Ithaca Bound

A Study in Contrasts By Ithaca Bound If you didn't know that the bloodiest day of battle in American history had taken place there, you could drive right through the quiet little town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, with hardly an indication that on the 17th of September, in 1862, a pivotal clash of arms shattered its pastoral calm. What signage there is pointing to the Antietam battlefield is subdued. One has to look closely to discover the almost hidden shop names in the downtown ...

Ithaca Bound

A Study in Contrasts By Ithaca Bound If you didn't know that the bloodiest day of battle in American history had taken place there, you could drive right through the quiet little town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, with hardly an indication that on the 17th of September, in 1862, a pivotal clash of arms shattered its pastoral calm. What signage there is pointing to the Antietam battlefield is subdued. One has to look closely to discover the almost hidden shop names in the downtown ...

Ithaca Bound

A Study in Contrasts By Ithaca Bound If you didn't know that the bloodiest day of battle in American history had taken place there, you could drive right through the quiet little town of Sharpsburg, Maryland, with hardly an indication that on the 17th of September, in 1862, a pivotal clash of arms shattered its pastoral calm. What signage there is pointing to the Antietam battlefield is subdued. One has to look closely to discover the almost hidden shop names in the downtown ...

by John Walsh

A couple of weeks ago I read a story in this newspaper about an appeal by Captain Jeanne Henderson of the Salvation Army in Berlin for some folks to step forward and adopt a local family for Christmas. There were, she said, many families in the area who were not going to be able to give their kids much of a Christmas unless some of us pitched in and helped out. The appeal struck a chord with me. My late wife, Yvette, and I had often participated in making sure that some kids had a ...

Poof Tardiff

Poof Tardiff Once Upon a Berlin Time The Burgess Pulp Mill Hello fellow Berlinites. Recently, I wrote a story about how and when the Cascade Paper Mill got its start. Today I would like to do the same about the beginning years of the Burgess Pulp Mill. Again, for all the people who worked, retired, and even died in this mill, and for its new owners ,Nexfor-Fraser Paper, here is a short story of the mill that sets in the middle of our ...