Tuesday, July 31, 2012

CONGRATULATIONS CUB SCOUT PACK 28, RAISES FUNDS FOR AFGHAN YOUTH

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CONGRATULATIONS CUB SCOUT PACK 28! They raised $454 for soccer balls for Afghan Youth at a recent coin drive at Croton's Shoprite. The money benefits a youth sports initiative sponsored by US Army Delta Company, 403rd in Afghanistan. Read more about it on page 7 of THE GAZETTE, 7/26/12-August 1, 2012.

HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RECEIVES GRANT

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ROBERT MARCHANT - HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RECEIVES GRANT – 7/30/12  - St. Augustine’s Church in Croton will receive $4,000 from a historical preservation group. The announcement: “You don’t have to be religious to understand that religious institutions contain some of our finest art and architecture. Many also provide vital social service programs and cultural activities that make significant contributions to their communities. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church was pledged a $4,000 Sacred Sites grant towards façade masonry restoration foundation and drainage upgrades to stop further brick deterioration and structural movement caused by water damage,” said Peg Breen, President of The New York Landmarks Conservancy. READ THE REST HERE: http://yorktown.lohudblogs.com/2012/07/30/grant-for-croton-church/

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You may also have an interest in:

PHOTOS FROM ST. A’S 2012 JUNE FESTIVAL HERE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157630016261638/

WISH YOU WERE HERE: A CROTON POSTCARD, ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/wish-you-were-here-croton-postcard-part.html

and  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/08/st-augustines-episcopal-church-another.html

Monday, July 30, 2012

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

--We love finding vintage scrapbooks at tag sales--this one belonged to a little girl who lived in Newark, is dated 1961, and somehow ended up in Westchester! We've been meaning to scan it for a long time but for now--the cover--the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Click on the photo.

--If done a bit more “elegantly”, that is using nicer papers perhaps--these could make a nice addition to a Christmas village http://warmhotchocolate.com/2011/12/12/fringed-paper-tree-village/

--Though not cardboard, a very elegant little village http://dwellings-theheartofyourhome.blogspot.com/2011/12/vintage-christmas.html

--A page full of vintage Christmas decorations but it was the chalkware Santa that really caught our eye http://vintagegoodness.blogspot.com/2010/11/vintage-christmas-goodness-on-ebay.html


--The coolest diner! We see “lakie”/faux tinplate possibilities here! "Today we have a nice diner from Banning Enterprises, Ltd.  It's a container that the is marketed as a notions box (a box to store sewing stuff and miscellany) and is a hybrid tin & plastic construct." Read more here:

2 CROTON BUSINESSES IN THE NEWS, WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE

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2012 WESTCHESTER MAGAZINES “BEST EATING AND DRINKING EXPERIENCES IN WESTCHESTER"—AND NOT SURPRISINGLY, TWO CROTON BUSINESSES HAVE MADE THE LIST:  THE BLUE PIG! AND OCEAN HOUSE! BY JULIA SEXTON, Here it is, folks—the bucket list. These are the best food and drink experiences our county has to offer, from north to south, river to sound—we’ve covered them all.

SEE THE COMPLETE LIST HERE AT THE LINK BELOW: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/August-2012/97-Best-Eating-and-Drinking-Experiences-in-Westchester/

and contact info here: http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/August-2012/Best-Eating-and-Drinking-Experiences-In-Westchester-Addresses-and-Contact-Information/

Saturday, July 28, 2012

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

Ever since we came across that 1959 Ben-Hur playset, we've been hunting down other playsets from that era. Jennifer theorizes that at least some Christmas putz village builders were born from playing with these little toy worlds. Somehow that theory seems right! Here are some more from the 1959 Sears Christmas Wishbook. Click on the photos.



Really interesting site—Antiques Navigator—check it out—it’s a search aggregator http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/index.php

For the girls—1970’s commercial—Hasbro Charlie’s Angels dolls http://archive.org/details/dmbb24132

Very clever – using temporary tattoos to color Easter eggs http://pinterest.com/pin/146507794097986878/
Ok Marge—you dared us to find one of these—a new cardboard fireplace http://www.partycheap.com/Cardstock_Brick_Fireplace_Stand_Up_p/22030.htm


Merry Christmas vintage honeycomb bells—has a vintage look http://www.partycheap.com/Merry_Christmas_Tissue_Bells_p/22670.htm


PHOTO, TODAY'S CROTON TEEN THEATRE PRODUCTION OF MACBETH

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A photo from today's Croton Teen Theatre production of Macbeth in Vasallo Park--ending with a standing ovation! Click on the photo.

You may also have an interest in "Croton Memories: The 1973 Shakespeare Festival"; click on the link:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/croton-memories-2012-1973-shakespeare.html

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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

We present a page from the Wards 1944 Christmas catalog; playsuits styled like service uniforms--reflecting Christmas in wartime...click on the photos below.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

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

Love this pre 1920’s Christmas ad for Murad Cigarettes, courtesy of SuzeeQue. Click on the photo.

We’re always on the lookout for texture! 

COCONUT OF COURSE!  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/03/everything-crotons-fabulous-craft-find.html
TURQUOISE BLUE MOSS http://www.save-on-crafts.com/bluemoss.html
RED PRESERVED NORWEGIAN MOSS http://www.save-on-crafts.com/reindeermoss7.html
METALLICS MULTI-COLORED SPRINKLES http://www.save-on-crafts.com/metallics.html
IRRIDESCENT FLAKES, 5 COLORS http://www.save-on-crafts.com/iridescent1.html
Gold mica dust http://www.save-on-crafts.com/goldmica.html

And light: 3 INCH GLOWING LED ORBS http://www.save-on-crafts.com/orbs3.html

Clever idea for placemats http://bcheniful.blogspot.com/2011/05/how-to-placemat-rug.html

Everything old is new again #6 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/07/everything-old-is-new-again-6.html

EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN #6, ONCE MORE THE POWER OF COLOR

Introducing the 6th installment of EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, a new series here at Everything Croton that features the work of artisans and crafters--local and elsewhere--who re-purpose, re-use, and recycle vintage or everyday objects into...something else!
 
Perhaps it's the recession or just good old-fashioned thrift, but these days many of us are finding ways to make things last—and at the same time satisfy our need for “new” or “fresh”—time and time again, paint provides the most economical way to do that.  Never underestimate the power of color—as our friend the Wreath Witch demonstrates here--click on the photos:

BEFORE
AFTER

See previous installments of Everything Old is New Again below:
 
Everything Old is New Again #5 – Dark dining room set re-vamped http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/everything-old-is-new-again-5.html
Everything Old is New Again #4 – Retro table re-vamped http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/everything-old-is-new-again-4_11.html
Everything Old is New Again #3 - A re-vamped Secretary Desk http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/everything-old-is-new-again-3.html
Everything Old is New Again #2 – Howard Lamey’s Twig Putz Fence http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/everything-old-is-new-again-2.html
Everything Old is New Again #1 – Angela’s Vintage Handkerchief Quilt http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/everything-old-is-new-again.html

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

UPDATED LINK: MAN DROWNS IN CROTON RIVER/MAYO'S LANDING

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Man drowns in Croton River, Journal News 7/23/12--NOTE: LINK ONLY GOOD FOR ABOUT 2-3 WEEKS

Highlights ONLY:
--Croton-on-Hudson Police Chief Anthony Tramaglini said the victim (CARLOS CHOLCO) was about 38 years old…2nd Assistant Fire Chief Matt Mansfield said the man was found on the water’s edge when rescue personnel arrived after running about a half-mile to get to the scene. The man was taken on a Croton police boat to Mayo's Landing.
--The incident happened close to the site of another drowning in which Dr. Peter Engel, 53, a psychiatrist from Cross River, died Aug. 28, 2011, after he and four fellow boaters were thrown from a raft into the rushing river in the immediate aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. 

LINK TO ARTICLE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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

1959 Sears Wishbook-courtesy www.wishbookweb.com
Every now and then you come across a toy from the 50's that seems so strange at first, you find yourself smiling--such is the case with this entry from the 1959 Sears Christmas Wishbook---a playset of over 130 pieces, complete with slave market, amphitheater, chariot race, etc.--THE ULTIMATE NON-CHRISTMAS PUTZ, LOL--from the the movie Ben-Hur!  Yes, yes, we DO want it! Click on the photo. 

See more from the playset and other Ben Hur ephemera here https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157648616118524/

An interesting blog—a page full of Halloween putz—Keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/2011/09/halloween-glitter-houses-cute-scary.html


Toy and Train Publishing Co. is a now offering MARX TRAINS, the MOVIE An introductory video to early Marx trains on DVD. by Barb Jones, narrated by Jim Tucker http://www.toyandtrainguides.com/

IT'S MUSKRAT LOVE...AT THE DUCK POND 2012

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We continue to be amazed at the doings over at the Duck Pond. Life has truly returned. Click on the photo. You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-reflections-at-duck-pond-july.html

Monday, July 23, 2012

A THANK YOU FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM:  Thanks to the generosity and hard work of six local homeowners, the board and residents of the Ossining Campwoods Grounds, our tireless tour organizers, docents and other volunteers, the Croton Arboretum’s 16th Annual Garden Tour and Plant Sale was a big success. We raised $3,300 in much-need funds to maintain the 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum. Thanks also to everyone who bought tickets to see the beautiful gardens. We hope to see you again next year.

Karen Jescavage-Bernard
President
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Photo links from the tour by Marc Cheshire and Ken Sargeant:


Sunday, July 22, 2012

CROTON’S JOE GESUE HELPS MAP OUT COVERAGE OF LONDON OLYMPICS

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CROTON’S JOE GESUE HELPS MAP OUT COVERAGE OF LONDON OLYMPICS 7/22/12-JOURNAL NEWS-For Croton’s Joe Gesue, executive editor of NBC Sports and Olympics, part of the job is to help forecast memorable moments long before the Games begin… Then again, Gesue’s job depends on his expert knowledge of the world’s biggest sporting event. As executive editor of NBC Sports and Olympics, he oversees the editorial content for the network’s Olympics programs. READ MORE HERE; LINK IS GOOD FOR ABOUT 2 WEEKS http://www.lohud.com/article/20120722/LIFESTYLE01/307220008/Croton-s-Joe-Gesue-helps-map-out-coverage-London-Olympics?odyssey=tab|topnews|text|News

Saturday, July 21, 2012

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

Today we're largely all about the lights...L'Electricite Decorative a Lampes Minuscules 1937 - A richly detailed French decorative lamp catalog with miniature carbon lamps, tungsten lamps, wire-terminal lamps, figural lamps, and much more. Click on the link http://bit.ly/2gHn5UO

Fin Stewart is a longtime collector of vintage incandescent lamps and vacuum tubes and resides in Australia. 

Here’s a link to photos of his impressive collection http://bit.ly/2ghE2II 

If you ever found a metal slinky, Malibu Barbie, big wheel, Connect 4, Chatty Cathy or game of Operation under your Christmas tree or as a holiday gift, chances are that these commercials will take you right back there. http://www.holidayleds.com/articles/vintage_christmas_decorating 

A victim of the economy, sadly out of business, THE FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE http://www.roadsideamerica.com/story/10655 


Love those bubble lights http://yulelights.com/page5/jsp_pg5.htm

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

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

Loved this charming Christmas Black & White Scotch ad from 1941 featuring of course--the black and white terriers! Click on the photo.

In our endless pursuit of honeycomb, Sara found this really unique hot air balloon! http://www.shindigz.com/party/Tissue-Hot-Air-Balloon.cfm

Amazing level of detail - We've thoroughly enjoyed these visits courtesy of Ed Berg -  This is the last installment of the Nürnberg Verkehrsmuseum (Nuremburg Transportation Museum) and features the really nice Märklin HO scale train layout. Enjoy! http://tiny.cc/mvynhw

A very fancy 1930’s made in Japan mercury glass garland http://www.tias.com/cgi-bin/rv.fcgi?itemKey=3923962696

Bayberry Cove has updated their Christmas page—7 pages of new—and sale—items; some things are quite expensive—others not so—some very unique http://bayberrycove.com/winter.html

These acrylic ice-blue chunks or tablescatters are very effective in a bed of faux snow http://www.save-on-crafts.com/iceblueice.html

Christmas outlet at CollectionsEtc.—admittedly there’s a lot of well, tacky Christmas here, but now and then you come across something nice! http://www.collectionsetc.com/Products/Clearance/Christmas-Outlet/category.aspx/_/N-dmn55k

How to make your own iced branches http://www.save-on-crafts.com/icedbranches.html

Atomic era Corning coffee set--quite something  http://www.flickr.com/photos/66507640@N05/7200647994/in/photostream