Thursday, March 31, 2016

CONGRATS TO WINDRUM & REYNOLDS, HNM KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, OFF TO THE 2016 FINALS @ WEST POINT!

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AND NOW A WORD FROM HOLY NAME OF MARY'S KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS: We have 2 participants from our HNM KofC Council who won the Regionals and have reached the New York State Finals in the Knights of Columbus Free Throw Contest. They will compete at West Point on April 9th: Emma Windrum - Girls Age 10 AND Sean Reynolds - Boys Age 14.

Caleigh Moore finished second in the Girls Age 14 Regionals. Congratulations to all! Click on the photo.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

1940 CHRISTMAS AD FOR "GULLIVER'S TRAVELS"

Was just thrilled to find this Jan. 1940 Christmas ad for the animated production of Gulliver's Travels in our old magazine stash. 

For those who don't know, Gulliver's Travels is a 1939 American cel-animated Technicolor feature film, directed by Dave Fleischer and produced by Max Fleischer for Fleischer Studios about an explorer who helps a small kingdom who declared war after an argument over a wedding song. 

The film was released on December 22, 1939 by Paramount Pictures, which had the feature produced in response to the success of Walt Disney's box-office hit Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs. You can read more about it here http://tinyurl.com/j3d8qrd

Click on the images and enjoy!

FROM OUR FRIENDS @ EFSP: IMPORTED FROM THE USA, MARLON BRANDO

And now from our friends at European Filmstar Postcards: IMPORTED FROM THE USA, MARLON BRANDO

Here he is in Sayonara...click on the photo....read on...

3/30/16 - American film star Marlon Brando (1924-2004) was one of the greatest and most influential actors of all time. A cultural icon, Brando is most famous for his Oscar-winning performances as Terry Malloy in On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) and Don Vito Corleone in The Godfather (1972). During the 1960s and 1970, he starred in several European films...READ MORE HERE http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.nl/2016/03/imported-from-usa-marlon-brando.html

ABOUT THAT 3D PRINTER FOR THE CROTON LIBRARY...

3/29/16 - Today, Janet DiBenedetto presented Rotary Club of Croton's President, Dr. Greg Schmidt with a check awarded to the group as part of a matching grant from the Rotary District which was used to purchase a 3D Printer for Croton Free Library. Pictured also is Yvonne Cech, Library Director. #3Dprinter #rotary #rotaryclub - SEE MORE HERE  bit.ly/1RqkkGk

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

TODAY IS VIETNAM VETERANS RECOGNITION DAY; CROTON RESIDENTS WHO SERVED

LT. PEGGY TUXEN OF CROTON; click on the photo.
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TODAY--MARCH 29--is Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, set aside to honor those men and women who served in the Vietnam War.

Click on the links below, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society archives, to read about Croton residents who served.

SEE PART 1 HERE bit.ly/25uSD5o
SEE PART 2 HERE bit.ly/1WVDC6Q
SEE PART 3 HERE bit.ly/1UrP3W2
SEE PART 4 HERE bit.ly/25uSOh6

ACTRESS PATTY DUKE HAS DIED

Hollywood legend Patty Duke -- who won an Oscar for playing Helen Keller in "The Miracle Worker" -- has died. She was 69. Duke passed away at 1:20 AM Tuesday morning. She died from sepsis due to a ruptured intestine. Read more here, includes video from THE PATTY DUKE SHOW and THE MIRACLE WORKER bit.ly/1UrxmGb 

Being from that generation, your editor will always remember her from The Patty Duke Show, an American sitcom that ran on ABC from September 18, 1963, to April 27, 1966, with reruns airing through August 31. Click on the photo.

LET'S HEAR IT FOR THE VOLUNTEERS @ HOLY NAME...

Who once again did an outstanding job "dressing up" the church for Easter Sunday 2016.

From top to bottom, it was truly beautiful. Click on the photo. A high resolution copy has been sent to the parish secretary. Not shown here is the fact that almost every corner of the church was festooned with greenery and flowers very artfully arranged. You may also have an interest in seeing some photos from the 2016 Knights of Columbus Easter Egg Hunt http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/photos-from-2016-knights-of-columbus.html

HAPPY 10TH ANNIVERSARY TO CROTON'S OWN MEMPHIS MAE'S

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CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON'S OWN MEMPHIS MAE'S--CELEBRATING THEIR 10TH ANNIVERSARY WITH A PARTY AND COMEDY SHOW ON APRIL 1ST. 

Click on the flyer for all the details. bit.ly/1RDEZ8G

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

Some interesting things to show you today--first, love this 1954 Gillette razor ad. That's followed by Hasbro's Mr. Potato Head and company, 1950's--featured in a previous auction from Croton's own SeriousToyz.com - And one of our favorite houses from Howard Lamey. Click on the photos and enjoy.

Howard and the lake house putz--see it from start to finish here bit.ly/1pWj7Na

Vintage train goodness: Some early Marx--1931--freight cars  bit.ly/25tkOS7 

1979, Peter Frampton & Croton  bit.ly/1MxeBON

And a real find: From 1937 comes the 5" (12.7cm) long dirigible 'USN Los Angeles' from Tootsietoy, one of four Buck Rogers themed offerings which also included the Battlecruiser, Flash Blast Attack Ship, and Venus Duo-Destroyer. See more here bit.ly/1RongU7

And a great piece of ephemera: THE 1949 FUTURAMIC OLDSMOBILE WITH WHIRLAWAY! bit.ly/1WU5OHl