Tuesday, April 30, 2013

MEXIGO NOW ON FACEBOOK!

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

MEXIGO--IN THE HEART OF HARMON--IS NOW ON FACEBOOK! Click on the link: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Mexigo/214276541929169?sk=info -  AND DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT THEIR MENU HERE http://www.mextogo-croton.com/

WESTCHESTER COUNTY BD. OF LEGISLATORS SPECIAL MEETING & PUBLIC HEARING ON SOURCE OF INCOME

The WCBOL will hold a special meeting on 5/1 for the purpose of considering a resolution to set a public hearing on the source of income law.The public hearing would take place at the next regular meeting of the BOL on Monday, May 6, 2013. http://www.westchesterlegislators.com/

FINAL: THE 1916 SEARS CATALOG

Well folks, this is it. We've salvaged all we could from the 1916 Sears Winter/Christmas catalog for your viewing pleasure. The rest is crumbling past all saving so there's no point in going any further. But we did manage to salvage over 700 images/pages and that's something given the state the catalog was in when we got it. So click on the link and enjoy--it's been a labor of love. The vintage toy and Christmas deceoration pages alone are worth the trip:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157625908978489/with/5238970385/

PART 2, A CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, ASSORTED YEARS

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

PRESENTING A CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, assorted years, in no particular order, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos below. Stay tuned for more. SEE PART 1 HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/a-croton-harmon-high-school-reunion.html

KEYWORDS: CLASS OF 1926 REUNION, CLASS OF 1937 REUNION, MORE CLASS OF 1946 REUNION

A 2013 CET THANK YOU TO BAKED BY SUSAN

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

As many of you know, CET First Graders are studying 'Communities' as part of their Social Studies unit.  Each First Grade class went to a different local business. Baked by Susan, Feed the Birds, Mexigo a.k.a. Mex-to-Go, ShopRite, Bagels-on-Hudson and Groovy on Grand all welcomed the students with open arms.

We thought this thank you note to Baked by Susan from Ms. Glynn’s class was too adorable not to post. Click on the photo. For more about BBS, visit www.bakedbysusan.com

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN CET VISITS FEED THE BIRDS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/cet-visits-feed-birds-other-local.html

Monday, April 29, 2013

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2013, #10

This issue of For Train Lovers Only is a mixed bag of fun and interesting things. Croton may be a "dam town" but we do love our trains!

First up, some scans from the 1976 Lionel O/O27 Catalog; click on the scans below and enjoy.

Second, local train buff LL has sent us some very interesting vintage train links; check them out at the links below:

--Scroll down for models pulling a Niagara at Croton http://www.kinglyheirs.com/Palmer/Harmon.html#Dewey

--Alco Big Boy,This video has shots of a Consolidated, about 30% bigger than a Hudson.  However, the film clips at the last third of the video show just how unbelievably filthy steam railroads could be. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5h36h0uV8g8 

And from our friend Ed...an Alco Locomotive Works ad from the January 1937 issue of 'Railway Age' magazine featuring the Milwaukee Road Hiawatha locomotive. The Hiawatha was a famous named passenger train running on the 'Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific' railroad and named after Longfellow's poem, 'The Song of Hiawatha'. http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/05/train-time-jan-21937-alco-locomotive.html 

p.s. Paul Race of BIGINDOORTRAINS.COM tells us that a while back, Howard Lamey (littleglitterhouses.com) and he created the resources to make a "lackie" version of the Lionel tinplate Cape Cod houses. Then they adapted those resources to make one that was more or less a tribute to the Plasticville one as well. If seeing the yellow tinplate house here (http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/04/h-h-sales-model-40-hilltop-house-yellow.html) has whet your appetite for more, check out the Howard's How-To article at: http://www.littleglitterhouses.com/paul/cape_cod/hl_cape_cod.htm

A CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, ASSORTED YEARS

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

PRESENTING A CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL REUNION, assorted years, in no particular order, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos. Stay tuned for more.

Keywords: Class of '46 50th Reunion, Class of 1941/1942 Class Reunion, Class of 1934 reunion, Class of 1933

SEE PART 2 HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/part-2-croton-harmon-high-school.html
 

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

Very exciting finds at the Peekskill Attic Treasures flea market on Sunday--TWO LIONEL TRAIN CATALOGs--one from 1975, the other from 1976; click on the photo. Lots of "putzing inspiration" for our crafters. Hope to have the catalogs scanned for the next FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY here at Everything Croton.

Updated: see more of the catalog here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/for-train-lovers-only-2013-10.html

Another great H&H Sales tinplate house at http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/04/h-h-sales-model-40-hilltop-house-yellow.html

A reader who inherited a number of putz houses from her aunt asks: How do you know what size window and door replacements to get? Answer--get a sampler pack--click on the link--and scroll down the page at CardboardPutzHouseDotCom http://www.cardboardputzhouses.com/marketplace/cellophane/cellowindows.htm

Hi Sara--sorry you lost out on the vintage toy wind-up train at Ebay--but doesn't this repro look quite similar http://www.misternostalgia.zoovy.com/product/EXPR1/EXPRESS-TIN-TRAIN-3-Car-wind-up-Tin-Toy-NEW-Schylling.html

CHECK OUT THIS GREAT PAPER MODELING SITE  http://www.model-shipyard.com/html/46uk.html

THE CROTON ROTARY, 1940-1975, PART TWO

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

The Croton Rotary Club has a long and outstanding history of service in the village. Click on the photos to see a retrospective of the club from the 1940's through 1975, Part Two, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the Croton Historical Society.  


See Part One here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/the-croton-rotary-1940-1975-part-one.html


Sunday, April 28, 2013

DAFFODIL DAYS AT THE DUCK POND, 2013

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

Jan Johnsen of the CCAC recently reminded us that the daffodils--planted last fall--were just beautiful this year....so...click on the photos....we agree!

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/back-at-duck-pond.html and http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/09/the-ruins-above-duck-pond.html and http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/07/summer-reflections-at-duck-pond-july.html

FROM THE APRIL 2013 AJNA ARTISAN FAIR: HENNA ON HUDSON

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

Yes, we really do enjoy The AJNA Center's monthly artisan fairs--and we especially enjoy watching the henna tattoo artistry of Henna on Hudson (click on the photo). For more about Henna on Hudson, visit http://hennaonhudson.weebly.com/

For more about The AJNA Center for Wellness & Community, a great new addition to the historic Upper Village, visit http://www.theajnawellnesscenter.com/

See more vendors from previous AJNA artisan fairs here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/from-feb-2013-ajna-artisan-fair-dancing.html

Saturday, April 27, 2013

PHOTOS, 2013 EARTH DAY

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

Well another Croton Earth Day has come and gone. Click on the photos below--stay tuned for more. All photos, all rights reserved.

You may also have an interest in:
--Chris Letts for The Croton Yacht Club http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/chris-letts-for-croton-yacht-club.html

VINTAGE SATURDAY FINDS IN THE HUDSON VALLEY--AN UNEXPECTED FIND AT THE MONTHLY AJNA ARTISAN FAIR

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

One of the great things about The AJNA Center for Wellness & Community's monthly artisan fair is the opportunity to not only support interesting and talented local craftspeople, but to come across something totally unexpected as well.

Such was the case today at a table manned by Crafty Rachel; yes she had some very pretty handmade things but what really caught our vintage loving eyes were these charming--and rather large--1934 Mother Goose prints artfully framed and drawn by an artist known as Ruth E. Newton. Click on the photos for just a small sample.

And check out Rachel's site---very sweet--at www.craftyrachel.com

If you are interested in any of these lovely vintage prints, the paper has a high linen content by the way, contact her directly: rachel@craftyrachel.com or 917-520-8705. Enjoy! Framed or unframed.

FOR MORE ABOUT THE AJNA CENTER FOR WELLNESS & COMMUNITY, A FINE ADDITION TO THE HISTORIC UPPER VILLAGE, VISIT THEIR WEBSITE http://www.theajnawellnesscenter.com/

THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 4/29 THRU 5/6/73

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

CONTINUING OUR SERIES, BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND: THIS WEEK IN CROTON 1973: 4/29 THRU 5/6/73, plus or minus.  Courtesy of the fantastic newspaper archives maintained by the hard-working volunteers of The Croton Historical Society. Click on the photos. SEE THE PREVIOUS INSTALLMENT HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/this-week-in-croton-1972-422-thru-42913.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN BIG BIRD VISITS THE CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL 1973 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/1973-big-birds-visits-croton-community.html

 
 

1973: BIG BIRD VISITS CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL

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

Click on the photo to see a blast from Croton Community Nursery School past--Bird Gives Word: Big Bird visits CCNS, May 1973.

For more about CCNS school, visit www.crotoncommunity.org