Friday, June 30, 2017

CONGRATULATIONS TO HOT DIPPITY DONUTS

Congratulations to HOT DIPPITY DONUTS - 2017 Readers' Pick 2017, Best of Westchester, Donuts, Westchester Magazine http://hotdippitydonuts.com/

CONGRATULATIONS TO BAKED BY SUSAN, WESTCHESTER MAG 2017 BEST BAKERY AND CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE

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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO BAKED BY SUSAN--proud to announce that we are the WESTCHESTER MAGAZINE 2017 winner of Best Bakery and Best Chocolate Chip Cookie!! We want to thank all of you who voted and continue to support us with FREE chocolate chip cookies Saturday and Sunday! Also, free t-shirts with a $50 purchase! 

Hours: Saturday 8-4, Sunday 8-2, closed Monday, open Tuesday (the 4th of July) 9-12. We will have cookie platters and cupcakes and our famous flag pies all weekend long! Come pick up your 4th of July orders and celebrate with us! Http://bit.ly/2tz3b90

UPDATED, COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED  http://bit.ly/2uxUsAm

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF SGT. PEPPER'S LONELY HEARTS CLUB BAND, VIDEO & MORE

Almost missed this entirely--better late than never!

EVERYTHING CROTON remembers the 50TH anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band--1967--A.K.A. THE BEATLES---courtesy of LEGACY DOT COM...Click on the link for more: http://www.legacy.com/news/explore-history/article/the-50th-anniversary-of-sgt-peppers-lonely-hearts-club-band-video

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN THIS OUTSTANDING BEATLES FIND FROM  THE 2014 ASBURY METHODIST SPRING TAG SALE http://bit.ly/2gecepy

YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON GUIDE TO JULY FOURTH WEEKEND & MORE 2017

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

7/5/17 UPDATE - YOUR EVERYTHING CROTON GUIDE TO JULY FOURTH WEEKEND---POST IS NOW OFFLINE...WE HOPE YOU ENJOYED THE HOLIDAY. YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY.... https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/happy-july-4th-croton.html

REMEMBERING GEORGE "SPANKY" McFARLAND OF "OUR GANG"

Who died this date in 1993....click on the photo from 1937 featuring from left to right, ALFALFA, DARLA, SPANKY AND BUCKWHEAT.  The terrier was known as PETE and PETEY.

George "Spanky" McFarland (October 2, 1928 – June 30, 1993) was an American actor most famous for his appearances as a child in the Our Gang series of short-subject comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. The Our Gang shorts were later syndicated to television as The Little Rascals.  READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2twwklu

SEE MORE FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/01/1927-ads-articles-little-rascals-aka.html 

Thursday, June 29, 2017

REMEMBERING KATHARINE HEPBURN, THE CROTON CONNECTION

Who died this date in 2003--and who got her "big break" in Croton...via the Croton River Playhouse in 1932....

Read all about it here:  http://bit.ly/2t4jx6w

Click on the photo--courtesy of our friends at European Filmstar Postcards--to see a Dutch postcard featuring Hepburn in the George Cukor 1933 production of Little Women--also with Joan Bennett, Francis Dee, Jean Parker and Spring Byington.

Interested in more "Croton Connections" to the "stars"? Check these out: 
 
--MAX EASTMAN AND CHARLIE CHAPLIN, THE CROTON CONNECTION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/max-eastman-charlie-chaplin-croton.html 



 --PETER STRAUSS, THE CROTON CONNECTION, CROTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/peter-strauss-formerly-of-crotons.html   


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

SENATOR MURPHY ANNOUNCES: ANCHORAGES PROPOSAL IS DEAD

PROPOSAL DEAD: Senator Murphy was the first state elected official to bring attention to the matter at a press conference on August 2, 2016. The following day, Senator Murphy launched his call to action petition which generated more than 2,000 signatures of local residents opposing the proposal. On September 1, 2016, amid public pressure generated by Senator Murphy’s petition, the Coast Guard extended the comment period to December 6th. On September 5, 2016, Senator Murphy held a second bipartisan press conference in Montrose announcing that New York State would conduct a public hearing at the Croton-on-Hudson Village Hall. On October 19, 2016, Senator Murphy was joined by State Senators Sue Serino and David Carlucci at the Croton-on-Hudson Village Hall for the State’s first hearing on the proposed barges which the Coast Guard refused to attend. Read more here http://www.voteformurphy.com/news/2017/06/28/murphy-announces-coast-guards-anchorage-proposal-dead/?source=ad_23842585820960289_5954249176cf8

SERVICES 4 JOHN C. ROCCATI

Croton on Hudson Fire Department life member....Arrangements are as follows services on June 28th 5pm - 8pm at Doyle Funeral home located at 371 Hooker Ave, Poughkeepsie NY 12603. In Lieu of flowers please make donations to the American Heart Association.

CROTON BOY SCOUTING, EARLY 1970'S, BY SPECIAL REQUEST

A special request at the EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX...

Q: Do you have anything on Croton Boy Scouting from 1971 through 1973?

A: Yes---we do--click on the photo, then see these additional links:

A PINEWOOD DERBY 1973 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/more-croton-memories-pinewood-derby.html

1973 CUB-AREE AT CROTON POINT PARK http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/the-1973-cub-aree-at-croton-point-park.html 

STAR SCOUTS AND STETSTONS 1972, 1973  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/star-scouts-stetsons-croton-1972-1973.html

1973 SCOUTING, MENTION OF POP BERGER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/crotons-boy-scouts-then-now-holy-name.html

A LOOK BACK AT JULY 1983 IN CROTON PART THREE

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 AT JULY 1983 IN CROTON PART THREE. Click on the images below, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society. Stay tuned for more. 

SEE PART ONE HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/by-special-request-look-back-at-july.html

SEE PART TWO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/by-special-request-part-two-look-back.html

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

MORE FROM EFSP, MARCELLO MASTROIANNI

More from our friends at European Filmstar Postcards... 

We're in Italy at https://festival.ilcinemaritrovato.it/en/ and today we feature Marcello Mastroianni (1924-1996), Italy's favourite leading man of the second half of the 20th century. In his long and prolific career, he almost singlehandedly defined the contemporary type of Latin lover, then proceeded to redefine it a dozen times and finally parodied it and played it against type. One of his first films, Domenica d’agosto (Luciano Emmer, 1950), a nostalgic look at Rome's favourite recreation area: the beach at Ostia...READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2017/06/marcello-mastroianni.html