Andes

New ACS superintendent brings diverse experience to district

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By Matthew J. Perry
Dr. Robert Chakar, 41, has nearly eight years of experience as a building principal and almost 20 years as a teacher and administrator. Still, barely three weeks into his tenure as the superintendent of Andes Central School, he freely admits he sees a learning curve ahead.
“There are a lot of similarities between the job of superintendent and principal,” he says. “In both jobs you’re really a figurehead, interacting with the community and kids. You deal with the school district’s budget. As a principal I had to build budgets... but this will be the first time I’m actually signing off on a budget.”


Pie Social Saturday at Andes United Methodist Church

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Andes — The Andes United Methodist Church will hold its annual “Pie and Ice Cream” social on Saturday, Aug. 1, from 4-7 p.m. in the fellowship room at the church. Indoor and outdoor (weather permitting) dining will be available.


Few Delaware races for November elections

By Brian Sweeney
All supervisors in local townships will be running for re-election without opposition in November balloting unless Independent candidates emerge.
The deadline for filing party-affiliated petitions with the Delaware County Board Elections was July 17. Candidates running on an Independent line have until August 18 to file petitions to have their names placed on the ballot.


Babies Born

Jesse and Valerie Nichols of Andes have announced the birth of their daughter, Grace Ann, born June 22, 2009 at A.O. Fox Hospital in Oneonta.


Iva Terry Andes Invitational Golf Tournament in Delhi Aug. 16

Andes — The 28th annual Iva Terry Andes Invitational Golf Tournament will be held at the Delhi College Golf Course on Sunday, Aug. 16.
The tournament is open, by invitation, to anyone who has lived or worked in Andes, their family and friends. The tournament format is a four- person Captain and Crew with a shotgun start promptly at 1 p.m.


Edwin Farrell

Edwin Farrell
Edwin Farrell, 93, of Horseheads, formerly of Erin, passed away on Monday, July 20, 2009 at his home surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on August 3, 1915 in Brooklyn, the son of the late Richard and Mary Bena Farrell.
He joined the New York City Fire Department on March 1, 1938 and retired a Lieutenant in 1973.


Free concert in Andes features "Blind Mice"

Andes — Friends of Ballantine Park will present a free concert in Ballantine Park, Tremperskill Road, county Route 1, on Saturday July 25 from 2-4 p.m. featuring Blind Mice, three singer-songwriters playing their own acoustic music in three-part harmony.


Painting & photo exhibit opening at Chace-Randall

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Accord,” new paintings by Michael Fauerbach and photography by Christine Rodin from July 17-August 16. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, July 18 from 5-7 p.m.


Storyteller to appear at Andes

Andes — Writer, humorist, voice actor, and all around oddball, Mitch Rapoport, will be reprising his role of Egbert Einstein (Albert’s curmudgeonly cousin), and performing a coming-of-age story about bigotry taken from his manuscript, “Empty Songs and Vacant Melodies,” and a short cerebral writing entitled, “Bellicose Bravado,” at a gathering of the Andes Roundtable, a group of people who meet weekly in Andes to “stimulate our minds and strengthen our friendships.”


Chakar to step in as ACS super

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By Matthew J. Perry
A new era of administrative stewardship begins at Andes Central School today, when Superintendent Robert Chakar, Ed.D, comes to work for the first time.
He will be replacing John Bernhardt, who officially retired last year but served through the 2008-2009 academic year at a reduced salary while the ACS Board searched for his replacement.


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