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Andes basketball preview: Bernhardt returns to coach boys with new outlook on the game

By Julia Green
For the Andes boys’ varsity basketball team, it’s a little less “out with the old, in with the new” and more “in with the old with a new point of view.”
Head Coach John Bernhardt is returning to the reins after a hiatus from the coaching ranks while last year’s coach, Adam VanValkenburg, works on completing work on his master’s degree.
“No one else expressed an interest, so I said, ‘What the heck,’” Bernhardt said. “I love basketball, love coaching basketball – it’s a lot of fun, but I must admit it’s a little more taxing on the body as I get older.”


Andes releases names of honor roll students

Andes Central School has released its first quarter Honor Roll for the middle school and high school.

Superintendent’s List
(94.5%+)
Grade 12—Hattie Brown.
Grade 11—Kaitlin Mackay.
Grade 10—Gina Tait.
Grade 9—Edward Mackay.
Grade 8—Kelsey Little, Tristin Tait.
Grade 6—Torin Bacon.


Andes hoop team starts season with a win at home

Junior Josh Bonifacic led the Mountaineers with 12 points and 16 rebounds as the Andes Central School boys’ varsity basketball team opened the 2008-09 season with a 67-38 win at home over Roscoe on Monday.
Returning senior Ethan Berghammer scored eight of a team-high 13 points during the first quarter while sophomore guard Eric Reed, a first-year varsity player, tallied seven points and pulled down 13 rebounds for the host Mountaineers.


Public invited to tree lighting in Andes Dec. 6

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Andes — The Village of Andes kicks off the holiday season with its annual tree lighting celebration on Saturday, Dec. 6, at 4 p.m. Residents will gather at Bohlman Park, adjacent to the library.  When the tree it lit, everyone will join in singing Christmas carols while they wait for Santa to arrive by fire truck.  He’ll be bringing gifts for all the children and taking careful note of their Christmas wishes.


Old show closing at Chace; new exhibit opens Nov. 28

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Andes — Chace-Randall Fine Art Gallery in Andes announces the last weekend for: New:Hampshire/Orleans paintings by Patrick McCay and quilts by Nat Thomas through Nov. 23 only.
New at the gallery beginning November 28 will be “Curator’s Choice: Winter” showing work by Mark Beard, Mariella Bisson, Rimer Cardillo, Keith Cardwell, Grant Collier, Michael Fauerbach, Judith Lamb, Inverna Lockpez, Patrick McCay, E. Ira McCrudden, Jenny Nelson, Alberto Rey, Christine Rodin, Meredith Rosier, Christie Scheele, Nat Thomas, Marie Vickerilla and Sharon Wandel.


Andes supervisor paints bleak picture of cost of NYC's acquisition program

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By Matthew J. Perry
Andes Supervisor Marty Donnelly used a quiet town board meeting on Tuesday to raise community awareness of an Environmental Impact Study that has been commissioned by the county to assess the affects of New York City’s land acquisition program.
A final draft of the study, which is being conducted by the Downeast Group, a consulting firm based in Nova Scotia, is expected in February 2009. This month, Downeast representatives are conducting informational meetings in Delhi, Walton, Middletown and Stamford. Preliminary study findings will be presented, and county residents will have the opportunity to comment and voice their concerns.


Slow Food Convivium hosts Andes dinner

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Andes — Pure Catskills and the Slow Food Catskills Convivium are hosting a special event dinner at the Slow Down Food Company in Andes. Six delegates from the Catskills delegation are returning with insight and stories from their recent trip to the Terra Madre Conference in Turin, Italy.  The dinner is open to the public and will be held from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Nov. 15.


Local grad inducted into college Hall of Fame

An alumna of Andes Central School received distinguished athletic attention last month with her induction into her college’s athletic Hall of Fame.
Jennifer Ruff Osborne, a 1990 graduate of ACS and the daughter of Mel and June Ruff of Andes, was inducted to the St. John Fisher College Hall of Fame on Oct. 2. Osborne, a 1994 graduate of the college, was a four-year basketball player at St. John Fisher, where she helped guide the Division-III Cardinals to the NCAA tournament in four consecutive seasons.


ACS Board votes support for future of ONC BOCES

By Matthew J. Perry
The Andes Central School (ACS) Board of Education passed a resolution last Wednesday voicing support for the continuation of the Otsego Northern Catskills (ONC) Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), which serves Andes as well as the schools in Roxbury, Margaretville and South Kortright.


Margaretville boys advance to semifinals as Lady Devils fall

By John Bernhardt
The Margaretville boys’ soccer team was backed up against the wall. With the clock showing less then 10 minutes to play, Margaretville trailed Roxbury, 2-1, in Friday’s Section IV quarterfinal contest, and you could feel the Blue Devils’ season slipping away.
But conditions changed with lightning-like ferocity.


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