Sunday, November 28, 2010

CHRISTMAS 1941--FAMILY MOVIE REEL--FEATURING VINTAGE TRAINS

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

One of Croton's vintage Christmas collectors just sent us this Youtube clip. We think you'll enjoy it for the old fashioned nostalgia, as well as the trains featured:
1) a 1939 Gilbert American Flyer O Gauge
2) a Marx Commodore Vanderbilt passenger set,
3) and a little Dorfan and Hafner in the end.
Click the link to see the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SasDQcRbHcA

If you love old, and new, trains www.bigindoortrains.com

Friday, November 12, 2010

FRAN ALLEN'S 11/11/10 GAZETTE LETTER REGARDING McCRAE'S MISINFORMATION ON DEER HUNTING

WITH PERMISSION OF THE WRITER: The Gazette - To the Editor, 
 
A letter to the Gazette (October 21, 2010) from Phebe Macrae, chair of the Croton Conservation Advisory Council, encourages readers to hunt in some county parks and on private lands in communities surrounding the Village. The facts: Few county parks allow hunting and then only under very, very restrictive conditions. Most surrounding private lands also severely restrict hunting. Ms. Macrae’s advice could get the unwary into serious legal difficulties.

Over the last month, members of my committee have written letters to the Gazette correcting inaccuracies about hunting outside the village. We have supplied the facts. Members of the CAC should know and provide these needed facts whenever they make a recommendation.

Fran Allen, Co-chair, Citizens Against Bowhunting

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

IF YOU LOVE THE OLD DEPARTMENT STORE CHRISTMAS WINDOWS OF YESTERDAY

From time to time, we'll feature local articles and brief bits on vintage holiday collectibles.

IF YOU LOVE THE OLD DEPARTMENT STORE CHRISTMAS WINDOWS OF YESTERDAY:

There once was a time when department stores were everywhere, and never was their presence more keenly felt than at Christmas. Their windows would be filled with holiday displays, often animated, and they inevitably became a destination for families looking for an inexpensive night out.

Howard Lamey of www.littleglitterhouses.com sent me a fascinating link today. Just keep scrolling down the page once you get there for an endless series of old Christmas windows from Scranton, Pennsylvania:
http://scrantonchristmas.blogspot.com/