Wednesday, February 28, 2018
WHAT WAS PLAYING AT THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN, 1971 & 1972. CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW. The last three ads are from 1972. (The drive-in closed in 1973. IT'S LAST FEATURE: THE DAY OF THE JACKAL, original version).
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY--WHAT'S PLAYING AT THE STARLIGHT DRIVE-IN 1965; GO HERE
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Read more here: COLLECTOR'S WEEKLY -
Advertising thermometers first appeared in the 1900s and were widespread in the United States by the 1920s. Intended to be hung outside, the earliest were made of metals like tin, plus wood. Eventually, they were also made out of the same material as porcelain signs. READ AND SEE MORE HERE.
AND SEE A FLICKR PHOTO ALBUM COURTESY OF OUR FRIEND USSIWOJIMA A.K.A. FRANK HERE
FOR THE LAST EDITION OF GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN, GO HERE.
AND NOW BY SPECIAL REQUEST....ISADORA & ELIZABETH DUNCAN, THE CROTON CONNECTION: CLICK ON THE IMAGES TO READ A FABULOUS ARTICLE ARTICLE FROM THE SUN (1915)
Click on the link below to read an excellent article from Croton's Jane Northshield.
Featured are assorted members of the Duncan family, the Elizabeth Duncan Dancing School in Croton, Lillian Nordica (A PHOTO with students dancing on the lawn of Madame Nordica's Croton home), Mabel Dodge and more--courtesy of Westchester History Dot Com: http://bit.ly/2BSZpL2
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY:
--MABEL DODGE LUHAN, CROTON'S BOHEMIA, IN THE NEWS; click here
--WAS NORDICA THE MASKED SOPRANO? Click here
Monday, February 26, 2018
AND NOW ANOTHER SCANDAL FROM CROTON LANDING, 1891...COURTESY OF THE ELVES..."POTTER IS INTO IT. SUICIDE MYSTERY UNRAVELED"....click on the images below...."THE CROTON LANDING SUICIDE"...
You may also enjoy another Croton "scandal", 1891, THE ELOPER RETURNED FOR MORE PLUNDER http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/08/now-little-croton-scandal-1891the.html
YOUR EDITOR'S RESPONSE: Yes. You would think so. But the fact is that Croton had a "green salon"--the operative word is "had"--they closed up shop a few short years ago, relocated elsewhere, and appear to have closed again. Their main website is offline.
That being said, many of the local nail and hair salons do offer some "natural" products and services in addition to their traditional lines. Please be prepared for the very real possibility that you will pay more and make your own inquiries accordingly. Or in the alternative, you can always open up your own shop.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
|PHOTO via KofC all rights reserved|
KofC Free Throw Contest Update
Holy Name of Mary KofC Council had eight shooters win their division in the District Free Throw Contest which took place at Saint Columbanus on Saturday, February 10th. The winners in the girls group were Cara Moore (age 9), Kayla McCarthy (age 10), Ava Andrews (age 11) and Francesca Sarcone (age 12). The winners in the boys group were Conor Choy (age 9), Sean Grimes (age 11), Martin Andrews (age 13) and Jake Sharkey (age 14). Congratulations to these sharp shooters who will now advance to shoot in the Conference Championship at Saint Columbanus on Saturday, March 3rd. CLICK ON THE PHOTO--Pictured left to right (Conor Choy, Sean Grimes, Martin Andrews, Jake Sharkey, Ava Andrews and Cara Moore).
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY http://bit.ly/2HMz1Dl
4/29/18 UPDATE http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2018/04/holy-name-of-mary-knights-of-columbus.html
Friday, February 23, 2018
Thursday, February 22, 2018
CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE AN EXTENSIVE PHOTO ALBUM FROM THE 2018 Knights of Columbus Saint Valentine’s Award Night--held on 2/15 at Crabtree’s KittleHouse Restaurant & Inn--honoring the courage and sacrifice of St. Valentine and Past Grand Knight Michael Reynolds. Click here http://bit.ly/2opkZP3
See Reynolds delivering the traditional KofC post God-Squad 20`7 sleep-out here http://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2017/12/post-sleep-out-2017.html
YOU MAY ALSO ENJOY THESE BLASTS FROM KofC PAST:
--2015 EVENT HONORING WILLIAM "BILL" RYDER http://bit.ly/22t98xt
--2016 CONGRATS TO JOE COSTANZO, MAN OF THE YEAR http://bit.ly/2DxSuWw
--A LOOK BACK @ THE KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 1975, 1973, 1969 & 1959---INCLUDES TEEN OF THE YEAR AND MORE http://bit.ly/2DfErbi
COURTESY OF THE CROTON FD FB PAGE--Congratulations to Firefighter Chris Caterino (TL44), whom completed the NYS Fire Officer I course this past weekend.This 63 hour program hits on several topics and is based off of NFPA curriculum recommendations. Nice job, and keep up the great work, Chris!
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
BUT IN PLAIN ENGLISH--from the website--FOR THOSE WHO DON'T WANT TO BE PART OF THIS PROGRAM (Currently approximately 25% of the village is with their own ESCO.)
What To Do If You Don’t Want to Be Part of Community Choice Aggregation (CCA)
If you are presently taking power supply from an ESCo, or have blocked your account (see below), your electric service will NOT be affected by CCA.
If you presently are a full service Con Edison electric customer, i.e., have not signed a power supply contract with an ESCo, you can avoid CCA in two ways:
1. Block Your Con Edison Account: At your request, Con Edison will block your account, keeping your supply service with Con Edison until such time as you request that your account be unblocked. To block your account, call the phone number on your bill where it says “For other information”. Work your way through the automated phone prompts by saying “it’s something else” until you reach a live person. Ask that person to block your account. You will be asked for the account number on the bill (find it under your name on the upper left corner of the bill), service address (find it under the account number on your bill), and the last 4 digits of your Social Security number to verify your identity. That’s all there is to it. (YOUR EDITOR HAS BLOCKED HER ACCOUNT; it was relatively painless 1-800-752-6633)
2. Opt-Out: Before CCA takes effect, and any time thereafter, you may opt-out by filling out an online form at https://sw.westchesterpower.org/optOut.html or by calling Westchester Power directly at 914-242-4725. They will ask you for the same information seen on that form: name of your utility, name on the account, email, phone, service address, and your city, state, and zip code.
In either case, the blocking or opt-out may take a full billing cycle to take effect. On the bill, look for “Your Supply Charges”. If it still mentions the name of an ESCo (e.g., Constellation Energy), the switch has not yet taken place. If no ESCo name appears, you’re back on Con Ed supply service.
Your editor's response: Yes. That has been confirmed. Please contact the village manager as I just did.
UPDATED: Appears to be two recliners not a couch.
Well it's been a long time since your editor promised to publish more from THE ASBURY METHODIST SOUVENIR AND COOKING MANUAL--but a recent spring cleaning turned up the xerox copy at last! Click on the images below...FOR PART 4. (TO SEE PARTS 1, 2 & 3, CLICK HERE.)
A little background: In December of 1894, the Ladies' Aid Society of Croton's Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church published a "Souvenir and Cooking Manual". It was reprinted by The Croton Historical Society in 1975 as part of the village's many Bicentennial of the American Revolution celebrations. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW FOR MORE SELECT--AND VERY RANDOM-- SCANS FROM THE BOOKLET---some recipes--and more ads from Peekskill, Ossining a.k.a. Sing Sing, Croton etc. Stay tuned for the rest.
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
to Everything Croton, a collection of all things Croton--our history, our
homes, our issues, our businesses, our schools--in short, EVERYTHING CROTON.
A FAVORITE ESPECIALLY OF THE FAMILIES WITH KIDS CROWD--CAPRICCIO II is a long-standing Croton tradition for the freshest Cobb Salad, calzones, pasta and of course pizza! Moms (and Dads) on the go know it well...For more about Capriccio II, visit capriccio2pizza.com/
YOU CAN ORDER ONLINE TOO https://www.capriccio2pizza.com/order-online/
UPDATED OPENING IN THE FORMER UNAMI LOCATION IN FEBRUARY 2021.
Monday, February 19, 2018
So what is this stuff? COURTESY OF THE SPRUCE
Most people recognize the pale yellow pieces with graining that are meant to simulate ivory as celluloid these days. In fact, celluloid was often referred to as “French Ivory” in its heyday to give it a little more snob appeal, and is sometimes marked as such.
The composition, however, has nothing at all to do with genuine ivory harvested from animal tusks. Another similar term for celluloid, Ivory Pyralin, is sometimes found stamped on these types of pieces as well.
CLICK ON THE LINK TO SEE AND READ more, including a fabulous color photo of "amber pyrolin". Click here
TO SEE THE LAST EDITION OF "GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN", THE HISTORIOSCOPE, CLICK HERE
Sunday, February 18, 2018
The Hudson Valley experienced what's been commonly referred to----since pre-Revolutionary War days----as an "ephemeral snowstorm"---wet, heavy, fast falling, quickly accumulating, and then almost gone in a warming trend just a few short hours later. (Click on the first photo).
There was still time, however, for some sledding at Croton Gorge (click on the photo), while the hill at Croton Point Park above the playground was packed as well.
Meanwhile Croton Colonial--a.k.a. "the diner"--was teeming with the Sunday post-Church breakfast crowd--they make pancakes that are lighter than air--and later, it was family-central at Capriccio's II -- not to mention, take-out city at Capricco's I, Croton Mini Deli, and Franki's Grill
The Sunday buffet at Raga Indian Cuisine was nothing short of amazing (as usual)--read the Everything Croton review here -- while eagles were just about everywhere but especially at....
Lake Meahagh in Verplanck---we spotted at least fifteen eagles on the remaining ice sheet--but they were too far out for your editor's telephoto (click on the photo below).
Normally they congregate instead on the Verplanck waterfront or at the new Veterans Park but the absence of ice is always a game-changer for eagle watchers and there was none to be found in those locations.
Kudos to Croton's DPW who did an outstanding job cleaning up both the village's parking lot--and the entire village overall--but especially in the business districts.
And of course to one and all who got their sidewalks cleared for their neighbors and the church-goers. (Click on the photo below).
All and all a banner day in the Hudson Valley...and of course, Croton-on-Hudson.
You may also have an interest in these Croton fb pages
--THE CROTON POINT NATURE CENTER
--THE CROTON DAM FB PAGE
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Saturday, February 17, 2018
Well it's been a long time since your editor promised to publish more from THE ASBURY METHODIST SOUVENIR AND COOKING MANUAL--but a recent spring cleaning turned up the xerox copy at last! Click on the images below...
A little background: In December of 1894, the Ladies' Aid society of Croton's Asbury Methodist Episcopal Church published a "Souvenir and Cooking Manual". It was reprinted by The Croton Historical Society in 1975 as part of the village's many Bicentennial of the American Revolution celebrations. CLICK ON THE PHOTOS BELOW FOR MORE SELECT--AND VERY RANDOM-- SCANS FROM THE BOOKLET---finally some recipes! And a page of old "Sing Sing" a.k.a. Ossining and Croton ads. Stay tuned for more.
SEE PART 1 HERE http://bit.ly/2EAbKCv AND SEE PART 2 HERE http://bit.ly/2odOjIh