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PNA Council 62 Celebrates 90th Anniversary
– Polish National Alliance Council 62 will celebrate its 90th Anniversary at a dinner dance on Saturday, September 27, 2014 at Pulaski Hall on 13 Norman Street, Chicopee, MA 01013. There will be a Social Hour followed by a short program and dinner. The well known “Ekstaza” Band will play from 7:00 P.M. to midnight. Please join us for this special event. Council 62 is a fraternal organization that supports community efforts and operates Camp Stanica, an overnight co-ed summer camp for children ages 6-14 in Bondsville, MA. Council 62 is comprised of members who reside throughout Western Massachusetts. For more information, or to purchase an ad or tickets, please contact: Co-Chairpersons, Gilbert or Teresa Sherman at 413-596-9578, or e-mail; Evelyn Saczawa at 413-598-8051; Jeannie Zapala at 413-589-0366, or Maria Kruzel at

Tricky Tray – 50/50 – Food Drive
NEW JERSEY – The Polish Cultural Foundation, 177 Broadway, Clark will host three events on Sunday, September 28th; proceeds from this event will go towards their facility maintenance and upkeep expenses. Three events: Tricky Tray Auction, 50/50 Raffle, and Food Drive to benefit a local food bank. They will kindly accept donations at any monetary level, goods and/or services. For more information call Rob Ruszala 848-250-6842.

Trivia Night & Fajita Friday
NEW JERSEY – The Mental Health Association in Passaic County (MHAPC) is pleased to announce its Trivia Night & Fajita Friday on Friday, September 26 from 7-10 pm at the Wayne PAL, 1 Pal Drive, Wayne, NJ. Tickets can be purchased on line at, by phone 973-478-4444, in person or by mail to the Mental Health Association in Passaic County office at 404 Clifton Ave., Clifton, NJ 07011, fax 973-478-0941. For more information contact Lourdes Rivera at 973-478-4444 or email Enjoy a night of fun with Mexican food (BYOB) as we pick your brain for a top prize. The Mental Health Association is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization whose mission is serve adults and their families affected by mental illness through support services, education, and advocacy.

Harvest Fest At St. Mary Church
PENNSYLVANIA – Friday, October 3 (4-9 pm) and Saturday, October 4 (12-9 pm): Harvest Fest at St. Mary Church, 94 Walnut Road, Hamburg, PA. Friday – Oldies Band, 5:30-8:30 PM; Saturday – Polka Band, 1-4 PM; Polka Mass at 4:30. Rain or Shine. Homemade food, fun, activities and games for all ages. New this year: rock wall and bungee jump. Free admission, plenty of parking, no coolers. 610-562-7657,

Polish American Concert/Sing Along
MASSACHUSETTS – St. Valentine’s Polish National Catholic Church and the Polish Heritage Committee in Northampton are co-sponsoring a Polish American Concert/Sing Along, Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 2 p.m. at St. Valentine’s Church, 127 King Street, Northampton, MA. All friends of Polonia are cordially invited to attend. The hymns and patriotic songs will be led by singers from area Church choirs. In addition, Lisa Woods, Mezzo Soprano will also sing hymn and patriotic selections in English. An afternoon of music and fellowship is surely to be enjoyed by all. Refreshments will follow the event (in the parish hall of the church). If anyone has any questions, please call Rev. Adam Czarnecki at 413-584-0133 or Bob Gibowicz at 413-586-1079.

Feast of St. Theresa
NEW JERSEY – Please join in the celebration of the feast of St. Theresa of the Child Jesus at Holy Face Monastery in Clifton on Wednesday, October 1, 2014. There will be all day Eucharistic adoration, confessions (2-5), Praying the Rosary with St. Therese (4:30), Holy Mass at 7:30 pm followed by a procession and distribution of blessed roses. Fellowship, free food, and raffle will follow in Banner Hall. All are welcome! For more information contact Martin Kleber, 973-865-9075.

Educational Assistance Award Dinner
NEW YORK – The Polish American Independent Club, 35 Jayne Boulevard, Port Jefferson Station, will hold an Educational Assistance Award Dinner on Sunday, October 5th from 3 to 7 p.m. Fundraiser with DJ entertainment. For more information call 631-473-9807.

Vendors Needed For Harvest Fest
NEW JERSEY – The Clifton Recreation Department is looking for vendors for the Annual Harvest Fest to be held on Sunday, October 26, 2014. The Harvest Fest follows the Halloween Parade and is held at Main Memorial Park, 1395 Main Ave, Clifton, NJ. from 11:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The event features games, rides, music, a magic show, an apple pie contest and more. Whether your specialty is homemade crafts, cooking, novelty gifts, school fundraising, etc. you will have a great time at this event. All parties interested in becoming a vendor must be pre-registered by Monday, October 20th. For more information on becoming a vendor at this event contact the Recreation Department at (973) 470-5956.

Bus Trip To New York City
MASSACHUSETTS / NEW YORK – The Polish-American Citizens Club of Tadeusz Kosciuszko will sponsor a bus trip to New York City on Sunday, October 5, 2014.Things to do while in NYC: view the 77th Annual Pulaski Day Parade, see an Off-Broadway Show, Museums, go Sightseeing or Shopping. DEPARTURE: From Fall River, MA at 6:00 A.M. from the Elks Club, 4500 North Main St., Fall River, MA. Off-street parking available. Will pick-up additional passengers in Central Falls, RI from St. Joseph’s Church, 391 High Street. RETURN: Will leave New York City at approximately 6:00 P.M. For additional information call Brian Curt at (508) 678-0987 or go to

Invitation To Transitus of Saint Francis of Assisi
NEW JERSEY – Please join the Secular Franciscans in observing the Transitus of Francis of Assisi on Friday, October 03, 2014; 5:00 — 6:00 p.m. in Saint Mary’s Church in Rahway, NJ. The Transitus is a commemoration of Saint Francis’ death. It is an old Franciscan devotion to remember the passing of Saint Francis from this life to eternal life. Every year on the 3rd of October, on the evening before the feast day of St. Francis of Assisi (October 4th), Christians in the whole world solemnly commemorate the transitus– the passing of our Seraphic father’s soul from earth to heaven, which took place at sunset on Saturday October 3rd, 1226. Let’s reach out to our friends, inviting them to be a guest and learn more about Franciscan Life. Good-will offering for Divine Mercy Parish. Address: Divine Mercy Parish, Saint Mary’s Church, 232 Central Ave., Rahway, NJ 07065 Contact: Anna Zielska, O.F.S., 732 325 7779 (c), Hosted by St. John Vianney Fraternity of Secular Franciscan Order,

St. Michael’s Russian Heritage & Cultural Festival
PENNSYLVANIA – The 38th Annual RUSSIAN FESTIVAL will be held on Friday,  October 3rd……11 AM to 4 PM; Saturday, October 4th…11 AM to 7 PM; Sunday, October 5th……NOON to 4 PM at Saint Michael the Archangel Russian Orthodox Church, Fourth Street & Fairmount Avenue (GPS address: 335 Fairmount Ave.), Philadelphia, PA 19123, 215-627-6148 St. Michael’s Russian Heritage & Cultural Festival is located at Fourth St. & Fairmount Ave., in the Northern Liberties  neighborhood of Philadelphia. FREE ADMISSION. Held Rain or Shine. Free Parking (2 lots) available on festival/church site. Otherwise on-street parking. This family-friendly Festival allows you to experience a taste of the arts, music, food and faith of Old Russia. Enjoy Traditional European Ethnic Foods, Indoor & Outdoor Dining; Take-Outs Available; Russian Tea & Sweets Table; Homemade Pastries & Breads; Cappuccino Bar; LIVE ENTERTAINMENT: Russian Folk Music & St. Michael’s Youth Russian Dancers. “Flights of Traditional Food & Music” – Live Performers & Demonstrations; Church Icon Tours; Adult and Children’s Books, Artwork, & Music – vinyl, cassettes, CDs; Imports from the Old Country: Including Matryoshka/ Nesting Dolls; Pysanky/Decorative Eggs; Hard-to Find Religious Articles, Theme Baskets & Much More!  Fun Activities & Games for all ages !!!  For more information visit or Facebook or call 215-627-6148.




NEW JERSEY – Birthday wishes to Ann Czop of Ridgewood, Financial Secretary/Treasurer of the Polish National Union of America Tadeusz Kosciuszko Society Branch #5 – District 2 of NY/NJ who will celebrate her birthday on October 3rd. Happy Birthday from your children, relatives, friends, and the Post Eagle. STO LAT!


Anniversary Wishes

NEW JERSEY – Anniversary wishes to Michael & Ruth Buchanan of Toms River who will celebrate their 20th Wedding Anniversary on October 1st. Congratulations and Best Wishes from your families, relatives and friends. STO LAT!