Irish bash set for Andes Hotel


Andes — Bird-On-A-Cliff Theater Company of Woodstock will present the hysterically funny play “GKS 80th Irish Birthday Bash” at the Andes Hotel on Saturday, March 17 at 7 p.m.

Celebrate St Patrick’s Day while stepping into the world of mystery and intrigue. Mingle with unusual characters. Watch for the clues. The action is fast and the laughter contagious. You will be kept on the edge of your seat as you try to solve an exciting who-dunnit with the Bird On A Cliff Theater Group. Prize awarded.

Alice in wonderland at ACS this weekend


By John Bernhardt
Make it a point to get to Andes this weekend and follow Alice down the rabbit hole into one fun, funky, fantasy-filled adventure after another as students of the ACS Drama Club stage “Alice in Wonderland Jr.” Show time is 7 p.m. on both Friday and Saturday, March 9 and 10.

Canvas and cocktails at Andes Hotel


Andes — Learn to paint in the Yellow Room at the Andes Hotel. Classes will be held on March 3, April 7 and May 5 at 7 p.m. with instruction by professional contemporary American impressionist painter, Lisbeth Firmin.

Grab your friends, coworkers, or make it a unique date night and join the class for an evening of entertaining art instruction. The best part? You will go home with a painting you can call “uniquely yours” and hopefully a newfound talent to explore. Reservations are suggested and there is a $10 fee.

Andes health clinic plans unveiled by O'Connor Hospital


By Pauline Liu
If all goes as planned, a new primary-care health clinic will be up and running in the Town of Andes by September. Drawings of the proposed facility were presented to the Andes Planning Board last Monday night by O’Connor Hospital Chief Operating Officer Edward McGrath. 

The presentation was the culmination of a year’s worth of planning by hospital administrators. “O’Connor plans to purchase the land, build it, and then we hope to turn it over to Bassett Healthcare by September,” said McGrath.

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New government draws crowd to Andes meeting


By Pauline Liu
For the second month in a row, the Andes Town Board meeting drew a remarkable, standing room only crowd. Residents turned out in force for last Tuesday afternoon’s meeting to see what one woman in the audience described as “the new government” at work.

The crowd is apparently fascinated to watch the dynamics, as the two new town board members, Tom Hall and Wayland “Bud” Gladstone and the new town clerk, Kimberly Tosi, get down to business. All three took office with the start of the year. 

Historian seeks photos of towns under reservoir


Andes — The Andes Society for History and Culture is planning to erect a kiosk that will be placed on its Pleasant Valley Meeting House grounds this year.

Plans are for the kiosk to commemorate the four communities that were taken for the building of the Pepacton Reservoir.

Andes residents left homeless by fire


By Brian Sweeney
Fire destroyed a home on Fall Clove Road, Andes on Sunday morning.
The blaze was spotted about 9 a.m. Sunday and fire officials said the one-story home was fully involved in flames when they arrived.

Jim Darling owns the home and shares the premises with Laura Emery. Delaware County Emergency Services Director Rich Bell said that Ms. Emery was awakened by a smoke alarm and discovered the fire. She then went to notify Mr. Darling of the situation. He was already at work on the family farm across the road.

ACS announces honor roll


Andes Central School has announced its second quarter Honor Rolls for the 2011 – ’12 school year.

Earning Superintendent’s List recognition, with averages of 94.5 or above, were: Senior Ashley Terry, Juniors Tristin Tait and Torin Bacon, Freshman Cassandra Storey and Allison Long, 8th graders Adriel Grapes and Serena Bacon and 7th graders Noah Dougherty and Winifred Consigney-Richards.

Andes starts 2012 with a 'new' board


By Pauline Liu
From the way Andes residents crowded into their town board meeting last Tuesday afternoon, you’d think that something sensational was going to happen. In fact, to the community-minded residents of Andes, something really big was underway.

The first town board meeting of the year was in session. The new Town Clerk, Kimberly Tosi, and the two new board members, Wayland “Bud” Gladstone and Tom Hall, were in place. Many of those in the audience, felt they simply needed to see the changes in town government for themselves.

Andes girls win two in Delaware League

By John Bernhardt
It was two tallies in the win column for Andes last week as the Mountaineers rolled over Downsville and Jefferson in Delaware League play.

Andes came from behind to bring down Downsville, 27-24, on the Eagles’ home court, then took an early lead over Jefferson that they never relinquished Thursday in Andes

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