Wednesday, August 31, 2016

RUGBY SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE CHAMPIONSHIP 2nd ROUND - NEW ZEALAND V. AUSTRALIA

Village rugby fans are always kept up to date thanks to Croton's own Tom Faranda's Folly: RUGBY SOUTHERN HEMISPHERE CHAMPIONSHIP 2nd ROUND - NEW ZEALAND V. AUSTRALIA, VIDEO CLIP - http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2016/08/rugby-australia-v-new-zealand-south-hemisphere-championship-2nd-round.html

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

GENE WILDER HAS DIED

(CNN)Gene Wilder, who brought a wild-eyed desperation to a series of memorable and iconic comedy roles in the 1970s and 1980s, has died, his lawyer, Eric Weissmann, said.

He was 83. Wilder is best known for his collaborations with director Mel Brooks, starring as the stressed-out Leo Bloom in Brooks' breakout 1967 film "The Producers," and later in the monster movie spoof "Young Frankenstein." He also portrayed a boozing gunslinger in "Blazing Saddles." READ MORE HERE http://www.cnn.com/2016/08/29/entertainment/gene-wilder-dead/index.html

Photo By Warner Brothers/Tandem Production - eBay, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=20462520

Sunday, August 28, 2016

MORE CROTON SUMMERTIME 1970

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

MORE CROTON SUMMERTIME 1970 COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY--AND BY SPECIAL REQUEST. INCLUDES HENRY VI, BASEBALL, FIREMAN'S PARADE, CROTON DAY CAMP FIELD DAY, ETC.

CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE A INTEREST IN CROTON SUMMERTIME 1972 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-is-summercroton-1972.html

 

Saturday, August 27, 2016

AN INDEX 2 THE STARLIGHT LANES/BOWLING POSTS @ EVERYTHING CROTON

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

BY SPECIAL REQUEST: AN INDEX TO THE STARLIGHT LANES/BOWLING POSTS HERE AT EVERYTHING CROTON; please note this is an ongoing index; bookmark the post for updates.




THE LATEST ADVENTURES OF ROB & MONICA: AN EVENING BOAT TRIP AND ONE FRIDAY SALE

EDITOR'S NOTE: And how could we forget that Summer Staple and favorite of the Astronauts, TANG!

8/21/16 An Evening Boat Trip And One Friday Sale

The second week of August would be a short workweek. We were off on Friday. Counting this week, there were twenty-one weeks left in the year, Between holidays and carefully selected vacation days, only five of them would be five day workweeks. We were pretty happy about this. There would be a lot of long weekends in our future and this would be the first of three consecutive short workweeks for us. Before even getting to the weekend, we had an evening boat trip ahead of us. READ THE REST HERE http://bit.ly/2bouJ6Q

Friday, August 26, 2016

THE EL FARO DATA RECORDER SAYS...

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.  

As many of you know, Croton's Richard Pusatere, Chief Engineer, was lost on the El Faro in 2015.  The NTSB located the sunken cargo ship’s Voyage Data Recorder in late April:

8/24/16 gCaptain

Twenty-six hours of data and audio pulled from the El Faro’s voyage data recorder is providing investigators with important clues about the ship’s sinking during Hurricane Joaquin last October, including that the Master gave the order to abandon ship about 10 minutes before the data cuts off. The new details were released Wednesday by the National Transportation Board after it revealed that it successfully recovered about 26 hours worth of information from the VDR, which was recovered earlier this month off the coast of the Bahamas. READ MORE HERE http://gcaptain.com/nstb-26-hours-of-information-recovered-from-el-faros-vdr/#.V74XPJeOx0w.facebook

Thursday, August 25, 2016

65 LB. HEROIN DRUG BUST IN CORTLANDT NOT CROTON

The following is provided as a point of information. A  major heroin bust being reported today from LoHud incorrectly said it took place in Croton. The headline has been corrected but other outlets are copying the original story.

CORRECTED ARTICLE: Heroin bust in Cortlandt: Drugs came from Mexico LOHUD, 8/25/16 Drug Enforcement Adminstration officials said the seizure was the culmination of a three-month wiretap investigation involving numerous federal, state and local agencies - READ MORE HERE http://www.lohud.com/story/news/crime/2016/08/25/heroin-bust-croton/89331764/

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

ANother photo from the 2016 Golden Glow of Christmas Past convention, courtesy of Mark P, an ADVERTISING  store display for FAO SCHWARZ. 

Especially love the renditions of that all important doll for 1936: SHIRLEY TEMPLE. CLICK ON THE PHOTO.

OUTSTANDING SELDOM SEEN COLORS, SHAPES, DIE-CUT GERMAN DRESDENS FROM THE 1960'S http://blumchen.com/dresden_trims_vintage_pg2.html

PUTZINVT HAS MADE LOTS OF NEW HOUSES  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1128
AND 
http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1125

AND
http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=1126

PETE OEHMEN, PUTZ HOUSE FENCES GALORE; GET IN ON THE CONVERSATION http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=10&t=1123

FOR FANS OF LAUREL AND HARDY  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/08/stan-laurel-and-oliver-hardy.html

AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE, MARX, ZORRO, HACIENDA; WONDERFUL TINPLATE http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/02/marx-zorro-garrison-hacienda.html

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

A FEW PHOTOS FROM ASBURY'S 2016 HISTORIC SUNDAY

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A FEW PHOTOS FROM ASBURY'S 2016 HISTORIC SUNDAY. READ AND SEE MORE HERE: 

This past Sunday we celebrated Historic Sunday as we do each year in August. This year Mrs. Delezine [in the person of Dorene Picker] , mistress of the Ferry House [ferry crossed the Croton River near where Rt 9A/Rt 9 bridge is now] , came to preach and tell us about the 1805 Croton Camp Meeting, including highlighting Ben Franklin's reflections on prayer. She also brought a lantern and warmer to show during children's sermon. After church several vendors hawked their wares as was often done during the Camp meetings. https://www.facebook.com/AsburyCrotonUMC/posts/1071860902868174

1970: A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S "3" ROCK MUSICAL

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.

BY SPECIAL REQUEST, A LOOK BACK @ CROTON'S "3" ROCK MUSICAL - COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW.