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.

DR. ROBERT CHAKAR NAMED OUTSTANDING SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

DR. ROBERT CHAKAR NAMED OUTSTANDING SUPERINTENDENT OF THE YEAR

Dr. Robert Chakar in his office at ACS where he serves as Superintendent (a post held jointly with that of Superintendent at Margaretville Central School) received a call from the Association of School Business Officials (ASBO) regarding the 2019 NYS Superintendent of the Year.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – July 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS - July 2019

On Monday, June 10th, we were finally able to celebrate the opening of our front pedestrian bridge with a “ribbon cutting ceremony” with Senator James Seward present.

LIBRARY NOTES – July 2019

LIBRARY NOTES - July 2019

Our youth programs will begin Wednesday, July 10th and continue through the beginning of August.  This year, one group, ages 4-14, will attend from 11:15 to 12:15.

GARDEN THERAPY: THE TEACHING GARDEN THAT JUST KEEPS TEACHING-July 2019

GARDEN THERAPY: THE TEACHING GARDEN THAT JUST KEEPS TEACHING-July 2019

Therefore, Mother Nature, the consummate teacher, brings me back to basic concepts that keep me relatively sane, and make it possible for me to enjoy my life as a landscape designer and passionate gardener.

BOOK REVIEW: The Overstory, by Richard Powers – July 2019

BOOK REVIEW: The Overstory, by Richard Powers - July 2019

The writing in this book is urgent, and exquisite. It grips you by the collar and takes you on a thrilling ride offering a new vision of the miraculous world of which we’re a part.

OUR HILL IS ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF MUSIC-July 2019

Until then, the dominant chicken of the literal “pecking order” will try to take on the role of rooster, in this case even attempting to crow as well as chasing the younger ones away from the other chickens and from the feed.  

THE WAY WE WERE-July 2019

THE WAY WE WERE-July 2019

Tuesday evening 85 boys arrived at the Gerry Camp in southern Bovina.

ART EXHIBITS AT THE HUNTING TAVERN MUSUEM-July 2019

ART EXHIBITS AT THE HUNTING TAVERN MUSUEM-July 2019

July will feature “Andes Interiors”—a photo exhibit of inside views of Andes buildings of yesteryear.

THE GAZETTE IS 20! – June 2019

THE GAZETTE IS 20! - June 2019

Read all about the Gazette turning 20.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — June 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — June 2019

See the graduating class of 2019

FIELD NOTES: BIRD WHISPERER? — June 2019

FIELD NOTES:  BIRD WHISPERER?  — June 2019

Am I one who can whisper to our avian friends, have them come to me and land on me without fear? The answer is no,………

GARDEN THERAPY: SAVORING SPRING – SURVIVING — June 2019

GARDEN THERAPY:  SAVORING SPRING – SURVIVING — June 2019

Mel tells us why he hates Spring, but gives insight into the proper bulbs, flowers to plant this time of year.

LIBRARY NOTES – June 2019

LIBRARY NOTES - June 2019

The Town of Andes will be celebrating its Bicentennial Anniversary; and other library news.

BOOK REVIEW: AFRICAN WRITING— June 2019

BOOK REVIEW: AFRICAN WRITING— June 2019

Isara (1989), is the the lightly fictionalized account of a  period in the author’s father life. It is a small masterpiece, composed with such wisdom and understanding, such love and attention to detail, that one is ashamed to have known nothing about it all these years…….

THE WAY WE WERE – June 2019

THE WAY WE WERE - June 2019

A meat market has opened in Andes…….Dr. C.L. Wakeman has given up his practice…..three people were arrested in Biggar Hollow.

THIS SPRING WAS “FOR THE BIRDS”—jUNE 2019

THIS SPRING WAS “FOR THE BIRDS”—jUNE 2019

Diane commiserates regarding a non-existent Spring this year and the fact that one of her chickens dies.

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