Local Driver Karim Ojjeh's Racing Diary

Sun, 25. Sep. 2016

The 69th edition of Spa was a weekend of firsts: my first time driving in Spa in a night race, first time I had a tire alarm that turned out to be a puncture, first time having to creep up Eau Rouge in the middle of night, and first time restarting the car to finally make it back to the pits. I don’t believe that I’ve ever had so many new experiences in one race!

General Election Date Set

Sat, 24. Sep. 2016

General elections will be held Sunday, 23 October in Saanen. Nineteen candidates are in the run for the eight city council seats, and it appears that Toni von Grünigen will run opposed for the position of mayor. Voters will also decide on five members of the control committee, including president and vice-president.


Summer Series -- Architecture

Fri, 23. Sep. 2016

In 1596 the government of Berne was looking for a good place to build a prison. It had to be in a visible area and close to the village. Though being a prisoner must have been a terrible experience anyway, the new tower may have been an improvement to the dark and narrow cells in the basement of the Landhaus. 

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This summer, the most-talked about facelift in town didn’t belong to just any celebrity. The Salle Baccarat, the largest room in the Palace, emerged from a delicate four-month operation with a fresh gleam on its historic features.