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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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