Sen. John Bonacic officiates over dedication of Andes Hall


By Matthew J. Perry
The Town of Andes dedicated its new town hall on Saturday in a ceremony made especially official by the attendance of the man whose name has been lent to the building.
At noon sharp, State Senator John Bonacic was on hand to cut a purple ribbon at the doors of the new facility, which is located on Delaware Avenue next to Andes Central School. Officials of Andes unveiled a plaque, now placed in the building’s lobby, honoring the senator for his work with the town and the district at large.

Andes to computerize all property tax records


By Matthew J. Perry
The Town of Andes is setting pace in Delaware County by making property data and tax maps available to anyone with access to a computer.
At its monthly meeting on July 8, the town council resolved to spend $1,200 a year to maintain presence on the website of Systems Development Group, Inc., a Utica company that develops software for New York State real property and municipalities.

Andes Society for History and Culture opens thrift shop in former firehall


Andes Society for History and Culture (ASHC) Thrift Shop has opened for the season in the former Andes Firehall on Main Street, Mondays to Fridays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Items of furniture, antiques, dishes, knick-knacks, toys, books and new or good clean used clothing etc. are welcome.

Area's top female athletes took different paths to success

Carianne Fairbairn, Alisa Fersch and Jessica Srp honored for athletic achievements

Following are profiles of the top female athletes at Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools for the 2007-08 academic year.

Chace-Randall Gallery hosts Judith Lamb show


Chace-Randall Gallery presents its midsummer solo exhibition: Judith Lamb, new still life paintings in oil, June 27 to August 10. A reception for the artist will be held on Saturday, June 28 from 5 to 7 p.m.

Senior projects cap learning experience at Andes Central School


By John Bernhardt
“Whatever you do, keep this project going,” Bill Piervincenzi advised Andes Central School personnel after evaluating Senior Projects. Piervincenzi, a retired college professor and former ACS School Board member, spent two days last week as part of a judging panel observing and evaluating the Andes seniors’ presentations. Piervincenzi was impressed with the knowledge and confidence the students displayed in making their presentations.

Athletes of the Year named at local schools

By John Bernhardt
Andes, Margaretville and Roxbury schools recently named their outstanding male and female athletes for the 2007/2008 school year. This week the News profiles the male athletes. Watch next week’s paper for profiles on the ladies.

ACS, MCS and RCS announce top students for the Class of 2008

Three area schools have announced the names of their valedictorians and salutatorians for the 2007-08 academic year. Andes Central School recognized Cheyenne Tait and Carrianne Fairbairn as valedictorian and salutatorian, respectively. Roxbury Central School named Alisa Fersch and Michelle Massell, while Margaretville Central School named Nevin Perez and Aja Jenkins.

Andes committee seeks support for cemetery wreath project


By Julia Green
An Andes committee is participating in the national Wreaths Across America program, and is seeking community support. The Christmas Wreaths Committee in Andes, led by Carol Tubbs, has placed canisters at a number of area establishments to collect funds for the project, including Hogan’s General Store, Woodies Country Kitchen, The Slow Down Café, The Tremperskill Country Store, The Andes Hotel, and Cantina. An account will also be opened at the National Bank of Delaware County in Andes to accept donations.

Andes students host Manhattan pen pals

By John Bernhardt
It was the classic tale of City Mouse/Country Mouse last week at Andes Central School. Andes played host to guests from New York City, students attending the School of Law and Social Justice located in Washington Heights. The visit was sponsored by the Catskill Center as part of their “Green Connection,” a collaborative grant program funded by Catskill Watershed Corporation bringing together students from urban and rural settings in an effort to develop a deeper understanding of the Watershed and the importance of man’s greatest resource.

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