Archive for November, 2017


Lifestyle

Advent traditions start with calendar today

Advent traditions start with calendar today

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

German children start to observe Advent traditions today, when they open the first door of their Advent calendar. Until Dec. 24, each day they will open a door. When all 24 doors are open, they will receive their gifts. In Germany, the gift exchange always is on Christmas Eve.

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Lifestyle

Santa Claus visits Wednesday for Nikolaustag

Santa Claus visits Wednesday for Nikolaustag

by Petra Lessoing
86th Airlift Wing Public Affairs

In Germany it’s a tradition for children to place their boots outside their rooms the night of Dec. 5 to have them filled by Santa Claus with candy, cookies, nuts, oranges and little gifts. Dec. 6 is “Nikolaustag,” or Santa Claus Day.

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Lifestyle

Arts, crafts market in Fruchthalle
The traditional culture market before Christmas is open 1 to 7 p.m. daily through Dec. 23 in Kaiserslautern’s Fruchthalle, next to the tourist information office. More than 80 exhibitors  present their items such as jewelry, light objects, leather goods, clothes, stuffed animals and accessories. Charity organizations offer fair-trade products. Two cafes will serve snacks, cakes, coffee and beverages. — Photo by Petra Lessoing

Was ist los — Dec. 1, 2017

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

Mark your calendar — Dec. 1, 2017

Events Last Minute Mini Bazaar: Good news – there is still time to get your Christmas shopping done! Find unique European treasures at the Last Minute Mini Bazaar held in Heaton Hall Auditorium, Dec. 4 to 7. Stroller-friendly and great for the entire family! Open to ID cardholders from 9 […]

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Health, Lifestyle

Community Corner — Dec. 1, 2017

Airman & Family Readiness Center  MONDAY Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC USA Jobs: 10 a.m. to noon, A&FRC TUESDAY Transition GPS Workshop: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., A&FRC Sponsorship – Sponsoring in the KMC: 9 to 10 a.m., A&FRC Sponsorship – Spouse Sponsorship: 10:30  to 11:30 […]

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Sports

Sports Shorts — Dec. 1, 2017

Yoga Instructor Needed! SKIESUnlimited is looking for a yoga instructor to teach children and youth yoga at a variety of levels. We are looking for instructors who are certified to teach and have prior experience leading yoga classes for children and youth. For more information, contact SKIESUnlimited at 486-5412 or […]

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Schools

Lantern parade in school

Lantern parade in school

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Lifestyle

Holiday  Crafts

Holiday Crafts

Story and photos by Lisa Helenius
contributing writer

Ladies, hear my call. Save. Your. Corks. ‘Tis the season to start thinking about holiday gifts for your friends and loved ones. It is a necessity, nay it is your duty, to collect enough wine corks to make one or all of these cute crafts. Your husband asks, “Are you having a second glass of wine?” and you reply, “This is for your mother’s gift.” What a good daughter-in-law! Your best friend says, “Why do you have so many wine corks? Are you a hoarder?” Au, contraire mon frère! I am gearing up for craft season!

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Lifestyle

Plätzchen recipes

Plätzchen recipes

by Leonie Milde
contributing writer

Germans love Christmas cookies so much that they designated an entire word to it: “Plätzchen.“ This means if you’re looking for cookies anytime between January and October, they’re “Kekse” but as soon as the first lights are put up, they will all be replaced by the seasonal “Plätzchen”. Yes, even if the dough is technically the same all year round.

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Lifestyle

Malta
Just 50 miles south of Italy in the Mediterranean Sea, The Republic of Malta is more famously known throughout history for its naval base. Officially gaining independence from the United Kingdom in 1964, Malta has always been a popular vacation destination due to its warm climate and tourist attractions that include some of the oldest free-standing structures in the world. 
In the winter months, temperatures are mild so sun and fun are the name of the game. Whether you choose to see the 7,000 years worth of history or just relax on an island cruise, Malta will not disappoint!  There are a variety of tailor-made holiday packages available on www.visitmalta.com  Concerned about getting there?  Don’t be; Lufthansa and Air Malta offer direct flights! — Photo by kavalenkava / Shutterstock.com

Beat the winter blues with a sunny getaway!

by Katie F. Boltuch
contributing writer

Betty Williams was definitely on to something when she said, “When all else fails, take a vacation!”

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