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From travel adventures to heartbreaking loss

in Glocal/Philosophies
Aaron and his parents, Craig and Becky. (Photo: Michael Anderson)

A whirlwind year ripped Becky and Craig Markovitz away from “dreaming up travel adventures” in Leipzig to encountering the deepest love and loss back in the US – that of their child. Now, as a tribute to their son, they’re turning their tragedy and grief into a place where other children can dream up their own adventures.

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Serving music from a different perspective

in Music/My Leipzig
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)
Barbara Venetikidou, Orchestra Manager of the Saxon Wind Philharmonic, talks about her changing but continuous relationship with music. (Photo: Dan Safier)

“I was blessed with two very good jobs, which paid my rent and gave me a decent life again. [But] realizing that this was what my life was going to be, I totally freaked out and started thinking what I could do that could be even more creative than making music.”

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New Leipzig magazine seeks contributors

in Glocal/My Leipzig/Philosophies
Neu in Leipzig story cover. (Public domain photo)

The German-language publication “will tackle head-on the many obstacles to integration, by teaming up newcomers who have experience as writers, photographers, journalists or documentary film-makers, with native German tandem partners.” Benefit comedy show & information evening on Tue 4 Dec, at Leipzig’s Telegraph.

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German life hacks: a native’s guide

in Community/LeipList/Leipzig tips
Send your German life questions to contact@leipglo.com, and Richard will do his best to answer them!
Send your German life questions to contact@leipglo.com, and Richard will do his best to answer them!

New advice column for expats, courtesy of our reader Richard Schuhmann! Send your questions to contact@leipglo.com, subject line: German life hacks.

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Career, new friends & beer: look right here

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Come check out the career and social scene at the LeipGlo Job Fair.
Come check out the career and social scene at the LeipGlo Job Fair.

Whether you’re looking for a job, or just want to meet new business contacts and even potential friends over a beer (or soft drink), the Leipzig Glocal Job Fair is the place to be. Tue, 13 Nov, at WERK 2 – all day long, baby!

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Bridges of (Com)passion: hair & heart

in Business/Glocal/Leipzig tips
Hair & heart at Mevlounge. (Public domain photo)
Hair & heart at Mevlounge. (Public domain photo)

“We choose a hairdresser with the same meticulousness as we choose a GP or a therapist – a quest as thorough as it is intimate. It took me ten years of life in Leipzig to find such a sorceress.”

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