Saturday, December 31, 2016

1949, HAPPY NEW YEAR CROTON

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

1949 - HAPPY NEW YEAR CROTON - courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY. Click on the images below.


IN MEMORIAM...

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

HERE ARE ONLY SOME OF THE VILLAGE NOTABLES CROTON LOST IN 2016:

AUDREY GABRIELSEN, long time Croton resident http://bit.ly/2iAsIck

JULIA MARIE ORMSBY, member of Croton Seniors, Holy Name of Mary Church http://bit.ly/2hz1Ww1 

EUGENE PERL, long time Croton resident, member of the school board; there will be a future memorial service 

HUGO IODICE, Croton business owner, member of Holy Name of Mary Church, more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/hugo-iodice-has-passed-away.html 

JOHN BARIRDE, a member of the CFD for over 35 years, served with the Croton Police Department  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/08/rip-john-barirde.html 

JOHN CORRENTI, long time Croton resident, veteran, Westchester Senior Hall of Fame  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=John-Correnti&lc=7336&pid=182338984&mid=7155664 

JOSEPH MICHAEL AGOSTA, long time village resident, veteran:  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/07/services-obituary-for-joseph-michael.html 

MARGARET SHENTON, member of Asbury Methodist  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Margaret-Shenton&lc=7336&pid=180541478&mid=6994897

WILLIAM DUNLOY LAEMMEL (BILL), long time Croton resident, member of Asbury Methodist Church http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/03/bill-laemmel-has-passed-away.html 

FRANCIS "FINN" FINNERTY, long time Croton resident, active member of The Croton Historical Society, Korean War veteran http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/02/memorial-services-for-francis-finn.html 

WILLIAM F. RIEDY, long time Croton resident, Grand Knight, Holy Name of Mary Knights of Columbus  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=William-Riedy&lc=7336&pid=177954372&mid=6831655 

ATHANASIOS "TONY" DEMETRIOU, long time Croton resident http://bit.ly/2inHfFv 

FRANK COLLETTA, FORMER MEMBER CROTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL, passed away this year; service was private, courtesy of the YOU KNOW YOU WERE IN THE CROTON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL FB PAGE 

BENJAMIN MERRILL PREZELSKI, CHHS CLASS OF 95 http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Benjamin-Prezelski&lc=7336&pid=177560677&mid=6783931 

ESTHER GUNTHER, Croton Seniors, http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lohud/obituary.aspx?n=ester-gunther&pid=182973607&fhid=4008 

JOHN "JACK" ANESI, FORMER CROTON RESIDENT  http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=John++%22Jack%22-Anesi&lc=7336&pid=182494427&mid=7165198#.WCfFbyHA2HM.facebook 

COACH TERRY SMITH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/07/chhs-football-coach-terry-smith-has.html

HAPPY NEW YEAR FROM OUR FRIENDS AT EUROPEAN FILM STAR POSTCARDS

Happy New Year from our friends at European Film Star Postcards:

July 2016 was an excellent month for EFSP. For the first time since May 2010, when we started counting, there were more than 90,000 pageviews in one month. But December 2016 was even better! Three days ago we passed the magical number of 100,000 pageviews. So like everybody, EFSP finishes this year partying ├índ looking back. If you like to join the party: here are the 12 most popular star posts ever.  


Click on the photo to see actor Alain Delon, 1967.

Thursday, December 29, 2016

CROTON'S ANTON RESTAURANT IS IN THE NEWS

Click on the photo, all rights reserved md cudequest
UPDATED--RETIRED IN 2020

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

THE EXAMINER NEWS: ANTON RESTAURANT AND BAR - Briarcliff residents Belarmino and Virginia Anton opened Anton Restaurant and Bar in Croton in 2010 and not long after it opened its doors, the new business faced a crisis.

Belarmino Anton recalled last week that shortly after his eatery was getting established it went out of business temporarily as the result of a fire following an explosion in one of the outdoor transformers.  “It took us two years to rebuild,” he said.

READ MORE HERE http://www.theexaminernews.com/business-profile-anton-restaurant-bar-croton/

R.I.P. PHIL WOLFE

From Everything Croton readers: Hallie Flanagan Wolfe's husband, Phil Wolfe, has passed away after a long illness. Our deepest sympathies.... http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/01/memorial-service-information-for-phil.html

OBITUARY http://www.dorseyfuneral.com/viewobit.php?obID=212

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

A TRIBUTE TO MILADA JEZEK A.K.A. "MILLIE"

We received the sad news that Linda's aunt--Milada "Millie" Jezek--who has been entertaining us for years with her annual and very beautiful vintage and antique Christmas decorating, passed away in November at the age of 100.

Click on the image to see her wedding day photo interspersed with made in Japan putz houses and other vintage Christmas from a past holiday season.

Millie's displays and the artful, loving way she put it all together every year, will be missed. Linda tells us that the family decorated Millie's room so that she passed away surrounded by her treasures.

Click on the link to see a Flickr album your editor has pulled together.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/22283683@N07/albums/72157676747140441u

Thursday, December 22, 2016

GREETINGS FROM MAYOR GREG SCHMIDT & CROTON UNITED!

The following letter appears in this week's edition of the Gazette.

To my fellow citizens of Croton,


On behalf of myself, my family, and the Croton Village Board of Trustees, I’d like to extend our very best wishes to every resident of our village for a joyous holiday season and for health, happiness, and success in the New Year. 

Croton is a unique place with a unique and varied history and we are all very fortunate to reside in such a community. We are, by nature, a contentious lot. It is often said that if you ask any Crotonite for his or her opinion on any subject, you should be prepared to spend the next hour hearing all about it. 

 But we are also an extremely compassionate community. Literally hundreds of our citizens give willingly of their time to assist their neighbors through organizations such as the Croton Caring Committee, the Croton-Cortland Food Pantry, the Croton Coalition, and Holy Name’s God Squad. Others participate in similar organizations or individually volunteer at nearby hospitals and hospices, work with our youth in the scouts or coach in our numerous sports leagues or join in the variety of other activities taking place in the village. READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2hx6PGY