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Updates from Postcard Tuesdays!

October 2, 2017
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Postcard Tuesdays
We wrote over 400 cards last week, closing in on 21,000 cards!
Pent-up, pen up, we need all hands on deck!
Tax-Reform,  SOS Help needed for Puerto Rico,
Hurricane relief,  Russia investigation, Voter suppression, Deregulation across many departments, Environment,  Immigration (especially DACA), and Consumer Protection.

Urgent attention is needed on getting the vote out in 2018
so we can get a Congress that works.
We will be doing a local push to get out the vote,
help us write those cards.

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS TO HELP AT THE TABLE
AND
NEED EXTRA DONATIONS AS OUR FUNDS ARE RUNNING THIN.
IF YOU CAN, PLEASE DONATE AN EXTRA $5 or $20 TO KEEP US GOING.
WE NEVER TURN ANYONE AWAY WHO CANNOT PAY.

We’re Keeping an Eye on You,  Washington.
and there are  many ISSUES that need attention.
THANKS to our amazing artists Kathleen Corgan and Tom Smith for their new designs.
Postcard design by Kathleen Corgan
Postcard design by Tom Smith
We are here every Tuesday.
Join us!

Black Cow Coffee Co.
9am-4pm
Green Growler
5-7pm

Postcard Tuesdays is a vehicle for citizens to express their concerns to elected representatives and exercise their cherished First Amendment rights.  We want to build bridges instead of walls, and we trust that can happen through informed constructive exchange.   Our efforts are pro-democracy, and we are open to all.  We are inspired by all of you who join us week after week to inspired change!

We are on a mission, join us!
Soli Pierce and Susannah Johnston
#PostcardTuesdays

Auditions-Prepare for Impact – sketch comedy troupe

October 1, 2017
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AUDITIONS
writers: contact us to submit a sample of your writing
actors: show up and be prepared to read from scripts

Questions?  Call us at 862-0988 or email us at crotonacademy@gmail.com

Croton Academy of Arts is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization

Celebrate Oktoberfest with St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church

September 30, 2017
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St. A’s

October 14th

4-7pm

Come to St. A’s to celebrate

the pleasure of each other’s company & the last of the good fall weather!

 

Friends and neighbors are welcome!

 

Good food and drink

Hot dogs, grilled pork roasts, wurst, potato salad, beer, soda, cider, homemade apple desserts, cider donuts & more

 

                                      Accordion music for traditional polkas & songs

 

       St. A’s front lawn or inside Parish Hall if it’s raining

 

 

Pre payment: $20 per family / $10 per person

 

At the door:  $25 per family / $15 per person

                        (cash or check payable to St. Augustine’s Church)

 

All proceeds will go to the Episcopal Relief & Development’s Hurricane Relief Fund

 

Contact St. A’s Parish Office 271-3501 or august@bestweb for info or to help out

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St. A’s

 

Name(s)________________________________________

 

Pre payment: Individual ($10 or family ($20)_____________

(cash or check payable to St. Augustine’s Church)

 

I would like to help:

_____                    set up / decorations or food prep

_____                    clean up

_____                    bake an apple dessert

 

Croton-on-Hudson Farmers Market: October 1st

September 30, 2017
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apple drinks
Raise a toast to fall
What To Look For
Can we keep the doctor away by drinking our apple a day? When you see all the options at the farmers’ market now you might agree that it’s worth a try. Fresh pressed apple (and sometimes pear) cider is available at many of the farmers’ stands. If you’re not much of a juice drinker (or even if you are), you should check out this week’s blog for ideas on how to use sweet cider that go way beyond the mug and cinnamon stick. But don’t stop there, we have even more to discover. Hard cider is a lightly alcoholic bubbly drink made from fermented apple juice. It’s made in a variety of styles, from fruit-forward to crisp and dry. Both beer and sparkling wine drinkers will find something to like in hard cider. Apple brandy is made from apple juice that has been fermented and then distilled. It’s delicious as a sipping spirit but also works well in any cocktail that calls for bourbon. Our hard cider and spirits makers rotate through many of our farmers’ markets so keep an eye on our website or featured vendors list below. All of our hard cider and apple brandy makers source their apples exclusively from NY State.
NEW & SPECIAL:
Sunset View Farm will have fresh chicken, fresh duck and fresh rabbit. Alpacatrax will visit the market with all local alpaca and wool fiber crafts.
What We’re Thinking About
Apple Cider For Grownups

A hot mug of apple cider is a sentimental treat but maybe you pass up buying fresh pressed cider at the farmers’ market because you don’t want it to languish in the fridge after that one fall-season-welcoming mugful. We applaud your responsible attitude, but we’re here to tell you that there are lots of grown up ways to enjoy sweet cider too. So go ahead and treat yourself!    MORE

Sundays
9am to 2pm
Parking lot next to 1 Croton Point AvenueAcross from Metro North station
MAP

Market information

View the Saturday Ossining Farmers Market newsletter


Events

Music at the Market: Phil Dollard, 10am-12pm


turkey

Sunset View Farm is taking orders for holiday turkeys & ducks, delivered fresh (never frozen!) before the holiday. Stop by their stand to learn more.


This Week’s Recipe

Easy Vegetable Curry
A rich, warming & vegan quick curry.

apple filled squash


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Featured Vendors
Arlotta Food Studio
Arlotta Food Studio
Organic olive oils, balsamic & local pasta out of Watermill, NY
Alpacatrax
Alpacatrax
Alpaca and wool fibers and fiber crafts from a Catskills farm
Neversink Spirits
Neversink Spirits
Bourbon & brandies made with NY grown ingredients in Port Chester, NY

A Bag Full of Good News

For a while now folks have been asking for reusableshopping bag Down to Earth Farmers Markets shopping bags. We loved the idea so this year, with a little help from our friends, we have produced a bag that reflects both our markets and our ideals. Green Tree Textiles helped us redirect some new canvas bags from the landfill and the team at Hudson Valley Industries hand screened the bags with our logo as part of their workplace training program for people with disabilities. Plus, $1 from the sale of each bag will go to a neighborhood community organization – here in Croton-on-Hudson, that’s Second Chance Foods(they distribute unsold food from the farmers’ market to community organizations in the area). The bags are generously sized and sturdy enough to hold lots of farmers’ market goodies. Find them at the manager’s tent for $5.

Decoding Village Agendas – October 2, 2017

September 30, 2017
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Regular Meeting of the Village Board

8:00 pm

 (Open to Public  – Televised)

 

PRESENTATIONS/OTHER:  The Village Board to review the EAF Part II and the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program policies to determine consistency with regard the special use permit request to construct a new 2nd and 3rd story and the addition of dwelling units at 425 South Riverside Avenue.   The Village Board is the Lead Agency under SEQRA for this application. The Village’s Waterfront Advisory Committee has reviewed it for consistency with the Village’s Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) and found it to be consistent.  The proposed action is an addition of two stories to the building currently housing Straddles and ET Equipment.  Under the proposal, there would be 4 studio apartments and 6 one-bedroom apartments in addition to commercial use on the first floor.

 

CORRESPONDENCE:

 

 

  • Art Roosa III, Croton Fire Department, Washington Engine Company; re Request to hold a chili night and cookoff at Washington Engine Firehouse for fundraising purposes on November 4, 2017.      As the Washington Engine Firehouse is Village property, Village permission must be obtained to hold the fundraiser which would be selling beer and wine to attendees.  They will need to obtain a temporary license from NYS after receiving Board approval.

 

 

PROPOSED RESOLUTIONS:

 

  • Authorizing the Village Board of Trustees to serve as lead agency for SEQRA purposes in connection with the special use permit request at 1360 Albany Post Road, and refers the proposed action to the Waterfront Advisory Committee for review.   After receiving favorable responses from the Planning Board, Zoning Board and County Planning Sept., the Village Board will declare itself as Lead Agency for this permit.  The proposal is for an expanded garden center and new showroom at the location of the current Croton Country Gardens.  It will be referred to theWAC for a consistency review  with  the Village’s LWRP.  The proposal calls for a 2 ½ story building which would house offices above the first floor.  The location is in the North Gateway zoning area of the Village.
  • The Village Board declares the proposed sidewalk link in front of Senasqua Park a Type II action under SEQRA. The Village has been awarded grant funding to complete the sidewalk link between the north end of the existing Elliott Way with the new elevated walkway.    This step is required under SEQRA.  The proposed work will add a sidewalk extension along the length of Senasqua Park to connect with existing sidewalk and pedestrian walkway at both ends.
  • The Village Board considers affirming its commitment to fund the remaining cost of the sidewalk link project in front of Senasqua Park. The Village has secured $125,000 through the New York State and Municipal Facilities Program for a portion of this project. The difference is projected to be approximately $10,000. In order to receive the NYS money, the State requires explicit commitment from the Village to fund the difference.

 

  1. Authorizing the Village Treasurer to transfer $1,370 from the 2017/18 General Fund Contingency account to cover Department of Public works flatbed for its hook-lift truck #54 expense that came in over budget.   This is a budget housekeeping resolution.

What some CCoA members are up to!

September 30, 2017
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Some Arts News

What some CCoA members are up to:

Danny Oppenheim, opens a show, “Where Words End…” at the Ossining Library on Oct.1(reception on Sat Oct.72-4pm, artist talk on Sun Oct.15 at 2pm). CLICK HERE for his artist’s statement.

Two of the large prints in his exhibit are shown below (in a smaller version to accommodate most browsers):

 

 

 

 


 

Croton resident and internationally renowned photo instructor Rick Sammon will lead guided photo walks at the Jane E. Lytle Memorial Arboretum in Croton (on Lounsbury Road) on October 14 at 9 am and October 15 at 10:30 am. The events will help raise funds to complete work on our handicap-accessible boardwalk.

During each 1-hour session, Rick will share his tips for finding interesting subjects and capturing high-quality images. Photo instruction will focus on three natural elements found in the Arboretum: leaves, roots, and rocks. All levels of photographers, from serious amateurs to smartphone shooters, will benefit from this small group educational experience. In addition to on-site instruction, participants will get a link to Rick’s online class, “Master the Art and Craft of Landscape Photography.”

Classes are limited to 12 participants per group. Cost for each guided walk, which includes access to the online class, is $25 per person. Advance registration is required. Registration forms are available on the Arboretum’s website www.crotonarboretum.org. Questions? Call the Arboretum at 914-487-3830.  CLICK HERE for Rick’s extensive website.


Also, Ilse Schreiber-Noll‘s exhibit (of her woodcuts, paintings, and books) on the Langston Hughes poem, “Let America be America Again,” continues at the Croton Free Library throughOctober 30.

Baked By Susan Order link for Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur

September 16, 2017
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Baked by Susan
Place your Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur order.  Click on link below.

Baked by Susan
163 Grand Street, Croton on Hudson, NY, 10520