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Feats of Flying

What was once a daring adventure is now something many Bermudians take for granted: transatlantic travel. As we kick off our shoes on BA’s wide-bodied Boeing 777, tilt the seat back and languidly don eye mask and headphones, London is a pleasant six hours away.The 3,500-mile journey across open ocean seems effortless, a breeze. British Airways has refined the experience and rendered most of us happily oblivious to the fact that “crossing the pond” was once regarded as a formidable…


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The Bermudiana Theatre Club

Walk through Queen Elizabeth Park (formerly Par-La-Ville Park) from Queen Street and you will find a moon gate with vine-covered steep steps leading down to Par-La-Ville Road. Across the road, the white Brian M. O’Hara House building rises several storeys…


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Bermuda Through the Eyes of Christopher Plummer

When the Bermudiana Theatre opened, it featured the Berkshire Players from Stockbridge, Massachusetts. A little later Dick Butterfield returned to Bermuda after graduating from Trinity College at the University of Toronto where he had been president of the dramatic society.…


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William E. Meyer

The town of St. George today presents a picture of touristic tranquility. Visitors stroll along Water Street, poking into shops and taking in the spectacle of a dunking in King’s Square. Bermudians come and go, picking up their mail or popping into the bank. Around…


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Where I Grew Up: Sandra Rouja, St. George’s

Sometimes the length of time you stay in a place does not determine how much your identity is tied to it. That is the case with Sandra Rouja, writer and retired research and collections assistant for the Archives. She has…

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A Trio of Pioneering Newsmen

Some may have seen it coming, but when the Mid-Ocean News folded in 2009, with one day’s notice, it was a shock. The paper had been a news staple for nearly a century. Then in 2014, the Bermuda Sun folded,…