Friday, June 24, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TOM SIMONE!

Happy birthday to long time resident Tom Simone...

An active member of the community and the Croton Caring Committee...

Tom is also the Vice President of the Historical Society, the Museum Curator and the Historian's Assistant.

Here's to many more Tom!

 

CONGRATS MEMPHIS MAE'S! BEST OF WESTCHESTER 2016

Congratulations to Croton's own Memphis Mae's. Best of Westchester...

Best Barbecue - 2016! Click on the link! http://bit.ly/28UhUmh
 

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON WEEKEND PLANNER 6/24-6/26

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YOUR WEEKEND PLANNER 6/24-6/26 (post comes down after 4 pm on Sundays; check back regularly for updates until then)

WEATHER  http://westchester.news12.com/weather/

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

6/24 CONCERT @ SENASQUA; BEGINS AT 7 PM; THE 145'S

3RD UNIVERSE: ETERNAL MASTER DRAFT 6/24; FRIDAY NIGHT MADNESS ALSO 6/24 https://www.facebook.com/3rdUniverse/events

TASTINGS @ VAN WYCK WINES &LIQUORS; 6/24 GIN TASTING; 6/25 SANGRIA TASTING https://www.facebook.com/vanwyckliquors/events

6/25 CROTON CHORALE AND ORCHESTRA CONCERT FUNDRAISER FOR FOOD BANK @ ASBURY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/06/625-croton-chorale-and-orchestra-asbury.html

6/25 SUMMER READING GAME KICK-OFF, CROTON LIBRARY  http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/

COUNTY BEACHES SWIMMING SCHEDULE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/05/county-parks-swimmming-schedule.html 

NEW WEEKEND SHOP--ETSY ARTISANS--@ ACKER--MORE INFO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/06/new-weekend-shop-in-town-acker-house.html

CROTON GAB & KNIT MEETS @ THE BLACK COW ON SUNDAYS, NOONISH

KEEP THOSE SHOPPING DOLLARS LOCAL THIS SUMMER. BRUNCH @ TAGINE'S; ANTON'S, UMAMI, FRANKI'S GRILL, ASAGOA FOR RAMEN!, GIOVANNI'S DELI & ITALIAN PASTRY, EATALIA ON HUDSON, FINO, CROTON COLONIAL DINER, SUNSHINE & CLOVER, RUN ON HUDSON VALLEY, FEED THE BIRDS, MEXTOGO, ETC ETC ETC 

UNWIND @ THE DUCK POND....@ THE CROTON ARBORETUM....TRAIL MAPS FOR THE ARBORETUM AVAILABLE HERE http://www.crotonarboretum.org/trail-map/

FARMERS MARKET, UPPER PARKING LOT A AT THE VILLAGE TRAIN STATION PARKING LOT SUNDAYS

FERRY SLOOPS PRESENTS: DUECES CHILD 7/7/16

FERRY SLOOPS "2016 Summer Music Series" continues with the music of Deuces Child at Shattemuc Yacht Club in Ossining on THURSDAY, JULY 7TH @ 7:30 PM. READ MORE HERE http://www.ferrysloops.org/#!Summer-Music-Series-Deuces-Child/l1n5a/5751ccb40cf245cf719e8deb

Thursday, June 23, 2016

TRUSTEE WALSH ADDRESSES RECENT ACCUSATION BY JOHN McBRIDE

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TRUSTEE WALSH ADDRESSES RECENT ACCUSATION BY JOHN McBRIDE. THE FOLLOWING LETTER APPEARS IN THE 6/23 EDITION OF THE GAZETTE...

To the editor:

Last week John McBride, former chair of both the Croton Democratic Party and the Cortlandt Democratic Party, wrote a letter to the Gazette accusing the Croton United Trustees of violating a New York State Village Law when we voted recently to approve a payment to a village resident for damage done to that resident's property by a village contractor.  The Village Attorney was involved in the discussion before a decision was made on this issue.  After I read Mr. McBride's letter, I spoke to the Village Attorney, who confirmed that the board did not violate either the law that was cited or any other law.

I wish that people would come to me directly to ask clarifying questions or discuss their position if they do not understand why I am doing something, rather than make accusations in either the Gazette or online. If Mr. McBride had come forward, either when the matter was discussed at a work session, or when it was being voted on at our regular meeting, his questions could have been addressed by the Village Attorney directly.

Working together starts with open and honest communication. 

Ken Walsh, Trustee,
Village of Croton-on-Hudson  

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

We just love the graphics on old Christmas ornament boxes, particularly those by Shiny Brite. The photo to the right comes to us courtesy of takeabreak, all rights reserved.

That's followed by an incredible find from our old movie star magazine collection, a 1952 publicity still for a very young Marilyn Monroe!

And finally from an old hardware catalog, circa 1885, a metal toy savings bank; love the architecture! Suitable for a putz perhaps--or a candy box?

Click on the photos and enjoy! 

These paper trees are very interesting--easy to make too--with just enough retro whimsy for a 50's - 60's Christmas display http://bit.ly/28Qe62B

Remembering Peter Falk http://bit.ly/28TvCoO

Remembering Carrol O'Connor http://bit.ly/28TvIN8
 
A fun little toy: the Gate Beetle Bailey Jeep http://bit.ly/28Qc9EW

A great piece of tinplate! Japan - Haji Mansei Toys F-10: http://bit.ly/28OONNc

A FABULOUS SHOT of Times Square in New York City, 1903! Amazing level of detail http://bit.ly/28TED1G

THE BLUMCHEN PATRIOTIC SHOP IS OPEN; LOTS OF OLD FASHIONED FESTOONING, HONEYCOMB, DRESDEN CORNUCOPIAS, ETC. http://www.blumchen.com/patriotic_shop.html

6/25, CROTON CHORALE AND ORCHESTRA, ASBURY METHODIST CHURCH, GRAND MASS IN E-FLAT

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WITH MANY THANKS TO THE CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS FOR THE HEADS UP:

On Saturday, June 25, at 8 pm, the Croton Chorale and Orchestra will present "pivotal work by America's first woman composer, Amy Beach, at Asbury United Methodist Church, 17 Old Post Road South, in the Upper Village in Croton.

The Chorale, in its 17th year, is community-based with members from Croton and surrounds. The 30-person ensemble will perform Beach's "Grand Mass in E-flat," which Chorale Conductor Bob Collins describes as "a late-19th centry romantinc setting that marked both the first public perfomance of a major composition by a woman, and the first full Mass crafted by any American composer..." [The work was premiered in Boston on February 7, 1892 by the conservative Handel and Haydn Society.]

Collins considers the Mass as "a work of tremendous historic importance.  She fought against the prejudices of her era to teach herself musical composition when ladies weren't supposed to create music outside of their own parlors ... and proved that American composers could master the lush, large-scale constructions of their European counterparts.  The Mass is a gem by a long-neglected genius."

Proceeds from the performance will benefit the Croton-Cortlandt Food Pantry.  Suggested donations: adults - $20; seniors and students - $10; children under 12 - free.  For more information, contact bcollins@bestweb.net 

FOR MORE ABOUT THE CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS VISIT http://www.crotonarts.org/ 

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THIS 2012 POST ON THE CROTON CHORALE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/behind-scenes-with-croton-chorale.html

CONGRATULATIONS TO RUN ON HUDSON VALLEY, BEST OF WESTCHESTER 2016

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CONGRATULATIONS TO RUN ON HUDSON VALLEY IN THE HEART OF HARMON--Voted Reader's Choice - Best Athletic Shoe Store - 2nd year in a row - BEST OF WESTCHESTER.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN SEEING A FEW PHOTOS FROM THEIR SOFT OPENING IN 2014 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/run-on-hudson-valley-photos-july-6th.html 

FB PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/runonhudsonvalleystore

LOHUD, CHHS GRADUATION VIDEO, CLASS OF 2016

Click on the link http://www.lohud.com/videos/news/education/graduations/2016/2016/06/22/86274748/

SUMMER SCHEDULE @ ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

On July 3rd, through Labor Day, the church will have one service at 9:30 AM on Sundays http://www.stacroton.org/.

UPCOMING MIDNIGHT RUNS @ HOLY NAME OF MARY

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THE NEXT MIDNIGHT RUNS @ HOLY NAME OF MARY ARE JULY 16TH AND AUGUST 20TH. Needed are individual toiletries, shorts, socks and t-shirts. Drop off in the Parish Center.

REMEMBERING PETER FALK

A.K.A. Columbo, who died this date in 2011. He also had his roots in nearby Ossining.

While Columbo may be his most remembered role, why not rent Blake Edwards' THE GREAT RACE, starring Natalie Wood, Tony Curtis, and Jack Lemmon to see Falk at his comedic best.

Falk played "Max", the bumbling sidekick to the evil Professor Fate. 

Set in the early days of the automobile, Falk was the perfect counterpoint, exhibiting a flair for comedy that was nothing short of sublime. 

READ MORE ABOUT HIS LIFE HERE  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Falk

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

DILLON O'KEEFE'S LATEST MURAL

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Local mural artist Dillon O'Keefe has completed another mural; this one was his senior CHOOSE project.  It is in the hallway leading to the locker rooms near the gym. Click on the photos.

SEE MORE OF HIS WORK HERE

http://bit.ly/1sqiY5o