Tuesday, December 31, 2013

THE CROTON CONNECTION: ERIC KNIGHT, AUTHOR OF LASSIE & THIS ABOVE ALL

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

For those who don't know, Eric Knight, author of Lassie, This Above All, and numerous other books, lived on a farm with his wife here in Croton. He was a fascinating man--and the Yale Papers provide a very detailed account of his life; you can read more about that here http://bit.ly/1k30QbL

A Croton resident, William Hodson, died with Mr. Knight in a 1943 plane crash that took the lives of 35 Americans.

To read more, click on the scans below from THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY archives. Movie ads from private collection. Stay tuned for more. 

SEE PART 2 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/part-2-eric-knight-author-of-lassie.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/oscar-winning-actress-joan-fontaine-has.html

Monday, December 30, 2013

LINDAU-MARTIN & SLOAN RECOGNIZED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE

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THE EXAMINER NEWS: LINDAU-MARTIN & SLOAN RECOGNIZED FOR YEARS OF SERVICE

FROM OPPOSING DEALS WITH THE WASTE INDUSTRY TO HER COGENT ANALYSIS OF THE FLAWED GOUVEIA 'GIFT', Trustee Lindau-Martin was a breath of fresh air in a sea of party yes-men. She will be missed.  Read the article here; go to page six http://www.theexaminernews.com/archives/northernwest/north-west-exam12-17-13.pdf

ROBERT SCOTT'S CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA, TOP THREE MOST READ 2013 ARTICLES

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Croton's own Robert Scott...Top 3 Most Read 2013 Articles at Everything Croton.

All from THE CHRONICLES OF CROTON'S BOHEMIA SERIES:

#1 LILLIAN NORDICA, UNLUCKY IN LOVE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/lillian-nordica-more-chronicles-of.html

#2 CRYSTAL EASTMAN, PARTS 1 AND 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/crystal-eastman-more-chronicles-of.html

#3 THE MYSTERIOUS DEATH OF ACTRESS FLORENCE DESHON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/the-mysterious-death-of-actress_28.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-five-2013-duck-pond-articles.html

TOP FIVE MOST READ 2013 GOUVEIA PROPERTY DEAL ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON

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

EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP 5, MOST READ 2013 ARTICLES ON THE GOUVEIA PROPERTY DEAL

#1 TRUSTEE GALLELLI SAYS NO GOUVEIA DEADLINE FOR ACCEPTANCE OF DEAL, BUT... http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/gallelli-denies-any-gouveia-deadline.html

#2 OCTOBER GAZETTE ARTICLE ON THE ALLEGED RELIGIOUS INSTITUTION THAT "WANTED" THE SITE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/highlights-101013-gazette-article-on.html

#3 JOEL GINGOLD'S AUGUST 2013 GAZETTE LETTER, A HUMBLE PETITION TO CROTON'S ROYALTY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/crotons-royalty-joel-gingold-humble.html

#4 DECEMBER 2013 GAZETTE LETTER FROM PAUL STEINBERG http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/121913-paul-steinberg-letter-to-gazette.html

#5 WALTER PLOTCH GAZETTE LETTER, YOU CAN READ IT DIRECTLY AT THIS LINK http://forum.ncnlocal.com/bb/viewtopic.php?t=7451

AND CLOSE BEHIND, JULY 2013, TRUSTEE GALLELLI SAYS BOARD WILL NOT ANSWER QUESTIONS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/journal-news-gouveia-property-board.html

CROTON'S VAN CORTLANDT MANOR IN MINIATURE!

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

LEAVE IT TO CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES to find Van Cortlandt Manor in miniature! Click on the link: http://crotonhistory.org/2013/12/30/van-cortlandt-manor-in-miniature/

You may also enjoy 12th NIGHT AT VAN CORTLANDT MANOR, 1973 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/12th-night-1973-at-crotons-van.html

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

The last auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com featured some really outstanding things--like this 1950's Mickey Mouse record player--produced by Lionel; click on the photo--and stay tuned for more sneak peek photos from the upcoming 2014 auction. You can see some of that again here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/even-more-vintage-toys-another.html

In another week or so, we'll be packing away the vintage Christmas goodness--yes some of it is beautiful--some of it is fun--and some of it is kitschy--but we do love it all. Check out the vintage Christmas decorations of Rob and Monica--who've got a thing for mid-century modern it seems--lots of photos and Made in Japan goodness--just keep scrolling down the page once you get there:
PART 1  http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-decorations-part-1.html
PART 2
http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-decorations-part-2.html
PART 3
http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2013/12/christmas-decorations-part-3.html

Panoramic Christmas Sugar Ball! http://bit.ly/1ajI2Lx

1964 WRIGLEY'S GUM POP UP BOOK http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheshirecat666/sets/72157639212115804/

CROTON COCKTAIL RECIPE!

With thanks to Teresa M and just in time for the New Year, the recipe for the 'CROTON COCKTAIL"--smile--smile--smile; click on the link http://www.esquire.com/drinks/croton-cocktail-drink-recipe

TOP FIVE 2013 DUCK POND ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON

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Saved from neglect and bureaucratic fumbling thanks to a committee of engaged and knowledgeable citizens, the Duck Pond remains one of Croton's treasures. Here's the top 5 most read articles from 2013 here at Everything Croton:

#1 SEASONS OF THE DUCK POND AUTUMN 2013 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/seasns-of-duck-pond-autumn-2013.html

#2 A VERY SPECIAL VISITOR AT THE DUCK POND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/welcome-toeverything-croton-collection.html

#3 THE DUCK POND, BEFORE THE HIGHWAY CAME THROUGH 
--PART 1 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/crotons-duck-pond-before-highway-came.html
--PART 2 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/part-2-crotons-duck-pond-before-highway.html

#4 SUMMER REFLECTIONS AT THE DUCK POND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/summer-reflections-at-duck-pond-august.html

#5 TURTLES AT THE DUCK POND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/turtles-at-duck-pond.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-3-croton-history-mysteries-2013.html

UPDATED: THE VINTAGE RECORD, RECORD PLAYER & TAPE RECORDER FLICKR SET

Click on the link to see the slideshow

http://bit.ly/KgceAG

Lots of vintage goodness here from the turn of the century up to the late 70's including some fabulously detailed old adverts.

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

Check out these three outstanding vintage Coca-Cola advertising die-cuts 1950s-1960s, courtesy of our friend FP. Click on the photos.

For collectors of Lefton Christmas, some rarely seen pieces; http://www.flickr.com/photos/24832951@N00/11635555945/

And for Commodore Christmas collectors http://www.flickr.com/photos/24832951@N00/11556851624/ 

Another vintage cardboard rr house with great graphics http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/12/vintage-cardboard-2-story-house-3.html

So worth looking at again: the photos from PUTZFEST 2011 http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627602427375/

VIDEO, ANGELA G'S WHITE REVOLVING CHRISTMAS TREE  http://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/11524807966/

Sunday, December 29, 2013

TOP 3 CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES 2013 ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON

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

These were the top 3 most read 2013 articles for CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES here at EverythingCroton--with links directly back to Marc Cheshire's fascinating site:

#1 WHERE ARE THE DEVIL'S FOOTPRINTS? http://crotonhistory.org/2013/11/12/the-mystery-of-the-devils-footprints/

#2 HALLOWEEN WITH HOUDINI IN HARMON http://crotonhistory.org/2013/10/31/halloween-with-houdini-in-harmon/

#3 CROTON AQUEDUCT PUZZLES - vintage toy addicts rejoice--some great shots here http://crotonhistory.org/2013/03/30/croton-aqueduct-puzzles/

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-three-2013-articles-croton.html

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

Ah...the romance of....Community Silverplate. We think they made the BEST ads; this one is from 1951. Click on the photo. See more here: http://bit.ly/1cyPdni

So...a reader fell in love with Howard Lamey's "Windmill Putz" and wants to make one--here's the blow by blow instructions courtesy of the forums at CardboardChristmas.com
http://bit.ly/19TORqI

SEE MORE OF HOWARD'S OUTSTANDING WORK @ littleglitterhouses.com

Unique putz house without a base http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=524

TINY laser cut paper deer http://www.etsy.com/listing/89631522/miniature-reindeer-cutout-kit?ref=related-0

OUTSTANDING variation on the "rings" quilt  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-village-quilter.html

Connie H reminded us just how wonderful Judy Garland's Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas was http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5g4lY8Y3eoo

Video: Angela's "Western" themed 2013 Christmas tree filled with vintage horses and the like--and a vintage Roy Rogers toy serving as the "putz" http://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/11598277616/

Vintage cardboard "printie" house, nice graphics http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/12/vintage-cardboard-2-story-house-2.html

Saturday, December 28, 2013

THE VILLAGE QUILTER!

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

We're launching a new series here at EverythingCroton at the request of local quilters: THE VILLAGE QUILTER!   Along the way, we'll feature the work of local quilting artisans--search for vintage items--provide tips, interesting links, and more.

Click on the photo to see the outstanding "Rings" Quilt created by Croton resident, Sandi R. This gorgeous and complex quilt is one of our favorites...and Sandi's quilts may be available for sale at some future date. We'll keep you posted.

You may also enjoy visiting DIARY OF A QUILTER, a quilt blog: http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/2010/05/vintagey-retro-inspired-quilt.html

Stay tuned for more. (UPDATED 1/1/14 ANOTHER GREAT QUILT AND LINKS! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/the-village-quilter-2.html)

TOP THREE MOST READ 2013 ARTICLES, THE CROTON CONSERVATION ADVISORY COUNCIL, @ EVERYTHING CROTON

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MOST READ! EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP THREE 2013 ARTICLES, THE CROTON CONSERVATION ADVISORY COUNCIL--a.k.a. the CCAC--and here they are:

#1 The CCAC brings back the Village Garden Club http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/the-croton-village-garden-club-is-back.html

#2 THE CLUB'S FIRST PROJECT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-croton-village-garden-clubs-1st.html

#3  DAFFODIL DAYS AT THE DUCK POND 2013 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/daffodil-days-at-duck-pond-2013.html

And the Croton Conservation Advisory Council has lots of great things planned for 2014--wildflowers in unused spaces, more great lectures at the Croton Library, etc. Visit their FB page to keep up!  https://www.facebook.com/CrotonConservationAdvisoryCouncil

SEE MORE 2013 EVERYTHING CROTON TOP STORIES HERE WITH ADDITIONAL LINKS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-5-most-read-2013-sports-stories-at.html

ICE BOATING ON THE HUDSON RIVER, NEW FROM CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES

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

NEW AT CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: ICE BOATING ON THE HUDSON--with links back to some great digital archives as well; click on the link http://crotonhistory.org/2013/12/27/ice-boating-on-the-hudson-river/

MORE LOUIS A. BRENNAN

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 promised, more of the great Lou Brennan, courtesy of the outstanding archives at THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Click on the photos below. See and read more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/another-look-back-at-louis-brennan.html


Become a member of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY TODAY; download the membership form here http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/HSMembership.pdf

For more about the Louis A. Brennan, Lower Hudson Chapter, NYS Archaeological Association, visit their website at http://www.lablhc.org/

 

HOLY NAME OF MARY: ALL DECKED OUT FOR CHRISTMAS 2013

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Croton is fortunate to have so many beautiful and historic churches--and never more so than at Christmas and Easter. With that in mind, you may want to stop by and see the beautiful seasonal decorations at Holy Name of Mary--lovingly created by the church volunteers. Click on the photo.

For more about Holy Name of Mary Church in Croton, visit their website at http://www.holynameofmary.org/

DIANNE'S 2013 VINTAGE CHRISTMAS PUTZ HOUSE VILLAGE & MORE

Vintage made in Japan putz house collector Dianne has forwarded some photos of her 2013 Christmas display--click on the photo.

As always,  we're impressed at how she gets around the issues of visiting grandchildren and cats (smile) strategically placing her collection in cabinets and other tucked away places. There are some outstanding specimens here and you can see it all, including close-ups, at this slideshow: Click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157639108270254/show/with/11600369246/

Or see it as individual photos here--click on each to see a bigger image http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157639108270254/

Want more Made in Japan Vintage Putz House goodness? Visit the 2013 Christmas mantle of author Antoinette Stockenberg here, complete with story:  http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/Putz2013.htm

And of course, there's the archive of PapaTed's place, lovingly preserved by Paul Race http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=266

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY SOMETHING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT: ICE BOATING ON THE HUDSON RIVER  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/ice-boating-on-hudson-river-new-from.html

Friday, December 27, 2013

VINTAGE TOY HEAVEN: THE 1963 SEARS TOY BOOK

And now a real treat: the 1963 Sears Toy Book; click on the link! http://www.flickr.com/photos/craptoy/sets/72157630912651636/

You may also have an interest in an exclusive sneak peek at the 2014 Serious Toyz auction; click on the link

http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/even-more-vintage-toys-another.html

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

An outstanding pre-World War 1 New Year's Eve postcard, courtesy of collector SQ; click on the photo. Charming in every way!

CONGRATULATIONS TO AUTHOR MARK LaFLAUR, whose book, Elysian Fields, has been rated one of the best for 2013 https://www.kirkusreviews.com/book-reviews/mark-laflaur/elysian-fields/

Made in Japan vintage putz house collector Tom H, has uploaded some photos of his amazing collection; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=521

We are having so much fun popping around THE PAPER MODEL KIOSK! http://www.papermodelkiosk.com/shop/category.php?category_id=167
AND http://www.papermodelkiosk.com/shop/category.php?category_id=174

TINY SILICONE MOLD, SNOWMAN http://etsy.me/K8EfKr

NEW @ SERENITY IN THE GARDEN: MOUSE MELONS! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/new-serenity-in-garden-mouse-melons.html

TOP 5, MOST READ 2013 SPORTS STORIES AT EVERYTHING CROTON

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

TOP 5, MOST READ 2013 SPORTS STORIES AT EVERYTHING CROTON

#1 CROTON'S BOYS OF SUMMER, A LOOK BACK AT CROTON'S LITTLE LEAGUE, THE 2013 SERIES:
PART 1  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/part-2-crotons-boys-of-summer-more.html
PART 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/crotons-boys-of-summer-more-vintage.html
PART 3 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/part-3-crotons-boys-of-summer-more.html

#2 CROTON'S JUNIOR & JV BASKETBALL TEAMS WIN 2013 MAYCLIM TOURNAMENT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/both-junior-varsity-varsity-croton.html 

#3 A LIST OF 2013 CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE SPONSORS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/2013-croton-little-league-season-parade.html

#4 CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE WINS FIRST EVER 2013 12U AND 14U DISTRICT 33 CHAMPIONSHIPS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/congratulations-croton-little-league.html

#5 A TIE:
--THE EXAMINER NEWS 2013, BASKETBALL, CROTON'S CLASSY COACH, BILL THOM http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/the-examiner-news-crotons-classy-coach.html
AND
--CROTON FOOTBALL, 1970'S AND MORE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/croton-football-1970s-more.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
--TOP 5 MOST READ 2013 ARTICLES, ASBURY METHODIST CHURCH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/top-5-most-read-2013-asbury-methodist.html
--EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP 5 'MUSIC' STORIES OF 2013 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/everything-crotons-top-5-music-stories.html

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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

A rare find indeed. These vintage Nativity lights are most often found in brown with a green tree--but these are WHITE, manufactured in Hong Kong by SONSCO; they are most likely 1960's-1970's. Click on the photo; with thanks to ScottG for the photo, all rights reserved.

A very interesting texture effect which will surely have crafting applications somewhere down the line--a wax paper resist technique; click on the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=30h4EqReNvY

Boston's Bittersweet Christmas of 1942 http://shoppingdaysinretroboston.blogspot.com/2012/12/bostons-bittersweet-christmas-of-1942.html

FYI: Military service cards of New Yorkers who served in the Army, Navy, Marines, and as nurses in World War I are now available free of charge to New York residents on the NY page of Ancestry.com.

MINI SNOWMAN MOLD http://etsy.me/1c9RtwN

MINI SANTA MOLD  http://etsy.me/JvqhBN

MINI CHRISTMAS TREE MOLD http://etsy.me/19m6ejp

MINI NUTCRACKER MOLD http://etsy.me/18NHmTq