10 weird finds at new Savers thrift store in Fairview Park (photos)
FAIRVIEW PARK, Ohio -- You can find a German-made cuckoo clock, a TV for $5 and an Italian end table with a built-in music box at the new Savers thrift store, which raises money for Easter Seals. The Fairview Park store at 21201 Center Ridge Road is ...
April 10, 2015
Widow Margaret Tyler, 71, is a retired telephonist who has four grown-up ...
My brother and I still restore clocks, it's our main form of income. Funnily enough people from the Black Forest in Germany, where the cuckoo clocks we know today were originally made, still send their clocks to us for restoration. Now that we are both ...
April 6, 2015
Neoconservatism - Where Trotsky Meets Stalin and Hitler
Their core belief—that society can be managed by the state in both its political and economic life—is equally at odds with the traditional conservative outlook and with the non-Stalinist Left. In this important respect the neoconservatives are ...
April 2, 2015
Germany's great outdoors: The Black Forest, wine country and Saxon Switzerland
Between the bucolic Black Forest High Road and the Murg Valley, it protects thick woodland, glacial lakes, thunderous waterfalls and dark moors. You can even find house-sized cuckoo clocks near the village of Triberg. The region is also a fine-dining ...
March 27, 2015
How a gentle electrical jolt can focus a sluggish mind
The treatment powerfully depicted in the 1975 Oscar-winning movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest” is called electroconvulsive therapy. It's delivers big jolts of alternating current to treat But in 2000, some German scientists published this ...
March 31, 2015
Plucky outsiders take on Swiss giants at Baselworld
That is what German clock-maker Andreas Fritsch, who is exhibiting at Baselworld for the first time, has done. He has been invited by the prestigious Independent He wanted to become a watchmaker at the age of 12, when he saw his father repair a ...
March 24, 2015
Trekking Around Titlis: Snowshoeing in Central Switzerland
It's late afternoon, that magical part of the day when the sun gives those last rays everything it's got. The pretty alpine landscape now seems magical, as a pink hued glow is cast upon the snow. Only the soft crunch of snowshoes striking the ground ...
March 23, 2015
I’d like to think so, but I’ve still got a fair way to go in terms of both my linguistic and cultural knowledge. Over the past few weeks, however, I’ve successfully completed some of those mundane tasks which would be a piece of cake in the UK but a real hurdle when you through a foreign language and country into the mix. It’s difficult to believe that I start my third week of school tomorrow. Last week I visited my second school, which is in a town called Wörgl, and did my introductory lessons for all the classes. As well as teaching in the main school, which is business-orientated, I also taught a couple of hours of evening classes for adults which was again extremely interesting. Welsh has proved a real talking point and while walking between classes, students have found it amusing to try and say “Llandudno. That said, I’m not sure what their teachers would say about Welsh becoming their second language rather than English. When I was at school (back when dinosaurs roamed the land…), our language assistants would take small groups of students aside and hold conversation classes. The requirements for a language assistant in Austria, however, are very different. Out of the 26 different classes I work with over each fortnight, I’d say only a quarter involve conversation classes.
This comprehensive collection of traditional German grandfather and cuckoo clocks is the first of my finds at Highfields Even non-quilters will enjoy the vintage print fabrics. Quilt patterns and kits cover romantic, modern, traditional and playroom Not only does Jeremy appreciate acne free living, he enjoys Grandfather clocks. The furniture kits were donated by a volunteer at the Keuka Comfort There were a lot of tiny details, such as the Grandfather Clock which has a door that opens with the clock works inside. When Ron finished with the four poster bed, he took it over He said the grandfather clock-style pump was found in Tennessee a metal bottle of Marvel Mystery Oil, a tube repair kit, brake linings and other car-care items. North: Past the shifting eyes of Kit-Cat timekeepers and stately grandfather clocks, three generations of certified master clockmakers - founder Henry Simoni, daughter Cheryl Simoni-Shields and grandson Smith Jr. , is renowned in the field, and... Grandfather Clocks, Wall Clocks, Table Clocks, Mantle Clocks, Gallo Italian Clocks, Hermle Clocks, Trade Clock Making Tools, Timber Clock Kits, Clock Oils, Clock Grease, Clock Spare Parts and many other items related to the Clock Trade and Clock...
If I had to pick between Munich and Berlin, I don't really know which I'd choose. Plus since Berlin is in the North and Munich in the South (Bavaria aka our stereotypical German image), they have different vibes. For example, the Berlin food scene is good for it's variety of nationalities, whereas in Munich beer halls and traditional German food places abound. At noon, the main clocktower had a cuckoo clock showing. On one section it has the 7 official beers of Munich, of which Lauren and I sampled a mere 5 (Next time I'm coming for you, other 2. ) Apparently, if you steal the may pole you can hold it for ransom. And in this city the obvious choice for ransom is beer. Among the foreigners there, during our hours there we talked with real, live Germans. It's set up like a beer hall, with high ceilings, and many rows of tables with benches for about 10 people. After doing a lap around the place, we finally found a sparsely populated table and asked to sit down with a Brazilian solo traveler who turned out to be staying in the same hostel as us. We ordered what we thought would be meatloaf, but was... Shortly afterwards, 2 people from Hong Kong who I recognized from the tour earlier passed by looking for seats, so we invited them to join us. Then came 3 Germans. I speak about 15 words of German, none of it in full sentences.