Archive for December, 2016


Sports

Sports Shorts – Dec. 16, 2016

One-day soccer camps Give your child the opportunity to learn from the pros! SKIESUnlimited hosts one-day soccer camps for youth ages 3 to 18 years old of all levels and abilities. Choose from the following one-day camps: Intense Technique Camp, Saturday; Speed, Agility and Quickness, Jan. 21; New Girl’s Only […]

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Schools

Sembach Elementary School second- and third-grade students completed “Hour of Code” during Computer Science Education Week Dec. 5 through 11 at SES. The objective of Hour of Code is to get more students interested in computer programming, putting them on track to take computer science jobs in the future. Dr. Michael Herrick, Sembach Elementary School educational technologist, helps Nathelyn George during Hour of Code as Samantha Griffiths observes.

Sembach Elementary School students participate in ‘Hour of Code’

Photos by Jen Odell
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Schools

School Notes – Dec. 16, 2016

Preschool Holiday Storytime Join Rheinland-Pfalz Library for a Preschool Holiday Storytime at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. The event will focus on the various holidays in December. Open to preschool-aged children ages 3 to 5 years old and their parents. No registration required. For more information, contact Rheinland-Pfalz Library in Landstuhl, Bldg. […]

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News

Community Corner – Dec. 16, 2016

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 TUESDAY » Reintegration Briefing: 9 to 10:30 a.m., IDRC » Predeployment Briefing: 1 to 3 p.m., IDRC WEDNESDAY » Base INTRO: 7:30 a.m. to noon, Ramstein […]

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Lifestyle

Mark Your Calendar – Dec. 16, 2016

Events » Winterfest will be held from 1 to 4 p.m. Jan. 20 at Rheinland-Pfalz Library in Landstuhl, Bldg. 3810. Beat the winter blues with family fun! This fun and festive event includes crafts, movies, music and more. Open to all ages; no registration required. KMC Onstage KMC Onstage is located […]

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Lifestyle

Photo by City of Kaiserslautern
Christmas, New Year’s market
The Kaiserslautern Christmas market around Stiftskirche and on Schillerplatz is open through Dec. 23 and then continues as a New Year’s market Dec. 27 to 30. On Saturday from 6 to 9 p.m., Father & Son present guitar music at the stage on Schillerplatz, and the duet Nimm 2 performs from 6 to 9 p.m. Sunday. Rick Cheyenne performs Christmas rock ‘n’ roll from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 29 in front of Stiftskirche. Children can bake Christmas cookies for free in the children’s bakery next to Stiftskirche from 11 a.m. to 
5 p.m. Saturday, Thursday and Dec. 23, as well as from 2 to 6 p.m. Sunday. For details on the program, visit www.kaiserslautern.de.

Was ist Los? KMC Cultural Highlights – Dec. 16, 2016

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

German holidays in 2017

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The following is a list of German holidays in 2017: Jan. 1: New Year’s Day Jan. 6: Three Kings’ Day, official holiday in Bavaria, Sachsen and Baden-Wuerttemberg only Feb. 27: Rose Monday, not a legal holiday Feb. 28: Shrove Tuesday — Fasching, not a legal holiday March 1: Ash Wednesday, […]

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Lifestyle

Photo by PeJo/Shutterstock.com
According to German law, home owners or renters must keep sidewalks free of ice and snow between 7 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Sidewalks must be kept free of snow, ice

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Each German community has rules regarding snow and ice on sidewalks to avoid accidents. Residents living off base 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

Photo courtesy of the city of Kaiserslautern
Christmas trees are the most popular symbols for Christmas in Germany. For the big tree in Kaiserslautern’s center, kindergarten children traditionally create the decorations.

Decorated Christmas trees date back to 16th century

by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

The most popular symbol for the holidays is the Christmas tree. Traditionally, most German families put up a Christmas tree in their homes, and those sticking to real old traditions don’t even put it up before the morning of Christmas Eve and keep it until Three Kings Day, Jan. 6. Some people also decorate the trees in their yards, mainly with light bulbs.

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Lifestyle

A variety of Christmas cards are available in stores to be mailed out instead of sending electronic holiday greetings.

Christmas cards originated in England

Story and photo by Petra Lessoing 86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

Even living in a modern world with electronic greeting cards, a big number of people all over the world still stick to the tradition of sending real holiday greeting cards to family members, relatives, friends and customers. The happy holidays greetings are combined with best wishes for the New Year.

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