'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.

ASHC to dedicate 'Lost Towns" kiosk


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


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


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


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


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.

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