The first issue of the Andes Gazette was published in June of 1999, and there has been no interruption in the monthly issues since that time. In a “Statement of Activities” created then, the purpose of this monthly community publication was defined as “a forum for the dissemination and exchange of information of interest to the community of Andes.” We started a website in 2008 with the primary goal of archiving back issues by topic and date. A grant from the O’Connor Foundation, applied for through the ASHC, our fiscal sponsor, was awarded and successfully matched in 2014. It has helped us to update and improve this website.
A small, all-volunteer staff continues to seek out and report on events and concerns within the community, to recognize and profile citizens, and to offer a place for our school and local community groups to publicize their activities. The publication now features regular monthly columns on wildlife, gardening, and personal observation as well as a book review, and often profiles shops, galleries and eateries in this and nearby communities.
The Andes Gazette staff welcomes submissions that will hold a particular interest for our readers, such as recollections of life in Andes, anecdotes or accounts of experiences that will resonate locally. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or check first with a staff member for our editorial guidelines. To keep postage costs down, we aim for a 12-page issue, so size and relevancy are strong considerations in deciding on content. We also welcome suggestions for topics to be covered as well as notes and letters to the editor.
Andes Gazette, Inc. P.O. Box 223 Andes, NY 13731
Andes Gazette, Inc.