Sunday, May 31, 2015

CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL TRACK & FIELD ROCKS, 2015

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We have heard nothing but good things about Croton-Harmon High School's Track and Field this year. Good, solid kids and coaches (Doehring and Castelli) with a lot of heart...Here are the results for track and field from Coach Doehring.  Strong finish and placements for the team at last week's state qualifier. Season not quite over yet. Armand Pappas is headed to states! Click on the images below.

Great work ALL around. A BIG EVERYTHING CROTON SHOUT-OUT TO YOU ALL!

IT'S BACK: THE VILLAGE QUILTER 2015, PART TWO

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Back by popular request for 2015, THE VILLAGE QUILTER, your go-to place for quilting info, inspiration, patterns and links--and a chance to see the work of local quilting artisans too.  

We had a request to see children's quilts and ta-da: we bring you "Roni's Quilt" by local artisan Sandi R----we love the fifties inspired rocket ships and robotic spacemen! Click on the photo.

We also found some wonderful children's quilts featuring bears on Flickr:
--We love the bears! https://www.flickr.com/photos/sberrymum/4638069873/sizes/l 
--Love the bear! http://bit.ly/1FjLKmO 

And on another note, we found a fun quilting blog called DIARY OF A QUILTER; check out the tutorials http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/tutorials 

Stay tuned for more Village Quilter 2015. See the previous installment here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/2015-village-quilter-is-back.html

Saturday, May 30, 2015

AND MORE FROM A CROTON SUMMER OF 1972

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COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND BY SPECIAL REQUEST: & MORE FROM A CROTON SUMMER OF 1972 - Click on the photos below.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN MORE SUMMER 1972:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-croton-summer-of-1972.html

AND NOTES FROM THE CLEARWATER 1972  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/croton-1972-notes-from-clearwater.html

REMEMBERING MILTON BRADLEY PLUS A VINTAGE BOARD GAME GALLERY

Who died this date in 1911. An American game pioneer, credited by many with launching the board game industry in North America with Milton Bradley Company. In 2004, he was posthumously inducted into the National Toy Hall of Fame along with George Ditomassi of Milton Bradley Company. Through the 20th century the company he founded in 1860 dominated the production of American games, with titles like Candy Land, Operation and Battleship. Read more about him here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milton_Bradley 

LOVE VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE BOARD GAMES? CLICK ON THE LINK https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157650237412177

Friday, May 29, 2015

CROTON, AUGUST 1972: NOTES FROM THE CLEARWATER

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, A FASCINATING ARTICLE FROM 1972:

NOTES FROM THE CLEARWATER/AUGUST 17, 1972 - Click on the images below. 

1952 WIN A FREE TRIP TO ANYWHERE IN THE WORLD!

Yes, we love vintage Sweepstakes and Contest ads; here's one, courtesy of our friend FILEPHOTO, featuring Armour Star canned meats--from Woman's Day, June 1952--win a trip to anywhere in the world--OR $5,000 IN CASH! Click on the images below.

You may also have an interest in these other vintage sweepstakes/contest offerings:

--DOLE PINEAPPLE TREASURE BOTTLE SWEEPSTAKES, 1960 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/from-1960-dole-treasure-bottle.html
--MATTEL CHRISTMAS SWEEPSTAKES, 1967 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/some-1967-mattel-toy-offerings-for.html
--1964 GO THE WORLD'S FAIR WITH SINCLAIR http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/1964-go-to-fair-with-sinclair.html

SEE MORE FROM THE 1952 EDITION OF WOMAN'S DAY HERE, COURTESY OF FILEPHOTO  https://www.flickr.com/photos/craptoy/sets/72157653092471329


FRANZOSO GAZETTE LETTER 5/28/15, A RESPONSE TO DOUG HERTZ

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Click on the images below to read a letter from Mark Franzoso that appears in the 5/28/15 edition of THE GAZETTE. It is in response to recent accusations that he has has "demeaned" the Croton Cortlandt Solarize Program. You may also have an interest in recent related letters detailing Mayor Wiegman's involvement in this program, etc. 

--BRIAN POWERS 4/30/15 GAZETTE LETTER https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-resident-brian-powers-april-30-2015-letter-to-the-editor/443197395837297
--CROTON UNITED'S PAUL STEINBERG GAZETTE LETTER 5/7/15 https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-paul-steinbergs-may-7-2015-letter-to-the-editor/444796579010712
--JOEL GINGOLD, NO SOLAR FOR MAYOR WEIGMAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/no-solar-for-mayor-weigman-joel.html
--SEE MR. FRANZOSO'S ORIGINAL LETTER HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/mark-franzoso-gazette-ltr-corrects-mr.html

Thursday, May 28, 2015

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

Love the soft muted tones of this taupe putz house--click on the photo; it's another fabulous scene from Matthew and from his 2010 Christmas decorations; click on the link to see the entire set of photos: http://bit.ly/1AAVCNf

1921 KINGOLITE EDISWAN ELECTRIC "CANDLE" BULBS http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=150

To the person looking for a "Summer" putz, Welcome to Sandy Shores  http://www.bigindoortrains.com/primer/glitterhouses/seaside/welcome_to_sandy_shores.htm

Hey Toni--we know how much you like antique marbles--Morphy's has an upcoming auction but be prepared to write a hefty check! http://www.morphyauctions.com/auctions/view/05302015-05312015-ToyMarblesDollsFiguralCastIron

And for the reader looking for "copper" glitter that isn't too fine, how about this http://www.save-on-crafts.com/copperdust.html

And cake stands in assorted price points http://www.save-on-crafts.com/we2.html

Want more vintage? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_24.html

AND AN AMAZING COLLECTION OF VINTAGE VALENTINE CARDS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/amazing-collection-of-vintage-valentine.html  

ONE SMART DOG, CROTON'S "THEO", THEN AND NOW http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/smart-dog-crotons-theo-then-now.html

CROTON IN SEPTEMBER 1894, AND A HORSE THIEF TOO

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Another fabulous find from an Everything Croton elf: Croton, September 1894, & A Horse Thief Too. Click on the images below.

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/news-from-croton-landing-august-1891.html 

 

AMAZING COLLECTION OF VINTAGE VALENTINE CARDS

Yes yes, we know that Valentine's Day is long gone but our friend Frank has such an outstanding collection of vintage Valentine cards posted online (click on the photo), we just had to share the link:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/41606952@N07/sets/72157627396770846

Some amazing examples from the 20's, 30's and more. Enjoy.

And if you love vintage anything and everything: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_27.html

ONE SMART DOG! CROTON'S THEO, THEN & NOW!

ALL RIGHTS RESERVED RUTHENY JEWELRY
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It wasn't all that long ago that Everything Croton introduced you to Theo--a four-legged addition to local jewelry artisan Jennifer Rutheny's family.  Click on the photo to see him in all his adorable puppy-ness.

Now click on the link to see Theo today--that's one smart dog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGWP4B7cftY

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
-EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP 3 DOGS FOR 2013 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/winner-iseverything-crotons-top-dog-of.html 
-JENNIFER RUTHENY'S WEBSITE http://www.ruthenyjewelry.com/

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

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

Picked up this archival matted Texaco Christmas ad for two dollars at the Peekskill Attic Treasures Flea Market last Sunday; it's from the 1952 edition of the Saturday Evening Post. Utterly charming! 

Click on the photo.

And...REMEMBERING THE RAT PATROL! "The Rat Patrol was an American TV program that aired on ABC during the 1966-1968 seasons. The show followed the exploits of four (three American and one British) Allied soldiers who were part of a long range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field Marshal Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps". READ MORE HERE http://www.vintagetoyroom.com/review/oct2007Review.shtml

A wonderful collection of vintage putz houses https://www.flickr.com/photos/debbeans/3115064531/

Another house, close-up https://www.flickr.com/photos/debbeans/3115064537/in/photostream/

An oldie but goodie--putz house Christmas tree from Angela https://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/5365800785/in/photostream

Imported from the USA--Raquel Welch! http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/05/imported-from-usa-raquel-welch.html

Want more vintage? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_26.html

& MORE ASSORTED ITEMS FROM THE SPRING OF 1976 IN CROTON

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Courtesy of the archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Society, some assorted items from the spring of 1976.  Click on the photos and enjoy. 

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/more-assorted-items-from-spring-of-1976.html

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

1931, A LOOK BACK @ MARIE JENNEY HOWE OF HARMON ON HUDSON, SUFFRAGIST & AUTHOR

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, A LOOK BACK @ MARIE JENNEY HOWE OF "HARMON ON HUDSON", champion of woman's suffrage and author, 1931. Click on the images below. (Incorrectly identified as MABLE in the article).

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/inez-milholland-scotts-chronicles-of.html

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

One of our great finds on Sunday @ the Peekskill Attic Treasures flea market was a very worn but somewhat rare MIROSTAR (CHRISTMAS) PRODUCTS catalog, missing almost everything--from the 1950's--click on the photo. While it's always disappointing to find these things incomplete, we couldn't complain for fifty cents! And as it turns out, collector Mark has most of it already scanned online! Click on the link https://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157631559876870

Check out the American Dimestore teardrop trailer! http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2015/05/american-dimestore-30108-teardrop.html

Hey putz builders--check out what the Brother HL-31C laser printer can do http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=872

Featherstone Union Products Easter Rabbit blow mold http://www.oldchristmastreelights.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=146

THE VINTAGE DAD! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/the-vintage-dad.html

Want more vintage? Including trains, black mica, putz houses--Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_73.html

1953 CROTON: OUR SAVIOUR NAMES 1ST WOMAN TO COUNCIL

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A BLAST FROM OUR SAVIOUR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH PAST: Church names first woman to council.

December 4, 1953

Click on the photo, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/a-look-back-our-saviour-lutheran-church.html

THE VINTAGE DAD!!!!!!!

In honor of this upcoming Father's Day (June 21st), we've updated THE VINTAGE DAD set of images at Flickr--vintage ads, catalog pages and more dedicated to good old Dads everywhere.

Click on the link and enjoy: http://bit.ly/1FANuva 

To the right a 1961 ad for the Danny Thomas Show, on CBS of course.

CLICK ON THE PHOTO.