Thursday, April 30, 2015
& NOW A WORD FROM THE 2015 CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE:
We wish to thank our fundraising committee – Rachel Marino, Renee Marengo, Colleen Croce, Susan Windrum, Vilma Scutari and Mary Osborne – for organizing and setting the scene for our successful fundraising event last Friday at The Grandstand. We also wish to thank owner, Alexis Acosta, for cheerfully serving our guests and her overall hospitable support of CLL. Thanks to their efforts, we were able to raise a total of $1,330! Thank you to everyone who came out to be a part of the festivities!
Croton Little League
COLD WAR DAYS IN CROTON: FROM APRIL 1962--and courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: HOME FROM GENEVA, MARCELLA SIMPSON PLANS WASHINGTON PEACE VIGIL; click on the images below.
The flea market starts at 8 am on Sundays and depending on the crowds and/or weather, runs for most of the day. You'll find it--more or less across the street and up the block from La Perla Oriente--a sort of Latin Grouchy Gabe's that also features Ecuadorian and Mexican baked goods--and really strong, dark and delicious coffee https://www.facebook.com/pages/La-Perla-De-Oriente-Panaderia/477248728955043
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
CROTON UNITED'S JOEL GINGOLD, HIS 4/23 GAZETTE LETTER
To the Editor: Just months after being awarded an extremely generous employment contract, Croton’s Village Manager, Abe Zambrano, has decamped for the greener pastures of Ossining. So much for loyalty, although I can’t really fault Mr. Zambrano for going for the big bucks. READ MORE HERE https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/442146969275673
Without a doubt, one of the nicest vintage Christmas cards we've seen in a long time--most likely late 40's, early 50's...
It's followed by a 1938 Christmas window at Gimbel's Department store featuring Disney's Snow White...discovered in a vintage trade catalog.
And finally we came across these interesting vintage military models at the Peekskill flea market--alas, nearly all were missing significant pieces. Still, they made for a great pic!
Click on the photos and enjoy.
And if you like old department store Christmas windows, go here; these are from Scranton, Pa. They just don't make them like this anymore!
Howard Lamey originally sent the link some time ago:
scrantonchristmas.blogspot.com/ and here's one from Los Angeles with a sweet little article http://blogdowntown.com/2009/12/4963-department-store-windows-were-downtowns-christmas
Want more vintage? Including lots of putz-ing goodness--then go here http://bit.ly/1PWXFPh
And in case you missed it: the latest "saling" adventures of Rob & Monica http://bit.ly/1GrlnyL
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Memorial Day is Monday, May 25th. The Croton Veterans Committee will hold their ceremony on 5/25 at 11 am at Five Corners; in the event of inclement weather, it will be held inside the Municipal Building.
And so once again, EverythingCroton has delved deep into the archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society to find interesting items about those village residents who served our country during World War II. If you're not yet a member of the Historical Society, please become one today: http://bit.ly/S4YUno
Here's Part 1 of MORE CROTON-ON-HUDSON WORLD WAR II MEMORIES. Click on the images below. There will be more.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
--THE 1970'S, A LOOK BACK @ CROTON MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-1970s-croton-memorial-day.html
Sunday, April 26, 2015
NEW @ CROTON HISTORY @MYSTERIES - CROTON'S OLD POST ROAD INN 1890 - In January, 1890, Frank Leslie’s Popular Monthly published an article by C. Hills Warren that looked back nostalgically at the history of the Albany Post Road.1 By that time the importance of the road—once the only major route for stage coaches running from New York City to Albany—had long since been eclipsed by steam boats and trains. READ MORE HERE http://crotonhistory.org/2015/04/26/crotons-old-post-road-inn-1890/
Just another reason to support--and thank--your local business community:
"Once again, the CET First Graders visited local businesses to learn about how they help our community. The First Graders are learning about how a community has to work together and how there are many different jobs that help our community. In addition to visiting local businesses, Detective Camillieri came to CET again this year to talk with each class about how he helps our community.
Rob, from Feed the Birds, was interviewed by the First Graders. He told the students how you have to pick something you love to do when you decide to open up a store. Rob stated how he was interested in birds since he was a child. The class was fascinated by all the different types of seed and bird feeders he had in the store. The bird, bat, bee, and butterfly houses were a big hit too!"
Click on the photos, courtesy of P. Lynch, with permission, all rights reserved.
FOR MORE ABOUT FEED THE BIRDS, VISIT https://www.facebook.com/pages/Feed-The-Birds/124684690934636?fref=photo
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN: CET VISITS MEX-TO-GO http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/april-2015-cet-class-trip-to-mex-to-go.html
COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY: MRS. ELWYN SPEAKS AT ROTARY ON GEOLOGY, MARCH 1, 1945
Click on the images below; you may also have an interest in:
--TOP THREE, MOST READ 2014 CROTON ROTARY ARTICLES AT EVERYTHING CROTON http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/top-three-most-read-2014-croton-rotary.html
--FOND MEMORIES OF FRANCIS "FRANCIE" ELWYN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/more-fond-memories-of-crotons-dr.html
Saturday, April 25, 2015
If you missed out on today's Asbury Methodist Annual Spring Tag Sale, don't despair! The sale continues on Sunday 4/26 from 11:30 am to 3 pm. In the meantime, click on the photos to see only some of the fun--and vintage goodness--that made the Upper Village a very happening place today. All photos, all rights reserved. Stay tuned.
There will be a Croton blood drive on May 3rd at the high school (sign up info
271-5529 or email@example.com) -- and so when this 1977 article hit the Everything Croton mailbox yesterday, your editor and the elves thought the timing was perfect. Click on the images below.
CROTONITES OF THE YEAR: JAMES McINTYRE, ROSALIND MORRISSEY
Friday, April 24, 2015
Saling Season is Heating Up, The Weekend of April 11th and 12th
Click on the link: http://bit.ly/1GrlnyL
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Sent from J. Atherley Jennifer.firstname.lastname@example.org
Then see it from start to finish--including the pattern--right here--just keep scrolling down the page once you get there http://bit.ly/1K2VdUc
For more of Howard's outstanding work, visit littleglitterhouses.com
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN...BUILDING ALL THE PACK-O-FUN HOUSES http://www.cardboardchristmas.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=723
|Click on the photo, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society|
A Memorial Service for Harold Zabitz will be held on Sunday, May 17th, 2015 at 1:00 PM, Temple Israel of Northern Westchester, 31 Glengary Road, Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520 - Please join us for afternoon tea after the service.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
-1977 "MUST BE SEEN" ARTICLE BY HAROLD ZABITZ http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/1977-must-be-seen-by-late-harold-zabitz.html
-CROTON HARMON BOE HONORS THE LATE HAROLD ZABITZ http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/03/croton-harmon-board-of-education-honors.html
To the right is a revolving musical "novelty house" made from wood, cardboard, styrofoam,etc. circa 60's, 70's.
It's flanked by large vintage bottle brush trees and a pair of red flocked plastic deer, also made in Japan.
That's followed by another revolving musical bit of Japanese Christmas kitsch: the Choir Boys--it plays Silent Night--many of these pieces often do. That, and Jingle Bells.
And finally, while Easter is over, a 2014 Easter Village putz. Click on the photos and enjoy.
You can see the 2015 version here http://bit.ly/1FgwfRf
If you collect Christmas films for viewing at the holidays, we just have to recommend one called CHRISTMAS ORANGES, based on the book by Ben Sowards and Linda Bethers (https://deseretbook.com/p/christmas-oranges-linda-bethers-8207); it's a very sweet film--no pun intended--and stars Edward Hermann and Nancy Stafford. It's available on Amazon http://amzn.to/1HqBqjn
And if you want--or have more--Christmas movie suggestions, go here http://www.familychristmasonline.com/forums/viewforum.php?f=18
Want more vintage? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_8490.html
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
It's followed by an oldie but goodie: a wind-up Lil Abner & the Dogpatch Band, 1945; the first all metal toy produced after WWII.
Featured in a previous auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com.
And finally a vintage inspired putz house from Christopher Radko's Sparkletown line--now no longer being produced; you can however, find old inventory at misternostaglia.com
Click on the photos.
A large castle from a department store toy village display, 1913, click on the link for the whole scene and a close-up of the castle: http://bit.ly/1GjgCHx
Looking for colored mica? Go here http://bit.ly/1zNiPWK
Marx, paper gas station; BJ George http://bit.ly/1Depgm6
Want more vintage? Go here http://bit.ly/1EdkTgj
And here: http://bit.ly/1K5Qlh3
Click on the photo for a blast from book and bake sale past AT THE CROTON LIBRARY 1973- courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. To see more upcoming events at the Croton Free Library, including the CFL Association's Annual meeting, visit http://www.crotonfreelibrary.org/
Tuesday, April 21, 2015
to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our
homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
TIME WARP TO THE SIXTIES
Croton-on-Hudson, NY. 1967. Battle of the Bands. The Hairy Things rock. The Tradewinds roll. The Bad Habit awaits puberty. Tim Smith and The Active Ingredients just crush it. The people shuck and jive. Feel the Love! CLICK ON THE LINK:
Courtesy of the archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Society, more assorted items from the spring of 1976. Click on the photos and enjoy.
SEE MORE FROM THE SPRING OF 1976 HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/some-miscellaneous-items-from-spring-of.html