1 January 2023 Andes Gazette
Various photos taken during December as Andes Celebrates Tree Lighting, and Soup Night at the Hunting Tavern.
Peg tells us how to keep birds from banging on windows.
On a memorial hike for Jack McShane, Ann spots an ermine.
MARK PROJECT DESCRIBES GRANTS AVAILABLE FOR LARGE TOWN 2023 BUDGET WAS APPROVED, BELOW 2% TAX CAP – January 2022
Town 2023 Budget was approved. The tax increase will be 1.90% which is below the 2% tax cap.
TAB CONSTRUCTION PRESENTS PLAN FOR OLD TOWN GARAGE JOHN REYNOLDS TO RETIRE FROM PLANNING BOARD – January 2023
Travis Balcom presented his application for remodeling of the Old Town Garage on Route 28 just outside the Hamlet. John Reynolds retiring from the Planning Board.
A work of tremendous scope and ambition, this novel dares to imagine what it would take to protect the entire world from environmental collapse.
On Tuesday evening, December 13th, 52 ACS students from Pre-K to 8th grade, ably introduced by a contingent from the High School, brought the holiday spirit alive.
A recap of all that happened in 2022 and a preview of what is to come in 2023
Mt Marcy becomes the property of the state by deed – the state now owns 40 of the 42 highest mountains.
Diane gets ready to order her seeds for Spring planting.
Soup and Bread night was hosted on December 3rd.
After nine years of writing this column, it is seriously hard to know what to write for a final offering. I don’t want to be pithy, mushy or too matter-of-fact.
The truth is that it has been great fun and such a learning experience to write for the Andes Gazette.
As of November 11th Winter touched Andes. I started only the third fire of the season, which coincided with my bringing in a couple of heads of cabbage, plus using the last of my summer tomatoes— impressed that 95% of the 100+ green cherry tomatoes I had picked ripened on the windowsill.
In Lucy by the Sea, the sequel to Oh, William (reviewed here last year), Strout has once again adopted a plain, down-to-earth manner. The speaker sounds neither highly educated nor very articulate, but comes across as an ordinary person with no claim to being special. If anything, the tone is more flat-footed than ever. But the enterprise is not pedestrian.
My recent cars, seemingly good purchases at the time, became fraught with problems, including those anxiety-inducing dashboard warnings that persist despite reassurances from mechanics that they portend nothing.
It has come to our attention that people who signed up for a digital library card over the pandemic via www.4cls.org will need to make sure they have picked up their physical card, which is a different barcode number.
Our students have lost so many opportunities over the last couple of years, but we were able to provide lots of fun events on Halloween. We would like to thank the Andes branch of Wayne Bank and the Andes Public Library for inviting our littlest ones to visit them during their parade through town.
The mural in the library is coming along “slowly but slowly,” as my husband would say. It’s the Catskills, after all. No “New York minute” around here! Rip Van Winkle is just waking up in the scene after sleeping 20 years. Hopefully I won’t take that long!
1st printed in the Catskill Mountain News of November 9, 1923 and reprinted in the Delaware Republican Newspaper
November 17, 1923 – Ku Klux Klan active on Election Night!
The Andes Dance Collective, led by dancer/choreographers Gloria McLean and Columbine Macher, and composer/musician Marshall Coid, once again brought new dance and music to our area, producing two weekend workshops and two very special performances.
Jack first came to the Catskills region in 1973, when he and his wife Nancy bought 10 acres near Hancock, where Jack and his son Kris enjoyed fishing together. Seeking more solitude and pristine space, in the preserved watershed lands, they bought their property in Andes, which eventually numbered over 300 acres.
BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT ON CROSS MOUNTAIN ROAD FALL CLOVEAD BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT DECLINED AT PRESENT – December 2022
Howard Kipnes has 254 acres on Fall Clove Road he would like to divide into 5 parcels as a Major Subdivision request. Incidentally, a portion of his property crosses the Andes Town line into Delhi and a portion adjoins one edge of Hamden.
Above is a check from a successful fundraiser which Carol Ames organized for Ballantine Park (pictured on the right). Catskill Creative, an art and design company owned and operated by Peter Ames, donated $5 to a pool of money every time a “post” he designed was shared on social media.
11 November 2022 Andes Gazette
A new eatery in Andes “Dana’s Place”
Mel talks about the benefits of having or renting a backhoe for heavy landscaping projects.
GUEST WiFi SERVICE PROVIDED IN ANDES BY DIRTY GIRL APPLICATION FOR WATER INFRASTRUCTURE INPROVEMENT GRANT SUBMITTED MARK PROJECT IS SEEKING INPUT FROM TOWN PEOPLE ON WORTHY PROJECTS – November 2022
Possible Guest Wi-Fi at Dirty Girl Farm etc.
The Delaware & Northern railroad is advertising a hearing at Albany on November 13, to show cause why the Andes branch of the said railroad should not be discontinued. – William Henry Fritts ends his life by hanging.
A Reminder from our First Responders – important.
A recap of all that was accomplished during the year at The Hunting Tavern.
Short recommendations on various books.
Diane is painting a mural in our bathroom.
Michael enjoying Autumn.
School Open house was held.
Peg discusses bird migration and lovingly remembers Jack McShane.
PDF File for June 2022
By Buffy Calvert A living fence now surrounds the outdoor garden plots on Andes Central School grounds. For two weeks Ed McGee’s 7th and 8th grade science students and Sharon Tucker’s elementary art class have been hard at work removing sod and digging a trench 18 inches deep, extending the arc of the arbor previous
Newly arrived Andes residents talk about our lovely hamlet.
This article by Mel is all about “Fleeceblowers – or Persicarias”
BOUNDARY LINE ADJUSTMENT ON BUSSEY HOLLOW ROAD APPROVED; POTENTIAL CATSKILL HARVEST CARBON-NEUTRAL GREENHOUSE SENT TO PUBLIC HEARING – June 2022
Town of Andes Planning Board Meeting
PUBLIC HEARING HELD ON PROPOSED TRANSIENT RENTALS LAW; POTENTIAL TOWN GAS STATION SITES STILL LOOK PROMISING – June 2022
Town of Andes Board Meeting
A new roof being installed at the Hunting Tavern.
The DEP Police showed their newest helicopter with its state-of-the-art technology to the Andes Fire Department and discuss ways the two organizations can work together in a state of emergency.
2022 Andes Graduates
“Was the Jury Hypnotized” is jus a wonderful read.
By Pamela West-Finkle Summer is here! Yay! We made it through another Catskill Mountain winter. I’ve heard that phrase and said it to myself every year. I am happy to announce we have an action-packed Summer! In celebration of our Summer Reading Program “Oceans of Possibilities” and the 100th Anniversary of our library, I plan
New Books at the Library
As the New York Times critic Marilyn Stasio has said: “Donna Leon can do no wrong . . . [Earthly Remains] is one of her best.”
Andes Litter Pick-up Rescheduled
How many of the older inhabitants remember the winter of 1873-4??? Read all about it.
OLD TOWN HIGHWAY GARAGE IS OFFERED FOR SALE VIA SEALED BIDS Audit shows $124,000 Increase in Town General Fund – March 2022
Hamlet sidewalks, streetlamps, frozen water lines, mechanical issue at transfer station, and much more.
Town clerk issues a marriage license but left without tying the know – and other mini stories.
The third quarter began on January 31st. I am pleased to report that nearly 75% of our 5-12 students were named to the Superintendent’s List, High Honor, or Honor Roll for the second quarter.
New books & DVD’s
Updated information on Library Cards and all that is new in the Library.
Mel falls in love with the Staghorn Sumac.
Gino plays tennis on Andes’ courts, enjoys it, but realizes he doesn’t play like his 25-year-old self did.