Archive for November, 2011


Commentary

Clear the way for winter safety

Clear the way for winter safety

by Susan Melnyk
Contributing writer

Local German authorities and the Vogelweh Housing Office would like to
remind everyone of the importance of clearing sidewalks and walkways
once the snow begins to fall.

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Schools

Christmas market offers arts, crafts

Christmas market offers arts, crafts

by Ingrid Schrick
Interest Group Christmas Market Edith-Stein-Haus

The traditional Christmas market at the Edith-Stein-Haus in
Kaiserslautern will take place for the  21st time Saturday to Dec. 4.

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Schools

Give Back Today!

by Susan Melnyk
contributing writer

Finding the time to reach out and support those around us during the
holidays is the most universal holiday tradition. It is also a large
part of what keeps our military community strong, no matter what we
endure. Here are a few fun and simple ways for you and your family to
get involved and give back to KMC this holiday season:

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Schools

Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt

Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt

Story and photo by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

“Advent, Advent, ein Lichtlein brennt” — one little light is shining during Advent time. This is the first phrase of the most known German poem that refers to the time up until Christmas. The word “Advent” derives from the Latin word “Adventus,“ which means “coming” and refers to the time […]

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Lifestyle

Christmas delights

Christmas delights

by Simone Leonard, contributing writer (Recipes courtesy of allrecipes.com)

Christmas time is here and the time to eat yummy Christmas treats is
upon us! Walking into any German bakery, one will find delicious
delights such as marzipan, lebkuchen and chestnuts.

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Features

The Wurst: A Pillar of German Society

The Wurst: A Pillar of German Society

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

Some people say we Germans eat sausage all the time. Sounds boring? Not
at all, because, if we did, we would have more than 1,500 types to
select from. Call that a choice!

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Features

The ‘Christmas Lady’ is back!

The ‘Christmas Lady’ is back!

Story and photos by A.L. Shaff
Contributing writer

Can a masterpiece of traditional folk art also appear as a highly stylized

modern crèche, a tree decoration or a nutcracker gift? For an answer, a

shopper need only stop at Gallery Wagner in Kindsbach village between Landstuhl and Kaiserslautern.

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News

Christmas is better in a castle!^

Christmas is better in a castle!^

by Nicole Karsch-Meibom
Contributing writer

Lights, laughter and lots of goodies

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Features

Kaiserslautern’s Weihnachtsmarkt back in business!

Kaiserslautern’s Weihnachtsmarkt back in business!

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The Christmas market in Kaiserslautern opened Monday and will continue
until Dec. 23. Then, after the Christmas holidays, the market will
continue. The city will sponsor a New Year

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News

GACO hosts program at Christmas market

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The German-American Community Office will be part of the Christmas
market Thursday in the center of Kaiserslautern. GACO employees will
present a stage program with American music groups, singers and dancers,
including the U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band.

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