Behind Our Name: Part I, by Michael Fricker

This essay, originally printed in parts in 2014 in the "Monthly Progress," will take you on a journey to find out the true meaning of who we are and why our names are important. 

All the Details for the 2022 Landestreffen are at www.trentontreffen.com

Before we know if the weekend of September 2-4 will be here and so many of us will be descending on the Trenton, NJ area. More specifically we will be at the German American Society (215 Uncle Pete's Road, Yardville NJ 08691) in Yardville. "The Treffen is a great time for younger generations as well … Continue reading All the Details for the 2022 Landestreffen are at www.trentontreffen.com

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Two “Oma” Recipes, by Mike Stirm II

Two things I love in this world are my Oma and her cooking.  Recently, I spent some with Anna Stirm learning how she makes two of her famous dishes. 

There’s a Fresh Coat of Paint Over at www.donauschwabenusa.org

We received notice this week from Renée Stein, the webmaster for the Landesverband der Donauschwaben U.S.A. has been updated with a new look and more information.

red, red paprika by Michael N. Fricker

An ‘Ode’ to Paprika, by Michael Fricker

You might just say we can't get enough of the stuff. I used to say, “Paprika makes everything better.” It was mostly tongue in cheek but when I really contemplate the idea there isn’t much, I can think of that it would not improve.

Hugs & Handshakes at the AGM of the Landesverband der Donauschwaben, by Werner Fricker III

Hugs and handshakes, beers and brats, and maybe of schnapps or two, were easy to find as we re-acquainted with our friends from across the country.