Youth shone with music and dance

Youth shone with music and dance

Music and dance at a high level presented on Saturday children and young people at the youth festival in the city castle. For five years, the city has organized the talent show with witty and typically Franconian elements. The sympathetic dance and music artists convinced with surprising and moving performances. This special cultural initiative gives hope that children and young people will be familiarized with culture, said Third Mayor Bernhard Christoph. Making music at an early age promotes a positive community experience, makes an important contribution to personality development and strengthens all the positive qualities that we depend on and that enrich life: concentration, creativity, expressiveness and self-confidence. Christoph emphasized that young people today are different in their forms of expression and habits than in the past. And then began a 90-minute show that didn’t have to take a back seat to any professional adult performance. “Colorful Leaves” was the theme of the evening, which the two moderators Lea Giebler and David Hoppner spiced up with numerous autumnal anecdotes and poems. Simeon Schmitt and Florian Klerner opened the round with guitar music.

Classical music and ballet

The first highlight was presented by Doris Diroll and her ballet group, who performed “La serenissima” expressively danced the Rondo Veneziano. Young pianist Jonathan Burger continued with the Rondo by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Finn Scholl and Jonas Hirle interpreted the Autumn Legend by Linnemann.

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Workers’ welfare wants to alleviate poverty in rich bavaria

The spring collection of the Workers’ Welfare Association has the motto “Poor in a rich country” and will take place from now until 11. March instead of. During this time, volunteer collectors will personally solicit donations at front doors.
15 percent of the population in Bavaria is considered poor or at risk of poverty. Some groups of people are even more affected than average. Thus nearly 22 per cent of the pensioners carry a poverty risk as well as nearly 40 per cent of the single parents. In addition: “How many people are homeless in the Free State, no one can precisely quantify, because there are no official statistics on homeless people. The Workers’ Welfare Association is calling for this statistical instrument, as well as equal opportunities for all people in the Free State.”, says Awo regional chairman Thomas Beyer. In order to achieve this, the entire population is asked to help.
The Awo offers a wide range of services. With some, such as the specialized offices for combating homelessness, debt counseling and clothing stores, poverty is combated directly; with others, such as daycare centers, poverty is indirectly prevented from arising in the first place.
“When children are being cared for and relatives are being cared for, citizens can pursue jobs that are subject to social security contributions”, according to Thomas Beyer. Poverty is not a fate that those affected have to accept. The collection helps break the vicious circle.

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Greek becomes indian

Greek becomes Indian

When you read the list of deficiencies, it’s hard to believe that in the former “Delphi” you’ll find in the Heiligkreuzstrabe today, Tuesday, the Indian restaurant “Ganesha” opens. Defective roof trusses, floor ceilings that had broken through, half-timbered walls that were no longer load-bearing, sunken basement ceilings, and root-ridden sewers… And yet the Bayreuth restaurateur Gurjeet Singh had taken up the challenge of renovating the ailing single monument and setting up a restaurant in it again after years of vacancy – and steady decay.
Gurjeet Singh already operates three Indian restaurants of the same name in Bayreuth, Kulmbach and Frankfurt. He had heard that Coburg was economically attractive for restaurateurs, and he also heard about the former “Delphi”. Did he not fear the terrible state of the house then? Gurjeet Singh smiles. “Mr. Lederer said, we’ll fix it.” – “…and the Mr. Lederer beat his hands together over his head”, adds the architect with a laugh.
For Oliver Lederer, the conversion of the former “Delphi into an Indian restaurant no less an adventure than for the future host Gurjeet Singh. “Getting to grips with language barriers and a different mentality was often not so easy”, says the architect with a wink, searching for the most elegant formulation possible: reconciling the high-quality and, as far as possible, Indian ambience with German building regulations had required a high degree of construction knowledge and assertiveness.

Agreement with monument protection

The house at Heiligkreuzstrabe 8 was built almost exactly 200 years ago. The brewmaster Johann Wilhelm Wiener had it built in 1819/20, initially as a half-timbered residential building with a rear building. In the course of the centuries, extensions were added and taken away again. Today it is a single monument and accordingly everything had to be agreed with the monument protection, says Lederer.
The upper floors are also to be gradually refurbished and living space created. The fact that apartments are also to be built in the attic was not exactly greeted with enthusiasm by the preservationists – because of the narrow skylights. “We then created special sizes, discussed the whole thing with the monument protection and the fire protection, then it went”, says Lederer.
The facade of the house should be restored to its historic image, explains the architect. The community townscape will presumably contribute a subsidy for this.
The previous owner of the house was not able to finance the renovation, so she sold the house. Before the work could begin, architects and craftsmen were faced with a worrying picture: “The vault had already given way, Lederer remembers. The stones simply sank down. “We had to take out the first floor completely.”

Many surprises

In the course of about six months of construction work, the craftsmen repeatedly encountered new surprises. Sometimes they knocked off the plaster and found empty compartments behind it. On another occasion, they removed a suspended ceiling and then wondered why a door leaf had been installed in the ceiling above. At some point in the course of time, a hole in the ceiling was closed in this way, explains the architect.

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Six new nature friends

Honors were in the center of the Advent celebration of the Kulmbacher nature friends in the inn Geuther. Peter Schneider provided the musical backdrop.

After the welcome by chairman Peter Adamowski Helmut Konrad looked back on the year with a slide show. Helmuth Weith recited a Christmas story.

Reminders were given of ski training in Pfunds, various excursions, social events, and other activities.

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Altmaier hopes for renaissance of battery production

Altmaier hopes for renaissance of battery production

German Economics Minister Peter Altmaier (CDU) hopes for a renaissance of battery production in Germany.

“There is the prospect that in a few years the production of battery cells, which we thought had been lost in Germany and Europe for a long time, will return to this location,” said the CDU politician in Kaiserslautern.

In the Rhineland-Palatinate city, carmaker Opel plans to produce battery cells for electric cars together with the group’s parent company PSA and Total’s French subsidiary Saft starting in 2024. According to Opel, around two billion euros will be invested in the largest battery cell production for electric vehicles in Germany. Around 2000 jobs are planned.

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Children build houses for endangered wild bees

Children build houses for endangered wild bees

A beautiful house to live in and feel good in – that’s what the vacationers from Jugendhof Schwanberg also want. Not for herself, however, but for her black and yellow friends from the wilderness.
In the youth courtyard of the Schwanberg Spiritual Center, everyone stands around a large table. Paul Heidner explains to children and parents different types of bees and their characteristics. The environmental educator knows what he’s talking about. He recently wrote his diploma thesis about the partly endangered species of wild bees, especially at Schwanberg. Vacationers young and old quickly see what needs to be done to help bees survive: A bee house is needed! And as soon as possible! The troop goes directly on the way. With sister Kathrin Susanne it goes off into the forest. “You can collect as many reeds as possible for the bees’ nest”, the youth advisor gives instructions to the bee helpers.

Bees get a house

Pia Heibenberg from Furth carries the cut reed to the transport cart. She is happy about the bees’ new home. “I think it’s good that the bees now have their own house. They want to have it nice”, says the eight-year-old. Afterwards she picks an elderberry blossom for the decoration in the bee house. The cart is slowly filled with dead branches, pine cones, moss and reeds. Anakin Wilde, one of the oldest children in the vacation group, takes responsibility for the material collected. When the wagon is full, we quickly return to the youth center.
There, house manager Arno Dietz and environmental educator Paul Heidner have already started screwing the wooden boards together. Youth center director Dietz is particularly keen to include the bee project in the vacation period. “Nature and environmental education are a big pillar of our institution anyway”, he reports from the youth work. “And since wild bees are threatened with extinction, it is not only good for the children, but also for the insects. We want to create new habitats. And it’s not just here – anyone can build a shelter for bees with a few reeds in the garden.”
Ten-year-old Anna also wants to help build the basic wooden frame. Confidently she takes the cordless screwdriver in her hand and turns in her first screw. Pressing hard, so that the screw does not fall down before, and made it! The board sits firmly in the frame. Meanwhile, seven-year-old Frederike Franz is busy with the interior decoration. Thick bricks with holes are filled by the Marburger with the collected reed tubes. Wild bees can later lay their eggs here.

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Tc hochstadt and the missed chances

TC Hochstadt and the missed chances

It was the great chance to further improve the points account and to pass the red lantern in the district class. But the volleyball players from Hochstadt lost against the second last from Nuremberg with 2:3 and also in the second match against FSV Erlangen-Bruck nothing was to be gained.

Women, district class north

TC Hochstadt – Post SV Nuremberg II 2:3 With a clear victory, the Hochststadt girls could have moved up in the table. However, they started the first set inhibited and were quickly behind 7:19, which is why coach Michael Marik took his last time-out. Obviously he found the right words, because after that the TC ladies went better. In the end, however, the mortgage proved to be too big and they had to give up the set with 20:25.

In the second set, the right of serve changed back and forth until, at 5:5, Sandra Eigenfeld put the Post ladies under so much pressure with her jumping serves that they were unable to make a good attack, which led to a five-point cushion. Based on a good reception, the attacking actions were better now and the blocking was more effective, too. Hochstadt succeeded in exploiting its potential, and the logical consequence was the smooth set win with 25:17.

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Kidnapped germans in iraq free again

Kidnapped Germans in Iraq free again

The German cultural mediator Hella Mewis, who was kidnapped in the Iraqi capital Baghdad, is free again a few days after her abduction.

The 48-year-old was freed by security forces, military spokesman Jahia Rasul told Deutsche Presse-Agentur on Friday. He did not give details of the operation. According to first reports Mewis is well. It remained unclear whether there were negotiations with the kidnappers and whether a ransom was paid. The curator, who also works for the Goethe-Institut, was abducted on Monday.

The activist Sirka Sarsam, who is a friend of Mewis, confirmed the release. “We have received preliminary information from the operation command that security forces have freed Hella,” she told German Press Agency. The military will announce more details during the day. “We hope that the kidnapping will not change their future plans in Iraq,” said Sarsam, who works for the Iraqi non-governmental organization Burj Babel. “We are happy to start the day with such joy about the liberation of a person who loves Iraq so much.”

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The tree burns in a flash

The tree burns in a flash

It crunched and crackled – and a few seconds later high smoke rose. 150 discarded Christmas trees were burned on Saturday evening in Lonnerstadt at the first Christmas tree bonfire. The organizers had expected a hundred guests, but around 400 turned up.

Previously, the children’s and youth fire departments had collected the trees in the village together. The young firefighters were supported by their older colleagues.

Trying out something new

In previous years, the Lonnerstadt volunteer fire department held torchlight walks, but in the new decade they wanted to try something new, according to second-in-command Martin Kolb. “On a creative evening” Benjamin Bayer had the idea of collecting old Christmas trees and then burning them together.

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Municipality pommersfelden gives new citizens a warm welcome

Municipality Pommersfelden gives new citizens a warm welcome

“We have landed on a paradisiacal spot!” Saint Peter, alias pastor Angelika Neubauer, and his two heavenly messengers were delighted. “Landed” were the sky messengers in “Steppach North. In the local new building area they met many “friendly people”, who had to be welcomed. “All around practical and yet close to the cities of Bamberg, Erlangen and Nuremberg”, swarmed the heaven-sent. Simply “a piece of Franconian heaven. Here, at the highest point of Steppach, a welcome afternoon was held for the first time in the municipality of Pommersfelden for new citizens.

What got around to the saint with the celestial key has probably also persuaded new citizens to become residents of the municipality of Pommersfelden. It was already the second attempt for the welcoming, because with the first Petrus had poured from the sky as much as he could only.

Defining the concept of home

For it it became for “the new ones now all the more warmly: Mayor Hans Beck and the Christ Child Marie Zeiler welcomed the citizens to their home community. The trombone choir under the direction of Werner Hofmann welcomed the new Steppachers musically.

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