Andes

Andes looks forward to facility upgrades

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By Matthew J. Perry
In the course of a routine, one-hour meeting, the Andes Town Board announced substantial infrastructure improvement plans at its monthly meeting last Tuesday evening. The board touched on projects slated for three different facilities; its wastewater treatment plant, swimming pool and highway garage, the latter of which is still to be built. It was also reported that despite a recent threat from the county board of elections, both the town’s polling sites will remain open.


"Perspectives" by Christie Scheele opens in Andes

Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents “Perspectives,” new paintings by Christie Scheele opening June 12 and hanging until July 12. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, June 20 from 5 to 7 p.m.
A landscape painter whose primary influences are Mark Rothko and Louise Nevelson, Christie Scheele is best known for her minimalist composition of strong interlocking shapes and the silky surfaces she achieves by layering delicate coats of oil paint on linen.


Bluegrass, country tunes at Pleasant Valley

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Andes — Area bluegrass and country music performer and songwriter Bob Sprague, along with complimentary musicians, will be in concert at 7 p.m. on Saturday, June 6 at the Pleasant Valley Community House on county Route 1, 5.5 miles south of Andes.


Fund-raising tournament in Andes

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The Pete Wright Memorial Horseshoe Tournament will be held on May 30 at 1 p.m. at Weathertite Barn in Andes. Parking can be found on Main Street or at the school.
This tournament is in its seventh year.


Local school budgets approved

By Julia Green
What they asked for, they got.
All three area school budgets that were proposed for the 2009-2010 school year were approved in Tuesday's vote, in which all propositions were given the green light and all unopposed candidates for Board of Education seats were elected.


Detour teams with ACS for fund-raising concert

By John Bernhardt
They’ll be rocking the house again at Andes Central School. The school, which first gained musical notoriety by hosting a Hoobastank rock concert several years ago, will feature a second rock concert event. Detour, a local rock band with a legion of Delaware County fans, will be making a Detour 2 Andes on May 29 staging a three-hour concert event.


"FOODPLAY" offers serious lessons for local students

By Julia Green
Judy Shiner’s grandson now prefers a bowl of cereal or a piece of fruit to a cookie as a pre-bedtime snack – a change that Shiner credits to his viewing of “FOODPLAY.”
Shiner, who is a part of the Hospital Auxiliary Wellness Committee, was the one who suggested bringing the production to the area after hearing of the positive impact it had on her own grandchildren.


Todd Mountain Theater Project fund-raiser set at Andes Hotel

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Andes — Todd Mountain Theater Project (TMTP) kicks off the season on Sunday of Memorial Day weekend with its annual Auction/Brunch Benefit. This year’s gathering will be held at The Andes Hotel on Sunday, May 24 from 11a.m. to 1:30 p.m.


School districts vote on budgets Tuesday

By Julia Green
Voters in the Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury central school districts will vote to approve proposed budgets for the 2009-2010 school year on Tuesday, May 19.


Tremperskill Boys play Saturday in Andes

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By Claudia Jacobson
The Tremperskill Boys, a new musical group playing Catskill Mountain folk tunes and dances, will premier playing at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on May 16 starting at 7 p.m. The Boys will play a generous variety of fiddle tunes, many of them familiar and a few new.


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