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

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.

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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.

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A Newcomer’s Perspective, by Mike Stirm II

I first encountered the United German Hungarians’ Cultural Group two years ago. I was sitting at a table with my family during Maifest at the Cannstatter. The group took the stage and began to do a partnered folk dance. I was struck by the grace of the dancers, the beauty of the music and the traditional dress. I felt pride for my German-Hungarian descent rise in me—and a desire to be part of what I was witnessing.

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.

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KIRCHWEIHFEST: Make Your Reservations Today!

You can hear the music, steady, sure, and quiet at first but growing louder as you get close. Cheers from young voices and ones young at heart bring smiles to your faces. These people are gathered for the Kirchweihfest and you will not want to miss it!