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George H Scheetz

Librarian / Executive Director, Batavia Public Library District in Batavia (Illinois)

A Hitchhiker’s Guide to Batavia

PRESENTED ON OCT 01, 2015
IN BATAVIA @ VOL 1

From the ancient Batavi of Tacitus to identifying with the Batavians during the Renaissance in the Low Countries… from developing the Batavian myth during the Dutch revolt to disseminating a carefully cultivated Batavian identity during the Dutch Golden Age… and from dispersing the name “Batavia” around the world to the world of popular culture—George H. Scheetz presents a hitchhiker’s guide to Batavia.

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Dutch Design

BY BEN VAN DER STEEN
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 02, 2012

Ben is CEO of Geesa, a Dutch company that has produced bathroom and toilet products since 1885, and in this presentation he tells the story of how he joined the company. A passion for design is what drives Ben, and his journey lead to a line of products by Dutch design superstar Marcel Wanders. (in Dutch)

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Tussen Steden

BY YORIT KLUITMAN
@ VOL 6 ON MAY 23, 2013

In two years Yorit Kluitman cycles across all of the 418 Dutch municipalities. During this journey he records and maps out the characteristics of the open and arranged spaces which separates Dutch villages, cities and regions. Kluitman's motive is his fascination for the, from a bicycle riders perspective very well seen, organized structure of space and seemingly two dimensional world surrounding the urban areas of Holland.

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Dutch Marines Rowing Challenge

BY MARCO HEIJMANS
@ VOL 1 ON OCT 16, 2014

Wij zijn mariniers die sinds 1665 met Verbondenheid, Kracht & Toewijding voor elkaar zorgen en overal ter wereld unieke prestaties leveren. In 2015 gaan wij met de Dutch Marines Rowing Challenge (DMRC) van Rotterdam, via Vlissingen naar Londen roeien, een afstand van 350 kilometer. Dit om de 350ste verjaardag van het Korps Mariniers te vieren. Hiermee zamelen wij geld in voor mariniers die door missies, namens de Nederlandse samenleving, in de problemen zijn gekomen en tevens de nabestaanden van collega's die ons zijn ontvallen.

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Daily Life in Turkmenbashy's Golden Age

BY SAM TRANUM
@ VOL 8 ON JUL 22, 2015

Sam Tranum is a Dublin-based writer and editor. He's the author of the travel memoir Daily Life in Turkmenbashy's Golden Age, which is recommended in the Lonely Planet guide to Central Asia, and has published articles about his time in Mexico, Zanzibar, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan and India. He is an editor at Liberties Press, and a volunteer at the weekly online newspaper Dublin Inquirer.  

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Improvisation: How to do business with the Dutch?

BY PECHAKUCHA NIGHT MAASTRICHT
@ VOL 29 ON FEB 29, 2016

During our PechaKucha Night Maastricht Vol. 29, we challenged members of the audience to participate in a spontaneous PechaKucha improvisation on random slides. The chosen topic was: "How to do business with the Dutch". The exercise was a big success and great fun for everyone! Our talented volunteer improvisors were, in order of appearance: Gloria Bozyigit, Felix Jose Farias Fueyo, Cato Boeschoten, Piet Stevens.

Many thanks to the great presentation!

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Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry and Clothes Closet

BY BETSY ZINSER
@ VOL 3 ON MAY 12, 2016

After a few weeks as the director of the Batavia Interfaith Food Pantry, Betsy Zinser realized the behind-the-scenes work and services of the pantry were fairly unknown to the community at large. She shares how ongoing donations of food, money, and time by Batavians have made it possible to consistently serve the neighbors within their community who need it most.

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Thank You for Being a Friend

BY BREA HAYES
@ VOL 6 ON FEB 16, 2017

Brea Hayes discusses the different life events that led her to open a shop, FAWN Gifts, in Batavia, Illinois. Her thoughts encompass the importance of self-care, gift-giving, the power of theater, and, of course, The Golden Girls.

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Discovering Lost Treasures

BY CARL WILLIAMS
@ VOL 20 ON APR 19, 2017

Carl Williams lives in tropical Far North Queensland, Australia.  Here he tells the incredible tale of his experience as a salvage diver in 1984.  Carl and his crew uncover the wreck of a Dutch East Indian vessel, sunk in 1752.  The treasure they uncover creates an international frenzy amongst collectors and historians.

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The 125th Anniversary of the Batavia Woman's Club

BY SUE LUSTED
@ VOL 8 ON AUG 17, 2017

Batavia Woman’s Club is the oldest civic organization in Batavia, Illinois, and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2017. Sue Lusted and Nan Phillips explore the club’s origins by revisiting the founders and their goals. They describe how the club has maintained this vision and continues to successfully serve Batavia and the surrounding community through volunteer service and fundraising efforts.