Sunday, December 31, 2017

IN MEMORIAM 2017

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 2017; this list will be periodically updated as additional info is received:

--John Thomas Sekelsky, a former well known Croton resident, 2011 Knights of Columbus honoree, and a WWII veteran, passed away in October; burial at Bethel cemetery. Read and see more about John here: 2011, TOM FARANDA'S FOLLY, KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS HONOR SEKELSKY http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2011/01/my-friend-john-sekelsky-honored-by-the-knights-of-columbus.html

--Stanley Jack Pezanowski, September, a lifelong resident of Croton-on-Hudson, leaving only to serve in the Navy in Hawaii during WWII. Jack owned and operated his own roofing and siding company for over 40 years and he was highly regarded for both his skills and his generous nature, always helping those who needed a hand. Read more here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/09/services-obituary-for-stanley-jack.html

 --Larry Kanterman, long time Temple Israel member and former Temple Israel President, passed away in November. The funeral and interment was in Florida. Messages of condolence may be sent to Pam Kanterman, 17529 Via Capri, Boca Raton, FL 33496. 

--David Gittleman  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/services-for-david-gittleman.html

--Erica Illescas, who passed away in Panama...http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/services-for-erica-ilescas.html

--Iris Stevens D'Alvia, life long resident, member of St. Augustine's Episocpal church...http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/service-info-for-iris-nee-graves.html

--Rosalind Morrisey, founder of the Croton blood donor program  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/rosalnd-morrisey-has-died.html

--Charles Ellison, Class of 2014, CROTON EMS, http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/03/rip-charles-ellison_28.html 

--Josephine Van Asselt http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Josephine-Van+Asselt&lc=7336&pid=186695817&mid=7566361

--Robert H. Sherblom http://obits.dignitymemorial.com/dignity-memorial/obituary.aspx?n=Robert-Sherblom&lc=7336&pid=187165331&mid=7628876

-Daniel Shure http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/09/services-obituary-for-daniel-shure.html 

--Anne Dorien, life long resident, member of the hist. society http://bit.ly/2lxTC3

--JAMES "JIMBO" EDWARD BURNETTE JR., details here http://bit.ly/2vEHqp0

VIA EFSP: EUROPEAN STARS WHO PASSED AWAY IN 2017

Courtesy of our friends at European Film Star Postcards...

Stars Who Passed Away in 2017 


On the last day of the year, EFSP remembers twelve stars of the European cinema we had to say goodbye to in 2017. Thank you for your films which will live forever.  See and read more here http://bit.ly/2lrPKCf

Saturday, December 30, 2017

THE STORY OF ART & MARY'S SANTA & REINDEER DISPLAY

The story of Art and Mary’s Santa & reindeer display — and of the guy who liked them...

Gerry — knotty pine salvager — has saved another treasure. This story is just… so wonderful.

COURTESY OF RETRO RENOVATION http://bit.ly/2q23KY7

REMEMBERING ARTIE SHAW

Who died this date in 2004...Artie Shaw (born Arthur Jacob Arshawsky; May 23, 1910 – December 30, 2004) was an American clarinetist, composer, bandleader, and actor. Also an author, Shaw wrote both fiction and non-fiction. 

Widely regarded as "one of jazz's finest clarinetists," Shaw led one of the United States' most popular big bands in the late 1930s through the early 1940s. Though he had numerous hit records, he was perhaps best known for his 1938 recording of Cole Porter's "Begin the Beguine."  

READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2pUS5tW

HOLY NAME, CHRISTMAS 2017

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.

Do take the time to see the beautiful interior Nativity and Christmas decorations at Holy Name of Mary (click on the photo). The creche is very reminiscent of the Italian "presepi" often seen overseas and the volunteers did an outstanding job at the church this year.

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY READING https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/01/a-2015-croton-epiphany-story.html

and ABOUT THE NATIVITY PROJECT http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/02/nativity-project-2011.html

Friday, December 29, 2017

4 COLLECTORS OF COLOURGRAPH

Courtesy of our friends at European Fim Star Postcards...

COLOURGRAPH...

We continue our series with British film star postcard series with Colourgraph. This series was issued by Picturegoer in the 1930s. All postcards were hand-coloured. (CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE A BEAUTIFUL HAND COLORED GARBO.)

SEE AND READ MUCH MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2lhQEBo

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY  http://bit.ly/2pUaUh2

ROSE MARIE, WHO STARRED IN DICK VAN DYKE SHOW, HAS DIED

Rose Marie, the actress made famous for her role as Sally Rogers on famed 1960 sitcom “The Dick Van Dyke Show,” has died at age 94.  The news comes from the star’s official Twitter account, which announced on Thursday that she had passed at her home in Van Nuys California.  READ MORE HERE http://fxn.ws/2BO4hON

CLICK ON THE PHOTO COURTESY OF CLASSIC FILM TO SEE ROSE MARIE IN 1962; READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2zLByYV

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

THE BEST OF CROTON 2017 - JULY AND AUGUST 2017

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.

Onward and Upward...and back by popular demand: Everything Croton's Annual Series continues--THE BEST OF CROTON. 

For the next few weeks, EverythingCroton will showcase only some of the best of what village life had to offer throughout 2017, month by month---from our schools to our houses of worship to the arts to our business community to our volunteers...and more... 

And now THE BEST OF CROTON 2017 - JULY & AUGUST 2017 

JULY 

--HABITAT FOR HUMANITY THANKS FRANZOSO CONTRACTING https://www.facebook.com/HabitatPutnam/posts/10155625686251458

--UMAMI SOLD, NEW OWNERS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/umami-has-sold.html 

--MIKE AND ANELIE BISCHOFF, GERMAN DELI, ARE RETIRING  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-bischoffs-croton-delicatessen.html

--CROTON ARBORETUM GARDEN TOUR RESULTS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/results-thank-you-croton-arboretum-2017.html 

--CROTON RANKED ONE OF THE SAFEST COMMUNITIES  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/croton-ranked-one-of-safest-communities.html

--IN MEMORY OF DONALD TEX FAGAN http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/in-memory-of-donald-tex-fagan.html 

--BEST OF WESTCHESTER WRAP-UP; A wrap up of Croton's businesses that made BEST OF WESTCHESTER 2017 courtesy of Croton United http://bit.ly/2t6TxZU

AUGUST

--VERIZON OPENS IN CROTON SHOPRITE SHOPPING CENTER.

--A NEW LOOK AT THE CROTON COLONIAL DINER http://bit.ly/2t6TxZU 

--BAKED BY SUSAN GOES GLOBAL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/baked-by-susan-goes-global-with_21.html

--SERVICES FOR ERICA ILESCAS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/services-for-erica-ilescas.html  

--CROTON GRILLE OPENS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/new-in-town-croton-grille-opens-in.html

--CROTON AND YORKTOWN FIRE DEPTS. TRAINING DRILL, WATER RESCUE  http://bit.ly/2CiBp2k

--THOSE MARVELOUS MONARCHS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/those-marvelous-monarchs.html

--CONGRATS JAKE DINKLER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/congrats-jake-dinkler.html  

--SERVICES FOR IRIS STEVENS GRAVES http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/service-info-for-iris-nee-graves.html

--MORE CROTON BUSINESS IN THE NEWS, AN END OF SUMMER WRAP-UP  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/croton-business-in-news-everything.html

SEE THE BEST OF CROTON FOR JUNE 2017 HERE  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/12/best-of-croton-2017-june-2017.html 

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

HOW A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS CONTINUES TO DEFY COMMON SENSE

When “A Charlie Brown Christmas” debuted on Dec. 9, 1965, CBS executives were so sure it would fail they informed its executive producer, Lee Mendelson, they were showing it only because they had already announced it in TV Guide.  

READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2E2srXa

SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM CHRISTMAS 2017 AT OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH

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.

SOME HIGHLIGHTS FROM CHRISTMAS 2017 AT OUR SAVIOUR LUTHERAN CHURCH:

--During Christmas Eve worship, Alea Strasser sang "Maria Wiegenlied" by Max Reger. Here is some of it http://bit.ly/2lhzSBi

--See the creche and altar decorated for Christmas http://bit.ly/2Cd9hzS

FOR MORE ABOUT OUR SAVIOUR, VISIT http://oursaviourcroton.org/

DORATHY AND ETHEL, CHRISTMAS 1904

Yes...We love old photos--and Christmas themed photos especially.

Click on this outstanding example--for Dor'a'thy and Ethel--Christmas 1904...

Courtesy of MILES BEYOND THE MOON...

Read more here http://bit.ly/2BIYlX8


YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY  http://bit.ly/2zCTTY8

1948 TRUMAN VISITS CROTON

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.

WE LOVE THE 40'S--A BLAST FROM CROTON 1940'S PAST---PRESIDENT TRUMAN VISITS CROTON--OCTOBER 1948--courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by the volunteers of The Croton Historical Society, Click on the images below. 

YOU MAY ALSO HAVE AN INTEREST IN...MRS. ROOSEVELT, THE CROTON CONNECTION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/11/1933-joe-rose-george-dobbs-mrs.html

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

THE QUEEN'S CHRISTMAS MESSAGE - 2017

Courtesy of Croton's own Tom Faranda's Folly: The Queen's 2017 Christmas Message http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2017/12/the-queens-2017-christmas-message.html

BY SPECIAL REQUEST -- A VERY VINTAGE CROTON HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!

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

BY SPECIAL REQUEST--A VERY VINTAGE CROTON HAPPY NEW YEAR: 

--1949  http://bit.ly/2zx7W1k

--1972, CROTON COUPLE MEETS GUY LOMBARDO http://bit.ly/2pzoTsy

--1941 NEW YEAR'S EVE AT THE TUMBLE INN http://bit.ly/1IEqMaZ

--1961, HAPPY NEW YEAR CROTON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-croton-new-year-1961.html

--HAPPY NEW YEAR CROTON, VINTAGE ADS FROM 1973 AND A CARD FROM GINO'S POST INN THOUGHT TO BE FROM THE 1950'S http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2012/12/happy-new-year-vintage-croton-style.html


--1982 NEW YEAR'S EVE HOTSPOTS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/1982-local-new-years-eve-hotspots.html

--COURTESY OF TOM FARANDA'S FOLLY, NEW YEAR'S DAY, CROTON POINT 2011 http://tomfaranda.typepad.com/folly/2011/12/three-pictures-from-the-top-of-croton-point-.html 

REMEMBERING JACK BENNY

Who died this date in 1974....Jack Benny (born Benjamin Kubelsky; February 14, 1894 – December 26, 1974) was an American comedian, vaudevillian, radio, television and film actor, and violinist. Recognized as a leading American entertainer of the 20th century, Benny portrayed his character as a miser, playing his violin badly. In character, he would claim to be 39 years of age, regardless of his actual age.  Benny was known for comic timing and the ability to cause laughter with a pregnant pause or a single expression, such as his signature exasperated "Well!" READ MORE HERE https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jack_Benny

Sunday, December 24, 2017

SELECTIVE ENFORCEMENT, MIGRATORY BIRD TREATY MBTA ACT AND MORE

THE DAILY CALLER - President Donald Trump’s administration will reverse a former President Barack Obama-era decision to prosecute individuals and companies that unintentionally injure or kill protected birds, The Daily Caller News Foundation has learned. Conservatives long criticized the Obama administration for selectively enforcing the Migratory Bird Treaty Act (MBTA) to the benefit of politically favored industries, like wind and solar power producers. The Obama administration issued an opinion just before leaving office in Jan. 2017 that criminalized the accidental taking of migratory birds. The Trump administration will move to reverse this order and only go after intentional killing or “taking” of birds.....The Obama administration largely ignored “takes” from solar and wind farms....READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE HERE http://dailycaller.com/2017/12/22/trump-will-reverse-obamas-policy-of-prosecuting-unintentional-bird-killings/

MERRY CHRISTMAS CROTON!!!

A BIG EVERYTHING CROTON MERRY CHRISTMAS TO ALL OUR READERS FROM YOUR EDITOR AT EVERYTHING CROTON! BOOKMARK THIS POST FOR UPDATES!

--CHRISTMAS SERVICES at your local churches (this link will become inactive after 5 pm 12/25) http://bit.ly/2j3QewQ
--LOOKING FOR THE WPIX YULE LOG? AND MARCH OF THE WOODEN SOLDIERS? HERE'S THE WPIX CHANNEL 11 HOLIDAY LINE-UP http://bit.ly/2l5QRGD

--LOOKING FOR MOVIES TRADITIONALLY PLAYED ON CHRISTMAS DAY? TURNER CLASSIC MOVIES HAS THEM http://www.tcm.com/

--COURTESY OF CROTON'S OWN TOM FARANDA, THE SAINSBURY CHRISTMAS VIDEO, THE FAMOUS WORLD WAR ONE CHRISTMAS TRUCE http://bit.ly/1J7P39j

--COURTESY OF CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES: 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS IN SING SING  http://crotonhistory.org/2013/12/24/twas-the-night-before-christmas-in-sing-sing/ 

--WAXING NOSTALGIC FOR CROTON CHRISTMASES FROM DAYS GONE BY? GO HERE: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/12/waxing-nostalgic-for-croton-christmases.html

--WHAT'S OPEN, WHAT'S NOT--AND MORE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/12/for-wine-egg-nog-such-this-holiday.html

YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE ADDITIONAL CHRISTMAS LINKS:

https://familychristmasonline.com/ was formed to help your family to have a joyful and meaningful Christmas, even if your life is going in thirty different directions.

RETRO CHRISTMAS, A RETRO MUSIC COMPILATION http://www.ultraswank.net/compilation/retro-christmas/

TRACKING SANTA WITH NORAD noradsanta.org/

WE LOVE RUDOLPH http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/12/we-love-rudolph.html  
 
WHEN DOWNTOWNS --& TRAIN STATIONS--REALLY DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS IN OSSINING AND CROTON-ON-HUDSON http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/12/when-downtowns-train-stations-really.html

Saturday, December 23, 2017

A LOOK BACK @ MARIE JENNEY HOWE OF "HARMON ON HUDSON"

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

COURTESY OF THE OUTSTANDING ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, A LOOK BACK @ MARIE JENNEY HOWE OF "HARMON ON HUDSON", champion of woman's suffrage and author, 1931. Click on the images below. (Incorrectly identified as MABLE in the article).

You may also have an interest in http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/02/inez-milholland-scotts-chronicles-of.html

  

ICE SKATING! THEN & NOW

Thanks to Croton Friends of History for this fabulous link from ATLAS OBSCURA:

Ice Skating in New York Has Always Been Magical - And here are the vintage images to prove it...

In 1915, New York’s Hippodrome Theatre hosted an ice spectacular, a whizzing, gliding ballet on a sheet of frozen water on the stage. There, Charlotte Oelschl├Ągel, a 17-year-old skating prodigy from Germany known just by her first name, jumped and twirled her way into Broadway history. READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2zidA7w

AND FOR CROTON ICE ICE SKATING LINKS:
--1960 ICE SKATING RACES AT THE CROTON DUCK POND  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/07/the-1960-ice-skating-races-croton-duck.html
--JANUARY 1955, PREPARING THE DUCK POND FOR SKATING  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/09/croton-duck-pond-jan-1955.html
--2015 AT THE DUCK POND http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/02/photo-duck-pond-skating-22115.html

FOR MORE ABOUT CROTON FRIENDS OF HISTORY: http://www.crotonfriendsofhistory.org/ 

Friday, December 22, 2017

BEST OF CROTON 2017 - JUNE 2017

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.

Onward and Upward...and back by popular demand: Everything Croton's Annual Series continues--THE BEST OF CROTON.

For the next few weeks, EverythingCroton will showcase only some of the best of what village life had to offer throughout 2017, month by month---from our schools to our houses of worship to the arts to our business community to our volunteers...and more...

And now THE BEST OF CROTON 2017 - JUNE 2017 


SEE THE BEST OF CROTON 2017 FOR MAY HERE http://bit.ly/2pfcQQM

--CONGRATULATIONS HOT DIPPITY DONUTS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/congratulations-to-hot-dippity-donuts.html

 --CONGRATULATIONS BAKED BY SUSAN BEST CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE AND BEST BAKERY http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/congratulations-baked-by-susan.html

--THANK YOU MURPHY, GALEF, ANCHORAGES BILL http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/thank-you-senator-murphy-assemblymember.html   

--PHOTO ALBUM, COURTESY OF WITHOUT A NET, THEIR JUNE 2017 PERFORMANCE AT SENASQUA https://www.facebook.com/thebandwithoutanet/posts/2295333550692402

--PHOTO ALBUM, COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED, TOWN OF CORTLANDT VIETNAM MEMORIAL DEDICATION http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/courtesy-of-croton-united-photo-album.html
 


--CROTON ROTARY CLEANUP AT CROTON LANDING http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/croton-rotary-cleanup-at-croton-landing.html

--CONGRATS NOAH COHEN: From Congresswoman Nita Lowey: Lowey Recognizes 28 Local Students Nominated to US Service Academies; Honors Veterans for Their Service--Congratulations to Croton's Noah Cohen, Iona Preparatory School, nominated to the United States Naval Academy and the United States Air Force Academy https://lowey.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/lowey-recognizes-28-local-students-nominated-us-service-academies-honors

--FLAG DAY IN CROTON, PHOTO ALBUM COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/flag-day-in-croton-2017-photo-album.html

--JAKE EPPRECHT WINS 2017 BAKED BY SUSAN PIE EATING CONTEST http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/jake-epprecht-wins-2017-baked-by-susan.html

--SUMMERFEST 2017 PARADE PHOTOS COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/photo-album-summerfest-2017-parade.html

--DANISH CONSTITUTION DAY, PHOTOS COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/photo-album-grundlovsdag-2017-danish.html  

--SCOUT DANIEL PARKER HONORED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/06/video-holy-name-of-mary-eagle-scout.html

WE LOVE RUDOLPH...

It's hard to believe that back in 2014....it had been FIFTY YEARS SINCE....

CNN - The longest-running holiday special still has a very shiny nose. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" premiered on television December 6, 1964, and is now one of the holiday season's perennial favorites. The story of the reindeer who saves Christmas is beloved among children and adults alike. READ MORE HERE http://cnn.it/1BrJKvR
 

AND SEE GENERAL ELECTRIC PRESENTS RUDOLPH THE RED NOSED REINDEER CHRISTMAS AD--1965-- HERE http://bit.ly/2BORRa8

FOR COLLECTORS OF VALENTINE'S CO. POSTCARDS, NEW FROM EFSP

For collectors of Valentine's Co. Postcards--New from our friends at European Film Star Postcards:

Valentine's Postcards 


Valentine’s Co. (1825-1963) was one of the largest postcard publishers in the early 1900s. It's thought that more than a million photographs were taken for the company. (Click on the photo to see a Douglas Fairbanks Jr. British postcard by Valentine's, no. 5904 N. Photo: London Films. Publicity still for The Rise of Catherine the Great (Paul Czinner, 1934)).

Read and see much more here http://bit.ly/2zeCFjz

Thursday, December 21, 2017

WE BELIEVE IN HOLIDAYS--EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP TEN

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

WE BELIEVE IN HOLIDAYS--EVERYTHING CROTON'S TOP TEN IN 2017:

#1 THE EASTER BUNNY VISITS CROTON, CHRIS FUENTES, A PHOTO ALBUM COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/04/easter-bunny-visits-croton-christ.html


#2 MEMORIAL DAY CEREMONY, TOWN OF CORTLANDT, PHOTO ALBUM COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/05/photo-album-cortlandt-memorial-day.html

#3 HAPPY JULY 4TH CROTON, A COLLECTION OF VINTAGE JULY 4TH CROTON LINKS http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/happy-july-4th-croton.html

#4 VETERANS DAY, LUNCHEON AT THE CROTON YACHT CLUB http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/11/photos-2017-croton-yacht-club-veterans.html

#5 EASTER SERVICES IN CROTON 1968 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/04/1968-easter-services-in-croton-on-hudson.html

#6 GOBLIN WALK 2017, PHOTOS COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED  http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/more-photos-goblin-walk-2017-courtesy.html

#7 HALLOWEEN, TALES OF CROTON SPIRITS, THE DEVIL AND MORE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/tales-of-croton-spirits-devil-and-more.html  

#8 A CROTON HALLOWEEN SLIDESHOW 2009-2016 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/10/a-croton-halloween-slideshow-2009-2016.html

#9 AND #10 
WAXING NOSTALGIC FOR CROTON CHRISTMASES PART 1 & 2 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/12/waxing-nostalgic-for-croton-christmases.html