Thursday, February 28, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS ETC. FROM EVERYTHINGCROTON

We were just blown away by the stunning architecture of this old department store, circa late 1890's--for the H. O'Neill Department Store. Even more surprised to learn that while the store closed long ago, the building survives as condos today; click on the link 

http://multichannelmerchant.com/crosschannel/1201-historic-honeill-co/

A Roy Rogers Christmas, late 1950's; click on the two part scan below.

We've been keeping tabs on EBAY lately and a number of interesting German putz houses have come to market; check them out before their respective auctions end; just go to ebay and type in German putz house. 

Home Traditions has an interesting new take on an Easter putz house--modifying them to serve as table place-card holders; click on the link, then scroll down the page http://www.hometraditions.com/card-board-houses-and-churches.shtml

CONGRATULATIONS VINCENT MATERO

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CONGRATULATIONS VINCENT MATERO! Brewster, N.Y. – 2/26/13 POSTED BY SENATOR GREG BALL – Over two dozen veterans from throughout the Hudson Valley were honored at Senator Greg Ball (R,C,I - Patterson) 2nd Annual Veterans’ Hall of Fame Ceremony. Among them, was Vincent A. Matero from village of Croton-On-Hudson. The Veterans’ Hall of Fame was created by Senator Ball, and designed to honor outstanding veterans throughout the 40th Senate District. Each veteran that was honored will also be individually featured on a traveling wall that will tour local municipalities throughout the 40th district… Vincent A. Matero is the Fox Ekloff Post 505 honoree for the 40th District Veterans’ Hall of Fame. Vincent A. Matero was born in Croton-On-Hudson, New York in April 1916. He served in the United States Navy for three years and three months, reaching the rank of Gunners Mate 2nd Class. During his service, Vincent A. Matero earned the Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, the American Campaign Medal, and the World War II Victory Medal. 

CONGRATULATIONS STEPHANIE VLAD!

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CONGRATULATIONS STEPHANIE VLAD, one of 23 student-athletes to earn a spot on State University of New York's Athletic Conference for the fall semester. 

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

THE UNDERHILL VINEYARDS 1867, NEW FROM CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES

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Another fine posting at CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES--one of our favorite local sites. This one features THE UNDERHILL VINEYARDS 1867; click on the link to read about this fascinating family and their history on Croton Point--there's also a follow-up link to some stunning botanical prints of the grapes grown at that time. http://crotonhistory.org/2013/02/27/the-underhill-vineyards-1867/

To the right, a wonderful photo of the Underhill Family 1885, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society. Click on it. Learn more about the society by visiting http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/index

THE VINTAGE FIVE AND DIME PROJECT #2

Ah those vintage five and dime stores. We miss 'em. They had everything and were a special delight during holiday season. And so without further adoo, welcome to Everything Croton's ongoing "The Vintage Five and Dime Project", a collection of five and dime articles, ephemera, objects and more.

We are delighted to present a very generous share by our Flickr friend, ScottG; he recently obtained the 1952 Woolworth's Christmas book and has scanned it for your viewing pleasure--you are about to embark on a great adventure. There's something here for everyone! Click on the link--with many many thanks http://www.flickr.com/photos/48144295@N08/sets/72157632869803518/

Another wonderful Woolworth ad from the days when cupcake liners were new and exciting and called "crinkle cups", circa 1931. See below--and more Woolworth ads here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-vintage-five-and-dime-project.html

And if you happen to be in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, check out Sine's 5 & 10--a time capsule indeed http://www.sines5and10.com/

You may also enjoy seeing this 1929 Woolworth's promotional booklet again  http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157628978332571/

UPDATED: THE VINTAGE FIVE AND DIME PROJECT #3  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-vintage-five-and-dime-project-3.html

SEE THE FIRST INSTALLMENT HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-vintage-five-and-dime-project.html

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Well...have we a treat for you...the original Lego's--so to speak--an architectural building block toy trade catalog circa 1888 for the F. Ad. Richter & Co. (See photo to the right.) 

Click on the link. Prepare to be amazed...this kind of left us speechless--many thanks to Henry for sharing http://bit.ly/WeQfzm

Valentina, a wonderful vintage-inspired paper doll--and how she came to life... http://teaandwishes.blogspot.com/2013/02/how-did-you-do-that.html
The download came from a site called the Graphics Fairy-and it so worth a visit as well http://graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/

Tin ducks in a row wind-up; very vintage inspired http://www.hearthsong.com/schylling-tin-wind-up-ducks-in-a-row-_p413710_s2001_d1503_c6302.html

Old store stock--the chickies and spun cotton carrots you remember as a kid - http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/for-easter/easter-necessities

Some of you have asked about the styrofoam platforms used in various Christmas putz village displays--you get them from Lemax--and they have some wonderful options for people who need to go vertical for reasons of space when setting up their putz villages - check it out at  http://www.village-peddler.com/villageplatforms.html

1972 LUAU: A BLAST FROM THE PAST AT HOLY NAME

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A little blast from Holy Name of Mary Past - March 1972, Holy Name's Luau. Click on the photos.

And don't forget: Holy Name's St. Patrick's Day Party is coming up; reservations are a MUST--3/16/13. Click on the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/holy-names-st-patricks-day-party-2013.html

Monday, February 25, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Another fab new putz house by Howard Lamey, a smaller version of his "Dutch Colonial"; click on the photo. We couldn't wait to show it to you. For more of Howard's excellent work, visit littleglitterhouses.com

Tara sent us some marvelous Youtube Clips--we just couldn't wait to share them:

Video of 1942 Oscar winners https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Flwfccjya_g&NR=1&feature=fvwp



All quite wonderful 

This is a pretty neat site: Elizabeth's Embellishments, feather trees, odd little decorations, etc.  http://www.elizabethsembellishments.com/Easter-Decorations/

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHINGCROTON

Step back to those thrilling days of yesteryear: a great find from the late 50's, The Lone Ranger's Western treasury comic--and on the back cover, some little known facts about The Lone Ranger! Click on the photos. 

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/06/everything-crotons-fabulous-blog.html

We are becoming big fans of vintage tinplate houses--the graphics are just very crisp and interesting--especially on this lollipop holder and a really cool bank, both from Toys & Stuff--and both manufactured by the U.S. Metal Toy Manufacturing Co.:
http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/02/us-metal-toy-mfg-co-56-cottage-lollipop.html
and http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2010/11/us-metal-toy-mfg-co-church-bank.html

We've talked about this stuff before: Punchinella....but going back to look at it for use as a possible "path" in an Easter putz, made us want to post it again--perhaps you'll find your own inspiration for crafting with it http://www.stampington.com/shoppe/punchinella.html

Love these extra large tissue honeycomb eggs from Blumchen http://www.blumchen.com/easter_shop_ea22.html


AND EVEN MORE FROM THE DAYS OF CROTON'S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL

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In 2012, one of EverythingCroton’s most popular series was on CROTON’S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. 

You can see more of that at the link below: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/final-installment-crotons-shakespeare.html   

So we were delighted when an envelope of 1972 AND 1973 clippings on the festival were mailed to us on Sunday and couldn't wait to get them online. Click on the photos--these are all from 1973. Enjoy! See more of these clippings here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/more-from-crotons-shakespeare-festival.html

Sunday, February 24, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Our favorite vintage Christmas ad find to date—from the 1940's—Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer—Season’s Greetings from the producers The Jam Handy Organization; click on the photo.

See the progress of Howard Lamey’s “Dutch Colonial” putz house—the SMALL version—here--click on the link, scroll down the page http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/pedal-power.html

The Vintage Knitter features an 1891 pattern for baby booties http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-vintage-knitter-2013-2-baby-bootie.html



Repro 1930's Easter candy boxes  http://www.theholidaybarn.com/1930-s-easter-candy-boxes.aspx

REALLY REDUCED, LITTLE PUTZ HOUSES http://www.jz-rose.com/Search/item/08-78486

MORE FROM CROTON'S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL DAYS

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

In 2012, one of EverythingCroton’s most popular series was on CROTON’S SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL. You can see more of that at the link below: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/final-installment-crotons-shakespeare.html  

So we were delighted when an envelope of 1972 AND 1973 clippings on the festival were mailed to us today and couldn't wait to get them online. Click on the photos--these are all from 1973. Enjoy! UPDATED: SEE MORE OF THESE CLIPPINGS HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/and-even-more-from-days-of-crotons.html

THE VINTAGE KNITTER 2013, #2 : BABY BOOTIE PATTERN FROM 1891

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BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND, THE VINTAGE KNITTER (AND CROCHET TOO) 2013; we have a real treat, an 1891 pattern for a baby bootie. Click on the photos below. For more--and an index to past Vintage Knitter articles, click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-vintage-knitter-is-back-at.html

And don't forget: the Croton Library has a monthly knitting circle; contact them directly for times and dates: www.crotonfreelibrary.org

Saturday, February 23, 2013

A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO FEED THE BIRDS & ETHAN LEWIS FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM

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A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO FEED THE BIRDS AND ETHAN LEWIS FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM 

Thank you! Thank you!

Thank you first to Rob and Maria Armanini, owners of Feed the Birds—the local source for everything related to wild-birds—for supporting the Arboretum through the sale of reusable shopping bags emblazoned with our logo and the words “We Support the Croton Arboretum.” 

The Armanini's produced the bags at their own expense and have been selling them at their store for several months and donating 100% of the proceeds to the Arboretum. The bags are made of Non-Woven Polypropylene (NWPP), a fabric that is recyclable, non-toxic, non-allergenic, and machine washable. 

Thank you also to one of our youngest supporters, middle schooler and budding entrepreneur Ethan Lewis. He borrowed bags from Feed the Birds to sell at his brother's soccer games, then arranged to sell them at Shoprite during the holidays, and he solicited donations from friends and family.

Together, the Armanini's and Ethan have raised $1,174 for the Arboretum!

(ALL PHOTOS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED CROTON ARBORETUM) 

For more about the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum, visit www.crotonarboretum.org 

FEED THE BIRDS, 326 S. RIVERSIDE AVE. IN THE HEART OF HARMON
ETHAN LEWIS

Friday, February 22, 2013

THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 2/25 THRU 3/4/73

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CONTINUING OUR SERIES, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 2/25 THRU 3/4/73, plus or minus.  Courtesy of the fantastic newspaper archives maintained by the hard-working volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos.

CROTON HARMON NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY, GIRL SCOUT DISPLAY AT CROTON LIBRARY, MRS. JACK PEZANOWSKI, NEW FOR 1973--THE ADVENTURER, CLEARWATER FUNDRAISER SET, GRAND UNION, PROPOSED STARLIGHT SHOPPING CENTER PLAN, ROBERT BOYLE

 

CROTON COLONIAL DINER NAMED BUSINESS OF THE YEAR BY THE HUDSON VALLEY GCC

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CONGRATULATIONS CROTON COLONIAL DINER.

It  has been-named Business of the Year by the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce.

Mr. Peter Tsagarakis: I would like to voice my appreciation for all those involved in the honor bestowed upon me for the Croton Colonial Restaurant and Diner being selected Business of the Year at the Chamber's annual dinner held Janaury 26th at The Mansion at Colonial Terrace. Special thanks to Chairman Mark Franzoso and the directors of the board for all the charitable work they do in the area they cover. Special thanks as well to the Croton Caring Committee, the Croton Lions Club, the Rotary Clubs of Croton-on-Hudson and Peekskill and the Collabergh-Radium Lodge #859.


EverythingCroton extends its sincere thanks as well. Croton Colonial is a Croton institution and another reason why...life is good in Croton-on-Hudson.

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You may also have an interest in:
--Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce home page:  https://www.hvgatewaychamber.com/
--December 2012, CET and the Croton Colonial Diner  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/another-reason-to-shop-locallycroton.html

Thursday, February 21, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

Strange name for a soap--but have to admit this is a beautiful ad--from 1915. Click on the scan.

Two Made in West Germany little houses, most likely for a railroad; click on the link--but if you have any thoughts, please let Ali know: http://bit.ly/13oQXaB

New cards for Easter and spring from 32 degrees north http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/cards/easter-cards

In the glitter department: has anyone tried this product called Glitter Fusion--it's a blend of different grits http://www.meyer-imports.com/index.php?cPath=257

Now isn't this creative http://www.flickr.com/photos/ivascreations/5715628973/

LUNCH AROUND TOWN: BEST PULLED PORK AT MEMPHIS MAE'S

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Lunch around town: The pulled pork sandwich at Memphis Mae's is highly recommended--served with a side of creamy cole slaw, fried pickle, and ready to be drenched, or not, with your choice of on-table sauces. Memphis Mae's, in the Croton Commons Shopping Center. http://memphismaes.com/

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2013, #7

This latest installment of For Train Lovers Only brings you some restored postcard images from a retired railroad worker here in the village who generously allowed us access to his collection. We had a ball and especially love the stark futuristic feel of the Pennsylvania Railroad locomotives below. And check out the 1883 Brighton Beach Railway map to Coney Island and other hot spots of the day. Click on the photos below. Stay tuned for more.

--The USPS apparently did a series of Train & Locomotive postcards in 1999--and Toys and Stuff has them; here are a few of the most recent links:
http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/02/train-time-usps-trains-locomotives-post_20.html
http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/02/train-time-usps-trains-locomotives-post_13.html
http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/02/train-time-usps-trains-locomotives-post.html

--We just LOVE this Lionel Wild West Lone Ranger train--click on the link and scroll down the page http://www.bigtrainstore.com/o_gauge/o_gauge.htm

--UPDATED: GRAND CENTRAL STATION, a little known fact http://www.hodinkee.com/blog/grand-central-station-clocks-fast

SEE MORE 2013 FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY HERE:  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/for-train-lovers-only-2013-6.html 

AND FOR AN INDEX TO THE 2012 FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY SERIES, click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/final-installment-index-for-train.html 

AND IF YOU FIND YOURSELF IN CROTON IN THE SPRING, SOME UPCOMING RAIL/TRAIN LECTURES AT THE CROTON LIBRARY VIA CROTON FRIENDS OF HISTORY  http://www.crotonfriendsofhistory.org/

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

DUDLEY FIELD MALONE: SCOTT'S CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA CONTINUES

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THE LATEST INSTALLMENT OF ROBERT SCOTT’S CHRONICLES OF CROTON’S BOHEMIA: DUDLEY FIELD MALONE, a two part article that chronicles his amazing career--and his prominent role in the women's suffrage movement. See both installments below--and for more Chronicles of Croton's Bohemia, visit http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/inez-milholland-scotts-chronicles-of.html
 
DUDLEY FIELD MALONE, 1: THE COURAGE OF HIS CONVICTIONS

With the ratification of the 19th Amendment by the state of Tennessee on August 18, 1920, women gained the right to vote. 

It was not only a right whose time had come; it was long overdue. Women could vote in elections in 27 other nations before suffrage became law in the United States. 

Four Croton women profiled previously in these pages—Louise Bryant, Inez Milholland, Crystal Eastman and Doris Stevens--had actively participated in the struggle for women's suffrage. 

It is now time to pay tribute to one man who played a significant role in the fight: Dudley Field Malone. READ MORE HERE: http://www.notorc.blogspot.com/2013/02/dudley-field-malone-1-courage-of-his.html

DUDLEY FIELD MALONE, 2: From Croton to Paris to Hollywood

Internationally famous lawyer Dudley Field Malone played a prominent role in spectacular human rights causes early in the 20th century. 

When women who were lawfully picketing the White House and Capitol were arrested and jailed for obstructing the sidewalk, he defended them in court. READ MORE HERE: http://www.notorc.blogspot.com/2013/02/dudley-field-malone-2-from-ceroton-to.html