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.

Andes United Methodist to celebrate


Andes — The Andes United Methodist Church had its beginnings in 1812, when local resident Israel Chapman hosted “Methodist Society” meetings in his home. In those days, many societies gathered throughout the area, in people’s homes, for prayer and Bible study.
These groups had no regular clergy, although there were “circuit riders” who traveled throughout Delaware and adjoining counties, to lead services. There were no organized churches, but these society meetings became the foundation for establishment of future churches in the circuits.

Author to visit Andes for program on Friday


By John Bernhardt
One of the highlights of 2011 Andes Central School Travel Club’s adventure in southern California was a visit to the home of Jodie and Jason Womack.

The Womacks, a husband and wife team, operate The Jason Womack Company. Jason, an author, motivational speaker and productivity expert, provides workplace performance workshops and executive coaching for clients around the world.

Andes makes jump to track and field team for spring season

By John Bernhardt
Like most things at Andes Central School, the track program depends on a team-like approach to schooling. Everybody pitches in. For the smallest school in Section IV, being small is a success criteria rather than a liability, more about making the best of what you have rather than focusing on what you don’t.

Andes Health Care Clinic set to open in March


By Joe Moskowitz
The wait for the long-awaited Andes Health Clinic is going to be a little longer. Workers this week are putting the final touches on both the interior and exterior of the 2,800-square-foot facility.

Andes fails to pull trigger on anti-SAFE Act resoluton


By Geoff Samuels
The Andes Town Board has tabled a resolution to join the Sheriffs’ Association and numerous other entities in opposing the New York Secure Ammunition and Firearms Enforcement Act (NY SAFE).

After hearing from several members of the public at last Tuesday’s meeting, the town board agreed to delay any vote on the measure, pending modifications to the proposed resolution.

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