Thursday, November 30, 2017
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Monday, November 27, 2017
Sunday, November 26, 2017
It was all hands on deck this morning to help unload the 2017 shipment of fresh cut Christmas trees--sold annually by the Croton Lions Club at the Shoprite Plaza---many thanks to all the volunteers who moved, tagged and sorted over 600 trees! ON SALE WEEKDAYS NOON TO 7 PM---ON WEEKENDS FROM 9 TO 5 PM. All funds raised go to support local charities.
Click on the photos. STAY TUNED FOR MORE.
WHAT RALPHIE WANTED FOR CHRISTMAS IN "A CHRISTMAS STORY":
I want an Official Red Ryder Carbine-Action Two-Hundred-Shot Range Model Air Rifle!
RESPONSE: You'll shoot your eye out kid...
Saturday, November 25, 2017
THE MYSTERY OF THE RUM PLANE
LIQUOR LADEN PLANE FROM CANADA FALLS AS IT NEARS CITY--Drops 250 Quarts of Scotch Near Croton, Where Water for Highballs Comes From--FLIER ESCAPES IN AN AUTO--Car Apparently in Waiting Whisks Limping Aviator From Scene
“Dusk was deepening into darkness” on the night of May 15, 1922, as a Curtis biplane circled slowly over a farm “about a mile and a quarter above Croton . . . a quarter of a mile from Tumble Inn, one of the much patronized roadhouses of the county.”1 The farm’s owner, former Westchester County deputy sheriff George McCall, watched as the pilot “suddenly pointed the craft’s nose earthward and slipped toward the farmhouse.” READ THE REST HERE https://crotonhistory.org/2017/11/25/the-mystery-of-the-rum-plane/
Friday, November 24, 2017
From our friends at European Film Star Postcards--a post about the Real Photo (Picturegoer) series called 'Film Partners', published in
the 1930s in London.
The postcards have either horizontal or vertical formats--(click on the photo to see the 1934 film THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL WITH LESLIE HOWARD AND MERLE OBERON).
Some are in black-and-white; others are hand-coloured.
READ AND SEE MUCH MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2i5y7cV
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
We want to let our many supporters know that Croton United will continue as an organization—committed to our core values of honesty, openness, integrity, fiscal responsibility and nonpartisanship. Our mission will be to keep residents informed and engaged in our village government and community. We’re proud of our record
A letter in last week's issue of the Gazette:
We are writing to express our thanks to the residents of Croton who supported us in last week’s election, and to those who have supported Croton United in the last several years since its formation. We wish Brian, Amy and Sherry the best of luck.
Since its beginning, Croton United’s core values have been honesty, openness, integrity, fiscal responsibility and nonpartisanship. We are proud of the record established during our stewardship of the village and hope to see many of our initiatives continued.
We created the Financial Sustainability Committee and implemented its recommended policies, which has resulted in actual reduction of village debt and the costs associated with it.
We worked with the FSC and village staff to finance the acquisition of the new DPW facility in such a way that permitted the village to avoid costly repairs to the existing garage, remove two oil tanks from an environmentally sensitive area and enhance the revenue stream of the parking lot, all while adhering to the FSC’s recommendations concerning limiting debt.
We listened to residents and addressed numerous quality of life issues including installation of a sidewalk and stop sign near a village playground, changing parking regulations in Harmon and in the Upper Village to facilitate a better business environment, adding benches in village parks, ensuring that village warming and emergency centers are equipped with wifi, and making more village recreation space pet-friendly.
We started projects to deal with invasive species in our parks and supported the DEP’s Croton River hydrilla treatment, to ensure that our village recreation space remains available to future generations of Crotonites.
We believe Croton is a better community for our governance.
We look forward to serving our community in other ways in the future, but for now, simply wish to thank you for your support.
Resolution prohibiting additional compensation for Village Trustees:Greg Schmidt
Last night—during our final board meeting—we adopted a policy stating that “no member of the Board of Trustees may, during their elected or appointed term of office, collect any salary or other compensation from the Village of Croton-on-Hudson arising from any paid employment for work that falls outside of the scope of the duties of members of the Board of Trustees.”
We proposed this policy for the same reason we adopted a policy to stop the practice of using personal email accounts to conduct official village business. Sections of both NYS General Municipal Law and the Village Code recognize that there are rules of ethical conduct for public officers and employees which must be observed if a high degree of moral conduct is to be obtained and if public confidence is to be maintained in our unit of local government. We believe this resolution furthers these aims.
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COMING TO THE FORMER "GERMAN DELI" in the Upper Village--JT'S FOOD MARKET--"JUNCTION"--will offer organic and gluten free options per the sign. Stay tuned.
You may also enjoy: http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/07/the-bischoffs-croton-delicatessen.html
Saturday, November 18, 2017
The Rotary Club of Croton-on-Hudson held its annual Thanksgiving Turkey collection for the local food bank today--180 turkeys were delivered--and unloaded---by Rotary club members and volunteers.
See more photos here https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=725333334322818&id=130964137093077
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
HOWARD FINISHED THE RED CHURCH repro; see it from start to finish here; keep scrolling down the page once you get there! http://bit.ly/2hjURCy
Macy's 2017 Thanksgiving Day Parade http://bit.ly/2jq2tHu
THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES, THE CROTON CONNECTION http://bit.ly/2mq5vN2
REMEMBERING WILLIAM HOLDEN http://bit.ly/2zHD9AO
For those of us who can't get enough vintage---and vintage inspired Christmas---THE RETRO CHRISTMAS CARD COMPANY! Their website states that they "create original Retro Christmas Cards with Vintage Style" ---and that all of their cards are unique to the company and made in the USA too. retrochristmascardcompany.com/
As you may know, RADKO made the Sparkletown Putz Village line some years ago; you can still get old stock pieces at MISTER NOSTALGIA http://bit.ly/2zFanTA
Remembering the Edmund Fitzgerald, from freighter to famous shipwreck in 30 photos, 42 years later http://bit.ly/2mcjJky
Our friends at European Film Star Postcards are at the International Collectors Fair in Utrecht and they've added some outstanding new finds for your viewing pleasure http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/11/new-from-efsp-international-collectors.html
Monday, November 13, 2017
On 11/11/17, the Croton Yacht Club held its annual Veterans Day Luncheon. Click on the photos below, courtesy of the CYC, all rights reserved.
Photo 1: Reading of the “Soldiers Prayer” by Colin and Jack Kooney
Photo 2: Group shot of the Veterans and Scouts
Photo 3: WWII and Purple Heart Veteran Ray Juliano and Dennis Kooney
Photo 4: CHHS Jazz band members, Blair Labatte (trumpet),Kacy Murphy (tenor sax), Eve Holzman (flute), María Pisciotta (alto saxophone), and Emma Rodriguez (clarinet)
SEE PHOTOS FROM PAST LUNCHEONS HERE:
Sunday, November 12, 2017
The 1946 film directed by William Wyler starred Dana Andrews, Myrna Loy, Virginia Mayo, Theresa Wright, Harold Russell and Fredric March. (Click on the photos and links.) In your editor's opinion, this is required viewing for every generation, especially today's. The film is also available at Amazon http://amzn.to/2hmkPox
For those who don’t know, there's a "Croton Connection"--Harold Russell won Academy Award recognition for playing the handless WWII veteran Homer Parrish in the 1946 film The Best Years of Our Lives. Russell was himself disabled. He lost both hands in a TNT explosion during his Army training.
As in the movie, Russell's hands were replaced by metal hooks. The film was a mega hit and justifiably so--the music, acting, and direction is wonderful. Mr. Russell continued to work tirelessly for veterans until his death in 2002. He truly was a member of The Greatest Generation.
FAST FORWARD TO THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY ARCHIVES where we learned that on December 20, 1948, Harold Russell visited Croton and spoke at the high school.
Read more here http://bit.ly/2jlT83j. You may also have an interest in these additional links:
--REMEMBERING THERESA WRIGHT, http://bit.ly/2hkgwKq
--A FRENCH POSTCARD OF MYRNA LOY; CLICK HERE
--FOR MORE ABOUT DANA ANDREWS, CLICK HERE
--FOR MORE ABOUT VIRGINIA MAYO, CLICK HERE
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Saturday, November 11, 2017
A VERY OLD REQUEST that your editor never thought would be answered--but here it is--courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society--1983, BARBARA GILBERT'S MINI SANTA WORK SHOP IN CROTON...click on the photos below...
Friday, November 10, 2017
SEE MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2meg7hW
You may also have an interest in: PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE RECENT FALL SPORTS AWARDS NIGHT http://bit.ly/2Aoq26x
Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Better late than never! MEMBER SPOTLIGHT MONDAY TIME!
Croton Fire Department - This week's MSM is dedicated to one our department's brightest and most ambitious members, Lieutenant Carlton Sargeant of Tower Ladder 44. Carlton has been a member of the CFD for over five years now, and recently became a Lieutenant of the "Truck."
Read and see more here https://www.facebook.com/CrotonFire/posts/915192565294968
CLICK ON THE PHOTO TO SEE SARGEANT (FAR RIGHT) AT THE 2015 CANDY CANE RUN.
Click on the link to see 29 pages of vintage holiday goodness http://bit.ly/2hlUzy3
AND IF YOU CAN'T GET ENOUGH 1960's, check out http://bit.ly/2zm9gbl
Monday, November 6, 2017
And to everyone who donated to the event---including Croton's Mex-to-Go--among others--thank you---read and see more here, courtesy of the WEC No. 2 FB PAGE http://bit.ly/2zzsHhB
Sunday, November 5, 2017
3/18/18 UPDATE FROM TEMPLE ISRAEL - Larry Kanterman Memorial Service--Sunday, March 18, 1:00 PM--Join to honor and celebrate the life of Lawrence Kanterman, who served as Temple Israel President from 1998-2000. Larry was born and raised in Brooklyn and he attended CCNY and Brooklyn Law before starting his business in Manhattan. Larry raised a family with his wife Pam, in Croton on Hudson, where he was an important member of the TINW community for many years. The Kanterman family looks forward to sharing memories and love with all of his family, friends, and colleagues.
FROM THE RECENT ISSUE OF THE GAZETTE--AND COURTESY OF THE CROTON UNITED FB PAGE...
A SAD RECORD
For the fourth time in four election campaigns the Croton Democratic Committee and Trustee Brian Pugh have been cited for unfair campaign practices against Croton United.
In findings issued last week, the Westchester County Fair Campaign Practices Committee ruled that the Croton Democratic Committee, Trustee Brian Pugh, and Trustee Candidates Amy Attias and Sherry Horowitz made three inaccurate statements that constitute unfair campaign practices.
Croton United Chair Ken Walsh said, “Engaging in honest communication with the public is one of Croton United’s core values. These findings demonstrate that we have run a truthful campaign, while our opponents, as in the past, have done otherwise.”
These are the three “unfair” findings--READ MORE HERE http://bit.ly/2j2Pawc
Friday, November 3, 2017
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices River Towns Real Estate
133 Grand Street
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520
Office: 914-271-3300 ext. 208
Thursday, November 2, 2017
Wednesday, November 1, 2017
COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED'S FB PAGE - CROTON SENIORS HALLOWEEN 2017 - A PHOTO ALBUM
The Halloween costume party was well-attended this year, and the potluck food table was a success.
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the Croton Seniors Club, and President Liz Faranda and VP Vince Duffy are keeping a full schedule of events going.
Thanks to Valerie Nolan, the Village of Croton Senior Citizen Program Director. If you are interested in the services and events open to seniors, contact Valerie at (914) 271-3006 or email her at VNolan@crotononhudson-ny.gov
And thanks to Deputy Mayor Bob Anderson for passing along photos of the terrific costumes. CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE THE PHOTOS https://www.facebook.com/crotonunited/posts/croton-seniors-halloween-2017the-halloween-costume-party-was-well-attended-this-/885265578297141/
You may also have an interest in TURN ON THE RADIO: VINTAGE 1941 http://www.everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/07/turn-on-radio-1941.html
AND LET's GO SEE A MOVIE 1946 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2013/08/lets-go-see-movie-1946.html