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Marianne Margaret Ferris - Hartford Courant

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Frank of Boston, MA, and Peter Ferris of Avon, CT. Her family also included 11 cherished grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. She was predeceased by her husband of 53 years Edmund "Brig" Wittenmeyer Ferris, her son Lyman and granddaughter Sarah Lizotte. Marianne was born in Honnef, Germany in 1921 and immigrated to the United States with her father Vincent, mother Maria, sister Gertrude and brother John, traveling on the S.S. Bremen arriving at Ellis Island in April of 1923. Her family successfully owned and operated the Avenue U Florist in Brooklyn and moved to Newton, NJ where they purchased a parcel of land, built a commercial greenhouse and opened Ley's Florist Shop. Marianne attended St. Elizabeth's Academy in Convent Station, NJ and worked long hours in the floral shop to support her family. In 1946 she met an office supply salesman Edmund "Brig" Ferris while working as an office temp. A year later she married the "love of her life" and in 1948 the first of her five children and namesake Marianne was born. Marianne was a devoted Christian, wife and mother that loved and adored her husband and cherished her five children. She did everything she could to support her husband and his career. She was responsible for not only raising five children but also caring for her father Vincent in the family home. She enjoyed traveling around the world with her husband Brig. They traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia in a long forgotten era of international travel. Her favorites were Sa...http://www.courant.com/obituaries/hc-obituary-marianne-margaret-ferris-20180218-story.html

'Luther Country' in Germany marks 500th anniversary of Protestant Reformation - Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Friday, October 13, 2017

Travel By Amy S. Eckert, Chicago TribuneOctober 8, 2017Updated October 8, 2017 12:05am-- TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEThis living room of the Luther House in Wittenberg is where heated theology discussions would have taken place during Luther’s popular Table Talks with other religious scholars and guests.TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICELuther’s Death House in Eisleben houses a museum with more than 100 authentic artifacts, including historic furniture, documents and the original cloth that covered Luther’s coffin. It was long thought to be the house in which Luther died, but it’s now believed that he passed away in another property in town.TRIBUNE NEWS SERVICEAt Wartburg Castle, perched some 1,300 feet above the town of Eisenach, Luther took refuge and translated the New Testament into German.~~ -- ~~ -- WITTENBERG, Germany >>For the world’s roughly 800 million Protestants, a small corner of eastern Germany is their spiritual home — a place that takes on added importance this year, the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation.Covering an area roughly 150 miles long, so-called Luther Country is the birthplace and longtime home of religious ...http://www.staradvertiser.com/2017/10/08/travel/luther-country-in-germany-marks-500th-anniversary-of-protestant-reformation/

Adventist Leaders Retrace Martin Luther's Footsteps in Germany - Adventist Review

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bible over religious tradition.The July 6-10 tour included stops in the German cities of Erfurt (where Luther entered St. Augustine’s Monastery to become a monk in 1505), Wittenberg (where Luther is said to have nailed 95 theses to a church door in 1517), and Eisenach (where Luther, concealed in nearby Wartburg Castle, made the New Testament accessible to ordinary Germans by translating it into German in less than 11 weeks in 1521).Werner Dullinger, president of the South German Union Conference, giving the tour group's morning worship in the church where Luther trained to be a monk in Erfurt, Germany. [Photo: Stephan G. Brass/ADAMS]Johannes Naether, center, president of the North German Union Conference, sightseeing with Ted and Nancy Wilson. [Photo: Stephan G. Brass/ADAMS]Members of the Protestant Reformation tour group exploring a German town. [Photo: Stephan G. Brass/ADAMS]“The great revelation of the plain reading of the Word of God and the actual reading of the Word of God inspired countless thousands of people in Germany and around the world,” Wilson said in an interview on a tour bus traveling between Reformation sites. “Those people wanted to relate the personal experience that they had obtained of knowing God through the reading His Word and to share it with others.”That is the same missionary spirit that should burn brightly in the hearts of Adventists, Wilson said. He noted that Adventist Church cofounder Ellen G. White indicated in her writings that the Reformation was never to stop with Luther but was to continue to Jesus’ Second Coming.“This Reformation, based completely on the Word of God and our relationship with the Lord, must continue to the very end of time,” Wilson said. “We are to share this and the three angels’ messages of Je...http://www.adventistreview.org/church-news/story5279-adventist-leaders-retrace-martin-luthers-footsteps-in-germany

A German town, pop. 2135, welcomes 2 million visitors for Martin Luther's 500th - The Denver Post

Friday, August 11, 2017

WITTENBERG, GERMANY — It’s 8 a.m. in rural east Germany, and Gunter, a hulking tree trunk of a man, is swinging a hammer over his head, pounding together the steel frame of a 90-foot-tall lookout tower resembling a bible.“This is a big year for us!” he exclaims over a chorus of jackhammers. “The world is coming, and we want to build something special so people remember who we are.”Welcome to Wittenberg, a tiny town with a big heart and an even bigger bible. You might have heard about this place in history class, and if you’re anywhere in Germany this year, you probably will hear its name again.It was here that, on Oct. 31, 1517, an obscure monk walked down the street from his cloister, may have nailed a piece of parchment to the door of a church and sparked a religious revolution. The rebel was Martin Luther, and his 95 theses railing against church corruption not only ripped Christianity in two but propelled Europe from Middle Ages darkness to Renaissance humanism, inspired the Enligh...http://www.denverpost.com/2017/06/27/wittenberg-germany-martin-luther-500-anniversary/

Who is John Maynard? For many Germans, the ballad of this heroic helmsman is inextricably linked to Lake Erie and the city of Buffalo. Its author, Theodor Fontane, was born two centuries ago this year. - The German Times Online

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Such discussions have also likely cropped up between the respective communities of the sister-cities Buffalo and Dortmund, situated in the western German state of North Rhine-Westphalia – especially as the poems final lines refer to a gravestone in which cut in the marble in letters of gold; The citys debt of thanks is told. Over the decades, many Germans have scoured Buffalo in vain search of the monument. That is, until authorities in the two cities agreed to mark the 20th anniversary of their partnership with a special gesture. In 1997, at the Erie Basin Marina, right at the waters edge, a bronze plaque was unveiled with an English translation of the poem and explanations of its historical context. In all of Fontanes works, the John Maynard ballad is the sole prominent reference to the United States – then still a faraway land. In German literature, Fontane primarily remains associated with Prussian history and his love of Brandenburg, which he preserved for posterity in Wanderungen durch die Mark Brandenburg (Walks through Brandenburg), a literary travelogue of his local excursions. Hardly any town in todays Brandenburg, no matter how insignificant, has an identity that omits at least a passing mention to Fontanes travels. This anniversary year is a rare opportunity for even the tiniest hamlets to draw outside attention by citing its reference in Fontanes Wanderungen. Not unlike Buffalo, one Brandenburg village has become identified with a Fontane ballad that, if anything, is even more famous in German than John Maynard. In 1889s The Squire von Ribbeck at Ribbeck in Havelland, Fontane tells the story of a generous lord of a manor who orders that he be buried holding a pear, which would then grow into a magnificent pear tree. Throughout his life, the good squire had enjoyed handing out ripe pears to the children in his village, and thus the tradition could continue after his passing. Over the years, as in Buffalo, readers flocked to the village of Ribbeck in search of the poems traces, and the legendary pear tree in particular. But only a stump was left of the 19th-century original. In the year 2000, a new pear tree was then planted in front of the village church. Fontane lovers can now find – in Ribbeck and in Buffalo – a tangible link to the literary locations that once sent their imaginations soaring. Who is John Maynard?John Maynard, he was our helmsman whoHeld out ‘till he brought us safely through,Saved us and wears a heros crown above,For us he died, and his reward our love,John Maynard. Across Lake Erie the Swallow wings,Foam like snow the ships bow rings.Detroit to Buffalo she makes her wayAll hearts aboard feel free and gayAnd passengers with kith and kinCan see the shore in the twilight dimAnd chattering to John Maynard sayHelmsman, how much further away?He looks ahead, then around and explains, Still thirty minutes… half an hour remains. Every heart is cheerful and every heart feels freeWhen from below a cry suddenly:Fire! was the awful shoutAs smoke from cabin and hatch poured out,First smoke, then flames, a blazing glow, And still twenty minutes to Buffalo. And passengers crowd around the bow,The colorful mass pressed together now;At the bowsprit theres still air and lightBut at the helm the smokes grip is tight;A moan is heard, Where are we? Do you know? And still fifteen minutes to Buffalo. The wind increases but the smoke cloud stays.Towards the helm the captain turns his gazeHe can discern his helmsman no moreBut through the speaking tube implores:Still there, John Maynard? Yes, sir. I am.Head to the beach! Into the surf!Yes, sir. Ill ram.And the people cheer on: Please dont let go! And still ten minutes to Buffalo. Still there, John Maynard? Then this replyWith a dying mans voice. Yes, sir. Ill try.And into the surf, amid rocks and stone,He guides the Swallow steering alone.Should rescue come it will only come so,Rescue: the beach of Buffalo. The vessel&rsquo...http://www.german-times.com/who-is-john-maynard-for-many-germans-the-ballad-of-this-heroic-helmsman-is-inextricably-linked-to-lake-erie-and-the-city-of-buffalo-its-author-theodor-fontane-was-born-two-centuries-ago-this-year/

The motorist is so drunk he falls asleep in front of traffic light - The Crypto Coin Discovery

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Pulheim: Drunk driver falls asleep in front of traffic light, a In North Rhine-Westphalia, Pulheim is asleep, a motorist in front of a traffic light. As the police reported on Wednesday, the 49-Year-old three per thousand in the blood. A witness stopped around 8.30 am on Tuesday morning behind the vehicle of the man. But when the light turned Green, drove off the car in front of him. When he got out, and ran to the car, he noted that the driver sat asleep behind the wheel. An ambulance took him to a hospital, where a blood sample. The police secured the license and launched a criminal case. Rostock: Baby skeleton in the flower pot found In Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) has found the police in the case of a 27-year-old woman is the skeleton of a newborn baby in a flower pot. When the Baby died and what was the exact cause of death is yet determined, said the spokesman for the Rostock office of the public Prosecutor, Harald Nowack, on Wednesday. So far there is no evidence of a homicide. The investigators had received a note from a loved one th...https://www.ccdiscovery.com/the-motorist-is-so-drunk-he-falls-asleep-in-front-of-traffic-light

Germany may end coal use - Sunbury News

Sunday, March 3, 2019

These regions — in the states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Brandenburg, Saxony-Anhalt and Saxony — should also get federal subsidies totaling 40 billion euros (45.6 billion dollars) in the next twenty years. “New jobs will be created through structural measures in the coal mining regions,” Pofalla said. “We will keep up secure and affordable energy supply and the agreement will lead to sustainable climate protection in Germany.” Germany is committed to an “energy transition” that involves replacing fossil fuels with renewable sources such as solar and wind power. While the country has made great strides in that direction — renewables beat coal for the first time last year — removing coal from the power equation entirely is a major challenge. The reduction in coal will have to be compensated by an increase in renewable power sources and — at least in the interim — from burning more natural gas, which emits about half the amount of greenhouse gases as coal. Greenpeace, which wants all coal plants shut down by 2030, welcomed that “Germany finally has a timetable how the country can become coal-free” but said the measures were not ambitious and fast enough. “The speed is wrong,” said Martin Kaiser, the head of Greenpeace. “Exiting coal by the year 2038 only is inacceptable.” The country’s environmental groups welcomed the commission’s recommendation that Hambach Forest in western Germany, an ancient woodland that became a flashpoint of anti-coal protests last year, should be saved. Energy company RWE’s plans to cut down half of the Hambach Forest to expand a lignite strip mine had seen protesters camping out in the trees for months to block workers from cutting them. An opinion poll released by public broadcaster ZDF found that 73 percent of Germans agree a quick exit from coal is very important. The telephone poll of 1,285 people, conducted Jan. 22-24, had a margin of error of about three percentage points. This version corrects the commission’s suggested subsidy for affected regions to 40 billion euros, not 40 million euros. Frank Jordans contributed reporting. The Conversation Trump’s push for new offshore drilling is likely to run aground in California Updated January 27, 2019 Author: Charles Lester, Researcher, Institute of Marine Sciences, University of California, Santa Cruz Disclosure statement: Charles Lester served as the executive director of the California Coastal Commission from 2011 to 2016. Partners: University of California provides funding as a founding partner of The Conversation US. Fifty years ago, on January 28, 1969, a blowout from Union Oil’s Platform A spilled more than 3.2 million gallons of oil into the Santa Barbara Channel. The disaster was a seminal event that helped create the modern environmental movement, and it forever changed the political and legal landscape for offshore oil development in California. No new oil leases have been approved off the California coast since 1984. Today a large majority of Californians believe that offshore oil development is not worth the risk. Opposition stands at 69 percent, including a majority of coastal Republicans. The Trump administration is pushing to dramatically expand federal offshore oil and gas production, reigniting a battle 50-year battle with California over this issue. But based on my research and years of experience working with passionate Californians as the executive d...https://www.sunburynews.com/opinion/25027/germany-may-end-coal-use

Couple break with pace 214, on Federal road in order to catch a holiday flight - The Crypto Coin Discovery

Sunday, March 3, 2019

Flensburg in the last two weeks solid. You have knowledge of more than 100 Calls of this kind. Übach-Palenberg: police to sexual offence witnesses. In North Rhine-Westphalia, Übach-Palenberg the police after an unknown youth was on Tuesday afternoon, compared to a nine-year-old girl sexually grip. Accordingly, the child was playing on a Playground, when a young man approached and led to a mound of dirt. There, the young people should have stripped the girl. The officials, according to two strollers, the speeches, the suspects approached in this Moment. This was run then walk. The passers-by took the girl home. Now the police are looking for both after helping a couple, as well as to the unknown youth who is described as follows: about 15 to 17 years of age, and of robust stature, short, blonde, and upstairs greasy hair, asked to be witnesses at the sides, shorter brown shoes, light brown denim jacket and blue Jeanswar with black-and-white Bicycle on the road to put under the phone number 02452 920 0. news of Wednesday, 20. February Munich: police stops driving school – driving instructor on drugs During a routine control, the police in Munich have pulled a driving instructor. The officers found the 40-Year-old initially glassy and red eyes, and assumed, therefore, that the man navigated his driving students under the influence of a drug through the streets of the Bavarian capital Navi. The locally made drug-test confirmed this suspicion. The police announced, has been canceled, then the hour’s drive. The rider was allowed to go home. The due blood test should confirm the results of the quick tests that threaten his driving instructor, a driving ban, two points in Flensburg and a fine of 500 euros. Maybe the man loses even his driving instructor permission. Pulheim: Drunk driver falls asleep in front of traffic light, a In North Rhine-Westphalia, Pulheim is asleep, a motorist in front of a traffic light. As the police reported on Wednesday, the 49-Year-old three per thousand in the blood. A witness stopped around 8.30 am on Tuesday morning behind the vehicle of the man. But when the light turned Green, drove off the car in front of him. When he got out, and ran to the car, he noted that the driver sat asleep behind the wheel. An ambulance took him to a hospital, where a blood sample. The police secured the license and launched a criminal case. Rostock: Baby skeleton in the flower pot found In Rostock (Mecklenburg-Vorpommern) has found the police in the case of a 27-year-old woman is the skeleton of a newborn baby in a flower pot. When the Baby died and what was the exact cause of death is yet determined, said the spokesman for the Rostock office of the public Prosecutor, Harald Nowack, on Wednesday. So far there is no evidence of a homicide. The investigators had received a note from a loved one that the woman kept a dead-born child in her apartment. The apartment in a multi family home was at 16. February searches. In an earth filled flower pot, officials found a small skeleton. Forensic scientists have found out that it is the bone of a newborn baby. With the help of DNA analysis is to be determined details. Unclear age, gender, and cause of death of the child and how the bones came to be in the vessel. In search of the absent tenant had reported in the meantime, a lawyer at the police. You have made no data. Iserlohn: 26-Year-old dies after punch In Northrhine-Westphalia Iserlohn, a dispute at a red light for a 26 is assumed to be-Year-old deadly. As the po...https://www.ccdiscovery.com/couple-break-with-pace-214-on-federal-road-in-order-to-catch-a-holiday-flight