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Happy 100th, Mr. Rondthaler!

May 30, 2005

Glimpses of a Hundred years of Radical Change

Join the Croton Friends of History for an "Evening of Putting Up with Edward Rondthaler". Mr. Rondthaler will celebrate his 100th birthday on Thursday, June 9. He has lived in Croton since the early 1940s and significantly contributed to the community -- way, way beyond his weekly letters to the local newspaper.

Croton Friends of History is honored that Mr. Rondthaler will talk about "his century" on Thursday, June 2 at 7:30 p.m. in the Ottinger Room of the Croton Free Library, 171 Cleveland Drive -- and invite everyone in the village to join them. He won't need a microphone -- 85 years ago people were taught how to project -- and he learned the lesson well.

There will also be a short film by Timothy Auld, "Water and Dams: Reflections on the Croton River" featuring the aforementioned Mr. Rondthaler.

Another opportunity to celebrate Mr. Rondthaler's birthday will be at Summerfest on Sunday, June 5 when he will be the Grand Marshall of the parade through the Upper Village beginning at 1 p.m.

On June 14, 2005 12:55 PM, Ross W. said:

Ed Rondthaler will be wished a happy 100th birthday by Willard Scott on the NBC Today Show, Tuesday, June 21 after the weather report around 8:00 and 9:00 AM.


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