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Andes Citihope building sold; other properties bought by group

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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.

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Tuesday drawing classes at Andes Library

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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.


ASHC to dedicate 'Lost Towns" kiosk

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Andes —  A kiosk to commemorate the four communities that are now “Beneath Pepacton Waters” — Shavertown, Union Grove, Pepacton and Arena — has been a special project for the board of directors of the Andes Society for History and Culture this year.

The kiosk, situated at the society’s Pleasant Valley Meeting House, on county Route 1 at the Bussey Hollow Road intersection, south of Andes and north of the Pepacton Reservoir, will be dedicates on Saturday, July 7, at 1 p.m.


Author to speak at Andes Library

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Andes — There is plenty of praise from bestselling authors for John Verdon’s first novel, Think of a Number. John Lescroart writes “…eloquent, heartrending, deeply suspenseful on many levels, and relentlessly intelligent …” and Tess Gerritsen proclaims “Spectacular and mind-bending, […] the best thriller I’ve read in a long, long time. John Verdon’s writing is so polished, so nuanced, it makes me envious that I didn’t write this terrific novel.”


Judith Lamb, new still life works, opens in Andes

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents Judith Lamb, new still life works in oil, June 22 to August 5. A reception for the artist is Saturday, June 23 from 5 to 7 p.m.

This solo exhibition by Lamb is comprised of 25 paintings in oil on board, images of arranged fruits, vegetables, garden flowers and plants juxtaposed with found objects. The work is both gorgeous and slightly edgy, masterfully capturing the real, but often overlooked, vitality that her subjects hold.


Exhibition by Roshan Houshmand in Andes

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Andes — On display at the Andes Society for History and Culture’s Hunting Tavern museum is the exhibition entitled “Petrichor; Far and Recent” featuring paintings, block prints, collage, and Persian calligraphy of poetry by Rumi and Khayyam by Andes artist Roshan Houshmand. 


Andes hands out athletic awards

Andes — Andes Central School held it annual athletic banquet for the 2011 –’12 school year on Tuesday night, June 5. Among those students receiving awards were:

Girls’ varsity soccer; Outstanding Performance in Memory of Gladys D. Tuttle, Kelsey Little.
Boys’ varsity soccer, Outstanding Performance in Memory of Gladys D. Tuttle, Sage Beemer.

Girls’ varsity basketball; Coach’s Award, Marissa Heannings; Best Offensive Player, Desirae Coss; Best Defensive pPayer, Ashley Terry.
Boys’ varsity basketball; Outstanding Performance, Sage Beemer.


Andes marks 75th grad class

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By John Bernhardt
Seventy-five years ago, 18 bright-eyed seniors enthusiastically received their sheepskins as the first graduating class at the brand new Andes Central School.

On Friday, June 22, ACS will connect the present with the past by celebrating their Diamond Anniversary as the community gathers to publicly certify the graduation credentials of 10 current seniors and at the same time celebrate a 75-year tradition that includes nearly 1,200 graduates who have earned Andes diplomas. The program will begin at 7 p.m.


Battle of the Bands headed to Andes

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Andes — The Andes ‘Battle of the Bands,’ a music competition with cash prizes, will be held on July 14 at 2 p.m. at the Andes outdoor fire pavilion on Tremperskill Road. Admission is free and barbecue and drinks will be available.

This will be a competitive musical event for youth, open to contestants ranging in age from teen to 25 years old. First prize will be $250, second prize $100, and third prize $50.  Winners will be chosen by the audience, so come and root for your favorites.


Andes planners ignore advice from county

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 By Pauline Liu 
The Andes Planning Board went against the advice of Delaware County Commissioner of Public Works Wayne Reynolds, when its members voted 6-to-1 in favor of O’Connor Hospital’s $700,000 project to build a new primary-care health clinic on what the county considers to be a flood-prone section of Lower Main Street.

In a letter Reynolds sent to the board, he made this suggestion about the proposed 2,800- square foot, Greek Revival facility.


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