Wild Common Wines, Kortney Lawlor’s new venture, is not only providing us with the convenience of a local wine store, but very special, affordable wines –with a gracopis proprietor who knows her stuff.
Reporter Buffy Calvert gets down both the substance and the spirit of this very interesting meeting. Be sure to read it!
Senior Trip to the Bahamas. Travel Club goes to a rebuilding effort in Houston.
Jack goes back in time and then recounts dynamic bird life in the present.
Reviewer …the story is not a downer. What it is, is real. Its fidelity to the way things actually are and to what people actually feel is inspiring.”
Patrons: Make sure you have an up-to-date barcoded card. And good news: Our website is officially live.
A first-hand account by Diane about her chickens and the Bald Eagles who circle overhead.
Roadside litter and how the Annual Andes Litter Pickup is encouraged(constrained?) to become an official DOT operation.
Mel, spending time in Mexico, connects for us the winter habitat (in Mexico) of the Monarch Butterly with the milkweeds they visit in our neck of the woods.
Mike Fergison chooses jail over marriage. Read the story…..
Ms. Lauren Green, our Academic Team advisor, is preparing our academic team for their competition on Thursday, January 4th.
Lee secures our attention and keeps it on a tight leash throughout. Her characters are complex, sympathetic, and highly individuated.
This is a special note of gratitude to all involved with our 2nd annual Christmas parade, successfully delivering Santa Claus to the Andes Library for our town Christmas Tree and Nativity lighting.
Toxic squirrels? Could it be that our red squirrels are so toxic that their predators won’t eat them? Well it appeared this way as I left two fresh killed up where I set my trail cam, which is usually baited with meat table scraps, and, as always scavenged by coyotes, bears or raccoons the first night.
Inside and cozy while it snows.
Local artisan and children’s author Gary Mead visited the library on Monday, December 18th to read his children’s book My First Tree Book – Sweet Sap to over twenty students from Andes Central School CROP program.
I actually like Wikipedia’s take on it much better: A garden is a planned space, usually outdoors, set aside for the display, cultivation and enjoyment of plants and other forms of nature. The garden can incorporate both natural and man-made materials.
World War I is affecting Andes in ways small and large.
Another fabulous all-school musical evoked by reviewer, Buffy Calvert.
A school-wide field trip to NYC to see the Broadway show Wicked is just one bit of interesting news.
Our guest reviewers recommend The Balkan Trilogy as a compelling story and a look into troubled Europe in the late 1930s
Note change of hours in BOX. Great news of new computers and wireless printing.
Results of recent local elections and tips for accessing county and state election information
When automobile registrations and income tax laws were still being figured out.
The low-key domestic adventures of Lili the cat.
A spontaneous gathering of happy Crescent Hill Lane dwellers viewing their newly paved road.
DOT has pledged new signage and pavement markings at the Route 28 crosswalk.
Jack claims no collusion with book reviewer, Jane Tompkins, regarding the topic of ocean surfing in last month’s issue. And now lots of wonderful bear sightings with photos.
A thank you to Alex Wilson and Irene Hussey of Wayside Cider for the fundraiser they held to raise money to provide beef to the school through the Farm Catskills program.
New patron computers are in. This is partly thanks to the O’Connor Foundation matching grant and some legislative bullet aid . Pam planned a military oriented movie to honor veterans on November 9th.
Many, many types of fire pit are discussed: black sand, Belgian block, fieldstone, firebrick.
Robyn Ciccone, introduces herself and the new Andes Chamber of Commerce.
Flooding news; long lives; a letter from M. Linn Bruce from the Western Front with General Pershing’s forces.
Although no formal request has yet been made for its input, the Planning Board discussed at length a draft of the proposed Historic Preservation Law.
The new school year has started and we have lots of events going on.
Thirty-one Andes Central School children received their first SnakPaks of the new school year on Friday, September 8th.
Jack remembers his surfing days in Hawaii and Peru, but brings us all back to his dear Andes, and the critters in our neighborhood.
The Four County Library System, Transparent Languages Online, is now available. You now have access to Over 100 languages, Alphabet Lessons, Speaking Practice and so much more. All is available at www.4cls.org
BOOK REVIEW: Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning, by Aaron James — October 2017
Reviewed by Jane Tompkins I’ve always had a vague idea that in another life I’d like to be a surfer. Now I know for sure I’d like to be one, having read Surfing with Sartre, and wish I weren’t too old to start now. This is a book of popular philosophy—not written for academic philosophers
Everything you ever wanted to know about Variegated plants.
A poem by Don Knies
M. Linn Bruce, Jr. (Buffy Calvert’s Uncle) will become Second Lieutenant in the French Army. (Lots of tid bits regarding the War)
Grants available from NYSERDA to help towns reduce costs and enery use.
The Flood Commission Holds Final Public Hearing and presents two remediation proposals.
Upcoming events at ACS, as well as the hiring of a new music teacher.
Fifty one degrees this brilliant sunny July 30th morn. So happy that mountain weather has returned to the Catskills after ……………………………..
Phyllis details a wonderful concert she attended as well as discovering a new Mexican Restaurant.
Jane reviews two books.
By Pamela West-Finkle The summer flew by and the library was abuzz with the sound of children. We had five weeks of solar eclipse and solar system workshops and ended with a wonderful party on Wednesday, August 2nd where the children were excited to explore the library and sprawl out on the floor to play
Mel discusses balancing your landscaping to give it a creative and beautiful curb appeal.
Andes Community Day: Parade, birds of prey, floats, children enjoying themselves.
A correction from Michael Suchorsky
Jack takes a trip to Long Island, his place of birth and reminisces about his surfing and fishing skills – and how he tagged and released a shark, but is happy to return to Andes, his paradise.
A poem by Rima Walker
A little history regarding Andes Society for History and Culture and the ASHC Thrift Shop.
A new shop opens in Andes on the left of the Tin Horn building.
All about our dear friend and former Gazette editor, Mary Tucker.
A poem by Don Knies
I have indelible memories of encounters with wild things in my youth, some not appreciated by my parents at the time.
Although it’s been a rainy summer there was much going on at the Andes Library. On Aug. 2nd there was a Fun in the Sun party for the children.
Excerpts from messages sent home, from Paris, on June 22, 1917…… Andes is to have electric lights, and so much more.
Mel discusses the do’s and don’ts of garden ornaments.
Michael should have taken in his bird feeders.
Update on the Andes Flood Plain, and its proposed mitigation.
Seventeen years ago Phyllis discovered a community filled with so many creative and talented people.
After many years the Andes Roundtable is closing.
Stephanie Charlene’s 131 Main Street pottery workshop is now also a retail store showcasing striking porcelain pitchers, bowls, steins and plates.
New inductees into the J.D. Frisbee Chapter of the National Honor Society.
Jack describes a whole plethora of returnees to his forest and misses those not yet returned.
By Robert L. Chakar, Jr., Ed.D., Superintendent On Thursday, January 4th, Mrs. Lauren Green, our secondary Math teacher, took some of our top students to SUNY Oneonta for the Upstate Academic Competition. The students who represented Andes are listed alphabetically: Britney Davila, Peter James DePierro, Leandra Edelson, Jedah Grapes, Alexis Redden, Journey Sulger and Michaela
Mary is summoned to a walkabout one night in winter and experiences being under a full Wolf Moon.
“…a woodland garden has a sense of peace, sofntess and tranquility that is hard to achieve in a sun-drenched, splashier offering.” Learn the main reasons to have a shade garden and how to get started with one.
A lot of strategy and innovation goes into keeping those winter-laid eggs from freezing.