Thursday, August 31, 2017

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

One of our favorite putzy fireplaces ever from Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com - it uses building textures available from Paul Race @ http://bit.ly/1A8Tjk2

And can be lit from behind with a battery powered light; very cool! It's followed by the ultimate in Christmas kitsch: the vintage plastic holly tree! And one of our favorite houses--also from Howard--the twin flat-top.

Click on the photos and enjoy. 

And because it is worth a second--and third--look--Uncle Tom's piano putz houses--lots of pix http://bit.ly/1uzVR8h

And if you're a fan of barkcloth, an oldie but goodie from 2014 http://bit.ly/2vM7Pgy

Blumchen is offering magical "metallic mica" blumchen.com/craft_shop_mica_glitter.html
August 30th was Frankenstein Day http://bit.ly/2vICTPc

The latest adventures of Rob and Monica--A NO SALE WEEKEND  http://bit.ly/2vIBXdq

REMEMBERING VERA ELLEN http://bit.ly/2wLrIcr

BY SPECIAL REQUEST: THE 1909 HUDSON-FULTON CELEBRATION AND CROTON WAS THERE

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST: The Hudson-Fulton Celebration was held from September 25 to October 9, 1909 in New York and New Jersey--it was an elaborate commemoration of the 300th anniversary of Henry Hudson's discovery of the Hudson River and the 100th anniversary of Robert Fulton first successful commercial application of the paddle steamer. (Click on the photo, courtesy of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY) - SEE AND READ MORE HERE--FROM THE 2013 EVERYTHING CROTON POST http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-1909-hudson-fulton-celebration.html

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

IT'S FRANKENSTEIN DAY!

Pull up a chair---Today is Frankenstein Day---traditionally celebrated on August 30th--also Mary Shelly's birthday--Shelly being the author of one of the best-known--and perhaps most sympathetic--horror characters of all time. Immortalized by actor Boris Karloff.

CLICK ON THE PHOTOS TO SEE A 1968 VINTAGE MARX FRANKENSTEIN TOY--complete with box--offered at a previous auction from Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ.COM

READ MORE ON KARLOFF COURTESY OF EFSP

You may also have an interest in reading about Bela Lugosi, of Dracula fame, courtesy of our friends at European Film Star Postcards: http://bit.ly/2xMiLfR

SEE THE 'IT'S ALIVE' MOVIE CLIP FROM THE ORIGINAL FRANKENSTEIN FILM, COURTESY OF YOUTUBE HERE: http://bit.ly/2GGmErR 

REMEMBERING VERA-ELLEN

Who died this date in 1981...

Blonde, slim Vera-Ellen (1921-1981) was one of the most vivacious and vibrant musical film talents to glide through Hollywood in the 1940s and 1950s. Whether performing solo or dueting with the best male partners of her generation, including Fred Astaire, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Connor, Vera-Ellen gave life to some of the most extraordinary dance routines ever caught on film. She was a dance sensation in a string of light-hearted but successful films. Vera-Ellen retired from acting in the late 1950s. 


READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2gnTuVM

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX

Q: You had a video "slideshow" of Croton's Summerfest in 2012 online but I can't seem to find it.  Help!

A: Here you go; it may take a moment to load http://bit.ly/2wZi3hY

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Q: I heard Father Brad is no longer with St. Augustine's.  Is this true?

A: Father Brad's farewell letter is in the online parish newsletter for June 2017; further inquiries should be made directly to stacroton.org/

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST: A CROTON AUTUMN, a collection of "historical" Fall/Autumn postings here at Everything Croton--more to follow...

--A VERY VINTAGE CROTON AUTUMN 1922 THRU 2014  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/a-very-vintage-croton-autumn-1922-thru.html
--1965, AUTUMN FAIR AT ASBURY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/1965-autumn-fair-crotons-asbury.html  
--1983, THE FALL ART & THEATRE SCENE IN CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/11/the-fall-1983-art-theatre-scene-in.html
--FALL 1965, BITS AND PIECES FROM CROTON'S HOUSES OF WORSHIP https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/fall-1965-bits-pieces-from-crotons.html 

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT MONDAY, CROTON FD, HAROLD LOCKWOOD

Your editor was delighted to see that the Croton Fire Department FB page---MEMBER SPOTLIGHT MONDAY--honors Harold Lockwood--see and read more here http://bit.ly/2vlSOGX.  

Harold's "mini antique fire equipment and memorabilia" museum is a real highlight at the annual Croton Fire Fair--and a favorite destination of collectors and children alike. (Click on the photo to see Lockwood at the 2014 Fair--see your editor's photos from his "mini-museum" here http://bit.ly/1O51mVd

And in 2016, Lockwood (and Patrick Calcutti) were honored for their service to the department http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/harmon-engine-co-no-3-honors-pat.html

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY SEEING SOME CIRCA 1900 FIRE FIGHTING EQUIPMENT EPHEMERA  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/06/circa-1900-fire-fighting-equipment.html

REMEMBERING TED KNIGHT

ONE OF OUR READERS reminded your editor that Ted Knight died on August 26, 1986--and we just couldn't let that go without a post. 

Knight was a very funny guy--and for many of us, he will always be Judge Elihu Smails of Caddyshack fame. Read more about Knight here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ted_Knight 

You may also have an interest in seeing some photos from Kenny Loggins' 2014 concert at The Paramount--and of course, Loggins did the theme from Caddyshack, one of our faves: http://bit.ly/2wezsCE

SOME UPCOMING--AND ONGOING--CHARITABLE OPPORTUNITIES & FUNDRAISERS

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UPDATED 2/8/18 
IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER

UPCOMING FEBRUARY FUNDRAISER FOR BENNETT CONSERVATORY, CONCERT AND DINNER http://bit.ly/2D4KM9q

THE POOR BOX IN HOLY NAME; DONATIONS WELCOME

HOLY NAME OF MARY BOY SCOUT ANNUAL LASAGNA FUNDRAISER--LAST ORDER WAS ON 1/21

2/9 at THE TAVERN--Karaoke for a Cause--Come out to sing and support the Lupus Research Alliance! Great raffle prizes, 50-50 raffle, prizes for best singers, friends and fun! Come early and have dinner—great food always! MORE HERE https://allevents.in/croton-on-hudson/karaoke-for-a-cause/159793908139809
 

2/10 ASBURY PLAY & LEARN FUNDRAISER, BABYSITTING  https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/reserve-now-4-asbury-play-learn.html

A REPORT FROM CROTON LION DON DAUBNEY ON THE PROCEEDS/RESULTS FOR THE 2017 CROTON LIONS CHRISTMAS TREE SALE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/report-croton-lions-proceeds-from-2017.html 

RAISING MONEY FOR THE SS COLUMBIA RESTORATION, GO FUND ME PAGE https://www.gofundme.com/SSColumbia

HOLY NAME OF MARY 300 CLUB http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/holy-name-of-mary-300-club.html

THE JANE E LYTLE CROTON ARBORETUM ALWAYS NEEDS DONATIONS--OR YOU CAN SHOP THRU AMAZON http://www.crotonarboretum.org/support-us/

TEMPLE ISRAEL SISTERHOOD COLLECTING TOILETRIES AND TOWELS FOR THE HOMELESS--ONGOING http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/temple-israel-sisterhood-collecting-4.html

FEBRUARY FOOD DRIVE AT THE CROTON FREE LIBRARY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/february-food-drive-croton-free-library.html 

PHELPS NEEDS VOLUNTEERS -CALL EVE URBAN DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER SERVICES 914-366-3170 OR GO TO THEIR WEBSITE AND FILL OUT AN ONLINE APPLICATION https://phelpshospital.org/

SAVE THE DATE 4/14 CHOP BENEFIT, HOLY NAME, CROTON AUTO PARK, COMEDY NIGHT  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/02/save-date-comedy-night-2018-chop-croton.html

SAVE THE DATE SPRING FUNDRAISER 5/12 TEMPLE ISRAEL  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/02/temple-israel-annual-spring-fundraiser.html

REMEMBERING LEE MARVIN

Who died this date in 1987. (Click on the photo to see him in 1967, The Dirty Dozen.)

Lee Marvin (February 19, 1924 – August 29, 1987) was an American film and television actor. Known for his distinctive voice and prematurely white hair, Marvin initially appeared in supporting roles, mostly villains, soldiers, and other hardboiled characters. A prominent television role was that of Detective Lieutenant Frank Ballinger in the NBC crime series M Squad (1957–1960). Marvin's most notable film project is Cat Ballou (1965), a comedy Western in which he played dual roles. For portraying both gunfighter Kid Shelleen and criminal Tim Strawn, he won the Academy Award for Best Actor...read more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lee_Marvin

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN...REMEMBERING INGRID BERGMAN, WHO DIED THIS DATE IN 1982 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/ingrid-bergman-from-our-friends.html

Monday, August 28, 2017

HISTORIC DUMMY LIGHT IN UPPER VILLAGE VANDALIZED

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HISTORIC DUMMY LIGHT IN UPPER VILLAGE VANDALIZED...(click on the photo to see village efforts to remove the recently applied graffiti). Anyone with information about the vandalism should contact the Croton Police Department at 271-5177. 

For more about the history of the Dummy Light, visit http://www.crotonfriendsofhistory.org/dummy-forever/

1983 FIRE @ STARLIGHT LANES, QUICK WORK HALTS BLAZE

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AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE--courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society--FIRE AT STARLIGHT LANES--November 1983. Click on the images below.

See a complete index to the Starlight Lanes postings at Everything Croton, here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/08/an-index-2-starlight-lanesbowling-posts.html

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

An oldie but goodie - It's a Mayberry Christmas; from a vintage television scrapbook we picked up a few months back; click on the photo. 

Which reminded us of another television family at Christmas too http://bit.ly/1e2mtoo

Some fabulous paper models with real "putz"abilities:
--Carriage House, love the windows http://bit.ly/NzmuFs
--Carousel calender http://bit.ly/2gjpjPs
--Paper "pigeon loft" http://bit.ly/2who72Z


The latest faux flattie project from Howard--three girls, a wagon and...  http://bit.ly/2wboGgn

A fantastic collection of antique kaleidoscope postcards http://postcardiva.blogspot.com/2011/06/antique-kaleidoscope-mechanical.html

A COLLECTION OF PRE-WAR LIONEL TRAINS--LINKS, PHOTOS, EPHEMERA https://bigindoortrains.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=9

AUGUST 2017: THE CROTON KNITTER & CROCHETER TOO

Everything Croton's past series, THE VINTAGE KNITTER, has been sorely missed by village knitters--and crocheters too--and so your editor and the elves have started a new series:

THE CROTON KNITTER & CROCHETER TOO...Each month (HOPEFULLY!), there'll be new books, links, techniques, local meet-ups, fascinating info, vintage items and more...(click on the photo from 1916---Berlin, knitting Christmas gifts, World War One).

First up, a reminder from local knitting artisan Deb Tomasello--If you want to learn to knit or crochet, refresh your skills, or learn new-to-you techniques, Deb can teach you, free of charge. Come join her and the Croton Gab ‘n’ Knit group. They meet at The Black Cow in Croton on Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 9:30 to 11:00, and on Sunday afternoons from 12:30 to 2:00. They are an obligation-free group who meet for the joy of knitting, crocheting, drinking coffee, and gabbing. Come and go at will. Feel free to email Deborah@colorworksbydebi.com for additional information. 

Editor's Note: In addition to authoring three books and several e-books on knitting, Deborah has published nearly 500 knitting patterns. Check out Deborah Tomasello’s books on Amazon http://amzn.to/2oSPRaw, and see her patterns in her Ravelry store: http://www.ravelry.com/designers/deborah-tomasello - Deborah also has produced several Youtube tutorials, explaining various knitting techniques.

Next up, some of our favorite kntiting--and crochetting--blogs:
--TWENTY CROCHET BLOGS YOU NEED TO FOLLOW https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2017/01/crochet-blogs/ 
--THE TWISTED YARN https://thetwistedyarn.com/

THE LATEST SOCK PATTERN FROM DEB IS available on RAVELRY http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/what-the-world-needs-now-2

SEE THE LAST EDITION OF THE VILLAGE KNITTER HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/may-2017-croton-knitter-and-crocheter.html

AND ONCE AGAIN, FOR FANS OF WHEN THE NIDDY NODDY OPERATED IN CROTON:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/11/by-special-request-index-to-niddy-noddy.html

and 9/3 @ HILLTOP, SPIN & KNIT  http://crotonnyevents.suburbanguides.com/event/spin-knit-6/?instance_id=81067

Sunday, August 27, 2017

LABOR DAY, CROTON 1929

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WITH LABOR DAY 2017 around the corner, your editor thought you'd enjoy this blast from Croton Labor Day Past...1929...click on the images below...there's Holy Name of Mary, the American Legion, the Fighting 69th, Croton Point Park and more....

REMEMBERING GRACIE ALLEN

Who died this date in 1964...

Grace Ethel Cecile Rosalie "Gracie" Allen (July 26, 1895 – August 27, 1964) was an American comedian who became internationally famous as the zany partner and comic foil of husband George Burns, her straight man. For contributions to the television industry, Gracie Allen was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6672 Hollywood Boulevard. Read more here en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gracie_Allen

Click on the 1950 ad for their CBS television show.

Friday, August 25, 2017

NEW IN TOWN: CROTON GRILLE OPENS IN UPPER VILLAGE

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NEW IN TOWN--COURTESY OF THE CROTON UNITED FB PAGE....

CROTON GRILLE OPENS IN UPPER VILLAGE - Traditional American cuisine in a casual setting, the The Croton Grille is now open for lunch and dinner. Trustee Ken Walsh stopped by to welcome them to the community and sample some of the tasty food. Owner Matt Camerino is serving diners 7 days a week...READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2vwGQWm

GO FUND ME PAGE: ERICA ILLESCAS, A FUNDRAISER ORGANIZED BY DAN DELANEY

On August 6, the Illescas family suffered the tragic loss of their beloved daughter and sister, Erica.  Friends of the Illescas family have set up this account to help with the costs associated with the funeral expenses, including transporting Erica home from Panama, where she had been working on an internship.  Although it will certainly not ease their pain, we hope that these donations will ease the financial hardship.  All donations are greatly appreciated.  We know that the Illescas family are humbled by the outpouring of love and support during this difficult time. https://www.gofundme.com/erica-illescas-family-support

THE DUCK POND, AUGUST 2017

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The Duck Pond continues to look wonderful---click on the photo--and with a phragmites control program now in place, your editor was pleased to see more cattails than ever this summer season.

Click on the link to see a quick Flickr photo album: AUGUST 2017 DAYS AT THE DUCK POND https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157687958680376

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: ON (GOLDEN) DUCK POND, A PHOTO ALBUM COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED http://tiny.cc/2hn0my 

AND THE CROTON ARBORETUM, AN EXTENSIVE PHOTO ALBUM, courtesy of Croton United http://tiny.cc/ge79my

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

And now...drumroll please...

You are just about a month away from pumpkin-flavored everything!  From coffee to scented candles...

To the right, a wonderful old "London Christmas" photo from the New York Tribune--World War One.  Click on the image.  Idealized or not, it's still a worthy time capsule right down to the banana curls and bonnets.

A very interesting paper modelling site: Haunted Dimensions http://bit.ly/2wDZ11e

A blast from the past: The annual autumn themed kitchen putz, featuring barns by Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com, vintage spun cotton turkeys and more: http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=28&t=919

Love this paper model city building https://www.flickr.com/photos/objectsinpurgatory/6007693581/

Remembering Edmund Gwenn, Miracle on 34th Street  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/remembering-edmund-gwenn.html

And because we never get tired of it--Linda's 2014 Christmas tree/putz village display https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157648288626534

TINY THINGS ARE CUTE HAS A NUMBER OF VINTAGE PLASTIC CHARMS that would make great "faux flatties" http://www.tinythingsarecute.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=3_16

REMEMBERING JERRY LEWIS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/from-our-friends-at-efsp-jerry-lewis.html  

UPCOMING MORPHY AUCTION; some outstanding toys and dolls--and amazing figural cast iron pieces as well---click on the link http://bit.ly/2iuUSGM

WANT MORE VINTAGE? GO HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_4.html

FROM OUR FRIENDS AT EFSP: JERRY LEWIS 1926-2017

Courtesy of our friends at European Film Star Postcards---a Jerry Lewis Tribute....

Legendary American comedian, actor and director Jerry Lewis, who died this week at 91, scored in just about every branch of show business: nightclubs, radio, television, concerts, films and records. Lewis rose to fame in a comedy duo with Dean Martin, and his slapstick humour carried him through decades of film, television, stage and radio shows. Jerry was most popular in Europe, especially in France. Read and see more here http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2017/08/jerry-lewis-1926-2017.html

Thursday, August 24, 2017

1948: CLOSING CEREMONIES FOR CROTON'S GOLDEN JUBILEE

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CROTON-ON-HUDSON'S GOLDEN JUBILEE 1898-1948, closing ceremonies

In 1948, Croton on Hudson celebrated its “Golden Jubilee”. From September 19th through the 26th, the village held parades, dances, concerts, science and art exhibitions, the list goes on and on. Courtesy of the Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society, click on the link to see the commemorative book https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157629728683773 

Click on the images below to read about the closing ceremonies.


CONGRATULATIONS TO CROTON'S "THE DESSERTIST"

Congratulations to Samantha Mittler of THE DESSERTIST on her recent marriage to Matthew Benjamin.  Best wishes! Re-opening soon!  

AND IN THE MEANTIME: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/congratulations-to-dessertist-winner.html

REMEMBERING LOUIS PRIMA

Who died this date in 1978...Louis Prima (nĂ© Louis Leo Prima; 7 December 1910 – 24 August 1978) was an Italian-American singer, actor, songwriter, bandleader, and trumpeter. While rooted in New Orleans jazz, swing music, and jump blues, Prima touched on various genres throughout his career: he formed a seven-piece New Orleans-style jazz band in the late 1920s, fronted a swing combo in the 1930s and a big band group in the 1940s, helped to popularize jump blues in the late 1940s and early to mid 1950s, and performed as a Vegas lounge act in the late 1950s and 1960s. READ MORE HERE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Prima

CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE AN ALBUM HE RECORDED WITH SINGER KEELY SMITH, HIS WIFE; they would divorce in 1961; for more about Keely Smith  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Keely_Smith  

MORE FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON MAILBOX.......

Q: We moved here and are disappointed there isn't more for children in the way of free entertainment or stores for children and healthy eating options. What are the plans that village government has to improve this?

A: Wow. Sorry you are disappointed.You've moved to Croton-on-Hudson, a small village that was recently cited as one of the safest communities in NYS (read more courtesy of Croton United here http://tiny.cc/h9ucmy) and with one of the finest area school districts (croton-harmonschools.org)  It appears, however, that these things did not factor into your decision to move here.

But I digress..."Village government" consistently provides much in the way of "free entertainment" for children, as does the Croton Library--year round.  Croton is also home to numerous parks and playgrounds. (Please consult the village and library websites for additional information.)

Croton has had "stores for children"---clothing, toys, hobby--all have failed in recent years. Among the reasons cited by the owners of these stores were a lack of community support, online shopping etc. That being said, you are certainly "free" to open the kind of businesses you believe will succeed here.

As for "healthy" eating options, we have been down this road before. Read more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/from-everything-croton-mailbox.html

And if all this isn't enough to quell your "disappointment":  Here's a wrap up of Croton's businesses that made BEST OF WESTCHESTER 2017/Westchester Magazine, courtesy of Croton United https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/photos/a.315869625236742.1073741828.315297801960591/819258358231197/?type=3&fref=mentions

CROTON'S WITHOUT A NET: SUMMER JAM 2017, A REVIEW

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ON AUGUST 19TH, LOCAL CROTON BAND "WITHOUT A NET" (CLICK ON THE PHOTO) HELD A BENEFIT CONCERT TO RAISE MONEY FOR JUVENILE DIABETES RESEARCH. Read all about SUMMER JAM 2017 here:

http://withoutanetband.blogspot.com/2017/08/without-net-play-summer-jam-2017.html

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

MORE CROTON MUST TRY THIS FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE

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MORE CROTON MUST-TRY'S FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE!

--Caramel Flan at Yuka's Latin Fusion, authentic in every way yukaslatinfusion.com/

--The "Crabby Patty Sammich" at THE TAVERN  facebook.com/thetavernatcrotonlanding/

--Crab Soup at Giovanni's Italian American Deli & Pastries giosdelicroton.com 

--THE ARGENTINIAN BURGER AT ANTON http://bit.ly/2vuvYs3 

--Homemade Italian Sweet Sausage from A&S Fine Foods (without fennel) http://aandsfoods.com/ 

SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE CROTON MUST-TRY's here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/more-croton-must-trys-for-your-tasting.html

WHAT'S NEW @ SOME OF OUR FAVORITE CROTON--AND NON-CROTON--BLOGS

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WHAT'S NEW AT SOME OF OUR FAVORITE VILLAGE--AND NON-VILLAGE--BLOGS:

--From Croton's own Jan Johnsen and her SERENITY IN THE GARDEN blog: COLEUS, VERSATILE AND EASY http://bit.ly/2v4SpbJ

--From Croton's own TOM FARANDA'S FOLLY, Rugby, video, Southern Hemisphere Championship, AUSTRALIA V. NEW ZEALAND http://bit.ly/2vXMLqT

--The latest from (Holy Name of Mary) Brother Jack Rathschmidt's blog  http://bit.ly/24HtrKW


--The estate sale adventures of Rob & Monica http://ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/  

--NO BAKE ESKIMO COOKIES, the latest from MY THRIFT STORE ADDICTION  https://mythriftstoreaddiction.blogspot.com/2017/08/15-minute-chocolate-no-bake-eskimo.html

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

BANNING PLASTIC BAGS

A reader writes: Why hasn't the village done more to address the issue of plastic bags? They should be banned and if not banned, then greater efforts to recycle them should be undertaken by our officials. This has been done in numerous countries worldwide...

Your editor: Croton is not a country. It's a village...and one with active county plastic bag recycling programs already in place. For example: as part of their “GreenTeam” efforts, CVS Pharmacy has been accepting plastic bags for recycling, and the popularity of the program in Croton has led CVS to add additional bins. You can read more here http://bit.ly/2sP0bFw

Shoprite also accepts bags for recycling as does other large grocery and retail  establishments.  

For more about the county program, visit: http://environment.westchestergov.com/plastic-bags

MORE FROM THE EARLY STAGE CAREER OF CROTON'S FAY BAINTER, OCTOBER 1915

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MORE FROM THE EARLY STAGE CAREER OF ONE OF CROTON'S MOST NOTABLE RESIDENTS: FAY BAINTER. This is from 1915. The New York Tribune--ARMS AND THE GIRL. Click on the images below.  The play would later be made into a film starring Billie Burke https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arms_and_the_Girl_(film)

For more about Fay Bainter http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/remembering-actress-and-croton-resident.html 

NOVEMBER 2016 FLASHBACK WITH ROB & MONICA

It's November Flashback time--to 2016--with Rob and Monica--and their adventures amongst the ducks--or in this case, a trip to Manhattan and the Trailer Park Lounge.  Along the way, there's the now closed Carnegie Deli, Ralph Kramden (a.k.a. Jackie Gleason)--and of course, vintage greeting cards, Tiki, vinyl and more.

Click on the link to read: FLASHBACK--THE SECOND WEEKEND IN NOVEMBER 2016 http://bit.ly/2g0qao9

And if you love Tiki like we love Tiki: http://bit.ly/2imREF3

And for those who don't know, Jackie Gleason lived in Cortlandt--in a famous mid-century modern round house--and was a regular at local Croton "haunts"--read more here  http://bit.ly/1zELKl5

A NEW LOOK AT THE CROTON COLONIAL DINER

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A NEW LOOK AT CROTON DINER---new steps, both sides--at the front entrance--and paint too (love the powder blue accents!)  Click on the photo.

For more about the Croton Colonial Diner, visit https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/a-special-request-croton-colonial-diner.html

A CHRISTMAS VISIT TO THE 1920'S

Worth re-visiting--and remembering Papa Ted---some outstanding photos of vintage Christmas, store windows, trees, villages, trains and more:

A CHRISTMAS VISIT TO THE 1920'S (click on the photo)


A Note: This is an archive of "Papa" Ted Althof's online tribute to cardboard Christmas "putz" houses and their history. At Ted's request, this archive was established in early 2012. Except for critical updates and announcements, it will remain as Ted left it in October, 2012. (Thank you Paul Race for saving this valuable resource!) To see more, click on the link: page. https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/Christmas1920s.html

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY: LET'S GO SEE A MOVIE, THE 1920's https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157680917556871

Monday, August 21, 2017

THESE FDNY FIREFIGHTERS SAVE BIRDS WHEN NOT SAVING PEOPLE

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

NY DAILY NEWS - These FDNY firefighters save birds when not saving people--They are the birdmen of the FDNY. Capt. Charlie Roberto and Firefighter Bobby Horvath spend countless hours of their off-duty lives educating people about wildlife and saving critters in distress. Roberto, 59, is a self-taught naturalist who can identify over 500 species of birds on sight and 100 simply by sound.  READ AND SEE MORE HERE; LINK WILL NOT LAST LONG http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/fdny-firefighters-save-birds-not-saving-people-article-1.2518324

CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT "MEMBER SPOTLIGHT MONDAY" FEATURES JOHN GIGLIO

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

Your editor was delighted to see that the Croton Fire Department's new series--“Member Spotlight Monday”--is dedicated to 73 Year Member and Department Safety Officer, Mr. John Giglio. You can read and see more photos, courtesy of the department's FB page here http://bit.ly/2vXO0ou

Click on the photo to see John at a 2009 Memorial Day event.  John and his wife Louise, are also active members of The Croton Historical Society http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/05/meet-volunteers-almost-everybody-from.html

RECENT PHOTO ALBUMS AND VIDEOS YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS

Some photo albums and videos you don't want to miss:

--Video, Southern Hemisphere Rugby Championship, the final between the Johannesburg Lions and Canterbury Crusaders, courtesy of Croton's own Tom Faranda's folly http://bit.ly/2fSS8SN

--OUTSTANDING photo album, The Croton Arboretum, courtesy of Croton United  http://tiny.cc/ge79my

--Photos, courtesy of the Croton Fire Department:  Lieutenant Carlton Sargeant and other members of Tower Ladder 44, along with Explorer Post 2089 Captain Jake Dominello, worked with four of our members to help prepare them for their upcoming NYS Firefighter 1 Program. https://www.facebook.com/CrotonFire/posts/875686479245577

--VIDEO, 2017 VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL has come to an end, a collaboration of Croton's churches; see the video here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-7O5FnP2Jdw&feature=youtu.be

SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE PHOTO ALBUMS AND VIDEOS YOU SHOULDN'T MISS--HERE: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/recent-videos-and-photo-albums-you.html

REMEMBERING THE LATE ED RONDHTALER

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

A reader reminded us that one of the village's most notable residents, Edward Rondhtaler, passed away on August 19th in 2009.  In his honor, some Rondthaler postings at Everything Croton are listed below--click on the photo to see a younger Rondthaler during the village's 75th Anniversary celebrations:

--1977 Rondthaler Pushes Soundspel http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/07/1977-rondthaler-pushes-spelling-system.html 

--An index to the Rondthaler scrapbook postings at Everything Croton http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/by-special-request-index-to-edward.html 

--Rondthaler's wire sculptures at The Croton Library  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/09/ed-rondthalers-wire-sculptures-of.html

Sunday, August 20, 2017

AND NOW...MORE EVENING FREE PARKING IN UPPER VILLAGE

Courtesy of the Croton United FB page: The popularity of the dining options in the Upper Village has caused some changes designed to increase the spots available for evening customers.

The middle section of the Vassallo (Merwyn Oak) lot will now be free parking after 6pm on weekdays and free 2 hour parking all day Saturday. Because there is less need for employee parking after 6, there shoul
d still be sufficient spaces for holders of employee permits.

Mayor Schmidt is glad that the change is necessary: “We were getting feedback that there were not enough public spaces since more people are coming to eat in the evening. READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2wuo5qD

JERRY LEWIS HAS DIED

​Comedy legend Jerry Lewis – best known for his work with Dean Martin and tireless efforts to fight muscular dystrophy – died on Sunday.  He was 91.

Read more here http://nyp.st/2ii88OL
AND here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jerry_Lewis

CLICK ON THE AD FOR LEWIS (and Stella Stevens too) IN 'THE NUTTY PROFESSOR'.

SERVICES FOR DAVID GITTLEMAN

Notice from Temple Israel: David Gittleman, husband of Alexandra Gittleman, father of Daniel and James, died yesterday, Saturday, August 19th. The funeral will take place August 21st at 10 AM at Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY. The interment will follow at King David Cemetery, 101 Mill Street, Putnam Valley, NY. 845-528-3516. The family will receive condolence visits at the Gittleman home, 5 Red Maple Ridge, Croton-on Hudson, NY, on Wednesday, August 23rd and Thursday, August 24th from Noon - 6 PM, with minyanim at 5 PM and Friday, August 25th from Noon-6 PM, with a minyan at 3 PM. May his memory be a blessing.

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

Worth looking at again - The 1941 ad to the right was a bear to salvage at the time--the page was moldy, the colors faded, and restoring it took almost an hour! It was for an an insurance company and had lovely scrollwork as well--but this was all that we could get--the message made all the hard work at bringing it "back" worth it. 

It's followed by one of our favorite toys from a past auction at Croton's own SERIOUSTOYZ.com: the City Dairy Milk Horse Drawn Wagon", 1937, Rich Toys, 20", tin litho & painted wood--in super mint conditon.  Definite faux flattie potential!

And finally, an oldie but goodie--an Alberta Christmas tree, circa 1920.  Click on the photos and enjoy.

See more from the "Alberta" collection, here http://bit.ly/2v30uK7

Time to get inspired: two Christmas villages from Lynn; an oldie but goodie https://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=1194

In case you missed it, a 1947 article on NOMA BUBBLE LIGHTS http://bit.ly/2qXowYQ

Some mid-century modern Christmas ornaments--for a Coca Cola free give-away from 1966--tucked away in cartons of Coke--See the entire set here, courtesy of Scottg http://bit.ly/2wcngmt 

Can't get enough vintage Christmas, putz houses and holiday inspiration? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_7915.html