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Polish Folk Circle sticks with tradition to honor the Nativity

By Burton Speakman bspeakman@vindy.com AUSTINTOWN Teaching others to create szopkas is all about keeping the Polish traditions alive. A group of people spent an afternoon learning how to make a szopka, which is a Polish Nativity scene, during a craft show sponsored by the Krakowiaki Polish Folk Circle on Sunday at the Austintown Public...

Stereotypes of Poles and Polish Americans

The following introduction and letter are being sent to you on behalf of Dr. Radzilowski, President of the Piast Institute.       Dear Friend,   Attached you will find a letter to President E. Gordon Gee of Ohio State University. The letter goes beyond our usual demands for redress in the form of...

Ohio State President Gordon Gee Must Be Reprimanded For Polish Slur

Ohio State President Gordon Gee Must Be Reprimanded For Polish Slur   Chairman Leslie H. Wexner Board of Trustees The Ohio State University 210 Bricker Hall, 190 North Oval Mall Columbus, OH 43210-1358 Phone: (614) 292-6359      Dear Chairman Wexner and Trustees of Ohio State University:   As a son of Polish war heroes, I ask that you publicly admonish University...

Golden Polish delicacy resembles a pine tree

Golden Polish delicacy resembles a pine tree By JoAnn Jones Special to The Vindicator One of the most incredible desserts to come from Poland, the sekacz cake (pronounced seng-kach) is a delicacy that has both a unique shape and taste. Also known as a tree cake, the cake probably originated in Eastern Europe...

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A polka for Polish Youngstown

No local group has been more effective at reawakening ethnic pride than Polish Youngstown. The organization, spearheaded by Aundrea Cika Hesch-myer, has rallied younger Polish-Americans with a stream of events such as Polish Happy Hour, which features beer and vodka imported from the old country. Cika says it had to be...

Poprik wins award

Marianne Jameson Poprik, our Community Outreach Coordinator, was recently honored by The American Business Women’s Association for her outstanding work on the local chapter’s newsletter, The Mill Creek Messenger.    The newsletter was chosen by the group out of a field of 30 entries as one of the top five newsletters...

Ice as art | Masury man is a competitive ice sculptor

By GUY D’ASTOLFOdastolfo@vindy.com
Ice is the media on which Jeff Kaiser creates his art.
The Masury man is an ice sculptor whose work routinely graces banquets and wedding receptions throughout the region. But he also competes on a national level with other ice carvers across the country.
Kaiser will demonstrate...

A world of fun coming to Civic

Akron theater will offer dance, food, activities from around the globe in Festival of Nations
By Mary Beth Breckenridge
Beacon Journal staff writer

Published on Thursday, Jan 13, 2011
Monday, the Akron Civic Theatre plays host to the world.
The theater will be the site of...

End of special liturgy at St. Stan has some poised to exit church

End of special liturgy at St. Stan has some poised to exit churchBy Sean Barronnews@vindy.com YOUNGSTOWNStanislaw Radomski met and married his wife, Josephine, at St. Stanislaus Church, has been a 37-year member and raised his two sons there. But those strong ties likely won’t be enough to keep him coming...

Polish dance, song troupe plans rare workshop

Staff report YOUNGSTOWN The internationally renowned Mazowsze Folk Song and Dance Ensemble will give its first workshop in the United States on Dec. 5 at the Morley Building, home of Ballet Western Reserve, West Boardman Street, downtown. The workshop, which will be from noon to 5 p.m., is open to dancers and singers...

Black Madonna Shrine Coming to St. Columba

St. Columba Cathedral will soon be welcoming a shrine to the Black Madonna.

The Polish Youngstown Black Madonna Shrine Committee held a press conference Sunday to announce the creation of the shrine at the Cathedral.

Bishop George Murry offered to allow the organization to renovate St. Columba's...

Poland’s founder honored at Peterson Park

A couple dozen local and state officials were on hand Feb. 4 to celebrate the birth of the person for whom Poland is named. The group gathered at Peterson Park as members of Polish Youngstown paid tribute to the birth of Revolutionary War Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko.


According to...

Valley Polish group plans to relocate veterans monument

By PETER H. MILLIKENmilliken@vindy.comYOUNGSTOWNLeaders of the Mahoning Valley’s Polish-American community are seeking a new and accessible location for the Polish War Veterans Memorial.The memorial now sits outside the vacant former Krakusy Hall on South Avenue, surrounded by high weeds and litter.They are also seeking to raise at least the $2,500...

Polish Day features ethnic eats, education and entertainment

By NATALIE LARICCIAentertainment@vindy.comYOUNGSTOWNHave you always wanted to gain a better understanding of your family’s history? Are you interested in preserving your family’s heritage and sharing this valuable information with future generations?Then drop by Polish Youngstown’s Polish Day celebration at St. Anne’s Church at 4310 Kirk Road on Sunday for some...

All things Polish come together for day-long festival

With a year of experience, organizers for Polish Day 2010 have tweaked what proved to be a winning formula.Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer of Polish Youngstown said, ''We were totally caught off guard with the attendance. We never expected such a fabulous crowd.''The inaugural event had a paid attendance of 1,200 (not...

Polka, Pirogi & Much More

More than 1,000 people partake in Polish culture in Austintown eventBy BOB JACKSONnews@vindy.comAUSTINTOWNAundrea Cika Heschmeyer had a simple, to-the-point message for people who visited Sunday’s Polish Day celebration.“We’re not just polka and pirogi,” she said of her Polish cultural heritage. “We are about so much more than that, and we...

Famous Polish Americans

  Arts and Entertainment · Nick Adams (1931-1968) film actor, mother was Polish-American · Grant Aleksander (1959- ) film and daytime actor · Stanley Andrews (1891-1969) Radio and TV actor · Magda Apanowicz (1985- ) Canadian actress · Carroll Baker (1931- ) film actress and author · Christine Baranski (1952- ) film, theater...

Polish Day #2 (8/27/2009)

By ANDY GRAYTribune ChronicleThe Mahoning Valley's Polish community now has an ethnic festival to call its own.Polish Day 2009 this Sunday is designed as a celebration of that country's food and culture.Aundrea Cika Heschmeyer, director of Polish Youngstown, said there have been individual events and programs that spotlighted different aspects,...

Polish Day (8/27/2009)

Event pushes right buttons“If you have an accordion in the closet gathering dust, this is a perfect time to dig it out.”Aundrea CikaPolish Day spokeswomanAttendees who arrive with an accordion will get free admission.AUSTINTOWN — If you’ve ever thought about playing the accordion but were just too intimidated by all...
 
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