Wednesday, July 31, 2013

CROTON CITED AS 1 OF 7 COMMUNITIES WITH EXCLUSIONARY ZONING PER THE HOUSING MONITOR + REPORT

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As you know, Croton is one of the 31 communities identified in the Spano-brokered affordable/low income housing settlement. 

Per the housing monitor and the Journal News, Croton has now been identified as one of seven communities with "exclusionary zoning". See highlights from the Journal News article below but read the entire article at the link provided. As we have not read the report referenced in the article, and it is unclear why Croton's zoning is "exclusionary", we do not know if this has anything to do with documented citizen concerns about the bedroom limitations in the Harmon re-zoning law and/or the special permit provision. We anticipate that the village will make the report available to residents on the website--AND THAT A FREEDOM OF INFORMATION REQUEST will not be necessary to see it.

7 COMMUNITIES HAVE EXCLUSIONARY ZONING, JOURNAL NEWS 7/31/13

--Seven towns and villages in Westchester County have zoning that keeps out low-income families, making it exclusionary under state and federal law, and that may perpetuate segregation, the monitor in the county’s fair housing case said in a report released Wednesday.
--They are Croton-on-Hudson, Harrison, Lewisboro, Mamaroneck town, Ossining town, Pelham Manor and Pound Ridge...their zoning includes little or no land designated for multifamily housing, no incentives or mandates for affordable housing and slow progress in adopting a model fair housing ordinance
--The monitor's report contradicts the county’s conclusion in several analyses submitted as required by the settlement that there is no exclusionary zoning in the 31 communities covered by the agreement.
READ THE REST HERE http://www.lohud.com/article/20130731/NEWS02/307310066/7-Westchester-communities-exclusionary-zoning-housing-monitor-says?odyssey=mod|breaking|text|Frontpage&nclick_check=1 

UPDATED: THE JOURNAL NEWS HAS PLACED THE REPORTS/RELEVANT EXHIBITS ONLINE AT http://www.lohud.com/interactive/article/20130801/NEWS/130801001/Read-monitor-s-report-fair-housing-Westchester
Once again, examples of exclusionary re-zoning included limiting the number of bedrooms, special permits instead of "as of right" to build, and more.  

A VINTAGE BABY CAP CROCHET PATTERN TOO

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We fell in love with a baby cap we spotted at a recent christening and learned that the godmother had crocheted it from an old pattern, circa 1910. Of course, we had to have the pattern and it arrived this morning. Click on the photos to see more and the instructions.

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-vintage-knitter-2013-6-doll.html

THE CHHS CLASS OF 1949 YEAR BOOK PART 3

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By special request--and courtesy of the outstanding archives of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--select scans from the Croton-Harmon Highschool Class of 1949 Yearbook--PART 3.

Click on the scans and stay tuned for more from this charming slice of Croton history. See Part 1 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-chhs-class-of-1949-yearbook-part-1.html 
AND Part 2 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-chhs-class-of-1949-year-book-part-2.html

UPDATED, PART 4 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-chhs-class-of-1949-year-book-part-4.html



THE CHHS CLASS OF 1949 YEAR BOOK, PART 2

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By special request--and courtesy of the outstanding archives of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--select scans from the Croton-Harmon Highschool Class of 1949 Yearbook--PART 2

Click on the scans and stay tuned for more from this charming slice of Croton history. See Part 1 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-chhs-class-of-1949-yearbook-part-1.html

UPDATED: PART 3  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-chhs-class-of-1949-year-book-part-3.html

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

CROTON ACADEMY OF ARTS MAKES WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE

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CROTON ACADEMY OF ARTS IS IN WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE! Click on the link: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=526696824063587&set=a.197608203639119.49380.194399647293308&type=1&theater

AND ONE MORE WEEK OF CAMP CACA, AUG. 2 - AUG. 9.  A FEW SPACES ARE AVAILABLE.  For more info: Croton Academy of Arts www.crotonacademy.org
914 862 0988 Come join the laughs and stay up to date with us on 
 
& DON'T FORGET: OPEN MIC NIGHT 8/2/13--CLICK ON THE FLYER.
 

GIRL SCOUT ERIN LIVINGSTON, REMEMBERING CROTON'S VETERANS

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EverythingCroton is delighted to bring the following to your attention--Erin also thanks Patrick Calcutti, Tom Faranda, Croton Historian Dodie Pezanowski, Gary Cahill, Kathy Vogel and many others:

My name is Erin Livingston.  I live in Croton and I am a Girl Scout in Kathy Vogel’s troop 1244. In the past year, I have been working with the Village Historian writing a book to tell the stories of Croton’s 26 deceased veterans, honored by having a street named after them. The following book is part of my Girl Scout Gold Award, a project I started to help preserve some of Croton’s history and honor our men who were once in service. READ MORE HERE http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/crotonsveterans

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN
CROTON VETS - THE VIETNAM YEARS  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-vietnam-years-croton-vets-part-1.html
CROTON VETS - THE KOREAN WAR http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/today-marks-end-of-korean-war.html 

THE CHHS CLASS OF 1949 YEAR BOOK PART 1

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

By special request--and courtesy of the outstanding archives of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--select scans from the Croton-Harmon Highschool Class of 1949 Yearbook. 

Click on the scans and stay tuned for more from this charming slice of Croton history. See Part 2 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-chhs-class-of-1949-year-book-part-2.html

NEW AT CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: THE RUINS OF THE UNDERHILL WINE CELLARS

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THE RUINS OF THE UNDERHILL WINE CELLARS, photographs and more from Lesley V. Case,amateur archeologist, former superintendent of the Tarrytown School district, and geologist - click on the link http://crotonhistory.org/2013/07/29/ruins-of-the-underhill-wine-cellars/

Monday, July 29, 2013

FINAL INSTALLMENT: THIS MONTH IN CROTON, JULY 1967

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INTRODUCING OUR NEW SERIES - By popular demand: THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1967, JULY - FINAL INSTALLMENT FOR JULY. Click on the scans and photos below, courtesy of the outstanding newspaper archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society. 

See previous installments for THIS MONTH IN CROTON - July 1967 here: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/this-month-in-croton-1967-july-part-7.html

PHOTOS, 2013 CROTON ARBORETUM GARDEN TOUR RAISES $4K

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Thanks to the generosity of the homeowners who opened their beautiful gardens, the hard work of many volunteers, and perfect weather, the 17th annual Croton Arboretum Garden Tour raised nearly $4,000. The annual tour also included a sale of plants donated by local gardeners.

The garden tour is our main fund-raising event. In addition to regular maintenance and educational programs the income will support restoration projects in the Arboretum, which suffered major damage during storms in the last few years.

"We want to thank everyone who helped make this year's tour such a success," said Arboretum President, Karen Jescavage-Bernard. "We hope everyone will visit the Arboretum this summer, to enjoy our boardwalk and trails." 

Sunday, July 28, 2013

NEW AT CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: WHAT A DELIGHTFUL RIDE

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Another fab entry at CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: WHAT A DELIGHTFUL RIDE

"Anyone who takes Metro-North’s Hudson River Line is struck by the beauty of the river, particularly in the evening when the sun is setting over the Palisades. Although it’s difficult to imagine, this trip has made an impression on travelers for more than 160 years. Here’s one account of the passage up the river, through “Sing Sing” and Croton in 1873..."

Read the rest here: http://crotonhistory.org/2013/07/27/what-a-delightful-ride/

THANK YOU CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS

EVERYTHING CROTON SHOUT-OUT TO CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS
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Just a reminder to support your local business community; they support you--and the schools--and the teams--etc.!!! And thank you Croton Country Gardens!  1360 Albany Post Road, 914-271-5129

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

--Just had to share this latest find from our growing stash of vintage magazine; a Happy New Year 1937 from Shirley Temple; click on the scan.

--Yabba Dabba Do with video! a 1999 Subway give-away, good old Fred in the Flintmobile: http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/07/1999-subway-bouncing-fred-flintmobile.html

--Sinead discovered a wonderful blog filled with classic films--and movie trailers--and Christmas and more; just keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://matineeatthebijou.blogspot.com/2011/12/celluloid-christmas-cheer.html

--A short Golden Glow of Christmas 2012 convention video of some outstanding vintage putz houses https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UIcjNOncc8

ADDENDUM TO THE CHHS CLASS OF 1970 YEARBOOK: THE JUNIOR CLASS PHOTOS

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ADDENDUM TO THE CLASS of 1970 CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL YEARBOOK. The Junior Class photos included in the yearbook--what would become the graduating class of 1971. Click on the scans below.
 

See Part 1 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-chhs-class-of-1970-yearbook.html    
See Part 2 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/part-2-chhs-class-of-1970-yearbook.html    
See Part 3 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/part-3-chhs-class-of-1970-yearbook.html  
See Part 4 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/part-4-chhs-class-of-1970-yearkbook.html  
See Part 5 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/part-4-chhs-class-of-1970-yearkbook.html
See Final here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/final-installment-chhs-class-of-1970.html