Let’s start with something simple: REMOVE. I bet we all have some perennial that we just don’t like anymore but have been putting off ripping it out. Personally, I have lots of those!
It is mid-winter when many friends migrate to warmer climes so as to avoid what many of us somehow tolerate and survive. Many of our feathered friends also journey to southern and more hospitable habitats.
Mr. Andrew Amodeo, our Academic Team advisor, is preparing our academic team for their competition on Tuesday, January 7th. This year’s team consists of Britney Davila, Lea Edelson, Mazzy Williams, and Emily Andersen.
The survey is ready and has been sent to Tax Payers and Residents. If you want a copy, call Kim Tosi, Town Clerk, at (845) 676-4791 or find it on the Town website: www.townofandes.com.
I’ve long been a fan of Ann Patchett, both of her fiction and her non-fiction. The Dutch House differs from her previous novels.
Miss Helen Templeton, of Brooklyn, is spending the week in town.[Ed.: Seems like the Brooklyn-Andes connection goes way back!]
The first of the seed catalogs have started coming in the mail, which makes me more excited than any of the holiday celebrations.
DOWN 2. Long running crime series 3. Strike breakers in slang 4. “Star Trek” empath 5. Cash holders 6. Shouts 8. “This was their finest ____” 9. Biblical boat 13. Acapulco assent 16. Shallow, flat-bottom boat 17. Fourth largest city in North Dakota 18. Traditional tie-breaker (abbr.) 19. Indigent 20. Garter or adder, for example
ACROSS 1. I.V. Measures 4. Phone Device for the deaf 7. RESERVOIR DAMMED BY GILBOA DAM 10. Goodbye in Roma 11. Rock ’n ______ 12. FEEDER CREEK FOR THE ESOPUS 14. Indian honorific 15. Pos. Between 2B and 3B 16. Label for the little 18. Black ____ 21. CATSKILL GATEWAY ON THE HUDSON 24. “Bus
Softly playing cross rhythms on the drums with brushes, while to my left…
The tree lighting took place this year in front of the Hunting Tavern Museum, thanks to the Andes Society for History and Culture. Kari-Astrid Haugeto led the singing and Hank Ridder delighted all as Santa. The Tavern was full to the rafters with people of all ages enjoying delicious breads, soups and desserts.
Jack searches for his Emotionally Disturbed Grouse.
A wonderful review by Judy Garrison of The Lion King, Jr. as performed by the ACS Drama Club.
We learn all about Chartreuse plants which can add color to your winter garden.
A review of the Drama Club’s The Lion King, Jr. , and a thank you to our veterans.
Planning Board discusses short term rental regulations.
BOOK REVIEW: You Are Awesome: How to Navigate Change, Wrestle with Failure, and Live an Intentional Life by Neil Pasricha — December 2019
In a NYC bookstore, Jane meets our author and is mesmerized by his energy, his life and how he came to overcome adversity.
A 93 year old woman votes for the 1st time; Miss Geogianna Spier slipped and fell from the landing of an outside stairway and landed on the icy waters of the Tremperskill Stream 20 feet below
Observation on Cardinals and Chicadees.
Crossword puzzle answers for November and an Article Correction
A crossword puzzle
Although retired, Mel and June are enjoying a new life – June baking delicious pies and Mel tending the Farm Stand.
In this segment of Mel’s column we learn all about ornamental grassers.
Store window in Andes.
Who would tease a bear? I would, I fess up. I tried; I failed, but captured another critter (on film.)
A new addition – a crossword puzzle – look for answers in next month’s Gazette
Students were invited by the Fire Dept. for Fire Prevention Week; The Drama Club is rehearsing for The Lion King.
A poem by Donald Knies
Pamela extends thanks to all that helped in the temporary move of the Library from it’s present location to the temporary “BLINK” Location
Feral cats in Andes and Mary’s determination to find them a home.
There is an interesting little segment on Health Insurance. Not much seems to have changed.
Mary’s battles with porcupines.
A letter from one of our readers.
Mel discusses using various paths to enliven your garden.
The Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) has come out with a report stating that the numbers of our black bears and fishers are declining in the Adirondacks, but both species are thriving in the Southern Tier.
Honoring one of our Hometown Hero – Don Lanziero
The last Comprehensive Plan was prepared and published in 2003 so a new one is needed. A 8 page questionnaire will be sent to all residents. Once they are received by the Town they will be collated and a Public Hearing will be held in the Spring.
Upcoming events at the Andes Central School this fall, together with a pesentation of “The Lion King” scheduled for November.
Ron Guichard opines on Merna Popper – his Muse.
Lots going on – we have received grants which will fund our construction project. We will be operating our Library from the former Blink Gallery at the T-intersection of town. We expect to have the construction completed by early summer. Stay tuned for all updates.
Jane came across this book in a secondhand bookstore where she’s gone to look for something else—a book they didn’t have. As with many things of this nature, the accidental find turned out to be a gem. Uncommon Carriers, originally published in 2006, consists of essays most of which had been published in the The New Yorker.
A fire breaks out on Delaware Ave., free clinic available to diagnose tuberculosis…………………..
One of Diane’s chickens seems to think she is the “Queen Mother”
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
Final agenda item was a continuing discussion of the Airbnb status for the Town of Andes. A survey about Airbnb usage is being prepared by Kristen Schneider that will go to 434 homes in the Town as well as numerous places in the NY City Metro area.