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CELEBRATE THE SNOW! – February 2019

By Buffy Calvert Snow, far from masking the world, defines it. Each sweep and curve of earth is outlined against the sky. The pitch of the hillside gleams through the bare woods, Unseen hollows catch shadows, low knolls shine in the sun. Snow-rimed twigs and garlanded firs, silhouetted against the white slab, Reveal the very…

GARDEN THERAPY: ARRIVALS – HAPPY 2019 – January 2019

GARDEN THERAPY: ARRIVALS – HAPPY 2019 - January 2019

Mel’s trip to Japan has him focused on front doors, facades and gates.

FIELD NOTES: ANTHROPOMORPHIZING OUR WILD CRITTERS – January 2019

FIELD NOTES: ANTHROPOMORPHIZING OUR WILD CRITTERS - January 2019

By Jack McShane First Happy New Year to all my Homo sapien friends, and of course to all the wild critters out there. May you make it through the Winter struggle to enjoy the eventual warming of Spring. Calling a local coyote “Wiley Coyote” is my act of anthropomorphizing or giving him the human attribute…

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS – JANUARY 2019

MOUNTAINEER TRACKS - JANUARY 2019

By Robert L. Chakar, Jr., Ed.D On Friday, December 7th we hosted our Annual Senior Citizens’ Christmas Dinner. Many Andes residents over the age of 55 joined us for a wonderful turkey dinner prepared by Mrs. Laurie Day and her cafeteria staff, Ms. Julie Nelson and Ms. Angela Davila-Maxwell. Mrs. Kathy Whittaker organized students to…

“HUGGING THE STOVE” IN ANDES – JANUARY 2019

“HUGGING THE STOVE” IN ANDES - JANUARY 2019

By Jim Andrews When I came home from work tonight and opened the kitchen door, I heard the oil burner running in the cellar and felt the warmth that it produced from my 90-year-old radiators. A glance at the thermometer on the back porch verified that it was cold. 10 degrees cold! As much as…

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: A SIMPLER LIFE – January 2019

JUST PHYLLISOPHY: A SIMPLER LIFE - January 2019

By Phyllis Galowitz I must admit, the world has forged ahead and I’m stuck in days long gone. Computers, smart phones, GPSs, driverless cars, self-propelled vacuum cleaners, etc., all to make life easier—but is it? I’m old enough to remember when there was only one telephone service, Bell Telephone. If there was a problem with…