Archives for December 2012

Take a tour of Oberursel’s old town

The Bleiche in Oberursels old townA tour of the old town (Altstadt) part of Oberursel is being offered on Saturday, 5th January, 2013 at 2pm.

The tour starts in front of the Vortaunusmuseum at the Marktplatz at 2pm and costs €3 per person.

Hildegard Kofahl – 90th Birthday

Happy Birthday - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / flamingoladyCongratulations to Frau Hildegard Kofahl of Oberursel who is 90 years old today.

Sigrid Heukeshoven – 101st Birthday

Happy Birthday - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / flamingoladyCongratulations to Frau Sigrid Heukeshoven of Oberursel who is 101 years old today.

Edith Asselborn – 95th Birthday

Happy Birthday - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / flamingoladyCongratulations to Frau Edith Asselborn of Oberursel who is 95 years old today.

Bingo at the Seniorentreff

Bingo - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / iofotoThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering an afternoon of Bingo on Thursday, 3rd January, 2013 between 2.30pm and 4.30pm in the “Altes Hospital” (Hospitalstraße 9).

Anyone who is interested is invited to come along and try their luck!

3,000 step walk for senior citizens

Group of Senior Citizens walking - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / micropixThe Seniorentreff in Oberursel will be offering a 3,000 step walk on Wednesday, 2nd January, 2013.

To take part, be at the Christuskirche in the Oberhöchstädter Straße at 3pm.

Winter walk through the Bommersheim wood

The local council in Bommersheim (“Ortsbeirat”) are organising a winter walk through the area that used to be the Bommersheim wood on Thursday, 27th December, 2012.

Anyone who wants to join in should be at the car park at the Hohemark at 11am or at the riding hall in Bommersheim at 10.30am from where groups will travel by car to the Hohemark.

The walk will last 2 to 3 hours depending on the weather and finish with at the riding hall where there will be soup and cake.

From the town council… dog tax, library fees, changing rooms and icebergs

This week saw the town council in Oberursel sit for the last time in 2012.

With major topics such as the new swimming pool, the budget, childcare costs, and even the station kiosk dealt with previously, this could have been a sitting to tidy up loose ends, and in many ways it was.  Except that all of those topics managed to come up again, the latter without even being remotely on the agenda.

At the beginning, the question and answer session revealed that although dogs are required to wear a dog tag to show that the tax for them has been paid, this is not checked unless there is a problem with dogs fouling a particular area.

We learnt of the confusion over the annual cycle races on 1st May, one of which the town is listed as a sponsor for, although the money comes from other sponsors that the town finds.  Sub-sponsors if you like.  It does not come out of the town budget. [Read more…]

Donate Blood in Weißkirchen

Blood - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / iqonceptBlood can be donated at the fire station in Weißkirchen (part of Oberursel) on Wednesday, 26th December, 2012 between 1.30pm and 5.30pm. The fire station is located at Friedrich-Ludwig-Jahn-Strasse 2a.

To donate you must be healthy and between 18 and 68 years of age. If you have not donated before, then you must not be over 60. You must take some form of identification with you, such as a passport, that contains a photo.

You can read more about what then happens here (in German).

Beware of the “slip of paper” trick

Police in Oberursel are warning people to be aware of the so-called “slip of paper” trick (“Zetteltrick”).

In a recent incident, two women of south-east European appearance, one slim and between 20 and 25 years old, the other over 60 and well built, rang the door bell of a 75-year-old in the Lahnstraße and asked for a piece of paper to write a note on (presumably to leave a message for someone else in the block).

The 75-year-old let them into her flat and while one of the women distracted her, the other searched the flat for valuables.  A watch was stolen.

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