Baroness Cox

With my very best wishes for peace and joy this Christmas and throughout the year to come.

Caroline Cox, Founder of Humanitarian And Relief Trust UK


Robert is an artist from Armenia. His work has been exhibited at the Shushi Art Museum, a new gallery in Nagorno-Karabakh.

This beautiful gallery represents the efforts by the people of Karabakh to create cultural institutions, celebrate art and encourage tourism, despite the challenges of living in a post-conflict, unrecognized land, with Azerbaijan constantly threatening another war.

Intergenerational Activity

On 19 December 2014, World War II nurse and veteran, Miss Stella Wetterhahn from Albany, NY, was presented an album of 51 holiday cards, well wishes, and expressions of gratitude for service to her country created by Middle and High School students in the Ravena-Coeymans-Selkirk School District.

StellaWithStars1The get together was held at Crisan’s Bakery and Edible Art Cafe’ on Lark Street in Albany’s Center Square neighborhood.

Stars Intergen(erational), Inc, is a non profit in the NYS Capital District region dedicated to intergenerational activities and events including schools, volunteers, and seniors.

The author is an volunteer and officer of the organization.

Froebel, Susan Blow, Mary McConnell Blaisdell and Denton Snider


The author and historical researcher, Mrs Linda Bruno, presented their findings on September 14, 2014 to the Ravena Coeymans Historical Society in Ravena, New York-USA concerning local 19th century doyenne, Mary Blaisdell, nee McConnell, her long correspondence with American educatress, Susan Blow and Froebel biographer, Denton Snider.

This work was incorporated in the recent publication of an annotated, illustrated and expanded THE LIFE OF FREDERICK FROEBEL: the Founder of Kindergarten, written 1900 by Denton Snider and republished by the J (Johannes) Froebel-Parker.


Froebel’s Birthday

In Oberweissbach many special events will be held on Easter Monday (21 April 2014) on which day Froebel’s 232nd birthday will be celebrated. Many thanks to friends at the Museum in Oberweissbach, located in the old parsonage in which Froebel was born, for this list of events:


Chancellor Merkel

bundesbrief2Upon receiving of copy of The Life of Frederick Froebel: Founder of Kindergarten

English translation:

The Office of the Federal Chancellor

Dear Mr Froebel-Parker,

The book, The Life of Frederick Froebel: Founder of Kindergarten , has already arrived, as recently announced by you.

The Federal Chancellor has asked me to promptly relay this to you. At the same time, she thanks you for the presentation of a copy. She was very pleased with your kind gesture.

I can only hope that Hollywood, to which you have already reached out, will recognize in it material worthy of a film. We will be intent to find out if it will come to fruition.

Best wishes from Berlin for you,

With Friendly Regards,

Paperback and Kindle

UAlbany Spring 2014

The Life of Frederick Froebel: Founder of Kindergarten edited, annotated with illustrations and commentary by J (Johannes) Froebel-Parker was featured in the University at Albany, UAlbany Magazine, Spring 2014

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Denton Jacques Snider wrote about Friedrich (Frederick) Froebel and his life experiences which led to the founding of the first kindergarten. A Froebel family member and author of two children’s books about Froebel and kindergarten, expands this publication designed for readers a hundred years ago to make it a timeless reference.