Wednesday, November 30, 2011

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

The 1948 ad to the right for Flexible Flyer sleds is one of our favorites--but it's also very special. To date, it is the ONLY AD we have ever come across which features a cardboard putz under the tree (lower left hand corner--click on the photo).

1955 Marx Roy Rogers Bunk House – very cool - http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/11/marx-roy-rogers-rodeo-ranch-set-bunk.html

And a sad blast from the past: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/07/roy-rogers-museum-has-closed-its-doors.html

And Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com on Toy Connect! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/11/howard-lamey-little-glitter-houses.html

A stroll down Greyhound Bus memory lane courtesy of Viewliner http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2008/06/greyhound-bus-lines.html

Oh those department store Christmas windows: Vintage Animated Old-Fashioned CHRISTMAS WINDOW DISPLAYS from Adam, Meldrum and Anderson's Department Stores in Buffalo, NY - now are the Holiday Jewels of Lancaster. Here's an evening stroll through the many moving Dolls, Santa & Reindeer, and Victorian Scenes! These Delightful and Beautiful CHRISTMAS Decorations, Lights and Music fill every storefront's windows. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgKACH1iGws

If you love vintage pinball machines, vending machines, etc., this is a fantastic site: http://www.gameroomantiques.com/

Video-Family Christmas Lionel Train layout – very elaborate train track set-up http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fThER3G2wNU&feature=related

Our local Episcopalian Church is having a Christmas music album fundraiser http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/ready-set-shop-locally-for-christmas.html

Toymaster 1940’s electric cardboard fireplace! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GqwftVeHRM

So over the top but gorgeous Asian inspired tree http://www.marthastewart.com/267581/asian-inspired-christmas-tree?czone=holiday/workshop-christmas/workshop-christmas-lights

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

CONGRATULATIONS ANNETTE BIRNBAUM

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CONGRATULATIONS ANNETTE BIRNBAUM, elected to the Westchester County Senior Hall of Fame for her volunteer work at Skyview and with the Croton Blood Bank.

TIME FOR THE BEST OF CROTON 2011, PART 3

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As we approach the end of another year, it’s time for the annual Concerned Citizens of Croton BEST OF CROTON YEARLY RE-CAP 2011, PART 3. So many things happened this year—farewells, fundraisers, The Rotary Car Show, the passing of Stephen Morris and more--and we tried to cover as many as we could.
THE BEST OF CROTON PART 3 - SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER 2011

SEPTEMBER


SEPTEMBER-PHOTOS: 9/11 TENTH ANNIVERSARY REMEMBRANCE AT HOLY NAME, with emphasis on first responders - http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/photos-from-holy-names-911-remembrance.html

SEPTEMBER-PASTOR STEPHENS OF OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH Ran in the TOUGHMAN TO RAISE MONEY FOR CHARITY

SEPTEMBER-GRIDIRON CLUB FUNDRAISER SEPTEMBER 2011, with help from your local business community et al. http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/special-thank-you-from-gridiron-club.html

OCTOBER



OCTOBER-PHOTOS: HOLY NAME OF MARY MONTESSORI SCHOOL, BLESSING OF THE STUFFED ANIMALS - http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/blessing-of-stuffed-animals-at-holy.html


OCTOBER-PHOTOS: ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION OF OUR LADY OF GUADALUPE AT THE GROTTO, HOLY NAME OF MARY - http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627858293894/

OCTOBER-PHOTOS: KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS FUNDRAISER, OKTOBERFEST-http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627838804475/

SEE MORE BEST OF CROTON
 


STAY TUNED FOR THE FINAL INSTALLMENT OF THE BEST OF CROTON 2011
All photos all rights reserved, M.D. Cudequest. All slideshows will be offline 1/1/12.

Monday, November 28, 2011

A FEW PHOTOS FROM THE LIONS CHRISTMAS TREE SALE

PLEASE NOTE THESE PHOTOS WILL BE OFFLINE MARCH 2012

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The tradition continues: the Lions began their annual Christmas Tree Sale yesterday at the Shoprite parking lot. One of their biggest fundraisers, the Lions have been selling trees for generations. Click on the link to see a few photos and all the trees laid out in their full evergreen glory. Included is yet another photo from the 1950’s, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157628188864287/

RELATED: CROTON CHRISTMAS MEMORIES 1938 – 1950 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/part-two-croton-christmas-memories-1938.html

To learn more about the Croton Lions, click: http://www.crotonlions.org/Croton_Lions_Club/Home.html

ENGEL RIVER RESCUE COST CROTON $30,000


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CROTON-ON-HUDSON —HIGHLIGHTS: ENGEL RIVER RESCUE COST CROTON $30,0000
-The village spent nearly $30,000 on a search-and-rescue operation after a group of expert whitewater rafters capsized on the Croton River in the wake of Tropical Storm Irene, killing one of them and triggering a major response from emergency agencies across the region. Village officials are now seeking reimbursement from the federal government, as they continue to review the Aug. 28 emergency operation, as well as fix a problem with radio communications that hampered the initial response.
-While they work on lessening the financial impact of the storm, which claimed the life of 53-year-old Peter Engel, a psychiatrist and extreme sportsman from Cross River, village leaders also are looking for lessons to be learned on communications between rescuers.
-The final report on the accident prepared by village police, obtained under a state Freedom of Information Law request, shows a fast-moving and complicated operation spanning several miles of riverfront. Dangerous situations were plentiful for the rescue crews as well as for the five men in the raft. Read the entire article here--LINK GOOD FOR ABOUT 2-3 WEEKS ONLY: http://www.lohud.com/article/20111128/NEWS02/111280314/Croton-s-rescue-efforts-river-cost-nearly-30-000?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|Frontpage