Monday, April 30, 2012

UPDATE: WELCOME TO HARMON, GIOVANNI'S ITALIAN-AMERICAN DELI & PASTRIES

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UPDATE: OPENING SOON, GIOVANNI ITALIAN-AMERICAN DELI AND PASTRY - Met with the owner today, last minute tweeking, painting, cleaning, new this and that. Click on the photo. Stay tuned for more.

MORE PHOTOS FROM CROTON'S SPRING ARTS MARKET, PART 2

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Croton held its first ever Spring Arts Market on Sunday and all indications are it was a success. Sponsored by the Croton Business Council and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, it was well attended and there were many interesting vendors, as well as local Croton artists and businesses. Here are some more photos from the event.

IRENE NARULA, INTERIOR STYLIST - CLICK ON THE PHOTO, 845-208-3095 http://www.irenenarula.com 

CREATED BY CARLA, createdbycarla@yahoo.com,  http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/7127761027/in/photostream/ 

SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THE SPRING ARTS MARKET HERE:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/04/photos-from-todays-spring-arts-market.html

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

2012 - SOME PHOTOS FROM TODAY'S SPRING ARTS MARKET, PART ONE

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

Croton held its first ever Spring Arts Market today and all indications are it was a success. Sponsored by the Croton Business Council and the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce, it was well attended and there were many interesting vendors, as well as local Croton artists and businesses.

Here are a few photos from the event with more to come in the days ahead:


JEORJIA SHEA ONE OF A KIND WEARABLE ART - JEORJIASHEA.COM - http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/6980148064/in/photostream



Friday, April 27, 2012

WELCOME TO HARMON--GIOVANNI'S ITALIAN-AMERICAN DELI & PASTRIES

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As many of you know, the owner of the former Jean-Jacques/Toni-Ann site appeared at a recent board of trustees meeting to announce that he has had a tenant for this location for some time, as well as to address his concerns about the removal of on-street parking on Croton Point Avenue for the million dollar bicycle/Croton Pt. Avenue "project" (see also MARCH GAZETTE ARTICLE, FRANZOSO, NO PARKING IS NO GOOD FOR BUSINESS at http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/franzoso-no-parking-is-no-good-for.html). 

We're pleased to announce that there's been lots of activity  at the site, including a new sign: COMING SOON - GIOVANNI'S ITALIAN-AMERICAN DELI & PASTRIES (Click on the photo!)  We hope to meet with the new people next week and of course there will be pix! 

5/20 UPDATE HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/moving-along-giovannis-italian-american.html

UPDATED: THE HARMON 'DINING PLAN' - It seems some officials preferred offices instead of food:  http://saveharmon.com/2012/04/27/the-harmon-dining-plan.aspx

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC

Having great fun scanning the 1948 Life Magazines from the recent Asbury church tag sale....BACK AGAIN...for the first time since the war--and there's plenty to go around...Campbell's Tomato Juice! This is a beautiful piece of illustration.

Click on the photo!

A traditional vintage Lionel train layout, vintage aurora slotcars and Plasticville houses http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qRHh1bgmMcU&feature=fvsr

Creating a weathered patina paint finish technique — sure to have putz applications - http://www.greenleafdollhouses.com/dollhouse_news/APR2012/weathered-miniatures.html

TOY TRAINS AROUND A CHRISTMAS TREE IN A WINTER WONDERLAND, ALL SET TO CLASSIC HOLIDAY MUSIC OF PERRY COMO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oM-LyjAx9AQ

Alright they’re ceramic houses, but there’s still some interesting stuff here! http://www.christmasbybillsheldon.com/

And now we take you to a London Christmas lighting http://www.flickr.com/photos/16714746@N06/6803049097/in/set-72157629403001828/


FUN—RETRO CHRISTMAS LIGHTS BOX “SIGN” http://www.retroplanet.com/PROD/31980

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

CROTON'S HANNAH ETTENBERG IN THE NEWS

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A recent Gazette article featured Hannah Ettenberg, a Croton senior  and certified Zumba instructor (she recently held a five week workshop at Hendrick Hudson library, as well as placed fourth in the Westchester Rockland Junior Science & Humanities Symposium in the Chemistry category); the article is now online but we're not sure how long the link will last  http://chhs.croton-harmonschools.org/www/crotonharmon_chhs/site/hosting/Hannah.pdf

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.

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

When we think about the candy we used to eat as children--especially as we face the prospect of aging and dental work--we're often amazed we have any teeth--or fillings--left at all.  The jaw-breakers--the jujyfruit--the banana-shaped nougats that were so sweet they'd make your molars twang for a few seconds. So when we came across this 1948 ad for Jujyfruits, we had to smile just a little. We may have ate these by the dozens then but are not so sure we'd do so now!

Victorian Trading is having an Easter/Spring clearance; there are some very pretty things here http://www.victoriantradingco.com/catindex/C6-68.html

Every putz village needs a gazebo—here’s one from Howard Lamey of www.littleglitterhouses.com – click on the link below, then scroll down the page http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=164

Annual catalogue of staple fancy goods, novelties, Christmas presents, French and German toys. (1871); we like the racetrack bank—wish the pix were better though http://ia600505.us.archive.org/21/items/annualcatalogueo00char/annualcatalogueo00char.pdf

A set of vintage Disneyland photos courtesy of Angela http://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/sets/72157629334334184/

Not long ago, ToyConnect ran a series of posts on house shaped tins (http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/ and search for cookie tins or big lots); ever since then, we’ve been keeping an eye out for them at tag sales, online etc. We came across this one from the Vermont Country Store—don’t know how long the link will last http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/Food_&_Candy/Food_&_Candy/Easter_Treats/The_Vermont_Country_Store_Filled_Candies_Tin/61926

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."

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

ROBERT SCOTT: RAILROAD PIONEERS, 3 - PETER COOPER'S TOM THUMB LOCOMOTIVE

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.

This fascinating article is in the current issue of the Westchester Guardian available in distribution boxes in front of the Croton Colonial Diner and CVS and on the Internet at http://westchesterguardian.com