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									                                            October / November 2008
             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

        400th Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers in America • 1608-2008
  On October 1, 1608, the English ship Mary and Margaret
arrived at Jamestown, Virginia. Aboard the ship were several
persons of Polish descent who had been hired by the Virginia
Company of London, at the request of Captain John Smith, who
was the leader of the Jamestown Colony. Captain Smith, who
had first learned of the Polish craftsmen’s work while traveling in
Eastern Europe, invited them to Jamestown for the specific purpose
of helping to establish a glass industry in the colony. Upon their
arrival, the Poles made a vital contribution to the survival of the
colony by digging a well to provide fresh drinking water, which was
seriously lacking in the colony.
    The next accomplishment was the building of a furnace to
produce glass products, which became the first factory in America.
In addition to producing glass products, the Polish settlers also
produced pitch and tar, vital building materials for expanding
the new colony. Despite many hardships due to the climate and
living conditions, the Poles and their fellow settlers persevered and
eventually were able to produce enough glass, pitch and tar for
export to England. These products became the first commercial
items to be exported from America to Europe.
   On July 30, 1619, the Polish settlers accomplished another
noteworthy achievement in the Jamestown colony by staging the
first labor strike in America. After being denied participation in
the first Virginia assembly, the Polish settlers conducted a labor
walkout, not for wages or better working conditions, but for
democratic rights. The newly formed House of Burgesses quickly
acknowledged the vital role of the Poles in the settlement’s well-
being and granted them the same voting privileges as those enjoyed
by the English.
   The arrival of the first Polish settlers in America marked a
humble, yet significant event in American history. Over the years,
people from Poland continued to immigrate to America. Today
Poles are the sixth largest ethnic group in America, residing in all
fifty states and participating in every aspect of American life. Poles
comprise a significant portion of the tens of millions of immigrants
who have come to America from all over the world and now proudly
call this nation their home. The 400th anniversary of the first
Poles in America provides an excellent opportunity for persons            Replica of English Ship Mary and Margaret in Jamestown, VA.
of all national origins to reflect on the journey of their immigrant
ancestors who continue to add shape and color to the American                                      Listen to Re-Broadcasts
                                                                                                  of the Daily and Weekend
mosaic.

                                                                                             Polish American Radio Programs at:
 For more information, visit the Polish American Cultural Center
Museum, 308 Walnut Street in Historic Philadelphia, and the

                                                                                           PolishAmericanRadioProgram.com
Museum’s Internet site at: PolishAmericanCenter.com.


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                                                                                                    From the Desk of
         We wish all our Parishioners, Friends                                            Michael Blichasz, President
           and the entire Polonia a Happy                                                Polish American Cultural Center
          Polish American Heritage Month                                                                   and
                                                                                             Polish American Congress
                 St. Adalbert Parish, Philadelphia, PA                                      Eastern Pennsylvania District
                   Rev. Msgr. Francis S. Feret, Pastor                                308 Walnut Street • Philadelphia, PA 19106
                     St. Hedwig Parish, Trenton, NJ                                                (215) 922-1700
                                                                                            PolishAmericanCenter.com
                        Rev. Jacek Labinski, Pastor
                                                                                   Dear Members, Friends and Supporters,
                  St. Hedwig Parish, Wilmington, DE
                      Rev. Andrew Molewski, Pastor                                   October is Polish American Heritage Month, and as we mark
                                                                                   the 27th year of this effort, we are also celebrating some special
             St. John Cantius Parish, Philadelphia, PA                             anniversaries in Polonia. Nationally in 2008, the Polish American
                    Rev. Joseph Zingaro, Pastor                                    community is marking the 400th Anniversary of the First Polish
                St. Josaphat Parish, Philadelphia, PA                              Settlers in America, covered elsewhere in this edition of the Polish
                  Rev. Leonard Lewandowski, Pastor                                 American News. To help you turn back the clock of time, our
                                                                                   website features some slides of the Jamestown, VA, settlement.
               St. Laurentius Parish, Philadelphia, PA                             The link is on the top of the front page of the Museum’s site at
                     Rev. Francis Gwiazda, Pastor                                  PolishAmericanCenter.com.
                  St. Mary Parish, Conshohocken, PA                                  In the Philadelphia area we are celebrating the 75th Anniversary
                  Rev. Msgr. Robert Grudowski, Pastor                              of the Pulaski Day Parade, the 100th Anniversary of PASS, Polish
                                                                                   American Social Services, the 75th Anniversary of the Polish
                      St. Mary Parish, Reading, PA
                                                                                   American String Band and the 20th Anniversary of the Polish
                       Rev. Leon Stajkowski, Pastor                                American Cultural Center Museum. All of these anniversaries were
           National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa                              made possible because of the desire of many people over the years
                   Pauline Fathers and Brothers                                    to promote Polish and Polish American heritage and unite people in
                                                                                   patriotic, social and cultural efforts. 400 years after the First Polish
              Sacred Heart Parish, Clifton Heights, PA                             Settlers, Polish Americans remain a vibrant part of American society.
                      St. Hedwig, Chester, PA                                      Today, over 20 million Americans share Polish heritage. Polish
                     Rev. Jan Palkowski, Pastor                                    Americans make valuable contributions to every aspect of American
                 Sacred Heart Parish, Swedesburg, PA                               society by instilling faith and family values, leadership, good will and
                    Rev. Andrew McCormick, Pastor                                  civic awareness. Members of Polonia in America are recognized as
                                                                                   great citizens, patriots and taxpayers who also offer time and funding
     St. Philip Neri Parish/St.Stanislaus, Philadelphia, PA                        to promote
                     Rev. James Oliver, Pastor                                     Polish heritage and civic responsibility. For centuries there were
           St. Stanislaus Kostka Parish, Coatesville, PA                           waves of Polish immigrants who journeyed to America, some
                     Rev. John V. Oulds, Pastor                                    to participate in the Industrial Revolution, others to find new
                                                                                   opportunities in a land known around the world as the greatest
                St. Valentine Parish, Philadelphia, PA                             nation on earth.
                 Rev. Christopher Mendelewski, Pastor                                At this time I encourage you to celebrate these special
                    Holy Cross Parish, Trenton, NJ                                 anniversaries with family, friends and community leaders and
                  St. Stanislaus Parish, Trenton, NJ                               work closely with our Polish American organizations so that we can
                                                                                   celebrate future successes with continued pride.
                   Rev. Msgr. Edward Arnister, Pastor
                                                                                     In this newspaper there are many Polish American Heritage Month
                                                                                   greetings from friends and supporters as well as congratulatory
                         You are invited to attend the                             messages from the political leaders in the Philadelphia area that
             Polish American Heritage Month Celebration                            Polonia works with throughout the year. When you see those who
                                                                                   offered greetings, let them know that you appreciated seeing their
        Polish Harvest Festival                                                    best wishes in the October edition of the Polish American News.
              “Dozynki”                                                              The officers of the Polish American Cultural Center Museum and
                                                                                   the Polish American Congress, Eastern Pennsylvania District, join
                  Sponsored by the
                                                                                   with me in extending warm greetings to our members, friends and
          Polish American Congress                                                 supporters. We want you to know how much your participation
           Eastern Pennsylvania District                                           in the Polish American community is appreciated. Kindly review
                         and the                                                   all of the information in this newspaper, participate at the events
            Polish American Cultural Center Museum                                 announced and share it with family and friends. For additional
                   Sunday, October 19, 2008                                        information visit our Internet site at:
                                                                                   PolishAmericanCenter.com. You can also read and email this
            “Dozynki” Harvest Mass - 10:30 A.M.                                    newspaper to others from PolishAmericaNews.com.
                            St. Adalbert Church
                    Thompson Street & Allegheny Avenue                                                                  When You're in Philadelphia's
                   in Philadelphia’s Port Richmond section                                                               Historic District Visit The
         “Dozynki” Harvest Festival - 12 Noon to 4 P.M.                                                           Polish American Cultural Center
                         St. Adalbert’s Auditorium                                                                      Museum Exhibit Hall
                    Thompson Street & Allegheny Avenue                                                                    308 Walnut Street
                 The Dozynki Festival will feature:                                                                Featuring Polish History and Culture
      Food & Refreshments - Live Music & Dancing - Polish Folk Dancers
                                                                                                                          Open 10 AM to 4 PM
             Arts, Crafts and Displays, and other entertainment.
                                                                                                                          FREE ADMISSION
            This is a community-wide celebration of Polish Heritage
               for people of all ages and a time to enjoy yourself.                                                        January through April
             Bring your family and friends • Admission is Free                                                              Monday to Friday
     For additional information call the Polish American Cultural Center Museum,
                                                                                                                          May through December
                                                                                      Polish American                     Monday to Saturday
                       308 Walnut Street in historic Philadelphia,
          Monday through Friday between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. (215) 922-1700
                         Internet: PolishAmericanCenter.org                           Cultural Center                   Gift Shop is Open During
                                                                                        308 Walnut Street              Regular Exhibit Hall Hours
                                                                                      Philadelphia, PA 19106
                                                                                        (215) 922-1700                     Closed on Holidays
                                                                                                  Internet: PolishAmericanCenter.org

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     400th Anniversary Commemoration in
                                                                                 Maria Koleda
           Philadelphia, PA and the                                        2008 Pulaski Day Parade
           2008 Pulaski Observance                                             Grand Marshal
      Sponsored by the Polish American Congress
                                                                          Maria Koleda was selected the 2008
            Eastern Pennsylvania District                              Pulaski Day Parade Grand Marshal in
                                                                       recognition of her more than 30 years of
Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 12:00 Noon,                                participation with the Polish American
Proclamation Ceremony at the Polish                                    Congress and its member organizations.
American Cultural Center Museum, 308                                   Since Maria immigrated from Poland to
Walnut Street, historic Philadelphia, PA.,                             Philadelphia as a young teenager with
celebrating: 400th Anniversary of the First                            her parents, Witold and Zofia Suchoicki,
Polish Settlers, 75th Anniversary of the                               and her brother and sisters, Maria
Pulaski Day Parade, and 27th Anniversary                               and her family proudly participated in Polish American community
of Polish American Heritage Month.                                     activities. Maria attended St. Adalbert School, Nazareth Academy
Winners of the annual coloring contest will                            High School and Immaculata University, graduating with a Bachelor
also receive awards. Everyone is invited.                              of Music Education degree. Maria and her husband Marek have
Admission is free.                                                     a son, Marek, and two daughters, Renata and Aneta. As a music
Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 5 to 8 P.M., 400th Anniversary             enthusiast and singer, Maria has served as the leader of the youth
Commemoration of the First Polish Settlers in America, Polish          choir “Pokolenie” and leader and singer in the Piast Band, and
American Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street. Everyone is        continues to conduct the singing of 100 students of St. Adalbert
invited. Admission is free.                                            Polish Language School. Maria has been the president of the school
Saturday, October 4, 2008, Pulaski Dinner Dance, Cocktails             since 1996. Maria is also the Administrative Vice President at the
5 P.M. - Dinner 6 P.M., Associated Polish Home Ballroom, 9150          Philadelphia Warehousing and Cold Storage Company.
Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia. For reservations call Polish      Maria Koleda is a long time member of the Polish American
American Congress at (215) 739-3408.                                   Congress, Eastern PA District, its Youth Committee, Pulaski Day
                                                                       Observance Committee, Polish American Heritage Month Committee
                Sunday, October 5, 2008, 5:30 A.M., tune in to
                                                                       and a participant in various events sponsored by the Polish American
                the weekly Mass on WPVI-TV 6. Reverend Martin
                                                                       Cultural Center Museum in Historic Philadelphia. Polonia extends
                Ivanovich will celebrate the Mass. St. Adalbert
                                                                       congratulations to Maria Koleda and wishes her Sto Lat!
                Polish Language School students will sing Polish
                hymns to mark the beginning of October as
                Polish American Heritage Month. You can see
                a rebroadcast at 10 A.M. on LaSalle University                    A Tribute to America’s Military
                Channel 56.                                             During 2008, the 400th Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers in
Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Observance Mass, 9:30 A.M.,            America, Polonia salutes Polish Americans and all proud men and
Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th and the Benjamin Franklin           women, past and present, who served in the active, reserve
Parkway, Center City Philadelphia, PA. Celebrant: Rev. Martin           and national guard units of the:
Ivanovich.
Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Tribute Program, 10:30 A.M.                                                    U.S.   Army
at the Kopernik Monument, Torun Triangle Park, across from the                                                  U.S.   Navy
Cathedral - 18th and the Parkway, Center City Philadelphia, PA.                                                 U.S.   Air Force
                Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Parade steps                                                   U.S.   Marine Corps
                off at 12:15 P.M. from 20th and the Parkway. Free                                               U.S.   Coast Guard
                seating at Logan Circle in the area of television
                coverage on WPVI TV-6, 12:30 to 2 P.M.
                 Maria Koleda, Polish American community activist,
                 will be the Grand Marshal of Philadelphia’s 2008
                                                                                  2008 Pulaski Day Parade Route
                 Pulaski Day Parade. See information about this
                 year’s Grand Marshal on this page. This year’s
parade theme is “Celebrating the 400th Anniversary of the First
Polish Settlers in America”. In 2008, Polonia also marks the
75th Anniversary of the Pulaski Day Parade in Philadelphia and
salutes all branches of America’s military in which Polish Americans
have proudly served since the time of the American Revolution.
   For more information about the 2008 Pulaski Day Parade,
call this year’s Parade Coordinator, Therea Romanowski, for the
Polish American Congress, or to contact representatives of the
various Parade Committees, call the Polish American Congress
office in Philadelphia at (215) 739-3408, Monday through Friday
between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M. There is also a schedule listed at:
PolishAmericanCongress.com.


              WPVI TV 6 Will Televise
         Philadelphia’s Pulaski Day Parade
 The PAC encourages
 you to inform your
 family and friends                                                      Congratulations to the Polish American Community
 that they can view
 the 2008 Pulaski
                                                                          as You Mark the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival
 Day Parade on                                                                  of the First Polish Settlers in America
 Sunday, October
 5, 2008, 12:30 to
 2 P.M. on WPVI-TV
 6 ABC serving the
 Philadelphia and Tri-   Don Polec                Michael Blichasz
 State area.             TV 6 News Broadcaster    Radio Host
   Don Polec and Michael Blichasz will be co-hosting. Tune in
 and enjoy this annual display of Polish history, culture and pride.



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        3150 Richmond Street, Philadelphia, PA                         Best Wishes to Our Members, Friends and Supporters
   Telephone: (215) 426-4336 • Internet: KrakusMarket.com               During October, “Polish American Heritage Month”
October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 4

                                                                              We are Proud to List the Supporters of the
 Elected Officials Salute Polish American Heritage Month
                                                                              2008 Pulaski Observance Coloring Contest
 and the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles in America
                                                                                        Beneficial Savings Bank
                                                                                      Gerard Cuddy, President/CEO
     Polonia will mark the 400th Anniversary                                           Michael Blichasz & Family
  of the arrival of the First Polish Settlers in
                                                                                          Edward Chabalowski
  America at Jamestown, Virginia. I join you in
  celebrating this magnificent milestone. The                                         Mary Ann Collison & Family
  Polish American community is undoubtedly an                                              Commerce Bank
  integral part of American society and everyday                                        Bharat Masrani, President
  life. There are over 20 million Americans who
  share Polish heritage and their contributions                                      Copernicus Society of America
  are acknowledged and valued in all 50 states.                                        Jack & Dorothy Dempsey
    Senator Arlen Specter                                                                  Stephanie S. Eglin
    United States Senator, Pennsylvania
                                                                                            First Trust Bank
                                                                                          The Fournier Family
                            Best wishes to my Polish American friends in                 Rev. Louis S. Garbacik
                        Pennsylvania for an enjoyable Polish American                Giorgio Products “Since 1928”
                        Heritage Month and congratulations on marking
                                                                                     Dr. Alfred & Mrs. Loretta Halas
                        400 years of Poles in America. Thank you for
                        keeping your communities a vibrant part                         Jagiellonian Law Society
                        of America’s ethnic diversity.                                    Joseph A. Jankowski
                        Senator Bob Casey                                         John & Cynthia Krakowiak & Family
                        United States Senator, Pennsylvania
                                                                                       Krzyzanowski Foundation
                                                                                          Joanna A. Majewski
                         Best wishes to the Polish American Community
                      as you celebrate Polish American Heritage Month                      Deborah M. Majka
                      and mark the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles                 Leon A. Mankowski, Esq.
                      in America. Your national efforts to maintain Polish    National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa
                      heritage in the mosaic of America is sincerely
                      appreciated.                                                   Painting & Paper Hanging, Inc.
                                                                                             Janusz Walczak
                          Congressman Robert Brady
                          1st District, Pennsylvania                                      Pat’s Auto Tags, Inc.
                                                                                                 PECO
    It is my pleasure to send my warmest                                             In Memory of Edward J. Piszek
 greetings to the Polish American Heritage                                               Polander International
 Month Committee. The City of Philadelphia is
 the home of people with many different ethnic                                         Polish American Congress
 backgrounds. While it is important to work                                           Eastern Pennsylvania District
 together as Philadelphians, we must not forget                                        Michael Blichasz, President
 the uniqueness of our various ancestries.                                      Polish American Cultural Center Museum
 To all those dedicated to the preservation                                                 Philadelphia, PA
 of America’s Ethnic Mosaic, keep up the good
                                                                                        Polish American Journal
 work!
    Congressman Chaka Fattah - 2nd District, Pennsylvania                    Polish American Radio Program WNWR 1540 AM
                                                                                      Polish Beneficial Association
                                                                                        Loretta Zekanis, President
                    Congratulations to our Polish American
                    community. 400 years ago the first Polish settlers                 Polish Falcons of America
                    arrived in what is now the United States, and                      Timothy Kuzma, President
                    their contributions to American society over                 Polish National Alliance of U.S of N.A.
                    these centuries are too numerous to count. They                      Frank Spula, President
                    range from Thaddeus Kosciuszko, who came from
                                                                                Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
                    his native Poland hundreds of years ago to help
                                                                                        Wallace M. Ozog, President
                    America fight for freedom, to Frank Piasecki, an
                    aviatior who pioneered dual-rotor helicopters.                Polish Women’s Alliance of America
 I look forward to the many accomplishments that are to come from                       Virginia Sikora, President
 this vibrant community.                                                                     Polonia Bank
            Congressman Joe Sestak - 7th District, Pennsylvania                      Anthony Szuszczewicz, President
                                                                                        Port Richmond Savings
                     I’m honored to have this opportunity to express                    Sidney Smith, President
                     my best wishes to the Polish American community                           Post Eagle
                     on this extraordinary anniversary. Since the first                 Theresa B. Romanowski
                     Polish settlers arrived in Jamestown 400 years
                     ago, the Polish American community has played an           Sacred Heart Parish, Clifton Heights, PA
                     integral role in the development of American society.              St. Hedwig, Chester, PA
                     The contributions made by Polish Americans have                   Rev. Jan Palkowski, Pastor
                     helped build our country’s strong and distinctive          St. John Cantius Parish, Philadelphia, PA
                     character. Thank you for allowing me to join you                  Rev. Joseph Zingaro, Pastor
                     in this wonderful celebration!                                      Frank J. Schmidt, Jr.
                     Congressman Patrick Murphy
                                                                                         Ray & Virginia Sikora
                     8th District, Pennsylvania
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                                I would like to offer my heartfelt best                      John Smyrski
                            wishes to the Polish American Heritage                      Paul T. Sosnowski, Esq.
                            Month Committee and the Polish American                       Rev. Joseph C. Stec
                            Congress. It is wonderful to know that the
                            Polish American Community does so much                         Syrena Auto Body
                            to encourage unity, mutual respect and                        Chester Chrzanowski
                            cooperation on both the national and local                     Temple East, Inc.
                            levels. The dedication of the Polish American
                                                                                          Third Federal Bank
                            Community in Philadelphia to enhance
                                                                                      Kent Lufkin, President & CEO
                            positive public awareness of Polish causes,
                            traditions, and the contributions of persons              Washington Savings Bank
                            of Polish descent is truly admirable.                   Martin Bednarek, President/CEO
   Congresswoman Allyson Y. Schwartz                                                   S.R. Wojdak & Associates
   13th District, Pennsylvania                                                   Robert Zogorski Real Estate Auctions
                                                                                                   October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 5


          To all our Members and Friends                                 Elected Officials Salute Polish American Heritage Month
          Best Wishes to Everyone During                                 and the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles in America
          Polish American Heritage Month
                                                                           It gives me great pleasure to join with
            Adam Mickiewicz Polish Language School
                                                                         the Eastern Pennsylvania District of the
                  Copernicus Society of America                          Polish American Congress to recognize
                Council of United Polish Societies                       the contributions of the Polish American
                     Chester, Pennsylvania                               Community to our commonwealth and
                                                                         celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the
                     Jagiellonian Law Society
                                                                         arrival of the First Polish Settlers in America.
                   Janosik Polish Folk Dancers
                                                                           The cultural fabric of our commonwealth
        Our Lady of Czestochowa Polish Language School                   has been woven from the proud histories
         Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission                     and traditions of our citizens. It is this
                                                                         diversity that makes the freedoms of
                    Polish American Congress
                                                                         expression and association that we enjoy as Americans so
                   Eastern Pennsylvania District
                                                                         extraordinary. By celebrating and embracing our own unique
            Polish American Cultural Center Museum                       heritage, we uphold the principles and ideals of liberty, equality,
                    Philadelphia, Pennsylvania                           and democracy. As you gather with those who share your common
              Polish American Heritage Association                       ancestry, you reaffirm a bond of mutual understanding and
                       of Delaware County                                respect and gain a greater appreciation of your past.
                 Polish American Radio Program                              As Governor and on behalf of all Pennsylvanians, I am pleased
                                                                         to celebrate our state’s Polish heritage and the 400th Anniversary
                   Polish American String Band
                                                                         of the arrival of the First Polish Settlers in America. Best wishes for
                    Polish Arts Club of Trenton                          an enjoyable and memorable observance of this historic day.
                   Polish Beneficial Association                         Edward G. Rendell, Governor
                    Polish Falcons of America                            Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
                    Polish Museum of America
                          Chicago, Illinois                                 I am pleased and proud to recognize the
              Polish National Alliance of U.S. of N.A.                   efforts of the Polish American Heritage Month
               Polish National Alliance Lodge #650                       Committee in Philadelphia. The history and
                                                                         progress of our nation have been built on a
            Polish Police Association of Philadelphia                    combination of talents, culture, and traditions
            Polish Roman Catholic Union of America                       of millions of immigrants from many countries,
               Polish Women’s Alliance of America                        including Poland, who came to America seeking
                                                                         better lives for themselves and their children.
               Polish Women’s Alliance of America                        I wish all of my Polish friends an enjoyable
                      St. Rita’s Society #417                            Polish American Heritage Month celebration
               St. Adalbert Polish Language School                       and congratulate you on the 400th Anniversary of the First Polish
                                                                         Settlers in America.
                   Second Street Polish Society
                                                                           Anna C. Verna, President - City Council of Philadelphia
            The Society of Our Mother of Consolation
                         Wilmerding, PA
                                                                                                Best wishes to the Polish American Heritage
                                                                                            Month Committee and the Polish American
                          Polish Americans are an integral part                             Congress. I am proud to have been part of this
                      of the City of Philadelphia and the nation.                           effort since its founding in 1981. I know as
                      The Polish community has influenced and                               a Councilwoman in the City of Philadelphia,
                      enhanced the ethnic diversity of our city while                       which has a vibrant Polish community, Polonia
                      remaining focused on traditions and customs.                          has a lot to be proud of as we celebrate the
                      The City of Philadelphia has many ties to Polish                      400th Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers at
                      Heritage including the Kosciuszko House at                            Jamestown, Virginia. Keep up the good work!
                      3rd and Pine Streets, the Kopernik Monument
                      on the Parkway, the Pulaski Monument in                                  Councilwoman Joan Krajewski
                      the Garden of Heroes, on the west side of the                            6th District, Philadelphia, PA
                      Philadelphia Art Museum, the Polish American
                      Cultural Center Museum at 308 Walnut Street,                          The Polish American Community remains an
the Torun Triangle at 18th and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway and                         outstanding ethnic group in the City of Philadelphia,
our Sister City association with Torun, Poland. Best wishes for an                       the State of Pennsylvania, and across the United
enjoyable Polish American Heritage Month and congratulations on                          States. Best wishes for a great Polish American
the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the First Polish Settlers in                     Heritage Month celebration and congratulations on
America at Jamestown, Virginia in 1608.                                                  the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles in America.
Michael Nutter - Mayor of Philadelphia, PA
                                                                                         Councilman Frank Rizzo
                                                                                         Council-At-Large, City of Philadelphia
   Additional Polish American Heritage Month Greetings from the
 following Philadelphia officials:
                                                                                               I have been proud to work with the Polish
       Councilwoman Jannie Blackwell                                                       American community since 1980. Your
       Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown                                                commitment to the ideals of America and the
       Councilman Darrell Clarke                                                           preservation of Polish heritage has added to the
       Councilman Frank DiCicco                                                            cultural diversity of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
       Councilman W. Wilson Goode, Jr.                                                     and America. I extend my continued best wishes
       Councilman Bill Green                                                               for an enjoyable Polish American Heritage Month
       Councilman Curtis Jones                                                             celebration. Happy 400th Anniversary of the First
       Councilman Jack Kelly                                                               Polish Settlers in America!
       Councilman James Kenney                                                             Councilman William Greenlee
       Councilman Brian O’Neill                                                            Council-At-Large, City of Philadelphia
       Councilwoman Maria Quinones Sanchez
       Councilwoman Donna Reed-Miller                                                          In appreciation for your positive contribution
                                                                                            to the City of Philadelphia and in recognition of
                          James & Mary Kaszyc Mellodge                                      this festive occasion of Polish American Heritage
                           Congratulations and bst wishes to James                          Month and the Pulaski Day Observance,
                       and Mary Kaszyc Mellodge of Stockton,                                I wish you continued success and offer my
                       NJ, who will celebrate their 74th wedding                            congratulations on the 400th Anniversary of the
                       anniversary on October 15, 2008. The proud                           First Poles in America. Sto Lat!
                       parents of seven children, grandparents of                           Alan L. Butkovitz, Philadelphia City Controller
                       eleven, and great-grandparents of three, they
                       continue to cherish their Polish heritage and
                       customs.                                                  View the Polish American News online at:
                                                                                        PolishAmericanNews.com
October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 6


    Elected Officials Salute Polish American Heritage Month and the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles in America

    I am proud to extend my best wishes                                          Senator Vincent Fumo Salutes
  and congratulations to the Polish American
                                                                                Polish American Heritage Month
  community. Best wishes and continued success
  as you celebrate the 27th Anniversary of Polish                           Dear Members of the Polish American
  American Heritage Month and mark four                                     Community:
  centuries of Poles in America.
                                                                              I am pleased to extend my best wishes to
     Senator Michael Stack                                                  Americans of Polish heritage as you celebrate
     5th District, Pennsylvania                                             the 400th Anniversary of the First Polish
                                                                            Settlers’ arrival in America.
                            I join with members of the Pennsylvania State      From the very beginning, Polish Americans have played an
                        Senate in extending congratulations to the Polish   important role in the progress and promise of America. You have
                        American community during Polish American           helped to win and protect our freedom as a nation, contributed
                        Heritage Month and the 400th Anniversary            to our industrial might and intellectual growth, and lent a
                        of the First Polish Settlers in America. I am       cultural vibrancy that has enriched the lives of all Americans.
                        proud to share your heritage and recognize your     	 While	enjoying	the	opportunities	and	benefits	of	life	in	the	
                        accomplishments.                                    United States, we should never fail to acknowledge the legacy
                        Senator Christine M. Tartaglione                    of those before us who immigrated to our country. We should
                        2nd District, Pennsylvania                          honor the customs and traditions of our ancestors, in part
                                                                            for their own sake, and in part because it reminds us that
                                                                            America’s strength lies in the vast and distinctive contributions
     The United States is a nation built on many                            of so many ethnic groups.
  different cultures. During October, as you
                                                                            	 It	gives	me	great	pleasure,	therefore,	in	my	official	capacity	as	
  celebrate Polish American Heritage Month
                                                                            a State Senator from the First District in Philadelphia, to join
  and the 400th Anniversary of the arrival
                                                                            you in commemorating Polish American Heritage Month
  of the First Polish Settlers in Jamestown, VA,
                                                                            in 2008.
  I offer congratulations to Polish Americans for
  sharing their customs, culture and devotion                               State Senator Vincent J. Fumo
  to democracy.                                                             First District, Pennsylvania
    Senator Michael O’Pake
    11th District, Pennsylvania                                                              Congratulations and best wishes to my Polish
                                                                                          American constituents as you celebrate the 400th
                                                                                          Anniversary of the arrival of the First Polish Settlers
                        I am pleased to extend best wishes to my                          in America at Jamestown, Virginia during October,
                     Polish American constituents, friends and the                        Polish American Heritage Month. Sto Lat!
                     Polish American community of Pennsylvania
                     during October, Polish American Heritage Month.                              Senator Constance H. Williams
                     Congratulations on celebrating 400 years in                                  17th District, Pennsylvania
                     America.
                     Senator Robert Tomlinson                                                    I have been proud to participate at Polish
                     6th District, Pennsylvania                                              American Community events over the years.
                                                                                             I congratulate you for your efforts to maintain
                                                                                             the heritage of your ancestors and for being great
   I join with members of the Pennsylvania                                                   citizens of America. Best wishes as you celebrate
 State Senate in extending best wishes to Polish                                             the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles in America.
 Americans celebrating Polish American Heritage
                                                                                             Senator Charles McIlhinney
 Month! I join with you in marking the 400th
 Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers in                                                 10th District, Pennsylvania
 America.

 Senator Dominic F. Pileggi                                                       White Eagle “Bialy Orzel” Newspaper
 9th District, Pennsylvania
                                                                            This is a bi-weekly publication of the White Eagle Media LLC.
                                                                            The free publication is in the Polish and English language and is
                                                                            available at the Polish American Cultural Center Museum, 308
                         Best wishes to all my Polish American friends      Walnut Street, in historic Philadelphia. If you live outside of
                     in Pennsylvania for an enjoyable Polish American       Philadelphia and wish to subscribe to the White Eagle, call 1-800-
                     Heritage Month celebration and congratulations on      668-0667.
                     the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles in America.

                     Senator Shirley Kitchen                                                       Tune in to the Daily
                     3rd District, Pennsylvania
                                                                                      Polish American Radio Program
                                                                                      Serving Southeastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware
                                                                                                       7 days a week since 1925
                    Best Wishes and Sto Lat!
                 Happy Polish American Heritage Month!                              Monday to Friday 11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon - 1540 AM
                                                                                    Local News, Music, Special Features and News from Poland
        State Senator Vincent Hughes
                                                                                       in the Polish Language with Hostess Barbara Ilnicka
        State Senator LeAnna Washington
        State Senator Anthony Williams                                                       Thursday 11:45 A.M. - 1540 AM
                                                                                             Pauline Fathers Radio Program
                          Congratulations on the 400th Anniversary                 from Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA in the Polish Language
                          of the arrival of the First Polish Settlers in         Saturday Morning 11:00 A.M. to 12 Noon - 1540 AM
                          America! My sincere congratulations, also, on
                                                                                          Polka Time & Variety Program
                          the Heritage Month and Pulaski Day Parade
                                                                                               In English hosted by Michael Blichasz
                          anniversaries. I wish you and your membership
                                                                                     Sunday 12:00 Noon to 12:30 P.M. - 1540 AM
                          the very best as you mark these special
                          occasions.
                                                                                             Fr. Justin Radio Program
                          State Representative Mario J. Civera, Jr.
                          164th District, Pennsylvania                                 Sunday 12:30 P.M. to 2:00 P.M. - 1540 AM
                                                                                          Polish Language Variety Program
                          Heartfelt best wishes to the Polish community                             with hostess Barbara Ilnicka
                      as you celebrate Polish American Heritage Month.               Internet re-broadcast access from anywhere in the world!
                      I am proud to represent Bucks County, the home
                      of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa.                                   On the Internet Right Now!
                      State Representative Kathy Watson                                                   24 hours a day - 7 days a week
                      144th District, Pennsylvania                                                          PolishAmericanCenter.org
                                                                                                       or PolishAmericanRadioProgram.com
                                                                                             October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 7


Elected Officials Salute Polish American Heritage Month                      To all our Supporters and Friends We Extend
and the 400th Anniversary of the First Poles in America                         Best Wishes for a Happy Celebration of
                                                                                    Polish American Heritage Month
                       Congratulations and best wishes as the
                    Polish American community marks the 27th                         Edward M. Adamow & Sons, Inc.
                    Anniversary of the Polish American Heritage                          Beneficial Savings Bank
                    Month and the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of                  Gerard Cuddy, President/CEO
                    the First Polish Settlers in America at Jamestown,
                    Virginia in 1608. Best wishes for continued
                                                                                            Commerce Bank
                    success!                                                             Bharat Masrani, President
                    State Representative John M. Perzel                                   Chester T. Cyzio, Esq.
                    172nd District, Pennsylvania                                      Elite Sportswear Products Inc.
                                                                                   Father & Son Builders & Remodelers
  As you celebrate Polish American Heritage                                                  Greg Matyjaszek
Month, and the 400th Anniversary of the
                                                                                             First Trust Bank
arrival of the First Poles in America, I extend
my best wishes for continued success as you                                            Giorgio Products Since 1928
highlight Polish Heritage and the pride of                                            Dr. Alfred & Mrs. Loretta Halas
the Polish people. I am proud to work with
and represent many Polish Americans in the                                     Harmony Place Assisted Living at Parke Ridge
Pennsylvania State Legislature.                                                         Isaac’s Relocation Service
State Representative John Taylor                                                              J World Travel
177th District, Pennsylvania
                                                                                         Krystyna’s Polish Bakery
                                                                                              Wilmington, DE
                        I take this opportunity to congratulate the
                    Polish community in our area as you celebrate                       Krzyzanowski Foundation
                    the 27th Anniversary of Polish American Heritage                        Kulinski Memorials
                    Month and the 400th Anniversary of the First
                                                                                        J.L. Latsios Paving Co. Inc.
                    Polish Settlers in America. Your dedication
                    to your ethnic heritage is admirable and the                         Leon A. Mankowski, Esq.
                    contributions of Polish Americans to their                             Ewa Matczak, D.M.D.
                    communities are well noted.
                                                                                              Merrill Lynch
                     State Representative Mark Cohen                                        Joseph S. Bodalski
                     202nd District, Pennsylvania
                                                                                          Mima & Company, Inc.
  Best wishes to my Polish American constituents                                      Painting & Paper Hanging, Inc.
and friends. I join with members of the                                                       Janusz Walczak
Pennsylvania Legislature in extending best                                                 Pat’s Auto Tags, Inc.
wishes to the Polish American community as you
celebrate “Polish American Heritage Month” and                                                      PECO
mark the 400th Anniversary of the First Polish                                            Polander International
Settlers in America at Jamestown, Virginia in
1608.
                                                                                            Polart Distribution
                                                                                         Polish American Journal
State Representative Dennis M. O’Brien
Speaker of the Pennsylvania House of                                                          Polonia Bank
Representatives                                                                       Anthony Szuszczewicz, President
                                                                                         Port Richmond Savings
                                                                                         Sidney Smith, President
                     I am pleased to recognize the efforts of the
                  Polish American community and Polish American                                  Post Eagle
                  Heritage Month Committee. Your efforts to                           Theresa Korneluk Reilly, M.D.
                  highlight Polish culture, within the mosaic of the
                  United States of America, are commendable and                    Joseph T. Sekula Funeral Home Inc.
                  appreciated by all freedom-loving Americans.                             The Selzer Company
                     State Representative Dwight Evans                                      Jerry Gregorowicz
                     203rd District, Pennsylvania                                  Slabinski /Sucharski Funeral Homes
                                                                                         Paul T. Sosnowski, Esq.
   I am proud to represent a district which includes                                     Super Delicatessen Inc.
so many Polish Americans working to preserve the
cultural heritage of their ancestors who first arrived                                   Syrena Auto Body Shop
in America on October 1, 1608. My best wishes                                             Chester Chrzanowski
for an enjoyable Polish American Heritage Month                                       George R. Szymanski, Jr., Esq.
celebration.
                                                                                            Tantala Associates
State Representative Gene DiGirolamo                                                       Consulting Engineers
18th District, Pennsylvania                                                                John S. Taras, M.D.
                                                                                            Temple East, Inc.
                      Best wishes to the Polish American community
                   as you celebrate Polish American Heritage Month                         Third Federal Bank
                   during October as well as the 400th Anniversary                     Kent Lufkin, President & CEO
                   of the First Polish Settlers in America. Best wishes                   Trimline Windows, Inc.
                   also to the members of the Second Street Polish
                   Society and all of my Polish American constituents           Edward C. Tomaszewski Funeral Home, Inc.
                   in South Philadelphia.                                                     Union Roofing
                   State Representative William Keller                                    Urban Engineers, Inc.
                   184th District, Pennsylvania                                              Marine Division
                                                                                       Washington Savings Bank
   Best wishes to the Polish American                                                Martin Bednarek, President/CEO
community as you celebrate Polish American                                                  Weichert Realtors
Heritage Month during October and mark the                                                  Marion D. Blichasz
400th Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers to
America at Jamestown, VA.                                                               S.R. Wojdak & Associates
State Representative Scott Petri                                                            Robert Zogorski
178th District, Pennsylvania                                                               Real Estate Auctions
                                                                          Visit us on the Internet at: PolishAmericanCenter.org
October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 8


                             Polish Americans Mark Historic 400th Anniversary
 The National Polish American Congress and its member organizations
 commemorate the 400th Anniversary of the arrival of the First Polish
 Settlers at Jamestown, Virginia on October 1, 1608, on the English
 Ship Mary and Margaret.
                         Mr. Frank Spula, National President of the Polish
                         American Congress will conduct a ceremony at 5 P.M.
                         at the historic Jamestown Settlement, where Polish
                         craftmens, skilled in the production of glass, tar,
                         soap, and potash arrived at the first English colony in
                                                                                                       Replica of the Mary & Margaret at
                         the new world at the invitation of the colony’s leader,                       Jamestown, Virginia
                         Captain John Smith.




 Replica of glasshouse built by the first                Tourists can go back in time as they stroll   Polish settlers helped build cabins in the
 settlers.                                               the replica of the Jamestown colony.          Jamestown, Virginia colony.




Replica of a furnace built by the first settlers.        Artisans demonstrate the art of glassmaking
                                                         for visitors.



          See more photos of the Jamestown, VA Settlement by visiting
                  PolishAmericanCenter.org/Jamestown_Picts
                                                                                                            Memorial Cross at Jamestown
                                                                                                            honoring the early settlers.



         2008 Polish American Heritage Month Coloring Contest marked the 400th Anniversary
           of the First Polish Settlers and the First Glasshouse Built in America • 1608-2008
                                                                                                          October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 9




                              Best Wishes to Our Families, Friends
                             and the Entire Polonia as We Celebrate
                            Polish American Heritage Month
In Memory of Alexander & Helen Bagdzinski           Joseph A. Jankowski                                               Stephen Politowski
               Mary Bielski                  In Memory of Rev. Joseph Jarosz                                            John Pudlinski
          Janina Bieranowska                 Rev. Msgr. Anthony E. Jaworowski                                       Catherine J. Rdesinski
       Michael Blichasz & Family                      Renata Jodlowski                                  In Memory of Frank & Mary Romanowski
        Marion & Donna Blichasz                   Robert & Allyson Jozwik                                          Theresa B. Romanowski
           Stanley Paul Bosse                        Hedwig V. Kierbiedz                                           Charles & Joan Sahms
              Janusz Brach                             Stan & Cora Klet                                               Michaeline Schad
              Helen Bubulka                          Marie H. Klincewicz                                             Frank J. Schmidt Jr.
        Walter & Carol Ceglowski            Richard & Dorothy Klimek & Family                                  In Memory of Irene R. Schmidt
         Edward A. Chabalowski                 Maria & Mark Koleda & Family                                           Blanche Schneider
            David Chominski                            Janet T. Kopacz                                              Ray & Virginia Sikora
            Helen Chominski                           Pat & Al Koproski                                      In Memory of Rev. John A. Sitko
          Caroline A. Ciesielka                   Casimir & Renee Kowalski                                             Ronald M. Smith
           Dr. Jonathan Cilley                     Christine & Tom Kozub                                                John Smyrski
       Mary Ann Collison & Family                John & Cynthia Krakowiak                                               Zdzislaw Sokol
     Melvin & Mary Ann Czechowski          Teresa, Mary, Anna & Rose Krakowiak                               Paul, Bijan & Dariusz Sosnowski
         Dr. Dolores Daczkowski                    Mr. & Mrs. Stanley Kreft                                  In Memory of Theodore & Sophia
             Dennis E. Daniel                 In Memory of John Cardinal Krol                                             Sosnowski
            Maryanne Daniel                      Richard Krzyzanowski, Esq.                                   Edward & Frances Staniszewski
           Edward Danielczyk                         Esther A. Kubiczky                                            Blanche J. Stankiewicz
     In Memory of Laura Danielczyk                Fred & Fran Kwiatkowski                                   In Memory of Irene T. Stankiewicz
             Gilbert F. Darlak                 Mr. & Mrs. John F. Lesniewski                                         Rev. Joseph C. Stec
               Irene Darlak                          Joanna A. Majewski                                               The Szelich Family
     Mr. & Mrs. Leonard Dutkiewicz                    Deborah M. Majka                                                   Ray Tomczak
        Jack & Dorothy Dempsey                           Lou Marchuk                                                   Joseph K. Trytek
       In Memory of Walter Derby                    Ed & Jean McCloskey                                                Kathy Turosinski
              Gina Dubinski               Captain & Mrs. David B. McGuigan, USN                                Mr. & Mrs. Joseph S. Walunas
              Helen Elmaker                                (Retired)                                                  Helen Waskiewicz
            Evangelist Family                  Leonard & Dorothy Metkowski                                  In Memory of John J. Waskiewicz
          Kasia & Kal Fogarasi                   Catherine & Dick Middleton                                    Rev. Msgr. Bernard Witkowski
          The Fournier Family                          William J. Miller                                           Mr. & Mrs. Joseph Wlas
          Elizabeth Furmaniak                  Karol & Mary Ann Nawarynski                                            Regina Wnukowski
     Mr. & Mrs. Thomas M. Gannon                       Helen P. Nelson                                                Albina Wojtkowski
         Rev. Louis S. Garbacik                       Helen Nowakowski                                          In Memory of Ted Wojtkowski
            David W. Gilefski                      Richard V. Nowakowski                                              John Wrotniewski
          Bob & Barbara Gogoj                          Edwin Pelczarski                                       Mr. & Mrs. Raymond Wyszynski
       Mr. & Mrs. Carl F. Gregory                  Martha & Walter Piatek                                           Walter Zachariasiewicz
     Mr. & Mrs. John Groch & Sons                      Walter Piesiecki                                                Eugene Zadroga
        Anthony & Laura Gryszka                      Bill and Beth Piszek                                               Wanda Zmuda
         Walter & Barbara llnicki              In Memory of Edward J. Piszek                                        Stephanie C. Zwicker
      Thomas & Helen Jakubowski                         Alfreda Plocha


                   20th Anniversary of the Polish American Cultural Center Museum
                            308 Walnut Street in Historic Philadelphia, PA
                                                                                 On Saturday, August 9th, 2008, over two hundred people
                                                                               participated in the program and reception at the Polish American
                                                                               Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street in the Heart of Historic
                                                                               Philadelphia, to mark the exact date of its opening. It was on
                                                                               August 9, 1988 at 4:30 P.M., that members of the Polish American
                                                                               community along with elected officials and other well-wishers
                                                                               gathered to cut the opening ribbon at the Museum Exhibit Hall
                                                                               and reached another milestone in Polish American history. During
                                                                               the 20th Anniversary program, a pictorial presentation highlighted
                                                                               the opening day events. Michael Blichasz, President of the Cultural
                                                                               Center, complimented the Center¹s Board, Directors, Volunteers and
                                                                               Supporters for working together to help highlight Polish and Polish
                                                                               American culture and history in America’s Most Historic Square Mile.
                                                                               He said, “Over the last 20 years the Museum Exhibit Hall has been a
                                                                               focal point for Polish Americans and tourists from around
                                                                               the world and we look forward to many more years of working
Pictured left to right are volunteers and museum associates: Kasia Fogarasi,   together to highlight Polish and Polish American Heritage to the
Tillie Garczynski, John Groch, Caroline Cielsielka, Janina Ankielewicz,        general public.” Following the program, guests enjoyed a Polish
Henry Cieplinski, Theresa Romanowski, Helen Olender, Richard Klimek,
Barbara Ilnicka, Michael Blichasz, Paul Sosnowski, and Fran Kwiatkowski.       buffet and refreshments.



    Best Wishes to NASA Astronaut
                                                                                                  Employment Opportunities at
  Captain Christopher Ferguson, USN
  Captain Christopher Ferguson, the 2007
                                                                                               Trimline Windows, Inc.
                                                                                Trimline Windows, Inc., maker of custom wood windows in Warminster,
Philadelphia Pulaski Day Military Marshal and                                   PA, is seeking qualified individuals for the following positions:
a proud Polish American, will command the
                                                                                     • Woodworker        • Delivery Driver      • Wood Window Assembly
Space Shuttle Atlantis (STS-126) targeted for
                                                                                                    • Painter/Finisher        • Warehouse
launch in November, 2008.
                                                                                Excellent salary & benefits including medical, life and 401K. For more
  Best wishes are extended to Captain                                           information, or to obtain an employment application, contact:
Ferguson and the entire crew from the Polish                                          Trimline Windows, Inc., 50 Louise Drive, Warminster, PA 18974.
American community and members of the Ferguson, Pietras, Cabot,                                Phone: (215) 672-5233 • Fax: (215) 674-9324
Florkowski, Gawronski and Jachimowicz families.                                        Email: mlz@trimlinewindows.com • Web: trimlinewindows.com
October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 10



                                  I have been pleased to be part of                   I join with the Polish American
                                  the Polish American Heritage Month              Clergy to extend congratulations to all
                                  Committee’s efforts for the last 27 years.      who have been involved in the Polish
                                  I salute everyone who works so hard to          American Heritage Month effort since
                                  honor the faith, traditions and culture         its foundation in 1981. Together we
                                  of the Polish people. Since the first Polish    have highlighted the faith and traditions
                                  settlers arrived in America 400 years           of our ancestors from Poland since the
                                  ago, on October 1, 1608, people of Polish       arrival of the First Poles in America
                                  heritage have made an impact on every           400 years ago.
                                  aspect of American life. Congratulations        Keep up the good work!
                                  Polonia!
                                                                                  Rev. Msgr. Francis Feret
                                   Rev. Msgr. Bernard Witkowski                   Vice Chaplain
                                   Chaplain, Polish American Congress             Polish American Congress, Eastern Pennsylvania District
                                   Eastern Pennsylvania District
                                                                                 The Pauline Fathers and Brothers of the
                                                                                 National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa in
                 New Exhibits Planned for the                                    Doylestown, PA wish all of Polonia best wishes
                 Thaddeus Kosciuszko House                                       as you celebrate Polish American Heritage Month
 The Thaddeus Kosciuszko House, located at 3rd and Pine Streets in               during October and the 400th Anniversary of
 historic Philadelphia, will be closed the entire months of December             the First Poles in America. We invite you to
 and January for the installation of new exhibits featuring original             visit America’s Czestochowa at 654 Ferry Road,
 Kosciuszko collections from six museums in Poland.                              Doylestown, PA. You can access our Internet site
                                                                                 at: Czestochowausa.com, or PolishShrine.com.
 The Kosciuszko House is scheduled to reopen on Saturday,
 February 7, 2009, for the annual General Thaddeus Kosciuszko                    Rev. Krzysztof Wieliczko, OSPPE, Provincial
 Tribute Ceremony.                                                               National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Doylestown, PA

                                                                                               Thank You from the Children of
                Visit “The Kosciuszko Room”                                                   Laski, Poland School for the Blind
   During October - Polish American Heritage Month, or anytime                     Mr. Wladyslaw Golab, President, and the Laski administration, but
 during the year, visit the Kosciuszko Room in Ansonia, CT.                      especially the blind children in Laski, Poland, extend a sincere thank
   The Kosciuszko Room, established in 1980 by Joseph Wardzala                   you to all who have sent donations to help defray expenses caused
 and sponsored by the Kosciuszko Historical Society of Ansonia,                  by a fire, which damaged the school for the blind, including all the
 Derby, Shelton and Seymour, is located in the General David                     Braille equipment.
 Humphreys House, 37 Elm Street, Ansonia, CT.                                      Laski is a community where blind children live and learn to
   The Kosciuszko Room displays many artifacts honoring General                  become independent in their adult life.
 Kosciuszko, including photographs, books, portraits, and dolls                                       Chester Lobrow
 dressed in traditional Polish dress. It is opened Monday through
                                                                                          2008 “Pride of Polonia Award” Recipient
 Friday from 1 to 4 p.m., or by appointment, call 203-732-5886.
                                                                                   On Sunday, August 23, 2008, Polonia
                                                                                 gathered to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of
        Polonia Bids Farewell to Les Kuczynski                                   Czestochowa, Polish Women’s Alliance Day
            National Executive Director of                                       and Polish Apostolate Day at the Shrine of Our
              Polish American Congress                                           Lady of Czestochowa in Doylestown, PA.

                              Les S. Kuczynski, 61, passed away on                 During the 12:30 P.M. Mass, the Pride
                             Tuesday, August 19, 2008.                           of Polonia Award was presented to Chester
                                                                                 Lobrow of Monroe and Linden, NJ. The award
                               He was born in Lubeck, Germany, in 1947,          was presented by His Eminence Stanley
                             where his parents were sent to Germany              Cardinal Rylko, from the Vatican, and Msgr.
                             after the 1944 Warsaw Uprising. Six years           Anthony Czarnecki, National Chairman of the
                             later the entire family emigrated to the            Polish Apostolate Committee.
                             United States as Displaced Persons.
                                                                                   The Pride of Polonia Award was established in 1992 by the
                               Les earned a law degree from the University       Executive Board of the Polish Apostolate to recognize individuals who
                             of Minnesota in 1972 and an MBA from the            make unique contributions to the Polish people and are involved in
                             Keller School of Management in 1982.                philanthropic activites. The first recipient was John Cardinal Krol.
                        In 1985, he was appointed by Polish                        Chester Lobrow was born on July 20, 1944, in the town of
                      National Alliance (PNA) President Al                       Szczuczyn in Northeastern Poland to Mikolaj and Salomea Lobrow.
 Mazewski as General Counsel, a position he continued to hold for                He completed his education in Bialystok, Poland and studied
 subsequent PNA Presidents Edward Moskal and Frank Spula.                        business and food processing technology. During his studies he met
    Appointed in 1991 as National Executive Director of the Polish               his future wife, Jadwiga Jablonska, whom he married on October 3,
 American Congress (PAC), Les played numerous crucial roles,                     1964, in Bialystok.
 including working closely with Myra and Cas Lenard of the                         In 1974, Chester was chosen President of the Interprovincial
 Washington, DC, office on the coordination of PAC’s effort to enlist            Association of Private Trade and Services in Bialystok where 4500
 U.S. Senate support of NATO membership for Poland. In 1999, he                  member-owners of small enterprises in three provinces looked to
 led the German Forced Labor Compensation Program on behalf of                   Chester’s leadership to help fight against unjust taxes, regulations,
 the Polish American Congress and the Polish American community.                 and refusal by the government to renew necessary permits, and for
 First, he represented Polonia during plenary meetings with the                  the right to buy supplies and equipment from government-owned
 U.S. State Department and then served as an advisor for the                     factories and companies.
 International Organization on Migration (IOM, the Geneva-based
 partner administering the program). Since 2002 he acted as a                      After many tribulations, Chester and his family were forced to leave
 member of the Appeals Panel reviewing denied claims of forced labor             Poland, arriving at Kennedy Airport in 1979. He continued his
 and personal injury.                                                            education and became an alumnus of Union County College in 1983
                                                                                 and since 2001, has served on the Union County College Foundation
    When he directed the efforts of the Polish American Congress                 Board and its budget and finance committees.
 Charitable Foundation, the Foundation sent more than $150 million
 in assistance to Poland in the form of donations, medical supplies,               Despite his vast experience in management in Poland, Chester
 pharmaceuticals and medical texts to Polish hospitals, orphanages               initially found employment in a machine shop. Later he acquired the
 and homes for seniors.                                                          Severyn Fur Salon which he and his wife developed into the largest
                                                                                 fur company on the East Coast.
   In 2002, he was elected to a four-year term as Chairman of the
 Council of World Polonia, comprised of leaders representing Polonia               Chester’s volunteerism and philanthropy includes serving on
 organizations from around the world. From 2002 to 2005 he was a                 the Boards of organizations, foundations and civic groups, such
 member of the Consultative Committee established by the Marshal of              as the John Paul II Cultural Center in Washington, DC, and the
 the Polish Senate, and in 2002 he was also appointed (and                       International Order of Smile, an organization composed of children
 re-appointed in 2005) to the Advisory Board of the American Red                 who represent over 30 countries.
 Cross Holocaust and War Victims Tracing Center.                                   He has received recognition numerous times for his civic
   Les is survived by his wife, Alice, an attorney in Chicago, and their         involvement from the City of Linden, New Jersey State Assembly and
 son, Andrew.                                                                    Senate, New York City and New York State. He was the 1999 Grand
                                                                                 Marshal of the Pulaski Day Parade in New York City and named
   A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Friday, August 29, at St.              Citizen of the Year by the Polish American World Publication in 2000.
 Paul of the Cross Church, Park Ridge, IL. Interment was at Mary                 In 2003, he was awarded the Cavalier Cross of the Order of Merit of
 Hill Cemetery, Niles, IL.                                                       the Republic of Poland and the Medal of the Order of Smile.
                                                                                                 October / November, 2008 Polish American News - Page 11


 Polish American Heritage Month Greetings From National Fraternal Organizations




   Frank Spula, President               Wallace Ozog, President       Virginia Sikora, President                     Timothy Kuzma, President
   Polish National Alliance             Polish Roman Catholic Union   Polish Women’s Alliance of America             Polish Falcons of America
                                        of America (PRCUA)


                                       From the Desk of
                                                                              400th Anniversary Congratulations
                                   Theresa Romanowski
                                                                                           The volunteers of the Polish American Cultural
                              2008 Pulaski Day Parade Coordinator
                                                                                         Center and Museum join with me in extending
                                                                                         congratulations to everyone who works on the
                              I am pleased to extend best wishes
                                                                                         Polish American Heritage Month Committee.
                       to the Polish American community as we
                                                                                         October 2008 is another milestone in Polish
                       celebrate the 400th Anniversary of the First
                                                                                         American history as we mark the 400th
                       Poles in America at Jamestown, VA in 1608.
                                                                                         Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers in America.
                           This year, the many divisions of the                          Best Wishes!
                    Pulaski Day Parade in Philadelphia have done
                                                                                           Caroline Ciesielka
                    their usual great work to prepare for another
                                                                                           Museum Volunteers Association
great parade honoring Polish heritage and pride.
   I am pleased to help you coordinate this special event on behalf
of the Polish American Congress, Eastern Pennsylvania District, as
we mark the 75th Anniversary of Pulaski Day Parade, and highlight
the pride of the Polish people of more than 1,000 years..
  For additional information about the parade, see the Pulaski
Observance schedule on the Internet at:
PolishAmericanCongress.com.


                  Enjoy the Music of the
               Polish American String Band                                Polish American Cultural Center Museum Gift Shop
                PolishAmericanStringBand.com                                    Open during regular Exhibit Hall Hours
                                                                               For more information or an Order Form, call the Gift Shop at
                        Save the Dates!
                                                                            (215) 922-1700, Monday through Friday, between 9 A.M. and 5 P.M.
 Saturday, November 1 - Polish                                               or Visit the Museum Gift Shop at: PolishAmericanCenter.org
 American String Band will celebrate
 its 75th anniversary with a gala                                            Items are shipped United Parcel Service or Priority Mail
 banquet at the Sheraton Society Hill                                         All Major Credit Cards are accepted at the Gift Shop when
 in Olde City Philadelphia.                                                   considering that special gift for a family member or friend.
 Sunday, November 2 - 75th
 Anniversary Mass at St. Adalbert’s
 Church, Thompson Street &
 Allegheny Avenue in the Port Richmond section of Philadelphia.
      For additional information, call 267-608-7969, or email
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                                                                            Celebrate Polish Heritage in Reading, PA
                                                                        You’re invited to visit the Polish American Cultural Center of
                                                                      Berks County, PA, Polish Heritage Exhibit, located in the Goggle
                                                                      Works Arts Center, 201 Washington Street in downtown Reading, PA.
                                                                        The exhibit is open Saturday and Sunday, 11 A.M. to 4 P.M.
                                                                      Everyone is invited, admission is free! Info (610) 779-4733.
                                                                        While at the Goggle Works Arts Center, enjoy a variety of other
Visit us on the Internet at: PolishAmericanCenter.com
                                                                      exhibits and programs.
October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 12



           Vote on Tuesday, November 4th                                   The Polish American Cultural Center
                                                                                    Invites You to Join
   It is important for us to VOTE for the
 people that will represent us on all levels of                           The Philadelphia Orchestra in Saluting
 government, local, state and federal. Polish                                  Krzysztof Penderecki on His
 Americans are the 6th largest ethnic group in                                        75th Birthday
 the United States of America. More than 20                                 All are welcome to attend the following events:
 million Americans share full or partial Polish
                                                                              Chamber Concert: A Celebration of Krzysztof Penderecki’s
 heritage. Polish Americans are a major asset
                                                                                     75th Birthday (All-Penderecki Concert)
 to the American economy, its tax base and its
                                                                                     Sunday, October 12, 2008 • 3:00 P.M.
 cultural well-being. It is important for Polonia
                                                                          Perelman Theater at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
 in America to partake in this privilege and
                                                                                           Broad & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA
 responsibility.
   IF YOU DON’T VOTE, YOU allow those                                         Access Concert:       (Access Concerts feature performances preceded by
                                                                                      explanations and excerpts as well as post-concert events.)
 who DO VOTE to have the full privilege of electing the people
 that represent our individual needs as taxpayers at all levels of        Penderecki: Concerto grosso No. 1, for three cellos and orchestra
 government. Be sure to vote for the individuals who have been                             Lutoslawski: Piano Concerto
 supportive of the needs and concerns of the Polish American                          Tuesday, October 14, 2008 • 7:00 P.M.
 community and have distinguished themselves for the great job they         Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts
 do representing their constituents.                                                       Broad & Spruce Streets, Philadelphia, PA

    Your vote is important. Vote on November 4th.                              For Single Tickets, or more information, call 215.893.1999,
                                                                                                   or visit: philorch.org.
                                                                               For Groups of 10 or more, call Group Sales at 215.875.7695
    As the City Controller of Philadelphia between
  1988 and 2005, I had the pleasure of working                                           Syrena Auto Body Shop
  with	Polonia	and	seeing	first-hand	your	
  commitment to the preservation of the customs                               6201	Oxford	Avenue	•	Philadelphia,	PA		•		(215)	535-6606
  and traditions of your ancestors from Poland.                              691	Bethlehem	Pike	•	Montgomeryville,	PA		•		(215)	361-1900
  Congratulations as you mark the 400th

                                                                                                 Buying or Selling a Home?
  Anniversary of the First Polish Settlers in America.
  Jonathan Saidel
                                                                                                     Call Marion D. Blichasz
                                                                                                Weichert Realtors Office: (215) 885-8100
     As a proud Polish American, I am especially
  honored to congratulate the Philadelphia Polonia
  as it celebrates the 27th Anniversary                                                                   Direct: (215) 517-3387
  of Polish American Heritage Month. It is my                                                         MarionSellsRE@hotmail.com
  hope that all citizens realize that they can draw                       Serving Philadelphia, Montgomery, & Bucks Counties & surrounding areas!
  strength from their cultural heritage as they
  continue to contribute to the building of America                          As a Weichert Neighborhood Specialist, I have all the marketing
  as is evident from the accomplishments of the                           resources and one-stop shopping services of Weichert Realtors available
  First Polish Settlers in 1608!                                          to help your real estate experience go smoothly from home buying and
    Honorable Bernice Soban DeAngelis                                     selling, financing, insurance, title, home connections and more.
  	 Philadelphia	Traffic	Court                                              Call me whenever you have a real estate need....or just a question about the
                                                                          market. I’m here to assist you!
   Celebrate Pulaski’s Revolutionary Legacy in New Jersey                                                                        Marion
  Two free events will be held during October, Polish American                                    93 Old York Road • Jenkintown, PA 19046
 Heritage Month, celebrating General Casimir Pulaski’s Revolutionary
 War legacy in New Jersey.                                                         Licensed in Pennsylvania and New Jersey
   On Saturday, October 11, from 2 to 4 P.M. a lecture, “Batsto
 Saved From the British!”, sponsored by the Pinelands Preservation
 Alliance, will be held at the Visitors Center-Batsto Historic Village,                          Special Greetings from
 Hammonton, NJ. You will hear the dramatic story of the mostly                          Richard L. Krzyzanowski, Esq.
 forgotten	history	of	intrigue,	internecine	conflict,	tragedy	and	
 triumph at the time General Casimir Pulaski saved a key Continental                       Krzyzanowski Foundation
 depot and port. This talk caps three years of archival research about
 what role General Pulaski actually played in the October, 1778,
 defense of Little Egg Harbor. Starting at 6 P.M., an optional tour of
 the Little Egg Harbor battle ground, Tuckerton, NJ, will be
 conducted. For more information call 609-859-8860 ext. 24.
    On Sunday, October 12, at the Pulaski Monument in Little Egg
 Harbor, at 2 P.M., a solemn commemoration of the fallen troops of
 Pulaski’s	Legion	will	be	held	with	a	flag	lowering	and	wreath	laying	
 ceremony. A historical narrative will be offered of the Battle of
 October 15, 1778. For more information, contact the sponsor, Affair
 at Egg Harbor Historical Society, Inc., at 571-242-2197 or call 609-
 296-8868 (Tuckerton Seaport).

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            Polish American Cultural Center Exhibit Hall Sponsors Business Directory
        Assisted Living                                 Funeral Directors                                                 Life Insurance
Harmony Place Assisted Living at Parke Ridge
     “A Caring Community for your Loved One”
                                                           Schneider Funeral Home                                         Organizations
                                                                431 North York Road
             8420 Roosevelt Blvd.                                Hatboro, PA 19040                               Polish Roman Catholic Union of America
            Philadelphia, PA 19152                                 215-672-0660                                          National Fraternal Benefit Society
                215-708-2200                                                                                        Main Office: 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue

      Auction Services                            Joseph T. Sekula Funeral Home, Inc.
                                                         Florence B. Sekula, Supervisor
                                                                                                                    Chicago, IL 60642 • 1-800-772-8632
                                                                                                                                 Satellite Offices:
                                                                                                                 2636-38 E. Allegheny Ave. Philadelphia, PA 19134
      Robert Zogorski Real Estate                          2634 E. Allegheny Avenue
                                                                                                                        1-800-558-8792 or 215-425-3807
                                                             Philadelphia, PA 19134
         Real Estate Auctions                                                                                         6966 Broadway, Cleveland, OH 44105
                                                                  215-739-7900                                                   1-800-318-8234
    1845 Lititz Pike, Lancaster, PA 17601
   Toll Free: 800-294-9390 * www.rzre.net                                                                           6011 South 27th St., Greenfield, WI 53321
              Serving Pennsylvania                     Slabinski Funeral Home, Inc.                                     414-281-6281 • www.prcua.org
                                                               2614 Orthodox Street
       Auto Body Shop                                         Philadelphia, PA 19137
                                                                   215-744-2700
                                                                                                                  Polish Women’s Alliance of America
                                                                                                                    National Fraternal Benefit Insurance Organization

         Syrena Auto Body Shop                                                                                        Branches in States Across America
   6201 Oxford Avenue • Philadelphia, PA                   Edward C. Tomaszewski                                Main Office: 6643 N. Northwest Highway - 2nd Floor
              (215) 535-6606                                 Funeral Home, Inc.                                       Chicago, IL 60631 • 847-384-1200
  691 Bethlehem Pike • Montgomeryville, PA         Two of Port Richmond’s Most Modern and                                or Toll Free - 888-522-1898
                                                      Spacious Chapels at One Location
                                                                                                                      LOGO Sportswear
              (215) 361-1900
                                                         2728-30 E. Allegheny Avenue
               Bakeries                                     Philadelphia, PA 19134
                                                                 215-739-6624

                                                                 Insurance
        Krystyna’s Polish Bakery
           Krystyna Blanarowycz
            32 Carpenter Plaza
                                                                Jerry Gregorowicz
   Wilmington, DE 19810 • 302-475-1157
                                                              The Selzer Company
                                                        Insurance - Business & Personal
          Szypula Polish Bakery                           975 Easton Road, Suite 100
          3050 Richmond Street
                                                             Warrington, PA 18976
                                                                                                                               Memorials
          Philadelphia, PA 19134
                                                            215-491-1660 Ext. 107
               215-634-5756
        Hours: Friday 6 A.M. - 5 P.M.
         Saturdays 6 A.M. - 3 P.M.                            Investments                                                   Kulinski Memorials
                                                                                                                 Monuments & Markers • Over 40 Years of Service

            Contractors                                        Joseph S. Bodalski
                                                  Merrill Lynch, 300 West State St., 2nd Floor,
                                                                                                                 809 South Main Street, Manville NJ 08835
                                                                                                               Custom Designing, Cemetery Lettering, Statues,
                                                                Media, PA 19063                                    Stone Cleaning, Vases & Vigil Candles
        FATHER & SON BUILDERS                      Stocks/Bonds         Retirement Planning
       “The Name You Know and Trust”                                                                                 1-800-458-5467 / 908-722-3130
                                                   Mutual Funds        Portfolio Management

                                                                                                                           Organizations
          Fully Licensed and Insured
                                                       CDs/Money Markets/Alternatives
     Free Estimates - Financing Available
                                                    Business & Individual • 610-565-9833
       Specializing in Custom Kitchens

                                                           Legal Services
            & Modern Bathrooms                                                                                 Council of United Polish Societies Chester, PA
 Serving Philadelphia and Surrounding Areas                                                                                  113 Prospect Drive
       Greg Matyjaszek - 215-634-7800                                                                              Wilmington, DE 19803 • 302-479-0070
                                                             Chester T. Cyzio, Esq.
                                                                                                                      Copernicus Society of America
       J.L. Latsios Paving Co. Inc.                       1429 Walnut Street, 8th Floor
                                                                                                                               P.O. Box 305
                                                             Philadelphia, PA 19102
 Building strong, long lasting parking lots and                                                                 Fort Washington, PA 19034 • 215-646-2470
                                                            Telephone: 215-568-6220
 driveways in Delaware, Chester, Montgomery
                                                               Fax: 215-564-2859
      Counties and the Philadelphia area.                                                                                Jagiellonian Law Society
            www.LatsiosPaving.com                                                                                           1370 Chews Landing Road
                                                      Dorian, Goldstein, Rochestie,                                         Laurel Springs, NJ 08021
                610-459-4500
                                                   Wisniewski, Orchinik & Parlow, P.C.                                             215-736-2521
   Engineering Services                                   Philadelphia 215-299-9900                                       Polish American Congress
                                                         Bucks County 215-750-7200                                       Eastern Pennsylvania District
 Tantala Associates, Consulting Engineers                Port Richmond 215-425-5555                                            308 Walnut Street
  4903 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19124      10 Attorneys For All Your Legal Needs                         Philadelphia, PA 19106 • 215-739-3408
      215-289-4600 • www.tantala.com
         Albert M. Tantala, Sr., P.E.                                                                              Polish American Heritage Association
            Peter J. Tantala, P.E.                          Leon A. Mankowski, Esq.                                          of Delaware County
          Albert M. Tantala, Jr., AIA                       2624 E. Allegheny Avenue                                  St. Hedwig’s Society, Chester, PA
           Michael W. Tantala, P.E.                          Philadelphia, PA 19134                                P.O. Box 1164 - Brookhaven, PA 19015
                                                                  215-739-8521                                                  302-798-2842
   Financial Institutions                                 George R. Szymanski, Jr.                                  Polish National Alliance, Lodge #650
              POLONIA BANK                                                                                                    2201 N. Bent Lane
                                                                 Attorney • Adwokat                                   Aston, PA 19014 • 610-876-4565
        With 5 Offices in the Philadelphia
                Area to Serve You                             When You Need Personal
                                                                                                                 Polish Police Association of Philadelphia
     2646 E. Allegheny Avenue, Philadelphia                      Legal Attention
                  215-427-3333                                                                                                 P.O. Box 16381
                                                  Accidents• Injuries • Criminal Defense • Social Security
     2133 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia       Disability • Wills & Estates • Free Initial Consultation       Philadelphia, PA 19114 • 215-677-1774
                  215-665-9363
                                                                2538 E. Allegheny Avenue                           Polish Women’s Alliance, St. Rita’s Society
      8000 Frankford Avenue, Philadelphia
                                                             Philadelphia, PA • 215-426-4680
                  215-338-7777                                                                                       2401 Pennsylvania Avenue 15B-33
                                                                1370 Chews Landing Road                           Philadelphia, PA 19130 • 215-769-8530
     2628 Orthodox Street, Philadelphia                       Blackwood, NJ • 856-232-9828
              215-535-8450
                                                                                                                    St. Adalbert Polish Language School
          3993 Huntingdon Pike,
                                                            Life Insurance
                                                                                                                          2645 E. Allegheny Avenue
          Huntingdon Valley, PA
                                                                                                                   Philadelphia, PA 19134 • 215-739-3500
              215-938-8688
                                                            Organizations
                                                                                                                   Classes Are Held On Saturday Mornings
            Third Federal Bank                                                                                           Second Street Polish Society
                  Bridesburg:                                                                                                   P.O. Box 37107
      Orthodox & Almond Sts. 215-743-6673              Polish Beneficial Association                                        Philadelphia, PA 19148
                  Frankford:
                                                       A Fraternal Life Insurance Society
       4625 Frankford Ave. 215-289-1400                      Serving Pennsylvania,                               The Society of Our Mother of Consolation
                                                            New Jersey, & Delaware                                              P.O. Box 331
                     Mayfair:
                                                      Main Office: 2595 Orthodox Street                                    Wilmerding, PA 15148
     Roosevelt Blvd. at Unruh 215-332-7650
                                                   Philadelphia, PA 19137 • 215-535-2626
                  Fishtown:
       York & Memphis Sts. 215-423-2314
                                                                                                                Physicians & Surgeons
                 Woodhaven:
                                                          Polish Falcons of America                                    Ewa Matczak, D.M.D.
    Knights & Woodhaven Rds. 215-824-0151         A National Fraternal Insurance Organization                          3084 Aramingo Avenue
                                                         Main Office: 615 Iron City Drive                      Philadelphia, PA 19134 • 215-739-2787
    For locations in Bucks & Mercer Counties,
                                                     Pittsburgh, PA 15205 • 412-922-2244                               Office Hours by Appointment
            please call 215-579-4000.
                                                                                                                       Theresa Korneluk Reilly, M.D.
        Washington Savings Bank                           Polish National Alliance
                                                                                                                          Eye Physician & Surgeon
    2701 E. Allegheny Avenue •215-427-3500                    America’s Largest                                          2418 E. Allegheny Avenue
     2548 E. Lehigh Avenue • 215-739-7219              National Fraternal Organization                            Philadelphia, PA 19134 • 215-634-6660
    10663 Bustleton Avenue • 215-673-3500           National Office: 6100 N. Cicero Avenue                                 Office Hours by Appointment
     8729 Frankford Avenue • 215-624-8400            Chicago, IL 60646 • 1-800-621-3723
       2900 Comly Road • 215-698-9400                                                                                                           Continued On Next Page
October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 14



                            Polish American Social Services “PASS”
                                                 PolishAmericanSocialServices.com
            Polish American Social Services                                                                  From the Desk of
                                                                                                           Richard Klimek
        United Social Services Outreach Program                                                             Program Supervisor
   The main office of PASS at 308 Walnut Street is open Monday                               Polish American Social Services
 through Friday between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. to service the general                                                  “PASS”
 public. You can call the main office at (215) 923-1900. Clients
 coming to the main office are asked to call in advance so that a Social                                       PACE / NET
 Service Representative can be assigned to provide information and
 assistance and to secure appropriate documents and information
                                                                                               Pennsylvania’s Prescription Drug
 necessary for processing each request.                                                             “SAFETY-NET” Program
   Some services are listed in this newsletter, but the staff can assist                        In recent years, senior citizens have
 you with many other programs available to both senior citizens and                          reported that they feel like they are
 individuals of all ages. Services can be provided in the English or                         walking on a “tight-rope” when it comes
 Polish language. Everyone is welcome to contact the agency for                              to their prescription drug needs. Many seniors quickly chose a
 services.                                                                                   prescription plan because of Medicare Part D deadlines and are not
   PASS also makes many community outreach visits throughout                                 sure if they did the right thing. Some are finding themselves in the
 the year. There are also several special outreach visits made to                            dreaded “donut hole” while others are finding that a drug they need
 senior citizen groups which are announced in local newspapers                               to take is not covered by their insurance company.
 or church bulletins.                                                                          Seniors living in Pennsylvania should take comfort in knowing that
   The following outreach service locations and schedules are in                             the PA Department of Aging offers a “SAFETY-NET” for prescription
 operation: Daily services for clients from these areas are also                             drug needs known as the PACE Program. PACE can provide a top
 available at the main office.                                                               quality prescription drug plan for seniors or work along with their
                                                                                             existing insurance plan to help them during a “donut hole” or cover
   Main Office:
                                                                                             a drug that is not on their formulary. No assets are used to qualify
   308 Walnut Street                         Monday to Friday                                a person and income guidelines are listed in the article below.
   Downtown Philadelphia                     9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
                                                                                                There are many seniors that qualify for this program but have
   Port Richmond & Fishtown areas:                                                           not yet signed up for it because they may not understand all of the
   St. Adalbert Rectory                      Every Tuesday                                   benefits of participating, or they believe that they can¹t have PACE
   Thompson Street & Allegheny Avenue 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.                                       if they already have insurance or they wrongly worry about added
   Northeast/Bridesburg & Frankford areas:                                                   costs. Think of PACE as their safety-net for prescription drug needs.
                                                                                             It is there to cover them should their prescription needs fall through
   St. John Cantius Hall                     Every 1st Wednesday
                                                                                             the cracks.
   Thompson & Orthodox Streets               10 A.M. to 12 Noon
   Manayunk/Roxborough areas:                                                                  Kindly share this information with any senior who needs help with
                                                                                             their prescription drug coverage and ask them to call PASS between
   St. Josaphat Hall                         Every 3rd Monday                                9:00 AM and 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday at (215) 923-1900.
   Cotton & Silverwood Streets               10 A.M. to 12 Noon                              A staff member will be able to answer questions, and help you file
   Other outreach areas served by PASS are announced in                                      an application.
 community newspapers and in church bulletins.
   For information on those outreach visits call the main office at
 (215) 923-1900.                                                                                                         Residents of Pennsylvania who are 65
                                                                                                                       years of age or older have an outstanding

                          Look Out For LIHEAP                                                      PACE                prescription medication plan, “PACE”, the
                                                                                                                       Pharmaceutical Assistance Contract for
                                                                                                                       the Elderly. This program is administered
                   Fuel Rebate Program About to Begin                                        Pharmaceutical Assistance
                                                                                             Contract for the Elderly  by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging
               As in previous years, the Low Income Home Energy                                                        and funding for this program is provided by
            Assistance Program (LIHEAP), also known as the Fuel                             the Pennsylvania Lottery to help senior citizens pay for prescription
            Rebate Program, begins on November 3, 2008 and is                               medications.
            scheduled to end on March 31, 2009. Those who have
                                                                                               There is also another level of the program called PACENET.
            applied in previous years should be receiving applications
                                                                                            This program is also funded by the Pennsylvania Lottery. Both of
            in the mail.
                                                                                            these programs are Medicare Part D approved and are considered
    For those who are not familiar with the program, there is no                            creditable plans. With PACE, seniors only co-pay either $6.00
 age restriction to apply. The household income must be within the                          for generic meds or $9.00 for brand name meds. There are no
 following guidelines:                                                                      deductibles or monthly premiums in PACE. With PACENET, seniors
 Number in Household          Approximate Monthly Income          Annual Income             only co-pay $8.00 for generic meds or $15.00 for brand name meds.
           1                           $1,300                        $15,600                There is a monthly deductible or premium for this program of $26.59
           2                           $1,750                        $21,000                for 2008. Under PACE and PACENET, your assets are not counted,
           3                           $2,200                        $26,400                only your annual income.
           4                           $2,650                        $31,800
                                                                                            The two income levels of the program are as follows:
 For each additional person add:         $450                          $5,400
                                                                                                  PACE                            monthly        annual
    For more information on filing requirements or to get an                                      one person                      $1,208         $14,500
 application when they become available, call PASS at                                             couple                          $1,475         $17,700
  (215) 923-1900.
                                                                                                  PACENET                   max monthly income annual (range of income)
                  In recognition of a contribution from                                           one person                     $1,958        $14,500 to $23,500
                                                                                                  couple                         $2,625        $17,700 to $31,500
          The Michael J. Kosloski Foundation                                                  Since PACE and PACENET are working with Medicare Part D, the
           In loving Memory of Leo Kosloski                                                 program is now also referred to as PACE PLUS. This only means that
                                                                                            PACE and PACENET enrollees receive the same coverage that they
            For Polish American Social Services programs                                    received with PACE and PACENET, and their costs are the same or
                                                                                            possibly lower. The staff of PASS will be able to explain to seniors
                                                                                            how these programs are working together.
                       Visit PASS on the Internet at:
                                                                                              For more information and assistance with an application, contact:
           PolishAmericanSocialServices.com                                                 PASS, Monday through Friday, 10 A.M. to 4 P.M. at (215) 923-1900,
                                                                                            or PolishAmericanSocialServices.com.
          Business Directory continued...
    Physicians & Surgeons                                        Relocation Services                                                           Roofing
        John S. Taras, M.D. • Hand Surgery
           The Philadelphia Hand Center, P.C.
                                                                  Isaac’s Relocation Service                                            Union Roofing
           The Benjamin Franklin House
                                                              4309 G Street • Philadelphia, PA 19124                              Siding, Windows & Doors
          834 Chestnut Street, Suite G114                               Looking for Movers and Drivers                                Free Estimate • 10 Year Guarantee
                                                          Paid training program/immediate openings/excellent starting pay            See Our Discount Coupon Ad in Paper
              Philadelphia, PA 19107
                                                          To arrange for an interview, call (800) 949-3574 Ext. 940
         For Appointments, call (800) 971-HAND                                                                                               215-464-6425
           The South Jersey Hand Center, P.C.
                 Marlton & Cherry Hill
                                                                                                   October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 15


                       Polish American Social Services “PASS”
                                                                                       Property Tax Rent Rebate Program
                                                                                        Extended to December 31, 2008!
                                                                            For seniors, widows and widowers, or
                                                                          disabled persons whose annual income is
                                                                          below $15,000 for renters, and $35,000 for
                                                                          homeowners, it’s not too late to get a rebate on
                                                                          the real estate taxes or rent that you paid in
                                                                          2007.
                                                                            REMEMBER THAT ONLY HALF OF YOUR
                                                                          SOCIAL SECURITY OR SSI INCOME IS
                                                                          COUNTED FOR PURPOSES OF THIS PROGRAM!
                                                                            Don’t wait till the end of the year to apply. To find out if you
                                                                          qualify for this program, or if you need help in filling out the
                                                                          application or would like an application, please call PASS at (215)
                                                                          923-1900. You can get back as much as $650.
   “PASS” A Community Service Since 1908
   Since 1908, Polish American Social Services (PASS) has been                      Job Seeker and Job Training Outreach
assisting people in the Philadelphia area. PASS began as a service
to help new immigrants from Poland coming to Philadelphia through                                     Sponsored by:
the Immigrant Port of Entry at Washington and Delaware Avenues
                                                                                   Polish American Social Services “PASS”
in South Philadelphia.
                                                                                  308 Walnut Street • Philadelphia, PA 19106
  For many years, it assisted the growing American population along       Telephone: (215) 923-1900 • Fax: (215) 922-1518 Internet:
the riverfront. In 1972, the agency expanded its scope, with the                      PolishAmericanSocialServices.com
assistance of community activists, to help elderly residents to retain
and maintain their homes in the face of escalating housing-related
costs.                                                                                       Do You Have A Resume?
  The agency, through its United Social Services Outreach Program,           PASS encourages job-seeking clients to prepare an outline of
continues to help elderly and low-income citizens, especially those       their work experience, or a resume, before they apply for any type of
with language barriers, who frequently have difficulty understanding      employment. A written resume helps job seekers present their job
and accessing city, state and federal programs designed to improve        qualifications to a prospective employer. A PASS staff associate can
or maintain their quality of life.                                        review your current resume, update it, or develop a new one with you
   PASS fills this gap in the social service delivery system by           to prepare you for your job interview.
offering a comprehensive program of advocacy, translation, benefits         This service is available at the office of Polish American Social
counseling, and information and referral services.                        Services, 308 Walnut Street in Center City Philadelphia. Call to
   In 1978, PASS expanded its services through part-time outreach         make an appointment for this free service at (215) 923-1900.
sites in Philadelphia and surrounding areas. Since 1981, through its
United Social Service Outreach Program, PASS has extended services                           Attention Employers!
to a wide variety of ethnic groups living in the areas serviced by the
agency.                                                                     PASS will be pleased to alert job seekers of Job Openings that
                                                                          have been reported to us.
  PASS’s community outreach has added stability to neighborhoods
by supplying information, resources and direct assistance to                If your business or organization is about to or has posted a
homeowners and renters. PASS is the only agency equipped with             position, kindly let PASS know about that opening. Call Monday
a multilingual staff to address social service needs of Philadelphia’s    through Friday, between 9 A.M. and 4 P.M. (215) 923-1900, or send
Polish/Slavic communities.                                                the job information to:
  The main office of Polish American Social Services is at 308                              Attn: Employment Information
Walnut Street in Philadelphia. The agency also maintains several                            Polish American Social Services
neighborhood outreach sites, and works with several senior citizen                                 308 Walnut Street
groups, churches, organizations, and media outlets to ensure that its                            Philadelphia, PA 19106
constituents are informed and have access to available services.
                                                                            Kindly include qualifications needed, starting salary and where to
  PASS also has a web site (PolishAmericanSocialServices.com),            go for an application and interview.
which highlights programs that can assist people of all ages.

                                                                                       In recognition of a contribution from the
                                                                                          Fourjay Foundation
                                                                                   For Polish American Social Services programs



                                                                                         In recognition of a contribution from
                                                                                    The Wachovia Foundation
                                                                                    For Polish American Social Services programs




In Philadelphia, PA, there was a mini Elis Island, an Immigrant Port of
Entry at Washington and Delaware Avenues between 1873 and 1913, where
                                                                                         Best Wishes to Polonia
immigrants from Poland and many countries began their life in America.
                                                                              Beneficial Savings Bank

                                                                                   Polish Museum of America
 Place your business ad in the next edition of the                                        America’s First Ethnic Museum
 Polish American News. For more information, call                                          984 North Milwaukee Avenue
 215-922-1700, Monday through Friday, 9 A.M. to 5 P.M.                                          Chicago, IL 60622
                                                                                 773-384-3352 • http://pma.prcua.org
                                                                           Founded in 1935, the Polish Museum of America is one
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                                                                           of the country’s first and largest ethnic museums. Polish
         2626 E. Allegheny Avenue • Philadelphia, PA 19134                 and Polish-American history is promoted through music,
                            (215) 634-6006                                 artworks, and historical and cultural displays.
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October / November 2008, Polish American News - Page 16




                           The Polish American Congress Encourages Everyone to Support Our Area Activities
 Sunday, September 28 - Polish Falcons of America Day, National          Sunday, November 2 - Polish American String Band Mass,
   Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, Ferry Road, Doylestown, PA.          St. Adalbert Church, Thompson Street & Allegheny Avenue, Port
   Mass 12:30 P.M. All are welcome to attend. Info 215-345-0600.           Richmond section of Philadelphia, 12 Noon. Info call Walter Wojcik
 Sunday, September 28 - Polka Party, Associated Polish Home                267-608-7969.
   Ballroom, 9150 Academy Road, Northeast Philadelphia, 2 to             Friday, November 7 - Kosciuszko Foundation Philadelphia
   6 P.M. Music by Our Gang Band. Polish Kitchen. Info call Dorothy      	 Chapter	Presents	Poetry	Reading	of	Zbigniew	Herbert	by	the		
   Skorczynski 215-802-2031.                                               Overbrook Poets Society, Polish American Cultural Center
 Wednesday, October 1, 2008, Proclamation Ceremony for Pulaski             Museum, 308 Walnut Street, historic Philadelphia, 7:30 P.M. Free.
  Day and Polish American Heritage Month, 12:00 Noon, Polish               Info call Katarzyna Newcomer 610-688-6226.
  American Cultural Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street, historic           Friday,	November	7	and	Saturday,	November	8	-	St.	Josaphat		
  Philadelphia, PA., Everyone is invited. Admission is free. Info call     Holy Name Society Christmas Bazaar, Parish Hall, 124 Cotton
  (215) 922-1700.                                                          Street, Manayunk, Friday, 6 to 9 P.M., Saturday, 12 Noon to
 Wednesday, October 1, 2008, 400th Anniversary of the First                8 P.M. Games of chance, refreshments and much more.
  Polish Settlers in America, 5 to 8 P.M., Polish American Cultural        Info call Fran Saccone 215-483-0708.
  Center Museum, 308 Walnut Street. Admission is free. Info call         Friday,	November	7,	Saturday,	November	8,	&	Sunday,	
  (215) 922-1700.                                                          November 9 - Christmas Bazaar, St. John Cantius Parish Hall,
 Saturday, October 4, 2008, Polish Night, Swedesburg Fire                  Almond & Orthodox Streets, Bridesburg section, Philadelphia,
   Company, 310 Jefferson Street, Swedesburg, PA, Doors open               Friday 6 to 9 P.M., Saturday, 4 to 9 P.M., Sunday, 9 A.M. to 1 P.M.
   5:30 P.M., Dinner 6:15 P.M. Music by Pennsylvania Villagers from        Games, Polish food and much more. Everyone invited. Info call
   7 to 11 P.M. For tickets or more info call Jack Guziewicz               rectory 215-535-6667.
   (610) 277-1838, or Kathy and Anthony Bocella (610) 539-3699.          Saturday, November 8 - “7th Polkas Against Cancer” Beef and
 Saturday, October 4, 2008, Pulaski Dinner Dance, Cocktails              	 Beer	to	benefit	Fox	Chase	Cancer	Center, Swedesburg Fire
   5 P.M. - Dinner 6 P.M., Associated Polish Home Ballroom, 9150           Company, Jefferson Street & Roosevelt Avenue, Swedesburg, PA,
   Academy Road in Northeast Philadelphia. For info call PAC at            7 to 11 P.M. Music by Our Gang Band. Price of ticket includes
   (215) 739-3408.                                                         buffet, beer and soda. No BYOB. No BYOF. Info/tickets call
                                                                           Anthony or Kathy Boccella 610-539-3699.
 Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Observance Mass, 9:30 A.M.,
                                                                         Sunday, November 9 - Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture in the
   Cathedral of SS. Peter & Paul, 18th and the Benjamin Franklin
                                                                           Polish language, Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road,
   Parkway, Center City Philadelphia, PA. Followed by Tribute
                                                                           Northeast Philadelphia, 3 P.M. Speaker: Mgr. Piotr Obst. Topic
   Ceremony. Info call (215) 922-1700.
                                                                           “Tablice dokumentujace uklad Polakow w historie Pensylwanu ”.
 Sunday, October 5, 2008, Pulaski Parade steps off at 12:15 P.M.           Free. Info call 610-532-2422 or 215-624-9954.
   from 20th and the Parkway. Free seating at Logan Circle in the
                                                                         Sunday, November 9 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Mary Parish, Oak and
   area of television coverage on WPVI TV-6, 12:30 to 2 P.M. Info call
                                                                           West Elm Streets, Conshohocken, PA, 12 Noon to 7 P.M.. Games
   (215) 922-1700.
                                                                           of chance, Polish kitchen and much more. Info call rectory
 Sunday, October 5 - Polka Dance, Thaddeus Kosciuszko Club (TK),           610-828-0260.
   East Hector and Apple Streets, Conshohocken, PA. Music by
                                                                         Saturday, November 15 and Sunday, November 16 - Holiday
   Shoreliners Band, 3 to 7 P.M. Free parking. Info call
                                                                           Bazaar/Flea Market, St. Valentine Parish Hall, 2330 Margaret
   610-828-9352.
                                                                           Street, Frankford section, Philadelphia, Saturday, 9 A.M. to 4 P.M.
 Sunday, October 12 - Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture                    and Sunday, 11 A.M. to 2 P.M. Refreshments, holiday crafts, and
   in the Polish language, Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy            much more. Everyone invited! Info call Fran Bonikowski
   Road, Northeast Philadelphia, 3 P.M. Speaker: Mgr. Wladyslaw            215-632-1816.
   Zachariasiewicz. Topic: “Plany, cele, dazenia i polityka Kongresu
                                                                         Sunday,	November	23	-	Polonia	Solidarity	Association	Turkey		
   Polonii Amerykanskiej w odniesieniu do Polski, U.S.A. i Polonii
                                                                           Polka Hop, Goodway Beneficial Assn. Ballroom, 100 Madison
   Swiata”. Free. Info call 610-532-2422 or 215-624-9954.
                                                                           Avenue-Hyde Park, Reading, PA, 2 to 6 P.M. Music by Dyna Brass.
 Sunday, October 12 - Dozynki, Sacred Heart Church School                  All proceeds benefit the needy of Poland. No BYOB. No BYOF.
   Cafeteria, 4th & Jefferson Streets, Swedesburg, PA, 1 to 5 P.M.         Info/tickets call Dottie 610-374-5446.
   Music by “Jeden plus Dwa”. No tickets sold at door. Info call
                                                                         Sunday, November 23 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Mary Parish, 12th &
   rectory 610-275-1750.
                                                                           Spruce Streets, Reading, PA, 10 A.M. to 2 P.M. Crafts, games,
 Sunday, October 12 - “Polkas Against Cancer” Polka Dance to               rummage sale, Polish food, and much more. Info call
 	 benefit	St.	Jude	Children’s	Research	Hospital	&	The	Fox	Chase		         610-376-6321.
   Cancer Center, The Gilbertsville Firehall, 1454 Philadelphia
                                                                         Sunday, December 7 - Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture in the
   Avenue, Gilbertsville, PA, 2 to 7 P.M. Music by The Boys From
                                                                           Polish language, Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Road,
   Baltimore - also appearing Polka Today with Matt & Elaine
                                                                           Northeast Philadelphia, 3 P.M. Speaker: Mgr Regina Gorzkowska-
   Bonowitz. No BYOB. Info/tickets call Ted Borzymowski
                                                                           Rossi. Topic: “Sztuka sakralna - zanikajace dziedzictwo”. Free.
   443-299-6319 or 443-324-6255.
                                                                           Info call 610-532-2422 or 215-624-9954.
 Sunday,	October	12	-	PAC	South	Jersey	Division	Annual		     	
                                                                         Sunday, December 7 - Christmas Bazaar, St. Stanislaus Hall,
   Veterans Mass, St. Joseph’s Church, 1010 Liberty Street,
                                                                          3rd and Fitzwater Streets, South Philadelphia, 12 Noon to 4 P.M.
   Camden, NJ, 10:30 A.M., followed by a Wreath Laying Ceremony,
                                                                           Games of chance, food and much more. Info call rectory
   Polish Heroes Grove, Camden County Park, Route 130 & North
                                                                           215-468-1922. Everyone invited!
   Park Drive, Pennsauken, NJ. Info call 856-310-1783.
                                                                         Sunday, December 7 - Polka Dance, Thaddeus Kosciuszko Club
 Sunday, October 12 - Polish National Alliance Lodge 650 Polish
                                                                           (TK), East Hector and Apple Streets, Conshohocken, PA. Music by
   American Heritage Month Breakfast, St. Hedwig’s Social Room,
                                                                           Naturalistix Band, 3 to 7 P.M. Free parking. Info call
   4th & Hayes Streets, Chester, PA, 10:30 A.M. Info call Sophie
                                                                           610-828-9352.
   Szymczyk 610-494-5367 or Helen Chominski 610-485-1274.
                                                                         Saturday, December 13 - Polish Christmas Open House, Polish
 Sunday, October 19 - 80th Anniversary Celebration Polka Party,            American Cultural Center Musem, 308 Walnut Street, historic
   Polish American Citizens Association, Champagne Room, 65-67             Philadelphia, 11 A.M. to 2:30 P.M. Free. Info call 215-922-1700.
   Marple Avenue, Clifton Heights, PA, 3 to 7 P.M. Music by Joe
   Stanky & the Cadets Band. Info call John Oleykowski
   610-622-6121.                                                         Best Wishes to Our Members, Friends and Supporters
 Sunday, October 19 - Polish Harvest Festival “Dozynki”, Mass             During October, “Polish American Heritage Month”
   10:30 A.M. St. Adalbert Church, Thompson Street & Allegheny
   Avenue, Port Richmond section, Philadelphia, followed by Harvest
   Festival, St. Adalbert Auditorium, 12 Noon to 4 P.M. Info call
   215-922-1700.                                                                                  Subscribe to the
 Saturday, November 1 - 75th Anniversary Polish American String                 Polish American Journal
   Band Banquet, Sheraton Society Hill Hotel, One Dock Street,
   Historic Philadelphia, cocktail hour 6 P.M., dinner 7 P.M. 5 hour
                                                                                                Published Since 1911
   Open Bar. Music. Black Tie (Optional) Info/tickets call Walter          News from Polish American Communities Across the United States
   Wojcik 267-608-7969.                                                  News - Sports - Religion - History - Recipes - Folklore - Polka - and More!
 Sunday, November 2 - Polka Dance, Thaddeus Kosciuszko Club
   (TK), East Hector and Apple Streets, Conshohocken, PA. Music by                   Published Monthly - Only $18.00 per year
   Music Box Band, 3 to 7 P.M. Free parking. Info call                        Call (toll free) 1(800) 422-1275 or visit us on the web at:
   610-828-9352.
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