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WJFF: NOMINATE A COMMUNITY LEADER!

 On Saturday, August 20th WJFF will honor volunteers and community members who have made an extraordinary impact on the WJFF listening area at a special Awards Night at Mr. Willy's in Monticello, NY.  Read more

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.

   Read more

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

How to stay safe in Catskills black bear country

Above: A black bear in the Catskills. Photo by Rebecca Andre.

Spring in the Catskills is a breathtaking season of roaring waterfalls, eagles taking flight and pastures covered in blooming wildflowers—and, thanks to our resident black bear population, of overturned trash cans, destroyed bird feeders and dented vehicles.

In May, Region 4 of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, which covers a portion of the Catskills, received dozens of complaints about bears, according to Joshua Choquette, a DEC wildlife technician. By May 23, the agency had received 54 complaints about bears from its nine counties, Choquette said.

The majority of the complaints the DEC receives each year are calls from homeowners reporting that their trash or bird feeder is being feasted upon by a local black bear, according to Choquette.

But about 20 percent of the calls each year are of a more serious nature, with a bear causing damage to vehicles, property or agriculture, he said.

Above: A black bear and a cub stop traffic in the Ulster County hamlet of Phoenicia around 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 8. Photo by Burr Hubbell.  Read more

Dozens of Memorial Day events kick off summer in the Catskills

Above: An honor guard leads the 2015 Liberty Memorial Day Parade. Photo by John Kocijanski of Catskill Photography, shared in the Watershed Post's Flickr pool.

Memorial Day Weekend 2016 brings a flood of enticing opportunities to come together, celebrate, and get the Catskills summer season started off right. Here’s our five-county guide to what’s happening where from Friday, May 27 to Monday, May 30.

DELAWARE COUNTY

Parades and Ceremonies:

Roxbury 

Parade: May 30, 9:30 a.m., Route 30 North

Grand Gorge 

Parade: May 30, 11 a.m., Route 23 West  Read more

John Faso: Experienced politician faces voters who are fed up with "insiders"

Above: John Faso. Image via the Faso campaign.

In the increasingly negative race to replace retiring Republican Congressman Chris Gibson in New York's 19th Congressional District, former State Assembly Minority Leader John Faso has all the hallmarks of a traditional general election contender. But that might not help him, because 2016 is no traditional election year.

Nationally, maverick candidate Donald Trump has ousted more traditional Republican candidates from the race for president. In the race for the 19th Congressional District, which represents the Catskills and Hudson Valley, Faso’s opponents hope to do the same to him.

Faso, a Republican, began his campaign for Congress with high name recognition and a time-tested fundraising apparatus. He spent 16 years in the New York State Assembly from 1987 to 2002 and made an unsuccessful GOP gubernatorial bid in 2006 against Democrat Elliot Spitzer.

Now, Faso's status as an experienced politician and elected official has become both a blessing and a curse.  Read more

Andes man charged with heroin possession

A 52-year-old Andes man is being held on $250,000 cash bail in the Delaware County Correctional Facility for allegedly possessing 30 bags of heroin in his car and for reportedly bringing a minor child along while trying to buy heroin last fall, according to a press release from the Delaware County Sheriff's Office.

Left: Leland Liddle. Image via the Delaware County Sheriff's Office. 

Leland J. "Lee" Liddle of Andes was stopped in the village of Delhi on Thursday, April 21 for a minor traffic infraction, police say. During the traffic stop, police allegedly found 30 baggies of heroin in the vehicle.

Police had been watching Liddle since at least last fall, when they say they observed him and a minor child waiting in a vehicle at the Unadilla Fishing Access parking area in the town of Sidney to meet with a drug dealer from Queens.  Read more

Presidential primary day in the Catskills

Above: Photo by Justin Grimes, via Flickr. 

For New York state voters who are registered with a political party, today--April 19, 2016--is the day to vote in New York state's presidential primary election.

It's one of the most exciting primary races in years, with Donald Trump expecting a landslide of Republican votes in his race against Ted Cruz and John Kasich while Hilary Clinton dukes it out with Bernie Sanders for the state's Democratic voters. 

The national and international press is watching New York voters--including some in the Catskills--as they go to the polls today.  Read more

Delaware County will tax commercial solar farms

Above: Michael Sabansky, Delaware County's director of real property tax services, gave a presentation on solar farms to the Delaware County Board of Supervisors on April 13. Photo by Robert Cairns. 

With the possibility of commercial solar electricity generation coming to Delaware County, the Delaware County Board of Supervisors has taken steps to make sure that solar developers pay property taxes.

The board, at its meeting on Wednesday, April 13, adopted a resolution to enter into “host community benefit” agreements for commercial solar installations. The resolution circumvents state rules, which provide property tax exemptions for such installations for 15 years.

Michael Sabansky, the county's director of real property tax services, said that 6,500 letters have been sent to Delaware County landowners soliciting leases for solar installations.

“I'm sure we're going to get a few in the county,” he said. “We do have lots of land and lots of power lines.”  Read more

Catskill Park passed over in New York budget, again

Above: Rick Roberts, the president of the Catskill Mountain Club, advocating for dedicated funding for the Catskill Park in the 2016-2017 New York state budget in Rep. Kevin Cahill's office on Feb. 9, 2016. Photo by Julia Reischel. 

Despite months of fierce lobbying in Albany, advocates for the Catskills region of New York did not convince lawmakers to earmark a package of funds for the Catskill Park in the 2016-2017 New York state budget, which was hammered into agreement in the wee hours of Friday, April 1.

Advocates for the Catskills spent the first months of 2016 lobbying hard for the state to create $4 million line item for the Catskill Park in the Environmental Protection Fund (EPF), a request they have repeated for years. 

On Feb. 9, during a Catskill Park Awareness Day lobbying event, about 60 people representing the Catskills went door-to-door among legislative offices in Albany to urge lawmakers to commit dedicated funding to the region.   Read more

Trout season opens across the Catskills

Above: "Peter with a Brown Trout,” by Joan Challacombe, one of the runners-up in the 2015 Catskills Outdoor Guide Photo Contest. (The 2016 photo contest ends tonight, so enter now!) 

It's the first day of fishing season in the Catskills, and the oddly warm weather should be especially inviting to anglers across the region today.

The annual first cast at Junction Pool on the Beaverkill happened this morning in the Sullivan County town of Roscoe--aka "Trout Town USA"--at 7:30 a.m., and the celebrations continue all weekend with dinners and fly-tying celebrations, according to the Roscoe NY website.

Trout Unlimited - The Way of a Trout from Bill Strockbine on Vimeo.

Above: A vintage 1969 video made by Trout Unlimited about the life cycle of the trout. Thanks to the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited for sharing. 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation 2016 Coldwater Fishing Forecast reports that fishing in the East and West Branches of the Delaware River in the western Catskills should improve this year because of improvements to the stream habitats for fish: 

Two new in-stream habitat improvement structures were installed in the East Branch tailwaters near Shinhopple and the Tomannex State Forest. The rock and wood structures are intended to provide cover where trout habitat has historically been marginal. Additionally, a large scale restoration project was completed on Sands Creek. A number of habitat structures and floodplain reconnection work was conducted along a one mile stretch of Sands Creek. Sands Creek is an important spawning tributary to the West Branch Delaware River.

The DEC also reports that the "the tailwaters of the West Branch continue to be one of the most productive fisheries for trophy trout in the northeast," but adds that some of those streams between the villages of East Branch and Hancock in Delaware County don't open for fishing until April 16 this year. 

To get you in the mood for fishing, the Ashokan-Pepacton Watershed Chapter of Trout Unlimited is sharing several trout fishing videos in their newsletter, including a vintage 1969 video made by Trout Unlimited about the life cycle of the trout (see above).

For a more modern take on the atmospherics of trout fishing, watch a short film about fishing on the Esopus Creek in Ulster County near Phoenicia, below. Look closely and you'll see some familiar Route 28 sites like the Phoenicia Diner.

Below: "Autumn Tailwaters - Fall Fishing & Wild Trout in the Catskills," was produced by Day Trip Films in partnership with Orvis in 2015.   Read more

See video

Delaware Co. appoints tourism advisory board to oversee bed tax proceeds

Above: Delaware County Economic Development Director Glenn Nealis, pictured here at an October county board meeting, is one of the seven members of the new Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board. Photo by Robert Cairns.

The members of the Delaware County Tourism Advisory Board, a group that will decide how money from the county's new bed tax will be spent, were appointed at the Wednesday, March 23 meeting of the Delaware County Board of Supervisors.

As outlined in the new law authorizing the two percent tax on overnight stays, the advisory board is comprised of the county's economic development director, two members of the board of supervisors and four representatives of the tourism industry. The law also provides that at least two of the industry representatives must be from lodging businesses.

As is typical of advisory committee appointments, board Chairman James Eisel made the appointments without a vote of the board. There was no discussion of the issue.

Economic Development Director Glenn Nealis was appointed to a three-year term, as was Teresa Allen, the co-chair of the Upper Delaware Business Coalition.  Read more

Broadlands mansion, lands listed for sale

Above: The Broadlands mansion–the former Gerry Estate–which has been listed for sale. Photo via a listing on the Douglas Elliman Real Estate website

A century-old mansion and nearly 2,000 acres of land, once part of the famous Gerry Estate, are for sale for $12 million.

Broadlands, once known as Aknusti, was built by tycoon Robert Gerry in 1912, destroyed by fire in 1953 and rebuilt, according to a history written by its current manager, Andy Wos.

In recent days, it was rumored to be at the center of a proposed resort that has not developed

Last week, Broadlands appeared on the real estate website trulia.com  Read more