Saturday, June 24, 2017

REMEMBERING JACKIE GLEASON, THE CROTON CONNECTION

And who died this date in 1987; read more about him here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/more-on-jackie-gleasons-round-house.html

SEN. MURPHY SPONSORS LEGISLATION 4 STATE 2 ACQUIRE MONTROSE V.A.

Murphy Sponsors Legislation for State to Acquire Montrose VA--June 23, 2017 By Rick Pezzullo--State Senator Terrence Murphy (R/Yorktown) has sponsored legislation calling on the state to acquire portions of the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Veteran’s Affairs campus from the federal government. The bill was unanimously approved by the Senate on June 15 and was sent to the Assembly. “The Montrose VA Hospital is sacred ground. For many of the veterans who have lived at the facility it is the only home they have known for many years,” Murphy said. “This legislation will authorize the Commissioner of Health to acquire the portions of the site so...READ MORE HERE http://www.theexaminernews.com/murphy-sponsors-legislation-for-state-to-acquire-montrose-va/ 

AND FROM THE ARCHIVES: 1950, MONTROSE V.A. HOSPITAL OPENS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/1950-montrose-va-hospital-opens.html

WE LOVE SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS IN CROTON-ON-HUDSON

Yes. We do.  Click on the links for only some of what's happening this weekend in Croton.  

After all, it's your village...

FIRST THE WEATHER--COURTESY OF NEWS 12 http://westchester.news12.com/weather

Today--6/24--at the Croton Free Library--JEFFREY AND THE BOSSY FROG crotonfreelibrary.org/

6/24 WINE TASTING AT DEPREZ http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/wine-tasting-524-deprez.html

STOCK UP AT FEED THE BIRDS--GOING ON VACATION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/feed-birds-vacation-schedule.html

6/24 WINE TASTING AT VAN WYCK WINES, SANGRIA TASTING http://bit.ly/2t5Tb6T  

6/24 WITHOUT A NET TONIGHT AT SENASQUA, POSTPONED FROM 6/23 DUE TO WEATHER, STARTS AT 7 PM 

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

6/24 EXPLORING CROTON POINT WITH EUGENE BOESCH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/exploring-croton-point-with-eugene.html

6/24 AND 6/25 EVENTS AT 3RD UNIVERSE https://www.facebook.com/pg/3rdUniverse/events/

ABOUT THE PURPLE MARTINS AT CROTON POINT PARK http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/purple-martins-croton-point-june-2017.html

MORE MUST-TRY'S FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/more-croton-must-trys-for-your-tasting.html

CROTON GAB & KNITS MEETS AT THE BLACK COW ON SUNDAYS NOONISH - MORE INFO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/04/the-croton-knitter-and-crocheter-too.html

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

We LOVE being sent old photos of Christmas trees with putz villages; if you've ever viewed the Cora Baitler collection, circa 1950's, it's easy to understand why (see https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627723865005/)

Today, an oldie but goodie--worth a second look--courtesy of LOC, we bring you the Hanck Christmas tree; the photo is believed to be somewhere between 1915 and 1930. Because we had a high resolution copy, we've been able to slice and dice it into close-ups. Note the hand-made ornaments in addition to store bought, including dresdens and crepe paper "dolls". Click on the photos. Enjoy!

REMEMBERING ACTOR ELI WALLACH  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/actor-eli-wallach-has-died.html 

MINING FOR MICA! https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1336 

PATRIOTIC GOODIES FROM BLUMCHEN  http://blumchen.com/patriotic_shop-sale.html 

THE ART OF SYD MEAD  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/the-art-of-syd-mead.html

WHAT'S NEW FOR 2017 @ VAN CORTLANDT MANOR

Historic Hudson Valley introduces enhanced themed tours at Van Cortlandt Manor that will bring aspects of the Manor’s rich history to life. Visitors will discover special objects from Historic Hudson Valley’s collection on display. Interpreters will highlight objects that are not normally focused on and will incorporate relevant quotes from the Van Cortlandt family papers, giving visitors insight into life on the manor. Also running July 7-9 and 14-16. Admission by timed tours only. Tickets are $12 for adults; $6 for children (5-17); $10 for seniors; free for children under 3 and members.

SEE THE POLITICS OF EARLY AMERICA JUNE 30-JULY 4--MORE INFO HERE http://bit.ly/2t29iS7

PHOTO ALBUM, CROTON-HARMON HS CLASS OF 2017...& 1972 & 1952

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

PHOTO ALBUM, CHHS CLASS OF 2017: The annual commencement ceremony began with a processional led by the Local 21 Pipes & Drums. The soon-to-be alumni said the Pledge of Allegiance as a group for the final time, led by class president Ann DiRusso...READ AND SEE MORE HERE http://croton-harmonschools.org/news/story.aspx?id=49257

SEE A LOHUD VIDEO HERE http://www.lohud.com/videos/news/education/graduations/2017/2017/06/22/video-croton-high-school-graduation-2017/103127106/

AND FOR A LITTLE NOSTALGIA:
--CHHS CLASS OF 1972 GRADUATION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/class-of-1972-graduation-croton.html
-CHHS CLASS OF 1952 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/06/more-june-1952-in-croton.html

EFSP IS @ II CINEMA RITROVATO

New from our friends at European Film star Postcards: Bon giorno! We're in Bologna at Il Cinema Ritrovato. Till 2 July, all EFSP posts will highlight festival sections and today we start with the section A hundred years ago: 50 films of 1917. It contains some fifty films, documentaries, fragments and animation films, including such masterful works like Yakov Protazanov’s Ne nado krovi/Blood Need Not Be Spilled, starring Ivan Mozzhukhin, amazing actresses like Maria Orska, Pola Negri...click on the link for much more http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2017/06/a-hundred-years-ago-12-film-star.html

Friday, June 23, 2017

WITHOUT A NET RE-SCHEDULED

Tonight's scheduled concert at Senasqua Park was cancelled and is rescheduled for Saturday, July 24, 2017.  Come join Without A Net at 7:00pm!

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!

CROTON'S FRANK MIGLIORELLI ON JET BLUE PLANE THAT MADE EMERGENCY LANDING

"They said we had to make a ‘code red landing,'” Frank Migliorelli of Croton-on-Hudson told The Journal News. “They gave us a short tutorial on how to brace ourselves.”  He said most passengers remained calm during the episode.  “Some people were freaked out but not like Hollywood freaked out,” he told the Westchester news site. Click on the link to read more http://nypost.com/2017/06/23/jetblue-plane-makes-emergency-landing-when-cockpit-fills-with-smoke/

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ETHEL STEIN

Happy birthday to noted Croton resident and textile artist Ethel Stein on her one hundredth birthday, who just received a shoutout from Al Roker.   http://media-cache-aka.pinimg.com/736x/6a/46/f5/6a46f586a30fc48b78274a2d3d9f41e5.jpg

SEE STEIN IN 1971 AT THE NIDDY NODDY HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/1971-rock-day-tradition-observed-at.html

THE ART OF SYD MEAD

And now one of our favorite mid-century modern illustrators--SYD MEAD--click on the image from 1961--and see the entire album courtesy of James Vaughn....a.k.a. X-RAY DELTA ONE--here http://bit.ly/2t1WV9J

PHOTO ALBUM, FOURTH GRADERS LOOK FORWARD TO PVC

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. Reading with teachers, performing in Broadway Kids and school concerts and taking regular trips to Sky View Rehabilitation & Health Care are some of the fond memories fourth-grade students shared at Carrie E. Tompkins Elementary School’s annual moving-up ceremony on June 22.

PHOTOS, FOURTH GRADERS LOOK FORWARD TO PVC - Students, teachers and administrators all reflected on some of these memorable moments before looking forward to the coming years at Pierre Van Cortlandt Middle School during the celebration.  http://croton-harmonschools.org/news/story.aspx?id=49225

NEW FROM EFSP: EDITH PIAF

New from our friends at European Film Star Postcards: Edith Piaf

Despite numerous biographies, much of Édith Piaf's life is shrouded in mystery. She was born Édith Giovanna Gassion in Ménilmontant, one of the poorer districts of Paris, in 1915. She was named Edith after the World War I British nurse Edith Cavell, who was executed for helping French soldiers escape from German captivity. Piaf - a Francilien colloquialism for sparrow - was a nickname she would receive 20 years later.

READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2sIDu2t 

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN....REMEMBERING YVES MONTAND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/11/remdembering-yves-montand.html