Archives for June 2013

I love you, blue kangaroo!

Helen Doron Early English are offering an interactive story hour on Saturday, 29th June, 2013 at 3.30pm.

The story is “I love you, blue kangaroo!” and the afternoon is aimed at children between 4 and 7 years old. The children will be introduced to the main vocabulary in the story and will be singing, dancing and making things associated with it.

To take part you need to register your child by Thursday, 27th June by calling 06171 699986. There will be a charge of €5 per child which includes a drink and a snack and the cost of materials.


Remembrance needs places

“Remembrance needs places” (Erinnerung braucht Orte”) is a talk being given by Gerd Krämer, previously Oberursel’s Mayor, on Thursday, 27th June, 2013 at 6pm in the Kinderhaus, Jean-Sauer-Weg 2, about how important it is not just to talk about history but to have places to go and see the buildings and locations for real.

There will also be a chance to visit the recently opened Camp King archive which is located in the basement of the same building.


From the Ausländerbeirat….

The meeting of the Ausländerbeirat on Monday, 17th June, 2013, was anything less than spectacular. In fact, the most interesting item on the agenda was the introduction of the new “Geschäftsführer” for the committee, Thomas Eifert, who liaises with the town hall and who also cleared up the confusion that had been circulating about how many hours he works each week for the committee.

The answer for the record: 15½ hours per week, of which 4½ are directly for the committee work, 8 for consultation appointments and 3 for work on the town’s integration concept.

Maybe with 3 hours per week over the coming months working on it, that concept may be discussed at one of the committee meetings sometime this year? The integration news this week was limited mainly to the information about the Windrose e.V. moving into the newly renovated signal box opposite the station.

It was an evening when a lot of items could be summarised as “none”. Apart from the question about the working hours, there were no questions from the public. There were no messages from the town’s executive, and no messages from the Geschäftsführer other than his introduction. [Read more…]

Tuesday night cinema at Bluebox Portstraße

Cinema Reel - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / AnatolyMTuesday night is film night at Bluebox Portstraße, located near the U-Bahn stop “Altstadt”.

As the organisation is not a commercial cinema, they are not allowed to advertise which film will be shown in advance. For Tuesday, 25th June, 2013, we are told that it will be a “romantic comedy”. If you do want to know which film will be shown then call 06171 636930 and they will tell you.

The showing starts at 9pm.

Church office broken into

The church office of the St. Ursula community was broken into on the night of Saturday 15th / Sunday 16th June, 2013.  Thieves forced open the entrance to the building, causing around €1,000 of damage here alone.  According to police they then searched the building for valuables and discovered a safe which they took with them.  The safe contained cash, although the police report does not state how much was in the safe at the time.

Altkönigstraße closed on Friday

The Altkönigstraße will once again be closed between the Theodor-Heuss-Straße and Rotbornstraße on Friday, 21st June, 2013 from 7am until 6pm to allow for work on the new swimming pool building to take place.  A diversion will be in operation.

Margarete and Dr. Klaus Ziganke – Golden Wedding Anniversary

Golden Wedding Rings - ©Can Stock Photo Inc. / montegoCongratulations to Margarete and Dr. Klaus Ziganke in Oberursel who are celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary today!

DPSG Oberursel raised money for flooded building in 72 hours

“We are heaven sent” was the motto of the German catholic youth movement (BDKJ) last weekend, among them the Scouts of the DPSG Oberursel from the St.Hedwig and St.Sebastian communities.

At 17:07 on Thursday evening they assembled with their leaders on the Feldberg to be handed their task.  For the Scouts, it was “organise a party for Sunday afternoon next to Oberursel’s station”.

They began planning straight away.  After returning to their room in the old vicarage on the Borkenberg the group became to work out what they needed to organise and what the flyers for the party should look like.  After all, they only had 72 hours to complete thhe task.

On Friday they started visiting local businesses to ask for donations for the party.  They received support from a number of bakers and shops selling soft drinks – not all of them in Oberursel. [Read more…]

Energy saving advice

Energy Saving Calculator - © Verbraucherzentrale (consumers’ association) will be offering individual energy saving consultations in the Rathaus in Oberursel on Thursday, 20th June, 2013.

Appointments cost €5 for 30 minutes, and €2.50 for each 15 minutes after that. They need to be arranged in advance by calling 06171 502-310.


Find out how the Celts lived in Oberursel – family tour

A celtic funeral pileA tour for families around the area of the celtic settlement near Oberursel is being held on Sunday, 23th June, 2013 at 2pm.

The tour starts at the Taunus Information Centre and costs €3 each for adults and €1 each for children.  Those taking part should have sturdy footwear.

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