Friday, January 31, 2014

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

Here's one of those great 1960's "boy's toys" by Ideal: the Torpedo Firing Submarine. Featured in SeriousToyz 2013 Auction #55, it sold for $285.00 - Yowza.

Click on the photo; stay tuned for more from the upcoming 2014 auction. 

Visit their website today to learn more about this premier toy auction house--we are so lucky to have it right here in Croton! SeriousToyz.com

3 D VINTAGE INSPIRED VALENTINE REPRO CARDS FROM BLUMCHEN http://www.blumchen.com/valentine_shop_cards_postcards_pg2.html

One of our favorite vintage Christmas cards ever--circa 1930's, 1940's--amazing how only the use of three colors is so effective! Click on the photo.

Pete Oehmen of putz house "coconut" fame, is now making the little crosses that often turn up missing on putz churches; read more about that here http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=511&start=10


Find out more about Pete's coconut @ http://www.cardboardputzhouses.com/

Love this little ornament mail box  http://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/12200646216/

We've talked about this tin toy site before but oh is it worth looking at again http://www.tanktoy.it/producers_of_toys.html

AND IF YOU LOVE THE OLD DRIVE-INS.... http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/1962-lets-see-whats-playing-starlight.html

WESTCHESTER BASED NYPA CONFIRMS FBI PROBE

TIMES UNION, CAPITAL CONFIDENTIAL, WESTCHESTER BASED NYPA CONFIRMS FBI PROBE After weeks of refusing to comment about an FBI investigation, the New York Power Authority on Thursday evening released a statement to the Times Union. READ MORE HERE http://blog.timesunion.com/capitol/archives/204969/power-authority-confirms-fbi-probe/

1962: LET'S SEE WHAT'S PLAYING @ THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN

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Once upon a time...drive-ins all over the country were the best places in the world to spend a Friday or Saturday night...and Croton had the Starlight Drive-In. Click on my photos below to see what was playing in 1962. See more Starlight Drive-in memories at the links below--courtesy as always, of the outstanding archives maintained the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.

--MEMORIES OF THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/08/croton-memories-starlight-drive-in_15.html
--1968, THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2011/08/more-croton-memories-more-on-starlight.html
--EARNEST BORGNINE, MARTY @ THE STARLIGHT, OBITUARY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/07/ernest-borgnine-dead-at-95.html  
--THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN 1956 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/starlight-drive-in-follow-up.html

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY EVERYTHING CROTON'S SERIES: LET'S GO SEE A MOVIE, ASSORTED YEARS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/lets-go-see-movie-1946.html

Thursday, January 30, 2014

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

Today we bring you a great "boy's toy"--the "Howitzer Cannon", 1950s, Marx, 12", molded hard plastic w/ metal firing mechanism, “Lumar” wheels; w/ 5 shells that actually fire, C9 but not working, in C7.5 box (missing all end flaps from 1 end)- and featured in the 2013 Auction #55 of Croton's own SeriousToyz.com (it sold for $55 by the way). Click on the photo and check out this sneak peak from the upcoming 2014 SeriousToyz auction here  http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/another-sneak-peek-2014-serioustoyz.html

And check out this neat little 1950's "space car" from Goodee Products  http://www.toyconnect.blogspot.com/2014/01/goodee-products-space-car-race-car.html

HOME TRADITIONS is one of our favorite sites: from putz houses to vintage inspired holidays--pay them a visit http://www.hometraditions.com/

Lisa found this really fascinating site--there's so much here for us crafters/putzers; spend some time at http://ashbeedesignsilhouette.blogspot.com/2013/11/ledge-village-winter-tree.html

GO GET INSPIRED!  http://www.pinterest.com/pin/223420831487336706/

and check out this great 1945 PRINCE ALBERT AD--HOVERING PLANE NEW JINX FOR AXIS SUBS; click on the photo. 

JOEL GINGOLD'S 1/30/14 GAZETTE LETTER ON GOUVEIA, THE CROTON PT. AVE. PROJECT, MAYOR WIEGMAN'S RECENT LETTER & MORE

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THE FOLLOWING LETTER FROM RESIDENT JOEL GINGOLD APPEARS IN THE 1/30-2/5/14 EDITION OF THE GAZETTE. It is re-printed here with permission. Additional important background information links follow his letter.

To the Editor,

Governor Cuomo has proposed freezing property taxes through tax rebates, estimated at about $350 per household, for residents of municipalities, school districts, etc. that keep tax levy increases within the property tax cap, 1.6% for 2014.  This will be difficult to achieve in most communities, but especially so in Croton.

Through its intended acquisition of the Gouveia property, the Village Board will throw away over $40,000 in annual tax revenue ($15K for the village. $25K for the school district).  In order to get under the tax cap, and qualify Crotonites for the rebate, these funds will have to be made up elsewhere or services cut appropriately.  I suspect that this will be particularly problematic for the School Board who played no role in this misguided project.

The Board further intends to spend $3 million of taxpayers’ money for the Croton Point Avenue (CPA) “improvements” for which no one on the Board has been able to provide a credible and consistent justification.  Of the total, $1.3 million will come from new bonds that will have to be amortized by village taxpayers over the next twenty years.  Depending on whether you believe the Mayor or former Trustee Raskob, that debt service will be $120,000 or $70,000 per year, in either case, a substantial amount.  Again, new revenues or service reductions will be necessary to stay under the cap and ensure the rebates for our residents.

In addition, in his self-congratulatory “State of the Village” letter, the Mayor noted that “many of our major buildings are in need of serious and significant repairs.”  This sounds very much like hundreds of thousands or even millions of additional dollars spent in the relatively near term.  And these are projects that are necessary and probably can’t be deferred for too long.

So how then does the Board propose to spend all of this money, stay under the tax cap, maintain village services and ensure that our citizens get their property tax rebates?  Perhaps they can once again raise the fees for those village residents who have the audacity to demand the right to park in the village’s lot, depriving the more deserving out-of-towners from using those spots (for which they will pay higher fees).

Or maybe, just maybe, fiscal sanity will return to Croton and the Gouveia and CPA projects will be terminated, saving substantial amounts for the taxpayers, ensuring a continued high level of village services, making it far easier to meet the cap limits and preserving the rebates for our overtaxed citizens.

To this end, there are now three new faces on the Board.  Trustee Davis has already demonstrated his concern over the tax burden on our residents by voting no on Gouveia.  One hopes he will make a similar analysis on CPA and conclude that it, too, should be abandoned.

We have not yet heard from Trustees Levitt and Slippen on these critical issues.  Again, we can hope that they will demonstrate the integrity, intelligence, and independence to oppose these ill-conceived initiatives and, with Trustee Davis,  form a majority that represents the true feelings of the citizens of Croton.

Sincerely,  Joel Gingold

1962: CORNERSTONE LAYING CEREMONY @ OUR SAVIOUR IN CROTON

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ANOTHER BLAST FROM OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH PAST: 1962, the cornerstone laying ceremony for the Youth Education Building. Click on the photos below, courtesy of the Croton Historical Society's outstanding newspaper archives.  You may also have an interest in the TOP THREE 2013 OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH ARTICLES @ EVERYTHING CROTON; click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-three-2013-our-saviour-lutheran.html

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

Howard Lamey of littleglitterhouses.com has finished his putz foot bridge project (click on the photo); you can see the pattern, stages of construction, and Howard's notes at the CardboardChristmas.com forums--click on the shortened link http://bit.ly/1b9GxDz - just keep scrolling down the page once you get there. 

And for the reader who asked, here's the pattern for the "Easter" chickie coop again. Click on the link http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/03/special-thanks-as-always-to-paul-race.html

P.S. LOOKING FOR MINIATURE SHEEP AND FARM ANIMALS, go here   http://www.meyer-imports.com/index.php?cPath=200_203 - for little chicks, go here http://bit.ly/1lohuDl and here http://www.amazon.com/Miniature-Chenille-Chicks-Easter-Crafts/dp/B00EOYSZJQ

And of course you can always try the dollar store.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2014 #2: ERROL FLYNN & LILI DIMITA ABOARD THE 20TH CENTURY LIMITED...AND MORE

Welcome to FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY 2014 #2--if you love old trains, railroads, models, antiques, rail history and more, this is the place for you.  Our popular series continues.

ALL ABOARD THE 20TH CENTURY WITH ERROL FLYNN AND LILI DIMITA, FRESH OFF THE SET OF THEIR NEW FILM "CAPTAIN BLOOD" ABOARD THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, a 1936 ad for Sinclair. Click on the photos.

FOR MODEL RAILROADERS: DON'T FORGET TO CHECK OUT: Trains-N-Towns™, the Official Newsletter of
--click on the link for the NOV. 2013 newsletter http://www.bigindoortrains.com/trains_n_towns/13_11_newsletter_indoor.htm

AND IF YOU LOVE THE REAL DEAL, CHECK OUT RAILPICTURES.NET


SO...YOU'RE FEELING ADVENTUROUS AND WOULD LIKE TO MAKE YOUR OWN TIN TRAIN CARS...we have the place for you. Click on the link! http://bit.ly/2kMZo4p 

SEE THE LAST INSTALLMENT OF FOR TRAIN LOVERS ONLY HERE-- http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/for-train-lovers-only-our-first-posting.html

1962, THE RED CROSS, CROTON & JFK TOO

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Discovered this 1962 time capsule ad for the Red Cross and Croton, featuring JFK too. Click on the scans below, once again courtesy of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY's outstanding newspaper archives. You may also enjoy reading about Croton's Red cross, circa 1930's http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/03/part-three-you-never-know-what-youll.html

PART 2, 1960: THE CROTON LIONS PRESENT...THE TENDER TRAP

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PART 2 OF THE CROTON LIONS CLUB 1960 PRODUCTION OF THE TENDER TRAP, select scans. Click on the photos below. See Part 1 and more info on today's Croton Lions here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/1960-croton-lions-presentthe-tender-trap.html


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

Click on the photo to see a great 1937 toy offered in last year's Auction #55 @ Croton's own SeriousToyz.com - we think it's not only very cool but might provide some repro inspiration for our putz artisans. Click on the photo. Description follows:
"City Dairy Milk Horse Drawn Wagon", 1937, Rich Toys, 20", tin litho & painted wood w/ pull cord; complete / all original w/ only very light play wear, C9, among the nicest we’ve seen"


See a preview of the 2014 SeriousToyz auction here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/another-sneak-peek-2014-serioustoyz.html

YOU'RE NEVER TOO OLD TO PUTZ: LINDA'S AUNT--HER ANNUAL VINTAGE CHRISTMAS AND MORE VILLAGE/PUTZ DISPLAYS FOR 2013; click on the link  http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=559

A lovely article from Family Christmas Online: GROUNDHOGS & CANDLES & MIDWINTER FEASTS  http://www.familychristmasonline.com/other_holidays/groundhog_day/groundhog_day.htm

MORE CROTON'S 4H-CLUB, 1973

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 MEMORIES OF CROTON'S 4H-CLUB; click on the photo, courtesy of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY; see more here http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/memories-of-croton-4-h-club.html

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

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

Some charming vintage 1960's die-cut Valentine's Day Cards; click on the photos.

We've been looking at some of the effects you can achieve with embossing powders; click on the youtube video for a how to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Yq10MAK0JM

Another very interesting product--stamp and foil--can definitely see using this in a putz project somehow somewhere down the line- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhu_Bz-C5y4

It's that time of year again--Linda's aunt--has decorated for Christmas; we'll get the 2013 photos online tomorrow or the next day; there are quite a few. Stay tuned for the link. In the meantime, here is her display from 2012 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/2012-christmas-village-magic-from.html

Proof positive that you are never too old to "putz".

TEATOWN BLASTED FOR PLANNED DEER CULL, THE EXAMINER NEWS

1/28/14 - An anti-animal cruelty group is calling on Teatown Lake Reservation to drop its plans to use trained sharpshooters to lure and gun down as many as 75 deer on its 875-acre nature preserve in Yorktown. More than 600 people have signed a petition initiated by Animal Defenders of Westchester opposing what they describe as a “nighttime rifle ambush.” READ MORE HERE http://www.theexaminernews.com/animal-defenders-blast-teatown-over-plans-to-kill-deer/

UPDATE HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/02/community-view-linda-conte-on-teatown.html

1960: THE CROTON LIONS PRESENT...THE TENDER TRAP

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The Croton Lions Club has a long and storied history in our village.  Formed in 1939, they started with a simple idea--to take an active interest in the civic, commercial, social and moral welfare of the community. Indeed the men (and very active women members) of the Croton Lions Club were--and are--always on the alert for new and constructive ways to help the village..and more.  If you'd like to know more about the Lions, visit http://www.crotonlions.org/Home.html

And so...courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, here are select scans from the Croton Lions benefit performance of THE TENDER TRAP, 1960. Click on the photos; UPDATED PART 2 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/part-2-1960-croton-lions-presentthe.html

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/top-three-2013-lions-club-articles.html

PETE SEEGER DIES AT AGE 94; USA TODAY...AND COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES...

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The end of an era: PETE SEEGER DIES AT AGE 94; USA TODAY... 

Seeger, who popularized This Land Is Your Land and We Shall Overcome and wrote If I Had a Hammer and Turn, Turn, Turn, never liked the term folk music. READ MORE HERE http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2014/01/28/pete-seeger-obit-appreciation/4781403/ 

AND FROM THE EVERYTHING CROTON FILES, COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES:

--Click on the photo/article above, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society, detailing the 1973 Walk for Water at the Croton Dam.

--Pete Seeger and wife Toshi visit the Society's 2012 exhibit, The Masses http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/08/very-special-visitors-at-croton.html

--MORE PETE SEEGER 1973, WITH HIS GRANDDAUGHTER, ON THE CLEARWATER OFF SENASQUA, CLICK ON THE PHOTO.

ALSO COURTESY OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY:

CLICK ON THE PHOTO BELOW--THE WEAVERS, LEE HAYS, (WHO LIVED HERE IN CROTON) PHOTOS, ASSORTED VIDEO LINKS TO ALL PERFORMING IN YOUNGER DAYS - including Tzena Tzena Tzena - CLICK ON THE LINK http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/by-special-request-crotons-lee-hays.html

Also a more recent photo of Seeger with representatives of the TWO ROW WAMPUM CAMPAIGN http://honorthetworow.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Pete-Seeger-2-Row-belt-Beacon-Mark-McCarroll.jpg

AND SEE THE VIDEO HERE http://www.democracynow.org/2013/8/9/onondaga_leader_oren_lyons_pete_seeger

Monday, January 27, 2014

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

To the right, what more needs to be said. Schmaltzy vintage yes, but still wonderful. 

Click on the photo.

Linda's 2013 vintage Christmas putz village is now online and it's wonderful as always; click on the link to see six glorious photos and keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=18&t=558

An outstanding collection of vintage cards, Lefton, and Valentine's Day motifs, courtesy of Miss Conduct http://www.flickr.com/photos/oldglory/sets/72157623111810945/with/12175132195/

Retro Readheads sale continues http://www.retro-redheads.com/REDHEADS-ATTIC-CLEAN-OUT-c83/

THIS MONTH IN CROTON 1962: JANUARY 1962 - PART 5

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

CONTINUING OUR POPULAR SERIES IN 2014--BUT WITH A NEW YEAR--1962.
 
THIS MONTH IN CROTON: JANUARY 1962 - PART 5 - Courtesy once again of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. 

Click on the photos below. SEE PART 4 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/01/this-month-in-croton-1962-january-1962_21.html


YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN SELECT SCANS FROM THE 1962 CROTON-HARMON HIGH SCHOOL YEAR BOOK http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/09/final-installment-class-chhs-class-of.html