Thursday, October 31, 2013

HALLOWEEN WITH HOUDINI IN HARMON!

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ANOTHER SUPERB POSTING OVER AT CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES:

Halloween With Houdini in Harmon!

Yes you read that right.  Don't miss this one. Click on the link:

http://crotonhistory.org/2013/10/31/halloween-with-houdini-in-harmon/

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

Right up there with the lunch counter at Woolworth's, Howard Jonhson's was the place for a reasonably priced and tasty family meal. 

Click on the photo to see a 1955 ad--with all the bells and whistles--cars, fashion and 50's pink and turquoise! Love the hat she's wearing!

Lynn's Halloween putz house village; click on the link and keep scrolling down the page--lots of neat photos and more 

http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=466

And if you like the little figures at the link above, check out this link--and Halloween trains too http://halloweentrains.com/buyers_guides/0_gauge_trains/0_gauge.htm

A Tribute to Ted Althof on the one year anniversary of his death: http://cardboardchristmas.com/papateds/one_year_tribute.htm

PART 2, A LOOK BACK AT 1950'S CROTON FOOTBALL

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BY SPECIAL REQUEST, A LOOK BACK AT CROTON FOOTBALL--CIRCA 1950'S,PART 2. Click on the photos. Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the dedicated volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. We hope to have more online soon. With special thanks to Tom Simone and volunteer Aurelia for their help. 

SEE PART 1 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-look-back-at-1950s-croton-football.html

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

A SNEAK PEEK AT ANTON'S, SOFT OPENING, PHOTOS

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It's not easy to come back from one of the worst storms on record--the red tape alone was epic--but we are happy to report that Anton is open again. It's a soft opening for breakfast and lunch only, and yes they have their liquor license. 

The place looks better than before--warm rose and gold tones with mahogany and walnut woodwork throughout--and they'll have a more formal opening--with dinner by spring '14--and now accepting cards too. We'll keep you posted.  Click on the photos!  

Anton Restaurant. In the Heart of Harmon. 914-862-4811, stay tuned for more.

SEPT. 24 UPDATE, NOW OPEN FOR DINNER AS WELL

MORE 1940'S CROTON HARMON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

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Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the hard-working volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: CROTON FOOTBALL, CIRCA 1940's.  Click on the photos. Become a member of the society today! http://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/Public_Documents/CrotonHudsonNY_WebDocs/HistoricalSociety/index

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

Was there ever a time when you colored in your postcards? Why yes there was, circa 1905. Click on the photos.

The Christmas putzing crowd has been on a tear--making new houses, experimenting with new finishes, etc. Here's what's happening:

--Coating experiment, click on the link and keep reading down the page http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=464&p=2816#p2816

--Brian's latest take on a vintage made in Japan putz house http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=465

At a recent tag sale, we came a cross of box of very old, crochet Christmas ornaments; a quick handwashing and some starch brought the yellowed beauties back to life; that reminded us of this: http://www.familychristmasonline.com/trees/ornaments/traditional_home_made/traditional_home_made.htm

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

REV. ANTHONY STEPHENS PROMOTED TO CAPTAIN

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As many of you know, Our Saviour Lutheran Church's Rev. Anthony Stephens recently returned from a tour in Afghanistan. You can read more about that here and see photos of his homecoming as well: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/06/our-saviours-pastor-anthony-stephens.html

In recognition of his capabilities for leadership and additional responsibility, Rev. Stephens has been promoted to the rank of Captain in the N.Y. Army National Guard. Congratulations!

1973-74 CROTON V. TUCKAHOE FOOTBALL SOUVENIR PROGRAM

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Amazing 1973-74 CROTON FOOTBALL SOUVENIR PROGRAM -- Mention of Coaches Terry Smith and Len Gober; Croton vs. Tuckahoe - COURTESY ONCE AGAIN OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Click on the scans. You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/more-1970s-football-coach-smith-too.html

Please note the text was very faded--we brought it back as best we could.

DEAR FOLKS AT HOME, VINTAGE WWI MARINES

Drawn to the cover of this vintage book, DEAR FOLKS AT HOME, 1919, "The glorious story of the United States Marines in France as told by their Letters from the Battlefield"--and happy enough with the price--I couldn't wait to start reading it.

Imagine my surprise, however, when this un-marked old photograph slipped out later. And what a photograph it is. Click on the shots which I've scanned in high resolution so that you can appreciate this wonderful old photo.  As to who these people are, this bears some research if possible. Will keep you posted.

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ANTON IS OPEN!

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ANTON'S RESTAURANT IS NOW OPEN! WELCOME BACK--breakfast and lunch only--dinner in a few weeks. Warm and inviting interior; stay tuned for more.  Happy Days! 

UPDATED: PHOTOS HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/a-sneak-peek-at-antons-soft-opening.html

MORE 1970'S CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL, COACH SMITH TOO

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MORE 1970'S FOOTBALL CLIPPINGS courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society. Click on the scans. Enjoy! You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/07/most-amazing-youtube-croton-football.html AND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/more-1970s-croton-football-clippings.html AND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/even-more-1970s-croton-harmon-football.html

Monday, October 28, 2013

VINTAGE ROY ROGERS PREMIUM

Yep--we love this charming 1955 ad for Post Sugar Crisp cereal--after all, these bears are cute--but what REALLY got our attention was what happened when you sent in your Post box-tops.  

From the days when batteries weren't required. Click on the photos!

You may also have an interest in 

http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/07/roy-rogers-museum-has-closed-its-doors.html

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

We loved this 1966 Bacardi ad for rum eggnog--especially the little elves--or are they dwarfs--whatever, they're cute!  Click on the photos for the recipes.

Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com has started a new putz house--his take on a most unusual vintage made in Japan house.

Click on the link and keep scrolling down the page to see it in various stages of construction http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=462

A traditional shortbread cookie recipe...courtesy of http://www.familychristmasonline.com/recipies/cookies/shortbread/shortbread.htm

One of our favorite craftspeople: Diane Mars http://www.flickr.com/photos/23098096@N02/with/10539433736/

HOHOHO--CHRISTMAS RECIPES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/ho-ho-ho-christmas-recipes.html

A LOOK BACK AT 1950'S CROTON FOOTBALL

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 CROTON FOOTBALL--CIRCA 1950'S. Click on the photos. Courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the dedicated volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. We hope to have more online soon. With special thanks to Tom Simone and volunteer Aurelia for their help this morning.