So, take a stroll down memory lane to remember all of our past Word of the Year selections.Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill Immigration History NEW YORK Dutch entertainer Seth Gaaikema ended his whirlwind tour across Canada with a stopover in New York where he also gave several appearances of his show Kom-kom, tut-tut, ho-ho. Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill Readers of the Windmill Herald often expressed amazement about little known facets of the history of the Netherlands, its people and their achievements, and, yes, about their foibles too.That question has pained the descendents of Siebe Sjoerds in recent years.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill BURUM, the Netherlands - A 225-year-old windmill in the northern Dutch town of Burum, in the province of Friesland, has burned to the ground.
The fire devoured the grain mill, called Windlust (freely translated as Appetite for wind), in minutes.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill LANGLEY, BC Passenger John Immerseel who as a young child came to Canada in April 1952 aboard the Sibajak wants to connect with his fellow travelers of 60 years ago.
Now retired from a Parks Canada position, John has already devoted countless hours to document his familys history and wants to add a chapter to it about his Sibajak journey.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill For a small country such as the Netherlands to be the worlds leading supplier of seed potatoes is, pardon the pun, no small potatoes.
The Dutch grow a high quality product, thanks to good climate conditions, suitable soil, strict and high quality inspection standards, backed cultivation expertise and university-level research as well as a comprehensive industry and export system.It is with much regret that we came to the conclusion that we were going to be unable to turn the bleeding around.Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill PETERBOROUGH, Ontario He received his masters of aeronautical engineering in Delft but many people will remember Jack van Winssen (1926-May 2012) as Jack the Klompenmaker, in his retirement years entertaining crowds at Ontario regional events, the Canadian Tulip Festival, and beyond in places from New York to Oregon and Washington State.All these factors contribute to a success story which has its roots far back in history. Invited by his friend Gerard de Lugt, who had settled in Hamilton, Ontario, Asma went on his first North American tour in December 1959. He was impressed with the numerous organs he had discovered in North America, where he continued his breathtaking pace by giving several concerts a week, sometimes on nearly a daily schedule.Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill Tens of thousands of organ fans attended and enjoyed the concerts given by master organist Feike Asma on his (annual) tours through Canada and the U. Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill BEING - Chinese authorities want to set up an outlet in The Netherlands for the National Academy for Mayors of China.Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill Immigration History AMSTERDAM - The wartime German occupation was very much on the mind of the printer Wil C. Keet (80) when his former employer Amsterdam commercial printer C. There are many aspects of Dutch history that have been obscured for one reason or other.