Dancing Around: Iron Abbey and Haddonfield on the Square, by Michelle McFadden

This past weekend, 9 of our active dancers were very busy keeping up appearances with two dance jobs while majority of the group was in Germany.

Dancing Around: Phoenix 95th Anniversary & Oktoberfest, by Michael Fricker

Most of our interactions and dealings with the First German Sport Club Phoenix happen on the soccer field or in meetings about the soccer administration. Yes, from time to time our members attend each other's events and enjoy them quite a bit. We typically also both take part in the Steuben Parade in Philadelphia as … Continue reading Dancing Around: Phoenix 95th Anniversary & Oktoberfest, by Michael Fricker

Dancing Around: A Couple of Sets, Lots of Wurst and Even More Friends at the Delaware Saengerbund

On Friday, and Saturday, September 9 and 10 respectively my friends in the Delaware Saengerbund and the Enzian Volkstanzgruppe many times expressed excitement that "my people" or "my club" was to be coming and dancing on Sunday. Well, when the day finally came, it wasn't the greatest weather of the weekend. The rain came down … Continue reading Dancing Around: A Couple of Sets, Lots of Wurst and Even More Friends at the Delaware Saengerbund

No, We Don’t Have a “Kindergruppe.” by Michael Fricker

I don’t know how many are really familiar with our club By-Laws. What today encompasses our dance groups of any and all ages is outlined near the end of the document under Article XVII. The subtitle of that article is “Children’s Cultural Group.” This article includes six numbered by-laws outlining the purpose, function, and coordination … Continue reading No, We Don’t Have a “Kindergruppe.” by Michael Fricker

Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein 150. Jubiläum – A Book Review

A book review of the Cannstatter Volksfest-Verein 150. Jubiläum Anniversary book.

Congratulations to the Cannstatter V.V. on 150 Years!

An institution in Philadelphia especially the Northeast section, the Cannstatter has been celebrating heritage, serving meals, drinks and holding the three-day Volksfest since 1873. The United German Hungarians are proud to call the folks at the C.V.V. not only fellow German-Americans, and fellow club-people, but most importantly friends! The featured image on this article if … Continue reading Congratulations to the Cannstatter V.V. on 150 Years!

Werner Fricker III to Be Named Administrator of the Year by SEPA Hall of Fame

PHILADELPHIA - Announcements came by email on Tuesday, August 30 from the Southeastern Pennsylvania Soccer Hall of Fame. Included in the list of inductees and award winners was one of our very own, Werner Fricker III who will be receiving the Paul Stilley/Little Club Administrator of the Year Award. The full list of inductees for … Continue reading Werner Fricker III to Be Named Administrator of the Year by SEPA Hall of Fame

Late Summer Chicken Paprikash – in the Kitchen with Jenn

My Great-Grandmother taught my mom how to make Chicken Paprikash, then she taught me and that is the way I have always made it. I have come across many different recipes, but I have never felt the need to test any of them out. Then I was flipping through Eva Longoria’s cookbook, a book filled … Continue reading Late Summer Chicken Paprikash – in the Kitchen with Jenn

“Mutti, When Are We Ordering the Wurst?”, by Werner Fricker Jr.

Werner Fricker Jr. tells the tale of our favorite Hungarian Smoked sausage. Is this story the definitive end of that tale? Who knows, after all everything has an end but the wurst has two.

Dancing Around: Augustoberfest with HK and DSB, by Michael Fricker

There’s a line a lot of our folks say when we get together especially after weekend after weekend of dance jobs, fests and performance dates. “Why do we do this?” The line is dripping with sarcasm usually and colored by staying up too late, definitely too many beers and the aches and pains of dancing … Continue reading Dancing Around: Augustoberfest with HK and DSB, by Michael Fricker