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Free Seminar On Wills And Estate Planning
NEW JERSEY – A will and a financial plan on file can help anyone of any income provide for his or her family’s future. As a public service, the New Jersey State Bar Foundation presents a free public seminar on wills and estate planning on Thursday, January 19, 2017, 1-3 p.m. at the New Jersey Law Center, One Constitution Square, off Ryders Lane, in New Brunswick.  Topics of discussion include wills and trusts, gift and tax planning, New Jersey probate procedures, powers of attorney, living wills, federal and New Jersey estate tax, New Jersey inheritance tax and the use of a revocable or living trust. A question-and-answer period follows the presentations.  Guest speakers are Brian Reynolds, an attorney with the Murray Hill law firm of Mantell, Prince & Reynolds, P.C.; and Kinjal Desai, an attorney with Day Pitney, LLP, in Parsippany. The seminar is free and open to the public; advance registration is required. To register click here, or for more information on Foundation seminars, programs and publications, and directions, visit the Foundation online at or call 1-800-FREE-LAW. The Foundation’s seminar series is made possible by funding from the IOLTA Fund of the Bar of New Jersey.  Please follow the Bar Foundation on Social Media and invite your friends to like and follow us as well. @NJStateBarFdn can be found on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. The Foundation also has a YouTube channel.


Polish Singers Alliance Annual Christmas Concert
NEW JERSEY – Member Choruses of Polish Singers Alliance of America’s District 7 cordially invite members, relatives and friends to their ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CONCERT celebrating Christmas – Past and New Year 2017 on Sunday, January 22, 2017 after the 12:30 Polish Mass at The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus Roman Catholic Church, 127 Paterson Avenue, Wallington, New Jersey 07057. Choruses hailing from Connecticut, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania will gather and sing for joy as the Christmas Season draws to an end. All choruses are searching for new members to help them strengthen their choral sections, be they soprano, alto, tenor or bass. Singers with prior experience in choral singing are most welcome to join. District 7 has three female choruses. For information about JUTRZENKA #226 of South Brooklyn, call Barbara Blyskal 718-720-6089; POLONIA-PADEREWSKI #311 of New Britain, CT, call Teresa Ziemak 860-515-4806; MARCELLA KOCHANSKA-SEMBRICH #321 of Philadelphia, PA, call Deborah Majka 215-627-1391. MALE CHORUSES – (2): CHOPIN SINGING SOCIETY #182 –  of Passaic, NJ –  call Arthur Sroka  973-641-9174; M.K.OGINSKI MALE CHORUS #283– Hempstead, NY call Jacek Borkowski 516- 205-5378. MIXED CHORUSES –  (3): ARIA #303 of Wallington, NJ – call Ewa Karcz 973-980-9326; HEJNAL #323 – of Greenpoint, Brooklyn, NY – call Miroslaw Kostro  917-602-6194; POLONIA-PADEREWSKI  #287 of New Britain, CT – call Bozena Madej  860-675-1761.


Historic Landscape Design Presentation At NJBG
DSC07784-crabapplesNEW JERSEY – Head Landscape Designer Rich Flynn will offer a presentation on “Landscape Design at Skylands: A Historical Perspective” on Saturday, January 21, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Carriage House at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood, NJ. All are welcome; a $5 donation is requested. Skylands, the New Jersey State Botanical Garden in Ringwood, is a unique botanical and architectural gem, a former country estate featuring elegantly landscaped grounds, historic buildings, and a vast collection of unusual plant species from around the world. What many people do not know is that Skylands is also home to New Jersey’s only State Botanical Garden. The New Jersey State Botanical Garden, located on the central 96 acres of this 1,100-acre former country estate, is a distinctive botanic and architectural destination in its own right. Purchased in 1966 as New Jersey’s first “Green Acres” acquisition, NJBG features elegantly landscaped grounds containing many of the original garden designs, historic buildings, extensive statuary and vast collection of plant species from around the world.  The centerpiece of the property is Skylands Manor, a Tudor Revival mansion constructed in the early 20th century by renowned architect John Russell Pope, for the estate’s owner, Clarence McKenzie Lewis. Pope also designed many outstanding private residences and public buildings, including the Jefferson Memorial and National Gallery of Art, both in Washington, D.C.  Other distinguished contributors to Skylands included decorative metal designer and craftsman Samuel Yellin (1885-1940), who led the American revival of the use of iron as decorative art. Yellin fashioned the lanterns, electrical fixtures, lamps, spiral staircase rail and gate of the Manor House.  NJBG/Skylands is located off Morris Road in Ringwood, New Jersey. For an event schedule, membership brochure, directions or more information, call 973-962-9534 or visit
PHOTO: The Crabapple Vista is a glorious favorite for many visitors at the New Jersey State Botanical Garden. Originally planted in the 1920s, the half-mile-long double row of crabapple trees bloom splendidly each year down the center of the Great Lawn The two photos show them when they were first planted and today. The garden design was created by the renowned landscape firm of Vitale & Geiffert, who also designed the landscaping at the National Gallery of Art and Rockefeller Center. Photo courtesy of NJBG/Skylands Association.


WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Special Supplemental Nutrition Program
PASSAIC, NJ – The Passaic WIC Program is available to pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of five. WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children. It is a federal program which helps participants by providing them with sound advice on eating and providing vouchers to obtain free nutritious foods. The program also has a Lactation Consultant who will explain why it is important for babies to be breastfed and who will encourage moms to breastfeed and help them be successful with their breastfeeding goals. WIC foods include: milk, cheese, whole grains, cereal, eggs, juice, fruit and vegetable vouchers, beans or peanut butter, infant formula, infant fruits and vegetables, and infant cereal.  The Passaic WIC Program is available to low-income residents of the City of Passaic and the neighboring towns. Applicants must meet the income guidelines as well as have a nutritional risk which can be helped by eating WIC foods. For more information, please call Passaic WIC at (973) 365-5620.  The program is located at 333 Passaic Street, Passaic NJ, 07055 directly across from City Hall. For more information about WIC, please visit the website at  WIC & USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.


Pope John Paul II Soc. #1593 Meeting
WARREN, MI – Pope John Paul II Soc. #1593 (PRCUA)  Meeting on Tuesday, January 24 at 7 p.m., St. Anne’s Jr. H.S., 36000 Mound Rd., Warren, MI. Contact: Joann Ozog 586-751-8168


Billy Joel Tribute At PACC
DSC_3352JPG (1)againNEW JERSEY – On Saturday, January 28, 8 to 10 p.m., “We May Be Right” band will perform a Billy Joel tribute at The Polish American Citizens Club, 29 Kline Blvd., Whitehouse Station.  Tickets are $15 per person, includes dessert, coffee and tea.  Dinner buffet ($10 per person) begins at 7 p.m.  Cash bar.  Doors open at 6:30 p.m.  Purchase tickets at or call (908) 534-6230. Photo credit:  Chiara Chandoha





Art Exhibit At Clifton Arts Center – “Locally Made In Clifton”
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Arts Center Gallery presents “Locally Made In Clifton” by the students of Classical Academy Charter School of Clifton. The exhibit begins on Friday, January 20th with a special reception open to the public from 4 pm-7 pm. In case of inclement weather, the reception will be rescheduled to Saturday, January 21st from  1 pm-4 pm. Gallery hours and dates open to the public to view the art are Saturday, January 21st, Wednesday, January 25th, Thursday, January 26th, Friday, January 27th and Saturday, January 28th from 1-4 pm. n clifton drawinghonor of Clifton’s centennial, students from the Classical Academy Charter School of Clifton are showcasing artwork depicting locally made places in Clifton ~such as schools, historic sites, businesses, parks, places to learn and relax and much more. William B. Gourley was an instrumental champion for incorporating the City of Clifton 100 years ago.  Now in 2017, it is apropos that 100 years later the Classical Academy Charter School, housed in Gourley’s original building, pay tribute to the City’s incorporation via art.  Hence, William B. Gourley would be proud of today ~ a continuing Clifton that adopted to be a City and has grown to be a community that cares. Clifton Arts Center Gallery first opened to the public in January of 2000, and more than 40,000 visitors have enjoyed art exhibits and cultural events at the Clifton Arts Center.  The Arts Center is located on the grounds of the Clifton Municipal Complex, near the Well Water on Well Road. Group tours are available by appointment; please call 973-472-5499.  For more information log onto the website at:<> or like us on Facebook.


Carnival Ball – Zabawa Karnawalowa
CONNECTICUT – Hartford Polish Saturday School, Inc. would like to invite you to our Annual Fundraising Carnival Ball on January 28, 2017 from 7:00 pm to 1:00 am at Old Country Banquet Facility 4 Alden Ave, Enfield, CT The evening will be filled with a wonderful Polish Hors D’oeuvres, Full Dinner (buffet style), Viennese table with Coffee & Tea, Raffle Prizes, and dancing till morning, provided by famous band “Daniel -TO MY”. Remember this is BYOB event.  This Ball is our biggest fundraising event of the year and we are hoping you will be able to support our school by attending and enjoying the evening. Please consider donating a prize for our raffle – All donations are tax deductible. There will be many people in attendance that could benefit from your product or service. Gift certificates or monetary donations will be greatly appreciated. Please contact Anna 860.634.0191 or Renata at 860.645.0329 or  for tickets and/or questions.  Tickets are ONLY $50 per person for the event. You can now purchase your ticket online  from  Eventbrite
Please remember that our organization is tax-exempt charity under the IRS code section 501(c) (3). We look forward to seeing you at our Carnival celebration!
Asha Lassen (President)
Michael Gwara (Vice President)
Anna Wojnilo (Treasurer)
Marta Ziemecka-Dragonetti (Secretary)
Board of Directors of the Hartford Polish Saturday School, Inc.

Drodzy Przyjaciele,
Polska Szkoła Sobotnia życzy Wam pomyślnego Nowego Roku 2017!
Chcielibyśmy zaprosić Państwa na nasz coroczny Bal Karnawałowy, który odbędzie się 28 stycznia 2017 od godziny 19.00 do 1.00 nad ranem w Old Country Banquet Facility, 4 Alden Ave, Enfield, CT. Bilety tylko $50.00 od osoby w które będzie wliczone: donacja dla szkoły w wysokości $25.00 od biletu, przekąski, bogata polska kolacja, 2 butelki wina, deser z kawa i herbata, loteria fantowa. Przypominamy ze jest to BYOB impreza. To wszystko przy muzyce słynnego zespól “TO MY”. Prosimy o kontakt z Anną 860.634.0191 lub Renatą 860.645.0329   w sprawie rezerwacji całych stołów lub pojedynczych biletów.   Bilety także można zakupić na stronie internetowej Eventbrite
Ta okoliczność jest naszą największą imprezą w celu pozyskania funduszy na rzecz szkoły i mamy nadzieję, że będziecie Państwo w stanie wesprzeć naszą placówkę poprzez udział w zabawie i darowiźnie. Jeśli jesteście Państwo właścicielami firmy, prosimy o podarowanie nagród na naszą loterię (wszystkie darowizny są odliczane od podatku). Nasza organizacja jest instytucją charytatywną i jest zwolniona od podatku według kodeksu IRS artykuł 501 (c) (3) Będziemy niezmiernie zaszczyceni Waszą obecnością.  Plakat w załączniku.


80 Anniversary Of The Opening Of The PMA
image001ILLINOIS – You are cordially invited to join us for an elegant special evening commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the opening of The Polish Museum of America on Sunday, January 22, 2017 from 4 p.m. – 8 p.m. in the Sabina P. Logisz Great Hall of The Polish Museum of America, 984 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60642. RSVP by January 16, 2017 to (773) 384-3352 ext. 2111 — $50 suggested donation.
Serdecznie zapraszamy Szanownych Państwa na wyjątkowy wieczór, by uczcić jubileuszn osiemdziesięciolecia otwarcia Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce w niedzielę, 22 stycznia 2017 roku w godzinach od 16 do 20 w Sali Głównej MPA im. Sabiny F. Logisz pod adresem 984 N. Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL. 60642. RSVP do 16 stycznia pod numerem 1-773-384-3352 wew. 2111, sugerowana dotacja 50 $ Fot. Uroczyste otwarcie Muzeum Polskiego w Ameryce 12 stycznia 1937 roku, fot. W.M. Różański, Washington Studio, z kolekcji MPA



Clifton Health Department Welcomes New Dentist
CLIFTON, NJ – The Clifton Health Department is excited to welcome new dentist, Dr. Dena Constandelis! Dr. Dena, joining us with eight years of quality experience, will be taking the place of Dr. Kenith Nevard, who has retired after 48 years of serving as the City of Clifton’s Dentist. Dr. Dena was born and raised in Bloomfield, NJ. She attended Georgetown University in Washington, DC where she earned a Bachelor’s of Science degree in 2005. She later went on to attend Dental School, and in 2010, earned her Doctorate of Dental Medicine from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Upon graduation, she went on to complete a year-long General Practice Residency at Mountainside Hospital in Montclair, NJ. Dr. Dena is also a member of the American Dental Association, the New Jersey Dental Association, the Passaic County Dental Society, and the Spear Study Club. She is the past president of the Passaic County Dental Society and continues to sit on the Board of Trustees in her Dental Society. Dr. Dena enjoys getting to know all of her patients and making them part of her new family. She is committed to learning and constantly continues to improve upon her skills in dentistry. In her free time, she enjoys reading, trying new restaurants, and spending time with friends and family. Dr. Dena is looking forward to joining the City of Clifton to provide quality dental care for children in Clifton and Little Falls! As a reminder, the Clifton Health Department provides free dental services to eligible children between 4-18 years old. Children must meet financial requirements or be eligible for the National School Lunch Program, and must be residents of Clifton or Little Falls. The Clinic is also available to Head Start enrolled children who are at least 4 years old and without dental insurance. Services provided include exams/x-rays, fluoride treatments, cleanings, fillings, dental sealants, and preventative education. Services are provided by appointment only. For more information on this Program, or to request an enrollment application, please contact Barbara Luzniak, BSN, RN at 973-470-5776.  The Clifton Health Department is a contractual health agency serving the Township of Little Falls.