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Pop Up Holiday Craft Market at the Andes Indoor Farmers Market

Pop up local craft market at the Andes Indoor Farmers Market, 143 Main St (across from the Andes Hotel). Saturday, December 6 & 13, 10AM to 3PM. In addition to our farm food vendors, we'll have local crafts people selling their wares for the Holiday season. Come celebrate with us! 

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

Thanksgiving feasts around the Catskills

Above: A trio of Catskills turkeys in 2008. Photo by Kristine Paulus, via Flickr. 

Ah, gratitude. We all know it’s the right spirit to maintain, there’s a science supporting its benefits, and yet it can be so easy to lose track of in everyday life. How nice it is that we’ve got a holiday devoted to turning our thoughts in that general direction.

And most surely we have plenty to be thankful for around here. Besides the beauty of early winter in the mountains, we have neighbors busy organizing feasts like the ones that follow. If you don’t feel like organizing your own this year, here are the folks who’ve got you covered. Happy Thanksgiving; here at the Watershed Post, we’re grateful for you.  Read more

The snow's finally falling

Above: Photo of snow accumulation in Monticello on Nov. 26, 2014 by John (aka Catskill Photography) and shared in our Flickr pool.

Our expected snowstorm arrived this morning, Nov. 26, with flakes falling in earnest around 9:50 a.m. at the Watershed Post HQ in Margaretville.   Read more

Cuomo: State is "prepared to close I-84" on Wednesday morning

Image: New York State Governor's Office.

Update, 10:00 p.m.: According to a statement issued by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office late Tuesday evening, commercial traffic will be banned from I-84 in New York State as of 7 a.m. on Wednesday. Long tandem vehicles will also be banned from parts of the New York State Thruway (I-90 and I-87) starting Wednesday at 7 a.m.

New York State may shut down I-84 in the Hudson Valley as early as 7 a.m. on Wednesday morning if an impending snowstorm makes travel dangerous, according to a statement released Tuesday, Nov. 25 by Gov. Andrew Cuomo's office.   Read more

The snowstorm looms

Above: Snowfall predictions for the Catskills, via the National Weather Service's Binghamton office

The forecasts for a whammy of a winter storm are getting more serious: Delaware, Greene, Schoharie, Sullivan and Ulster counties are all under a winter storm warning issued by the National Weather Service.

The NWS predicts eight to 14 inches of snow in the eastern Catskills and five to 12 inches in the western Catskills. The white stuff will pile up in earnest throughout the day beginning at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26, with accumulation rates of one to two inches per hour.    Read more

This weekend: Shop local, shop the Catskills

Above: The Hudson Valley Hullabaloo features indie crafters and makers selling their wares in Kingston. One of the many vendors that will be there this weekend is Wishbone Letterpress, which is run by the Hullabaloo's founder and co-organizer Danielle Bliss and her husband Joe Venditti. They make snazzy cards like the one you see above. Photo via the Hullabaloo blog. 

Giving gifts to loved ones is great fun. Getting those gifts is great fun too, when you stay clear of the mass markets and head instead to the local merchants and makers. Supporting those folks makes our communities better all year long.

Here, then, is the first installment of our Catskills holiday season shopping guide to where and when you’ll find the good fresh local stuff among smiling faces. We'll be posting each week with events to check out around the region. Want even more things to do? Check out our ever-updating Catskills events calendar  Read more

Number of reservoir boaters grows; majority are locals

Above: A paddler heads down to the shore of the Pepacton Reservoir during the 2014 boating season. Photo via the NYC DEP's Flickr page. 

In the three years since the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) opened four of its upstate reservoirs to recreational boating, the number of people taking advantage of the program has steadily grown.

On Nov. 13, the DEP released its statistics for the 2014 season, which lasted from Memorial Day to Labor Day, with the announcement that visits to the Pepacton, Neversink, Schoharie and Cannonsville Reservoirs have hit a new all-time high of 1,182. 

In 2013, the total number of visits to all reservoirs was 1,074. That's a 10 percent rise, which is better than the average stock market return.  Read more

A Catskills rhapsody: "To Be Forever Wild"

David Becker released "To Be Forever Wild," a documentary film about the Catskills, in the summer of 2014. The project has been four years in the making—we interviewed Becker back in 2012 about his plans for the film, which was shot and edited collaboratively with the help of a large crew of volunteers. This fall, Jenna Scherer, our arts correspondent, got to watch the finished product. Here's her review. - Ed. 

The Catskill Mountains are hundreds of millions of years old, formed by eons of sedimentary accumulation, continental collision, glacial erosion and deforestation. But for every new generation that claps eyes on the region, it’s something brand new.

That sense of novelty and aw-shucks wonder is the engine that fuels "To Be Forever Wild," filmmaker David Becker’s new documentary about the Catskills and the way they make people feel.

Left: Director David Becker, photographed at Dibble's Quarry in the Catskill Mountains.

The film covers 12 days in the lives of Becker his crew, a group of young artists, filmmakers and musicians—mostly from New York City—as they head north to do the mountain thing. Along the way, they rub elbows with knowledgeable locals versed in everything from geology to fly-fishing—and, of course, Sullivan County homeowner and movie star Mark Ruffalo.

As a director, Becker goes out of his way to capture a sense of motion and life, taking the camera on cliff jumps off the edge of waterfalls, on zip-line rides through the tree canopy, and careening down scenic sunlit highways.

The in-between moments in this movie are about the crew finding creative inspiration in their surroundings: folky jam sessions around a campfire, sketches at Artist Rock in Greene County, and antique-camera photos of swimmin’ holes.

This can all feel a little precious at times, but fortunately, that’s not the meat and potatoes of the film. That would be Becker’s motley mix of interview subjects, who all get jazzed about the Catskills in different ways.

Among them are natural historian Michael Kudish, who leads the film crew into the woods as he cores a bog; Ellen Kalish of the Ravensbeard Wildlife Center in Saugerties, who rehabilitates injured owls and hawks; and Lama Karma, a monk from Woodstock’s Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Monastery, who emigrated to the region from Tibet. The diversity of perspectives gives you an appreciation of just how many different ways there are to look at a place like this.

Becker's muse is 19th-century naturalist John Burroughs, the Catskills’ own famous essayist and conservationist. But "Forever Wild’s" spirit is closer to that of a group of little kids who appear early in the film, waxing rhapsodic about sticks.

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Catskill Watershed Corporation bristles at Eldridge over comments

Former congressional hopeful Sean Eldridge has drawn the ire of the Catskill Watershed Corporation (CWC) with his comments about economic development in the New York City watershed.

Eldridge, a Democrat, lost the race for New York State's 19th Congressional District to Republican incumbent Chris Gibson on Nov. 4. 

Before the election, Eldridge gave an interview to the Watershed Post where he discussed the importance of lending money to small businesses in the Catskills.  Read more

Gibson leads by large margins; Eldridge concedes

Republican Congressman Chris Gibson kept his seat in New York's 19th Congressional District with large leads over Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge on Tuesday, Nov. 4. 

In a statement emailed to the press at 10:42 p.m. on election night, Eldridge conceded the race to Gibson, saying that he was "proud of the issues we focused on in this race."

Gibson had a hefty lead over Eldridge in early election results: at 10:30 p.m., with fewer than half of the precincts in the 19th District reporting, Gibson had 62 percent of the vote overall, while Eldridge had 35 percent.

In the Catskills counties that reported unofficial results before 11 p.m., Gibson won by even larger margins: 61 precent of the vote in Sullivan County, 74 percent in Greene County, and 79 percent in Schoharie County.

Gibson emailed a victory statement at 11:01 p.m., thanking voters and citing broad support for his campaign "across party lines." Gibson said that his first act will be to shepherd a Lyme Disease bill into law. 

Here are the statements from the two candidates in full:   Read more

Election 2014: Gibson and Eldridge talk Catskills issues

Above: Chris Gibson, the Republican incumbent (left) and Sean Eldridge, the Democratic challenger (right).

On Tuesday, Nov. 4, voters go to the polls to decide who will win the race for New York's 19th Congressional District: incumbent Republican Congressman Chris Gibson or Democratic challenger Sean Eldridge.

Gibson, who was first elected in 2010, once represented a territory that was solidly Republican. But after New York's congressional lines were redrawn in 2012, his district shifted to include some of the left-leaning Hudson Valley lowlands once represented by former Congressman Maurice Hinchey.

The new 19th District is now a swing district. Democrat Barack Obama won it in the 2012 presidential race, but Republican Gibson beat Democrat Julian Schreibman for its congressional seat that same year.  Read more