Talent show at Harvest Christian Fellowship

Harvest Christian Fellowship located on Willow Street in Berlin will be having a talent show on Wednesday, May 10. There will be a free dinner and talent show to follow. If you have talent and would like to participate, call Nancy Younie at (603) 215-6347. A $5 donation is being asked for and proceeds will go to kid's camp. 

Cutline: Gorham High School Cabaret

Jones CabaretMark Jones of the Gorham High School Cabaret. (RILEY FITZMORRIS PHOTO)

GHS Cabaret 2017The Gorham High School Cabaret performed four shows this past Friday and Saturday night, entertaining the audience with widely popular songs. The group opened and closed with, "We Are Tonight" by Billy Currington and featured, "I’ll Make a Man out of You" by Mulan, sung by the ensemble. Pictured from the left in the front row, Justin Tupick, Liz Williams, Isabelle Balch and Karina Decilla. In the back row, Lilla Fortin, Karly Sumner, Caitlyn Malia and Travis Lemieux. (RILEY FITZMORRIS PHOTO)

Cutline: Benches for Heroes

Army veteran Ed Cutler of Windsor, Conn., and formerly of West Milan, turns discarded park benches into works of art for wounded veterans. "Benches for Heroes" started three years ago, when Cutler’s brother-in-law lost both legs in Afghanistan. Marine Gregg Caron was given a "home for heroes" and Cutler refurbished a bench for his new home. Cutler has since donated over 90 benches to men and woman whose lives have been changed. Aside from donating to veterans, he has also donated benches to firemen, policemen and sick children. Recently Cutler donated three benches to local veterans, Jason Gray and Jason Tempke both wounded in Iraq, and Dennis Farmer, all from Milan. If you have a bench that you would like to donate to be refurbished and donated to a wounded warrior, contact Ed Cutler at (860) 688-4796 or e-mail him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 

BenchEd Cutler stands behind one of his refurbished benches. (RITA DUBE PHOTO)

The importance of volunteering

AssemblyAs part of National Student Leadership Week, Gorham Middle High School invited leaders of non-profit organizations to the school to speak on behalf of service within the community and to encourage students to volunteer their time. Organizations from the assembly included Melinda Beaulieu and students for the Gorham Community Learning Center, Yvonne Jenkins from the St. Barnabas Church, and Andrea Caron from the Believe in Books Literacy Foundation. Pictured in the photo, Vilolet Strevig from the Gorham Community Learning Center shared with the students that they could come read books with her as a way to volunteer their time. Pictured from the left, Averie Lavoie, Seifer Gillespie, Cole Buteau, Lillian Murphy, Violet Strevig, and Melinda Beaulieu. (RILEY FITZMORRIS PHOTO)

Students to perform at annual American Idol contest

American Idol 2017The Berlin Middle School will be hosting its annual American Idol competition on Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. in the Berlin Middle School auditorium. The doors open at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5. Pictured are this year's American Idol contestants. In the back row from the left, Devin Meunier, Alizay Day, Brianna Hawkins, Allina Chilafoe, Kylie Parra, Olivia Baillargeon, Beyonca Shadoan, Felix Roldan-Frechette, and Marieanna Roldan-Frechette. In the front, Sara Danoski, Alexis Perry, Ashlin Lozeau and Emmelia Letendre. (COURTESY PHOTO)