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Water bill relief sought in Andes

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By Cheryl Petersen
Last month, Andes officials met with State Senator Seward to try to refinance the loan or loans in the Andes water district.
Supervisor Marty Donnelly said, “The meeting was encouraging, and Senator Seward is assisting the village to reduce the debt service. Marge Merzig, town consultant, played a significant role and with the newly adopted water district budget, the Town of Andes will be able to make possible to basic customers a reduced annual user charge from $480 to $400.”


Writers in the Mountains host workshops about writing your own story

Writers in the Mountains (WIM) announces its popular six-week workshop The Significance of Story: Threads of Revelation with Carol Little at the Andes Public Library, Mondays, 6 to 8 p.m., from April 7 to May 12.
Says Little, “Every person’s story is unique, no matter what shared experiences we have had.  We are changed and shaped by what we experience—by our choices, our circumstances, and by things that simply happen as we maneuver through life. Stories have personal meaning, turning points and markers.


Andes Clinic marks first anniversary

By Cheryl Petersen
The first anniversary for the Andes Clinic is just round the corner. As part of Bassett Healthcare Network, the Andes Clinic opened March 25, 2013 and has now reported 2,300 visits. “The clinic is meeting the need for primary care,” said Dr. Susan Fiore. “It’s been so well received that this spring we will be expanding services.”
TEAMWORK: Among the staff at the Andes Clinic are, from left, Shirley Roth, Karyn Basile and Dr. Susan Fiore. — Photo by Cheryl Petersen.TEAMWORK: Among the staff at the Andes Clinic are, from left, Shirley Roth, Karyn Basile and Dr. Susan Fiore. — Photo by Cheryl Petersen.


Jack Grace Band returns to Andes March 8

One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will keep you wanting more on Saturday, March 8. 
ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. ROCK ON!: One of the Andes Hotel’s all-time favorites, the Jack Grace Band, will return to the venue on Saturday, March 8. 


Two Old Tarts will relocate in Andes

By Cheryl Petersen
Two Old Tarts aficionados may be found trying to peek into the windows of the restaurant’s new location in Andes, behind the Tin Horn. But frost covers the windows now. And owners, Scott Finley and John Schulman, want to keep the interior a surprise. “Customers can see the inside when Two Old Tarts re-opens in late May,” said Schulman.


Water District a concern for Andes Town Board

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By Cheryl Petersen
Aside from the 2009 International Truck giving the highway department periodic fits, the operations and projects of the Town of Andes are running smoothly. Supervisor Marty Donnelly was authorized to seek quotes to move forward on the new Andes Town Court facility. And, once a master plan for improvements in Ballentine Park is drawn up they will be presented to the Delaware County Planning Board.


Donnie Liddle's Andes farm is home to a dozen donkeys

By Joe Moskowitz
If you happen to be driving on Dingle Hill road in Andes, and you hear something that doesn’t sound native to those parts, the noise just may be coming from one of Donnie Liddle’s donkeys.
Donnie started raising donkeys more than a decade ago. He originally bought two, one jack and one jennie, and before too long he had six.
Liddle, who retired from MTC in 2007, now has an even dozen, including two newborn foals. Over the years people have given him donkeys because they know he will take good care of them.


Play Bingo in Andes to aid Relay for Life

A Bingo game benefitting the American Cancer Society’s Relay For Life program will be held Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7 p.m. at The Andes Hotel.
The contests will feature prizes donated by area businesses and local celebrities will call the games.
There is a suggested donation of $3 per card or two cards for $5. Seating is limited and reservations are recommended.
To reserve a spot, please call 845 676-3980.
The Andes Hotel is located at 110 Main Street, Andes.


Properly Chilled?

Chilled crossing guard: Photo by Dick SanfordChilled crossing guard: Photo by Dick Sanford

Crossing Guard Janice Armstrong of Andes, had the right idea, as she wisely layered herself against those balmy -2 degree temperatures on Wednesday, Jan. 8. Like the rest of us, we're sure she was very happy to get back to "room temperature."


Lanark Farm going strong after four decades

By Cheryl Petersen
Circa 1852, Scottish immigrant James Fletcher began farming between Margaretville and Andes. Years later, Tom Doig rode his horse over the hill from Gladstone Hollow and met Margaret Fletcher, one of the Fletcher daughters. Tom Doig proposed marriage to Margaret and the Doig name merged permanently to the farm, now known as Lanark Farm at the eastern foot of Palmer Hill on Route 28.


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