Tuesday, September 30, 2014

HUD REJECTS HOUSING MONITOR'S ANALYSIS, CONCLUSIONS ABOUT WHO IS AND IS NOT THE LIST

JOURNAL NEWS 9/30/14 - ELIZABETH GANGA - Hud reiterates that it, not the monitor James Johnson, decides who is and who is not on the list of communities with exclusionary zoning. As a result, towns like Croton are still in hot water--despite Trustee Gallelli's recent letter implying otherwise--a letter that's more notable for what she left out than put in (more to come.)

The Journal article states that "HUD criticized Johnson's methodology and objected to any statements that seemed to put some towns in the clear. Johnson said HUD's criticisms were "inadequately supported."

Read the article here http://www.lohud.com/story/news/local/westchester/2014/09/30/westchester-loses-million-hud-grants/16500049/

Read about Trustee Gallelli's congratulatory letter at the link below. Once again, despite Ms. Gallelli's assurances, the village manager stated--the same day that her letter was published in the Gazette (9/25/14):

"We do not know at this time if we are or are not on the list of exclusionary communities as determined by the Berenson analysis." 

SEE MORE HERE 
http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/village-admits-it-does-not-know-whether.html

EDITOR'S NOTE: PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS ISSUE WILL BE ADDRESSED FURTHER IN THE COMING DAYS.  

UPDATED: RESPONSE FROM CROTON UNITED https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-roseann-schuylers-letter-to-the-editor-oct-2-2014/354568408033530

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

A really neat photo from Carolyn's collection: Rockaway Beach circa 1900, no known restrictions on publication. Click on the photo and check out the sign that says LADIES BANGS CURLED--for only 15 cents! Guess curled bangs must have been all the rage!

And if you are in Croton on 10/2/14, stop by the Croton Library at 7pm when the Croton Friends of History and the library will present LOST AMUSEMENT PARKS OF NYC, BEYOND CONEY ISLAND.  Authors and educators Barbara and Wesley Gottlock will help us discover the thrills of the past from the lost amusement parks of New York City. http://www.crotonfriendsofhistory.org/

Vermont Country Store has repros of those Halloween blow-molds we remember from the 60's cast from the original molds.

Black cat on Pumpkin  http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/Orton_Specialties/Orton_Specialties/Halloween_Shop/Cat-On-Pumpkin_Blow_Mold/67375

Ghost Blow-mold http://www.vermontcountrystore.com/store/jump/productDetail/Orton_Specialties/Orton_Specialties/Halloween_Shop/Ghost_Blow_Mold/67376

Fun! THE PAN AM EXPERIENCE http://retrorenovation.com/2014/09/26/pan-am-experience-retro-airline/

WANT MORE VINTAGE? Go here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_31.html

ANTON RESTAURANT: MENUS NOW ONLINE

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in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

We're pleased to announce that the menus for the beautifully renovated Anton Restaurant & Bar (click on the photo) are now online @ http://w.singlepage.com/anton-restaurant--bar/menu?ref=Foursquare

Anton Restaurant & Bar - in the Heart of Harmon - Spanish & American Cuisine - 337 South Riverside Ave. - P: 914-862-4811 and F: 914-862-4814  

LIFESTYLES & INTERIORS BY LISA IN THE NEWS!

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We've been following Lisa here at Everything Croton for a long time...and now....

LIFESTYLE & INTERIORS BY LISA IS FEATURED IN THE EXAMINER NEWS, NEAL RENTZ - Lifelong Cortlandt resident Lisa McTernan said last week, “I felt from a very young age I’ve always thought like a designer.”  READ MORE HERE http://www.theexaminernews.com/business-profile-lifestyles-interiors-by-lisa-croton/

A LOOK BACK @ THE CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS, 1982 & 1978

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 our newer residents: The Croton Council on the Arts is a non-profit group of Croton artists and art enthusiasts that supports the arts in all their diverse forms.  They sponsor and promote events featuring local and visiting artists, nurturing an appreciation of the arts and a better quality of life in our community. You can read more about them here http://crotonarts.org/

And click on the images below, courtesy of an Everything Croton elf--for a blast from CCOA past--1982 and 1978:

Monday, September 29, 2014

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

--This fab 1950's tin lithographed barn from Marx sold at a previous SeriousToyz auction for over $116. We can understand why. Click on the photo.

--Tomorrow marks the death of James Dean in 1955. 

Iconic and forever young: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Dean 

--NEW! SPUN COTTON HEADS FOR HOLIDAY CRAFTING http://www.vintage-ornaments.com/craft-supplies/spun-cotton-shapes 

--REMEMBERING TONY CURTIS WHO DIED THIS DATE IN 2010 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/remembering-tony-curtis.html

CROTON'S ASBURY METHODIST WELCOMES NEW PASTOR MELISSA HINNEN

Everything Croton is delighted to share an email received this morning:

Asbury United Methodist Church Welcomes Pastor Melissa Hinnen - (click on the photo)

On Sunday , September 28, 2014, the congregation of Asbury Croton United Methodist Church  enthusiastically welcomed their new pastor, Melissa Hinnen.  Pastor Hinnen is a 5th year Master of Divinity student at New York Theological Seminary and a certified candidate for ministry in the United Methodist New York Annual Conference.  Pastor Hinnen is currently Director of Content and Public Information at the General Board of Global Ministries,  United Methodist Church.  Prior to her current position  she was Director of communications at UMCOR [[United Methodist Committee on Relief], an organization that provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. She has also served as a student pastor at the New Day United Methodist Church, Bronx, NY., and as a minister at the United Methodist Church of the Village in Manhattan where she was a founding member.

Her personal and professional travels have taken her to places such as: The Philippines, Japan, Cambodia, Vietnam, Haiti, Mexico, Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Greece, Turkey, and Palestine/Israel. Her greatest passion is worship planning and she has enriched it with her worship experience from around the globe.  

Please  join us Sundays for Worship Service at 10:30 am as we hear her inspirational messages. The church is located at 17 Old Post Road South in the center of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson.  

For additional information about Asbury church, please visit the church website at http://asburycroton.umcchurches.org or call 914-271-3150. 

REMEMBERING TONY CURTIS

Who died this date in 2010. Most will remember Curtis from Sweet Smell of Success or Some Like it Hot, but your editor will always think of him as the Great Leslie--from Blake Edwards' THE GREAT RACE with Peter Falk, Natalie Wood and Jack Lemmon as Professor Fate! And let's not forget Keenan Wynn as Hezekiah. 

Click on the photo to see a very young and handsome Curtis.

Read more here http://www.legacy.com/ns/obituary.aspx?n=tony-curtis&pid=145731701

WASHINGTON ENGINE COMPANY HONORS ITS 4 SENIOR MEN FOR THEIR YEARS OF SERVICE

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 is delighted to share this with you, courtesy of Chief John Munson from your all-volunteer Croton Fire department. 

On 9/22/14, in front of over 65 family members, friends and peers, the Washington Engine Company No. 2 recognized it's four senior men for their years of service to the company and the Croton Fire Department.

The honorees were Vito Calcutti Sr., Donald "Tex" Fagan, John Giglio and Harold Waters.  These men have given over 62, 70, 70 and 59 years, respectively.

The two senior-most men, Mr. Fagan and Mr. Giglio, both joined the department's ranks at the age of 16 in 1944, during World War II.  With so many of our village's men off fighting the war, it left our ranks in the department thin, thus requiring the membership age to drop from 18 to 16.

Reflecting on their time in the department, our Company Historian, Stephen Dominello, pointed out that when all of these men joined our company, we were operating a 1932 fire apparatus, only the second motorized piece in our fleet, succeding the horse-drawn types of earlier years.

When our M.C. of the night, Vice President Gerry Munson, opened up the floor for the honorees or their families to speak, one of the more entertaining stories came from Mr. Calcutti's wife, Virginia, who told how Vito used to keep his clothes folded and ready for fire calls, and how his mother - who was less than fond of him being a firefighter - would sit on them and urge him not to go.  Luckily for all of us, she finally gave in.

Proclamations in recognition of their many years of service were received by Senator Greg Ball and Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino.  Chief William Vlad, Assistant Chief Chris Colombo, Captain Mike Feminella - as well as Mr. Dominello and Mr. Munson - all offered their memories of these fine men.

(PHOTO from left to right, Assistant Chief Chris Colombo, Captain Mike Feminella, 70 Year Member Donald "Tex" Fagan, 62 Year Member Vito Calcutti Sr., 70 Year Member John Giglio and Chief William Vlad).  Mr. Waters was unable to attend the ceremony; click on the photo.)

Sunday, September 28, 2014

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

And so it begins officially tomorrow--September 29th--the official COUNTDOWN TO CHRISTMAS.

Click on the photo for your own personal Coca-Cola countdown reminder courtesy of our friend FILEPHOTO. A really handy thing to have!

The Croton Rotary held its 2014 Classic and Collectible Car Show today; click on the link to see only a fraction of the beauties that graced the village parking lot:  http://bit.ly/1vmvDUv

Tom H sent us a wonderful commercial that is so worth watching--no words necessary https://www.youtube.com/embed/uoABty_zE00?rel=0

So worth looking at again, a video with outstanding early putz houses  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UIcjNOncc8

CONGRATULATIONS TO JUSTIN THYME & MEXTOGO, CROTON ROTARY CHILI COOK OFF WINNERS, 1ST & 2ND PLACE

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CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU TO ALL THE PARTICIPANTS IN THE 2014 CROTON ROTARY CHILI COOK-OFF; JUSTIN THYME WAS THE WINNER, MEXTOGO WAS SECOND, UMAMI WAS THIRD, AND FRANKI'S GRILL WAS FOURTH. It was a tough call! 

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN SEEING SOME PHOTOS FROM TODAY'S CAR SHOW; will have a list of winners soon.

http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/some-photos-from-todays-2014-croton.html

SOME PHOTOS FROM TODAY'S 2014 CROTON ROTARY CAR SHOW

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

Here's some photos from today's annual Croton Rotary Car Show---it closes at 4 pm--so you STILL have plenty of time to get down there to support this very worthy event. Click on the photos. We'll have a list of winners today or tomorrow.

And don't forget to patronize some of the great vendors there--Trinkets for Shaklee Products, Elmsford Racing, great food, music etc. 

UPDATED--SEE THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNER HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/croton-rotary-2014-car-show-peoples.html


MONTROSE VA FUNDRAISER @ HOLY NAME OF MARY TODAY--BRADLEY D'AURIA, SCOUT TROOP 28

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For those who've asked, Bradley D'Auria and his fellow outstanding scouts from Troop 28--are collecting for the Montrose VA today after all masses at Holy Name of Mary--and then after 1 or so, they'll be collecting at Shoprite till approximately 4. (CLICK ON THE PHOTO.) Read more about this worthwhile project here:

My name is Bradley D’Auria and I belong to Croton’s Boy Scout Troop 28. I am 17 years old and currently working on my Eagle Scout project which involves building an instrument cart. This cart is to help the music therapist at the VA move instruments to the therapy groups. Also, I will be hosting an instrument/CD/movie drive to collect old instruments and other items for the veterans. In order to accomplish my project I need to collect donations to help build the cart.  Checks should be made out to Boy Scout Troop 28. Any donation is appreciated. Please look for me after Masses on September 27 and 28. Thank you.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

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

Happy anniversary J and M; this vintage anniversary card, one of our faves, is for you. Click on the photo. They just don't make 'em like this anymore; circa 1950's.

It's followed by one of those ads that certainly promised way more than it delivered--yes kids, you too can have your own Polaris Sub! From 1967.

Click on the photos. Enjoy!

A nifty little tin Litho made in Japan jet, circa 1960's, by 'K' (Ohta Kasaburo - Syoten Tokyo) http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/09/japan-k-usaf-jet-xf8b-1.html

A fabulous collection of vintage tin Halloween noisemakers courtesy of Angela G--the graphics are outstanding https://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/sets/72157636694734853/

Remembering Clara Bow http://bit.ly/1sEqdFr

And more "sale-ing" adventures from Rob and Monica: The Last Weekend of Summer--featuring a turquiose kitchen, a "scissor nest", Partridge Family records, and some strange little late putz houses.

Click on the link: http://bit.ly/1u4yGAo

Want more vintage? A great old Youtube Christmas train movie reel from 1941---Go here:

http://tinyurl.com/kkkkcp5

VILLAGE ADMITS IT DOES NOT KNOW WHETHER CROTON IS STILL ON THE LIST OF EXCLUSIONARY ZONING COMMUNITIES DESPITE TRUSTEE GALLELLI'S 9/25/14 GAZETTE LETTER

A 9/25 letter in the Gazette from Trustee Ann Gallelli strongly implies that Croton has been removed from the list of communities that were accused by the federal monitor of having exclusionary zoning under what is known as the Huntington analysis.  The letter goes on to congratulate certain Croton officials, etal. The mayor and other officials have repeatedly stated that the village was in trouble with HUD due to certain provisions in Harmon re-zoning, among them the special permit.

There was only one problem with Ms. Gallelli's congratulatory letter--and that was the part she LEFT OUT.

You see, the federal monitor used TWO analyses to make his determination of exclusionary zoning in Westchester communities: Huntington AND Berensen--and Croton was cited not under HUNTINGTON but under BERENSEN.

Your editor immediately submitted a freedom of information request for the documentation from the monitor informing Croton officials that they are no longer on the list of exclusionary communities, under ANY analysis methodology--Berenson, Huntington, whatever.

The village manager answered in an email dated 9/25/14 that there was no documentation responsive to the FOIL request. More importantly, however, he also said this: 

"We do not know at this time if we are or are not on the list of exclusionary communities as determined by the Berenson analysis." 

In short, Trustee Gallelli's congratulatory 9/25 letter was at best incomplete, and at worst--you fill in the blanks...

Again, in the village's own words: 

"We do not know at this time if we are or are not on the list of exclusionary communities as determined by the Berenson analysis." 

Stay tuned for more info. 

UPDATED: AS OF DEC. 2014, WE REMAIN ON THE LIST. There will be followup foil requests in the new year.

Friday, September 26, 2014

NEW@ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: THE HARMON SHOPS OF THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD

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A FAB NEW POSTING @ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: GREAT SHOTS OF THE HARMON SHOPS OF THE NEW YORK CENTRAL RAILROAD. OUTSTANDING! http://crotonhistory.org/2014/09/26/harmon-shops-of-the-new-york-central-railroad/

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: GEORGE A JACOB. MY MEMORIES OF THE HARMON FREIGHT YARDS - COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/for-train-lovers-only-2013-11-my.html

A SUPERB LETTER FROM RESIDENT PAUL STEINBERG ON TRANSPARENCY, GOUVEIA, THE FOILED EVIDENCE, THE BOARD'S CULTURE OF SECRECY & MORE

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A LETTER FROM RESIDENT PAUL STEINBERG FROM THE 9/25/14 EDITION OF THE GAZETTE ON TRANSPARENCY, GOUVEIA, THE GOUVEIA EVIDENCE OBTAINED THROUGH FREEDOM OF INFORMATION AND MORE

To the editor:

In recent weeks, we have seen much debate in the Gazette about transparency (or the lack of it) in Croton.

A few weeks ago, Trustee Gallelli had a list detailing the "concerted effort to make more information available to the public" (Sept. 4 Gazette).

In last week's (Sept. 18) Gazette, Chairman Rolnick says that his party candidates are "committed to an open exchange with voters" and Joel Gingold takes issue with the omission of a submission pertinent to an agenda item.

All of this is well and good for a high school civics class, but as a practical matter it is beside the point.

Ms. Gallelli is correct insofar as there is a considerable volume of information available on the village website.

But the FOIL'd evidence which came out a few months ago shows a long-standing pattern of hiding key information until after the real decisions have been made by a handful of people.

Mr. Rolnick we may take at his word and assume that the party is committed to an "exchange" with voters.

But the evidence disclosed this summer shows that decisions in Croton are made long before the voters are aware, and "exchange" with voters is  theatrical pretense to ratify decisions already made in secret.

Mr. Rolnick's claim as to "exchange" with voters is laudable, but the evidence shows that since at least August 2013 only a select few of our elected Trustees were kept informed as to Board activities.

Mr. Rolnick would do a great service to the citizens of Croton if he were able to persuade his own party's elected officials to treat each other as equals, entitled to a voice in Board decisions.

I do not mean to say that Mr. Rolnick is primarily responsible for the conduct of the Board over the past few years; the Trustees who are excluded from the inner circle need to start speaking up for themselves and doing their duty to the voters.

But if Mr. Rolnick can not even get elected officials of his own party to treat each other with honesty and transparency, then an "exchange" with voters is meaningless.

Mr. Gingold has a valid concern with a lack of disclosure on agenda items. This has come up with CPA, with Mr. Zambrano's contract renewal, and most famously with the Gouveia property.

While I realize that Mr. Gingold's concern touches on legitimate aspects of both procedural and substantive aspects of municipal governance, it would be a wonderful thing if Croton was at the point where disregard of statutory "open meetings" requirements was the main problem.

Unfortunately the problem is more fundamental, and I would refer Gazette readers to the now-public email exchange between Ms. Gallelli and Barbara Sarbin: a village official gave explicit instructions to an applicant not to disclose certain items despite there being an agenda item before the Board. The explicit written rationale was to avoid giving citizens an "opportunity to pick it apart."

These instructions by a village Trustee lend credence to Mr. Gingold's concern.

But in reality by the time the item was on the public agenda, the outcome had already been decided as a result of more than a year's worth of secret discussions. Therefore the contempt which Mayor Weigman and Trustee Gallelli exhibited for the statutory requirements for transparency is not relevant to fixing the problem.

The supreme irony of the whole Gouveia affair is the secret involvement of former Mayor Elliott. At the same time that sitting elected officials and the taxpayers were being deliberately misled and kept in the dark, Mr. Elliott was a key player behind the scenes. I would point out that after leaving the mayoralty, Mr. Elliott went on to Albany where one of his responsibilities was oversight of the Committee on Open Government.

Our problem in Croton is not a lack of guidelines, nor a lack of laws to prevent secret deals for favored friends, nor a failure to post exhibits to agenda items.

Rather, our problem is a condescending attitude bordering on disdain for the residents of Croton.

I understand that Mr. Gingold is being circumspect in the interest of civility, and I respect that. But we need to be frank if we are to prevent a recurrence of what has gone on over the past few years.

The question before us now is how to prevent a recurrence of the type of governance exhibited in Croton. It is unlikely that our officials will again be so foolish or arrogant to leave a lengthy paper trail of emails.

A starting point would be for our Trustees to put their obligations to the constituents ahead of party loyalty. Regrettably the only sitting Trustee who feels this way is not running for re-election.

It would be helpful if some of our current officials changed their views on the utility of their Trustee colleagues and the wisdom of the electorate, and gave concrete suggestions as to how to change the back-room culture which they have created.

In the face of documentary evidence, simply reciting a hollow paean to an "open exchange" makes a mockery of our democracy and is an insult to our intelligence.

We--the citizens of Croton--need to solve the underlying problem.


PAUL STEINBERG
https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-paul-steinbergs-letter-to-the-editor-september-25-2014/349565245200513

And since Gouveia is mentioned extensively above, you may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/the-gouveia-property-september-26.html

REMEMBERING PAUL NEWMAN

Remembering Paul Newman who died this date in 2008. A great American actor, film director, professional race car driver, and more. Click on the link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Newman

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A GREAT AD FOR BUTCH CASSIDY AND THE SUNDANCE KID.

THE GOUVEIA PROPERTY, A SEPTEMBER 26 UPDATE ON THE ILLEGAL STRUCTURE/CHICKEN COOP/SOMETHING GOOD IN THE WORLD

Although the village manager indicated on 8/18/14 that the representatives of the Gouveia estate as well as Barbara Sarbin of the Something Good in the World Earth School currently in residence on the property would be ORDERED to remove the illegal structure/chicken coop (see photos and background here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/follow-up-new-illegal-structure-on.html ) or apply for a variance, a foil request for said correspondence/order from the village was responded to as follows yesterday by the foil officer:

"NO DOCUMENTS EXIST"

The chicken coop/structure--admitted by the village to be an illegal structure--remains on the Gouevia property.


YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/a-superb-letter-from-resident-paul.html

and

http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/croton-uniteds-gingold-on-trustee.html 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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

With Atlantic City's fortunes on the decline again (there have been recent casino closings), we find ourselves drawn more and more to its earlier days. Here's a great photo circa 1910-1915 (no known publication restrictions) which features its boardwalk and steel pier. We love the architecture and thought our putz house artisans might find some inspiration! 

It's followed by an autumn putz from 2012, featuring barns by Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com and more. Click on the photos.

You can find the barn patterns courtesy of Howard here http://tinyurl.com/kf3qk5y

Remembering Don Adams who died this date in 2005 http://tinyurl.com/pv8sw3r

Remember when we found that old ad for MERRY GO LITES, well something popped on EBAY that may or may not be an example of them; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page to see them  http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=69

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_9576.html

REMEMBERING DON ADAMS

Who died this date in 2005--and forever remembered as the bumbling Agent 86 (click on the photo courtesy of SeriousToyz.com) and the voice of Tennessee Tuxedo.

Read more here

http://www.legacy.com/news/today-in-history/died-september-25/2689/

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

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

Courtesy of JoanneO, an "orphan photo" from her collection, so called because nothing is known about the sitter--and such photos should be with their families, but sometimes  aren't. Here they live another day instead of stacked up on flea market tables. Click on the photo.

Lots of Halloween and fall decorations from HomeTraditions--and many on sale--we love the black fence suited for a small feather tree http://bit.ly/1tZLDLN 

AND BECAUSE THE QUESTION CAME UP AGAIN RECENTLY--Illuminating putz houses; click on the link http://bit.ly/1M2RVUA

So worth looking at again: a moving slideshow of items from the 2010 Golden Glow of Christmas convention; some cotton topped putzs here too https://www.flickr.com/photos/icedreamcreations/sets/72157624463758991/show

PART 2, THE TIGER RAG JUNE 1939, 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.

COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, select scans from THE TIGER RAG 1939 PART 2. 

See Part 1 here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/part-1-tiger-rag-june-1939.html

You may also have an interest in:  
--THE TIGER'S CUB, 1944 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/december-1944-tigers-cub-prepared.html
--TIGER RAG, DECEMBER 1941 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/december-1941-tiger-rag-published.html

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE CROTON COMMUNITY COALITION

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Congratulations to the Croton Community Coalition--they will receive a $125,000 federal grant to continue their fight against substance abuse. Read the press release at Congresswoman Nita Lowey's site http://lowey.house.gov/press-releases/congresswoman-lowey-announces-17-million-in-federal-funding-to-fight-local-youth-substance-abuse/

You may also have an interest in 
--A post on the Coalition from 2011 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/06/slideshow-summerfest-2011-part-one-and.html
--The Coalition wins an award for their Marijuana Use Prevention Tool Kit, Spring 2014 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/croton-community-coalition-wins-award.html
--The News 12 Special Report, Hooked on Heroin http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/news-12-special-report-video-hooked-on.html

1981 CROTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PROGRAM, ALL'S WELL THAT ENDS WELL

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

Courtesy of a friend, a 1981 program for the Croton Shakespeare Festival production of All's Well That Ends Well, directed by Fred Blais. Click on the images below.

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/1964-croton-shakespeare-festival.html

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

We loved everything about this circa 1920 Christmas candy store photo from Liz--and yes, that is a GIANT candy cane the little girl is holding. There are more in various sizes hanging in the window on the left. Click on the photo.


David C. has a found a marvelous ebay source for "little figures" on EBAY--and modestly priced. He says it's a local guy, top notch, and a great guy to do business with.  David says he has tons of tiny knickknacks like these to list in the future, so his is a good store to watch.  Enjoy. http://ebay.to/1x5KjJF

A reminder that Ravensblight.com is a really cool paper site for Halloween villages! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2013/10/ravensblightcom-hidden-cemetery-and.html

Dell found this very interesting ETSY site called Spooky Shades; it really is worth checking out https://www.facebook.com/SpookyShadesShop

Wish they did Christmas shades! Like this one:  http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=37

Love this photo of a pine cone decorated tree with putz village and what appears to be a vintage Plasticville fence http://on.fb.me/1ppZGUv

Monday, September 22, 2014

PART 1, THE TIGER RAG, JUNE 1939

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

COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, select scans from THE TIGER RAG 1939, featuring among others--a very young Sam Vassallo. Click on the images below. SEE PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/part-2-tiger-rag-1939-croton.html

You may also have an interest in:
--THE TIGER'S CUB, 1944 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/december-1944-tigers-cub-prepared.html
--TIGER RAG, DECEMBER 1941 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/december-1941-tiger-rag-published.html
--A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S MARCH OF DIMES, featuring former Mayor Sam Vassallo http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/09/a-look-back-at-crotons-marchof-dimes.html