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Stormtroopers, little heroes invade Patch Library

Stormtroopers, little heroes invade Patch Library

Usually, libraries are known as quiet sanctuaries of classic literature,
but on May 21, the library on Patch Barracks decided to shake things up
when they hosted Free Comic Book Day.

June 3, 2011 ×
Disneyland Paris: life in the ‘Village’

Disneyland Paris: life in the ‘Village’

When Euro Disneyland opened its doors in 1992, it was met with
underwhelming crowds and a cold shoulder from Parisians. The resort has
since undergone a Cinderella transformation. Now known as Disneyland
Paris, the park draws huge crowds, surpassing the Eiffel Tower as Paris’
most visited attraction. It ranks as the fourth most visited theme park
in the world, just behind the other three Disney parks.

May 19, 2011 ×

Sun Safety: Protect yourself from the sun

Every spring and summer, Soldiers get painful sunburns that lead to time
lost from duty and training. If you have a fair complexion and light
hair, you are especially at risk for skin damage from the sun. The sun
can also hurt your eyes, so even Soldiers with dark complexions need to
protect themselves.

May 19, 2011 ×
‘No-shows’ take big bite out of dental clinic’s efficiency

‘No-shows’ take big bite out of dental clinic’s efficiency

Missed or broken appointments at the Patch Barracks Dental Clinic have
taken a big bite out of the clinic’s ability to provide care to service
members and their families.

In the past 12 months, the clinic could have seen more than 1,200
additional patients if only 1,298 “no show” active duty and family
member patients had cancelled their appointments in a timely manner. 

May 19, 2011 ×
U.S. Army Soldier Show in Stuttgart June 6

U.S. Army Soldier Show in Stuttgart June 6

The U.S. Army Soldier Show comes to the Stuttgart military community
June 6 at 7 p.m. in the Patch Fitness Center. The carnival concept of
the 2011 show will take audiences on a globe-spanning journey to more
fun-filled venues in 90 minutes than some folks experience in a
lifetime.

May 19, 2011 ×
Toppers are Stuttgart Theatre Center success story

Toppers are Stuttgart Theatre Center success story

The best reward a good play can receive is applause.

However, there’s nothing wrong with earning a little extra recognition.

The Stuttgart Theatre Center did just that, taking home seven awards and
27 nominations at this year’s Tournament of Plays “Topper” Awards Show,
a swanky ceremony held April 20 in U.S. Army Garrison Heidelberg.

May 19, 2011 ×
Musical showdown

Musical showdown

Four bands — The Clerks, Echo of Silence, Ghost, and His Name is Legion — vied for top honors May 13 during Patch High School’s Battle of the Bands. Ghost took first place, winning a $300 cash prize, as well as a session in a local recording studio.  Second place went to His Name is Legion.

May 19, 2011 ×
Never a dull moment: day with installation coordinator

Never a dull moment: day with installation coordinator

Installation coordinators in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart have to be jacks of all trades.

May 5, 2011 ×
In character: Stuttgart children learn acting, life skills with Missoula Children’s Theatre

In character: Stuttgart children learn acting, life skills with Missoula Children’s Theatre

It takes about six weeks on Broadway to prepare for a theatrical production.

With the Missoula Children’s Theatre, it takes less than one.

Sixty children in U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart performed “Snow White and
the Seven Dwarfs” with MCT April 30, just 5 days after they auditioned —
an impressive feat for children who still have homework to do.

May 5, 2011 ×
Students learn art of Italian cooking at USO

Students learn art of Italian cooking at USO

Italian cooking isn’t just about making food: it’s the practice of
enjoying life’s simple pleasures. That’s what students learned in the
first “Art of the Italian Kitchen” cooking class offered by the
Stuttgart branch of the United Service Organizations, which ended April
6.

April 21, 2011 ×
Experienced cyclist credits helmet for saving his life

Experienced cyclist credits helmet for saving his life

The importance of wearing a helmet, from one service members personal account.

April 21, 2011 ×
EFMP support groups bolster families, children

EFMP support groups bolster families, children

Norma Nunez, having just received an autism diagnosis for her 3-year-old
son last November, wondered if there was a support group in U.S. Army
Garrison Stuttgart for families facing similar issues.

April 21, 2011 ×

Moving: Planning ahead can ensure renters get security deposits returned

Reimbursement of security deposits are due at the time of move-out to
those renting on the German economy, if there are no claims in dispute.

However, all too often renters do not receive their security deposits
—which are typically 1.5 to two months’ rent — in full or at all, due to
landlords’ claims of reimbursement for damages and other charges at
move-out.

April 7, 2011 ×
Moving: Protect belongings, peace of mind

Moving: Protect belongings, peace of mind

In light of the warehouse fire last fall, which destroyed the household
goods of 120 military families stationed in U.S. Army Garrison
Stuttgart, families planning a permanent change of station this summer
may be wondering how to ensure maximum protection of their belongings.

April 7, 2011 ×
Stuttgart’s ‘Night of the Museums’ long on entertainment

Stuttgart’s ‘Night of the Museums’ long on entertainment

Stuttgart’s “Long Night of the Museums” provides patrons the opportunity
to enjoy the city’s museums, art galleries and clubs in a new light —
starlight, that is.

This year’s “Long Night of the Museums” is April 9 from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m.  

The program features over 100 events located in and around downtown
Stuttgart, such as jazz and gospel concerts, city tours, boat trips on
the Neckar River, laser shows, exhibitions, lectures and parties.

April 7, 2011 ×