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High school graduation is a special time, and Stars and Stripes is pleased to be putting together our annual Grad Tab once again. We'll be highlighting information on all of the DoDEA Europe high schools and their graduating classes.
For those in Germany, one of spring's favorite activities is back: culinary wine walks. This weekend, May 21 and 22, 2022, the town of Wolfstein will be hosting "Weinwanderung Wolfstein." This culinary wine walk includes food, drinks, music and enjoying the great outdoors.
In Germany, April 30 is Hexennacht or witches night, which is the “trick” part of our Halloween's trick-or-treat. Traditionally, German youth make a joke out of making things disappear and wreaking havoc on this night.
Spring continues to pick up pace throughout Germany. As the snow melts from the mountain peaks, flowers burst into glorious blossoms and the first of the crops are brought to the table, the list of fun and exciting things to do in our free time grows ever longer.
The American Battle Monuments Commission hosts a special tradition at the American cemeteries for Memorial Day. An American flag and a host-nation flag are placed in front of every headstone.
As the days grow longer and the warming power of the sun coaxes growing things to burst into bud, it’s only natural to want to get outside and experience nature’s greatest show first-hand. Leaves of green and vibrant pastel blooms delight the eyes.
AFN Go, the new streaming audio service of the American Forces Network is now available. The service delivers the best AFN music, news, talk radio programming and local information to internet-connected computers or to Apple or Android mobile devices via the AFN Go application.
As chances for a social life outside our own four walls continue to expand, we can rejoice over an ever-growing number of festivals gathered around an activity all ages can enjoy: feasting on tasty street foods, gourmet products or seasonal specialties.
Spring has sprung, and with the nicer weather comes more hopeful times. While it’s still too soon to declare things back to normal, a steadily growing list of planned events is just as welcome as flowers after the rain.
Longing for those longer and sunnier days? Get ready to spring forward and set your clocks one hour ahead on Sunday, March 27 during daylight saving time. Though chilly weather still lingers in the air, we’re one step closer to spring weather!
As the threat posed by COVID-19 continues to decrease and the measures in place to halt its spread are gradually lifted, we can start to rejoice over calendars of events that are looking much like those we used to enjoy without a second thought.
Dogs are often treasured members of our families. Serving as protectors, playmates, friends and loyal companions (not to mention a living Roomba in the kitchen), our furry family members have unique and special gifts. It’s no wonder canines hold high esteem within the military.
Women of the world, rise up and shine today, for March 8 is your day!
When spangled, bejeweled and gilded join poached, scrambled and over easy, it can only mean one thing—Germany’s gorgeous Easter markets are underway!
The world has responded to the outbreak of senseless war on Ukrainian soil with feelings of shock, anger and helplessness. As people and nations watch with horror as events unfold in real time, the question of how to best help the victims of this hideous act of aggression inevitably arises.
Many of those raised in accordance with Christian traditions know that Ash Wednesday marks the start of the season of repentance that’s known as Lent. It’s likely that far fewer, particularly non-Catholics, understand the origin or significance of the day.