Andes pool is great place to beat the heat


By John Bernhardt
With temperatures this week near 90 degrees, heat weary folks from Delaware County have one safe haven where they know they can find relief – the Andes community swimming pool. As it has for nearly 45 years, the Andes pool welcomes folks from anywhere and everywhere to enjoy some outdoor relaxation and/or ‘safety first’ water fun.

'Portraits' opens July 13 at Chace


Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents Portraits of Ancient Linen, new paintings by Gail Rothschild. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, July 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition is comprised of seven works in acrylic on linen, all rendered from images of actual museum linens: neatly folded loin cloths of the Architect Kha (ca. 1550 - 1070 B.C.), a blue Kerchief from King Tutankhanum’s embalming cache (Egypt 1336 - 1327 B.C.), and The Dead Sea Scrolls.

Andes gears up for Battle of the Bands


The Andes Battle of the Bands Broadcast promises an exciting day of music and fun on Saturday, July 13 at the Andes Fire Department.

Organizers want to build upon the success of last year’s pilot event that attracted 22 young musicians and over 100 audience members.

Once again Andes Works! and the Andes Fire Department are collaborating with WIOX Community Radio to provide the venue for musicians to present (often original works) in a professional environment affording experience and regional recognition.

Longsword martial arts competition comes to Andes


By Brian Sweeney
The NY Historical Fencing Association host will host a unique martial arts event on June 1 and 2 from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. in the Andes Central School gymnasium.

The tournament will feature three types of competition — longsword fencing, cutting resilient targets with sharp swords and wrestling.

Organizer Michael Edelson operates the NY Historical Fencing Association (NYHFA) from his home in Andes. He explained that this weekend’s competition is expected to draw about 25 competitors, most coming from up and down the east coast and one from British Columbia.

Andes hosts Doylestock


Andes — Six of the region’s best bands will perform at an all-day music festival on Memorial Day Weekend as a tribute to their late friend and supporter, radio host Terry Doyle.

The event, dubbed “Doylestock,” will be held outdoors on Sunday, May 26, at the Andes Hotel Summer Shack (, 110 Main St. in Andes.

Bands will perform from 2 to 8 p.m. The Doylestock lineup features Heaven’s Back Door, The Honest Mistakes, The Blues Maneuver, George Kilby Jr. and the Road Dogs, Just Throw Money, and Esquela. Deejay Patrick del Rosario will host.

Andes' Coss high-jump champ in Tri-Valley League competiton

By John Bernhardt
It was an unexpected force, like letting the genie out of the bottle. Shianne Coss had never attempted a track and field high jump until just three weeks ago. Coss, who competes on the Andes Central School track team, had only one practice in an actual high jump pit, an afternoon spent at SUNY Delhi learning to actually launch herself over the bar. The Andes junior has tried her hand at her new pursuit in competition just two times. Yet, Thursday afternoon at the Tri-Valley League track and field championships, it was Coss wearing the championship gold.

Plein air painters exhibit at Hunting Tavern


Andes — The Andes Society of Culture and Arts is pleased to have the East Branch Delaware River Plein Air Painters (EBDRPAP) exhibit their paintings of the Catskill Mountains environs at the Hunting Tavern this summer. The opening reception will be held at the tavern on Saturday, May 25 from 3 to 5 p.m.

Andes Supervisor Donnelly to run again in November


By Joe Moskowitz
Two more years.
Andes Supervisor Marty Donnelly hopes to remain in office for at least that long. The Catskill Mountain News recently reported that Donnelly had undergone a procedure for carotid stenosis. Donnelly was suffering from a 93-percent blockage to one of the arteries that supplies blood to his brain.

Andes Democrats to gather June 2


Andes — The Andes Democratic Party will hold a gathering on Sunday, June 2, from 4 to 6 p.m., at the home of Dorothy Lyman at the intersection of Gladstone Hollow and Gambichler roads in the Town of Andes.

The event is open to anyone who is interested in the future of the town, and those who are interested in running for town office, as Democrats or on independent lines, are especially welcome.

Tait, Little top ACS grads


Andes Central School has announced its Valedictorian and Salutatorian for the Class of 2013.
Tristin Tait, the daughter of Dale and Judi Tait of Andes, has been named Valedictorian.

Tristin will be attending SUNY Oneonta in the fall and majoring in biology. While in high school, Tristin has participated in the Drama Club, Travel Club, Outdoor Club, SADD, and chorus. She has been a member of the National Honor Society and Student Council.

Kelsey Little, the daughter of Tom and Susie Little of DeLancey, has been named Salutatorian.

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