Andes

Nature, environment, animals focus of play series at Andes

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Students in grades 2 through 6 from Andes Central School will perform scenes from five plays about nature, environment and animals on Monday, Oct. 27 at 9:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. The production is the culmination of five classroom projects in the Empire State Partnership between Andes Central School and The Open Eye Theater, a not-for-profit professional company based in Margaretville. Project Director is the Open Eye Theater’s producing artistic director Amie Brockway. The performance will be on stage in the Andes Central School gym.


Storycrafters concert planned for Friday at Andes auditorium

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Andes — The musical storytelling duo “The Storycrafters” will be the featured performers in a free concert at the Andes Central School this Friday at 6:30 p.m. Described on the “Today" show as “two wonderful storytellers captivating children,” The Storycrafters (aka Jeri Burns and Barry Marshall) have been performing together for over 15 years. With their inimitable tandem style of telling, The Storycrafters tastefully weave music and story together in performances that have wowed audiences around the world.


Cabaret artists Dell, Brown will return to Andes Hotel

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Andes — “The Best of Times” songs and lyrics by Jerry Herman will be presented by cabaret artists Patricia Dell and Kent Brown, at The Andes Hotel, on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m. This wonderful evening of song features selections from Herman’s hit shows such as “Hello Dolly,” “Mame,” “Milk & Honey,” “Mack and Mabel” and others.


2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars

Following are the names of the boys' and girls' soccer players from the Delaware League who have been selected for first-team, second-team, and honorable mention recognition as 2008 Delaware League Soccer All-Stars.


MCS boys win division; face South Kortright for league title

By John Bernhardt
The road to the Delaware League Boys’ Soccer Championship may have taken some unexpected twists and turns. Yet, when the teams crossed the finish line of the regular season last week, there were no surprises among the division winners.
Margaretville shutdown Stamford, 3-0, to finish at 9-1 in Delaware League play, the champions of the Upper Division. South Kortright crushed Roxbury, 7-0, to take the Mountain Division crown. Margaretville will challenge the two-time defending Delaware League champions, Saturday, at the National Hall of Fame complex in Oneonta.


Quilting class in Andes this Saturday

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Andes — Lesley Gray of Andes, a veteran quilter and teacher of quilting, will lead a class at The Hunting Tavern Museum at 288 Main Street, Andes on Saturday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Grey asserts that “with hands-on guidance and clear direction, the mystery of fine needle turn hand appliqué will be conquered!” The class will guide the student through the steps necessary to successfully complete a 14-inch Indiana Rose block, in the process covering stitching techniques such as marking the background fabric for placement of motifs, creating smooth inside and outside curves, obtaining sharp inside and outside points and achieving totally round circles.


Andes boys', girls' soccer teams struggle to find stride late in season

A four-game slide has turned the Andes boys’ soccer season upside down. The Mountaineers lost two games last week to run their loss streak to four and even their record at 6-6. The Andes’ offense has struggled during the turnaround.


Girls' soccer teams struggle to find the net; boys' teams add victories to win columns

By John Bernhardt
The American economy is not the only slowdown to hit late September of 2008. Last week, in Delaware County soccer league play, area girls’ soccer teams experienced a slow down of a different sort. Goal production slowed to a standstill last Thursday as all three local teams suffered shutout losses.


ACS tackles challenge of declining enrollment

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School Board of Education addressed the hard reality of declining enrollment Thursday, and also listened to calls for tax relief from members of the school district. Yet the board also gave a demonstration of the school’s new website, and somehow managed to inject optimism and can-do spirit into what might have been a grim opening to the administration’s school year.


50th Shavertown Old Home Day celebrated

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The 50th Shavertown Old Home Day was held on Sunday, Aug. 31 at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on the Tremperskill Road, Andes. Sixteen people attended. Bob and Alice Jacobson opened the Meeting House for us and provided coffee and tea. Bob and Alice and Jean Butler displayed their pictures of homes taken by the reservoir.


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