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Andes to host byway meeting at town hall Thursday evening

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Andes — This month’s meeting of the Central Catskills Collaborative will feature a presentation by the Town of Andes Byway Group. The collaborative invites the public to participate in the meeting, which will be held at the Andes Town Hall from 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, June 24.


Andes team wins Pickleball title

By John Bernhardt
They went to SUNY Cortland to take place in the Empire State Senior Games not really knowing what to expect. It was more adventurous spirit than expectation that brought them there. At the start of play in the 60-64-year-old age bracket of the pickleball championships, any pressure Peter Lederman and Jeff Ditchek may have felt they put on themselves.


Students honored for achievements at annual Andes athletic banquet

Andes Central School held its 2009-2010 Athletic Banquet on Wednesday, June 9 during which the school’s top athletes were recognized for their efforts during the 2009-2010 school year. The Excellence in Athletics Award in memory of Bruce Butler was awarded to Karli Tait and Rachel Andrews and Cody Ruff.


Area schools name top grads

Staff report
Area schools have announced their top honor graduates from the Class of 2010.


Andes, Roxbury girls fall in sectional tourney

By Julia Green
It was the same nemesis that struck down both the Andes and Roxbury girls in their quests for a sectional title last week. For Andes, defeat came in the quarterfinal round at the hands of defending champion Afton, while the Roxbury girls advanced to the semifinal before falling to the same team.


"Peanuts" comes to life on Andes stage

By John Bernhardt
It was a weekend of laugh-filled entertainment as Charles Schulz’s world famous Peanuts Gang came to life on the Andes Central School stage. Large, brightly colored panels depicting each of the main characters of Schulz’s famous “Peanuts” comic strip were the backdrop of an often hilarious, always spirited performance of Clark Gesnar’s stage adaptation of a concept album he had originally produced.


Andes, Roxbury advance in softball tourney; Blue Devil girls fall in opening round

By Julia Green
As the regular season drew to a close, the Andes girls weren’t even planning to compete in the 2010 Section IV Class D softball tournament. Due to scheduling conflicts with the senior class trip, the Mountaineers were under the impression that the final week of scheduled competition would bring their successful season to a close.
But then, something changed.


Pickleball a barrel of fun for Andes players

It’s a hybrid of racquet sports, a unique combination of badminton, ping-pong and tennis. Invented in 1965 by two fathers, Bill Bell and Joel Pritchard, looking for a diversion to slow the whining of their bored children during a summer in Puget Sound, pickleball was named for the Pritchard family dog, Pickles, a frisky cocker spaniel who loved racing onto the playing court and stealing the ball as the children played.


School budget win OK from local district voters

By Julia Green
As New York State and the country as a whole continue to face budget crises at every level of government, area school districts asked voters to sign off on slightly increased spending last week. The local school budget battle went to the polls on Tuesday, when voters in Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury cast their ballots overwhelmingly in support of the proposed spending plans.


Memorial Day parades planned for Monday

Area communities will hold annual Memorial Day Parades on Monday, May 31.


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