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Marktrodach school becomes a rough stage

Marktrodach school becomes a rough stage

"It was great – even though i had stage fright at the beginning", says kiara lichter enthusiastically. She was the bird in a musical fairy tale that took place at the elementary school rodachtal in marktrodach.

The children's opera papageno from vienna gave a guest performance with a workshop at the elementary school. Sergei prokofiev's "peter and the wolf was on the program. But not only to look at and listen to. It wouldn't have been the children's opera papageno if there hadn't been a special concept and a certain reinterpretation of the well-preserved piece behind the workshop. The classes had already been preparing for this day for weeks.

Peter and his friends
They came to the children's opera "peter and the wolf" in music class closer and closer. Small actors were sought to play the roles of peter and his father, as well as peter's friends – bird, duck and cat.

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Two candidates for one office

Two candidates for one office

Jurgen kohmann, 53, married, two children, is mayor of the town of bad staffelstein. It is put up by the CSU.

FT: what will make bad staffelstein fit for the future??
Jurgen kohmann: bad staffelstein is already on the right track here. We will continue to build on our strengths and remain fit for the future by responding in a timely manner to changing circumstances due to demographic change and acting sustainably in all areas of life. The city is to become even more attractive and lively, and the intact infrastructure (roads, canal, water, energy, broadband) is to be further optimized. The goal is to further develop the town into the largest health and tourist center in northern bavaria.

How to keep the obermain thermal baths attractive?
We have a special unique selling proposition thanks to our medicinal water. Targeted investments serve to maintain and increase attractiveness. Only those who continue to provide a high level of service and remain attractive will survive in this fiercely competitive area.

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Good advice is expensive for the daycare center

Good advice is expensive for the daycare center

The municipal council is at a fatal impasse with regard to the expansion of the after-school care center "garten eden". This became clear in the meeting on tuesday evening. Architect harald schramm presented the plans for a possible extension; in the same breath, however, kindergarten director doris luthner told the committee that the extension would actually be too small again in 2014 and that an enlargement of the planned extension would not be possible under building law due to the lack of clearance to the neighboring property.

After a 60-minute discussion of the basic principles, the only thing the board could agree on was that good advice is expensive. Before a fundamental decision is made, all possibilities are to be explored with the diaconia association, which is the sponsor of the daycare center.

Rudi gumtow (SPD) had requested – with the agreement of his colleagues – that the item be postponed to the non-official part of the meeting. Mayor gerhard schneider (CSU) asked for the architect to at least present the current plans. Harald schramm showed that it was only a matter of an extension of the after-school care center to a smaller facility. The minimum solution is supported and demanded by both the district office and the government.

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High up, so close to the sky

High up, so close to the sky

Lucas loves the stage. And he has a dream: he wants to become a rough ballet dancer. One of the very rough ones. He has been burning for it since childhood. Ever since he watched his mama dance.

"I’m on the right track, he says confidently "but there’s still a lot of work to do." He has already made the leap onto the stage of the semper opera in the truest sense of the word: as the "nutcracker" he jumped out of a rough package. So impressive that the children’s channel KIKA got in touch and made a documentary about him.

The 17-year-old spends the autumn vacations at home in coburg once again. For three and a half years he has been attending the boarding school of the renowned palucca school in dresden.

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Four more stumbling blocks against forgetting in forchheim: “stumbling with the heart”

Four more stumbling blocks against forgetting in forchheim: 'stumbling with the heart'

Artist gunter demnig carefully places the memorial stone, which glitters in the bright sunlight, in the gap in the walkway on nurnberger strabe 2. The golden stolpersteine commemorate a cruel part of the city’s history.

Here, in the middle of forchheim, lived julius moritz prager and his sister sera. The two grew up together with their three siblings in the royal city, they know every street and speak the french dialect. He was born in 1888, she seven years later.

Forchheim jews had no idea what was in store for them

Julius moritz goes to war for germany, even loses a leg and is awarded the iron cross. Sera, the youngest daughter of the pragers, leaves forchheim, returns to her hometown and lives with her siblings. They had no idea what was in store for them: on 23. March 1942 the nazis pick up the two forchheim jews and deport them to izbica in poland. Julius moritz and sera did not survive the nazi era. The circumstances of her death are unclear; the national socialists murdered her.

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Gertrud schubert loves her job more than anything else

Gertrud schubert loves her job more than anything else

The director of the neufanger daycare center, gertrud schubert, celebrated 40. Service anniversary. Thomas pyka, the director of the catholic day care centers for children in the deanery of kronach, handed over the
certificate of honor from the state of bavaria.
A whole house full of living children – that’s what delights
gertrud schubert every day anew even after 40 years of work. That’s how long she has been working in her profession as an educator, which she professes to love above all else.
She spent almost her entire career – 39 years in total – at the catholic daycare center st. Laurentius neufang. On the occasion of this impressive jubilee, the team as well as the boys and girls of the daycare center prepared a small celebration for her with a program tailored to her needs.
According to gertrud schubert, many things have changed in the past 40 years. The love of the job has remained. "I am fascinated by children: they are strong, genuine and freely express their feelings. They know what they want. They are full of love and learn with intensity and pleasure. They explore and discover their world and instill something in us that adults can no longer do in this environment."

Affection of the children

There are moments in a teacher’s job that are indescribable: for example, the trust that is built up with children and the affection that is often spontaneously shown by the children.
"Children bring me joy, they give me optimism, vitality and community. They make us laugh. They call for sincerity and staying young. Children can dispel anger, relieve pain, reduce our worries and fears", said gertrud schubert.
The children had prepared beautiful songs with the other employees, which they then also performed. On behalf of the team, the deputy head of the daycare center, yvonne siegel, congratulated the team on its 40th birthday. Jubilee. She, too, referred to the changed structures of childcare and the expanded scope of work that comes with it.
The step from kindergarten to daycare with the care of small and school children has required a rethink. In may 2015, they moved into new rooms in the renovated daycare center, which was expanded by eight daycare places.
Heike schulein

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Suspected al-qaeda terrorist wanted to become a policeman

Suspected al-Qaeda terrorist wanted to become a policeman

He applied to the state of north rhine-westphalia, but was rejected in 2004 because he was unfit for service, said 28-year-old halil S. From. The application is also documented in the court records.

"I was happy to do it," the suspected terrorist said on thursday before the dusseldorf higher regional court. He was born and raised in gelsenkirchen, graduated from high school, did his community service in a retirement home, and earned a bachelor’s degree in management in bochum.

Besides halil S. Broke also the 21 year old amid C. His silence and reported on his curriculum vitae. However, neither of them wanted to answer questions about their religion or the charges against them. The german-iranian from bochum also has a high school diploma and is studying computer science at the university of hagen during his time in custody.

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Art experience in the square

Art experience in the square

The expressive pictures are on display in the service center of the tax office. There is something perfect about the square – a special case of all conceivable rectangles. One statement is enough to be able to construct a square: the page length. "What does this balance of the square do to the one who wants to fill the content? Banding the artist, he or she shies away from the perfection of the format?" These questions were raised by vera schnitzer’s husband, alois schnitzer, on wednesday evening during his introduction to the exhibition, which is well worth seeing. In it, you can see exclusively square pictures, painted with acrylic on canvas – in different coarseness, but all with the same four sides and four right angles.
However, the contents of these squares were filled very differently. There are two groups of paintings on view: strongly colored gestural paintings as well as so-called script paintings. "In the gestural colorful pictures an enormous energy becomes traceable, which wants to be printed out. I also see vulnerability, against which the artist defends herself with her means – the means of painting", said alois schnitzer.
His wife, with whom he has been married for over 42 years, also resorts to self-irony – clearly in some of the titles of her paintings, such as "pretty buttoned up", "memory of the oceanographer", "parrot" or "fox, you have stolen the goose", said. Several pictures are also with "no title" expelled. This is good and legitimate; after all, abstract painting creates additional realities – a world that would not exist without this kind of painting. "This world does not have to be filled with concepts from the "normal" world, as it were reality", he was sure.
In addition to the strong colorful gestural painting, the written images are striking. Vera schnitzer was inspired to create them by reflections on the value of one’s own handwriting at a time when handwriting is becoming less and less important. These written images are full of ciphers – secret signs, betrayed symbols that allow for different interpretations. The artist also sometimes gives them titles – such as "the maize-green miracle of writing" or "blue writing in hard times", while some of them are also "untitled" leave. "Let your imagination run wild here as well", he appealed to the numerous visitors. He also discussed the biographical aspects of his wife, who comes from a family of artists: her father was a sculptor, her mother a pianist, and her brother is a designer. Vera schnitzer studied art education after graduating from high school. However, this did not lead to a career as an art teacher, as their two children intervened. Nevertheless, she was always artistically active.
But it was not until the 1990s that painting was able to take up a more prominent place in her life again. Many exhibitions and participations in exhibitions followed: her paintings can now be found in private collections, but also in public ownership – for example in the helios-frankenwaldklinik in kronach. This exhibition now gives a small insight into the result of her artistic work, although some paintings have not yet been exhibited. "They all have a special authenticity. They are honest and represent a certain phase in your life", according to alois schnitzer. "My pictures are strong partners – a corresponding counterpart", explains vera schnitzer, who has had a studio in niederfullbach near coburg since 1996. About her square works she says: "with the square one remains in the frame". Even if the content seems wild, the format is not questioned. I can express myself expressively, without falling out of the frame." In tranquility, the artist continues, lies strength. And the square is just the most quiet format.
Ingo cesaro, who is in charge of the gallery’s concept, was pleased with the start of the 2018 exhibition series. To keep a square format and not to break it requires a lot of discipline, he said. He often comes into contact with the paintings of the artist – especially at the annual literature workshop he holds at the vocational school for nursing; after all, the walls of the hospital are adorned with some of her rough-format paintings.
Kronach 2. Mayor angela hofmann reminded the art in the square of her school days. The geometric figure has the advantage over the rectangle of a maximum flatness with a small circumference. In her eyes, this classic, timeless format represents a harmonious balance to the lively content. She praised the exhibition as a great enrichment of the art landscape and the public space in kronach. She thanked the artist, the initiator ingo cesar and the tax office for making the space available to her. Its head of department, gunter wolkersdorfer, was pleased with the visual enrichment of the service center.
The exhibition runs until 24. April and can be viewed during the normal opening hours of the tax office.

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Reuther burghers bring mayor in rage

Reuther burghers bring mayor in rage

The transparent of the citizens’ initiative (BI) "protects the reuther hange" hung on the back wall of the town hall for less than ten minutes. "Brute force" it said in red letters – an allusion to the castle meeting in burk. There, mayor franz stumpf (CSU/WUO) had said that the construction area on the lookout in reuth must be enforced with brute force if necessary.

Shortly after 4 p.M., an enraged mayor franz streit (CSU) made sure that the transparent was suspended. The poster violated the "principle of neutrality" prevailing in the town hall. When mayor franz stumpf arrived a short time later, he personally brought the rolled-up transparencies to the door of the meeting hall.

40 minutes later – the debate about the traffic report on the reuther hut was in full swing – BI spokesman ingolf franke again drew the ire of the mayor of oberburg. He had noticed that franke was recording the verbal contributions of the city council members with a dictating machine. Stumpf railed against the "lazy tricks" frankes and asked him to deliver the dictation board to him for the duration of the meeting. After the BI spokesman had complied with this request without a murmur, the city council continued the debate that the planning committee had begun in mid-october. The greens demanded that the "ecologically sensitive areas should not be sacrificed for development. Instead, according to FGL faction spokeswoman annette prechtel, consideration should be given to a protected area. Reinhold otzelberger (SPD) emphasized that the city could not commission an expert opinion and then "push it away".