Rosemarein & the 2021 Kirchweihfest, by Michael Fricker

Entertainment Review: We connect our own memories and feelings from a young age of our club, our friends, or our family. When we gather each year for the Kirchweihfest I hope each of us takes a moment to reflect on all of these traditions and on the symbols of them.

Theresa and Frank Kirsch at the Ground Breaking 1965

German-Hungarians: UNITED as one Club, by Michael Fricker

For our club, being a dedicated part of the whole is not only freeing, but it has allowed continuity to flourish all together as one. There is a beauty in that particular kind of order.

Planning, Preparing, Postponing, by Michael Fricker

We all may not realize how much effort goes in to planning a trip even a day trip. By now many in our ranks are experts at packing up our teams, our members, our dance group and taking it on the road. In fact, taking it on the road is an important part of all the aspects of what we do.

“Progress” Will Continue

Michael N. Fricker editorializes on the history of communication of the German Hungarians, the legacy of the "Monthly Progress," and the redesign of this website, ughclub.us

At the CVV Biergarten, by Michael Fricker

Friday, June 4 saw Die Heimatklaenge Orchestra at the Cannstatter Biergarten. Naturally, our members dusted off their beer drinking mugs and descended on Northeast Philadelphia for the evening. Worries that rain would hinder the fun we’re doused when a quick and early storm made way for clear skies and great weather the remainder of the … Continue reading At the CVV Biergarten, by Michael Fricker

All in a Soccer Sunday, by Michael Fricker

I remember when we sold the property and the building in Neshaminy Falls, a few well meaning, but small-minded folks did not understand why we would do such a thing and even assumed the settlement of that transaction as a death knell for the United German Hungarians of Philadelphia and Vicinity.   I do not seek out these I-told-you-so-moments, but … Continue reading All in a Soccer Sunday, by Michael Fricker

United in Fun, by Michael Fricker

The German Hungarians have a saying, you make your own fun. It could be extended to read “you make your own fun, despite whatever circumstances might be standing in opposition to what would conventionally be considered ‘fun.’” Recent times have been anything but conventional fun. The thing is, dear friends, if you make your own fun, it does … Continue reading United in Fun, by Michael Fricker

What Have You Been Up To?, by Michael Fricker

It’s been going around that in this social distancing, lockdown, quarantine, & solitary confinement, people are either going to come out fantastic chefs or….with a dependency on alcohol. Some might already be fantastic chefs and we hope none of our members come down with the other option. All jokes aside, not being able to have … Continue reading What Have You Been Up To?, by Michael Fricker

A Way of Life, by Michael Fricker

I know its cliché but most of you reading this have a place, “where everybody knows your name.” Now that you have an NBC sitcom title sequence stuck in your head, let me amend that idea. That place, it isn't so much a place as it is a group of people. The fact is, that … Continue reading A Way of Life, by Michael Fricker