Andes

CROP funding restored for local school districts

The New York State Education Department (SED) has announced grant awards for their 21st-Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) Programs funded through the federal No Child Left Behind legislation.


Delaware County art tour to hit the road June 7

Delaware County has a growing community of artists and art galleries. The 3rd Annual Delaware County Gallery Tour on Saturday, June 7 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. will create a full-day event enabling visitors from outside the local area to drive through participating towns and villages, enjoying the magnificent countrysides, while en route to galleries spread throughout Delaware County.


Century celebration

Rosa Bauer celebrated her 100th birthday at Mountainside Residential Care Center yesterday. A native of Karlsruhe, Germany, Rosa has been a resident of Mountainside for the past six years. Her daughter, Eleanore Heinrich, is a resident of Andes.


Andes sets move to new town hall; board puts brakes on Rally NY plan

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Town Board held what should be its last meeting in the Main Street town hall last week Tuesday. On June 6 and 7, moving trucks will arrive to ship office supplies and furniture to the new facility in the pool building on Delaware Avenue.


Andes planners near major subdivision OK

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By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Planning Board held a public hearing Monday on an 88-acre, eight-lot subdivision on land owned by Harold Cole above the Andel Inn on Route 28. Several neighboring landowners attended the hearing to review site maps and ask questions of Cole and Doug Wooden, acting surveyor, but no objections to the project were raised.


Andes serves up a tennis ace; USTA pro loves coaching

By John Bernhardt

For Mark Birman the spring of 2008 has been a tennis homecoming of sorts. Birman, a United States Tennis Association (USTA) professional in the over-40 age category, learned to play tennis on the courts in Fleischmann beginning in the summer of 1971. This spring, Birman has returned to those courts as coach of the Andes Central School’s upstart tennis program.


ACS students shoot for the moon at science fair

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Andes Central School students displayed a year’s worth of experiments and research at the ACS annual science fair on April 26.  


TMTP plans annual brunch, auction

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Todd Mountain Theater Project is celebrating its 10th season of bringing fully staged professional productions of new plays to the Catskill Community.  To kick off this landmark season will be a  Memorial Day Weekend Brunch & Live Auction Benefit at Cantina Restaurant on Route 28 in Andes, on  Sunday, May 25 from noon to 2:30 p.m. 


Humane Society gift store has year-round home

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Like lost and abandoned pets, some of the best gifts just need to find their right “forever” homes. Thanks to the ambitious vision of its board, the tireless muscle of many volunteers and the generosity of landlord, Andy Wos, the Heart of the Catskills Humane Society (HCHS) now has a more permanent home for its own gift store at 119 Main Street in Andes, next to Hogan’s General Store. 


Area schools feel pinch of fuel increases

By Matthew J. Perry
As school administrators in the region prepare budgets for the coming year, unprecedented increases in fuel costs are pushing officials to concoct evermore creative solutions to meet projected expenses.
At present, schools in Roxbury, Margaretville and Andes appear to have absorbed roughly 50 percent increases in the price of heating oil and diesel fuel without accompanying cuts in scholastic programs. But, with prices continuing to climb, officials are concerned that projected costs might have to be revised upward later in the year.


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