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Croton Landscape Continues to Change

July 21, 2014
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Construction work has begun at the Swanson’s Florist site adjacent to Bethel Cemetery. It appears that a therapy center is being established on  the property.  WatchCroton is thrilled to see the property being reclaimed and put to good use!

Actors Playground August Workshops Recruiting

July 20, 2014
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Still room left in our August Day Workshops! 9=3pm! Go to www.actorspg.com for more information.

Newburgh Beer Pairing Dinner at Ralph and Dave’s

July 20, 2014

Wednesday at 7:00pm

Ralph and Dave’s
7 Riverview Ave, Verplanck, New York 10596

Spend an evening with the Brew Master Chris Basso from Newburgh Brewing Company as Ralph and Dave pair a four course dinner with a selection of his outstanding micro brews! Doors open to the Oar Lounge at 6:00 PM and the dinner starts at 7:00. Reservations suggested!

(914) 930-1708

Assemblywoman Galef Hosts Senior Forum In Cortlandt

July 20, 2014
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Courtesy of the DailyVoice:

by Joe Jenkins

CORTLANDT, N.Y. — Assemblywoman Sandy Galef will host her annual Senior Forum at Cortlandt Town Hall on Thursday, July 24, at 9 a.m.

The forum will focus on technology and how its use can improve the everyday lives of seniors.

Speakers at the forum will include Sandra Giorno-Tocco, state assistant attorney general, and Chris Widelo, associate state director of AARP New York.

In addition, Suzanne Mateo, a nurse at Hudson Valley Hospital, will share how new technology has played an important role at the hospital in improving medicine and patient care.

Breakfast will be served at 9 a.m. with the program beginning at 9:30 a.m.

All are welcome to attend, and admission is free.

Ash Trees On Your Property? Keep An Eye Out for Emerald Ash Borers

July 20, 2014

The most important thing you can do to help with EAB control is monitor your woods, whether it is your own property,or public land you use. EmeraldAshBorer.info is part of a multinational effort in Michigan, Colorado, Connecticut, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Ontario and Quebec and is an excellent website to help manage EAB. There you can find information on insecticides, control measures, and the latest research on EAB.

A Note From Former Trustee Georgianna Grant

July 20, 2014
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Okay one and all – Democrats, Republicans, Tea Party, Conservatives and every resident of our beautiful Croton.  We are not a big city, a county, a township, a state, or national or international government.  We are a small, delightful village with about 8000 people (friends and neighbors) who are fortunate enough to live in a beautiful Hudson River town with so much to offer older residents, working families, children and grandchildren.  Our schools are excellent.  Our municipal recreation programs are exceptional.  They include swimming, boating, tennis, baseball, lacrosse and football for those so inclined.  Daily and weekly seminars are available for non physical activities ranging from current events topics, to board game lessons and on to drawing and other intellectual pursuits.  Our senior citizens are well supplied with weekly, well planned and executed meetings. Our Library is second to none, We are a community of 5 Churches and 1 Temple. And our new River Walk is a delight, admired and envied by every community around for it’s beauty and peace.  We protect our open spaces (what few are left).

Our form of government for this small village is a representative form of government, i.e, we elect from our local community the best people – not only willing to serve, but who are trusted to represent the total population according to what, in their opinions, based on what they hear and learn from residents plus research, and explored advice from professionals in each of the fields., tough decisions need to be made.

I for one am grateful and honored to be represented by these incredibly dedicated and honest neighbors.   Any resident is free to go before the board with ideas and concerns.  A very few repetitive and often inaccurate residents seem to be determined to conduct a war of words to further their own private agendas.  They might be political activists or just disgruntled and misunderstanding, judgmental individuals who don’t see the beauty of this terrific little place we call home.  Of course, taxes are a concern to all of us – Mayor and Trustees alike.  But we’ve chosen to live in a village with this superior quality  of life.  We owe our board a strong vote of confidence for protecting and ensuring we have it.

Let’s save the angry, accusatory and ill founded charges levied by such a few.  I suspect a lot of it is simple contagion from the national anger and discomfort with our national elected representative.  Our small town political environment is very different.  The large majority of us don’t want that nasty sickness and disease here.

REMINDER – Spirit of Peace Yoga at St. A’s.

July 17, 2014
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Join us for a gentle yoga class Thursday mornings 11-12 at St. A’s beautifully redone parish hall. The class is free to encourage new students. Come and find the harmony and peace within- Spirit of Peace Yoga at St. A’s. Namaste, Croton!

St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

6 Old Post Road North

Croton, NY 10520

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