"Story Circle" starts September 15 at Andes Library


The Community Storytelling Troupe invites you to join the “Story Circle,” an informal gathering of new and experienced storytellers.  Story Circle starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 at the Andes Public Library’s interim location at 295 Main Street in Andes (directly across the road from The Hunting Tavern and bank).

Storm water grants highlight funding from watershed corp.

The Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors August 26 approved five grants – three to correct storm water problems and two to address streambank erosion that threatens property and public utilities.

Area girls' soccer teams look ahead to big season

By John Bernhardt
When Andes girls’ soccer coach Sandra Baldauf put away the balls at the end of the 2007 season she had reason to be optimistic about the fall of 2008. Baldauf would be losing only two girls to graduation. If she could pick up a handful of younger players, Baldauf anticipated a deep roster this fall. Sometimes funny things can happen on the way to the forum.

Book signing Sunday at Chace for new release


Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes celebrates the publication of Inverna Lockpez’s new book, The Noble Barn on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Lockpez will be signing books throughout the reception. Inverna Lockpez’s evocative portraits of Catskill barns reveal an integral part of our collective consciousness. Lockpez has chosen essayists whose writings combine a plea for historic preservation, poignant local history, and hope for the future of a diminished agricultural community.

McIntoshes play in Andes


Ira & Laurie McIntosh will regale folks of all ages with their popular “Catskill Tales & Tunes” program at the Pleasant Valley Meeting Hall in Andes. Sponsored by the Andes Society for History & Culture, the concert will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.

Dual show will open at Chace


Chace-Randall Gallery proudly presents On Paper: Nature, Line and Layer, an exhibit of new works by Rimer Cardillo and Marie Vickerilla, opening August 15 and hanging until October 5. A reception for the artists is Saturday, Aug. 16, from 5 to 7 p.m. A world-renowned printmaker and installation artist, Cardillo’s current work juxtaposes the ancient art of woodcuts with modern photographic technology. The imagery is of his Hudson Valley pond and bird ranches of South America—fusing the natural world of his home in the United States with his native Uruguay.

Community Day in Andes August 9


Strolling Main Street, Andes is a treat any summer weekend. Especially this year, now that the highway project is finally completed and we can all enjoy the beautiful new sidewalks and other streetscape amenities. But Saturday, Aug. 9, for the Annual Community Day celebration is definitely a day not to miss!

Mikhail Horowitz and Giles Malkine perform at ASHC event Saturday


The inimitable duo of Mikhail Horowitz and Gilles Malkine is returning to Andes and will be performing at the Pleasant Valley Meeting House on the Tremperskill and Bussey Hollow on Saturday, Aug. 2 at 7 p.m. The performance is sponsored by the Andes Society for History and Culture.

Andes Smart Growth Plan focus is on celebrating history


By Matthew J. Perry
In an attempt to collect the biggest available slice of DEC Smart Growth money, the Town of Andes is digging back into its history and unveiling an ambitious plan to showcase it—in calico.

Sen. John Bonacic officiates over dedication of Andes Hall


By Matthew J. Perry
The Town of Andes dedicated its new town hall on Saturday in a ceremony made especially official by the attendance of the man whose name has been lent to the building.
At noon sharp, State Senator John Bonacic was on hand to cut a purple ribbon at the doors of the new facility, which is located on Delaware Avenue next to Andes Central School. Officials of Andes unveiled a plaque, now placed in the building’s lobby, honoring the senator for his work with the town and the district at large.

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