Thursday, July 24, 2014

WHAT IS CROTON UNITED?

Croton... United in having a say in what affects us. 

Croton... United in opposition to secretive, shadow governing. 

Croton... United in the belief that we deserve better.

CrotonUnited. The dawn of a new day in Croton on Hudson. 


Stay tuned...and visit their Facebook page here https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited?fref=photo

1979 CROTON LIONS PRESENT LARRY GATLIN & EARL SCRUGGS

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One of the elves came across this item from 1979 and a Croton Lions benefit concert featuring a very young Larry Gatlin and Earl Scruggs! We just had to share. Click on the images below. You may also enjoy:

1960, THE CROTON LIONS PRESENT THE TENDER TRAP http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/1960-croton-lions-presentthe-tender-trap.html

THE TOP THREE CROTON LIONS ARTICLES FROM 2013 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-three-2013-lions-club-articles.html

FOR MORE ABOUT TODAY'S CROTON LIONS, VISIT http://www.crotonlions.org/Home.html

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

Some days there's so much vintage goodness hitting the mailbox, you just don't know where to start--so let's just dive in.

To the right, a superb piece of wind-up tinplate from West Germany--a 1950's clown on a motorcyle wind-up--possibly made by HUKI--and featured in a previous auction @ SeriousToyz. The graphics are fantastic and it sold for over $339. Really quite amazing--click on the photo. And in case you missed it, a message from Tom Miano of SeriousToyz: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/tom-miano-founder-of-serioustoyz-tapped.html

We're definitely accustomed to happier ads for Christmas Seals than the one to the right! It's from 1942 and features The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse--and the very real fear of a wartime increase in tuberculosis.  Click on the photo.

Howard Lamey has started a new putz house; it's a simple loggie, click on the link, just scroll down the page once you get there

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=678

For more of Howard's work, visit littleglitterhouses.com

For fans of the late Thomas Kinkade http://www.bigchristmastrains.com/hawthorne_trains/kinkade_train.htm

And in case you missed it, the latest "sale-ing" adventures of Rob and Monica http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/07/along-route.html

p.s. If you love "loggie" putz houses, then click on the link to see some superb examples from Howard Lamey and Karl Fey--a few vintage pieces too--https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157636179233783/

7/26 CROTON'S YOSHIMI ARAI @ PEEKSKILL MUSIC FESTIVAL

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Croton's own Yoshimi Arai (Magokoro New York--click on the photo!) will be at the Peekskill Music Festival on Saturday July 26, noon to 10 pm. For more about the festival, visit http://www.hudsonriver.com/node/1057

For more about Japanese paper artist Yoshimi Arai, visit her website at  http://www.magokorony.com/

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

THE EXAMINER NEWS: CONCERNS RAISED OVER SWIMMING IN HUDSON, A FOLLOW UP

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FOLLOWING UP; CROTON POINT IS MENTIONED - 7/23/14 A clean water watchdog organization released a report last week revealing many locations in the Hudson River fail to meet federally recommended guidelines for safe swimming and other recreational activities.

According to the “How’s the Water? 2014” report from Riverkeeper, 23 percent of monthly samples for bacteria that indicates sewage and other fecal contamination from 2008-2013 failed the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) safe swimming guidelines, and 61% of the 74 locations in the Hudson failed EPA criteria for recreational water. READ MORE HERE

http://www.theexaminernews.com/concerns-raised-over-safety-of-swimming-in-hudson/

A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON ROTARY CLUB 1943 & 1945

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A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON ROTARY CLUB 1943 and 1945, courtesy of the outstanding newspaper archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--and a very helpful Everything Croton "elf". Click on the images below. 

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-croton-rotary-top-3-most-read-2013.html

FOR MORE ABOUT THE CROTON ROTARY, VISIT THEIR FB PAGE @ https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Croton-on-Hudson/130964137093077

 

& @ CROTON'S 3RD UNIVERSE

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& @ 3rd UNIVERSE: 7/28 $15 CONSPIRACY DRAFT https://www.facebook.com/events/487688314695832/

CUOMO HOBBLED STATE ETHICS INQUIRIES

CUOMO & THE SHORT LIFE OF THE MORELAND COMMISSION, NEW YORK TIMES: With Albany rocked by a seemingly endless barrage of scandals and arrests, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo set up a high-powered commission last summer to root out corruption in state politics. It was barely two months old when its investigators, hunting for violations of campaign-finance laws, issued a subpoena to a media-buying firm that had placed millions of dollars’ worth of advertisements for the New York State Democratic Party. READ MORE HERE http://www.nytimes.com/2014/07/23/nyregion/governor-andrew-cuomo-and-the-short-life-of-the-moreland-commission.html?_r=0

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR...

--That revealing 6/17/14 freedom of information request response on Something Good in The World, Gouveia, Mayor Leo Wiegman and Trustee Gallelli? It's now online.  Click on the link to read the response (once again only obtained through a freedom of information request) and more here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/61714-foil-request-response-regarding.html 

--Photos from the John Lillas Memorial ceremony? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/follow-up-memorial-service-for-john.html 

--When the next  NEXT BD. OF TRUSTEES WORK SESSION IS? Answer: 7/28, 7:30 PM, VILLAGE MANAGER'S OFFICE

--When the NEXT BD. OF TRUSTEES MEETING IS? Answer: 8/11, 2ND FLOOR, MAIN ROOM, 8 PM 

--WHAT IS CROTON UNITED & HOW CAN I LEARN MORE? Go here https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited?ref_type=bookmark 

--Looking for Cookie's famous sweet corn? You've come to the right  place----Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/cookies-famous-sweet-corn-has-arrived.html 

--BOB ANDERSON'S 6/12 GAZETTE LETTER on 'full time' Mayor Wiegman's taxpayer funded health insurance? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/full-text-of-bob-andersen-gazette.html 

--TICKETS TO CROTON TEEN THEATRE'S PRODUCTION OF ASSASSINS? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/croton-teen-theatre-presentsassassins.html 

--THE 7/17 LETTER FROM BOB RESNIKOFF on Mayor Wiegman's taxpayer funded health insurance? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-letter-from-bob-resnikoff-on-mayor.html

--THAT VERY IMPORTANT LETTER FROM CROTON UNITED'S DAN & WINN CHESNARD? Go here http://on.fb.me/UjGmjn 

--WHAT'S HAPPENING @ THE OLD SWANSON FLORIST/NURSERY PROPERTY? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/whats-happening-old-swanson-florist.html 

--INFO ON TEMPLE ISRAEL'S AUGUST RUMMAGE SALE? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/temple-israel-sisterhood-rummage-sale.html 

FOLLOW-UP, MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JOHN LILLIS

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John Lillis, A Man for all Seasons: The life of John Lillis, a long time parishioner of Holy Name of Mary, who died tragically in March of 2006, was memorialized in a ceremony that took place on July 20, 2014. A plaque was installed in his honor, click on the photo.

You can read more about the event here: http://bit.ly/1rKjE04

SEE PHOTOS AS WELL FROM TOM FARANDA HERE http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2014/07/memorializing-john-lillis-sundays-lovely-event-.html

THIS WEEKEND CROTON TEEN THEATRE PRESENTS...ASSASSINS

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THIS WEEKEND: CROTON TEEN THEATRE PRESENTS... ASSASSINS @ CROTON ACADEMY OF ARTS - click on the photo for dates, times and more info. To order tickets, click on the link: http://bit.ly/1mDKSAa

ANIMAL EMBASSY COMING TO THE CROTON LIBRARY 8/9

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ANIMAL EMBASSY COMING TO THE CROTON LIBRARY AUGUST 9TH - Celebrate the conclusion of the Summer Reading Game with a program for the whole family. Get “eyeball-to-eyeball” with live Animal Ambassadors representing ecosystems from around the globe. 11 AM - MORE INFO HERE http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

7/26 MULTI-FAMILY TAG SALE ON CLEVELAND

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LARGE MULTI-FAMILY TAG SALE THIS SATURDAY 7/26/14, 9 AM TO 4 PM. 146 CLEVELAND DRIVE, Household, children's items/clothes, games, DVDs, electronics, books, etc...!! Something for everyone!

AND DON'T FORGET--@ OUR SAVIOUR 7/26 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/reminder-726-mother-of-all-yard-sales.html

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

A resident was cleaning out her mother's house for sale and came across some wartime American Legion magazines she thought we'd like to share--and she was right! Some classic covers.  Here's one of them; stay tuned for more. Click on the photo.

As some of you know, Gloria Swanson lived in Croton; here's Part 2 of the series http://bit.ly/1nz4uM4

July 27th marks the end of the Korean War http://bit.ly/1ud9Vni

HASBRO'S FEARLESS FIRE-
FIGHTER GAME
http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2010/10/hasbro-fearless-fireman-game.html


WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_364.html