Friday, February 23, 2018

CAR RAMS SECURITY BARRIER AT WHITE HOUSE

According to the official Secret Service Twitter account, the vehicle struck a barrier at the corner of 17th Street NW and E Street NW. Woman immediately apprehended; story developing--more here.

WORK SESSION AGENDA, GOUEVIA COSTS, MAKING CHANGES FOR MORE LOW INCOME/AFFORDABLE HOUSING, ETC.

A full agenda of new "priorities"--possible changes in density, solar, affordable housing, Gouveia and more--See the agenda for the 2/26/18 work session here

SUPER FOODTOWN OF CROTON FACEBOOK CONTEST

SUPER FOODTOWN is running another Facebook contest. Tag your friend--Foodtown is giving two lucky people $25 gift cards. Go here for more info.

CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS....LOCAL COLOR...2018

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CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS....LOCAL COLOR...2018. 3/10 from 12 to 5 pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley...an exhibition by members of CCA. FOR MORE ABOUT CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS crotonarts.org/

FOR MORE ABOUT THE UNITARIAN UNIVERSALIST CONGREGATION OF THE HUDSON VALLEY uucroton.org

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

So much to show you, first up, an oldie but goodie and one of our favorites from Howard Lamey--a "mid century modern" putz house littleglitterhouses.com

That's followed by a vintage beauty, courtesy of our friend Suzee Que, a somewhat rare postcard image of the actress Lina Cavallieri.

She's followed by an oldie but goodie featured in previous auction at Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ:  “Fighting Lady, The Motorized Assault Battleship”, 1960, by Remco, 33"...A big battery operated plastic ship with jet and launcher, rockets, depth charges, a bullet firing, shell-ejecting gun, assault boat & more.  CLICK ON THE PHOTOS AND ENJOY.
 
Moving along, Easter PEEPS will be out in a few weeks--and so by special request, an oldie but goodie--the “Peeps” Easter wreath. 

Here’s the how to--the jury remains split on this one folks but you do have to admit, it does look festive and peeps supposedly last forever! (If you keep them out of the sun and rain!) http://bit.ly/2ov7TQb

A vintage FLORIST CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAY WITH VINTAGE PUTZ HOUSES (this link will take you to the LARGE version so you can appreciate all the details) http://bit.ly/2sOVIDl

A simply fantastic collection of vintage imps and pixies—made in Japan, some never seen before http://bit.ly/1MLppIh

Christmas with Joan Crawford; her pre-Pepsi days http://www.flickr.com/photos/retroarama/8315296323/


REMEMBERING STAN LAUREL http://bit.ly/2omhb1O 

LAST CALL FOR VARSITY & JV SPRING SPORTS REGISTRATION

CROTON HARMON SCHOOL DISTRICT--Last Call for Varisty & JV Spring Sports Registrations--[Deadline: Monday, February 26th]--With the spring season rapidly approaching, this is a reminder that Monday is the deadline for Varsity & JV Spring Sports Registrations. Modified sports registrations will continue to be accepted until March 12th. All registrations are now offered exclusively through our new online registration platform FamilyID (www.familyid.com).

WEARING OF THE GREEN...

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WE LOVE SEASONAL HOLIDAY GOODIES---and right now--Shoprite has a big bin--up front--of kitschy, fun ST. PATRICK'S DAY SOCKS! (Click on the photo.)

They'll go fast--get 'em while you can and save for the big day!

& NOW A WORD FROM CROTON FRIENDS OF HISTORY - 2018

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A BANNER YEAR!
 
Next month Croton Friends of History is starting off what promises to be a banner year with three great events in March alone—all free and all highlighted on our new website.

On MARCH 1 Cornelia Cotton returns to regale us with the stories of Ten More Outstanding Croton Women—including Lillian Nordica, Louise Bryant, Crystal Eastman, Vera Neumann and Lorraine Hansberry. 

On MARCH 6 we’re collaborating with the Croton Free Library on a special event about Benedict Arnold’s betrayal and the capture and execution of British Major John AndrĂ©. The event is part of Croton Reads—a village-wide reading program where the community shares the experience of exploring a common book and then gets to meet the author. This year’s selection is The Traitor’s Wife: The Woman Behind Benedict Arnold and the Plan to Betray America by Allison Pataki. Ms. Pataki will speak at the library on Tuesday, March 20. (Tickets are required for the Pataki event! See the library website for more information). 

On MARCH 14 we’re cosponsoring a Rago Arts and Auction Center Appraisal Event with the Croton Free Library. Rago will donate a portion of its commission on property consigned from the appraisal day to both organizations. See our website for details on how to submit items for appraisal.

We hope to see you at one of our events! If you would like to support us, see the website for details. https://www.crotonfriendsofhistory.org/

FNM @ 3RD UNIVERSE

Tonight---3/23--Rivals of Ixalan Friday Night Magic at Croton's own 3RD UNIVERSE. More info here.

CROTON LOVES MUSIC, UPDATED

The Everything Croton post CROTON LOVES MUSIC has been updated---with events into early/mid-March...and beyond.

Click on the link and let's support our local artists and businesses: http://bit.ly/2DnPhso

BONUS: INCLUDES THE 3/22 SINGER SONGWRITERS EVENT, EMBARK, PEEKSKILL AND CROTON'S ROCHELLE GAMBINO TRIBUTE AT THE GRANDSTAND INFO.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY READING ABOUT THE TOP FIVE MUSIC ARTICLES IN 2017 AT EVERYTHING CROTON--there's Croton's Lillian Nordica, Oscar Levant, the summer jam of WITHOUT A NET, and much more http://bit.ly/2DBgkUF

REMINDER--2/24 MARDI GRAS PARTY @ THE GRANDSTAND!

The good times continue to roll this weekend--2/24 THE ANNUAL MARDI GRAS PARTY AT THE GRANDSTAND: AUTHENTIC CAJUN FOOD, BEADS, MASKS, 21 AND OLDER WITH ID, NEVER A COVER. 9 PM. Keep up with all the happenings at THE GRANDSTAND here facebook.com/thegrandstandyankeefans/ 

IN THE NEWS...SEEING GHOSTS & GOBLINS (& CONFEDERATE FLAGS)

Rebecca Morris wanted to know why somebody was flying a Confederate flag in her Greenwood neighborhood. It wasn’t a Confederate flag; it was a Norwegian flag. (Steve Ringman/The Seattle Times) READ MORE HERE

CROTON LOVES HYACINTHS

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LIKE DAFFODILS AND TULIPS, HYACINTHS are true harbingers of spring. And they're available at Croton's Shoprite. Click on the photo.

TIME TRAVEL, POLIO SHOTS, CROTON AND MORE

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A reader reminded your editor that on this date in 1954, the first mass inoculation against polio was conducted (Pittsburgh). Salk's vaccine is still one of the two versions used today. That reminded your editor about Croton's own "polio history", The March of Dimes, etc. TO READ MORE, CLICK HERE.