Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FOR YOUR ENJOYMENT, MORE VINTAGE MID-CENTURY MODERN OFFERINGS & FAB LINKS

Click on the photos below to see more mid-century modern lighting, vanity and clock options from the 1959 Morgan Whitemore wholesale catalog. We know some people who will be dancing for joy when they see these.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE ADDITIONAL LINKS:
--FAB 50'S MOTEL CHAIRS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/fab-50s-motel-chairs.html
--FAB 50'S SOFA, COCKTAIL AND END TABLES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/fab-50s-sofas-cocktail-and-end-tables.html
--RETRO RENOVATION! http://retrorenovation.com/
--IN PURSUIT OF THE ORANGE COUCH http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2015/06/in-pursuit-of-orange-couch.html

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

Every time we spot these Noma blow mold Christmas lanterns from 1968 on EBAY--item number 1300, click on the photo--the price goes through the roof! But one day...see the entire 1968 Noma Christmas Lighting Catalog courtesy of our friend Mark at http://bit.ly/1NrTw4u

1915 LIONEL TRAIN AD http://bit.ly/1IJnjBn

Neat little vintage metal garage, manufacturer unknown http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2015/06/unk-metal-garage.html

To the reader who is looking for new "old stock" Radko putz houses, there's not a lot of choice out there anymore, but this site still has some of the more outstanding pieces http://www.misternostalgia.zoovy.com/category/christmas.villages/

Blumchen's odds and ends sale continues http://www.blumchen.com/specials_shop_pg1.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE, including toys, Christmas, Fey putz houses, etc.? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/more-vintage-websites-finds-etc-from.html

Monday, June 29, 2015

1968 CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL'S "MOST PHYSICALLY FIT" COYNE & MOSCARIELLO

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So who was the most physically fit in May 1968? Click on the photos--courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society.

You may also have an interest in more from 1968 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/may-1968-lady-bird-johnson-visits.html

THE CROTON VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB STRIKES AGAIN, ANOTHER NEGLECTED PROPERTY MADE BEAUTIFUL!

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Neither rain nor snow--or in this case a soaking rain all weekend--stops the volunteers of The Croton Village Garden Club.

Click on the photo to see their latest efforts--the clean-up and new garden at the long neglected strip at the village municipal building.

For more info about the Croton Village Garden Club, contact Rich Zumbach at rdzumbach@yahoo.com

And once again thanks to the club's volunteers...without them, there'd be a lot more weed infested village property to look at.

Sunday, June 28, 2015

1955, ATOMIC BOMB TESTS @ YUCCA FLATS, THE CROTON CONNECTION, ROBERT NORTHSHIELD

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We hardly knew what to say when an Elve sent us this article from 1955 on Robert Northshield, the Croton Players, and the atomic bomb tests at Yucca Flats. Click on the photo.

You may also have an interest in: A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON PLAYERS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/the-croton-players-blast-from-croton.html

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

Pam from Retro Renovation reports that the designer of the iconic, beloved midcentury flamingo lawn ornaments -- Don Featherstone -- has died. Click on the link to read more http://bit.ly/1Ko9uOG. (To the right, Howard Lamey's interpretation of a vintage made in Japan putz house--complete with new "coconut"--and of course, pink flamingos.)  

It's followed by a fabulous postcard of Alida Valli and Farley Granger in the 1954 film, Senso. Today's post at European Film Star Postcards features the work of this beautiful actress; American audiences will probably remember her best in THE THIRD MAN with Joseph Cotton.

Read more here http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/06/alida-valli.html

Click on the photos and enjoy! 

Mark P got a good buy on these vintage G.E. lighted ice Christmas bulbs; we need to find some of these! http://bit.ly/1GKjFXG 

4th of July bird house! http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=885&p=5433#p5433 

Outstanding little diorama--sort of--with house--and pug dog http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=884

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/04/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-from.html

Saturday, June 27, 2015

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

It's been raining all day here in Croton with up to two more inches to come tonight--and so it's a perfect time to start sifting through the vintage magazines. Ta-da, from a 1936 movie magazine:

HOLLYWOOD CELEBRATES CHRISTMAS. Click on the images below and enjoy. How many child actors do you recognize?

And all this is followed by Howard's latest project--finished! His interpretation of a vintage made in Japan putz house with balcony. See the house from start to finish, including pattern, right here: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=882

Want more vintage, including Christmas toys, Popeye, putz houses and more? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_17.html

MORE CROTON MUSIC SCENE 1965, 1967, 1968 AND 1969

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY,  and the EVERYTHING CROTON ELVES--MORE CROTON MUSIC SCENE 1965, 1967, 1968 AND 1969--and also includes articles on two interfaith dances held in the village. Click on the images below.  

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: 1967, CROTON BATTLE OF THE BANDS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/croton-on-hudson-battle-of-bands-1967.html 

and since the CROTON STEAK HOUSE is mentioned  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-croton-memories-croton-steak-house.html

THE 1940 VERSION OF THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, COURTESY OF EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS

Our friends at European Film Star Postcards--one of the BEST cinema blogs around--are back in Italy for the 29th Il Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna.

And among other great tidbits in today's post, they've got a great review and inside info on the 1940 version of THE THIEF OF BAGDAD, starring Sabu--click on the photo--John Justin, up and coming starlet June Deprez, and Rex Ingram as the giant genie.

Click on the link for all that and more--including the movie trailer: http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/06/the-thief-of-bagdad-1940.html 

1968, RICHARD FERRIS, CROTON TROUT FISHING OPENS

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, an April 1968 article fetauring the late Richard Ferris of CROTON BAIT & TACKLE (http://bit.ly/1JpjYwS). Click on the images below.

You may also enjoy these other articles about Croton in the 1960's here: 
--SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL 1966 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-croton-shakespeare-festival-1966.html
--SOME BITS AND PIECES FROM CROTON 1960 & 1961 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/some-more-bits-pieces-from-croton-early.html  

 

Friday, June 26, 2015

FORMER CROTON RESIDENTS FORM DABCO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

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FORMER CROTON RESIDENTS FORM DABCO PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT: Ed Cohen and Steve Daubney, two life-long friends originally from Croton, have pooled their talents to bring artistically beautiful and functional creations to life. With Ed's many years of art and design experience, and Steve's background in product development, the partners are hopeful that these items can be put into production, and enjoyed by many people. 

GoFundMe campaign for funds to be put toward production tooling and web development:  http://www.gofundme.com/dabco 

Ed and Steve's facebook page for Dabco (Daubney + Cohen = Dabco!) Product Development: https://www.facebook.com/DabcoProductDevelopment 

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS!

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

Just had to share this amazing 1915 ad for the Salvation Army and their free Christmas dinners--we found it in one of our recent vintage magazine acquisitions..."Donations are to be sent to Commander Miss Booth"; you can read more about the history of the Salvation Army here http://bit.ly/1QUZArA 

Check out all these American Flyer AC Gilbert train catalogs online! http://bit.ly/1LLMypQ 

Friends of ours inherited a magnificent service for 12 of Noritake China called Japanese Plum; we thought you’d find the very brief history of the company, etc. of interest http://www.chinafinders.com.au/histnoritake.asp 


Want more vintage, including Christmas tins, putz houses and more? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/01/fabulous-vintage-websites-finds-more-at.html 

WHOLE FOODS ACCUSED OF MASSIVE OVERCHARGING

CNN: That's according to the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, which says it has uncovered "systematic overcharging for pre-packaged foods" at the city's Whole Foods stores. "Our inspectors tell me this is the worst case of mislabeling they have seen in their careers,"...Last year, Whole Foods agreed to pay nearly $800,000 in fines to the cities of Los Angeles, Santa Monica and San Diego after an investigation by state of California found widespread pricing violations there...READ MORE HERE http://money.cnn.com/2015/06/25/news/companies/whole-foods-overcharging/index.html?iid=ob_homepage_money_pool&iid=obnetwork

MORE ACTRESS LENORE ULRIC, THE CROTON CONNECTION

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As many of you know, The Croton Historical Society recently hosted a Croton postcard exhibit. Also included in that exhibit were photos and rare memorabilia of Lenore Ulric, a successful Broadway and film star who lived in the village from 1927 until 1951. (Her name is sometimes seen spelled with an "H" at the end, but she opted for the shortened version around 1918 or so).

Miss Ulric, discovered by Broadway playwright and producer David Belasco, starred in such popular vehicles as "Tiger Rose", "Kiki", "The Harem" and "LuLu Belle" and was particularly noted for her portrayals of the "fem fatale" hot-tempered fiery woman.  

We thought you'd enjoy seeing some additional Ulric material we've discovered in our vintage magazine collection, particularly from editions of the long ago-defunct Motion Picture Magazine in the 1920's and earlier. This article is from 1917. Click on the images and enjoy. There will be more at some point down the road.

Want more Lenore Ulric? Go here  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/08/actress-lenore-ulric-croton-connection.html

REMEMBERING ACTOR HARDY KRUGER, COURTESY OF EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS

More of the wonderful Hardy Kruger from one of our favorite blogs, EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS--with videos too, including Hatari with John Wayne.

German actor and writer Hardy Kr├╝ger (1928) was a tall, blond, blue-eyed heartthrob of the European cinema in the 1950s. He played friendly soldiers and adventurers in numerous German, British and French films and also in some Hollywood classics. Although he often was typecasted as the Aryan Nazi, he hated wearing the brown uniform. 

READ AND SEE MORE HERE http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/06/hardy-kruger.html

THANK YOU CROTON LIONS, A LETTER FROM JENNIFER & PAUL KOONEY

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THANK YOU CROTON LIONS!

A letter to our Croton community,

A very big, heartfelt thank you goes out to our Croton Lions Club for once again sponsoring our son’s Little League team.  That team once again won the Croton Little League Majors Division Championship on Saturday, June 20!  (See Photo)  We would also like to thank Miracle Home Improvement for sponsoring our other son’s team, as well as all of the Croton businesses and clubs that sponsor all of the Croton Little League teams.  Without your support, the program wouldn’t be as vibrant as it is and certain players might not have the opportunity to play.  Thank you for sponsoring our teams!

We would also like to thank the Board of the Croton Little League for making this year fun and exciting for players and parents alike.  Special thanks to all of the Division VPs, the coaches, managers, and official scorekeepers, especially Dan Osborne, Billy Ambose, Max Ambose, Peter Tomasi, Connor Ginman, Glenn Simpson and Kristy and Adam Cohen.  Without all of you, we wouldn’t have Little League!

And, while we are at it, a special thank you goes out to the Board of our Croton AYSO, the coaches and referees, especially Joe Otero and Richard Szkodzinski.  We watched our child have fun, grow, and develop his skills this year, all thanks to you!

We are so blessed to live in a community of such caring and giving people, businesses and not-for-profit groups.  Not only do all of you enable our children to have fun, develop new skills and learn sportsmanship, but you are also fabulous role models, teaching them to one day, give back to community themselves.  Thank you for a great year!

Warmly, Paul and Jennifer Kooney

YET ANOTHER HOUSING/MIXED USE DEVELOPER SEEKS VARIANCE IN HARMON; 7/8 PUBLIC HEARING

As was the case with the Deli and 6 apartments on Benedict--which has been granted multiple variances from the Harmon re-zoning law by Croton officials so that it will be built--the new owner of the former "Nappy property" on Benedict Blvd. is also seeking a variance. (379 S. Riverside Ave; Lawrence Doyle; Edward Gemmola)

See the notice published on page 8 of the June 28, 2015 edition of THE GAZETTE under PUBLIC NOTICES. Click on the image.

Under the Harmon re-zoning assurances by the board and its supporters, residents were told that this site, if developed, would contain only 6 apartments; the current proposal calls for 11 instead; the commercial spaces that will be created are extremely small versus the site's use for housing. As to those who have asked if this would be good for the village's "HUD" demographics, we do not know whether or not it will be low income, market rate, or some mix of the two at the present time--or what the impacts of continued development will be on the school district. Please direct your questions to the appropriate officials or attend the public hearing on 7/8/15.

As soon as the ZBA agenda is up for 7/8, the link will be posted here.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

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

We love bringing you really interesting--and rare finds--especially toys! Click on the photo to see the "Popeye Transit Co. Hauler & Trailer"", 1950s, made by Linemar (Marx), Japan, 13", tin friction, spectacular graphics all around, beautiful C9 in C8 box (tears repaired), a rare toy in an even rarer box!

It sold for in excess of fifteen hundred dollars--and was featured in a previous auction at Croton's Serioustoyz.com - proof positive that if you have serious stuff, they have serious bidders! 

A VERY INTERESTING SITE http://holidaytrees.blogspot.com/p/christmas-tree-archive.html 

An outstanding collection of vintage Christmas photos, 2012, from a friend; houses, Napco, bottle brush trees, you name it! https://www.flickr.com/photos/bungaloneranger/sets/72157632348154040  

Yabba dabba do—it’s a Flintstone Flintmobile—now here’s something you don’t see every day! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/12/mattel-hot-wheels-flintstones.html

Ideal Fort Cheyenne vintage CARRY-ALL playset--very neat! http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2015/06/ideal-fort-cheyenne-carry-all-playset.html 

Want more vintage--INCLUDING A GREAT TIN LITHOGRAPHED BARN BY MARX AND MORE? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/09/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_29.html

FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBAG, GOUVEIA PROPERTY 2011

A resident writes: "A supporter of the current board says that Trustee Gallelli never retracted any statements that she made about other organizations wanting to take over the Gouveia property and that the Town of Cortlandt was in fact very interested in the site. The supporter said that this retraction never happened and was a lie being made up by "agents of the Republican party".  Can you please re-post the facts so I can send it to this person.Thank you for your time."

Editor's Note: Here it is; to our knowledge, Trustee Gallelli did not dispute the content of this article from THE EXAMINER NEWS by F.A. Butcher; here is their website: http://www.theexaminernews.com/ 

The meeting is also on videotape.   

MAY 24, 2011, THE EXAMINER NEWS, TRUSTEE GALLELLI RETRACTS STATEMENTS THAT THE TOWN OF CORTLANDT AND THE OPEN SPACE INSTITUTE WANTED THE GOUVEIA PROPERTY: "During the May 16 meeting Trustee Ann Gallelli retracted comments she had made previously that led the public to believe that the Town of Cortlandt and the Open Space Institute wanted the Gouveia property... She publicly admitted that neither party has an interest in the property." 

CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON'S BLUE PIG--READER'S CHOICE, BEST ICE CREAM 2015

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WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE: CONGRATULATIONS TO THE BLUE PIG - voted Reader's Choice 2015- Best ice cream in Westchester! And their ice cream is on the cover of the latest edition too https://www.facebook.com/bluepigicecream

AND AS FOR BAKED BY SUSAN:  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/crotons-baked-by-susan-voted-best.html

FEBRUARY 1939, CROTON PLAYWRIGHT MARGARET MAYO ANSWERS BIBLE QUIZ

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COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: 1939, MISS MAYO HAS ANSWER FOR QUIZ ABOUT BIBLE. CLICK ON THE PHOTO.

For more about one of Croton's most notable residents: A Look Back @ Croton's Margaret Mayo http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-look-back-crotons-margaret-mayo.html

& MORE FAY BAINTER, THE CROTON CONNECTION

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For those who don't know, actress Fay Bainter lived here in the village during the 1930’s.  She will be part of an upcoming exhibit currently in the works by members of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Stay tuned for more info.

In the meantime, check out the very young and pretty Bainter in the 1917 production of  The Willow Tree. Click on the photo. 

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/more-actress-fay-bainter-croton.html

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

NEW MUSIC TEACHERS @ THE CORTLANDT SCHOOL OF PERFORMING ARTS

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Ray and Carol Arrucci announce additional music teachers at The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts! (Click on the photo!)

Learn more about them at www.CortArts.com under ABOUT US. 

Ray and Carol Arrucci, Owners
The Cortlandt School of Performing Arts 914-402-4250

CROTON'S BAKED BY SUSAN VOTED BEST BAKERY IN WESTCHESTER 2015 & BEST CUPCAKES 2015!

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Baked by Susan bakery has been voted by the readers of Westchester Magazine as BEST BAKERY IN WESTCHESTER for 2015 and BEST CUPCAKES 2015!  

As a thank you to our community, we are hosting a party this Sunday, June 28 from 1-4 pm.  We will have local live music (Without A Net  & 6 Cent Melon), free face painting, tastings, and prizes!  20 lucky customers will win a free t-shirt!!! 

Baked by Susan is a locally owned and operated bakery.  We make everything from scratch using only the best ingredients.  We have been a part of the Croton community for over 5 years. 

Baked by Susan, 163 Grand Street, Croton on Hudson, NY 914-862-0874 bakedbysusan.com

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

Another one of those great ads from the back pages of a movie magazine, 1960--100 LITTLE DOLLS ALL FOR A DOLLAR! Made of styrene (now there's a word you don't hear of too often any more) and hard synthetic rubber. Yes, we want them all. 

Click on the photo.

So worth looking at again: the coolest Disney blog--all vintage 1928-1945.

It hasn't been updated in a while but we love it and there are some very interesting things on it--including early Mickey Mouse Thanksgiving Day Balloon photos vintagedisneymemorabilia.blogspot.com/ 

THE CANDY WRAPPER MUSEUM! This is a very fun site http://www.candywrappermuseum.com/index.html 

Check out this fantastic Marx Fort Dearborn Cabin from Toy Connect—minty! http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2011/09/marx-fort-dearborn-cabin.html 

For fans of Russel Wright/Melmac: http://retrochalet.blogspot.com/ 

A truly outstanding collection of vintage celluloid and plastic Halloween – some really extraordinary pieces in here http://www.flickr.com/photos/vintagehalloweencollector/sets/72157600441919944/with/268242532/ 

Check this site out: Just keep scrolling down this page—the matchless stars alone are worth the visit--re-wiring and restoring vintage Christmas lighting http://www.theroyalstonattic.com/Repairs.html 

And by the way: Howard has uploaded the pattern for the latest putz house he is working on--click on the link and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=882

AND IN CASE YOU MISSED IT...http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/just-friday-latest-from-rob-monicas.html

WANT MORE VINTAGE, INCLUDING A GREAT PROJECT BY HOWARD, A WONDERFUL OLD CATALOG AND MORE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-everything-crotons-fabulous_28.html

P.S. FANS OF FILM STAR SESSUE HAYAKAWA will find this of interest  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/new-from-european-film-star-postcards_24.html