Thursday, April 30, 2015

APRIL 2015 FUNDRAISER: A THANK YOU FROM THE CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE

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& NOW A WORD FROM THE 2015 CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE:

We wish to thank our fundraising committee – Rachel Marino, Renee Marengo, Colleen Croce, Susan Windrum, Vilma Scutari and Mary Osborne – for organizing and setting the scene for our successful fundraising event last Friday at The Grandstand.  We also wish to thank owner, Alexis Acosta, for cheerfully serving our guests and her overall hospitable support of CLL.  Thanks to their efforts, we were able to raise a total of $1,330!  Thank you to everyone who came out to be a part of the festivities!

Peter Marengo
President
Croton Little League

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

So many wonderful things to show and tell you about today...To the right, The Yearling, wind-up deer, Made in Occupied Japan--and with the box no less; it comes to us courtesy of Scotty, all rights reserved.

It's followed by a great 1919 ad from a trade catalog for Feldman's Humanized Wax Figures a.k.a. early mannequins...

And finally, a wonderful skating pond scene from the 2010 vintage Christmas putz mantle of author Antoinette Stockenberg. Stockenberg's vintage putz house collection is always worth looking at--and the zinnfiguren, a.k.a. metal flats--flatties--are wonderful! Take time to see all her annual Christmas mantles, complete with story lines(!)--click on the link: http://www.antoinettestockenberg.com/xmas.htm

Click on the photos and enjoy.

The Bachmann 45605 Plasticville O-guage diner; quite nice http://bit.ly/1zg3LpD

Stunning collection of antique Christmas china http://on.fb.me/1I0E1AW

Want more vintage? Go here http://bit.ly/1ztr1AV

AND FOR YOUR AMUSEMENT, FROM 1959  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/christmas-fashions-1959.html

COLD WAR DAYS IN CROTON: APRIL 1962, MARCELLA SIMPSON PLANS PEACE VIGIL

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COLD WAR DAYS IN CROTON: FROM APRIL 1962--and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: HOME FROM GENEVA, MARCELLA SIMPSON PLANS WASHINGTON PEACE VIGIL; click on the images below.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: THIS MONTH IN CROTON, MARCH 1962 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/03/this-month-in-croton-1962-march-1962.html

CHRISTMAS FASHIONS 1959

Ah yes, a Christmas to remember--let's all dress alike! A scan from our latest find at the Peekskill Attic Treasures Flea Market: the 1959 Sears Christmas Wishbook. It's not all there--and it's a mess--but it's a hoot and well worth the five dollars! Click on the photo and enjoy. More coming soon.

The flea market starts at 8 am on Sundays and depending on the crowds and/or weather, runs for most of the day. You'll find it--more or less across the street and up the block from La Perla Oriente--a sort of Latin Grouchy Gabe's that also features Ecuadorian and Mexican baked goods--and really strong, dark and delicious coffee https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Perla-De-Oriente-Panaderia/477248728955043

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

CROTON UNITED'S JOEL GINGOLD, HIS 4/23 GAZETTE LETTER

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CROTON UNITED'S JOEL GINGOLD, HIS 4/23 GAZETTE LETTER

To the Editor: Just months after being awarded an extremely generous employment contract, Croton’s Village Manager, Abe Zambrano, has decamped for the greener pastures of Ossining. So much for loyalty, although I can’t really fault Mr. Zambrano for going for the big bucks. READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/442146969275673

CONGRATS TO CARMEN'S UNISEX SALON--11 YEARS & COUNTING

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CARMEN'S UNISEX SALON in the Heart of the Harmon Business District--celebrating her ELEVENTH ANNIVERSARY in the village. 

With wishes for many more!

CARMEN'S UNISEX SALON
364 Riverside Avenue
(914) 271-3962

p.s. Carmen wishes you and yours a Happy Mother's Day; the shop will be closed 5/10.

ARTICLE ON THE 2015 DRUG TRENDS FORUM, CROTON COMMUNITY COALITION

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NORTHERN WESTCHESTER EXAMINER NEWS: YOUTH DRUG TRENDS DISCUSSED AT CROTON FORUM By Neal Rentz: A discussion about drug trends among youths was the focus of a community meeting last week in Croton. On April 16 at the Croton Municipal Building about 30 residents attended the one-hour Croton Community Coalition program, “Drug Trends from the Front Lines.” Last week’s program was led by Croton Police Officer Thomas Leonard, whose responsibilities include serving as the DARE officer in Croton schools. To read more, click on the link, go to page 4, top of page http://www.theexaminernews.com/archives/northernwest/north-west-exam4-21-15.pdf

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

Yes as Rob and Monica put it--"Saling Season" is heating up...there's a lot of vintage goodness out there if you're willing to look...and so....

Without a doubt, one of the nicest vintage Christmas cards we've seen in a long time--most likely late 40's, early 50's...

It's followed by a 1938 Christmas window at Gimbel's Department store featuring Disney's Snow White...discovered in a vintage trade catalog.

And finally we came across these interesting vintage military models at the Peekskill flea market--alas, nearly all were missing significant pieces. Still, they made for a great pic!

Click on the photos and enjoy. 

And if you like old department store Christmas windows, go here; these are from Scranton, Pa. They just don't make them like this anymore!

Howard Lamey originally sent the link some time ago:
scrantonchristmas.blogspot.com/ and here's one from Los Angeles with a sweet little article http://blogdowntown.com/2009/12/4963-department-store-windows-were-downtowns-christmas
 
Want more vintage? Including lots of putz-ing goodness--then go here http://bit.ly/1PWXFPh

And in case you missed it: the latest "saling" adventures of Rob & Monica  http://bit.ly/1GrlnyL

CROTON'S ASBURY METHODIST CHURCH, OCTOBER 1929

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A little scrap we came across about Asbury Methodist Church from the 10/11/29 edition of the Citizen Sentinel. Click on the photo.

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/1933-50th-anniversary-asbury-me-church.html

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

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

Hope everyone had a great weekend...so much to show and tell you about...yes, we love Popeye...and think this 1957 "Popeye Spinach Can" Jack in The Box by Mattel is pure fun. Featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com, it sold for $213.00 

Proof positive that if you have serious stuff, SERIOUSTOYZ.COM has serious bidders.

It's followed by a fabulous papier mache Santa Claus that was available back in 1913--and used mainly by the trade for Christmas window decorating.

And a great promo ad for child actor Jackie Coogan, a.k.a. Uncle Fenster, 1921. Click on the photos and enjoy.

Check out this really neat Santa Claus figural light. If you can shed any light on it, please let us know; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there: oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=24&t=131

Blumchen is doing a feature on their restoration supplies--ornament caps, bird clips, etc.  http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_metal_clips_caps.html

Vintage Cheerios Paper Boeing 747  http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2015/04/cheerios-paper-boeing-707-cereal.html

Some very cool Marx/Marxville accessories; keep scrolling down the page http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2015/04/marx-marxville-accessories-pt-12.html

Want more vintage? Including putz houses, loggies and more?

Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/11/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_19.html

and check this out: Billboards and more
http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds.html

MORE CROTON-ON-HUDSON WORLD WAR II MEMORIES

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Memorial Day is Monday, May 25th. The Croton Veterans Committee will hold their ceremony on 5/25 at 11 am at Five Corners; in the event of inclement weather, it will be held inside the Municipal Building.

And so once again, EverythingCroton has delved deep into the archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society to find interesting items about those village residents who served our country during World War II. If you're not yet a member of the Historical Society, please become one today: http://bit.ly/S4YUno

Here's Part 1 of MORE CROTON-ON-HUDSON WORLD WAR II MEMORIES. Click on the images below. There will be more.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:

--THE 1970'S, A LOOK BACK @ CROTON MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-1970s-croton-memorial-day.html 

--World War II, The Mighty Mothball Fleet, courtesy of The Croton HistoricalSociety http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/ww2-mighty-mothball-fleet-courtesy-of.html 

--Croton's Vets: The Vietnam Years:
SEE PART 4 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/the-vietnam-years-crotons-vets-part-4.html 

--The Korean War, Croton's Vets, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/today-marks-end-of-korean-war.html 


Monday, April 27, 2015

SOME 1967 MATTEL TOY OFFERINGS FOR CHRISTMAS

Another banner weekend for vintage "saling" as Rob and Monica would say! Between the 2015 Asbury Methodist Spring Tag Sale on 4/25--see some photos here http://bit.ly/1FqTp7D--and some banner magazine finds from the 50's, 60's, and 70's at the Peekskill Flea Market on Sunday--we were in vintage heaven.

We love showing you vintage sweepstakes ads--and while our favorites are pre-World War II, we do love the toy sweepstakes whenever we can find them....

Check out this 1967 Mattel Million Dollar Christmas Sweepstakes ad...we salvaged as much of it as we could--the pages were stuck together--yes you too may have already won some of the great toys that were on the must-have list that year. Click on the images. Enjoy!

Speaking of toys, stay tuned for info about the next auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THE 1960 DOLE PINEAPPLE TREAURE BOTTLE SWEEPSTAKES  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/from-1960-dole-treasure-bottle.html

Sunday, April 26, 2015

CROTON'S OLD POST ROAD INN, 1890 - NEW @ CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES

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NEW @ CROTON HISTORY @MYSTERIES - CROTON'S OLD POST ROAD INN 1890 - In January, 1890, Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly published an article by C. Hills Warren that looked back nostalgically at the history of the Albany Post Road.1 By that time the importance of the road—once the only major route for stage coaches running from New York City to Albany—had long since been eclipsed by steam boats and trains. READ MORE HERE http://crotonhistory.org/2015/04/26/crotons-old-post-road-inn-1890/

APRIL 2015: CET CLASS TRIP TO FEED THE BIRDS

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Just another reason to support--and thank--your local business community:
CET CLASS LED BY TEACHER PATRICIA LYNCH VISITS FEED THE BIRDS! 

"Once again, the CET First Graders visited local businesses to learn about how they help our community.  The First Graders are learning about how a community has to work together and how there are many different jobs that help our community.  In addition to visiting local businesses, Detective Camillieri came to CET again this year to talk with each class about how he helps our community. 

Rob, from Feed the Birds, was interviewed by the First Graders.  He told the students how you have to pick something you love to do when you decide to open up a store.  Rob stated how he was interested in birds since he was a child.  The class was fascinated by all the different types of seed and bird feeders he had in the store.  The bird, bat, bee, and butterfly houses were a big hit too!"

Click on the photos, courtesy of P. Lynch, with permission, all rights reserved.

FOR MORE ABOUT FEED THE BIRDS, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feed-The-Birds/124684690934636?fref=photo

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: CET VISITS MEX-TO-GO http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/april-2015-cet-class-trip-to-mex-to-go.html 

1945: MRS. ELWYN SPEAKS AT CROTON ROTARY ON GEOLOGY

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: MRS. ELWYN SPEAKS AT ROTARY ON GEOLOGY, MARCH 1, 1945

Click on the images below; you may also have an interest in:
--TOP THREE, MOST READ 2014 CROTON ROTARY ARTICLES AT EVERYTHING CROTON http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-three-most-read-2014-croton-rotary.html
--FOND MEMORIES OF FRANCIS "FRANCIE" ELWYN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/more-fond-memories-of-crotons-dr.html

REMEMBERING LUCILLE BALL...

Who died this date in 1989. The Queen of Comedy. Click on the link to read more--and see some classic video from I LOVE LUCY http://bit.ly/1IcKdEB

You may also have an interest in these items from the Everything Croton archives: 

--WE LOVE LUCY, LIVE LIKE LUCY http://bit.ly/1A1cBmc

--AND COURTESY OF THE LATE MARION COSTELLO http://bit.ly/1FnGWBL

Saturday, April 25, 2015

SOME PHOTOS FROM DAY 1 OF THE 2015 ANNUAL ASBURY METHODIST TAG SALE

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If you missed out on today's Asbury Methodist Annual Spring Tag Sale, don't despair! The sale continues on Sunday 4/26 from 11:30 am to 3 pm. In the meantime, click on the photos to see only some of the fun--and vintage goodness--that made the Upper Village a very happening place today. All photos, all rights reserved. Stay tuned.

1977: ROSALIND MORRISEY & GEORGE McINTYRE, CROTONITES OF THE YEAR

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There will be a Croton blood drive on May 3rd at the high school (sign up info
271-5529 or communityblooddrive@gmail.com) -- and so when this 1977 article hit the Everything Croton mailbox yesterday, your editor and the elves thought the timing was perfect. Click on the images below.

CROTONITES OF THE YEAR: JAMES McINTYRE, ROSALIND MORRISEY

And since the Knights of Columbus are mentioned, as well as the Croton Interfaith Council, you may find these additional links of interest:
--TOP 3 MOST READ 2014 KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/top-3-most-read-2014-knights-of.html
---1967 "HAPPENING", INTERFAITH DANCE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1967-happeningcroton-style.html 
--1979 CROTON'S HOUSES OF WORSHIP WELCOME CAMBODIAN BOAT PEOPLE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/1979-croton-welcomes-cambodian-boat.html 
--THIS WEEKEND: CROTON CHURCHES BAND TOGETHER FOR 37TH OFFERING OF LETTERS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/croton-churches-press-congress-to-feed.html