Saturday, February 17, 2018

JUSTIN THYME SPACE, ONGOING RENOVATIONS?

There is work going on at the former Justin Thyme space which, as you know, recently closed. See the Croton Rotary farewell here -- As soon as more info becomes available....

PART 3: THE 1894 ASBURY METHODIST SOUVENIR & COOKING MANUAL, CROTON ON HUDSON SCANS

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

Well it's been a long time since your editor promised to publish more from THE ASBURY METHODIST SOUVENIR AND COOKING MANUAL--but a recent spring cleaning turned up the xerox copy at last! Click on the images below...

A little background: In December of 1894, the Ladies' Aid society of Croton's Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church published a "Souvenir and Cooking Manual". It was reprinted by The Croton Historical Society in 1975 as part of the village's many Bicentennial of the American Revolution celebrations. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW FOR MORE SELECT--AND VERY RANDOM-- SCANS FROM THE BOOKLET---finally some recipes! And a page of old "Sing Sing" a.k.a. Ossining ads.  Stay tuned for more.

SEE PART 1 HERE http://bit.ly/2EAbKCv AND SEE PART 2 HERE http://bit.ly/2odOjIh


 

SNOW ALERT UPDATED 12:30 PM

STARTING LATE TONIGHT, up to 6 inches of snow possible in some areas. See more here courtesy of NEWS12----although with significant warm-ups predicted, how long it will stick around is another matter.  But in case it does, a few reminders:

--The Village's Annual Snowman Contest is ongoing. More here

--Possible sledding opportunities. More here  

--Fill those feeders and make sure the birds have water! More here from FEED THE BIRDS

FROM THE WISH WE HAD MORE ETHNIC FOOD HERE FOLKS

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 is often astonished at the number of "wish we had this" or "wish we had that" foodie comments that are out there.  The latest involves a desire for more ethnic food--including--surprise----things we ALREADY HAVE or more importantly, have ALREADY HAD in the not so distant past.

My favorite complaints involved a desire for a TAPAS restaurant, "a Ramen stand" and a "Caribbean place".  Where to begin.

Croton has had not one, BUT TWO, tapas restaurants.  The most recent failed about three years ago, despite being critically acclaimed.  That being said, new restaurant YUKA'S LATIN FUSION--CLICK ON THE PHOTO--offers classic and contemporary Latin fare--and has TAPAS MONDAYS. Yuka's has been featured on the Everything Croton MUST-TRY list from time to time, and has received excellent reviews. 

Then there were complaints that we could sure use a "Caribbean place".  Croton had a Caribbean place--it was called FLAVA--where EATALIA ON HUDSON is currently.  It closed approximately three or four years ago.  Excellent jerked chicken, excellent reviews.

And while Croton does not have the kind of population numbers (for which many are grateful) that could sustain a "stand" dedicated to "Ramen", you can still get EXCELLENT RAMEN at Asagao Japanese Cuisine (click on the photo).  Asagao too, has been featured many times on the E.C. Everything Croton Must-Try lists and has also received excellent reviews.

In short, residents who truly believe restaurants or "stands" dedicated to Tapas, Ramen, or Caribbean food will survive here, are certainly encouraged to pursue their dreams.  Or in the alternative, to support what we have currently...

3/6/18--TREASON OF THE BLACKEST DYE, CROTON LIBRARY

3/6/18--THE BETRAYAL OF GENERAL BENEDICT ARNOLD & THE CAPTURE OF MAJOR JOHN ANDRÉ --at the Croton Free Library--hosted by Marc Cheshire--Join us for a special event with Arnold/AndrĂ© experts Sean Grady, Gary Petagine and Dennis Corcoran, who will come dressed in period costumes to discuss the story of Benedict Arnold’s betrayal and the capture and execution of British Major John AndrĂ©. facebook.com/events/166649803975804/

WE LOVE SATURDAYS & SUNDAYS IN CROTON-ON-HUDSON

Yes. We do. Click on the links to see only some of what's happening locally...and remember, let's keep those shopping and dining dollars local when we can. 

POST COMES DOWN AFTER 4 PM ON SUNDAY--until then, bookmark for regular real-time updates.

WEEKEND SCHEDULE AT YOGA SOL http://myyogasol.com/schedule/

NEWS 12 WEATHER, INCLUDES POTENTIAL STORM INFO http://westchester.news12.com/weather

THE GRANDSTAND, 2/17 RENZA & FRIENDS

2/17 @ 3RD UNIVERSE, TWO EVENTS https://www.facebook.com/3rdUniverse/

2/17 BELGIAN CHOCOLATES & WINE PAIRING AT DEPREZ WINES


SATURDAY & SUNDAY BRUNCH AT YUKA'S LATIN FUSION

MIGHT STILL BE AVALABLE THIS WEEKEND AT UMAMI, UNDER NEW OWNERSHIP http://bit.ly/2ocqwbz  

PRESIDENT'S DAY SALE AT RUN ON HUDSON VALLEY http://bit.ly/2ExJyUO

CROTON GAB & KNIT MEETS NOONISH AT THE BLACK COW ON SUNDAYS & MORE https://www.facebook.com/CrotonOnHudsonGabAndKnit

and see the LATEST FROM MEMBER AND KNITTING ARTISAN DEBORAH TOMASELLO HERE http://bit.ly/2G1W3Ey

SOUP SEASON 2018! http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/soup-season-2018.html

AND NOW AT RUTHENY JEWELRY http://bit.ly/2s3fMl1

WEEKENDS, PROJECT FEEDER WATCH AT CROTON PT. NATURE CENTER http://bit.ly/2BlsXhP

THE LATEST POSTS--CROTON MUST-TRY THIS FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE--http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/02/more-croton-must-try-this.html 


FOR MORE, CLICK ON THE LINKS FOR CROTON GRILLE, ASAGOA, RAGA AND MORE http://bit.ly/2Eh8mjX AND HERE http://bit.ly/2rYIbJ0 AND HERE http://bit.ly/2DqVc3e

NEW FROM SUNSHINE & CLOVER http://bit.ly/2FFMYkn

AND THE POTTED MOOSE TOO

AND AT ANTON RESTAURANT


THRU THE 19TH, BIRD COUNT!  http://gbbc.birdcount.org/

CROTON MINI DELI NOW TAKING ONLINE ORDERS FOR BREAKFAST & LUNCH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/croton-mini-deli-now-taking-online.html

SPEND SOME TIME IN THE JANE E. LYTLE CROTON ARBORETUM; GET YOUR MAP HERE http://www.crotonarboretum.org/trail-map/

WINTER HOURS/SCHEDULE FOR HOT DIPPITY DONUTS http://bit.ly/2nWgvit

WHAT'S HAPPENING AT CROTON PET STATION https://www.facebook.com/crotonpetstation/

AND IF YOU ARE WATCHING THE OLYMPICS...http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/02/yes-of-course-croton-loves-olympics-2018.html

YOON CHO EXHIBIT AT THE LIBRARY http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/

AND IF YOU'RE IN PEEKSKILL, ANOTHER SHOP WITH A CROTON CONNECTION: QUIRKSHOP http://bit.ly/2mYsbkm


MONDAY IS PRESIDENT'S DAY   

and on 2/17 in PEEKSKILL AT THE LINCOLN DEPOT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/croton-loves-lincoln-depot-museum.html

REMEMBERING HENRY FONDA

Who died this date in 1982...

Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was an American film and stage actor with a career spanning five decades....Fonda cultivated a strong, appealing screen image in such classics as The Ox-Bow Incident, Mister Roberts, and 12 Angry Men. Later, Fonda moved both toward darker epics such as Sergio Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West ....read more here http://bit.ly/2EwJyQQ

Click on the photo, courtesy of our friend Classic Film, to see Fonda as 'YOUNG MR. LINCOLN"; read more about that here http://bit.ly/2BB2LT5

SUSTAINABLE WESTCHESTER, CCA, 2/17/18 & MORE

A reader recently asked: Who is the exec. director Sustainable Westchester? I can't find it on their website. I have heard that it's Bob Elliott. 

ANSWER: The following information is publicly available and was obtained from the links below. 

Sustainable Westchester calls itself a "consortium" of Westchester municipalities but in reality, it is a corporation that is not subject to FOIL, so it is not required to make disclosures about its leadership or its earnings based on requests from the public. According to GuideStar, a 501(c)(3) organization that collects and disseminates information about IRS registered nonprofit organizations, former Democratic Croton mayor Bob Elliott currently serves as Sustainable Westchester's "principal officer". He was introduced to attendees of a Zero Emissions Summit held in September 2017 as Sustainable Westchester's "Executive Director". Prior to Elliott's employment with SW, former Democratic Croton mayor Leo Wiegman served as SW's "Executive Director". 

Residents are reminded that the current all-Croton Democrat board of trustees will be voting on 2/20/18 (closed Monday for President's Day) to place the village into SW's Community Choice Aggregation program. Although at least two other competitors of Sustainable Westchester approached the village with a proposal to form a CCA program for the village (one of which promised the village that no taxpayer dollars would need to be spent to form it), it appears that neither other company's proposal has been considered by the current board, and that the village will be paying the costs of promoting and implementing SW's program. 

According to GuideStar, SW earned over $300,000 in 2016, and according to the agreement that the village will sign with SW, Sustainable Westchester will receive a payment for each kilowatt hour used by village electric consumers who remain in the program. 

HERE ARE THE LINKS: https://www.guidestar.org/profile/35-2397750
and http://www.globalcrisisnow.org/zeroemissionssummit2017/


****NOTE: RESIDENTS WHO WISH TO OPT OUT BY CALLING CON EDISON DIRECTLY, see more info here http://bit.ly/2C2dC9u

Friday, February 16, 2018

SPRING LAX & LITTLE LEAGUE REGISTRATION 2018 REMINDERS

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

REGISTRATION FOR CROTON LACROSSE SPRING--CLOSES NEXT WEEK--REGISTER HERE https://croton.suburbanguides.com/croton-youth-lacrosse-croton-on-hudson/

AND FYI: REGISTRATION FOR CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE IS ALSO OPEN https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/01/2018-croton-little-league-registration.html

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT--ONE MORE TIME--BELGIAN CHOCOLATES & WINE PAIRING @ DEPREZ WINES 2/17

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

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT--THIS Saturday 2/17 FROM 3 TO 7 at DePrez Wines: Belgian Chocolates and Wine Pairing!

Domaine Lafage Grenache noir v.v. '14; A.Mano Primitivo Apassimento '15; Salvaterra Amarone della Valpolicella '08; Quinta do Crasto LBV Port '10

DePrez Wines - Shop-rite center in Croton - (914) 271-3200

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR HOW TO OPT OUT OF CCA/WESTCHESTER POWER BY CALLING CON EDISON DIRECTLY?

AFTER ALL, it's YOUR choice. And it's super easy. Here's the info--You can call Con Edison at 1-800-752-6633 and block your account. 

You may have to wait until you get a representative, depending on the time of day but be patient. You can always unblock your account in the future and it will again be “YOUR CHOICE”. By the way, almost 25% of residents have made the choice to have their energy provided by another ESCO (Energy Service Company) on their own and are not affected by this current plan. Read more here http://bit.ly/2C2dC9u

MONDAY PRESIDENTS' DAY, VILLAGE OFFICES CLOSED, CHANGE IN GARBAGE SCHEDULE

All Village offices will be closed on Monday February 19th 2018 in observation of the President’s Day holiday.  The garbage collection schedule for next week is as follows---CLICK ON THE LINK http://bit.ly/2C4kiUz

REMINDER: GOD SQUAD, STATIONS OF THE CROSS, 2NITE

A REMINDER - Stations of the Cross - FRIDAYS IN LENT - STARTING TONIGHT....7PM---the Stations of the Cross will be prayed at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. Each week a HNM ministry or organization will lead...TONIGHT HOLY NAME OF MARY GOD SQUAD and on Friday Feb 23: Respect Life and Centering Prayer.  At 8PM on Friday evenings, the Stations of the Cross will be prayed in Spanish led by members of the HNM Spanish Ministry, also at the Chapel of the Good Shepherd. http://bit.ly/2C8jvO7

MORE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN THEATRE 1948 AND 1949

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

THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN POSTS HERE AT EVERYTHING CROTON are very popular! And so again by request, more from 1948 and 1949, assorted papers, the Elves, your editor's Flickr archives and.....with additional items from the European Filmstar Postcards blog---the finest collection of vintage European/USA "IMPORT" movie star postcards you will ever encounter...click on the photos below....


MORE ABOUT STARLIGHT HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/02/and-now-even-more-whats-playing-at.html