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Mt. Angel Wurstfest –  February 13 -14, 2015

Mt. Angel Wurstfest – February 13 -14, 2015

Oregon’s Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce announces the last great blast of winter.  Wurstfest, a celebration of the mighty German (wurst) sausage takes place in the Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy. on February 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. both days.  General admission is $5.00. $10 with specialty stein or glass (limited […]

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Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

Towns’ Jewish History Detailed in Book

By James M. Beidler If you have ever cringed at the sayings “It’s a small world” and “Things always come full circle,” then this probably is not a column you want to read. On the other hand, I am someone who used to cringe at them and now embraces them rather wholeheartedly. When I went […]

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Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams

Shattered Lives, Shattered Dreams: The Disrupted Lives of Families in America’s Internment Camps by Russell W. Estlack (Bonneville Books, 2011) tells the relatively unknown story of the internment of thousands of German-Americans during World War II. “Held without trial or the benefit of legal representation, and not permitted to face their accusers, they became bargaining […]

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Surprising Spargel!

Surprising Spargel!

by Sharon Hudgins It’s Spargelzeit again, the annual asparagus season in Germany, when the fields are full of people hand-harvesting the big thick stalks of white asparagus so beloved by German diners. Depending on the region, asparagus season in Germany begins from mid-April to early May and lasts through most of June, officially ending on […]

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Mt. Angel Wurstfest –  February 13 -14, 2015

Mt. Angel Wurstfest – February 13 -14, 2015

| January 21, 2015 | 0 Comments

Oregon’s Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce announces the last great blast of winter.  Wurstfest, a celebration of the mighty German (wurst) sausage takes place in the Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy. on February 13 and 14, from 10 a.m. – 10:00 p.m. both days.  General admission is $5.00. $10 with specialty stein or glass (limited […]

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German Fraktur and Folk Art Exhibition Comes to Winterthur

German Fraktur and Folk Art Exhibition Comes to Winterthur

| January 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of Everyday Life Opens March 1, 2015 Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library announces the March 1, 2015, opening of the major new exhibition A Colorful Folk: Pennsylvania Germans and the Art of Everyday Life, a groundbreaking exploration of Pennsylvania German fraktur and folk art that will shed […]

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Embassy’s German Information Center Gets New Director

| January 19, 2015 | 0 Comments

The German Embassy in Washington, D.C. has just announced the addition of Dr. Stefan Buchwald as the new director of the Embassy’s German Information Center (GIC). Dr. Buchwald moved from the political department and has been in the German Foreign Service since 1991, having served in embassies in numerous countries including Romania, Syria, Portugal, Yemen, […]

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airberlin Celebrates New Year with New Deals

airberlin Celebrates New Year with New Deals

| January 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Effective January 12th through January 19th, 2015, airberlin, Germany’s second largest airline and the only airline offering nonstop service to Berlin from Chicago will launch a winter fare sale starting as low as $649 USD to premier European cities including Stockholm, Vienna and Warsaw based on round-trip travel including all taxes and surcharges. The sale […]

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