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16 in August 2019
Maja remembers. The excitement, the tension, her heartbeat. She had written a book. And now she was allowed to read from it. In the most famous and important place to present new books: at the big, international book fair in Frankfurt. Many prominent writers from many countries were there. Maja was 14 and the youngest author of all. 1995 Maja was born in Croatia. She grew up in Bocholt. Even her grandparents had moved from Virovitica to Bocholt to work here. First, Maja learned Croatian, then German in kindergarten. Fascinated, she listened when her great-grandmother told exotic stories. She was four years old when she discovered a cassette on ancient Egypt at the Bocholt carnival. The mysterious world of the pharaohs was thereafter their world for which she was enthusiastic. Maja liked it very much in the Ludgerus elementary school. Even in the first grade, her reading was a lot of fun. Later, she read Harry Potter or historical adventure stories and then experienced "cinema in the head". She imagined what would have happened if the stories had changed. As a student of Georgs-Gymnasium Maja liked to write essays. And at some point she started to write her own stories. Just start it. Then she got herself [...]
16 in August 2019
Come on and sing - singing in community is the most beautiful
Under this motto there will be a free trial with the GOSPELFRIENDS Bocholt under the direction of Jürgen Bauer. Date: Wednesday, 28.August 2019, Time: 19.45 Clock to 21.45 Clock Location: Junge Uni, Stenerner Weg 14 A, 46397 Bocholt The choir invites you to get to know and sing along to gospel songs. Anyone who enjoys this style of music is welcome. If you like the group, you have the opportunity to register as a member of the GOSPELFRIENDS choir. Gentlemen voices are also welcome, so that the four-part songs can be interpreted with full sound. The choir rehearsals of the second semester start on Wednesday, 4 , September at 19.45 Uhr.Anmeldungen are possible under www.vhs-bocholt.de under the course number BI 1442. Info: The GOSPELFRIENDS Bocholt, founded in the year 2010 as a community choir, have been active since last year as a choir under the umbrella of the VHS, have so far 30 members and rehearse from 4. September 2019 in the rooms of the Junge Uni at Stenerner Weg 14A in Bocholt. A new repertoire will be developed. With the rehearsals there is the good possibility to get to know his singing voice and to develop it further. [...]
8 in August 2019
Our ice cold summer tip
What sweetens us the summer? Of course: ice cream. Both in the middle of Bocholt and in individual districts there are ice cream parlors with lots of delicious ice creams. Orbis visited some of them and tested them a bit. We present their latest creations and the most popular varieties. Directly in the city center, in and around the historic town hall, is the ice cream parlor Leone. In addition to the "classics" chocolate, vanilla and strawberry there are constantly changing new ice cream varieties offered. For example watermelon, grapefruit or blood orange. Even the chocolate bar Snickers is now available as ice cream. Or cake, with the touch of a cosmopolitan city: New York Cheesecake. Probably the most popular type of ice cream in Leone is rhubarb, made from juice from the Hamminkelner fruit winery van Nahmen. Among the sundaes, spaghetti ice cream and tartufo are in high demand. Here, on the market, the ice cream selection is particularly large. Across the street, in the ice cream parlor Cavone, owner Angelo Palu and his staff have something very special for their guests: salt caramel and ricotta blueberry are the latest ice cream varieties. Probably the most popular creation here is the Bacio variety, which tastes of nut and nougat. Before the ice cream parlors on the market you can sit outside in summer. Many people do this and enjoy it.The Eiscafe Dragone on the Klausenerstraße in Stenern is a [...]
Reports from the project Orbis
New citizens get to know Bocholt
A good opportunity to meet Bocholt is on Sunday, 25. August to 11 clock. Then a tour of the city center starts with the city guide Julia Holtkamp-Schlatt. The tourist information invites especially people who are new to Bocholt. In 90 minutes you will get to know several sights and also get some good tips. The tour starts at the historic town hall on the market square. It costs three euros for adults and one euro for children. New citizens do not need to pay anything. You do not have to sign up. [...]
Multicultural summer party
On Saturday and Sunday, 3. and 4. August, the third multicultural summer festival takes place at the "Vogelhaus" in Bocholt. This event venue with a small, cozy beer garden is located out of town in the direction of Spork, on the road to the ironworks 4. Co-organizer is the association "diesdas". On both days there is a wide range of games, food and drinks. Bingo Bingo and games for kids can be played. There will also be an auction. Especially for children is the bread baking. Stick bread is so called because it is made from a dough and wrapped around a stick that you then hold over a fire. This is how it is made into baked bread. On Saturday, the summer festival begins at 15.30 o'clock. Among other things, guests with or without disabilities can really dance off with the "International Everyman Encouragement". Sunday is the beginning at 13 pm. If you like, the summer festival in the "bird house" on Friday, 2. August, begin. Then, starting at 20, there will be a 80er party with hits from all over the world.
I am Orbis: Simon White
I am Simon White, 31 years old and native Bocholter. I perceive that anti-democratic ideas and right-wing extremism are growing alarmingly. I would like to counteract that. Together in a team with others. Orbis contributes - through a communicative, critical exchange to implement concrete integration. I would like to point out cultural habits and point out offers and aids for integrative realization in Bocholt.
Summer tip: Aasee with bathing and live music
It is summer. You want to go outside, in the fresh air and in the sun. What beautiful places are there in Bocholt, which invite you to? A place is the Aasee. It originated before 36 years ago from a big excavator hole. The lake is 32 acres, almost as tall as 45 football fields, and up to six feet deep. Many people go for a walk, often with their dogs. Or they jog. There is a bike path, and you can grill there too. A lap around the lake is about three kilometers long. Now in summer, it is a lot of fun to ride a pedal boat or book standup paddling. And you can also bathe in the Aasee. There is even a beach for that. Lifeguards of the DLRG pay attention and are in action when something should happen while swimming. The entrance is free. At the beach you can lie on a lawn in the sun. There are beach chairs for that. If you want, you can bring a blanket or a lounger. There are shower and changing rooms and a photo box, which can be photographed as a group. You can buy drinks or something to eat: at the beach bar or in Trabers Bocholter [...]
Protect the environment and make contacts
Commitment to the environment is an important and meaningful task that also gives pleasure. The Naturschutzbund (NABU) invites you to participate. "We are a club committed to protecting the environment," says Thaddäus Bielefeld. "Young and old people, women and men work with us to get involved in plants and animals. We work in nature reserves, but we also collect garbage and inform people about nature conservation. Through our efforts we want to counteract species extinction. We are committed to more climate justice. "" Because so many different people join us, "says Thaddäus Bielefeld," we represent society. Therefore, we also cordially invite people with a migration background to join us. It is also about their environment and that of their children. "The cooperation also brings new contacts. "Look forward to the acquaintance of many interesting people and meaningful activities," says Thaddäus Bielefeld inviting. Who is interested, contacted the NABU district association Borken, An der Königsmühle 3 in Bocholt, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com [...]
Help for traumatized people
Dr. Omar Dakik is a doctor in Bocholt. In his practice, the general practitioner and psychotherapist treats, inter alia, people from different countries, suffering from the consequences of war and flight. Orbis interviewed him. Dakik, please describe briefly your career as a physician before you came to Bocholt. Dakik: I completed my medical studies in the former Soviet Union. I have continued with further education as a general practitioner and psychotherapist in Germany. Since 2004, I am working as a general practitioner in the fields of general medicine and psychotherapy in Bocholt. Orbis: How can people cope with the consequences of war and rape, which can be seen in the form of nightmares? Dakik: Through psychotherapy you get to know patients who want to process traumas or war experiences. How to handle these can not be answered in general. The most important issue in managing the issues is the trusted doctor-patient contact. Traumatic stress is associated with a variety of emotions. These emotions burden the traumatized patient. The goal of a therapy is to decouple this emotional burden from the memory of what happened or lived through. To achieve this, hypnosis is very well suited. I successfully perform hypnosis treatments with some of my patients. Orbis: Among other things, her practice has a state-of-the-art device that measures patients' levels of stress. Which patients [...]
I am Orbis: Raha
"I am Raha and I come from Tehran in Iran. Raha means "free" in the Persian language. I chose this name myself. I got to know new languages and cultures very well, and my most important experience was that you should not associate your name, your faith and your nationality, which you have not even selected yourself, with fanaticism. I have learned that you can understand and learn much more and find the right path if you are not fanatical. I speak five languages and am enthusiastic about new cultures, and because I am "multicultural" I can bring together different cultures well. I have been in Germany for one and a half years. While I was looking for a course at the VHS in Bocholt, I met by chance Orbis. I am delighted to have the opportunity to attend to inform German citizens and people from other countries. "[...]
Deportation instead of education?
"That does not fit well," says Michael Schmeinck Managing Director of BS-PK GmbH. He speaks from sad experience. Last year, he was very pleased to be able to offer a young man from Africa an apprenticeship as an IT specialist for application development. The German language is important. The vocabulary of programming is English, and he can read, write and understand that well. So, in fact, the world was fine for both the entrepreneur and the trainee. Only the authorities really do not play along. Last week then the negative decision: The asylum procedure has failed in the contradiction. The apprentice should leave the country within 30 days. He should not have any opportunity to finish the training. Schmeinck feels frustrated and helpless, because he has invested a lot of work and time in training. Man, the fate of the young African is very close to him. ?? There you met someone who really wants to learn something. Who has learned to think in the project. The sympathetic one who does everything to stay in Germany - and then the rejection. Human as well as professionally a slap in the face! ?? There are ways, Schmeinck knows to report. eg the ?? 3-plus-2 regulations ??. This is a discretionary matter of the foreigners authority. Schmeinck says: Man [...]
ORBIS - a project builds bridges between cultures in Bocholt
Ahmad Mahar Akam and Khaled Aidy fled from Syria to Bocholt before the civil war. Here they stood before the void - foreign country, foreign language, foreign culture. But the two have made it and successfully integrated. During this time, they recognized a huge information deficit among many foreign citizens from various nations. Where can I buy something best? Who provides help with official visits? Which doctor is the best way to communicate? Questions about questions to which Ahmad and Khalid wanted answers. They initiated the project "Orbis", found with the help of the Volkshochschule fellow campaigners and start now within Internet and social media portals Made in Bocholt under the address orbis.madeinbocholt.de <orbis.madeinbocholt.de/> the same multilingual platform. "Orbis" wants to give useful tips, tell interesting facts about everyday life in the city and build bridges. "The goal is to promote community in the city," explains project manager Elisabeth Schmeinck. The articles and photos are created by laymen and professionals. One of them is the trained journalist and editor Jochen Freund. He attaches particular importance to the fact that not only the refugees in future learn more about Bocholt, but conversely, the Bocholter also about their new neighbors. Another volunteer is Hans-Jürgen Dickmann. The dental technician in retirement is pleased [...]
Latest news from Made in Bocholt
Böing brass and Spieker govern the St. Georgius shooters
Sven Böing-Messing is the new king of the St. Georgius shooting club. In competition with Philipp Wormskamp and Michael Bösing, the 30-year computer science student brought the bird with the 365stenSchuß off the rack. He chose Inga Spieker as his queen. In glorious sunshine and more than 30 degrees, a speedy shooting developed. The participants seemed happy to get back into the shade quickly. The prices fell accordingly early. Michael Clotten brought down the crown, Ralf Hemsing the scepter and Florian Sauret the Reichsapfel down. When it finally got serious, three candidates left. Sven Böing-Messing was initially undecided whether he should join or not, decided after a coin toss but for it. Because the bird had been plucked powerful before, everything went very fast. After only a few laps, the wooden animal lay on the ground. The queen was found quickly. In addition, the new king named the throne pairs Falk Tekampe and Julia Lorei, André Spieker and Sabine Faßbender, Philipp Wormskamp and Louisa Terhart, Fabian Schmidt and Mavis Köller, Sebastian Köller and Viktoria Terhart, Ralf Lorei and Christiane Terhart, as well as master of ceremonies Dietmar Terhart and Conny Lorei. For the first time in years, the children's shooter festival was again integrated into the big shooting festival. Children's King was awarded 105 points Kilian [...]
More than 700 pilgrims run from Bocholt to Kevelaer
by CRISTIAN BREUER The effort is written in the face of many of the women and men on the 24. August run against 16 watch by Uedemerbruch. Always ahead: the cross. Despite the effort, prayers and songs can be heard from the group. Shortly after the exit, at a restaurant, the group dissolves briefly. Drinks are passed around, tired legs stretched out, shadows sought. 20 minutes later but it continues. Around 3,5 hours they will still have to march until they reach their destination. More than 700 pilgrims have made their way from Bocholt to Kevelaer this year for around 50 kilometers. A tradition that has been cultivated since 286, as Alfons Schmeink, chairman of the foot procession, explains at the stopover in Uedemerbruch. Although his day has already started at 4.25 o'clock in the morning, he still makes a fit impression. "I was infected with the Virus Foot Procession as a child," he laughs. He was accordingly proud of the question whether he did not want to help on the board. And even if he has run so many times, the atmosphere and the cohesion on the way inspire him again and again. The helpfulness among themselves also appreciates Andreas Hagemann, pastor of St. [...]
Social list Bocholt calls for abandonment of fair fireworks
If it goes to the voters community Social List Bocholt, there will be no funfair fireworks in the future. In the New Year's Eve fireworks, the voter community relies on Bocholt's citizens to give up voluntarily. However, the city is to launch a massive education campaign - involving all clubs, organizations and associations. For this purpose, the voters community on Friday this week, a corresponding initiative letter to Mayor Peter Nebelo started. At the beginning of August, the city administration announced this via its press secretary, a template for the Council meeting on the 9. October to create and contribute. The Social List wants to achieve with the initiative that their position and demands are included in the administrative proposal. Councilor Bärbel Sauer and the environmental policy spokesman Torsten Wollberg's initiative to renounce New Year's Eve and fair fireworks is about protecting humans and animals from the dangers of fireworks and explain: "The problem with fireworks is soot, which is fine dust remains in the air. Tiny, released particles can enter the lungs. Particulate matter can aggravate respiratory diseases and circulation problems - a risk to the pulmonary and asthmatic. In addition, fireworks are known to cause terrors of animals in the wild and pets. "
Two scooters stolen
Bocholt (ots) - Late Friday night stolen previously unknown offenders on the Blücherstraße two scooters, a silver / black Yamaha slider and a black / orange Peugeot V-Clic. The vehicle owner had seen against 23.00 clock three people in the age of about 20 years and about 175 centimeters in size in the scooters. Against 23.30 clock he had to find surprised that both scooters were gone. Please contact the Kripo in Bocholt (phone 02871 / 299-0).
FDP recognizes "acute need for action" in the underground car park
In the underground car park at Europaplatz exists in the opinion of the FDP faction in the Bocholt Council "acute need for action". The following complain the Liberals in a press release: opening hours. At the moment the car park is open Monday to Friday from 7: 00 - 21.00 and Saturday from 7: 00 - 20: 00. These times do not fit into a bustling downtown. Parking ticket. The visitor must plan the parking time in advance and draw a parking ticket at the ticket machine. This management prevents a timeless stroll through the city. Mother-child parking. Places specially designed for pregnant women and persons with small children, usually in the immediate vicinity of the entrance area of the building, wider than ordinary parking spaces to facilitate entry and exit with children (Maxi-Cosi); Unfortunately it is not the case. Barrier-free access routes. For persons with handicaps, wheelchair users and families with prams, the access route must be barrier-free. The condition of the access routes is not satisfactory. The FDP Group is requesting the timely implementation of the following emergency measures: Change of opening hours. Monday - Saturday 7: 00 - 22.00 clock. An opening on Sunday is also to be examined and discussed. Change the payment method. Payment takes place after parking at the pay machine, as it used to be. The mother-and-child parking lots should not only be expelled, but actually be wider than ordinary parking lots [...]