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Bern’s Swiss Women’s Run – June 14, 2015

Bern’s Swiss Women’s Run – June 14, 2015

With nearly 15,000 participants, the Swiss Women’s Run is the biggest on the European mainland. The race covers a distance of five kilometers, and participants can race in various categories, including walking. This mighty onslaught of women finally outgrew the Neufeld Stadium, the original venue; so, since 2005, the race has been held in the […]

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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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Bern’s Swiss Women’s Run – June 14, 2015

Bern’s Swiss Women’s Run – June 14, 2015

| May 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

With nearly 15,000 participants, the Swiss Women’s Run is the biggest on the European mainland. The race covers a distance of five kilometers, and participants can race in various categories, including walking. This mighty onslaught of women finally outgrew the Neufeld Stadium, the original venue; so, since 2005, the race has been held in the […]

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Pints and Prints! Brew and Books!

Pints and Prints! Brew and Books!

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

Come to the German American Heritage Center on Thursday, May 28th from 6-8 pm to try your hand at Gutenberg’s printing press technique! We will be creating German dog inspired prints with Andrew Huot of Big River Bindery while enjoying beer from Great River Brewery! Must be 21 or over! Tickets now available! $20 members/$25 […]

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An Invitation from the German Embassy – Visit Germany and France in One Stop at the Annual EU Open House

An Invitation from the German Embassy – Visit Germany and France in One Stop at the Annual EU Open House

| May 6, 2015 | 0 Comments

May 9, 2015 at 10:00 am | Washington, DC The embassies of the 28 member states of the European Union and the Delegation of the European Union in Washington are once again opening their doors to area residents and visitors for a day of family fun during the ninth annual EU Open House. Hop from […]

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The Beginning of a New Era of Wonder

The Beginning of a New Era of Wonder

| May 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Swarovski Kristallwelten (Swarovski Crystal Worlds), one of Austria’s most popular attractions, is celebrating the 120th anniversary of Swarovski and its own 20th anniversary. It is now even larger, more sparkling, and more fascinating than ever. On April 30, 2015, the wonderful crystalline destination was reopening its gates after an extensive expansion. Artists and designers from […]

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