Thursday, November 30, 2017

NANCE'S COFFEE STAND IS CLOSING THIS MORNING

For those who wish to say good-bye, NANCE'S COFFEE is closing this morning after serving customers at the Croton Harmon station for over 50 years. The MTA has awarded the contract to another vendor. NANCE'S FB PAGE "FAREWELL" POST IS UNFORTUNATELY OFFLINE.

GIVE THE GIFT OF CROTON AUTHORS THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

REMEMBERING THE BEATLES' GEORGE HARRISON

Who died this date in 2001...Read more here http://bit.ly/2Aryaqw

Click on the photo to see a vintage Italian postcard courtesy of our friends at EFSP 

You may also enjoy reading http://bit.ly/2msaPP5

Monday, November 27, 2017

NEW MUSIC FROM CROTON'S WITHOUT A NET

Welcome to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.  
 
NEW MUSIC FROM CROTON'S WITHOUT A NET Hey WANfans, As you know, the band is recording their second album "Clearwater". This is our first completed recording for the album. This is Prove Your Love, a love song written by an old man. Special guest vocalists Francesca Rose and Alexa Marino Let us know what you think. Your friendly neighborhood Disco Cowboy - CLICK ON THE LINK TO LISTEN https://soundcloud.com/frank-primeggia/prove-your-love?utm_source=soundcloud&utm_campaign=share&utm_medium=facebook

Sunday, November 26, 2017

UNLOADING THE 2017 CROTON LIONS CHRISTMAS TREES

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

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.

REMEMBERING WILD BILL ELLIOTT OF RED RYDER FAME

Who died this date in 1965...Wild Bill Elliott (October 16, 1904 – November 26, 1965) was an American film actor. He specialized in playing the rugged heroes of B-Westerns, particularly in the Red Ryder series of films. Read more here http://bit.ly/2i636Wg

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, NEW FROM CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES

And now a fascinating post from one of our favorite Croton blogs---CROTON HISTORY & MYSTERIES....

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/

ANTOINETTE STOCKENBERG'S 2017 CHRISTMAS MANTLE

Antoinette Stockenberg's annual vintage made in Japan Christmas Putz Mantle (and antique zinnfiguren)--complete with story--is now online.

Click on the link for...

The Village Enjoys a Winter Fest http://bit.ly/2A7mbhR

Friday, November 24, 2017

FILM PARTNERS, A NEW POST FROM EFSP

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

CROTON UNITED: A NOVEMBER 2017 NEWSLETTER

And now a word from Croton United--their newsletter/:

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. Were 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.
Greg Schmidt
Bob Anderson
Roseann Schuyler
Resolution prohibiting additional compensation for Village Trustees:

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 UPPER VILLAGE IN THE OLD GERMAN DELI

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

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

CROTON ROTARY THANKSGIVING TURKEY COLLECTION 2017

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

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

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

And now by special request, we bring you--courtesy of a precious auction at Croton's own SeriousToyz.com--"The Pretty Village" #2, 1890, made by Loughlin Bros. Printed cardboard, Putz-style houses w/ beautiful, detailed litho everywhere; 1 house is missing 1 wall. Click on the photos and enjoy.

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

PHOTOS, 2017 CROTON YACHT CLUB VETERANS DAY LUNCHEON

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

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), MarĂ­a Pisciotta (alto saxophone), and Emma Rodriguez (clarinet)

SEE PHOTOS FROM PAST LUNCHEONS HERE:
2014 https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2014/12/veterans-day-2014-croton-yacht-club.html
2015 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2015/11/photos-2015-croton-yacht-club-veterans.html
2016 http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2016/11/photos-from-2016-croton-yacht-club.html


 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES: THE CROTON CONNECTION

In what has become a long-standing tradition, Turner Classic Movies played THE BEST YEARS OF OUR LIVES for Veterans Day. 

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

BARBARA GILBERT'S MINI SANTA WORK SHOP, CROTON 1983

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

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

CONGRATS MEGHAN GIORDANO

COURTESY of the Croton-Harmon Booster Club FB Page - Congratulatioins to Meghan Giordano on her NLI Signing w/ Hofstra University Softball! 

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

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT MONDAY, CARLTON SARGEANT

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

 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.

1969, POLORON PRODUCTS!

A real treat for all you vintage Christmas blow-mold collectors--click on the photo--the complete 1969 Poloron Products Catalog, courtesy of Mark Podmore. 

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

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE WINNERS OF THE WASHINGTON ENGINE CHILI COOK-OFF

CONGRATULATIONS to the winners of Washington Engine's 2017 Chili Night and Cook-off...a rousing success by all accounts...in 3rd place - Ashley Roosa; 2nd place - Peter Schuyler; 1st place - Stephen Dominello

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

FROM TINW: NOTICE OF DEATH, LARRY KANTERMAN

Larry Kanterman, long time Temple Israel member and former Temple Israel President, died this morning. The funeral and interment will be in Florida. Messages of condolence may be sent to Pam Kanterman, 17529 Via Capri, Boca Raton, FL 33496. May his memory be a blessing.

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...

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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

AND NOW THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 CROTON SCARECROW CONTEST ARE...

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 THE WINNERS OF THE 2017 CROTON SCARECROW CONTEST ARE...

Hello everyone, Thank you again for participating in Croton-on-Hudson's 1st Annual Scarecrow Contest!

Our scarecrow winners were:

Children/Family 1st Place: Nass/Elredge/Siegel Family 
2nd Place:Constantini Family

Business/Organization 1st Place: Irma's Hair Salon    
2nd Place (TIED): Allstate-Karen Merritt & Feed the Birds!

Congratulations all, they're were all amazing & very creative! Can't wait for next year's contest.

If you would like to save/take your scarecrow home, please feel free to take it down this weekend (you will need  to bring a pair of scissors or something to cut it down.) If not, we will take it down by the end of next week & will not save them.

Please give email me or call during business hours Mon-Fri 9am-5pm if you need the location of your scarecrow.

Thank you & have a great weekend! 

Evelyn Romero, Administrative Assistant/Customer Accounts
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

CONGRATS KYLE MALLORY

Courtesy of the WECO FB Page--AND A BIG EVERYTHING CROTON SHOUT-OUT from your editor: The Officers & Members of Washington Engine Company No. 2 offer our congratulations to our brother fireman, Kyle Mallory, on his promotion to Sergeant with the United States Marine Corps.! Great job, "Sarge," and thank you for all of your service! SEE MORE HERE http://tiny.cc/wkinoy

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

COURTESY OF CROTON UNITED'S FB PAGE - CROTON SENIORS HALLOWEEN 2017 PHOTO ALBUM

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

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/

TURN ON THE RADIO: 1945

Yes before there was television...there was radio. The only way to get "up to the minute" news, entertainment, escape, etc. Here's some of what we were listening to in 1945. Click on the photos below and enjoy.

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