Monday, October 31, 2016

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

An oldie but goodie: the Flickr Halloween Decorations photo album of Matthew Und--includes many handmade and storebought putz houses.

Click on the photo, then the link http://bit.ly/2foc1QQ

Lynn's Halloween village; keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/2f2dYB9 

Will's loggie putz houses http://bit.ly/2f2e6As

Paul Race...Thoughts About Halloween  https://familychristmasonline.com/other_holidays/halloween/halloween.htm

From our friends at EFSP: Anthony Quinn http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/10/imported-from-usa-anthony-quinn.html 

HALLOWEEN IN HARMON WITH HOUDINI, AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE

Remembering Harry Houdini who died this date in 1926. 

And what better way than courtesy of CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES....

HALLOWEEN WITH HOUDINI IN HARMON

On Halloween, in 1922, the world-famous magician Harry Houdini gave what he called a “pseudo séance” in the Harmon home of his friend, journalist and social reformer Sophie Irene Loeb. He used the word “pseudo” when he recalled the incident in his book Magician Among Spirits, because he was famous not only for astounding feats of magic, but also for debunking the spiritualists, mediums and seers who used tricks to fool credulous people into believing they could actually communicate with the dead. READ MORE HERE https://crotonhistory.org/2013/10/31/halloween-with-houdini-in-harmon/

THE 2016 GOD SQUAD SLEEP-OUT STARTS DECEMBER 3RD...

From the 2013 Sleep-out, photo md cudequest, all rights reserved
Welcome to Everything Croton--a collection of all things Croton, our history, our homes, our issues, our houses of worship--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON. 

The God Squad's annual Homelessness Awareness Sleepout is  Saturday, December 3rd through Sunday, December 4th from approximately 3PM on Saturday to Noon on Sunday.  Please stop by and make a donation but....

If you want to make a donation before then, you can drop off your check at the Parish Office Center, Monday–Friday between the hours of 9 am to 5 pm or....Mail your donation c/o God Squad to Holy Name of Mary, 114 Grand Street, Croton-on-Hudson, N.Y. 10520

 YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: 




--KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS SERVE BREAKFAST TO GOD SQUAD PARTICIPANTS 2014  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/holy-names-knights-of-columbus-2014-god.html  

THE POT O'GOLD MURDER

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON RESIDENT SHAUN COEN ON THE PUBLICATION OF HIS BOOK: THE POT O'GOLD MURDER.

Now available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Kobo and at blackopalbooks.com

Sunday, October 30, 2016

IMPORTED FROM THE USA: ANTHONY QUINN

New from our friends at European Filmstar Postcards - IMPORTED FROM THE USA: ANTHONY QUINN

Mexican-American actor Anthony Quinn (1915-2001) started as a contract player at Paramount, where he mainly played villains and ethnic types. He moved to Broadway and replaced Marlon Brando in A Streetcar Named Desire. This performance boosted his film career. For his role as Brando's brother in Viva Zapata! (Elia Kazan, 1952), Quinn won the Best Supporting Actor Academy Award. He gave one of his best performances as the circus strongman in Federico Fellini's masterpiece La Strada (1954). Quinn won his second Supporting Actor Oscar in 1957 for his role as Gauguin in Lust for Life (Vincente Minnelli, 1956), opposite Kirk Douglas as Vincent van Gogh. Over the next decades Quinn alternated between Hollywood and the European cinema.  READ MORE HERE http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2016/10/imported-from-usa-anthony-quinn.html

Editor's Note: Quinn was also wonderful in THE GUNS OF NAVARONE as Colonel Andrea Stavrou.

BY SPECIAL REQUEST: NOVEMBER 1974 IN CROTON, PART 3 OF 5

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: NOVEMBER 1974 IN CROTON, PART 3 OF 5--COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.  Click on the photos below. Since Maurice Pop Berger is mentioned, you may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/09/more-croton-memories-pop-bergers.html

SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/10/by-special-request-november-1974-in.html

SEE PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/10/by-special-request-november-1974-in_24.html

Saturday, October 29, 2016

PHOTOS FROM THE 2016 CROTON GOBLIN WALK

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.

The village held its annual Goblin Walk today--which starts at the Municipal Building and ends at Vassallo Park. Entertainment this year was provided by The Balloon Lampoon Show.  Halloween costumes were judged by the Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber of Commerce  http://www.hvgatewaychamber.com/

Click on the photos below, all rights reserved. High resolution copies available upon request.

YOU CAN ALSO SEE MORE PHOTOS FROM THE GOBLIN WALK COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED AT https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/675713182585716

Friday, October 28, 2016

CROTON HARMON HS GIRLS & BOYS CROSS COUNTRY TEAMS EARN 2ND PLACE HONORS

Per school website: The Croton-Harmon High School girls and boys cross-country teams both earned second-place honors at the League Championship meet held at Croton Point Park. They will next compete on Sunday, 10/30 at Woodlands High School. Good luck and congratulations!

REMEMBERING SUPER STORM SANDY 4 YEARS LATER

THE JOURNAL NEWS reminded us that....Four years later, the statistics associated with Superstorm Sandy — the massive hurricane that made landfall in New Jersey on Oct. 29, 2012 and swamped the entire region — are still staggering.

The Hudson River swelled more than 10 feet during the storm. Seventy mile per hour winds were recorded in White Plains. More than 300,000 people in Westchester were in the dark for as much as a week. Across the river, 80 percent of Orange and Rockland Utilities' 300,000 customers were without power.  READ MORE HERE; LINK IS ONLY GOOD FOR A FEW WEEKS http://lohud.us/2ehQ5Sy

SEE EVERYTHING CROTON's COVERAGE OF SANDY HERE:

--A LOOK BACK FROM THE CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/10/a-look-back-hurricane-sandy-from-your.html

--10/29 FLOODING @ THE CROTON YACHT CLUB http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-102912-updated-on-croton-yacht-club.html

--PHOTOS FROM HOLY NAME'S POTLUCK COMMUNITY DINNER  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/photos-from-community-potluck-supper-at.html 

--CROTON YACHT CLUB OPENS ITS DOORS TO ALL THOSE WITHOUT POWER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/croton-yacht-club-opens-its-doors-to_3962.html

--HOLY NAME'S 8TH GRADE CLASS RAISES MONEY FOR SANDY VICTIMS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/kudos-to-holy-names-8th-grade-religious.html

--THE CROTON ARBORETUM, POST SANDY UPDATE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/11/the-croton-arboretum-post-sandy-update.html