SUMMER OF WILDINGS PART ONE:   TENSE MOMENTS WITH PORCUPINES – October 2019

SUMMER OF WILDINGS PART ONE:   TENSE MOMENTS WITH PORCUPINES - October 2019

Mary’s battles with porcupines.

OUR READER WRITES – October 2019

A letter from one of our readers.

GARDEN PATH — October 2019

GARDEN PATH — October 2019

Mel discusses using various paths to enliven your garden.

FIELD NOTES: BEAR WITH ME — October 2019

FIELD NOTES: BEAR WITH ME — October 2019

The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has come out with a report stating that the numbers of our black bears and fishers are declining in the Adirondacks, but both species are thriving in the Southern Tier.

DON LANZIERO: A LOCAL HERO — October 2019

DON LANZIERO:  A LOCAL HERO — October 2019

Honoring one of our Hometown Hero – Don Lanziero

ANDES COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: PUT IN YOUR 2 ¢! – October 2019

The last Comprehensive Plan was prepared and published in 2003 so a new one is needed. A 8 page questionnaire will be sent to all residents. Once they are received by the Town they will be collated and a Public Hearing will be held in the Spring.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — October 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — October 2019

Upcoming events at the Andes Central School this fall, together with a pesentation of “The Lion King” scheduled for November.

MY MOUNTAIN MUSE — October 2019

MY MOUNTAIN MUSE — October 2019

Ron Guichard opines on Merna Popper – his Muse.

LIBRARY NOTES – October 2019

LIBRARY NOTES - October 2019

Lots going on – we have received grants which will fund our construction project. We will be operating our Library from the former Blink Gallery at the T-intersection of town. We expect to have the construction completed by early summer. Stay tuned for all updates.

BOOK REVIEW: UNCOMMON CARRIERS BY JOHN MCPHEE — October 2019

BOOK REVIEW: UNCOMMON CARRIERS BY  JOHN MCPHEE — October 2019

 Jane came across this book in a secondhand bookstore where she’s gone to look for something else—a book they didn’t have. As with many things of this nature, the accidental find turned out to be a gem. Uncommon Carriers, originally published in 2006, consists of essays most of which had been published in the The New Yorker.

THE WAY WE WERE – October 2019

THE WAY WE WERE - October 2019

A fire breaks out on Delaware Ave., free clinic available to diagnose tuberculosis…………………..

ROYALTY — October 2019

One of Diane’s chickens seems to think she is the “Queen Mother”

ANDES CELEBRATES COMMUNITY DAY – 200 Anniversary – September 2019

ANDES CELEBRATES COMMUNITY DAY - 200 Anniversary - September 2019

Celebrating Community Day with Pictures

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPACED-OUT PLANTS – SEPTEMBER 2019

GARDEN THERAPY:  SPACED-OUT PLANTS - SEPTEMBER 2019

Spacing plants for maximum results.

FIELD NOTES: CRITTERS CROSSING — September 2019

FIELD NOTES: CRITTERS CROSSING — September 2019

We have all seen the common “deer crossing” signs that forewarn of the high potential that a deer will run………………………..

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — September 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — September 2019

A few notices regarding school opening, capital building project, evening of excellence and the November Drama Club performance of the Lion King.

ACS STREAM CORRIDOR NEEDS MAJOR REPAIRS – September 2019

Preliminary survey and design has started on treating the stream corridor on Andes Central School property.

TIME JUMPING – SEPTEMBER 2019

 I’ve been jumping time these past few years while occupying the space at the current moment. ……………………………..

LIBRARY NOTES – September 2019

LIBRARY NOTES - September 2019

Happy Birthday Andes, Navy Band Concert, APL Moving Day and so many other notices.

BOOK REVIEW: The Immigrant Experience – September 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Immigrant Experience - September 2019

An odd thing about the current uproar over immigration is its monumental lack of self-consciousness.

THE RED BERRY RUSE – September 2019

full horizontal view of bluejay perched on a branch isolated on a white background

Diane talks about strawberries and blue jays.

DEBRA* ABBATE’S TRANSFER IN TIME POP-UP STORE-August 2019

DEBRA* ABBATE’S TRANSFER IN TIME POP-UP STORE-August 2019

   There is a story to how Debbie and Bob Abbate happened to amass their glass and pottery collections, some of which are now represented in the delightful pop-up store at the back right at Paisleys at 75 Main Street in Andes.

GARDEN THERAPY:   Lauded Landscapes in our Midst – August 2019

GARDEN THERAPY:   Lauded Landscapes in our Midst - August 2019

The main reason for my visit was to see what remained of the landscaping done by Fletcher Steele at Ancrum, the home of Angelica Gerry, the only daughter of the Colonel and Louisa Gerry.

FIELD NOTES: A TREE FALLS …………? August 2019

FIELD NOTES: A TREE FALLS ………...? August 2019

I have been watching a family of woodchucks that have been maturing slowly but very surely. They were born to a mom that had denned under the pole barn and the young have progressed to maturity unhindered by my scrutiny.

LIBRARY NOTES-August 2019

LIBRARY NOTES-August 2019

We are temporarily relocating to the Blink Gallery on Main Street while our construction project takes place.

   We need boxes and people able to lift and carry those boxes.  Non-essential, low circulation items are going to be taken to the CitiHope storage space throughout the next month

SHALL WE DANCE AT THE DEPOT? SWIM AT THE POOL?- August 2019

SHALL WE DANCE AT THE DEPOT? SWIM AT THE POOL?- August 2019

   Later, during the regularly scheduled meeting, the Board voted to charge no fee for use of the Depot by residents. Non-residents will be charged $50. A $100 deposit to cover cleaning is refundable if the place is found clean after use.

BOOK REVIEW: EDUCATED BY TARA WESTOVER-AUGUST 2019

BOOK REVIEW: EDUCATED BY TARA WESTOVER-AUGUST 2019

 
    The intelligence and honesty with which Westover tells her story are compelling. The story is not simple, not black and white. She doesn’t offer pat excuses for her own mistakes or gloss over difficult issues.

THE WAY WE WERE- AUGUST 2019

THE WAY WE WERE- AUGUST 2019

All roads will lead to Andes, on Wednesday, August 6th, the date set for the Welcome Home demonstration to be given by the townspeople in honor of the boys from the town of Andes in service during the World War.

ACS BRIDGES THE STREAM – July 2019

ACS BRIDGES THE STREAM - July 2019

On June 10th, the entire ACS student body and faculty marched into a light rain to line the sidewalk in front of the new bridge across Liddle Brook where Dr. Chakar, State Senator Seward, members of the School Board and residents awaited them.

ANDES TOWN BOARD TACKLES TRANSFER STATION, POOL, CELL SERVICE AND WALL – July 2019

The Town Board Meeting is cancelled for August.  ZBA will meet on 2nd Monday at 7 pm in future.

PETER LEDERMAN: RE-TUNING HIS PASSIONS IN RETIREMENT – July 2019

PETER LEDERMAN: RE-TUNING HIS PASSIONS IN RETIREMENT - July 2019

The couple, readying for a celebration of their 50th wedding anniversary in early July, both individually and together radiate humor, enthusiasm, and appreciation for this setting and the life they are leading.

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