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Cultural Event
PENNSYLVANIA – The Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation and the Polish Heritage Society of Philadelphia invite you to a Polish cultural event at the Curtis Institute of Music, located at 1726 Locust Street, Philadelphia, PA 19103 on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 3:00 PM, Field Concert Hall.   Guest speaker: Paul Krzywicki, former member of the Philadelphia Orchestra. This multimedia presentation will include a short musical program of Polish composers performed by current Curtis students. A light reception will follow. All are warmly invited.  Free and open to the public.     – Jean Joka, Publicity Director

Katyn Exhibition – Destruction of the Polish Elite
– Poland’s Institute of National Remembrance and Columbia University’s East Central European Center invite you to the opening of an exhibition: “THE DESTRUCTION OF THE POLISH ELITE: Operation AB-Katyń”. The Institute of National Remembrance’s Przemysław Gasztold-Seń will deliver a lecture at the opening on Tuesday, April 9, at 6:00 p.m. in the Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 International Affairs Building, 420 West 118th Street, New York, NY.  After the opening, the exhibition will be displayed on the ground floor of the International Affairs Building until April 18, 2013.  Admission to the opening and to the exhibition is free.  Let us be numerous!

Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium
– The Third Annual Kościuszko Chair Spring Symposium, “BETWEEN RUSSIA AND GERMANY:  POLAND AND THE FUTURE”, will take place on Saturday, April 6, 2013:  1:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m., at the Institute of World Politics (IWP), 1521 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. RSVP is required at IWP’s web site.   Admission is free.

Applications Available For PCF Scholarships
– The Polish Cultural Foundation, through its Lubomir & Irene Zabilski, Joseph S. Rozanski, and Irena Mieczyslaw Niznik-Halocha Endowments, is offering a number of scholarships for the fall semester 2013 to deserving students.  Applications are available at the Polish Cultural Foundation, 732-382-7197 or on the website at The applicant must be a NJ resident of Polish descent, a citizen or permanent resident of the USA, have a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, have completed the freshman year at an accredited college or university.  Please submit an official transcript, a S.A.R., and a passport size picture along with the application.  Deadline to apply is April 6, 2013.  Additional information can be located at the Foundation’s website,

Polka / Oberek Classes
MICHIGAN – Our Lady of Mount Carmel Polish Heritage Group in Wyandotte will hold a Polka/Oberek Classes on Saturday, April 6th and Saturday, April 13. Class will be held at 1 p.m. in the OLMC Social Hall/Gym. Space is limited. Classes must be pre-paid. Call the rectory 734-284-9135 for more information and cost. Our Lady of Mount Carmel Parish is located at 976 John Paul II Avenue, Wyandotte, MI 48192. Visit

News From Polish American Club of Toms River
– Our next club meeting and Easter Party will be held on Saturday, April 6th.  Meeting is at 1:00 PM at the First Aid Squad on Garfield Avenue, Toms River and the party to follow.  Please contact Frank Zwolinski for more information at 732-240-0556. May 19, 2013 – Our Member of the Year Spring Dance will be at the Clarion Hotel from 12 – 4 p.m. Music will be provided by Chet Kayer. Please call Jean Plonka at 732-349-9842 for information and tickets.  You do not have to be a member to attend this dance.

Lecture In The Polish Language
PENNSYLVANIA – The Polski Uniwersytet Ludowy Lecture in the  Polish Language will be held on Sunday, April 14th at the Associated Polish Home, 9150 Academy Rd., Northeast Philadelphia, 3 p.m. Speaker: Malgorzata Piszcz Conelly, physician. For more information call 215-624-9954. All are invited to attend. Free admission.

Scholarship Banquet
– Berks County Polish American Board of Education Scholarship Banquet will be held on Sunday, April 14th at the Reading Country Club, Exeter Township. Cocktails 4 pm, Dinner 5 pm. Music will be provided. For more information and reservations call Helen Nowotarski 610-777-4598.

Beefsteak Tricky Tray
–  The Friends of the Shelder’s 9th Annual Beefsteak Tricky Tray will be held on Friday, April 26th at the Boys & Girls Club of Clifton, 181 Colfax Ave., Clifton. This is our major fundraiser of the year, which helps to raise the money needed to care for the animals at the shelter.  Each ticket will include a beefsteak dinner (pasta and chicken offered as an alternative if ordered in advance), drinks, and a value pack of tickets. Join us for a great night of prizes including Disney tickets, a TV, gift cards, Coach/Michael Kors/Dooney and Bourke bags, and wine tours! There will also be a 50/50 raffle. Donated items for building our gift baskets can be dropped off at the shelter through April 6. Tickets can be purchased online at, in person at the shelter Monday-Friday 6:30-8 PM, Sunday 12-4 PM, or ticket orders can be mailed to Friends of the Shelter Dinner, P.O. Box 4923, Clifton, NJ 07015. For more info, call 973-470-5936.

St. Andrew’s 3rd Annual Gala
– On May 2, St. Andrew’s School and church community of Clifton will conclude the 60th year celebration with the 3rd Annual Gala at the Brownstone Restaurant.  The St. Andrew Family Faith Award will be bestowed on Roy and Nancy Garretson, operators/owners of Shook Funeral Home. Mayor Anzaldi joins us in bestowing the Mayor Anzaldi Community Service Award to John E. Biegel, Jr., a name well known to all Cliftonites, and a person we should thank for the beautiful Avenue of Flags that appear on patriotic holidays at City Hall. Former Councilwoman and Mayor Gloria Kolodziej joins us in granting the Gloria Kolodziej Community Enhancement Award to the Hamilton House Crafters, the ladies who help run and volunteer at the Hamilton House Museum. Names of the Hamilton House Crafters: Arlene Bayeux, Rose Bujacich, Barbara Dougherty, Laura Elcavage, Paula Fantacone, Silvia Hart, Linda Kostialik, Terry Joyce, Diane Kluth, Arlene McCarren, Barbara Noonan, Barbara Picciocchio, Laura Picciocchio, Rosemary Rackiewicz, Nancy Swaluk, Louise Van Decker, Marlene Zschack. For tickets contact: School office: 973-473-3711 or the rectory: (973) 779-6873.

Franciscan Online Auction
– The Franciscan Online Auction will give support to the homeless and poor at Saint Ann’s Soup Kitchen in Newark. We are preparing for our annual on-line auction, and we need your help!  Funds are tight at the kitchen right now, and we need this auction to be super successful so we can continue serving our clients in Newark.  The auction will run from April 8th through April 21st at  For more information about Franciscan Charities, Inc. or to volunteer to help, please call 973-732-4736 or log onto St. Ann’s Soup Kitchen & Food Pantry is located at 103 16th Ave., Newark, NJ 07103.

Sunday School
– The School of Christian Living at Holy Cross Church, 220 Browertown Rd. Woodland Park, NJ.  Please join us by enrolling your child in this FREE OF CHARGE program.  Level I from Pre-school to Kindergarten; Level II – 1st and 2nd grades; Level III – 3rd, 4th, and 5th grades; Level IV – 6th, 7th, and 8th grades. Classes are held every Sunday from 10:10 am  – 10:50 am until June 9, 2013.  Masses are celebrated at 9:00 am and 11:00 am.  Coffee and Cake Fellowship takes place on Sunday in the church hall at 10:00 A.M. The School of Christian Living is free of charge. To sign-up please call the parish office 973-256-4888. The “Youth Mass” is held on the third Sunday of the month at 11 am and children are encouraged to participate in the liturgy as altar servers, greeters, choir members, and readers of the prayers of the faithful. All are welcome. 


NEWJERSEY – Birthday wishes to Jean DeLuca of Clifton, celebrating her birthday on April 5th. Happy Birthday Jeannie from your husband Rich, your family, relatives, friends, all the Grabowskis & Witmyers, and me (Val). Sto Lat!

NEWJERSEY – Birthday wishes to Mae Gallichio of Wayne, celebrating her birthday on April 9th. Happy Birthday from your family, relatives, friends, all at the Bayway Polish Club, and the Post Eagle staff. Sto Lat!


Jimmy Sturr Fan Club

BIRTHDAYWISHESto: Tom Egnaczyk, FL; Charles Gordon, NJ; Ron Bara, TX – 4/4. Joseph Konapelsky, PA – 4/5. Henry Pekala, NJ; Karel Malovany, CT; Elaine Terpak, NY – 4/6. Dole Brown, TN; Elaine Stahl, IL – 4/8. Jean Samojedny, CT – 4/10. Pat Brink, CT – 4/11.

ANNIVERSARYWISHES to: Blair Moyer, PA; Edward & Alma Zelnik, FL – 4/7. Joseph & Joan Lorenc, NJ – 4/8. Arlan & Janice Dahlen, ND – 4/10.