Water advisory issued in Town of Andes


Staff report
This week’s predicted thunderstorms, courtesy of the remnants from Tropical Storm Issac, may be just what the Catskills need.

The region has been so parched in recent weeks that the Town of Andes issued an advisory asking residents to conserve water. Portions of Delaware County, including Andes, have been experiencing abnormally dry weather. “

We don’t want people to panic, but the water table is low,” said Andes Supervisor Marty Donnelly “We’re asking them to conserve water now, so we won’t have a problem later.”

'Shifting Gears' opens at Longyear


Margaretville — Opening this Thursday, August 23 at The Longyear Gallery is “Shifting Gears,” an exhibit featuring the work of artist Leslie Brill, accompanied by a group show of Longyear Gallery artists. The artist’s reception will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 from 3 to 6 p.m.

Andes to host Sept. 8 events


Andes — Two exciting events will spice up the community on Saturday, Sept. 8.

The Andes Hotel will feature its annual Stars and Stripes Chili Cook Off from 2 to 6 p.m. with judging at 3 p.m. The entry fee for cooks is $10 and the tasting fee is $10. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Andes Stars and Stripes Fund.
The event will feature live music by The Round House Rockers.
Cooks wishing to compete for great prizes and culinary glory should call Ed at The Andes Hotel at 676-3980 for all the spicy details.

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.

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