October / November 2009
During October We Salute Our
Members, Friends and Supporters Celebrating
Polish American Heritage Month
A National Celebration of Polish History, Culture and Pride in Cooperation
with the Polish American Congress and Polonia Across America
When You're in Philadelphia's Celebrate Polish Pride
Historic District Visit The Since 1608, when the first Polish settlers arrived at Jamestown,
Polish American Cultural Center Virginia, Polish people have been an important part of America’s
Museum Exhibit Hall history and culture. In 2009, Polish Americans will mark the 28th
308 Walnut Street Anniversary of the founding of Polish American Heritage Month,
an event which began in Philadelphia, PA, and became a national
Featuring Polish History and Culture
celebration of Polish history, culture and pride. During 2009, we
Open 10 AM to 4 PM will also mark the 230th Anniversary of the death of General Casimir
FREE ADMISSION Pulaski, Father of the American Cavalry, and the 70th Anniversary
of the Invasion of Poland and the Outbreak of World War II.
January through April
Monday to Friday To help spread the word about Polish American Heritage Month
events in your local community, invite people to view the information
May through December on PolishAmericanHeritageMonth.com, linked from Heritage
Polish American Monday to Saturday Month 2009 Update, which includes the following information links:
Cultural Center Gift Shop is Open During • First Polish Settlers in America
308 Walnut Street Regular Exhibit Hall Hours
Philadelphia, PA 19106 • 230th Anniversary of the Death of General
(215) 922-1700 Closed on Holidays Casimir Pulaski
Internet: PolishAmericanCenter.org • Pulaski Coloring Contest
• 70th Anniversary of the Invasion of Poland and
the Outbreak of World War II
• Things to Do During October “Polish American
• Tracing Your Heritage
• Recent Editions of the Polish American News
• Some Reasons Why Polish Americans are
Important to America
There is always something happening in the Polish American
community across the United States. It’s great to see that Polish
American history and pride are well represented in the “Great
Mosaic of America”. One way that you can help spread the word
is by welcoming family and friends to join the Museum’s email list.
The guest book registration form is on the home page of the
Museum’s Internet site at: PolishAmericanCenter.com.
As you read the articles in the Polish American News, I ask
that you spread the word to others. Your participation is always
appreciated. Best wishes to you and yours for an enjoyable Polish
American Heritage Month celebration!
Members of the Polish American Heritage Month Committee
Let Everyone Know You're
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Best Wishes to Our Families, Friends
and the Entire Polonia as We Celebrate
Polish American Heritage Month
The Adamow Family Thomas & Helen Jakubowski John K. Pudlinski
Laura Andres Lucjan Jastrzebski Captain Ronald J. Pytel, USPHS, Ret.
In Memory of Alexander & Helen Bagdzinski Stanley Jastrzebski Catherine J. Rdesinski
Lillian H. Bagdzinski Msgr. Anthony E. Jaworowski Patricia Reczek
Charles J. Barreras & Family Cecelia Jesiolowski In Memory of Frank & Mary Romanowski
Mr. & Mrs. Marian Bielawiec Renata Jodlowski Theresa B. Romanowski
Mary Bielski Robert W. Jozwik Drs. Janusz & Malgorzata Romanski
Michael Blichasz & Family Hedwig V. Kierbiedz Mr. & Mrs. Jozef Rzeznik
Marion & Donna Blichasz Marie Lubienecki Killian Joseph M. Rzonca
Frances Bonikowski Richard & Dorothy Klimek & Family Charles & Joan Sahms
Stanley Paul Bosse Rev. Marcel Kolakowski Frank Schmidt
Romana A. Kujawa Brugger Mark & Maria Koleda & Family Blanche Schneider
Helen Bubulka Czeslawa Kolodziej Dolores H. Sedliak
Edward A. Chabalowski Dr. Richard Z. Kondratowski Lt. Stefan Skielnik
David Chominski Janet T. Kopacz Ronald M. Smith
Helen Chominski Pat & Al Koproski John Smyrski
Caroline A. Ciesielka Casimir & Renee Kowalski Zdzislaw Sokol
Mary Ann Collison & Family John & Cynthia Krakowiak Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Solecki
Alexandra C. Sakowski Cowley Teresa, Mary, Anna & Rose Krakowiak The Dudek, McCurdy, Fogarasi
Dr. Melvin H. Czechowski In Memory of John Cardinal Krol & Sosnowski Families
Dr. Dolores Daczkowski Richard Krzyzanowski, Esq. Paul, Bijan & Dariusz Sosnowski
Dennis E. Daniel Esther Kubiczky In Memory of Theodore & Sophia Sosnowski
Maryanne Daniel Myles T. Kuppe In Memory of Blanche J. Stankiewicz
Edward Danielczyk Walter Kurkowski In Memory of Irene T. Stankiewicz
In Memory of Laura Danielczyk Fred & Fran Kwiatkowski Rev. Joseph C. Stec
Gilbert F. Darlak Dr. Christine Kwik Frances M. Tomczyk
Irene Darlak John & Patricia Kwoka Kathleen Turosinski
In Memory of Walter Derby Mr. & Mrs. John F. Lesniewski In Memory of Wally Twardowski
Frank A. Dombroski Joanna A. Majewski Nina Tyra
Leonard Dutkiewicz Louis J. Marchuk Dorothy Vallerio
Agnieszka Dziedzic George Matysik Joseph S. Walunas
Evangelist Family Captain & Mrs. David McGuigan, USN (Retired) Helen Waskiewicz
Kasia & Kal Fogarasi Leonard & Dorothy Metkowski In Memory of Michael Weksel
Rita and Gloria Frankowski Renatta Metkowski In Memory of Boleslaw Wieczorek
Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Gannon Lucjan & Bogumila Mirowicz Marie Wilczura
Rev. Louis S. Garbacik John D. Mogilski Rev. Msgr. Bernard Witkowski
Catherine S. Gendek Karol & Mary Ann Nawarynski Mr. & Mrs. Joseph J. Wlas
Robert & Barbara Gogoj Helen P. Nelson Regina Wnukowski
Mr. & Mrs. Carl F. Gregory Judy Newman Irene Wolff
Mr. & Mrs. John Groch & Sons Dr. Emilia Oleszak Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wyszynski
Anthony & Laura Gryszka Bill and Beth Piszek Eugene Zadroga
Dr. Lorraine F. Gutowicz & Family In Memory of Edward J. Piszek Joanne I. Zajac
Ann M. Haas Alfreda Plocha Mary Ann Zerkowski
Mr. & Mrs. Edward Idzik Marianna Prusik Alina R. Zielinski
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Join us as we celebrate
“Polish American Heritage Month”
at the 76th Annual
Pulaski Day Observance
2009 Pulaski Observance Dr. Stephen Skorczynski
Sponsored by the Polish American Congress 2009 Pulaski Day Parade
Eastern Pennsylvania District Grand Marshal
Born and raised in Philadelphia, Stephen
Thursday, October 1, 2009, Proclamation Ceremony for Pulaski Skorczynski graduated from Abraham Lincoln High
Day and Polish American Heritage Month, 12 Noon, Polish School in 1979 and La Salle College in 1983 where
American Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street, historic he received a BA in Chemistry. He went on to earn
Philadelphia, PA., everyone is invited. Admission is free. a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1988 from the
Saturday, October 3, 2009, Pulaski Dinner Dance, Cocktails Pennsylvania State University studying under
5 P.M. - Dinner 6 P.M., Associated Polish Home Ballroom, 9150 Dr. Gordon A. Hamilton. His research in the area of Bioanalytical
Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia. For reservations call Polish Chemistry and Enzymology centered on the study of intracellular
American Congress at (215) 739-3408. messenger systems for various hormones including insulin. While at
Penn State, his work led to the discovery of an entirely new class of
Tune in to the Weekly Mass at 5:30 A.M. mammalian metabolites and to publications in a variety of scientific
Sunday, October 4, 2009 - WPVI-TV6 journals, including an article in Chemical & Engineering News.
Rev. Jan Palkowski, Pastor, Sacred Heart Parish After graduate school, Stephen was briefly employed as a Post
in Clifton Heights, PA/St. Hedwig, Chester, PA, will Doctoral Fellow at Penn State before accepting a position in
celebrate this Mass to mark the beginning of Polish 1989 as a Pesticide Residue Chemist and Study Director in the
American Heritage Month. The Mass also will be rebroadcast at Agricultural Research Division of American Cyanamid Company.
10:00 A.M. on LaSalle University’s Channel 56. As a Senior Research Chemist at American Home Products from
1997 to 2000 and at BASF from 2000 to 2001, his responsibilities
Sunday, October 4, 2009 Public Events expanded to include Toxicology and Ecotoxicology Analysis and
Analytical Coordination of both domestic and international contract
Pulaski Observance Mass, 9:30 A.M., Cardinal Justin laboratories. In 2001, Stephen accepted a position as Project Leader
Rigali, Celebrant, Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th and Laboratory Coordinator at Cerexagri, an agricultural products
and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Center City subsidiary of Atofina Chemical Company. At Cerexagri, he directed
Philadelphia, PA., followed by the Pulaski Tribute numerous studies in the areas of Residue Chemistry, Plant & Soil
Program, 10:30 A.M., at the portrait of Pulaski by Metabolism. Today, Stephen is a Group Leader in the Formulations
the Kopernik Monument, Torun Triangle Park, across Development and Product Support Group at JRF America, a
from the Cathedral - 18th and the Parkway, Center subsidiary of United Phosphorus Incorporated. In his professional
City Philadelphia, PA. career, Stephen has published or presented over 18 scientific papers,
Parade Formation begins at 11:30 A.M. from 20th and the Benjamin organized 2 international scientific meetings and received several
Franklin Parkway. awards for his accomplishments in Chemistry.
Pulaski Day Parade steps off at 12 Noon from 20th and the Throughout his life, Stephen has been very active in Philadelphia’s
Benjamin Franklin Parkway. It will march down the Parkway to Polish community. As a child he attended the Adam Mickiewicz
16th Street, u-turn on 16th Street and march West on the Parkway, Polish Language School where he currently teaches Polish history
around Logan Circle and end at 22nd Street. (See and serves as the recording secretary. Prior to starting college,
parade route map below.) Free seating at Logan Circle Stephen joined the Polish Intercollegiate Club of Philadelphia and
in the area of live television coverage from 12:30 to performed in the group for over 20 years and, at one time, served
as Vice-President of the organization. He has been a member of the
2 P.M. on WPVI TV-6, ABC. Record the television
Associated Polish Home for over 25 years and has served on the
coverage and come out and enjoy the parade live
board of directors either as director, recording secretary and for the
on the Parkway in Center City Philadelphia. Kindly
last 2 years as President of the organization. From 1996 to 2002,
invite your family and friends to view the parade!
he was an actor in the Adam Mularczyk Theatre Company where
For more information about Philadelphia area activities, contact the he played comedic roles in several well-received productions and is
Polish American Congress office at (215) 739-3408 or call the Polish featured in two published biographies of the Theater Group.
American Cultural Center at (215) 922-1700, Monday through
Stephen, his wife Dorothy and their two children, Christopher
Friday between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. or visit PulaskiDayParade.com.
and Anthony, are actively involved in their Polish heritage. Stephen
supports many Polish organizations through active participation in
2009 Pulaski Day Parade Route their events.
WPVI TV 6 Will Televise
Philadelphia’s Pulaski Day Parade
The PAC encourages
you to inform your
family and friends
that they can view
the 2009 Pulaski
Day Parade on
4, 2009, 12:30 to
2 P.M. on WPVI-TV
6 ABC serving the
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“Poland - First To Fight” To all our Members and Friends
September 1, 1939 Best Wishes to Everyone During
September 1st - a day that should
not be forgotten. Seventy years ago on
Polish American Heritage Month
September 1, 1939, Poland was invaded Adam Mickiewicz Polish Language School
by Nazi Germany, an unprovoked
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attack that began World War II. More
than 50 million people perished during Council of United Polish Societies
World War II, including 15 million Chester, Pennsylvania
slaughtered in concentration camps. Jagiellonian Law Society
Overall, the World War II Holocaust
Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
killed 6 million Jews and 9 million
Catholics, Protestants and individuals Polish American Congress
of many religions and nationalities. Eastern Pennsylvania District
Poland alone lost 6 million of its Polish American Cultural Center Museum
citizens, 3 million Polish Christians and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
3 million Polish Jews.
Polish American Heritage Association
Throughout the world, ceremonies were held to commemorate of Delaware County
this solemn anniversary. At 12 noon, on Tuesday, September 1,
Polish American Radio Program
2009, at the Polish American Cultural Center Museum in historic
Philadelphia, people poured in to mark this occasion. Polish American String Band
Host Michael Blichasz opened the commemoration by inviting Polish Arts Club of Trenton
Irene Darlak to lead participants in singing the Polish and U.S. Polish Beneficial Association
national anthems. Then Msgr. Francis Feret offered an invocation.
Polish Beneficial Association Gr. #21
Tears were seen in many eyes in the audience as a chronology
reflecting the 1939 Invasion of Poland was read by Richard Klimek, Polish Falcons of America
Caroline Ciesielka, Maria Koleda, and Theresa Romanowski, Polish Museum of America
followed by personal statements by John Groch, Ed Turzanski and Chicago, Illinois
Polish National Alliance of U.S. of N.A.
Following the ceremony visitors had the opportunity to view an
Polish National Alliance District #6
expanded exhibit of World War11 photos in the Museum Exhibit Hall
and meet reenactors, Zachary Mateja and Krzysztof Czuj, dressed in Polish National Alliance Lodge #650
Polish Army uniforms, who provided an impressive display of items Polish Police Association of Philadelphia
which were used by Polish soldiers during World War II.
Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
More tears flowed when Rev. Jaroslaw Binek, on his guitar, and
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Rev. Krzysztof Mendelewski sang and led the audience with patriotic
songs. The ceremony was concluded with a benediction by Rev. Polish & Slavic Federal Credit Union
Mendelewski in which he prayed that the world would never again Polish Women’s Alliance of America
experience such a tragic event. Refreshments followed.
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It will always be remembered that Poland was the first to fight and St. Rita’s Society #417
never surrendered. The spirit of the Polish nation was never
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Expanded World War II Exhibit at the
Polish American Cultural Center Museum
Participating in the September 1st Program at the Polish American Cultural
Center Museum in historic Philadelphia were (from left to right): Fr. Pawel
Kryszkiewicz, Richard Klimek, Zachary Mateja, Monica Klimek, Thomas
Klimek, Andrew Klimek, Caroline Ciesielka, Michael Blichasz, Maria Koleda,
Theresa Romanowski, Msgr. Francis Feret, Paul Sosnowski, Fr. Krzysztof
Mendelewski, Richard Krzyzanowski and Fr. Jaroslaw Binek.
(Pictured Left) Following the
September 1st Program, reenactors
(left to right) Krzysztof Czuj and
Zachary Mateja, dressed in Polish
Army uniforms, provided a display
of items used by Polish soldiers
during World War II.
(Pictured Below and Right)
Expanded World War II Exhibit
display at the Polish American
Cultural Center Museum,
308 Walnut Street in historic
Philadelphia, PA. This display was
opened to the public during the
70th Anniversary Commemoration,
September 1, 2009 at the Museum.
October / November 2009, Polish American News - Page 5
FORT PULASKI To all our Supporters and Friends We Extend
"You might as well bombard the Rocky Mountains..." - Best Wishes for a Happy Celebration of
General Totten, U.S. Chief of Engineers Polish American Heritage Month
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One highlight of the new Polonia Bank
exhibits is a large artifact case Anthony Szuszczewicz, President
featuring objects from the
Port Richmond Savings
Kosciuszko collection of the
Historical Museum of the City Sidney Smith, President
New exhibits recently installed at
of Cracow in Poland. Museum the Kosciuszko National Memorial Post Eagle
director Michal Niezabitowski highlight his contribution to the Prudential Savings Bank
and curator Klaudia American Revolution as well as his
Kaczmarczyk traveled from later efforts to free Poland from Thomas Vento, President/CEO
Poland as the Park’s special Russian occupation. NPS photo by Theresa Korneluk Reilly, M.D.
guests. They presented official
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greetings and gifts, including a commemorative Kosciuszko medal, to
the Park. Thomas Jefferson (portrayed by actor Steve Edenbo) shared The Selzer Company
thoughts about his good friend Kosciuszko. Noted historian and Jerry Gregorowicz
author Gary Nash discussed his most recent book, Friends of Liberty, Slabinski Funeral Home, Inc.
which features Thaddeus Kosciuszko. A reception sponsored by the
Friends of Independence concluded the celebration. Paul T. Sosnowski, Esq.
The new exhibits replace the original ones installed in 1976. Syrena Auto Body Shop
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struggle for liberty for all, his military engineering expertise, how
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to locate monuments, cities, ships, even mountains named in Consulting Engineers
Kosciuszko’s honor. This AV unit includes a virtual tour of the second
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floor bedroom rented by Kosciuszko. In his bedroom, new spotlights
identify objects in the room associated with the Polish patriot, Third Federal Bank
including a tomahawk like the one given to him by Chief Little Turtle Kent Lufkin, President & CEO
of the Miami Nation. Nearby exhibits tell the little known story of Edward C. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Inc.
Kosciuszko’s will, which intended to leave his estate to free and
educate enslaved African Americans. Union Roofing
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include a pistol and sword, a variety of 19th century paintings, and Martin Bednarek, President/CEO
one of the three remaining original copies of Kosciuszko’s famous
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on loan for two years. The park is arranging to borrow Kosciuszko
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Museum of Poland.
The Harpers’ Ferry Design Center served as the project manager Real Estate Auctions
for the exhibits, which include touchable sections and audio
description for visitors with visual impairments. A new Junior Ranger
program, featuring a travel truck loaded with reproduction items that
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We are Proud to List the Supporters of the Judge Bernice DeAngelis
2009 Pulaski Observance Coloring Contest Asks for your Vote
Charles J. Barreras & Family Judge Bernice Soban De Angelis is seeking
Mr. & Mrs. Marian Bielawiec re-election as Traffic Court Judge and asks for
your vote on Election Day, Tuesday, November
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Bernice DeAngelis, a proud Polish American,
Mary Ann Collison & Family member of the Polish American Congress, Eastern
Dr. & Mrs. Alfred Halas PA District, and Polish American Cultural Center
Museum, was the oldest daughter of Bronislaw Soban and Josephine
John & Cynthia Krakowiak
Zachwieja Soban as well as the cousin of Sister Celeste, Mother
Teresa, Mary, Anna & Rose Krakowiak
Provincial of the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth. She is
Krzyzanowski Foundation third generation, raised in the Fairmount section of Philadelphia,
Leon A. Mankowski, Esq. a member of St. Hedwig’s Parish, graduated from St. Hedwig’s
Parochial School, Hallahan Catholic Girls High School, attended Holy
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
Family College and was certified as Judge by the Minor Judiciary
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Polander International She has been a full-time judge for 18 years representing the Traffic
Polish American Congress Court in the First Judicial District which includes the entire City of
Eastern Pennsylvania District Philadelphia. Bernice served as Traffic Court Administrative Judge
Michael Blichasz, President for almost 9 of those 18 years and enjoys the honor of being the first
Administrative Judge appointed by the Supreme Court in the history
Polish American Cultural Center Museum
of the Philadelphia Traffic Court. She has earned the respect of the
Supreme Court, and as a result, she is the only Administrative Judge
Polish American Radio Program WNWR 1540 AM in the history of the Philadelphia Traffic Court to have been asked to
Polish National Alliance District #6 serve a second term. She was re-appointed in 2006 and continues
to serve as Administrative Judge.
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As Traffic Court’s Administrative Judge, she oversees all
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employees, policies, procedures, budget and implementation of new
Sacred Heart Parish, Swedesburg, PA traffic laws to insure that the Traffic Court will continue to serve the
Rev. Andrew McCormick, Pastor citizens of Philadelphia effectively and efficiently.
St. Laurentius Parish, Philadelphia, PA As Administrative Judge, Judge DeAngelis also serves on the
Rev. Francis Gwiazda, Pastor Administrative Governing Board of Judges for the First Judicial
Paul T. Sosnowski, Esq. District of Pennsylvania. This Board is empowered with establishing
policies for and the overview of the Court of Common Pleas, the
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Municipal Court, Family Court, Orphans Court and the Traffic Court.
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During her administration, the Traffic Court has made major
accomplishments in operations, enforcement and technology.
Judge DeAngelis respectfully asks for your vote on Election Day,
November 3rd. Remember, pulling the party lever will not cast a
vote for the Judge. There is a special section for Judicial Retention
Candidates. Please pull the “yes” lever next to her name. She
thanks you for your support.
Congratulations Curtis Sliwa
Congratulations are extended to Curtis
Sliwa,who will be participating with 100,000
New Branch Office: marchers in the New York Pulaski Day
Parade as the 2009 Grand Marshal, on Sunday
1110 North Olden Avenue, Trenton, NJ October 4th. Mr. Sliwa is the founder of the
For more information and a list of other locations,
Guardian Angels’, a Radio Program Host for
WABC, and a proud Polish American.
visit us on the Internet at: www.PSFCU.com
Council of United Polish Societies of Delaware County
Representatives from Delaware County Polonia gather during a
You are invited to attend the Delaware County Council meeting to receive a resolution declaring
Polish American Heritage Month Celebration October as Polish American Heritage Month.
Polish Harvest Festival
Sponsored by the
Polish American Congress
Eastern Pennsylvania District
Polish American Cultural Center Museum
Sunday, October 18, 2009
“Dozynki” Harvest Mass - 10:30 A.M.
St. Adalbert Church
Thompson Street & Allegheny Avenue
in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section
“Dozynki” Harvest Festival - 12 Noon to 4 P.M.
St. Adalbert’s Auditorium
Thompson Street & Allegheny Avenue Pictured left to right (front row) are: Wanda Durbano, Stanley Zoltak, Jr.,
County Councilamn John Whelan, Helen Chominski, David Chominski.
The Dozynki Festival will feature: (back row): Councilman Thomas McGarrigle, County Councilwoman
Food & Refreshments - Live Music & Dancing - Polish Folk Dancers Christine Fizzano Cannon, County Council Chairwoman Linda Cartisano
Arts, Crafts and Displays, and other entertainment. and Councilman Andy Lewis.
This is a community-wide celebration of Polish Heritage
for people of all ages and a time to enjoy yourself. Office Hours by Appointment
Bring your family and friends • Admission is Free
For additional information call the Polish American Cultural Center Museum,
308 Walnut Street in historic Philadelphia,
Ewa Matczak, D.M.D.
Monday through Friday between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. (215) 922-1700
Internet: PolishAmericanCenter.com 3084 Aramingo Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19134
Visit us on the Internet at: PolishAmericanCenter.com Telephone: 215-739-2787
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From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz, Host
Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
1540 AM Radio WNWR • Philadelphia, PA
I welcome you to review the information from
my most recent weekly commentaries and ask
that you share this information with your family
members and friends.
How You Spend Your Money! Unite to Improve Our Future!
I thank everyone who has responded to my Buy American Made In today’s fast moving world it’s often hard to focus on what is
commentaries. We all agree that too many items on the American happening right around us. That has been the case for over 25 years
market are imported from other countries and the lack of American as many long-established American jobs were slowly moved overseas.
made products in some stores needs to be addressed. No one is Now that we see what has happened and what will continue to
discouraging worldwide competition in our stores, we are simply happen if we don’t react, we can agree we need to unite our efforts
seeing imported products overpower the U.S. Marketplace. through our purchasing power. We simply cannot continue to buy
People agree that taxes and regulations on businesses drove many products without considering where they are made and how all levels
companies abroad in search of cheaper labor, lower taxes and more of American workers can benefit.
profit. Some blame government and labor leaders, while others blame People often tell me they are changing their buying habits and
the American people for not reacting as they watched thousands of looking at all items they purchase. They often report it is difficult
local and national companies pack up and leave America without to find a competitive selection of American made products in some
a major reaction. If people had spoken up over the last 25 years, stores. Well, the ultimate goal of the Buy American Made Campaign is
things would be much different today. It is only now as we see more to restore competition between domestic and foreign manufacturers
and more Americans losing their jobs and stability that people are as consumers voice their concerns where they shop. People write
reacting and demanding change. Now that so much damage has to tell me they seek out products with well known American logo’s,
been done, it will take a lot more effort to turn this difficult situation only to find on the packaging that the products were manufactured
around. However, it can be done if local and national government overseas. In order to change this reality, I urge you to speak up at
officials, leaders of businesses large and small, and labor leaders the cash register and let store personnel know you’re looking for
unite for the benefit of American workers and America’s economy. American made products. It is very important that this message get
I’m suggesting that government officials, business leaders and out to business owners and that we take action now before more jobs
labor leaders make plans to meet and set a timeline for action. They are lost in the shuffle and it becomes even harder to keep the jobs we
should also discuss upgrading workforce training at every level, have in the U.S.A.
seek appropriate adjustments in wages and benefits for workers This week I encourage you to take another look around your
and modernize America’s manufacturing facilities so we can be closets to see what items you purchased in the recent past. Consider
competitive in the world market. if American workers had at least a 50% chance of producing the
The main purpose of my Buy American Made commentaries is to items you purchased. I realize that sales clerks, stockers, managers
get people to think about how we can help reverse the trend of the and cashiers are being employed as a result of sales of products
past 25 years and help the businesses we still have in the U.S.A. made overseas. However, it would be better if we could report that a
remain viable and continue to employ Americans. I am urging you larger percentage of U.S.A jobs are being maintained from the actual
to spend your dollars wisely and stimulate American businesses manufacturing of the items to the point of sale. If you want to help
so they can retool and produce more products for both domestic the cause, seek out American made products and email my messages
consumption and foreign export. Together we can reverse today’s to your family and friends so they can support the Buy American
trend and return to a balance of domestic and imported products in Made Campaign and keep American workers on the job, producing
our stores. Take the time to look at the tags on the products you’re the products we use from A to Z.
shopping for and you will see what I mean. This is a grassroots effort The goal of the Buy American Made campaign is to have at least
to make people think about how they spend their money and, in the 50% of what we purchase available with a made in America label and
process, help maintain the industries and jobs we have, with the bring about growth for American workers and America’s economy.
long-term goal of restoring even more jobs in the U.S.A. Consider
how you can support the Buy American Made Campaign, especially
by seeking out American made products each time you go shopping.
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October / November 2009, Polish American News - Page 9
Review of The Peasant Prince
2009 “Pride of Polonia
By Pawel Stefanski
As the author, Alex Storozynski, points out
in his tour speeches - this book is not about On Sunday, August 23, 2009, at the conclusion of
“Kosciuszko Bridge”, “Kosciuszko Mustard”, the 12:30 P.M. Mass at the National Shrine of Our
“Kosciuszko County”, or any other of several Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA, the Polish
dozens of “Kosciuszko” names, scattered Apostolate Pride of Polonia Award was presented to
throughout America. It’s about the real Edward Pinkowski by Bishop Stanislaw Jan Dziuba
guy, who lived in one of the most dynamic and Msgr. Anthony Czarnecki, National Chairman of the Polish
periods in modern history - and (before the Apostolate Committee.
age of jet travel, mind you!) shuttled back The Pride of Polonia Award was established in 1992 by the
and forth between Europe and America, Executive Board of the Polish Apostolate to recognize individuals who
managing to substantially contribute to make unique contributions to the Polish people and are involved in
the success of the American Revolution, philanthropic activites. The first recipient was John Cardinal Krol.
organize his own (ultimately - failed) Edward Pinkowski, a Polonian historian, author and journalist,
uprising in Poland, spend some time in jail was born on August 12, 1916, to Polish immigrant parents in
in Russia, emigrate to America, then go back to Europe to continue Holyoke, MA. When he was 14 years old, the family moved to the
his lifelong struggle for Poland’s independence. Far ahead of his time rugged coal fields of Pennsylvania, where his father and grandfather
in his efforts to free slaves in America and end serfdom in Europe, previously worked in mines in the Mount Carmel area. There he
this champion of “liberty for all” died in Switzerland in 1817. While began his writing career while still in high school. During World War
his body was buried in Wawel castle in Krakow a few months after II, he was a writer in the U.S. Navy and rose to the rank of Chief
his death, his heart was returned to Poland only after the country Specialist.
regained its independence in 1919. At a mere 280 pages, with 50+
pages of extensive references and bibliography, this extremely well- In 1967, he received the Kosciuszko Sesquicentennial Medal in
written book is a fast paced read, which brings to life and to well- Toronto from the Polish American Historical Association (PAHA) for
deserved spot-light one of the greatest, yet so little known, freedom locating General Kosciuszko’s last residence in America, leading to
fighters of all ages! its designation as a national monument, and placing an historical
marker at 3rd and Pine Streets in Philadelphia. In 1976, the house-
Get your copy of The Peasant Prince online at Amazon.com. museum opened as the Thaddeus Kosciuszko National Memorial
Search “The Peasant Prince.” under the auspices of the National Park Service.
For four years he was president of the Spring Garden Civic
PAC Youth Committee Update Association in Philadelphia, the first lay chairman of the nominating
committee and vice president of PAHA, member of the Philadelphia
Get the YOUNG PEOPLE involved!
Historical Commission from 1969 to 1985, chairman of the Ethnic
The Polish American Congress would like to encourage you to Council, vice president of the Philadelphia 1976 Bicentennial
consider enrolling your children in one of the Philadelphia-area Corporation and the oldest surviving male founder of the Polish
youth groups listed below. They welcome participants from all area Heritage Society of Philadelphia, an affiliate of the American Council
public and parochial schools. for Polish Culture (ACPC), and the person who created the name of
St. Adalbert Polish Language School (Saturdays) Classes are held that local organization.
in the School Building, Allegheny Avenue and Chatham Street, in Edward Pinkowski was responsible for erecting a monument
the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia. Students from 1st to 8th on Anthony Sadowski’s grave 300 years after his birth along with
grade. For info call Maria Koleda at (610) 368-1604. a roadside marker in Douglassville, PA. In 1996, he proved that
Adam Mickiewicz Polish Language School (Saturdays) Classes General Pulaski’s remains were buried in a brick vault under
are held in the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road in the monument in Savannah and was recognized by the mayor
Northeast Philadelphia. Students from lst to 8th grade. For info call of Savannah with a key to the city for literally rescuing Pulaski’s
Debbie Majka at (215) 627-1391. remains. Over the years he devoted countless hours to research on
St. John Cantius Polish Language School (Fridays) Classes are Kosciuszko and Pulaski, not to mention hundreds of other figures,
held in St. John Cantius Hall, Almond and Orthodox Streets in the and is the author of several books and many articles.
Bridesburg section of Philadelphia from 5 to 8 P.M. For info call Among the numerous awards he has received are: the Mieczyslaw
Janina Dybas at (215) 671-1161. Haiman Medal from PAHA for “outstanding contribution in the field
Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Language School (Saturdays) of Polish American studies”, Distinguished Service Award from
Classes are held at the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa ACPC for his lifetime of contributions to research in Polish American
in Doylestown, PA. For info call Monika Siuda at (215) 760-7876. history, Cavalier’s Cross of the Order of Merit in 2001 awarded by
Polish Scouts of America “Harcerstwo” (Saturdays & Sundays) the President of Poland, Aleksander Kwasniewski, Ellis Island Medal
The scouts welcome boys and girls between 6 and 20 years of age. of Honor, and the Kosciuszko Foundation Medal.
For info call Kasia Przybycien at (215) 634-0827. He lived in Philadelphia for most of his life with his wife Connie
Sloneczniki Children’s Folk Dance Group (Wednesdays) (Rosiello) before moving to Florida in 1998. He has two sons, Jack
Classes are held in the school cafeteria, 4th & Jefferson Streets, and Jim, born in the nation’s capital during the war.
Swedesburg, PA. For info call Anthony & Kathy Boccella at
In recognition of donations to the
Polish American Cultural Center
For more information about youth activities in the Philadelphia
area, call the Polish American Congress Youth Committee, Monday
through Friday between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. Call (215) 922-1700. Museum Exhibil Hall
in Memory of
Michael Danielczyk Jr.
Robert Kupiecki, Ph.D. Special Greetings from
Polish Ambassador to the United States Richard L. Krzyzanowski, Esq.
Freedom '89: Krzyzanowski Foundation
The Collapse of Communism and the Birth of a New Europe
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Driscoll Hall Auditorium, Room 132
This event is free and open to the public. All are invited to attend!
Refreshments will be available following the lecture.
For more information, please contact
Teresa Wojcik, Ph.D. at 610-519-8103
V isit u s o n t he I n t e rn e t a t: P ol is h A m er ic a nCent e r .c o m
October / November 2009, Polish American News - Page 10
Polish American Social Services “PASS”
From the Desk of
Polish American Social Services
Because of these difficult economic
times, social service programs are
having difficulty setting program
guidelines. Some programs have
increased income guidelines while others
are cutting back on assistance offered. It
is important to keep in touch with service
agencies such as PASS for updates to many programs.
A case in point is this year’s home heating program known as
LIHEAP, the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Last Social Security and Medicare Updates
year the income limit for one person in the household was $23,110. Annual Enrollmet Period
This year the proposed income limit for one person in the household
This year, between November 15, 2009 and December 31, 2009,
is $16,245. If this income limit is adopted, many less people will
Medicare beneficiaries can make changes to their medical and/or
qualify for assistance. Also, the program is proposed to be open for
prescription drug plans for 2010. To get ready for this enrollment
a very brief period, the “cash” part from December 1, 2009 till
period, throughout the month of October, 2009, Medicare plans, both
January 3, 2010, and “crisis” from January 4, 2010 till March 15,
medical and prescription will be publishing their prices and policies.
2010. This is small window of opportunity to apply as last year’s
Medicare beneficiaries should seek out the help of trusted family
program was open for both parts from November 3rd to April 3rd.
members and friends, community groups and APPRISE counselors
Again, keep in touch with PASS for updates to this program and
to help them determine if their current plan will be offered next year,
what changes to expect in the plan and if it is still the best plan
This is also the time of year when Medicare has its Annual based on their needs. (In Philadelphia, APPRISE counselors are
Enrollment Period where seniors and others that qualify for Medicare volunteers that are trained by the PA Department of Aging to help
benefits can make changes to their plans for the coming year. Medicare beneficiaries understand their medical and prescription
For many seniors, and their family and friends trying to help them, insurance options. Kindly see the following section for further
this is a stressful process. It is important to get as much information information on APPRISE.) Now is the time to start this important
as possible and to ask for help from those who work in this area. process to insure that proper coverage will be in place for 2010.
So over the next few months, as programs finalize their program APPRISE Program in Philadelphia
guidelines, keep in touch with PASS for updates. You can call the
office at (215) 923-1900 or check out updates on the internet at APPRISE counselors are accessible through two organizations,
PolishAmericanSocialServices.com. the Mayor’s Commission on Services to the Aging and the Albert
Einstein Medical Center’s Premier Years Program. Contact the
program based on the zip code you live in:
Do You Have Keystone Complete or
Know Someone Who Does? Albert Einstein Medical Center’s Premier Years Program
Independence Blue Cross has announced that two of its plans,
Keystone Complete and Keystone 65 Value Plan will no longer be Covered Zip Codes:
19111, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 24, 26, 35, 36, 38, 40, 41, 44, 49, 50, 52, and 54.
offered after December 31, 2009. This will affect 36,000 individuals
in the Philadelphia area. The Mayor’s Commission on Services to the Aging
Anyone enrolled in either of these plans should take the time
to explore what options are available to them for the future. Family Covered Zip Codes:
19102, 03, 04, 05, 06, 07, 12, 18, 19, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31,
members and friends of those enrolled should also take note and
32, 33, 34, 37, 38, 39, 40, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 51 and 53.
become involved because the process can be difficult.
Help is always available through the APPRISE program and Cost-of-Living Adjustment
other community groups and professionals as well as Medicare. For the first time in many years, Social Security recipients will not
Independence Blue Cross will also be holding meetings for the receive a cost-of-living adjustment(COLA) in their benefits for 2010.
people affected by these plans. This will definitely be a hardship for many.
Take the time to check your medical cards to see if you are Medicare PART B
enrolled in any of these plans. More mailings will be coming from
Because of the zero increase in Social Security benefits, for most
both Independence Blue Cross and Medicare concerning the end
Part B beneficiaries, the Medicare Part B monthly premium will not
of these plans. This year’s open enrollment for Medicare changes is
go up but stay at the current $96.40. Some Part B beneficiaries will
November 15, 2009 till December 31, 2009 so there is time
see an increase in their premium such as:
• new beneficiaries or those Social Security Disability
Anyone having questions concerning letters, notices or needs more recipients who become eligible for Medicare in 2010,
help concerning the end of these plans can contact PASS at
• higher income beneficiaries whose modified adjusted
gross income is greater than $85,000 for an individual
and $170,000 for a couple in 2009, and
Property Tax Rent Rebate Program
Extended to December 31, 2009! • beneficiaries whose Part B premiums are paid by the state
through one of the Medicare Savings Programs such as SLMB.
For seniors, widows and widowers, or
disabled persons whose annual income is The actual amount of the premium for those affected by the
below $15,000 for renters, and $35,000 for increase as well as the amount of the annual deductible (in 2009
homeowners, it’s not too late to get a rebate on it was $135) will be disclosed during the month of October, 2009.
the real estate taxes or rent that you paid in Medicare PART D (Prescription Program)
The proposed Standard Benefit for 2010 (and compared to 2009)
REMEMBER THAT ONLY HALF OF YOUR
SOCIAL SECURITY OR SSI INCOME IS
COUNTED FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM! Deductible $ 295 $ 310
Initial Coverage Limit $ 2,700 $ 2,830
Don’t wait till the end of the year to apply. To find out if you
Total Out-of-Pocket Spending $ 6,153.75 $ 6,440
qualify for this program, or if you need help in filling out the
application or would like an application, please call PASS at (215) This is just a summary of the Standard plan, and as many know,
923-1900. You can get back as much as $650. there are stand-alone plans and plans offered under managed
Medicare plans, each having many options. IT IS IMPORTANT
TO UNDERSTAND HOW YOUR PRESCRIPTION PLAN WORKS
In recognition of a contribution from the WITH YOUR MEDICAL PLAN. Check out Medicare.gov on the
Fourjay Foundation computer for help determining which options are best for you or
consider speaking with an APPRISE counselor.
For Polish American Social Services programs
If you need information about the City of Philadelphia Visit PASS on the Internet at:
Water Discount Program for Seniors, call PASS Monday PolishAmericanSocialServices.com
through Friday, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at 215-923-1900.
October / November 2009, Polish American News - Page 11
Polish American Social Services “PASS”
Residents of Pennsylvania who are 65
Polish American Social Services years of age or older have an outstanding
United Social Services Outreach Program
The main office of PASS at 308 Walnut Street is open Monday
PACE prescription medication plan, “PACE”, the
Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for
the Elderly. This program is administered
through Friday between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. to service the general Contract for the Elderly by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging
public. You can call the main office at (215) 923-1900. Clients
and funding for this program is provided by
coming to the main office are asked to call in advance so that a Social
the Pennsylvania Lottery to help senior citizens pay for prescription
Service Representative can be assigned to provide information and
assistance and to secure appropriate documents and information
necessary for processing each request. There is also another level of the program called PACENET.
This program is also funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Both of
Some services are listed in this newsletter, but the staff can assist
these programs are Medicare Part D approved and are considered
you with many other programs available to both senior citizens and
creditable plans. With PACE, seniors only co-pay either $6.00
individuals of all ages. Services can be provided in the English or
for generic meds or $9.00 for brand name meds. There are no
Polish language. Everyone is welcome to contact the agency for
deductibles or monthly premiums in PACE. With PACENET, seniors
only co-pay $8.00 for generic meds or $15.00 for brand name meds.
PASS also makes many community outreach visits throughout There is a monthly deductible or premium for this program of $26.59
the year. There are also several special outreach visits made to for 2009. Under PACE and PACENET, your assets are not counted,
senior citizen groups which are announced in local newspapers only your annual income.
or church bulletins.
The two income levels of the program are as follows:
The following outreach service locations and schedules are in
PACE monthly annual
operation: Daily services for clients from these areas are also
one person $1,208 $14,500
available at the main office.
couple $1,475 $17,700
308 Walnut Street Monday to Friday PACENET max monthly income annual (range of income)
Downtown Philadelphia 9 A.M. to 4 P.M. one person $1,958 $14,500 to $23,500
couple $2,625 $17,700 to $31,500
Port Richmond & Fishtown areas: Since PACE and PACENET are working with Medicare Part D, the
St. Adalbert Rectory Every Tuesday program is now also referred to as PACE PLUS. This only means that
Thompson Street & Allegheny Avenue 9 A.M. to 1 P.M. PACE and PACENET enrollees receive the same coverage that they
received with PACE and PACENET, and their costs are the same or
Northeast/Bridesburg & Frankford areas: possibly lower. The staff of PASS will be able to explain to seniors
St. John Cantius Hall Every 1st Wednesday how these programs work together.
Thompson & Orthodox Streets 10 A.M. to 12 Noon For more information and assistance with an application, contact
PASS, Monday through Friday, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at (215) 923-1900,
Manayunk/Roxborough areas: or PolishAmericanSocialServices.com.
St. Josaphat Hall Every 3rd Monday
Cotton & Silverwood Streets 10 A.M. to 12 Noon SNAP Raises Income Limits
The Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare has raised the
Other outreach areas served by PASS are announced in
gross limit for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program
community newspapers and in church bulletins.
(SNAP) (formerly known as the Federal Food Stamp Program) from
For information on those outreach visits call the main office at 130% of the federal poverty line to 160%. Thousands of additional
(215) 923-1900. households will now be eligible for assistance.
In addition, Pennsylvania has amended its NET Income Test so
Utility Assistance that all one- and two-person households under the established Gross
Income Limits - 200% of the federal poverty line (FPL) for households
There are several programs available to help seniors and others with a senior or disabled member - are eligible for a minimum of $16
with the costs of utilities. Check out the following programs: monthly, even if they do not meet the NET Income Limit. This rule
Philadelphia Water Revenue Bureau offers two change is especially important for senior citizens and others who
programs to assist customers. The Senior Citizen often are low income but also have low expenses.
Discount Program offers a 25% discount on each
Number in Family Old Income Limit New Income Limit
water bill for those 65 and older. Maximum income is
(130% FPL (160% FPL)
$28,900. The other program is called WRAP, the Water
Revenue Assistance Program. Income guidelines range 1 $14,079 $17,328
from $1,579 per month for one individual to $3,216 2 $18,941 $23,312
per month for a family of four. 3 $23,803 $29,296
4 $28,665 $35,280
LIHEAP - For information about the 2009-2010 Fuel
5 $33,527 $41,264
Assistance Program, or to receive an application, call PASS
6 $38,389 $47,248
at (215) 923-1900.
7 $43,251 $53,232
PECO CAP - offers a discount on kilowatt hours, balance 8 $48,113 $59,216
forgiveness and shut off prevention. Income limits are as
follows: One person $15,612 annually, $31,812 for a family For more information, you can call the Food Stamp
of four. Call CAP directly at 1-800-774-7040. Hotline at (215) 430-0556, or PASS at (215) 923-1900.
PGW CRP - offers low income customers to better afford and
maintain their gas service. CRP customers pay a budget amount
based on their gross household income. Income limits are as follows: In recognition of a contribution from
One person $16,245 annually, $33,075 for a family of four. Call PGW
at (215) 684-6100. The Michael J. Kosloski Foundation
In loving Memory of Leo Kosloski
Attention Employers! For Polish American Social Services programs
PASS will be pleased to alert job seekers of Job Openings that
have been reported to us.
If your business or organization is about to or has posted a
position, kindly let PASS know about that opening. Call Monday Best Wishes to Polonia
through Friday, between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. (215) 923-1900, or send
the job information to:
Beneficial Savings Bank
Attn: Employment Information
Polish American Social Services
308 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106 For information about PASS and its Outreach Services,
Kindly include qualifications needed, starting salary and where visit: PolishAmericanSocialServices.com
to go for an application and interview.
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Polish American Cultural Center Museum in Philadelphia, PA
October 10, 1979 - Joel Przybilla (Born)
Museum’s Historic Reflections Project
Joel Przybilla is a professional basketball player in
October / November the National Basketball Association. He went to the
University of Minnesota and played for several NBA
The Polish American Cultural Center Museum in Historic
teams. He currently plays for the Portland Trail
Philadelphia presents Historic Reflections from Polish and Polish
American history on the Polish American Radio Program. The
reflections are organized in a daily format. Some of the dates may be October 11, 1903 - Kazimierz Kordylewski (Born)
the birthday or death date of a prominent person. Other dates may Kazimierz Kordylewski was an astronomer born
celebrate a milestone in a prominent person’s life such as a career in Poznan, Poland in 1903. In 1956, Kordylewski
promotion, invention date, or some accomplishment that contributed discovered clouds of dust, believed to be particles left
to science, medicine, sports, or entertainment history. Other dates over from our moon. These clouds are now named
may be an anniversary of a historical event in Polonia or Poland’s after him.
You can hear weekly historic reflections on the Saturday edition October 12, 1915 - Helena Modjeska (Born)
of the Polish American Radio Program at 11 A.M. on 1540 AM Helena Modjeska was a Polish actress of international
Radio from Philadelphia. Listen to rebroadcasts 24 hours a day at fame who immigrated to the United States in 1876. She
PolishAmericanRadioProgram.com. became a star of American stages for many years with her
For your information, we have listed a selection of historic portrayals of Shakespearian characters. Modjeska was
reflections for the months of October and November. the mother of Ralph Modjeski, the builder of the Benjamin
Franklin and Tacony Palmyra Bridges in Philadelphia and
October 1, 1608 - First Polish Settlers in
several others across America.
October 13, 1926 - “Killer” Kowalski (Born)
The first Polish settlers arrived in Jamestown,
VA, on the ship Mary and Margaret. They were Professional wrestler Wladek Kowalski is known
glassmakers from Poland hired by the Virginia as “Killer” Kowalski to his long-time wrestling
Company of London to establish a glassmaking fans. He wrestled in over 6,000 matches from
industry in the new American colony of “Virginia”. 1947 to 1977, winning great popularity in TV
The glass products they produced became the first products made in matches during the 1960’s and 70’s against foe,
America, and also the first products made for export to Europe Bruno Sammartino.
for sale. October 14, 1864 - Stefan Zeromski (Born)
October 2, 1922 - William Swiacki (Born) Stefan Zeromski was a Polish novelist who was given an
William Adam Swiacki was an American football end in apartment in the Royal Castle of Warsaw in recognition of
the National Football League for five seasons for the New his artistic abilities. He wrote over fifteen major works.
York Giants and Detroit Lions. He played college football
at Columbia University and was drafted in the sixteenth
round of the 1946 NFL Draft by the Boston Yanks. October 15, 1817 - Thaddeus Kosciuszko (Died)
October 3, 1923 - Stanislaw Skrowaczewski (Born) After the struggle for America’s Independence,
General Thaddeus Kosciuszko returned to his
Stanislaw Skrowaczewski was born in Lwow, Poland, homeland of Poland. He swore an oath in the
and became best known for his work with the Krakow market place to fight for Poland’s liberty and
Minnesota Orchestra. In 1997, one of Skrowaczewski’s took command of the Polish uprising in 1794, urging
works was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He also lead all men to take up arms to defend Poland.
the Cleveland Orchestra and was the composer-in-
residence for the Philadelphia Orchestra. October 16, 1726 - Daniel Chodowiecki (Born)
October 4, 1705 - Stanislaw Leszczynski (Coronation) Daniel Niklaus Chodowiecki was a Polish-German
Stanislaw Leszczynski was the first Polish king crowned painter and printmaker with Huguenot ancestry, who
in Warsaw, Poland. is most famous as an etcher. He spent most of his life
in Berlin, and became the director of the Berlin
Academy of Art.
October 5, 1861 - Antoni Fijalkowski (Died) October 17, 1849 - Fryderyk Chopin (Died)
Antoni Melchior Fijalkowski was the Archbishop Fryderyk Chopin, Polish composer and pianist, was born
Metropolitan of Warsaw and spiritual leader of the nation in Zelazowa Wola, Poland in 1810. At age 7 Chopin
during the Partitions of Poland. wrote his first composition, the Polonaise in G minor.
At age 8 he presented his first public concert. Fryderyk
Chopin’s music continues to be played throughout the
October 6, 1873 - Sir Pawel Strzelecki (Died) world.
Sir Pawel Strzelecki was an explorer of the Australian October 18, 1922 - Richard Stankiewicz (Born)
continent. He named the largest mountain in Australia
after American and Polish freedom fighter, Tadeusz Richard Stankiewicz was born in Philadelphia, grew up
Kosciuszko. in Detroit, and had a presence in several prestigious art
galleries in New York City during his career. He became
October 7, 1943 - Eugeniusz Bodo (Died) internationally known in the 1960’s for his trend setting
work by welding pieces of scrap metal. He died in 1983 at
Eugeniusz Bodo was born Bohdan Eugene Junod. his home in Worthington, Massachusetts.
Eugeniusz changed his name to Bodo, a stage name,
which he used at many theaters, eventually opening October 19, 1984 - Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko (Died)
Cafe Bodo in Warsaw, Poland. With WWII raging, Fr. Jerzy Popieluszko, the Solidarity Priest, was murdered
Eugeniusz Bodo ended up in the Soviet Union and was by Communist internal security agents. His murder
sent to a Gulag where he was executed. only solidified the resolve of the Polish people to gain
October 8, 1910 - Maria Konopnicka (Died) their freedom. Pope John Paul II visited the grave of Fr.
Popieluszko during one of his visits.
Maria Konopnicka was a poet, novelist, translator and
essayist from Lwow, Poland. Her writing touched on October 20, 1948 - Honorable Robert Borski (Born)
many issues that beset the people in Poland during the
Honorable Robert Borski, former United States
late 1800’s. She often used the pen name “Jan Sawa.”
Congressman, represented the people of Northeast
Maria Konopnicka writings influenced generations of
Philadelphia for many years. We thank him for his many
Polish poets and novelists.
years of service.
October 9, 1779 - General Casimir Pulaski October 21, 1969 - Waclaw Sierpinski (Died)
Mortally Wounded (Event)
Waclaw Franciszek Sierpinski was a Polish
General Casimir Pulaski, Father of the American mathematician known for outstanding contributions
Cavalry, was mortally wounded while leading his to set theory (research on the axiom of choice and
troops in the Battle of Savanah, Georgia in 1779. the continuum hypothesis), number theory, theory of
Pulaski has parades and holidays in his honor functions and topology. He published over 700 papers
until this day as well as parks, schools, bridges, and 50 books. Three well-known fractals are named after him (the
towns and countries named after him. Sierpinski triangle, the Sierpinski carpet and the Sierpinski curve),
as are Sierpinski numbers and the associated Sierpinski problem.
October / November, 2009, Polish American News - Page 14
Historic Reflections from the Polish American Cultural Center Museum in Philadelphia, PA • October / November
October 22, 1978 - Pope John Paul II (Installed) November 2, 1942 - Stefanie Powers (Born)
Pope John Paul II, the beloved Cardinal of Krakow, Stefania Federkiewicz, well-known by her stage name
Poland, was elected to be the shepherd of the Stephanie Powers, starred in movies and television
Universal Catholic Church in October 1978 shows. Stephanie Powers is well known for her
and served as pontiff until his death on April 2, television series Hart to Hart with co-star Robert
2005. During his 27 years as Holy Father, he Wagner.
was recognized as a true son of Poland and an
international leader of faith and justice. November 3, 1951 - Edward Murawinski (Born)
October 23, 1885 - Jan Czochralski (Born) Edward Murawinski was born in Jersey City,
Jan Czochralski was a Polish chemist known for the New Jersey. He is currently employed by the New
Czochralski process of growing single crystals used in York Daily News as a cartoonist and a member
the production of semiconductor wafers. He also helped of the National Cartoonist Society. He attended
to develop a hand grenade for Poland’s Home Army the Manhattan School of Visual Arts and has
during World War II. been employed by the Daily News since he was
October 24, 1916 - Edward Piszek (Born) November 4, 1937 - Loretta Swit (Born)
Edward Piszek was a Polish American Industrialist Loretta Swit is a proud Polish American and
and Philanthropist. He was the founder of Mrs. well-known actress of the stage and television. She
Paul’s Kitchens, the frozen-food business that became is best known for her portrayal of the character Major
a national giant. Mr. Piszek was an outstanding Margaret Houlihan on the television series M*A*S*H.
supporter of Poland and the Polish American
community. Among his many accomplishments,
Edward Piszek helped eradicate tuberculosis in November 5, 1530 - Jan Kochanowski (Born)
Poland and was the main supporter of the Kosciuszko House in Jan Kochanowski was a Polish Renaissance poet and
Historic Philadelphia. writer. He is recognized as one of the most important
poets before the 19th century.
October 25, 1867 - Jozef Dowbor-Musnicki (Born)
Józef Dowbor-Musnicki was a Polish military officer
and commander, serving with the Polish army. He was November 6, 1755 - Stanislaw Staszic (Born)
also the military commander of the Greater Poland Stanislaw Staszic was a Catholic priest, philosopher,
Uprising. statesman, geologist, scholar, poet, writer and leader of
the Polish Enlightenment. He had a direct influence on
the Third of May Constitution of 1791.
October 26, 1910 - John Cardinal Krol (Born)
John Cardinal Krol was a Polish American Cardinal November 7, 1944 - Joe Niekro (Born)
and the Archbishop of Philadelphia from 1961 to
1988. John Cardinal Krol participated in the Second Joe Niekro was a Major League Baseball Player and
Vatican Council, served as the President of the U.S. the brother of Hall of Famer, Phil Niekro. Joe Niekro
Conference of Catholic Bishops and was advisor to like his brother Phil, specialized in throwing the
Pope John Paul II. knuckleball. During the 1970’s and 80’s, the Niekro
brothers combined for 539 total wins, making them
October 27, 1991 - Free Elections Held in Poland the most successful brother combination in baseball
(Event) history. Joe’s son, Lance Niekro, is a major league baseball player.
We mark the date of the first free elections for the Polish November 8, 1940 - Charles Kowal (Born)
Parliament, since World War II, on this day in 1991. Charles Kowal is a Polish American astronomer who
discovered the two moons of Jupiter, Leda in 1974 and
Themisto in 1975. Charles Kowal is also known for
October 28, 1824 - Fr. Leopold Moczygemba (Born) discovering many supernovas in other galaxies.
Fr. Leopold Moczygemba was a patriarch of America’s
Polonia. Fr. Moczygemba organized the first Polish November 9, 1505 - Mikolaj Rej (Born)
settlement in the United States at Panna Maria, Texas
in 1854. He was one of the founders and also served Mikolaj Rej was one of the best known writers and poets
as a president of the Polish Roman Catholic Union of of the Renaissance and was also a politician, musician
America, which was founded in Chicago in 1873. He and nobleman. The Polish Sejm pronounced 2005 as the
also established the first Polish College in America at Orchard Lake, year of Mikolaj Rej, celebrating the 500th Anniversary of
Michigan. his birth.
October 29, 1924 - Zbigniew Herbert (Born)
November 10, 1909 - Pawel Jasienica (Born)
Zbigniew Herbert was an influential Polish poet,
Pawel Jasienica was the pen-name of Leon Lech Beynar,
essayist and moralist. He was a member of the
a Polish non-academic historian, journalist, writer and
Polish resistance movement during World War II. The
publication of his Selected Poems in the United States
and England made Zbigniew Herbert one of the most
popular contemporary poets in the English-speaking
world. November 11, 1918 - Poland’s Independence
October 30, 1790 - Karol Lipinski (Born)
In 1918 after World War I, Poland was
Karol Lipinski was a Polish virtuoso violinist and reestablished as a sovereign country with the
composer. His Stradivarius violin became known as assistance of United States President Woodrow
the Lipinski Stradivarius. His compositions included Wilson and the Allied Powers.
four violin concertos, as well as polonaises, rondos
and variations. The Karol Lipinski University of
Music in Wroclaw, Poland, bears his name. November 12, 1952 - Steve Bartkowski (Born)
October 31, 1950 - Jozef Stolorz (Born) Steve Bartkowski was a well known quarterback
for the National Football League. During his career
Józef Stolorz is a fine art painter born in Katowice, Bartkowski played for the Atlanta Falcons and the
Silesia, Poland. He has displayed paintings at over 100 Los Angeles Rams and was All American Quarterback
exhibitions worldwide, including over 60 individual during his senior season in 1974 at the University of
exhibitions and since 2002 has been listed in an official California.
“Who’s Who in Poland”.
November 13, 1806 - Emilia Plater (Born)
November 1, 1918 - Harcerze (Founding) Emilia Plater was a Polish freedom fighter who
The first American unit of the Polish Boy Scouts, known participated in the November Uprising of 1830.
as Harcerze, was started in Buffalo, New York, in 1918. Emilia Plater, who achieved the rank of Captain
They remain a well known scouting movement which of an Infantry Unit, is considered a revolutionary,
has spread across the United States of America. patriot and national hero not just in Poland, but
also in Belarus and Lithuania.
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November 14, 1972 - Edyta Gorniak (Born) November 25, 1985 - Ray Jablonski (Died)
Edyta Górniak (born in Ziebice, Poland) is one of the most Ray Jablonski was a third baseman in Major League
popular female singers of Polish pop music. She was the Baseball who played for the St. Louis Cardinals,
star of the musical Metro (“Subway”) - the most popular Cincinnati Reds and the New York Giants. Ray
and longest running homegrown musical in Polish history. Jablonski was elected to the National League All Star
Team in 1954.
November 15, 1980 - Pope John Paul II Visit to
West Germany (Event) November 26, 1855 - Adam Mickiewicz (Died)
On November 15, 1980, Pope John Paul II visited Adam Mickiewicz was known for his poem Pan
West Germany. This historic occasion marked Tadeusz and is considered one of Poland’s greatest
the first visit of a pontiff to Germany in over 200 romantic poets. All of his greatest works were
years. written in the Polish language. He is buried in
November 16, 1603 - Augustyn Kordecki (Born)
Augustyn Kordecki led the historic defense of the
sanctuary of Our Lady of Czestochowa during the November 27, 1958 - Artur Rodzinski (Died)
Swedish Invasion from November 18th to December
Artur Rodzinski was a Polish conductor of opera and
26th, 1655, prior to the cloister of the Pauline
symphonic music. Rodzinski studied music in Lwów,
Fathers in Czestochowa, Poland.
and then law in Vienna, where he simultaneously
November 17, 1954 - Tadeusz Banachiewicz (Died) enrolled at the Academy of Music. He was associated
with Chicago Symphony, Cleveland Orchestra, Los
Tadeusz Banachiewicz was a Polish astronomer,
Angeles Philharmonic and New York Philharmonic.
mathematician, and the director of the Krakow
Observatory. Tadeusz Banachiewicz’s international November 28, 1948 - Agnieszka Holland (Born)
recognition came from his theory of cracovians Agnieszka Holland is one of Poland’s most prominent
- a matrix algebra that helped to solve several filmakers. Agnieszka Holland is best known for her
astronomical, geodesic, mechanical and mathematical movie, Europa Europa, which brought her the Golden
problems. A lunar crater is named after him. Globe Award and her second nomination for an
November 18, 1860 - Ignacy Paderewski (Born) Academy Award.
Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pianist and composer,
became the most noted statesman of Poland to the November 29, 1830 - Polish Uprising
United States during and after World War I. In 1919, (Event)
after World War I, Ignacy Jan Paderewski became the The famous Polish Uprising of 1830 was
first premier of the newly created Republic of Poland. a revolt against Russian rule in Poland
His heart is enshrined at the National Shrine of Our which caused one of the largest waves of
Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, immigration in Polish history to France,
and his remains are buried in the crypt of St. John’s Cathedral in the United States and several other
Warsaw, Poland. countries around the world.
November 19, 1925 - Zymunt Bauman (Born)
November 30, 1768 - Jedzej Sniadecki (Born)
Zygmunt Bauman (born in Poznan) is a Polish
Jedzej Sniadecki was a Polish writer, physician,
sociologist who, since 1971, has resided in England
chemist and biologist. Sniadecki’s most important
after being driven out of Poland by an anti-Semitic
book was entitled The Beginnings of Chemistry, the
campaign, engineered by the Communist regime of
first Polish-language chemistry textbook. It is believed
the time. Professor of sociology at the University of
that Jedrzej Sniadecki was the original discoverer of
Leeds (and since 1990 emeritus professor), Bauman
the element ruthenium in 1807.
has become best known for his analysis of the
links between modernity and the Holocaust, and of postmodern
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November 20, 1926 - Dr. Andrzej Shally (Born)
Dr. Andrzej Wiktor Shally was a Polish-born Polish American Radio Program
Serving Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
endocrinologist who won the Nobel Prize in 1977
7 days a week since 1925
in Medicine for research work. Dr. Andrzej Shally
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Local News, Music, Special Features and News from Poland
November 21, 1920 - Stanley Musial (Born) in the Polish Language with Hostess Barbara Ilnicka
Stanley Musial, nicknamed “Stan the Man”, was born
on November 21, 1920 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Thursday 11:45 A.M. - 1540 AM
He played 1,890 baseball games as an outfielder and Pauline Fathers Radio Program
1,016 games as a first baseman, but was known from Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA in the Polish Language
mainly as a left-handed consistent hitter. Musial won
Saturday Morning 11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon - 1540 AM
several National League Most Valuable Player Awards
and received Sports Illustrated magazine’s “Sportsman of the Year” Polka Time & Variety Program
award and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. In English hosted by Michael Blichasz
November 22, 1950 - Gregory Luzinski (Born) Sunday 12:00 Noon to 12:30 P.M. - 1540 AM
Gregory Michael Luzinski was a former left fielder in Fr. Justin Radio Program
Major League Baseball, nicknamed “The Bull”. He
spent the majority of his career with the Philadelphia Sunday 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. - 1540 AM
Phillies. Still a fan favorite in Philadelphia, he opened Polish Language Variety Program
“Bull’s Barbecue” in the Phillies’ newly opened with hostess Barbara Ilnicka
stadium, Citizens Bank Park.
Internet re-broadcast access from anywhere in the world!
November 23, 1933 - Krzysztof Penderecki (Born)
On the Internet Right Now!
Krzysztof Penderecki is an internationally known 24 hours a day - 7 days a week
composer and conductor of classical music. In 1980,
Krzysztof Penderewski was commissioned by Solidarity
to compose a special musical piece to accompany the or PolishAmericanRadioProgram.com
unveiling of the Gdansk Shipyard Memorial statue
honoring those killed during the 1970 shipyard riots.
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November 24, 1972 - Barry Potomski (Born)
This is a bi-weekly publication of the White Eagle Media LLC.
Barry Potomski is a former professional ice hockey right The free publication is in the Polish and English language and is
winger. He played 68 National Hockey League games: available at the Polish American Cultural Center Museum, 308
59 with the Los Angeles Kings and 9 with the San Jose Walnut Street, in historic Philadelphia. If you live outside of
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The Polish American Congress Encourages All to Support Our Area Activities!
Saturday, September 26 - Annual Festival, Sacred Heart Church, Saturday, November 7 and Sunday, November 8 - Holiday
148 Church Street, Phoenixville, PA, 12 Noon to 7 P.M. Music, Bazaar/Flea Market, St. Valentine Parish Hall, 2330 Margaret
games of chance, silent auction, Polish and American food, Street, Frankford section, Philadelphia, Saturday, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
childrens’ activities, and much more. Rain or Shine! Info call and Sunday, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Refreshments, holiday crafts, and
Kathleen Moffa 610-935-0939. much more. Everyone invited! Info call Fran Bonikowski
Sunday, September 27 - Polish Falcons of America Day, 215-632-1816.
National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Ferry Road, Sunday, November 8 - Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture in the
Doylestown, PA. Mass 12:30 P.M. All are welcome to attend. Polish language, Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road,
Info 215-345-0600. Northeast Philadelphia, 3 P.M. Speaker: Dr. Teofil Lachowicz.
Thursday, October 1 - Proclamation Ceremony for Pulaski Day Topic “Dla Ojczyzny Ratowania”. Free. Info call 215-624-9954.
and Polish American Heritage Month, Polish American Cultural Sunday, November 8 - Polka Dance, Thaddeus Kosciuszko Club
Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street, historic Philadelphia, (TK), East Hector and Apple Streets, Conshohocken, PA. Music by
12 Noon. Everyone is invited. Admission is free. Info call Naturalistix Band, 3 to 7 P.M.. Free parking. Info call
Saturday, October 3 - The Third Annual Polish Night, Swedesburg Friday, November 13 - Kosciuszko Foundation Philadelphia
Volunteer Fire Co., Jefferson Street & Roosevelt Avenue, Chapter Presents Poetry Reading of Juliusz Slowacki by the
Swedesburg, 5:30 P.M. to 11 P.M. Polish Food. Music by Overbrook Poets Society, Polish American Cultural Center
Our Gang Polka Band. Info/tickets call Jack Guziewicz Museum, 308 Walnut Street, historic Philadelphia, 7:30 P.M.
610-277-1838 or Kathy and Anthony Boccella 610-539-3699. Free. Info call Katarzyna Newcomer 610-688-6226.
Saturday, October 3 - Pulaski Dinner Dance, Associated Polish Friday, November 13 and Saturday, November 14 - Christmas
Home Ballroom, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia. Bazaar, St. John Cantius Parish Hall, Almond & Orthodox Streets,
Cocktails 5 P.M., dinner 6 P.M. Info call Jean McCloskey Bridesburg section, Philadelphia, Friday 6 to 9 P.M., Saturday,
215-425-4783. 4 to 9 P.M. Games, Polish food and much more. Everyone invited.
Sunday, October 4 - Pulaski Observance Mass, Cathedral Basilica Info call rectory 215-535-6667.
of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th & Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Center Saturday, November 14 - Polish Cabaret “Prima Aprilis”,
City Philadelphia, 9:30 A.M., followed by Tribute Ceremony. Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast
Info call 215-739-3408. Philadelphia, 8 P.M. Info call 215-802-2031 or 718-753-4216.
Sunday, October 4 - Pulaski Parade steps off at 12 Noon from Sunday, November 15 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Mary Parish, Oak
20th and the Parkway. Free seating at Logan Circle in the area of and West Elm Streets, Conshohocken, PA, 12 Noon to 7 P.M..
television coverge on WPVI-TV 6, 12:30 to 2 P.M. Info call Games of chance, Polish kitchen and much more. Info call rectory
Sunday, October 4 - Polka Dance, Thaddeus Kosciuszko Club (TK), Sunday, November 22 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Mary Parish, 12th
East Hector and Apple Streets, Conshohocken, PA. Music by & Spruce Streets, Reading, PA, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M.. Crafts, games,
Shoreliners Band, 3 to 7 P.M. Free parking. Info call rummage sale, Polish food, and much more. Info call
Saturday, October 10 - “Jesienna Biesiada”, Associated Polish Sunday, December 6 - Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture in the
Home Ballroom, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia, Polish language, Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road,
9 P.M. to 1 A.M. Music by the Voice Band. Buffet Supper. Northeast Philadelphia, 3 P.M. Speaker: Mgr. Ryszard Druch and
Info call 215-624-9954. Mgr. Antonina Jacyna. Topic: “W Duecie O Polonijnym
Sunday, October 11 - Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture in the Kabarecie”. Free. Info call 215-624-9954.
Polish language, Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road, Sunday, December 6 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Stanislaus Hall,
Northeast Philadelphia, 3 P.M. Speaker: Dr. Danuta Piatkowska 3rd and Fitzwater Streets, South Philadelphia, 12 Noon to 4 P.M.
& Fr. Lucius Tyrasinski. Topic: “Sukcesy Ojcow Paulinow Na Games of chance, food and much more. Info call rectory
Przykladzie Amerykanskiej Czestochowy”. Free. Info call 215-468-1922. Everyone invited!
215-624-9954. Sunday, December 6 - Polka Dance, Thaddeus Kosciuszko Club
Sunday, October 11 - “Polkas For Charity” Polka Dance, The (TK), East Hector and Apple Streets, Conshohocken, PA. Music
Gilbertsville Firehall, 1454 Philadelphia Avenue, Gilbertsville, PA, by Polka Express Band, 3 to 7 P.M. Free parking. Info call
2 to 7 P.M. Music by The Boys From Baltimore & Rhythm & Music 610-828-9352.
Trio. Polish & American food. No BYOB. Info/tickets call Janet Saturday, December 12 - Polish Christmas Open House,
O’Such 610-326-2915 or Ted Borzymowski 443-299-6319. Polish American Cultural Center Musem, 308 Walnut Street,
Sunday, October 18 - Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki”, historic Philadelphia, 11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Free. Info call
Mass 10:30 A.M. St. Adalbert Church, Thompson Street & 215-922-1700.
Allegheny Avenue, Port Richmond section, Philadelphia, followed
by Harvest Festival, St. Adalbert Auditorium, 12 Noon to 4 P.M.
Info call 215-922-1700. Visit us on the Internet at:
Sunday, October 18 - Polish American Citizens Club of Camden PolishAmericanCenter.com
County “95th Anniversary” Social, Runnemede VFW Post
#3324, 6th Avenue, Runnemede, NJ. Music by Our Gang Band.
No BYOB. No tickets sold at the door. For tickets/info call Larry
Gasperone 856-854-4610 or Dan Steiner 856-468-1215. The Board of the Polish American Congress
welcomes all proud Polish Americans to join the PAC
Sunday, October 18 - Polish National Alliance Lodge 650 Polish
Polish American Congress
American Heritage Month Breakfast, St. Hedwig’s Social Room,
4th & Hayes Streets, Chester, PA, 10:30 A.M. Info call Sophie District Membership
Szymczyk 610-494-5367 or Helen Chominski 610-485-1274. (For New Members)
Monday, October 19 - Polish American Heritage Society of
Camden County Historic Smithville & Village Green Trip. Name ________________________________________________
Leaving from Holy Maternity Church, 431 West Nicholson Road,
Audubon, NJ, 10 A.M. Info call Tim Popiolek, 609-680-5787. Address ______________________________________________
Sunday, October 25 - Polka Party, Polish American Citizens
City _____________________ State _________ Zip _________
Association, Champagne Room, 65-67 Marple Avenue, Clifton
Heights, PA, 3 to 7 P.M. Music by Joe Stanky & the Cadets Band.
Info call John Oleykowski 610-833-8232.
Saturday, November 7 - St. Josaphat Christmas Bazaar, Please Check One:
Individual Membership $25.00 ____ Family Membership $30.00 ____
Parish Hall, 124 Cotton Street, Manayunk, 11 A.M. to 8 P.M.
Games of chance, refreshments and much more. Info call rectory I understand membership will include a one-year subscription to the
215-483-4470. Polish American News.
Saturday, November 7 - “The 8th Polkas Against Cancer” Beef Please return the above form with your payment.
and Beer to benefit Fox Chase Cancer Center, Swedesburg Fire A membership card will be sent to you promptly.
Company, Jefferson Street & Roosevelt Avenue, Swedesburg, PA, Polish American Congress
7 to 11 P.M. Music by The Goldentones Band. Price of ticket 308 Walnut Street
includes buffet, beer, soda, and desserts. No tickets sold at the Philadelphia, PA 19106
door. Info/tickets call Anthony or Kathy Boccella 610-539-3699.
For more information call the PAC at (215) 739-3408