Wednesday, October 31, 2012

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ASKED, THE CROTON YACHT CLUB IS RECOVERING

UPDATED: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-croton-yacht-club-we-stand-for.html

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The Croton Yacht Club: a most remarkable place, and most remarkable people. We'll let the post Sandy photos below do the talking. As to the extent of the damage, we'll let you know you know as soon as we have more info. One can only hope this puts an end to the "riverside restaurant" FANTASY. P.S. Up and down the river, riverside restaurants have either been completely destroyed or heavily damaged. More on that to follow. Click on the photos. More photos here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-102912-updated-on-croton-yacht-club.html

Soon to be home to Croton's newest restaurant

Monday, October 29, 2012

A 10/29/12 UPDATE ON THE CROTON YACHT CLUB & HURRICANE SANDY

UPDATED PHOTOS HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/for-those-who-have-asked-croton-yacht.html

So many residents have written to ask about the Croton Yacht Club. Below are two photos showing the impact of the initial tidal surge; both are from the CYC, all rights reserved. P1010255 was taken yesterday afternoon and P1010261 was taken this morning 11AM at high tide. It is anticipated that the tide will be higher than what was experienced with Irene and with the wind conditions, it’s anyone’s guess as to what damage will be seen come the next high tide tonight at 11PM or tomorrow after the rain influence. The Croton Yacht Club did all they--or anyone--could do in preparation so the rest is in nature's hands. 

On another note: Restaurant seating will begin at low tide , parking is limited and you are advised to bring high boots as a precaution.

PAPA TED HEALTH UPDATE

UPDATED: TED HAS MOVED ON....

For those who have been asking about Papa Ted, an update from Paul Race:

"My understanding is that Ted is in Hospice again, for what is, by all evidence, his last stay. Ted and his family need your prayers now more than ever. The family is not planning to have a big public viewing and funeral...They ARE thinking about having some sort of "Celebration of Ted's Life" later on." (Details will be posted.)

Here's a shot of "Papa" Ted as we'd like to remember him: young, strong, handsome, and full of Christmas light and life. We leave you with our first introduction to Ted: his short but wonderful piece 'THE MAGIC WINDOW' - click on the archive link http://cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/

And the archive is here http://cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/index.htm

UPDATED: A tribute to Ted has been posted http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-tribute-to-ted-althoff.html

THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973 - 11/1 THROUGH 11/6/73

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As promised, more of our new series: THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973 - 11/1 THROUGH 11/6/73 -- MORE OR LESS. Click on the photos below--with thanks as always to The Croton Historical Society.  

You may also have an interest in THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973 - 10/22 THROUGH 10/31/73, click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/this-week-in-croton-1973-new-series-at_22.html as well as THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973 - 10/15 THROUGH 10/22/73, click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/this-week-in-croton-1973-new-series-at.html 

Sunday, October 28, 2012

PART 2: MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 2012 FALL ARTISAN MARKET & GOBLIN WALK

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Well despite gray skies--the 2012 Fall Artisan Market went on as scheduled--with no rain and that was a good thing; here's Part 2 of some photos from yesterday’s 10/27/12 event. Click on the photos below! 

And you can find Part 1 here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/part-1-photographs-from-2012-fall.html

Amazing Croton Calender - contact Brigid for more info
More info soon!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

PART 1: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM THE 2012 FALL ARTISAN MARKET & GOBLIN WALK

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Well despite gray skies--the 2012 Fall Artisan Market went on as scheduled--with no rain and that was a good thing; here's Part 1 of some photos from today's event. To all the parents whose children posed for photos, contact mcudeque@gmail.com for copies. UPDATED - SEE PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/part-2-photos-from-2012-fall-artisan.html - Click on the photos BELOW!

 

Friday, October 26, 2012

A CROTON THANKSGIVING 1973

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Because EverythingCroton has had a special request for this posting we could not turn down, we're putting this up early: A Croton Thanksgiving 1973

As always, this could not be possible without the efforts of the great volunteers at THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Click on the photos. You may also have an interest in A CROTON CHRISTMAS 1938-1978 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/12/worth-2nd-look-croton-christmas-1938.html

SEE PART 2 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/part-2-croton-thanksgiving-1973.html

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

We're a few days late but...Happy birthday Annette Funicello


Another Mickey Mouse vintage made in Japan putz on Ebay; link will only last two more days http://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-JAPAN-MICKEY-MOUSE-CHRISTMAS-PUTZ-MICA-VILLAGE-HOUSE-NR-/310486631987?pt=TV_Movie_Character_Toys_US&hash=item484a720633

Fantastic vintage Christmas tree stand, sold, but the photo is still available http://www.etsy.com/listing/87460813/vintage-cast-iron-christmas-tree-stand?

A page full of wonderful very simple Christmas decorating ideas—but very effective—scroll down the page http://www.oh-lovely-day.com/2011/12/diy-holiday-winter-wedding-decor-diys.html


Doll Collector heaven http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/for-croton-doll-collector.html

For the reader looking for adobe house putzs, the only one we have ever seen was made by a follower; here is the pattern however: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=186

FOR THE CROTON DOLL COLLECTOR

Private collection of Lady J
With so many antique, vintage, and artisan doll collectors in the village, we just couldn't pass up this article about nearby Enchanted Doll Forest.

10/24/12 - GHOSTLY EVENTS RAISE SPOOKY SUSPICIONS AT CORTLANDT DOLL STORE – THE EXAMINER NEWS - Suzanne Kraus-Mancuso poses with a Chuckie doll at Enchanted Doll Forest. 

Sometimes the unexplainable can be chalked up to coincidences or hallucinations. Or, especially at this time of year, ghosts.

At Enchanted Doll Forest off Route 202 in Cortlandt, the spirits are alive, according to co-owner Suzanne Kraus-Mancuso, who has kept a diary of many strange occurrences since she set up shop March 10, 2012, entries that exceed 800 and are still growing. Click on the link to read the rest: http://www.theexaminernews.com/ghostly-events-raise-spooky-suspicions-at-cortlandt-doll-store/ 

You may also enjoy: VINTAGE, ANTIQUE & ARTISAN DOLLS - a collection of photos, ads, accessories, catalog pages, museum pieces, Barbie dolls, etc.—recently updated with even more of what you love--what a privilege it's been to photograph all these amazing dolls and accessories: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157625903673929/with/4406282292/ 

And you may also enjoy seeing only some of the mint vintage Barbie (and Kiss dolls!) featured in the upcoming SERIOUSTOYZ winter auction--including the very rare 1960's Show Biz Babies. Click on the links: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-super-offering-mint-condition-kiss.html and http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/09/part-6-crotons-serioustoyz-exclusive.html and http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/08/serioustoyz-exclusive-first-look-at.html and http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/09/part-5-crotons-serioustoyz-exclusive.html

For more about Croton's own SeriousToyz, visit their website at: www.serioustoyz.com 

EVEN MORE PHOTOS FROM THE 2012 HALLOWEEN WINDOW PAINTING CONTEST

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We've added EVEN MORE windows from the 2012 Halloween Window Painting Contest to our online Flickr set of photos. 

And hope to add more before next week's anticipated storm if time permits.

Click on the link to see everything so far... http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157631818402596/ 

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THESE UPCOMING HALLOWEEN EVENTS AT THE CROTON LIBRARY  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/upcoming-halloween-events-for-children.html

HAVURAH ON HUDSON & THE CROTON ARBORETUM

PHOTO BY MARC CHESHIRE
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A group of 11 and 12 year old kids recently spent a morning volunteering at the Croton Arboretum. Organized by Lori Cohen of Havurah on Hudson, the group spread much-needed fresh mulch on the trails and learned about the Arboretum on a hike with Arboretum President Karen Jescavage-Bernard. The mission of Havurah on Hudson is to encourage and facilitate Jewish learning and Jewish identity of children of Havurah family members. Kudos to the volunteers for all their hard work.

You may also have an interest in seeing some photos from the recent Native American event at the arboretum with Barry Keegan: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/photos-from-barry-keegan-event-at.html 

And check out this new easier to use trail map http://www.crotonarboretum.org/news/2012/9/8/new-trail-map.html

Thursday, October 25, 2012

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

We've found some neat stuff for you all today:

Noma illuminated Christmas bells – we’ve never seen these before http://www.rubylane.com/item/612961-S1236/Noma-Illuminated-Bells-Work 

Small doll-sized vintage fireplace, circa 1950’s http://thevintagevillage.com/photo/vintage-c-1950-s-doll-sized-christmas-fireplace - it’s nice but Howard Lamey’s reproductions are great too; they’re posted at the end--and light with a battery operated tealight from behind--click on the photos


Check out this interesting place in Pennsylvania: Koziar’s Christmas Village http://www.koziarschristmasvillage.com/home.html

Another image from the 1965 TV Stars scrapbook we found—featuring Barbara Eden of I Dream of Jeannie fame—posted below


Roseangela Brino, a very interesting blog from Brazil--this woman does the most amazing little houses--Ed Berg turned us on to the link--it's a little slow but worth the trip http://www.dasmaosderosangela.com.br/index.php?topico=trabalhos&categoria=miniaturas

PUTZ FIREPLACE PHOTOS BELOW BY HOWARD LAMEY, WWW.LITTLEGLITTERHOUSES.COM, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED