Poof Tardiff

Once Upon a Berlin Time Hello fellow Berlinites. For Gorham’s Don Provencher, Berlin’s Fred Smith, and all the other railroad buffs out there, and I know that there are many, I would like to give a short history of the railroad, which I occasionally still see operating locally, the Berlin Mills Railway. Many times in my younger years, when all the Brown Company Mills were in full operation, I, along with all other Berlinites, had to stop ...

Poof Tardiff

Once Upon a Berlin Time Hello fellow Berlinites. For Gorham’s Don Provencher, Berlin’s Fred Smith, and all the other railroad buffs out there, and I know that there are many, I would like to give a short history of the railroad, which I occasionally still see operating locally, the Berlin Mills Railway. Many times in my younger years, when all the Brown Company Mills were in full operation, I, along with all other Berlinites, had to stop ...

Lala Dinsmore

For many of you readers of the Berlin Daily Sun, you will find it hard to believe that our illustrious community theatre group, Theatre North, has been dragging sets, props, lights and costumes around the North Country for 30 years! That's because we really have no place to call our own; no roof that covers up everything from theatre seat cushions, costumes and costume hanging racks, spot lights and other stage lighting and sound equipment, a piano; doors, windows, walls, ...

Lala Dinsmore

Every now and then I stop and wonder why I keep on writing a weekly column, year after year. I think it's just "something in my blood" and must be gratified. And it really has been "year after year", since I first wrote a column for the old weekly "Berlin Reporter". I remember Steve Munro as editor; Brud Warren, and then Bob Corrigan for a short while; then Gregg Morris and finally, Bill York. When I began teaching part-time at Notre Dame High School ...

Ithaca Bound

Forty years. The Ruby year, according to the chart in my notebook. Yesterday, the 5th of June, my wife and I celebrated in our own usual quiet way our 40th wedding anniversary. We went out to dinner, had a glass of champagne, and reflected on how fortunate a couple we have been these forty years. We met while singing in a church choir in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. I was a paid section leader and occasional soloist, and she was a volunteer, singing second soprano because of a good ear ...