Saturday, October 25, 2014

WE LOVE SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN CROTON

Yes. We do. And there is so much happening in Croton. 

Click on the link for only some of what's going on in your village: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/we-love-weekends-in-croton-1024-thru.html

And if you missed the Croton United Pub Crawl last night, not to worry. The candidates will be here, there and everywhere this weekend. For more about Croton United, visit https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/notes

Don't forget about the Goblin Walk today!  Saturday--kick off at the municipal building - noon
http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/goblin-walk-2014-is-coming-to-croton.html

AND AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE: Scroll down on this website to see if you or someone you know has an affected car...could be very dangerous even leading to death. http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2014/Vehicle-owners-with-defective-airbags-urged-to-take-immediate-action

BALLOON MAN CHRIS FUENTES IS COMING TO THE CROTON LIBRARY NOVEMBER 8TH!

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Back in June, we told you about an amazing display of balloon artistry at Asbury Play & Learn by the very talented Chris Fuentes (you can see more of that by clicking on the photo, then clicking on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/amazing-balloon-artistry-asbury-play.html)

Well Chris will be at The Croton Free Library on 11/8!

"Chris Fuentes, of the Westchester Balloon Company, brings his unique storytelling style to the Croton Free Library, as he re-creates the characters of artist Eric Carle, entirely with balloons. Meet the balloon personalities inspired by books like The Very Hungry Caterpillar; Brown Bear, Brown Bear what do you see?; Does a Kangaroo Have a Mother?, The Grouchy Ladybug, and A House for Hermit Crab. Storytime takes on a brand-new dimension with fabulous balloon sculptures – and loads of audience participation. Please sign up children (accompanying adults do not need to register), so that we have materials for attending youngsters. Saturday, November 8, 11:00 a.m."

For more about The Croton Free Library, visit www.crotonfreelibary.org

2014 FALL/WINTER HOURS 4 CROTON CREAMERY

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Fall/Winter Hours for Croton Creamery in Bagels on Hudson. Click on the photo. 

P.S. WE LOVE THE PINEAPPLE CREAM CHEESE @ BAGELS ON HUDSON!

MEMORIES OF THE PEWTER HORN IN CROTON, 1978 & 1979

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139 Grand--the former home of Croton's Dr. Acker--has been undergone many reincarnations throughout the years--assorted restaurants, including The Croton Steak House, a gift shop known as Treasures & Tales, followed by another known as Wake Robin. 

For a time it was also the home of THE PEWTER HORN, started in 1978 by Ed and Mabel Dean. Click on the images below from 1978 AND 1979, as well as a recent photo from this past summer. The site is now the home of THE ACKER HOUSE CENTER FOR INTEGRATIVE HEALTH; you can read more about that here http://ackerhouseny.com/

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN MEMORIES OF THE CROTON STEAK HOUSE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-croton-memories-croton-steak-house.html and MORE CROTON STEAK HOUSE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-croton-memories-part-two-croton.html

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VOLLEYBALL, SECTION 1 TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND RE-CAP, CROTON-HARMON BEATS VALHALLA

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VOLLEYBALL, SECTION 1 TOURNAMENT 1ST ROUND RE-CAP, CROTON-HARMON BEATS VALHALLA: In a Section 1 Class C first-round match at No. 8 Valhalla, Tess Judge had 27 kills in a 25-14, 23-25, 25-12, 25-20 win. READ ABOUT ALL THE TEAMS HERE  http://usatodayhss.com/2014/volleyball-section-1-tournament-firstround-recap

The Tigers play at Dobbs Ferry in the quarterfinals at 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Friday, October 24, 2014

THE 145'S @ HOLY NAME OF MARY ON 11/15 - LOCAL ROCK LIVES IN CROTON

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GET YOUR GROOVE BACK! A Night of Live Music Featuring The 145's Band. Playing a danceable mix of hits from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s - Saturday, November 15 - from 8 to 11PM in the Holy Name of Mary Gym- Tickets are $25.00 sold at the door - Proceeds to benefit the HNM Religious Education Scholarship Fund - BYOB - Snacks will be provided.

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

--We love getting and finding old photos--and then presenting them to you sliced and diced so you can appreciate all the hightlights. 

Our friend Gina, who collects all things vintage Coney Island and Rye Playland, sent us this high resolution public domain photo of Surf Avenue, Luna Park, circa 1910 to 1915. 

Click on the photo close-ups below and enjoy all this vintage goodness!

--Autumn putz village featuring putz barns by the very talented Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com; click on the link  https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/15618405482/

--Some wonderful photos of an American Flyer train set from 1956; just keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1wx0i22
 
--Wonderful die-cut Snowman Christmas garland, large!  http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/for-christmas/paper-ornaments-paper-garlands-gift-tags/large-snowman-with-tree-paper-scrap-garland-england-new-for-sgr52 

--MADE IN JAPAN ‘ELECTRIC HOUSES”; yep, that’s how they are always described on EBAY—stand alone houses with a bulb—that usually burns incredibly hot by the way, and some kitschy little scene. http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=51

--Check out this wonderful find from ToyConnect http://bit.ly/1oDsVcM

--A vintage tour of the Lakeland US Air Force base http://bit.ly/1uRVArf

--Want some vintage and vintage inspired putz house templates and patterns? Go here http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=10

--CHECK OUT THESE AMAZING HALLOWEEN PUMPKINS BY HENNA ARTIST MARLENE RATLIFFE OF HENNA ON HUDSON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/theyre-back-henna-halloween-pumpkins-by.html

REMINDER: 10/25/14 RALLY AGAINST THE SPECTRA/ ALGONQUIN PIPELINE

Sat. Oct. 25; Time: 12-3 p.m.; Place: Pugsley Park; 1038-1098 Main Street, Peekskill, NY;Co-sponosred by the Reynolds Hills Homeowners Association, Concerned Peekskill Residents (CPR), Keep Yorktown Safe (KYS) and Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE) - MORE INFO HERE http://sape2016.org/events/

NEW SEASONAL HOURS @ FEED THE BIRDS!

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NEW SEASONAL HOURS @ FEED THE BIRDS! NOW OPEN SUNDAYS 11 AM TO 3 PM FOR ALL YOUR FALL AND WINTER BIRDING NEEDS--and holiday shopping too!

FEED THE BIRDS - in the Heart of Harmon - 326 S. Riverside Avenue, 862-4700, AND DON'T FORGET ABOUT THE ONGOING HEATED BIRDBATH SALE! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/feed-birds-1st-ever-heated-bird-bath.html

AGENDA 10/28 CROTON PLANNING BD. MEETING

8 PM, click on the link http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_Calendar/S04422DB1-04BF0438?formid=161

THE 2014 CROTON YACHT CLUB VETERANS DAY LUNCH IS 11/11

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WITH THANKS AS ALWAYS TO THE CROTON YACHT CLUB: On Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11th, 2014, the members of the Croton Yacht Club will once again open its doors and hearts to Croton’s community of veterans and active military to thank them for their service and sacrifices made on our behalf. 

The event will commence at noon following the Village's Veterans Day ceremony and include a brief ceremony followed by a luncheon which will be free of charge for all village veterans, active military and spouses. It is suggested that all non-veteran attendees donate $10 per adult to offset the luncheon expenses. Any net proceeds realized from the luncheon will be donated to Croton Harmon VFW Post 5197. 

Residents who would like to attend this event should contact Dennis Kooney, Director by email at dennis@kooney.net or by phone at 914-271-6384.  

You may also have an interest in:

PHOTOS FROM THE 2013 CYC LUNCHEON http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/photos-2013-veterans-day-lunch-croton.html

CROTON'S VETS, THE KOREAN WAR, FINAL INSTALLMENT, WITH INDEX TO SERIES  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/final-installment-korean-war-crotons.html 

CROTON'S VETS, THE VIETNAM WAR, WITH INDEX TO ENTIRE SERIES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-vietnam-years-crotons-vets-part-4.html 

WORLD WAR II:
--HAROLD RUSSELL, THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, VISITS CROTON  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/more-croton-memories-harold-russell_05.html

JOURNEY TO BIRTH TO HOLD BABYWEARING 101 CLASS 11/12/14

Click on the photo for JOURNEY TO BIRTH @ SUMMERFEST 2014
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We got an email yesterday and....

Spread the word!

Journey to Birth is happy to be hosting a Babywearing 101 class! November 12th at 11:00 a.m. - Come learn about the basics of babywearing, the art of carrying a baby close to your body using a soft carrier. The class will cover:

• the many benefits of babywearing for both babies and caregivers
• guidelines for safe wearing
• the range of carrier options on the market. Samples of each style of carrier will be available to try.

Infants and children welcome, as always. 

Presented by Babywearing International of Rockland-Westchester.

Location: Journey to Birth Midwifery, 18 Old Post Road S. - Croton-on-Hudson, NY

Please RSVP to info@JourneytoBirthMidwifery.com or 914-500-8864

TOWN OF CORTLANDT BUYS CON ED PROPERTY, STOPS BUZZ

And it's Stop The Buzz! http://www.townofcortlandt.com/Documents/Con%20Edison%20Property%20Bid.pdf

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR...

--Info on Hudson Valley Restaurant Week? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/hudson-valley-restaurant-week-list-of.html

--More on Nancy Kennedy's Stuff the Truck for the Croton Caring Committee? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/its-time-to-stuff-truck-2014-for-croton.html

--Brian Powers' Gazette letter on Mayor Wiegman's timesheets? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/wtf-wiegmans-timesheet-fable-important.html

--More info on Small Business Saturday and Croton-Collaborative workshops? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/its-time-2-register-now-4-2nd-annual.html

--The press release on Run on Hudson Valley? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/crotons-run-on-hudson-valleys-ben-drew.html

--Joel Gingold's 10/19 Croton United letter on "change"? Go here https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-joel-gingolds-oct-23-2014-gazette-letter/357799147710456