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Catskill Mtn. Maple ups production in Andes

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By Cheryl Petersen
Maple tree sap ebbs and flows throughout the year, however, Tom and Jo-Ann Kaufman keep a steady stream of maple products flowing all year round. In the spring, with partner, Duane LaFever, maple sap is drawn from trees and boiled down into syrup.
“Catskill Mountain Maple produces between 800 and 1,000 gallons of syrup each year,” said Tom. Most of the natural resource is sold in syrup form, however, Jo-Ann Kaufman’s creative talents also transforms syrup into multiple delights.


ACS board reviewing plans for walking bridge

By Cheryl Petersen
Board members reviewed a variety of designs to reconstruct the walkway bridge to the school campus at Andes Central School at their monthly meeting last week. Architect Mike Bellows gave a presentation depicting the many possibilities and costs.


Winter concert delights Andes community

By Cheryl Petersen
Turning to the audience with a big grin on her face, Band Director Tamara Titch asked, “Aren’t they great?” The audience applauded in agreement. The Andes Central School students indeed had the energy and talent to perform a fantastic Winter Concert, along with Tamara Titch and Choral Director, Sandra Reynolds, both teaching for 10 years, and piano accompanist, Janice Armstrong.


Martin Lawrence

Martin W. Lawrence, 78, of Grand Gorge, died Sunday, Dec. 8, 2013, at the A. O. Fox Memorial Hospital, Oneonta.
Marty was born April 11, 1935, at Johnstown, PA, the son of Martin and Frances (Rose) Lawrence.
He married Carol Jacob on July 11, 1961, at Bronxville. Marty graduated from Penn State University on March 23, 1963.
He served in the U.S. Army from 1957 until 1961 and served in Korea during his enlistment.


Young Andes girls basketball squad learning the game

By John Bernhardt

Courtney Hoyt, the new Andes girls’ basketball coach, comes from good basketball pedigree. Hoyt’s 2006 Downsville Eagles high school basketball team made it all the way to the New York State finals in her junior year.


Andes Dems have Town Board primary

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By Joe Moskowitz
Registered Democrats in the Town of Andes are being asked to make an unusual decision on Tuesday, Sept. 10. They are being asked to choose which one of three men they want to put on the ballot in November as candidates for the town board.


Andes Dems court local voters

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By Joe Moskowitz
Democrats do get elected to public office in Delaware County but it can be an uphill battle because there are about 13,000 registered Republicans and only about 8,000 registered Democrats.
But the Andes Democratic Committee sees “second homers” as a key to changing the political landscape


Andes pool is great place to beat the heat

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By John Bernhardt
With temperatures this week near 90 degrees, heat weary folks from Delaware County have one safe haven where they know they can find relief – the Andes community swimming pool. As it has for nearly 45 years, the Andes pool welcomes folks from anywhere and everywhere to enjoy some outdoor relaxation and/or ‘safety first’ water fun.


'Portraits' opens July 13 at Chace

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Andes — Chace-Randall Gallery presents Portraits of Ancient Linen, new paintings by Gail Rothschild. A reception for the artist will be held Saturday, July 13 from 5 to 7 p.m.

The exhibition is comprised of seven works in acrylic on linen, all rendered from images of actual museum linens: neatly folded loin cloths of the Architect Kha (ca. 1550 - 1070 B.C.), a blue Kerchief from King Tutankhanum’s embalming cache (Egypt 1336 - 1327 B.C.), and The Dead Sea Scrolls.


Andes gears up for Battle of the Bands

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The Andes Battle of the Bands Broadcast promises an exciting day of music and fun on Saturday, July 13 at the Andes Fire Department.

Organizers want to build upon the success of last year’s pilot event that attracted 22 young musicians and over 100 audience members.

Once again Andes Works! and the Andes Fire Department are collaborating with WIOX Community Radio to provide the venue for musicians to present (often original works) in a professional environment affording experience and regional recognition.


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