Up-to-date and very compact we want to inform about the region: Where does a farmers market open its doors? Is the parent-child center offering a new course or has there been a roadblock due to an accident? in short,what's going on in the southeast?
"SO compact" we want to provide our readers with news from Bad Radkersburg to Jennersdorf. Without claiming to be complete, we strive to provide an overview of the entire region - first briefly and compactly for interactive clicking, listed below chronologically with more information:
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June 2: Second federal championship title for Bad Radkersburg volleyball players
It was not until the beginning of May that coach Heimo Witsch brought the federal championship title to Bad Radkersburg with the volleyball players in the U14 age group. He was recently able to celebrate the second federal title for his junior athletes – this time in the U13 age group. "In this age group, the girls play two against two, the field is smaller and the height of the net is adapted to their age," explains Witsch.
The young volleyball players did not lose a set in five games. They played the final against Sokol Niederösterreich and won easily. Now the Bad Radkersburg volleyball players can call themselves double federal champions for the first time in the club's history.
June 2nd: Region Southeast Styria is looking for godparents for children
Styria Vitalis and the Psychosocial Service are looking for sponsors for children whose parents are affected by a mental illness. "Raising children presents challenges and responsibilities and requires resilience," says a release from the psychosocial service. Godparents spend time with the children and thus become stable companions.
If you are interested, the psychosocial service provides non-binding information and offers training and support on the way to becoming a sponsor (see info box below).
June 2nd: Opening of the village square in Rohr an der Raab
The general public in Rohr an der Raab (community of Edelsbach) wanted it - the new village square. It was officially opened recently.
In the course of a citizen participation process, the municipality developed seven ideas together with the residents. For example, a pavilion, a gastro area with self-service machines and a public toilet facility were created.
© Municipality of Edelsbach
The architectural office Planwerkstadt under the direction of Thomas Baumgartner planned and built the village square as a central meeting point for all generations.
May 26: Fladnitz: Sign of resistance to B68 is up again
The Farmers' Union and the Fladnitz village community in the Raab Valley had re-erected a maypole as a protest against the construction of the B68.At the beginning of May, unknown persons sawed him down, as reported. Now there is an even bigger tree at the Viehhap. "A tree can fall, but our resistance to a third road in the Raab Valley will not fall," says Rainer Erich. Since the weather this spring was quite demanding, the farmers first devoted themselves to cultivation before putting up a new protest tree.
"I hope that this tree will stimulate thought and remind political decision-makers that mere lip service to soil consumption and climate protection is not enough," says Katja Maurer. A climate-friendly traffic turnaround is required.
May 25: Most presentation and plant exchange day in Stainz near Straden
In the House of Volcanoes in Stainz near Straden, the Blaurackenverein recently presented a cider specialty made from orchards. "The must was pressed from the apple varieties Ilzer Rose, Maschanzger and Bonapfel. The fruit caterpillar that collected the apples lying on the ground was provided by the Rotary Club Feldbach," said club chairman Karl Lenz. The cider is available in the office of the Blaurackenverein, which is housed in the former Stainz community center.
© John Schleich
The plant market in the inner courtyard of the building also attracted a great deal of interest. Ten exhibitors offered around 100 different plant species for exchange or sale. "The variety of plants offered here was sensational. Plant collectors and hobby gardeners came from all over Southeast Styria," said Karl Lenz, the main organizer and chairman of the Obst.Wein.Garten Straden association.
23. May: Brass bands from Southeast Styria awarded the "Blasmusikpanther" and the "Robert Stolz Medal".
In the auditorium of the Old University in Graz, five south-east Styrian brass bands were recently awarded the "Brass Music Panther" and three of them the "Robert Stolz Medal" for their extraordinary musical achievements.
The "Brass Music Panther" was awarded to the Gnas Market Band and the Kirchberg Music Association in the Feldbach Wind Music District Association. The Marktmusikkapelle Riegersburg and the Trachtenmusikkapelle Trautmannsdorf were doubly happy: They were allowed to take the "Blasmusikpanther" and the "Robert Stolz Medal" home with them.
In the Bad Radkersburg Brass Band Association, the Bad Radkersburg town band was awarded the "Brass Music Panther" and the "Robert Stolz Medal".
May 22nd: On June 11th there will be a safety day in Straden with spectacular demonstration exercises
The Styrian Civil Protection Association is currently touring the whole of Styria in order to give the population helpful tips in everyday life on the subject of safety and to give an insight into the areas of responsibility of the emergency organizations. "We have 10 safety days this year and are currently on the road all over Styria. People want to see the emergency services," says Heribert Uhl, Managing Director of Styria's Civil Protection. On Sunday, June 11th, Safety Day will take place in Straden. Around 20 emergency organizations then come to the market town.
© Ramona Lenz
The ceremony starts at 10 a.m. with the Straden market band. Afterwards, the guests can look forward to spectacular show exercises until the end at 3:30 p.m. There will be a trial show with mountain biker Dominik Raab, a demonstration of a fat fire with a fat explosion, a mountain rescue demonstration and a large-scale operational exercise for the fire brigade, ambulance and police. The organizers are the market town of Straden and the Straden volunteer fire brigade.
May 12th: Folk culture festival at Feldbach's main square canceled due to bad weather
Tomorrow's major event (Saturday, May 13) with over 200 artists, which should have taken place on Feldbach's main square with star guest Franz Posch, has to be canceled due to the current bad weather.
On Sunday, May 14th, at 10 a.m., Karl-Heinz Promitzer's "Glojacher Weisenbläsermesse" will take place in the parish church of Feldbach!
May 11th: Young volleyball players from TUS Bad Radkersburg win the federal championship title
The federal championship title goes to the spa town: The young athletes from the TUS Bad Radkersburg took part in the federal championship for the U14 age group in Innsbruck and won. Katharina Drexler, Mia Gomboc, Sarah Sommer, Milena Urbanitsch and Mira Wiefler faced the nationwide comparison with 15 teams and reached the final undefeated. There they were able to win the national championship with a clear lead in both sets.
In this season, the junior team of the TUS already has three national champion titles and one runner-up federal champion title in the school league. And they go into the new season undefeated in the regional league. But success does not come from just anywhere: the girls train up to three times a week with trainer Heimo Witsch.
The whole of Bad Radkersburg - including Chairwoman of the TUS Sonja Witsch - is happy with the successful young volleyball players: "Wow, what an achievement! Bad Radkersburg and the entire region is very proud of the young team," says Mayor Karl Lautner.
In the next few weeks we will continue to the federal championships for the age groups U13 and U15, which will be held in Perg, Upper Austria, and in
May 10: HAK Feldbach as best practice as part of "HAK Forward"
The HAK Feldbach recently took part in the "HAK Forward" project, a cooperation project between the commercial academies, the Information and Consulting division and the FH Campus 02. It enables students to take part in seminars at the FH Campus 02 and two so-called "MyCompanyDays" in partner companies to spend. Kilian and Florian (4AK digbiz) spent two days at the partner company BOOM Software AG in Leibnitz and were able to gain interesting insights into the everyday life of software developers. The final event of the project took place at the Styrian Chamber of Commerce in Graz, where the HAK Feldbach was selected as part of the networking event as best practice for interviews on stage.
May 10: Green Economy visited eight companies
A team from the Styrian Green Economy headed by provincial spokesperson Andrea Kern and Member of Parliament Andreas Lackner visited eight companies in the Feldbach/Bad Gleichenberg region over two days as part of the "Green Economy on Tour" focus area. The Lenz joinery, the "Willa" social association, the vintage shop in Bad Gleichenberg, the Dreisiebner joinery, the "Relation" agency, the fashion retail company "Stoffwechsel", "Glas Süd" and "Alpaca & Art" were on the program of the visit. Kern was enthusiastic about the great ideas with which companies in the region accept and solve ecological and social challenges.
At the end there was a business table for networking with the focus on "Sustainable production in trade and commerce" in the Gleichenbergerhof in Bad Gleichenberg.
May 3: The Feldbach Folk Culture Festival returns
The Feldbach folk culture festival, which attracted almost 3,000 visitors last year, is taking place again this year. In mid-May, the city center is then transformed into a musical cloud of sound made up of brass and folk music, jazz and hits.
© Ramona Lenz
16 music groups including SO! Streich, Franz Posch and his Innbrüggler, Wüdara Musi, Soko Dixie or Ismael Barros & Sexteto Caribe will create a great atmosphere in Feldbach's city centre. "With the festival we want to bring folk culture into the center of society," says Sascha Kobrath, director of the music school in Feldbach. Feldbach's restaurants and regional winegrowers take care of the culinary art.
May 2nd: Free, transferrable climate ticket for the people of Feldbach
The Feldbacher Grünen created a transferable Styria ticket, which Feldbach residents can borrow from the "Stoffwechsel" boutique on Ungarstrasse. "The aim of the initiative is to make the successful climate ticket better known and accessible to more people," explains Thomas Schilcher from the Green Party. This enables Feldbach residents to travel through Styria by train, tram and bus for one day free of charge.
© Die Grünen Feldbach
The Feldbach local group of the Greens took over part of the financing. The practical handling of the borrowing is the responsibility of the "climate ticket partner" Metabolism. Stefan Preininger, owner of the boutique Metabolism, is happy about the cooperation: "This is where sustainability meets sustainability, because the green policy for climate protection and our environmentally friendly and fairly manufactured fashion complement each other well!"
2. May: MS Bad Radkersburg volleyball players are national runners-up
At the federal league final of the volleyball school championships in Leibnitz, the MS Bad Radkersburg athletes made it to the final. In the final of the federal championships, the south-east Styrian volleyball players met the athletes from BG Blumenstraße from Bregenz.
After being behind twice, the Southeast Styrians reared up again, but also had to give up the third set to the two-time federal champions from Vorarlberg. In the end they took second place.
© Sonja Witsch
"The entire municipality is proud of our excellent athletes," Karl Lautner, Mayor of Bad Radkersburg, congratulated the team around trainer Heimo Witsch on the runner-up title.
May 2nd: Tour de Mur leads to Bad Radkersburg
Next June, the Tour de Mur will be held for the 31st time. From June 8th to 10th, participants will be able to experience 340 kilometers of regions along the Mur on their bikes. The daily stages lead from the Salzburg Lungau through Upper Styria to Bad Radkersburg. Reihnard Hartner, one of the organizers, is already seeing a lot of interest, including from abroad. "We already have registrations from Germany, the Czech Republic and Slovenia. Discovering Styria by bike is also worth a trip for tourists from abroad." Due to this encouragement, a new record number of 1,500 participants is expected.
© Frederick Reinprecht
In the last stage of the Tour de Mur, which will take place on Saturday, June 10, 2023, the participants will once again cycle from Graz (Gigasport) to Bad Radkersburg. At the finish you can expect an old town festival, prize draws and dance music from 8 p.m. with free entry.
Registration and more information atwww.tour-de-mur.at
April 28th: SPÖ-Südoststeiermark demonstrates against inflation
The SPÖ is appealing for Labor Day as part of its "Stop price increases now" campaign. She calls on the federal government to take measures against the price increases. At Feldbach's main square, the SPÖ-Südoststeiermark drew attention to the current problems with regional chairman Martin Weber and regional manager Alois Hirschmann.
© Ramona Lenz
"Prices continue to rise, so rapidly that many people can no longer make ends meet. Some groceries cost 70 percent more than last year. Inflation in Austria is three percent above the EU average," criticize Weber and Hirschmann. They join, for example, the freeze on rent increases, a skimming off of excess profits and stricter price controls.
April 27th: Five golden achievement badges for south-east Styrian wind musicians
Junior, Bronze, Silver and Gold. Musicians can earn the performance badge of the Austrian Brass Band Association in four levels. In the highest category - gold - five south-east Styrian musicians from the Feldbach music district were very successful: Vanessa Grassl (Trachtenmusikkapelle Trautmannsdorf), Markus Hackl (Jungsteirerkapelle Feldbach), Selina Poscharnik (Trachtenmusikkapelle Trautmannsdorf), Petra Denise Rauch (Stadtkapelle Fehring) and Verena Trummer (market music association Paldau).
© Land Steiermark/Foto Fischer
Provincial Governor Christopher Drexler honored them together with over 70 other wind musicians from all over Styria in the auditorium of the Old University in Graz.
Chairman of the Feldbach music district, Franz Monschein, has observed a trend towards completing performance awards. According to Monschein, this can be traced back to the many conductors who teach in the music schools and smooth the way for their students to the bands. "You can only thank the music schools for the good cooperation, otherwise it wouldn't be possible."
April 27: Tieschen wants to flourish with 500 wild flowers and herbs
In Tieschen, the meadow bellflower will soon compete with the mullein in bloom - at the former rubble dump and paintball field as well as in the middle of the town center between the market square and the village street.
© Helmut Adlwoehrer
As part of the Styria-wide wild flower campaign, the people of Tieschen plant wild flowers and herbs in cooperation with the Blühen & Sumn association and the elementary school on an area of half a hectare - a little smaller than a football field. The goal: to "make Tieschen bloom" and give the bees and insects back their habitat, says environmental councilor Ronald Ritter.
On Friday, April 28th, everyone who would like to take part in the flower-planting campaign will meet at the market square in Tieschen from 2 p.m.
April 27: Straden elementary school exchanges a school desk for a bicycle saddle
Instead of basic mathematics skills, the pupils at the Straden primary school spent two days training basic cycling skills. Because the VS Straden took part in the "AUVA bike workshop - The Original" - which has been held for 19 years now.
© Karl Lenz
"The children mastered snail races, braking stations, see-saws, cornering, thresholds, bottlenecks, single-handed and curb driving really well," says Michael Wiener-Pucher from Auva about the individual stations. In addition, the trainers - so-called "CAPtains" - checked the children's bicycles and helmets for road safety and operational safety.
Director Veronika Weinhandl thanked the parents and the parents' association chairwoman Martina Lackner for bringing the bicycles and helping with the supervision of the individual stations.
April 21: "Walking on Sunshine" in the LBS Bad Radkersburg: Apprentices presented a cross-industry project
The “Walking on Sunshine” project was presented at the state vocational school in Bad Radkersburg. Under the motto "Sonnenfit - Inside and Outside", pupils in the Bipa class gave important information about sun care products, decorative cosmetics and hair care. The Billa, Billa plus, Penny and Adeg classes presented special snacks and drinks that make the skin fit for the sun from the inside with vitamins and secondary plant substances.
When selecting the products, particular attention was paid to Rewe own brands and new products.
© LBS Bad Radkersburg
Representatives of the Education Directorate, partner schools, branches, specialist trainers and managers of the Reww Group were delighted with the great commitment shown by the students. The cross-industry project was a varied experience for the apprentices. They had a lot of fun preparing, were able to demonstrate their knowledge and at the same time learned a lot.
April 21st: 60 Florianis showed their skills
60 firefighters from the Leibnitz and Radkersburg fire brigade associations took part in basic training 2 at the fire brigade and civil protection school in Styria.
The correct handling of the operational equipment was practiced in the station operation. Extinguishing attacks with extinguishing foam and jet pipes had to be carried out. Handling ladders and small fire extinguishers was practiced, as was self-protection. In the woodpile fire, the participants had to fight a real fire.
The training officers Jürgen Happer (BFVLB) and Stefan Reichmann (BFVRA) were very satisfied with the performance. Area Commander State Fire Department Josef Krenn also thanked the participants.
© Fire Department/Erwin Irzl
April 20: Weinlandkapelle Klöch takes 2nd place in the state competition
In Krieglach, the first B-level Styrian wind orchestra state competition - organized by the Styrian Wind Music Association - took place. It took place for the first time under the new rating guidelines of the Austrian Brass Band Association.
13 music associations from Styria competed, including the Weinlandkapelle Klöch. After an intensive rehearsal period under the direction of conductor Martin Knoller, she was able to demonstrate her skills and earn 2nd place with 92.11 out of 100 points. The sutlers, family members, representatives of the municipality of Klöch and from the music district of Radkersburg were also represented in Krieglach to provide moral support.
The musical performance of the Weinlandkapelle Klöch included the compulsory piece "Austrian Fantasy" by the Styrian composer Gerald Oswald, the march "Opus Maximus" by the Styrian composer Karl Heinz Promitzer and "Freiheit" by Kurt Gäble.
The evaluation was made by a top-class 3-person jury with Federal Bandmaster Helmut Schmid.
© Weinlandkapelle Klöch
April 17: St. Peter/O.: The concert raised 10,600 euros for the Styrian Cancer Aid
Pop singer Gilbert and his band made a guest appearance in the Ottersbachhalle for a good cause. Andreas Schantl, local chairman of the farmers' association, together with Franz Schantl, had organized the benefit concert, which was sold out with 600 people. The entire proceeds of 10,600 euros will benefit the Styrian Cancer Aid.
© Nadja Gerhold
April 14: Enjoyment hotel in Riegersburg celebrates reopening after renovation
After a 77-day renovation phase, the gourmet hotel on the Starzenberg in Riegersburg celebrated a reopening. The entrance and restaurant areas were renewed and the terrace area doubled: "With the new, extended terrace, the view also opens up to the west, towards Koralm, Gleinalm and Schöckl," says owner Alois Gölles. In addition, a wine cellar was newly built and the bar was newly furnished.
© Julia Schuster
It was important to the managing director of the luxury hotel, Florian Strasser, not to increase the number of rooms: "in order to maintain the family atmosphere of the house".
April 11th: New choir director at the Gnas singing club
Under the new choir director of the singing club Gnas Elias Joseph, the performance of the "German Schubert Mass" in the parish church on Easter Sunday, April 9, was a great success. Elias Joseph is currently studying at the private university for music in Klagenfurt, where, after studying the violin as a concert subject, he is completing his preparatory studies to become a conductor. The enthusiastic musician also takes singing lessons at the Gustav Mahler Music School in Klagenfurt.
© John Schleich
In October, the big operetta concert with the solo voices Christina Tschernitz and Sofie Kenda is on the program. But the chairman of the club, Hermann Plaschg, is worried about young talent. "It is important for a choir that there are enough singers. We also have a lot of problems with finding new recruits. In order to maintain the quality, we need more young people who are interested in culture," says Plaschg.
April 11: The Kloche Mondsuchten celebrated the 200th full moon hike
A hike to the full moon took place in Klöch for the 200th time. On the occasion of the anniversary, the municipality presented the initiator Erika Lerner with the golden ring of honor.
© John Schleich
In 2007, Lerner had the idea of doing a hike during the strongest phase of the moon, stopping at Buschenschenken and various attractions in Klöch. "Soon spa guests from Bad Radkersburg took part. So far we have welcomed a total of 6,000 fellow hikers. It is an enjoyable hike in which fewer calories are burned, but more are gained," said Lerner.
© John Schleich
During the anniversary hike over six kilometers, hikers tasted the Klöcher Traminer, for example. As a special attraction, Cari Seyffertitz opened the gate to one of the largest old wine cellars in Southeast Styria. Julia Majcan, member of the state parliament, mayor Daniel Tegel, former mayors Josef Doupona and Gottfried Maitz as well as the managing director of the tourism association Christian Contola took part in the anniversary hike.
April 4th: First live concert of the Austropop duo "SaSa" in Gnas
The singers Sandra Schantl and Sarah Germuth have been on the road to success with their music for some time.On Saturday, April 22nd, they are giving their first live concert at Obstbau Haas in Gnas. The duo will mainly perform Austro pop covers and songs they have composed themselves.
© Angelina Rechberger/ thecasual.studio
There is a limited number of 150 tickets for the concert. Sandra Schantl explains the reason for this as follows: "We want to give our viewers a living room concert feeling and be as close to the audience as possible."
The musicians will be accompanied on their debut concert by Oliver Meyer on keyboards, Klaus Meyer on drums, Franz Gombocz on guitar and Nico Paar on bass. In cooperation with Kathrin Haas from Obstbau Haas, there will also be food and drinks at the concert.
March 31: Gregor Schlierenzauer and Karl Karner accept a check for a good cause
The exhibition opened in the Gerberhaus Fehring in autumn of the previous yearby Gregor Schlierenzauer (photography) and Karl Karner (drawings and sculptures).
The exhibition had a charitable background: the two artists donated all proceeds from the sold exhibits to a good cause. Gregor Schlierenzauer supports "Children with hearing impairments" and Karl Karner the nature conservation project "My square meter Raabtal".
Now the proceeds could be handed over to Gregor Schlierenzauer (10,000 euros) and Karl Karner (5000 euros) in the Gerberhaus Fehring.
March 30th: MS Bad Radkersburg volleyball players won the Styrian state victory for the fifth time
The MS Bad Radkersburg school team won the state championship in the Sparkasse student league competition for the fifth time and is therefore allowed to travel to Leibnitz for the federal championship at the end of April. In the preliminary rounds, the intermediate round and the quarter-finals, the students clearly won. In the semifinals, the Bad Radkersburg women then prevailed 2:1 against BG/BRG Hartberg. In the final, the MS Bad Radkersburg sensationally won the competition against the record-breaking national champions, the SMS Eisenerz.
Sports teacher Heimo Witsch, who also works as the club coach of TuS Bad Radkersburg Volleyball, trains the players. The MS Bad Radkersburg offers one hour of non-binding volleyball practice in the first two classes and an additional two hours of volleyball as an elective in the 3rd and 4th classes. The students perfect their volleyball game in club training.
March 28: Series winner iMS Jennersdorf: ninth title in a row for young volleyball players
The girls of the iMS Jennersdorf were in a class of their own at the school volleyball state championship, which took place in the Aktivpark in Güssing. After a three-set win against the MS Markt Allhau, the team from Jennersdorf also prevailed in the final against the Sportmittelschule Güssing in three sets (25:19: 25:10, 25:11).
© iMS Jennersdorf
The title of the Burgenland student league champion went to Jennersdorf again - for the ninth time in a row. The young women from southern Burgenland will now also represent Burgenland at the federal championships in Leibnitz. The volleyball players are coached by Christine Thomas.
March 27th: Feldbach: Head of the area fire brigade command was re-elected
The regular election for the area fire service commander and his deputy in the area fire service association Feldbach took place in the Leitersdorfer Komm-Halle.
125 (91.24%) of the 137 votes cast went to the incumbent district fire chief Johannes Matzhold, 12 were invalid.
© FRANZ FINK
The election result was also clear for the incumbent deputy fire department commander Johann Weixler-Suppan: of the 137 votes cast, 130 votes (94.89%) went to him, 7 were invalid.
Both accepted their choice. The team, which has worked well for five years, will continue to lead the association. The common goal: "Today's young firefighters are the commanders and managers of tomorrow. It is therefore essential to sufficiently include the perspective of younger people. Looking at the next 15 or 20 years plays an important role and requires everyone to work together fire brigades," according to Matzhold and Weixler-Suppan.
March 27: Gsölserhof in Kirchberg an der Raab has expanded
After a six-month renovation period, a lot has happened at the Gsölserhof in Kirchberg an der Raab: the family business has expanded by a whole floor. The guest room wing has been enlarged to 11 guest rooms. A new entrance area and access for hotel and tennis guests was also built. The investment costs amounted to 850,000 euros.
© John Schleich
The Gsölserhof has been one of the best-known accommodations with tennis facilities in Vulkanland for decades. With the expansion of the guest room wing, the accommodation area, in which most of the wood from the hotel's own forest was used, became one of the most modern hotel complexes in the region. State Councilor Barbara Eibinger-Miedl, State Parliament Member Franz Fartek and Mayor Helmut Ofner attended the presentation of the new hotel complex. Pastor Bernhard Preiß blessed the house.
© John Schleich
March 22: Radkersburg Music District elected new board
Recently, the music district of Bad Radkersburg held its annual general meeting. The program included the election of the new board and awards. The 515 musicians re-elected Wolfgang Haiden (Market Music Band St. Peter a.O.) as district chairman. Petra Rudorfer (Musikverein Bierbaum) and Stephan Müller (Musikverein Tieschen) are at his side as deputy chairman.
© Brass Band Association Bad Radkersburg
District Kapellmeister Karin Kniebeiß (Musikverein Bierbaum), District Staff Leader Clemens Treichler (Bad Radkersburg City Band) and youth officer Christopfer Hopfer were also re-elected. The new district finance officer is Wolfang Palz (Grenzlandmusik Halbenrain) and Marie-Therese Sudy (Marktmusikkapelle Straden) became the new secretary.
Wolfgang Haiden received the Cross of Merit in Silver with Ribbon. Wolfgang Palz and Petra Rudorfer were honored with the ÖBV medal of merit in bronze. The retired district finance officer Alois Fritz received the ÖBV medal of merit in gold. The planning of the district youth camp and the district musicians' meeting were also on the agenda.
March 21st: Premiere for the New Moon Swim in the Therme der Ruhe in Bad Gleichenberg
New moon swimming will take place for the first time on Thursday, March 23, from 5 p.m. in the Therme der Ruhe in Bad Gleichenberg. "We are convinced that with the new moon swim, which will also come up with special light effects, we will not only offer our guests something new, but above all something special," says Jörg Siegel, spokesman for the Kurhaus GmbH operator group.
© The KURHAUS Bad Gleichenberg GmbH
Every Thursday of the new moon week, the Kurhaus Bad Gleichenberg offers guests various relaxation programs such as yoga in the spa park or special infusions with birch twigs or stone pine and incense in the sauna. In addition, there are culinary specialties throughout the evening in the Magnolie restaurant.
The New Moon Swim takes place on the following days: March 23rd, May 18th, June 15th, July 20th, August 17th and September 14th.
March 20: Musikverein Deutsch Goritz celebrates its anniversary
The Deutsch Goritz Music Association has every reason to celebrate this year: On Saturday, March 25, at 7 p.m., the 50th request concert will take place in the gym of the Deutsch Goritz secondary school. For the anniversary, all former members of the association received a personal invitation, which also serves as an admission ticket. In addition, around 50 young musicians from the Mureck Music School have guest appearances under director Günther Pendl, including the wind instruments class from the Ratschendorf elementary school, the recorder ensemble and the junior orchestra.
© Mount Photo
The Musikverein Deutsch Goritz wants to inspire the audience for the anniversary with the best pieces from the last 50 years, including Joe Cocker, STS Medley and a composition by Robert Stolz. "After such a long musical break, we are very happy to be able to play in front of an audience again," says Roman Posch, chairman of the Deutsch Goritz Music Association. For the special occasion, the musicians also appear in new costumes.
Tickets for the concert are available from all musicians and at the box office.
March 20th: The Chamber of Labor's bike exchange stops in Feldbach
According to the motto "Sell your old bike or buy a new one!" The Chamber of Labor bike exchange will take place on March 24th and 25th in the Arena Feldbach. It offers an opportunity to sell your old, working bike or buy a new one at a good price.
Bike acceptance is on Friday, March 24, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. The price for the bicycle is to be set by the seller himself. The sales day will take place on Saturday, March 25, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. AK wheel experts take care of sales, small repairs and advice.
At the end of the bike exchange, either the proceeds from the sale of the bike or - if the bike has not been sold - the bike can be collected. All uncollected bikes are donated to a charitable purpose.
March 20th: New exhibition in Feldbach "Breaking Away and Breaking Up"
The exhibition "Breaking Away, Breaking Away" recently opened in the Feldbacher Kunsthalle. The artists Maria Legat, Zsuzsanna Szula, Gustav Troger and Josef Wurm have dealt with what happens when all else fails and life suddenly changes fundamentally.
© John Schleich
The works shown give an insight into naturalistic areas. Above all, Josef Wurm draws the viewer of his pictures into a world that allows the imagination to grow further.
The exhibition can be viewed until April 21 from Tuesday to Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Kunsthalle Feldbach.
March 17: The Gleichenberger Bahn runs again at the weekend
At the end of 2020, regular operation of the Gleichenberger Bahn was discontinued. Since then, the Gleichenberger Bahn has relied on weekend traffic with a focus on tourism and has developed well: in 2021, the railway counted over 10,000 passengers, despite restrictions caused by the pandemic.
Last year, rail operations only started in May, in 2023 the "Jungle Express" will start in March. Much to the delight of Marcus Pirker, Secretary General of Fahrgast Graz/Styria - as reported in a broadcast. From Saturday, March 18th, it will again be possible for travelers to reach excursion destinations such as the open-air museum in Trautmannsdorf, the Styrassic Park or the Bad Gleichenberg thermal baths by train.
There are four departures each on weekends (Saturday, Sunday) and public holidays from Feldbach (9:18 a.m., 12:18 p.m., 3:18 p.m. and 6:18 p.m.) and Bad Gleichenberg (10:07 a.m., 1:07 p.m., 4:07 p.m. and 7:07 p.m.). The current timetable is valid until November 1st. The operation for the Advent and Christmas traffic will be announced separately.
The association tariff applies, including the leisure ticket and the climate ticket. Tickets can also be bought directly from the train driver
March 16: Fehring: Saturday market starts into its seventh year
On March 18, the Saturday market at the Mariensäule on Fehringer Hauptplatz starts its 7th season. As usual, the offer is based on food from farms, the products come exclusively from the region, many of them in organic quality. In addition, Walhalla Genusskulisse serves breakfast dishes and brunch specialties.
The 25 market participants also think outside the box. On Father's Day, June 11th, the "Lange Markttafel" takes place under the pavilion on the main square in Fehring. A 7-course menu for 60 people, cooked with products from the market, awaits the guests. The proceeds will be donated to Pro Juventute in Fehring.
© Municipality of Fehring
A large selection of regional rarities, rare seeds and young plants is offered on six dates in spring. Local handicrafts with products made of clay, wood, felt, wool and natural materials are also represented.
Events as a supporting program are also part of the Saturday market: from Mother's Day breakfast to the open beehive day to the organic festival and the large Advent market. On September 16th there will be a fashion show by Metabolism Mode from Feldbach.
March 16: Fehring: Women's Day with cabaret
International Women's Day was celebrated at the Schloss Stein technical school with a varied programme. The students showed their most creative side. The direct sellers surprised the many visitors with an offer suitable for all times of the day and holidays. Special attention was paid to products for a healthy diet. In a lecture, Tanja Kaufmann conveyed that happiness can be learned and gave practical instructions. The program was framed by songs that dealt with dreams, thoughts and attitudes to life.
© John Schleich
The creative power of the women farmers and their creativity was shown in a short film. Farmers' wives from Lower and Upper Austria strained their laughing muscles at the farmer's cabaret. The contents took a critical look at everyday situations. Director Ulrike Prutsch organized the Women's Day.
March 15: A women's festival in St. Anna am Aigen
In St. Anna am Aigen, the "Glück" association, together with the Greens, organized an evening by women for women on International Women's Day. Ingrid Koppold-Adler spoke about happiness and the artist Katarina Hvozdarova Daro painted a picture of women for women. The organizer Brigitte Pachler advised on the subject of happiness to find gratitude in the small things of everyday life.
© Verein Glück, Brigitte Pachler
In addition, Heike Schmidt from Zonta and Petra Werkovits from Soroptimist International talked about the life of their work for equality and equality for girls and women. The festival was accompanied by culinary delights from the Walhalla gourmet backdrop with products from the region.
March 15: Cabaret artist Alexander Hechtl in the Zehnerhaus Bad Radkersburg
On March 18th at 7.45 p.m. there will be a cabaret evening with Alexander Hechtl in the Zehnerhaus Bad Radkersburg. In his first solo program "All but(t)...Hausverstand" the Styrian cabaret artist, who was awarded the Kleinkunstvogel in 2022, slips into the role of "Wappler, who has recognized that he is one". The 40-year-old young cabaret artist and philosopher analyzes the most everyday nonsense and refers to the "permanent promotions, super promotions, extra promotions" in supermarkets.
© Alexander Hechtl
With his philosophical cabaret, he wants to show "that thinking is something beautiful and that it solves problems," says Hechtl. He therefore provides the philosophy with a dose of humor to make it more vivid.
March 14: Southeast Styrian investment company presents employee card
South-East Styrian SHR Beteiligung GmbH recently presented its new employee card. The SHR card is intended to bring benefits to employees, for example from the Kurhaus Bad Gleichenberg. One of these should be free entry to the thermal baths of tranquility.
In addition, the SHR card is intended to draw the attention of job seekers to the company: "We also see it as our task to respond specifically to the respective person and offer them a 'goodie' that really helps them," explains Managing Director Jörg Siegel.
March 14: Students from the "Camillo Sitte Bautechnikum" exhibit their theses in Feldbach
At the invitation of Mayor Josef Ober and tradespeople (Krobath Group and KGT Building Technology), 100 students from Camillo Sitte Bautechnikum in Vienna are currently exhibiting their final theses in the event center in Feldbach, under the direction of Angelika Zeininger.
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"The students worked on concept and design plans for eight project areas in the city of Feldbach," says Heimo Math from "Heimo Math Architektur".
Interested parties can view the students' fictitious projects in the foyer of the Feldbach Center until March 24th.
March 13: Weingut Winkler-Hermaden presented anniversary wine
Olivine does not mean the semi-precious stone from volcanic rock that occurs in good quality in Kapfenstein, but a wine that was first pressed 30 years ago. A Blauer Zweigelt whose grapes are thinned out and selected by hand. Until the 2016 vintage, the wine matured in oak barrels for 24 months.
© John Schleich
"The 2017 vintage was pressed for the 30th anniversary of the olivine and has matured for 60 months," says Christof Winkler-Hermaden. The noble drop was tasted in the company of a multi-course menu prepared by Martin Winkler-Hermaden. Behind the quality product Olivin are Margot, Georg, Christof, Thomas and Wolfgang Winkler-Hermaden.
March 13: Gnaser mountain and nature guards built bird nest boxes
Eleven mountain and nature guards from Gnas are enthusiastic nest box builders. Since 2009, under chairman Josef Müller, they have already built and sold 1,200 bird nesting boxes on their own.
© John Schleich
"First and foremost, the nest boxes are suitable for tits. Years ago, we also built the large nest boxes for the hoopoe. With nest boxes, important details are important, because the birds only accept suitable boxes with the right size entry holes," says Müller
But not only the 1200 nesting boxes were built, but also countless swallows' nests for common and barn swallows. The nesting boxes are available for 10 euros from Martina Rathkolb on 0664/ 4405543 firstname.lastname@example.org.
March 13: 100 years of the Edelsbach Theater
On the occasion of the 100th anniversary, the program at the Edelsbach Theater will feature the peasant comedy "Herz am rechts Fleck" by Anton Hamik. Theater chaplain Josef Müller founded the theater in 1923.
© Monika Lafer
The play tells the story of three brothers who prefer fishing to work and neglect the farm. The peaceful life of the three is severely disturbed when a capable housekeeper is hired, because within a year she manages to transform the run-down property back into a thriving farm.
The premiere of the comedy in three acts in the parish home in Edelsbach is on March 17 at 7:30 p.m.
March 10: Trade fair for energy and blackout prevention in Kirchbach
On March 11th, the “Renewable Energy and Blackout Prevention” trade fair will take place in the Rüsthaus Breitenbuch (market town of Kirchbach-Zerlach) between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
In the event of a crisis, personal responsibility, precautionary measures and mutual support are of great importance to Mayor Anton Prödl.
Interested parties should therefore find out more about blackout precautions, renewable energy, energy communities and current state and federal subsidies in the course of the keynote speeches.
March 9: Music students from the music district of Radkersburg got their first taste of the band
The Stadtkapelle Bad Radkersburg and the Grenzlandtrachtenkapelle Mureck recently invited music students who are not yet actively playing in the music bands to the Mureck Music Home to give the children an insight into the work of the music bands.
"The aim of this project is to establish a connection between the music students and the bands relatively early on, in order to secure future club offspring," explains Vanessa Kindler, the young referee of the Bad Radkersburg band.
© Radkersburg music district
Together with Patricia Tesch, young speaker of the music band Mureck, she organized the get-to-know-you day. The first acquaintances were made during rhythm and introductory games with the young musicians from the bands.
March 9: Book presentation in Rudersdorf
In August 2021, the exhibition "75 years after the end of the war - Rudersdorf and the surrounding area in the tension of the dictatorships" took place in the MS Rudersdorf. The content of this exhibition forms the core of the newly published book "Between Austrofascism and Nazi Terror. Southern Burgenland in the Tension of the Dictatorships" by the historian Michael Achenbach and the Rudersdord local historian Thomas König.
© König/Kery Foundation
The work spans the arc from the corporate state to the occupation period, denazification and today's culture of remembrance in Burgenland. The schools where the traveling exhibition was on view made guest contributions. Contemporary witnesses such as the former mayor of Rudersdorf, Hans Peter Katzbeck, also have their say.
Achenbach and König will present their book on March 10th at 6:30 p.m. in the MS Rudersdorf.
March 8th: Southeast Styrian trade unionists are pushing for a higher minimum wage
On the occasion of International Women's Day, the ÖGB women remember the inequality of women compared to men.
"We women continue to bear the double burden. Balancing family and work costs time and money and has a negative impact on our pension account in particular," says Manuela Leitgeb, chairwoman of the Austrian Trade Union Federation for Southeastern Styria.
© ÖGB Southeast Styria
Therefore, the ÖGB women are demanding a reduction in working hours and mandatory health promotion in companies, a minimum wage of 2000 euros, the nationwide expansion of afternoon care in schools and nursing and care places and that every child from the 1st birthday has the right to a child education place.
March 7: Fehring opened a children's library in Hatzendorf
The Hatzendorf elementary school and kindergarten, Fehring's mayor Johann Winkelmaier, deputy mayor Marcus Gordisch and city councilor Ute Schmied ceremonially opened the Fehring children's library in Hatzendorf (on the ground floor of house 176, next to the Hatzendorf parent advice center). Michaela Haller, Managing Director of the Styrian Reading Center, and Ulrike Einwallner from the State of Styria also paid tribute to the project based on the Fehring City Library.
© Municipality of Fehring
Young readers can borrow and buy media free of charge in "KiBi". The project is carried out in cooperation with the VS Hatzendorf, the Hatzendorf kindergarten, which the KiBi can visit from Monday to Friday, and the parent advice center.
"KiBi" is open to all readers on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. What is special is that the project is supervised by children accompanied by an adult on this day. Eleven-year-old Amelie Wagner, who has been on duty at the Fehring City Library for years, will work as a young librarian at "KiBi".
March 6: IG "Neue Radkersburger Bahn" creates a transferable climate ticket for Styria
The interest group "Neue Radkersburger Bahn" bought a transferable climate ticket for Styria, which can be borrowed for a fee of 10 euros per day.
March 6: Autohaus Trummer in Gniebing near Feldbach celebrates 50 years of Audi
Autohaus Trummer in Gniebing near Feldbach has been an Audi dealer for 50 years, i.e. since 1973. Managing Director Walter Kleinschuster organized a network breakfast in cooperation with Junge Wirtschaft Feldbach, at which the new Audi Q8 was also presented.
The "RO80 Club international" with headquarters on Lake Constance was also a guest at VW/Audi Trummer. Several historic vehicles from the NSU brand as well as some Audi e-vehicles and the new Q8 were available for test drives.
The cooperation between Trummer and TL Automobile in Friedberg is also celebrating a 20-year anniversary this year.
March 1st: Young people competed for apprenticeships at the "Apprentice Qualifying".
The e-Lugitsch company organizes the "Apprentice Qualifying" twice a year on the company premises in Gniebing. Under the motto "The award is hot (desirable)", eleven young candidates were recently given the opportunity to recommend themselves for an apprenticeship in the fields of electrical engineering, electronics and retail.
Politeness, team spirit and logical thinking were put to the test in a team challenge, a scavenger hunt and the classic job interview. The special commitment of two applicants paid off: They were accepted for an apprenticeship position in the company on the spot.
27 February: Bronze for the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg campsite
The campsite of the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg was recently awarded the industry prize for campsite entrepreneurs, the "Camsite Award". Readers of the magazines "Reisemobil International", "Camping, Cars & Caravan", "CamperVans" and camping guests rated 100 participating campsites throughout Europe.
After the "podium places" in the years 2019, 2020 and 2021, the campsite of the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg was able to convince again and took third place in the category "Wellness & Regeneration".
© Parktherme Bad Radkersburg
February 27: Actress Gabriele Köhlmeier makes a guest appearance with a cabaret lecture in Feldbach
On the occasion of International Women's Day, actress Gabriele Köhlmeier is making a guest appearance in Feldbach with her program "Survival – A Critical View of the World Situation...from a Female Perspective". Köhlmeier's new program is a mix of cabaret and lecture.
© Elxenbacher Kunstmühle
With "bitingly satirical presentation and informative-educational conveying of facts" Köhlmeier wants to make clear to her audience the reasons for the misery in which the world is at the moment and offers possibilities for change.
Köhlmeier's cabaret lecture can be seen on Friday, March 3rd at 7 p.m. in the Arbeiterkammersaal in Feldbach. Admission: voluntary donation.
February 24: Schloss Kornberg opens the Easter exhibition
On Saturday, February 25, Kornberg Castle will give the starting signal for its traditional Easter exhibition, which will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. until April 7. Admission is free.
© Leonard Bardeau
"There are a lot of new artisans this year," promises Leonard Bardeau, organizer of the exhibition. In addition to Easter decoration ideas such as glass Easter eggs and gifts, guests can expect exquisite local cuisine: "There are many new types of honey, jam, liqueurs and schnapps this year." With this, Bardeau wants to celebrate "Pleasure Easter".
February 23: SPÖ wants a better offer for public transport
At the invitation of Feldbach's Deputy Mayor Robert Trummer, representatives of the SPÖ, the trade union and the pensioners' association discussed the future of work and health care in the Hotel Csejtei, as well as topics that are particularly topical for the region, such as public transport. For Trummer it was clear that in times of climate change and high fuel prices, the expansion of public transport in Southeast Styria must be an important point on the SPÖ's agenda.
Also Nikolaus Bösch-Weiss - the SPÖ local party chairman and community board in St. Stefan i.R. was co-organizer of the evening - the expansion of public transport is a special concern. If you want to persuade more people to switch to public transport, appropriate incentives must be created. In this context, he criticized the poor connection between St. Stefan and the district capital. There will continue to be a need for improvement.” The SPÖ is planning further events on topics that are important for the region. When it comes to public transport, the next item on the agenda is an expert discussion.
February 23: The "Jobs out of the Box" project brought professional worlds to the MS Kirchberg
The pupils of the third grades of the middle school in Kirchberg were recently able to immerse themselves in different professional worlds. Supported by careers guidance teacher Anna Nöst, they tried out the areas of construction, services, electronics, trade/e-commerce, wood, metal and care.
© MS Kirchbach
The first experiences were supplemented by meetings with representatives of regional companies. As a result, the young people received relevant information about the practical world of work and had the opportunity to make contacts for a trial internship.
"'Jobs from the box' makes such a valuable contribution in this first phase of career orientation," says Nöst. The project was carried out together with Edith Kohl, a career guidance counselor from the Styrian Economic Society.
February 22nd: Carnival service of the Catholic youth group in Gnas
The motto of this year's carnival service in Gnas was "Creation - a colorful garden of God". The companions of the Gnas Catholic youth group organized the celebration together with the children of the youth group. Pastor Karl Gölles, a gardener and the large, partly bare, partly colorful trees greeted the small plants with applause in the church.
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The children were able to rhythmically accompany the songs with the self-made rattles of the youth group companions. Church-goers nibbled donuts on the church square. In addition, confetti, which symbolically represents seeds, was distributed for a good mood.
February 22nd: Performance test: The fire brigade is also fit in first aid
In Oberdorf am Hochegg (municipality of Kirchberg/R.), the medical performance test of the area fire brigade associations (BFV) Feldbach and Fürstenfeld took place. 164 medical teams with more than 400 participants from the BFV Feldbach, Fürstenfeld, Leibnitz, Graz-Surroundings and 43 guests from Upper Austria passed the test in the bronze, silver and gold levels. They proved that firefighters are also fit in first aid. The application was managed by fire inspector of the medical service Maria Fiedler (BFV Feldbach) and section fire inspector of the medical service Karl Lederer (BFV Fürstenfeld) as deputies.
© LFV Franz Fink
The fire brigade medical service is of particular importance in the context of fire brigade training. It is primarily about the protection and safety of the emergency services when fulfilling their tasks. The aim is to review and perfect the knowledge acquired during the courses at the Styrian fire brigade and civil protection school or during ongoing training in the local fire brigade.
February 21: Unterlamm was for a day the center of the world
At the children's carnival festival of the parent-child training group in the multi-purpose hall in Unterlamm, the youngsters had a lot of fun at the end of the carnival.
© Municipality of Unterlamm
It was also fun in the local municipal office, as Shrove Tuesday was held there under the motto "Lower lamb is the center of the world" - for one day. Mayor Robert Hammer, secretary Margret Spörk and head of department Alois Hammer had thrown themselves into the appropriate shell: as a royal couple and musketeer.
© Municipality of Unterlamm
21 February: The PVÖ local group in Leitersdorf celebrated the end of the carnival exuberantly
The PVÖ local group Leitersdorf invited its members to celebrate carnival together. In the room of the generations of the Komm-Zentrum Leitersdorf there was a relaxed atmosphere. Before the guests, some of them masked, skilfully hit the dance floor to the "own LKH band", coffee and carnival donuts provided for the physical well-being.
© PVÖ Leitersdorf
The Vice Mayor of Feldbach, Robert Trummer, did not miss the foolish goings-on of the local PVÖ group in Leitersdorf and paid a visit to the carnival party.
© PVÖ Leitersdorf
February 20: Foolish goings-on in Gnas
Long awaited and with a lot of commitment, the Red Cross organized the foolish activities in Gnas together with the Lansknechts. It was a brilliant parade: First and foremost, the Landsknecht zu Gnas and the Musikverein marched through the center of Gnas and then gathered on the market square. There was a relaxed atmosphere there.
© Mattias Sammer
The community team presented a new niche in the market, a recycling tailor shop in Gnas, and presented their elaborate costumes made from rubbish in a great fashion show, which the jury awarded first prize. The USV Gnas received the 2nd prize with the motto "Cool Runnings - taking part is everything". The volleyball team received the 3rd prize and let Gnas blossom again. The rural youth as Mario Kart and the Smurfs with their Gargamel received 4th prize.
© Mattias Sammer
February 20: Carnival parade in Jennersdorf
Eleven floats and four foot groups had registered for this year's carnival parade in the district capital of Jennersdorf. The Freunds-AG from Jennersdorf was also there as an ice cream seller.
The route was new this year. It led from Badstraße not far from the leisure center to the Gernot Arena. The municipal leadership felt compelled to take this new route due to numerous complaints from residents in the town center and vandalism.
February 20th: Carnival party with Udo Wenders in the Vitalhotel
The Vitalhotel team around director Claudia Wendner invited the Carinthian comedian and singer Udo Wenders to celebrate the end of the carnival together. The carnival original drew again from its wide repertoire. In addition to the carnival classics like "Amada mia amore mio", "Give me my hens", he also performed songs like "The Last Train, Cara mia" or "Eloisa".
© Vitalhotel der Parktherme
The guests, some of them disguised as the carnival motto "The Great Gatsby - a revival of the golden 20s", enthusiastically swayed along. But the dance-hungry among them didn't miss out either, thanks to the "house musician" Borut.
February 15: Edelsbach: Show program in favor of children's cancer aid celebrates its anniversary
It started very small in 1997 with a few children in a few square meters in an inn in Edelsbach as a kind of children's carnival. Over the years, the playback show, which the SPÖ Edelsbach-Rohr organizes year after year, has developed into a major event that attracts numerous visitors. On the one hand, entertainment is offered for around 3 hours, on the other hand, a four-digit euro amount is donated to the Styrian Children's Cancer Aid each year.
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Municipal Treasurer Gerhard Monschein can always rely on a perfectly coordinated team for the organization. The actors, whether young or old, appear very professional. On Carnival Sunday, February 19th, at 2 p.m. in the Festhalle Edelsbach it will be time again after a two-year break due to corona: And with the 25th edition, you will also be celebrating an anniversary. Around 45,000 euros have so far been handed over to the Styrian Children's Cancer Aid.
Free entrance to this event. As every year, beautiful and valuable goods prizes will be raffled.
February 14: Maria and Josef Rauch celebrate their marriage of grace
Maria and Josef Rauch from Radisch (municipality of Gnas) recently celebrated a rare but very happy event: their marriage of grace.
© Municipality of Gnas
"Going through life together for 70 years is definitely a long journey with joy and trust, but also with hardship and hardship," said Mayor Gerhard Meixner. Franz Kaufmann, mayor of Aug-Radisch, is also proud to honor such a couple in his local community.
February 14: Bilateral Lions Meeting in Slovenia
This year, the Bad Radkersburg-Mureck Lions Club took part in the charter night of the Slovenian clubs Murska Sobota, Ljutomer, Lendava and Gornja Radgona. The proceeds benefit the first joint project. A sensory path and a music wall for blind and visually impaired children and children with developmental disabilities will be erected in the kindergarten and elementary school in Cven. The children should develop courage and overcome fear.
© LC Thermometer
In the summer of 2022, a bilateral Slovenian-Austrian committee was founded at the Steyer winery in Apace, Slovenia, with the aim of deepening friendships between the Southeast Styrian and Slovenian clubs and financing joint projects. This was the first Austrian club to merge with Slovenian clubs.
February 13th: Benefit concert at Borg Bad Radkersburg on February 16th
On Thursday, February 16, at 7 p.m., the benefit concert will take place for the 33rd time at Borg Bad Radkersburg.
© Reinhard Meyer
This year's benefit concert offers a broad repertoire of gospel, jazz and pop music from several decades of popular music history. Music&Voice will perform with a choir, ensemble and band as well as various class and instrumental class ensembles, soloists and the teachers' band. This time, the Bad Radkersburg Middle School will appear as a guest ensemble.
The proceeds - entry is a voluntary donation - will be donated this yearZeit-Aid-Netz Bad Radkersburg under Anna Mirdonated.
February 13th: 3-year anniversary for plastic-free bouquets at the Feldbach florists
Feldbach florists such as Rosenkavalier, Blumen Posch and Blumen Maureen want to set a clear signal for this year's Valentine's Day. They have been selling their cut flowers without plastic packaging and without plastic decorations for three years. Plant pots and transport containers are also made from 100 percent compostable material.
© Municipality of Feldbach
"This rethinking in times of climate change is another important piece of the puzzle in the sustainability strategy of the new town of Feldbach. I also ask all citizens to avoid plastic packaging, to pay attention to sustainable packaging and to demand it as a consumer," says Mayor Josef Ober.
February 13: New chef de cuisine at the LKH Feldbach-Fürstenfeld
The LKH Feldbach has a new chef. After 39 years, Franz Plank retired in January 2023 and handed over the management of the kitchen to his successor Christian Raffler.
The new chef leads a 32-strong team and is responsible for the culinary care of patients, employees and the "Meals on Wheels" delivery service. A total of around 1000 meals are prepared daily at the three main meal times.
© LKH Feldbach-Fürstenfeld
After Raffler's apprenticeship at the renowned Grand Hôtel Wiesler in Graz, he expanded his knowledge to seasons in Tyrol and Vorarlberg. He then returned to Graz, where he completed his training as a chef and worked as a kitchen manager for 15 years.
February 8th: St. Anna am Aigen elementary school received the Fair Young Styria Prize for global learning
Ten school projects for a better world received the Fair Young Styria Prize from the Styrian Europa Resort. The St. Anna am Aigen elementary school was among the winners. They were honored with the prize for their ongoing project “Fair chocolate – from Ecuador via Riegersburg to St. Anna am Aigen”. "There were only ten award winners, including only three elementary schools and we are one of them," says headmistress Ingrid Wanninger, proud of her students. The award ceremony took place in Graz Castle.
© (c) LandSteiermark/Binder
February 7th: Southeast Styrian state vocational schools assume pioneering roles in the field of regionality
On the initiative of Provincial Councilor Hans Seitinger (ÖVP), the state government adopted guiding principles for regional and climate-friendly purchasing in 2020. Fruit and vegetables, for example, should be seasonal and meat products should carry the “More Animal Welfare” seal of quality. An initial evaluation has now taken place in the Styrian state parliament.
In the district of Southeast Styria, the state vocational schools in Bad Gleichenberg, Bad Radkersburg and the technical school in Hatzendorf are pioneers when it comes to regionality. They have a training focus on the production, processing and preparation of food.
"By purchasing regional products, our schools are also making an important contribution to climate protection," says Education Minister Werner Amon.
February 6th: 11 fire brigades in the Radkersburg area due to fallen trees
Last Saturday, February 4th, eleven fire brigades of the Radkersburg area fire brigade association had to move out to remove trees. From 11 a.m., strong gusts of wind caused numerous trees to fall in the area where the Radkersburg fire brigades were deployed. For example, the fire brigades had to clear streets of trees, block roads and paths and cut free a telephone line. The fire brigades usually carried out several operations in their extinguishing area.
© BI d.V. Erwin Irzel, use FF Altneudörfl
The volunteer fire brigades in Altneudörfl, Bierbaum am Auersbach, Goritz near Radkersburg, Halbenrain, Hof near Straden, Oberpurkla, Oberrrosenberg, Ratschendorf, Schwabau, Straden and Tieschen were in action.
February 3: Herbert Hatzl from Deutsch Goritz retires after 35 years as Head of Office
After 35 years as head of the Deutsch Goritz community, Herbert Hatzl is retiring. Maria Haas from Ratschendorf succeeds him as the new office manager.
© Municipality of Deutsch Goritz
The community board thanked Hatzl together with school directors, kindergarten management and employees of the office and field service of the community of Deutsch Goritz in the course of a celebration at Hatzl for his great achievements. He has served as director of three municipal offices and has worked with four mayors during this time.
3 February: Exercise of rescuers and fall protection in Gornja Radgona
Recently "MRAS units" (human rescue and fall protection) of the Slovenian fire brigades practiced in Gornja Radgona. Comrades from the Bad Radkersburg and Altneudörfl fire brigades as well as the "MRAS" officer of the area fire brigade association Stefan Kaufmann and fire councilor Heinrich Moder followed the exercises.
© Erwin Irzl, Press Executive BFVRA
The units practiced rescuing people from highs and lows. For example, two people who were in the water had to be rescued from the Mur from the Bad Radkersburg - Gornja Radgona bridge. Using ropes, the emergency services lifted the "injured" from the Mur to the bridge.
January 30: Trial days and sighting: LAZ Gnas is looking for football talents
Since September 2001, young football talents from the region have been able to combine their school and sporting training at the state training center (LAZ) in Gnas. Also this year the LAZ is offering three taster days for talented footballers born in 2010 (late), 2011 and 2012. The taster days are good preparation for the entrance test for players who want to attend the LAZ in Gnas from the 2023/24 school year.
The taster days: February 6, February 7 and February 8 from 4.30 p.m. to 5.45 p.m. in the Gnas sports hall. Meeting point at 4.15 p.m., location: Gnas sports hall.
The LAZ sighting will take place on February 11th in the Gnas sports hall. Meeting point: 10.30 a.m., location: Gnas sports hall. In order to be able to take part in the sighting, you must register with LAZ training manager Leo Suppan on 0664/7907060.
January 27: Rainbows helps children who are separated from their parents
Rainbows is dedicated to supporting children and young people when their parents separate. In special groups they are given support, encounters with children in the same situation and space for their feelings. This should enable them to process the situation better and develop new confidence.
"Every child reacts differently to the pain of separation. Some children or young people show conspicuous, aggressive behavior, others withdraw and become quiet. In order to prevent serious consequences later, preventive support such as that offered by Rainbows is sensible and important," says Xenia Hobacher, Country Manager of Rainbows-Styria.
The next Rainbows groups for children between the ages of four and 17 whose parents have separated will start in March in Feldbach. Those affected can register for this immediately: www.rainbows.at
January 27: iPads for Ukrainians at Borg Feldbach
The department head of the education region of Southeast Eggenmark, Christine Pichler, launched the "Pupils: give a voice" campaign for the young people affected by the Ukraine war. In the course of this, the Borg Feldbach was looking for a way of financing to give the Ukrainians adequate learning support. The iPads for the 15 students from the Ukraine class were sponsored in equal parts by Borg students, the Parents' Association and the company CCF.
© Borg Feldbach
January 26: PTS indoor football tournament in Feldbach
The PTS indoor football tournament - organized by PTS teacher Hannes Kainz - recently took place in the Arena Feldbach. For the boys, the decision to win the tournament came in the encounter between Straden and Feldbach. Straden took a 1-0 lead. Feldbach was no longer able to catch up on this goal. Since both teams won their other encounters, Straden's way to victory in the tournament was clear.
There is a state final for boys. This will take place in Gratkorn on February 16th. The region is represented by PTS Straden.
The girls had close results. Finally, Team II of PTS Feldbach prevailed against the other two teams PTS I Feldbach and PTS Mureck to win the tournament.
26 January: Annual general meeting of the ÖKB Stadtverband Feldbach
The traditional annual general meeting of the ÖKB Stadtverband Feldbach recently took place in the center. Chairman ÖR Karl Buchgraber was able to welcome numerous guests of honor from public life, including Agnes Totter, member of the National Council, and parish priest Weingartmann. Buchgraber reported on a total of 100 deployments and activities in the past year.
In addition, several comrades received awards: Elfriede Pscheidl received the State Cross of Merit in Gold for her great support and the town pastor Weingartmann was made an honorary member.
24 January: 45 years of Bad Radkersburg thermal springs
The Parktherme management duo, Christian Korn and Helene Frühwirth, celebrated the 45th anniversary of the thermal spring in Bad Radkersburg together with Mayor Karl Lautner and employees of the Parktherme. On January 23, 1978, the thermal spring was tapped at a depth of 2,000 meters. With around 8,000 milligrams of dissolved minerals per liter, it is one of the most mineral-rich thermal springs in Austria.
© Parktherme Bad Radkersburg
The thermal water has a temperature of 80 degrees Celsius when it exits and is cooled down to 34 to 36 degrees Celsius for bathing.
"The Bad Radkersburg thermal spring is, so to speak, the heart of the Parktherme: Thanks to its bubbling 'primal force', our guests have been able to enjoy the particularly beneficial effects of this highly mineralized thermal water for 45 years now," says Das
Management duo Korn and Frühwirth.
24 January: fire brigade ball in Maierdorf
The fire brigade ball of the Maierdorf volunteer fire brigade near Gnas took place with a full house. A special highlight was the midnight interlude by the Maierdorf Theater Group with their "Best of" over the past ten years. Helmut Prassl was responsible in his double function as fire brigade commander and theater group chairman.
© Maierdorf Volunteer Fire Department
23 January: Erasmus+ coordination meeting at Borg Bad Radkersburg
Recently, Erasmus+ project partners from Finland, Italy, Germany and the Netherlands were guests at Borg Bad Radkersburg. The person responsible for this at the Borg, Nina Voglmeir, planned the course of the exchange weeks together with the coordinators of the partner schools. LAbg. a.D. Anton Gangl conducted a wine tasting, regional manager Beatrix Lenz reported on the philosophy of the Styrian volcanic region.
© Borg Bad Radkersburg
As part of the project, the 6B class visits the Finnish partner school in Kauniainen (near Helsinki) and the Finns come to Bad Radkersburg for a week. The 7B class will spend ten days in Seville and the 7AC class will meet up with the Dutch from Ridderkerk (near Rotterdam) in Strasbourg, France.
"All of these activities were largely financed via the Erasmus+ budget. This relieves the parents financially, so that these stays are also made possible for socially disadvantaged students," says director Hannes Schuster.
23 January: New Year's reception at the Feldbach barracks
Representatives from politics, business, the military and the emergency organizations accepted the invitation from the Feldbach barracks to the New Year's reception in the Von der Groeben barracks. The commander of the 7th Reconnaissance and Artillery Battalion, Lieutenant Colonel Günter Rath, took a critical look at the situation and gave an insight into the immediate future plans for the combat support unit of the 7th Jäger Brigade.
© BMLV/Christian Kickenweiz
One is particularly proud of the army's first modular wooden frame building, which opened last year in the Feldbach barracks. It corresponds to an ecologically sustainable wooden frame construction and is certified with the "climate-active" gold standard. In this context, the 40-year partnership with the Styrian Chamber of Agriculture was extended.
January 20: Maria Schinko from Bad Gleichenberg celebrated her 102nd birthday
Recently there was a fitting celebration in the Blue Villa in Bad Gleichenberg, because Maria Schinko - better known as "Aunt Mitzi" - celebrated her 102nd birthday. "Intellectually, Aunt Mitzi has remained very, very young, because she can still recite the poem that she was allowed to recite at the age of 13 at the founding ceremony of FF-Pretal," say Hermann and Elfi Gingl. She is still very proud of that today.
Heavy blows of fate, such as the death of her husband and three children, could not get Schinko down. "We admire Aunt Mitzi that she never gave up and that she was able to do everything through her contentment, helpfulness and faith in God," says Gingl.
January 18: SPÖ Fehring celebrates the 23rd Carnation Ball
In Hatzendorf, the Carnation Ball of the SPÖ-Fehring took place in the Gasthaus Kraxner for the 23rd time. City party chairman and deputy mayor Marcus Gordisch was able to welcome numerous guests of honour, the "princely couple" Bernadette kidney lake and Markus Koller traditionally opened the carnation ball. The group "Sepp and his musicians" provided for a relaxed atmosphere, sponsors enabled a lucky port.
© SPÖ Fehring
18. Jänner: Vienna's English Theatre Schooltours im Borg Jennersdorf
After a Corona break, the Vienna's English Theater Schooltours are again on the road with their plays throughout Austria - and stop at Borg Jennersdorf.
© Borg Jennersdorf
6th, 7th and 8th graders at Borg and Sport-Borg Jennersdorf watched the play "On the Brink" (by Sean Aita) in the school's gymnasium.
The drama takes up the main motifs of Sophocles' "Antigone" and deals with explosive and current topics such as the climate crisis and the resulting social conflicts.
January 17: Feldbach: Benefit concert "Spend tonight" collects 4000 euros
The 13th edition of the benefit concert "Spend tonight" took place on December 22nd. Around 50 musicians from the region, as well as international artists, took part in the concert evening for a good cause. Thanks to the numerous visitors, a donation of 4000 euros could be collected.
© Municipality of Feldbach
The proceeds benefit Licht ins Dunkel, Caritas, Volkshilfe, Steirer helfen Steirern and the Rotary Club Feldbach.
January 17th: Bad Gleichenberg: Reorganization proceedings opened via Medienhaus Krois
On January 17th, reorganization proceedings without self-administration were opened at LGZ Graz over the assets of Medienhaus Krois GmbH in Bairisch Kölldorf, reports KSV 1870. The company produces the Süd-Ost Journal.The application was made on January 16th.
Attorney Michael Berghofer, Bismarckstraße 8, 8330 Feldbach, was appointed as insolvency administrator. The registration deadline was March 2, 2023. The reporting and audit meeting will take place on March 16, 2023. The restructuring plan, special audit and final accounting meeting was scheduled for March 30, 2023.
The KSV1870 offers all creditors to represent them in this case.
January 17: Fehring: paintings and ceramic jewelery - exhibition by Stefan and Gerti Maitz in the Gerberhaus
Abstract painting collides with ceramic jewelery of a special kind. Stefan Maitz is considered the first abstract painter in the region. "My pictures do not require any concrete forms and references of recognition," says Maitz. Gerti Maitz chose ceramics as a jewelry designer. Her jewelry is designed with geometric shapes, stripes and dots, making them "paintings worn on the body".
© John Schleich
"Journey to Ixtlan" - the book by the cult author Carlos Castaneda was chosen for the title of the exhibition. The exhibition in the Gerberhaus Fehring can be visited until February 28th. The artist couple is present every Sunday.John Schleich
January 12th: New location for the hairdressing salon Hair-Artists in Feldbach
For more than 20 years, Andrea Katscher and her hairdressing shop Hair-Artists were housed at Gleichenberger Straße 3. "It was time for a change of scenery," said Andrea Katscher at the opening. After brief consideration, she moved to Gleichenberger Straße 9. Husband Udo Katscher carried out most of the remodeling of the restaurant himself.
© Municipality of Feldbach
January 12: Jägerschlag - Stainzer hunters are happy about young hunters
After a six-month course, Daniela and Stefan Vollstuber from Dirnbach have successfully completed their training and joined the hunting club Stainz near Straden. During the main hunt, the two freshly minted young hunters received the hunter's blow and were officially admitted to the club. When selling venison, they helped with 13 deer, break up, cut up and sell the pieces.
© Stefan Vollstuber
January 10: HAK/HAS Feldbach founds environmental team
This year's major goal at the HAK/HAS Feldbach: to raise awareness of environmental and climate protection and to identify and implement solutions. The students listened to a lecture by Birgit Bednar-Friedl from the Wegener Center for Climate and Global Change via video conference and then discussed climate change with the expert.
© HAK/HAS Feldbach
The HAK/HAS Feldbach has also chosen an environmental team - consisting of future speakers from all classes as well as teachers. The team organizes environmental and climate protection projects and takes part in educational events - the team is currently implementing the "Innovative Waste Management" project.
January 10: MS Sankt Peter am Ottersbach builds a worm box
As part of a Mint project - the Girls' Day - eleven girls from the middle school in St. Peter am Ottersbach built worm boxes in the workshop of the Schaden carpentry workshop in Jagerberg.
How did this happen? There is a coffee machine in the middle school, which is very well received - correspondingly large amounts of coffee grounds are produced. But this is too valuable to throw in the trash. The schoolgirls therefore built two boxes with the Schaden company and filled them with coffee grounds and compost worms. They were set up in classrooms.
The worms convert the coffee grounds into valuable humus. One kilogram of worm castings can be obtained from ten kilograms of organic waste, which contains up to seven times as many nutrients as normal garden soil.
January 9th: Waterloo as a guest in the Vitalhotel of the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg
In the Vitalhotel at the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg, the guests at the last dance evening with Borut were able to enjoy a show by Waterloo, who created the best mood with his songs. Hans Kreuzmayr aka Waterloo and his wife have been regular guests at the Vitalhotel for many years.
January 9: Series of break-ins in ten basement compartments
Last weekend there were ten burglaries in basement compartments in southern Burgenland. In the night from January 6th to 7th, perpetrators broke into various basement rooms in Jennersdorf.
There they tweaked the locking plates to the basement compartments, as the Burgenland State Police Directorate explained in a broadcast. The perpetrators stole two e-bikes in the mid five-digit range from one of the basement compartments.
According to the current state of investigation, nothing was stolen from the other nine cellar compartments.
The crime scene officers were able to secure clues. Officials from the Jennersdorf Police Inspectorate have started the investigation.
January 9: Pizza & Kebap Edessa in Feldbach has relocated
The kebab restaurant at Hauptplatz 2 has relocated to a side business and has expanded. The restaurant offers 20 seats on 80 square meters. The range of dishes has also increased: It's no longer just pizzas and kebabs: "Flammkuchen is being offered in Feldbach for the first time," says owner Bekir Culban. Falafel and roasted vegetables are on the menu for vegetarians. Mayor Josef Ober congratulated Bekir Culban and his team on the investment.
© Municipality of Feldbach
5 January: To protect the vineyards: blessing of the wines in St. Anna am Aigen
In order to guarantee the quality of the wine and to protect the vineyards from storms, a wine blessing was recently held in the parish church of St. Anna am Aigen. The winegrowers placed their wine bottles near the altar, over which the pastors Marian Debski and Heimo Schäfmann spoke the blessing of the wine. The Weinlandchor accompanied the blessing musically.
After the blessing of the wine, the wine growers traditionally go to a wine grower, where they taste the best wines. Afterwards, a little blessed wine is poured into each wine barrel in our own wine cellar. This blessed wine should also help in the barrels to ensure that all wines mature into a top product under God's blessing.
© John Schleich
The blessing of wine is associated with many customs and legends. So it is said that a priest was to be killed with poisoned altar wine. But after the wine was blessed, the poison lost its potency and the wine was safe to drink.
Another story tells that the apostle John blessed a cup of poisoned wine and then drank it without harm.
It is known from Krusdorf (Straden) that a little of the blessed Johanniswein was also poured into the must barrels. It has been widely forgotten that Johanniswein was served to guests at weddings after a church marriage. (Johann Schleich)
January 4: EC Ducks Feldbach teaches children to ice skate
In Feldbach, EC Ducks Feldbach taught 80 children to ice skate during the Christmas holidays. Both beginners and advanced took part and let off steam in the fresh air.
This was made possible at the artificial ice rink, which the municipality of Feldbach operates and made available for this purpose. When the medal was presented, the eyes of the young ice skaters shone brightly.
January 4th: Impfstrasse closed on January 12th and 13th
Since the asphalt halls in Feldbach will be used by the municipality on Thursday, January 12th and Friday, January 13th, the vaccination route will not be available on these two days.
On Tuesday, January 17, the Impfstrasse will be open again as usual from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Registration is still not necessary for the corona vaccination.
3 January: Turbulent New Year's Eve gala with the Feldbach City Choir
The Stadtchor Feldbach started the New Year with a turbulent New Year's Eve gala. The opera singer Bettina Wechselberger inspired as a soloist, the waltz pearls let swinging old melodies ring out. The highlight of the evening was the appearance of Martha Haberl and Bettina Wechselberger, who emotionally performed Offenbach's barcarole. The performance of the city choir was particularly impressive.
© John Schleich
The evening was moderated by Klaus Melem and the Duo Intermezzo provided the dance into the New Year. Chairperson Emmi Posch provided an entertaining welcome for the concert guests.
January 3rd: Exhibition of Wieser and Rogler in Riegersburg
In the house of the former local poet Maria Wagner in Riegersburg, the metal sculptor Franz Wieser and the graduate of the Ortweinschule, Leo Rogler, exhibited works from their artistic work.
© John Schleich
Wieser showed new metal reliefs and sculptures, which gave an insight into the artist's small sculptural work. Rogler, on the other hand, presented different plastic sculptures that focus on the human being. A strictly formed, large-format work is reminiscent of early temple architecture.
2 January: Oil spill at power plant in Neumarkt an der Raab
On Friday afternoon, a nature conservation agency in Neumarkt an der Raab discovered an oil film on the water surface below a small power station and sounded the alarm.
The fire brigades from Neumarkt an der Raab and Jennersdorf went to the scene and found that small amounts of oil had gotten into the Raab from an overflow. The emergency services immediately applied oil binding agents and set up an oil barrier in the Raab. After a telephone consultation with the power plant operator, the power plant was switched off remotely.
© Stadtfeuerwehr Jennersdorf.
A police officer with environmental knowledge took water samples and after consultation with the Jennersdorf district authority, the all-clear could be given because it was a biodegradable product, the fire brigade explains. Measurements after the oil spill revealed that the oil was no longer "detectable" 500 meters away. The oil boom was checked all night. It was lifted again on Saturday.
January 2nd: What happens at the fire brigade if the power goes out?
How do the volunteer fire brigades have to react when the power goes out, planned or unplanned?
The options were analyzed in the Graz area and Feldbach area fire brigade associations as part of an exercise so that the right steps can be taken in an emergency.
The assumption: In the period from 10 a.m. to 12.30 p.m., a power cut in the Graz area and parts of south-eastern Styria will be ordered by the responsible authority.
© Herbert Buchgraber, BFVGU
Among other things, the fire brigades have to set up a section management staff, man an area alarm center, maintain communication between fire brigades, switch off the power supply from the public electricity network and ensure the power supply via emergency generators. There is some catching up to do here: Of the 72 fire departments in the Feldbach area, only 40 percent have an emergency power generator - so the sirens would go silent in 60 percent. Area commander Johannes Matzhold therefore sees the upgrade as a priority.
January 2nd: Fireworks at the start of the year in Jennersdorf
The turn of the year in Jennersdorf this year was more reserved and modest than in previous years. However, a few rockets shone in the sky above the city, welcoming the new year 2023.
© Michael Schmidt
December 30th: The Three Wise Men bring gold, frankincense and myrrh to Southeast Styria
It's already a tradition for them: like every year, the Three Kings - Lena, Eva and Christina - are out and about with their star-bearer Valentina in Mahrensdorf (Fehring parish). Together with their two companions Lena and Chiara, they collect donations for the help under the lucky star.
© Claudia Gutmann
The three kings from the district capital paid a visit to the Feldbach office of the Kleine Zeitung. Thanks a lot for this!
© Julia Schuster
December 30: The New Year's violinists were also on the road in St. Anna am Aigen
The Tröster family music group from Hochstraden brought musical New Year's wishes from house to house in Sankt Anna am Aigen. Eleven-year-old Tobias plays the accordion, nine-year-old Jakob the violin, six-year-old Theresa the lap harp - which she got especially for the New Year's violin -, five-year-old Sophie also plays the violin and Mama Christine plays the guitar.
© Family Music Comforter
December 29: Feldbach: "Die Dampflgeiger" deliver New Year's wishes again
The old custom of playing the New Year's violin, in which musicians go from house to house between Christmas and New Year's Eve and bring New Year's wishes, has become rare.
In the municipality of Feldbach, "Die Dampflgeiger" around Franz Pachler take on this tradition year after year. This year they are again on the road with their instruments - and they also visited the regional office of the Kleine Zeitung in Feldbach.
© Ramona Lenz
December 29: Hunting courses start again in Southeast Styria
Hunting courses are taking place again this year in Southeast Styria. For all those interested in hunting and nature, there will be an information evening on Tuesday, January 10th to obtain the first hunting license. The start is at 7 p.m. at the Kleinmeier inn in Unterweißenbach.
Registration on site or via the website of the Styrian Hunting Protection Associationwww.jagdschutzverein.atpossible.
December 28: More than 10,000 euros at the charity run in Gnas
Team Ropin - led by Alexander Ropin - recently organized a charity run in Gnas. Donations totaling 10,560 euros were collected for two sick children from the community.
Among the 200 charity runners were sometimes 60 children. They even ran four kilometers instead of 800 meters, the adults ran between six and eight kilometers. One euro was donated for every kilometer run.
© Nadja Gerhold
"The big picture" is particularly important for Alexander Ropin, because every helping hand contributed to the special performance that day. Ropin himself runs a marathon every month, in December he runs to support children.
December 28th: Gateway gallery "back and forth movement" for two months in Fehring
"hin/fort Bewegungs" is a gateway gallery that releases content from digital space, places it in the landscape and invites people passing by to document it and inscribe it back into the digital sphere.
Therefore, an "Open Call for Screenshots" was launched in the digital space. The selection of Flora Loeffelmann, Light Almelkawi and Nina Vobruba is now visible in the form of posters in Fehring for two months. These are placed on the path, next to the bicycle and pedestrian path, as well as the street, as an expansive collage.
© Municipality of Fehring
28 January: "Frisch und G'sund" in the regional office of the Kleine Zeitung
December 28th is "Innocent Children's Day". Raffael Pellet, Gabriel Ober and Theodor Ober used this as an opportunity to trek through Feldbach with their rods. The three children also paid a visit to the regional office of the Kleine Zeitung in Feldbach.
© Verena Gangl
December 27: Village community Paurach donates 2000 euros for children
The village community of Paurach was founded in the 1990s. Their goal was primarily the construction of the Pauracher playground at Gasthaus Schwarz and the care of the community in the village.
The group's annual program includes a children's carnival, a solstice celebration and a "dumpling shoot". In addition to maintaining the playground, the income from these events is always donated to charitable purposes. The association donated 2000 euros to the SOS Children's Village Pinkafeld.
December 27: School notebooks donated instead of gifts
The Computer Center Feldbach, a provider of IT solutions, has decided not to give Christmas presents to its customers and partners this year. Instead, it was decided to donate the annual budget for Christmas gifts to a good cause with the support of the manufacturer Lenovo: Managing Director Klaus Koppendorfer and authorized signatory Klaus Lamprecht presented six school notebooks to Mayor Josef Ober and HLW Director Markus Sturm. They are used for teaching the Ukrainian integration class.
27 December: Opening times in Impfstrasse during the Christmas holidays
There are no Christmas holidays on Impfstrasse in Feldbach. You can pick up a stitch in the asphalt halls every Tuesday and Thursday until the Three Kings Day on January 6th. The vaccination street is then open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
On January 12th and 13th, the Impfstrasse will remain closed in the asphalt halls as an exception. From January 17th, the Impfstrasse will then be open again at the usual opening times - i.e. again every Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
December 23: Feldbach: HAK/HAS donate Christmas cheer
The students of the HAK/HAS Feldbach gave Christmas joy again this year. They handed over numerous hygiene items to the Vinzenzgemeinschaft St. Martin in Riegersburg. These are distributed to needy families in the region. The Vinzenzgemeinschaft would like to thank the students for their social commitment.
© HAK/HAS Feldbach
December 23rd: Bad Gleichenberg: Ukrainian refugees presented themselves musically
As early as April, the former Hotel Triestiner in Bad Gleichenberg was adapted by Caritas for women and children from the Ukraine. "The population welcomed the refugees in a very friendly manner and is always available to help," said Marianne Müller-Triebl, who looks after the refugees in the team with Yulia Stulberg and Natalia Khmiliarchuk. A reception day was organized to get to know each other better. The visitors were greeted musically by a Ukrainian children's choir.
© John Schleich
The building leased by Caritas currently accommodates 65 people. “The women keep the house in good shape. Each woman also cooks independently. Everything is fine. But the situation is not easy for the women and children,” said Müller-Triebl. In the beginning, Anna Grigorian managed the house, now it is managed by Manfred Mikl.John Schleich
December 22nd: General practitioners in Feldbach: Dr. Bernhard received from Dr. taken over by Kowatsch
dr Bernhard Kowatsch has his last ordination on December 23rd. Klaus Bernhard has already taken over as his successor. Bernhard was born in Graz in 1975, is married and has one son. After studying at the Karl-Franzens University in Graz, he completed his training as a general practitioner and as a sports and emergency doctor. He completed his training as a specialist in trauma surgery and since 2021 he has also been a specialist in orthopedics and traumatology. During his studies he runs a private surgery for all problems related to the musculoskeletal system. Until recently, he was senior physician in trauma surgery at Feldbach Regional Hospital.
© Municipality of Feldbach
Mayor Josef Ober and City Councilor Sonja Skalnik warmly welcomed Bernhard on behalf of the municipality of Feldbach. Ober thanked Bernhard for having chosen the step from senior physician to general practitioner and was pleased that Feldbach was not affected by the general shortage of general practitioners.
© Municipality of Feldbach
Bernhard Kowatsch received a certificate of honor from the city as a thank you for his many years of work as a family doctor in Feldbach.
December 22nd: Rotary Club Feldbach: 20 Christmas trees donated for Ukrainian families
The Rotary Club Feldbach gave 20 Ukrainian families living in the Fehring area a Christmas treat on Wednesday afternoon. The Rotarians from Feldbach donated a Christmas tree with appropriate tree decorations for each family. The Christmas trees come from Stefan and Elisabeth Grain from the Christmas tree nursery of the same name in Petersdorf (Mühldorf near Feldbach).
© Thomas Meier, MA
"If we have succeeded in making the children's first Christmas away from home just a little bit better with the Christmas tree donation, then we have achieved our goal," says Rotary Feldbach President Manfred Krasnitzer, who together with Judith Grain and some his club friends came to Fehring to hand over the Christmas trees.
December 21: Lions Peace Poster Drawing Contest at Mureck Middle School
The Lionsclub Bad Radkersburg-Mureck took part in the Lions peace poster painting competition together with the middle school in Mureck. This is intended to give children the opportunity to deal artistically with the topic of "peace". This year the motto of the competition is: "Lead with compassion".
© MS Mureck
For this purpose, the students of the 3B and 4A classes of the MS Mureck designed "peace posters" together with art teacher Friederike Trummer, which were then chosen by a jury of the Lions Club Bad Radkersburg-Mureck and artist Therese-Gschwandtner-Josch. School winner is Lea Trummer, her poster is entered in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest.
December 21: Borg Jennersdorf builds a Christmas tree in a conical spiral
The 8B class of Borg Jennersdorf built a Christmas tree out of wood with their teacher Marco Kröpfl - in the form of a conical spiral - as part of the compulsory elective subject mathematics. After a theory unit on spirals in space, the students got down to work with drills and saws. They were supported by school warden Franz Strini. The students put the finishing touches on the tree with self-folded stars.
© Borg Jennersdorf
The 8B class gave the Christmas tree to their principal as a souvenir of his time at the school, as Pommer retires in 2023. "We wish our director a Merry Christmas and say 'thank you' for the wonderful years at Borg Jennersdorf," says Miriam Brodtrager from 8B.
December 19th: Wasser-Rettung Feldbach: Courses for lifeguards will start soon
As every year, the water rescue district office in Feldbach conducts lifeguard training in the indoor pool in Feldbach. The course period is from January 10 to February 9, 2023. A basic course (helper) (Water Life Guard*) and a further training course (rescuer) (Water Life Guard**) are offered. Training takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. The course consists of 16 hours of theoretical and practical training and a four-hour examination.
© Water Rescue
The minimum age for the basic course is 12 years of age, for the further training course 16 years of age. The training manager is Karin Suppan, the managing district office manager of the water rescue service.
Registration until December 20 online at:https://swr.erxbout.at
December 19: 6000 Euro donations for Ukrainian orphans
A delegation from the market and parish community of St. Martin an der Raab (Jennersdorf district) recently visited the 60 orphans who were evacuated from the Ukraine in March of this year and are now being housed in Neudauberg (Güssing district). As part of the Martini celebration "FESTUM MARTINI NOVUM 2022" in St. Martin an der Raab, the call for donations was dedicated to this social project.
© Association "Little Hearts" Pascale Vayer
Thus, the organizational team was able to hand over the amount of 6000 euros to the "Little Hearts" association during their visit to Neudauberg. The association "Little Hearts" with its chairwoman Pascale Vayer makes it possible to take care of the children.
December 19th: Public holiday opening hours of the Feldbach vaccination route and new vaccine
In the next three weeks up to the Three Kings, the Impfstraße in Feldbach (asphalt halls) will be open every Tuesday and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. On January 12th and 13th, the Impfstrasse will remain closed in the asphalt halls as an exception. From January 17th, the Impfstrasse will then be open again at the usual opening times - i.e. again every Friday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
As of this week, the protein vaccine VidPrevtyn Beta from Sanofi Pasteur is also available in Styria.
December 15th: Paldau: Advent breakfast with a woman in business in the Sweet Spot
The team from Frau in der Wirtschaft Südweststeiermark invited to the end of the year in "DAS DECKER" in Paldau. The former dance temple Picasso has become a beautiful café and confectionery where Elisabeth Decker has been living her lifelong dream and passion for sweets and savory since July 2022. As a trained tailor, the career changer is now a master confectioner and, together with her husband, spoils their guests with breakfast variations as well as unusual tarts and small pastries.
The café, filled to the last seat, was an ideal place for interesting conversations and a cozy end to a challenging year 2022.
December 14: St. Stefan im Rosental: music school invited to a Christmas concert
The music school in St. Stefan im Rosental invited to the pre-Christmas recital at their branch in Kirchbach. Pupils from different classes and different educational levels played pre-Christmas music and Christmas carols as soloists and in ensembles.
© Youth Wind Orchestra, MS St. Stefan im Rosental
Another performance is scheduled for December 22nd. Together with the elementary school and the middle school in Kirchbach, Carl Orff's "Christmas Story" will be musically retold. Start: 7 p.m. Location: Gymnasium of the elementary school in Kirchbach.
14 December: Feldbach Beekeeping Association sweetens the pre-Christmas period for the Red Cross
The Feldbach Beekeeping Association used Honey Day on December 7th to thank the Red Cross Feldbach, home nursing and day care for their work over the past year with honey donations from their beekeepers. A total of 21 club members took part in the pre-Christmas campaign with 135 glasses.
© Feldbach Beekeeping Association
Chairman Alois Rauch personally delivered the honey donations together with the association members Gerald Kien, Peter Groß and Günter Huber. Feldbach's city councilor Sonja Skalnik was there.
December 13: Bad Radkersburg: LBS has a new director
The state vocational school in Bad Radkersburg has a new director. On December 1st, Roswitha Krenn was entrusted with the management of the school. The 47-year-old native of Gosdorf, who lives in St. Veit am Vogau, succeeds Gerta Mautner. Krenn went to school herself because she completed a commercial apprenticeship. She studied pedagogy and adult education via the second educational path. Krenn previously held a 50 percent stake in LBS. She taught 50 percent at the Institute for Secondary Vocational Education at the Styrian University of Education in Graz.
In Bad Radkersburg, she teaches theoretical subjects in the areas of food retail and jewelry. "These are subjects with practical relevance, such as tastings or workshops for selling wedding rings," explains Krenn.
Outside of her job, the new director is very active and successful as a cyclist. In 2021 she was Austrian champion on the road, in time trials - her favorite discipline - and in pair time trials.
8 December: Feldbach/St. Anna am Aigen: The "Scharlemanje" is a wine for the special moment
Weinhof Scharl in Plesch (municipality of St. Anna am Aigen) stands for character wines. Another premiere recently took place in the atmospheric ambience of the Kieslingerhaus in Feldbach. Winegrower Josef Scharl and his wife Andrea presented a very fine Pinot Noir at a small party with family and friends. A good 70 guests were thereTasting of the "Scharlemanje"came.
© Helmut Steiner
There is something special about the name. It refers to a very famous location in the Burgundy wine region: Corton Charlemagne. And "emanje" means "at the moment" in Zulu. "It was a perfect fit. That's how it became the 'Scharl in the moment'," reveals Josef Scharl how the name came about and what it means. The grapes come from 23 year old vines. The wine was aged in small wood for a year. There is only a small amount of this Pinot Noir. "100 magnums and 300 bottles," says the winemaker. Small quantities are still available.
December 8: Fehring: Stadtkapelle Fehring invites you to the 47th request concert
In the last two years, the Fehringer Stadtkapelle had to postpone their requested concert four times. Everything should now work on the fifth attempt: On December 10th from 7.30 p.m. the musicians of the Stadtkapelle Fehring will present the first half of the concert march "On new paths". The second half of the concert falls under the motto "The Show Must Go On - A Royal Tribute". Venue: Fehring sports hall, admission: 6.30 p.m
© Stadtkapelle Fehring
December 7th: Bad Radkersburg: Parktherme Bad Radkersburg among the top 3 thermal baths in Austria
The wellness portal thermencheck.com asked its online community to choose the most popular thermal baths in Austria. After fifth place in the previous year, the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg also achieved a top ranking this year: With 24,540 votes, it won the Thermencheck.com Bronze Award 2022 and is therefore one of the most popular thermal baths in Austria. "We are delighted that our daily efforts to care for our guests are being recognized and that so many thermal spa enthusiasts have voted for the Parktherme Bad Radkersburg," said Parktherme managing directors Christian Korn and Helene Frühwirth with Marketing Manager Doris Salchinger.
December 7: Feldbach: Leonhard Apotheke donates to “Styrians help Styrians”
It is already a tradition that the Hofer family donates to "Styrians help Styrians". He is continuing what his mother Barbara Hofer started, says Manfred Hofer from the Leonhard pharmacy on Schillerstrasse in Feldbach. He donated 700 euros for the campaign, with the help of which the Kleine Zeitung helps people who are in need. "Especially this year, when the financial pressure is so great, it is very important to us to help," emphasizes Manfred Hofer. The entire Leonhard pharmacy team wishes you a Merry Christmas.
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December 6: Feldbach: The town music invites you to a request concert again
Three years of corona-related dry spells in music are over. On Sunday, December 11th, the Stadtmusik Feldbach invites you to its traditional request concert at 5 p.m. in the center of Feldbach. For the first time under the musical direction of Hartmut Buchgraber, a versatile and varied program was rehearsed from the summer in the new rehearsal room in Franz-Seiner-Gasse. It was good for all musicians to rediscover their shared passion for music after the corona-related restrictions.
© Town Music Feldbach
The program at the concert ranges from solo pieces to classical brass band music and modern interpretations of songs such as those by Stevie Wonder.
December 6: Bad Radkersburg: St. Nicholas celebration for 19 children
"Santa Claus is coming" was the motto of the St. Nicholas celebration organized by Anna Mir from Zeit-Hilfs-Netz in Bad Radkersburg. 19 children between the ages of 1 and 13 from the Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova and Bad Radkersburg came to the rectory with their parents for the celebration. Retired teacher Renate Fuhs played with the guitar. "The children were very happy," says Anna Mir, satisfied with the celebration. Of course, a photo of the children with Santa Claus could not be missing. "The Ukrainian women, who are there without their husbands, then sent the photos home to their husbands," says Anna Mir.
Ewald Maitz, who, like Renate Fuhs, gives German lessons for refugees on a voluntary basis, and Mayor Karl Lautner, also came to the celebration.
December 3rd: Theater group Deutsch Goritz earned 1,500 euros for Steirer helfen Steirern
After a three-year break from acting, the stage machinery in Deutsch Goritz was finally running hot again this year: with the comedy "What's going on with Herr Doctor?" by Markus Wurm, the theater group caused many laughs in the audience. On four evenings she brought the play to the stage in the theater - and for a good cause. "It's a hobby for us, it's just fun for us. We want to support people with what we take, that's very important to us," said Wurm in the run-up to the performances. 1500 euros were raised for the Kleine Zeitung campaign "Styrians help Styrians".
December 2nd: Minister for the Environment Ursula Lackner on tour in Southeast Styria
Together with the SPÖ Members of Parliament Cornelia Schweiner and Wolfgang Dolesch, Provincial Councilor Ursula Lackner toured Eastern and Southeastern Styria - with the aim of entering into dialogue with local companies, associations and the citizens due to the high energy prices and inflation. The exit from oil and gas has the highest priority.
The tour included a visit to Europe's highest wind farm - the Steinriegl wind farm - in Ratten, visits to the "local energy agency" in Auersbach, a stopover in the Bauernstadl Feldbach and an "On You&Your climate and environmental consultation hour".
© SPÖ Southeast Steiermark
"We have to fight together to ensure that Styria remains worth living in for future generations. We will continue to work on that," Lackner, Schweiner and Dolesch sum up the "Auf Du&Du - Tour".
December 2nd: 150 market stalls at Kathreinmarkt
This year, the traditional Kathrein market was reopened by the Landsknecht zu Gnas. The fantastic weather attracted thousands of visitors to the town. At around 150 market stalls and stands of the local clubs, the visitors found "everything their heart desires", writes Christine Harb from the market town of Gnas.
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December 2nd: Blockades at the Sicheldorf and Mureck border crossings
In December there are closures at the border crossings in Sicheldorf and Mureck due to construction work.
At the Sicheldorf border crossing (Landesstraße 205), asphalt will be paved on the Slovenian side from 11 p.m. on December 5th to 5 a.m. on December 6th. The road is completely closed during this time. The Mureck road maintenance department is setting up a diversion on the Austrian side. Alternative dates (in bad weather): December 6th and December 7th.
At the Mureck border crossing (Landesstraße 214), the bridge inspection of the Murbrücke in Mureck through the Sted is planned on December 12 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this time, the Mur Bridge is closed.
December 1: 400 people enjoyed Rotary Club benefit concert
Around 400 visitors enjoyed an atmospheric Advent concert in the Feldbach event center - after a break of almost three years - organized by the Rotary Club Feldbach. Conducted by Alois J. Hochstrasser, the Pannonian Philharmonic enchanted with works by Mendelssohn Bartholdy, Beethoven and Haydn. Concertmaster Agnes Soltesz was enthusiastic as a soloist.
President Manfred Krasnitzer was also able to welcome Mayor Josef Ober and Kages CEO Gerhard Stark to the sold-out house.
© Thomas Meier MA
It was the 14th benefit concert in the Rotary Club concert series. Speaker Kurt Resetarits provided thoughtful and cheerful moments, providing literary accompaniment to the concert evening with “(pre)Christmas texts”.
Part of the net proceeds is used to financially support the purchase of medical aids to increase the mobility of a severely disabled toddler from Feldbach.
November 30th: 140 tennis fans match in Kirchberg an der Raab
Tennis enthusiasts from all over Styria and even beyond to Southeast Styria, where the Gsölserhof Trophy 2022 took place in Kirchberg an der Raab. 140 athletes took part in the TC Gsöls event - they played more than 160 matches in four different competitions.
Tournament director Hannah Gsöls and TC chairman Wolfgang Gsöls congratulated the winners: Jörg Poglitsch (men's singles), Luca Tihanyi (women's singles), Jörg Poglitsch/Zacharias Zirngast (men's doubles) and Alexander Friehs (men's combination).
November 30: Awarded by Falstaff Café Guide and a soup kitchen
The Falstaff Café Guide has again summarized "the best addresses in Styria", as the publisher explains. And Southeast Styria is also represented in it. The MaiKa coffee roastery in St. Anna am Aigen, for example, has 91 points, DeMerin in Straden has 90 points, as well as Simply Fitz in Bad Gleichenberg and Feldbach.
“It came as a big surprise to us, as Falstaff's review was done without our knowledge. We only found out about it when the awards came in,” says Dominik Fitz. The Transparent Factory is coming up with innovations: In addition to the sweet Advent calendar, there is also a soup kitchen in Feldbach, in which a creation is offered every day.
November 29: Hairdresser Gutmann&Gutmann opens in downtown Feldbach
After Mario Gutmann took over the family business founded by his mother in 1984 in 2013, his sister Michelle has now joined the ranks of the traditional company - with a new location, a new design and an interior concept by Andreas Stern.
"Tradition teaches us gratitude and respect for our fellow human beings and customers. Here in these premises there are now all possibilities to meet the needs and desires of our customers in a way that was previously unimaginable," he said Gutman.
© Gutmann&Gutmann Hairdressing
The hairdressing salon has twelve employees. They use as few disposable items as possible, because: "Our vision is clearly a climate-neutral salon." The electricity is supplied by an in-house photovoltaic system and the cut hair goes to a service provider who uses it to produce oil filters for cleaning water.