I do not have to tell you that even people who like winter had
quite enough of it. Thank goodness there were lots of
interesting things to do that did not involve outside
We went for you to a valentine’s dance, a princess ball, an
Austrian ball and an opera. We were well fed and well
entertained. Someone went to the ice sculpting event in
Yorkville for us, and also to the theatre for a German play.
We could have something on every day of the week for the entire
month, and if we were younger we definitely would have done so.
Instead we also went to see a few movies and if that was not
enough, I cooked up a storm for a neighbor who broke a leg
during the ice storm. I also allowed myself some time lounging
in front of the TV and watched a lot of Olympic sports.
Speaking of TV, we had news from Rogers and
Deutsche Welle in
regards to the new program and are publishing them in this
issue. From where I am standing it looks pretty good for a new
German program in the near future.
On our front page you see the crowning of a princess at the
Danube Swabian Club. We have covered this tradition for many
years and have seen kids in the dance group growing up to be
splendid young men and women now with kids of their own. Just
now the membership is a bit down because some of the kids are
the next generation and still too small, some are simply too
busy studying or doing other things that do not allow them to be
around a lot. These things happen in cycles and the picture will
change again soon. The youth group is certainly having fun, as
we could witness at the spring dance and they have a rich
program for the whole year.
Please consult the announcements of the clubs to know when
something is going on every month. That of course goes for all
the clubs in our community wherever they might be.
As the sun is coming up and hopefully temperatures rise as well
we will see more and more of each other at all sorts of events.
We shall see you there!