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. 

red tomatoes near rosemary and other spices close up photography

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. 

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.

The Beginnings of Tradition (Part II), by Mike Stirm II

As a new member of our Cultural Group, I wanted to learn a bit about the history and how this amazing tradition began.

The Beginnings of Tradition (Part I), by Mike Stirm II

As a new member of our Cultural Group, I wanted to learn a bit about the history and how this amazing tradition began.

A trip to the Philadelphia Union draws the “usual suspects!”, by Anna Martini

I think I can safely say that every age group enjoyed the game and above all being together. Outings like this is one of the great benefits of a club like ours and it really is the glue that holds us together.

Jugend Einzel in the Mid-Atlantic Region, by Kathi Noel

It was a wonderful day for all who attended, and everyone is looking forward to seeing each other again in July at the 28. Gaufest in Atlantic City, NJ.

Why we play in the USLPA, by Michael Fricker

In a climate of American soccer where organizational barriers are nonexistent and there’s a new regional or national league starting up every day, soccer social media is an alphabet soup of teams, leagues and fan sites. So, why do we play in the United League?

100th Anniversary of Original Enzian, by Sasha Malofiy Jr.

This past weekend members of our club travelled to Franklin Square, New York for the 100th anniversary celebration of SVV Original Enzian.