Thursday, May 31, 2012

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

We couldn't resist posting this collection of 1960's tableware we discovered at  a Peekskill flea market. The covered orange and brown/green dishes were especially unique with solid brass "pulls"--but what really got our attention was this deviled egg plate in that queer sort of avocado green - complete with salt and pepper shakers. Alas, the prices were too rich for our blood but it did make for an interesting photo. No makers marks on any of the pieces. Click on the photo.

To download: paper model of the house in A CHRISTMAS STORY http://www.ss42.com/pt/achristmasstoryhouse/AChristmasStoryHouse.html

Check out set after set—catalog after catalog—courtesy of Jeff Carter--dedicated to GE Christmas lights http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffcarter629/sets/
And a wonderful set of photos showing GE Lights in use http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffcarter629/sets/72157623524611033/with/4445107440/

Rosen Santa on wheels candy container; this is one you don’t see too often http://www.coppertonlane.com/proddetail.php?prod=10415

Everything you ever wanted to know about Aurora Glass http://video.about.com/antiques/What-Is-an-Aurora-Glass-Pattern-.htm

AN INDEX TO THE 2012 VINTAGE KNITTER SERIES AT EVERYTHING CROTON

With Summer on the horizon, we're ending our VINTAGE KNITTER series until next year. Here's a handy dandy index to all the past patterns and photos!  See you in 2013!

THE VINTAGE KNITTER #2, BABY TALK, 1944, a “1 year size” jacket and cap http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/vintage-knitter-2-baby-talk.html
THE VINTAGE KNITTER #5, MID-CENTURY “BUTTON BEAUTY” BLOUSE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/vintage-knitter-5-mid-century-button.html
THE VINTAGE KNITTER #6, MID-CENTURY CROCHET PATTERN FOR A “TUCKED HAT” http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/vintage-knitter-6-mid-century-tucked.html
THE VINTAGE KNITTER #10, FLUFFY RUFFLES—CURTAINS, FLOWER POT COVERS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/vintage-knitter-10-fluffy-ruffles.html

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

ROBERT SCOTT: EARLY DAYS AT SING SING, 2

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FROM CROTON’S OWN ROBERT SCOTT:
Early Days at Sing Sing, 2: Studying a Society and Its Prisons - The second part of Robert Scott's article on the 1831-32 visit of Frenchmen Tocqueville and Beaumont to the village of Sing Sing to study American prisons and American culture and can be found on the Internet at http://www.westchesterguardian.com/ Page 7

It also appears on Postscripts at http://notorc.blogspot.com/2012/05/lower-hudson-valley-in1797-firststate.html 

The latest edition of the Westchester Guardian newspaper is available from distribution boxes outside the Croton Colonial Diner and CVS.

WISH YOU WERE HERE: A CROTON POSTCARD, HOLY NAME OF MARY CHURCH

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

How wonderful to find the story of Croton-on-Hudson, told in picture postcards--beautifully archived--courtesy of the Croton Historical Society of course. 

CONTINUING OUR NEW SERIES, WISH YOU WERE HERE, A CROTON POSTCARD: To the right, a postcard illustrating Holy Name of Mary Church, circa 1930's, one of the most beautiful stone churches we have ever seen. Click on the photo. 

You may also have an interest in seeing a slideshow of only some of the beautiful stained glass windows here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157627221895503/with/4303803542/ 

See Part 1 of A Croton Postcard, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/wish-you-were-here-croton-postcard-part.html
See Part 2 of A Croton Postcard, Asbury United Methodist Church, here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/wish-you-were-here-croton-postcard-part_25.html

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. & HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL BLANC

Happy Birthday Mel Blanc! Sorely missed - no one can ever match his talent. Voice of Bugs Bunny, Peppe LePew, Daffy, Yosemite Sam, Woody Woodpecker, and countless other cartoon characters. Click on this great animation cell to the right from a past auction at SeriousToyz - then the link on Mel Blanc: http://www.biography.com/people/mel-blanc-9214759

For more on SeriousToyz, visit  http://www.serioustoyz.com

To fix those vintage glass birds who have lost their spun glass tails, Blumchen has German spun glass tails – not a bad price http://www.blumchen.com/craft_shop_spun_glass_pg3.html

TIME TO SAY AHHHHHH...AT THE DUCK POND

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It's all happening at the Duck Pond ... time to say ahhhhhhhhh... and enjoy all the results of a lot of hard work by our citizen volunteers. One of the birdhouses installed by FEED THE BIRDS (326 S. Riverside Ave., 862-4700) already has an occupant, there are fish and turtles just about everywhere (click on the photo), and a night heron has been seen at pond almost every twilight for the past week! Thanks guys! 

You may also have an interest in  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-post_27.html

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

CROTON'S POLICE MARINE UNIT RECEIVES 1ST PLACE HONORS

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Four members of Croton’s Police Marine Unit received the First Place honors in the Journal News Police Honor Awards Program. Detective Sergeant John Nikitopoulos, Sergeant John Barirde, and Police Officers Douglas Garrido and Corey Velardo were recognized for their brave actions, despite personal danger to themselves, which resulted in the saving of lives. On August 28,2011 at 5:41 pm, the officers responded to multiple calls of a boat overturned in the Croton River. READ THE FRONT PAGE ARTICLE IN THE VILLAGE NEWSLETTER http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/newsletters/2012/newsletter-june-2012.pdf

Monday, May 28, 2012

PHOTOS, MEMORIAL DAY 2012

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Well another Memorial Day has come and gone in the village. As always, our service was punctuated by all the charm, respect and sincerity of small-town life. Just the way we like it here in Croton-on-Hudson!

Father Brennan of Holy Name of Mary gave the benediction, while the Knights of Columbus provided free bottles of icy water to stave off the heat, and another Knight provided the accompaniment to Dorothy Ferguson, our resident Star-Spangled Songstress. Master of Ceremonies Patrick Calcutti kept everything running smoothly, Eugene Parrotta was a special guest (see http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/ball-announces-nys-veteran-nominee.html) and the high school band, under the direction of Ivelaw Carrington, did some of their best musical work. Christine Turturro also sang Amazing Grace.

To all who worked so hard, especially behind the scenes, to make this observance so special, thank you. Click on the link to see some photos, all rights reserved, M.D. Cudequest: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157629941796088/

Sunday, May 27, 2012

CROTON MEMORIES 2012, THE DUCK POND THEN & NOW

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

Continuing our 2012 CROTON MEMORIES SERIES here at Everything Croton: CROTON’S DUCK POND—THEN & NOW

We couldn’t resist posting this charming entry on the Duck Pond from the 1973 edition of the Croton-Cortlandt News - detailing the construction of a “duck house” by local citizen volunteers Ed Braddick and Ray Calore to keep those feathered friends warm in the winter months. Click on the photo, guaranteed to make you smile. (And of course many thanks to the Croton Historical Society as always. Visit http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/on-sale-from-croton-historical-society.html for all the latest news.)

To see the excellent work our citizen volunteers have done with Duck Pond now--click on the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/spring-at-duck-pond.html

Stay tuned for more Croton Memories 2012. To see past editions: 

OUR LADY OF FATIMA PROCESSION, HOLY NAME OF MARY & THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, 1973 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/croton-memories-2012-holy-name-knights.html
A 1973 PINEWOOD DERBY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/more-croton-memories-pinewood-derby.html
CROTON MEMORIES: THE JUNE FESTIVAL A.K.A. JUNEFEST AT ST. AUGUSTINE'S http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/04/more-croton-memories-june-festival-at.html
CROTON’S GOLDEN JUBILEE 1898-1948 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/04/more-croton-memories-2012-crotons.html
A CROTON EASTER, 1950’S http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/04/croton-easter-season-1950s.html
THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN, A FOLLOW UP http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/starlight-drive-in-follow-up.html
CROTON COMMUNITY NURSERY SCHOOL, THEN AND NOW http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/more-croton-memories-2012-croton.html
DEDICATION OF OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH 1939 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/more-croton-memories-2012-dedication-of.html
CROTON MEMORIES 2012: GIRL SCOUTS THEN AND NOW http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/more-croton-memories-2012-girl-scouts.html
A 1958 PASSOVER AT TEMPLE ISRAEL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/more-croton-memories-2012-1958-passover.html
THE 1929 CROTON GIRLS BASKETBALL TEAM http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-croton-memories-2012-1929-croton.html
THE 1916 AND 1928-29 CROTON BOYS BASKETBALL TEAMS - http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/more-croton-memories-2012-1916-1928.html
THE 1932-1933 CROTON BASEBALL TEAM - http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-croton-memories-2012-1932-1933.html
A CROTON WELCOME HOME, WWI - http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/more-croton-memories-2012-croton.html
CROTON MEMORIES 2012 – WRESTLING – WHERE IT ALL BEGAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1958-croton-wrestling-where-it-all.html
CROTON MEMORIES 2012 – A 1967 HAPPENING, DANCE AT HOLY NAME OF MARY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/01/1967-happeningcroton-style.html

YOU CAN ALSO SEE AN INDEX OF THE 2011 CROTON MEMORIES SERIES HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/10/index-of-2011-croton-memories-series.html 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

EVERYTHING CROTON's FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

So we're at this tag sale in nearby Montrose today, perusing boxes of old waterlogged Life and Look Magazines from the 1950's (most of them were sadly not salvageable even for scanning) when we spy two boys in their teens going through one of the boxes. Look at this, says one, holding a magazine that was in better shape than most, in the old days they had to listen to music on a "Victrola". Wow says the other, that's really primitive.  Wonder who this guy Vic was...

And that's a true story. Needless to say, we had to buy THAT magazine once they threw it back into the box! Click on the photo for a 1954 RCA Victor Christmas ad.

Great news—NOW ONLINE! Welcome to the New York City Municipal Archives Online Gallery of over 870,000 images. Selected from the world-class historical collections of the Archives, most of these unique photographs, maps, motion picture and audio recordings are being made accessible for the first time. Visitors are invited to explore and search the collections individually, or across all collections by keyword or any of the advanced search criteria. The gallery includes many complete collections; for others, only representative samples are currently on display. Click on the link: http://nycma.lunaimaging.com/luna/servlet

But to see all the photos for “Christmas”, at present over 75, click http://bit.ly/Ks7mE8 - we skipped the ones with the politicians of which there are far too many!

Check this place out—the PAPER MODEL KIOSK http://www.papermodelkiosk.com/shop/category.php?category_id=167

And check out this from Yamaha—paper deer and sled patterns http://www.yamaha-motor.co.jp/global/entertainment/papercraft/seasons/10/index.html

Presented here are scans of a modern reprint of a pre-war (1930s-era) Marx Timely Table promotional catalog. http://marxtinplatetrains.com/marx_timely_table1.htm 

Friday, May 25, 2012

WISH YOU WERE HERE: A CROTON POSTCARD , PART 2 - ASBURY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH

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How wonderful to find the story of Croton-on-Hudson, told in picture postcards--beautifully archived--courtesy of the Croton Historical Society of course. 


And so, because the launch of this series has been met with such an astonishing view count, here's Part 2: Wish You Were Here, A Croton Postcard--Asbury United Methodist Church, circa 1907 and 1917. "Having a fine time..." Click on the photo. 

You may also have an interest in: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/04/photos-from-great-asbury-methodist-tag.html

See Part 1 of A Croton Postcard, St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/wish-you-were-here-croton-postcard-part.html

CROTON ARBORETUM RE-OPENS AFTER STORM DAMAGE

EDITOR’S NOTE: THE PHOTO TO THE RIGHT IS FROM THE HALLOWEEN 2011 STORM - also info on the upcoming Croton Arboretum Garden tour is here http://tiny.cc/o4iegw 

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A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM - Croton Arboretum Reopens After Storm Damage

The Jane E. Lytle Arboretum has officially reopened, after being closed for seven months due to unsafe conditions created by last October's unusual Halloween snowstorm. Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc., the non-profit organization which manages the property on behalf of the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, hired a forestry consultant to inspect more than 118 trees and then arranged for 90 trees to be removed or pruned.

"We're so pleased to finally reopen," said Arboretum President Karen Jescavage-Bernard. "It took a long time because all the arborists in the area have been swamped since the storm. Also, you can't get heavy equipment into the trail area so all the work had to be done by climbing damaged trees--a slow and potentially dangerous process."

"Now that we've dealt with the devastation the storm did to our trees," said Bernard, "we need to deal with the devastation it did to our finances. We've spent more than $14,000 to date--using funds that would otherwise have gone to improving our boardwalk and trails, much-needed planting projects and educational programs. We appeal to everyone who loves the Arboretum to make a donation and help us recover financially."

About the Arboretum
Founded in 1993, the Croton Arboretum and Sanctuary, Inc. is a volunteer, non-profit organization that provides environmental stewardship of the Jane E. Lytle Arboretum. Working in partnership with local schools, businesses and other civic organizations, the Arboretum also promotes environmental recreation and education programs in wetland restoration, wildlife habitat enhancement and water quality monitoring. 

For additional information visit our website at www.crotonarboretum.org/

Thursday, May 24, 2012

CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL RANKS HIGH IN NYS, US FOR AP

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CHHS Ranks High in NYS, U.S. for AP- US NEWS & WORLD REPORT- Croton-Harmon High School (CHHS) did quite well, ranking 51st out of 1,165 schools reviewed in New York State and 372nd out of approximately 21,800 schools reviewed nationally, placing it in the top two percent of ranked schools in the country. As a result, the school has received Gold Medal status from the magazine. Only 68 schools in the state were awarded Gold Medal status this year, and just 500 nationally. READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/Kv1efl

MOVIE STAR SIGHTINGS AT THE BLUE PIG! RYAN REYNOLDS, BLAKE LIVELY

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BLAKE LIVELY of Gossip Girl and Green Lantern fame—and RYAN REYNOLDS of X-Men Origins: Wolverine and Green Lantern fame--were "just driving around" our fair village today--ending up in THE BLUE PIG for ice cream!  Five minutes earlier and there would have been photos!  Somehow we suspect they'll be back...

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

SUPERVISOR PUGLISI RECEIVES AWARD FROM PURPLE HEART VETERANS

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Supervisor Linda Puglisi has received an award from the Military Order of The Purple Heart Veterans for her stand on the Montrose VA.

"They have defended us, now we must do everything possible to defend them."

Congratulations to Supervisor Puglisi. Click on the letter to read more.

RELATED:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/development-of-montrose-va-put-on-hold.html

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE CROTON YACHT CLUB ON THE PROPOSED BULKHEAD REPLACEMENT PROJECT

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The members of the Croton Yacht Club would like to take this opportunity to address the Village Board and residents of the community concerning the Clubs responsibilities associated with the proposed bulkhead replacement project:

The bulkhead is the steel retaining wall which surrounds the Southern, Western and Northern boundaries of the “Village Dock” parcel of the property owned by the Village and leased by the Yacht Club. The bulkhead is not to be confused with the breakwater wall that protects the boats that are moored within the basin.

The bulkhead protects the property from the erosive forces of the river tides and currents. Bulkheads provide maximum access and use of waterfront property for recreational and commercial purposes. The original bulkhead, installed in the late 1800’s, was constructed of wood and was replaced in the early 1950’s with the existing steel bulkhead. The majority of the existing steel bulkhead was tied to and supported by the original wooden bulkhead. The existing bulkhead has far exceeded its normal and expected design life and areas of corrosion and erosion have combined to raise the probability of a catastrophic failure.

Since May 2008, the Yacht Club as tenant, has kept the Village fully informed of the condition of the bulkhead and has worked side by side in the engineering and permitting process offering ideas and suggestions to reduce costs and streamline processes. The Yacht Club also wrote and submitted documentation for a $1.1 million dollar grant to offset the cost of the bulkhead replacement. The club recently performed test borings to satisfy permitting requirements, saving the Village an additional $10,000 in contractor costs.

Regarding assertions made that the Yacht Club is or should be responsible for the bulkhead replacement according to the lease language which reads, “The Club, in its capacity as tenant, shall take good care of the demised premises and shall be responsible for its maintenance and repair, including maintenance and repair of all alterations, additions, and improvements” is a misrepresentation of the definition of the word “repair”. “Repair” does not mean the replacement of an asset which has exceeded its normal life expectancy and existed prior to the formation of the Club in 1957 and also preceded the lease agreement for the “Village Dock” parcel in 1979. 

Factually, the lease further states that; “The Village, as landowner, shall remain liable for damages and obligations not resulting from the Club’s use of the premises.” The deteriorated condition of the bulkhead is not the result of the Club’s use of the premises but the result of the influence of natural and unnatural corrosive processes combined with the destructive forces of the river.

In our opinion, the Yacht Club has exceeded its responsibility as a tenant by making extensive repairs and improvements to mitigate erosion along the bulkhead thereby extending the life of this asset. The Club has expended $30,000 in capping the perimeter of the bulkhead in concrete, installing a gabion wall and a pedestrian walkway for residents to enjoy fishing and crabbing. In 2010 and 2011 the Club spent an additional $15,000 in repairing sink holes and temporary shoring of the wall to prevent further erosion and collapse of the wall. These expenses were fully funded by the Club and no reimbursement was requested from the Village.

Despite these mitigation measures, erosion of landfill through corrosion holes in the steel have created multiple sink holes along the west wall increasing the potential of a collapse. Recently, this entire area was fenced off for safety and closed to pedestrian access. Additional repairs are no longer economically or structurally feasible. A catastrophic failure of the bulkhead into the river will result in an environmental situation that will require immediate remediation whose cost will far exceed the cost of a scheduled replacement.

The preferred design recommended by the engineering consultant retained by the Village suggests the over-sheeting of the existing bulkhead with coated steel cathodically protected designed to last a minimum of 50 years. Other design options were explored, including composite sheeting and rock revetment walls which were not recommended for this project.

In addition to the aforementioned bulkhead related expenses, the club has invested an additional $500,000 in property improvements over the past six years at no cost to the Village. These projects include the boat launch ramp replacement, installation of a sediment retention wall, replacement of a 70’ section of seawall and the replacement of the breakwater structural steel which not only protects the marina but also Elliott Way and Senasqua park from erosion.

The Yacht Club has become an integral part of the fabric of this community and greatly influences its culture, history and economy. Our annual economic value to the community is approximately $245,000 ($55,000 in rent, taxes and services plus $190,000 spent on goods and services by the Yacht Club, its members and guests).

The Yacht Club is committed to working with the Village to realize a cost effective solution to this situation. We strongly urge the Village Board to re- evaluate the current conditions of the bulkhead and the consequences of continued landfill erosion and or a catastrophic failure. We further suggest that necessary funding be approved for the expeditious completion of the project so that full functionality of the property will be restored.

Sincerely,

The Croton Yacht Club Board of Directors
Bob Bruce, Commodore; Dennis Kooney, Director; Robert Dusconi, Director; Kenneth Gabrielsen, Director; Steve Cappelli, Director

6/14/12 UPDATE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/61412-gazette-article-yacht-club.html

Monday, May 21, 2012

WISH YOU WERE HERE: A CROTON POSTCARD PART 1, ST. AUGUSTINE'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH

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

How wonderful to find the story of Croton-on-Hudson, told in picture postcards--beautifully archived--courtesy of the Croton Historical Society of course. 

And so we're starting a new series here at EverythingCroton: Wish You Were Here, A Croton Postcard

Part 1 - click on the photo - two postcards of St. Augustine's Episcopal Church, circa 1917 and the other dated 1955.

Stay tuned for more Croton postcards! And for a little St. A history:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/08/st-augustines-episcopal-church-another.html

Sunday, May 20, 2012

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

Now here's something you don't see too often - a 1970 Christmas advertisement featuring Jim Backus - and he's touting that amazing new invention by LA-Z-BOY - drumroll please - THE SOFETTE!

Click on the photo! Sent to us by a local reader. Keep it coming folks!

From an auction house: Some amazing early signs, early antique European toys; read the article, click on the sample photos http://www.antiquetoyworld.com/auctions/keen-competition-for-antique-signs-early-european-toys-at-noel-barretts-1-2m-auction/

From a Brit auction house - Heyde Children's Christmas Carolling Party-two boys with drums, two with piccolos, one with flute and girl with harmonica, twenty children with lanterns, four banners and a two banner vignette with Christmas decoration stretched between them http://www.bonhams.com/auctions/19906/lot/1405/

Creating water effects—using a new product called Magic Water http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqdPZK4K5qc&feature=related

We’re always looking for festive recipes—here’s one for Cappuccino Punch! http://familychristmasonline.com/recipies/beverages/punch/cappuccino_punch.htm

We thought this was really interesting and plan to visit again—A scalawags Christmas – scoundrels, and other characters http://familychristmasonline.com/stories_other/other_stories.htm#scalawags

Saturday, May 19, 2012

MORE EVERYTHING CROTON'S VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

This lovely image was from a postcard sent to us by the late SuzeeQue. German, circa 1910 or so, painstakingly restored. We love it!

A very charming story: Christmas 1942 http://voices.yahoo.com/christmas-1942-667432.html?cat=44


Bethany Lowe Christmas sale—supplies dwindling—prices dropping even more http://www.hometraditions.com/bethany-lowe-christmas-sale.shtml

Some very strange early Christmas trees http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/view/23940189


A slideshow of very early Christmas books http://www.picturetrail.com/sfx/album/slideshow/23608586

Friday, May 18, 2012

THANK YOU FEED THE BIRDS, CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS & HILLTOP FARMS

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

More reasons to support your local business community. A letter from this week’s Gazette from Jan Johnsen, Chair of the CCAC:
The Croton Conservation Advisory Council (CCAC) would like to wholeheartedly thank three generous businesses in our area - FEED THE BIRDS, HILLTOP FARMS and CROTON COUNTRY GARDENS.  They worked with Richard Zumbach, one of our long standing members, on Earth Day and each of them donated prizes for one of our Earth Day activities.

How great it is to have such wonderful local businesses that donate prizes to our community events. I hope everyone reads this and visits Feed the Birds, Hilltop Farms and Croton Country Gardens. 

Jan Johnsen, Chair, CCAC