Thursday, July 31, 2014

1905, CROTON'S LILLIAN NORDICA WIRES HOME THAT SHE IS "BROKE"

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COURTESY OF ONE OF THE EVERYTHING CROTON ELVES, THE LOS ANGELES HERALD, OCTOBER 1905: LILLIAN NORDICA WIRES HOME THAT SHE IS 'BROKE'--SINGER SPENT LAVISHLY IN PARIS

Click on the photos below.  You may also have an interest in: http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/1912-lillian-nordica-magic-of-seven.html

1960, MARY SELLS HER RESTAURANT TO HONEY WATERS

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A BLAST FROM CROTON PAST: courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society:

Mary Sells Her Restaurant to Honey Waters

Click on the photo.

FLAVA CARIBBEAN FOOD & RUM BAR HAS CLOSED

Sad to say--in the footsteps of the highly rated La Sala which made the Best of Westchester list (see http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/sad-news-la-sala-is-closing.html), Flava Caribbean Food & Rum Bar has closed. To all those who complain that the only thing you can get in Croton is pizza and Chinese, you simply must do more than complain and wish for international cuisine--you must support the diverse restaurants that have opened here.

CROTON-HARMON TEACHER PATRICIA LYNCH & OTHERS TACKLE 20 YEAR OLD SCIENCE CURRICULUM

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JOURNAL NEWS 7/20/14 Teachers gathered over the summer to revamp BOCES' Science 21 curriculum for grades K-6. Pictured, left to right: Mario Suarez of Pocantico Hills, Patricia Lynch of Croton-Harmon, Kim DelRosario-Fonseca of Tarrytown and Dayna Reist of Rye. http://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/hall-monitor/2014/07/30/10025/13369123/

7/28 WORK SESSION TAPE, GALLELLI WIEGMAN GOUVEIA SCANDAL, MAYOR REFUSES TO TALK ABOUT GOUVEIA, SLIPPEN ACTS APOLOGIST

The 7/28 work session audio is now online; Levitt and Gallelli absent; Slippen says they will be transparent in so many words, on Gouveia, from now on(!); Something Good is now on the site however. 

Mayor Wiegman refused to address his and trustee Gallelli's foil scandal when questioned by residents. Still seeks to form a "committee" to "explore" what to do with property even though he and Gallelli withheld information from the public, the other trustees, and already aided Something Good's presence on the property. Trustee Davis unhappy with what the mayor and Gallelli did. Mayor shuts down any further discussion. See the documents and deception here, as well as Joe Gingold's 7/24 letter below:

To the Editor: At last week’s Village Board meeting, I thought I saw flames shooting up from Trustee Ann Gallelli’s chair as, with a straight face, she told us that she had no knowledge of what Something Good in the World (SGW) was doing on the Gouveia property and what SGW’s plans were.  Now, in response to a FOIL request, we have a 70-page file of e-mails that Barbara Sarbin, Director of SGW sent to Mayor Wiegman and Ms. Gallelli over the past year, and they directly contradict many of Ms. Gallelli’s statements.  And, guess who compiled the file?  None other than our “full time” mayor.  So we can’t even be sure that the file is complete.  READ THE REST HERE  https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-joel-gingolds-letter-to-the-editor-july-24-2014/327495467407491

Hear the work session tape at http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_TrustMin/2014/BOT-2014-07-28-14%20WS%20AUDIO.MP3


LEARN ABOUT THE TRUSTEE RASKOB SLIPPEN SWITCH HERE, COURTESY OF BRIAN POWER'S GAZETTE LETTER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/gazette-brian-powers-letter-slippen.html

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

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

--Step back in time to the days of Horn & Hardart Automats--one of the most exciting places on earth for a kid! Philadelphia's Joseph Horn (1861–1941) and German born, New Orleans-raised Frank Hardart (1850–1918) opened their first restaurant together in Philadelphia on December 22, 1888..
READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/1e9SmIk  Click on the photos--one of which features Santa Claus looking in on 5 children in a bed--circa 1898.

--For all you putz house restorers: 

NEW FROM PETE OEHMEN, REPLACEMENT FOIL WINDOWS http://bit.ly/1IrP2un

--Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com found this great link filled with old toy train photos http://ogrforum.ogaugerr.com/topic/vintage-department-store-toy-trains?reply=33810031285615306#33810031285615306

--The history of the Noma Electric Corporation a.k.a. Christmas light manufacturer http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/vintage-christmas-lights-history-of.html

1960 MARDI GRAS PARTY @ HOLY NAME OF MARY

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By special request, and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society, Holy Name of Mary's Mardi Gras card party organized by the Rosary Society, January 1960. Click on the photo.

VINTAGE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS: THE HISTORY OF THE NOMA ELECTRIC CORPORATION

Yes, yes, we know--the newer LED Christmas lights are more energy efficient, yada-yada....But we love the old ones just the same....

And so by special request, the history of the Noma Electric Corporation. NOMA was the largest Christmas lighting company in the world for all of the years of its operation prior to 1965.

READ MORE HERE http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/noma_story.htm and thanks Paul Race of  www.bigindoortrains.com for the link

p.s. Click on the photo to see a 1948 ad for Noma lights, including their bubble lights. 

1960: CROTON BROWNIES FATHER-DAUGHTER DINNER @ ASBURY METHODIST

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By special request--and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society--the 1960 Croton Brownies Father-Daughter dinner  @ Asbury Methodist. Click on the images below.

And remember--if you are not yet a member of the historical society, you're missing out on their quarterly publication, The Historian, a perk that comes with membership.   See more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/nowthe-latest-edition-of-croton.html

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S GIRL SCOUTS--AND BROWNIES TOO!
PART 1 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-look-back-crotons-girl-scouts-part-1.html   
PART 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/a-look-back-crotons-girl-scouts-part-2.html   
PART 3 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/part-3-look-back-crotons-girl-scouts.html 
CONCLUSION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/conclusion-look-back-crotons-girl.html

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

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

An oldie but goodie--a 1941 ad for Goodrich Tires featuring Santa Claus and a little girl that looks like Margaret O'Brien.

It's followed by AN AMAZING Made in Japan circa 1950's Cadillac--isn't it a beauty!

To be featured in the Sept. 2014 auction at SeriousToyz.com. Click on the photos.

Looking for little things to inhabit your putz villages? Once again, Meyer Imports has a lot to offer: http://bit.ly/1tW60aL

Hobbit/Lord of The Ring stars are back http://bit.ly/UzkL6Y

1950's Kitchen--courtesy of repros from Dot & Bo--a lot of fun to be had here  http://www.dotandbo.com/collections/time-capsule-1950s-retro-kitchen

LOOKING FOR MORE VINTAGE--in case you missed it--the latest adventures of Rob & Monica: PLAN B! http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/07/plan-b.html

P.S. My vintage cartoon/animation flickr set has been updated  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/vintage-animation-cartoons.html

THE 1960 ICE SKATING RACES @ THE CROTON DUCK POND

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And just to remind you that summer doesn't last forever--which is just fine for some of us--and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society--THE 1960 ICE SKATING RACES @ CROTON'S DUCK POND. Click on the photos below. Here's hoping there will be skating this coming winter.
 

PART TWO, BLOOMS & MORE ABOUT TOWN

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SUMMER '14 IN CROTON. Click on the photos for PART 2 of Blooms & More About Town. See Part 1 here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/blooms-busting-out-all-over.html

You may also enjoy http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/2014-croton-arboretum-garden-tour.html

Monday, July 28, 2014

VINTAGE ANIMATION & CARTOONS FLICKR SET UPDATED

The Flickr "Vintage Animation & Cartoons" photo set has been updated--ephemera, ads, animation cells, toys, and more. Click on the link and enjoy the slideshow, ALL PHOTOS ALL RIGHTS RESERVED:

http://bit.ly/17llhg2

1960, CROTON'S TEMPLE ISRAEL BREAKS GROUND

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Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society, TEMPLE ISRAEL BREAKS GROUND, JANUARY 1960. Click on the photo. 

You may also have an interest in 1972: PEOPLE TO PEOPLE WEEKEND @ TEMPLE ISRAEL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/circa-1972-people-to-people-weekend.html

and https://www.bricksrus.com/order/tinw/

A LOOK BACK @ THE CROTON LIONS, 1960

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Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society, A LOOK BACK @ THE CROTON LIONS January 7, 1960; click on the image. 

You may also have an interest in http://bit.ly/2gYlj1X

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

Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com has finished his latest project--a little loggie putz--click on the photo.

Then see it from start to finish - and that's amazing unto itself! - over at the Cardboard Christmas forums: just keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1o1Gk77

And the latest from Rob and Monica's "sale-ing" adventures: they found some really cool things but my favorite is the pink elephant glass!

Click on the link - lots of photos! And some Christmas stuff too http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2014/07/plan-b.html

Speaking of glasses, we found these highball glasses some time back and they've been the subject of much debate--some say they're from the 70's, others say the 50's due to the turquoise and black--whatever--they're definitely vintage and they are loved! Click on the photo.

Want more vintage? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_27.html

p.s. BJ of "Paperville" has a new blog http://www.bigindoortrains.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=27

Sunday, July 27, 2014

PART 2, CROTON, PROHIBITION, AERIAL BOOTLEGGING & MORE

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 
Step back in time to the days of Prohibition--and Croton's part in it. 

Recently we told you about a May 17, 1922 article we came across featuring a bootlegger's plane that crashed near Croton, courtesy of The Washington Times. That article is reprinted below------BUT imagine our surprise when we found out more about that same crash--courtesy of The Evening World--and it appears to have had that feminine touch! Click on all the images below.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:

--CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: RUM RUNNING SUBMARINES OFF CROTON POINT? Click on the link http://crotonhistory.org/2014/01/04/rum-running-submarines-off-croton-point/
--ROY KOJIMA BUSTED & BOASTFUL http://crotonhistory.org/2013/03/13/roy-kojima-busted-and-boastful/
--CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: OUR MULTI-TALENTED FEDERAL PROHIBITION AGENTS & THE NIKKO INN http://crotonhistory.org/2013/03/14/our-multi-talented-federal-prohibition-agents/
--AND IF YOU LOVED THE UNTOUCHABLES: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/yes-we-admit-itwe-loved-untouchables.html


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

With many thanks to Heather, we just had to share this vintage Christmas card from the Hughes Family--believed to be from the late1940's, early 50's. Complete with bottle brush trees, a billboard and what we believe are Barclay figures! It's the first "putzy" Christmas card we've ever seen.

It's followed by a  great ad from 1919 for Charms Candy--Trim your tree with Charms!  Click on the photos. Enjoy!

Hula Toppers! From Tiny Things Are Cute of course http://bit.ly/Uv1m75

And just a reminder: you can still get Retro laminates http://heffrons.com/retro/swatches/laminates.html

Fun--vintage inspired--retro-- Halloweenish gothic and more home decor from Plasticland; some very cool things here http://www.shopplasticland.com/c/Home-Decor.html&list_all=1&sort=

Remembering Bob Hope  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/remembering-bob-hope_27.html

Want more vintage? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/more-fbaulous-vintage-websites-finds.html
  
--HOLLYWOOD MOVIE HOUSES, CINEMA'S GOLDEN AGE http://www.cnn.com/2014/06/25/world/gallery/cinemas-franck-bohbot/index.html?iid=article_sidebar

REMEMBERING BOB HOPE

On July 27, 2003, the great Bob Hope died.  Born Leslie Townes Hope May 29, 1903, he was an English-born American comedian, vaudevillian, actor, singer, dancer, author, and athlete who appeared on Broadway, in vaudeville, movies, television, and on the radio. He was noted for his numerous United Service Organizations (USO) shows entertaining American military personnel—he made 57 tours for the USO between 1941 and 1991. Read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_hope 

Click on the photo to see a very young Bob Hope during his "Road to...." movie days with Dorothy Lamour and Bing Crosby.

And in honor of Bob Hope, Legacy has put up a gallery of classic comedians from the first half of the 20th century http://www.legacy.com/news/photo-galleries/photo-gallery-classic-comedians/2018/

Saturday, July 26, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS ALBRECHT, BASS & COLUMBINI, 2014 CROTON ROTARY SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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Congratulations to Brian Columbini, Bailey Bass and Julia Albrecht, the 2014 Croton Rotary Scholarship winners. Page 3 of THE GAZETTE for 7/24 through 7/30/14 features a nice photo with Croton Rotary President and former village mayor Dr. Gregory Schmidt. The Gazette is on sale just about everywhere.

For more about the Croton Rotary--and their outstanding record of community service, visit their FB page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rotary-Club-of-Croton-on-Hudson/130964137093077

You may also enjoy: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/a-look-back-at-croton-rotary-club-1943.html

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

We were all joking the other day about vintage "girl's toys"--and how many of them centered around hearth and home especially in the 40'S, 50' and early 60's. From mock mixers--like the one to the right made by Marx/Linemar--to irons and Easy-Bake Ovens--click on the pix from past auctions @ SeriousToyz. Enjoy!
p.s. Hope you will also enjoy the 1956 edition of Jackie Gleason's Funny Book for Boys and Girls.

Click on the photo.

Track the progress of Howard Lamey's new loggie putz house--it is amazing! Click on the link at the CARDBOARD CHRISTMAS forums and keep scrolling all the way down the page http://bit.ly/1o1Gk77

For more of Howard's work, visit littleglitterhouses.com 

We had an inquiry recently on a source for mica and that reminded us of this place again--and they have it in colors too http://bit.ly/1rHdwYY

A nifty item item from the Auburn Rubber Company, circa 1950's, airport limousine http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/07/auburn-504-airport-limousine.html 

And we just had to share this ad for the Mysterious Laughing Camera https://www.flickr.com/photos/nesster/14545717130/

And check out this little train shed that Howard was working on; FOR ALL YOU PUTZ HOUSE BUILDERS, A VERY CLEVER idea for window mullions---PLASTIC CANVAS!

http://www.bigindoortrains.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=32

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://bit.ly/196xGBp

1976, ANOTHER LOOK BACK @ THE NIDDY NODDY IN CROTON

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From 1976, another look back at The Niddy Noddy! Thanks as always to one of E.C. elves.  For those who don't know, the NIDDY NODDY was a shop here in the village that specialized in knitting and related arts. Click on the images below from The Yonkers Herald.

You may also have an interest in this post from 1971 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/1971-rock-day-tradition-observed-at.html

and a 2012 index to Everything Croton's vintage knitter series--amazing vintage knitting and crochet patterns http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/index-to-vintage-knitter-series.html

Friday, July 25, 2014

GALLELLI WEIGMAN EXPOSED, GOUVEIA UPDATE

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR THE JOEL GINGOLD 7/24 LETTER and related GOUVEIA GALLELLI WIEGMAN SOMETHING GOOD documents obtained through freedom of information? See more below.

To the Editor: At last week’s Village Board meeting, I thought I saw flames shooting up from Trustee Ann Gallelli’s chair as, with a straight face, she told us that she had no knowledge of what Something Good in the World (SGW) was doing on the Gouveia property and what SGW’s plans were.  Now, in response to a FOIL request, we have a 70-page file of e-mails that Barbara Sarbin, Director of SGW sent to Mayor Wiegman and Ms. Gallelli over the past year, and they directly contradict many of Ms. Gallelli’s statements.  And, guess who compiled the file?  None other than our “full time” mayor.  So we can’t even be sure that the file is complete.  

READ THE REST HERE  https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-joel-gingolds-letter-to-the-editor-july-24-2014/327495467407491

CROTON, PROHIBITION, AERIAL BOOTLEGGING & MORE

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

Step back in time to the days of Prohibition--and Croton's part in it. Click on the image to read a 1922 article from The Washington Times about aerial bootlegging, courtesy of the E.C. elves.

Then check out this great article from CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: RUM RUNNING SUBMARINES OFF CROTON POINT? Click on the link http://crotonhistory.org/2014/01/04/rum-running-submarines-off-croton-point/

You may also have an interest in another great post from CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: OUR MULTI-TALENTED FEDERAL PROHIBITION AGENTS & THE NIKKO INN http://crotonhistory.org/2013/03/14/our-multi-talented-federal-prohibition-agents/

AND IF YOU LOVED THE UNTOUCHABLES: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/yes-we-admit-itwe-loved-untouchables.html