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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...
 
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