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.

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

VIRUS HAIKU – May 2020

A Haiku by Peter Lederman

SUR-REALITY – May 2020

SUR-REALITY - May 2020

Buffy gives us her observations on living during these strange times and how everyone is making the best of it.

GARDEN THERAPY:  CATSKILL LOVE – May 2020

GARDEN THERAPY:  CATSKILL LOVE - May 2020

Mel expounds on the joys of living in the Catskills, especially during this time.

EASTER BASKET GIVE-AWAY AT THE ANDES HOTEL – May 2020

EASTER BASKET GIVE-AWAY AT THE  ANDES HOTEL - May 2020

Children – accompanied by their parents in their cars – and keeping social distancing were treated to Easter Baskets at the Andes Hotel

FIELD NOTES: TURKEY SEASON — May 2020

FIELD NOTES: TURKEY SEASON — May 2020

Jack talks about being bit by a tick and how lucky he was since it had been embedded for several days – and other musings.

BOOK REVIEW: ELIZABETH STROUT, OLIVE, AGAIN BY ELIZABETH STROUT — May 2020

BOOK REVIEW: ELIZABETH STROUT, OLIVE, AGAIN BY ELIZABETH STROUT — May 2020

When a novel is as good as this one is, it’s hard to know where to begin.

THOUGHTS FROM A SECOND HOMEOWNER — May 2020

On being a second homeowner in the Catskills during this pandemic.

DUCKS IN THE POND — May 2020

We drove up from Brooklyn to our house off the Tremperskill on Saturday, March 21st to take our social distancing to another level and was treated to an array of various types of ducks in his pond.

LIBRARY NOTES – May 2020

LIBRARY NOTES - May 2020

Pam gives an update on how to return books to the library during this pandemic.

CANNIBAL CHICKS — May 2020

CANNIBAL CHICKS — May 2020

Diane expounds on the “pecking order” and “cannibal chickens”

TOWN OF ANDES SPECIAL MEETING-HIGHWAY BIDS AND COVID-19 DECISIONS March 30th, 2020 6 pm, Via Skype Meeting — May 2020

Various updates during this Covid-19 epidemic

APRIL CATSKILL CROSSWORD Answers – May 2020

APRIL  CATSKILL  CROSSWORD  Answers - May 2020

Answers to April’s Crossword Puzzle

THE SPANISH FLU PANDEMIC IN NEW YORK — May 2020

A little history regarding the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918

HOME SCHOOLING THOUGHTS — May 2020

Karen writes about the challenges of Home Schooling a special needs chile.

EASTER 2020 – May 2020

Bill Duke writes a Poem about Easter

A SPRING – May 2020

A Poem about Spring – By Jack McShane

ANDES LIBRARY NOTES – April 2020

Pam explains all the precautions the Andes Public Library is taking during the COVID-19 epidemic. The Library is closed until further notice but you can still receive books by emailing Pam.

GARDEN THERAPY:  SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GARDEN THERAPY GO TOGETHER LIKE . . – April 2020

GARDEN THERAPY:  SOCIAL DISTANCING AND GARDEN THERAPY GO TOGETHER LIKE . . - April 2020

Mel gives us pointers on how to divide our garden plants.

FIELD NOTES: WELCOME APRIL – April 2020

FIELD NOTES: WELCOME APRIL - April 2020

A white flash on the white snow, a black spot behind: What was it?…Read the article and you will find out all you need to kno regarding weasels.

BOOK REVIEW: Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer — April 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Braiding Sweetgrass: indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teachings of Plants by Robin Wall Kimmerer — April 2020

Written from a native American point of view, Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) is one of the most unusual books Jane has ever read.

RAT – April 2020

RAT - April 2020

Michael trying to capture a rat.

TOWN BOARD ROUNDUP – April 2020

A recap of the March 10th meeting at Town Hall

THE WAY WE WERE – April 2020

Guy A. More, a young man aged 16 years, of Bainbridge, met a frightful death Saturday afternoon, while employed at the new building at the Dry Milk plant in that village…………………and other interesting events.

SPORTS TALK: THE GENERATIONS – April 2020

Peter writes about sport, in particular Tennis,

MARCH CATSKILL CROSSWORD Answers – April 2020

MARCH  CATSKILL  CROSSWORD  Answers - April 2020

Answer to March crossword puzzle.

APRIL CATSKILL CROSSWORD – April 2020

APRIL CATSKILL CROSSWORD - April 2020

April’s Crossword Puzzle

VOLUNTEERS WANTED TO FOR ANNUAL TRASH PICK-UP – April 2020

Trash pick-up scheduled for April 15th and Sat. April 18th.

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

GARDEN THERAPY: GONE TO POTS — JULY 2020

GARDEN THERAPY: GONE TO POTS -- JULY 2020

   You might not think of putting pots in the garden, but they make great accents, adding structure and visible interest year round. And they offer a great opportunity to add some colorful annuals that will not be overrun by more ruckus-making perennials.