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READING, JUST FOR THE FUN OF IT! (for adult readers)

by Wilma Mazo If the winter doldrums have got you feeling dispirited, what you definitely need is a good book to distract you. Come on in to your Andes Public Library, and check out The Little Friend by Donna Tartt, if you like books set in the deep South with that characteristic Southern world view.…

Andes Celebrates National Poetry Month

The poetry reading, “Andes Celebrates National Poetry Month” is on Saturday, April 5 from 2-5 pm at the historic Andes Hunting Tavern. Featured readers are Hal Sirowitz, Poet Laureate of Queens. He’s published numerous books of poetry including My Therapist Said and Mother Said (both from Crown, 1998, 1996), Word of Mouth: Poems Featured on…

OUTDOOR JOURNAL

by Wilma Mazo So, it’s six o’clock a.m., and I hear such a clatter on the road right in front of our house, that I can’t possibly overcome my natural inclination for voyeurism (another affliction, I have recently learned, which is just part of the human condition), and I spring from my bed to see…

BA SHORT HISTORY OF LAKE DELAWARE

By Alan Galowitz There is a densely wooded mountainous tract in New York State where the towns of Andes, Bovina and Delhi meet. Lake Delaware takes up part of it, and the rest of the land is covered with virgin forest and pastures. On the shore of Lake Delaware stands what is perhaps the oldest…

HAVE YOU MET MY FRIEND DAN FODOR?

by Bill Piervincenzi Dan is a retired electrical engineer. He moved to Andes full time, three years ago. His home is at the top of Old Gladstone Hollow Road, where he lives with two dogs, three cats and a lot of wildlife. Dan lived in Manhattan most of his life. During the Viet Nam War,…

“Life is Bittersweet”

by Brenda Reeser A few weeks ago we received the dreaded late-night telephone call informing us that Doug’s brother, Gary, retired and living in south Carolina, was gravely ill. “I need to get down there. I want to see him,” Doug said, anxious and worried. After researching impossible flight schedules, our good friend, Dave Johnson,…