Andes

Andes Presbyterian Church marks 175th anniversary

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Andes — The Presbyterian Church of Andes (Town) will be celebrating their 175th anniversary on Sunday, Sept. 27. The celebration will begin with the regular church service at 11 a.m. with the new pastor, Dr. Rev. Steven Swanson, preaching the service. A covered dish dinner will follow the service at noon in the dining hall. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass.


Area students had opportunity to hear president's speech

By Julia Green
When area schoolchildren reported to class after the Labor Day weekend holiday, they were presented with an uncommon opportunity.
Students at Andes and Margaretville central schools had the chance to hear back-to-school remarks by President Obama via C-SPAN when the president addressed the nation’s schoolchildren from a high school in Wakefield, Va., at noon on Tuesday. At Roxbury Central School, the president’s address is being taped for later viewing.


Area boys' soccer coaches optimistic about upcoming season

By Julia Green
Andes Mountaineers
The Mountaineers of Andes Central School return a strong core of upperclassmen for the 2009 soccer season, including first-team Delaware League All-Star selection Josh Bonifacic and honorable mention Delaware League All-Star honoree Peter Fabrykiewicz from last year’s squad. Bonifacic, a senior, served as the starting goalkeeper for the Mountaineers last year while Fabrykiewicz, a striker, tallied 16 goals on the season to finish as Andes’ leading scorer.


Margaretville opening day is Sept. 2; Andes and Roxbury schools start Sept. 8

Summer is drawing to a close, and area schoolchildren will report to classes in the coming weeks. Students at Margaretville Central School begin classes today, while students at Andes and Roxbury central schools report to class on Tuesday, Sept. 8.


Andes welcomes new pastor

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The Presbyterian Church of Andes (town) welcomes their new pastor, the Rev. Dr. Steven R. Swanson, to the pulpit Sunday, Sept. 6.


Townwide yard sale in Andes

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Andes will host a Townwide Yard Sale on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12 and 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day throughout the community. Residents of Andes will be digging through an assortment of goods and hosting yard sales throughout the hamlet.


Gas drilling forum planned in Andes

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Andes —  “What you need to know about gas drilling in the Catskills,” an issue that generates strong feelings both for and against, will be presented by Wes Gillingham, of Catskill Mountainkeeper, and writer/researcher Anne Saxon-Hersh at the Andes Public Library on Saturday, Sept. 12 at 2 p.m.


Free puppet show Thursday at Andes

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Andes — The Andes Library will host a free Kids Project Puppet Show on Thursday, Sept. 3 at 6 p.m.
The Kids Project show is a disability awareness program featuring kid-size puppets. The puppets interact directly with the audience, answering questions, telling stories, relating kid-to-kid.


Two Independent candidates file for Andes town races

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By Brian Sweeney
Two Independent candidates in the Town of Andes filed petitions with the Delaware County Board of Elections by last Tuesday’s deadline to have their names added to the ballot for November’s election.
Denise Norris will be running on the Independent line for a seat on the Andes Town Board. She will be running against Republican incumbents Martin Liddle and Daniel Grommeck. The top two vote recipients will win election.


Storytelling Troupe performs at Andes

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Andes — The Community Storytelling Troupe is gearing up for yet another great season of free storytelling concerts and workshops.
This year’s activities kick off with a performance by the Albany-based musical storytelling duo “Tales ’n Tunes” this Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. at the Andes Library.


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