Andes Roundtable at The Hunting Tavern

May 21, 2014 - 7:00pm

The Andes Round Table is proud to present Scott Van Arsdale, wildlife biologist and Eagle specialist with the NYS DEC in Stamford. Scott will discuss the very successful rebuilding of the population of Bald Eagles here in NYS. The ongoing study, which includes trapping and GPS tagging of the lesser known Golden Eagle, will  be explained and discussed.

Flood watch in effect for Catskills

Above: A graphic produced Friday morning by the National Weather Service in Albany, showing widespread flood watches west of the Hudson River. 

Flood watches are in effect across the Catskills region for Friday afternoon through Saturday morning, as heavy rains move into the area.

A slow-moving band of rain is moving from west to east, and is expected to drop an inch or two on the Catskills region before moving on. Hudson Valley Weather is predicting drier weather for the upcoming weekend.

If you have a rain gauge, the National Weather Service in Binghamton is looking for rainfall reports.  Read more

Table limit: New York State releases minimum investment figures for casinos

Photo by Flickr user Mark Menzies; published under Creative Commons license.

Casino developers hoping to land one of four prized licenses from New York State will have to prove that they're investing enough in the project. But although the state's minimum investment figures are in the hundreds of millions of dollars, they're not likely to prove an obstacle to deep-pocketed casino developers, many of whom have already unveiled plans to spend much more than the state's required minimum figures.  Read more

This Weekend: Doors Open!

Chace-Randall Gallery reopens her doors for the Season! Come visit us this and every weekend til the next winter chill...of course, even in chill, open by appointment.

Curator's Choice 2013 - 2014 continues through May 18--all 15 of our stellar troupe on exhibit!

May 24th: Opening Reception for Christie Scheele's  impeccable solo exhibition: Mutable/Immutable, new works in oil on linen: Join us for local cheese, Belgian chocolate and more than drinkable wine 5 - 7 p.m.

Watch for our upcoming news and exhibitions...Judith Lamb, for one, opening Jul 18.

We've missed you. Come often.

Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes, NY. Gallery Hours pre-Memorial Day Weekend: Sat/Sun 11 - 5 and by appointment. For Summer Season: Fri - Sun and Holiday Mondays 11 - 5 and by appointment. For more information: or 917.753.3605.

Happy Spring!!


Tomorrow, oil on canvas, Grant Collier

Nesting, mixed media on canvas, Inverna Lockpez

Red Cabbage in a Basket, oil on board, Judith Lamb  Read more

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Four injured in Trailways bus crash

Above: An injured victim being treated at the scene of this morning's bus accident on Route 17 in Ramsey, N.J. Photos by Boyd A. Loving; courtesy of the Cliffview Pilot.

A flying car wheel smashed through the windshield of a Pine Hill Trailways bus bound from Kingston to Manhattan on Route 17 around 7:30 this morning, injuring four people, according to several downstate media reports. 

The wheel flew off a Lexus that was driving north, in the opposite direction from the bus, the Cliffview Pilot reports. Two people aboard the bus were critically injured in the accident, and two others sustained head injuries.

One of the injured victims was airlifted to a hospital, and a few others were transported by ambulance, reports.  Read more

Spring Sprung/Gallery Doors OPEN!

Chace-Randall Gallery, 49 Main Street, Andes, opens her door Saturday May 10...We have missed you!

Our porches are hosed of winter dirt; our floors washed; our stellar Troupe of 15 never looking better:

Come visit. Come often. And stay posted for our upcoming events.

Gallery hours til Memorial Day: Sat - Sun and Holiday Mondays 11 - 5 and by appointment. Come Memorial Day weekend, Fridays, too. Our first Solo Exhibition opens May 23: Christie Scheele, Mutable/Immutable:

For more information: 917.753.3605 or

Happy Spring!


Continuing Progression, oil on linen, Christie Scheele

Adventure, oil and wax on canvas, Michael Rich

Silently, mixed media on canvas, Inverna Lockpez

Basket of Cucumbers, oil on board, Judith Lamb

From the Forest: Fruitful Forests

By Ryan Trapani

This spring I spent a lot of time pruning old apple trees. They were neglected old trees that either the previous landowner planted or the current one forgot about, or simply a seedling that began its life through a deer’s rumen. In any case, there they were. They were alive and managed to fruit every other year or so. Trees like these may seem trivial, but to wildlife – and some eager apple pickers – they serve an extremely beneficial role. Deer, for instance, rely upon apple trees immensely. Some trees hold onto their apples longer than others and can feed deer well into the winter when food reserves are at their lowest. Everything seems to like apple trees. Birds can take advantage of apples while still hanging on the tree. Once the fruit falls, all partake. Rabbits and voles eat the bark. Deer eat any buds or twigs they can reach. Insects and diseases feast on the leaves, fruit or bark as well. Deer hunters who choose not to eat the fruit can instead wait nearby and harvest a deer or bear on their way to and from the trees.   Read more

By The Waterfall, We're Calling You Hoo Hoo Hoo!

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Price: $139,000
MLS: 94099
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Sq Feet: 1400
Lot Size: 3 Acres
Year Built: 1920

By The Waterfall, We're Calling You Hoo Hoo Hoo! This lovely home situated on 3 acres in the town of Margaretville has a sweet eat in kitchen, four bedrooms + a formal living room with an entertainment bar and wood burning stove. There is also a screened in hot tub room overlooking the backyard complete with sauna. The front porch meanders around the side of the home where you can relax and enjoy the year round waterfall. This is an income producing property that has a separate two bedroom apartment above the detached two car garage. A must see, close to the Villages of Margaretville and Andes.  Read more

Catskill Mountains Film Festival rolls out the red carpet

Who needs an Oscar? The first place winners at the Catskill Mountains Film Festival take home a home-grown version of the iconic golden statuette: the "Catty," a cat hand-carved by a Catskills woodworker out of foraged mountain birch.

Left: A "Catty," the official award of the Catskill Mountains Film Festival. Contributed photo.  

One hundred films hand-picked films from New York State and beyond will screen at three local venues during the 2014 festival, which runs from Friday, May 2 through Sunday, May 4.

Adult, high school and college-aged filmmakers will vie to win the coveted Catty in each of six categories, from narrative and documentary features and shorts to music videos and animation.  Read more

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