Archive for December, 2015


Health

Health Corner: How to navigate the supplement maze – Dec. 18, 2015

by Marissa Pierce, CFT Contributing writer

There are many different types of supplements, and they all claim to assist in reaching our goals in some way or another. However, are they really necessary? Are they safe? Are they as good as the label proclaims them to be?

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Sports

Sports Shorts – Dec. 18, 2015

New Year’s Eve run The Kottweiler-Schwanden sports association will sponsor its 43th annual New Year’s Eve run starting at 2 p.m. Dec. 31 at Sulzbachhalle community hall in Kottweiler-Schwanden. The run is 10 km long and leads through the communities of Kottweiler-Schwanden, Steinwenden, Ramstein and Miesenbach. An award ceremony and […]

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Schools

PTSA, VES promote reading

PTSA, VES promote reading

Photo by Lauren Clark
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Schools

School Notes – Dec. 18, 2015

Christmas present wrapping The Ramstein Middle School Parents Teacher Student Association will wrap Christmas presents from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Kaiserslautern Military Community Center mall. Their table will be located near the hair salon. Donations will help support the school’s students and staff. UMUC early registration […]

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News

Community Corner – Dec. 18. 2015

Airman & Family Readiness Center For more information or to sign up for a class, call the Airman & Family Readiness Center at 480-5100. Monday » No classes scheduled Tuesday » Reintegration briefing: 9 to 10:30 a.m., IDRC » Pre-deployment briefing: 1 to 3 p.m., A&FRC Wednesday » Base Intro: 7:30 to 11:45 a.m., […]

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Lifestyle

Mark Your Calendar – Dec. 18, 2015

Events » Children dressed as the Three Holy Kings, from the Catholic and Protestant parishes in Ramstein-Miesenbach, will visit residents to sing, bless their homes and ask for donations between Christmas and Three Kings Day, Dec. 25 to Jan. 6. Residents who would like the children to visit their home should […]

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Lifestyle

Photo courtesy of the City of Kaiserslautern
Christmas, New Year’s market
The Kaiserslautern Christmas market around Stiftskirche and on Schillerplatz is open through Wednesday and then continues Dec. 27 to 30. The U.S. Air Forces in Europe Band’s Wings of Dixie performs from 7:30 to 9 p.m. today at the stage on Schillerplatz. Saturday on Schillerplatz, the Heart Chor sings from 3 to 5 p.m. and the duet Nimm 2 performs from 6 to 9 p.m. Also on Saturday, American singer Klyive presents the most famous English Christmas songs from 6 to 9 p.m. in the yard of Stiftskirche. The Alphorn Qintett performs Christmas music from the Alps from 6 to 7 p.m. Sunday in the yard of Stiftskirche. Hubertus von Garnier presents soul and blues from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Schillerplatz and 7:45 to 
9 p.m. near Stiftskirche Tuesday and Dec. 29. Rick Cheyenne performs Christmas rock ‘n’ roll from 6 to 7:15 p.m. on Schillerplatz and 7:45 to 9 p.m. near Stiftskirche Wednesday and Dec. 30. Children can bake Christmas cookies for free in the children’s bakery next to Stiftskirche from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and 2 to 
6 p.m. Sunday. For details on the program, visit www.kaiserslautern.de.

Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Dec. 18, 2015

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

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

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Lifestyle

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At midnight, fireworks displays light the skies above Germany.

Germans observe numerous traditions on New Year’s Eve

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlfit Wing Public Affairs

New Year’s Eve is a special night celebrated in many countries throughout the world. People observe a variety of traditions to welcome the new year.

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Lifestyle

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Residents off base must remove snow between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m. A path large enough for two people to get by must be cleared.

Renters must keep sidewalks free of snow, ice

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Residents living off base in German communities must know the rules regarding snow and ice on sidewalks. They should check their rental contracts to find out about their obligations. The rental contract clearly states who must keep sidewalks free of ice and snow.

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Lifestyle

2016 German holidays

For planning purposes, the following is a list of 2016 German holidays: • Jan. 1: New Year’s • Jan. 6: Three Kings’ Day — official holiday only in the states of Bavaria, Sachsen and Baden-Wuerttemberg • Feb. 8: Rose Monday — not a legal holiday • Feb. 9: Shrove Tuesday — Fasching, not a […]

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