Lifestyle

Keep your holidays from going up in flames

by Master Sgt. Edward J. Seeley Sr.
86th Civil Engineer Squadron Fire Prevention

For most of us, the holiday season represents a time for family festivities, good cheer and newly practiced traditions. What few of us consider to realize is that the holiday season is a time of year when there is an increased risk of home fires.

December 18, 2014 ×

Recycle your Christmas tree

Information provided by Kaiserslautern County Administration office

The waste management office of the Kaiserslautern County Administration asks KMC residents to properly recycle their Christmas trees.

December 18, 2014 ×

2015 Holidays in Germany

For planning purposes, the following is a list of German holidays in 2015: Jan. 1 – New Year’s Jan. 6 – Three Kings’ Day (official holiday in Bavaria, Sachsen and Baden-Württemberg only) Feb. 16 – Rose Monday (no legal holiday) Feb. 17 – Shrove Tuesday (Fasching – no legal holiday) […]

December 18, 2014 ×
There’s still time to see KMC Onstage’s latest production, “Fiddler on the Roof.” The story centers around poor dairyman Tevye and his five daughters who live in the colorful and tight-knit Jewish village of Anatevka. Tevye tries to protect his daughters and instill in them tradition in the face of changing social mores and the growing anti-Semitism of Czarist Russia. The next showings of “Fiddler on the Roof” will take place at 7:30 p.m. today, Saturday and Jan. 9, 10, 16 and 17, and 3 p.m. Jan. 11 and 18 (special family matinees). Tickets cost $14 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens (60 and over), $10 for children 9 to 12 years old, $8 for children 6 to 8 years old, $5 for children 3 to 5 years old, free for Fisher House families and wounded warriors, and $45 for a special family pass (family of four or more). Children between 3 and 5 years old are only permitted to special Sunday family matinees. Children under 3 are not permitted to any performance.

KMC Onstage presents ‘Fiddler on the Roof’

Photos by Rick Scavetta

 

December 18, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoOff-base residents must sweep the snow off their sidewalk.

Keep sidewalks free of snow, ice

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

As a way to avoid accidents, each German community has rules regarding the removal of snow and ice on sidewalks. Residents living off base should check their rental contracts to find out about these obligations. The rental contract clearly states who must keep sidewalks free of ice and snow.

December 18, 2014 ×
Photo by City of KaiserslauternThe Kaiserslautern Christmas market closes Tuesday and reopens Dec. 27 to 30.

Christmas market turns into New Year’s market

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift wing Public Affairs

The Kaiserslautern Christmas market will end Tuesday, but for those who are not ready to let go of that special holiday atmosphere, the market will reopen Dec. 27 to 30 as a New Year’s market.

December 18, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoChristmas market in MainzA 35-foot-tall Christmas pyramid sits at the entrance to the Christmas market in Mainz, and life-size, hand-carved Nativity scene figures sit in front of the chapel of St. Martin’s Dome. More than 100 vendor booths are still open through Tuesday.

Was ist los? – events around the KMC

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The following is a list of performances and events happening in the KMC and nearby. Dates are subject to change.

December 18, 2014 ×

Community Corner – events on base

Events on base in the Kaiserslautern Military Community

December 18, 2014 ×

Mark Your Calendar – events in the KMC

Event calendar for Kaiserslautern Military Community on base events, updated weekly, covering Ramstein, Kaiserslautern (Kleber Kaserne and Vogelweh), Landstuhl and Baumholder.

December 18, 2014 ×
Courtesy photoThe most important symbol for Christians during the holiday season is the Christmas tree.

History of the Christmas tree

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

This is the time to look for a Christmas tree to put up and decorate for the holidays. Many Germans like to cut their own tree in the forest. Some local forestry offices offer special tree cutting dates.

December 11, 2014 ×