On The Level Exclusive @ $245,000

On the Level

This contemporary ranch has the best tradition and excitement and openness of today’s lifestyles. Inviting covered entry leads to warm and inviting Great Room. Ceramic Tile kitchen and dining area provides ease of maintenance. Rich wood tone floors prevail throughout the remainder of the house. A split floor plan affords the separation of the owner and guests. Master Suite has separate bath – the guest wing has two bedrooms and full bath. A wood burning fireplace sets the tone of the family room a focal point for the gathering of family and friends.

Amenities’ include an attached heated two car garage with mudroom entry. Rear Covered deck for summer living plus 10x21 ft. patio.   All this on 5+/- acres on a small developed area with the house and the balance in a gentle wooded setting in Andes, NY.

Primary elections today

Above: A voting booth in Margaretville in May 2013. Photo by Julia Reischel.

It's an election year, and today is the day to vote in the primaries. 

The biggest race in the primary is on the Democratic ticket, where underdog candidate Zephyr Teachout is challenging New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo. Teachout is attacking Cuomo from the left by comparing his fiscal policies to those of Ronald Reagan.  Cuomo is doing his best to ignore Teachout's campaign entirely. (Literally. During a Labor Day parade in Manhattan, Cuomo managed to ignore Teachout as she stood directly in front of him.

Teachout's running mate, Tim Wu, is running for the Democratic nomination for lieutenant governor against Kathy Hochul, Cuomo's running mate. The race is its own separate primary, and if Wu wins, he could find himself in the odd position of being Cuomo's running mate in the general election.

As for local Catskills races, there are a few worth noting. 

Left: Bryan Babcock. Photo via Babcock's campaign. 

The Delaware County town of Franklin is holding a Republican primary for a town council seat. Bryan Babcock, the owner of Handsome Brook Farm and Bed & Breakfast who is also a professor at Hartwick College, is vying with Lisa Huyck and Donald Smith for one of two seats on the board. Babcock has criticized the town board for not implementing a comprehensive plan for Franklin.

"With several major infrastructure projects on the horizon in Delaware County," Babcock said in a press release. "it is essential that we protect our roads and utilities. To do this we need to be proactive as a Town Board. I feel that my experience as a business leader will help the Board be even more effective for Franklin residents."

In the Ulster county towns of Hardenburgh and Denning, the Sullivan County town of Neversink, and the Delaware County towns of Andes, Bovina, Davenport, Delhi, Hamden and Meredith, there is a Republican primary race for the 101st State Assembly District, which features a contest between Claudia Tenney and Chris Farber.  According to the Daily Star, the outcome of the primary doesn't matter -- both Tenny and Farber will make it to the ballot in November. 

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Andes Roundtable - Wednesday at The Hunting Tavern

September 10, 2014 - 7:00pm


 This week's subject is "Local Flood Analysis: A Blueprint to Reduce Damages from Catastrophic Floods"  Read more

Judith Lamb Collectors: Pick up your Lovelies!

You may collect your red dots!

Judith Lamb, new works, closes at Chace-Randall Gallery Sep 7. Oh, there are still lovelies to be had...come still to see. And come let me wrap your art parcels!

Next up: Curator's Choice 2014, Sep 13 - Nov 30...come see all our rooms hung according to palatte and line...Come see each room collectable as a room, as each one of our troupe compliments one competes. Resumes are big. Aesthetic is all!

Need a place to stay? Again, aesthetic is all:

Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes, NY. Gallery Hours: Sat - Sun and Holiday Fridays and Mondays 11 - 5 and by appointment. For more information call 917.753.3605 or email [email protected].

Boat the Pepacton in September, earn a badge

Above: A sailboat glides on the surface of the Pepacton Reservoir on May 26, 2012. Photo by Tina Schvejda; posted in the Watershed Post's Flickr group pool.

This summer, the Catskills Outdoor Guide is partnering with the New York City Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Catskill Watershed Corporation to bring you our new Catskill Reservoir Paddler embroidered badge, which you can only earn by paddling a specific reservoir each month.

In September, the spotlight is on the Pepacton Reservoir. Paddle the Pepacton anytime between September 1 and 30, send in your proof, and a Catskill Reservoir Paddler badge will be yours. Click here or scroll down for full redemption instructions. 

The Pepacton reservoir is the workhouse of the Catskill reservoirs, holding more water than any other reservoir in the NYC system. It holds 140 billion gallons, and contributes a quarter of the entire city's water supply.

The 15-mile-long lake is studded with coves and is straddled by the Shavertown bridge, which is a great viewpoint for a photo shoot or an impromptu race. (Real races have been held on the Pepacton: in 2012, it hosted the first leg of the 2012 Adventure Race National Championship.)

The Pepacton has four boat launches spread along its lengthy shoreline. For a detailed map of the Pepacton and its boat launches, click here.

For our five-step guide to boating NYC's Catskills reservoirs, click here. 

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Closing/Opening...all good!

A Grand Exhibition closing Sep 7: new works by Judith Lamb:

Grand Exhibition opening Sep 13: Curator's Choice 2014...come see our favorites! Exhibition thru Nov 30.

Chace-Randall Gallery is located at 49 Main Street, Andes, NY. Gallery hours: Sat - Sun and Holiday Fridays and Mondays 11 - 5 and by appointment. For more information: 917.753.3605 or [email protected].

Soon be a peeping our gorgeous fall the meantime (& during) peep our gorgeous Art!

Need a gorgeous flat in which to stay?:


November 8, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Swing dance lesson by Linda Leverock from 7pm to 8pm followed by three hours of open dancing with Blues Maneuver, the Catksill’s finest swing band. Serving food before and during the dance until 9:30pm. $10 pp for instructor includes one-hour swing lesson (couples & singles welcome).  Band and dancing free from 8pm to 11pm. Call for reservations if you want a table or just come on down. You can come for instruction or just for the band.  Either way, don’t miss the fun. 


11.7-KARAOKE-8pm-No cover at The Andes Hotel

November 7, 2014 - 8:00pm
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11.7-KARAOKE-8pm-No cover.



November 1, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Joanne Genelle and two great new comics hit the stage at 7pm for another hilariously funny comedy show. $10 cover.  Reservation suggested.


10.25- Halloween Costume Party w/ Round House Rockers, 9pm, Andes Hotel

October 25, 2014 - 9:00pm
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10.25- Halloween Costume Party w/ Round  House Rockers, 9pm

Don’t miss the fun, be here for a spook-tacular good time! Costume contest…prizes awarded to Scariest, Sexiest, Best Couple and Funniest! Complimentary snacks and dancing all night long to Round House Rockers. Serving dinner and tavern menu until 9:30pm.  No Cover Charge! 


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