JUST PHYLLISOPHY – November 2017

JUST PHYLLISOPHY - November 2017

The low-key domestic adventures of Lili the cat.

HATS OFF TO THE HIGHWAY MEN – November 2017

A spontaneous gathering of happy Crescent Hill Lane dwellers viewing their newly paved road.

LIGHTS SOON TO FLASH on the CROSSWALK – November 2017

DOT has pledged new signage and pavement markings at the Route 28 crosswalk.

FIELD NOTES: AUTUMN 2017 – November 2017

FIELD NOTES:   AUTUMN 2017 - November 2017

Jack claims no collusion with book reviewer, Jane Tompkins, regarding the topic of ocean surfing in last month’s issue. And now lots of wonderful bear sightings with photos.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – November 2017

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS  - November 2017

A thank you to Alex Wilson and Irene Hussey of Wayside Cider for the fundraiser they held to raise money to provide beef to the school through the Farm Catskills program.

LIBRARY NOTES – November 2017

LIBRARY NOTES - November 2017

New patron computers are in. This is partly thanks to the O’Connor Foundation matching grant and some legislative bullet aid . Pam planned a military oriented movie to honor veterans on November 9th.

GARDEN THERAPY: The Fashionable and Functional Fire Pit – November 2017

GARDEN THERAPY:   The Fashionable and Functional Fire Pit - November 2017

Many, many types of fire pit are discussed: black sand, Belgian block, fieldstone, firebrick.

ANDES CHAMBER OF COMMERCE VIEWS AND NEWS – November 2017

Robyn Ciccone, introduces herself and the new Andes Chamber of Commerce.

The Way We Were – November 2017

The Way We Were - November 2017

Flooding news; long lives; a letter from M. Linn Bruce from the Western Front with General Pershing’s forces.

DRAFT HISTORIC PRESERVATION LAW PROVOKES DISCUSSION – NOVEMBER 2017

Although no formal request has yet been made for its input, the Planning Board discussed at length a draft of the proposed Historic Preservation Law.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – October 2017

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS  - October 2017

The new school year has started and we have lots of events going on.

Andes Healthy SnakPaks – October 2017

Andes Healthy SnakPaks - October 2017

Thirty-one Andes Central School children received their first SnakPaks of the new school year on Friday, September 8th.

FIELD NOTES: WIPED OUT — October 2017

FIELD NOTES:   WIPED OUT — October 2017

Jack remembers his surfing days in Hawaii and Peru, but brings us all back to his dear Andes, and the critters in our neighborhood.

LIBRARY NOTES — October 2017

LIBRARY NOTES — October 2017

The Four County Library System, Transparent Languages Online, is now available. You now have access to Over 100 languages, Alphabet Lessons, Speaking Practice and so much more. All is available at www.4cls.org

BOOK REVIEW: Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning, by Aaron James — October 2017

BOOK REVIEW:  Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning, by Aaron James — October 2017

Reviewed by Jane Tompkins I’ve always had a vague idea that in another life I’d like to be a surfer. Now I know for sure I’d like to be one, having read Surfing with Sartre, and wish I weren’t too old to start now. This is a book of popular philosophy—not written for academic philosophers…

GARDEN THERAPY: Very Variegated Variety – Warning: very geeky column – October 2017

GARDEN THERAPY:   Very Variegated Variety – Warning: very geeky column - October 2017

Everything you ever wanted to know about Variegated plants.

Shooting  Leaves in Early Autumn – October 2017

A poem by Don Knies

The Way We Were – October 2017

The Way We Were - October 2017

M. Linn Bruce, Jr. (Buffy Calvert’s Uncle) will become Second Lieutenant in the French Army. (Lots of tid bits regarding the War)

TOWN BOARD RESOLVES TO GO GREEN — October 2017

TOWN BOARD RESOLVES TO GO GREEN — October 2017

Grants available from NYSERDA to help towns reduce costs and enery use.

THE BENCH STANDS ALONE: Flood Commission Holds Final Public Hearing – October 2017

THE BENCH STANDS ALONE: Flood Commission Holds Final Public Hearing  - October 2017

The Flood Commission Holds Final Public Hearing and presents two remediation proposals.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – September 2017

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS  - September 2017

Upcoming events at ACS, as well as the hiring of a new music teacher.

MORNING MUSINGS — September 2017

Fifty one degrees this brilliant sunny July 30th morn. So happy that mountain weather has returned to the Catskills after ……………………………..

JUST PHYLLISOPHY – September 2017

Phyllis details a wonderful concert she attended as well as discovering a new Mexican Restaurant.

BOOK REVIEW – September 2017

BOOK REVIEW - September 2017

Jane reviews two books.

LIBRARY NOTES — September 2017

LIBRARY NOTES — September 2017

By Pamela West-Finkle The summer flew by and the library was abuzz with the sound of children. We had five weeks of solar eclipse and solar system workshops and ended with a wonderful party on Wednesday, August 2nd where the children were excited to explore the library and sprawl out on the floor to play…

GARDEN THERAPY: Balance – The Ongoing Struggle — September 2017

GARDEN THERAPY:  Balance - The Ongoing Struggle — September 2017

Mel discusses balancing your landscaping to give it a creative and beautiful curb appeal.

SUPER ANDES COMMUNITY DAYS 2017! – September 2017

SUPER ANDES COMMUNITY DAYS 2017!   -  September 2017

Andes Community Day: Parade, birds of prey, floats, children enjoying themselves.

OUR READERS WRITE: – September 2017

A correction from Michael Suchorsky

FIELD NOTES: SUMMER ENDS – September 2017

Jack takes a trip to Long Island, his place of birth and reminisces about his surfing and fishing skills – and how he tagged and released a shark, but is happy to return to Andes, his paradise.

Sufficient Unto the Day – September 2017

A poem by Rima Walker

SUPPORT ASHC THRIFT SHOP & SOME ASHC HISTORY! – September 2017

A little history regarding Andes Society for History and Culture and the ASHC Thrift Shop.

CLIMBING THE STEPS TO HUDSON MADE – August 2017

CLIMBING THE STEPS TO HUDSON MADE - August 2017

A new shop opens in Andes on the left of the Tin Horn building.

THE LEGACY OF MARY TUCKER – August 2017

All about our dear friend and former Gazette editor, Mary Tucker.

WATER WORKS I and II – August 2017

A poem by Don Knies

FIELD NOTES: ANDES SUMMER – August 2017

FIELD NOTES:  ANDES SUMMER - August 2017

I have indelible memories of encounters with wild things in my youth, some not appreciated by my parents at the time.

LIBRARY NOTES — August 2017

LIBRARY NOTES — August 2017

Although it’s been a rainy summer there was much going on at the Andes Library. On Aug. 2nd there was a Fun in the Sun party for the children.

The Way We Were – August 2017

The Way We Were - August 2017

Excerpts from messages sent home, from Paris, on June 22, 1917…… Andes is to have electric lights, and so much more.

GARDEN THERAPY: ROCKETS, GAZING BALLS, SCULPTURE AND DOODADS — August 2017

GARDEN THERAPY:  ROCKETS, GAZING BALLS, SCULPTURE AND DOODADS — August 2017

Mel discusses the do’s and don’ts of garden ornaments.

A VIEW FROM SHAVER HOLLOW – August 2017

Michael should have taken in his bird feeders.

SHALL WE BUILD A FLOOD PLAIN BENCH? – August 2017

Update on the Andes Flood Plain, and its proposed mitigation.

JUST PHYLLISOPHY – ANDES VOLUNTEERS – August 2017

JUST PHYLLISOPHY - ANDES VOLUNTEERS - August 2017

Seventeen years ago Phyllis discovered a community filled with so many creative and talented people.

Dear Friends of the Roundtable,

After many years the Andes Roundtable is closing.

WHAT’S NEW IN ANDES? Stephanie Charlene’s Ceramic Studio & Shop – July 2017

WHAT’S NEW IN ANDES? Stephanie Charlene’s Ceramic Studio & Shop - July 2017

Stephanie Charlene’s 131 Main Street pottery workshop is now also a retail store showcasing striking porcelain pitchers, bowls, steins and plates.

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY MEMBERS INDUCTED

NATIONAL HONOR SOCIETY  MEMBERS INDUCTED

New inductees into the J.D. Frisbee Chapter of the National Honor Society.

FIELD NOTES: Avian Friends Return – JULY 2016

FIELD NOTES:  Avian Friends Return - JULY 2016

Jack describes a whole plethora of returnees to his forest and misses those not yet returned.