GARDEN THERAPY:  SHORT SHRUBS SHINING STILL –MARCH 2021

GARDEN THERAPY:  SHORT SHRUBS SHINING STILL --MARCH 2021

A while back, the nursery industry and horticulturists recognized the need for more compact shrubs for home landscapes and have been introducing new options ever since. Many have arrived in the last two decades while I have been an active professional and paying attention!

FIELD NOTES: FOND MEMORIES — MARCH 2021

FIELD NOTES: FOND MEMORIES -- MARCH 2021

Take my memorable incidents that occurred back in my surfing days: One was when I was joined by a friendly porpoise when surfing a lonely beach down in Peru, unforgettable and quite fond.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS –MARCH 2021

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS --MARCH 2021

  I would like to congratulate our elementary Students of the Month:  Colton Weaver, Lykah DePierro, Skyler Tosi, Matthew Liddle and Faith Sass.  Keep up all the great work and effort.

COZYING UP TO GEORGE WASHINGTON — MARCH 2021

COZYING UP TO GEORGE WASHINGTON -- MARCH 2021

By Judy Garrison Did you know that George Washington had little schooling and no college? That deficit of formal education bothered him throughout his life but didn’t prevent him from writing beautifully, reading widely and having a highly developed and curious mind. Did you know that his mother, Mary Washington, a life-long complainer and apparently…

LIBRARY NOTES–MARCH 2021

LIBRARY NOTES--MARCH 2021

   Lastly, if anyone needs assistance filling out or printing any forms related to Covid vaccinations or anything else requiring online forms and registrations, printing, faxing, scanning, please call 845-676-3333 or email an.ill@4cls.org any time Monday through Thursday and I will be happy to assist you with these tasks. I am also looking for more volunteers to help at the library—computer skills are a huge plus!

THIS WAS NOT POETRY: A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT–MARCH 2021

THIS WAS NOT POETRY: A PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT--MARCH 2021

Wouldn’t it be easier if tow trucks could be approved for both the NYS Thruway restricted zone and the unrestricted zone?! One of the tow guys said there are some towing services which have that approval but that it’s a “NY State thing” and how a service is approved, or not, is a mystery….Agatha!

INQUIRIES FOR BUILDING APPLICATIONS REMAIN ACTIVE AND TOWN WORKS ON CELL COVERAGE: Town Board Meeting February 9th, Via Zoom Meeting  — MARCH 2021

Highway: A follow-up on the request from Highway Superintendent Bouton regarding posting of Main Street for no overnight parking during winter months. The Town Attorney is working on developing the necessary local law to implement this action to assist efficient snow removal.

100 YEAR AGO — MARCH 2021

100 YEAR AGO -- MARCH 2021

Adam Biggar, a highly respected farmer residing in Biggar Hollow in southern Bovina, died early Sabbath morning, February 27, as a result of an attack of measles. [Jim Andrews: Prior to its vaccine, measles was a deadly disease, which notoriously killed children and adults alike.]

OH, DEER — MARCH 2021

OH, DEER -- MARCH 2021

   The other change was that the deer prints started going right up to our bedroom window, where the lower branches of a large arborvitae were soon eaten away. We have never before seen any sign of deer coming anywhere near the house, so I figured it must be slim pickings for food out there this year.

NEW VOICES NEEDED — MARCH 2021

We are seeking out writers for articles (400-800 words)—for future Gazettes by new or relatively new arrivals to Andes. One series might be called “New in Andes.” We’d love to hear your stories on adapting to life here from any angle you choose. Were you surprised/happy to find a community? Did our severe winter weather…

LEO KOENIG:  “ANDES – WHERE I FEEL MOST AT HOME” – February 2021

LEO KOENIG:  “ANDES – WHERE I FEEL MOST AT HOME” - February 2021

For the love of a Porch, Leo Koenig has brought a house back to life.

GARDEN THERAPY: SHORT SHRUB SHINE — February 2021

GARDEN THERAPY: SHORT SHRUB SHINE — February 2021

Mel gives us a lesson on “Shrubs” – mostly the dwarf ones that are easy to maintain.

FIELD NOTES: ON CAMERA – February 2021

FIELD NOTES: ON CAMERA - February 2021

The effort to get the usually shy and suspicious denizens of our forests to show up and pose for a picture can take effort, some knowledge of where they might show up, and of course a full dose of good luck……………..

LIBRARY NOTES – February 2021

LIBRARY NOTES - February 2021

Condolences to friends and family of our departed Marty Donnelly who was a former library trustee; a review of Covid Protocols; and finally during this pandemic, get to know your neighbors in the event the elderly need a helping hand.

BOOK REVIEW: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald — February 2021

BOOK REVIEW: Vesper Flights by Helen Macdonald — February 2021

Vesper Flights puts together brief meditations on the author’s experiences of nature, meditations that succeed one another like objects on a strange necklace—of stones and shells and claws and bones, planets, dried flowers and things without a name.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – February 2021

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS  - February 2021

School is planning for their 2021-2022 census and gives instructions as to how register your child for the following school year.

MARTIN DONNELLY HONORED FOR HIS PAST SERVICE TO ANDES Town Board Meeting January 4th, 2020 Via Zoom Meeting  – February 2021

MARTIN DONNELLY HONORED FOR HIS PAST SERVICE TO ANDES Town Board Meeting January 4th, 2020 Via Zoom Meeting  - February 2021

At the Town Hall Meeting Marty Donnelly, who passed away, was honored for his services to the community.

WINTER OLYMPICS – February 2021

WINTER OLYMPICS  - February 2021

Diane has figured out how to sweep her hill.

 THE WAY WE WERE – FEBRUARY 2021

 THE WAY WE WERE - FEBRUARY 2021

Milk prices, a plan to harness the Delaware river, rape, prostitutes and other tidbits from 100 years ago.

TURNING 90 – January 2021

Buffy Calvert with a blizzard of birthday cards.

One of our editors turned 90 and how it was celebrated: a plethora of cards, calls, ZOOM, and cake. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BUFFY.

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