Sunday, May 31, 2015
We have heard nothing but good things about Croton-Harmon High School's Track and Field this year. Good, solid kids and coaches (Doehring and Castelli) with a lot of heart...Here are the results for track and field from Coach Doehring. Strong finish and placements for the team at last week's state qualifier. Season not quite over yet. Armand Pappas is headed to states! Click on the images below.
Great work ALL around. A BIG EVERYTHING CROTON SHOUT-OUT TO YOU ALL!
Back by popular request for 2015, THE VILLAGE QUILTER, your go-to place for quilting info, inspiration, patterns and links--and a chance to see the work of local quilting artisans too.
We had a request to see children's quilts and ta-da: we bring you "Roni's Quilt" by local artisan Sandi R----we love the fifties inspired rocket ships and robotic spacemen! Click on the photo.
We also found some wonderful children's quilts featuring bears on Flickr:
--We love the bears! https://www.flickr.com/photos/sberrymum/4638069873/sizes/l
--Love the bear! http://bit.ly/1FjLKmO
And on another note, we found a fun quilting blog called DIARY OF A QUILTER; check out the tutorials http://www.diaryofaquilter.com/tutorials
Stay tuned for more Village Quilter 2015. See the previous installment here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/2015-village-quilter-is-back.html
Saturday, May 30, 2015
COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY AND BY SPECIAL REQUEST: & MORE FROM A CROTON SUMMER OF 1972 - Click on the photos below.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN MORE SUMMER 1972: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/06/more-croton-summer-of-1972.html
AND NOTES FROM THE CLEARWATER 1972 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/croton-1972-notes-from-clearwater.html
LOVE VINTAGE AND ANTIQUE BOARD GAMES? CLICK ON THE LINK https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/sets/72157650237412177
Friday, May 29, 2015
COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, A FASCINATING ARTICLE FROM 1972:
NOTES FROM THE CLEARWATER/AUGUST 17, 1972 - Click on the images below.
Click on the images below to read a letter from Mark Franzoso that appears in the 5/28/15 edition of THE GAZETTE. It is in response to recent accusations that he has has "demeaned" the Croton Cortlandt Solarize Program. You may also have an interest in recent related letters detailing Mayor Wiegman's involvement in this program, etc.
--BRIAN POWERS 4/30/15 GAZETTE LETTER https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-resident-brian-powers-april-30-2015-letter-to-the-editor/443197395837297
--CROTON UNITED'S PAUL STEINBERG GAZETTE LETTER 5/7/15 https://www.facebook.com/notes/croton-united/croton-united-member-paul-steinbergs-may-7-2015-letter-to-the-editor/444796579010712
--JOEL GINGOLD, NO SOLAR FOR MAYOR WEIGMAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/no-solar-for-mayor-weigman-joel.html
--SEE MR. FRANZOSO'S ORIGINAL LETTER HERE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/mark-franzoso-gazette-ltr-corrects-mr.html
Thursday, May 28, 2015
|ALL RIGHTS RESERVED RUTHENY JEWELRY|
It wasn't all that long ago that Everything Croton introduced you to Theo--a four-legged addition to local jewelry artisan Jennifer Rutheny's family. Click on the photo to see him in all his adorable puppy-ness.
Now click on the link to see Theo today--that's one smart dog! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IGWP4B7cftY
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN:
-EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP 3 DOGS FOR 2013 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/12/winner-iseverything-crotons-top-dog-of.html
-JENNIFER RUTHENY'S WEBSITE http://www.ruthenyjewelry.com/
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Click on the photo.
And...REMEMBERING THE RAT PATROL! "The Rat Patrol was an American TV program that aired on ABC during the 1966-1968 seasons. The show followed the exploits of four (three American and one British) Allied soldiers who were part of a long range desert patrol group in the North African campaign during World War II. Their mission: "to attack, harass and wreak havoc on Field Marshal Rommel's vaunted Afrika Korps". READ MORE HERE http://www.vintagetoyroom.com/review/oct2007Review.shtml
A wonderful collection of vintage putz houses https://www.flickr.com/photos/debbeans/3115064531/
Another house, close-up https://www.flickr.com/photos/debbeans/3115064537/in/photostream/
An oldie but goodie--putz house Christmas tree from Angela https://www.flickr.com/photos/17041736@N07/5365800785/in/photostream
Imported from the USA--Raquel Welch! http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/05/imported-from-usa-raquel-welch.html
Want more vintage? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/more-fabulous-vintage-websites-finds_26.html
Courtesy of the archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Society, some assorted items from the spring of 1976. Click on the photos and enjoy.
YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/more-assorted-items-from-spring-of-1976.html
Monday, May 25, 2015
Croton's own Tom Faranda has posted some wonderful photos (all rights reserved) and notes on today's village Memorial Day service. There's also a video of Christine Turturro performing what has become her signature piece for these events: Amazing Grace.
For those who don't know, Christine was a recipient of a 2014 METROS AWARD--she was named outstanding leading actress for her role as the nanny in Stepinac's "Mary Poppins." There's also a second video at Tom's site of the Croton Harmon High School Band. Thanks Tom!
Click on the link http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2015/05/croton-memorial-day-christine-turturro-amazing-grace-acapella.html
p.s. Carol from Cortlandt School of Performing Arts says that they are very proud of Christine--she studies voice there! www.cortarts.com
Yes, we admit it. We love ABBA. There. We've said it.
And for Croton's own "Dancing Queen", who prefers to remain known to just a select few, this one's for you! Click on the link for more http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.com/2015/05/abba.html
Sunday, May 24, 2015
FOR MORE ABOUT OUR SAVIOUR EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH, VISIT http://www.oursaviourcroton.org/
And here's a blast from Our Saviour Confirmations Past: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/our-saviour-lutheran-church.html
Well today was an absolute banner day for everyone!
Found some wonderful circa WWI German postcards (can anyone translate for me)--and this fabulous vintage board game for a steal--as in four dollars and complete (perfect birthday gift for a collecting friend).
The Kreskin game is circa 1966. Click on the photos and enjoy!
Interesting link for ranch style putz house patterns: http://bit.ly/1HEWIHJ
Got a newsletter today from Meyer Imports; their website has changed; and I really want to encourage you to look at their German miniatures--lots of little people, animals, etc., some vintage, for putz villages and or model railroad layouts.
There's some really neat little things here:
But particularly love the metal gnome homes/smokers. Fab graphics.
American Dimestore Milk Truck--outstanding http://bit.ly/1Hre48b
Eurovision Song Contest 2015 and...ABBA! http://bit.ly/1Fa5oCQ
And oldie but goodie: PUTZ GALLERIES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/10/new-putz-house-gallery-lakies-castles.html
Saturday, May 23, 2015
And now...the latest adventures of Rob and Monica: So Many Choices, So Little Time...
Where they encountered a potpourri of mid-century kitsch...including a DIAL SANTA shopping bag--click on the link at OUR ADVENTURES AMONGST THE DUCKS http://bit.ly/1Lx3tMS
And if you don't remember that Dial Santa "FOR STORIES" scam from 1977 or so, click on the link to see the commercial--also includes other commercials from Babe to Burger King--if DIAL SANTA was around today, it would come with the disclaimer: KIDS GET YOUR PARENTS' PERMISSION BEFORE YOU DIAL!
SORRY THE VIDEO IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mJkVeckFA0E
CROTON BITS & PIECES 1924 THRU 1929 - courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society, as well as the E.C. elves. Click on the images.
And since the Baroness de Graffenried is mentioned again, you may also enjoy http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/strange-croton-doings-land-dispute.html
Friday, May 22, 2015
THANK YOU CROTON UNITED 4 THE ALERT: CHURCHES, HOUSES OF WORSHIP, RESIDENCES, BUSINESS TO PAY MORE, GARBAGE COLLECTION
We are particularly concerned with item #2, which is intended to revise Croton's solid waste pickup policies. Of note is that, by the village's own numbers, commercial pickup is going to cost more for many of our businesses, cost less for our larger multi-family buildings, and residential bulk pick-up will no longer be free. Our schools and churches will also pay, whereas previously most didn't. Croton United encourages you to review the material, as we are all affected to some degree. Comments welcome.
CROTON UNITED FB PAGE https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Croton United member Joel Gingold's 5/21 Gazette Letter Reflects Upon His Walk in the Sunshine...
To the editor:
It is rare that Mayor Leo Wiegman and I agree on a local issue, but I do support the Mayor’s Solarize program. While solar power is not the sole answer to our energy needs, it is an important adjunct and should be encouraged. I only regret that my own home is so heavily shaded throughout the day that installation of solar panels is not appropriate.
But the other day, as I was walking my dog along Benedict Blvd., I noticed a house with a large west-facing roof. There was some shade at the edges, but the afternoon sun beat down on most of the surface. “What a perfect spot for a solar installation,” I thought, “I hope that the Solarize folks will contact the owner.”
Then it hit me. OMG!! That’s Mayor Wiegman’s house!! How could it be that there are no solar panels on the roof? Did my advancing age and declining eyesight result in my inability to see them? Has the technology advanced to the point where the panels now look just like roofing shingles?
Surely I must be missing something. The man who has appeared at so many meetings and in numerous videos extolling the benefits of solar energy must be participating in the Solarize program. A former neighbor of mine who owned a landscaping business had a beautiful garden. Automobile salesmen always drive shiny late models of their employer’s product. Those employed in fashion always appear chic and impeccably dressed. Everyone tries to demonstrate the benefits of the product or service they sell through their own actions and activities.
And Mayor Wiegman makes his living promoting solar energy. His corporate website proclaims, “Solar has never been more affordable!” He is quoted on the Solarize Cortlandt-Croton website saying “With electric rates rising so much, there’s never been a better time to invest in a solar system for your home or business in Westchester County.” With the Mayor’s connections in the solar industry and with generous federal and state subsidies, you’d think he could acquire his solar energy system at minimal cost.
One would have expected to have seen, long ago, a picture of the Mayor, with technicians installing the panels on his roof, prominently displayed in the press and on line. But I guess I must have missed that, too.
It would be the height of do-as-I-say-not-as-I-do hypocrisy for Mayor Wiegman to decline to participate in the Solarize program -- and our Mayor would never act like that -- so I obviously don’t understand what’s going on. Could it be that he’s trying to find a way for village taxpayers to cover the cost of his installation? Perhaps as a demonstration project? Of course not! He’d never use his position to reap personal benefits to which he’s not entitled as a consequence of his occupying the Mayor’s office. So I just don’t have an explanation.
As King of Siam sang in The King and I, “Is a puzzlement!”
You may also have an interest in BRIAN POWERS related letter 4/30/15 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/05/brian-powers-43015-gazette-letter.html