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.

WIZARDRY IN ANDES – May 2019

WIZARDRY IN ANDES  - May 2019

Buffy gives a great review to The Wizard of Oz as performed by ACS students.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — May 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — May 2019

The Board of Education has ben working to prepare a school budget with a public hearing set for May 9th; The Drama Club presented the Wizard of Oz ; work has resumed on the pedestrian bridge.

FIELD NOTES: STASIS IN NATURE — May 2019

FIELD NOTES:  STASIS IN NATURE — May 2019

Jack observes that early in the evening of March 18 – there was no movement outside his kitchen window – where was everybody? (of course he’s talking about his animal critters)

GARDEN THERAPY: GROOVY GROUNDCOVERS — May 2019

GARDEN THERAPY:  GROOVY GROUNDCOVERS — May 2019

Some of Mel’s suggestions on groundcovers which work well in our area.

LIBRARY NOTES – May 2019

LIBRARY NOTES - May 2019

Scheduled events for the month of May, as well as an update on the Library Flood Mitigation.

BOOK REVIEW: AGING FOR BEGINNERS— May 2019

BOOK REVIEW: AGING FOR BEGINNERS— May 2019

Not everyone who grows older wants to know more about the aging process…… The author envisions old age as an opportunity for healing and renewal.

THE WAY WE WERE – May 2019

THE WAY WE WERE - May 2019

A resident purchased a new milking machine; civil war veteran was found dead; May 6 designated as clean-up day and other news.

WORTHY WINES & FLAVOROUS FOODS: SPECIAL DINNER AT THE HOTEL — May 2019

WORTHY WINES & FLAVOROUS FOODS: SPECIAL DINNER AT THE HOTEL — May 2019

A six course dinner paired with wine from many countries was enjoyed by all who attended. A very special evening.

FARMSTAND, AN INN OR A SIGN? ASK THE PLANNING BOARD! — May 2019

Andes welcomes farmstands, but those operating them should check with our Code Enforcement Officer, Artie Short.

FEEDING THE FINICKY – May 2019

FEEDING THE FINICKY - May 2019

Diane puts the new chicks into an enclosure early in April but had to tend to one who was not happy in the April cold weather.

NINE COMMERCIAL MAIN STREET BUILDINGS TO BE UPGRADED: YOURS COULD BE ONE! – May 2019

Nine Commercial Buildings on Main Street were upgraded and would receive their share of a $496,000 grant to reconfigure and refurbish their façades.

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

FIELD NOTES: “RENEWAL”

FIELD NOTES: "RENEWAL"

The most common species to be mistakenly “rescued” by humans are fawns, cottontail rabbits and fledgling birds. Well-meaning acts can have the opposite result as many soon die despite best efforts.