Friday, February 28, 2014

PART 3, A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST: PART 3, A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S; click on the photos below, once again courtesy of the outstanding archives @ The Croton Historical Society--and a special contribution by Lewis Ward.  Stay tuned for more. 

SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
and PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-2-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html
SEE THE FINAL INSTALLMENT HERE http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/part-4-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html


Thursday, February 27, 2014

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2014, #3

Welcome to FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2014 #3--if you love old trains, railroads, models, antiques, rail history and more, this is the place for you.  Our popular series continues at the request of Croton's vintage and antique train collectors.

IT'S TIME FOR THE February, 2014 Update from Family Garden Trains™; read all about the state of Garden Railroading--things are getting better--and much more; click on the link http://familygardentrains.com/fgt_newsletter/14_02_newsletter_gr.htm
  
We want to encourage you to check out the model railroading photostream of Rinus HO; some spectacular photos, layouts, and things you seldom see; you'll get lots of ideas for your own train layouts--some of the model buildings are also top-notch--click on the link! http://www.flickr.com/photos/27262916@N00/

Check out this amazing rail tunnel created by Howard Lamey; click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/3728613820/in/photolist-6Fu7Zb-dUBQdh-9anUfW-7sZRDe-976tdv

SEE THE PREVIOUS EDITION OF FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2014, #2 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/for-train-lovers-only-2014-2-errol.html

See more of Howard's work here www.littleglitterhouses.com

NOTES ON THE FEBRUARY VINE CUTTING EVENT @ CROTON POINT PARK

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Once again many thanks to the intrepid volunteers who take on the arduous task of freeing our trees from invasive vines. Here’s a few notes from the recent vine cutting event at Croton Point Park, courtesy of Karalyn Lamb:

--Many thanks to all the hardy vine cutting volunteers who braved knee-deep snow to free eagle roosting trees from the stranglehold of invasive vines.   We hope that this will be part of an ongoing process to improve valuable forest habitat at Croton Point Park. We are also grateful to the Croton Vine Cutters for organizing this event and for their ideas and inspiration. 

--The Croton Point Vinecutters (a separate group from the Croton Vine Cutters currently) will continue to cut through the month of March, weather permitting.   Our next event will be this coming Sunday, March 2nd from 10 am- noon.  To be included on the group list and receive directions for available parking, please e-mail Karalyn Lamb at klamb118@aol.com

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

Brought to you today--courtesy of Croton's own SeriousToyz--an outstanding example of Made in Japan Linemar/Marx tin--featured in last year's auction and sold for $483--the “Airplane With Automatic Turn-Over Propellers” (American Airlines Jet-Powered Electra Flagship), 1958, LineMar (Marx), Japan; 19.5” w/s, litho tin b/o w/ spinning props & flashing wing tip lights; a detailed reproduction of an actual Lockheed L–188; beautiful NM toy in rough partial box---we love it. Click on the photo.

Stay tuned for more about the 2014 auction @ SeriousToyz.com; in the meantime, you may enjoy this: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/space-age-toys-arrive-nyc-toy-fair-with.html 

Don't think this one was ever shared: a "bank" putz house candy container that showed up on EBAY some time ago; click on the link http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=370

And an interesting "mansion" again, courtesy of Toys and Stuff: 'New' Marx ACW Mansion-We have yet another American Civil War Mansion, this time from what many collectors call 'New' Marx aka "Louis Marx & Company" aka "Marx Toys" of Miami, Florida, founded about 1990 by Jay Horowitz. For the decade of the 1990's, Mr. Horowitz's firm attempted to recreate the Marx magic of the '50s and '60s by re-creating many playsets, using many recast Marx pieces as well as...READ MORE HERE http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/02/new-marx-acw-mansion.html

GURLEY INSPIRED EASTER CANDLES http://bit.ly/1fWzNHr

Now this a rarity indeed: 1930's/1940's Little Orphan Annie toy stove http://www.flickr.com/photos/41606952@N07/3897734533/in/set-72157622920481579

THE VILLAGE QUILTER #9 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-village-quilter-9.html

With Easter coming up: GOT ANOTHER REQUEST FOR HOWARD LAMEY'S "CHICK SHACK" PUTZ PATTERN; click on the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/special-thanks-as-always-to-paul-race.html

THE VILLAGE QUILTER #9

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Our new series here at Everything Croton--THE VILLAGE QUILTER--continues to be so popular, that we just had to share the latest quilts that came our way. As always, click on the photos.


AND NOW...THE VILLAGE QUILTER #9: The stunning example above and to the right comes to us from visitor Cheshire Cat; created by his mother back in 2012/2013, it's a fall quilt called Whack 'n Stack. You can see more photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/cheshirecat666/archives/date-taken/2012/08/11/ - we think this is simply beautiful.

Next up is another gorgeous quilt from Croton artisan Sandi R called Brightest Stars. Not only do we love the colors but the three-dimensional quality of the layout just jumps off the screen. One of her very best to date.

And Croton quilter Barry J highly recommends a U.K. quilting site called "The Quilter's Guild"; click on the link to see more www.quiltersguild.org.uk/

WANT TO SEE MORE OF EVERYTHING CROTON'S "THE VILLAGE QUILTER"? CLICK ON THE LINK http://bit.ly/1px3dnv

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1962: FEBRUARY 1962 - FINAL FOR THE MONTH

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 POPULAR SERIES IN 2014--BUT WITH A NEW YEAR--1962.
 
THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1962: FEBRUARY 1962 - FINAL FOR THE MONTH - Courtesy once again of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW. 

See Part 1 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/this-month-in-croton-1962-february-1962.html AND Part 2 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-2-this-month-in-croton-1962.html AND Part 3 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-3-this-month-in-croton-1962.html AND Part 4 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-4-ths-month-in-croton-1962.html AND Part 5 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/this-month-in-croton-1962-february-1962_10.html


MEET THE CHAMPS: ALEK PAVLOFF, CROTON-HARMON WRESTLING TEAM

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LO HUD - MEET THE CHAMPS, ALEK PAVLOFF, CROTON-HARMON WRESTLING TEAM: Croton-Harmon senior Alek Pavloff was caught in a difficult weight class last season that featured Eastern States champ Dan Breit of Nanuet at the top, but while others bumped up a class to avoid the All-State 220-pounder, Pavloff stayed put. - AN EXCELLENT INTERVIEW - READ IT HERE   http://wrestling.lohudblogs.com/2014/02/25/meet-champs-croton-harmons-alek-pavloff/

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN 
--COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES AT THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: CROTON-HARMON WRESTLING 1958-2014 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/croton-harmon-high-school-wrestling.html

PART 2, A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S

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: PART 2, A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S; click on the photos below, once again courtesy of the outstanding archives @ The Croton Historical Society.  Stay tuned for more. SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/a-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html

Updated: see part 3 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-3-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html

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

Courtesy once again of SQ's private collection, a pre-World War 1 Easter postcard, colors still vivid, heavily embossed, with very strong graphics; click on the photo. Thanks again SQ.

Putz House "coconut": rolling your own; join the conversation here http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=579

And if it's too much work for you to even consider (and it IS work),  you have Pete Oehmen's coconut ready to go. Click on the link http://www.cardboardputzhouses.com/marketplace/coconut/coconut.html

OUTSTANDING DETAIL, miniature building http://bit.ly/1kfa3Kh

Tiny Things Are Cute is having a 10% off sale till 3/2/14  http://www.tinythingsarecute.com/

And in case you missed Howard Lamey's latest putz house creation: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_25.html

VINTAGE CATALOG: 1955 Aldens Dept. Store—chock full of 50’s glam, June Cleever dresses, baby doll shoes and more, courtesy of Rita Holcomb http://www.flickr.com/photos/cemetarian/sets/72157623520314400/with/4391977311/

We highly recommend this video--congratulations, you made it - Make sure your sound is turned up, courtesy of BW http://vimeo.com/52231459

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

1962, TOP TALENT IN CCNS DRAMA

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We discovered this interesting article featuring Croton Community Nursery School, Temple Israel and CBS TV veteran Peter Pratt in the newspaper archives of The Croton Historical Society: Top Talent in CCNS Drama, October 1962. Click on the photos.

You may also have an interest in:
--The 15th Anniversary of CCNS  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/a-blast-from-croton-community-nursery.html
--People to People Weekend, Circa 1972 @ Temple Israel http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/circa-1972-people-to-people-weekend.html

A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S

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: A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK TEAM 1930'S THRU 1970'S; click on the photos below, once again courtesy of the outstanding archives @ The Croton Historical Society.  SEE PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/part-2-look-back-at-croton-harmon-high.html            

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-2013-report-of-village-historian.html

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

Putz artisan Howard Lamey has finished his "Barn putz house"--and yes there are little rocking chairs on the porch. Click on the photo, then see it from start to finish (3 pages with lots of details!) at the forums: http://bit.ly/1h9zddm

See more of Howard's work @

littleglitterhouses.com

Looking for tiny glass deco beads in more than the usual colors? Check out Meyer Imports http://bit.ly/1jwlSw9

A reader writes: Thanks for the chalkboard paint project; is Sunshine & Clover still stocking the paint? Yep...but call Emily first 862-0755. And here's where you'll find the project http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/e-z-weekend-project-courtesy-of_17.html

We just HAD to share this rare spinning ice formation on a North Dakota river: http://www.cnn.com/video/data/2.0/video/us/2013/11/28/newday-spinning-ice-disk-in-river.cnn.html

1990 Noma Halloween Catalog http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157625020136987/

These extremely rare hard to find Noma Candles (Christmas lights) are catalog #106 manufactured in 1935. They used special series-wired (C-6) T3 1/4 3 watt bulbs. The candles are 4" tall and have a cloth cord. http://bit.ly/1dsUpq7

Want more vintage? Check out this blast from Everything Croton Vintage past: THE GOLDEN GLOW CONVENTION - See the set of photos from the Rye convention again here courtesy of Barbara, PUTZ HOUSE HEAVEN: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627212089499/with/6002647429/)

Monday, February 24, 2014

1962: DUTCH ELM DISEASE, CROTON, ROBERT SWANSON & THE BETHEL CEMETERY

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Most of us are old enough to remember the devastation caused by Dutch Elm Disease here in the U.S. during the 60's and 70's. For Croton in October 1962, however, it was an especially sad time: BETHEL'S ELM HAS BLIGHT. Click on the photos, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

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

An outstanding quintessential 1920's cover--courtesy once again of SQ's private collection--actually it's 1925---yowza, some of the twenties' fashion was quite interesting....click on the photo. Artist here is Earl Christy.

Check these out:
Edison "style" lights http://bit.ly/1fnyeY8
and more Edison style--mercury http://bit.ly/MUZfpQ

Fab model train layout--some interesting buildings http://www.flickr.com/photos/27262916@N00/12751602843/ and http://www.flickr.com/photos/27262916@N00/12751479115/in/photostream/

Love her, hate her: it's time to think Easter decorating with Martha http://www.marthastewart.com/276968/easter

One of our favorite vintage catalogs ever!
1959 SCOTCH TAPE CHRISTMAS MAGIC DECORATING GUIDE
This was a magazine insert from a 1959 magazine showing how to decorate for Christmas using Scotch brand tape, cellophane and ribbon.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157626666639473/


AND A BLAST FROM AUGUST 2013 PUTZ HOUSE PAST http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/more-fbaulous-vintage-websites-finds.html

Sunday, February 23, 2014

CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL WRESTLING 1958 THRU 2014

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CROTON WRESTLING 1958 THRU 2014; click on the photos and link. Stay tuned for more, courtesy as always of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

2/20/14 CONGRATULATIONS CROTON-HARMON WRESTLING TEAM http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/congratulations-croton-harmon-varsity.html