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On November 11, 1918 at 11:11 AM the guns fell silent between the millions of armed men along the 800 mile-long Western Front. Literally up until that minute on many stretches of the front line, men fought and died. On November 11, 2012 a small group of Belgians and Americans commemorated the sacrifice of these young men.
Through the kind generosity of Gazette van Detroit supporters Dimitri Hoegaerts and Ellen Samyn, the Gazette van Detroit participated in this ceremony. The wreath above was donated by Mr. Hoegaerts and Ms. Samyn to …
Have you ever wondered how U.S. citizens are able to donate money to the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp and still receive a U.S. tax deduction? Or, how our Belgian friends can donate to the Gazette van Detroit and still receive a tax deduction from the Belgian Government? Or even how North Americans can donate money to help giant rats become heroes in Tanzania? The answer to all three of these questions is the King Baudouin Foundation United States in New York City (“KBFUS”).
The two-person Manhattan office of KBFUS, …
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By David Baeckelandt
As a young Flemish-American growing up in Chicago I earnestly wished to study in the country where my father and grandfather were born. Unfortunately I was unable to find any such program in Flanders or Belgium at the time, and neither did I find any opportunities to study about Flanders as an undergraduate here in the U.S. As a result, I ended up studying abroad in Asia. While not a bad career move, I would have much preferred a chance to study in and about Flanders. Today’s North …
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BELGIAN MOVIE opening in Michigan this Friday, March 30, 2012 – exclusively at the Main Art Theatre in Royal Oak:
“THE KID WITH A BIKE” (Le gamin au vélo) by Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne.
Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Cannes Film Festival, the deeply moving new film by the Dardenne brothers (L’enfant, Rosetta) delves into the emotional life of troubled 11-year-old Cyril (newcomer Thomas Doret). When his father (Jérémie Renier) abandons him, Cyril obsessively tries to find his bicycle—after all, his father must have cared about him enough …
Like last year, Ashley’s Beer & Grill of Westland is doing its part to beat the winter blahs by organizing a Belgian Beer Festival. Expanded to 11 days (Feb. 9 through Feb. 19), the event will feature over 80 Belgian drafts and over 60 bottled Belgian beers, a special Belgian food menu, a prix-fixe Valentine’s dinner, a Belgian waffle breakfast and more. Most of the offerings require no tickets or advance signup.
However, for the hosted dinners where multiple courses are paired with different beers, as for the beer-blending seminar on …
By David Baeckelandt
The White House has a formal process by which one can petition. It is my belief that the Flemish have long gone unrecognized for their contribution to the discovery and settlement of America. If you share this belief please kindly click on the below hyperlink. If we reach 150 signatures it will allow us to keep the petition live. If we reach 25,000 electronic signatures the White House will formally review our petition. Please spread the word if you believe in this. http://wh.gov/2uD
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De stad Antwerpen heeft ook in de VS naam op modegebied. Haar faam als internationale modestad heeft zij vooral te danken aan het talent (en het harde werk) van de eerste generatie ontwerpers die in de jaren ‘80 afstudeerde aan de Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten van Antwerpen, ook wel de ‘Zes van Antwerpen’ genaamd.
Walter Van Beirendonck
Dries Van Noten
Dirk Van Saene
Sindsdien traden vele andere alumni van dat illustere instituut in het voetlicht.
Een ‘natie’ in Antwerpen betekent zoveel als ‘gilde’. Sinds 2002 is het ook de …