Friday, September 30, 2016

AN ANNUAL TRADITION: GIANT PUMPKIN @ UMAMI

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

UMAMI'S ANNUAL 2016 GIANT PUMPKIN ARRIVED TODAY! (Click on the photo.) Just in time for THE BLAZE!

FOR MORE ABOUT UMAMI, VISIT  http://www.umamicafe.com/

SEE PAST UMAMI PUMPKINS HERE:
--2011 pumpkin http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/help-this-giant-white-pumpkin-just.html 
--2012 pumpkin http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/giant-pumpkin-springs-up-in-harmon.html & http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/another-giant-pumpkins-springs-up-in.html

--2014 pumpkin http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/2014-giant-pumpkin-invades-harmon-lands.html 

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

A beauty! A repro of the Coralene Bead House by PUTZINVERMONT; click on the photo; see and read more here http://bit.ly/2djRjha

Yes we're dreaming of fall and cooler days--and so it's time for the annual roll-out of The Spook Hill Chronicles! http://bit.ly/1hPyjqc

Blumchen's Halloween Shop is open! http://blumchen.com/halloween_shop.html

The latest adventures of Rob and Monica: I Believe, I Believe  http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2016/09/i-believei-believe.html

CAN'T GET ENOUGH VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_31.html

Saturday, September 24, 2016

AN UPDATE FROM FORMER COACH DON DAUBNEY

The following letter from former Coach Don Daubney appeared in a recent edition of The Gazette...it is reprinted here by request.

To the editor,

Last Tuesday I was informed by the Croton Harmon High School athletic director that the school board at their meeting on the previous Thursday, had appointed two new teachers within the school system to share the position of boys JV basketball coach.

It is well known that I have held that position for many years, and find that decision disappointing. Be that as it may, it is their decision to make. However, considering the success of the boys CHHS basketball program over the past 30 years, and my role in that with over 460 team victories that I have coached, one might think that I could be able to help bridge the program for its new team of coaches.

I do want to thank all the people who encouraged me, wrote letters and signed a petition on my behalf. I thank you for caring enough in this matter. I am sure we all wish the teams well this coming season.

Don Daubney

Wednesday, September 7, 2016

SAYING GOOD-BYE TO KING YUM, THE LATEST FROM ROB & MONICA

Last October, we had to say goodbye to Palace Of Wong, one of our two favorite Chinese restaurants. It had been around for 48 years. The news came, last week, that our other favorite, King Yum, would be closing its doors this month after being open for over 60 years. The story was, basically, the same. The son of the original owner wished to retire and no one in the family was interested in taking over. Like Palace Of Wong, they did not sell the restaurant, instead deciding to close a business that had always belonged to one family. READ MORE HERE--AND SALING ADVENTURES TOO:

http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2016/09/saying-goodbye-to-king-yum.html

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

CONGRATS CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE MAJORS CHAMPS J&S TAXI, 2016

From Croton Little League's John Sarcone: Attached please find photo of the Croton Little League 2016 Majors Championship team -12-4-1 J&S Taxi:  Pictured front row left to right –click on the photo

John Anthony Sarcone – 11 year old – Short Stop & Pitcher: Season BA .511, SA .595; Sam Weiner – 10 year old First Baseman & Pitcher: Season BA .458, SA .684; Frank Fontana -10 year old  Catcher: Season BA .371, SA .354; Evan Kurtz - 10 year old Center Fielder, Pitcher & Third Baseman: Season BA .463, SA .861;  Sam Parker 12 year old Left Fielder & Pitcher: Season BA .185, SA .304;

Top row left to right -  Manager John Sarcone;  Victor Syku 11 year old Out Fielder: Season BA .378, SA .415;   Martin Kolter - 11 year old – Right Fielder:  Martin had never played baseball until this year and did not know the positions on the field when he first started but finished strong!; Philip Stephens 13 year old Third Baseman & Catcher: Season BA .472, SA .725;   Coach Lisa Stephens;   Luke Marino – 13 year old Pitcher & First Baseman: Season BA .462, SA .893 – Luke also won the leagues Cy Young Award!; Coach Alan Gagliotti and James “JJ” Willimann – 11 year old Second Baseman & Pitcher: Season BA .408, SA .488. Not Pictured – Hitting Coach Paul Marino

Congratulations to the 2016 Croton Little League Majors Champions J&S Taxi and thank you to its sponsor and Owner!!

Sunday, September 4, 2016

SEPTEMBER UPDATE, YUKA'S LATIN FUSION

Looks like the demolition/rehab work has been completed at the soon to be Yuka's Latin Fusion in the former Tenampa location at 2011 Albany Post Road.

While they do not appear to be open yet, there is a NOW HIRING SIGN out front (presumably you inquire within). CLICK ON THE PHOTO. Will keep you posted.

EFSP's DAZZLING DOZEN: A NIGHT AT THE OPERA

3 September 2016: From our friends at European Filmstar Postcards...

EFSP's Dazzling Dozen: A Night at the Opera

Nowadays, you can enjoy a night at The Metropolitan Opera in New York in your local cinema. In December 2006, The Met started a series of performance transmissions shown live in high definition in cinemas around the world. The series expanded from an initial six transmissions to 10 in the 2014–2015 season and today reaches more than 2,000 venues in 70 countries across six continents. But long before these transmissions started, several opera stars were already very popular in the cinema. Today 12 dazzling postcards of opera performers who also became film stars. READ AND SEE MORE AT 

http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2016/09/efsps-dazzling-dozen-night-at-opera.html 

SPEAKING OF CROTON'S OWN OPERATIC DIVA...

Saturday, September 3, 2016

CROTON GRIDIRON CLUB - GOFUNDME PAGE FOR HS FOOTBALL PROGRAM

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

CROTON GRIDIRON CLUB - GOFUNDME PAGE FOR HS FOOTBALL PROGRAM -  Croton Harmon has historically sustained a strong high school football program, and under the passionate leadership of Coach Joe Streany (an alumni and a teacher in the disctict) the players, parents and community can help keep this tradition going strong in 2016 and beyond.   

The Croton Gridiron Club encourages the Croton Football program by providing support for the team both on and off the field—with team dinners the night before each game; healthy, energy packed game-day snacks; and supplemental equipment that is not always covered by the school budget. DONATE AND READ MORE HERE  https://www.gofundme.com/crotonfootball