Kulmbach: jazz in its purest form

It was a bit like the evening Moonlight Serenade, but not a copy – time-delayed and in a relaxed morning feeling. Yesterday, punctually at 10.59 o’clock to the carnival prelude, the Old Beertown Jazzband Kulmbach and the already for a long time well-known star guest Micha Winkler presented themselves with a lot of play passion and rich improvisation art at the first Jazz-Fruhschoppen in the brewery museum. This was jazz in its purest form, authentically and pore-deeply served by eight interpreter jewels.

Consistently high level

Consistently high level, solos per excellance, the desire always palpable, all jazz genres were explored, newly arranged or in the proven flowing. Instrumental perfection and vocal cabinet pieces made the two hours a pleasure, whether with swing, blues or hot jazz.

Who does not know them, the unforgotten titles like “On the sunny side”?, the “Tin Roof Blues” or “I can’t give you anything but love” – no problem for the band.

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“It was ne great time, it is over”

Rebecca Reidelbach had chosen the lyrics and the melody of the July song as background music for her farewell as Albertshofer wine princess and announced in a modified way: “It was a great time, I’m sorry, it’s over”. She expressed her gratitude and felt she had been given a gift for life before crowning her successor, Emmi Wendemuth, at the festive evening on Easter Saturday.

“We are the Wendemuths from the Rehgasse”, Emmi Wendemuth introduced her family, who had come to Franconia from Thuringia. The 18-year-old is in pedagogical training to become an educator. “Not only the Gardetanz in the Hopper Elfer are my passion, but also the care of our Bobberlies”, let the new wine princess know. It distinguishes itself besides since 2009 also as Buttenrednerin of the Hopper Elfer. With a tearful voice, Emmi Wendemuth paid tribute to her family for their support. The Franconian wine queen Carolin Meyer advised her: “Use the next two years for and enjoy the time”.

Emmi Wendemuth had chosen the GWF-Rotling from the Young Frank’n category as her coronation wine. Because this wine is young like me and comes from Franconia, said the wine sovereignty. It makes gladly advertisement for the wine of the region in the year of the 60-year existence of the Winzergemeinschaft Franconia (GWF). “You travel as a Franconian-Thuringian girl to Weimar for the Goethe wine festival opening and show them where the Barthel gets the cider”, gave Kitzingen’s Hofrat Walter Vierrether to the new majesty on the way with.

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Tom hanks and wife rita wilson infected with corona virus

Tom Hanks and wife Rita Wilson infected with corona virus

Oscar winner Tom Hanks (63) and his wife, producer and actress Rita Wilson (63), are infected with coronavirus. The star of films like “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump” made the announcement on Instagram and Twitter on Wednesday.

His spokeswoman confirmed the diagnosis to the Deutsche Presse-Agentur upon request. They were in Australia and felt tired and feverish, as if they had a cold, Hanks posted. To this he posted a photo of a rubber glove in a trash can. They had been tested and the result was positive.

They would now follow health officials’ instructions, go into isolation and “take each day as it comes”. They planned to keep the world informed with updates. “Take care of yourselves!”, Hanks added.

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Appeal for the preservation of the associations locally

Appeal for the preservation of the associations locally

10 814 garden friends indulge in their hobby in the district of Lichtenfels. A slight decrease of 160 members, noted district chairman District Administrator Christian Meibner at the general meeting of the district association for horticulture and land conservation in the TSV gymnasium Marktzeuln. The members of the Lichtenfelser city association were no longer statistically recorded, since the association was dissolved in 2016.
Mayor Gregor Friedlein-Zech regretted the dissolution of the local fruit and gardening association Marktzeuln on 28. October 2016. “It is a great loss for us”, he said in his greeting. Not only a piece of tradition is missing with the association founded in 1886, but now the building yard maintains the plants at great expense “but not as beautifully as the association had done for decades”.
For the district chairman this example was of great importance. He appealed passionately to the club boards: “Keep the clubs alive, dissolved is fast”. With the example of Marktzeuln, one can see only years later how a horticultural association had worked beneficially. In the past year no association would have dissolved. In Mainroth, Horsdorf-Loffeld and Oberbrunn the number of members had even increased.
Maria Puls was awarded the honorary jug of the district association. Chairman Meibner stressed: “It made itself merited both around its local association Lahm and in our circle federation.” For more than 25 years, it had played an important role in shaping village life in Lahm. Until January 2018 she was the first chairwoman and could now put the leadership of the association in younger hands. In the district association, she has been honorary secretary since 2007 and is therefore responsible for the minutes of the meetings.
From the horticultural point of view the weather was divided, the district chairman looked back. The vegetables were happy about the constant rain, but the fruit had suffered during the cold nights in April. That would have affected the yield of the juice mobile. It had been on 20 days in the employment and filled 22,000 liters. In the previous year, 53,000 liters were pressed on 32 days.
At the annual general meeting, the new chairmen of the local associations were introduced and their predecessors bid farewell. The newly elected were Angelika Schutz from Lahm (predecessor Maria Puls), Christine Kroner from Obristfeld (Harry Daumann), Joachim Beyer from Puchitz (Sabine Olschewski), Jurgen Ros from Strossendorf (Jan Riedel), Katja Schopke from Unterneuses (Edeltraut Bohmer), Bianca Rauch from Wunkendorf (Gertrud Frankenberger), Philipp Schaffner from Zilgendorf (Thomas Quinger). Hermine Schutz from Kosten, Gabi Will and Gerlinde Gruber from Pfaffendorf, Elke Brinschwitz from Prugel received the gardening card.

Program presented

District technical advisor Michal Stromer presented the annual program 2018. He attached special importance to the “MainGartentag” in the box yard Weismain on 6. May to. District chairwoman Gudrun Brendel-Fischer said there was a need to catch up in fruit tree care. The district now offers year-round courses. The newly qualified beekeeper saw the evil in the decline of bees not only in the spraying of pesticides but also in the lack of shrubs and flowering plants. The “Graatzer Dreigesang” got in the mood for the coming season with spring songs.
The expert advisor for beekeeping in Upper Franconia, Barbara Bartsch, gave a lecture on gardens and bees. It advertised for “intelligent Flower boxes. Geraniums and fuchsias decorated many houses, but the flowers could not offer much to the bees. Andreas Welz

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Csu reprimands the choice of deputies

The Ebelsbacher CSU is disappointed that it has not come in the election of the deputies of the mayor to the train. “Unfortunately here on the part of the SPD and BNL a chance was missed”, regrets the local federation in a press release of the party.


On Wednesday, 6. May, the Ebelsbacher local council had constituted itself. Martin Horn (SPD) was sworn in as the new mayor and successor to Walter Ziegler (Burgernahe Liste, BNL). Andreas Hoch (BNL) was appointed as Second Mayor and Norbert Wippich (SPD) as Third Mayor by the new municipal council.

The CSU would have liked to push through its own candidates, but failed. Martin Wasser had proposed the CSU faction leader Roland Metzner as candidate for the office of the second mayor in the meeting. Metzner has in the runoff election for the mayoralty on 29. March 44.86 percent of the votes cast and was defeated Horn thus “only narrowly. Clearly over 1000 citizens have spoken out for him as mayor. In addition, the CSU in Ebelsbach with 35.35 percent also again achieved the best election result. As Mr. Wasser pointed out in the meeting: “An election of Roland Metzner as second mayor would have corresponded to the will of the voters of Ebelsbach”, means the CSU in its message further.

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Activated carbon ensures good air

It can be seen from afar: a new chimney at the Vedag plant on Geisfelder Strasse is expected to contribute significantly to improving the air quality around the bitumen-processing plant. It is the final piece of a new exhaust air filtration system installed on the plant site in recent months. Meanwhile, measurements have confirmed the effectiveness of the 1.3 million euro investment. Recently, representatives of the city’s environmental agency and, a little later, of the Bamberg Green Party had the project explained to them on site. “In this plant, all the vapors produced during bitumen processing are filtered out. It thus also retains significant odor particles”, explained plant manager Bostjan Mursak, according to the company’s press release.

The centerpiece of the plant, which was built on 150 square meters next to a production hall, are two imposing activated carbon filters. From the outside, they look like overseas containers set up on edge; in each of them, 15.6 cubic meters of activated carbon clean the exhaust air that is drawn in from the adjacent production hall via thick sheet steel pipes. It is coupled with a new supply of fresh air into the hall, which also sustainably improves the air quality directly at the production line. For the production of roofing membranes, Vedag heats bitumen to around 180 degrees, mixes it with different additives such as rubber flour, depending on the product line, and finally applies it to a carrier layer.

In terms of air purification, the exhaust air aftertreatment system installed in 2012 had reached its limits when new raw materials and changed formulations were introduced into production a few years ago. As early as the beginning of 2018, Vedag tackled the issue and tested various new methods of exhaust air purification. In addition, greater care was taken to ensure that no vapors escape even during delivery of the bitumen. Large pictograms provided information for the often foreign truck drivers, while video surveillance ensured the necessary discipline. “It was also advantageous that we stopped producing bitumen for road construction at the end of 2018”, adds Mursak. The plant could be up and running by the end of April 2020. After the fine-tuning was completed, detailed measurements showed: All exhaust air values are now in the “green zone”. This was also confirmed by representatives of the city’s environmental office at their on-site visit in mid-October: since the new plant has been in operation, no complaints about odor nuisance have been received there. As soon as the Corona site permits, Bostjan Mursak would again like to make it possible for interested citizens to get to know Vedag from the inside as part of VHS plant tours

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Stadtsteinacher was sollner’s “secretary of state

Stadtsteinacher was Sollner's 'secretary of state

A man who has played a key role in shaping Stadtsteinach’s fortunes in the recent past celebrated his 80th birthday on Monday. Birthday: Georg Hempfling.

“Bicycle Hempfling” or “the Staanicher

The man who still runs his bicycle workshop and who is known in Stadtsteinach as “Fahrrad-Hempfling” (Bicycle Hempfling) is a trained car mechanic is a trained master mechanic. At VW Dippold in Kulmbach, he ran the workshop for many years and was known as “der Staanicher”.

In his free time, Hempfling was involved in the Catholic Church, the Kolping family, the shooting club and the Frankenwaldverein. But above all, he was interested in local politics. 18 years he was a city councilor – from 1984 to 2002.

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Federal administrative court: a20 plans illegal

Federal Administrative Court: A20 plans illegal

The Federal Administrative Court has put the brakes on further construction of the Autobahn 20 in Schleswig-Holstein. The associated zoning decision for a 19.9-kilometer section from the A7 to Wittenborn (Segeberg district) was “unlawful and unenforceable”.

The environmental associations BUND and Nabu (Az.: 9 A 8.17). A second lawsuit filed by a landowner couple has been temporarily suspended.

The federal judges have reservations about the project, particularly with regard to water and species protection laws. The planning was “free of errors in considerable parts – but not completely,” said presiding judge Wolfgang Bier in his ruling. The planners of the responsible state ministry in Kiel must now make improvements.

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Altmaier expects “moderate economic growth” in 2019

Altmaier expects 'moderate economic growth' in 2019

“After years of strong growth, we are currently in an economic slump, but not a recession,” the CDU politician told the Funke Mediengruppe newspapers. “We now have to wait and see how the third and fourth quarters develop”. However, we assume that there will be moderate economic growth for 2019 as a whole.”

The latest economic figures are an “urgent appeal to politicians to improve the framework conditions for economic growth,” Altmaier said. What’s needed above all, he says, is relief for small and medium-sized businesses. A “very good package could be put together” with a corporate tax reform “that puts partnerships in a better position in particular, and a binding commitment to completely abolish the solidarity surcharge.”.

Altmaier said he does not think it is impossible that the SPD will still go along with his concept to completely abolish the solidarity surcharge after it has clarified its leadership issues. He spoke out against an economic stimulus package: “Stimulus programs fizzle out like flash in the pan and only burn money in the end.”

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Tsv meeder has to go into relegation

What a bitter defeat for TSV Meeder! A point was needed to avoid the relegation roulette against the relegation from the Bezirksliga West, but the eleven of player-coach Bastian Bauer could not score at home again. Despite a lead, the final score was 3:2 for the visitors from Oberhaid. Since the competition also played against Meeder, only the season extension remains – from the point of view of TSV Meeder completely unnecessary.

TSV Meeder – FC Oberhaid 2:3 (1:0)

Right in the first minute the goal cry was on the lips of the home fans, but the guest keeper could parry the shot of Krauber from close range. Meeder remained offensively minded and created good opportunities: In the 17. In the second minute the score was 1:0 through Mujanovic. Central from 20 meters hit the ball unstoppable into the left corner.

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