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Es Wieder Wes’n Zeit! (It’s Oktoberfest Time Again)

Tomorrow the 177th Otkoberfest starts at 11am with the traditional parade through Munich to the Theresienwiese the site of the Oktoberfest. Then the official opening is when the Christian Ude the mayor of Munich declares “O’zapft is!” or It’s tapped! as he taps the first Keg in the Schottenhamel-Tent.  Check out the official Oktoberfest Website for info.  If you want to learn some Bavarian check out The Wiesn-Dictionary

If you’re in Lancaster come join us tonight at the Lancaster Liederkranz to celebrate the annual event.

It’s that time again. The Oktoberfest is almost upon us. Break out your Lederhosen or Dirndl! I’ll be sporting my Lederhosen. Come Join Netzwerk PA and Blackbird e-Solutions at Lancaster Liederkranz to celebrate the annual event.

INfo:
...O K T O B E R F E S T !
A Celebration of German Music, Food, and Drink!

At the Liederkranz Pavilion
– Open to the Public ~ Rain or Shine –
Entertainment and fun for the whole family!

Click here for an Oktoberfest informational flyer

Musical Entertainment throughout the fest:
Joe Kroboth – Shippensburg Blaskapelle – Heimatklaenge
The Continentals

The admission is $5 for adults $2 for kids

We’ll be meeting inside the entrance at 7pm. If you come late we will have a sign on the table so you can find us. I’ll also try to post something online so you know where we are. I’ll post it to my twitter account too. http://twitter.com/BbeS

The Summer is Winding Down…

Even though I haven’t written anything for a while (been posting videos) there is really a lot going on… good and bad.

One of the bad things is having to chase a client for payment. They say that is one of the hardest things for small businesses, and you know it is really a pain. Such a waste of time. I mean if you provide a service, you should be paid promptly, or? Anyway, I’m sure it will work out in the end.

This past week has been pretty exciting though. I just signed a new client and I started with evaluating the current status of their web presence. Plus, I am in the process of working out a deal with a potential partner that could bring a good deal of business. [careful don’t want to give anything away ;)]

I have had a bit of a break from soccer. The summer leagues have ended or are winding down (the Lititz league ends this Sunday), so I decided to take a little rest and let the body recover so I’m 100% for the start of the fall season. I’ll be playing outdoor with Berks United again this fall. Coed indoor with my usual team, mens indoor with The Blue Team in the b league and I’m putting a team in the premier league again: FC Blackbird. We have made a few changes and I think we should be able to get the covetted tshirt this time!

I was supposed to head down to the shore this week to visit my dad, but with all the meetings and the new work I decided that this week wasn’t a good time. Plus, I’m going camping with Netzwerk Central PA and Netzwerk Phila. I’m also heading to the shore next week for Labor Day. So, I will definetely get some well needed R&R.

I hope everyone is doing well. The summer is winding down. If you are trying to get a hold of me this weekend I might be in a cell phone void. I’ll try and check my messages a couple of times a day.

Finale oo-o! Finale oo-o!

Finale 00-o! Finale oo-o!

Germany squeezed by the Turks, beating them at their own game! Lahm scored the winning goal in the 90th minute. Woohoo!

We’ll be watching the final at the Brickyard (directions) on Sunday.

Germany vs. Spain: TV coverage starts at 2:30 and kickoff is at 2:45.

Netzwerk Central, PA Calender

Netzwerk Philadelphia’s Weihnachtsparty/Christmasfest III: Naughty vs. Nice — Dec. 1

Looking to get into the Christmas spirit a bit early this year? Come join us at the Netzwerk Philadelphia’s Weihnachtsparty/Christmasfest.

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The fun begins at 8:00pm on Saturday, December 1 and takes place on the 25th floor of the Residence Inn by Marriott, with a dramatic view of Philadelphia’s historic City Hall.

These will include Gluehwein, beer, wine, soft drinks, light German and American foods and seasonal desserts served in a festively decorated room overlooking Philadelphia’s City Hall Tower.

Last year we had over 100 participants, good music, great dancing later in the evening and into the early hours of the morning. There were also reindeer antlers in great number and a good time was had by just about everyone. Pictures from 2006

Tickets are $25/person, $20/students, au pairs, and college-aged Freiwilliger. Food and drink are included in the ticket price. An RSVP and pre-payment are strongly encouraged: tickets at the door will cost an additional $5.

TO RSVP
An on-line RSVP is required for this event if you plan to attend. Fortunately, it’s very easy to do! If you are registered member of Netzwerk Central PA, go to Netzwerk Philadelphia’s Weihnachtsparty/Christmasfest III: Naughty vs. Nice log in under your profile, select “yes” in the RSVP box, and click “submit”. If you are a registered member of Netzwerk Central PA, but have problems logging in, contact me by e-mail at meetup@blackbirdesolutions.com. If you are not a member of Netzwerk Central PA or Philadelphia, you can RSVP by contacting me as well.

PAYMENT
Payment ahead of time is strongly encouraged! Tickets at the door will cost an additional $5.

To purchase you ticket(s) online with a credit or debit card, click on the PayPal link on the RSVP page and follow the instructions. You can pay Mark McGuigan in person with cash or check at any Stammtisch or Kaffeetreff event prior to the 1. December, or you can send a check (no cash through the mail please!) to Mark at (contact me for the address). Checks should be made payable to Mark McGuigan. You can also RSVP and pay at the door (cash and checks only). See below.

PAYING AT THE DOOR
Naturally, we don’t want to turn anyone away, and so we will also sell tickets at the door – but they will cost $5 above the pre-party sale price. We will honor the pre-party ticket price at the door for members who have RSVP’d on-line (or for non-members, by e-mail) no later than Thursday November 29.

REFUNDS
Paid reservations can be cancelled and refunded in full, if a refund request is received by November 29. We won’t be able to refund cancellations after that date.

I know you all appreciate the reasons for this – several members will be purchasing food, drink, and decorations, a day or two prior to the party, and there is a rental fee for the room. We need to know ahead of time how much food and drink to buy and feel certain that no one will get stuck covering party costs from his own pocket. So, many thanks ahead of time for your cooperation. Those who don’t cooperate will be turned over to Santa’s elves for questioning.

German Weekend Photos

Well, last weekend was pretty crazy and long. I think it took me till Wednesday to recover.

If you want to check out photos from the events there are some good ones online:

New York Steuben Parade and Party: Netzwerk Central PA
New York Steuben Parade and Party: Netzwerk Philadelpia

Oktoberfest at the Lancaster Liederkranz: Netwzwerk Central PA

Where in the world is Bryan Coe


This weekend is going to be a busy one. Where you can you find me?

Friday: A group of us are heading to Liederkranz in Lancaster to the Oktoberfest. A far cry from the real deal in Munich, but it should be fun.

Saturday: It’s off to NYC for the Steuben Parade. It’s a celebration of Germans in the USA. Don’t know who Steuben is?

Sunday: It’s back to the Liederkranz with my German group Netzwerk Central PA

Then Sunday night I have an open mens indoor game at Lanco. Field House.

See if you can spot me! 😉

Camping in Central PA/Zelten im Urwald von zentral Pennsylvanien

I’m off camping for the weekend, with Netzwerk Philly, the German group from Philly. . I hope the rain stops…
So, if you don’t hear from me by next Monday, it means I was eaten by a bear… or German!

Camp Site

Will this finally rid us of all the bad drivers?!?

Probably not, well atleast not for a while….

This article sounds like something out I Robot but it is real.

Urban road race to test limits of robotic cars