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Kristy Renae Photography

There’s a new local photographer in town!  Check out her work. Kristy Renae Photography Web: Facebook: Email: Phone: 015146422504 (German cell #) About Kristy Renae:  An American spouse living in Birgden, Germany until Dec 2015. Offers portrait sessions and professional photo printing based on the client needs from a pro lab. Discounts: […]

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Reader Recommendation… “he’s a really great guy.” Norbert Zandkuijl Balloon Shop Markt 100 6191 JK Beek Phone: 0031-46-437-70-99 Mobile: 0031-65-138-70-55 E-Mail:  

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FYI: WIC office has moved.

WIC is a great program and we are so fortunate to have an office here locally.  Please note that they’ve moved to a new office, but they’re still at Schinnen.  The Schinnen WIC Overseas office has been moved from the ACS Building to the DPW Building (#18),  Room 105, near the Housing offices. The phone […]

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Wheelchair Rentals

Reader Contribution (JM) We all get visitors both young and old and sometimes the long walks on cobblestones can be brutal for our older family members.  Here’s a great business that will rent, deliver and pick up wheelchairs and other medical equipment that your visitors might need.  No reason for a broken leg or old […]

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Engraving Services

Engraving services locally. We’ve had key chains engraved beautiful for 200 persons. Reliable and friendly. Known and used by several International groups here. Reklame JansenGeilenkirchener Strasse 29 Gangelt-Birgden tel 02454 6110 web: email:

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Equipment, party, machine Rental

Reader Recommendation… “Boels is a rental company available in our area, offering various machines, gardening equipment, and rentals of special occasions. The website is and the closest one for the GK area is in Sittard, NL. Just in case there is a need for something you don’t own or a special occasion.”

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House Cleaning Services

Reader Recommendations… Cleaning Ladies – Housekeeper – Housekeeping – Maids – Housecleaning: Maria has cleaned the houses of many American families including several large families. She is wonderful around the children and patient with toys. Her has another job, so sometimes she needs her hours to flex within the day, but she’s very reliable and […]

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Computer Help

My internet connection got lost. Common problem? Yep. Easy solution? Well… I fiddled with it for a while, then got frustrated, then got smart. I called Easy Stay Germany who made an appointment for me with Stefan who came to my home promptly in the window he set, and fixed my connection problem in about […]

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Photography and Photo Development

Photo Development: Fotoexpress KirschbaumHaihover Strasse 32GeilenkirchenTel: 02451-929797Email: Open: Mon-Fri 0900-1300 and 1400-1800Sat 1000-1400 There are just times when I need a photograph developed quickly. Though Fotoexpress Kirschbaum is pricey compared to online U.S. photo developers, the service is quick and reliable, so it’s great for the quick handful of pictures. Located near the toy […]

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Ear Piercing and Watch Batteries

When it was time to pierce my daughter’s ears, I got all sorts of crazy recommendations to go to assorted creepy Dutch tattoo parlors – places that I certainly didn’t‘ want to haul my daughter into.We eventually tried a nice little place in downtown Geilenkirchen that did a beautiful job, and didn’t charge a lot […]

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