Sunday, July 31, 2016

REMEMBERING MICHAEL ANSARA

Who died this date in 2013...

Check out this ad for BROKEN ARROW, the television show starring Michael Ansara as Cochise.

Click on the photo.  

This Western series ran on ABC-TV from 1956 through 1958 on Tuesdays at 9 p.m. Eastern time. Repeat episodes were shown by ABC on Sunday afternoon during the 1959–60 season. Read more here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Broken_Arrow_%28TV_series%29 And more about Michael Ansara here http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michael_Ansara

A LITTLE 1957 CHHS FOOTBALL

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CLICK ON THE PHOTO, COURTESY OF ANYTHING CROTON ELVE--FOR A LITTLE 1957 CHHS FOOTBALL--FEATURING FAMILIAR OLD CROTONITE NAMES...you may also enjoy more 1950's football here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/part-2-look-back-at-1950s-croton.html
  

Friday, July 29, 2016

WANT TO KNOW MORE ABOUT CORTLANDT COMMUNITY ROWING?

Click on the link for discussion, video and more http://www.townofcortlandt.com/cit-e-access/webpage.cfm?TID=20&TPID=15818

8, 9, & 10 FROM ROB AND MONICA

As many of you know, Rob and Monica have been hitting the estate sales whenever they can--and they've fallen behind in their blog postings...
While they're catching up (the link below takes you to Numbers 8, 9 AND 10) your editor would like to point out some really fun stuff spread out over all thee postings:

FIRST LOTS OF PHOTOS--Rob and Monica are always very generous that way, tons of vintage Valentine Day cards and Christmas kitsch, some hideous and not so hideous mid-century bathrooms, SPACE BOOKS---AND LOTS OF 60'S KIDDIE BOOKS, RECORDS, ETC...

CLICK ON THE LINKS AND ENJOY:

#10 4TH OF JULY WEEKEND AND MORE http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2016/07/twelve-posts-in-twenty-one-days-episode_28.html

#9 http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2016/07/twelve-posts-in-twenty-one-days-episode_27.html

#8 http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2016/07/twelve-posts-in-twenty-one-days-episode_25.html

Thursday, July 28, 2016

COAST GUARD PLANS TO BLOCK HUDSON BETWEEN HAVERSTRAW & MONTROSE

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Regarding the article below: Several Croton and town residents have also contacted other environmental organizations, including Riverkeeper.  Will keep you posted. In the meantime:

ONGRID VENTURES: COAST GUARD PLANS To Block Hudson River Between Haverstraw and Montrose  

7/25/16 The Coast Guard has outlined 10 anchorages for hazardous barges on the Hudson River which will disrupt river traffic, including sailors and other recreational vessels.  The Montrose site, shown here, will cover 127 acres of open water, and will impede boating at Stony Point and Haverstraw. The Coast Guard is asking for public feedback on the plan by September 7.  The full list of anchorages is here.

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

RALPH & DAVE'S IS CLOSING

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Received the very sad news today about Ralph & Dave's. Good luck in your future endeavors.

Steve and I are sitting here putting this message together. First off we would like to thank all of our loyal customers who have come here and made friends, had celebrations and just got to know us and our staff. Then to thank our unbelievable staff, Casey who's been here since the beginning, Sean, Aurora, Austin, Allanah, Alexandra, Johnny, Kara, Jessica, Marco, Hector and Kia who have been so loyal and represented us so well! But it has come to a time when we had to make some very hard decisions, and have decided it is time to close the doors for good here at Ralph and Dave's. 

Since Dave's departure my friend Steve Welles became a partner and helped keep The restaurant running for almost another year. I think we had a great concept, providing good fresh seafood and steaks, great classic cocktails and personable service. But all good things must come to an end, thank you to our other partner Mark for believing in us and helping us out until the end...http://bit.ly/2aimfLw

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP–OFF DAY

ANOTHER SUCCESSFUL PRESCRIPTION DRUG DROP–OFF DAY

Mayor Greg Schmidt, Deputy Mayor Bob Anderson and Trustee Ken Walsh were on hand yesterday with New York State Senator Terrence Murphy, Croton Community Coalition Chairwoman Laurie Dean and Croton Police Department Chief Anthony Tramaglini to collect unwanted, unused or expired prescription drugs.

READ AND SEE MORE HERE:

https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/622252331265135

FOR MORE ABOUT THE CROTON COMMUNITY COALITION, VISIT  http://crotoncoalition.com/

and FROM 2015  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/article-on-2015-drug-trends-forum.html

THE SCHOENHUTT HUMPTY DUMPTY CIRCUS

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AMAZING SCHOENHUT DISPLAY, A MESSAGE FROM CROTON'S TOM MIANO OF SERIOUSTOYZ

BACK IN 2014, TOM MANO gave us the scoop on a special exhibit of Schoenhut toys at the Coney Island Sideshow Museum in Brooklyn, NY. This was a unique opportunity to see a giant set-up of the "Humpty Dumpty" circus. With over 200 original pieces, this was one of the largest Schoenhut collections ever exhibited, and everything was set up in a large display, with dozens of "acts" going on. Additionally, there was a separate display of Schoenhut's extremely rare "Teddy Roosevelt on Safari" set. A stop-action movie created with the collection's figures was also being shown.

We've had a request to see those photos again--click on the images below--ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. 

And stay tuned for news about the upcoming auction at SERIOUSTOYZ.COM--which has had to be postponed due to a serious illness in the family. Please keep Tom in your prayers.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

CONGRATS TO 3RD UNIVERSE!

PHOTO ALL RIGHTS RESERVED MD CUDEQUEST
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Congratulations to 3rd Universe of Croton, 2016 KIDS EDITORS PICK FOR BEST HANG-OUT
 
3rd Universe Comics
35 N Riverside Ave, Croton-on-Hudson
(914) 827-3600; www.3rduniverse.com
At this cafĂ©-like comic-book store, kids can join like-minded geeks to play face-to-face games, including Dungeons & Dragons, Magic: The Gathering, and Pokemon. There are also card-trading opportunities, plenty of books to read, and teens teaching others how to play new games. Owner Bryan Deyo puts out healthy snacks like fruit, nuts, hummus, and carrots. And if your child can’t break away from the screen, there are computers for Minecraft and big-screen TVs for Super Smash Brothers tournaments, too.

Monday, July 25, 2016

THANK YOU ALL FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM

Thanks to the generosity of homeowners who opened their beautiful gardens, the support of local businesses, and the hard work of many volunteers, our 20th Annual Garden Tour raised $2,700 in much-needed funds.

The tour is a major fund-raising event for our all-volunteer, non-profit organization, which provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum in Croton. The money raised will support regular maintenance, educational programs and restoration projects.

A special thanks to these local businesses for their financial support of the tour:
A&S Fine Foods
Croton Country Gardens
Feed the Birds
The Green Growler
Hilltop Nursery & Garden Center
Hudson Financial Group
Peter Pratt's Inn
River Towns Realty
Run on Hudson Valley
Sunshine & Clover
Tagine Restaurant & Wine Bar
Three Dog Bite
Umami Cafe

FORMER CROTON TEACHER FRED BROOKS HAS PASSED AWAY

He had relocated to Florida; click on the link to the obituary--which is very "sparse" http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/palmbeachpost/obituary.aspx?n=Fred-F-BROOKS&pid=180717507  

However Mr. Brooks is being remembered with deep affecton and numerous comments over at the You Know you from Croton on Hudson FB page 

NUMBER 7 FROM ROB & MONICA!

As many of you know, Rob and Monica have been hitting the estate sales whenever they can--and they've fallen behind in their blog postings...

While they're catching up (the link below takes you to "Number 7") your editor would like to point out a specific item in their latest post...

These rather strange vintage angel/choir blowmold vignettes. And mounted in CONCRETE bases...clearly a remuddling of old and new, your editor would love a first impression. You'll find them, lots of vintage Christmas and the Monkees too (click on the photo) at the link below:  http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2016/07/twelve-posts-in-twenty-one-days-episode_24.html

Sunday, July 24, 2016

GARDEN TOUR RAISES $2,700

GARDEN TOUR RAISES $2,700 - Thanks to the generosity of homeowners who opened their beautiful gardens, the support of local businesses, and the hard work of many volunteers, our 20th Annual Garden Tour raised $2,700 in much-needed funds.

The tour is a major fund-raising event for our all-volunteer, non-profit organization, which provides environmental stewardship for 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum in Croton. The money raised will support regular maintenance, educational programs and restoration projects.


We hope you will visit the Arboretum this summer to enjoy our boardwalk and trails. http://www.crotonarboretum.org/news/2016/7/24/garden-tour-raises-2700.html