THE BRIDGEHUNTER'S CHRONICLES Name that bridge type: A mystery bridge made of salt.
Our next mystery bridge is also one whose bridge type is to be identified. But before mentioning anymore about it, let us clarify what this bridge is all about. First of all, it is not made of salt,... Posted on 5/8/13 at 2:28 AM
STAFF BLOG LAGNIAPPE An asparagus anniversary
A year ago, Hubby Bryan and I were preparing for our trip to Germany to see exchange sister Heidi in Munich and other good friends in Worthingtons sister city of Crailsheim. I was debating the weather... Posted on 4/5/13 at 12:56 PM
THE FLENSBURG FILES Berliners and the Faschings Carneval: An unlikely combination
Carneval Monday (Rosenmontag) in a typical German town- in the midst of Carnevale, all is going on during the 5-6 day long celebration that starts on the weekend. People are dressed up in various co... Posted on 2/11/13 at 8:51 AM
OH LOOK! A SHINY THING Farming with BOOM and Obvious Spies Spying Obviously
Do you think farming needs more BOOM in it? If so, this marvelous little DuPont booklet on farming with dynamite may be for you! I don't think Farmville has a "dynamite" option yet, but I stopped pl... Posted on 8/16/11 at 6:00 AM
WORTHINGTON — Parting from one’s comfortable, familiar life and family for the better part of a year isn’t something every teenager is willing to do.
But Flora Csete, Dario Bartelmess and Emilie Nordbo made that bold choice, opting to let their adventurous sides take over while they temporarily left their native countries of Hungary, Germany and Norway, respectively, to experience a taste of the United States.
MUNICH, Germany — The sight of intricately tiled rooftops. The sound of barking seals drifting up from the zoo. The taste of a freshly baked pretzel smothered with homemade preserves. The smell of beer being brewed in gigantic copper kettles. The touch of being hugged by a sister I haven’t seen in more than 30 years.
Those are the sensory memories that still linger a month after returning from 10 days spent in Germany — mostly Munich with brief sojourns to Worthington’s sister city of Crailsheim and across the border to Salzburg, Austria.
BREWSTER — As a boy growing up in Brewster in the 1930s, Andy Kroneberger admits that he was often frustrated — and even embarrassed — by his immigrant parents’ speech, customs and frugality.
But researching a book on his family’s history gave Andy insight and sympathy for what John (Andreas) and Margaretha Stoessel Bohn Kroneberger went through to make a new life for their family in the United States.
WORTHINGTON — Amid sounds of music, bonds of friendship between Worthington and Crailsheim were strengthened during the “Amazing” Worthington City Band’s recent visit to the southern German city.
The road to this adventure began simply, with an invitation from Rudolf Michl, Crailsheim’s mayor, for the “Amazing” Worthington City Band (AWCB) to visit and participate in the community’s annual Kulturwochenende (Cultural Weekend).
64-year sister city embraces local musicians with fond reception
WORTHINGTON — After delivering three stirring concerts to enthusiastic audiences in Crailsheim, Germany, last week, the “Amazing” Worthington City Band (AWCB) and Great Plains String Quartet returned home late Wednesday night, exhausted but elated following a whirlwind eight days filled with musical ambassadorship and sightseeing.
Flensburg is a place where everyone goes out on the town until the wee hours in the morning. It may not be like the bigger cities, like Berlin, Leipzig, or Frankfurt (Main), but the town never sleeps at night, unlike some of the towns its size, including Bayreuth or Eisenach. No matter where you go at night, there is always something going on at the harbor area.
The last couple of days have witnessed some unexpected twists and turns in Germany. Some were surprising, others were tragic. In either case, the Flensburg Files presents you with the Flyer Files, a short FYI News Flash providing you with a glimpse of the eye-opening events occurring in Germany which may interest the readers elsewhere. Here are the Flyer Files’ Top Three Pics:
Magdeburg! It’s fantastic! The Chronicles’ first European bridge profile takes us to the capital of Saxony-Anhalt, approximately 150 kilometers west of the German capital of Berlin, and with a population of approximately 340,000 inhabitants, Magdeburg is the third largest city along the Elbe River behind Dresden (517,300) and Hamburg (1.7 million).
After two weeks of being bombarded with news headlines involving his plagiarism scandal, an increasing chorus of politicians, academics and even people in general demanding that he relinquishes power, and a further erosion of power among the Dream Coalition consisting of the Christian Democrats (CDU) and the Free Democrats (FDP) and of course, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s credibility for supporting him from the start, German Defense Minister Karl-Theodor zu Guttenberg on Tuesday announced his resignation from not his post as minister, but from all political functions in Berlin.
Invitation from Crailsheim mayor prompts trip plans
WORTHINGTON — No sooner had the last strains of the “Amazing” Worthington City Band’s final 2010 summer concert faded over Lake Okabena last night than director Jon Loy had the assembled audience anticipating the 2011 season — and the promise of a band trip to Crailsheim, Germany, to cap it off.
WORTHINGTON — A teary-eyed Haley Rogers thanked everyone after being named the 2010-2011 exchange student to Crailsheim, Germany, at the annual Worthington-Crailsheim International Annual Banquet Sunday at First Lutheran Church.
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