Sunday, March 31, 2013

THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 4/1 THRU 4/8/73

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CONTINUING OUR SERIES, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 4/1 to 4/8, plus or minus.  Courtesy of the fantastic newspaper archives maintained by the hard-working volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. Click on the scans.

KEYWORDS: CROTON VOLUNTEER FIREMEN'S DRUM AND BUGLE CORPS, PINEWOOD DERBY, WALTER FRANK, CROTON LIBRARY, HONOR CORP, CHHS YEARBOOK, CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL RECITAL, EAGLE SCOUT FLUHLER, RICK O'CONNOR, MRS. ELI KALISH, KEITH KALISH

SEE THE PREVIOUS INSTALLMENT OF THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973 HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/this-week-in-croton-1973-325-thru-4173.html
 

Saturday, March 30, 2013

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

Time to take a break from Easter dinner preparations. Just have to say thank you all for your wonderful emails, links, and fab pointers to vintage finds. We have so much to share with you and never enough time to post it all!

--First, for the putz house builders and restorers, more cello sheets added: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=12&t=346

--Next up, a really fab posting at one of our local sites and a great ETSY link you'll enjoy too http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/fun-find-at-one-of-our-favorite-sites.html

--Below are two pages from an 1879, 1880 Selchow toy and game catalog (Selchow of Parcheesi fame) featuring two very neat and who knows perhaps inspirational, playsets; perfect for putzers! Click on the photos.

--Love the model railroad accessories section over at Meyer Imports http://www.meyer-imports.com/index.php?cPath=69

--An absolute beaut--1930's Wyandotte tinplate Buck Rogers space ship  http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/03/wyandotte-1930s-buck-rogers-space-ship.html

FUN FIND AT ONE OF OUR FAVORITE SITES: VINTAGE CROTON AQUEDUCT PUZZLES

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Ah vintage toys and such. It's no secret that we love them--and when you find one with a Croton "connection"--well--you just have to share. New at Croton History & Mysteries, a Croton Aqueduct puzzle and a link to a fab site at ETSY too known as Painted Pony; click on the link: http://crotonhistory.org/2013/03/30/croton-aqueduct-puzzles/

THE NEW AWNINGS HAVE ARRIVED AT THE BLACK COW

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The new awnings were being installed at The Black Cow today (click on the photo)--and the village was hopping from one end to the other with Easter shoppers and church go-ers. Stay tuned for more...

Friday, March 29, 2013

MORE PHOTOS, OPENING DAY, SUNSHINE & CLOVER

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SUNSHINE & CLOVER, in the heart of the historic Upper Village, is now open. Here's some more shots from their opening day. Click on the photos. See Part 1 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/photos-opening-day-sunshine-clover.html

& STILL MORE SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, CHILDREN'S THEATRE, CIRCA 1972

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As promised, EVEN MORE VINTAGE CROTON CHILDREN'S THEATRE/ SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, COURTESY OF A RESIDENT, CIRCA 1972, possibly 1973. Click on the photos. Thank you to everyone who so generously shares these memories with the readers at Everything Croton. SEE MORE HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/even-more-vintage-croton-childrens.html

AND HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-vintage-croton-childrens-theatre.html

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

An outstanding collection of vintage Easter postcards, courtesy of the late Suzee Que, and generously shared with all of us. We miss her! Click on the photos below.

Meyer Imports has done something rather clever; they've organized their glitter, textures, etc. by color; very effective http://www.meyer-imports.com/index.php?cPath=212&osCsid=2fe5e3bccd2b258ab93ee26e5f560be5

Vintage Christmas Seals, 1965 http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheshirecat666/8226727401/in/photostream/

Christmas light reflector article  http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157632863640675/

JIM MOORE FACEBOOK PAGE!

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As many of you know, Jim Moore is being honored by Holy Name of Mary for his many contributions to the community. Read more about it here: http://bit.ly/YNToBM 

A facebook page has also been set up with some great old photos--click on the link: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jim-Moore-Gym/430120637076637

You may also enjoy this blast from Jim Moore Past--click on the photo! See you at the reception: 4/14 from 12:00-2:00 @ Holy Name of Mary. Help us celebrate Jim's many contributions.

UPDATED: SEE PHOTOS FROM THE EVENT HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/photos-todays-dedication-of-jim-moore.html

Thursday, March 28, 2013

MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON

--We just love this vintage Marx Miltary Academy playset, featured at a past SeriousToyz auction. Outstanding building, the set was issued in 1954. Click on the photo.

--Some fabulous vintage putz houses have been added over at http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=345 - a boxed set

--And check out this site; re-issued Marx figures made from the original molds http://www.hobbybunker.com/products/marx-57/mfg

--A page full of vintage and vintage inspired rabbits: scraps, chenille ornaments, and more, courtesy of Silvercrow Creations http://www.silvercrowcreations.com/accessoriesframes.asp?main=rabbits.htm 

--And a very young Walt Disney, circa 1932/1933, with Mickey Mouse; click on the photo below

--More miniature lovelies added to Tiny Things Are Cute, some perfect for putz scenes http://www.tinythingsarecute.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=2_18

--UPDATED, VINTAGE CHRISTMAS ADS--FLICKR SET  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/updated-vintage-christmas_25.html

2013 PHOTOS, OPENING DAY, SUNSHINE & CLOVER

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Well Sunshine & Clover, 125 Grand St. in the heart of the historic Upper Village, has opened its doors; fun stuff for kids, beautiful things for grown-ups, fresh flowers and more--just a generally happy place! Click on the photos. You can read more--and especially about these fab cake plates--here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/reminder-sunshine-clover-opens-today.html

SEE MORE PHOTOS HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/more-photos-opening-day-sunshine-clover.html

TAGINE'S STEAK FRITES IN THE NEWS

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Yet another Croton business in the news: The Steak Frites at Tagine in the historic upper village--a brief blurb and a great photo; click on the link - now we're hungry! http://food.lohudblogs.com/2013/03/25/the-steak-frites-at-tagine-in-croton-on-hudson/

THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF ACTRESS FLORENCE DESHON, SCOTT'S CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA CONTINUES

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Croton's own Robert Scott continues his series "Chronicles of Croton's Bohemia" with a fascinating three part entry: The Mysterious Death of Actress Florence Deshon. This one has all the bells and whistles, including Max Eastman and Charlie Chapman--and some great old photos. Click on the links:

PART 1 http://www.notorc.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-mysterious-death-of-actress.html

PART 2 http://www.notorc.blogspot.com/2013/03/florence-deshon-2-charlie-chaplin-or-max_23.html

PART 3 http://www.notorc.blogspot.com/2013/03/florence-deshon-3-suicide-or-accident_17.html

CROTON'S BRAVEST IN NIGHT-TIME DRILL ON GRAND STREET

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For those who were wondering what all the excitement was on Grand Street last night--click on the photo--your all Volunteer Croton Fire Department was holding an important night-time drill at the Van Wyck Apartment Building. Said one of the volunteers: Any structure over two stories presents challenges but especially apartment buildings. We need to know everything, how the building is built, the exits, how many people live there, that the ladder works, etc."

Kudos to the volunteers!

P.S.  That's Croton resident and business owner, Danny Vlad on the far right; click on the photo.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

A BLAST FROM LITTLE LEAGUE PAST--1973 OPENING DAY

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With the 2013 Croton Little League season on the horizon, stay tuned for more, we thought you'd enjoy these memories from 1973--and a blast from 1966 too at the end.  Click on the photos. Courtesy of The Croton Historical Society newspaper archives of course. You may also have an interest in the 1932/1933 Croton baseball team http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-croton-memories-2012-1932-1933.html
 
The 1966 CLL All Stars; Back Row: Ed Gautheier, Carl Brehm Coach, Rich Gillespie, Tim Oldis, Kevin Ogburn(?), Mike Mamone, Jim Harless, Ray Clifford Coach, Bill Coleman; First Row Michael Hussey, Bruce Tatnell, Bobby Antifeatro, Joseph Masopust, John Levis, Scott Diamond

CROTON'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS, 1976, PART 3

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We had a very special request for a post on Croton's Bicentennial Celebration; of course, the Croton Historical Society had everything we needed! And so, here's Part 3. Click on the photos. To see Parts 1 and 2, click on  the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/crotons-bicentennial-celebrations-1976_26.html

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

SALARY & FRINGE BENEFIT ANALYSIS FOR CROTON BUDGET NOW ONLINE THANKS TO L.O.G.I.C.

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As you may know, the village's 2013-2014 budget is available online.

What was NOT available online, however, was the "Payroll/Salary & Fringe Benefit Analysis".

This is what the League of Open Government in Croton had to say on the subject:
LOGIC - League for Open Government In Croton "The village decided not to include the Payroll and Fringe Benefit Analysis in the budget documents that it posted online, explaining that they could instead be found in the library, or in the village office, or that they could be obtained via FOIL request. Making the public FOIL the documents strikes us as a ridiculous waste of time and resources."

Editor's Note: We couldn't agree more. Fortunately for those of us who can't take time off from work or our busy schedules to view these documents at the municipal building or the library, L.O.G.I.C. has done what the village would not--without a FOIL request that is. Allowed you to see the documents online; the public can review them at http://tinyurl.com/d2f5kbl

You can use the tiny magnifying glass icons at the top left hand side of the screen (once you get there) to enlarge the text.

Thank you L.O.G.I.C.!

BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN WESTCHESTER 2013: WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE - CROTON-ON-HUDSON

Click on the link to read all about it. Not bad for a town a handful of complainers constantly mock on the internet--yes we're Croton and we're proud. The little village. Repeat. The little village.

3/15 WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE  - Long before Peekskill tried to lure artists, Croton had the bohemian scene locked up. Artists, actors, and writers flocked here from the City to pass the summer; the scandalous poet Edna St. Vincent Millay owned a house there. Croton was so popular with Communists that Mount Airy was nicknamed Red Hill; John Reed and Max Eastman had  homes there.  Today, Croton is a small, quiet village known more for its wonderful river parks and walkways, and affordable homes.

http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/April-2013/Best-places-to-live-in-Westchester-in-2013-Croton-on-Hudson-NY/

AN INTERESTING FIND AT VAN WYCK WINES & LIQUORS

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We love finding new and interesting things--and such was the case yesterday at Van Wyck Wines & Liquors in the Van Wyck shopping center--that's when we came across Ole Smokey Tennessee Moonshine Cherries, Ole Smoky Original Tennessee Moonshine and Ole Smoky Apple Pie Moonshine! See more of what's happening at Van Wyck Wines & Liquors by visiting their facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/vanwyckliquors

CROTON'S BICENTENNIAL CELEBRATIONS, 1976, PART 2

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We had a very special request for a post on Croton's Bicentennial Celebration; of course, the Croton Historical Society had everything we needed! See below for select scans from the 1976 Croton Bicentennial Souvenier Book (with mention of, among others, the Croton Shakespeare Festival) and more. Click on the scans. Stay tuned for Part 3. (See Part 1 of the celebration scans here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/crotons-bicentennial-celebrations-1976.html)

Conducted by Ann McBride, Elizabeth Milano