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Croton Woman’s Marathon Journey Supports Mothers Everywhere

October 31, 2014

WatchCroton wishes Kristen Kirkland every success on Marathon Sunday!

The Organic Teaching Kitchen November Healthy Tips & Workshops

October 31, 2014

November Is The Season For Winter Squash


As the cold weather arrives, tis the season for winter squash. From pumpkin to butternut, to acorn and spaghetti squash, these hardy nutrient packed varieties will brighten up and sweeten your fall and winter meals. Technically a fruit, these squashes can be roasted, toasted, pureed for soups, used in smoothies, casseroles, risottos, breads, pies, and muffins.


Naturally low in calories, winter squash is one of the richest sources of plant based anti-inflammatory nutrients including omega 3’s and beta-carotene, which are important for building a strong immune system to protect against the cold and flu.


High in fiber and low in fat, winter squashes are a complex carbohydrate that will curb your appetite, regulate blood sugar levels, and boost your mood too!


Don’t miss the delicious recipe down below!

U P C O M I N G     W O R K S H O P S
The Organic Teaching Kitchen’s nutrition & cooking classes are designed to empower kids to cook simple, tasty, healthy meals & snacks.  Read more…
DATES & TIME:  Fridays,  Nov. 7th, 14th, 21st , Dec 12th &19th 3-4:30Pm
COST:  $40 per class
A collaborative workshop with Groovy on Grand.  Kids will prepare and create seasonal treats with pumpkins, apples and spices and also make a great Thanksgiving turkey pillow.Read more…
DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, Nov. 4th  10-3PM
COST:  $96
A collaborative workshop with Kristy Cohen & Elisha Simpson.  The day is filled with yoga, movement, cooking,eating, crafts & fun.  Read more…
DATE & TIME:  Tuesday, Nov. 11th  10-3PM
COST:  $95
Saturday, November 29th, 10am-3pm…  2nd ANNUAL CROTON-COLLABORATIVE HOLIDAY SHOPPING & GIFT-MAKING WORKSHOP.  A  5-hour, multi-location collaborative gift-making class & shop-hop for Kids & Teens ages 8 through adult, on Small Business Saturday. Read more… 
Do you crave sweets?
Do you feel bloated?
Do your joints ache?
Do you feel fatigued?
Do you suffer from headaches or migraines?
Do you experience brain fog, mood swings or irritability?
If you answered yes to any of the above, break free by joining this 21-day challenge
DATES & TIME:  Monday evenings , Nov. 3rd, 10th & 24th  7:00-8:30PM
COST:  $198    Alumni RE-CLEANSE at 50%off – $99 
G L U T E N ,   F R I EN D  O R  F O E ?
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Were you recently diagnosed with Celiac Disease or a Non-Celiac Gluten Sensitivity and need to eliminate gluten from your diet? Or do you want to simply remove it from your diet for other health reasons and don’t know where to start?  Are you gluten free and want to learn more?

Read more…

A r e  Y o u   S E D U C E D  B y  S U G A R ?
Is your sweet tooth sabotaging your efforts to lose weight and get healthy? Join this informative workshop to help curb your cravings naturally and sample some tasty alternatives that will leave your sweet tooth very satisfied.
DATE & TIME:  Wednesday, Nov. 12th   10-11AM
COST:  $25

Hi, I’m Susan,


I am a Nutrition & Health Coach.
I love motivating individuals to cultivate positive healthy choices and take health in their own hands.
Contact me for a complimentary session.

One conversation can transform your life. It has for
 r e c i p e  o f   t h e  m o n t h…



  • 1 delicata squash, seeded & halved lenghtwise
  • 1 cup cooked black rice
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed orange juice (about 1 orange)
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup  + 1 tablespoon for pecans
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 2 tablespoons pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pecans, chopped (see recipe below)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil (for baking squash)
  •  1/2 teaspoon cinnamon for garnish


1.  Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

2.  Place squash in roasting dish with coconut oil & cook for 30-40 min or until

lightly browned.

3.  Whisk together orange juice, vinegar & maple syrup.

4.  Add rice, apples and pomegranate seeds to dressing.

5.  When the squash is fully roasted, remove it from the oven and fill with rice &

garnish with toasted pecans.

Toasted Pecans:

1.  Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2.  Stir together 1 cup pecans and 2-3 tablespoons maple syrup.

3.  Place on baking sheet.

4.  Bake for 5 minutes and let cool.

 PRIVATE PARTY ROOM @ The Organic Teaching Kitchen
Cooking Birthday Parties… Girls Night Out… Boys Night Out…  Fund Raisers… Brownies/Girl Scout Troops…… 


Correction: Eric Person Trio Plays this Saturday at the Green Growler at 8pm

October 30, 2014
An embarrassment of riches: we accidentally double-booked jazz bands  this Saturday, and so instead of the excellent trio advertised earlier in the week, we have another exceptional trio playing this Saturday. We are in the process of begging forgiveness, and we have re-booked the Luke Franco Trio for the 22nd. We are  very sorry for the mix-up, but totally thrilled with the line-up: THE ERIC PERSON TRIO. You will be, too!
This Saturday, Nov.1
The Green Growler is very pleased to present
The Eric Person Trio
Eric Person on sax
Ike Sturm on bass
Joe Vincent Tranchina on piano

8pm – 11

Eric Person A regular at Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola, Eric Person (born 1963 in St. Louis, Missouri) is an American alto and soprano saxophone player and leader of Meta-Four and Metamorphosis. Since coming to New York City in 1982, Person has performed with a who’s who list of legends on the jazz and rock scene. He’s performed and recorded with jazz masters: McCoy Tyner, Dave Holland, Chico Hamilton, John Hicks and World Saxophone Quartet. In rock, funk and world music:Vernon Reid, Ben Harper, Ofra Haza and Bootsy Collins. Person is also on over fifty recordings as a leader and sideman.

Ike Sturm is a bassist, composer and bandleader in New York. He serves as Music Director for the Jazz Ministry at Saint Peter’s Church in Manhattan. Raised in a musical home in Wisconsin, Ike learned from his father, gifted composer and arranger, Fred Sturm. Ike received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the Eastman School of Music and has been fortunate to perform with Gene Bertoncini, Donny McCaslin, Bobby McFerrin, Ben Monder, Ingrid Jensen, Steve Lehman, Maria Schneider, Kenny Wheeler and many others. He has played on four Downbeat award-winning recordings as well as Steve Reich’s releases on Canteloupe and Nonesuch Records. He has appeared with the International Contemporary Ensemble, Signal and Alarm Will Sound. Evergreen, Ike’s current band, recently recorded a new album to be released in early 2015. CDs available at

Joe Vincent Tranchina Joe Vincent Tranchina, voted Hudson Valley 2010 Jazz Musician of the Year in Times Herald-Record’s annual Best Of readers poll; recognized for the past 16 consecutive years with ASCAPlus awards for “creative contributions to American music” and performances of his original jazz compositions; an Honorable Mention (2nd place) winner of the Women’s Choir Composition Competition, NY Sings: A Composer’s Symposium; and, twice consecutively, honored by the Lehman Center for the Performing Arts “Best of the Bronx” series with concert presentations of his original work, is an established pianist, composer, arranger, and accompanist. Joe has performed in most of the major jazz and club venues throughout New York City and the surrounding area, including Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola (Jazz at Lincoln Center), Birdland, the Oak Room, the Blue Note, the Iridium, the Zinc Bar, the 55 Bar, the Lenox Lounge, Shanghai Jazz and Trumpets. He has also performed in the concert venues of Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and Jazz Mobile, among others, and has toured abroad in Germany, Switzerland, Greece, and Japan.

This Saturday at 8:00
The Green Growler Grocery
368 S. Riverside Ave.
Croton-on-Hudson, NY 10520


CHHS Alumni Seeking Sport/Club T-Shirts for Reunion Raffle

October 30, 2014

The Alumni Association is looking for old sport/club t-shirts from when you were in school. One of our very talented alumni, Estelle (Fitzgerald) Calcutti has offered to make a t-shirt quilt that we will raffle off at the Mega Reunion in 2015!

If you have any school/sport/club t-shirts, such as an old football, soccer, lacrosse, field hockey, volleyball, cheer-leading,debate team, yearbook club or just a Croton Harmon t-shirt that you are willing to part with please send it to us at this address!

Ms. Estelle Calcutti
221 Grand Street
Croton On Hudson, NY 10520

All shirts must be received by December 15th in order to have time to make the quilt. Please include your name and year of graduation when you send in your shirt

Thanks in advance for your continued support of the CHHS Alumni Association!

Go Tigers!!

Wagner Endorsed By Journal News

October 30, 2014

Congratulations to Croton’s Justin Wagner on his endorsement after the JN debate against Terrence Murphy.  Click here for the full story and the issues covered in the JN editorial debate.

Gigantic sale!! The Barn at Sundial Farm

October 30, 2014
The Barn at Sundial Farm
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The Barn at Sundial Farm

FridaySunday   10a – 5p
1311 Kitchawan Road
(Rt 134 just west of Taconic Parkway)
Ossining 10562


Reflecting on Superstorm Sandy

October 29, 2014

Two years ago Croton was hit hard by Hurricane Sandy.  Residents pulled together to help those who were without power for weeks on end.  Faith based organizations and community minded individuals stepped up to help those in need.  With Con Edison unwilling or unable to provide Croton residents with up to the minute news regarding power outages and updated danger zones, it fell to our Board of Trustees and Village administration to keep the information flowing.

Here’s a look back.


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