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.

WE SURVIVED THE SENIOR PROJECT! – March 2020

WE SURVIVED THE SENIOR PROJECT! - March 2020

   The Senior Project: a unique, dreaded and daunting challenge looms before all Andes students. In June of their junior year, Ms. Kathy Whittaker calls the rising seniors and their parents into her room: “What is your passion? Here is your chance to pursue it!

FIELD NOTES: MID-WINTER — March 2020

FIELD NOTES: MID-WINTER — March 2020

   On January 11th, a day of an unusually warm temperature (57 degrees) and with all snow now gone, it was too perfect not to take a short walk around and check the local trails. It was muddy in places, but this did not deter my friendly EDG (the emotionally disturbed grouse) of finding me and looking for a handout.

DRAGONFLY 55 TAKES WING! – March 2020

DRAGONFLY 55 TAKES WING! - March 2020

  When Robyn determined that she wanted a coffee bar with a boutique she dug into the details. The top-of-the-line Astoria (from Italy) espresso machine, and a Bunn grinder and drip maker assure that every cup has a fresh grind.

GARDEN THERAPY: DIVINE DESIGN – March 2020

GARDEN THERAPY: DIVINE DESIGN - March 2020

   There is a lot of overlap in the realms of the artist, architect, engineer, craftsman and designer.  My objective as a designer is to create an experience that is both utilitarian and pleasant (functional and beautiful).

LIBRARY NOTES – March 2020

LIBRARY NOTES - March 2020

  We are happy to report that the construction project at 242 Main Street is moving along nicely and we project that we’ll be able to start moving in and organizing our storage materials as early as mid-April. If you would like to volunteer, please let us know via phone or email and we will keep you informed of the date (most likely a Saturday in the latter half of April).

BOOK REVIEW: Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney – March 2020

BOOK REVIEW: Bright, Precious Days by Jay McInerney - March 2020

   By the time he writes his seventh novel, McInerney has fulfilled his dream of becoming a presence on the New York literary scene, and, in Bright, Days, is still writing about it. But now that he lives it, the dream is not fulfilling

ANDES NOT DEAD – March 2020

   When I bought my house 42 years ago, my neighbor across the street, Ethel Edwards, gave me a box of newspapers and clippings that the former owners of my house, Jim and May Mable, had collected and saved.

OLD BIDDIES – March 2020

OLD BIDDIES - March 2020

When I first decided to use my own laying hens, I thought that I would “process” the older ones at around 17 months, as I’m told is done on most farms…..I don’t really know how edible they are because I just couldn’t bring myself to do it.

OUR READERS WRITE: March 2020

Note from Bonnie D. Akens

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS -March 2020

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS -March 2020

   Lastly, the administration and Board of Education are currently working on the budget for the school year 2020-21 as we plan for the May 19th annual meeting and budget vote. The public hearing and budget presentation will take place on Thursday, May 7th at 7 pm

FIELD NOTES: HIBERNATION

FIELD NOTES: HIBERNATION

  For those of us who love the outdoors, have spent time in the wilderness and say they have never been lost, well you have not spent enough time wandering in wilderness hiking or hunting.

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.”.

LIBRARY NOTES – February 2020

LIBRARY NOTES - February 2020

By Pamela West-Finkle I hope everyone’s 2020 has gotten off to a great start! I am so glad to be back working at the library. My shoulder surgery went well. A huge thank you to Deb Slating and Gloria Carlson who covered for me. They did a fantastic job! I just finished tallying our 2019…

SPORTS TALK – February 2020

  So every once in a while, when the urge seizes and this lovely local paper has room, I plan, for better or worse, to throw out there a mixture of Intro to Sports 101, a review of a recent sporting event or to lay the groundwork for an upcoming event

BOOK REVIEW: The Tennis Partner by Abraham, Verghese — February 2020

BOOK REVIEW: The Tennis Partner by Abraham, Verghese — February 2020

The memoir, which tells the story of a difficult period in the author’s life, has an openness to life and humility in the face of experience that draw you in close and hold you in their spell until the end. 

TOWN SWEARS IN RETURNING COUNCIL MEMBERS, PITCHES IN AT THE TRANSFER STATION AND FINDS A STELLAR SNOWPLOW FOR OUR ROADS – February 2020

TOWN SWEARS IN RETURNING COUNCIL MEMBERS, PITCHES IN AT THE TRANSFER  STATION AND FINDS A STELLAR SNOWPLOW FOR OUR ROADS - February 2020

By Peter Calvert The Andes Town Board met January 7, At 4 pm. The Organizational meeting began with re-elected Supervisor and Chair Wayland “Bud” Gladstone and Council Members Shayne Moshier and Thomas Hall sworn in by oath. Committee assignments were announced and Shayne Moshier was reappointed as Deputy Supervisor. Also sworn in were John Bouton,…

THE WAY WE WERE – February 2020

 Judge M. Linn Bruce has been elected a director of the society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children. The society was organized 45 years ago by Hon. Elbridge T. Gerry.

ALL THOSE TRAILS – February 2020

ALL THOSE TRAILS
Poem by Jack McShane

THE SCOOP ON COOP POOP – February 2020

  The pleasant little break of spring-like weather this January gave me a chance to clean up the chicken coop, a chore that is not for the squeamish.

CHRISTMAS ROSES BLOOM IN ANDES! – February 2020

CHRISTMAS ROSES BLOOM IN ANDES! - February 2020

   Longing for Spring? The sight of flowers in your (or other people’s) gardens?  Treat yourself to an amazing display—Christmas roses in bloom in Jim Andrews’ garden and in mine!

GARDEN THERAPY: RELUCTANT RESOLUTIONS — January 2020

GARDEN THERAPY: RELUCTANT RESOLUTIONS — January 2020

   Let’s start with something simple:  REMOVE. I bet we all have some perennial that we just don’t like anymore but have been putting off ripping it out. Personally, I have lots of those!

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