Saturday, April 30, 2016

MORE 2016 EARTH DAY PHOTOS, COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED

Another successful 2016 Earth Day--more photos courtesy of Croton United. Click on the link! https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/582832211873814

A FEW PHOTOS FROM CROTON'S EARTH DAY 2016

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

Couldn't stay very long at EARTH DAY 2016 today--but here's a few snaps for your enjoyment!  Click on the photos.


For more about the Croton Conservation Advisory Council, sponsor of this year's event, visit https://www.facebook.com/CrotonConservationAdvisoryCouncil/?fref=nf

And MORE PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE CCAC HERE https://www.facebook.com/CrotonConservationAdvisoryCouncil/posts/986001901435070

and MORE PHOTOS courtesy of Croton United https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/582832211873814

Friday, April 29, 2016

OUTSTANDING MID-CENTURY MODERN LIGHTING COLLECTION

Alright all you mid-century modern lighting lovers...

Check out this outstanding collection of mid-century modern lighting from Steve/Mad Modern.

Click on the link and be prepared to ooh and aah your way through one of the best Flickr albums around, over 200 photos: http://bit.ly/1VY81Ej 

And if you can't get enough mid-century modern lighting, go here: 

--MORE MID-CENTURY MODERN FUN. LIGHTING, 1960 http://bit.ly/26C2HKm 

--AND PART TWO MORE MID-CENTURY LIGHTING, 1960 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/08/part-two-more-mid-century-modern.html

A LOOK BACK @ CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS IN MAY OF 1981

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

AND NOW...COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, A LOOK BACK AT THE CROTON COUNCIL ON THE ARTS IN MAY OF 1981. Click on the photo. For more about CCOA, visit http://www.crotonarts.org/

AND NOW EFSP'S DAZZLING DOZEN! STARS ON VESPAS!

Seriously now...where else but Everything Croton (and European Filmstar Postcards) will you find Charlton Heston in full Ben-Hur gear on a Vespa! (Click on the photo).

Here's the latest from our friends at EFSP: THEIR DAZZLING DOZEN! STARS ON VESPAS! 

There's also a very young John Saxon, Angie Dickinson, Mamie Van Doren, Elke Sommer and more!

Click on the link http://filmstarpostcards.blogspot.nl/2016/04/efsps-dazzling-dozen-stars-on-vespas.html

Thursday, April 28, 2016

MARK FRANZOSO'S 2ND REPONSE TO RICHARD MASUR'S 2ND GAZETTE LETTER

As many of you are aware, in two recent letters to the Gazette resident Richard Masur made certain statements about Mark Franzoso, the settlement of a legal claim he made with the village regarding a broken sewer pipe and Mr. Franzoso’s support for Croton United.

Below is Mr. Franzoso’s response to Masur’s second letter, which appears in today’s Gazette.

You can read Mr. Franzoso’s response to the first letter here: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/04/mark-franzoso-responds-to-personal.html 

Dear Editor,

I read in disbelief Mr. Masur's most recent letter to the editor and all of his outrageous assertions. He chose to use my name for political purposes and then pens yet another letter to reinforce his political leanings despite his denial that the use of my name was neither personal nor political. It most certainly was! He could have simply identified me as “prominent businessman,” “taxpayer” or simply “a fellow resident” regarding the legitimate settlement agreed to between me and the Village. He did not have to use my name or include my political support—which I point out, again, was public knowledge. There was nothing to disclose by the Mayor and Village Board in taking this action, absolutely nothing.

As I pointed out in my previous letter, if Mr. Masur was on the right side of this issue, he would have supported me as a taxpayer because every taxpayer deserves to be treated fairly. He chose instead to use my name and a decision by the Village Board strictly for political purposes.

If Mr. Masur insists on using these pages to criticize the actions of the current administration with which he disagrees, then I will be left with no other option but to remind voters and taxpayers of why they voted out the previous administration of cronies that he keeps trying to defend. The previous Mayor and Village Board squandered hundreds of thousands of dollars and wasted an exorbitant amount of time on unnecessary or self-serving projects.Well, the voters of Croton were and are smarter than that.

We see right through you, Mr. Masur, and that's something that lacked in the previous administration—transparency. A nominal amount of money was tendered by the current Village Board and supported by the Village Manager to pay a long overdue and legitimate claim by a taxpayer. The previous administration had agreed to resolve the matter, but wrongfully delayed a decision until unrealistic deadlines imposed by the insurance company were exceeded.

While reading Mr. Masur's previous letter, I recognized right away his true motivation and saw right through his accusations. I knew the intelligent readers of The Gazette would as well. I didn't get to where I am in my life by rolling over. I intend to defend my name and reputation every time some one like Mr. Masur uses it for wrongful political purposes and I intend to use all avenues of satisfaction if I am wronged.

Stop the early campaigning, stop the barrage of letters and stop supporting three people who failed to represent the best interests of the taxpayers, Mr. Masur. You and those you supported lost the election. Get over it and let's give the new administration some leeway to restore confidence in local government without nitpicking at every decision they make.

Mark Franzoso

DE BLASIO UPDATE: WAGNER'S HUDSON VALLEY CAMPAIGN STAFFERS SUBPOENAED

As many of you have probably read in the NY Times, the NY Post, the Daily News, and LoHud, New York City's Mayor de Blasio allegedly broke state election laws when he used his influence to inject large sums of cash into Hudson Valley Democratic candidates’ campaigns, including among others, that of Justin Wagner in his run against Senator Murphy; here is the latest: 

Mayor de Blasio’s political allies hit with subpoenas in fund-raising probe....Staffers from failed state Senate candidate Justin Wagner’s Hudson Valley campaign have also been subpoenaed regarding fund-raising, sources said Wednesday. READ MORE HERE http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/mayor-de-blasio-political-allies-hit-subpoenas-article-1.2616776

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

FROM 1981, CROTON TIGERS ARE STATE CHAMPIONS

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

In 1981, the Croton Tigers Baseball team won the state championship under legendary Coach Mel Giarolo. Your editor thought you might enjoy this blast from the past. Click on the images below, courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the Croton Historical Society. The article is also written by the late Lucio LaForgia whose memorial service will be held at Holy Name of Mary at 11 am on May 7th.

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN AN ALBUM OF PHOTOS FOR THE 2016 CROTON LITTLE LEAGUE OPENING DAY, courtesy of Croton United, featuring guest speaker Coach Mel Giarolo today. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.576578055832563.1073741831.315297801960591&type=3 

1916 CHRISTMAS TOYS FOR GOOD LITTLE GIRLS AND BOYS

From the December 1916 edition of House & Garden, the latest in Christmas toys for girls and boys. Click on the photos below, courtesy of an Everything Croton Elve.

You may also enjoy a look at the 1916 Sears Winter/Christmas Catalog, over 720 pages, lovingly scanned over the course of two years--it has everything from soup to nuts! https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157625908978489

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

1981, A CROTON MOTHER'S DAY

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

COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIEY..and with Mother's Day around the corner... 1981, A CROTON MOTHER'S DAY. Click on the images below.

You may also enjoy: MOTHER'S DAY 1959 AND GIRL SCOUT TEA http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/mothers-day-is-510-blast-from-croton.html

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

Thought you'd enjoy seeing Howard Lamey's colorful interpretation of the original white Dolly Toy Company putz church! Gorgeous! Click on the photo.

See Lynn's here as well--along with the window pattern http://bit.ly/1YkwX6G 

An oldie but goodie: Courtesy of our friend Mark, the 1955 Best Sellers in Christmas Lighting catalog. Quite the delight--and yes we want it ALL: http://bit.ly/1mOPgO6 

Check out a very neat battery operated "campfire" tap light nightlight... http://www.retroplanet.com/PROD/59106.html 

Vintage inspired tabletop decor from Cody Foster https://www.christmastraditions.com/category/cody-foster-christmas-tabletop.html 

Do you love vintage Christmas catalogs from the 1940's? Go here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/10/we-love-vintage-catalogs-from-1940s.html 

IF YOU'RE A FAN OF RMT TRAINS http://bigindoortrains.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=11&t=118 

REMEMBERING LUCILLE BALL, who died this date in 1989 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/04/remembering-lucille-ball.html 

Check out this 1910 Era imported Carbon Filament Lamp--in blue https://www.flickr.com/photos/107123828@N08/13950226964/

Monday, April 25, 2016

MORE FROM ROB & MONICA: WAITING FOR THE DIGGER!

More Adventures with Rob & Monica...Waiting for The Digger!

This post is for the weekend of April 9-10, 2016. We'll be caught up soon!   

We're still waiting for it...the digger. This is the type of sale we like best. It's the type of sale where you spend more than an hour. It's the type of sale where you don't know what you will find even when you stand before it. A digger means sifting through piles of stuff. It means searching through multiple layers to find what lies underneath. It means searching through countless boxes. It leaves you dirty and dusty. It leaves you always wanting even more. Diggers are not for everyone but they are for us. READ MORE HERE http://www.ouradventuresamongsttheducks.blogspot.com/2016/04/waiting-for-digger.html