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Snack time can sweeten tooth decay

Snack time can sweeten tooth decay

What did your child eat for a snack today? February is National Children’s Dental Health Month, and with that in mind, it’s important to know that while many snack choices seem healthy, they actually have a high sugar content that cavities love. Examples of these snacks include fruit juices, milk, dried fruit and whole grain cereals. These sugars feed bacteria, and these bacteria produce acids that erode teeth and cause tooth decay.

February 26, 2015 ×
Did you make it past Feb. 18?

Did you make it past Feb. 18?

It’s that time of year again when weight loss tops the resolution list of many Americans.

February 26, 2015 ×
Fasching madness

Fasching madness

Wiesbaden Lord Mayor Sven Gerich gestures and expresses grand excitement as the parade gets sparks up. Fasching events consumed the community and entertained many as Mainz-Kastel/Kostheim kicked things off Feb. […]

February 26, 2015 ×

Take a hike: A guide to volksmarching in the Kaiserslautern/Wiesbaden area

New this year, and replacing the worldwide IVV calendar, is the IVV-Europa 2015 Calendar. This volksmarching calendar provides event information in 19 European countries, to include Germany, and is available for €10 from the DVV Awards Officer. Small, pocket-sized calendars for France, Luxembourg, and Belgium may be available for €2 or €3 at events in those countries.

February 26, 2015 ×
Doll’s charm unites girls of all ages, generations

Doll’s charm unites girls of all ages, generations

Playing with dolls is no longer just for little girls. When it comes to American Girl dolls, it’s a community affair, and even for some a chance at revival.

February 26, 2015 ×
Chili champions

Chili champions

Competition heats up at the Chili Cook-off, hosted by Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers and the USO Feb. 10 at the Warrior Zone. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jaime Ciciora won first place with her white chicken chili; Spc. Julia King took second and the team of Jan Parker, Malia Taiafi and Barbara Rojas’s “six-pack chili,” which included candied paprika bacon and fresh handmade tortillas on the side took third. The top three winner went away with chili-themed cooking utensils and an assortment of hot sauces. See Ciciora’s award-winning recipe below.

February 25, 2015 ×
Based on a true story: Museum highlights Army’s real-life role as ‘Monuments Men’

Based on a true story: Museum highlights Army’s real-life role as ‘Monuments Men’

Liberators, engineers, warriors and musicians — the U.S. Army is called to be many things, but “art curators” is rarely one of them.

February 25, 2015 ×
When fools rush in

When fools rush in

A weekend of Fasching events kicked off with the storming of the local town hall in Mainz-Kastel/Kostheim Feb. 14 as action was underway promptly at 11:11 a.m. U.S. community officials reinforced the town hall’s defense until the fools took over. See more photos from the Fasching parades in Wiesbaden and Mainz on page 14.

February 25, 2015 ×