With summer in full swing, we invite you to dance, dine and drink all things Polish

Fleet Summer Polka Party!
On Saturday July 14, 2018 from 4-10 pm join our friends in Cleveland’s Slavic Village behind St Sava’s as they celebrate summer with ethnic eats from neighborhood favorite Seven Roses, live poppin’ polka music and tasty Polish beer. Come hungry for dinner and dessert as a rare delectable dish makes an appearance- szarlotka, the Polish apple pie. Do’t forget your dancing shoes at home as four local bands (Tom Katrenich Orchestra, Lil’ Lenny and the All Stars, Tom Mroczka and the Music Box and Pat Racut) take the stage with WHK 1420 Prime Time Polka (Sundays 7-8pm) host Richie Krzynowek with Casey Karbowski providing guided group polka dance lessons. You don’t have to be Polish to eat like one and dance polka! This event is free to attend. Food and drinks for purchase. Feel free to bring your own lawn chair. This inaugural event is organized by the Fleet Stakeholders with the help of Slavic Village Development. For more info call Joe at 216-429-1182 x107

Be part of the fun! Join the Polish Day committee!
Plans are in full swing for our biggest event of the year, the 10th Annual Polish American Heritage Day on Sunday, August 26, 2018 – 11 am - 6 pm  St. Anne’s Catholic Church at 3055 South Raccoon Road in Austintown. You won’t miss out on any of the fun! Of course we will start with mass with Fr. Joseph Rudjak followed by music provided by DJ Walter Bielski, Jimmy K & the Mostly Honky Combo (MI) and Ray Jay & the Carousels (Pittsburgh). Food will be expertly prepared by Inspired Catering by Kravitz and Babcia's Lunchbox  food truck! We are excited to welcome to perform the Harmony Polish Folk Dancers from Buffalo!  Plus Marketplace vendors like Larry Kozlowski crafts & European Folk Art and a Deli with delicious smoked treats from Krakus Polish Deli & Bakery. The Bakery will feature Kiederowski’s pączki & snoogles, as well as sękacz cake and kolachi! The Workshop lineup is filling up, too, with everything from language to genealogy to travel. And a fun Children’s Area too! It’s all the things you love about this annual event!

Please consider helping to make it happen. We are in need of sponsors, basket donations and volunteer workers to make our primary fundraiser of the year a success. If you give only three hours of your time to help make it happen, we’ll reward you with FREE admission and a t-shirt! Sign up today!

Your Polish Tastes by Barbara Rolek
Summer Salads Feature the Best of the Season 
Salads are an important component of the Polish culinary repertoire, no matter how cold the weather. As in most cultures, appetizer salads and main-course salads exist, but the two most popular you will see served at breakfast, on buffets, with a meal, as a snack and at other times of the day fall into the categories of surówka and sałatka.  A sałatka typically is a cold salad made of cooked ingredients. It might include chicken, tuna, ham, beef, frankfurter, egg and other cooked proteins dressed with sour cream or Polish mayonnaise. Others are made with cooked vegetables like potatoes, potatoes and herring, beets and others. A surówka is a cold salad made with raw ingredients like grated carrot and apple, sauerkraut and fresh cabbage, beets, radishes and more. Surówki typically accompany hot meals and change based on seasonal produce.  One wildly popular item is mizeria which literally meaning "misery," but is really anything but that. A favorite of Queen Bona Sforza, this sliced cucumbers in sour cream salad could become your favorite, too. Try it out with this recipe.

News from Poland
Polish veterans in cycling challenge across US
Three Polish soldiers who have served in Afghanistan are pedaling across the United States in a cycling challenge during which they are paying homage to their fallen comrades. Adam Lewkowski, Michał Paćko and Sebastian Stępniak plan to complete their almost 6,000-kilometre trek from the west to the east coast of America in 44 days, each day honoring one Polish soldier killed in Afghanistan. During their epic memorial journey from Los Angeles to New York from June 15 to July 28, the Polish soldiers are trying to draw attention to the problem of post-traumatic stress disorder, a condition that affects many war veterans. Lewkowski and Paćko were injured while fighting the Taliban in Afghanistan.  The soldiers have already travelled through six states, sometimes braving harsh desert and mountain conditions and making unscheduled stops every now and then to fix flat tires. This weekend the three cyclists plan to reach the Chicago which is said to be home to the world’s second-largest population of Poles after Warsaw.

News Just for Fun
Costco customers devastated after Polish dogs removed from menu
Costco is making some changes on the food court menu and customers are not pleased. In fact, they're so upset they've started a petition to get it back. The company has removed the Polish dog from the menu to try new things like a acai bowl topped with granola and fresh fruit or the meat-free "Al Pastor" salad and the backlash has been crazy! Many fans of this popular item have taken to social media to beg for its return, while others are calling for a boycott of Costco. Costco's decision to cut the Polish hot dog from its menu has sparked some serious backlash. "Polish dog off the menu? What are you thinking??" one person commented on Costco's Facebook page. "Getting rid of the Polish Dog!!! Is nothing sacred anymore???" commented another. "Please don't take this away," wrote a third person, recalling childhood memories of eating the Polish dog at Costco. "This means more to me than you could ever know." A Change.org petition calling for the Polish dog to remain on the menu has more than 500 signatures in less than a week.

Calendar Highlights
July 13 – 15 37th Annual Slovenefest, SNPJ... July 21 PACC JPII Polish Picnic  3-11 pm homemade food and music by PTAKI and DJ NRG... August 9- 12 Walking Pilgrimage to Częstochowa, Doylestown... Saturday, August 18 Krakusy Society's Summer Picnic... Sunday, August 26 Polish Day... Saturday, Sept 8 6th Annual Carpatho-Rusyn Society Vatra!... Sept 15 &16 2018 Roncesvalles Polish Festival, Toronoto... October 6-8 St. Stanislaus Polish Festival, Cleveland... Sunday, Nov 11 Polishfest, Cathedral of Learning, Univ of Pitt...And you know there will be more to come!

Do Zobaczenia!
Aundréa and Your PolishYoungstown Team

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