Andes Community Day set for Saturday


Andes — Andes will hold its annual Community Day this Saturday, Aug. 11 featuring a wide range of activities sure to please everyone.

The centerpiece of the day is a parade down Main Street that begins around 10 a.m., just after the Kingston-bound bus goes through.

The day also features hayrides, a farmers’ market, raffles, a car show, great food from several vendors, a giant library book sale, museum tours, music, a dog demo and a watermelon eating contest.
For more information on the day call 676-4616 or go to

Artist to be remembered at Andes Community Day


By Pauline Liu
When the residents of the Town of Andes turn out to celebrate their annual Community Day on Saturday, some will mark the occasion by celebrating the short but brilliant life of one of their own. Michelle MacNaught of DeLancey was a gifted art student at SUNY Purchase. She died last November after a yearlong battle with ovarian cancer. She was just 21.

Avian Impressions, Glimpses at Chace


Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents Avian Impressions, new works by Inverna Lockpez, and Glimpses, new works by Patrick McCay. The show will hang from August 10 to September 17. A reception for the artists will be held Saturday, Aug. 11 from 5-7 p.m.

Inverna Lockpez, a native of Cuba and well-known painter/curator in New York City and the Catskill Mountain region, is currently living in northern Florida, taken by the beauty of the sea and the bird life which abounds there. Hence, Avian Impressions, her most recent and stellar accomplishment.

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Bank CEO gives roundtable talk


by Abigail Sanford
Robert W. Armstrong, president and CEO of the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, addressed the Andes Roundtable at the Hunting Tavern last Thursday.  Having left his banker’s suit at home, and dressed in an open shirt and slacks, Armstrong, was confident, relaxed and clearly enjoying himself as he spoke to a crowd of about 20 people on the subject of his life’s work.

Bank CEO Robert Armstrong to address Andes Roundtable


Andes — The public is invited to hear Robert Armstrong, CEO of the Delaware National Bank of Delhi, speak at the Andes Roundtable on Wednesday, Aug. 1 at 7 p.m. The presentation will be held at the Hunting Tavern on Main Street in Andes.

Armstrong is a life-long resident of Delaware County and has been involved in banking for the past 25 years.  His discussion will include his views on the current banking crisis, how it happened and the measures required to extricate ourselves from it.

Andes gearing up for Community Day


Andes — The tinhorns are sounding from hill to hollow in every corner of Andes, and beyond. From Palmer Hill the message travels up Canada Hollow, echoing throughout Dingle Hill, down to Perch Lake, and branching off to the Barkaboom and Shaver Hollow, swinging around the reservoir to Fall Clove, their echoes reverberating through Wolf Hollow until it emerges on the Tremperskill. They are not announcing a forced cattle sale as in the early 1840s.

'Digging into the Art of Nature' workshops in Andes


Andes — “Digging In to the Art of Nature Workshop Series” on Mondays through August 13 from 12:30-2:30 p.m. is an exciting series of hands-on programs designed for kids and their families.
Participants will explore the wonderful interconnected world of bugs and plants and take a look at what brilliant architects these beings are. Marvel over wasp nests, seed pods, caddis fly cases, chrysalises and the like, while all the while making art, singing songs and hearing stories about the creatures who build these amazing structures.

Andes hosts 'Battle of the Bands'


By Brian Sweeney
The Andes “Battle of the Bands” will be held on Saturday, July 14 from 2-5 p.m. at the fire department pavilio on Tremperskill Road, Andes.

The “Battle of the Bands” is a competitive musical event open to contestants ranging in age from teen to 25 years old. Participating Bands will include: P2 (Stamford); Avid Rox (Walton); Hello, Seattle (Oneonta); Atlas Arrows (Binghamton); Nuclear Fusion (Stamford); Muttonchop5 (Cooperstown) and Private Drive (Bovina /NYC).

Andes Citihope building sold; other properties bought by group


By Brian Sweeney
Citihope International has sold its longtime Andes building to a buyer that is reportedly purchasing a number of Main Street properties.

Paul Moore II, chief operating officer, confirmed the sale of the Citihope office/warehouse facility this week. He indicated that, despite the transaction, the business will definitely remain in the area.
“It is absolutely our intention to stay in the area. We are actively looking for a place to meet our needs,” he told the News.

Out of the blue

Tuesday drawing classes at Andes Library


Andes — Have you always felt the desire to draw but didn’t think you had the talent? Do you love to sketch, but want to be able to do more? Are you an avid artist but want to improve your skills? Now could be your chance.

The Andes Public Library will be sponsoring drawing classes with local artist Roshan Houshmand on Tuesday evenings through July 17.  The two-hour sessions begin at 6 p.m. Weather permitting, classes will be held in the gazebo beside the brook. Participants are invited to attend for any or all dates. Although pre-registration is helpful, walk-ins are welcome.

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