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.

FLOOD COMMISSION “NO SILVER BULLET” REPORT ADOPTED BY TOWN BOARD – June 2018

FLOOD COMMISSION “NO SILVER BULLET” REPORT ADOPTED BY TOWN BOARD - June 2018

By Buffy Calvert In its fourth public hearing, the Andes Flood Commission gave a Cliff Notes version of its final document to a small, attentive audience on May 8th. The Commission admitted ruefully that there is “no silver bullet” for flood mitigation in Andes. One immediate step they recommend is to anchor propane tanks in…

BUSY TIMES – June 2018

Clattering birdsongs, and what they were all about.