TWO FRIENDS KEEPING EACH OTHER COMPANY WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING

TWO FRIENDS KEEPING EACH OTHER COMPANY WHILE SOCIAL DISTANCING

BOOK REVIEW: The Wild Places by Rober Macfarlane – August 2020

BOOK REVIEW:  The Wild Places by Rober Macfarlane   - August 2020

Robert Macfarlane is a British nature writer –    Above all, MacFarlane is struck by the realization of how far we have become estranged from the natural environment.

FIELD NOTES: THE BOONDOCKS — August 2020

FIELD NOTES: THE BOONDOCKS — August 2020

It was overheard on the streets of our beloved Andes, a comment from a Brooklyn hipster: “We are now really up in the boondocks.”……………..

GARDEN THERAPY: DEFINITELY DEFINITION — August 2020

GARDEN THERAPY: DEFINITELY DEFINITION — August 2020

Mel discussed “definition” as it applies to various spaces within the garden – not only defining the garden, but its appeal in defining the home.

LIBRARY NOTES – August 220

LIBRARY NOTES - August 220

Library reopened on July 9th with rules regarding how many people could be in the library at one time, etc. all per the Corona virus guidelines.

A BIGGER PEST EMERGES — August 2020

While weeding Diane was bitten buy a yellow jacket. She tells us all about a trap she concocted.

SPORTS TALK: CHILDHOOD SPORTS THEN AND NOW — August 2020

Peter opines on the “good old days” growing up with his friends and playing baseball on the streets of NY.

THE WAY WE WERE – August 2020

THE WAY WE WERE - August 2020

Davenport Man Ends his life; auto race called off; and other interesting facts.

ANDES POOL A BIG SUCCESS, WELL SITE STILL IN QUESTION – August 2020

Town Council Meetin of July 14th – discussed were Andes Pool, Supervisor’s Report, Transfer Station Update and more

JULY CATSKILL CROSSWORD ANSWERS – August 2020

JULY CATSKILL CROSSWORD ANSWERS  - August 2020

July Catskill Crossword Answers

AUGUST CATSKILL CROSSWORD – August 2020

AUGUST CATSKILL CROSSWORD - August 2020

August Crossword Puzzle

HOW I GOT FED WHILE SHELTERING IN PLACE — JULY 2020

I made a decision in the middle of March, at the time we all got serious about self-isolating, not to have anyone enter my home and not to enter a store.

FIELD NOTES: CONJECTURE — JULY 2020

FIELD NOTES: CONJECTURE -- JULY 2020

I sat in a very favorite place (about two in the afternoon) with no annoying and biting black flies, as I was fully doused in OFF, totally enjoying the serenity and silence.

Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector Job Opportunity — JULY 2020

The Town of Andes seeks applicants for the position of Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector.

LIBRARY NOTES –JULY 2020

LIBRARY NOTES --JULY 2020

I want to say a big thank you to everyone who helped with our move. First, our clerk-of-the-works, Mike Houlihan, a recent graduate of the SUNY Delhi Construction Management program. He did a stellar job, not only making sure the project was up to snuff, but helping out with building new shelves, installing shelves and trim, cutting in the circulation desk, and helping to install our computer workstations.

PEST PEEVES — July 2020

   One day I saw a good idea online. Well, I thought it was a good idea. It was to make a band around the crown of a hat using fly paper. It looked nice and might even catch some pesky gnats.

THE WAY WE WERE — July 2020

THE WAY WE WERE -- July 2020

Graham Frisbee, the young son of Dr. and Mrs. Jay D. Frisbee, was operated upon Thursday for adenoids and removal of tonsils. Dr. Pace was the surgeon. [JA: Graham Frisbee was the proprietor of “The Drug Store”—now Paisleys—from the middle 1950s through the late 1970s. Dr. Frisbee, his father, was our local dentist.]

DOES ANDES NEED A DOG RUN?

DOES ANDES NEED A DOG RUN?

Anita Lanziero and Judy Garrison, along with many others, have thought about how a community Dog Run would benefit Andes’ dog owners and the dogs themselves

ANDES POOL OPEN — July 2020

Governor Cuomo passed an executive order last week stating that swim lessons and swim instruction are an essential service.  As pools are set to open in Phase 4 of the reopening plan, pool staff is preparing to potentially open the first week of July.

JUNE CATSKILL CROSSWORD Answers – July 2020

JUNE CATSKILL CROSSWORD Answers - July 2020

Answers to June’s Crossword Puzzle

JULY CATSKILL CROSSWORD – July 2020

JULY CATSKILL CROSSWORD - July 2020

July Crossword Puzzle

A BRIGHT MOMENT IN ANDES DURING THE PANDEMIC – July 2020

A BRIGHT MOMENT IN ANDES DURING THE PANDEMIC - July 2020

A wedding in Andes during the pandemic.

ANDES CENTRAL SCHOOL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 – June 2020

ANDES CENTRAL SCHOOL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 - June 2020

Andees Central School Class of 2020

GARDEN THERAPY: IT CAME BACK! OR NOT – SPRING SURPRISES – June 2020

GARDEN THERAPY:   IT CAME BACK! OR NOT – SPRING SURPRISES  - June 2020

 Every Spring there is a great anticipation to see what emerges from our gardens. Half of the time I don’t even remember what I planted the year before, and often I get some pleasant surprises………

FIELD NOTES: SUMMER THOUGHTS – June 2020

FIELD NOTES:  SUMMER THOUGHTS - June 2020

Sometimes it is hard to have an experience that initiates the writer/thought process, but not this morning.

BOOK REVIEW: SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI – June 2020

BOOK REVIEW: SAPIENS: A BRIEF HISTORY OF HUMANKIND  BY YUVAL NOAH HARARI - June 2020

Yuval Noah Harari’s global best-seller Sapiens has cut a wide swath through the world of thinking people since it appeared in 2015……………………

SPORTS TALK: WHEN THEY TOOK IT ALL AWAY — June 2020

As the professional sports closed during this pandemic, Peter and Linda resorted to watching old tennis matches and other sports.

LIBRARY NOTES — June 2020

LIBRARY NOTES — June 2020

By Pam West-Finkle First, I must say that I miss all of my patrons very much!   Until we see how the initial reopening goes, it is difficult to give dates because in reality, no one knows. Right now the estimate is Phase IV at the end of June for us to resume curbside pickup, but…

A DAY QUARANTINING IN ANDES AT MY FAVORITE MUSEUM — June 2020

Michael admiring the flora and fauna as he quarantines at his favorite museum – Andes.

SOLAR POWER PROPOSAL AND UPDATE ON CLOSING AND RE-OPENINGS May 12th, 2020 Town of Andes Council Meeting Via Zoom Meeting — June 2020

An update on closing and re-openings due to Covid-19

THE WAY WE WERE – June 2020

THE WAY WE WERE - June 2020

The will of Louise Gerry has been admitted to probate in the state of Rhode Island and other around town news.

JUNE CATSKILL CROSSWORD – June 2020

JUNE CATSKILL CROSSWORD - June 2020

June’s Catskill Puzzle

EASTER 2020 – May 2020

Bill Duke writes a Poem about Easter

A SPRING – May 2020

A Poem about Spring – By Jack McShane

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – February 2020

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS - February 2020

   Our Drama Club has started rehearsals for their spring production. On March 27th and 28th they will be performing the musical “Frozen, Jr.”.

MUSINGS ON TENNIS – November 2018

MUSINGS ON TENNIS - November 2018

Gino plays tennis on Andes’ courts, enjoys it, but realizes he doesn’t play like his 25-year-old self did.

Scenes from the 2018 Community Day Parade

Scenes from the 2018 Community Day Parade

Scenes from the 2018
Community Day Parade