Thursday, October 20, 2016


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

AND NOW A WORD FROM RICHARD ZUMBACH, CROTON VILLAGE GARDEN CLUB: Members of the club have been very busy over the last couple of weeks planting and improving a number of gardens around the village. I hope you have had a chance to see what has been accomplished to make Croton beautiful, one garden at a time. (Editor's note--CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW.)

The first few photos feature the median ends at the intersection of Benedict and South Riverside. As you can see, one garden is around a memorial for S/SGT John P. Levis, and I am glad that members have made this an attractive setting. (I do not know the history of Mr. Levis, but I am sure someone out there could let us all know.) Also, this is the fourth memorial location in the village that the Garden Club has planted, improved or maintained over the last couple of years. I think we should all take some civic pride in this accomplishment. (A fifth memorial location has been planted and maintained by the Croton Rotary Club. )

The next couple of pictures are the new garden at Sunset park. This is a new garden and will look great as plants are added and the plants mature. The park is currently being rebuilt by the village, so this is a nice addition to the neighborhood. 

And last but very significant, the famous Croton dummy light. The village improved the brick work over the summer, and the Garden Club planted it for a great fall look. 

One last thing. This Saturday morning is the 15th annual village Daffodil Day.  It is being held along Benedict Ave. Please join if you can, or, as we have done in prior years,  if you would like to plant some daffodils on village property of your choice, you can pick up some daffodils on Saturday morning. Ask for Ellen, and let her know you are a Garden Club member. 

Thanks to all who have supported the efforts of the club and who have volunteered time and knowledge to make Croton a nicer place to call home. We will start again in the spring, so I look forward to your ideas on continuing to make Croton beautiful. Thanks to all. 

Regards,  Rich

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