JANICE STEVENS TAKES HER LEAVE—BIT BY BIT – December 2021

JANICE STEVENS TAKES HER LEAVE—BIT BY BIT - December 2021

Janice Stevens, confidential secretary to Dr. Chakar, retires.

GARDEN THERAPY: Fluff – December 2021

GARDEN THERAPY: Fluff - December 2021

Fluff:  the act of spiffing up a garden to make it look nice with what is going on at the moment; similar to fluffing the pillows on the bed or couch or fluffing up one’s hair to go out.

 THE WAY WE WERE – December 2021

 THE WAY WE WERE - December 2021

Andes stores are donning their holiday attire and present a very attractive appearance….. and much, much more.

LIBRARY NOTES – December 2021

LIBRARY NOTES - December 2021

Library Holiday Hours, as well as Christmas Festivities.

FILM SCREENING IN ANDES HONORS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MONTH – December 2021

FILM SCREENING IN ANDES HONORS INDIGENOUS PEOPLES MONTH - December 2021

On Saturday November 22nd, Andes residents Gloria McLean and Ken Hiratsuka hosted a film screening of two short films on the theme of Indigenous Peoples’.

ANDES SOCIETY FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE NEWS: The Hunting Tavern Museum Update – December 2021

ANDES SOCIETY FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE NEWS: The Hunting Tavern Museum Update - December 2021

The board is getting ready for a Memorial Day Opening, however, during a routine examination of the Pleasant Valley Meeting House they realized that under a solid red carpet was an intact ingrain carpet.

ANDES LIBRARY SOLVES A 65 YEAR OLD PUZZLE – December 2021

ANDES LIBRARY SOLVES A 65 YEAR OLD PUZZLE - December 2021

There’s times when your rational brain is quiet and images from your childhood, from fleeting instances…..

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – December 2021

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS - December 2021

While the school was unable to host many events this year, they were able t hold a luncheon for Veteran’s Day and are looking forward to hold a Concert on Dec. 14.

BOOK REVIEW: OH, WILLIAM By Elizabeth Strout – December 2021

BOOK REVIEW: OH, WILLIAM By Elizabeth Strout - December 2021

Elizabeth Strout won the Pulitzer Prize for Olive Kittredge in 2015. An enthusiastic and faithful fan, I’ve read all of her eight novels. Her fictional world is set mostly in either Maine or New York City and sometimes the same people turn up from book to book.

TOWN HOLDS PUBLIC HEARING ON PERMISSION TO EXCEED TAX CAP IF NEEDED ADOPTS ANNUAL 2022 BUDGETS AND LOOKS INTO TRANSFER STATION REDESIGN – December 2021

Public Hearing: To override the tax levy limit established in General Municipal Laz 3-c.; Highway Report, Supervisor’s Report

CAUGHT IN AN ACT OF RANDOM KINDNESS! – November 2021

CAUGHT IN AN ACT OF  RANDOM KINDNESS! - November 2021

   Imagine a stream of kindness coursing though the faculty and staff of a little school. A colleague hands you a gift and a notebook with the latest page dedicated to you with a brief but fulsome appreciation of your kindness to them. You glance back at previous pages to find that the whole journal is a series of accolades from colleague to colleague over the years.

THAT’S A WRAP! – November 2021

Having parked further down the road, near the diner, we had just crossed High Street when I couldn’t locate my mask in my much-too-messy purse. I thought maybe I had left it in the car, so I turned around to go back and check. There was a car on High Street but I thought it was parked as the engine had shut off.

GARDEN THERAPY: Orange you Colorful! – November 2021

GARDEN THERAPY: Orange you Colorful! - November 2021

  There is a color that I find myself often enjoying both in life and in the garden. Yes, I love orange!  It is a color I particularly love in the garden and was musing over how many folks tell me that they don’t want any orange. There is the tribe of people that only want cool colors like purple, lavender, pink and white and I get that. T

Fables by Andes Central School CROP – November 2021

Once upon a time, there was a little kid named Jack who lived in a big castle surrounded by a moat full of piranhas and tiger sharks. Inside the castle grounds, Jack planted four beans in his garden. The sun shone often. The rain fell when the plants needed a drink. Everything was perfect.

LIBRARY NOTES – November 2021

LIBRARY NOTES - November 2021

Programs and Volunteers!

   We are looking for responsible, friendly, volunteers who love books to join our team. Come in and talk to me any time about training and what’s involved.

   We are also looking for workshop presenters, authors, filmmakers, crafters, and teaching artists to lead workshops or give presentations in 2022, whether online or in person.  Please reach out if you are interested by calling 845-676-3333 or emailing an.ill@4cls.org.~

THREE APPLICATIONS EXAMINED: A LOT LINE CHANGE, MINOR SUBDIVISION, AND A SPECIAL USE PERMIT REQUEST FOR SEWAGE LINE- November 2021

   William Duke: Re: Water and Sewer Connection at 486 Main Street: Bill Duke spoke in regards to connecting a building which he also owns to the sewage laterals at 506 Main Street. This would link the two buildings without tearing up Main Street to access sewer lines.

TOWN ADOPTS CAMPSITE REGULATIONS LAW AND OPTS OUT, AT THIS TIME, FOR CANNABIS RETAIL DISPENSARIES. NEW TOWN CLOCK HAS ARRIVED AND READY FOR MAIN STREET – November 2021

   Public Hearing held on Proposed Local Law to regulate commercial tent campsites & Proposed Local Law to opt out of allowing cannabis retail dispensaries and on-site consumption sites as authorized under Cannabis Law Article 4.Commercial Tent Campsites: Cyndi Wright of Dirty Girl Farm, spoke against the local law. David Levesque, Weidick Road, Spoke in favor of the local law.

   Cannabis Opt-Out: Peter Calvert of Delaware Ave. spoke against opting out. Kevin Collins, Coss Road and William Duke, Hyzer Hill Road, spoke in favor of a local law opting out.

THE WAY WE WERE – November 2021

THE WAY WE WERE - November 2021

Henry Ford Buys Woodchuck Lodge
Henry Ford, long time friend and companion of the late John Burroughs, has purchased Woodchuck lodge, the old homestead of Burroughs near Roxbury, which late in life he restored and where he spent his summers.

ANDES SOCIETY FOR HISTORY AND CULTURE NEWS – November 2021

ANDES SOCIETY FOR  HISTORY AND CULTURE NEWS - November 2021

The Fall 2021 Newsletter has been printed and mailed to all Society members. One of many reasons to become a member is to receive this newsletter, which comes out in the Spring and Fall. To do so, pick up a membership form at the library or thrift shop and mail it to ASHC, P.O. Box 455, Andes, NY 13731. If you don’t receive one and are in town you can read the copy at The Andes Pubic Library

BOOK REVIEW: BEWILDERMENT by Richard Powers – November 2021

BOOK REVIEW: BEWILDERMENT by Richard Powers - November 2021

Towards the novel’s conclusion, Powers gives us several moments of transcendent insight such as only he can produce. Despite my complaints, I’m glad I read this book and am tempted to read it again, as I did The Overstory. You can’t successfully grasp Powers’ conception of what’s possible in the universe, on both the inner and outer frontiers, in one go.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – November 2021

   On Thursday, November 18th, school will be dismissed at 12:25 pm for all students.  Elementary teachers will be holding parent-teacher conferences in the afternoon and parents of 7-12 students can come to the school from 6:30 – 8:00 pm to meet with the teachers of their children. More information will be coming in the weeks ahead.

JACK McSHANE BIDS ADIEU – November 2021

JACK McSHANE BIDS ADIEU - November 2021

Jack McShane has bid Adieu to his monthly Gazette column Field Notes after 12 years of faithful contributions chronicling the wildlife observed on his Bussey Hollow property, interspersed with his reminiscences and personal philosophies on the relationship of human life to the natural world, and on life in general

ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNITION – October 2021

ANDES FIRE DEPARTMENT RECOGNITION - October 2021

On September 26th, 2021,  several members of the Andes Fire Department were recognized for their service to our community. David Ruff was recognized for 40 years of service in the fire department and Laurie Andrews was recognized  for 30 years of service as an EMT.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – October 2021

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS - October 2021

New staff members welcomed: Kathleen McMahon, Special Education Teacher and Heather Evangelista, Confidential Secretary to the Superintendent

FROM LEMONADE TO RESCUE AID – October 2021

FROM LEMONADE TO RESCUE AID - October 2021

On Saturday, August 14, Andes Community Day, three of our younger Andes citizens exhibited the true meaning of community.

GARDEN THERAPY: Learn from My Mistakes – October 2021

GARDEN THERAPY: Learn from My Mistakes - October 2021

A good read – we can all learn from Mel’s mistakes.

STARS & STRIPES – October 2021

STARS & STRIPES - October 2021

It was a cool afternoon back in the summer of 2009 when Bill Day entered the Weathertite Barn (now Wayside) and flicked on the lights.

LIBRARY NOTES – October 2021

LIBRARY NOTES - October 2021

A list of various goings on at the Library.

BOOK REVIEW – FLORIDA by Lauren Groff – October 2021

BOOK REVIEW - FLORIDA by Lauren Groff - October 2021

I first learned of Lauren Groff’s existence through the Andes Book Group, which had chosen Arcadia, her second novel, for its July meeting. I couldn’t attend but I read the book and loved it. I wanted more.

THE WAY WE WERE – October 2021

THE WAY WE WERE - October 2021

Culled by Judy Garrison With commentary by Jim Andrews From October 1921 issues of The Andes Recorder 100 Years Ago WEEK IN AND ABOUT ANDES Events of a week as chronicled by the Man on the Street Fifty years ago September 20, snow fell in the Catskill Mountains. ———————————————————————- W.C. Oliver, W. J. Howland, Geo.…

PUBLIC HEARINGS – OCTOBER 12TH ON LOCAL CANNABIS OPT-OUT AND COMMERCIAL TENT CAMPING – October 2021

A Public Hearings will be held at 6:45 pm on October 12th regarding the Local Cannabis Opt-Out Law and the Commercial Tent Camping Laws.

DANCE STUDIO AND WOOD SHOP ON WOLF HOLLOW APPROVED – October 2021

At the Planning Board Meeting, September 13th, via Zoom Dancer Glenna Yu and woodworker Tyler Tamburo’s plan to build a dance studio and wood shop for an artistic retreat on their 37 acre property on Wolf Hollow Road

EMBRACING THE SILENCE – October 2021

I am thankful, thankful, thankful to be here in the quiet golden Summer of September.

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