If you want pizza, the AGS is the place to go.
On Wednesday, November 14th, Andes Central School took a school-wide field trip to NYC to see the Broadway show, Frozen. This trip was made possible, in part, by our Arts in Education funding. We also received a grant from the O’Connor Foundation to help with the cost of the trip.
Locally when wandering around the field edges in early November, I came upon a cottontail rabbit that instantly fled upon noting my presence. I called it a survivor rabbit. Later, on the same stroll I found a clump of rabbit fur which obviously came from a less alert non-survivor.
The 2nd and 3rd graders at Andes Central School enjoyed the Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane so much that on the day we finished reading the book together, I brought each of them their very own copy to take home.
The plots keep you turning the pages, always wanting more, in the manner of high-level genre fiction by writers like John Grisham and Michael Connelly. When I re-read them, the stories were just as good the second time around. So why don’t I like them better?
The chickens today are wandering in the yard, searching for treats that, this time of year, are few and far between. They probably don’t realize that tonight their freedom will end for quite some time, some of them for the rest of their very short lives.
Natural stone and mossy rocks are a mainstay of the Kyoto garden. They are everywhere, and I always say “you can never have too many rocks.” I love the way they use stone.
Smith V. Dickman of U.S.S. Leviathan is spending a ten days furlough with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. John Dickman, on Dingle Hill. He has just returned from his tenth trip abroad.
So, I want to salute Jeff for his enlivening presence in our community (remember the tractor dance, his concept choreographed by David Capps for Dancing in the Park?), and for the reminder his example gives us that we make our own opportunities for building a useful, enjoyable and full life–maybe especially in retirement.
Each year we have a special celebration of distributing Christmas stockings full of extra special snacks, and gifts such as soft toys and pencils. We invite our readers and supporters to contribute to this event. Checks may be made out to Andes Healthy SnakPaks and sent to the above address or given to one of the volunteers.
Congratulations to Andes musicians Emily Andersen, James Camuti, Britney Davila, and Leandra Edelson on being selected to attend the Hartwick Honor Band on October 20th.
As the busy gardening season winds down, I am feeling almost as tired and faded as my older chickens are looking.
… I was watching “Law and Order” on TV, when, out of the corner of my eye, I saw Lili pouncing and throwing what looked like a 12-inch-long electric wire, A SNAKE!
In case you missed Jane Tompkin’s book talk on September 26th, we have a copy of her book Reading Through the Night on hand in our local author bookcase across from the circulation desk.
“The cams had not been checked for three weeks and displayed many critters including a family of coyotes, a nice 8 point buck not seen before, a medium- sized bear, a bobcat, a raccoon, wild turkeys, a lot of mice and an out-of-its-usual-habitat cottontail rabbit checking out our porch.”
John Mollott of the Hasbeens & Willbees former Cantina building on the corner of Main Street and Delaware Avenue asked for a Special Use permit to hold auctions, cultural events and performances in the first and second floors. …The Board granted the permit.
“Need to cover a large area like an arbor or pergola quickly and densely? Consider grapes.” This is an example of knowledgeable and useful advice the amateur gardener will glean from reading Mel’s column.
Gino plays tennis on Andes’ courts, enjoys it, but realizes he doesn’t play like his 25-year-old self did.
The Town Board will be meeting on second Tuesdays at 6 pm instead of 7 in the Winter months of December, January and February.
Be sure to come to the fall show of “Captain Louie, Jr.” on November 9th & 10th.
Just getting out into nature is enough to propel happiness. Plus local sightings during this season.
Read to find out how Mel, the “grumpy gardener,” administered some of his own medicine.
Can people really tell a dog from a bear, and was Duke going to be safe roaming freely?
Proclamation of Liberty Day (now called Columbus Day) and an interesting history of the Spanish influenza, currently raging.
Phyllis watches and speculates about “parading” turkeys in her backyard.
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
A new bridge is being built over Liddle Brook at the Andes Central School.
Mrs. Jackie Frederick is the new Dean of Students/CSE Director.
Order bulbs, cutback perennials and if there is time and inclination, divide some perennials.
“It’s hard to believe that this is a first novel, the writing is so assured, fluid, and well-paced.”
Great summer programming, construction grant money awarded. PLEASE NO MORE BOOK DONATIONS WITHOUT APPROVAL. NO SPACE!
Birds, deer and bear, and speculation on the prey-predator outcome.
bugs and bales and no definitive answer to why the chickens crossed the road
Speaking of the moth, Suchorsky says, “It’s embrace of the night was mine as well.”
While drivers of autos on Sunday are disapproved of by the editors, cars were considered important contributors to patriotic parade in town.
The story of the squirrel-proof bird feeder. And don’t miss comic illustration by Cara.
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.
Dave Ballantine sold his banking business in Andes…..
Jack is happy that the bluebirds, after a two year no-show, have returned.
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.
Diane loves berries and has some tips on how to destroy Japanes Beetles.
All about Garden Tours in our area.
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.
How Laurynn Weaver’s senior project became John Hopkins Memorial Garden on the school grounds.
Kari waxes sweet on our farmers’ markets, bees, honey, Hillside honey, and our library.
Follow Jack’s wonderful birding observations on the evening of May 3rd.
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.
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.
Mel starts his garden designs with big picture elements like mass plantings, shrubs and paths. Check out the before and after photos.
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
Lots of discussion on Beech Hill pipe replacement and photos of deck replacement on High Street bridge.
The adventures of Phyllis and the flies — a little bit of horror and a little bit of humor, too!
Learn from Diane how chickens and bugs and vegetable gardens interact, what works and what doesn’t
Check out the rules imposed by government agencies with the goal of helping the war effort.
Everything you need to know about haybale gardening.
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
Lots about coyotes and breaking news about a strutting Tom turkey and what he was observed doing!
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.
The recent wedding of Harry and Meghan reminded Judy of a ghuzal she had written about the English royals, featuring the Queen
Thanks are extended to all who have helped, with special gratitude to the Andes Presbyterian Church whose kitchen they use.
“Time like a river flows one way
And with it we ride…”
Be sure to read the story of the disappearance of little Madeline Owens.
Spring in the cit y is earlier, but Michael revels in Andes Spring when it unfolds in all its glory.
Mel discusses perennials for the woodland by color, and then gets into “some unabashed foliage and texture.”
All about the graduating class.
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.