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.
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.
The Town of Andes seeks applicants for the position of Code Enforcement Officer/Building Inspector.
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.
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.
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.]
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
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 wedding in Andes during the pandemic.
ANDES CENTRAL SCHOOL IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE THE VALEDICTORIAN AND SALUTATORIAN FOR THE CLASS OF 2020 – June 2020
Andees Central School Class of 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………
Sometimes it is hard to have an experience that initiates the writer/thought process, but not this morning.
Yuval Noah Harari’s global best-seller Sapiens has cut a wide swath through the world of thinking people since it appeared in 2015……………………
As the professional sports closed during this pandemic, Peter and Linda resorted to watching old tennis matches and other sports.
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
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 will of Louise Gerry has been admitted to probate in the state of Rhode Island and other around town news.
June’s Catskill Puzzle
A Haiku by Peter Lederman
Buffy gives us her observations on living during these strange times and how everyone is making the best of it.
Mel expounds on the joys of living in the Catskills, especially during this time.
Children – accompanied by their parents in their cars – and keeping social distancing were treated to Easter Baskets at the Andes Hotel
Jack talks about being bit by a tick and how lucky he was since it had been embedded for several days – and other musings.
When a novel is as good as this one is, it’s hard to know where to begin.
On being a second homeowner in the Catskills during this pandemic.
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.
Pam gives an update on how to return books to the library during this pandemic.
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
Answers to April’s Crossword Puzzle
A little history regarding the Spanish Flu epidemic of 1918
Karen writes about the challenges of Home Schooling a special needs chile.
Bill Duke writes a Poem about Easter
A Poem about Spring – By Jack McShane
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.
Mel gives us pointers on how to divide our garden plants.
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
Written from a native American point of view, Braiding Sweetgrass (2013) is one of the most unusual books Jane has ever read.
Michael trying to capture a rat.
A recap of the March 10th meeting at Town Hall
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.
Peter writes about sport, in particular Tennis,
Answer to March crossword puzzle.
April’s Crossword Puzzle
Trash pick-up scheduled for April 15th and Sat. April 18th.
Our Drama Club has started rehearsals for their spring production. On March 27th and 28th they will be performing the musical “Frozen, Jr.”.
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
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.