Visitors can catch 'Trout' artist at Chace Randall


Chace-Randall Gallery presents Catskill Trout, new paintings by Alberto Rey May 7-June 19, 2011. A reception of the artist will be held on Saturday, May 7 from 5 to 7 p.m.

A world-renowned painter, Alberto Rey’s recent body of work embraces the concept of biological regionalism and celebrates trout of the Catskill Mountain Region. All works are in oil on plaster—painterly renderings of our brown trout species in its river and stream environments.

Walk to end Alzheimer's in Andes


By Pauline Liu
Alzheimer’s disease affects about one in every 60 Americans so it’s bound to touch many lives. It is a disease so prevalent, that the Alzheimer’s Association now calls it an epidemic.  Alzheimer’s causes loss of memory and reasoning skills. It is the most common form of dementia. Since 1989, the Alzheimer’s Association has been raising awareness and money for research through its annual Walk to End Alzheimer.  Last year’s walk raised more than $300 million nationwide and was held in nearly 600 communities.  

Audubon Society planning Andes bird watch


Andes — The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society has scheduled a spring bird walk in Andes for Saturday, April 30. This will be an easy walk of about two hours. Species expected to be found include warblers, bluebirds and other thrushes, among returning migrants. Also possible are orioles, tanagers and raptors.

Participants should meet at Andes Central School on Rte. 28 at 8 a.m. For further information, contact Andy Mason at 607 652-2162,

Honor students listed for third quarter at Andes Central School


Andes Central School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter.

Superintendent’s List

Grade 12—Gina Tait
Grade 11—Matthew Armstrong, Sage Beemer, Ashley Terry.
Grade 10—Tristin Tait.
Grade 8—Torin Bacon, Cassandra Storey.
Grade 7—Allison Long.
Grade 6—Serena Bacon, Noah Dougherty, Winifred Consigny-Richards.

High Honor

Grade 12—Gabrielle Harp, Cameron Roberts, Ian Wright.
Grade 11—Lonny Chin, Marissa Heannings.
Grade 10—Joshua Harp, Kelsey Little, Matsuri Shioya, Olivia Stokes.

Dear Edwina Jr on stage in Andes


By John Bernhardt
Rediscover the nearly extinct entertainment genre of the variety show, when the Andes Central School Drama Club stages the children’s musical, “Dear Edwina Jr.” this weekend.

Modeled after the musical production of “You’re A Good Man Charlie Brown,” the “Dear Edwina Jr.” show is a rare gem, a children’s musical with catchy numbers and funny, yet believable characters. Show time will be 7 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The junior class will sponsor a pulled pork dinner from 5-7 p.m. before Saturday’s show.

Ashley Cole is Delhi grad


Delhi — Ashley Cole of Andes graduated in the fall of 2010 from the State University of New York College of Technology at Delhi with a BBA degree in Travel and Tourism Management.

New owners set to tackle fishing season at Tremperskill Store


By Pauline Liu
When New York State’s trout fishing season opens Friday, it will mark a new start for the generations-old Tremperskill Country Store in Andes. This year, when long-time customers return for opening day, they will be welcomed by the store’s new owners, Candy and Eddie Chin.

“People who have been coming up here to Andes to fish for the last 40 years have been stopping by. Many of them want to find out if we’re going to continue the tradition of selling bait and worms. The answer is, ‘yes,’” said Candy Chin.

Andes waste water plant has long history of problems


By Pauline Liu
Employees at the Town of Andes Wastewater Treatment Plant say the problems at the seven-year-old facility existed long before the facility was issued a violation by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) last fall. 

“Part of the problem is the equipment is not big enough to handle the flow,” explained Operations Manager Lou Dibble.

Merrill named Andes bank manager


Walton – Patrick Galloway, president of National Bank of Delaware County, reports that Vicki Merrill has been named loan officer and manager of the Andes office of NBDC.

She has worked for the bank for a little over a year, but comes to the bank with 15 years in banking experience. She was a loan officer in the Stamford office of NBDC at the time of her promotion.
Merrill grew up on Long Island, and attended SUNY Cobleskill. She lives with her husband and two children in Delhi.

Andes seeking solutions for wastewater woes


By Pauline Liu
When the Town of Andes’ Sewer Treatment Plant overflowed last autumn, raw sewage spilled into the Tremperskill Creek and then flowed into the Pepacton Reservoir, according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

DEC Spokesperson Lori Severino said there was no way to measure how much sewage went into New York City’s unfiltered drinking water system.

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