Sunday, April 29, 2012

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

Well we just don't know what to make of this ad from 1949 for the Wonder Window Television by Stewart Warner...click on the photo--so with our curiosity on high, we set out to find more info--apparently the screen folded away and out of sight

If you haven’t yet downloaded the PICTORAL GUIDE TO MARX PLASTIC ACCESSORIES, COURTESY OF TOYCONNECT (HTTP://TOYCONNECT.BLOGSPOT.COM) you are missing out on a real treat. We spent all this morning using it to identify some small pieces we found at a tag sale—delightful. FIND IT AND INSTRUCTIONS FOR DOWNLOADING HERE: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/pictorial-guide-to-marx-plastic_17.html



1911 MaCalla Christmas tags, seals, candy boxes and novelties http://ia600509.us.archive.org/23/items/christmastagssea00macc/christmastagssea00macc.pdf

Thursday, April 26, 2012

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY, PART FIVE

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We’ve launched a new series here at Everything Croton—FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY…model trains, vintage, antique, toys, real-life trains, etc. 

Our Fifth Installment of FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY comes courtesy of THE CROTON ON HUDSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY’s extensive railroad archives – as well as items from assorted friends – it’s a potpourri of various train ephemera and more we know you’ll enjoy:

 Photo to the right--1953, Christmas, the "interior of the Harmon station", courtesy of The Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society--click on the photo for more details. 

Courtesy of ToyConnect, Train Time, a 1944 diesel, the Milwaukee livery http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/04/train-time-july-1944-general-motors-ad.html

1857, Hudson River Railroad stock certificate, courtesy of the Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6969863220/in/photostream

1850 Ad for the Hudson River Railroad Co, also courtesy of the Society: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6969899444/in/photostream

Something we bet you have never seen before—Pullman cars converted to vacation homes—(sometimes called Pulmanettes with only one “L”) as well as a wonderful caboose photo, again courtesy of the Society: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/7115977651/in/photostream  

THE WINNER,  model train set made by Lionel briefly in the 1930’s and featured at a past auction at Croton’s own SeriousToyz www.serioustoyz.com CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE IT http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/4544950781/

1940's Santa Fe Rail postcards courtesy of Viewliner , http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2012/03/1940s-santa-fe-pcs.html

Croton’s own Robert Scott completes his three-part series of articles on railroad pioneers in the lower Hudson Valley with an article on Peter Cooper’s locomotive named the Tom Thumb because of its diminutive size. His article concludes with a look at the New York & Harlem Railroad and the Hudson River Railroad. These rail lines pushed their way north through Westchester in the 19th century and gave birth to a new breed: the railroad commuter. http://notorc.blogspot.com/2012/04/lower-hudson-valley-theopening-of-erie.html

To see PART ONE OF FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY, a collection of wonderful old railroad postcards courtesy of the Sol Gluck collection at the Croton Historical Society, click http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-train-lovers-only-part-one.html

To see PART TWO, the 1948 20th Century Limited brochure scan, also courtesy of the Society, click: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-train-lovers-only-part-two.html

To see PART THREE, a miscellaneous collection of stock certificates, ads, the Tanfield Railway out of Durham, UK, and more, click: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-train-lovers-only-part-three.html

To see PART FOUR,  the 1895 Travelers Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the U.S. and Canada, courtesy of the Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society, click: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/04/for-train-lovers-only-part-four.html

SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS WALL OF FAME STOPS AT CROTON HIGH SCHOOL

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SENATOR BALL’S TRAVELING VETERANS WALL OF FAME STOPS AT CROTON HIGH SCHOOL
Croton-On-Hudson, N.Y.  – (4/25/12) – On Tuesday, Senator Greg Ball’s (R, C – Patterson) traveling Veterans’ Wall of Fame was unveiled at Croton Harmon High School. Created and hosted by Senator Ball, the Veterans’ Hall of Fame is designed to honor outstanding veterans from throughout the 40th Senate District. The wall is touring local municipalities throughout the 40th district.

Ball stressed the purpose of having the wall at a school to teach students about the personal sacrifices the nation’s veterans are making on behalf of their communities.

“These veterans are real life heroes and deserve to be thanked and appreciated. Yet I also think it really helps the students to recognize that so many people before them have really contributed to keeping the principles of democracy, liberty and freedom alive. The school is to be applauded for welcoming this tribute and I am so proud to see these kids pay such great respect to these veterans who have lived such a selfless life, both in uniform and in their civilian lives,” Senator Ball said.  “I think it helps to make history come alive for them.” 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

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

--Check out this 1948 Sunday night line-up on ABC--click on the photo--they're all here--Louella Parsons, Water Winchell, Bert Parks and more.

--The 1929 Johnson Smith Catalog – A bizarre collection of antiques and curios that entertained, entranced, and educated us and our culture--be forewarned--this is a product of its times: http://www.flickr.com/photos/kingpowercinema/sets/72157600065201613/with/455494540/

--Radko Wigglehead snowmen—we had a request for these—they’re not being made anymore but Mr. Nostalgia has new old stock—including the Radko putz cardboard houses (Sparkletown) http://www.misternostalgia.zoovy.com/product/RADKNEW79/RADKO-Shiny-Brite-WIGGLE-HEAD-SNOWMAN-Set-of-8-Christmas.html and http://www.misternostalgia.zoovy.com/category/christmas.villages/

--You just never know what our readers will find—here’s a German catalog called Quelle—1963-1964—it’s wonderfully 1960’s with a European flair http://www.flickr.com/photos/diepuppenstubensammlerin/sets/72157625148341928/with/5101710484/

--1951, WHEN CLOCK RADIOS WERE NEW AND EXCITING! http://www.flickr.com/photos/x-ray_delta_one/6952091978/in/pool-1158732@N24/

--Well Carolyn, you missed out on the vintage one being offered at EBAY again—but this repro Halloween moon garland is darn close and still available! http://www.shackman.com/retail/product_info.php?products_id=9003

Monday, April 23, 2012

CROTON YACHT CLUB SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISING EVENT RAISES $3,600!

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A MESSAGE FROM DENNIS KOONEY, DIRECTOR, CROTON YACHT CLUB--ON THEIR RECENT SCHOLARSHIP FUNDRAISER--looks like it was quite a success! Click on the photo and see below:

“Thanks to the strong support from the community and local businesses, the Croton Yacht Club raised over $3,600 at its April 21st fundraising event for its College Scholarship program for Croton High School graduating seniors. The event was attended by over 115 people, who enjoyed an all you can eat pasta dinner and participated in a fundraising raffle and silent auction. The Yacht Club would like to thank Westerly Marina, the Ocean House Restaurant, the Purple Monkey, Capriccio’s II, Ferry Sloops, Croton Sailing School, Zollers Marine, Gabrielson Photography, Joe Mullins Designs, Partylite, The Gem Company and all individuals who donated items to the silent auction.  We would also like to thank the Croton Harmon School District, The Gazette, The Village of Croton, The Daily Croton and Everything Croton for advertising the event.

This event marks the fourth year in college scholarship fundraising efforts to benefit Croton High School graduates who are pursuing undergraduate college accredited courses in the marine, maritime and or environmental science fields of study. The mission of the scholarship grant is to promote studies in the marine, maritime and/or environmental science fields; cultivate future local environmental leaders and advocates; develop future stewards of local marine resources and enhance, promote and protect local river related recreational resource.

This scholarship program, combined with our annual River Day educational event in September is a reflection of the CYC membership’s commitment to protecting our great resource the Hudson River. These programs are designed to chart a course for the future by educating the youth of our community about the history and ecology of the river as well as to promote and protect the recreational opportunities the river has to offer. 

Once again, the Yacht Club would like to thank all those who attended and supported the event as well as special thanks to its members who worked tirelessly in making the event successful.”

PHOTO, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED, CROTON YACHT CLUB

Sunday, April 22, 2012

WOMAN'S CLUB OF PEEKSKILL-CORTLANDT RAISES $1,000 AT FEED THE BIRDS!

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On April 21, the Woman’s Club of Peekskill-Cortlandt held their first-ever tag sale to benefit their assorted charitable endeavors. 

Sponsored by Feed the Birds (862-4700, 326 S. Riverside Ave. in the Heart of Harmon), the sale, coupled with Shop Cortlandt week  and the Asbury annual tag sale, drew in visitors from throughout the area--and the parking lot, not to mention the street, was packed! The club raised a little over a thousand dollars that day as a result! 

Mayra Caguano of Mex-To-Go also generously provided free food for all the volunteers (http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/we-love-mex-to-go.html)

Here’s club member Valerie Candela of Trinkets Jewelry and Gifts  and Robert Armanini of Feed the Birds! Click on the photo.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

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

In an age of disposable lighters, we prefer the days when they were made to last--or be engraved--or were fashioned into table art--the smell of lighter fluid--the tiny box of flints--click on the photo for a 1948 Christmas ad for Ronson, courtesy of Life Magazine.

Made in Japan vintage Fireworks Electric Candles by Santa Land http://www.flickr.com/photos/48144295@N08/7087531443/in/photostream

Two really amazing catalogs—with lots of putzing inspiration—1904, Mesker & Co.—metal storefront facades and regular storefront facades

And from ToyConnect: my (very tenuous) connection with Apollo 13 and World Space Museum Replica http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-very-tenous-connection-with-apollo.html

Our local Methodist church held their annual April tag sale—a very big deal and always with lots of great stuff vintage and new—we’re concentrating on the vintage of course—you may enjoy seeing some of the photos. We’ll be scanning the 1948 magazines shown in the next few weeks—there are some fantastic ads in them: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157629869462653/

PHOTOS ASBURY TAG SALE 2012

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Well another Asbury Methodist Tag Sale has come and gone; the 2012 sale did not disappoint--with everything from 1950's highball glasses to vintage magazines from 1948, and a potpourri of housewares, books, prints, and more. Not to mention some killer baked goods by the local churchwomen. Click on the link to see some photos from today's sale: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157629869462653/

Friday, April 20, 2012

THE VINTAGE KNITTER #11 RUFFLED APRONS

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CALLING ALL CROTON KNITTERS: Continuing our new series here at EverythingCroton: THE VINTAGE KNITTER! We got the idea when Hallie Flanagan Wolfe of hallieflanaganwolfegardens.com, recently donated a small cache of dogeared but very interesting vintage knitting and crochet magazines (and an envelope of clippings we’ve just discovered!) from the 1940's through the 1960's. Some are gorgeous—others are wild and wacky like this one—MATCHING RUFFLED APRONS FOR MOTHER, DAUGHTER AND DOLL—click on the photo.  From the 1950’s. Click on the LINK for the instructions: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6949560330/in/photostream Thanks again Hallie! This one REALLY made us smile!

AND DON’T FORGET: THE CROTON LIBRARY HAS A KNITTING CIRCLE ONCE A MONTH, USUALLY ON TUESDAYS; CALL THEM FOR MORE DETAILS: 271-6612 – while at HOLY NAME OF MARY, there’s HANDMADE ON HUDSON- check it out at http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/handmade-on-hudson.html

RELATED:
THE VINTAGE KNITTER #1, A MID-1950’S DATE SWEATER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/vintage-knitter-1-mid-1950s-date.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #2, BABY TALK, 1944, a “1 year size” jacket and cap http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-knitter-2-baby-talk.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #3, CAREFREE & CASUAL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-knitter-3-carefree-casual.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #4, A KNITTED AFGHAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-knitter-4-knitted-afghan.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #5, MID-CENTURY “BUTTON BEAUTY” BLOUSE ; http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/vintage-knitter-5-mid-century-button.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #6, MID-CENTURY CROCHET PATTERN FOR A “TUCKED HAT” http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/vintage-knitter-6-mid-century-tucked.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #7, ALADDIN’S LAMPSHADE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/vintage-knitter-7-aladdins.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #8, A PETER PAN COLLAR http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/vintage-knitter-8-peter-pan-collar.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #9, AN AFGHAN IN COLORFUL EFFECTS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/vintage-knitter-9-afghan-in-colorful.html; THE VINTAGE KNITTER #10, FLUFFY RUFFLES—CURTAINS, FLOWER POT COVERS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/vintage-knitter-10-fluffy-ruffles.html

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

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

Our friend Mark Podmore has assembled over 70 photos AND 2 videos of Radko bubblelight trees and assorted candoliers for your viewing pleasure. Wish Radko was making these things again. http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157629482709650/

A fab video of a Christmas tree with vintage topper and bulbs—quite a collection—does the topper look familiar? Tee-hee http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOwwDnHwVV4

Postcard: Train Time, 1928 Chicago and North Western Depot, Milwaukee, Wisconsin—gorgeous architecture—wouldn’t this make a fabulous putz dusted in snow!

Marx T3-21 Headquarters US Army Training Center—another great tin litho building http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/04/marx-t3-21-headquarters-us-army.html

4/17/12 Today marks the final installment of the Marx 1975 catalog here on Toys & Stuff. The last pages are devoted to trains and it's a rather melancholy look at the remnants of a once great product line that defined the youth of many a boy for decades. In 1972 Louis Marx sold his company to Quaker Oats (who owned Fisher-Price) but they could not make a successful go at it. http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/04/marx-1975-catalog-pgs-41-46.html

American bandstand theme 1952-1968, RIP Dick Clark http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G7CfNJ5WUt0

AMERICA'S OLDEST TEEN: DICK CLARK DIES

Really sad news. We loved American Bandstand growing up. It didn't matter that the bands often lip-synched or that the music was often a little too sweet or bubble-gum. It didn't matter that he was a little too clean-cut for some. We just loved him and the show.

4/18/12 - Los Angeles (CNN) -- Broadcast icon Dick Clark, the creator and longtime host of "American Bandstand," has died, publicist Paul Shefrin said. He was 82.

Clark suffered a heart attack while at St. John's Hospital in Santa Monica an outpatient procedure, his publicist said. "Attempts to resuscitate were unsuccessful."

Monday, April 16, 2012

A NEW LOOK AT HOLY NAME OF MARY'S COMMUNITY GARDEN

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Tucked away on a plot generously donated by a Croton resident is a most remarkable garden: The Holy Name of Mary Community Garden. The church’s volunteers—led by Hallie Flanagan Wolfe—exemplify the highest ideals associated with true community gardens: nearly all the produce is donated to local food banks and to meet other local needs. We think that’s worth a round of applause. See more from the 2011 garden here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627327860417/

Oh...and we love the new look!

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

We came across this December 1953 Christmas edition of Look Magazine featuring Perry Como, a Bobbysoxer's dreamboat--and couldn't resist passing it on. Como, like Sinatra and Dean Martin, was a very big deal for those of us who grew up in an Italian home. We hope to put the rest of the article online soon. Click on the photo.

And for the guys: the 1906 AG Spalding Sports Equipment catalog http://ia600502.us.archive.org/1/items/catalog00spal/catalog00spal.pdf

An amazing catalog from 1914 http://ia600500.us.archive.org/2/items/catalog00aava/catalog00aava.pdf AA Vantine and company—Oriental clothing, home furnishings, china, incredible stuff


Yabba dabba do http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/04/1994-return-of-flintstones-cards-50-54.html

And some other sites you may enjoy—and some always worth a 2nd and 3rd look—like the Christmas putz mantles of Antoinette Stockenberg http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/xmas.htm

www.FamilyGardenTrains.com


www.garden-train-store.com


www.BigIndoorTrains.com


www.CardboardChristmas.com


www.CreekDontRise.com

Saturday, April 14, 2012

FEED THE BIRDS, PROUD SPONSOR OF THE LITTLE LEAGUE

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FEED THE BIRDS! In the Heart of Harmon, is a proud sponsor of the Croton Little League. Support your local businesses. They support you!  AND DON'T FORGET THE CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE PARADE TODAY--STARTS AT 10 AM AT THE HIGH SCHOOL--ENDING AT DOBBS.

Friday, April 13, 2012

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

Okay we admit it...we're a sucker for vintage scrapbooks; they are time capsules unto themselves reflecting the tastes and interests of those who took the time to assemble them. And while vintage Victorian scrapbooks are all the rage, we couldn't pass up this 1970's scrapbook of "Home Decorating Ideas" we recently discovered at a tag sale. It's in terrible shape but we're dedicated to saving as much as we can! Check out the seventies living room to the right--click on the photo. We hope to have more in the months ahead, including the pop-art wallpaper samples.

Using “country” of origin marks to date your collectibles http://www.coxsackie.com/reference/cooaadt.htm

An utterly charming site—this page is filled with lots of eye candy—kitsch, Christmas and more http://magpieethel.typepad.com/my_weblog/2012/04/collection-challenge-100-100-of-something.html

Bethany Lowe Christmas is on sale; keep scrolling down the page; some charming stuff here at prices that won’t make you gasp http://www.hometraditions.com/bethany-lowe-christmas-sale.shtml

We featured one of these some time back—here are more—cardboard “castle” http://piecefulbits.blogspot.com/2012/03/my-pink-kingdom.html

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

GIBLIN GAZETTE LETTER ON HARMON RE-ZONING FOR HOUSING

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By popular request and with permission, the Elizabeth Giblin letter from the 5/5-5/11 Gazette in response to a letter writer the week before.

TO THE EDITOR:

Reply to “Cute and Functional Business Districts”.

I am familiar with “cute” business districts. Briarcliff is one but notice the main business district is set in a picture of low-scalled shops, servicing grocery, pharmacy, gas and gifts – no overhanging two- and three-story apartments are in view.

Contrast that with Tarrytrown – that lovely sleepy town of which Washington Irving wrote – now loaded with high structured buildings, empty storefronts and a dense population beyond a Sleepy Hollow Horror of a school population.

Peekskill is sporting river condos these days but where does one walk – down Main Street where you only venture out with life support. The city is loaded with large, dense apartments supported by federal housing.

Contrasting Harmon business district with the aforementioned areas shows that we have a good mix of serviceable apartments and trades. There is a parking problem, however, particularly for one of the most influential owners of the this area and a beautiful storefront at the entrance to Harmon. What a sin to let this happen.

Let’s take the high road in Harmon. Keep the area for our residents “Cute and functional.”

Elizabeth Giblin

RELATED: MARK FRANZOSO – NO PARKING IS NO GOOD FOR BUSINESS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/franzoso-no-parking-is-no-good-for.html

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY, PART FOUR

Welcome to EverythingCroton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
 
We’re launching a new series here at Everything Croton—FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY…model trains, vintage, antique, toys, real-life trains, etc. 

Our Fourth Installment of FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY comes courtesy of THE CROTON ON HUDSON HISTORICAL SOCIETY’s extensive railroad archives – the 1895 Travelers Official Guide of the Railway and Steam Navigation Lines in the U.S. and Canada. It would take forever to scan it all but for now here's some interesting pages--railroad maps, train schedules, ads, steamships, etc.--it's a real treat with hopefully more to come down the line. Click on the link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157629779821605/


To see PART ONE OF FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY, a collection of wonderful old railroad postcards courtesy of the Sol Gluck collection at the Croton Historical Society, click http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-train-lovers-only-part-one.html

To see PART TWO, the 1948 20th Century Limited brochure scan, also courtesy of the Society, click: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-train-lovers-only-part-two.html

To see PART THREE, a miscellaneous collection of stock certificates, ads, the Tanfield Railway out of Durham, UK, and more, click: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/for-train-lovers-only-part-three.html

Monday, April 9, 2012

MORE CROTON MEMORIES: JUNE FESTIVAL AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S, 1958

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MORE CROTON MEMORIES: THE JUNE FESTIVAL A.K.A. JUNEFEST AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S

Warmer days are here and thoughts are turning to Summerfest, as well as JuneFest at St. Augustine's Episcopal Church. We thought you'd enjoy seeing this newspaper clipping from 1958 on the annual festival, click on the photo, courtesy of the Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society.

Stay tuned for more Croton Memories 2012. To see past editions:










CROTON MEMORIES 2012 – WRESTLING – WHERE IT ALL BEGAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1958-croton-wrestling-where-it-all.html

CROTON MEMORIES 2012 – A 1967 HAPPENING, DANCE AT HOLY NAME OF MARY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1967-happeningcroton-style.html

YOU CAN ALSO SEE AN INDEX OF THE 2011 CROTON MEMORIES SERIES HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/index-of-2011-croton-memories-series.html 

Sunday, April 8, 2012

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

What can one say about the catalog page to the right--from the 1937 Sears--except to say, we'll take two of each! Click on the photo.

A friend of ours used these wall poinsettias to great effect at Christmas—a half dozen hung on the wall behind her Christmas tree—using those removable hooks of course—they’re light enough—and look, they’re on sale! Giant Poinsettia http://www.terrysvillage.com/poinsettia-silhouette-a2-95_3609.fltr?prodCatId=90000&tabId=7

Because next Easter you can never have enough baby chicks—on sale-- http://www.terrysvillage.com/baby-chicks-a2-26_436.fltr?prodCatId=90000&tabId=4

Another GREAT Garrison Wagner Catalog set from Mark Podmore – this one from 1956 http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157629747518233/with/7048416795/

1956 Black and White Noma Christmas mailer—courtesy of Mark Podmore http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157629753981227/

A collection of vintage Christmas lights from Angela—bubblers, matchless stars, figural! http://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/sets/72157629243390574/with/6866743012/

Memories of Easter Past, courtesy of ToyConnect—and some wonderful vintage photos http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/04/memories-of-easter-past-and-m.html

More Warren Paper Products--the set—buildings---and the box! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/04/warren-paper-products-co-set-no-56-5.html

2012 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS EASTER EGG HUNT PHOTO

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It was a real treat to be asked to photograph the 2012 Holy Name of Mary Knights of Columbus Easter Egg Hunt today. (Click on the photo.) The weather was beautiful, and the kids had a blast. Additional photos will be forwarded to the parish administrator.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

CARMEN'S UNISEX IN THE HEART OF HARMON

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If you haven't checked out Carmen's Unisex Salon in the Heart of Harmon, you really should. Voted Best of Westchester in 2008 and 2010, Carmen's not only has early morning hours for those of us on the go, but an excellent cut-and-color staff as well.

Carmen's Unisex Salon, 362 S. Riverside Avenue, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 (914) 271-3962


Tuesday, April 3, 2012

MORE CROTON MEMORIES 2012: CROTON'S GOLDEN JUBILEE

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CROTON-ON-HUDSON'S GOLDEN JUBILEE 1898-1948

In 1948, Croton on Hudson celebrated its “Golden Jubilee”. From September 19th through the 26th, the village held parades, dances, concerts, science and art exhibitions, the list goes on and on. Courtesy of the Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society, here’s just a small sample of the celebration. We hope to add more before the end of the year. Click on the link to see the commemorative book: slideshow: https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157629728683773

Stay tuned for more Croton Memories 2012. To see past editions: