Last Hug: A Mother's Spiritual Journey Losing Two Children to Cystic Fibrosis) has once again organized an annual Toy Drive for chronically ill children at Maria Ferari Children's Hospital. 

If you'd like to make a donation--and don't wrap it!--more info is here https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10205175816144916&set=gm.757284864344832&type=1&theater

HARMONY ROAD HALLOWEEN SHOW 2NITE @ THE BEAN RUNNER CAFE

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

Calling All Creatures of the Night! Halloween with Harmony Road TONITE at The Bean Runner Cafe, 201 S Division St, Peekskill, NY 10566; 8 to 11 pm - Great covers of the greatest music: Setzer, Sinatra, The Beatles, The Talking Heads, The Cars, Cocker and T Bone Walker!! Leave the Snickers Bars at home---they'll be there when you get back. Come out and play with us!!

A LOOK BACK @ HURRICANE SANDY FROM YOUR ALL VOLUNTEER CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT

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

THROWBACK THURSDAY @ YOUR ALL VOLUNTEER CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT: A LOOK BACK AT HURRICANE SANDY. CLICK ON THE LINK: http://www.crotonfd.org/apps/public/news/newsView.cfm?News_ID=2

THANK YOU!

Better late than never! Many thanks to the volunteers who helped us get those annual storm windows in for one of our older residents--and also to K and G, who prefer to remain nameless, for spending almost an hour at the Duck Pond getting that plastic gallon jug out of the water!

REMINDER: CFOH & THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY PRESENT....

JUST A REMINDER - Coming to the Croton Free Library, Croton Friends of History present: 

The McAndrews Estate, From Empire to Ruins - November 6 @ 7pm  - A fascinating piece of local history - For more info, visit their website at http://www.crotonfriendsofhistory.org/

THIS IS FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY? A MESSAGE FROM CROTON UNITED

CLICK ON THE LINK https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/photos/a.315869625236742.1073741828.315297801960591/359888980834806/?type=1&theater

For more about Croton United: www.crotonunited.org

For those who have asked about the additional--and newly discovered--mayoral timesheet "errors", yes there's more, stay tuned.

You may also have an in interest in the 10/30 Gazette article on the upcoming election which delves into the issue of taxpayer funded health benefits, the timesheet meeting discrepancies, (at least the one discovered up until the point of publication), the Slippen/Rascob swap, the Gouveia machinations etc. It's on sale just about everywhere.

and DEMOCRATS FOR CROTON UNITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/democrats-for-croton-united.html

WE LOVE WEEKENDS IN CROTON 10/31 THRU 11/1/14 - HAPPY HALLOWEEN TOO

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

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND PLANNER- HAPPY HALLOWEEN! 10/31 THRU 11/2/14

DON'T FORGET! TIME CHANGE THIS WEEKEND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/dont-forget-time-to-fall-back-this.html 

DON'T FORGET! THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING HAPPENING @ WWW.GROOVYONGRAND.COM

WEEKEND SCHEDULE @ YOGA SOL http://myyogasol.com/schedule/

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

IT'S APPLE SEASON  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/apple-season-is-here.html

10/31 HARMONY ROAD HALLOWEEN SHOW TONIGHT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/harmon-road-halloween-show-2nite-bean.html

10/31 LAST DAY OF TREE TRIMMING ON BATTEN ROAD http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/croton-batten-road-tree-trimming.html

10/31 JIM BEAM WHISKEY TASTING @ VAN WYCK WINES @ LIQUORS 4-7 PM https://www.facebook.com/events/774880242551159/

ALSO WINE TASTING @ VAN WYCK  https://www.facebook.com/events/730040303711179/

10/31 SAILS ON TERROR, FERRY SLOOPS, THEY'RE PROBABLY BOOKED UP BUT YOU MIGHT GET LUCKY  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/sails-of-terror-onboard-sloop.html

10/31, HAPPY HALLOWEEN, BE SAFE TODAY, WEATHER, AND OVER IN THE HARMON BUSINESS COMMUNITY FOR HALLOWEEN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/attentions-moms-dads-halloween-weather.html

11/1 SIGN UP BEGINS @ THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY FOR THE BROADWAY CABARET SHOWCASE - MORE INFO @ WWW.CROTONFREELIBRARY.ORG

11/1 ZUMBA @ THE ACKER HOUSE, REGISTRATION NECESSARY   http://ackerhouseny.com/event/zumba-2/?instance_id=64163

11/1 @ THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY, SONGS FROM AROUND THE WORLD http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-children-women-singers-of-croton.html

11/1 @ 3RD UNIVERSE Yu-Gi-Oh Sneak Peak, New Challengers http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/crotons-3rd-universe-on-111.html

11/1 MAKER'S MARK WHISKEY TASTING @ VAN WYCK WINES & LIQUORS  https://www.facebook.com/events/573677872758838/

11/2 @ THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY, BOB MEYER TRIO, 2 PM, MORE INFO HERE http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/

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

SAY AHHHHHHHHHH @ THE CROTON ARBORETUM IN FALL! GET YOUR TRAIL MAP HERE http://www.crotonarboretum.org/trail-map/

FALL HOURS @ TRINKETS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/new-season-new-hours-trinkets-jewelry.html

FALL FLAVORS @ BAKED BY SUSAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/fall-flavors-baked-by-susan.html

BLACK AND WHITES AND ALMOND HORNS ARE BACK AT MIKE'S GERMAN DELI--A.K.A. CROTON DELI & PASTRY--RIGHT ACROSS FROM TAGINE

PIES ARE BACK @ LaMONICA'S! WWW.LAMONICASDELI.COM

ANTON'S IS NOW OPEN FOR DINNER! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/antons-is-now-open-for-dinner.html

HAWK MIGRATION HAS BEGUN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/fall-is-for-birdsbird-watching-more.html

HUNGRY--THERE'S SOMETHING IN EVERY PRICE POINT, CROTON MINI DELI, CAPPRICCIO'S, SAMURAI, FRANKI'S GRILL, JUSTIN THYME, GIOVANNI'S ITALIAN AMERICAN DELI, CROTON COLONIA DINER, ASAGOA, FRIENDS, UMAMI, PRONTO'S, TAGINE ETC ETC ETC

FEED THE BIRDS IS NOW OPEN ON SUNDAYS 11 AM TO 3 PM

TABLESCAPING, NOSTALGIC CANDLES AVAILABLE @ SUNSHINE & CLOVER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/nostalgic-repro-thanksgiving-candles.html

& @ Teatown this weekend  http://bit.ly/1ubU0WJ

DID YOU MISS THE CROTON UNITED CANDIDATES YESTERDAY? NOT TO WORRY--THEY'LL BE HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE THIS WEEKEND. WANT TO KNOW MORE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/democrats-for-croton-united.html

AND RICK FERRUSI, DOA 11/1  https://www.facebook.com/DrummerRickFerrusi/photos/a.423125573516.196897.97847643516/10152411013783517/?type=1&theater

FALL AND WINTER HOURS @ CROTON CREAMERY http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/2014-fallwinter-hours-4-croton-creamery.html

Thursday, October 30, 2014

DEMOCRATS FOR CROTON UNITED

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

DEMOCRATS FOR CROTON UNITED

VOTE A-B-C

ROW G

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:

--CROTON UNITED ON THE ISSUE OF SECRECY AND SOMETHING GOOD IN THE WORLD, THE GOUVEIA PROPERTY, CLICK ON THE LINK 
https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-on-the-issue-of-the-secrecy-concerning-something-good-in-the-world/359828400840864

--CROTON UNITED ON OPEN GOVERNMENT https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-on-open-government/359548760868828

SEE MORE @ WWW.CROTONUNITED.ORG OR https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited

SEE THE SAMPLE BALLOT, VILLAGE ELECTION SECTION HERE  - They're on Row G on the far right--ROW G FOR GOOD GOVERNMENT! http://on.fb.me/1nMhcYF

and check out CROTON UNITED, PUTTING THE TRUST BACK IN TRUSTEE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/now-word-from-croton-united-putting.html


CROTON BOMBERS BASEBALL CLUB 2015 TRYOUTS

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

CROTON BOMBERS TRY-OUTS WILL BE 11/1, 2 PM @ PEEKSKILLL STADIUM; AGES 13U TO 18U FOR WINTER TRAINING AND SUMMER TRAVEL; TRY-OUT COST IS $25 PER PLAYER. FOR CONTACT AND MORE INFO ON TRY-OUTS GO TO WWW.CROTONBOMBERS.COM OR EMAIL SRICCIO@CROTONBOMBERS.COM

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

--A fabulous scene, courtesy of Mary L, from THAT HAMILTON WOMAN We think Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier were perfect together in this 1941 film. You can read more about it here http://bit.ly/105jzLf

It's followed by an outstanding collection of vintage and antique Santa Claus candy containers.

Click on the photos.

--WELCOME to the October, 2014 update of Trains-N-Towns(tm), the Official Newsletter of BIGIndoorTrains.com 

This newsletter serves families who like O Scale trains and Christmas Trains, including those who are interested in combining On30, O gauge, or vintage toy trains with collectible villages or vintage accessories. It is produced in conjunction with the Big Indoor Trains(tm) and Big Christmas Trains(tm) web sites. We recommend that you check the newsletter out in web format so you can see the photographs.  If you have web access, please click on the following link: http://www.bigindoortrains.com/trains_n_towns/14_10_newsletter_indoor.htm

--Larger size ornament houses @ JC Penney http://bit.ly/1vlTD6x

--Now here's something you don't see everyday, Katzenjammer Kids, Christmas  Light Covers http://bit.ly/1tnd1C6

--Can anyone answer this question about a vintage Paramount tree topper? http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=91

--As many of you know, Gloria Swanson had a house here in Croton....and so, Part 3, MORE GLORIA SWANSON http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/more-gloria-swanson-croton-connection.html

--Remembering Robert Goulet http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/remembering-robert-goulet.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE CHRISTMAS, PUTZ HOUSES, ETC.? GO HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_19.html

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FLOCKNOTE? A MESSAGE FROM HOLY NAME OF MARY'S BULLETIN

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

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT FLOCKNOTE? FROM HOLY NAME OF MARY: FLOCKNOTE IS A NEW ARCHDIOCESAN TOOL. You can begin  receiving news and updates via email and text from HNM and the Archdiocese. If  you haven’t yet joined, please do give it a try. You may sign-up using one of the following instructions:

-Via the web https://archny.flocknote.com/HNMCroton (enter name plus email, mobile phone or both)

-Via text from a smartphone: Send the text "joinHNM" to 84576 (click the link in Flocknote’s second reply message to complete signup)

-Or Via write-in; complete and return the form that will be on the usher's table.

CROTON UNITED ON THE ISSUE OF SECRECY CONCERNING "SOMETHING GOOD IN THE WORLD"

OCTOBER 30, 2014 - Several months ago an environmental education organization called Something Good in the World (SGW) approached the village and proposed moving its “Earth School” from the county’s Hilltop Hanover Farm to the Gouveia property (assuming the village acquired the property).  SGW’s Director,Barbara Sarbin, made a presentation to the Village Board on her organization and its plans.  So far, that all sounds perfectly reasonable.

Ms. Sarbin stated that she was a friend of Mrs. Gouveia and Mrs. Gouveia was favorably disposed to her proposal and, prior to Mrs. Gouveia’s death, it appeared that SGW was already working on the property.  When questioned as to what was happening on the property, Mayor Wiegman and Trustee Ann Gallelli denied any knowledge of SGW’s activities and indicated that it hadn’t even been decided that the “Earth School” was coming to Croton.

It was only after a Freedom of Information Law request produced an extensive file of e-mails between the Mayor, Ms. Gallelli and Ms. Sarbin that the truth was revealed.  Contrary to their public statements, for over a year the Mayor and Ms. Gallelli had been secretly working closely with Ms. Sarbin to promote her project.  Ms. Sarbin reported extensively on her activities, including the erection of new buildings on the property in violation of the Village Code, to her co-conspirators.  They, in turn, kept Ms. Sarbin fully informed of the progress of negotiations over the acquisition of the property – information that was denied to residents.

Most egregiously, the e-mails revealed that the Mayor, Ms. Gallelli and Ms. Sarbin, fearing opposition to the project, actively and successfully concealed their activities not only from the citizens of Croton, but also from the other three Village Trustees, all members of the Democratic Party, as are the Mayor and Mrs. Gallelli.  In fact, on more than one occasion, the Trustees kept in the dark by the Mayor and Ms. Gallelli took pains to reassure the public that no back room deals were being made, and ridiculed members of the public who suggested otherwise.  These same trustees now refuse to offer any criticism of their colleagues regarding these secret dealings. READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-on-the-issue-of-the-secrecy-concerning-something-good-in-the-world/359828400840864

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN
https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-on-open-government/359548760868828

*ARE YOU LOOKING FOR....

--The sample election ballot, village section only? Go here, they're on Row G on the far right http://on.fb.me/1nMhcYF

--Info on the upcoming Holidays Craft Fair @ Asbury Methodist? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-asbury-holidays-craft-fair-is.html 

--Gary Shaw's Indian Point Earthquake Risk Assessment Letter? The papers didn't print it, but Everything Croton did. Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-letter-from-gary-shaw-on-indian-point.html

--Halloween 2014 Info? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/attentions-moms-dads-halloween-weather.html

--Fall Flavors from Baked by Susan? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/fall-flavors-baked-by-susan.html

--When the Croton Chorale is playing next? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/the-croton-chorale-asbury-118.html

And....

--Did you miss Anderson, Brijeski and Calcutti around town yesterday? Not to worry. They'll be here, there and everywhere. For more about Croton United, visit www.crotonunited.org or https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited 

--Don't forget, Indian Point Siren test today between 10:30 and 11 am

--HERE'S THE LEAF VACUUM SCHEDULE FOR WEEK OF 11/3 http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_DPW/leaf_schedule/index