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Dancing in Ballantine Park 8/9/14

Dancers, choreographers, film artists and musicians will transform the beautiful creek side Ballantine Park in Andes into unexpected landscapes of movement, image and sound in the second annual Dancing in the Park event, as part of Andes Community Day, August 9, 2014 from 11:45am-1:30pm.

 

This year’s event will include physical theater, choreographed and improvised dances, film/sculpture installations, live music, presented by renowned professional artists as well as children and adults from the area who have come together in celebration of art-making inspired by the treasured outdoor site.

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BUSINESS FOR LEASE – ANDES, NY General Store, Gas Station, Deli, Restaurant & Apartment

BUSINESS FOR LEASE – ANDES, NY

General Store, Gas Station, Deli, Restaurant & Apartment

103 Main St (State Route 28) Andes, NY 13731

Completely Turn-Key
Excellent Location
Only Gas in Hamlet
Full Deli & Restaurant
Pizza
Bakery
Soft Serve Ice Cream
Cigarettes
NYS Lottery
Propane & Ice
Streamside Dining
Reservoir Steam Cleaning
Hamlet Water & Sewer
National Brand Gasoline
Plenty of Parking
Store – 3,300 square feet
Apartment – 2,464 sqft.
Includes All FF&E
Walk-in Cooler & Freezer
Inventory Available  Read more

New York Invasive Species Awareness Week

The mission of New York Invasive Species Awareness Week is to promote knowledge and understanding of invasive species to h elp stop their spread by engaging citizens in a wide range of activities across the state and encouraging them to take action. Please join in the fun and help out with the effort!  Activities of all kinds take place July 6th- July 12th. Check out nyis.info and click on the logo for more information!

Andes Indoor Farmers Market

Also open Memorial Day, May 26, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Vendors Wanted

Free WiFi

Dedicated 5,000 square feet of heated indoor open space with high ceiling (open rain or shine!)

Center of town on Main St (Route 28) in Hamlet of Andes

Men’s and Women’s rooms for Vendors and Customers

Adjoining stream side outdoor area available for Vendors and Customers

Planned 20-C licensed commercial community kitchen available for Vendor use  Read more

Wanted: movers for Andes Community Day event

WANTED:

Folks interested in participating in structured movement performance events, directed by David Capps, for Andes Community Day, 8/9/14, part of the second annual “Dancing in the Park” event in Ballantine Park.

No “dance” experience necessary – all you need is a spirit of adventurousness and a reasonably willing body that you can trust to do at least one of the following:

walk,

sit and stand,

roll on the ground.

That’s it.

We’ll get together periodically (4-5 times, mostly in June/July/August, as conveniently to everyone’s schedules as possible, for perhaps 1.5 hours each time) in the Andes environs to “rehearse” and prepare, but the idea is to have fun, explore some potentialities of moving together, and to bring something to Community Day that is, in the simplest sense, beautiful.

Please contact David Capps with expressions of interest and any questions:

[email protected]  Read more

Town of Andes Transfer Station Permits

Attention Town of Andes Residents.  Please be advised that the Andes Town Board has passed a local law concerning the permitted use of the Andes Transfer Station.  Decals must be purchased and placed on all vehicles wishing to use the transfer station prior to January 1, 2014.  Read more

Thank you, from Tina M. Moshier

I would like to thank all of you who supported me in the recent election, it really means a lot to me. I would also like to assure everyone else that I will do everything I can to help you.

Respectfully, Tina M. Moshier

The Andes Republican Candidates respectfully ask for your support!

Experience
Dedication
Integrity
 
Reelect 
 
Martin A. Donnelly--Supervisor
 
Martin Liddle--Councilman
 
Daniel Grommeck--Councilman
 
Michael McAdams--Highway Superintendent
 
Tina Moshier--Assessor
 
Joseph Grieco--Justice 
 
Nicholas Burton--Justice
 
Please join us in voting on November 5th, 2013
 

Business for Lease -- Andes NY

General Store, Gas Station, Deli, Restaurant & Apartment 

103 Main St (State Route 28) Andes, NY 13731

Completely Turn-Key

Excellent Location

Only Gas in Hamlet

Full Deli & Restaurant Pizza

On Premise Beer License (all licenses will have to be obtained by the new business)

Bakery

NYS Lottery

Propane & Ice

Streamside Dining

Pepacton Steam Cleaning

Hamlet Water & Sewer

National Brand Gasoline

Plenty of Parking  Read more

CATSKILLS EVENT - SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH KICKING OFF JULY 7th AND RUNNING THROUGH SEPT 1st AT THE ANDES HOTEL

 

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH KICKING OFF JULY 7th AND RUNNING THROUGH SEPT 1st

Serving from our great brunch & lunch menu and featuring different duos on Sundays including Lindsey Webster, Dave Krajicek, Ann Osmond & Dennis Yerry and Charka. Music between 11am and 2pm. Serving 10am and 4pm.  Outdoor dining available.  Offerings include eggs bene, pancakes, house made hash & eggs, local burger, smoked trout and much more.  Great seasonal specials every week.  

 

WE’LL TREAT YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Eat a free entrée, lunch or dinner, on your birthday.  ID required!

FREE POOL MONDAYS & SUNDAYS!

Just ask your server for the quarters and play all day long!

110 Main St, Andes, NY  13731  T845-676-3980  www.andeshotel.com

 

CATSKILLS EVENT - ANDES HOTEL HOSTING TRIVIA NIGHTS ON THURSDAYS FOR JULY AND AUGUST!

 

7.11-8.29 EVERY THURSDAY-TRIVIA NITE, 7pm 

Every Thursday at 7pm in the Tavern with host Cara Vaughan.  Teams of 1 to 7 people. Great prizes for each round and final.  Winners get their bill slashed in half!  No reservations needed. 

WE’LL TREAT YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!  Eat a free entrée, lunch or dinner, on your birthday.  ID required!

FREE POOL MONDAYS & SUNDAYS! Just ask your server for the quarters and play all day long!

110 Main St, Andes, NY  13731  T845-676-3980  www.andeshotel.com

 

 

CATSKILLS EVENT - CANS & CLAMS KICKS OFF MAY 24TH WITH A GREAT MUSIC LINE AND NEW FOOD OFFERINGS AT THE ANDES HOTEL!

 

CANS & CLAMS FRIDAYS KICKING OFF MAY 24th!

Gearing up for another fun filled Cans & Clams series already.  Outside in our Summer Shack every Friday of May 24th-Aug 30st 6pm to 9pm!  Live music every week, $6.50 bags of clams, $3 cans of beers.  Enjoy the summer air, toss some shoes, listen to some tunes and eat some clams.  Also coming at you this season in Summershack and as specials in the restaurant and tavern is Andes BBQ Company featuring smoked ribs, brisket, housemade sausages and much more.  No reservations needed.  Just come on down!

May 24th, Just Throw Money, www.justthrowmoney.net

May 31st, David Kriaai & Amy Laber www.david kraai.com

June 7th, The Decadence Duo www.reverbnation.com/thedecadence

June 14th, John Scarpulla & Jason Panucci, Check them out on facebook!  Read more

CATSKILLS EVENT - 5.12-MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH LINDSEY WEBSTER AT THE ANDES HOTEL

 

5.12-MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH LINDSEY WEBSTER

Jazz from 12:30am to 3:30pm.  Brunch from noon to 4pm. Great two course special Mother’s Day brunch.  $22 pp.  Reservations suggested.

 

WE’LL TREAT YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Eat a free entrée, lunch or dinner, on your birthday.  ID required!

FREE POOL MONDAYS & SUNDAYS!

Just ask your server for the quarters and play all day long!

110 Main St, Andes, NY  13731  T845-676-3980  www.andeshotel.com

 

CATSKILLS EVENT - 5.12-MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH LINDSEY WEBSTER AT THE ANDES HOTEL

 

5.12-MOTHER’S DAY JAZZ BRUNCH WITH LINDSEY WEBSTER

Jazz from 12:30am to 3:30pm.  Brunch from noon to 4pm. Great two course special Mother’s Day brunch.  $22 pp.  Reservations suggested.

 

WE’LL TREAT YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Eat a free entrée, lunch or dinner, on your birthday.  ID required!

FREE POOL MONDAYS & SUNDAYS!

Just ask your server for the quarters and play all day long!

110 Main St, Andes, NY  13731  T845-676-3980  www.andeshotel.com

 

CATSKILLS EVENT-COMEDY NIGHT AT THE ANDES HOTEL MAY 11TH

 

5.11 – COMEDY NITE RETURNS AT THE ANDES HOTEL!!!

Joanne Genelle and two great new comics hit the stage at 7pm for another hilariously funny comedy show. $10 cover.  Reservation suggested.

 

WE’LL TREAT YOU FOR YOUR BIRTHDAY!

Eat a free entrée, lunch or dinner, on your birthday.  ID required!

FREE POOL MONDAYS & SUNDAYS!

Just ask your server for the quarters and play all day long!

 

110 Main St, Andes, NY  13731  T845-676-3980  www.andeshotel.com

 

 

 

5.10-THE WOEDOGGIES LIVE IN THE TAVERN-7pm-10pm-The Andes Hotel

5.10-THE WOEDOGGIES LIVE IN THE TAVERN-7pm-10pm

The Woedoggies play classic, simple, honest, acoustic country. Based in

northern Vermont the Woedoggies are a 3-piece string band made up of Vermont music veterans Peter Riley on bass and vocals (Breakaway and The X-Rays), Rudy Dauth on lead guitar and vocals (Pulse Prophets) and Wylie Shipman on rhythm guitar and vocals.

Community Day 2012

Donate to the Binnekill Business Council Toys for Tots toy drive

The Binnekill Business Council (formerly ShopMargaretville) is organizing a toy drive to help re-stock the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation warehouse in Brooklyn, which lost 1,000 toys to Sandy floodwaters. Brand new toys are being accepted at locations across the Catskills beginning on November 17. Locations include the Bed and Bath Shoppe and the Commons in Margaretville, The Tinder Box and Wadler Brothers hardware store in Fleischmanns, the Andes Hotel in Andes, Quarltere's Nursery in Roxbury and NBT Bank in Grand Gorge. 

More info: http://brooklyn-ny.toysfortots.org/local-coordinator-sites/lco-sites/default.aspx  Read more

Announcing the kick off our Sunday Jazz Brunches @ The Andes Hotel July & Aug

SUNDAY JAZZ BRUNCH KICKING OFF JULY 1st AND RUNNING THROUGH SEPT 2ND

Serving from our great brunch menu and featuring different duos each week including Dave Krajicek, Lindsey Webster, Lou Smalldone, Kristina Johnson, Ann Osmond & Dennis Yerry and Chakra. Music between 11:30am and 2:30. Serving between 10am and 4pm

July 1st Lindsey Webster & Keith Slattery
"Unbeleivable" "Pure Talent" "Huge Voice" "Norah Jones meets Aretha Franklin on steroids" "A pure joy to work with" - These are some of the quotes from Lindsey Webster's fans. An accomplished classical cellist, singer/songwriter and vocalist from Woodstock, NY, returns to the Andes Hotel with Keith Slattery on keyboard. Lindsey has performed all over the country with various different artists such as - 18 time grammy Award winning Jimmy Sturr Orchestra, Michael Dell Orchestra, Tommy Cash, Four Guys in Disguise, Mark Sly, Rupert Holmes to name a few.


For information about Lindsey, visit her website at www.lindseywebstermusic.com

Gotta Band? Want to perform?

 

Andes ‘Battle of the Bands’ – July 14, 2012

A Music Competition with Cash Prizes!!!

The Andes ‘Battle of the Bands’ will be held at the Andes outdoor fire pavilion on Tremperskill Road, at 2pm on July 14th. Admission is free.  BBQ & drinks available.

This is a competitive musical event for our youth, open to contestants ranging in age from teen to 25 years old. Prizes: 1st  $250,  2nd  $100,  3rd  $50.  Winners will be chosen by the audience, so come and ROOT for your favorites.

P2 and Avid Rox will perform! Gotta Band?  Want to perform? Gotta be a Band: Bands must consist of at least 2 members and 2 instruments. Entries must be made by June 30th and include name of band, names and ages of performers, and a contact telephone number. Contact [email protected], or[email protected] OR mail to Andes Battle of the Bands / PO Box 342 / Andes, NY 13731.   Read more

Sharing school services is on the table again in western Catskills

Above: Andes Central School's tiny graduating class of 2014. Photo by Joe Damone of Joe Damone Photography

A long-stalled conversation about sharing school services is being revived at a meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 22 in the Delaware County village of Margaretville, prompted by the departure of Margaretville Central School's superintendent this fall. 

The meeting, initially intended as a discussion about Margaretville's next superintendent, has become an impromptu regional summit on the painful issue of rising costs and declining enrollment in Catskills schools. Officials from four Catskills school systems in three counties will attend. 

No one in Margaretville has seriously considered sharing services since 2010, when a proposal to share sports teams with the neighboring Andes Central School caused an uproar.   Read more

New York Times' "Living City" explores NYC's water supply

Up here in the Catskills, in the heart of New York City's vast rural watershed, it's impossible to forget that one lives in the middle of the city's water supply. The city's huge reservoirs dominate the landscape. Watershed affairs dominate local politics. New York City's watershed police patrol along sleepy back roads a hundred miles from Manhattan.

For most downstate New Yorkers, though, water is just a thing that comes out of the tap. This week, the New York Times introduced its readers to their astonishing water system in "Living City," a video series that explores some of the wonders of urban engineering that make life in our nation's largest city possible.  Read more

Flash flood watch for the western Catskills

Above: Rains will move across New York on Wednesday night, Oct. 15, according to a radar image posted on NWS Binghamton's Facebook page. 

Flooding on smaller tributaries and streams may occur in Delaware and Sullivan counties in the western Catskills throughout the night on Wednesday, Oct. 15 and into the following morning, according to NY-Alert and the National Weather Service in Binghamton. 

NWS Binghamton issued a flash flood watch at 4:18 p.m., to last through late morning on Thursday, Oct. 16:  Read more

Columbus Day Weekend in the Catskills: Fests, food, fiddlers and foliage

Can you flip a tractor tire? Test your mettle at the Farm Olympics, happening this weekend at the annual Taste of the Catskills festival in Delhi. Photo by Eamon Queeney.

Columbus Day Weekend is coming up, and the Catskills are making the most of summer's last hurrah.  

If you're a Catskills local, you've been living in a slow-mo fireworks display for a couple of weeks now, as maples, beeches, birches and oaks erupt in a dazzling riot of fall color. This weekend brings peak foliage to the lower elevations of the Catskills and the Hudson Valley -- and while the high-elevation slopes are just a little past peak, there is still plenty of brilliant color all around.

Lark in the Park, a ten-day, Catskills-wide celebration of the great outdoors, wraps up on Monday. Between now and then are dozens of guided hikes, paddles, outdoor volunteer opportunities and more, ranging from family-friendly woods walks to off-trail bushwhacks for experienced outdoorsfolk. Choose your own adventure from our special Lark in the Park calendar  Read more

Unfiltered minerals in Catskills water are the key to NYC's bagels

Above: A bagel with lox from H&H Bagels Midtown East. Photo by Flickr user Kenneth Lu.

A story by the business news site Quartz on Oct. 7 confirmed what New Yorkers already know: The secret to NYC's bagels is in the water. 

Bagel entrepreneurs are so desperate to mimic NYC's water that they have spent years and lots of cash adding those minerals back into their own water in places like Denver and Florida, Quartz reports.

The site interviews Josh Pollack, a bagel maker in Denver, who has developed a secret formula to put NYC-style water into his bagels:

“It’s mainly New York’s watershed program that’s the difference,” he says of the initiative that protects the region’s natural water sources, enabling local utilities to minimally-process the city’s drinking water. “They don’t use a sediment filter for their water, so a lot of the minerals that come from the reservoirs, as a result of those watershed protections, are still in the water." ...  Read more

Stayin' Alive: Don't Get Burned

Gianna Muellerleile tries on firefighter gear at her preschool in 2013. Photo by Jake Millman at Beginnings Preschool in Boiceville.

Not only is this week Fire Prevention Week, but Gov. Andrew Cuomo has just declared that today, Oct. 7, is Firefighter Appreciation Day. To mark the occasion, we've asked Rich Muellerleile, a firefighter, paramedic, and longtime Watershed Post columnist to give us a few fire safety tips. Read all installments of Rich's column, Stayin' Alive, by clicking here. - Ed. 

“In the first Place, as an Ounce of Prevention is worth a Pound of Cure, I would advise 'em to take care how they suffer living Coals in a full Shovel, to be carried out of one Room into another, or up or down Stairs, unless in a Warmingpan shut; for Scraps of Fire may fall into Chinks and make no Appearance until Midnight; when your Stairs being in Flames, you may be forced, (as I once was) to leap out of your Windows, and hazard your Necks to avoid being oven-roasted.” – An old citizen

As incredible as it may seem, this quote, which begins with a familiar household adage and was published as an anonymous letter in the Pennsylvania Gazette in 1735, was actually written by the newspaper's publisher, Benjamin Franklin.

Franklin's letter was a succinct and relevant fire safety message that, for the most part, does not apply to our present day – unless you routinely carry hot coals from room to room to keep comfortable. (After all, we are in the Catskills.)

It is without doubt, however, that the "Ounce of Prevention" axiom holds resoundingly true in many of the things we do from day-to-day. No matter what calamity you deal with, it is much more easily addressed by preventing it altogether than having to deal with its aftermath.

Enter the annual tradition of Fire Prevention Week, which falls on Oct. 5 - 11 this year.

National Fire Prevention Week is not just a local fire department showing up at your elementary school and conducting a fire drill. According to the National Archives and Records Administration's Library Information Center, Fire Prevention Week is the longest running public health and safety observance on record.  Read more

The new hunter-gatherers: Foraging in the Catskills

Above: An Autumn Olive (Wildberry) Mojito. Photo courtesy of Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower. Make your own with the recipe at the bottom of this story.

Foraging for food that grows wild has long been a hobby for nature lovers out walking in the woods. But increasingly, more people are doing what their primitive ancestors did: picking up their spades and baskets and searching out edible flowers, leaves, roots, shoots, nuts and berries.

Left: Dina Falconi, a Catskills forager. 

Two upstate women—Dina Falconi and Marguerite Uhlmann-Bower—are leading the march into the forests and meadows. According to them, there’s plenty of free food out there for the picking; you just need to know what to look for.

Falconi, a Marbletown resident who grew up in New York City, has been steeped in the world of wild-plant identification, foraging and cooking for 30 years now. But growing up, she had no idea what was waiting out in the woods.  Read more

This weekend: Reservoir Cleanup Day

A boat launches from Chandlers Cove boat launch on the Neversink Reservoir in 2012. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Grimes.

The New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and a slew of other groups and volunteers will fan out across the Catskills on Sunday, Oct. 5 to clean up four of the NYC reservoirs -- the Pepacton, the Cannonsville, the Neversink, and the Rondout -- as part of a statewide effort to clean up New York's waterways and beaches. 

Volunteers are welcome at the litter pick-ups, according to a press release from the DEP. Captains in charge of each reservoir will meet volunteers at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 5 and will clean until 3 p.m.

Captains and locations for the four Catskills clean-up groups are below:

Cannonsville Reservoir: The cleanup effort will be led by Tina James, who leads the Future Farmers of America program at the Walton Central School District, and Nick Barone, president of the Deposit Chamber of Commerce. Volunteers will meet at Chamberlain Brook.

Neversink Reservoir: The cleanup effort will be led by Boy Scout Troop 97 in Neversink, which is run by Keith Mentnech. Volunteers will meet at the information kiosk on Route 55.  Read more

Man on probation charged with dealing heroin in Walton

Delaware County Sheriff's deputies and police from the village of Walton arrested 51-year-old James J. McGinn on Thursday, Sept. 26 and charged him with heroin trafficking, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

This is the second felony drug charge for McGinn, who is serving a three-year probation sentence out of New York City in connection with a 2012 Queens County narcotic drug possession charge.

The Delaware County Sheriff's Office began investigating McGinn shortly before the 2012 charges, according to the press release. Last week, it charged McGinn with two class B felony counts of criminal sale of a controlled substance in the third degree. The sales reportedly took place in the village of Walton.

McGinn was arraigned on Friday, Sept. 26 in Delaware County Court and sent to the Delaware County Jail on $20,000 cash bail or $40,000 bond.

Explore the Catskills: Lark in the Park 2014

Above: “Big Indian Leaves,” taken in Big Indian by Michael LoBianco, the 4th Place winner in the 2014 Catskills Great Outdoor Experience Photo Contest.

The trees are popping into color like popcorn. If you haven't wandered somewhere outside in the Catskills yet this fall, get out there. 

Need a nudge? That's why the Catskill Mountain Club, the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the New York New-Jersey Trail Conference throw the annual Lark in the Park.

The Lark is a series of outdoor activities led by experienced hikers, paddlers, cyclists and anglers throughout the Catskills region between October 4 and Columbus Day, which falls on October 13 this year.

We've put together a calendar of the dozens of hikes, paddles, food tastings, movie screenings, bike rides, and picnics that make up this year's Lark in the Park festivities.   Read more