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  • Revamped layaway program provides "Shop Now, Pay Later" option

    The Bitburg Main Store and Spangdahlem Powerzone Real Sports Store are reintroducing and, in some cases, expanding layaway options. Clothing, handbags and shoes are still eligible for 30-day layaway, but full payment on many other items can be put off for up to 60 days when shopping at the exchange. This extra time means families at Bitburg and
  • Spangdahlem to host Fire Prevention Week activities

    More than 200 people died in a massive fire about 130 years ago that also left many devastated and homeless. The massive blaze that left a once-booming city in ruins is now commonly known as the Great Chicago Fire. The fire burnt from Oct. 8-10, 1871, destroying homes, offices, public buildings and land. Forty-nine years later, then President
  • Zumba provides alternative work out

    About 80 people came to the Skelton Memorial Fitness Center to experience Zumba, a new fitness dance craze, Sept. 25. Zumba is a mixture of Latin, hip-hop and reggaeton. It incorporates dancing and fitness, allowing its users to burn between 700 to 800 calories an hour. Zumba began about seven years ago and is being taught at more than 40,000
  • Active-duty Sabers to receive flu vaccination

    Active-duty Sabers who missed the Sept. 29 mass flu vaccination in building 103 will have another chance to get immunized between 7 a.m. and 5 p.m. Oct. 6-7 at the same location. While this round of vaccinations is for active-duty members only, additional Department of Defense ID cardholders may receive flu vaccinations later in October. The
  • Tricare Entitlement Program: How to make it work for you

    It is important for you and your family to have the best health possible. Health Benefits Awareness month has ended, but with a final note, there are some important things for you and your family to know about your health care entitlements. As servicemembers residing in Germany, it is possible that travel has become part of your lifestyle. If so,
  • Special Children’s Day highlight for local children, community, volunteers

    About 100 German and American special needs children from St. Martin's school in Bitburg and Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Europe here will to participate in sports activities at Skelton Memorial Fitness Center Oct. 8. The all-day event, which is one of the largest annual community service events put on by the base, requires 200-plus
  • UMUC to offer courses in Dublin, Venice

    University of Maryland University College Europe will offer two undergraduate field study courses, Dublin, Ireland: A Brief Literary History and Expatriate Writers in Venice: 1800 to Present, offered this October in Dublin, Ireland, and Venice, Italy. Each course is worth three credits. The registration deadline for both courses is Oct. 2. In
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