ANDES HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING-January 2020

ANDES HOLIDAY TREE LIGHTING-January 2020

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.

FIELD NOTES: REBIRTH — December 2019

FIELD NOTES: REBIRTH — December 2019

Jack searches for his Emotionally Disturbed Grouse.

THE LION KING, JR. ENTHRALLS AT ANDES SCHOOL – December 2019

THE LION KING, JR. ENTHRALLS AT ANDES SCHOOL - December 2019

A wonderful review by Judy Garrison of The Lion King, Jr. as performed by the ACS Drama Club.

GARDEN THERAPY: CHARMING OR CHEATING WITH CHARTREUSE – December 2019

GARDEN THERAPY: CHARMING OR CHEATING WITH CHARTREUSE - December 2019

We learn all about Chartreuse plants which can add color to your winter garden.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — December 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — December 2019

A review of the Drama Club’s The Lion King, Jr. , and a thank you to our veterans.

PLANNING BOARD DISCUSSES TRANSIENT RENTAL REGULATIONS — December 2019

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.

THE WAY WE WERE – December 2019

THE WAY WE WERE - December 2019

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

THE CARDINAL RULES OF GLASS – December 2019

Observation on Cardinals and Chicadees.

CORRECTION and NOVEMBER CROSSWORD ANSWERS – December 2019

CORRECTION and NOVEMBER CROSSWORD ANSWERS - December 2019

Crossword puzzle answers for November and an Article Correction

CATSKILL CROSSWORDS 2 – December 2019

CATSKILL CROSSWORDS 2 - December 2019

A crossword puzzle

MEL & JUNE RUFF RETIRE; REBOUND: START A FARM STAND – November 2019

MEL & JUNE RUFF RETIRE; REBOUND: START A FARM STAND - November 2019

Although retired, Mel and June are enjoying a new life – June baking delicious pies and Mel tending the Farm Stand.

GARDEN THERAPY: A BLAST FROM THE GRASS – November 2019

GARDEN THERAPY: A BLAST FROM THE GRASS - November 2019

In this segment of Mel’s column we learn all about ornamental grassers.

An interesting store window in Andes – November 2019

An interesting store window in Andes - November 2019

Store window in Andes.

FIELD NOTES: TEASE A BEAR? — November 2019

FIELD NOTES: TEASE A BEAR? — November 2019

Who would tease a bear? I would, I fess up. I tried; I failed, but captured another critter (on film.)

CATSKILL CROSSWORDS – November 2019

A new addition – a crossword puzzle – look for answers in next month’s Gazette

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – November 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS - November 2019

Students were invited by the Fire Dept. for Fire Prevention Week; The Drama Club is rehearsing for The Lion King.

The Catskill Fly Speaks of the Hiker – November 2019

A poem by Donald Knies

LIBRARY NOTES – November 2019

LIBRARY NOTES - November 2019

Pamela extends thanks to all that helped in the temporary move of the Library from it’s present location to the temporary “BLINK” Location

SUMMER OF WILDINGS PART TWO:  TAMING FERAL KITTENS — November 2019

SUMMER OF WILDINGS PART TWO:  TAMING FERAL KITTENS — November 2019

Feral cats in Andes and Mary’s determination to find them a home.

THE WAY WE WERE – November 2019

THE WAY WE WERE - November 2019

There is an interesting little segment on Health Insurance. Not much seems to have changed.

SUMMER OF WILDINGS PART ONE:   TENSE MOMENTS WITH PORCUPINES – October 2019

SUMMER OF WILDINGS PART ONE:   TENSE MOMENTS WITH PORCUPINES - October 2019

Mary’s battles with porcupines.

OUR READER WRITES – October 2019

A letter from one of our readers.

GARDEN PATH — October 2019

GARDEN PATH — October 2019

Mel discusses using various paths to enliven your garden.

FIELD NOTES: BEAR WITH ME — October 2019

FIELD NOTES: BEAR WITH ME — October 2019

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.

DON LANZIERO: A LOCAL HERO — October 2019

DON LANZIERO:  A LOCAL HERO — October 2019

Honoring one of our Hometown Hero – Don Lanziero

ANDES COMPREHENSIVE PLAN: PUT IN YOUR 2 ¢! – October 2019

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.

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — October 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS — October 2019

Upcoming events at the Andes Central School this fall, together with a pesentation of “The Lion King” scheduled for November.

MY MOUNTAIN MUSE — October 2019

MY MOUNTAIN MUSE — October 2019

Ron Guichard opines on Merna Popper – his Muse.

LIBRARY NOTES – October 2019

LIBRARY NOTES - October 2019

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.

BOOK REVIEW: UNCOMMON CARRIERS BY JOHN MCPHEE — October 2019

BOOK REVIEW: UNCOMMON CARRIERS BY  JOHN MCPHEE — October 2019

 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.

THE WAY WE WERE – October 2019

THE WAY WE WERE - October 2019

A fire breaks out on Delaware Ave., free clinic available to diagnose tuberculosis…………………..

ROYALTY — October 2019

One of Diane’s chickens seems to think she is the “Queen Mother”

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