There has always been something special about having a storefront shop in Andes, and living above that shop (the world’s shortest commute, I used to declare).
Our other online programs have been doing well. In November, my interview with local author/photojournalist Beatriz Schiller is available to view on our Andes Public Library Facebook Page and by going to the following You Tube link https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3D6smbnK-c. (or just search Beatriz Schiller Beyond the Flag).
It is an interview that I think any American would be interested in watching, regardless of political affiliation, and it is truly an example of how conversations can be unifying versus divisive.
Though they might well be, these are not the ponderings of someone too long subjected to the lonely deprivations of the Covid-19 pandemic; they are the thoughts of Inspector Erlendur Sveinsson, returned to his spare apartment after an unbearably long day and a half spent caring for his pregnant, homeless, drug-addicted daughter early in Silence of the Grave.
Finally, I notice a chickadee calmly flitting about.
I grab a cup of birdseed, and, while standing by the open door whistle the chickadees calming minor third song.
TOWN BOARDS ACCEPTS WATER DISTRICT WELL PROJECT, PASSES THE BUDGETS FOR 2021 Town of Andes Council Meeting, November 5th, 2020 Via Zoom Meeting — December 2020
Supervisor’s Report: Bud Gladstone requested through the Blue Wing Services Firm that AT&T and Verizon get mobile service to the Andes cell tower.
LINDA DUNNE EGNER AND JOANNE KOSUDA-WARNER GET DOWN TO WORK AT THE HUNTING TAVERN MUSEUM -December 2020
What is the recipe for infusing a long-running, well managed historic society with new energy and expertise? In the case of the Andes Society for History and Culture, it appears that a collaboration between Linda Dunne Egner, recruited to the board 2 years ago, and Joanne Kosuda-Warner, on for the past year, is the ticket.
Our students have lost so many opportunities this year, but we were able to provide lots of fun events on Halloween. We would like to thank the Andes branch of Wayne Bank and the Andes Public Library for inviting our littlest ones to visit them during their parade through town
Top: Willbees was one of the first buildings benefiting from the MARK Project NY Main Street Program.
Above: Wilson’s Bread at 143 Main Street offers spelt, country loaf, morning bun, pain au chocolat, ham & gruyere and Bostock. They advise pre-ordering for Saturdays (for pickup 9 am to noon) starting on Wednesday at 11 am. Come as early as 8:30 for coffee and for non pre-orders. Go to www.wilsons-bread.square.site
The MARK Project sign refers to the Tin Horn Building, one of the buildings benefiting from the program.
Right: The Andes Hotel is now open for lunch and dinner. Open hours include Wednesdays and Fridays 5-9 pm, Saturdays 12-9 pm, and Sundays 12-8
We would like to welcome new staff members to Andes Central School this year. SEE ARTICLE!
When I say weird plants, I mean plants that have some feature that is so unusual that they stand out enough to draw attention and comment when encountered in the garden, or the wild.
Is the natural world always fair as we humans define fairness? Here are two examples of where I think it is appearing unfair. You decide.
by James Patterson
All the Devils are Here
by Louise Penny
The Book of Longings
by Sue Monk Kidd
The Book of Lost Friends
by Lisa Wingate
Breath – New Science of a Lost Art
by James Nestor
Caste – Origins of our Discontent
by Isabel Wilkerson
by Iris Johansen
The Geometry of Holding Hands
by Alexander McCall Smith
The Guest List
by Lucy Foley
by James Patterson
by Zadie Smith
The Lies that Bind
by Emily Giffin
by Brad Thor
by Daniel Silva
The Pull of the Stars
by Emma Donoghue
by Carl Hiaasen
Thick as Thieves
by Sandra Brown
The Tide Between Us
by Olive Collins
To Wake the Giant
Donations have surpassed the $10,000 mark and continue to trickle in. Thank you again to everyone who has been so generous this year and to board member Diane Lockspeiser and everyone who donated a baked goods item to benefit the library.
A gang was out Saturday night destroying property under the guise of Hollowe’en [sic]. The gang was not made up of boys but of men, who should know better, and perhaps would if they had not been imbibing too freely.
The late afternoon and autumnal twilight was like hiking through a many faceted jewel the size of a watershed. I was invigorated, but could not embrace, dazzled by the beauty but unable to own it, fulfilled, but unable to capture and retain.
“We just found a little dog in the middle of the Tremperskill Road. She jumped right into our car. Do you know who might belong to her?”
There’s a new poetry venue in Andes and it’s called The Poets Quad. This is the space behind the Hunting Tavern, defined on two sides by the Hunting Tavern itself, and Walter Gladstone’s building on the third side. The fourth side, is the imaginary “fourth wall” looking toward the bank.
Roger Casas purchased the property at 40 Lee Lane, a private road, just behind Two Old Tarts and he will convert the house into three units: two apartments above and one living unit below where he will dwell and will create three parking spaces side by side within his land to accommodate the additional occupancy.
TOWN BOARD APPROVES UNION DENTAL AND VISION PLANS SCHEDULES TRICK OR TREATING SCHEDULES TRICK OR TREATING – November 2020
resolving the issue of the fence surrounding the pool which is not up to current code and will potentially need to be completely replaced. She has requested quotes from several companies but has received none to date.
Trick or Treating will be October 31st from 5-8 pm.
Artie Short submitted his Code enforcer’s report. The Town also approved Snow Plowing and Winter Oil and Fuel Purchases based on the bids received. Town approved all warrants and bills.
Next meeting will be November 5th, at 6 pm, Public Hearing on the 2021 Budgets to precede it at 5:45 pm, both on Zoom. ~
Gino plays tennis on Andes’ courts, enjoys it, but realizes he doesn’t play like his 25-year-old self did.