Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
BY SPECIAL REQUEST: A 1951 blurb about ASBURY METHODIST CROTON FIRE DEPARTMENT CHAPLAIN, THE REV. JOHN B. GLENWOOD.
Click on the photo courtesy of the outstanding archives maintained by The Croton Historical Society.
The village has not explained why this project must start at the height of the coronavirus pandemic. There has been no information released as to how the Village Engineer will monitor medical safety onsite.
Residents concerned about safety should contact the Village Manager or the Board of Trustees via email since the village offices remain closed for the protection of village staff.
VILLAGE MANAGER JANINE KING email@example.com
BOARD OF TRUSTEES EMAIL https://www.crotononhudson-ny.gov/board-trustees
Additionally, to those who asked---The village has not said who gave the determination that the CPA project may proceed despite the order issued by Governor Cuomo. Questions should be directed to the Dept of Transportation at (518) 457-4422.
Croton Point Avenue Traffic, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Improvement Project Set to Begin
Construction Work Set to Begin Tomorrow, March 31st
This is an update on the Croton Point Avenue Traffic, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Improvement Project. The Village has been informed that this project is considered essential construction and may continue despite the governor’s order on non-essential construction. This project is scheduled to begin tomorrow, March 31st. It is expected to last approximately 8 months. Drivers should expect intermittent delays throughout this period. Starting tomorrow, the right lane and shoulder of eastbound Croton Point Avenue will be closed. As the project progresses, we will be giving updates through Code Red, emails, Facebook, and Twitter. Information on this project is available on the Projects/Initiatives section on the Village website.
EDITOR'S NOTE: GAZETTE ARTICLE ON MAJOR VILLAGE TAX INCREASE COMING https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/03/gazette-up-up-and-away-uncertainty.html
RECENT LO HUD ARTICLE https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/03/no-virginia-croton-point-avenue.html
UPDATE MID-JULY ON PROJECT https://everythingcroton.blogspot.com/2020/07/croton-point-avenue-projectbike-lane.html
CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL--GIRLS BASKETBALL FINAL STAT LEADERS 2019-2020
Here are the players who filled up the score books and stat sheets over the course of the 2019-20 season. Statistics are provided by the coaches. All updates or additions should be sent to Mike Dougherty at firstname.lastname@example.org.
AMONG THE NAMES, CAITLIN WEIMAR, HEN HUD, ANNA ENG, CROTON HARMON, GRACE REYER, CROTON HAARON, KIRA VIRANDA, HEN HUD
SEE THE ENTIRE LIST AT https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/lohud-girls-basketball/2020/03/30/girls-basketball-final-stat-leaders-2019-2020/2930654001/
Sunday, March 29, 2020
GAZETTE--UP UP AND AWAY-- "UNCERTAINTY" COULD RESULT IN DOUBLE-DIGIT CROTON TAX RATE HIKE, FEES R UP TOO
MAKE SURE YOU PICK UP THE GAZETTE AND READ THE ARTICLE: "UNCERTAINTY" COULD RESULT IN DOUBLE-DIGIT CROTON TAX RATE HIKE. CLICK ON THE IMAGE FOR A BRIEF CLIP---AS ALWAYS, read the entire article.
And remember---the Croton Point Ave. Project/Bike Lane construction starts 3/30 (per flashing sign, now set to start 3/31). Businesses and residents can add this to their growing list of woes.
First up---and just in time for Easter---from Poland---Blumchen Sugar Rabbits and Lambs!
We love these........and if kept in a cool dark, dry place, sealed in a plastic tub, holdup for years!
Order them soon---they always sell out fast! Find them and more fab Easter goodness you'll find nowhere else--much of it old stock or vintage-inspired---at the Blumchen Easter link https://blumchen.com/easter_shop_decorations.html
Next up a real treat, sliced and diced so you can appreciate all the vintage toy goodness---and outstanding lithography too--UNION STATION....TO BE PRECISE:
Courtesy of Flickr friend Joe Haupt--the Vintage Mystery Union Station Toy Train Set, No. 360, By The Automatic Toy Company, Metal Construction, Wind-Up Mechanical Train, Base Measures 14 x 20 Inches, Made In USA, Circa 1950s.
The three-piece mechanical train included with the set measures 10.5 inches in length. Automatic Toy Company produced a number of mechanical toy sets including Rocket Space Ship, Operation Airlift, Shooting Gallery, Jungle Pete the Mechanical Alligator, Television Set, Hoppo the Mechanical Rabbit etc.
They just don't make 'em like this any more!
P.S. Most of the newspaper ads featuring these toys date to the early 1950s. Thanks Joe for the pix and all the info! Again, click on the photos and links.
LUCY HAS A FABULOUS NEW PROJECT---DIY PAPER MACHE EGG WITH A SURPRISE INSIDE!; CLICK HERE
AN OLDIE BUT GOODIE, NOTES FROM THE 2011 GOLDEN GLOW OF CHRISTMAS PAST CONVENTION IN RYE, NY; CLICK HERE
German "Old Town" paper kits http://bit.ly/1NaGvyH
SEE THE LAST EDITION OF MORE FABULOUS VINTAGE WEBSITES, FINDS, ETC. FROM EVERYTHING CROTON HERE.
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|LT. PEGGY TUXEN OF CROTON; click on the photo.|
TODAY--MARCH 29--is Vietnam Veterans Recognition Day, set aside to honor those men and women who served in the Vietnam War.
Click on the links below, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society archives, to read about Croton residents who served.
Please note that this is not a forum for anti-Vietnam war commentary. Rather this post is intended to honor those who served---and ALL comments at this site are fully moderated.
SEE PART 1 HERE bit.ly/25uSD5o
SEE PART 2 HERE bit.ly/1WVDC6Q
SEE PART 3 HERE bit.ly/1UrP3W2
SEE PART 4 HERE bit.ly/25uSOh6
FOR THOSE OF US MONITORING CROTON RIVER/ADDITIONAL WATERSHED ISSUES ETC., A WORD FROM THE NYC DEP-- Thank you Bob Anderson for the info.
Dear DEP Recreational Users: As we monitor and respond to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, DEP wanted to provide an update on the recreational use of our lands and reservoirs in the watershed. At this time, DEP's recreation lands, trails and fishing areas remain open for the public to enjoy. If you venture outdoors, please remember to maintain a physical distance from others, wash your hands, and sterilize frequently touched surfaces. Please be sure to follow all other national, state and local guidelines as they pertain to controlling the spread of the virus.
DEP and its employees play a critical role in the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Our employees continue to treat and monitor the drinking water that 9.6 million people use to wash their hands, maintain a sterile environment, and care for people afflicted by the virus.
As we sharpen our focus on those essential tasks, other parts of our work in the watershed will be temporarily suspended to protect the health of our employees and the public. Please note the following changes:
1) All DEP offices in the watershed will be closed to the public until further notice.
2) Our boat offices will also be closed. We will not be steam cleaning fishing boats or allowing new fishing boats on the reservoirs until further notice.
3) The processing of new boat tags or renewals will be delayed, along with paper applications for a DEP Access Permit. For access permits only, consider using our online system at www.nyc.gov/dep/accesspermit.
4) The portable restroom facilities at the Ashokan Rail Trail and Ashokan Promenade will be closed until further notice. Please respect Ashokan Reservoir as a critical source of drinking water for your neighbors in Ulster County and NYC.
If you need more information on NYC DEP watershed recreational areas during this time, we encourage you to visit the online RecMapper at www.nyc.gov/dep/recmapper. Also, please email Recreation@dep.nyc.gov with questions for the quickest response.
A SPECIAL MESSAGE FROM CROTON'S MARK FRANZOSO, CHAIRMAN OF THE TARRYTOWN MUSIC HALL
Dear Music Hall Patron,
As a successful business owner for 40 years, I know everyone is hurting right now, but I also know that there has never been a more important time to support the arts in our community. The investment we make today will give us a greater chance to emerge from this economic crisis bigger, better, and stronger.
As the Chairman of the Board, I am deeply concerned about The Tarrytown Music Hall, our staff, our volunteers, our patrons, the local businesses that support us, and the artists and performers who entertain us. No one is more disappointed than I am that we had to close and cancel all of our performances until further notice. I could never have imagined this happening in my first month as Board Chairman.
Though difficult to make, the decision to close was the right one to do our part to slow the spread of the COVID-19 virus, but the consequences are far reaching. In addition to our concern for the well-being of each and every resident, we are equally concerned about the financial impact on our operations and our future.
READ MORE AT https://riverjournalonline.com/communities/tarrytown/a-special-message-from-the-music-hall-board-chairman/19673/
Saturday, March 28, 2020
COURTESY OF THE ARCHIVES MAINTAINED BY THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE CROTON HISTORICAL EXHIBIT, UNITARIANS HAVE EXCELLENT ART EXHIBIT 1965. Click on the photo.
For more about the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Hudson Valley, click here.
YES VIRGINIA, THE CROTON POINT AVENUE PROJECT/BIKE LANE IS INDEED EXEMPT FROM CUOMO'S ORDER AND CONSIDERED "ESSENTIAL"
Excerpted---as always, read the entire article at the link below.
WHAT WILL HALT ON NON-ESSENTIAL CONSTRUCTION IN WESTCHESTER MEAN...
Sprawling development across Westchester's busiest cities will likely come to a crawl after Gov. Andrew Cuomo said that all non-essential construction will be halted to curb the spread of coronavirus.All construction work was originally allowed by Cuomo, but the governor changed course Friday in hopes of slowing the outbreak of the coronavirus. “We’re closing down nonessential construction sites," Cuomo said Friday. "Some construction is essential to keep the place running, but nonessential construction is going to be stopped."............That changed Friday, when Empire State Development — the state's economic-development branch — issued new guidance, saying only essential construction projects would be allowed to proceed while Cuomo's order remains in effect, the USA TODAY Network reported.....Essential construction includes roads, bridges, transit facilities, utilities, hospitals or health care facilities, affordable housing, and homeless shelters.
More at https://www.lohud.com/story/news/coronavirus/2020/03/27/what-halt-non-essential-construction-mean-westchester/2921977001/
Friday, March 27, 2020
The German silent film I.N.R.I. (1923), directed by Robert Wiene, was one of the first big-screen adaptations of the Passion of Christ. The film retells the events leading up to the crucifixion of Jesus. The Ukrainian born actor Gregori Chmara played Jesus Christ, Henny Porten the Virgin Mary and Alexander Granach Judas. Asta Nielsen also appeared as Maria Magdalen. I.N.R.I. was reissued in 1933 in the United States with an added music track and narration as Crown of Thorns.
READ AND SEE MORE HERE.
On April 12, 1945, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died. Click on the scans below, courtesy of The Croton Historical Society's outstanding newspaper archives, for memorial services and more in Croton. Please note that the first article is not complete.
FOR MORE ABOUT THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY, CLICK HERE.
Sorry, but the answer is no...not at this blog. All comments will continue to be fully moderated.
Here's a different suggestion--why not speak with your neighbors instead---you can observe that six foot distance by having a chat over the fence....or giving them a call...or sending a polite email......private messaging is also available on facebook and other social media platforms.
Indeed we are fortunate to live in a time where technology makes such things possible even under difficult circumstances.
Let's be cautious but sensible instead.....as we continue to help our neighbors, support our businesses and churches........etc. etc. etc.
Moore first came to prominence in the UK as one of the four writer-performers in the comedy revue Beyond the Fringe from 1960, and with one member of that team, Peter Cook, collaborated on the television series Not Only... But Also. The double act worked on other projects until the mid-1970s (CLICK ON THE PHOTO), by which time Moore had settled in Los Angeles to concentrate on his film acting. READ MORE HERE
Thursday, March 26, 2020
SOME MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS FROM CROTON IN JUNE OF 1950. CLICK ON THE IMAGES BELOW.
Courtesy of the outstanding newspaper archives maintained by the volunteers of THE CROTON HISTORICAL SOCIETY.
HERE'S A LOCAL CROTON MUST-TRY FOR YOUR TASTING PLEASURE:
THE BEEF EMPANADAS AT BAKED BY SUSAN ARE AMAZING! FLAKY...TASTY...PERFECT FOR LUNCH OR DINNER....BAKEDBYSUSAN.COM
This week, as America faced a full-blown economic crisis, Pelosi invoked the pope as she tried to sabotage the Senate’s emergency coronavirus bill.
The surprise alternative House Democratic bill she launched Monday night amounted to a poisonous grab bag of liberal projects: mandatory diversity for company boards, special LGBTQ provisions, pork-barreling for wind and solar, cuts to aircraft emissions, voter-registration strategies designed to help Democrats win elections, and so on, for 1,400 pages.
None of it belonged in a bill designed to bring urgent relief to suffering families and shuttered businesses.
A few hours later, perhaps sensing the mood of the nation, Pelosi dropped her bill like a hot potato, or “put aside some of our concerns for another day,” as she characterized her retreat to CNBC. , after the needless delay, The Senate finally reached agreement on its $2 trillion bill early Wednesday, before hitting a new delay.
Pelosi should be a national pariah for the stunt she pulled in our darkest hour.
She exploited the opportunity of a deadly pandemic to inject the virus of identity politics into corporate America when it was on its knees.
For example: “Any corporation that receives federal aid related to COVID–19 must maintain officials and budget dedicated to diversity and inclusion initiatives for no less than five years after disbursement of funds.” Of course, after five years the company would be wholly woke.
And even to think of demanding airlines cut greenhouse-gas emissions when there is barely a plane left in the sky is perverse to the point of psychopathy. READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE AT https://nypost.com/2020/03/25/in-the-midst-of-coronavirus-crisis-pelosi-goes-for-woke-devine/
A WORD FROM EATALIA-ON-HUDSON....We at EATalia-on-Hudson take sanitation and health very serious on a normal day. In the wake of the Covid-19 virus, our efforts have tripled and we are committed to going above and beyond our normal hyper-cleanly protocol.
We are remaining open during the foreseeable future and invite you to call-in and place to-go orders. One of our dedicated staff members will meet you outside to deliver your food to your car. You are, of course, also welcome to come and dine-in. Call us at 914-862-4500 to place your order!
We also offer gift certificates that you can purchase over the phone and use them at a later date, once the Covid-19 is over and we’re all back to normal. That way, you are supporting us, a local small business, and you will be able to use your certificate soon. We hope you consider this a win-win.
Stay safe and we’ll see you soon! https://eataliaonhudson.com/
CROTON POINT PROJECT STARTS 3/30, BUSINESSES AND RESIDENTS CAN ADD THIS TO THEIR CURRENT SET OF WOES
UPDATED SIGN NOW FLASHING THAT WORK WILL START THE WEEK OF 3/30.
Wrestling: Meet the 2019-20 Westchester/Putnam all-stars--The best wrestlers from Westchester and Putnam Counties in the 2019-20 season. SOME HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:
195 LBS., Honorable mention: Sebastian Lujan, Sr., New Rochelle; Edison Scutari, Sr., Croton-Harmon; Michael Tosi, Sr., Hen Hud
132 LBS , First team: Beckett Herman, Hen Hud — A slick grappler on the mat, Herman graduates as the Sailors' all-time wins leader. He was consistently among the top-five Section 1 wrestlers in his weight class throughout the season and also won a Westchester County title. He was one point short of reaching the finals at sectionals, but he regrouped to take third and even got a wildcard bid to compete at states. Herman finished with a 41-8 record.
SEE MORE AT https://www.lohud.com/story/sports/high-school/wrestling/2020/03/25/wrestling-2019-20-westchester-putnam-all-stars/2904947001/