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As many of you may be aware, this year we mark the 100th anniversary of the Gazette van Detroit (first edition published August 13, 1914). It is also the 98th anniversary of the death of the Founder of the Gazette van Detroit: Camille Cools. When Cools died on September 27, 1916 he was a 43-year-old man. He left behind a young wife and two young daughters.
Whether through indigence, neglect, or time, today no marker covers the plot at Section 44, Tier 17, Space 498 in Mt. Olivet Cemetery where he was …

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[18 Sep 2013 | No Comment | ]
Save Chicago’s Belgian Hall!

Recently in Chicago, a committee was formed to “Save the Belgian Hall”. The Belgian Hall is a two-story structure located at 2625 W. Fullerton in Chicago, Illinois. The building was constructed in 1921, by the All Belgians are Equal Club, one of the predecessor organizations of the current Belgian American Club of Chicago. However, in 1979, the building was sold and has remained vacant and used for storage since then. At the end of August 2013, a for sale sign appeared. With the condition of …

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[4 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
6th Annual Fundraising Event in Detroit

The 6th annual fundraising event for the Gazette van Detroit is taking place on Sunday, September 15 at Grosse Pointe War Memorial in Grosse Pointe Farms, Michigan.

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[4 Aug 2013 | No Comment | ]
Fall Flemish Fest in Moline, IL

Celebrate the history of the Olde Towne neighborhood with an afternoon of Belgian tradition, culture, food, and sport!