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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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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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34th Fredericksburg, Texas Oktoberfest – October 3-5

34th Fredericksburg, Texas Oktoberfest – October 3-5

Oompah at its Best, the aroma of sizzling bratwurst, and the cries of prosit once again herald the arrival of Oktoberfest in Fredericksburg, Texas, October 3 – 5, 2014. For three full days, the whole world is invited to sing, toast and dance at one of Fredericksburg’s favorite festivals, in its 34th year of celebrating […]

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Mount Angel Oktoberfest Sets Record

Mount Angel Oktoberfest Sets Record

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The 49th Annual Mount Angel Oktoberfest ran from Sept. 11-14, 2014. Great weather and some new activities added to the festival helped to set financial and boost visitor volumes. The venues – Biergarten, Weingarten, Alpinegarten and Prostgarten were up in sales by 7.5% over the previous years. Crowds were very good throughout the festival times. […]

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Steuben Parade set for September 20th in NYC

Steuben Parade set for September 20th in NYC

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

Take part in one of the biggest German-American traditions in the country - Saturday, September 20th – 12noon – 3:00pm ! The parade starts at 68th Street and continues up 5th Avenue to the historical 86th Street, part of the former “Kleindeutschland.” Dozens of clubs, bands, and organizations from Germany and all parts of the U.S. […]

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Oktoberfest in Central Park – September 20, 2014

| September 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

The Steuben Parade celebration is followed by one of the most fun German-American celebrations: Oktoberfest in Central Park (Rumsey Playfield; enter Central Park at E 72nd St.) The largest beer fest in New York City, the Steuben Parade Oktoberfest in Central Park, serves over 3,500 people. There’s great German food, music by “Spitze!” and “Die […]

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Germany  Market Leader in Luxury and Electric Cars

Germany Market Leader in Luxury and Electric Cars

| September 15, 2014 | 0 Comments

With brands like BMW, Volkswagen, Porsche, and Mercedes, it isn’t hard to believe that Germany is on the top end of the car-production spectrum. German companies have arms in North America, Asia, and across Europe and produce revenue that benefits all three regions. The German Trade and Invest annual automobile industry report, released in late […]

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