In his retirement he became the driving force in chronicling the history of his adopted New York State hometown.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill TORONTO, Ontario - The surprise resignation of long-serving Progressive Conservative MPP Elizabeth Witmer has shaken up the balance of power at Queens Park where Premier Dalton Mc Guinty governs with a Liberal Party minority.
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 ESPELO - A record-high Easter Bonfire (although not an exact translation, in the Dutch language, a paasbult), was reduced to a heap of ashes in the Twente town of Espelo recently but not before Dutch notaries completed the documentation for an entry into the Guinness Book of World Records.
Then they tell you, did you try the United States and Canada yet?
So you book passage on an ocean liner to find customers abroad, including some Dutch immigrants.
Meteorological service Meteo Consult reports that it was just as warm on Christmas Day.
Read Full Article Tags: Excerpts from the Windmill LANGLEY, BC - Red ink is hastening the demise of Dutch community newspaper The Windmill Herald, news which still reverberates throughout Canada and the United States as readers react with shock and disbelief.
It is with much regret that we came to the conclusion that we were going to be unable to turn the bleeding around.
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.
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.