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Charming wreath of lights around the church in moggast

Charming wreath of lights around the church in Moggast

Perpetual adoration has been in its current form since the middle of the 18th century. Introduced by Prince-Bishop von Seinsheim at the end of the 18th century, an essential part of the ecclesiastical year in the Archdiocese of Bamberg. It almost developed into a more tourist attraction in Pottenstein or retains its deep religious character with many visitors in Obertrubach. In both cases, the procession of lights plays a formative role at the end. Almost overlooked, however, are the many parishes that celebrate this day in a less spectacular way: like the parish of St. Francis of Assisi. Stephanus Moggast on the Jura plateau in Franconian Switzerland.

Due to a shortage of priests, the parish is now served by Pastor Florian Stark from Pretzfeld. Days before the perpetual adoration 22 altar boys from the associated villages Morschreuth, Burggaillenreuth and Windischgaillenreuth found themselves in the outbuilding of the property of church caretaker Friedrich Wolfel. Over the year they had collected candle remnants to melt down. Then the "Minis" carved still the necessary wood shavings to prepare in tins the light decoration for the final procession for the decoration. The parish council chairman and sacristan Ulrich Angermeier and numerous employees of his committee supported them in the process.

First Communion children

At the end of the Perpetual Adoration, Father Florian Stark celebrated the final service concelebrating with Father Vijaya Raja Boddu. In his homily, pastoral advisor Andreas Lowenfelder spoke about the multiplication of the loaves and took the opportunity to introduce the First Communion children for 2018.

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Podeldorferin wants to live from the bassoon play

Podeldorferin wants to live from the bassoon play

"There’s always a certain kick to it", says Hedwig Dworazik when she talks about playing her bassoon. "Everybody hears the deep voice and I mustn’t play around", adds the 23-year-old. She began her career as a bassoonist rather involuntarily at the age of 14. Actually she played the flute in the youth wind orchestra Podeldorf. But when the place on the bassoon became free, Hedwig was to fill it. At first, she preferred to stick with the flute – a flashier instrument with bigger solo parts. "Only my mother could persuade me", she reveals today.

The switch between flute and bassoon was not difficult for her. However, once she had her secondary school diploma in her pocket, she had to make a final decision about one of the instruments. She had already set her sights on becoming a professional musician at that time. "I then decided on the bassoon. Fewer people play it, she explains her choice. Today she likes to stand out from the crowd. "The bassoon usually takes the bass part and that is the most important one. All the other instruments can be carried on it", explains Hedwig.

After secondary school she graduated from the vocational school for music in Kronach and could now consider studying music.

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From renaissance to rock music

From renaissance to rock music

They like to come and they keep coming. Already in the 38. Year the mandolin and guitar players meet for the Pentecost course. This year again with manager Petra Breitenbach. More precisely, it is the course after the Pentecost holidays, which began on Tuesday and was crowned with a final concert on Sunday.

High proportion of young players

The portion of the younger players in the 41-strong orchestra is with more than a third pleasingly high. This course is also the forum for the voluntary D1 to D3 proficiency exams.
"Although I’m already good at playing the guitar, there’s always an opportunity to learn something new, confirms Charlotte Endres from Ebenhausen. She also appreciates playing in the orchestra. The young woman already has the D1 and D2 performance tests in her pocket.

"I appreciate it very much that different teachers here give me new information and thus my quality of play increases", The Ebenhausen player is very satisfied with the Whitsun course. In the coming year, she will take the D3 exam, Endres has resolved to do.

Mandolin and double bass are played by young Lohr resident Sophia Schneider. "I am looking forward to my fellow players in this orchestra and appreciate the marginal conditions in the Music Academy", and says: "The food is good here, and I feel very well accommodated. Rehearsals will be continuous throughout the day. Orchestra, exercises and lessons do not let boredom arise.

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Bamberg seeks a strategy

For several months, the Cultural Department and the Cultural Office of the City of Bamberg have been working intensively on a cultural development plan. Such a survey consists of a stocktaking, a profiling and focus setting as well as a perspective development for the culture of a city. Or differently: Who makes which and how much culture in this city (actors)? Who uses the offer with which habits and demands (audience)? How does it work together overall (profile including strengths and weaknesses of the cultural landscape)? And finally: How do we position ourselves for the future so that a high-profile, lively cultural landscape remains a defining element of our world heritage city and Bamberg’s rank as a cultural city is carried into the future sustainably and self-confidently??
For the museums and a part of the art and exhibition scene, a detailed expert opinion has been prepared in the meantime. In the field of performing arts, surveys and workshops with independent theaters and small artists took place. With regard to music and literature, the cooperation with experts based in Bamberg has now begun, who will prepare so-called section comments. Thus, beyond the consideration of facilities, a concrete picture of how Bamberg is positioned in some areas is being created.

Questionnaires are sent out

Now the Cultural Office is calling on artists, cultural associations, initiatives and institutions to participate: With a survey by questionnaire, goals, successes, concerns, problems and perspectives are to be even better illuminated. The current situation of cultural work in Bamberg is to be recorded with the feedbacks. "The results will flow into a cultural concept and should help to formulate perspectives on how to prepare the best possible breeding ground for local cultural work.", explains mayor Lange. "The past and future role of the city within the cultural work of Bamberg should be questioned with the intention of purposefully developing the cultural landscape further."
The questionnaires will be sent by mail to cultural actors in Bamberg in the next few days. Those who miss a direct approach can pick up a questionnaire to fill out at the cultural office or download the digital version at bit.ly/2o1erpF download.
The completed questionnaires should be returned by 28 September. February to the following address: Cultural Office of the City of Bamberg, Oliver Will, Hauptwachstrabe 16, 96047 Bamberg.

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World cup years are muller years – james flourishes at bayern

World Cup years are Muller years - James flourishes at Bayern

Two men, one goal: Thomas Muller and James RodrIguez may be rivals in FC Bayern’s attacking department, but when it comes to World Cup ambitions, the original Bavarian and the player on loan from Real Madrid tick similarly.

Both want to win as much as possible in 2018 – first together at the club and then with their national teams at the World Cup in Russia. There is also a connection on the subject of the World Cup: Muller was top scorer with five goals on his World Cup debut in South Africa in 2010. The Colombian James achieved this feat four years later with six goals in Brazil.

"In World Cup years, I have so far been able to convince well," said the 28-year-old Muller on Thursday in the training camp of Bayern in Doha: "That makes me extremely hopeful."Muller scored five times again in the 2014 World Cup triumph in Brazil. With a total of ten goals before his third World Cup appearance, he is the eighth most successful active player in the eternal list of World Cup scorers, which is headed by Miroslav Klose with 16 goals.

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Photography and music merge

Listening to spring and watching nature unfold at the same time is something music lovers can do next Friday evening, at 18.30 o’clock in Iphofen. Young soloists and ensembles of the Iphofen branch of the Kitzingen Music School and the Friends of the Iphofen Music School e.V. invite you to a "musical spring walk through Iphofen" with free admission to the Karl Knauf Hall. The melodies of the young artists combine in a wonderful way with the pictures that the amateur photographer Richard Schober has taken around Iphofen.
Schober, former founding father and since 2011 honorary chairman of the sponsoring association, has selected the motifs to match the musical pieces. "During the song "Buzz, buzz, buzz, little bee is buzzing around" I show how a bee I show how a bee approaches a cherry blossom", says the nature lover. And at "Who turned the clock" he plays pictures of clocks that can be found in Iphofen.
But the motives cannot always be assigned at first glance. "Often, even long-established Iphofen residents have to puzzle for a while as to where this or that detail can be found in Iphofen".
Schober leaves nothing to chance. He carefully selects his subjects. "I am fascinated not only by landscape photographs, but often also by the details of larger objects", says Schober, who recently presented Iphofen in the illustrated book "Between the Middle Ages and the Future has set a monument. Many of the pictures he will show on the evening of the event are also from this book.

The beauty in the small

Good photographers have a different view of things. And it is probably precisely this that makes the music evening so appealing: Schober wants to make the beautiful and special visible in small things. And he explicitly refers to the main protagonists of the evening, the young musicians. "I am very happy about the enthusiasm of the children, who may have their first performance there, and about the work of the music teachers", says Schober. "To hear how this work bears fruit is a wonderful feeling".
Unfortunately, he himself is not very musical, he says with a laugh. His dream, he says, is to play in a big band one day. "I still learned to play the saxophone as a latecomer, but on this evening I’d better leave the playing to those who can do it really well."
About the parents’ council of the Dr. K.H. Spielmann School, Schober had suggested in 1992 the musical education of young talents on site. This is how the branch of the Kitzingen Music School was founded in Iphofen. "Since then, she has had an impact on our city in many ways and today it is impossible to imagine life without her", praises Schober.
In 1995 the association was founded. For four years Schober had taken over the chairmanship. Today the responsibility for the association lies in the hands of Ralf Knauer. He and his team have created the musical "Spring Walk" and has also prepared some delicacies for the physical well-being of the guests.
After the concert, the music school management, teachers and members of the music school’s booster club will answer questions about the subjects offered, the instruments and future activities.

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Thulba looks forward to the parade

Thulba looks forward to the parade

The Propsteigemeinde prepares for the carnival. A special highlight should become the carnival procession. "Last time we had more than 30 floats and groups and we hope to achieve such a participation and a lot of atmosphere in the village streets of the village again this year. Our associations in the local community are involved, but we are still hoping for commitments from neighboring communities", according to the shooting master Michael Meindl from the Bavaria shooting club.

Who wants to participate?

The train is scheduled for 7. February, at 13.30 o’clock with beginning in the Von-Buttlar-Strabe. There are the starting numbers and also the sweets for the children, because they should also get their fun again, informed Melanie Weigand. She is also the contact person for registrations of groups, even smaller groups, and floats are welcome. To reach it under the telephone number 09736/ 757 033, cell phone 0160/ 9417 3334 or also by E-Mail "thulbaer, [email protected]" .
"What we need besides a good turnout is a good mood, the best carnival spirit and also suitable weather. We want to offer the hopefully many guests and active some nice and entertaining hours and a smooth course of events. For the latter, our stewards, as well as the fire department and police are on hand. In a train order everything is regulated for the expiry ", so the co-organizer Melanie Weigand. "Our procession should not have a special theme, each group can develop freely." Regional as well as supraregional events can be taken up. "We the youth of the shooting club are at present and build up our carriage already. Thulba-Heroes" (Thulba Superheroes) we have chosen a fantasy theme. We will, however, also be on the local events. I am glad that my boys are doing so well. It’s just fun", noted Christoph Meindl with the brush in hand. They work in the hall of the company WT method. "It is pleasing that we are also supported here and by the farmers with tractors and wagons." In addition to the shooting club, the local clubs such as the music club Thulba-Reith, the FC Frankonia, the Stamauer-Club, the Walk ladies and also the kindergarten participate again.

A lot offered

Here, according to kindergarten director Birgit Armbruster, parents and children are also already preparing for their appearance. "Our theme is the expulsion of winter, and the children are already eagerly awaiting the carnival procession." Little Finn showed great enthusiasm: "I’m happy because I get to make a witch".
Packed is the Thulba carnival program. On Saturday, 31. January, is Kappenabend of the shooting club in the Schutzenhaus. On Saturday, 7. February, the carnival procession moves through the village; on Thursday, 12. February, is Altweiberfasching in the fire station; on Friday, 13., and Saturday, 14. February, is the FC carnival in the gymnasium and finally on Tuesday, 17. February, the children carnival in the Thulbatalhalle.

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Dare to do more for society

Dare to do more for society

He has been involved with refugees, the disabled and young people, was a development aid worker in Ecuador and now works full-time with regional groups of the globalization-critical organization Attac. One cannot reproach Stephan Kettner, the OB candidate of the Bamberger left list (BaLi) surely inactivity, relaxation finds the bassist of the volume Delikatessen in the music.

In the FT interview, the 49-year-old social pedagogue describes why Bamberg also needs left-wing politics for him, why he has not become a Green and why the current social clause does not solve Bamberg’s housing problems. This is what the candidate for the top post says about… …his candidacy: In October the BaLi had still decided against its own OB candidate. After a long discussion, however, they changed their minds because, according to Kettner, there was a real lack of left-wing politics in the rest of the field of candidates. For him, the fact that the new center of the Chamber of Crafts is to be built on the current Solawi site was a decisive factor – and those affected were simply ignored. "Here three hectares of bio-certified area are simply paved over, without making transparent what other alternatives there are." And also the Greens in the city council would have signed off on it. …Left-wing politics: The BaLi candidate does not want to leave municipal services, education, health, transport and water supply "to the profit interests of a market". For him, social issues would have to play an even greater role in the city, less privileged people would have to be able to participate in all areas of daily life. "But we do not even get the 7500 Euro budget for the creation of a social ticket approved."

The federal party "The Left Kettner does not belong. Because "I don’t feel like having to justify myself for the federal policy of a party – and I’m not the type for power games over positions either".