Wednesday, July 29, 2015

WHAT'S NEW @ THE CROTON MUSIC CENTER

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

THE CROTON MUSIC CENTER in the historic Upper Village has uploaded some video from their 2015 Spring Recital.

Click on the link to see the very talented Taylor Terry:  http://www.crotonmusiccenter.com/video.html

And check out these still shots of other performers from the recital held at The Hudson Room in Peekskill http://www.crotonmusiccenter.com/2015springrecital.html

Want to know more about THE CROTON MUSIC CENTER?

Visit their website at http://www.crotonmusiccenter.com/home.html

Or their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/CrotonMusicCenter

BUSTER KEATON & JESSE BELLER @ THE CROTON LIBRARY 8/12

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

COMING TO THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY AUGUST 12TH: COMEDIC CLASSIC BUSTER KEATON & PIANIST JESSE BELLER 

7:30 PM WWW.CROTONFREELIBRARY.ORG

Join us for an evening starring comic genius Buster Keaton in the silent black-and-white film classic Steamboat Bill, Jr. 

Pianist Jesse Beller provides the extraordinary live and original accompaniment to this 1928 comedy – Keaton’s last independent (and, some say, last unfettered) film before embarking on his production career with MGM. 

You may also have an interest in:
1) PART ONE, WE LOVE SILENT FILMS, MORE GLORIA SWANSON THE CROTON CONNECTION + GREAT LINKS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/we-love-silent-films-more-gloria.html
2) PART TWO, WE LOVE SILENT FILMS, MORE GLORIA SWANSON, BUSTER KEATON + GREAT LINKS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/part-2-we-love-silent-films-buster.html

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

TRAFFIC ADVISORY, QUAKER RIDGE ROAD

From the Town of Cortlandt: Be advised that Quaker Ridge Road, between Applebee Farm Road and Quaker Bridge Road East, will be closed for roadside tree removal between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm on Friday, July 31, 2015.  For questions, please contact us at 914-737-0075.

SOMETHING GOOD IN THE WORLD'S NEWSLETTER SAYS THEY ARE NO LONGER ON GOUVEIA PROPERTY

FROM THE SOMETHING GOOD IN THE WORLD NEWSLETTER: After the unexpected news that our Children’s Peaceful Garden and environmental education programs were not going to be considered for the park we’d originally planned on in Croton-on-Hudson, we were incredibly lucky to find a new home for our chickens, gardens, and Earth School farm-based education programs. 

http://www.somethinggoodintheworld.org/imgs/DigitalNews_4_2%281%29.pdf

STILL TIME 2 REGISTER FOR VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

Just a reminder that there's still time to register for VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, a collaborative effort from Croton's churches.

Click on the link for all the details:

http://bit.ly/1U412WG


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

From 1963--and just in time for Christmas--yes you too can have a GIANT TRAILER TRUCK--WITH SPORTS CAR--AND A COIN BANK--for only $3.98 by Ideal Toys. 

But only available at CITIES SERVICE STATIONS!

Click on the photo. 

Crafting corner: We highly recommend this heavier gauge German crimped wire for creating vintage inspired ornaments--it's a lot stronger than the krausbullion though the colors are limited to silver and gold; available at Blumchen - http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_crf611.html 

50's inspired tin-litho rocket ship from Restoration Hardware: 
http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/08/restoration-hardware-space-master-x-7.html 


AND IF YOU LOVE OLD CHRISTMAS LIGHTS, CIRCA 1970'S http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=128


WANT MORE VINTAGE--INCLUDING A GREAT "CASTLE" HOUSE BY HOWARD? GO HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_24.html

IF YOU STILL NEED TICKETS FOR THE CROTON MEGA-REUNION...

STILL NEED TICKETS FOR THE MEGA REUNION? 

Come to the Municipal Building tomorrow night (Wed. 7/29) 8pm in the Community Room! After the committee meeting we will be happy to process your registrations for you! 

Don't delay, you only have until July 31st to register!

Mary Margaret Corvinus

 

LISA's THREE FAVORITE EVERYTHING CROTON VINTAGE FIRE DEPARTMENT POSTS

CROTON F.D., MEMORIAL DAY 2013, CLICK ON THE PHOTO
Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

Recently Everything Croton learned that Croton's all volunteer Fire Department has already made their 237th call so far this year--and we're only half-way-or-so through 2015! Quite impressive! You can read more about that here https://www.facebook.com/CrotonFire/posts/524120881068807

And so, being BIG fans of our volunteers, one of our Everything Croton elves selected her three favorite vintage Croton F.D. posts; we thought we'd share.

Click on the links:

--A LOOK BACK @ THE CROTON F.D. 1930's & 40's http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/a-look-back-croton-all-volunteer-fire.html

--1973: FIRE DEPARTMENT, SAVE MY CHILD! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/early-1970s-more-from-fireman-save-my.html

--1967: THE 75TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATIONS FOR CROTON'S FIRE DEPARTMENT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/1967-75th-anniversary-of-croton.html

FOR MORE ABOUT CROTON'S ALL VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT, VISIT http://www.crotonfd.org/

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR...

--Today's Weather? The heat builds...go here http://www.hudsonvalleyweather.com/tuesday-outlook-the-heat-builds/

--Recent happenings @ Our Saviour Lutheran Church? Go here http://bit.ly/1D56Uum

--Photos from the installation of the Rev. Melissa Hinnen @ Asbury Methodist? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/photos-installation-of-rev-melissa.html

--The latest from Croton United? Go here http://on.fb.me/1SKI7xL

And here http://bit.ly/1GXBz8b

THE SAMOSA SHACK IS HIRING

Last year we told you about a great new vendor we discovered at YOGA SOL'S "Shop with Sol" event called the Samosa Shack (read more here http://bit.ly/1D51GPO)

Well The Samosa Shack is hiring! SEE MORE HERE http://on.fb.me/1HXKzhz

For more about Croton's Yoga Sol, visit http://myyogasol.com/schedule/

NEW & INTERESTING ADDITIONS TO CROTON'S OWN "SERENITY IN THE GARDEN" PLUS...

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

NEW & INTERESTING @ JAN JOHNSEN'S SERENITY IN THE GARDEN:

--DEER RESISTENT ALLIUM http://www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/07/millennium-allium-flowers-deer-resistant.html
--BEFORE AND AFTER, GARDEN PHOTO OF THE DAY http://www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/07/before-and-after-garden-photo-of-day.html
--REMOVING INVASIVE PLANTS: JAPANESE KNOTWEED http://www.serenityinthegarden.blogspot.com/2015/07/removing-invasive-plants-japanese.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
--THE UPDATED EVERYTHING CROTON GARDENING EPHEMERA FLICKR SET https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157643884329854
--JULY 2015 DAYS @ HOLY NAME OF MARY'S COMMUNITY GARDEN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/july-2015-days-holy-name-of-marys.html
--2015 CROTON ARBORETUM TOUR RAISES $3,000  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/2015-croton-arboretum-tour-raises-3000.html

Monday, July 27, 2015

A READER HAS QUESTIONS ABOUT SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER, CCA ETC., CROTON UNITED WOULD LIKE TO HELP

A reader writes: I'm away until September and want to thank this site for keeping me so well informed about Sustainable Westchester and the Community Choice Aggregation program. Having been with one of these programs before, I want no part of another now. Please keep me informed of the opt-out information the moment you have it. I also heard that the mayor is no longer with this company? True?

Editor's response: As soon as that information is available, rest assured it will be posted. To our knowledge, the mayor is still the executive director of Sustainable Westchester as of this date.

In the meantime, you may have an interest in Croton United's post on this issue:

Understanding the Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) Program
July 27, 2015 at 12:29pm 

The following is one example of Croton United’s commitment to keep the residents of Croton informed as to what their government is doing. We believe that you are entitled to all available information on any and all of the programs under consideration by your village board. To receive more updates, please  'LIKE'  the Croton United  Facebook page.

The Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program, sponsored by Sustainable Westchester, is moving rapidly ahead.  It is projected to be in operation by this fall.  Under this program, all Croton residents who are ConEd electric customers will be automatically transferred to an Energy Service Company (ESCO), selected through competitive bidding by Sustainable Westchester, unless the individual customer opts out of the program. The ESCO will then provide power to all participating customers. The objective is to realize savings over the rates charged by ConEd.

The Village of Croton has elected to participate in the program, but has not provided much information on how the program works and what level of savings might be achieved.  As a public service, we have prepared the following information to assist you in understanding how you might be affected. 

At present, Croton United has not taken a position either for or against the CCA. That cannot be done until the details of the specific program applicable to Croton are made available, after an ESCO has been chosen.

READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/understanding-the-community-choice-aggregation-cca-program/478935732263463  

AND ON ANOTHER SUBJECT, YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/croton-united-on-diversity-and.html

1977: CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS 3RD ANNUAL CRAFTS FAIR @ SENASQUA PARK

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

COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, FROM SEPTEMBER 1977: CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS 3RD ANNUAL CRAFTS FAIR @ SENASQUA PARK. CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW.

For more about the CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, visit  http://www.crotonarts.org/

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: VIOLET RAYS!

Everything Croton continues its very popular series GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN....and so without further ah-doo...YOU TOO CAN ENJOY THE ROAD TO HEALTH WITH....VIOLET RAYS! Click on the photo of an ad for VI-REX VIOLET RAYS, 1922.

Yes...once upon a time...A violet ray is an antique medical appliance used during the early 20th century in the obsolete medical therapy called electrotherapy. Their construction usually feature a combination of a disruptive discharge coil with an interruptor to apply a high voltage, high frequency, and low current to the human body for therapeutic purposes. Their basic construction was invented by Nikola Tesla prior to 1900, who introduced their first prototypes at the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Most of the antique violet rays in the US were produced before theDepression era and some of the larger US manufacturers of violet rays were Renulife, Fitzgerald and Fisher. You can read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Violet_ray

Needless to say they promised more than they delivered!

See the last GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN POST here at Everything Croton--just click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/almost-gonebut-not-forgotten-spudnut.html