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BABYSITTER List from the ARC

The American Red Cross (ARC) of Geilenkirchen occasionally does babysitting courses for young people in the area, then creates a list of those students who have completed the coarse. For the most up to date list, please contact the ARC. Do be patient. The ARC is a volunteer organization.

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Welcome to Europe – free guide

I just downloaded a FREE 200 page guide to Living in Europe published by Stars and Stripes and sold in print for $5! Wonderful! This guide is full of a lot of basic information from buying houses here, employment, education, banking, concert venues, and cars. There are A LOT of ads, but, it’s a FREE […]

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Play Groups

Schinnen area: Pre-schoolers Play MorningPlay mornings for pre-schoolers take place Thursday mornings from 0930 to 1130 at the Schinnen Sports Center. For more information contact the Schinnen New Parent Education and Support program at 0031 046 443 7335. GK area: Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) Summer Play at Neiderbusch Park 1030 to 1200 weather permitting: 13 […]

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Too Much Altpapier?

Reader Contribution… “I get a lot — LOT — of catalogs every week. Too-too many. I recycle about 90% of them. I would much rather have e-mail updates and offers anyway. I found a new website where you can go on and stop the ones you’d like to stop — but keep getting those you […]

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Esso Stations for Gas Card use

For all Esso stations, here’s a website that will also allow you to find stations along a trip route. You can also get a copy of the map book, Tiger on Tour which shows the location of all 1200 Esso stations in Germany as well as provides a good road map. Places locally that take […]

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Carpet Cleaning

Reader Recommendation… Yeah! A good carpet cleaner! And with so many of us trying to cover our hard floors with area rugs, this is information that we absolutely need! “We just got a carpet cleaned. We’ve used this company twice and the work was good and the price far. They come and pick up the […]

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When Extensions are not Enough…

When living, working, and shopping on three different bases in two different countries, you’d think that folks here would realize that we don’t all have those city codes memorized. Or at least I don’t. I got a flyer for an event happening at Brunssum. Just call ext. xxxx for more information. Uh, no. Doesn’t work. […]

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Making Phone Calls

How to call locally: There are two parts of a phone number, an initial 5-digit city code that begins with a 0, and the rest of the phone number that can be as short as 4 digits and as long as 7 or 8. If your city code is the same as the code you […]

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Groceries 101

As we all need food… here is some basic info. Where to shop on Sundays? See the notes just below the Natex info. (Help, I don’t know everything about all these German grocers… please help me out and give me your opinions and experience… I need help with hours and locations too!) Our Base Options… […]

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Hours – GK and Schinnen

Just because… we all have tried to go somewhere to find it closed. Here is what I have so far. I’ll update it as I find out the hours for more places… At GK: Back Gate Hours!!! 0530-1830 M-F, 0830-1830 Sat-Sun Natex Gas StationMonday-Friday 0730-1800, Sat 1000-1800, Sun 1100-1700 Natex GroceryMonday-Friday 0900-1800, Saturday and Sunday […]

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