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Andes Rail Trail bird walk, April 26

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc. is sponsoring a spring bird walk on the Andes Rail Trail, Sun., April 26, 8 a.m. Participants should meet at the trailhead, 266 Depot St.  For directions, visit www.andesworks.com/rail-trail/.  This walk will follow a level former railroad bed for one mile, with a somewhat steeper section for a shorter distance.  The walk will last approximately 2 hours.  Early spring arrivals can be expected, including flycatchers, warblers, vireos, and possibly raptors and waterfowl.  For further information, contact Andy Mason, [email protected], (607) 652-2162.

Andes Rail Trail bird walk, April 26

The Delaware-Otsego Audubon Soc. is sponsoring a spring bird walk on the Andes Rail Trail, Sun., April 26, 8 a.m. Participants should meet at the trailhead, 266 Depot St.  For directions, visit www.andesworks.com/rail-trail/.  This walk will follow a level former railroad bed for one mile, with a somewhat steeper section for a shorter distance.  The walk will last approximately 2 hours.  Early spring arrivals can be expected, including flycatchers, warblers, vireos, and possibly raptors and waterfowl.  For further information, contact Andy Mason, [email protected], (607) 652-2162.

Portraits This Saturday 12/13/14 at The Andes Indoor Farmers Market

If you need a Facebook profile picture, headshot, or image for you Holiday card, stop by on Saturday. There is a $10 minimum donation that will go to the Andes Food bank.

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

How to spend Valentine's Day in the Catskills

Above: Miss Kitty's Saloon, one of the suites at the Roxbury Motel. Image via the Roxbury Motel website. 

According to legend, Saint Valentine was a pretty wild character who was incarcerated and executed for performing illegal marriages back in the third century, so there’s more to celebrate this Sunday, Feb. 14 than the memory of excruciating grade school card swaps.

So reclaim Valentine’s day from the mass-market chocolatiers and minions of mediocrity and celebrate his legacy of radical love with dining, partying, music and fun in the Catskills. Make a weekend of it: we’ve listed a few local hotels and inns that are running lovefest specials.

DELAWARE COUNTY  Read more

Teachout to run for 19th district, putting political spotlight on Catskills

Fordham University law professor Zephyr Teachout ended weeks of speculation on Monday, Jan. 25 by announcing her candidacy for outgoing Republican Congressman Chris Gibson’s 19th congressional district seat, which represents the Catskills and the Hudson Valley in New York.

Left: Zephyr Teachout. Photo by Digital Media, via Wikimedia Commons. 

Teachout’s announcement puts the Catskills region, formerly a gerrymandered political backwater before a judicial redistricting effort in 2012, at the center of New York State politics.  Read more

"Not your grandfather's Catskills:" Forum crosses county lines to talk tourism

Above: Tom Joyce of Andes in Delaware County, Lisa Lyons of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and Robert Eggleton of the town of Rockland in Sullivan County talk about a map of the Catskills at a Jan. 23 forum about tourism and economic development in the region. Photo by Rebecca Andre.

At a forum at the Catskill Center for Conservation and Development in the Delaware County town of Arkville on Saturday, Jan. 23, officials from four Catskills counties agreed that tourism is key to the economic future of the Catskills region.

"This is not your grandfather's Catskills," said Geddy Sveikauskas, who led the discussion. Sveikauskas is the founder of the Woodstock Times newspaper and a member of the board of the Catskill Center.

In front of an audience of 23 people, representatives from the town of Andes in Delaware County, the town of Hunter in Greene County, the hamlet of Livingston Manor in Sullivan County and the town of Woodstock in Ulster County brainstormed ways to work together to attract more tourists to the Catskills.  Read more

Zephyr Teachout greets Delaware Co. Democrats, mulls run for Congress

Above: Zephyr Teachout, right, a potential Democratic candidate for the 19th U.S. Congressional District seat, spoke with town of Andes Supervisor Bud Gladstone on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at a gathering in Delhi. Photo by Robert Cairns. 

Zephyr Teachout, the Fordham University professor who ran an unsuccessful primary campaign against Andrew Cuomo for governor of New York in 2014, is eyeing a run for the 19th U.S. Congressional District seat being vacated by Republican Rep. Chris Gibson.

Teachout, a Democrat, greeted about 50 supporters on Tuesday, Jan. 12 at the Shire Pub in Delhi. Despite a social media campaign by organizers of the event, Teachout said she had only expected to meet with Delaware County Democratic Committee Chairman Tom Schimmerling and “one or two other people.”

“I'm trying to decide whether I'm going to run for Congress,” she said.

She said, however, that she has not made that decision. “I have a timeline in my head which I'm not going to tell you, but I'll promise I'm going to decide within the next couple weeks.”  Read more

Squalls, wind and lake effect snow forecast for Catskills

Above: Radar shows a band of nasty winter weather heading for the Catskills on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 12. Image via NWS Binghamton.

Snow squalls, lake effect snow, high winds and general weather nastiness are forecast for portions of the Catskills this afternoon, Tuesday, Jan. 12, and into tonight and early tomorrow, Wednesday, Jan. 13. 

Three to six inches of lake effect snow may fall in the Schoharie Valley between 7 p.m. tonight and 7 a.m. tomorrow, according to the National Weather Service in Albany

Wind gusts up to 50 miles per hour may hit through the Catskills region between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. tomorrow, according to NWS Albany

Snow squalls bearing gusty winds and up to an inch of snow may appear throughout the entire Catskills region tonight, NWS Albany reports

Clearly, it's not a great night for travelling. We're already getting reports of crashes and overturned vehicles on Route 28 in Ulster County. Are you seeing crashes and trouble out there? Let us know. Email us or comment on this story. 

The ABCs of snowshoeing

Above: Snowshoes at Catskill Mountain Storehouse. Photo by Tim Luby. 

Now that winter has arrived in the Catskills in earnest, it’s time to break out the snowshoes. If you’ve never tried hiking with snowshoes, read on for a guide on how to choose, size and use this winter-weather hiking gear. Remember: If you can walk, you can snowshoe.

One of the first things you need to consider is the type of snowshoes to get. Snowshoes for local parks or trails or the rolling fairways of golf courses have some different characteristics from those designed for the steep terrain of mountain hiking. Forget about those attractive wooden snowshoes with the leather lacing. They belong above the fireplace in your family room or camp.

Size matters: Many retailers or online charts will ask how much you weigh and how heavy a pack you'll be carrying. That combined weight theoretically translates into the size of snowshoe you'll wear. However, unless you belong in the waif category, that formula will have you walking out of the store with a 28-inch or 30-inch pair of foot gondolas.  Read more

Edward Callahan, retired NYPD officer, dies in Andes

Above: Edward Callahan, left, with Joanne Callahan, his wife and co-owner of Callahan Catskill Real Esate, in a 2013 publicity photo for their business. Photo by Joe Damone. 

Edward “Eddie” P. Callahan, a beloved figure in the Delaware County town of Andes, died unexpectedly on Sunday, Jan. 3, 2016 at 3:30 a.m. He was 55 years old.

Callahan was a former New York City Police Department officer and survivor of 9/11 who moved to the Catskills after his retirement with his wife, Joanne Callahan, a longtime local realtor who survives him. Together, the Callahans ran Callahan Catskill Real Estate, based on Main Street in the Delaware County town of Andes, and are fun-loving fixtures in the community.  Read more

Feasting eagles

Volunteers with the Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society (DOAS) use wildlife cameras baited with deer carcasses on high ridges around the Catskills to photograph and count golden eagles passing through the region as they migrate each year.

These shots, from a camera located in the Delaware County town of Andes, were taken in late December 2015 and early January 2016 and show that golden eagles aren't the only animals attracted to food in the winter. The baiting stations regularly attract coyotes, bear, bobcats, crows and bald eagles. 

Thanks to Michael DiBenedetto, one of the DOAS volunteers, for the photographs. For more on the eagle tracking project, click here.

Where to celebrate New Year’s Eve in the Catskills

 

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Above: Just like Times Square, only smaller, Uptown Kingston's New Year's Eve features a ball drop, fireworks, a block party, burlesque, vaudeville, a speakeasy and fireworks. Photo via the BSP Lounge's Instagram page

Back in the day, bells rang out from town to town marking midnight and the changeover to a new year. Around the Catskills, you can say goodbye to 2015 with everything from accordions and contra dancing to sizzling soul and burlesque. There are ball drops and karaoke jams and feasts, feasts, feasts. Have a look at our five-county guide to the highlights, and see if we can’t lure you from your lair. All events take place on Thursday, Dec. 31 unless otherwise specified.

DELAWARE COUNTY

There’s a dinner buffet and DJ dance party happening at the Hanah Mountain Resort and Country Club in Margaretville, featuring prime rib for the adults, a kids’ menu and a complimentary glass of sparkling wine. Seating starts at 6 p.m.; music starts at 8 p.m. in the fireside lounge. Reservations required; call 1-800-752-6494.

O’Neill’s Shire Pub in Delhi will be rocking the old year out with specials and karaoke hosted by DJ Bangkok. The fun starts at 9 p.m. and goes on until 1 a.m. Call for reservations: 607-746-8758.

The Andes Hotel in Andes is throwing a New Year’s bash with a three-course sit-down feast and live music from Blues Maneuver. The festivities begin at 7 p.m. and continue through the “champagne hour.” You can bring the under-twelve-year-olds for half price.

GREENE COUNTY

They may be having a rather unusual season, but Greene County’s ski resorts will be kicking out the jams for the New Year.

At Hunter Mountain in Hunter, fun starts with DJ music at 2 p.m. and continues with music from the Hot Rods, a torchlight parade and fireworks. Van Winkle’s Restaurant will be serving a prix fixe New Year’s dinner--for that part of it you need to reserve by calling  518-263-4223 x3026.

Windham Mountain’s bash in Windham kicks off at 6 p.m. with kids’ entertainment at the Mountain Express Cafeteria. At 8 p.m., Screaming Broccoli will take the stage; at 9 p.m. there are fireworks and DJ Brian will keep it rockin’ after the band’s done. There’s also a Grand Dinner Buffet at Seasons; make reservations here.

Celebrate at the Bavarian Manor Inn in Purling with dinner out and/or an entire night of partying, up to and including spending the night at special holiday rates that include breakfast. There’s a dinner at 5:30 p.m. for those who don’t want to stay for the whole bash, which features the music of Nickel Candy and a free bottle of champagne for your midnight toast.

The Blackthorne Resort in East Durham will host a New Year’s Eve bash with the music of Southbound. Here, too, you can reserve a room for the night and revel to your heart’s content.

SCHOHARIE COUNTY

There will be a grand New Year's Eve Dinner & Celebration at the Bull's Head Inn in Cobleskill. Reserve your seats (call 518-234-1802) for the special four-course dinner being served from 5 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., then enjoy the live sounds of Jay “Diz” Dizacomo from 8:30 until “sometime in 2016.”

The American Hotel in Sharon Springs will be serving a five-course New Year’s Eve Dinner with seatings at 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. Call 518-284-2105 to reserve a table.

Come out and enjoy an Old World-flavored New Year’s Eve Celebration at A Taste of Europe in Cobleskill.   Read more

Finally, some snow

Above: An inch of snowy, icy slush is cause for celebration on Tuesday, Dec. 29. Photo via the Great Western Catskills Instagram account. 

After almost an entire December without snow, the Catskills got its first significant snowfall on Tuesday, Dec. 29. This is great news for the local ski mountains, which have been doing their best to make enough snow to cover the slopes on their own  Read more