Andes

Busy week for area high school soccer clubs

Roxbury girls gain experience; Blue Devil boys split in tourney
By John Bernhardt

RCS girls’ offense struggles
“Coming off the last couple of games, we’re definitely playing with more intensity,” praised Roxbury’s first-year girls’ soccer coach Lisa Faraci. “Things have been coming together. We’re controlling the ball more and putting together some good runs. Unfortunately, we’re still having trouble finding the nets.”


Season kicks into high gear for area boys' and girls' teams

By John Bernhardt
Area high school soccer teams had a busy week between tournament play and league matches.
Mayor’s Cup Results
South Kortright 1, Laurens 0
Two local soccer powers squared off Saturday night in the championship round of the Stamford Mayor’s Cup. Laurens, unbeaten and perennial contenders in the Tri-Valley League locked horns with the Delaware League’s unbeaten Rams from South Kortright.


Storytellers bring tales to library

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The Community Storytelling Troupe will host a concert by professional storyteller Jack Maguire this Friday, Sept. 19 at 6:30 p.m. at the Andes Public Library’s interim venue at 295 Main Street (directly across the road from The Hunting Tavern and the bank).
Jack Maguire weaves spellbinding tales guaranteed to enchant listeners of all ages.  The author of the books “Creative Storytelling” and “The Power of Personal Storytelling,” Jack enjoys sharing original stories as well as his own wonderful interpretations of traditional tales.


Local teams suffer losses in early soccer matchups

By John Bernhardt
Monday’s 2-1 loss to Davenport was a gut check of sorts for the Andes boys’ soccer team. After dropping a hotly contested come-from-behind decision to the Wildcats, the Mountaineers need to take a hard look in the mirror and decide the team they would like to be.
For the first 25 minutes Monday, Andes looked like one of the Delaware League’s top tier teams. From the left wing, sophomore Eric Reed left his footprint on the first 15 minutes of the game. Reed’s left foot initiated four serious goal attempts.


Andes boys advance in Stamford Mayor's Cup Tournament

Soccer teams for several local schools took part in Stamford’s annual Mayor’s Cup tournament. Weekend games included second-round action including the semi-final round.


"Story Circle" starts September 15 at Andes Library

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The Community Storytelling Troupe invites you to join the “Story Circle,” an informal gathering of new and experienced storytellers.  Story Circle starts at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 15 at the Andes Public Library’s interim location at 295 Main Street in Andes (directly across the road from The Hunting Tavern and bank).


Storm water grants highlight funding from watershed corp.

The Catskill Watershed Corporation Board of Directors August 26 approved five grants – three to correct storm water problems and two to address streambank erosion that threatens property and public utilities.


Area girls' soccer teams look ahead to big season

By John Bernhardt
When Andes girls’ soccer coach Sandra Baldauf put away the balls at the end of the 2007 season she had reason to be optimistic about the fall of 2008. Baldauf would be losing only two girls to graduation. If she could pick up a handful of younger players, Baldauf anticipated a deep roster this fall. Sometimes funny things can happen on the way to the forum.


Book signing Sunday at Chace for new release

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Chace-Randall Gallery in Andes celebrates the publication of Inverna Lockpez’s new book, The Noble Barn on Sunday, Aug. 31 from 5 to 7 p.m. Ms. Lockpez will be signing books throughout the reception. Inverna Lockpez’s evocative portraits of Catskill barns reveal an integral part of our collective consciousness. Lockpez has chosen essayists whose writings combine a plea for historic preservation, poignant local history, and hope for the future of a diminished agricultural community.


McIntoshes play in Andes

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Ira & Laurie McIntosh will regale folks of all ages with their popular “Catskill Tales & Tunes” program at the Pleasant Valley Meeting Hall in Andes. Sponsored by the Andes Society for History & Culture, the concert will take place on Saturday, Aug. 30 at 7 p.m.


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