Archive for May, 2014

PES celebrates fine arts

PES celebrates fine arts

By Jennifer Veale
Special to The Citizen

Chaos and clamor are normally part and parcel of family nights at elementary schools, but that wasn’t the case at Patch Elementary when the school recently hosted two major art events in one evening May 15, a de facto night of the arts.

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Public transport in Germany, and throughout Europe can be a great way to get around

Public transport in Germany, and throughout Europe can be a great way to get around

Public transport in Germany and throughout Europe is a great way to get around.

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Medical care in Stuttgart

Medical care in Stuttgart

The medical care system for service members, retirees, civilians and their families in Germany consists of three main elements.

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Family and MWR: meeting needs of Stuttgart community

Family and MWR: meeting needs of Stuttgart community

As throngs of people gather on the grass with picnic blankets to enjoy yet another community special event, they are all secretly hoping to be one of the grand prize winners.

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Pet ownership in Germany

Pet ownership in Germany

For many people, moving to an overseas installation can be a uniquely stressful event. Household goods have to be carefully packed, vehicles need to be cleaned and shipped, plenty of paperwork is needed, and family members have to be prepared for the long flight.

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The best and the ‘wurst’ of German food

The best and the ‘wurst’ of German food

While the world-renowned bratwurst and beer is certainly a common staple of German cuisine, there’s a lot more variety in German food than that simple image conveys.

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Avoid these common VAT prohibited practices:

Use of VAT forms is a privilege extended to personnel under the SOFA, but there are restrictions on the use of VAT forms. To avoid losing VAT relief privileges, avoid the following prohibited practices:

May 28, 2014 ×
Welcome to the Metric System!

Welcome to the Metric System!

In Germany, and throughout Europe and much of the world, the system of measure known as the metric system is used. This system is based on base measurements in weight, distance, volume and area and measured in increments of 10, 100 and 1,000.

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The German shopping experience

The German shopping experience

Upon arrival to Europe one of the first things many like to do is get out and do some shopping.

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Robinson Barracks Elementary/ Middle School

Robinson Barracks Elementary/ Middle School

Robinson Barracks Elementary/Middle School in Building 148 on Robinson Barracks services a student population of about 710, with about 80 teachers and administrators.

May 28, 2014 ×
Patch Elementary School

Patch Elementary School

Located in Building 2387, Patch Elementary School serves a student population of about 650 students, with 85 teachers and administrators.

May 28, 2014 ×
Stuttgart’s Future High School

Stuttgart’s Future High School

This illustration depicts the new school complex currently under construction adjacent to Panzer Kaserne.

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Enjoy local, cherished holiday traditions in Germany

Enjoy local, cherished holiday traditions in Germany

In Germany, Christmas casts a magical spell on cold and dark winter days. It’s a time to celebrate long-standing family traditions, regional customs and values.

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Oktoberfest: Millions flock to world’s largest festival

Oktoberfest: Millions flock to world’s largest festival

Munich’s Oktoberfest is the world’s biggest festival; the quint-essential experience where German stereotypes dance to the beat of live bands, and it’s just two and a half hours by train or by car from Stuttgart.

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Cheers to the good times

Cheers to the good times

Visitors enjoy hearty food, beverages and German folk music at a fest tent during the “Cannstatter Volksfest” at the Cannstatter Wasen fest grounds in Bad Cannstatt. Typically, the event runs from the end of September through the second week of October and is the second largest Volksfest in the world.

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