Tuesday, July 31, 2012

HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RECEIVES GRANT

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ROBERT MARCHANT - HISTORIC ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH RECEIVES GRANT – 7/30/12  - St. Augustine’s Church in Croton will receive $4,000 from a historical preservation group. The announcement: “You don’t have to be religious to understand that religious institutions contain some of our finest art and architecture. Many also provide vital social service programs and cultural activities that make significant contributions to their communities. St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church was pledged a $4,000 Sacred Sites grant towards fa├žade masonry restoration foundation and drainage upgrades to stop further brick deterioration and structural movement caused by water damage,” said Peg Breen, President of The New York Landmarks Conservancy. READ THE REST HERE: http://yorktown.lohudblogs.com/2012/07/30/grant-for-croton-church/

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PHOTOS FROM ST. A’S 2012 JUNE FESTIVAL HERE: http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157630016261638/

WISH YOU WERE HERE: A CROTON POSTCARD, ST. AUGUSTINE’S EPISCOPAL CHURCH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/wish-you-were-here-croton-postcard-part.html

and  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/08/st-augustines-episcopal-church-another.html

Monday, July 30, 2012

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

--We love finding vintage scrapbooks at tag sales--this one belonged to a little girl who lived in Newark, is dated 1961, and somehow ended up in Westchester! We've been meaning to scan it for a long time but for now--the cover--the wonderful Wizard of Oz! Click on the photo.

--If done a bit more “elegantly”, that is using nicer papers perhaps--these could make a nice addition to a Christmas village http://warmhotchocolate.com/2011/12/12/fringed-paper-tree-village/

--Though not cardboard, a very elegant little village http://dwellings-theheartofyourhome.blogspot.com/2011/12/vintage-christmas.html

--A page full of vintage Christmas decorations but it was the chalkware Santa that really caught our eye http://vintagegoodness.blogspot.com/2010/11/vintage-christmas-goodness-on-ebay.html


--The coolest diner! We see “lakie”/faux tinplate possibilities here! "Today we have a nice diner from Banning Enterprises, Ltd.  It's a container that the is marketed as a notions box (a box to store sewing stuff and miscellany) and is a hybrid tin & plastic construct." Read more here:

Saturday, July 28, 2012

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

Ever since we came across that 1959 Ben-Hur playset, we've been hunting down other playsets from that era. Jennifer theorizes that at least some Christmas putz village builders were born from playing with these little toy worlds. Somehow that theory seems right! Here are some more from the 1959 Sears Christmas Wishbook. Click on the photos.



Really interesting site—Antiques Navigator—check it out—it’s a search aggregator http://www.antiquesnavigator.com/index.php

For the girls—1970’s commercial—Hasbro Charlie’s Angels dolls http://archive.org/details/dmbb24132

Very clever – using temporary tattoos to color Easter eggs http://pinterest.com/pin/146507794097986878/
Ok Marge—you dared us to find one of these—a new cardboard fireplace http://www.partycheap.com/Cardstock_Brick_Fireplace_Stand_Up_p/22030.htm


Merry Christmas vintage honeycomb bells—has a vintage look http://www.partycheap.com/Merry_Christmas_Tissue_Bells_p/22670.htm


PHOTO, TODAY'S CROTON TEEN THEATRE PRODUCTION OF MACBETH

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A photo from today's Croton Teen Theatre production of Macbeth in Vasallo Park--ending with a standing ovation! Click on the photo.

You may also have an interest in "Croton Memories: The 1973 Shakespeare Festival"; click on the link:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/croton-memories-2012-1973-shakespeare.html

Thursday, July 26, 2012

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

We present a page from the Wards 1944 Christmas catalog; playsuits styled like service uniforms--reflecting Christmas in wartime...click on the photos below.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

UPDATED LINK: MAN DROWNS IN CROTON RIVER/MAYO'S LANDING

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Man drowns in Croton River, Journal News 7/23/12--NOTE: LINK ONLY GOOD FOR ABOUT 2-3 WEEKS

Highlights ONLY:
--Croton-on-Hudson Police Chief Anthony Tramaglini said the victim (CARLOS CHOLCO) was about 38 years old…2nd Assistant Fire Chief Matt Mansfield said the man was found on the water’s edge when rescue personnel arrived after running about a half-mile to get to the scene. The man was taken on a Croton police boat to Mayo's Landing.
--The incident happened close to the site of another drowning in which Dr. Peter Engel, 53, a psychiatrist from Cross River, died Aug. 28, 2011, after he and four fellow boaters were thrown from a raft into the rushing river in the immediate aftermath of Tropical Storm Irene. 

LINK TO ARTICLE IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE

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

1959 Sears Wishbook-courtesy www.wishbookweb.com
Every now and then you come across a toy from the 50's that seems so strange at first, you find yourself smiling--such is the case with this entry from the 1959 Sears Christmas Wishbook---a playset of over 130 pieces, complete with slave market, amphitheater, chariot race, etc.--THE ULTIMATE NON-CHRISTMAS PUTZ, LOL--from the the movie Ben-Hur!  Yes, yes, we DO want it! Click on the photo. 

See more from the playset and other Ben Hur ephemera here https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157648616118524/

An interesting blog—a page full of Halloween putz—Keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://verymerryvintagestyle.blogspot.com/2011/09/halloween-glitter-houses-cute-scary.html


Toy and Train Publishing Co. is a now offering MARX TRAINS, the MOVIE An introductory video to early Marx trains on DVD. by Barb Jones, narrated by Jim Tucker http://www.toyandtrainguides.com/

Monday, July 23, 2012

A THANK YOU FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM

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A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM THE CROTON ARBORETUM:  Thanks to the generosity and hard work of six local homeowners, the board and residents of the Ossining Campwoods Grounds, our tireless tour organizers, docents and other volunteers, the Croton Arboretum’s 16th Annual Garden Tour and Plant Sale was a big success. We raised $3,300 in much-need funds to maintain the 20+ acres of wetlands and woods at the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum. Thanks also to everyone who bought tickets to see the beautiful gardens. We hope to see you again next year.

Karen Jescavage-Bernard
President
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Photo links from the tour by Marc Cheshire and Ken Sargeant:


Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MORE EVERTHING CROTON'S FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC.

All rights reserved Antoinette Stockenberg
Another one of our favorite scenes--THIS ONE from the 2010 vintage Christmas putz mantle of Antoinette Stockenberg. Click on the photo, then see more at http://tiny.cc/ecgmhw 

Howard Lamey’s first Lackie style putz house project – see the photos, a work in progress at the Cardboard Christmas forums - click on the link http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=190

Check out these wonderful retro-inspired Halloween images—they come in “fat quarters” so you can make your own tea towels, etc. http://www.spoonflower.com/collections/14174

Worth a second look - Unusual mid-century made in Japan NOEL Christmas pixies http://www.flickr.com/photos/inmyjammiesintx/7403260704/in/pool-flickrchristmas


Check out this retro-inspired Halloween themed fabric http://www.spoonflower.com/collections/13974

Some putzing inspiration – 100 Small Houses of the Thirties – on sale http://store.doverpublications.com/0486441318.html

1948 instructions for assembling and operating Lionel Trains continues, pages 25-30 http://toyconnect.blogspot.com/2012/07/1948-instructions-for-assembling-and_17.html

Sir Lampsalot—home of the best kerosene lamp catalog reproductions; a very interesting site http://www.sirlampsalot.com/

Fun way to make a tiny perfect bow using a fork http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fU2Hboc2s5k&feature=related

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

SUMMER REFLECTIONS AT THE DUCK POND - JULY 2012

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There once was a time in recent years when you saw nothing reflected on the surface of the village Duck Pond--not the sky--not the trees or the clouds--just a never-ending sea of foul-smelling green soup, infested with mosquitoes, and devoid of most other life. 

Today, thanks to the hard-work and research of the volunteer committee, we're proud to say that the Duck Pond is again clean, clear, and home to turtles, muskrats, and fish. Click on the photo.

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AN ARTICLE ON THE DUCK POND FROM 1973: CROTON’S DUCK POND THEN & NOW http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/blog-post_27.html

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

THE CROTON YACHT CLUB 1973

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AUGUST 2, 1973 - TRAGEDY AVERTED - Croton Cortlandt News - CLICK ON THE NEWSPAPER ARTICLE COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY


Friday, July 6, 2012

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

Now let's be honest---does this woman REALLY look like she wants a Royal vacuum cleaner for Christmas! From 1935, courtesy of Linda. Click on the ad.

Courtesy of Mark Podmore, the 1966 Western Auto Christmas catalog! Toys galore and so much more - thanks Mark! http://www.flickr.com/photos/markdpodmore/sets/72157630440398628/with/7510591888/

Blumchen is having a yummy Dreaming of Christmas sale from 7/6 – today – through the 12th – new Christmas tree trims, decorations, vintage inspired goodies and a free gift; check it out at http://www.blumchen.com/index_12-07_traditional_tree_trims_star.html

1947, 1965 – LA Airways – helicopters! http://viewlinerltd.blogspot.com/2009/07/los-angeles-airways.html

Decorating the little house for Christmas 1910 http://antiquehomestyle.com/inside/seasonal/10lhj-xmas-decor.htm

Thursday, July 5, 2012

YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU’LL FIND AT THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, #7, PETER STRAUSS &...

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You never know what you’ll find at The Croton-on-Hudson Historical Society—Part Seven: Peter Strauss, Milton Berle, Alan Young. As you may know, The Croton Historical Society has embarked on a multi-year project to digitize its extensive library of village newspapers. It will be many years before this project is completed. (You can see the results of these efforts in the latest edition of THE CROTON HISTORIAN: CROTON IN 1940 – click http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/07/croton-historical-society-presents.html

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These newspaper archives not only tell you a lot about the village itself, but provide a window on the world in that particular time, in this case 1973. They can also answer those burning questions – smile – such as:
Did actor Peter Strauss really live in Croton? Yes! Click on the photos. And here's Strauss in one of his best roles: Masada http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mk5LVFs3LlQ 

Whatever happened to Alan Young a.k.a. Wilbur of Mr. Ed fame? Click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/7508220814/in/photostream then http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Young 

And last but not least, did Milton Berle really do a show in Croton. No…but…click on the link http://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/7498015832/in/photostream

Once again, many thanks to the hard-working volunteers of The Croton Historical Society.

You may also have an interest in  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/croton-memories-2012-1973-shakespeare.html

Sunday, July 1, 2012

THE MOST AMAZING YOUTUBE CROTON FOOTBALL VIDEO – THE SMITH ERA, 1970'S, 1980'S

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We were just sent THE MOST AMAZING YOUTUBE CROTON FOOTBALL VIDEO LINK – THE SMITH YEARS - This is a Croton Harmon High School Video Production 3 sports documentary about the Croton Harmon Football team in the 1970's and early 80's. Lots of interviews—Artie Neff, Bill Thom, Ray Fortini, Lenny Gober, Coach Smith, Coach Goldberg and others—some wonderful old photos of the village and its businesses too, music from The Who, why we LOVE being a small town, etc.  Click on the link and step back in time: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1KjDVQEpJE

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Croton Beats Lourdes, Nov. 2011 – photos – captures sec. 1 Championship http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/11/photos-croton-beats-lourdes-reception.html

EVERYTHING CROTON'S CUTE DOG OF THE MONTH, JULY 2012: JASPER

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We have so many dog lovers in Croton—that we’ve started a new series here at EverythingCroton - CUTE DOG OF THE MONTH!

And the winner FOR JULY 2012 is JASPER!  


His people are Lady J and Ritchie, he’s the BIGGEST Maltese we’ve ever seen, fiercely protective of HIS toys--WOE TO THE DOG OR CAT WHO EVEN LOOKS AT THEM--and here he is trying to maintain his dignity after being washed, cut and blown dry.  We think he’s handsome though he seems somewhat annoyed! Click on the photo!

To see May 2012's Cute Dog of the Month: Chico, click on the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/05/everything-crotons-cute-dog-of-month.html

To see June 2012’s Cute Dog of the Month: Winston, click on the link: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/everything-crotons-cute-dog-of-month.html

CONGRATULATIONS NEFF, OLES, DOMINELLO, CAMPAGNA & O'HALLORAN

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On the agenda for Monday night’s board of trustees (8 pm, Channel 78) meeting: presentation of award certificates from NYCOM to employees who have served 25 years. Congratulations Stephen Dominello, Randy O’Halloran, Douglas Oles, Louise Campagna, and Artie Neff. Here’s Artie at this year’s Summerfest—click on the photo. To see all the 2012 Summerfest photos, click http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/06/photos-2012-summerfest.html