MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — October 2018

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — October 2018

Be sure to come to the fall show of “Captain Louie, Jr.” on November 9th & 10th.

FIELD NOTES: BE HAPPY – FOREST BATHE – October 2018

FIELD NOTES:  BE HAPPY - FOREST BATHE - October 2018

Just getting out into nature is enough to propel happiness. Plus local sightings during this season.

GARDEN THERAPY: “Grumpy Gardener Needs Garden Therapy” — October 2018

GARDEN THERAPY:  “Grumpy Gardener Needs Garden Therapy” — October 2018

Read to find out how Mel, the “grumpy gardener,” administered some of his own medicine.

DUKE – October 2018

DUKE - October 2018

Can people really tell a dog from a bear, and was Duke going to be safe roaming freely?

The Way We Were – October 2018

The Way We Were - October 2018

Proclamation of Liberty Day (now called Columbus Day) and an interesting history of the Spanish influenza, currently raging.

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: IN MY BACKYARD October 2018

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: IN MY BACKYARD October 2018

Phyllis watches and speculates about “parading” turkeys in her backyard.

LIBRARY NOTES – October 2018

LIBRARY NOTES - October 2018

So many events and programs to read about. Rock and Roll Trivia Night re-scheduled to October 25th.

Scenes from the 2018 Community Day Parade

Scenes from the 2018 Community Day Parade

Scenes from the 2018
Community Day Parade

NEW BRIDGE AT ANDES SCHOOL —September 2018

NEW BRIDGE AT ANDES  SCHOOL —September 2018

A new bridge is being built over Liddle Brook at the Andes Central School.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — September 2018

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — September 2018

Mrs. Jackie Frederick is the new Dean of Students/CSE Director.

GARDEN THERAPY: August Woes, Dreaming of Fall, and Some Do’s and Don’ts – September 2018

GARDEN THERAPY: August Woes, Dreaming of Fall, and Some Do’s and Don’ts - September 2018

Order bulbs, cutback perennials and if there is time and inclination, divide some perennials.

BOOK REVIEW: Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday — September 2018

BOOK REVIEW:  Asymmetry by Lisa Halliday — September 2018

“It’s hard to believe that this is a first novel, the writing is so assured, fluid, and well-paced.”

LIBRARY NOTES – September 2018

Great summer programming, construction grant money awarded. PLEASE NO MORE BOOK DONATIONS WITHOUT APPROVAL. NO SPACE!

FIELD NOTES: WARRING INSECTS OR DANCING BEAUTIES? – September 2018

FIELD NOTES:  WARRING INSECTS OR DANCING BEAUTIES? - September 2018

Birds, deer and bear, and speculation on the prey-predator outcome.

EXPLANATIONS AND ANSWERS – September 2018

bugs and bales and no definitive answer to why the chickens crossed the road

EMBRACE OF THE NIGHT – September 2018

EMBRACE OF THE NIGHT - September 2018

Speaking of the moth, Suchorsky says, “It’s embrace of the night was mine as well.”

THE WAY WE WERE – September 2018

THE WAY WE WERE - September 2018

While drivers of autos on Sunday are disapproved of by the editors, cars were considered important contributors to patriotic parade in town.

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: Water, Water Everywhere but No Birds -September 2018

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: Water, Water Everywhere but No Birds -September 2018

The story of the squirrel-proof bird feeder. And don’t miss comic illustration by Cara.

JUST PHYLLISOPHY – Sounds and Scenes – August 2018

JUST PHYLLISOPHY - Sounds and Scenes - August 2018

Phyllis enjoys her stroll on Route 28, as well as The Franklin Stage Coach Run Studio Tour , The Honest Brook Music Festival, Glimmerglass Opera and last, but not least – The Andes Garden Tour.

The Way We Were — August 2018

Dave Ballantine sold his banking business in Andes…..

FIELD NOTES: DISGRUNTLED BIRDS — August 2018

FIELD NOTES:  DISGRUNTLED BIRDS — August 2018

Jack is happy that the bluebirds, after a two year no-show, have returned.

BOOK REVIEW: The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan — August 2018

BOOK REVIEW:  The Keeper of Lost Things by Ruth Hogan — August 2018

The Keeper of Lost Things seems at first, to be hopelessly whimsical but turns out to contain enough tragedy, bad luck and unjust circumstances for ar least three novels, and to fashion imaginative resolutions for several damaged lives.

BERRY, BERRY GOOD — August 2018

Diane loves berries and has some tips on how to destroy Japanes Beetles.

GARDEN THERAPY: It’s Garden Tour Season. Get Out and Enjoy! – August 2018

GARDEN THERAPY: It's Garden Tour Season. Get Out and Enjoy! - August 2018

All about Garden Tours in our area.

BARBARA O. COLE’S GOULD MAP IS GIFT TO TOWN HALL – August 2018

BARBARA O. COLE’S GOULD MAP IS GIFT TO TOWN HALL  - August 2018

Councilman Dale Cole announced that his aunt, Barbara Oliver Cole, had given him a valuable Gould Map of Delaware County. This map will be restored and will be given to the Town for display in the Town Hall.

LAURYNN WEAVER DEDICATES GARDEN TO JOHN HOPKINS – July 2018

LAURYNN WEAVER DEDICATES GARDEN TO JOHN HOPKINS  - July 2018

How Laurynn Weaver’s senior project became John Hopkins Memorial Garden on the school grounds.

THE BEES OF ANDES – July 2018

THE BEES OF ANDES - July 2018

Kari waxes sweet on our farmers’ markets, bees, honey, Hillside honey, and our library.

FIELD NOTES: A WILDLIFER’S DELIGHT – July 2018

FIELD NOTES:  A WILDLIFER’S DELIGHT - July 2018

Follow Jack’s wonderful birding observations on the evening of May 3rd.

BOOK REVIEW: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain — July 2018

BOOK REVIEW: Love and Ruin by Paula McLain  — July 2018

This book brings alive (as does Jane’s review) not only the complexity of Martha Gellhorn’s relationship with Hemingway, but the incredible life and career she lived on her own.

LIBRARY NOTES – July 2018

LIBRARY NOTES - July 2018

An ice cream social with participatory performance for kids, a garden tour, and a whole roster of summer workshops for kids are scheduled for this summer.

GARDEN THERAPY: Big Picture versus Detail – Macro meets Micro – July 2018

GARDEN THERAPY: Big Picture versus Detail - Macro meets Micro - July 2018

Mel starts his garden designs with big picture elements like mass plantings, shrubs and paths. Check out the before and after photos.

ANOTHER TIDBIT OBSERVATION FROM MY MOUNTAINSIDE – July 2018

By Michael Suchorsky Most upsetting. Tree Swallows return in fewer numbers every year. I have set up 16 birdhouses on flanges attached to steel poles with rodent guards—to stop shrews, chipmunks, red squirrels, weasels, fishers and raccoons from having fledglings, or eggs, for lunch. Most successful. But today a bear laid waste to one of…

SOME MINOR HIGHLIGHTS OF JUNE 12TH TOWN BOARD MEETING – July 2018

SOME MINOR HIGHLIGHTS OF JUNE 12TH TOWN BOARD MEETING - July 2018

Lots of discussion on Beech Hill pipe replacement and photos of deck replacement on High Street bridge.

The Invasion of the Flies – July 2018

The Invasion of the Flies - July 2018

The adventures of Phyllis and the flies — a little bit of horror and a little bit of humor, too!

CHICKENS IN THE GARDEN – July 2018

CHICKENS IN THE GARDEN  - July 2018

Learn from Diane how chickens and bugs and vegetable gardens interact, what works and what doesn’t

The Way We Were – July 2018

The Way We Were - July 2018

Check out the rules imposed by government agencies with the goal of helping the war effort.

HEY, HAY! – June 2018

HEY, HAY! - June 2018

Everything you need to know about haybale gardening.

ANDES TOWN SOCIAL AT THE GARDENS OF THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH OF ANDES – June 2018

June 9th, 2018 – 3 pm to 5 pm Bring a chair or blanket and snacks – All are Welcome On June 9th at 3 pm the first ever Andes Town Social will be hosted in the gardens beside the Andes Presbyterian Church. Everyone in the area is welcome to attend and participate in this…

FIELD NOTES: SPRING AT LAST – June 2018

FIELD NOTES:  SPRING AT LAST - June 2018

Lots about coyotes and breaking news about a strutting Tom turkey and what he was observed doing!

LIBRARY NOTES – June 2018

LIBRARY NOTES - June 2018

Pam is particularly pleased with the two Libraries Rock! youth program grants from the O’Connor Foundation which will help the library to put on many music programs and workshops.

Slide Photos of the Queen – June 2018

The recent wedding of Harry and Meghan reminded Judy of a ghuzal she had written about the English royals, featuring the Queen

Andes Healthy SnakPaks – June 2018

Andes Healthy SnakPaks - June 2018

Thanks are extended to all who have helped, with special gratitude to the Andes Presbyterian Church whose kitchen they use.

POEM BY JACK MC SHANE – June 2018

“Time like a river flows one way
And with it we ride…”

The Way We Were – June 2018

The Way We Were - June 2018

Be sure to read the story of the disappearance of little Madeline Owens.

SECOND DAY OF MAY (or whatever) — June 2018

Spring in the cit y is earlier, but Michael revels in Andes Spring when it unfolds in all its glory.

GARDEN THERAPY: More Shady Characters – Perennials and Groundcovers — June 2018

GARDEN THERAPY:  More Shady Characters – Perennials and Groundcovers — June 2018

Mel discusses perennials for the woodland by color, and then gets into “some unabashed foliage and texture.”

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – June 2018

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS - June 2018

All about the graduating class.

NEW LIFE FOR ANDEL INN — April 2018

NEW LIFE FOR ANDEL INN — April 2018

The Andes Planning Board approved the new Agricultural Incubator at the Andel Inn. The Andel Inn will be purchased by the Delaware County Industrial Development Agency which proposes to install an agricultural incubator run by the Chamber of Commerce Develoopment Foundation.