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Skype contact Nijmegen – Albany schools.

Students from Nijmegen and American sister city Albany will have live contact with each other today. A Skype session will be started at 14.30 at the Mondial College in Leuvensbroek, Nijmegen. Sixteen third year havo/vwo students will be sitting behind a computer to start a conversation with twelve  peers of the Albany Academies. It will […]

A salute to U.S. war heroes

By Paul Grondahl/Times Union, August 5, 2016 Bridge, The Crossing, honors 48 Americans killed in WWII battle >> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union. “Left, right, left, right, left,” U.S. Army Lt. Col. Demetrius Green said softly, as he held an American flag aloft and kept cadence for a phalanx of marching […]

In Nijmegen, Albany’s sister city, 45,000 walk their way to world peace

Photo Ger Loeffen.   By Paul Grondahl/Times Union July 26, 2016 Albany >> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union. I have just returned from a week’s assignment in Nijmegen, the oldest city in the Netherlands and Albany’s sister city, and I was struck by the restorative power of long walks. It may […]

City that gave Albany its tulips knows how to party

By Paul Grondahl/Times Union July 27, 2016 Nijmegen, the Netherlands >> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union. Paul Grondahl recently joined in the 100th anniversary of “Walk of the World,” a massive movable party in the oldest city in the Netherlands, Nijmegen. Nijmegen, pronounced NYE-may-gun, with a population of 165,000, is Albany’s sister city. […]

Thousands greet ‘hero’ marchers in Nijmegen, Albany’s sister city

By Paul Grondahl, Times Union, 22 july 2016 Centennial four-day march crosses the finish line in style in Albany’s sister city >> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union. Lashed by pounding rains and raked by violent thunderstorms throughout the morning, the masses marched on with the triumphant spirit of warriors toward the […]

50,000 walkers from 100 countries invade Nijmegen, Albany’s Dutch sister city

By Paul Grondahl/Times Union – July 18, 2016 Reporter taking part in 100-year-old walk, reveling in Albany-Nijmegen bond >> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union. I’ve headed to Nijmegen to join 50,000 of my soon-to-be closest perambulating friends from 100 countries and the 2 million revelers who will cheer us on. We will […]

Walk for peace and partying

By Paul Grondahl/Times Union – July 18, 2016 Dutch festival unites cutting-edge technology with 100-year tradition >> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union. Inside the white marble Gothic grandeur of the 13th-century St. Stevens Church in the heart of the oldest city in the Netherlands, hundreds of people from many countries celebrated […]

World War II-era Dutch film thanking Albany for aid found

By Paul Grondahl/Times Union – April 7, 2016 City sent supplies to war-ravaged Netherlands city >> Used with permission and previously published in the Times Union. “This is Nijmegen,” a World War II-era Dutch film missing for six decades, a cinematic thank-you to Albany’s citizens for sending a shipload of relief supplies to the war-ravaged city in […]

Carlson’s Corner- interview with Anja Adriaans

Dutch researcher Anja Adriaans came to the Hall of Records this October 2013, to research local history visà-vis the World War II relationship between Albany and Nijmegen, Netherlands. Additionally, she wanted information about the soldiers of the 82nd Airborne Division and hoped to generate interest in starting an exchange program with University of Albany and […]